An imam at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem recently made headlines for promising that Barack Obama “would soon hang with Bush Junior” for the killing of Osama bin Laden, promising “the dogs will not rejoice too much for killing the lions.” At least one dog is, in fact, rejoicing over the death of al-Qaeda’s degenerate leader today.
The UK Sun reports that SEAL Team Six included a “fearless four-legged recruit” during the assault on bin Laden’s compound: a bomb-sniffing dog who went in strapped to an assault team member. SEALs are so awesome that they carry secondary bundles of furry awesome on their backs.
The SEALs have been using dogs in Afghanistan for a while now. They wear K9 Storm Intruder “canine tactical vests,” which combine bullet and knife-resistant armor with infrared and night-vision cameras. They’re trained for parachute jumps and helicopter insertions. They can use their cameras to scout ahead for ambushes, crawl through tunnels and take down armed enemy combatants.
Alas, the SEAL dog did not have an opportunity to bite bin Laden, and was probably not allowed to defecate on him. Pity.