By now you may have heard about the Coalition military dog captured by Taliban in Afghanistan. Here’s a blurb from BBC:
BBC – ISAF officials in Afghanistan have confirmed a military dog went missing during a mission in December last year. US military sources say the dog belonged to a coalition partner and the BBC understands it was working for British forces. The Taliban earlier released footage of what they claimed was a dog they captured from US troops.They said the dog, apparently called Colonel, was wearing a GPS tracking device, a torch and small camera. The Taliban said the dog was taken during a night raid in Laghman in eastern Afghanistan in late December. The insurgents also showed off captured weapons of a type frequently used by American special forces.
There has been some good, worthy anger about this thrown around. Like this guy at boston.barstoolsports.com, as linked by blazingcatfur.com.
Lots of hubbub about this story. The Taliban capturing a military dog. Original reports said it was a US dog. Now it’s being confirmed it was a British dog. Whatever. A dog is a dog is a dog and this picture is heartbreaking to look at. Like you can just tell this dog knows he’s captured. Ears down. Tail down. Just depressed as f**k. Probably doesn’t even care about his future either. Probably just mad and embarrassed he let his fellow soldiers down even though it obviously wasn’t his fault.
His solution was that the dog would probably be eaten anyway, and we should just nuke the whole country. Not a bad option, but I say we should go in after him. We’ll probably die violent deaths after being captured and won’t even get any virgins out of the deal, but what the hell. What other productive things do we have to do right now? Spend the rest of the month trying to sign up for the Unaffordable Care Act? Do our taxes? Let’s roll.