President Trump tweeted a picture of a military dog that reportedly helped chase down Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before his death. According to media reports, the dog received minor injuries and has returned to duty. There were some hidden meanings in Trump’s words, and some great play on the photo he released… And we love them.
“We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!” President Trump
We have declassified a picture of the wonderful dog (name not declassified) that did such a GREAT JOB in capturing and killing the Leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi! pic.twitter.com/PDMx9nZWvw
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019
The Military dog
Fox noted: “The photo was released hours after Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters during a briefing Monday that the dog “performed a tremendous service” and was “slightly wounded” but is now “fully recovering.”…The dog has returned to duty and is back with his handler…. We’re protecting the dog’s identity.”
For those who don’t realize that there were hidden messages inside the President’s words at the Press conference on Monday, we actually reported them before. But in case you weren’t paying attention:
“He died like a dog.”
Jihadists hate dogs. You knew that they believe they can’t go to jihad heaven if they are killed by a woman, just think about having a bunch of military dogs chasing you down. To them, dogs are disgusting, filthy creatures. The military dogs, of which this beautiful creature was one, chased him into the tunnel, when after bit of a crying jag, he detonated his suicide vest. So much for those 72 virgins.
“He died like a coward.” “Whimpering and crying and screaming all the way.”
Yes, jihadists hate dogs. With the dogs and American troops closing in, he probably very well died like a coward.
ISIS jihadists like to pride themselves on their toughness, their bravery for martyrdom – but if they show cowardice, death can be swift. In the eyes of his followers, those words served to pull him off their pedestal.
Though people like John Brennan believe it will “galvanize” the IS fighters that remain, it is unlikely. After all, their big bad leader turned out to be a chicken.
Then there’s the other play on words, as noted by Rick Ferran:
Featured photo: Twitter via @realDonaldTrump