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The NY Times: Blackwater Shot Our Dog!

From those champions of animal rights at Reuters:

Murderous Blackwater thugs scour the streets of Baghdad for more innocent dogs to kill.

New York Times in Iraq: “Blackwater shot our dog”

Tue Dec 18, 2007

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The U.S. embassy in Iraq is investigating another deadly shooting incident involving its Blackwater bodyguards — this time of the New York Times’s dog.

Staff at the newspaper’s Baghdad bureau said Blackwater bodyguards shot Hentish dead last week before a visit by a U.S. diplomat to the Times compound.

Blackwater spokeswoman Anne Tyrrell said the dog had attacked one of Blackwater’s bomb-sniffer dogs while a security team was sweeping the compound for explosives.

“The K-9 handler made several unsuccessful attempts to get the dog to retreat, including placing himself between the dogs. When those efforts failed, the K-9 handler unfortunately was forced to use a pistol to protect the company’s K-9 and himself,” she said in an e-mail to Reuters

State Department investigators have made two follow-up visits to the Times compound to investigate the shooting of Hentish, correspondent Alissa Rubin said.

“They were very solicitous and I thought took the incident very seriously,” Rubin said. “It’s not a dog that everyone’s close to in the compound.

“But it’s a dog that’s been around a long time. It lived its whole life there.”

Of course Blackwater did this for no other reason except to be hateful.

I’m only surprised the New York Times didn’t accuse them of raping the dog first. And then running it over with their Bradley, ala that other media fabulist, Scott Thomas Beauchamp.

Anyway, it’s good to see The Times admit they have a dog in this fight.

Too bad it’s not the same as the America’s.


Men watch a dog fight in Kabul December 7, 2007.

Here is yet another revered pastime in an Islamic paradise the dog lovers at the New York Times won’t deign to tell us about.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 18th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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