This just sickens me and reminds me what our soldiers are dealing with in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nothing seems to be too low for them.
Sick Iraqi terrorists tried to bring down a US cargo plane using two exploding DOGS, it was revealed today.
The Kamikaze canines – whose stomach had been stuffed with bombs and detonators – were discovered at Baghdad airport two years ago, French daily Le Figaro said.
They had been primed to explode in mid-flight, but were never loaded aboard the aircraft because freight handlers spotted both dogs had died in their cages.
Post mortem examinations on the animals uncovered explosives and detonators set to go off several hours into the flight from the Iraqi capital to Los Angeles, Le Figaro said.
The paper learned the information from a US military source earlier this week, it said.
The horrifying revelations come after one of two bombs sent from Yemen concealed inside printer ink cartridges was discovered at Britainâ€™s East Midlands airport last week.
Franceâ€™s interior ministry claimed the device was defused just 17 minutes before it was due to explode.
The shock discovery of the live animal bombs two years ago was investigated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation at the time and airlines and cargo flight operators were immediately alerted to risk of exploding pets, Le Figaro said.
The paper added: ‘This discovery was made two years ago but kept secret from the public.