Baghdadi: le tweet de Trump inspire des images de chiens « déclassifiés » – BBC Newsnovembre 25, 2019
Donald Trump’s tweet picturing a dog that helped « capture and kill » the Islamic State group’s leader is inspiring dog owners to share pictures.
The Belgian malinois was injured when Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed himself during a US military raid on his hideout in Syria.
The US president tweeted: « 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 IS… Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. »
And with more than 428,000 « likes » and 102,000 retweets, that tweet has inspired lots of people to « declassify » pictures of their own dogs.
Keith Sonia chose to « declassify » both his dog’s picture and his name, on Twitter, saying while George may not be « a war hero », he does a « good job sleeping like a human sleeps ».
Elizabeth McLaughlin says her dog likes a gossip with the neighbours. Crows, the wind and the « nasty corgi around the corner » are all topics of conversation.
At a press conference on Monday at the Pentagon, Gen Mark A Milley, the highest ranking member of the US military, told reporters the dog’s name was not being released to protect its identity as it was « still in theatre ».
He went on to say the dog had performed a « tremendous service ».
There have been nearly 100,000 tweets containing the words « declassified » and « dog » since the president’s tweet.
Some are hoping when the name of the dog is declassified, it will be « awesome ».
And even BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones has joined in.
And for those who are wondering, here is the original declassified dog.
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