May 7th, 2011
12:35 PM ET

Quiz: The dog that hunted bin Laden and the worst place on earth to be a mom

How much do you know about the world?

This week, test your knowledge on questions about the name of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden and the breed of dog involved in that operation. Also, where is the worst place on earth to be a mom?

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  1. Onesmallvoice

    Don't these bozoes in the military have enough godless weapons to kill people with already without having to add dogs to their arsenal? The use of dogs to kill people is quite appalling to say the least but as usual,a lot of narrow-minded idiots seem to think that's it's a good idea. Then again,these people can't think for themselves.

    May 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Reply
    • Al

      Dogs are pack animals. They like to kill things with their pack. Like their wolf descendants, It's in their nature. The military uses dogs as nature intended.

      May 8, 2011 at 11:15 am | Reply
      • Al

        I'm being a bit sarcastic, btw... But I don't think there's anything wrong with military dogs.

        May 8, 2011 at 11:18 am |
      • Salem

        The dogs were only used for bomb sniffing.

        May 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
      • Collin

        Dogs, at best, are comparable to an adolescent wolf. The adolescent wolf wants to belong to nuclear family. All canines want to belong to a family unit. Wolves "learn" the pack behavior and it is the adults that put the pack in such importance.
        Other than that, congrats to the dog. Brave and well trained fellow/girl.

        May 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm |
    • keylargo

      You seem very familiar with "bozoes", must be social group you're part of!

      May 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Reply
    • NARE

      Uhhh, I don't think they use the dogs to attack... start researching the various uses for dogs - very very valuable assets. Stop whatever it is you're reading and get current. I agree with Phil...

      May 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • Jeff

      Dogs have been used in warfare since warfare has existed. Nothing new here, people. BTW... This quiz has incorrect information. The first question asks for the name of the operation that killed Bin Laden. It boasts that the answer is Geronimo. That is incorrect. The name of the operation was Neptune Spear. Geronimo was the codename used for Bin Laden. Come on, CNN!

      May 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Reply
      • Sava

        Actually "Jackpot" was Bin Ladens code name, "Geronimo" was the action of taking him down. Or so the government says.

        May 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm |
      • MrId

        "Jackpot" is a generic codeword we use for when we find what we are looking for.

        May 9, 2011 at 1:54 am |
      • Jeff

        Neptunes Sphere was the name of the training compound built in the US to train for the operation. Come on Jeff!

        May 9, 2011 at 11:18 am |
    • BK

      The dog was trained to find explosives...the only bozo is you.

      May 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Reply
    • Deb

      The weren't using the dog to kill anyone; do you know how to read? The dog was being used in case it was needed to *sniff* for explosives. Get your facts straight before you shoot your mouth off.

      May 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Reply
    • John Gregoris

      You are the idiot.

      May 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Reply
    • Annie Sola

      You are hugely ignorant in the use of dogs – both for police work and military applications. I suggest you contact your local police department and ask to be part of a public awareness program regarding the use of dogs. They are very skilled in detection, speed in apprehending suspects and low in actual wounds to suspects. They catch, hold on and follow commands.

      May 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Reply
    • mr

      we're talking about dog the animal and not your mom. Obvious you haven't served your country in any manner.

      May 8, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Reply
    • trixen

      okay... so let's not do that, and the people these dogs are helping us kill can come and kill you instead. 🙂

      May 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Reply
    • Diedrich

      Why would you think the military would use dogs to kill people. You must be very ignorant?

      May 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Reply
    • jez

      I totally agree with you!! Humans are so pathetic – we put animals "to war" with our idiocy. Its so wrong!

      May 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Reply
      • Sit UBU sit

        Have you ever watched Animal Kingdom on discovery? Go and flip through it and I guarantee you that you will have a shock and awe moment once you realize that animals of any species are far more violent than humans will ever be, dimwit!

        May 9, 2011 at 1:06 am |
    • Taco Loco

      "Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war" – Act 3, Scene 1, line 273 of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

      Dogs have been used in military operations since their domestication by human beings. The Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Sarmatians, Alans, Slavs, Britons, and the Romans, all used them in war. They have been used by the United states in every military campaign we have waged. Breeds such as the Doberman, and Rottweiler and German Shepherd were specifically bred for military duty.

      Perhaps you should not be so intellectually incurious and do some research instaed of posting your drivel online for the world to see.

      May 9, 2011 at 12:19 am | Reply
      • June Bug

        German Shepherds were originally bred to be herding dogs, not war/police dogs. It just so happened that they make excellent police/guard dogs too.

        May 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
      • Vince

        Actually German Shepards were bred for hearding. Thus the name German Shepard Dog instead of German War Dog. Now guess where they origionated. Or just check

        May 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm |
    • Bill C

      You do not know dogs..they are trained to sniff if a person is coming up with cancer. if there are gun powder around us. sniffing for what every they are taught...But if you do not know the dog, becarefull that you do not say the wrong word around him were he is taughted to attack or what have you....You should be trained like the dogs are and you would be a better and informed person...Bill The Greek

      May 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Reply
    • JShank

      Excuse me but you calling someone ignorant and/or closed minded is appaling. Obviously you are blind to the fact that there are BAD things in the world, and it is in CONSTANT, COMPETITION with everything. Thus, the need for defense...dogs are a benefit in defense. Moreover, the best defense is sometimes the best offense, hence OBL's death, being a joyous occasion! Indfeed, it probably saved many innocent lives.

      May 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Reply
  2. Dina

    Onesmallvoice, mlitary dogs are used to sniff for bombs and explosive devices, to track people, to help bring down suspects, and other services. They're not trained to "kill people." In fact they are specifically trained not to kill people. They are as useful for military service as they are for drug-sniffing services, for assisting the disabled, for locating missing people, and all sorts of other jobs that dogs have been trained to do for many centuries. You should really read and learn a bit more before posting really uneducated comments. Try being informed, not just opinionated.

    May 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • Nurah Allah


      I agree that dogs with teeth that are transplanted with steel fangs, are unnecessary killing tools and also animal cruelty. If it is true that those dogs teeth have been replaced with steel grills, it is appalling. What do we need bionic dogs for?

      To use them for helping blind people is reasonable also sniffing purposes is understandable....but a killing tools No. Not Okay!

      May 8, 2011 at 10:54 am | Reply
      • Active-n-Proud

        wow...I really hope that was sarcasm without a hint of sincerity. The military in no way shape or form transplants metal teeth into their dogs. I've worked with them, wonderful animals who work just as hard as they play, and their handlers are just like any loving owner, and would never let such a thing happen to them. This statement about implanting metal teeth in military dogs is ridiculous, sure in some cases where it is needed they could have dental work done on the canines resulting in metal crowns an things like that, but pulling out the dogs teeth to replace with metal ones? come on really?

        May 8, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
      • Nancy

        Where the h'll did you get this information? While in cockfighting they attach metal spurs to cocks, it would be implausible that they could attach metal teeth to a dog. You made this up just now, didn't you?

        May 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
      • T3chsupport

        LMAO! Holy crap, people believe anything on the internet!

        May 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
      • Phil Johnson

        Okay Nurah, after I just sent a nice reply to one of your previous statement, now you have to say something so complete outrageous. Engage brain, engage brain, engage brain.

        May 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
      • trainspot

        As someone who had to actually research attack dogs to purchase one for my parents (they were paranoid, bad neighborhood, but it still made a great companion), I can tell you not even the military give the dogs "grills" (as if it were some dog rap video or something).

        I'd take you seriously if you actually posted facts as opposed to just trying to tug at PETA members heartstrings. And what's wrong with having animals for work? We've done it since man first hopped on a horse, or we used a mule for carrying. Police dogs are well fed, nurtured, and given to families when they start to age; that's a much better deal than they'd get out in the wild.

        May 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
      • jagrio

        transplanted steel fangs?

        May 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
      • Deb

        And do you believe every Urban Legend you read? Teeth replaced with metal? Good grief–people are so gullible these days. They weren't using the dog to kill anyone; do you know how to read? The dog was being used in case it was needed to *sniff* for explosives. Get your facts straight before you shoot your mouth off.

        May 8, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
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        Glenn Beck wants you on his show immediately.

        May 9, 2011 at 4:10 am |
    • Phil Johnson

      Way to go Dina !!! You put that dope in his place. We have so many people like that one who engage their mouths before engaging their brains.
      Best regards to you Dina,

      May 8, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Reply
    • Peaches

      What about the photos of dogs being used to terrify the prisoners at Abu Gharib (Iraqi prison scandel)?

      May 9, 2011 at 2:37 am | Reply
  3. Ahmed Johnson

    FREAKY FAREED ZAKARIA. Your a Batchi Boy for the Leftist! Now you are a Dog enabler as well. For SHAME!

    May 8, 2011 at 3:57 am | Reply
    • Ahmed Johnson

      Those pictures of you...with your 'friendly' tilting of the head – same as Alawaki or KSM! With that curious "Batchi Boy" grin and head tilted like the dimwit you are. Socially promoted due to strange mixture of Middle Eastern perversions and deceiving editorials at Time Magazine. Is it the face of journalistic prizes? No. That FREAKY FACE is ourfuture third world rainbows and unicorns.

      May 8, 2011 at 4:02 am | Reply
  4. Nurah Allah

    Your interview with Condoleeza Rice was hardly an interview. It was like a television ad supporting the notion that President Bush had something to do with the capturing of Osama Bin Laden. Then to follow up with Hayden to support her position was total propaganda talk and not news, and not truth. I get more truth from Bill Maher, John Stewart, Saturday Night Live and Steven Colbert. I am suprised at your failure to ask challenging questions to show how un- truthful they (Rice and Hayden) are. At the very least you could have had a guest with the actual facts to follow up. It has been said that the person who gave the information about the courier was treated with reasonable respect and talked more because of that. Also that the watering boarding produced no information. Also, if it was true that the Bush adminstration got the info about the home in Pakistan why didn't they move on it.

    it was also stated that the detainees gave no info because the water boarding made them mad and they said anything except the truth to mislead their torturers. Why did you fail to challenge the misinformation that Rice and Hayden? You lost some credibility as a truth seeker.

    May 8, 2011 at 10:42 am | Reply
    • John McLain

      I completely agree with Nurah Allah.

      Did President Obama have to ask Bush for advice prior to the raid? Did current CIA director Leon Panetta have to consult former CIA director Hayden for suggestions on gathering useful intelligence to find bin Laden? Yes, many people deserve credit for the outcome of bin Laden, but the prior Administration is NOT among them.

      And Hayden's assertion that "any President" would have made the same decision that Obama made to send in the SEALs to take down bin Laden was offensive and just another attempt to minimize the accomplishments of our first African-American President.

      May 8, 2011 at 11:37 am | Reply
      • Private Citizen

        Oh, so the only thing that makes his accomplishments noteworthy is that he is "African-American"? That does explain a lot about both his dismal record and the defense of so many uninformed idiots

        May 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
      • Name

        It doesn't matter what any of us think. What matters is that 200 years from now when, hopefully race is not even part of the conversation, Barack Obama will be known as one of the greatest leaders of all time which will be much deserved while George W. Bush will be remembered as the failure and clown that he unfortunately is.

        May 9, 2011 at 12:38 am |
    • Phil Johnson

      I completely agree with Nurah Allah.
      Best regards, Phil

      May 8, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Reply
      • Phil Johnson

        Oh, I forgot to say Ahmed Johnson is an idiot.

        May 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
      • Ahmed Johnson

        This is because your mother has the face of a donkey.

        May 9, 2011 at 12:55 am |
    • Private Citizen

      "It has been said...". Oh really? By whom? What credible sources do you use to make these idiotic assertions? I love hearing about the best and worst methods of conducting military and intelligence operations from armchair warriors who admittedly get their news from the likes of Colbert, Maher, and Stewart.

      May 8, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Reply
      • Robert Anderson

        The viewers of Colbert and Stewart are actually the most informed people. So you're attempt at an insult was pretty pathetic. If you don't believe me, read this –> or just look it up on your own. I'm sure your earlier comments about President Obama are because you'd prefer Bush in power. You know, the president that brought on 2 wars and the 2008 financial crisis.

        May 8, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
      • cat

        You know PC everyone is getting their news from the gov/media, don't you know. Even those that claim to be holding their own are owned by the powers that be and their comments are staged and reviewed before they say them. Nothing is not said that is not edited, no matter who you are. We really don't have free speech, innocents just think we do, ha!. The truth would cut us all if we knew it, we could not take it. Really those who tell the truth get their shows cut, they get removed and history shows that, come on.

        May 8, 2011 at 11:59 pm |
    • cat

      Finally someone who is watching it all! There is always sometruth in every lie. Bill Sat night live between their jokes they share the truth. You know the question is why did Bush & Clinton stop persuing Bin Laden? We know politically Obamas reason for hunting him down. Did anyone tell him why they stopped, was it they used him to fight the Soviets in the past? You know the media and the others you named are doing the dance....Osama would of died of illness in time, it was all show to execute him; if he was not dead already. I am just tired of the poking of fun at his getting older, when life on the run had his beard white long before. So much we don't know and even the courier was killed so what was that about? By the videos, someone on the inside of his camp was working for the US. So many lies, we will never know the complete truth. The wives, we don't know if they were his wife they are talking about, how would we know? And each day the story changes. Right on for your comments, I keep praying for the complete truth.

      May 8, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Reply
  5. C. Lynch

    Correct Answer for #4 is Belgian Malinois but they show a picture of a German Shepard!

    May 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      CNN is WRONG!! Geronimo was the code name given to Bim Laden NOT repeat, NOT the name of the operation1 DUH

      May 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Reply
      • Deb

        You are correct, Jim. The Operation was called "Neptune's Spear." "Geronimo" was the codename used for Osama bin Laden— which is such an insult to Native Americans that it is *unbelieveably* rude!

        May 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
    • Deb

      The question was which type of dog from *TWO* possible breeds was used. We don't know which breed was used in the bin Laden raid because it could have been *either* a German Shepherd Dog *OR* a Belgian Malinois. So CNN chose to use a picture of a German Shepherd because the question asked– "was it a German Shepherd or a......" [multiple choices followed]. *READ,* people! I know–it's much easier to find fault & complain...especially if you're wrong about the facts.

      May 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  6. Harry234

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff,

    May 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Reply
    • yououghtaknow

      you are a dou*he

      May 8, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Reply
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      May 9, 2011 at 4:35 am | Reply
  7. B.Sher

    I just caught the CNN, GPS Roundtable interview with Husain Haqqani, the Pakistani Ambassador to Washington, D.C., Richard Haass, the President of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Jugnu Mohsin, editor of Pakistan’s The Friday Times. A very revealing conversation here about the Pakistani people and their relationship to their government. Bravo, well done, Fareed Zakaria– I will watch your show again. I really appreciated listening to these thoughtful people and don't normally comment on things like this. It good to feel somehow that as an America I have an idea of how the people of Pakistan are coping. Jugnu Mohsin was inspiring. Maybe there is hope for our two great nations to move forward together somehow in peace.

    May 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Reply
    • cat

      Your so gulible, those people protected him. don't you know other countries don't see the US as shinning lights. Many countries dislike the US and there are too many reasons and this was one. There are rules and respect lines and you just can not do what you want to do. Anyway, someone or many knew where he was too, come on take a critical thinking class. Osama was trainned by the CIA, da even Bush let him better think!

      May 8, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Reply
    • Ahmed Johnson

      You're only half correct: America is a great country; Pakistan is a dunghill with the Islamic Bomb. May an earthquake be followed by a plague to make a desert of this Islamic cesspool. May your lying Muslim toungues burn with fire on Doomsday.

      May 9, 2011 at 12:40 am | Reply
  8. Pamela Sue

    Is it true, the dogs have their teeth replaced by steel fangs? Do they get treated for ptsd as did the World Trade Center's and OK City's tracker/recovery dogs? Is the dog a Malinois or Shepherd?

    May 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Reply
    • Phil Johnson

      Pamela Sue, were you trying to be funny with your question about the dog's teeth? If you were being serious, what the heck have you been reading ?????

      May 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Reply
      • cat

        Obviously, you did not see the news, yes they did do something to their teeth, they took this toooooo far. They were so in fear of this man who was sick and tired. Even Bush the cowboy stopped persuing him, so we too should of. The door is now open again.

        May 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  9. Robert Quinn

    Geronimo wasn't the name of the operation. It was the radio discreet for target captured or killed. TEST FAIL. Good night.

    May 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Reply
    • R. Quinn is right

      The operation was Operation Neptune's Sword, Geronimo was code name for Osama

      May 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Reply
  10. cpc65

    They should only show the dog's silhouette and disguise it's voice so Al Qaeda can't put a bounty on it's head.

    May 8, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Reply
  11. teremist

    As someone who has long handled and trained various large breeds for specific jobs, I can say that the military training of dogs is first rate. These dogs save lives, every day. They are not trained to kill, they are trained to bring down an opponent, and hold them. No military dog has the infamous stainless steel teeth of the mythical killer hound. No veterinary Doctor would do such work. I know of one unverified story from Brazil where it is alleged this was done to a single guard dog, who had lost most of his front teeth, trying to tear through chain link fence. Try to separate web folklore out of your thinking, the military is not doing this.

    May 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm | Reply
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    May 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Reply
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  15. OBAMA

    General DO NOT TELL THEM that

    May 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Reply
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  17. RostamI

    The use of dogs to hunt down Osama Bin Laden and brag about it later is adding insult to the injury in their culture. Can't get into this too much, however, you might want to tune down of this subject a little.

    May 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Reply
    • cat

      Thank you, I too think this is really sad. I mean I can not get to this at all. I don't believe in killing period. I don't trust our gov/media and the things said. The truth has one side, one story this has had so many versions. Still in all, Geronimo" is an insult to all Indians and too allow it for Bin Laden of Indian decent, the gov/media just has not learned. Watching the media/gov they are like kids after a fight with a disabled child pooking jokes at him. So what he was older looking, so will we all one day God willing. God handing Osama his due, sick and encaged dealing with his own past. Now, the gov will have to weigh Gods decision of how they killed him unarmed and his son.

      May 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Reply
      • RostamI

        I am not exactly sure what you are trying to convey, but I think you are missing the point of what I am trying to say.

        May 9, 2011 at 2:52 am |
  18. Geronimo was not the operation name

    Geronimo was not the operation was the name given to osama...the operation itself had another name 0.o

    May 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Reply
    • Nick

      Yup I didnt see your post but i just posted the same thing

      May 8, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Reply
  19. Ron Brower

    I heard the dogs had "fricken laser beams" on their heads to kill those that interfere with our military agenda.

    May 8, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Reply
  20. Nick

    The first question of this is actually misleading Geromino was the code name for Bin Laden not the name of the operation to capture and kill...just sayin

    May 8, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Reply
  21. Doglover

    Some military dogs are trained to detect explosives, and others are trained to guard. Neither have enhanced teeth. While you could pet an explosives dog, you'd probably want to keep your distance from those that guard.

    May 8, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Reply
  22. Moobs

    The dogs were trained to sniff through the stench of that country and find the certain b.o. stench coming from bin ladens unshowered ass.

    May 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Reply
    • cat

      UNneccessary and quite childish go sit in the corner.

      May 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Reply
    • Ahmed Johnson

      It is true. The stench of the apish smell permeates the air hovering over Pkaistan. Yes, yes, everyone's culture is special...but the Muslims in Paki do not think they smell at all! They also think of the dog as an insult, because dogs do not like Muslims...Muslims beat and kick dogs because they are cruel people – always have been same since the first cities. Westerners are kind hearts and bright souls, children of the true God – animals can see this. So the dogs like westerners and Jews and they like Dogs. Dogs do not like Muslims because they can smell the Muslims devious black hearts and damned souls. Animals can sense below the mask of the Muslims dirty beards. I should know, I am an Apostate of Islam. I renounced that shameful, lying religion long ago. I left my hiomeland and shaved my beard, and walked into the light of the west and the dignity of Christians and Jews.

      May 9, 2011 at 12:50 am | Reply
      • Peaches

        Lucky us!?

        May 9, 2011 at 2:46 am |
      • Rodan1025

        Why do you hate so much? Love thy neighbor, and don't hold as an example the cruel types, as if to exemplify all of the people in Pakistan. Ignorant statements should be abandoned as best you can. Come on friend?!

        May 10, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
  23. notation

    Any dog has more sense than all of you idiots put together.

    May 8, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Reply
    • jeepster455

      hahahahaha, that comment is hysterical, best post yet!!

      May 8, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Reply
  24. Tom

    If my 3 year-old Chinese-crested dog Sam were confronted with a terrorist he would sh *t himself.

    May 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Reply
  25. george

    extrimist muslims hate dogs because their prophet said something against dogs and they are bound to follow his example. it would be the biggest irony if bin laden was spotted by- of all things- a dog!

    May 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Reply
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    May 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Reply
    • Rodan1025

      At first I thought they were referring to Dog the Bounty Hunter, and that made sense. I guess they were talking about a cyborg dog, which is cool! Hopefully they had the sense to die the fir, red, white and blue! USA! USA!

      May 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Reply

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