Sunday, February 12, 2012

The SS of the USMC

The "SS" logo flag in a photograph of the platoon 
taken in September 2010 in Helmand province.
United States Marine Corps Scout Snipers have used the distinctive Nazi SS Lightning Bolts as a Unit symbol. The Marines, in this photo, were members of Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, out of Camp Pendleton, California.

There is no way this is unintentional as the Marine Corps initial investigation claims,
“We don’t believe these Marine Corps snipers had a historical appreciation for what this symbol meant,” an unnamed USMC official said.
Marine Corps leadership also claims the Corps did not know until late last year,
The inspector general at I Marine Expeditionary Force at Pendleton was made aware of the “SS” flag photograph in November, said Capt. Gregory Wolf, a spokesman at Marine Corps headquarters.
Please recall Claire Danes in the Homeland episode The Weekend where she notices a tattoo on a seemingly normal looking guy in a backwater bar:
Danes:'88,' huh?
Neo-Nazi: Yeah, it’s my jersey number from high school.
Danes: Or code for HH. Eighth letter of the alphabet. 'Heil Hitler.'
Neo-Nazi: You’re not just a pretty face, are you?
Danes: You guys are White Nation, huh? That’s cool.
Neo-Nazi: It’s Aryan pride, baby.
It's a whistle. Gangs. White Supremacists. Christian Dominionists. They put these symbols out there because most of the world doesn't see them for what they are and when they do get caught there's plausiable deniability.

Service members are checked for tattoos and markings during their physicals. Every single member of that Battalion and every Marine Corps Scout Sniper (and DoD Service Member) should be checked for tattoos. Americans would be shocked at the number of Gang members and White Supremacists that are currently in the military.

This is what happens when the Military relaxes standards and looks obliquely past obvious warning signs to accommodate Chicken Hawk Republicans need for Glorious, Glorious War. Gang members, Militia members, White Supremacists, Christian Fascists, criminals have been inflitrating the military for the last decade in order to gain skills, training and inside knowledge of military workings to further their own goals in the US.


Silverfiddle said...

I guess Kiss is a neo-nazi band as well

Sarge said...

As with all of the latest madness from "the few; the proud" - Where are the senior e's and officers when crap like this is happening?
Come on, do tou even know what your fucking men are doing?


One Fly said...

Exactly what happened and the reality now. Proud racist military we have these days.

Grung_e_Gene said...

The KISS logo is illegal in Germany and was changed for albums way back in 1979.

As for the SS, Hitler and the Nazis ruined many symbols, mainly the swastika, although modern buddhists and jains still use it, but orientated differently.

Look at how the symbols appear, do they look like the ancient runes or the Nazi corruption.

It's all about how the symbols look... And Silverfiddle if you didn't know there were unsavory elements in the military, your Liberal Derangement Syndrome has fried your brain.

the yellow fringe said...

War is bad for kids and buildings and most living things maybe vultures and germs the exceptions. Also war gives license to some to do the unthinkable, maybe by design or by loss of control. For these reasons I think war is not in our best interest.

Silverfiddle said...

There are unsavory elements is practically any cohort...

Bad cops, bad priests, bad soldiers, bad marines, bad social workers...

Ho hum...

Grung_e_Gene said...

The unsavory elements 'a few bad apples'---

Combat Outpost Aryan

The name “COP Aryan” appears with a June 2011, news release on the website of 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team that announced the graduation of Afghan troops with whom it was partnered from officer candidate school.