|The "SS" logo flag in a photograph of the platoon |
taken in September 2010 in Helmand province.
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?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.
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.
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.