SURE WHY NOT  1:45 pm February 10, 2012

U.S. Marines In Afghanistan Pose Proudly With Nazi Flag

by Wonkette Jr.

Hey those flags look AWESOME together.Pissing on the corpses of your victims is so last year! These days, hawt Marines sent to Afghanistan to kill random peasants and/or kill each other have a new prop to show how Xtreme they can get! It’s the Nazi flag used by the Nazis who had the mission of “exterminating the Jewish race.” Eh, Jews/Muslims, same dif?

The Telegraph reports:

A photograph leaked onto the internet showed the heavily-armed troops crouching in front of the banner as it hung below the American flag.

The lightning symbol, once worn by the unit tasked with the extermination of Europe’s Jews, sparked immediate outrage and put the Marines back on the defensive just weeks after an online video showed troops from a different unit urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters.

Did the Nazis give up after Pearl Harbor? NO! [Telegraph via Cryptogon]

 
Related video

Hola wonkerados.

To improve site performance, we did a thing. It could be up to three minutes before your comment appears. DON'T KEEP RETRYING, OKAY?

Also, if you are a new commenter, your comment may never appear. This is probably because we hate you.

{ 117 comments }

Negligently_Joe February 10, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Innocent mistake / A few bad apples / isolated incident / WHY DO YOU HATE THE TROOPS SO MUCH

arihaya February 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

mistakes were made

this is not what we planned

we intended good things

these are unknown unknowns

GunToting[Redacted] February 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

You go to war with the Stoßtruppen you have, not the Stoßtruppen you wish you had.

Radiotherapy February 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

It's Obama's fault/
First Amendment Rights/
The stress of seeing their comrades wounded is reason enough/
This is what always happens in war/

V572 Flambé February 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm

These men are warriors and can't be held to bourgeois standards of behavior/

Swampgas_Man February 10, 2012 at 8:24 pm

What do you MEAN there's something wrong w/ shooting civilians / pissing on corpses/ carrying the nazi flag? WAR MAKES THINGS DIFFERENT! YOU CIVILIANS JUST DON'T GET IT!

[quoted /paraphrased from my local letters to the editor]

Come here a minute February 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

That you can piss on!

nounverb911 February 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Aren't those are just publicity stills from "Iron Sky"?

slowhansolo February 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Maybe they thought it stood for "Superior Squad."

Nah.

savethispatient February 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

It's apparently "Scout Snipers", but with a terrible choice of acronym and font combination.

MittBorg February 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

It's almost as if they … deliberately … chose that name.

BerkeleyBear February 11, 2012 at 1:28 am

Scout Sniper is a pre-existing Marine designation. That part of it wasn't a Nazi homage. The font choice is just idiotic, but at least the name is legitimate.

MittBorg February 11, 2012 at 1:57 am

I was merely being snarky, in my so-paranoid way, but thanks for the information nonetheless. I wonder if the font choice was innocent, though. You can't have been in the military and not at least know about WW II.

Callyson February 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm

FFS, it's not even noon here and I need a drink or ten…

emmelemm February 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

But it's Friday!

SayItWithWookies February 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Dear my fellow Americans fighting to protect my freedom:
Here's a present — it's something you obviously weren't given in Basic. Practice with it, and please use it when something — peeing on a corpse, posing in front of an SS banner — strikes you as being maybe not quite okay.

"No, motherfucker, that's wrong."

You're welcome,

SIw/W

Lucidamente1 February 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Oops.

GregComlish February 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm

meh. happens to the best of us.

MittBorg February 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Not the *best.* I believe the word you were looking for is "worst."

TeaNuts February 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm

These particular troops are from the Dark Side of the Moon, you know the Nazi side.

GregComlish February 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Is the guy obstructing the genocide flag a black guy or just really tan?

Chichikovovich February 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm

A misunderstanding. Those are lightning bolts. It's a meteorological unit.

edgydrifter February 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

So yesterday I had to root for Palin and today I have to root for the Taliban?!? Fucking Nazis.

ShaveTheWhales February 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Oh, for fuck's sake.

arihaya February 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

you know who else like to pose with Nazi flag ?

… oh wait …

GunToting[Redacted] February 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm

CPAC attendees?

Negligently_Joe February 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Ron Paul supporters?

actor212 February 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Glenn Beck?

slowhansolo February 10, 2012 at 2:14 pm

The Pope?

BarackMyWorld February 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Kurt Waldheim?

flamingpdog February 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

If you're a Teatard, President Obama.

BaldarTFlagass February 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

All them crazy white people up in Idaho?

Radiotherapy February 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Charles Manson?

finallyhappy February 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Nazis?

DoktorThompson February 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Mel Brooks?

real_dc_native February 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm

All of them Katie.

Bonzos_Bed_Time February 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Nazi Pope.

freakishlywrong February 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Whoda thunk 10 years and multiple deployments in a feral war zone would turn you in to a Nazi? No siree.

Chichikovovich February 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

The wingnuts defence of the Urine Patrol was rather predictable in its outlines. I'm genuinely curious and eager to hear what they'll come up with this time.

pbrex February 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm

It seems that we're just being oversensitive to some poor design choices if this quote is any way indicative of the response.

"Good Lord people! "SS" my a$$! I read somewhere that the meaning is "Scout Sniper" or something and it does look like lightening bolts. Maybe because their shots are supposed to be fast??? I don't think there is ANY connection to the Natzis and nobody was even thinking about them when this flag was made. How very stupid to make such a fuss. Everything nowadays has to have some "underlying" message or affiliation now doesn't it? Grow up people!"

starfanglednut February 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

"Natzis" You're kidding, right? Who the fuck doesn't know how to spell "Nazi"?

BearNoLike February 10, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Yeah, uh, sure thing, Chris Farley doing the motivational speaker skit.

Guppy February 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Obama's the real Nazi here!

MittBorg February 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Yes, how foolish of us brainwashed sheeple to forget.

Dashboard Buddha February 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

You go to war with the Nazi you have, not the Nazi you wish you had.

KenLayIsAlive February 10, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Eva Braun? She can schutz my staffel anytime.

Schmannnity February 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

You know who else liked to pose in front of SS banners?

nounverb911 February 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Chevrolet?

actor212 February 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Sly Stallone?

BarackMyWorld February 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Social Security?

SexySmurf February 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

SexySmurf?

MittBorg February 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Pix or GTFO.

BaldarTFlagass February 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Reinhard Heydrich?

BearNoLike February 11, 2012 at 12:09 am

Everyone in the Temple of Doom?

Dashboard Buddha February 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

The SS stands for Simply Stupid.

CapnFatback February 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Duh, look closer. Between the two S's you can clearly read "upport Our Troop."

ShaveTheWhales February 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Oh, very good.

starfanglednut February 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Indeed.

Monsieur_Grumpe February 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

That’s a relief. The only thing worse than Illinois or moon Nazis are US Marine Nazis.

BornInATrailer February 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm

This is why you don't include Jesse James in the USO tour.

actor212 February 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

It's the unfortunate placement of the soldier. This is actually the Tetris battalion flag.

Guppy February 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm
JustPixelz February 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Someone should tell them there's only one Jew left in Afghanistan: Sablon Simintov.

Chichikovovich February 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Exactly so. And the guns are just because they sometimes need to fend off attacks from the Accuweather people, who are ruthless about competition.

Guppy February 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

AccuWeather people like Santorum.

MissTaken February 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

They knew to put the US flag above the Nazi flag. Progress?

BarackMyWorld February 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Those are KISS fans. You just can't see the first two letters because of how they are standing.

iburl February 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I thought it was because Peter Chris and Ace Frehley left the band.

Lionel[redacted]Esq February 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Who knew the KISS army was so well armed.

MittBorg February 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm

We are the folk-song army
Everyone of us cares
We all hate poverty, war, and injustice
Unlike the rest of you squares

smokefilledroommate February 10, 2012 at 2:22 pm

SS = Stupid Soldiers
Guy standing in front of the 'A'.

Radiotherapy February 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

It's an old surveyor's mark.

MosesInvests February 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm

"It vasn't us, it vas somevone else, und anyvay, ve vas chust followink orders!"

MittBorg February 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

It just makes me so mad. And you know what? The RWNJs will now start howling about how it's only the JOOOOOZ that are offended by this shit and why are we letting the JOOOOZ run America. You know it.

MosesInvests February 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Will now *start*? Yesterday that was in the first 5 comments on the Yahoo article. That, and "y'know, maybe Hitler was right…." Feh.

MittBorg February 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Oy, gevalt, oy vey is mir! WTF is wrong with these people?? When does it fucking end? I am so heartily sick of this kind of shit, I'm ready to move off planet.

MosesInvests February 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Don't go to the dark side of the moon, though.

Schmannnity February 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Actually, this picture was shot near a Homeland Security Detention Camp near you.

Wonderthing February 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

It ain't weirdly ironic until WE say it's weirdly ironic! Semper Why!

Schmannnity February 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

McCrystal, you magnificent bastard, I read your book.

Chichikovovich February 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

If you were a shell-shocked soldier, I'd slap you.

Sharkey February 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Relax, it's just a Kiss Army flag.

Allmighty_Manos February 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm

How does Goodwin's Law fit into this, considering they are posing with an ACTUAL Nazi flag?

pinkocommi February 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm

This gives those "Obama as Hitler" posters a whole new meaning. Who knew the posters were meant to be adoring?!

ElPinche February 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

It happens to the best of us..

SayItWithWookies February 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Jugend vill be jugend — you know how it iss.

proudgrampa February 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Oh, boy. I just cannot wait until these TRAINED KILLERS are retired from active service and returned to our shores.

NorthStarSpanx February 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm

It is getting seriously hard to fantasize about marines when they are pulling this shit. Jarheads are really bad enough as they are.

ManchuCandidate February 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm

It is my understanding that this is (sadly) part of the history of the unit. They are scout/snipers hence the SS.

savethispatient February 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Yeah, I feel sorry for them, it is the obvious acronym and the Nazis had all the cool typography. And these guys were probably educated by the US school system, so it's lucky if they'd even been taught any history…

ttommyunger February 11, 2012 at 7:25 am

I know you really don't believe that, Man.

ManchuCandidate February 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

I don't like it. I'm not excusing them for it.

My limited understanding is that elite units have a very strong undercurrent of RW wingnutism and even racism. Obviously some idiot thought this was a good idea. It became "tradition" despite the fact that I think most folks would rather see marines kill Schutzstaffel and not name their units after it.

ttommyunger February 11, 2012 at 8:04 am

“My limited understanding is that elite units have a very strong undercurrent of RW wingnutism and even racism…” Your understanding is, sadly, correct. Fortunately, it is only an undercurrent in most units unless its leadership is infected; then it gains legitimacy within that unit and can even come to the fore, as shown in the subject photo.

flamingpdog February 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Stupid flagmaker – he forgot to put the "O" between the two "S"s.

BaldarTFlagass February 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

See how badly the military is becoming fucked up because Obama?

Chichikovovich February 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I heard some of them even sit around posting on snark sites all day.

BaldarTFlagass February 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Touche! Well, in my defense, and I'm sure most if not all here would agree, it's preferable to calculating burst radii and kill ratios for the latest Mark III daisy cutters.

Chichikovovich February 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

You won't get any argument from me. "Make snark, not war" is my creed. Well, that and "Sweetheart, please stop throwing away the New Yorker before I've had a chance to read it."

[And I'm not one to talk about Tight-ship-running services, since back in the day I was prevented only by a car accident and a bizarre chain of circumstances from joining the Canadian military. And that was under Trudeau, when the average American Eagle scout troop was better armed and supplied than the Vandoos. I loved Trudeau in almost all respects, but he wasn't the soldier's best friend.]

flamingpdog February 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I bet there were a lot of soldiers that would have liked to have been Margaret's best friend.

BaldarTFlagass February 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Alright, Colitis, Cahones, Prophylactic, Ajax. You boys are handsome. You ladies look like models. In fact I want your hair high and tight by tomorrow morning. When you start looking like Marines you'll start feeling like Marines and then, Goddamn it, you'll start acting like Marines. Platoon, ten-hut! Right face! Forward march!

SURRENDER IS NOT IN OUR CREED!

widestanceshakedown February 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

The Few. The Proud. The WTF?

GunToting[Redacted] February 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Maybe they are all KISS fans, but are buying the banner on the installment plan.

Lionel[redacted]Esq February 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Actually, this is just a brilliant counter op, as the Taliban and Al Qaeda will think the Marines are on their side when they see the SS banner.

finallyhappy February 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Maybe they are Jewish- looks like double lameds to me

gout February 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm

If you reverse the banner it is the Tibetan symbol for ZZ Top.

chascates February 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm

If only they had pissed on the SS flag instead.

MinAgain February 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm

The Few. The Proud. The Obscene.

lochnessmonster February 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Would someone tell these guys to stop posting photos already? That said, I give the benefit of the doubt to these guys that they had no idea what this meant. If they did, shame on them.

Thedongsofwar February 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Looks like this squad of snipers

<takes off sun glasses>

are way off target…

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

johnnyzhivago February 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Hey, they just put the flag upside down, that's all!

Arken February 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

God bless America, land that I love… *sheds tear*

fuflans February 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

godDAMMIT this is like the 8th nazi story in two days?!?!?!>

wtf?!?!?

autismne February 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm

From the halls of Baden Baden, to the shores of Saxony!

ttommyunger February 11, 2012 at 7:28 am

Boys will be boys, men will be men, when you indoctrinate and train a certain way, homicidal maniacs will be homicidal maniacs. This is the natural product of the National War Mentality. Don't be too quick to judge unless you've walked a few clicks in their boots.

Lazy Media February 11, 2012 at 11:20 am

From TFA, they were using the SS symbol to stand for "scout sniper," which is a Marines-only thing. I'm sure they knew the Nazi connection, but were probably attracted to its fuck-you misanthropy (scout snipers shoot people in the head for a living) more than the actual, y'know, white supremacy part. And as Lemmy said, if the Israeli army had the best-looking uniforms, he'd wear those (rather than the SS uniform bits that he occasionally wears). It's too bad such evil people had such bitchin' logos and unis.

Negropolis February 13, 2012 at 2:45 am

So, this is the equivalent of some women who simply like a sports team "because of their colors?" Really? This is all about aesthetics and artistic appreciation? These soldiers are more metro than I thought.

"Do these fatigues make my ass look big?"

Lazy Media February 13, 2012 at 5:21 am

Ya rly, although it's more "warrior culture" than metro. They ask each other (I mean, they don't actually ASK, but imply), "Does this flaming skull tattoo make me look like a stone cold killer?"

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: