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

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]

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    1. Radiotherapy

      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/

    2. Swampgas_Man

      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]

        1. BerkeleyBear

          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.

          1. MittBorg

            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.

  1. SayItWithWookies

    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,


  2. freakishlywrong

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

  3. Chichikovovich

    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.

    1. pbrex

      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!"

  4. Chichikovovich

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

    1. MittBorg

      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.

      1. MosesInvests

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

        1. MittBorg

          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.

  5. pinkocommi

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

  6. proudgrampa

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

  7. NorthStarSpanx

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

    1. savethispatient

      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…

      1. ManchuCandidate

        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.

        1. ttommyunger

          “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.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        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.

        1. Chichikovovich

          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.]

  8. BaldarTFlagass

    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!


  9. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    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.

  10. lochnessmonster

    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.

  11. ttommyunger

    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.

  12. Lazy Media

    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.

    1. Negropolis

      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?"

      1. Lazy Media

        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?"

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