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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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  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Negligently_Joe

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

    • arihaya

      mistakes were made

      this is not what we planned

      we intended good things

      these are unknown unknowns

    • GunToting[Redacted]

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

    • 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/

      • V572 Flamb√©

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

    • 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]

  • Come here a minute

    That you can piss on!

  • nounverb911

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

  • http://www.wonkette.com/ slowhansolo

    Maybe they thought it stood for "Superior Squad."

    Nah.

    • savethispatient

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

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

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

        • 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.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com 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.

  • Callyson

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

    • emmelemm

      But it's Friday!

  • 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,

    SIw/W

  • Lucidamente1

    Oops.

  • GregComlish

    meh. happens to the best of us.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

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

  • TeaNuts

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

  • GregComlish

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

  • Chichikovovich

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

  • edgydrifter

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

  • ShaveTheWhales

    Oh, for fuck's sake.

  • arihaya

    you know who else like to pose with Nazi flag ?

    … oh wait …

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      CPAC attendees?

    • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Negligently_Joe

      Ron Paul supporters?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Glenn Beck?

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ slowhansolo

      The Pope?

    • BarackMyWorld

      Kurt Waldheim?

    • flamingpdog

      If you're a Teatard, President Obama.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      All them crazy white people up in Idaho?

    • Radiotherapy

      Charles Manson?

    • finallyhappy

      Nazis?

    • DoktorThompson

      Mel Brooks?

    • real_dc_native

      All of them Katie.

    • Bonzos_Bed_Time

      Nazi Pope.

  • freakishlywrong

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

  • 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.

    • 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!"

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

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

      • BearNoLike

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

    • Guppy

      Obama's the real Nazi here!

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

        Yes, how foolish of us brainwashed sheeple to forget.

  • Dashboard Buddha

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

    • http://sickrantorum.com KenLayIsAlive

      Eva Braun? She can schutz my staffel anytime.

  • Schmannnity

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

    • nounverb911

      Chevrolet?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Sly Stallone?

    • BarackMyWorld

      Social Security?

    • SexySmurf

      SexySmurf?

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

        Pix or GTFO.

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Reinhard Heydrich?

    • BearNoLike

      Everyone in the Temple of Doom?

  • Dashboard Buddha

    The SS stands for Simply Stupid.

  • CapnFatback

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

    • ShaveTheWhales

      Oh, very good.

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        Indeed.

    • Monsieur_Grumpe

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

  • BornInATrailer

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

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

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

  • http://www.storycorner.us/ JustPixelz

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

  • 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.

    • Guppy

      AccuWeather people like Santorum.

  • MissTaken

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

  • BarackMyWorld

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

    • iburl

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

    • Lionel[redacted]Esq

      Who knew the KISS army was so well armed.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com MittBorg

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

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

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

  • Radiotherapy

    It's an old surveyor's mark.

  • MosesInvests

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

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com 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.

      • 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.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com 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.

          • MosesInvests

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

  • Schmannnity

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

  • Wonderthing

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

  • Schmannnity

    McCrystal, you magnificent bastard, I read your book.

    • Chichikovovich

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

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    Relax, it's just a Kiss Army flag.

  • Allmighty_Manos

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

  • pinkocommi

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

  • ElPinche

    It happens to the best of us..

  • SayItWithWookies

    Jugend vill be jugend — you know how it iss.

  • proudgrampa

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

  • NorthStarSpanx

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

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

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

    • 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…

    • ttommyunger

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

      • http://www.wonkette.com 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.

        • 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.

  • flamingpdog

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

  • BaldarTFlagass

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

    • Chichikovovich

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

      • 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.

        • 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.]

          • flamingpdog

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

  • 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!

    SURRENDER IS NOT IN OUR CREED!

  • widestanceshakedown

    The Few. The Proud. The WTF?

  • GunToting[Redacted]

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

  • 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.

  • finallyhappy

    Maybe they are Jewish- looks like double lameds to me

  • gout

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

  • chascates

    If only they had pissed on the SS flag instead.

  • MinAgain

    The Few. The Proud. The Obscene.

  • 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.

  • http://strangestoriesaboutsadpeople.blogspot.com/ Thedongsofwar

    Looks like this squad of snipers

    <takes off sun glasses>

    are way off target…

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

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

  • Arken

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

  • fuflans

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

    wtf?!?!?

  • autismne

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • 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?"

      • 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?"