Those Marines Bought an SS Flag Without Knowing What it Was? Seriously? Thatís Your Excuse?
Ed Note: Although this story is getting saturation coverage in the mainstream, and the íoutrage machineí has kicked into overdrive, it seems an issue worth bringing to attention - not to decide if these Marine were innocent or guilty, good or bad, for using this flag as their emblem, but for the reason that symbols have power, often whether weíre aware of their specific meaning or not.
Also, itís important to recognize when the powers-that-be assume weíre all STUPID and NAIVE (as allegedly their soldiers are), and call them on it.
By Chris Rodda | FreeThoughtBlogs.com
Of all the really hard to believe excuses the military has made for the actions of military personnel, this one has to take the cake. Those Marines posing with a Nazi SS flag in Afghanistan just didnít know it was an SS flag!
Yesterday, this photo went viral:
If you somehow managed to miss all of the countless stories about this photo, hereís the AP version.
There are also a whole bunch of articles with titles like ďMarines: Nazi flag was mistaken for their own,Ē since the Marine Corpsí official excuse is that the use of the flag was just a naive mistake on the part of Marines who didnít know what the flag was and just thought the SS stood for Sniper Scout.
Really? And just how does someone go about buying a Nazi SS flag without realizing that itís a Nazi SS flag? Well, I spent hours yesterday afternoon and last night trying to do just that, scouring the web for an SS flag that could be bought by mistake. And, big surprise, I couldnít find a single place where an SS flag wasnít very clearly being sold as what it is ó a Nazi flag.
In the course of searching, I found what Iím certain is the exact flag in the Marinesí photo. Itís the only one anywhere on the web with a blue background, and laying the image from the website on top of the Marinesí photo shows that every dimension of the flags are identical, from the size and proportions of every part of the logo to the slightly off-center position of the logo on the flag. You can even see in the Marinesí photo that their flag had the same creases from being folded as the flag for sale on the website.
The description of the flag on the website, Traders of the Lost Surplus, is an ďss double runic flag, a favorite and well know ss flag,Ē and the entire website is full of Nazi stuff.
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SS Emblem. Wikipedia Commons, R-41
The Schutzstaffel , translated to Protection Squadron or defence corps, abbreviated SSóor Runic "ᛋᛋ" with stylized "Armanen" Sig runes) was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Built upon the Nazi ideology, the SS under Heinrich Himmlerís command was responsible for many of the crimes against humanity during World War II (1939Ė1945). After 1945, the SS was banned in Germany, along with the Nazi Party, as a criminal organization.
The origin of the SS came from a small permanent guard unit made up of NSDAP volunteers to provide security for Nazi Party meetings in Munich. Formed at the end of 1920, they were known as the "Saal-Schutz" (Hall-Protection). Later under the leadership of Heinrich Himmler between 1929 and 1945, the SS was renamed the "Schutz-Staffel" and grew from a small paramilitary formation to one of the largest and most powerful organizations in the Third Reich.
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