posted on Feb, 12 2012 @ 08:36 AM
Originally posted by Kenrichaed
Well to be fair, I'm a history major specializing in military history and I can honestly say that i've never seen that ss flag. Didn't even know they
had their own flag actually, I thought all Nazi's waved the Swastika around. I could certainly understand how they didn't know what it was.
Kinda reminds me more of one of the special forces designs more than anything to do with Nazi's.
The swastika wasn't even a Nazi symbol. They ripped it off of ancient Sumerian / Egyptian / Indian symbols.
A lot of the Nazi symbols have their roots in civilizations who were around long before Germany and the 3rd Reich.
The SS for example was based on several different groups dating back to the crusades when special military units were created to protect important
people / sites.
While im not completely buying the reason (they didn't know) its not out of the realm of possibility.
Secondly I would like to remind people that regardless of feelings, its a freedom of speech issue that is dealt with using the UCMJ and not civilian
Secondly the wing-nut demanding punishment needs to sit down and shut up. While I get the reason he is upset, he needs to realize that punishing
people for beliefs / perceived beliefs that he doesn't agree with is one of the MAIN reasons his organization exists in the first place.
Poor choice by the Marines but I doubt they were setting up industrialized killing for Hitler.
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