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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Oh Silly Them...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps on Thursday once again did damage control after a photograph surfaced of a sniper team in Afghanistan posing in front of a flag with a logo resembling that of the notorious Nazi SS — a special unit that murdered millions of Jews, gypsies and others. 
The Corps said in a statement that using the symbol was not acceptable. 
However, it was a naive mistake made by Marines who believed the SS symbol was meant to represent sniper scouts and never intended to associate themselves with a racist organization, said Maj. Gabrielle Chapin, a spokeswoman at Camp Pendleton.

"Naive" and "Marines" don't normally go together in the same sentence.

The real question is, if the Marines don't recognize the infamous "SS" logo, what should we expect of today's students?

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