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February 9th, 2012
08:22 PM ET

Marines stand with Nazi-like symbol

CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on fallout from a picture taken in Afghanistan of Marines standing with a Nazi-like symbol.

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  1. Bob

    SS stands for Scout Sniper. These symbols or font have been used by a long time,

    February 10, 2012 at 12:24 am |
  2. MEL

    Until the Marines recruit and train men instead of gangster punks this unbelievable behavior will continue. Urinating on dead Taliban, and now posing with an Nazi Waffen SS Flag. It looks like these punks have actually allowed this Nazi symbol of atrocities to actually touch the flag of the United States of America – a flag that how many thousands of American servicemen died to protect America against Nazi atrocities? Absolutely unbelievable this company of punks would pose with a symbol used by organized criminals to murder over 10 million human beings – Jew, Catholics, Ministers, Rotarians, Masons, etc. And by the way the flag used by the murderers of 90 American POWs at malmedy during the Battle of the Bulge – is there really not another symbol available? Why is anything besides the flags of the Marines and the United States needed or permitted?

    February 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  3. Jacob Currier

    Im not that shocked or disturbed ive heard of them useing the SS lightning bolts as a sign for the Scout Snipers and really it doesnt seem to me like its that big of a deal if anything what i would get out of it is people are being so nit picky now adays that they have to criticise everyone that does anything eavin slightly wrong i know multiple people who doesnt know what the SS lightning bolts were and its not like they were going around murdering jews they are a scout sniper group in afghanistan.

    February 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  4. darkguardian1314

    I'm a former Marine Sgt that served for 10 years in the 90s. I'm not surprised. It IS a Nazi SS symbol. No doubt about it. There's racial tension in the Corps and many Marines are affiliated with hate groups like the Neo-Nazi. Those that posed knew the flag was there and though not all are racist, many do it to be part of the unit. This is the same reasoning behind the urinating Marines and the Haditha killings in Iraq. They knew right from wrong but their Senior NCO is GOD. To be an "individual" risks retaliation from others in the group to bring them back in line. Think " A Few Good Men" (Coded Red / Midnight Raiders). If the Senior NCO or their C.O. says he wants it to go away. It's gone.

    February 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
  5. Lucy

    They must think we're suptid. I seem to recall a Republican running an ad where "bureaucrat" was morphed into "rat." There was an outcry. I guess it's only OK when the left does it.

    February 25, 2012 at 1:57 am |
  6. richard1941

    Those brave Marines earned the right to fly any flag they want! I don't buy into all that German Jew BS at all, just another Hoax!

    May 14, 2012 at 10:55 pm |