That new U.S. Army patch with scimitars is downright creepy

The United States Army has created a new patch for soldiers who are fighting ISIS in Iraq. USA Today reports that “the Army's patch features crossed scimitars, a palm wreath and stars. The scimitars, short swords with curved blades, are meant to symbolize the twin goals of the U.S.-led coalition: to defeat the Islamic State, also referred to as ISIL, and to restore stability in the region, according to Army documents. The palm wreath is symbol of honor. While the stars and the buff-and-blue colors on the patch indicate the three-star command and the land, air and sea forces involved in the fight.” Sure.  Whatever. AT readers, you be the judge.  As featured at Atlas Shrugs, here is an image of the new patch on the right, next to an image of a Muslim Brotherhood symbol on the left. As Pamela Geller notes, this patch is a sign of submission. All the words used to rationalize the design are an example of pretzel-twisting mental gymnastics of...(Read Full Post)

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