Far-right symbols among foreign armies in the MENA

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Member of the Navy SEALs Team Six (commonly known as DEVGRU) with Crusader patch (red St. George's cross on a white background) in Afghanistan. They belong to the Gold Squadron, an assault team nicknamed "the Knights". Military News, Military Police, Military Art, Usmc, Special Forces Gear, Naval Special Warfare, Military Motivation, Military Pictures, Special Ops

Gold Squadron

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

UK nationals embedded with the #Peshmerga in Iraq to fight ISIS, most notably Timothy Scott (2nd from your right) and Steven Costa (holding the flag) pictured holding a Knights Templar flag (black, white and a red St. George's Cross). Knights Templar International, Knights Templar Flag, Bush Jr, Colorado College, George Cross, Military News, Pop Culture References, Confederate Flag, Islamic World

Knights Templar flag

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

A civilian contractor working with the U.S. armed forces in Afghanistan for MAG Aerospace pictured in 2018 wearing a Kekistan flag patch on his helmet. KEK is a central symbol in the Alt-Right internet culture and online white nationalism. Bush Jr, Military News, Pop Culture References, Flag Patches, Confederate Flag, Islamic World, Knights Templar, Living At Home, Girls Makeup

Kekistan flag patch

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

A U.S. Army 3rd infantry division soldier (as can be seen on his hat) has the "infidel tattoo" inked on his chest, clearly not bothered with showing it around. Infidel Tattoo, Best Documentaries, Pop Culture References, British American, War Photography, Islamic World, Magnum Photos, Guy Pictures, Documentary Film

Infidel tattoo

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

The prevalence of provocative tattoos among US forces should be noted, both in Arabic as in English. A US Army 10th Mountain Division soldier in Wardak Province proudly shows the Arabic word kāfir (كافر), or infidel Infidel Tattoo, Bush Jr, Armed Conflict, Military Tattoos, Military News, Pop Culture References, Confederate Flag, Islamic World, Maybe One Day

Kafir tattoo

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

Members of Thorbrand, a unit consisting of Scandinavian fighters embedded with the Russian army in the desert regions of Palmyra and eastern Syria. They're affiliated with Skandinaviska Förbundet (Scandinavian League), a Far-Right group based primarily in Sweden. A group of them photographed on patrol in the desert, posing with a Norwegian flag. The flag's finial is a goat skull with the Black Sun or Sonnenrad, an occult Neo-Nazi symbol found originally in Himmler's Wewelsburg castle. Bush Jr, Colorado College, Norwegian Flag, Armed Conflict, Military News, Palmyra, Pop Culture References, Confederate Flag, Islamic World

Thorbrand

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

U.S. SOF wearing an "Infidel" patch, in both Arabic and English. There are several USA-based companies doing a brisk business selling these kinds of patches, mostly under the "trouble makers" section. Bush Jr, Trouble Makers, Colorado College, Armed Conflict, Military News, Pop Culture References, Confederate Flag, Islamic World, Magic Carpet

Infidel patch

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

UK soldiers on duty in Afghanistan somewhere around 2010 performing the Nazi-salute in front of the Union Jack with the inscription "Invicta Loyal", the name of a Kent-based Glasgow Rangers supporters club. Also pictured is the Ulster Banner, a Northern Ireland loyalist symbol. Bush Jr, Armed Conflict, Military News, Pop Culture References, Confederate Flag, British Soldier, Islamic World, Knights Templar, Foreign Policy

UK soldiers on duty in Afghanistan

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

Australian SAS photographed while holding up a Confederate flag on a mission in 2012 in Uruzgan Province Afghanistan. The flag reads: "Southern Pride". In a video, an Australian soldier is seen slinging the flag over his shoulder while escorting bound Afghan men to a Black Hawk. Bush Jr, Colorado College, Armed Conflict, Military News, Southern Pride, Pop Culture References, Black Hawk, Confederate Flag, Islamic World

Southern Pride

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

Australian SAS photographed while holding up a Confederate flag on a mission in 2012 in Uruzgan Province Afghanistan. The flag reads: "Southern Pride". Australian Special Forces, Law Of War, Bush Jr, Black Hawk Helicopter, Special Air Service, Australian Defence Force, The Trooper, Military News, Flag Stand

Australian SAS

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

Pictures of National Socialist (Nazi) symbols left behind by Russian PMC (such as the Wagner group) on abandoned positions now taken by the Libyan GNA (Government of National Accord - anti-Ḥaftar). This picture shows the Russian inscription жо́па (žópa) which means as much as "ass", combined with a swastika and two *sæwelō runes forming the infamous SS emblem. Bush Jr, Colorado College, Armed Conflict, Military News, Pop Culture References, Confederate Flag, Islamic World, Armies, Foreign Policy

The Wagner group

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

Pictures of National Socialist (Nazi) symbols left behind by Russian PMC (such as the Wagner group) on abandoned positions now taken by the Libyan GNA (Government of National Accord - anti-Ḥaftar). This picture shows a swastika cross with *sæwelō runes and the statement "born to kill" in English. The runes are best known for their representation of the Schutzstaffel (SS) and association with the Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun). Bush Jr, Colorado College, Armed Conflict, Military News, Pop Culture References, Confederate Flag, Islamic World, Knights Templar, Armies

The Schwarze Sonne (Black Sun).

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

Pictures of National Socialist (Nazi) symbols left behind by Russian PMC (such as the Wagner group) on abandoned positions now taken by the Libyan GNA (Government of National Accord - anti-Ḥaftar). This picture shows "White Power" inscribed together with a lightning bolt, a stylized "s" associated with the Germanic *sæwelō rune, meaning sun. Bush Jr, Colorado College, Armed Conflict, Military News, Show White, Pop Culture References, Confederate Flag, Islamic World, Magic Carpet

Germanic *sæwelō rune

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

National Socialist (Nazi) symbols left behind by Russian PMC (such as the Wagner group) on abandoned positions now taken by the Libyan GNA (Government of National Accord - anti-Ḥaftar). Russian involvement is clear cause of this text reading Я вижу мечети на русской земле, но было бы лучше увидеть их в аду (I see mosques on Russian soil, but it would be better to see them in hellfire), with an additional 14/88, a reference to David Lane's 14 words. Bush Jr, Colorado College, Armed Conflict, Military News, Pop Culture References, Confederate Flag, Islamic World, Armies, Mosques

David Lane's 14 words

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

National Socialist (Nazi) symbols left behind by Russian PMC (such as the Wagner group) on abandoned positions now taken by the Libyan GNA (Government of National Accord - anti-Ḥaftar). The most recognizable symbol is obviously the swastika, main emblem of Nazi Germany and representing Nazi-inspired fascism and racial supremacy. The text in Arabic reads: "Benghāzī Land of (real) Men". Benghāzī is currently LNA controlled. Bush Jr, Colorado College, Armed Conflict, Military News, Pop Culture References, Confederate Flag, Islamic World, Knights Templar, Armies

Russian PMC in Libya

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…

Members of the U.S. Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in Camp Pendleton, Afghanistan, in front of a flag featuring the Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) emblem. The photo was taken in September 2010 in Sangin province. Bush Jr, Marine Corps Bases, Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton, Military News, Pop Culture References, Confederate Flag, Islamic World, Police Chief

Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) emblem

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a while..." In much of the Islamic world, where history and religion play an important role in daily life in ways unfathomable to many Americans, these words struck a deeply rooted chord. Did George Bush Jr. just declare a tenth Crusade during his famous September…