[QUOTE][B]The Pork Eating Crusader Patch Is A Huge Hit With Troops In Afghanistan
With tensions at an all time high in Afghanistan following the Koran burnings, the urination video, and the killing of 16 civilians, attention is now falling on a long line of "Infidel" apparel and gear.
Exhausted from how they feel they're being perceived, troops have taken to wearing patches and carrying items that label themselves infidels, and offer translation in local dialect.
In the Muslim world an infidel means literally "one without faith" who rejects the central teachings of Islam.
Military.com tracked down Clayton Montgomery at Mil-Spec Monkey, a large online seller of infidel gear, who says his most popular item by far is the "Pork Eating Crusader Patch."
The patch includes an image of a knight in a Crusade's tunic, eating what appears to be a large ham hock, and lest there be any confusion ó a translation in Arabic.
They haven't gone unnoticed. The website Muslim Awakening, posts a picture of what appears to be a German soldier with the patch adhered to his combat uniform.
Other items are more subtle.
There is the Infidel Zippo advertised as: "This one is small enough to hold some personal meaning and not be in-your-face to everyone you meet. Itís perfect for pulling out at just the right moment to get the full effect."
One, I have a feeling Dean is like me, and that's 100% behind our troops - and being 100% behind our troops includes supporting whatever amusements keeps their spirits up in that godforsaken land.
Two, F BusinessInsider. I am very familiar with who they are and how they make money - and it isn't journalism. Not even close.
Just an examination of the founder of BI himself, Henry Blodget, speaks volumes. He is banned for life from the securities industry for being a scumbag, ie. he was THE interactive analyst of Wall Street who'd pump any old company that would bank with Merrill Lynch (yet would disparage the same companies on Merrill Lynch emails ... his example was a groundbreaking precedent on how an exec should not conduct himself.)
Now he's an Occupy Wall Street populist with the Wall Street inside scoop. Not surprisingly, Yahoo Finance buys into his schtick.
Every time I see BI retread stories I shake my head. Funny how the first BI story I see that is original is viral, inflammatory content that has nothing to do with the business world.