'Taliban Hunting Club' Banned

Banned: 'Taliban Hunting Club' badges worn by UK troops in Afghanistan

British soldiers in Afghanistan have been banned from wearing skull-and-crossbones badges on their uniforms that declare ‘Death To The Taliban’ and proclaim membership of a ‘Taliban Hunting Club’.

The unofficial stick-on badges are now a cult accessory among British troops fighting Taliban insurgents.

But senior Army officers visiting Helmand province in southern Afghanistan – where most UK troops are based – have ordered them to be removed because they are deemed ‘politically insensitive’.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2030876/Afghanistan-Taliban-Hunting-Club-badges-worn-UK-troops-banned.html#ixzz1WSyuTAAG

Okay, I tend to be a little anti-government, anti-war, I think 9/11 is a fraud and all that... but WTF? They are going to deny these guys from wearing a stupid patch? A patch that no doubt increases morale and camaraderie among fighting people ordered to do the unthinkable, day after day. The more things change, the more things stay the same.

"We train young men to drop fire on people. But their commanders won't allow them to write "fuck" on their airplanes because it's obscene!" -Colonel Walter E. Kurtz, Apocalypse Now

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