The following directive was issued by the commanding officer of a navalIt somewhat concerns me both ways. First that these failed forms of agit-prop were out there, whether they were or not, or that this specific form of agit-prop is working its way through the system indicating that the forces are trying to clean up their act.
installation somewhere in the Middle East, and it was obviously directed at
To: All Commands
Subject: Inappropriate T-Shirts
Ref: ComMidEastFor Inst 16134//24 K
1. All commanders promulgate upon receipt.
2. The following T-shirts are no longer to be worn on or off base by any
military or civilian personnel serving in the Middle East:
"Eat Pork Or Die" [both English and Arabic versions]
"Shrine Busters" [Various. Show burning minarets or bomb/artillery shells
impacting Islamic shrines. Some with unit logos.]
"Napalm, Sticks Like Crazy" [Both English and Arabic versions]
"Goat - it isn't just for breakfast any more". [Both English and Arabic
"The road to Paradise begins with me." [Mostly Arabic versions but some in
English. Some show sniper scope cross-hairs]
"Guns don't kill people. I kill people". [Both Arabic and English versions]
"Pork. The other white meat". [Arabic version]
"Infidel" [English, Arabic and other coalition force languages.]
3. The above tee shirts will be removed from base exchanges upon receipt of
4. The following signs are to be removed upon receipt of this message:
"Islamic Religious Services Will Be Held at the Firing Range At 0800
"Do we really need 'smart bombs' to drop on these dumb bastards?"
5. All commands are instructed to implement sensitivity training upon
If any of you can offer comfirmation that would be appreciated.