Marine Crusaders Become Werewolves, Again
“The deputy commandant for aviation [Lt. Gen. Terry Robling] directed VMFA 122 to maintain the unit identification as the Werewolves,” said Marines public information officer Lt. Col. Joseph Plenzler. “I called down there to confirm that they have changed the tail markings, squadron patches” and other places the squadron logo appears, he said.
The Marines gave no reason for the order, giving Michael Weinstein — who had called the Marines a “national security threat” for the move — the blood in the water he needed to claim victory and make further demands:
“We still demand that those who made the decision…be fully and aggressively prosecuted so this never happens again,” said Weinstein.
The former (and apparently failed) military lawyer fails to explain for what crime any person should be “prosecuted,” something even MRFF representative Rick Baker called “harsh.” Since the Marines seem to have surrendered to his demands, Weinstein takes that as an acknowledgement of wrongdoing. Wrongdoing, in his mind, apparently means someone needs to “get an f[–]ing beating.”
Weinstein will likely use this to justify further attacks on Crusader-like symbology in the US military, a burr in his saddle that revealed his vendetta against only Christian symbolism a few years ago. A commenter pointed this out quite well [links added]:
Why stop there? Why not go after the Navy’s VFC- 13 Saints (reference to the Catholic sainthood tradition), VFC-12 Fighting Omars (Omar? My God! It’s a surefire Jihad in the making), VR-57 Conquistadors (again Catholic church inspired invaders and murders), VFC-111 Sundowners (those Japanese were fighting for religious belief in their Emperor), VP-69 Totems (everyone knows totems are religious symbols)? And I only know about the Navy… God knows the entire US military must be steeped in religious references!