Marine Scout Sniper 'Burning Cross' Logo Raises Controversy
CAMP PENDLETON, CA – The Marine Corps' Scout Sniper community has once again found itself embroiled in controversy this week, following the recent unveiling of a new unit logo which critics describe as a burning cross with the letters "KKK."
The new Scout Sniper unit logo was intended to replace the controversial previous one, a jagged "SS" that some complained resembled the emblem of the Schutzstaffel, a Nazi paramilitary organization responsible for countless war crimes during World War II.
According to the designer, Staff Sgt. Nick Harrison, the logo was not intended to cause offense.
"It's just a crosshair from a rifle's optic," explained Harrison. "Come on, we're snipers! We're so accurate that the crosshair is bursting into flames. And the letters 'KKK' stand for 'Kill! Kill! Kill!' which is in keeping with our warrior ethos."
He added, "If you ask me, there are just some full-time offended people out there who see what they want to see. They're going to be upset with anything we d…
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