Sunday, December 16, 2007
ad omnia paratus
A castrated lion – the perfect symbol for European defence policy.
Apparently the Swedes asked for this unkindest cut of all. Some of their soldiers said they could not identify with such a symbol on their army crest, so it was changed.
Incidentally, the new symbol, in heraldic tradition, was reserved for traitors...
The thing is, these soldiers will be generally be sent into some 3rd world hell hole, the kind of place where this kind of symbolism is deeply ingrained.
It will get people killed. The idiots.
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