TACTICAL COMMENTARY: Infidel Shirts Are Fucking Stupid

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Operators totally wear Infidel Shirts

Ever since we started dropping bombs, kicking ass, and taking names in Afghanistan and Iraq, I started seeing all these infidel shirts, hats and other stupid infidel branded shit popping up for sale online. Generally I file gay tactical stuff like this under the “Multicam” category in my brain and go on with my day.

But lately there has been an explosion in Infidel branded crap being peddled on every corner of the internet. I figure it is only a matter of time before people start making Dog Sweaters with “infidel” written on the back so they can look like “operators” while walking their dog in the park.

The first thing that makes these shirts stupid is the fact that the term “infidel” is an insult. Someone wearing an Infidel shirt is the equivalent of someone wearing a shirt that says “Les américains sont des Idiots” in French [Americans are Idiots] or a shirt that just says “Fuck Christianity.”

Yes people, the term “Infidel” is an insult, so it just doesn’t make any sense at all to wear a shirt that basically says “I am a piece of shit unbeliever of any religion or belief.”

Now the justification some folks use for wearing Infidel Shirts is “We are taking the word Infidel back as a way to insult the insulters” [something like “nanny, nanny boo-boo stick your head in doo-doo” or some other intelligent reason].

Sure I agree - fuck the folks that call us Infidels, but at the same time why would you want to toss everyone in the Middle East in the same asshole basket.

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Infidel-Shirt

mmmm… Should I wear my super tight Infidel or Affliction shirt to the grocery store today?

Something like 90% of the Security Contractors on my team are Iraqis, most of these guys have been working with and helping the US from as far back as 2003. Countless other Iraqis and Afghan allies  have giver their lives protecting US personnel, cargo, and bases, as Civilian Security Contractors.

That is probably why I have never seen any actual Operators wear an Infidel shirt and I have sure as hell never seen anyone wear one here in theater [you know a shirt is gay if even a FOBBIT wouldn’t wear one]. I honestly really don’t know anyone who even owns one. I guess maybe they are popular to wear at gun ranges in the States so you look like a tough guy or something.

So basically wearing an Infidel Shirt screams “I have never pulled a trigger in the Middle East.” They are not quite as douchebag as wearing 5.11’s and a tight ass Affliction shirt to Starbucks, but they still scream “I am a Wannabe Operator.”

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~James G Founder - Editor in Chief

James G is a Veteran Civilian Contractor who has worked in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for way too long. He spends his off time in Indonesia and Virginia getting drunk, shooting guns, writing poorly written articles and Buying T-Shirts that Actually Fit.