This doozy was spotted by Wired's Danger Room team:

"We’ve featured some seriously over-the-top military patches here in the Danger Room. This one, nabbed by Spencer in Afghanistan, counts as one of the most over-the-toppest.

The emblem is for Task Force ODIN — the team of killer drones, manned spy planes, and intelligence analysts, named after the all-seeing pater familias of the Norse gods. And it’s just what you’d want from an Army-meets-Asgard mashup.

On the patch (from ODIN’s just-departed detachment) an armed drone sails over the head of a blond, bearded warrior, clad in chain mail. “SURRENDER OR DIE!” screams the text along the bottom. But the ironic thing is, ODIN isn’t really in the killing business any more.

During ODIN’s original incarnation, in Iraq, the task force helped bring hundreds of insurgent bombers to an early end. These days, in Afghanistan, ODIN is more in the business of surveillance and intelligence-gathering. Guess “SURRENDER OR WE’LL WATCH YOU FOR A WHILE” wasn’t a catchy enough slogan."

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 16, 2010 at 11:08pm
Surrender or have some chaps from the Alpha Beta Omega drinking thing that we always see on American college movies come over in fancy dress. A13 - 214th the fancy dress warriors.
Comment by Ryan on August 17, 2010 at 2:14am
Well when you stuck in the sh*t hole war, whatever it takes to give you some motivation, glorification about your job I think!

Beside, just because you don't shoot doesn't mean you don't POINT!
Comment by L-P Lorentzen on August 17, 2010 at 2:31am
Another thing...: Odin was one-eyed, he sacrificed one eye for knowledge. Is that way they crash a lot????
He also exposed himself to a lot of pain to understand the the world, is that a metaphor her somewhere.??..hehehehe
Comment by ionut on August 17, 2010 at 3:22am
Stupidity can kill ya.y'all.

Comment by Robert Krogh (hooks) on August 17, 2010 at 3:56am
Now no Blasphemy. Odin was and is the greatest god over all gods. ;-).
Comment by Mike Murphy on August 17, 2010 at 5:12am
I happen to have a couple of good friends in TF Odin. One of them is even a Troop commander.
Comment by Daniel Gru on August 17, 2010 at 5:21am
Just let the little Boys feel cool with a little sticker on their chests. If that helps them kill people every day, why not?

/Irony off

Comment by Brian on August 17, 2010 at 5:51am
Walk a mile first guys.
Comment by James F. on August 17, 2010 at 7:22am
I personally like to walk a mile in the persons shoes I'm making fun of as well. That way I'm when they hear me I'm a mile away and have their shoes... =P

Comment by Rory Paul on August 17, 2010 at 10:11am
"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"


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