Thursday, March 7, 2013

Red Targets

To me, it has always been a mystery why a soldier would want to wear a red beret. I guess it is following a tradition of the British, French, Prussian and Russian armies, wearing bright red uniforms, during their conflicts in the 19th century, but at least, they have given up on that a long time ago.
The Carlists still donned their bright red berets (with tassel) during the Spanish Civil War, making themselves easy targets for the Republicans and International Brigaders. 
Not that I think highly of a Carlist's intelligence, but the same phenomenon is actually still present in our day and age. Look at this female German soldier; fully camouflaged with a bright red beret!
 Or these Indonesian Special Forces, camouflaging even their faces to top it off with a bright red target!
But really, they do it everywhere. The more "Special" they name themselves, the brighter they get!
Islamic Republic of Iran

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