U.S. Navy Directive on Inappropriate T-Shirts

Infidel t-shirt

U.S. Navy Directive 16134 (Inappropriate T-Shirts)

The following directive was issued by the commanding officer of all naval installations in the Middle East. (It was directed at the Navy Seals and embarked Marines.)
To: All Commands
Subject: Inappropriate T-Shirts
Ref: ComMidEastFor Inst 16134//24 K
All commanders promulgate upon receipt:
The following T-shirts are no longer to be worn, on board ship or on/off base, by any military, or civilian personnel, serving in the Middle East:
1. “Eat Pork or Die” [Both English and Arabic versions]
2. “Shrine Busters” [Various. Show burning minarets or bomb/artillery shells impacting Islamic shrines. Some with unit logos.]
3. “Goat – it isn’t just for breakfast any more” [Both English and Arabic versions]
4. “The road to Paradise begins with me” [Mostly Arabic versions, but some in English. Some show sniper scope cross-hairs.]
5. “Guns don’t kill people. I kill people.”
6. “Pork. The other white meat”
7. “Here Comes Infidel”
The above T-shirts are to be removed from Post Exchanges upon receipt of this directive. In addition, the following signs are to be removed upon receipt of this message:
1. “Islamic Religious Services Will Be Held at the Firing Range at 0800 Daily.”
2. “Do we really need ‘smart bombs’ to drop on these dumb bas tardss?”
All commands are instructed to implement sensitivity training upon receipt.
H/t John Molloy
P.S. This is a joke that’s been circulating since 2007.

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5 years ago

Given the insane PC times we live in, it wouldn’t surprise me if they really did this.

5 years ago

It may be a joke but there is some truth to it. Back when I was in the US Navy, late 70’s early 80’s, there were t-shirts we were not allowed on ship or on base.