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 obviously directed at the Marines.)
To: All Commands
Subject: Inappropriate T-Shirts ( U.S. Navy Directive 16134 (Inappropriate T-Shirts)
Ref: ComMidEast ForInst 16134//24 K All commanders promulgate upon receipt.
The following T-shirts are no longer to be worn on or off base by any
military or civilian personnel serving in the Middle East :
a. "Eat Pork or Die" [both English and Arabic versions]
b. "Shrine Busters" [Various. Show burning minarets or bomb/artillery shells impacting Islamic shrines. Some with unit logos.]
c. "Napalm, Sticks Like Crazy" [Both English and Arabic versions]
d. "Goat - It isn't just for breakfast any more." [Both English and Arabic
e. "The road to Paradise begins with me." [Mostly Arabic versions, but some in English. Some show sniper scope cross-hairs.]
f. "Guns don't kill people. I kill people." [Both Arabic and English
g. "Pork. The other white meat." [Arabic version]
h. "Infidel" [English, Arabic and other coalition force languages.]
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:
a. "Islamic Religious Services Will Be Held at the Firing Range at
b. "Do we really need 'smart bombs to drop on these dumb bastards?"
All commands are instructed to implement sensitivity training upon receipt.