About those “crusader coins”

Originally posted elsewhere on 01/19/2011

You may have heard that American journalist, Sy Hersh, recently gave a speech in Qatar in which he claims that a significant portion of the military’s Joint Special Operations Command are actually members of the “Knights of Malta.” Furthermore Sy Hersh charges that they view themselves as leading a 21st century, Christian crusade again Islam. As evidence to support his “crusader” angle, Hersh explains that:

They have little insignias, these coins they pass among each other, which are crusader coins. They have insignia that reflect the whole notion that this is a culture war. … Right now, there’s a tremendous, tremendous amount of anti-Muslim feeling in the military community.

Wow! Crusader coins? Really?
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