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I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to…

I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me: Emblems…

by Trevor Paglen

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Very cool book. ( )
  Greymowser | Jan 22, 2016 |
A collection of over 70 military patches tied to secret government operations. Some are explained, some are still technically classified and are eerily vague, like the one with an alien's head over a strange symbol with the message written in Latin "Let them hate so long as they fear."

Great little book, highly recommended. ( )
  LJMax | Aug 21, 2015 |
The book summary listed does not describe this book. It is some publisher's hype, but not accurate. What this book does contain is a smattering of about 40 black world (or not) patches. The projects were not code named "None of your F-ing Business" as the synopsis states...those were just unofficial mottoes on some of the patches.
The author admits this is a very haphazard sampling of some patches, heavy on Area 51 projects. Not comprehensive. Not a historical record. Not even necessarily accurate. But a fun glimpse, nonetheless.
I can't help but think the guy hired to write the synopsis hated either the subject matter or the author...or both. If you are interested in militaria, this may interest you. Do not expect to be educated or informed, simply entertained. ( )
  jegka | Oct 3, 2011 |
This is a very short book containing photographs of patches from secret projects and attempts to correlate the patch to particular secret projects. Obviously, there is not a lot to go on here besides conjecture. It's still a very interesting book worth a look. ( )
  lpg3d | Jun 22, 2010 |
Give small view into world of military through patches
  bgknighton | Sep 22, 2009 |
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"Shown here for the first time, these seventy-five patches reveal a secret world of military imagery and jargon, where classified projects are known by peculiar names ("Goat Suckers," "None of Your Fucking Business," "Tastes Like Chicken") and illustrated with occult symbols and ridiculous cartoons. Although the actual projects represented here (such as the notorious Area 51) are classified, these patches-which are worn by military units working on classified missions-are precisely photographed, strangely hinting at a world about which little is known. By submitting hundreds of Freedom of Information requests, the author has also assembled an extensive and readable guide to the patches included here, making this volume the best available survey of the military's black world - a $40 billion industry that has quietly grown by almost 50 percent since 9/11."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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