Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

    The thumb-and-pinkie salute, a ubiquitous symbol of pride, heritage and greeting in Hawai'i, was banned at Camp Victory guard stations after a National Guard soldier mistakenly flashed a shaka to a senior officer instead of a salute.
    Last edited by lurkah; August 12, 2005, 06:04 AM.

  • #2
    Re: Army General Restricts Shaka Sign in Iraq

    Originally posted by lurkah
    The thumb-and-pinkie salute, a ubiquitous symbol of pride, heritage and greeting in Hawai'i, was banned at Camp Victory guard stations after a National Guard soldier mistakenly flashed a shaka to a senior officer instead of a salute.
    Oh that's sad, but funny. Funny that he threw shaka at a senior officer. LOL! Hey, shaka is kinda like a salute in the islands. That guy has no sense of humor.
    Haolewaiian Girl
    >~~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~~<

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

      It is kinda funny. At least it's not banned entirely. I imagine there will be a few rule-breakers... it's something that some of us do naturally.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

        that is funny.
        Ebb And Flow

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

          as da pepah points out, should not have been banned. instead the soldier shoulda been commaned to drop and give em 200 pushups. But to inhibit a cultural thingy li dat!?
          for erryone?

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

            The paper didn't point it out - it was the opinion of a soldier based in Iraq.

            "Yeah, the story has gotten around. Kinda ridiculous," said one Hawai'i soldier who didn't want to be named because he could face repercussions. "The general is totally in the wrong by banning the shaka, when he should have smoked the soldier instead. A coupla hundred pushups would have been better than banning the shaka."
            What will be even more ridiculous is if a Hawaii-based soldier actually gets court martialed for flashing a shaka to someone else.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

              Army General needs a WHACK WHACK in his head!
              Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
              Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

                This is yet another blow to the Hawaiians (both by blood and local).
                How'd I get so white and nerdy?

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

                  The Army has toned down its position on shaka signs.

                  A ranking Hawai'i National Guard commander in Iraq said his soldiers still can use the shaka among themselves, but they also need to show senior leaders they are a well-disciplined unit by adhering to a new ban on the greeting when they are on duty, and at their duty sites.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

                    Originally posted by Glen Miyashiro
                    The Army has toned down its position on shaka signs.
                    Now, that makes more sense.

                    auntie lynn
                    Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
                    Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

                      Apparently our "mates" in Australia are having similar controversies down under:
                      http://www.pineapplejuice.net/freshly-squeezed

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Army General Bans Shaka Sign in Iraq

                        Yeah, my husband and I had that discussion too! My husband was long time with the 100th BN - Go For Broke. Apparently, the SHAKA is being seen as an under cover salute . When you are out in the field (especially in war time) you cannot salute the officers or else you'd be "signaling" to the enemy that it's feeding time for whomever is hungry for a superior. I mean - what the hell?! That's what comes with being a military soldier - No Freedom! Not even the freedom to represent with the Shaka, go figure.
                        Last edited by Pikake; August 20, 2005, 07:44 AM. Reason: sentence in wrong spot

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X