CIA's "terrorist buster" logo

Picture 2-87 Over at the CIA website, you'll find the DCI Counterterrorist Center's "Terrorist Buster" logo, featuring a grinning, machine-gun-waving, ninja terrorist crawling through the international "forbidden" symbol. Link (Thanks, Manny!)


  1. I forsee this design having vast impact on the national terrorist community. I mean, it clearly says “no” after all. Who ignores that?

  2. I ain’t fraid of one who utilizes the systematic use of violence and intimidation to achieve political objectives

  3. Man, we can’t even keep the terrorists fully behind forbidden symbols. This war on terror is hopeless.

  4. Yeah, except it’s NOT the “international ‘forbidden’ symbol” because the line for that goes from top left to bottom right.

    All the CIA had to do was look at a “no left turn” sign and they could have had it correct.

  5. This symbol is offensive to ninja citizens who exercise their Second Amendment rights to own semi-automatic weapons for home defense. It it so on now.

  6. It appears this graphic is in the public domain, who wants to print the t-shirts?

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  7. Not only does the new CIA Anti-terrorist logo look hilariously like the Ghostbusters symbol… but a quick ‘Find/Replace’ in the lyrics can turn Ray Parker Jr.’s Ghostbusters theme into a paranoid, patriotic, jingoistic propaganda song:

    If there’s something strange in your neighborhood
    Who you gonna call?
    Terrorist busters!
    If there’s something weird and it don’t look good
    Who you gonna call?
    Terrorist busters!

    I ain’t afraid of no Terrorist!

  8. … because inciting people to use “munitions” on the CIA website would not quite be in the spirit of an anti-terrorism campaign?

  9. Terrorist-Busters

    At first, their clients are few and far between, and the Terrorist-busters have to depend on their individual talents to keep the business alive: Dr. Egon Spengler is a Terrorist genius, Dr. Raymond “Ray” Stantz is an expert on Terrorist history and WMD’s, and Dr. Peter Venkman has charm and business savvy, although he is in some ways a charlatan.

    Although he initially comes off as a bit of a wise guy, Venkman eventually finds a subtly heroic side to himself when he learns that a creature called “Osama” is haunting the land of America, a client who has become the object of his lustful (and possibly deeper) intentions.

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