I had a kind of interesting conversation with a friend of mine about the "hip," "urban" trend toward young adults wearing around either the black and white or red and white variety. A friend of mine who's over in Jordan doing mercenary work sent me one a few weeks back. I tend to think that they'll eventually just be discarded, or added in as a less politically charged item of civilian clothing, much like Khaki pants or Camouflage anything. I tended to think of them in association with the US Armed Forces, the Australian Special Forces, and the Bedouin, for some reason, and didn't remember that they were associated with Palestine as well. Apparently they have a lot more political meaning for some people than I was aware of. Comments, opinions, info, flames?