With all due respect to my friend, AverageThomas, I don’t care much about people who defend pastries.

I’m kidding, of course, but the DANISH? Really?! Folks, I think we can do better than that.

And if its photos of bad-ass guys that could kick YOUR ass, you’ve come to the right place…

GSG 9 To Mark 40th Anniversary

The German GSG-9 have been hunting terrorists long before Jack Bauer made it cool. In fact, they’re kind of the ultimate counter terrorism special forces condition. If you ever have the thought of mixing fertilizer with gasoline, why don’t you take it down a notch and remind yourself these are the dudes that will be looking for you.

French GIGN

If you have a joke about the French surrendering, I’d like you to tell it to these guys. Meet the GIGN, and their tacky 1980’s-style riot face masks aside, they don’t have a high tolerance for BS. Whether it involves storming airplanes or taking down terror cells, these guys are happy to go to work. And, as you can see, they know how to make an entrance.

British SAS

The British Special Air Service is a lot more than just ‘Soap’ MacTavish. They’re the superstars of the talent-laden branch known as the U.K. Special Forces. Their job? To ruin your day if you’re trying to ruin the day of anyone loyal to her majesty’s homeland. And if you have any concerns as to whether they’re up to the task, I suggest you learn about the Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980.

GROMNo, those aren’t some nerdy scientists reenacting evolution. Those are the men of Poland’s GROM, and they’re much more abrasive than their country’s ethnic cuisine. They go where traditional armies can’t. And you want bad-ass? Their acronum itself means ‘Thunderbolt’. They’re kind of like Eastern Europe’s Chuck Norris, except they’re not an alien sent from outer space.

Army Ranger WingIreland’s Army Ranger Wing is the reason no one will be completing a hostile takeover of Guiness any time soon. These guys don’t just suit up head-to-toe to hide their ginger locks, they do it to make sure you don’t see what’s coming at you. And if they’re coming for YOU, you’re in a wee bit o’ trouble, lad.

SOuth Korea UDT SEALsSouth Korea, really? Oh, yeah, you better believe it. If Kim Jong-Un stops sword-rattling and picks a fight with allied forces, he’ll have to deal with this nightmare clan who were built largely in the image of U.S. Navy SEALs. Trained in stealth and specializing in national security, they’re doing their enemies to the north a favor by honoring the demilitarized line. That is, if you even know where they are.