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Tango0127 Jul 2017 3:31 p.m. PST

… Against The Islamic State?.

"Kurdish forces fighting ISIS have formed the first LGBT fighting unit to fight the terror group in northern Syria.

The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army, or TQILA, exists to 'smash the gender binary… and advance the sexual revolution', according to an online statement announcing its creation.

It continued: 'The images of gay men being thrown off roofs and stoned to death by Deash [ISIS] was something we could not idly watch.'

The statement was released by the International Revolutionary People's Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF), an anarchist movement made up of foreign fighters battling ISIS alongside a Kurdish militia known as the YPG…"
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Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian27 Jul 2017 5:18 p.m. PST

Tequila???

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 5:58 p.m. PST

These topics feel like part of what we at work used to call an "Operation Flypaper" move, meant solely to get people fired or marked.

Dan

Lion in the Stars27 Jul 2017 6:09 p.m. PST

Uhm, is it April 1st again?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 6:44 p.m. PST

IF this thing is even real in the first place (could be a stunt meant just to churn up things and raise more tensions among our society) …

They sound like they're more interested in a different type of "Revolution" or War (political agenda back home) than what the situation with the Kurds really calls for on the ground.

I wouldn't be surprised if they're tailed/shadowed by their very own crowd of media press corps and opportunistic writers. So no chance sending that unit on any covert mission. The enemy (the world) will hear about their every move way ahead of time.

Not to mention the incredible pressure commanders will experience if they send the world's first LGBT unit in this war on some mission that could even remotely result in heavy casualties. As if overseeing a war wasn't enough pressure as it is.

Plus, after all those interviews, now the enemy knows exactly what it will take to demoralize them or make them take pause ahead of any advance, and they'll purposely leave behind PSYOPS, like corpses of fighters with signs around their necks that say they were gay (even if they weren't).

Dan

SouthernPhantom27 Jul 2017 6:47 p.m. PST

This feels like a hoax. TQUILA? O.o

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 2:40 a.m. PST

My biggest question is why now? Why not 2, 3 or 4 years ago?

Dan

Tango0128 Jul 2017 12:31 p.m. PST

Good question!… (smile)


Amicalement
Armand

Ottoathome29 Jul 2017 4:05 a.m. PST

Dear Caciqut

Looks like your hypothesis is correct.

Otto

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 9:00 a.m. PST

I'm inclined to dismiss the whole story as an Onion parody. However going by my Runciman "open a page at random" trope, I hesitate to dismiss it out of hand.
On a boardgame, this unit would have the standard Avalon Hill Battle of the Bulge panzer color.

You know, I genuinely hope it is true.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Well, well … that didn't take long.

The Kurds are already disavowing any involvement with that unit (if it exists at all):

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So, IF THEY EVEN EXIST as a unit, they are either 1) some sort of rogue/independent unit of covert LGBT "avengers" that no one (friend or foe) even knows about, or 2) the group only showed up to pose for photos at a site previously cleared of all ISIS activity and then they just went back home.

Of course, Western media is not wasting any time to confirm the facts, with some of them already treating this as if it was the first moon landing or something. So either the British and US journalists haven't gotten the memo yet that the unit is not part of the Kurdish forces, or they are behind the fabrication of this whole Kurdish LGBT unit story.

Dan
PS. Lol, and people wonder why we call our US media fake news. Or maybe the Russians did this. :)

Tango0129 Jul 2017 10:57 p.m. PST

Good Search Dan!….

Amicalement
Armand

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