Thursday, December 24, 2015

Little Red Men

Before there were Little Green Men waging war on Ukraine for Putin's Russia, there were Little Red Men in the service of the Soviet Union:

The soldiers were told to grow their hair long and were given civilian clothes. From then on, their superiors said, they would be addressed — and were to address one another — as “comrade tourist” as they sailed aboard a cruise liner to Syria.

With this simple trick, the Soviet Union managed to sneak thousands of soldiers into Syria in 1983 during the Lebanese civil war, in which Syria, Moscow’s close ally, was deeply involved.

I figure the Chinese will use this trick when they invade Taiwan.