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A new Swedish message to Russian submarines: ‘This way if you are gay.’

A new Swedish message to Russian submarines: ‘This way if you are gay.’

Late last year, Swedish authorities were perturbed by signs that a foreign submarine had entered their waters. Worse still, many suspected that these submarines were Russian. It was a worrying reminder of Cold War-era aggression and perhaps a signal of Moscow’s newly provocative stance.

Sweden is not a member of NATO and spends a relatively small amount on its military. How could it hope to deter the Russian navy on its own? The answer, according to one Swedish group, is simple: The Swedes must send out gay propaganda via Morse code.

On Monday, the Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (SPAS), a group dedicated to the study and promotion of peace, released details of their plan in a video on their Web site.

In the video, a neon sign featuring a topless sailor is lowered into the waters where the rogue submarines were spotted. The sign also sends out a Morse code message to the surrounding area: “This way if you are gay.”

“Welcome to Sweden. Gay since 1944,” the sign also reads, referring to the date when Sweden made homosexuality legal.

Source: A new Swedish message to Russian submarines: ‘This way if you are gay.’ – The Washington Post

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