In fact, it has nothing to do with Judaism. But it is funny enough to deserve a place in our little universe. It seems the US Army, while dreaming up new weapons, envisioned a chemical that could be dropped on its enemies that would affect them by, well, by making them love each other. I mean, LOOOOOVE each other.
…among the plans was one for the development of an “aphrodisiac” chemical weapon that would make enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other. Provoking widespread homosexual behaviour among troops would cause a “distasteful but completely non-lethal” blow to morale, the proposal says.
I guess when you are busy loving your fellow soldier, it’s difficult to fight hard-fighting marines – although you might make googly-eyes at them.
Have any of you folks seen Eytan Fox’s movies? He’s made a career of dealing with this topic. See, I made it Jewlicious after all.
ed. note: The pictures above are from a series of classically inspired and notably homoerotic photos of IDF soldiers taken by Adi Ness, represented by the Dvir Gallery in Tel Aviv. What? You got a better idea for pictures to illustrate this post?