Suddenly Everyone's Favorite Communist

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One of Brace Belden's tweets from the frontlines of militia fighting in Syria: "Sorry I haven’t tweeted I’ve been (lowers shattered sunglasses revealing empty, bleeding eye sockets) killing ISIS guys."  (Courtesy of Brace Belden)

Brace Belden was 27 when he snuck into Syria to enlist in a Kurdish militia, leaving his girlfriend, job, and hometown of San Francisco behind.

Even he thought it was a dumb idea, but it was also a chance to finally put his beliefs into action.