Air Force: test weapons on Americans
“If we’re not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation.”
— Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne, on testing non-lethal weapons on citizens
Nice – what a psycho. Are you ready to be a guinea pig for Dear Leader? I couldn’t believe the man was saying it publicly, but I guess we should consider this an improvement, considering past government “activities” such as the Tuskegee Experiment, or the Army’s LSD mind control study (Project MK-ULTRA) or all sorts of other black ops research conducted on unsuspecting Americans. They might as well be up front about it.
Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before they are used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.
Domestic use would make it easier to avoid questions in the international community over any possible safety concerns, said Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne.
…”(Because) if I hit somebody with a nonlethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press.”
Steve, at SLDN’s blog Frontlines, said:
So we have to ask: Will the Air Force be resurrecting its gay conversion weapon for testing on the American public? And if so, how will the public respond? After all, Madonna has just wrapped up her latest tour . . . what will all the new gay boys do with their time?
Ah yes, the Homobomb. I blogged about that last year. The Pentagon was trying to come up with some inventive non-lethal ways to disarm enemy troops, and this one was rejected:
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.
Other ideas rejected:
* chemical weapons that attract swarms of wasps or rats to troop positions.
* a chemical that would give guerrillas “severe and lasting halitosis” to set them apart from civilians.
* a weapon that would make skin unbearably sensitive to sunlight.
These proposals date back to 1994 and were from the US Air Force Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.
Here is the Sunshine Project web site, which has a copy of the redacted Marine Corp report, Harassing, Annoying, and “Bad Guy” Identifying Chemicals.