Care To Be Zapped? Don't criticize Preznit Or You Will be Err Microwaved ;-) ?
Saw this on CNN.com.
Air Force chief: Test weapons on testy U.S. mobs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before being used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.
The object is basically public relations. Domestic use would make it easier to avoid questions from others about possible safety considerations, said Secretary Michael Wynne.
"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," said 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."
Testy mobs eh? Hmm wonder who that might be?
Well think anti-war potestors? Also frankly most anti-war protests have been very peaceful.
But this Kos dairy also has other links mostly to do with are these weapons safe?
VOLUNTEERS taking part in tests of the Pentagon's "less-lethal" microwave weapon were banned from wearing glasses or contact lenses due to safety fears. The precautions raise concerns about how safe the Active Denial System (ADS) weapon would be if used in real crowd-control situations.
The ADS fires a 95-gigahertz microwave beam, which is supposed to heat skin and to cause pain but no physical damage (New Scientist, 27 October 2001, p 26).
Frankly none of these weapons serve to win hearts and minds do they? Also I wonder if the republican shills who always follow dear leader and claim to be in the war on Iraq too (while they are safe behind their keyboards here) would volunteer for this glorious cause? I mean a few moments of pain for dear leader and his policies has to be worth it right?