Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Care To Be Zapped? Don't criticize Preznit Or You Will be Err Microwaved ;-) ?

Saw this on

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?


Cacophoenix said...

Maybe they will zap us, erase our memories and put us on another planet let's say Mars and then urge NASA to declare Mars as a non planet. Wonder if blogging is allowed on MArs?

karmic_jay said...

lol@cacophoenix.. possibly, after all dissent is unpatriotic right? ;-)

Aditi said...

oh my god i see lawsuits in the making

karmic_jay said...

@Aditi.. no no no lawsuit. if the president determines it's a natl sec issue ya know ;)

Mr. J said...

It should first be tested on the Air Force Chief and Prez.

Following the news and the developments Bush went wrong somewhere. Blair's issue of being asked to resign is perhaps a sign of things to come.

karmic_jay said...

@me.. the brits have a parliamentary system which I think makes for a better accountability. Unlike us here who under the presidential system almost have a system with a short term monarchy, esp given that the GOP dominated congress refuses to hold the president accountable at all.

Mona Buonanotte said...

Aim those weapons at Congress every day for a year, and see how they fare.

Donviti said...

I'd like to say this is shocking news and disgusting that people more specifically our military, thinks like this.

nadim said...

"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.

wth ws he thinking? fellow citizens and enemy soldiers in war are treated da same way? :O

gaaawwd save america!

Id it is said...

Minds zapped of sense qualify to be creators and designers of devices such as these!

Id it is said...

...those who decide to use these devices can you imagine how extensively zapped those minds must be! hehe

Keshi said...

isnt it strange how we teach our kids in school not to ever get physically violent with anyone...and then the world leaders go and use the most violent devices to get at each other...great example for kids! No wonder we have maniacs breeding by the second.


Ameet said...

So the idea is the enemy doesn't die with the 'embedded' media around. Body count: 0. Media moves on to next big scandal. Enemy dies slowly of mysterious cancerous diseases. Media never reports it.

Dadoji said...

What's it with GOP and inflicting pain on others?!!