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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Test Weapons on American Citizens to see if they are safe for the enemy!!!

Some of the bloggers I check out sometimes use the initials WTF. I am not exactly sure what that means but if it means what I believe it does, even though I don't use that language, I say WTF !!?

Test weapons on American citizens to make sure they are safe to use on the enemy? In crowd control situations? What kind of crowds are they expecting that require the use of weapons against citizens? And why?

I don't know about you folks but I do NOT like the sound of this at all. This is the sleaziest excuse I've ever heard from anyone except the Unholy Three. Considering the horrific weapons that have been used in wars, I scarcely think being villified in the press if it injures an enemy is a valid excuse for guinea pigging American citizens. If it injures us they'll resolve the safety issues. Excuse me??

This is darn well suspicious. Are we so stupid that we'll believe this excuse?

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/chronicle/4182615.html
Text:
Air Force chief: Test weapons on Americans
By LOLITA C. BALDOR

WASHINGTON - 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.

"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."

The Air Force has funded research into nonlethal weapons, but he said
the service isn't likely to spend more money on development until
injury issues are reviewed by medical experts and resolved. [!!! Try out on us! Then review injury issues?]

Nonlethal weapons can weaken people if they are hit with the beam.*

Some of the weapons can emit short, intense energy pulses that also
disable some electronic devices.**


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[* "weaken people" - short term? long term? weaken how? ]
[**"disable some electronic devices" - what kind? heart implants? just in the open or do they penetrate buildings? What about hospitals, nursing homes, business places?]

What the heck ARE these things? High power microwave devices? So I am ignorant but all I know about microwaves is that they are used in beams of some kinds and they cook stuff. Will they cook people?


10 Comments:

  • At Sunday, September 17, 2006 11:02:00 AM , Blogger Granny said...

    What the f***!!

    I've been reading about this little gem. I hope the present trend of the emperor's own people turning on him will continue.

     
  • At Sunday, September 17, 2006 12:58:00 PM , Blogger bohemiantroubadour said...

    KILL THE EMPORER!!!

     
  • At Sunday, September 17, 2006 1:34:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    We can't do that but we can certainly applaud as he self destructs.

     
  • At Sunday, September 17, 2006 1:37:00 PM , Blogger Worried said...

    Test it on the Chimperor FIRST _ repeated tests on the Unholy Three. Evaluate injury issues by the effects on them.

     
  • At Sunday, September 17, 2006 2:46:00 PM , Blogger Endorendil said...

    Non-lethal weapons for crowd control vary from using mounties and trained dogs, to water canons and tear gas. Rubber bullets are dicier, but the US certainly uses them at home and files them as non-lethal.

    I am very happy that someone in the US army has proposed that if a weapon is going to be classified as non-lethal, i.e. useable on civilians, it should be accepted by police in the US too. I doubt that it will be accepted by a Republican administration, though.

    You see, this might refrain them from deploying the more recently developed tools, such as lasers and the microwave pulse devices you refer too, on a daily basis in places like Iraq. If these things are non-lethal and had no side-effects, they would be great, to protect official buildings, military sites and to do crowd control.

    The resistance in Iraq uses relatively high-tech tools (for a guerilla force). A microwave pulse can take out many of the essentials tools of their trade, by disabling bombs, remote controls, sensors, concealed cameras and the like. However, it can also destroy infrastructure such as gsm cell towers, and of course gsm's, TVs, radios, TV cameras and iPods. No need to worry about the television crew's presence anymore...

    I really hope it becomes law. Do you really prefer that they use weapons that the pentagon SAYS are non-lethal on innocent civilians in Iraq? If so, you might want to vote Republican.

     
  • At Sunday, September 17, 2006 9:57:00 PM , Blogger betmo said...

    hmmm- yes, there are some americans stupid enough to believe that we should test weapons on each other and have american prison camps in america- and that the government should spy on americans and the like. and yes- i am pretty sure wtf means what you think it means and is way appropriate in this case. god bless america.

     
  • At Sunday, September 17, 2006 10:12:00 PM , Blogger JBlue said...

    Just when you thought it was safe to go outside again.

     
  • At Monday, September 18, 2006 7:42:00 PM , Blogger Gary said...

    Maybe they should all be tested on the Bush administration, senior military officers and Homeland Security staff!

    The US spends more on military than all other military budgets in the world combined. New weapons - hey, let's spend some more!

     
  • At Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:24:00 AM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

    what the fuck?

     
  • At Tuesday, September 19, 2006 4:02:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    YG, my sentiments exactly.

    If they accidentally kill off my friend who wears a pacemaker, it's collateral damage?

    The hospitals and other places all have signs saying "microwave in use" for pacemaker wearers.

    What the hell are they thinking? Stupid question. They don't think and don't care.

     

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