Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Air Force: Test Weapons On American Citizens Before Using Them On Enemies

Can this world get any weirder? The United States Air Force wants to test their non-lethal weapons on U.S. citizens first, though with the caveat that they be unrully citizens in a large crowd.

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."

Now, I applaud the AF going in the direction of non-lethal weapons, but.....why would you not want to use it on the enemy first? I think what the Air Force is afraid of is that the weapons won't be effective enough against the enemies, and they want to see it on an easier target first, "unrully Americans." So watch out you football fans! Watch out baseball players who rush pitchers and cause an "unrully situation" on the field! The Air Force just might getcha!


At 9/13/2006 02:00:00 PM, Blogger Sherpa 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,"

Ah, this quote is just bizarre out of context.

At 9/13/2006 02:30:00 PM, Blogger nicolaepadigone said...

the more i think about it, the air force fears that these non-lethal weapons won't be effective enough against an enemy, so they would rather test it on regular civilians before risking losing a battle.

oh the ridiculousness of our Air Force!

At 9/13/2006 04:33:00 PM, Blogger Sherpa said...

Yeah, that's what I got out of the article. I was just commenting on the rediculousness of that quote..especially out of context.

At 9/14/2006 09:22:00 AM, Blogger Trude said...

so .. are they saying . . they are going to start stocking up on pepper spray ?

At 9/14/2006 09:23:00 AM, Blogger nicolaepadigone said...

no, they are talking about laser beams and stuff like that that will stun the target.

where do these guys get this logic from?!?!?!

At 9/14/2006 10:58:00 AM, Blogger Sherpa said...

Austin Powers maybe?

Especially if they start sticking laser beams on the top of sharks heads.


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