September 13, 2006

Better Than Pepper-Ball Guns

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.

Best quote ever:

“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.”

I bet my university is calling this guy up right now to get some test weapons lined up for the next time a New England team is in the playoffs.

(Hat tip to Leslie)

Posted by James at September 13, 2006 3:11 PM
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I'm sorry. Did I read that correctly? We want to test devices out on civilians to see if there are unintended side effects before we deploy them to the field.

I know! Since they are non-lethal, how about we test them on Congressmen, Executive branch members, and high ranking military officials. Since they want to deploy them, they should have experience so they know what they are using.

Posted by: briwei at September 13, 2006 5:31 PM

Whoops - forgot the link. I've added it now.

Posted by: James at September 13, 2006 5:38 PM


Posted by: Chuck S. at September 13, 2006 10:01 PM

That'll show those ungrateful citizens to petition their government for a redress of grievances. We'll microwave their commie asses.

Posted by: DG at September 14, 2006 9:38 AM

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