Military discontinues research on Gay Bomb

[quote]Pentagon reveals rejected chemical weapons
15 January 2005
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THE Pentagon considered developing a host of non-lethal chemical weapons that would disrupt discipline and morale among enemy troops, newly declassified documents reveal.

Most bizarre among the plans was one for the development of an “aphrodisiac” chemical weapon that would make enemy soldiers sexually irresistible to each other. Provoking widespread homosexual behaviour among troops would cause a “distasteful but completely non-lethal” blow to morale, the proposal says.

Other ideas included chemical weapons that attract swarms of enraged wasps or angry rats to troop positions, making them uninhabitable. Another was to develop a chemical that caused “severe and lasting halitosis”, making it easy to identify guerrillas trying to blend in with civilians. There was also the idea of making troops’ skin unbearably sensitive to sunlight.

The proposals, from the US Air Force Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, date from 1994. The lab sought Pentagon funding for research into what it called “harassing, annoying and ‘bad guy’-identifying chemicals”. The plans have been posted online by the Sunshine Project, an organisation that exposes research into chemical and biological weapons.

Spokesman Edward Hammond says it was not known if the proposed $7.5 million, six-year research plan was ever pursued. … print=true[/quote]

Good to see your tax dollars at work.

I can sleep easier now, knowing that Bush doesn’t have to feel alone anymore in gee-zuz-good-thing-my-head-is screwed-on-land…

Guess they’ll have to use it in conjunction with one of those Naked Bombs from “Get Smart.”

There are no heterosexuals in foxholes…

And as always, for those of you who lack the imagination to envisage the results of such a dastardly attack, The Sun is there, under the witty and amusing headline:
[color=red]US Planned Atomic Bum[/color]
" Geddit?