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Pentagon confirms it sought to build "Gay Bomb"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Perry White, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    http://cbs5.com/local/local_story_159222541.html (this is apparently old news, see: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/offbeat/2007/06/sunshine_project_uncovers_us_m.html )

    A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.

    Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called "Gay Bomb."
    As part of a military effort to develop non-lethal weapons, the proposal suggested, "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior."

    The documents show the Air Force lab asked for $7.5 million to develop such a chemical weapon.

    "The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soliders to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another," Hammond said after reviwing the documents.

    "The notion was that a chemical that would probably be pleasant in the human body in low quantities could be identified, and by virtue of either breathing or having their skin exposed to this chemical, the notion was that soliders would become gay," explained Hammond.

    The Pentagon told CBS 5 that the proposal was made by the Air Force in 1994.

    "The Department of Defense is committed to identifying, researching and developing non-lethal weapons that will support our men and women in uniform," said a DOD spokesperson, who indicated that the "gay bomb" idea was quickly dismissed.

    However, Hammond said the government records he obtained suggest the military gave the plan much stronger consideration than it has acknowledged.

    "The truth of the matter is it would have never come to my attention if it was dismissed at the time it was proposed," he said. "In fact, the Pentagon has used it repeatedly and subsequently in an effort to promote non-lethal weapons, and in fact they submitted it to the highest scientific review body in the country for them to consider."

    Military officials insisted Friday to CBS 5 that they are not currently working on any such idea and that the past plan was abandoned.

    Gay community leaders in California said Friday that they found the notion of a "gay bomb" both offensive and almost laughable at the same time.

    "Throughout history we have had so many brave men and women who are gay and lesbian serving the military with distinction," said Geoff Kors of Equality California. "So, it's just offensive that they think by turning people gay that the other military would be incapable of doing their job. And its absurd because there's so much medical data that shows that sexual orientation is immutable and cannot be changed."
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Is this from The Onion?
  3. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    I wish it was.
  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Are we sure the Pentagon dropped it?

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  5. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    And immediately, the American military is changing doorknobs all over Iraq from Renovation Hardware.
  6. Lucas Wiseman

    Lucas Wiseman Well-Known Member

    This might be the most ridiculous thing I have ever read.
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Don't spend much time 'round these parts, do you, bossman?
  8. jambalaya

    jambalaya Member

    My friend, I don't even want to know where you found this poster.
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  9. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    [blue]Another example of our tax dollars hard at work.[/blue]
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Instead of the bomb exploding, confetti flies out as the prerecorded voice of Rip Taylor screams "Fab-u-lusssssss!!!!"
  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Let's say the bomb accidentally detonated and affected our troops. Would those soldiers immediately be given dishonorable discharges?
  12. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Fan's on too high!!!

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