Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Don't Ask, Don't Bomb . . . .

This is (almost) unbelievable.

Now that I think of it, there's not too much that is unbelievable in today's militaristic world.

Pentagon Confirms It Sought To Build A 'Gay Bomb'
Jun 8, 2007 9:03 pm US/Pacific

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."

"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 Edward Hammond, of Berkeley's Sunshine Project.

Questions arise:

#1) What would be the results of "bombing" the female soldiers, if any?

#2) This proposal was being considered in 1994. The Clinton/Pentagon instituted "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in July of 1993. Coincidence or coordinated?

Inquiring minds want to know . . . .

UPDATE: Video link here


Tom said...

So our brilliant military thinks creating a bomb to make people gay is a better idea than a bomb to kill the enemy. Are we worse than being killed? LOL

Canada Calling said...

Now that gay bomb could be really fun! Think of the Republican Convention, the Super Bowl and if it worked on women, using it on the set of the L Word to make all of our fantasies come true.
It sounds so outrageous that it must be true. The flip side, are they working on a bomb that will make you heterosexual?

West End Bob said...

Tom: If there's money to be made, I'm sure Haliburton will jump at the chance to make the bomb. Gay . . . straight . . . they don't care as long as they get the no-bid contract.

CC: Let's hope they're not working on the heterosexual version. None of us would approve, would we?!?!?