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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

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People...

Air Force chief: Test weapons on testy U.S. mobs


NOT an Onion piece:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.
Huh?
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."

The Air Force has paid for research into nonlethal weapons, but he said the service is unlikely to spend more money on development until injury problems are reviewed by medical experts and resolved.
Gee. Thanks.
On another subject, Wynne said he expects to choose a new contractor for the next generation aerial refueling tankers by next summer.

He said a draft request for bids will be put out next month, and there are two qualified bidders: the Boeing Co. and a team of Northrop Grumman Corp. and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co., the majority owner of European jet maker Airbus SAS.

The contract is expected to be worth at least $20 billion (€15.75 billion).
ANOTHER good gig. Damn.

Some ideas for the powers at be. You know, so they can test the "weapons."

1. A Promise Keepers rally
2. A Dittohead Convention
3. The crowd at a Toby Keith show

I realize that those recs are "silly," and look forward to getting shot on the corner of Sunset & La Brea...during an anti-war rally.

More later...

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