Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Medicine for an Angry Mob?

Air Force Hopes to Test Non-Lethal Weapons on US Citizens for War-Time Use

AP reports:

Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before they are used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday. Domestic use would make it easier to avoid questions in the international community over any possible safety concerns, said Secretary Michael Wynne.

Crowd Control?
Angry Crowd Control??
And Political Subversives???

Because if the international community doesn't question us, it "proves" we're not doing anything wrong, so we can get away with doing it??

"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."
And that would NEVER happen at home OWN the press??

So, is this related in any way to Ashcroft's Hellish Vision of Detention Camps for US Citizens? I mean, if we aren't willing to do it to our own, then the international community might question us...

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