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Most of the time we like our own stuff. While some other time, it might happen that it is some other cool bloke’s original posting that we enjoy… Well this time is Leon’s, so enjoy it all, for I have enjoyed it quite a lot!
Leon’s thoughts on...U.S weapons that never made it
American media is still parading news of the bombing of Al-Zarqawi. So in the spirit of dropping bombs, I’ve decided to drop one myself, about the U.S weapons that never made it past the drawing board. Sure you’ve about the impressive weapons the Yanks have in their arsenal. The Apache Helicopter, the Nimitz class aircraft carriers and their nuclear…sorry, nuc-u-lur weapons, just to name a few. But do you know about the “gay bomb”?
No, it’s not an effeminate, fashion-conscious bomb that whistles show tunes as it plummets to the ground. Actually, it was a bomb that was supposed to contain an aphrodisiac that would provoke homosexual behaviour among enemy troops. The “Brokeback Bomb” as I like to call it, would be non-lethal, but would completely obliterate the morale of enemy soldiers. A chemical was in the works that would attract angry wasps and rats. A chemical “Kick Me” sign if you will. There was one that would make skin extremely sensitive to sunlight (Great, give the enemy a reason to hide). There was also an idea to create a chemical that would cause long-lasting bad breath, so enemy soldiers would be easier to detect if they tried to blend in with civilians.
And get this, they were thinking of making a bomb that would simulate flatulence in enemy ranks. Hello? That’s called a fart bomb. You can pick one up at your local toy store! These plans were made in 1994, and if pursed, they would have cost $7.5 million. But why weren’t they pursued? Was it the wanton misuse of taxpayer’s money? No, that never stopped them before. I guess at the end of the day, it’s just easier to blow your enemies to kingdom come. I mean liberate them. Isn’t that right Bush?