Swastika crawls up Air Force chief’s ass; dies

UPDATE: CNN MISQUOTES, MAKES SHIT UP, WHATEVER… It seems Secretary Wynne never actually said that, it was just CNN’s way of spicing up their story by using wild-ass out-of-context quoting in the lede. Cut and paste journalism is this month’s photoshop, natch. Then again, the blogosphere reaction shows how very little we trust the government these days. /UPDATE

As an American citizen guinea pig, I simply cannot stand for this.

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. 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.

Yes, let’s test out these brand-new weapons on American citizens at protests. It’s better to potentially kill/disable those stupid anti-war anarchy lefto fucks anyway, because who’s gonna protest? Their government? Pshyeah.

Here’s a crazy idea: why don’t we test things out humanely? Pay some willing adults good money to stand there and be subjected to this weirdass Star Trek shit. That sounds like a good idea. We can pay for it by, I dunno, telling all those pork-eating congresscritters to piss off and die when they try to pull stunts like this:

He said he can’t cut more people, and it would not be wise to take funding from military programs that are needed to protect the country. But he said he also incurs resistance when he tries to save money on operations and maintenance by retiring aging aircraft.

“We’re finding out that those are, unfortunately, prized possessions of some congressional districts,” said Wynne, adding that the Air Force will have to “take some appetite suppressant pills.” He said he has asked employees to look for efficiencies in their offices.

God I hate our government.

19 Comments
  1. Let’s try out these humane devices on politicians who vote for them — and Bush ‘n Cheney ‘n all their political appointees in the DOD.

  2. I thought this sounded familiar. Check out http://www.bestsf.net/reviews/analog050708.html

    Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, July/August 2005
    ….
    Gregory Benford. The Pain Gun.
    Near-future post-nuclear war Middle East setting, in which microwaves are used to inflict pain without damage. A US soldier is able to use his technical expertise to fine tune the weapon, but muses on the fact, like nuclear bombs, the technology can not be kept in a Pandora’s box.

  3. I’ve got a better idea: Test it on the Secretary of the Air Force first. If he survives, then test it on Congress.

  4. I don’t see anything wrong with what he said. Read that quote carefully – the CNN reporter blew it way out of context and decided to go all the way with it.

    If we are going to have a military that acts more as a police force than a fighting unit, then they shold be able to do with the same things that a police force would use here. If it needs to be non-lethal, then it why does the air-farce need to have a budget for things that our own police wouldn’t use here….

  5. Yaaa WOW!! What is going on? How in the heck did this idiot get in charge of the air force? I have always known this govt is insane but…..? Can’t use them on an enemy till they test them on us? Wow ,am I ever glad that the govt in WWII didn’t cop that attitude with the atom bomb!Can you imagine the implications of this type of weapons testing? Well folks we now know that when we eventually take to the streets in revolution we had better be ready for anything, never blink, now where did I put that roll of tin foil and duct tape……

  6. In response to Colson. I agree with your logic, given the quotes provided on most websites, including CNN, the conclusions being reached would not follow. However, they are leaving off his complete statement, and so the conclusion that many are reaching seems irrational. Take a look at his statement as recorded at
    http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=2101916&C=landwar
    His intentions are clear, there is an “ought” in his language, not a hypothetical.
    Cheers.

  7. Colson posted a denial of the conclusions being reached about Wynne’s statement on his website, but the Defense News article is very clear, as it includes the full imperative wording that Wynne used. There are other sources besides CNN that do include the full statement. Don’t let this die. Cheers.

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