Pentagon nixex ray gun weapons in Iraq

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posted on Aug, 29 2007 @ 02:33 PM
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Pentagon nixex ray gun weapons in Iraq


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WASHINGTON - Saddam Hussein had been gone just a few weeks, and U.S. forces in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, were already being called unwelcome invaders. One of the first big anti-American protests of the war escalated into shootouts that left 18 Iraqis dead and 78 wounded.
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posted on Aug, 29 2007 @ 02:33 PM
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...Makes you wonder what other projects the Pentagon has developed... but not declared openly....


And, is the bottom line that they\'re not using this (non-lethal) one, is because they feel it\'s too expensive!!

I guess it\'s too expensive to spare or save lives....

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posted on Aug, 29 2007 @ 02:37 PM
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This ray gun has been known for a couple of years, so theres not much to say about it.

And to say that cost was the only reason or factor in preventing its deployment, you missed another reason for it...


The main reason the tool has been missing in action is public perception. With memories of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal still fresh, the Pentagon is reluctant to give troops a space-age device that could be misconstrued as a torture machine.

"We want to just make sure that all the conditions are right, so when it is able to be deployed the system performs as predicted — that there isn't any negative fallout," said Col. Kirk Hymes, head of the Defense Department's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate.

Reviews by military lawyers concluded it is a lawful weapon under current rules governing the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a Nov. 15 document prepared by Marine Corps officials in western Iraq.

Private organizations remain concerned, however, because documentation that supports the testing and legal reviews is classified. There's no way to independently verify the Pentagon's claims, said Stephen Goose of Human Rights Watch in Washington.

"We think that any time you have an emerging technology that's based on novel physical principles, that this deserves the highest level of scrutiny," Goose said. "And we really haven't had that."



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posted on Aug, 29 2007 @ 02:48 PM
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...Now, I guess that's somethbing of a Military midset...

Gee! We don't want 'em to think we're torturing people now...

Because we actually were torturing people before....


Everyone has their important priorities.....

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posted on Aug, 29 2007 @ 03:01 PM
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Originally posted by cosmokatt7

And, is the bottom line that they\'re not using this (non-lethal) one, is because they feel it\'s too expensive!!

I guess it\'s too expensive to spare or save lives....

(visit the link for the full news article)


Seems to me . . . they could be reserving it for use WITHIN the USA and wanting to avoid anyone becoming aware of it's parameters to minimize the risk of effective countermeasures when it's used within the USA.

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OR . . . perhaps they just are following NWO orders to help decrease the world's population to 200-500 million.





 
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