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While U.S. efforts to deploy it's microwave Active Denial System (which transmits a searchlight sized bean of energy when makes people downrange feel like their skin is on fire) continue to be delayed, another non-lethal system, LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) has been quietly deployed to Iraq. And there the story gets a little strange.......LRAD is basically a focused beam of sound. Originally, it was designed to emit a very loud sound. Anyone whose head was touched by this beam, heard a painfully loud sound. Anyone standing next to them heard nothing. But those hit by the beam promptly fled, or fell to the ground in pain.
From the article
This apparently gave the army guys some ideas, for there are now rumors in Iraq of a devilish American weapon that makes people believe they are hearing voices in their heads.
Originally posted by MemoryShock
So, if there is anyone out there that doesn't think that the government/military/corporate R&D doen't have the inclination (read: mischievious) to fool people in this capacity, please read the above quote. In a world where foster children with AIDS can be given experimental drugs and MK-Ultra has been admitted, I am quite certain it happens.
[edit on 17-12-2007 by MemoryShock]
So is true Iraq is becoming the testing grounds of US political system madness
What's an LRAD? Long-range acoustic device. Military non-lethal technology being tested in Baghdad and Fallujah, and it looks like, right now: NYC.
"Furthermore, the Department of Defense has shown significant interest in the advanced fielded prototype of our new Medium Range Acoustic Device (MRAD(TM)).
ATC plans to introduce this new member of its LRAD product family this summer. MRAD will be about half the size and weight of LRAD, and is optimized for land and vehicle-based operations. MRAD is expected to be particularly effective on armored vehicles for urban warfare, shorter-range checkpoints and access denial, plus multiple applications for local, national and international law enforcement. "