posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:32 PM
They have used moths, bats, dolphins, dogs all sorts. Now their picking on the bloody beetles.
In the early years of American involvement in WWII, a plan was conceived by a Pennsylvanian dental surgeon to strap tiny incendiary devices to bats
and drop them by the thousands over Japanese cities. The bats—able to carry nearly three times their own body weight—would fly under the cover of
night and take roost in traditional, highly-flammable wood and paper Japanese houses. As dawn approached, timers on the devices would ignite the "bat
bombs" and entire cities would burn to the ground without the loss of life accompanied by, say, an atomic attack. The project was slowed by many
complications and was ultimately shut down in 1944 because the bats would not be ready for combat until 1945.
Cetacean Intelligence Mission
The Navy has been training bottlenose dolphins since at least the late 1980s to patrol and protect warships, hunt for mines, and even to carry darts
and target divers for attack. Once word of the program got out, animal rights activists raised public awareness causing the Navy to turn the details
highly classified; today, little is known about the extent of the operations. We do know that the animals were fitted with electronic harnesses, which
ostensibly relayed signal commands, and that they were trained to recognize divers in wetsuits like prowlers in the night. How the mechanism of firing
the darts was accomplished is anyone's guess.
As if most people weren't already creeped out enough by insects, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has been working to develop
cyborg spy moths. Darpa, the research arm of the Department of Defense, has already successfully implanted chips in cockroaches and rats, allowing
humans to "drive" the animals with joysticks. In the case of the moths, the chip will be implanted at the pupal stage so that the animal grows
around it and develops a "reliable tissue-machine interface." The spy moth will then be released at the front lines and remotely piloted into enemy
territory, potentially beaming back video and audio feeds along the way.
Not really for spying just for murdering folk.
[edit on 30-6-2010 by Big Raging Loner]