posted on Jun, 1 2012 @ 01:44 PM
I have been hearing these stories since Korea. Every war has its "special" weapons that noone has anything but a tale about.
I personally knew a LRRP from Vietnam who swore up and down about a laser sniper rifle that melted heads at a 1000 yards.
intrptr has reminded us of a true by-product of large-scale/long-term killing that we send initially healthy citizens into, only to have them come out
profoundly affected by what they've seen. With a real vision into what militaries are capable of doing to citizens, battle fatigue can and does extend
perceptions into delusions. In the case of these horrific experiences, how is the delusion not a logical extension of what men and women in battle
Having said that, the technology of nightmares clearly does exist and has for a long time.
U.S. military unveils
heat ray weapon: ‘You’re gonna feel it’
In the ‘War of the Worlds’ the Martians used them to incinerate pesky humans more than a century ago.
The Pentagon plans are more modest: crowd control of pesky humans.
Still, after more than a century, the ‘heat ray’ has made the leap from fiction to reality with the U.S. military demonstrating the so-called
‘goodbye effect’ of directing electromagnetic waves at people.
The Pentagon has been experimenting with killer beams for decades. A laser so powerful that it can destroy nuclear-tipped missiles shortly after
launch has been mounted in a much-modified Boeing 747 and is being tested.
Source: PAUL KORING
Washington— Globe and Mail Update
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:30AM EDT
Possibly it's by being disillusioned and jaded by ATS for so long that I state this, but we all know "being tested" means "fully operational, we was
testing long before we told you or you'd shut our asses down with your rights to vote and lobby the government"
edit on 1-6-2012 by windus
because: clearing ambiguity