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Iraqi anti perrsonal lasers!!!!

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posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 12:23 PM
Iraqi anti-perrsonal lasers

During the Iraq iran war iranian soldiers were hit by anti perssonal lasers.

Over 4000 iranians were reported to have suffered hemorrhages or retinal

burns from the lasers . These lasers were mounted on iraqi tanks. There

are also reports of the lasers being used agianst low flying planes to blind

pilots, but they are not conmfirmed. Also there are no reports of the lasers

being deployed in the first or second gulf war.

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:28 PM
Sources please. Without a credible source its obvious this is a bunch of BS. Besides Iraq couldn't afford a laser pointer, what makes you think that they could build an anti-personal laser gun. Wouldn't people have heard if 4,000 Iranians were burned by lasers during a war. Like I said before, sources please.

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:32 PM
I dont know of any links for this, but you might want to try googling "Retna Poppers" . I think thats what they were called.

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:33 PM
As always the world best weoponry sources, or .com, i

forgot. If i can find the direct link i'll tell you.

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:35 PM
found it

[edit on 6-11-2004 by bushfriend]

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:36 PM
The only way I can think of Iraq getting lasers would be if the US gave them some. Of course I doubt the US had anti-personel lasers back then. Probably some hoax.

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:44 PM
certaily no hoax. Modified ranging lasers could CERTAINLY damage the eyes. Besides the lasers might not evan be from the U.S but from the Union of soviot socialist repulics or USSR.

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:47 PM
They were probably from China.

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:48 PM
Although modified lasers could do damage, it would be a bit expensive. The other problem is that although lasers are accurate, the beam is narrow and eyes are small targets. At long range it's probobly not easy to hit right on the eye. It just seems unlikely.

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:54 PM
Another thing I have heard about this tech is that it was the US forces that had this Tech. There was a thread on this here awhile back, I'll see if I can find it..

posted on Nov, 6 2004 @ 08:56 PM
Here is that thread. I think there was info about our troops having them in here.

posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 02:03 AM
Iraq probably used modified laser pointers. Most people probably don't know that also laser pointer used by Abrams can blind enemy soldiers.

posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 02:10 AM
Iraq with anti-personel lasers? That's like saying Canada is a war machine...

posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 12:14 PM
Speicel forces in Somolia, Delta force and the rangers considered bringing

lasers for crowd control but deicded not to. I got this from the History

channel for you who are wondering.

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