Friday, January 26, 2007

Today's Cartoon: United States Introduces New Heat Ray Weapon

Like everything else that has been created for use by the military (like the internet), I wonder how long it will be before the "Active Denial System" finds its way to the general public. I mean if people thought "laser pointers" were annoying, imagine one that could make your face feel like it was melting off your head.

Now, the United States military says that their new toy is completely non-lethal; however, if you think about it, this weapon is designed to make people believe that they are being burned alive, which means that people who actually are on fire would not suffer nearly as long as those who experience any prolonged expose to this heat ray because they are incapacitated and/or being tortured by it.

American officials may claim that this weapon is a valuable new instrument in their continously unraveling "War on Terror", but like everything else the U.S. government has done in the name of "fighting terrorism", there is always some sort of domestic counter-part designed to "protect" the American people (ala. The Patriot Act) to go along with it; but in this case, I believe that they are one in the same. The only real difference between the two, is determining which country to use the ADS in.

Either way, the more advance crowd control technology gets, the more likely the government will want to use it and the more necessary it will become for the military to rely upon it.

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