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Creation, Not Destruction

November 24th, 2013 by Michael Tabor

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lovenotwYou know what is sad??? Some of the greatest scientific minds in the world would rather devote their entire lives devising insanely twisted weapons of mass destruction instead of healing, preserving, creating…. etc.

‘New Scientist’ magazine recently came out with a timeline of weapons technology and what our Defense department has been up to with our hard – earned tax dollars. This is a list of some of the stuff we’ve come up with over the past decade:

2001

US president George W Bush proposes a national missile defense shield. The scheme meets with stinging criticism and the technology repeatedly fails to deliver in tests.

The Active Denial System, a directed-energy weapon intended to harmlessly drive people away, is tested by the US government. The device uses a microwave beam to produce a sensation of intense heat, forcing people to move away. Despite concerns about safety, portable versions have been mooted for police.

2002

For the first time, a high-energy laser is used to shoot down artillery fire.

The Pulsed Energy Projectile (PEP), a laser that can knock you off your feet, is developed.

2007

Australian weapons company Metal Storm files a key patent for its gun, which fires a million rounds a minute.

2008

In another milestone for high-energy lasers, the Airborne Laser is fired from an aircraft for the first time.

Also, Stellar Photonics begins testing of their experimental Plasma Acoustic Shield System, which generates a dazzling series of mid-air explosions by blasting balls of plasma with high-powered lasers.

2009

A US government report advocates using neuroscience to enhance soldiers’ abilities.

A few months ago, a book published by Belknap Press and written by Robert Neer was released entitled ‘Napalm: An American Biography’ Beware – this is a mind – numbingly chilling book !!! Check out this excerpt: “Napalm, incendiary gel that sticks to skin and burns to the bone, came into the world on Valentine’s Day 1942 at a secret Harvard war research laboratory. On March 9, 1945, it created an inferno that killed over 87,500 people in Tokyo—more than died in the atomic explosions at Hiroshima or Nagasaki. It went on to incinerate sixty-four of Japan’s largest cities. The Bomb got the press, but napalm did the work.

After World War II, the incendiary held the line against communism in Greece and Korea—Napalm Day led the 1950 counter-attack from Inchon—and fought elsewhere under many flags. Americans generally applauded, until the Vietnam War. Today, napalm lives on as a pariah: a symbol of American cruelty and the misguided use of power, according to anti-war protesters in the 1960s and popular culture from Apocalypse Now to the punk band Napalm Death and British street artist Banksy. Its use by Serbia in 1994 and by the United States in Iraq in 2003 drew condemnation. United Nations delegates judged deployment against concentrations of civilians a war crime in 1980. After thirty-one years, America joined the global consensus, in 2011.

I have not read the entire book yet (I’m not sure I want to), but ‘Napalm …. Biography’ truly is a masterful piece of non-fiction that is thoroughly researched and if you choose to read it, you will learn everything from how it was developed, used, planned (during WWII, the U.S. military was actually contemplating attacking Japan with 100s of millions of bats with little napalm time bombs attached to them…. How sick & twisted is that ???). So, yes it’s a prodigiously disturbing book but the macabre details are so fascinating it’s almost impossible to put down.

So WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think ? Sadly, we happen to live in a super scary world, hence, being the world’s police, we need WOMDs. However, Napalm, lasers, mind control, etc. ???

 

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3 Responses to “Creation, Not Destruction”

  1. Rick Says:

    Sad, but true. The fact is if we don’t stay ahead of other countries we will be attacked.

  2. Michael Tabor Says:

    I know Rick. The arms race is so sad and tragic, it makes you want to cry. The Iran situation scares the hell out of me.

  3. Rick Says:

    I think you have more danger with “The Knockout Game” in New York Mike. Thats some sick crap going on.

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