View Full Version : Here's what we been missin' - Beam Weapons

08-30-2007, 01:08 AM
We'll have those Iraqis on the run any day now!



Lt. Gen. James Amos said it was "critical" for Marines in Iraq to have the system.

Senior officers in Iraq have continued to make the case. One December 2006 request noted that as U.S. forces are drawn down, the non-lethal weapon "will provide excellent means for economy of force."

The main reason the tool has been missing in action is public perception. With memories of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal still fresh, the Pentagon is reluctant to give troops a space-age device that could be misconstrued as a torture machine.

"We want to just make sure that all the conditions are right, so when it is able to be deployed the system performs as predicted that there isn't any negative fallout," said Col. Kirk Hymes, head of the Defense Department's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate.

08-30-2007, 08:06 PM
So the military would prefer that the people are killed instead of tortured? :lmao2:
I think there is a more underlying reason we havent used it - we're saving them up for martial law control next year (or maybe earlier)

08-30-2007, 08:09 PM
Yeah, but think how much fun our troops could be having, giving the hot seat to all those unpacified Iraqis.

And when the car bomb goes off, we could chase all those crybabies sobbing about their dead relatives away from the cameras.

Everybody wins.

08-30-2007, 08:36 PM
Bill - turning into the devil tonight I see :lmao2:

Kinky Jones
08-31-2007, 12:22 PM
our weapon of mass torture kicks ass... imagine all the Iraqi hearts and minds it's gonna win when we shoot it at women and children over there... and all the US citizens it is gonna fry for protesting, that is the coolest part, it really made our troops freak out when they tested it on them, jumped around quicker than jackrabbits