Friday, June 10, 2005
Where Do They Get Those Wonderful Toys?
I remember watching a Discovery Channel show years ago about non-lethal weapons of the future. One in particular was a sound device that caused nausea and dizziness when used against large crowds, yet there would be no physical injuries to them. It looks like the future is now.
Israel has just started using the device, called 'The Scream', against protesters. It's such a successful weapon, Israeli officials are saying they will use it against Jewish settlers who do not leave Gaza this summer when it comes time to hand the land back to the Palestinians.
"Protesters covered their ears and grabbed their heads, overcome by dizziness and nausea, after the vehicle-mounted device began sending out bursts of audible, but not loud, sound at intervals of about 10 seconds. An Associated Press photographer at the scene said that even after he covered his ears, he continued to hear the sound ringing in his head."
I want to know when the U.S. will start using these things. When they do use it I wonder if protestors will add those $300 Bose noise-canceling headphones to their list of other must-have protest equipment, such as bandanas and masks to filter out tear gas and hide their faces, and rocks and Molotov cocktails.
I can't wait to hear the ACLU whine about this as well. C'mon, it's non-lethal and causes no risk to life or limb. It can even be marketed as the 'Environmentally Friendly' method for crowd control.
I'm sure the radical Environmentalists will enjoy it.
posted by El Capitan at 7:14 AM
I wonder if 'The Scream' will be available for home use? I can think of MANY ways to employ its services. Kids don't want to clean their rooms? Husband wants to watch the game instead of snuggle? Hehehe....