Protesters in the USA? Microwave ’em, says US Air Force chief
Sunday September 17th 2006, 11:41 am

Air Force chief wants medium-rare dissentersDirected energy weapons (DEWs) are effectively high-power microwave ovens with the safety shielding removed and an antenna attached to concentrate the cooking waves into a nearby human target.

Secretary of the US Air Force, Michael Wynne, suggests DEWs should be tried out on domestic protesters:

“If we’re not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation,” said Wynne. “(Because) if I hit somebody with a nonlethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press.”

…as if suggesting using DEWs on US citizens in country won’t attract a bit of vilification!

Victims of DEWs will not only suffer intense burning pain just when standing in the beam of a transmitting DEW. Ocular, nerve and reproductive tissues are highly sensitive to temperature. Microwave ovens work by vibrating water molecules, inducing thermal energy into the water and surrounding matter. People exposed to DEWS quite possibly could be paralysed, rendered reproductively sterile and blinded.

I’ve written about DEWs a couple of times in the past, but this is the first time any US official has suggested using them on their own citizens.


Will Secretary Wynne volunteer to try out the non-lethal claim of DEWs?

Not going to chug Jack Daniels waiting for Wynne’s hand to go up.


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