Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Quote of the Day: "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."

That was the brilliant advice of U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne.

Sure, let's just test our weaponry on our own citizens before using it against our enemies. Now that makes a lot of sense.

And just who will these citizens be?

Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before being used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.

Crowd control situations, eh? Would that include people who may organize to voice their disagreement with U.S. government policies?

With people such as Wynne leading the charge, is it really such a stretch to believe that our own government may have had a hand in the attacks of 9/11? It certainly provided the perfectly convenient excuse to wage war, just as the neo-conservative PNACers long have wanted.

Food for thought...


At 10:22 PM, Blogger Blueberry said...

I posted on this one today without seeing yours yet. Complete upside-down bizarro-world thinking. What a head-scratcher!

At 10:26 PM, Blogger DrewL said...

It really shouldn't surprise us that some people are willing to sacrifice lives for "the cause". Operations Northwoods in the early 1960s, while not carried out, supplies ample evidence of government leaders' willingness to kill their own in order to further a cause.

Could 9/11 have been a similar example? Could the neo-con PNACers not have been, perhaps, a little too zealous to achieve their aims? I mean, what's a few thousand lives when it could save millions of lives in the future. A small price to pay for ultimate victory in the world.

Not such an unrealistic scenario. And history tells us it's been suggested - and been done - before.



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