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"You're Gonna Feel It:" U.S. Military Unveils New Crowd Control "Heat Ray" Weapon
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"You're Gonna Feel It:" U.S. Military Unveils New Crowd Control "Heat Ray"
Marine Col: "I think our forces will figure out the many different applications that it would have.”
by Common Dreams staff
March 14, 2012
The U.S. military has unveiled its newest approach to crowd control, the Active Denial System, a heat ray that sends out a high-frequency electromagnetic ray. People hit with the ray feel an intense, unbearable heat. The military touts the ray's "far-ranging" capabilities and is looking at "many different applications" for its possible use.
Marine Col. Tracy Taffola said at the public unveiling of the system at a U.S. Marines base near Washington, D.C.: "You're not gonna see it, you're not gonna hear it, you're not gonna smell it: you're gonna feel it."
In a video to demonstrate the new weapon, USFORCESTV explains that the heat ray "boasts a reach far beyond any other non-lethal system" -- a reach of "about 7 footballs fields."
The video shows various volunteers quickly running away from the heat ray, a situation unlikely to be available when the ray is aimed at a large crowd or if protesters are penned in in some way, as was witnessed by the pepper-spraying of Occupy protesters by police officers at very close range.
Cops can hardly wait to get their hands on this new weapon to break up demonstrations in violation of our Bill of Rights. BBI