The “Gay Bomb”

The “Gay Bomb”

From the “oy gevalt” file:

A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.

Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called “Gay Bomb.”

Edward Hammond, of Berkeley’s Sunshine Project, had used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain a copy of the proposal from the Air Force’s Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.

As part of a military effort to develop non-lethal weapons, the proposal suggested, “One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior.”

The documents show the Air Force lab asked for $7.5 million to develop such a chemical weapon.

“The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soliders to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another,” Hammond said after reviewing the documents.

Just one question: wouldn’t it be a violation of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to help the gay and lesbian soldiers in the U.S. army get dates?

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jack
jack

How did that story get dredged up again…? See, e.g….

vargold
vargold

I’m glad you did dredge it up, though, Mr. Heller, ’cause it’s definitely good for one more laugh. If I didn’t know better, I’d have thought this was the Onion’s idea. (Of course, the Bonobos came up with it first…)

Monique
Monique

To think, someone actually sits down and think of such wonderous things to do with tax dollars. It was a read read funny though.