[ExI] "gay bomb"
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Wed Jun 13 04:25:23 UTC 2007
This is also rather old news, incidentally. For more details, browse
The Sunshine Project
17 January 2005
Sunshine Project Responds to Pentagon Statements on
"Harassing, Annoying, and 'Bad Guy' Identifying Chemicals"
(Austin, 17 January) - In the past several days, international media
have focused attention on the US Air Force biochemical weapons
proposal titled Harassing, Annoying, and 'Bad Guy' Identifying
Chemicals. The document was submitted to the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons
Directorate (JNLWD) in 1994. It was acquired by the Sunshine Project
under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and posted on our website
in late December.
At the same time in 1994, the US Army proposed developing a number of
other drugs, principally narcotics, as "non-lethal" weapons. These
documents were also obtained under FOIA and are posted on the
Sunshine Project website.
Harassing, Annoying, and 'Bad Guy' Identifying Chemicals proposes
development of a mind-altering aphrodisiac weapon for use by the US
armed forces, as well as other biochemicals, including one that would
render US enemies exceptionally sensitive to sunlight.
With respect to the Air Force proposal, the Department of Defense has
recently been quoted as saying the following:
"[The proposal] was rejected out of hand."
DOD Spokesman Lt. Col Barry Venable to Reuters
"It was not taken seriously. It was not considered for further development."
JNLWD spokesman Capt. Daniel McSweeney to the Boston Herald
These statements are untrue. The proposal was not rejected out of
hand. It has received further consideration. In fact, it was recent
Pentagon consideration, in 2000 and 2001, that brought this document
to the Sunshine Project's attention and resulted in our FOIA request:
--> In 2000, the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD)
prepared a promotional CD-ROM on its work. This CD-ROM, which was
distributed to other US military and government agencies in an effort
to spur further development of "non-lethal" weapons, contained the
Harassing, Annoying, and 'Bad Guy' Identifying Chemicals document. If
the proposal had been rejected out of hand and not taken seriously,
it would not have been placed in JNLWD's publication.
--> Similarly, in 2001, JNLWD commissioned a study of "non-lethal"
weapons by the National Academies of Science (NAS). JNLWD provided
information on proposed weapons systems for assessment by an NAS
scientific panel. Among the proposals that JNLWD submitted to the NAS
for consideration by the nation's pre-eminent scientific advisory
organization was Harassing, Annoying, and 'Bad Guy' Identifying Chemicals.
here to see a partial list of documents deposited at NAS and/or
contained on the JNLWD CD-ROM.)
Thus, the Pentagon's statements (as quoted in news reports) are
inaccurate and should be corrected.
While the Sunshine Project does not have evidence suggesting that
Harassing, Annoying, and 'Bad Guy' Identifying Chemicals has been
funded, US Army proposals to weaponize narcotics that were made at
the time have moved forward. These include proposals such as
Antipersonnel Calmative Agents and for development of opiate and
sedative biochemical weapons. Those proposals are discussed in detail
in the Sunshine Project news release "The Return of ARCAD" available
at the URL:
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