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    Default The "GAY BOMB"- Pentagon Confirms It Sought To Build A 'Gay Bomb'

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    (CBS 5) BERKELEY 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 reviwing the documents.

    "The notion was that a chemical that would probably be pleasant in the human body in low quantities could be identified, and by virtue of either breathing or having their skin exposed to this chemical, the notion was that soliders would become gay," explained Hammond.

    The Pentagon told CBS 5 that the proposal was made by the Air Force in 1994.

    "The Department of Defense is committed to identifying, researching and developing non-lethal weapons that will support our men and women in uniform," said a DOD spokesperson, who indicated that the "gay bomb" idea was quickly dismissed.

    However, Hammond said the government records he obtained suggest the military gave the plan much stronger consideration than it has acknowledged.

    "The truth of the matter is it would have never come to my attention if it was dismissed at the time it was proposed," he said. "In fact, the Pentagon has used it repeatedly and subsequently in an effort to promote non-lethal weapons, and in fact they submitted it to the highest scientific review body in the country for them to consider."

    Military officials insisted Friday to CBS 5 that they are not currently working on any such idea and that the past plan was abandoned.

    Gay community leaders in California said Friday that they found the notion of a "gay bomb" both offensive and almost laughable at the same time.

    "Throughout history we have had so many brave men and women who are gay and lesbian serving the military with distinction," said Geoff Kors of Equality California. "So, it's just offensive that they think by turning people gay that the other military would be incapable of doing their job. And its absurd because there's so much medical data that shows that sexual orientation is immutable and cannot be changed."

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    Drop the g bomb.
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    That's goofy! I like the concept (non-lethal weapons), but turning 'em gay? How 'bout a doobie bomb? Just say "Yes"!

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    Tax dollars at work.

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    What would the after-effect have been had we dropped "gay bombs" on Hiroshima and Nagasaki instead of A bombs?

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    Perhaps 500,000 or so American casualties, and Japanese deaths in the 1-2 million range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    What would the after-effect have been had we dropped "gay bombs" on Hiroshima and Nagasaki instead of A bombs?
    Let's not forget that the one dropped on Hiroshima was actually the Enola Gay bomb.
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    Is today April 1st?

    Did this come from The Onion?

    WTF?!?!

    Why not just drop some Queer Eye for the Straight Guy DVDs and some DVD players. Much more economical. Dem bombs cost a lot of duckets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delighted Romeo View Post
    Let's not forget that the one dropped on Hiroshima was actually the Enola Gay bomb.
    I completely forgot about that little bit of irony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delighted Romeo View Post
    Let's not forget that the one dropped on Hiroshima was actually the Enola Gay bomb.
    Beat me to it!
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    This could have caused some interesting friendly fire stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delighted Romeo View Post
    Let's not forget that the one dropped on Hiroshima was actually the Enola Gay bomb.
    Actually, the plane was the "Enola Gay", the bomb was affectionately named "little boy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Interceptor View Post
    Actually, the plane was the "Enola Gay", the bomb was affectionately named "little boy".
    Really? Perhaps you should take a look at the subject of the thread and the post I was responding to so you can better understand my tongue-in-cheek reference. Save your "clarifications" for someone who isn't well-versed in WWII history. Thanks.
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    They should drop this bomb on the Westboro Baptist "Church" in Kansas (Home of the Fred Phelps "God Hates Everyone But Us" cult)
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