It seems that some people at one point contemplated the well known anti-war slogan "make love not war" and interpreted it literally. Jim Wolfe (Reuters News Services) reported on 19 January that the "US military rejected a 1994 proposal to develop an "aphrodisiac" to spur homosexual activity among enemy troops but is hard at work on other less-than-lethal weapons, defense officials said Sunday." I'm sorry, cum again?
So it took them a whole decade to reject this mind-bogglingly ludicrous suggestion? Are we going to have a Knobular Missile? Are they going to sprinkle fairy dust in the Middle East? Carpet burn bombing? Weapons of mass suction? Were they thinking of catapulting over Anne Summers hampers complete with battery operated toys, US flag print fluffy handcuffs, the latest in bondage gear, master-of-the-house and serving-wench role play costumes and not forgetting AK47-Y- jelly?
The idea of fostering homosexuality among the enemy figured in a declassified six-year, $7.5 million request from a laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio for funding of non-lethal chemical weapon research.
The proposal, disclosed in response to a Freedom of Information request, called for developing chemicals affecting human behavior "so that discipline and morale in enemy units is adversely affected."
One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behaviour, "said the document, obtained by the Sunshine Project. The Watchdog group posted the partially blacked out three page document on its website. Lt. col. Barry Venable of the Army, a Defense Department spokesman, said: "THis suggestion arose essentially from a brainstroming session, and it was rejected out of hand.
Out of hand eh? whose hand I wonder. Maybe in this brainstorming (brain?) session they partook in the pleasures associated with smoking a natural herb known to induce strange behaviour, paranoia and coming up with concepts that seem pure genius at the time:
Official 1: Hey dude, I got this cool idea man
Official 2: What dude
Official 1: Like, you know if people like one another, they're more chilled.
Official 2: Riiiiggghhht...
Official 1: Hey, seriously, we make everyone want to do it to eachother, dude...We could make films called Saving Mohammed's Privates, It's Raining Men and Akissonthelipse Now...
Official 2: Wow, totally, like free love...(thinks)... Naaaah. won't work
Official 1: Why dude?
Official 2: No one will get any work done, like ever, if the police, politicians, farmers and shop owners are at it, no one will ever have anything or eat.
Official 1: ok, we'll stick with the sensible plan, we'll give them halitosis so we can smell them out when they blend in with regular people.
Official 1: Yeah, cool, man...let's eat.