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Maximum Pain

March 3, 2005

Maximum Pain is Aim of New US Weapon

US Military is funding a new weapon that delivers excruciating pain from 2 km.

The US military is funding development of a weapon that delivers a bout of excruciating pain from up to 2 kilometres away. Intended for use against rioters, it is meant to leave victims unharmed.

Why am I picturing “protesters” rather than “rioters” when I read this??

The contract, heavily censored before release, asks researchers to look for “optimal pulse parameters to evoke peak nociceptor activation” – in other words, cause the maximum pain possible. Studies on cells grown in the lab will identify how much pain can be inflicted on someone before causing injury or death.

This is fucking disgusting.

That’s all I can come up with; other than this reminds me of the third act of Orwell’s 1984 when Winston Smith is being interrogated..

Without any warning except a slight movement of O’Brien’s hand, a wave of pain flooded his body. It was a frightening pain, because he could not see what was happening, and he had the feeling that some mortal injury was being done to him. He did not know whether the thing was really happening, or whether the effect was electrically produced; but his body was being wrenched out of shape, the joints were being slowly torn apart. Although the pain had brought the sweat out on his forehead, the worst of all was the fear that his backbone was about to snap. He set his teeth and breathed hard through his nose, trying to keep silent as long as possible.

OFL (cowboy prince of darkness) says: “How do you like me now, morals voters?

Words fail me.

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