G.I. Joe is There!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Cloud9, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    I read about this quite some time ago, probably around when it was first announced... and it still scares the hell out of me.

    I hate to think about the amount of money being spent to develop weapons like this for a military that is already absurdly large and advanced...
     
  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    I agree, all that money could be put to better use
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sounds like a good alternative to actually using lethal force. :eek:
     
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    I can see this thing being misused soooo much.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sounds like a rather painful way of getting a tan though. :p ;)
     
  7. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Well, i can guarantee that no country in Europe would ever use that!

    And would it work in Iraq? Somehow i think a $50 AK-47 or RPG would make mincemeat of it.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I tend to agree... giving the military more non-lethal means of things like crowd control is a good thing to me. Soldiers, almost universally, don't want to kill civilians in a crowd. They just get overwhelmed in these situations. Giving them technology that can help without harming civilians is good for everyone.
     
  9. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see the point of giving these things to soldiers. A soldiers job is to kill the enemy. An army projects force, it's not desinged to do police work. We even have very specifc rules in this country about that. (or we used to, did they repeal/destroy posse comitatus?)

    I can see this being abused just like those taser-happy cops did on that kid who refused to show his id in the library. "Well, it's not lethal, just shock/burn him until he does what we want."
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It has exceptions for military policing domestically under certain circumstances. And as far as I know, it does not apply at all to military police activities by US forces stationed outside the US.
     
  11. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    :eek:

    Combatcolin imagines a Librarian as Judge Dredds older cardigan wearing brother.
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Not even France? ;) :p :D
     
  13. LaDirection macrumors 6502

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    The army is still missing it's mobile command unit with action space rockets.
     
  14. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Water cannons.

    Old tech, but they will hurt you if your hit but people understand that.

    "Invisible heat ray", :rolleyes: give it 15 years and scientist will find out that somehow it will cause cancer.
     
  15. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, under "certain circumstances" the CIA will kidnap you and send you to be tortured for three years with no hope of redress.

    I'd prefer to keep the feds and their toys in check.
     
  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I enjoyed seeing videos of them in use. :eek: :D :cool:
     

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