The Pentagon’s anti-gay politics came into clear view this weekend after officials finally admitted the government once commissioned a so-called gay bomb. Once detonated, the bomb would release a powerful aphrodisiac officials hoped would transform once mighty soldiers into sissies (pictured).
Berkeley’s Sunshine Project employed the Freedom of Information Act to obtain records of the queer weaponry, which the Pentagon played down as an “idea”. The records prove, however, that the government actively pursued the project. Berkeley’s Edward Hammond explains:
The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soldiers to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistibly attractive to one another.
It would have never come to my attention if it was dismissed at the time it was proposed. 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.
The Pentagon papers also indicate the Air Force requested $7.5 million to fund the bomb, which officials describes as “distasteful but completely non-lethal”. Warmongers initiated the project in 1994, the same year ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ went into effect.