Sunday, July 10, 2005

Burning Terror

Terrorists are such fucking assholes. That's all I have to say about the London bombings...and if I said anything else, I'd probably offend someone.

But moving to something related, I read an article recently about how the U.S. military has been exploring "directed-energy" weapons (click here to read it). Basically, that means phasers, lasers, and things like that. Pretty cool stuff, but what I think is most interesting is that weapons like this can serve their purpose without killing people. Now soldiers can humanely deal with the enemy by shooting a beam that makes targets "feel as if their skin is on fire." Hmmmm.

Seriously, though, it's a step in the right direction. Currently, when a terrorist attack kills a few thousand innocent people, the U.S. retaliates by killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people. In Iraq. Which had nothing to do with the terrorist attack. If these new weapons come into being, at least their misdirected rage will only cause lifelong nightmares of burning skin rather than lifelong death.


I'm done.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's not that simple! Terrorists specifically target innocent people, but soldiers target terrorists while they kill innocent people! Surely the families of all those innocent people understand that the soliers were only trying to kill their terrorist uncle, not their innocent brother too! Why are you so bitter?!