Pentagon Confirms It Sought To Build A 'Gay Bomb'

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Aug 16, 2005

(CBS 5) BERKELEY A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.

Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called "Gay Bomb."

Edward Hammond, of Berkeley's Sunshine Project, had used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain a copy of the proposal from the Air Force's Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.

As part of a military effort to develop non-lethal weapons, the proposal suggested, "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior."

The documents show the Air Force lab asked for $7.5 million to develop such a chemical weapon.

"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 irresistably attractive to one another," Hammond said after reviewing the documents.

"The notion was that a chemical that would probably be pleasant in the human body in low quantities could be identified, and by virtue of either breathing or having their skin exposed to this chemical, the notion was that soliders would become gay," explained Hammond.

The Pentagon told CBS 5 that the proposal was made by the Air Force in 1994.

"The Department of Defense is committed to identifying, researching and developing non-lethal weapons that will support our men and women in uniform," said a DOD spokesperson, who indicated that the "gay bomb" idea was quickly dismissed.

However, Hammond said the government records he obtained suggest the military gave the plan much stronger consideration than it has acknowledged.

"The truth of the matter is it would have never come to my attention if it was dismissed at the time it was proposed," he said. "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."

Military officials insisted Friday to CBS 5 that they are not currently working on any such idea and that the past plan was abandoned.

Gay community leaders in California said Friday that they found the notion of a "gay bomb" both offensive and almost laughable at the same time.

"Throughout history we have had so many brave men and women who are gay and lesbian serving the military with distinction," said Geoff Kors of Equality California. "So, it's just offensive that they think by turning people gay that the other military would be incapable of doing their job. And its absurd because there's so much medical data that shows that sexual orientation is immutable and cannot be changed."
Apr 25, 2002
Ha Ha! That'd be funny as hell, homes! Have a fighter jet fly over the Sunni triangle, drop the "F-Bomb" and all those militant ass muslims start doing the vogue dance and lookin' like one big ass Madonna video!
May 13, 2002
They thought of a lot of crazy ass things back then (and I'm sure still do). My personal favorite is the Bat Bomb. The idea was to have thousands of bats inside of a "bomb" that would drop from a plane. The bomb was essentially a large canister that would deploy a parachute allowing the bats to fly from it. The nice thing about bats is that they can easily be enticed to hibernate so only when the bombs were released and the canisters open would they awaken.

Each bat would be carrying small amounts of time-delayed napalm devices and when the bats are released they would instinctively look for shelter, such as the extremely flammable wooden Japanese buildings, which would set these buildings to flames.

The idea was to drop millions of these bats over the industrial parts of Japan and completely wipe out sections with little loss of life.

Project X-Ray got approved all the way to the President and all tests were highly successful, so successful that some bats escaped during one experiment and set their base on fire.

Jan 9, 2004
Ha Ha! That'd be funny as hell, homes! Have a fighter jet fly over the Sunni triangle, drop the "F-Bomb" and all those militant ass muslims start doing the vogue dance and lookin' like one big ass Madonna video!

They already do, in private. They got outrageous child-molestation rates in the Middle East.