Internet legends come true
MemoryBlog has a piece about a rather interesting document - although I am not completely sure of it's genuinity - according to which, the US Air Force has been planning, or at least thought of planning, to develop quite bizarre chemical weapons. These include chemicals which would aggravate irritating animals such as insects, but the funniest passage is as follows:
Chemicals that effect human behavior so that discipline and morale in enemy units is adversely effected. One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior.
The quote is at the beginning of the second page of the document (pdf).
As every enlightened netizen knows, the Catholic Church has been doing this for years, which means that the supremacy of the US Army is only an illusion and the true power is elsewhere.
If the US military success in developing the chemical weapons and start to use them, what would happen to warfare media coverage? Surely they couldn't show the effects of these weapons on public channels. Maybe the raucous HBO would take on the role of propaganda machine for future wars.
UPDATE (19.1.2005): It's on BBC.