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It's a long road to the phaser, but 'set it on stun' is getting closer to reality. (Read
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|"These technologies have nothing to do with 'reducing civilian casualties.' Their purpose is to enable the use of violence in a broader range of situations, where blatantly lethal force creates bad publicity and thus where no force could previously be used at all, and no casualties could have been generated in the first place. This is about CREATING new civilian casualties, not reducing them, though bean-counters hope the casualties will not usually include deaths. Col. Tafolla acknowledges this implicitly with the term 'escalation-of-force,' as he glibly contemplates the war crime of intentionally targeting civilians."
(ray guns belong in the movies 10/1/2009 6:23:59 AM)
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