The bomb that should have turned enemies to homosexualsThe Americans response to Saddam's mass destruction chemical weapons would have been sexual! Documents achieved under freedom of information laws in the United States have confirmed that the country's military took into consideration the development of a "gay bomb."
In 1994, the US Air Force research department even requested $7.5m for the development of a weapon that would release an unusual chemical warfare: enemy troops would have turned homosexual and fallen in love with each other.
Nerve attacking gases make sense, but this is imagination brought to extreme in the case of projects such as MKULTRA, which in the end was blocked by Pentagon officials. The proposal hinted to "one distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior."
"The 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," said Edward Hammond who appealed to the Freedom of Information Act to get a copy of the proposal and offered it to CBS television. "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 soldiers would become gay."
Gay associations in the US - where openly gay, bisexual and lesbian people are banned from the army - expressed their indignation. "Throughout history we have had many brave men and women who are gay and lesbian serving the military with distinction. So, it's just offensive that they think by turning people gay that the other military would be incapable of doing their job. And it's absurd because there's so much medical data that shows that sexual orientation is immutable and cannot be changed.", said Geoff Kors of Equality California.
Indeed, scientific research has confirmed that homosexuality is rather anatomical (in the brain structure), induced genetically or by hormonal accidents during pregnancy.