Around the world, governments are supplying their militaries with obscene amounts of cash and resources, hoping that they can develop the next big thing to harm each other with, particularly as nuclear weapons continue to be heavily regulated by the international community.
It’s a cruel enterprise, but it fuels a great deal of the world around us. Conspiracy theorists love to pontificate on the “military-industrial complex” because there’s just so much darned evidence of it.
On the border between China and India, one of Beijing’s latest military advancements got a test run over the summer.
Chinese troops used ‘microwave’ weapons to force Indian soldiers to retreat by making them violently sick during a Himalayan stand-off, a professor has claimed.
The electromagnetic weapons which cook the human tissue of enemy troops ‘turned the mountain tops into a microwave oven’ and made the Indian soldiers vomit, international studies expert Jin Canrong told his students in Beijing.
The microwave weapons heat water molecules in the same way as the kitchen appliance, targeting water under the skin and causing increasing amounts of pain to the target from ranges of up to 0.6 miles away.
These things are no joke, either.
Also envisioned for use in crowd control, the weapon works by heating the water under the skin to painful temperatures which force people out of the area.
The sensation was once described in a medical journal as equivalent to touching a hot lightbulb. Overexposure to radiation can also cause headaches, nausea and vomiting.
The United States has deployed such a weapon, once to Afghanistan, although the unit was shipped back to the US without having been used.