The Pentagon’s LSD Bombs

I never knew there was such a thing as “psychedelic warfare”. From a vintage Popular Science article, via Parapolitical:

Secret U.S. tests show[ed] startling military uses for weird new chemical agents. The so-called “loony gas,” which we believed could incapacitate enemies without actually harming them, turned out to be LSD. Although we acknowledged that LSD could make people “daffy,” we also stated that these psycho-chemicals were more or less humane. That is, the military could saturate enemies with LSD and take over their towns, without destroying them, before the people recovered.

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  • Guest

    British army testing it on troops:

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7vlEq8YSaw

  • Guest

    British army testing it on troops:

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7vlEq8YSaw

  • Honu

    In 1993 I worked for a contractor that had to scan declassified military documents into public record.  I was one of the scanners.  A painfully boring job with free coffee.  Most of the documents were unremarkable but I do remember coming across the schematics for a bomb which I was told never made it to production.  The contents of the bomb included lsd and cocaine along with other drugs that I couldn’t identify by their name at the time.

  • Honu

    In 1993 I worked for a contractor that had to scan declassified military documents into public record.  I was one of the scanners.  A painfully boring job with free coffee.  Most of the documents were unremarkable but I do remember coming across the schematics for a bomb which I was told never made it to production.  The contents of the bomb included lsd and cocaine along with other drugs that I couldn’t identify by their name at the time.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

      The good thing about that bomb (I’d like to call it the ‘party bomb’…seems to fit) is it would have been a great way for black ops units to smuggle drugs, which they’ve been accused of doing in the past….especially cocaine. 

  • Marc

    The gay bomb is better.

  • Marc

    The gay bomb is better.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

      Certainly at the very least funnier. You just know that one had to have been the brainchild of some horribly sexually repressed individual…….the weapon itself almost seemed like a cry for help, from deep inside dark closet! 

    • DeepCough

      The gay bomb would actually explain the exploding plurality of homosexuals in the military.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    Certainly at the very least funnier. You just know that one had to have been the brainchild of some horribly sexually repressed individual…….the weapon itself almost seemed like a cry for help, from deep inside dark closet! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4K3KM67XITZTXUE45K42KS4OEE brian

    The good thing about that bomb (I’d like to call it the ‘party bomb’…seems to fit) is it would have been a great way for black ops units to smuggle drugs, which they’ve been accused of doing in the past….especially cocaine. 

  • Roman

    Let’s use it, repeatedly, on our own politicians and generals. Maybe we can skip the war because they’ll actually think about it.

    In fact, come bomb me.

  • Roman

    Let’s use it, repeatedly, on our own politicians and generals. Maybe we can skip the war because they’ll actually think about it.

    In fact, come bomb me.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      No, bomb ME.

      • NarwhalNecropsy

        Just bring out the crop duster.

  • Anonymous

    No, bomb ME.

  • DeepCough

    The gay bomb would actually explain the exploding plurality of homosexuals in the military.

  • DeepCough

    The gay bomb would actually explain the exploding plurality of homosexuals in the military.

  • Anonymous

    The best part of the report is the government’s tacit admission that LSD is harmless enough to be considered humane.

  • Reasor

    The best part of the report is the government’s tacit admission that LSD is harmless enough to be considered humane.

    • http://twitter.com/__shrine__ cubic be

      As someone who had a very difficult time on LSD, which took years to fix due to improper setting, this is insane and violent. LSD is ‘safe’, but only under the right conditions. It can put a hell of a psychosis on someone, and that’s not about ‘pushing a predisposed schizo’, it’s not humane, at all.

  • Hadrian999

    can you imagine the fun of setting one of them off in a televangelist mega-church

  • Hadrian999

    can you imagine the fun of setting one of them off in a televangelist mega-church

    • MmmHmm

      Am hard just think’n about it :)

    • GoodDoktorBad

      I know you are joking mostly.

      The thought of giving acid to a bunch of fearful churchies barely in control of their own minds sounds like a recipe for horror of a hellish kind. Such people hover over the abyss while looking up, then consequently they fall in, unprepared for the descent and unable to climb back out. 

      Psychedelics are for strong wills who can direct their own thoughts and control their fears. Televangelists lead the weak and ignorant. 

    • Toxiczen

      and then show up like 2 hours later dressed up as “jesus” :P

      • Heavyrush

        Yea, with a beer in one hand and a doobie burning in the other…LOL!!

      • Voici

        You mean Rick Perry isn’t Jesus?

    • Swamibearbushmann

      Now don’t give the Plan away too soon, I’ve got the connection to the Vatican’s holy wafer. So don’t blow it right…!  We.. the Liberators are looking for Easter 2012 or maybe even this X-mas 2011… so be real quite we want a good turn out…!   Then we can all dress up like Jesus.  

  • MmmHmm

    Am hard just think’n about it :)

  • NarwhalNecropsy

    Just bring out the crop duster.

  • GregForest

    A couple hundred micrograms of pure acid and then have tanks and troops in gas masks come thundering down your street would have to define a bad trip. It couldn’t happen here :)

  • Anonymous

    A couple hundred micrograms of pure acid and then have tanks and troops in gas masks come thundering down your street would have to define a bad trip. It couldn’t happen here :)

  • Anonymous

    I know you are joking mostly.

    The thought of giving acid to a bunch of fearful churchies barely in control of their own minds sounds like a recipe for horror of a hellish kind. Such people hover over the abyss while looking up, then consequently they fall in, unprepared for the descent and unable to climb back out. 

    Psychedelics are for strong wills who can direct their own thoughts and control their fears. Televangelists lead the weak and ignorant. 

  • Anonymous

    I think that its very so dangerous and destroy the full country.
    http://www.inhetzand.nl/viewtopic.php?pid=210085#p210085 

  • Meinhardsmith

    I think that its very so dangerous and destroy the full country.
    http://www.inhetzand.nl/viewtopic.php?pid=210085#p210085 

    • JBoogs

      I think it very so bad English and not able to take serious

  • Anonymous

     This bombs is very dangerous for every country.IF ANY COUNTRY USE THIS BOMBS AGAINST OTHER COUNTRY THEN COMPLETELY DESTROY.DUE TO THIS DESTROY EFFECTED ECONOMICALLY FINALLY DAMAGED.
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  • Anonymous

    very dangerous LSD Bombs.If any country use this bomb then destroy the all the part of country  by the another country.
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  • Toxiczen

    and then show up like 2 hours later dressed up as “jesus” :P

  • Wuarmy36

    come hit my town

  • Wuarmy36

    come hit my town

  • Annie334

    Most of the people commenting here are already blinded.

  • Annie334

    Most of the people commenting here are already blinded.

  • JBooGs

    I think it very so bad English and not able to take serious

  • MR FISHBUSH

    cool,I like  LSD

  • MR FISHBUSH

    cool,I like  LSD

  • Heavyrush

    Yea, with a beer in one hand and a doobie burning in the other…LOL!!

  • Swamibearbushmann

    Lets do a Test Bomb on Washington D.C. first and see how it works on the peaceful there.  It’s less than 10 squared miles so It will be easy to contain… ‘Say October 6th.  2011 .  That will give me time to peddle me bicycle over there.  :)   <3

  • Swamibearbushmann

    Lets do a Test Bomb on Washington D.C. first and see how it works on the peaceful there.  It’s less than 10 squared miles so It will be easy to contain… ‘Say October 6th.  2011 .  That will give me time to peddle me bicycle over there.  :)   <3

  • Swamibearbushmann

    Now don’t give the Plan away too soon, I’ve got the connection to the Vatican’s holy wafer. So don’t blow it right…!  We.. the Liberators are looking for Easter 2012 or maybe even this X-mas 2011… so be real quite we want a good turn out…!   Then we can all dress up like Jesus.  

  • Swamibearbushmann

    Now don’t give the Plan away too soon, I’ve got the connection to the Vatican’s holy wafer. So don’t blow it right…!  We.. the Liberators are looking for Easter 2012 or maybe even this X-mas 2011… so be real quite we want a good turn out…!   Then we can all dress up like Jesus.  

  • Reverv

    Does this mean that those of us who have taken LSD over the years and have experience controlling the trip will be the only ones capable of fighting off an invasion? 

  • Reverv

    Does this mean that those of us who have taken LSD over the years and have experience controlling the trip will be the only ones capable of fighting off an invasion? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zu-Verschenken/100002426401193 Zu Verschenken

    WOW! That would be cutting their own throats…think of the babies who were exposed twenty years after the attack….zoinks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zu-Verschenken/100002426401193 Zu Verschenken

    WOW! That would be cutting their own throats…think of the babies who were exposed twenty years after the attack….zoinks!

  • http://twitter.com/palomatron palomatron

    They obviously have never seen someone being held back by friends from trying to murder her boyfriend who she thought was Satan while on a bad trip…. That could have really backfired on them…

  • http://twitter.com/palomatron palomatron

    They obviously have never seen someone being held back by friends from trying to murder her boyfriend who she thought was Satan while on a bad trip…. That could have really backfired on them…

  • http://twitter.com/_shrine_ bernard parsons

    As someone who had a very difficult time on LSD, which took years to fix due to improper setting, this is insane and violent. LSD is ‘safe’, but only under the right conditions. It can put a hell of a psychosis on someone, and that’s not about ‘pushing a predisposed schizo’, it’s not humane, at all.

  • Voici

    You mean Rick Perry isn’t Jesus?

  • Anonymous

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