This has to be a joke, right?
I was about to post about this company, Stavatti, working on a totally sweet nuclear powered laser gun, which I found out about at Slashdot:
But then I got to reading the rest of their site. They also claim to be working on a Robotech looking fighter they call the F26, and a hypersonic nuclear heavy bomber!
And they have a division called Stavatti Special Access. On a single web page, both of these staements are made:
1: “Stavatti’s Special Access Division is responsible for the design and production of Top Secret/Special Access Required/Compartmentalized and COSMIC aerospace weapon systems and special products for the U.S. DoD and government user agencies.”
2: “Stavatti can neither confirm or deny that from 1997 to the present Stavatti SA has continued to perform special access contract work for U.S. government user agencies as either the prime contractor or industry team member.”
Well which is it then? It gets better. They’re also working on tactical space fighters, and interplanetay space craft. It just gets crazier and crazier the more you read the site. Oh, and drums, they sell drums somehow.
It has to be fake. But it is a very detailed fake! Reams and reams of PDFs of specifications, cost estimates, and production schedules for all these fantastic (with emphasis on the FANTASY) weapon systems.
The guys at rec.aviation.military agree that it’s bogus. But who are they trying to fool? And why?
One last thing, check the clear thinking in the chairman’s statement on the war in Iraq:
I think we as American’s know the reality. Our economy collapsed a long time ago. There have been numerous frauds organized by the powers-that-be to keep the gears turning, be it trickle-down economics, the Dot Com Stockmarket or now, the Invasion of Iraq. This invasion may well preserve the US status quo for at least another two to ten years, but then what? There are real threats to national security. There have always been. MacAurthor was fired for insubordination when he desired to deal with the roots of the problem. If America truly is the greatest nation on earth, we should act as police officer for the world, secure Babylon and eliminate Saddam. We should then preemptively strike all other threat nations which possess weapons of mass destruction and harbor no respect for human life. Those include North Korea, Libya, Syria, Iran and the People’s Republic of China. I am certain the CIA has a far more comprehensive list which could add a extra threat or two. Before we do that, however, we should actually rebuild our military, provide every soldier with a good pair of boots and a nice warm blanket, and start openly deploying some of the toys ‘we don’t have’ .