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As a Pole I can say that our two countries had a difficult history. Some of it good some of it bad. Russians killed many Poles, many Russians were killed by Poles. But on the whole I would say that both our peoples are very close (if not for the stereotypes). And that's the point of MW2. It's very antiwar in my opinion. Of course it makes war out to be cool and fun, with gadgets, new weapons, special effects high speed chases. If you stop for a moment and look past the graphics and the action you see the dead bodies lying in the streets, the burns, the wounds, the property damage. In MW2 everyone is guilty, every nation portrayed has done something questionable in the name of a "grander" cause. But also members of those nations have done some good things. The game shows us that behind monolithic nations stand people, people that make decisions, take actions. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. There's no clear cut difference that Russians are bad and Americans are good or vice versa. MW2's main antagonist is American after all (at least in my opinion).
I have to agree that the US Ranger parts are overly positive and idealistic in nature.
for me it was the f15s zipping by two helicopters at arms length or in the same level being airlifted from a 2x2 hole in the roof with metal rods waiting to split you in half... cod never's been a realistic game. if you want (semi)realism play operation flashpoint or something. cod is an action movie and it's great if played like that... way worse than the first modern warfare though. playing it I get the feeling that I've done this all before, ohh so many times. nothing to see here move along.
Apparently, Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called "Gay Bomb." Edward Hammond, of Berkeley's Sunshine Project, had used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain a copy of the proposal from the Air Force's Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.
As part of a military effort to develop non-lethal weapons, the proposal suggested, "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior."
The Air Force wanted 7.5 million dollars to develop this weapon, nicknamed The Gay Bomb. The Ohio 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 irresistably attractive to one another," Hammond said after reviewing the documents. "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," explained Hammond. The DOD says the idea was quickly dismissed, however Hammond said the government records he obtained suggest the military gave the plan much stronger consideration than it has acknowledged. "In fact," he says, "the Pentagon has used it repeatedly and subsequently in an effort to promote non-lethal weapons, and in fact they submitted it to the highest scientific review body in the country for them to consider.""
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