|US accused of making insect "spy-robots"|
|Thursday, 11 October 2007 01:12|
The US government has been accused of constructing insect robots for the purpose of spying on public protests. Witnesses have reported seeing insect like objects hovering in packs above anti-war protests. Private companies have been attempting to construct robots that can fly like insects, but so far have had only had limited success. The US military has looked into the possibility of creating cyborg-rats that can be remotely controlled through a radio transmitter wired into their brains. The US Defence Department has also been funding an experiment to create radio-controlled moths, which could carry out surveillance operations on enemy combatants, whilst remaining virtually undetectable.
Quote: "Vanessa Alarcon, a university student who was working at an anti-war rally in the American capital last month, told the Washington Post: "I heard someone say, '*****, look at those.' "I look up and I'm like, 'What the ***** is that?'. They looked like dragonflies or little helicopters. But I mean, those are not insects." Bernard Crane, a lawyer who was at the same event, said he had "never seen anything like it in my life". He added: "They were large for dragonflies. I thought, 'Is that mechanical or is that alive?'" The incident has similarities with an alleged sighting at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York when one peace march participant described on the internet seeing "a jet-black dragonfly hovering about 10 feet off the ground, precisely in the middle of 7th Avenue".
I thought this news was extremely interesting, in light of the prophecies in the book of Revelation concerning an army of locusts. The Scriptures state that these locusts will have a "king", and are "commanded" not to touch any green thing, but will instead be given authority to torment men five months. The characteristics of these locusts contradict the normal behaviour of locusts, the Bible stating that locusts go forth by bands but have no king (Proverbs 30:27), and eat everything in sight (Exodus 10:15). There are a number of different interpretations on this passage in Revelation, and although we do not yet know which one may be correct, it seems it is entirely possible for locust like creatures to be created or controlled by mankind.