'Skunk' stink bombs coming to the United States.

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  1. David2015

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    Seems a new form of riot control is coming to the United States. Stink bombs that have the overwhelming stench of skunk. Years ago, I bought a bottle of skunk scent to put on my boots when deer hunting to mask my scent. I put one small drop on the bottom of each of my rubber boots... I was wearing rubber boots because it had been raining. I was in the field for several hours tramping around in ankle deep water & mud. That night at home, I had washed my boots off really well with a water hose and then took the boots inside. Within a hour the whole house smelled like a skunk. That stuff was indeed potent. I can't imagine how potent this stuff in the stink bombs is. I would like to have some of these. I myself haven't seen it in stores for 30 years... probably because inevitably, some idiot would open a bottle in the store or some punk would intentionally bust a bottle on the floor and force the store to be evacuated. I hear of stories where kids would take a bottle to school and pour it out so school would have to be dismissed.

    The riots in Ferguson & Boston would have looked a lot different with some of these stink bombs deployed. This stuff gets on the skin & clothes and is very hard to wash off.

    From the article-
    Some journalists exposed to Skunk have described as a combination of rotting meat, very dirty unwashed socks and an open sewer.

    and....

    Reuters described the odor like a “chunk of rotting corpse from a stagnant sewer, placing it in a blender and spraying the filthy liquid in your face.”

    Video at link.

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08...als-stink-bomb-for-crowd-control/?intcmp=hpff

    The latest in non-lethals: A stink bomb for crowd control
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    By Allison Barrie

    Published August 20, 2015
    FoxNews.com

    You may have heard of non-lethal weapons like Tasers, plastic bullets, flash bangs and smoke grenades. But there’s a new kid on the block that has taken the playground concept of stink bombs to the next level. Skunk is like a grown-up stink bomb on steroids. It’s been used in Israel, but it’s now coming to the U.S.

    Both the Israeli police and the Israel Defense Forces began deploying the technology several years ago and it is now available in the U.S. through Bethesda, Md.-based Mistral Security.

    Non-lethal weapons are deployed by the military and law enforcement to help suppress hostile or threatening behavior without killing the target.

    Skunk’s odor is so overwhelming it drives rioters or insurgents away - and they will stay away. In an escalating riot, Skunk could be unleashed to bring it to an immediate halt.

    What does it smell like?

    Apparently, Skunk eclipses the stench of its namesake animal.

    Some journalists exposed to Skunk have described as a combination of rotting meat, very dirty unwashed socks and an open sewer.



    The stench is so powerful it drives people to run away and stay away. Reuters described the odor like a “chunk of rotting corpse from a stagnant sewer, placing it in a blender and spraying the filthy liquid in your face.”

    But here’s the kicker, if you’ve been Skunked then everyone you encounter over the next few days will know just where you’ve been. The stench sticks to you like glue. Unless you have access to the secret removal soap then it can’t be removed. Insurgents or criminals simply stink until it wears off.

    And there are no counter-measures. Holding your nose is definitely not going to defeat Skunk.

    What if you’ve been skunked?

    Mistral recommends using the Skunk decontaminate soap to neutralize the vile stench.

    If you don’t have the soap, the stench dissipates over time. But the more concentration you receive the longer it will last.

    While the smell does linger in the air and may cling to you, the company says it has no long-term effects. The company says that clothes that have been Skunked can be used after washing.

    How harmless is this non lethal?

    Skunk is water based and biodegradable. The liquid could be used with any device that sprays water from a water gun through to a water cannon.

    Made by Odortec, the company says it uses 100% food-grade ingredients. It is designed to be environmentally friendly and harmless to people.

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    Skunk grenade. (Mistral Security)

    Skunk is not flammable and can even be used to put out a fire. Although the smell is gruesome, the liquid is said to be perfectly safe to consume.

    How is it deployed?

    Mistral Security makes Skunk available in several deployment methods - from grenades through to fire truck level industrial spray. 40mm Skunk grenades can also be deployed by hand tossing or with a 12 gauge shot gun.

    On the mega scale, the Skid Sprayer has a 50-gallon tank and sprays Skunk over 60 feet at a rate of 7 gallons per minute.

    The MK-20 disposable canister holds 20 ounces of Skunk and shoots the foul smelling liquid up to about 24 feet. The MK-46 canister can be refilled with Skunk and re-pressurized with standard N2 cartridges. It holds 60 ounces of Skunk and has a range of 40 feet.

    Skunk deployment costs far less than any special riot control equipment or compliance weapon alternatives, according to Odortec. The company also believes that Skunk deployment means fewer police officers will be required to restore order in large areas.

    Where will Skunk be unleashed?

    Skunk could be used by military, law enforcement and homeland security. The technology, for example, it could be used at border crossings, correctional facilities, demonstrations and sit-ins.

    It has been deployed in the Middle East by Israel against the violent protests over two demolished building. In the U.S. police departments have reportedly been investigating its use for policing civil unrest.

    Ballet dancer turned defense specialist Allison Barrie has traveled around the world covering the military, terrorism, weapons advancements and life on the front line. You can reach her at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Allison_Barrie.
     
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    It will be declared "Racist".
     
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    The trouble with using this to disperse rioters is, if you hose down an area with it, won't that area basically be non-habitable for some time? I guess having the inner city deserted is better than having it burned and looted, but I bet people would still ***** about it.
     
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    There is no place in the US that you will ever see fire hoses spraying a crowd of rioters. I don't care if its dispensing free Dr Pepper.
     
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    How do the police deal with the smell? Or don't they notice it :)
     
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    Probably true as it would be a reminder of the 60's riots. But I wouldn't mind a couple of low level water drops from a DC-10! :whistling:

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    Same way they would deal with OC spray?
     
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    Maybe they can hose it down afterward with the special soap. The company makes twice as much money!
     
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    Sounds like a good option to use around one's bunker to keep the zombies away.
     
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    I'd like to get some of the soap for my dog. My dog thinks skunk spray is the finest perfume. Can't let her in the house for several days after that. I've tried all the other home remedies. Nothing quite does the job, except time.
     
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    I need a bar of that soap myself. I got sprayed this morning while feeding some outside cats. I didn't notice a skunk had replaced a cat eating out of a dish behind me. When I turned around, this scared the skunk and he got me. My boots took the worst of it. Yes, it would make an excellent crowd control tool.
     
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    Meh. It's been here for years... You been in a 7/11 or public taxi cab lately?
    Pheew! The smell can knock a buzzard off of a gut wagon at 50 paces.
     
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    I have to say when talking about a real skunk, there are worst smells. Anyone who has worked in a seafood restaurant can attest to that. A dumpster full of three day old crab bodies, fish heads and schrimp shells can get pretty bad.

    I was sometimes the guy that had to go out with gallon bottles of lemon juice after the garbage pickup and deodorize the dumpster. I got the job because no one else could do it without hurling.

    I come from previous generations of pig farmers, so I guess I have some genes that block out odors after a few seconds.

    I would love to get a few of them, would like to have something non-lethal in my gear that would clear out a crowd in a hurry.
     
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