The teargas grenades that killed Jawaher Abu Rahmah were most likely ‘made in the USA’

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Jeff Klein and a tear gas grenade in Bil’in.

Correction: The tear gas used in Bil’in is manufactured by Combined Tactical Systems, Inc, based in Jamestown, Pennsylvania, not the Defense Technology Corporation of America as reported below. For more information see here.

Regarding Ahmed Moor’s report from Bil’in:

Those rubber teargas grenades (rubber so they bounce along spreading the gas rather than get stuck in one place) are “Made in USA.” I believe that the 40mm teargas shells are also made in USA.

This is one of the tear gas grenades thrown at us by the Israeli Army at a demonstration against the Apartheid Wall outside the West Bank village of Bil’in. It is made by the Defense Technology Corporation of America, headquartered in Casper, Wyoming –

Stinger® Rubber Ball Grenade - CS

First ResponseCrowd ManagementTactical Deployment
Stinger® Rubber Ball Grenade
1088 CS
1089 OC
1090 Rubber Pellet Only

To psychologically and physiologically maximize less-lethal force against the most stubborn of crowds, the Stinger® rubber ball grenade offers the multiple stimulus of light, sound, rubber pellets and optional CS or OC chemical agents.


cid:image007.gif@01C7033E.15167F001088 CS
cid:image007.gif@01C7033E.15167F001089 OC
cid:image007.gif@01C7033E.15167F001090 Rubber Pellet Only

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10 Responses

  1. Bandolero
    January 1, 2011, 12:40 pm

    A perfect example of American technology financed by American tax dollars at work. I know a good one: they hate us because of our freedoms.

  2. Pamela Olson
    January 1, 2011, 12:48 pm

    I love the happy Madison Avenue-sounding advertising cadence to this agent of death and oppression. It’s very 1984.

    “To maximize the bubble-scrubbing power against the most stubborn of stains…”

    “To psychologically and physiologically maximize less-lethal force against the most stubborn of crowds…”

    What? I’m just washing the dishes of unwanted stains. And by “washing” I mean ethnically cleansing. And by “dishes” I mean this lovely piece of land here. And by “stains” I mean…

  3. Potsherd2
    January 1, 2011, 12:56 pm

    “less lethal”

    That doesn’t mean nobody will be killed, just less of them.

  4. Chaos4700
    January 1, 2011, 1:54 pm

    Where else would they be made? Japan and South Korea make our cars, Europe makes anything of notable quality for us and China makes pretty much everything else. And even the call centers to support all this are moving out of the US now. The only thing we do have industry for any more is for tools of barbarism — because nobody else feels the need to make those in such quantities.

  5. Oscar
    January 1, 2011, 4:08 pm

    This is no doubt part of the annual $3 billion in our tax dollars Congress voted to give our “best friend in the region.” Hey, they hate us for our freedoms! Muslim life is cheap! Sickening.

  6. Jeff Klein
    January 1, 2011, 5:09 pm

    Apparently the item is now marketed under a new name, “Han-Ball” grenade.

    Link here with photo):
    link to

    Han-Ball™ Grenade – CS Crowd Management
    Han-Ball™ Grenade
    PART IDs:
    1092 CS
    1091 CN
    1093 Saf-Smoke™

    The Han-Ball™ grenade is a fast burning, high volume continuous discharge grenade available in CN, CS, and Saf-Smoke™. The outdoor use grenade expels its payload in approximately 15-20 seconds.

  7. Tuyzentfloot
    January 2, 2011, 7:41 am

    optional CS or OC chemical agents. As far as I can tell those are classical tear gas and the ‘hot chili’ they make pepper spray of – concentration unknown.

    • Tuyzentfloot
      January 2, 2011, 2:59 pm

      Did you know the strength of the ‘pepper spray’ type tear gas(scovile heat units) can be measured by a dilute+taste test? That’s the original Scoville test and it’s a good ballpark test.

  8. yourstruly
    January 2, 2011, 11:53 am

    ….crowd control, as in “Hey, get on with it already. Why my God it’s already taken us too f—— long. Thought we had every angle covered. What the hell went wrong?” –

    and for anyone trying to figure out what the above is all about? is on the case

    today, for example, with it’s coverage of the martyrdom of

    Jawaher Abu Rahmah

    that the last chain be broken

    he helps set Palestine free

    • yourstruly
      January 2, 2011, 12:34 pm

      corr. she helps set Palestine free

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