“unregulated MC technology could be the undoing of our civilization”
High-Tech Crimes and Electromagnetic Madness
Mind Control Part 4
by Arlene Tyner
This article was completed in July 2001, months before the catastrophic attack of September 11, 2001 in New York City and Washington. It contains research that eerily suggests the possibility that the World Trade Center/Pentagon hijackers could have been hypnotically programmed to murder thousands of innocent people while taking their own lives. So says psychiatrist Colin Ross, author of BLUEBIRD: Deliberate Creation of Multiple Personality by Psychiatrists. In a 9/13/01 essay Ross writes, “Psychiatric mind control could be used to create a terrorist like those who hijacked the airplanes on September 11.” (http://www.rossinst.com/terrorism.htm ). This view is buttressed by a 1952 declassified document from the CIA’s Bluebird program. Among a series of questions its psychiatric contractors would be researching is the following: “Could we seize a subject and in the space of an hour or two by post-H control have him crash an airplane, wreck a train, etc.?” (“Post-H” stands for post-hypnotic)
Mohamed Atta, alleged to be the ringleader of the hijackers, is described by a British woman as being in a perpetual “trance-like state,” wearing an icy, hypnotic expression. “I will never forget his face. It was always set almost in a grimace like he was in a trance,” said Anne Greaves, who knew him for six months at the Huffman Aviation Flight School in Florida. “I said ‘hi’ and he just looked straight through me as if I didn’t exist.” Greaves reported that Atta showed no emotion and walked toward the aircraft with the “air of somebody doing something they don’t really want to do.” (Birmingham Evening Mail, 9/24/01) Mohammed al-Amir, Atta’s Egyptian father, adamantly refused to believe the gentle son he knew could commit such a horrific crime, adding, “My son hates bin Laden.” Charging that his son was framed, al-Amir Atta insisted that a close examination of Atta’s picture printed in newspapers showed that his son’s face had been superimposed on another man’s head. (Deutsch Presse-Agentur, 9/24/01; Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/23/01)
This article completes a four-part series on Mind Control begun in 2000. The first three parts were published in Probe magazine in the March/April, May/June and July/August 2000 issues. Part 1: Canadian and U.S. Survivors Seek Justice can be accessed online at http://www.webcom.com/ctka/pr300-mkultra.html . Parts 2 and 3 are in print form only, but can be purchased from the Probe website:http://www.webcom.com/ctka/backisss.html
“I know the capacity that there is to make tyranny total in America and we must see to it that this agency [the National Security Agency] and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return.”
Senator Frank Church, 1975 (1)
Admiral Jeremy Boorda
At 56, Admiral Jeremy “Mike” Boorda had everything to live for. As Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), he was at the pinnacle of his career. Supported by a loving family and widely respected as “an officer of legendary devotion to the Navy,” why would the admiral suddenly and violently take his own life?
On May 16, 1996, Boorda was found shot through the heart on a bench outside his official residence in the Washington Navy Yard. The police instantaneously diagnosed “suicide.” But Boorda’s recent advocacy of suicide prevention cast an eerie shadow on the official story.
“Can the sailor commit suicide and not have the leader know that he or she was in distress?” the admiral had asked in a speech at the Annapolis Naval Academy the previous month. Answering his own query, he continued, “No. We can’t ignore things we must work on and if we hide them, we do everybody a disservice.” (2)
By all indicators, Boorda was not depressed. His wife and several admirals vouched for his high spirits only hours before his body was found. To intimates, it made no sense that he would destroy himself without warning. Furthermore, as one woman on an Internet listserve so astutely observed, “People who commit suicide by shooting do not do it in the chest.” (3)
Mike Boorda was an unlikely suicide candidate for another, more personal reason. He and his wife Bettie were the main support for their first-born son David, who is legally blind and severely handicapped by congenital malformations. The Boordas raised him to adulthood in their own home while rearing three other healthy children, two of whom are Navy officers. Known to be very attached to David, the admiral had planned early retirement to spend more time with his family. (4)Would a responsible and loving father suddenly opt to leave his wife to care for their disabled son alone?
Midway into research for this series, a number of alleged mind control (MC) experimentees began sharing their suspicions that Admiral Boorda had been assassinated to prevent his speaking out against nonconsensual human experimentation in military weapons research. Blanche Chavoustie referred me to a sinister CIA document from the 1950s that entertains ways of “disposing” of experimental MK-Ultra subjects and people “who cannot be trusted” to safeguard military secrets. Chemical lobotomy, drugs, and “ultrasonics or some other radiating energy” were the methods suggested as possible alternatives to an “ice pick” lobotomy or permanently locking the person away someplace. (5) “Now, with new improved techniques,” Chavoustie says, “victims such as Admiral Boorda have been known to self-destruct on their lunch hour.” (See Part 2 of this series, May/June 2000 Probe for Chavoustie’s story.)
Two additional people told me Boorda could easily have been done in by one of the surefire assassination methods the Navy has finessed after 50 years of covert research and field testing. This little-known secret slipped out on July 6, 1975 with an article in the London Sunday Times, “How the U.S. Navy Brain-Trains Political Assassins.” The Times quoted a speech by Navy Lt. Commander Thomas Narut to a group of 120 psychologists at a NATO conference in Oslo, Norway. Narut worked at the U.S. Regional Medical Center in Naples, Italy. He reported the Navy had been programming “hit men and assassins” who would kill on command; some subjects were drawn from the ranks of convicted murders serving time in military prisons.
The “damage control” boys soon moved in. Narut was flown to London and forevermore silenced. The Navy issued a statement in his name saying his remarks were merely “theoretical.” Newspapers were told the lieutenant commander was having “personal problems.” Narut’s loose lips reached the U.S. only through the Chicago Sun Times (July 7, 1975). (6)
Corroboration for the existence of an operational MC assassination program can be found in a declassified Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document prepared by the U.S. Army in January 1972 (Author: J. LaMothe); Part III is titled “Mental Suggestion and Controlled Behavior.” Section B elucidates how hypnosis can be used to create a multi-personality “super spy” assassin, based on the writings of psychologist and Army consultant George Estabrooks. (Part 2 of this series, May/June 2000 Probe documents the U.S. military’s creation of Manchurian Candidates going back to World War II.)
A 5/26/95 article in The Herald (Glasgow), “Brainwash killers ‘still in use’,” contains information about a psychotronic influence system developed in the 1970s in the former Soviet Union that creates programmable “human weapons” through the use of hypnosis and high-frequency radio waves. The article warns that this system “has found its way on to the free market, where mobsters and private security firms are using it.”
From the earliest days of the MK-Ultra program in the 1950s, the CIA has systematically searched for execution methods that could be disguised as suicide. All indications are that the macabre Doctor Deaths of the military/intelligence world have succeeded, using untraceable electro-magnetic (EM) technology to commit the “perfect crime.”
In 1995 Perceptions, an independent magazine dedicated to environmental, political and health issues, published a strange and scary story titled “The Secret War Against Medford, Oregon.” Author Mark Metcalf revealed a 14-year-old conversation with Dr. David Fraser, former head of the Department of Toxicology at the University of North Carolina. Now deceased, Fraser had assembled a scientific team that traveled to Oregon to investigate an alarming cluster of suicides in the City of Medford (Jackson County) in the early 1970s.
With a 1970 population of only 28,454, the city saw the number of suicides between 1970 and 1975 rise from 2 to 10; in Jackson County the number shot up from 13 to 24. Suicide rates are calculated per 100,000 population and averaged in 5-year compilations. Although the number of suicides in and around Medford do not meet the usual criteria for reliable rate calculations, turning them into rates allows comparisons. In 1975 Medford’s rate of 17 per 100,000 was higher than for Oregon (15.4) and for the USA as a whole (12.4). (7)
According to Metcalf, the scientists soon found that Medford was being bombarded with ultra low frequency (ULF) electromagnetic waves originating from a nearby military base. The commander of the military base told the investigators that he knew about the radiation but claimed it was caused by the Russians. However, the ULF bombardment mysteriously ceased the very next day after this confrontation. After they returned to the east but before the researchers could write up their report, Metcalf wrote, “Several men displaying CIA credentials arrived on campus and said that the ULF waves beamed into Medford were a ‘national security’ matter. They explicitly threatened to kill each of the researchers, including Dr. Fraser himself, should anyone speak further about it. As far as I know, no one did.” (8)
On April 8, 1994, popular rock star/writer Kurt Cobain (of Nirvana fame) was found dead in his own home. He appeared to have been the victim of a shotgun blast to the head three days before. A deadly dose of heroin (three times over) was found in his blood. His so-called suicide note did not indicate he was going to take his own life. Many fans believe the evidence does not prove suicide and that Cobain was more likely murdered. (9) But why?
The answer may lie in a technical document purporting to reveal secrets of National Security Agency (NSA) “psyops” (psychological operations) and systematic MC. Posted on several Web sites in 1999, it was provided by an engineer who claims he had worked as a consultant to the NSA and feared for his own safety as a whistleblower (hence the author’s anonymity).
MC literature on the World Wide Web constitutes the cutting edge of serious research into radio frequency (RF) or directed-energy weapons (DEW). At the same time, one can easily find writings laden with wild, unproven charges and undocumented speculation. It is a daunting task to pluck the gems out of the confusion and purposeful disinformation, which are plentiful. (10) After two years of wading through bizarre personal testimonies, and filling up three file-drawers with scientific research, hundreds of periodical articles, patents, interviews, correspondence, and muckraking pieces that support the existence of powerful MC technologies, (11) I find this particular document compelling and worthy of serious study.
Among several examples of “NSA self-initiated execution (suicide),” it claims Cobain was a casualty of brainwashing who was “terminated” for “writing clues” about his victimization into his songs. “Once the NSA puts on the highest level of brainwashing pain, the subject expires quickly,” this document alleges. “Cobain used heroin to numb and otherwise slow the effect of the brainwashing.” (12)
Rauni Kilde, MD, former Chief Medical Officer of Finland, lectures and writes about an NSA MC system using radio implants and microchips connected to satellites that is remarkably similar to what is described in the “NSA psyops” document. “With electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) brain stimulation fully coded,” she writes, “pulsating electromagnetic signals can be sent to the brain, causing the desired voice and visual effects to be experienced by the target. This is a form of electronic warfare.” Kilde warns that “connecting our brain functions via microchips (or even without them, according to the latest technology) to computers via satellites…poses the gravest threat to humanity.” (13)
The Boorda Mystery
The Boorda mystery deepens when a whole range of facts gleaned from worldwide press coverage of his shocking death is integrated with the experiences of alleged MC experimentees. One woman told me that in March 1996 the Air Force and the Navy had finally opened investigations into her claim that she and about 500 other people were being tortured by remotely controlled, neuro-electromagnetic (NEM) or RF weapons. Bizarre stories alleging surveillance, electronic harassment and remotely controlled torture of people throughout the world are posted on many Web sites. (14) The amply referenced research of Cheryl Welsh, 1997 founder of Citizens Against Human Rights Abuse (CAHRA), supports many of these claims, especially “Nonconsensual Brainwave and Personality Studies by the U.S. Government,” “The 1950s Secret Discovery of the Code of the Brain,”and the Russian Book Translation Project. (15)
In an article published last year in Matrix 3000, Band 4, a German publication, Welsh writes, “Heart attacks, suicides, assassinations, blackmail, all can be done remotely leaving no trace of evidence to tie it to the perpetrators.”
Blanche Chavoustie is one of a number of allegedly targeted individuals who had contact with Admiral Boorda’s office shortly before he died. She points out that burial of the Navy MC investigation followed quickly upon the admiral’s own interment; however the Air Force probe may still be open. (16)
The nagging suspicion that Boorda did not willfully self-destruct is bolstered by his renowned toughness regarding media attacks on the Navy and himself. Appointed by President Clinton in 1994 to overcome the long-running legacy of the 1991 Tailhook sex scandal, Boorda soon made enemies within the military. The “old guard” considered him a “political admiral” appointed to dismantle the notoriously racist and sexist Navy culture. They were angered at decisions that halted the career advancement of high-level male personnel and supported the promotion of Navy women and ethnic minorities. (17)
But Boorda very publicly asserted he would not fall into the trap of feeling sorry for himself. He was popular among rank and file sailors. Eulogized as a “sailor’s sailor,” he was the only enlisted seaman to rise to CNO in the nearly 200 years of Navy history. This made him an outsider, resented by the blue-blood admiralty. As the Guardian of London aptly put it, “Admiral Boorda was short (5 ft. 4 in.), Jewish, clever, gregarious, astute and knew his own mind. He was hardly the Platonic role-model for the man to command the most WASP-ish and hereditary of the U.S. armed services.” (18)
The admiral’s body was found just after 2 p.m., about one-half hour before he was to meet with two Newsweek reporters at Navy headquarters. In the official story, Boorda abruptly went home for lunch after being informed by Rear Admiral Kendell Pease to expect accusations that he lacked authorization to wear two Vietnam-era, bronze “V” pins (decorations that signify valor in battle).
Pease later told the press that Boorda had not appeared unduly upset at the prospect of such questions and responded matter-of-factly, “We’ll just tell him the truth.” Boorda had already removed the tiny pins from his uniform the year before when questions were first raised about them. After lying dormant for a year, the medals issue was suddenly pushed into public view as the most plausible motivation for Boorda turning a pistol on himself. One of the two typed notes found beside Boorda’s home computer was addressed “to my sailors” and said, “I couldn’t bear to bring dishonor to you.” (19)
An inch-thick report by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service was inconclusive as to Boorda’s motive for suicide. It cited several unnamed people who insisted the admiral was not distraught in discussing the medals query. Significantly, the autopsy report was never made public. A blacked-out version was secured by the NYT under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), lending credence to suspicions of a coverup. (20) If the autopsy unambiguously substantiates a self-inflicted gunshot to Boorda’s chest using the .38 handgun given him by his son-in-law (as reported by the media), then why keep it secret?
Boorda & “Cognitive Warfare”
The Guardian reported on May 18, 1996, there was “another cruel twist to Admiral Boorda’s death” regarding a newspaper. It revealed that Boorda had finally agreed to give “his first full interview” for a series called “Bosnia: The Secret War.” (21) Few Americans know of the admiral’s role as advisor to President Clinton during the controversial U.S. intervention in Bosnia. From 1991 to 1994, Boorda was Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces in southern Europe, based in Naples, Italy. Despite “his position,” Boorda had agreed to speak to the London newspaper on unspecified “highly controversial themes.”
“The last years of Boorda’s career were marked by his insistence that the US take a robust line and intervene militarily in the carnage of Bosnia-Herzegovina,” the Guardian said. “This opinion became the admiral’s anthem, and both isolated and vindicated him within a Pentagon which was stubbornly resistant to intervention.” (22) Could military opposition to Boorda’s Guardian interview have played a role in his untimely and inexplicable death?
In October 1996 the respectable, Paris-based Intelligence Newsletter alluded to “lurid reports” that Boorda “was murdered because he was about to reveal sinister undertakings by the Navy in mind control and brain warfare.” It disclosed that the admiral “was deeply involved in a study on the possibilities of cognitive warfare, a form of mind control that uses acoustical, optical and electromagnetic fields or a combination of the three to interfere with the biological processes of an enemy.” (23) This information provides a compelling reason to see the medals controversy as a bogus motivation for suicide. Corroboration for the existence of “cognitive warfare” can be found in New World Vistas, a 16-volume, 1996 Air Force publication. The section on “biological process control” says that it is possible “to create high fidelity speech in the human body, raising the possibility of covert suggestion and psychological direction…[making it] possible to “talk” to selected adversaries in a fashion that would be most disturbing to them.” (24)
The Intelligence Newsletter reported that Boorda headed a secret body called the Strategic Studies Group investigating technologies for producing speech and “covert suggestions” in the “enemy’s head.” It said further, “The same techniques, say the experts, could be used to prevent voluntary muscular movements, control emotions and actions, produce sleep and interfere with short-term and long-term memory.”
Could it be mere coincidence that these same biological and psychological effects had been reported by CAHRA members to Navy and AF investigators in the months preceding Boorda’s sudden demise? Many alleged experimentees also say they hear artificial voices inside their heads or receive thoughts that are not their own! Did Admiral Boorda find out about nonconsensual human experimentation conducted by the Navy, raise ethical objections or even order them to cease, thereby rendering himself too dangerous to live?
Questionable “suicide” of Aussie Attache
If Boorda was “taken out” by means of MC technology that induces “suicide” by remote control, he may be the highest ranking official in recent years to have met this fate. But by no means is he the only such suspected case of murder most foul.
On June 13, 1999, in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia, Mervyn Jenkins, the North American attache for the Australian Defence Intelligence Organization (DIO) was found hanged in the backyard of his home a week before the Jenkins family planned to return to Australia. Jenkins, an expert in covert action and electronic warfare, had been posted in Washington for a three-year assignment. He had been stressed by bureaucratic infighting between two Australian intelligence agencies over which documents could be shared with the CIA and the DIA. But would this happily married father of three sons take his own life on his 48th birthday? His diary showed detailed plans for his life in Australia 10 weeks into the future.
On April 16, 2001, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) popular investigative news show “Four Corners” probed Jenkins’ mysterious “suicide,” which had produced a storm of criticism in Australia, leading to a government investigation. Not satisfied with the results (the Blunn Report), Jenkins’ wife filed a lawsuit against the government. Both his wife and mother appeared on the ABC broadcast, a transcript of which is posted online. (25)
Betty Daly-King believes Jenkins was murdered to prevent him returning home with knowledge that the Pentagon didn’t want him to bring back to Australia. Daly-King is a Western Australia peace and human rights activist who claims she has been tortured with DEW in retaliation for 40 years of working for alternative means of resolving conflicts that lead to war. Focused on ensuring peace in the Indian Ocean region, she is responsible for peace studies professorships in two Perth universities. Daly-King cites several other cases of DEW being used to silence scientists, activists and writers, just in Western Australia alone.
According to the official story laid out by “Four Corners,” Jenkins was caught in the crossfire between U.S. and Australian intelligence agencies over the issue of intelligence sharing. Daly-King believes that the conflict centered on the Indonesion repression of East Timorese who had voted for independence, with the U.S. backing the Indonesians and the Australians leaning toward the East Timorese independence fighters. Influential Australian organizations such as the Returned Servicemen’s League have historically sympathized with the East Timorese because so many had risked their lives to save Australians during World War II, she explains, and people-to-people relationships have been maintained ever since. (26)
“The USA would do anything to appease Indonesia to keep access through their straits to get to and from Saudi’s oil,” she wrote to me. “They were not amused at Australia being in the forefront of restoring East Timor against perceived Indonesia and USA interests! All that lovely East Timor offshore oil, too.”
A map of the Washington area posted on the ABC Web site is chilling in its implications. With large red dots, it visually depicts the Jenkins home in Arlington surrounded on three sides by the Pentagon, the CIA, the DIA headquartered at the Bolling Air Force Base, and the British, Canadian and Australian embassies. (27)
Mysterious Deaths in the British Defense Industry
An epidemic of unexplained deaths in England’s defense industry occurred from 1982 to 1988 (totally blacked out of the “free” U.S. press). Twenty-five British computer programmers and engineers working on electronic warfare programs died in a rash of suspicious suicides, disappearances, and bizarre accidents. They were the subject of British journalist Tony Collin’s 1990 book Open Verdict: An Account of 25 Mysterious Deaths in the Defence Industry. Five of these scientists were talented computer programmers who worked for Marconi Underwater Systems (a major contractor for the Reagan Administration’s “Star Wars” Strategic Defense Initiative or SDI), or one of its subsidiaries. Many worked for the government or military installations directly. Britain’s nuclear arsenal is submarine-based. Most of the dead programmers were working on top-secret simulator programs used in underwater submarine deception warfare. “In the majority of cases, there were no eyewitnesses and the periods before their deaths could not be explained,” Collins writes (28)
Investigations began when two young men were found in Bristol, more than 100 miles from their homes, where they had no apparent connections. In 1986 Vimal Dajibhai, 24, was found under a bridge with an unexplained puncture mark on his thigh and his pants down around the ankles. A few months later Arshad Sharif, 26, alleged hanged himself by tying one end of a rope around his his neck, the other end lashed to a tree, and accelerating his car until his neck snapped. Family members interviewed by Collins said the two men were actively planning their futures and had no motive for suicide. Shortly thereafter, PhD student Avtar Singh Gita, 26, who was working on submarine warfare under a grant from the defense industry, disappeared from Loughborough University. Singh Gita’s thesis was titled “Underwater Signal Processing.” He was found in Paris months later, but could not recall why or how he got there. (29)
Several gifted scientists and programmers employed in other branches of the defense industry died under suspicious circumstances in 1987. Peter Peapell, 46, a simulator expert in stealth and EW, was found underneath his car with the engine running. David Sands, 37, allegedly drove at high velocity into a brick wall, after filling his car with cans of gasoline. Richard Pugh, 37, was found dead in his home with a plastic bag over his head and his feet tied. Royal Air Force computer specialist Mark Wisner, 25, was also found suffocated by a plastic bag. Dr. John Brittan, 52, was found dead in his garage with the car running; he had been a computer expert at the Royal Armaments Research and Develpment Establishment. In 1988 the body of Russell Smith, 23, who worked for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority in Harwell, was found on a cliff. Family members of these deceased individuals indicated no motive for suicide. (30)
Tony Collins concludes that “psychological engineering” of suicidal behavior is a possible explanation for these unexplained deaths. His conclusion is based on the experience of Australian engineer and investigative journalist Joe Vialls who says he survived such macabre manipulations in 1983. Vialls had become unwittingly involved in a Cold War espionage operation while working on a sensitive oil drilling operation in India. He reports he suffered both microwave radiation and post-hypnotic suggestions implanted electronically by unknown controllers, whom he suspects were working for the CIA. Doctors who treated Vialls at the London-based Medical Foundation for the Care of Torture Victims verified that he was susceptible to clandestine hypnosis and post-hypnotic suggestions. Vialls, whose story can be found in Collins’ final chapter, has published a book and many articles on suspected Manchurian Candidate-type assassinations as well as exposes of the U.S. military’s Omega above- and underground communication system, which he believes has the capacity for mind control operations worldwide. (31)
Europeans Reject Invisible Weapons
Warnings on the perils of electronic MC can be found in the European press. Scientists, intellectuals and government officials there have been banging the warning drums for several years about dangerous U.S. surveillance and NEM technologies. (32) A 1997 editorial in the British Medical Journal alerted the healing profession to “guard against its knowledge being used for weapon development.” Written by surgeon Robin M. Coupland, the editorial warned that the new category of “non-lethal” (NL) weapons, including “devices generating infrasound or electromagnetic waves, and devices for riot control,” was not covered by existing international treaties banning chemical and biological weapons. (33)
In 1998 a neuroscientist at the Institut Pasteur in Paris cautioned that “advances in cerebral imaging” were “capable of being used at a distance” and would “open the way for abuses such as invasion of personal liberty, control of behavior and brainwashing.” Another researcher at the French Atomic Energy Commission said imaging techniques have reached the stage where “we can almost read people’s thoughts.” (34) In 1998 the Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA) panel of the European Parliament “shocked European leaders” with its voluminous report subtitled “Appraisal of Technologies of Political Control.” The CIA’s mind control (MK-Ultra) program is fully referenced therein. (35)
On January 28, 1999, while Congress and the U.S. media were diddling with the impeachment of President Clinton, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling “for an international convention introducing a global ban on all developments and deployments of weapons which might enable any form of manipulation of human beings.” (36) And a 1999 UN-sponsored conference on human consciousness passed an ethics resolution urging neuroscientists to ensure their discoveries are used to serve “human welfare, never warfare.” What is known as the Tokyo Declaration declares, “Today, we have the intellectual, physical and financial resources to master the power of the brain itself, and to develop devices to touch the mind and even control or erase consciousness.” (37)
Secret MC technologies have already been used by U.S. armed forces in Third World interventions without any public discussion. According to Judy Wall, editor of Resonance(newsletter of the Mensa Bioelectromagnetics Special Interest Group), the EC-130E Commando Solo aircraft, built by Lockheed at a cost of $100 million each, conducts psychological operations through broadcasts “in the standard AM, FM, HF, TV and military communications bands.” Wall discovered that Commando Solo is equipped with Silent Sound Spread Spectrum, a MC technology that can “entrain the listener’s brainwaves into a preselected emotional state.” (38) Commando Solo aircraft were used as far back as the 1983 U.S. military intervention in Grenada, and later in Panama, Haiti, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Iraq. (39)
The British ITV News Bureau reported that this technology was used in Operation Desert Storm in 1991 to demoralize Iraqi soldiers and instill “a perpetual feeling of fear and hopelessness.” (40) In “Military Use of Mind Control Weapons,” Wall exposes how human brainwave patterns known as “emotion signature clusters” can be stored on a computer, then piggybacked to Silent Sound carrier frequencies to “silently trigger the occurrence of the same basic emotion in another human being.” Voice commands can also be used in subliminal messages attached to music. (41)
The U.S. military’s secret strategy for post-cold-war conflicts “short of war” is called “The Revolution in Military Affairs,” a deceptively futuristic scenario based on an arsenal of grotesque psychotechnologies unknown to the American taxpayers who fund their development. Among the new military-speak one finds “strategic personality simulation,” exactly the sort of neofascist MC that could explain the bizarre harassment stories of many hapless civilians. (42) Readers still skeptical about the existence of MC technologies are urged to check out “The Mind has No Firewall,” an article published in the Army journal Parameters (Spring 1998). (43) Evidence of plans to incorporate mind control in future wars is as unambiguous as it is repulsive.
Constructing Thoughtforms to Order?
Former Navy engineer Eleanor White traces her victimization as an alleged involuntary NEM experimentee to the spring of 1980 when she asked the Bureau of Naval Personnel to update her service record. The harassment began later that year — on the street, at work, and in six successive apartments, she claims. “I just thought I was the unluckiest human being on the planet, entirely unique and alone,” she says, until 1996 when she found Ed Light’s Mind Control Forum on the Internet. (44) “The near-perfect congruence of my effects with what others were experiencing was like entering a whole new life.” This sameness of “effects” is reported by hundreds of people throughout the world. Many are well-educated and hold down responsible jobs; others are physically and psychological disabled by torturous hospitalizations and years of abuse. The sheer volume of their highly literate communications convinces me that every allegation of psychological-warfare experimentation cannot be conveniently pigeon-holed as the paranoia of a disturbed person.
Eldon Byrd has been similarly persuaded. A medical engineer, Byrd is retired from the Naval Surface Weapons Center, Office of Non-Lethal Weapons. A member of the U.S. Psychotronics Association (USPA), he has published papers on the telemetry of brain waves (measuring them wirelessly from a distance), (45) and the psycho-activity of extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic and scalar fields. After corresponding with White and other alleged experimentees for several years, he concluded they were neither hallucinating nor allergic to ELF waves. “You have convinced me that this is something going on that should be investigated,” Byrd wrote White. He affirmed that “images can be projected directly into a human brain from a distance using the ‘scalar’ component of a weak magnetic field.” But he questioned who would be so evil as to inflict this technology on unsuspecting people? (46)
Lt. Col. Thomas E. Bearden, also a member of USPA, is a PhD scientist, nuclear engineer, and proponent of “the new physics,” which may be crucial to understanding the MC technologies developed by the U.S. military-industrial complex. Bearden publishes SPECULA, a magazine devoted to psychotronics and bio-energetics. (47) His books include The Excalibur Statement, Analysis of Scalar Electromagnetics, and Gravitobiology: A New Biophysics (Tesla Book Company). In a February 1991 interview conducted by Michael Hutchison, editor of Megabrain Report, Bearden revealed that “scalar electromagnetic phenomena” make it possible to construct “thoughtforms to order, and input them directly into the mind and longterm memory.” This can be done through “a hidden channel to pipe in inputs” and it can be done “surrepticiously, from a distance and without the knowledge and consent of the individual affected,” he said further. Bearden calls this “the ultimate mind control.” (48)
On July 23, 2000, Byrd delivered a paper to the 26th annual conference of the USPA in Columbus, Ohio, titled “Recent Advances in Scalar Technologies.” He told the audience that many people claiming they are victims of remote MC devices appeared to be highly functional, and that there must be something to their claims. He pointed to thousands of documented cases during the Cold War of the U.S. government experimenting on citizens without their knowledge or consent.
He then cited a July 2, 1997 statement by Major General Sydney Schacknow of the Army’s Special Forces (Ft. Bragg, North Carolina) that our military was “working on synthetic telepathy (the ability to read people’s intentions at a distance using a magnetic laser — a maser operating at extremely low frequencies,” which can “alter behavior at a distance.” In private conversation, Byrd told one participant that Marines had been shown a device that projects images into the brain from a distance, and that a Superconductor Quantum Interference Detector or SQUID machine (a sophisticated EEG device) can detect the mysterious rays many people suspect are causing them pain. (49) Byrd’s paper at the 2001 USPA meeting in Columbus, Ohio, July 20-23, is titled “Mind Control: Paranoid Delusions or Frightening Reality?”
“Synthetic telepathy is a term used to describe the beaming of words, thoughts, or ideas into a person’s mind by mechanical means…some type of electromagnetic transmitter…operating in the microwave frequency band,” begins a May, 1995 article by Judy Wall in Resonance. (50) The first known U.S. experiment in which audible voices were communicated via pulsed microwaves was carried out in 1973 by Joseph C. Sharp and Mark Grove in Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the USA. Their success was based on biophysicist Allen Frey’s post-WWII experiments with “microwave hearing.” (51)
Commenting on Sharp’s “pulsed microwave audiogram” in his 1985 ground-breaking book,The Body Electric, Robert O. Becker, MD, points out, “Such a device has obvious applications in covert operations designed to drive a target crazy with ‘voices’ or deliver undetectable instructions to a programmed assassin.” He also noted, “Nearly two-thirds of the $47-billion 1984 federal research budget went for military work, and in the field of bioelectricity the proportion was even higher.” In denouncing “the buying of science by the military,” Becker boldly declared, “To call it a form of prostitution is an insult to the oldest profession.” Becker was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine, but his career suffered because of his condemnation of the military uses of bioelectric research. (52)
Two years ago the career of SUNY-Albany Professor Kathryn Kelley also suffered a setback because of her probes into the mysteries of MC. In August 1999 Kelley’s provocative research on the surgical implantation of communications devices to read thoughts was suddenly shut down. She had delivered a paper to a professional conference in Orlando, Florida, in which she described acoustic implants in human beings called RAATS (short for radio wave, auditory, assaultive, transmitting implants). Kelley wrote, “When (short-wave) operators transmit to or scan RAAT implants in victims, they can talk to the victims remotely and anonymously, and hear the victim’s speech and thoughts.” (53)
“The Bionics of Man”
In 1962 Dr. Leonid L. Vasiliev, an internationally known Russian physiologist, remarked that “the discovery of the energy underlying ESP [extrasensory perception] will be equivalent to the discovery of atomic energy.” (54) The word “psychotronics” was actually coined by Czechoslovak researchers to legitimize parapsychology as a scientific discipline. The Czech Manifesto adopted at the 1968 Moscow Parapsychological Conference declared, “Psychotronics is, in essence, the bionics of man.” (55)
In the 1950s Soviet researchers invented a medical device called the LIDA machine, which uses modulated ELF waves to induce a trance-like hypnosis in human beings. According to a 1993Defense Electronics article, a Richmond, Virginia company called Psychotechnologies Corporation now holds the LIDA patent, euphemistically called “psycho-correction technology.” (56)
The Soviets were also the first to use EEG machines to catch “the moment when telepathy lights up in the brain.” However, the U.S. came in a close second. In 1959 secret ESP research on the U.S. atomic sub Nautilus made headlines in France. Journalists asked the sensational question, “Has the American military learned the secret of mind power?” (57) The U.S. officially denied theNautilus experiments. But Carol Rutz remembers being taken aboard this ship when she was 10 as part of a CIA MK-Ultra psychic assassination research program. Rutz reports being trained to send psychic energy to a “certain high-placed individual” to create a deadly aneurysm! (58) (See Part 3 of this series, July/August 2000 Probe for secret government experimentation using children.)
To understand the progression of electronic MC technologies from the 50s through the 90s, readers will benefit from consulting two online timelines composed by Judy Wall and Cheryl Welsh, respectively; a Fact Sheet with documentation on Nonconsensual Experimentation prepared by Welsh; and a bibliography titled “Psychoactivity of Electromagnetic Fields.” (59)
“For the first time in history,” Eleanor White writes, “one human being, from hiding, at a distance, can control the thoughts and actions of another, by way of undetectable hypnosis, using still-classified electronic technology. These devices have totally disabled the world’s justice systems.” A board member of CAHRA, White has compiled the collective research of its members into a 136-page report, “The State of Unclassified and Commercial Technology Capable of Some Electronic Mind Control Effects.” (60) She warns that anyone with knowhow and enough money could assemble an arsenal from ordinary (but expensive) electronic equipment and be totally immune from prosecution. “Zero-evidence weapons,” she says, “make revenge crimes routine and easy.” In the March 2000 issue of The American Reporter, White calls for debate and controls on all manufactured MC devices. (61)
In the late 1980s, activists in the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp began experiencing headaches, nausea, vertigo, depression, disorientation and short-term memory loss. They were camped outside a U.S. Air Force Base in Great Britain to protest nuclear weapons and global militarization. Strong signals of non-ionizing radiation (microwave) up to 100 times the normal background level were detected there. Women peace activists in Seneca, New York, experienced similar harassment. (62)
Julianne McKinney, an ex-CIA case officer, believes she has been intentionally targeted by EM weapons. The painful harassment made her arms bleed, her gums rot and her teeth crack. In the early 1990s, she conducted an Electronic Surveillance Project, an offshoot of the Association of National Security Alumni. Her 22-page booklet, Microwave Harassment and Mind Control, published in 1992, documents many claims of NEM harassment. (63)
White has coined the term “voice-to-skull” (v2s) to describe an effect reported by hundreds of people. But White herself does not hear voices. “In my case and a few others,” she says, “v2s is restricted to fake alarm clocks ringing at 3 a.m, fake phone or pager ringing, and fake bird choruses when no birds are around.” In-home attacks include forced awakening and sleep deprivation, “hot needles” in the flesh, sexual stimulation, body vibrations and itching, limbs jerking wildly, and muscles manipulated remotely (vocal cords forced to produce sound against her will). White says she also suffers apartment break-ins with items stolen and clothing ripped. At work, she has experienced mind-blanking attacks and inexplicable computer malfunctions. Although she acknowledges that “the actual weapons now in use are tightly classified,” she discovered through years of research that “the primitive weapons leading up to the current crop are mostly unclassified and some are even commercially available.” (64)
White’s Web site, http://www.raven1.net, contains a storehouse of credible research on government-sponsored MC experiments and technologies. It is a magnet that draws in people from all over the world searching for answers to the weird bio-electric phemonena experienced in their own bodies, homes, and communities. Thanks to White’s e-mail exchange depot, I have corresponded with many highly articulate people from all walks of life, and have interviewed some by telephone. For example, I have learned of several cases where people discovered through x-rays or MRIs that family members had been implanted with biochips during minor surgery, without their knowledge or consent.
Biochips, now the size of an uncooked grain of rice, are easily implantable for beneficial uses as well as for surrepticious political control. Applied Digital Solutions is now testing and marketing its “Digital Angel” technology, a biochip that makes possible the tracking of people using Global Positioning Satellites. (65) British Professor Kevin Warwick and his wife are being implanted with biochips to test whether they can read each other’s thoughts when separated by distance. (66)
DSM-IV: Diagnosis or Coverup?
CAHRA members complain about the knee-jerk reactions of U.S. physicians (especially psychiatrists) to their suffering. Some have had bouts with hospitalization where they were subjected to forced drugging and electroshock. Many fear sharing their torments with family and friends lest they be labeled “paranoid schizophrenic” because they hear voices, suspect they are under some kind of surveillance, or suffer debilitating bio-electric attacks.
Many alleged experimentees felt somewhat vindicated, however, when they read the opening words of a 1997 NYT Magazine cover story, “For decades, those who claimed to be victims of clandestine radiation experiments conducted by the United States Government were dismissed as paranoid.” (67) The Clinton Administration exposes on radiation experimentation using thousands of unsuspecting North Americans opened the door for alleged MC experimentees to speak publicly about their claims.
The first three parts of this series have documented how past leaders of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) were secretly involved in military/CIA MC research using nonconsensual human subjects, especially women and children in their care. Is it happenstance or coverup that many reported symptoms of NEM weapons have been written into the diagnostic categories published in the APA’s Diagnostic Statistical Manual IV (DSM IV)?
One DSM IV criterion of “schizotypal personality disorder” is “belief in clairvoyance, telepathy, or ‘sixth sense.’ Under such a sweeping definition, the entire cabal of military/intelligence psychic experimenters (including privatized, Pentagon-funded outfits like Psi Tech) could be labeled “schizophrenic” for indulging in “remote viewing” (ESP) research for decades! (68) Significantly, a History Channel offering called “Psychic Espionage,” aired in September 2001, never ridiculed or cast “mental illness” aspersions on any of the male scientists and CIA Stargate functionaries who were interviewed.
Rauni Kilde believes that “psychiatrists working for U.S. intelligence agencies no doubt participated in writing and revising” what has become a worldwide psychiatrists’ bible. “Victims of mind control experimentation are thus routinely diagnosed, knee-jerk fashion, as mentally ill by doctors who learned the DSM “symptom” list in medical school,” she says. (69)
N. Renay Tanner suggests that people who suspect they are targeted by electronic MC seek legal remedies and medical assistance through human rights organizations rather than the medical profession. A Columbia University graduate student focused on psychiatry and human rights, Tanner is also United Nations liaison for Support Coalition International, a human rights organization devoted to eliminating abuses by the mental-health industry. Tanner believes the mental health system functions for the purpose of social control top-down and that “ideologically driven” psychiatrists who cannot admit to any evidence of fallibility will not help ameliorate the stresses and trauma of nonconsensual experimentation.
Security Agency “Cutouts”?
CAHRA leaders bristle at suggestions that their pain may be caused by some condition other than purposeful manipulation by government-funded operators. They justifiably point to the MK-Ultra program and the thousands of documented cases of nonconsensual experimentation. (70) Still, most people offer no independent corroboration for their claims other than pointing out symptoms in common with other alleged victims and research proving that anti-personnel, directed-energy weapons do indeed exist.
One has to be skeptical of unscientific, long-distance evaluations of individuals based solely on uncorroborated verbal reports, often communicated via the anonymity of e-mail. After all, many known physical ailments such as electrical sensitivity and fibromyalgia could produce similiar symptoms in different people. (71) Some painful effects may also be due to allergic reactions and EM pollution. Any number of people who corroborate each other’s symptoms could be suffering from what a recent New York Times magazine article called “culturally specific” mental illness. (72) With suspicion about unethical government-financed experimentation more the rule than the exception, and widespread computer networking by people searching for answers to their problems, the stage is set for an epidemic of self-diagnosed victims. How does one separate out genuine experimentees from people whose symptoms may have physical or emotional causes not connected with MC at all?
Some claims appear have more merit than others. And a few people have named their perpetrators as connected to private security services, Air Force personnel, or huge military contractors such as Raytheon (likely involved in producing some of these weapons). For example, Pat Mougey’s tormentors appear to be recruited by a security agency located on the street where she lives. She reports some harassers let her know she is under surveillance. (73) She believes they use commercially available, through-the-wall radar to tape everything that goes on in the privacy of her own home. (74) Mougey says she even saw herself through a window on the television screen in the house next door. I was skeptical about this until I saw NSA high-tech surveillance gadgetry on display in the Hollywood movie, “Enemy of the State.” A private detective knowledgeable in surveillance devices confirmed that such gadgetry does exist in the real world and not just in the imaginations of Hollywood writers.
“They have a device to control every part of the body, including the throat,” says Mougey. “I have been in the ER more than once because my throat was closed up and I could not breathe.” I became convinced there may be truth in Mougey’s claims by reading a 1987 report on the Attorney General’s Conference on Less Than Lethal Weapons. It revealed that “scientific knowledge of human physiology is progressing to the point where it may soon be possible to target specific systems with specific frequencies of electromagnetic radiation…sustained, extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation [that] can produce nausea or disorientation…” (75)
But so long as human experimentation in weapons development remains subject to “national security” restrictions, it is impossible to know for sure whether specific individuals are experimentees in government or privatized operations. We do know, however, that our government spent millions on electronic MC research. One hundred thirty boxes (130 cubic feet) of classified documents on “behavioral experiments” the CIA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) were located in 1978. They were found after John Marks (author of The Search for the ‘Manchurian Candidate’) requested ORD files “on behavioral research, including…activities related to bio-electrics, electric or radio stimulation of the brain, electronic destruction of memory, stereotaxic surgery, psychosurgery, hypnotism, parapsychology, radiation, microwaves and ultrasonics.” (76)
Rogue Scientific Groups
As I delved more into the scientific end of MC research, I became more convinced that the U.S. military/industrial complex probably has remote-control technology that can produce the torture Mougey and others so vividly describe. A 1999 article by engineer Tom Bearden, “Mind Control and EM Wave Polarization Transductions,” corroborates my feeling:
“…rogue groups amongst Western clandestine mind control researchers will probably arise if they have not already done so. They will likely seek to increase their personal control and further isolate the programs from orthodox government review and from government and legislative control. They may even divert the research into highly illegal and unethical means, because it furthers their own rogue agendas. That is how clandestine U.S. government research can sometimes go sour, unless great care is exercised by the oversight committees in the House and the Senate.
Sometimes when rogue groups do gain control and total secrecy of a given new technological area, then what appears to be “U.S. government operations” do start to encompass a criminal and unethical operations [sic], hidden usually beneath the deep veil of high classification. Also, if it’s “scientific,” no one is ever brought to justice, even if the “evil science actions” are uncovered and publicly revealed.” (77)
Those who doubt the existence of classified MC technology can draw their own conclusions from several official responses to requests for information on NEM weapons research. Margo Cherney received a letter from the Air Force in 1999 in response to her request for material on a 1970s Air Force project called “Communicating via the Microwave Auditory Effect.” In denying her request to declassify this material, the letter said “unauthorized dislosure of the requested information could reasonably be expected to cause damage to national security.” (78) Eleanor White received a letter from a member of the New York Assembly in 1998 that said, “Unfortunately, information concerning what was referenced in your letter is highly classified, and I am not at liberty to divulge such information to the general public.” (79)
In April 2000, White was able to discover a U.S. Navy contract for Ultrasonic Acoustic Heterodyning Technology with American Technology Corporation. According to the company’s own publicity, hypersonic sound technology “can target selected individuals in a group or in a noisy environment and deliver audio to that person.” (80) This technology makes possible some of the sound effects White and others experience.
For several years CAHRA founder Cheryl Welsh has been trying to organize a study of 500 alleged experimentees that would include medical and psychiatric evaluations. Many in the CAHRA network are very fearful of doctors because they have experienced terrible abuse in the medical system. Welsh has struggled to convince them to join the study as she diligently networks with EM victims in other countries and raises money to insure the scientific viability of what would become a ground breaking study. People whose symptoms have other causes need to be properly diagnosed and treated. Pretenders and disinformation purveyors among the hundreds of people alleging EM targeting need to be exposed — either by their refusal to participate in the study or by the objective evaluations of scientific and medical investigators. (81)
Civilians Become “the Enemy”
Many CAHRA members report that their complaints to local police have not gotten serious attention. In some cases this could be explained by collusion between local law enforcement and federal authorities testing NL weapons and surveillance systems in the community. Crusading Alaskan environmentalist Nick Begich reports a secret agreement between the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice to transfer NL weapons to local law enforcement through the National Institute of Justice. (82)
Like an international Paul Revere, Begich has been circling the globe clanging alarm bells to stimulate public debate on civilian control of the military in the post-cold-war era:
“The weaving together of Department of Defense missions with civilian Department of Justice missions is unprecedented. Not since the civil war has the military machinery…been turned against United States citizens…This raises serious questions regarding use of our Department of Defense for domestic police actions, which may be a violation of constitutional law by being in conflict with the narrowly-defined federal use of the military ‘for the national defense.” (83)
How did civilians become “the enemy” in peacetime? In a 5/12/99 interview on ABC News, USPA member Lt. Col. John B. Alexander was asked if he saw any domestic applications for NL weapons. “Absolutely,” he answered. “In the U.S. today, we have a very large disenfranchised population. The potential for civil disorder is quite high, in my estimation. This is an area in which non-lethal weapons can play a vital role in restoring order, protecting lives and property…”
Alexander directed the Non-Lethal Weapons Laboratory at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the 1980s. He is the same knowledgeable military man who wrote way back in December 1980 that “there are weapons systems that operate on the power of the mind and whose lethal capacity has already been demonstrated….The psychotronic weapon would be silent, difficult to detect, and would require only a human operator as a power source.” (84)
Without any any public review process, a joint policy for NL weapons was adopted in 1995. Highest priority was given to developing unspecified technologies “most likely get dual use, i.e., law enforcement and military applications.” (85) A 1994 draft of the government’s NL policy authorized use of nonlethal weapons by our military in support of domestic law enforcement. It chillingly replaced the Cold War concept of an external “enemy” (requiring stringent national-security regulations) with the relatively benign term “adversary,” which could apply to anyone, domestic or foreign. “Adversary is used above in its broadest sense,” this document says, “including those who are not declared enemies but who are engaged in activities we wish to stop.” (86)
The confluence of NL and high-tech electronic weaponry can be gleaned from what little is available in the media. The July 7, 1997 issue of U.S. News and World Report reported that the Air Force alone plans to spend more than $100 million by 2003 to research the “bioeffects” of what it called “exotic” anti-personnel, NL weapons. The ghastly technologies acknowledged in this article include blinding lasers (considered, but rejected for use in Somalia), acoustic or sonic weapons modeled after the Nazi’s “vortex” technology (causing nausea, “pain, spasms or even death”), RF weapons that induce epileptic seizures, “undetectable” VLF devices that cause flulike symptoms, nausea and weakness, and “tunable” microwave weapons that can “cook the enemy.” (87)
In March 2001, the Pentagon went public with a portable people zapper euphemistically called an “Active Denial System.” Developed by Ratheon Corporation and other Pentagon contractors for crowd dispersal, this so-called NL weapon “could cook a person’s eyeballs” if the operator so desired. (88) To its credit, CBS News interspersed footage of huge anti-Vietnam War demonstrations involving hundreds of thousands of Americans in its announcement of this weapon. Comic strip character Pogo’s astute and much quoted observation, “We have seen the enemy and they is us” was never more applicable.
“It’s war, Jim, but not as we know it,” in the 8/3/97 issue of The Scotsman, offers the following intriguing sentence: “Progress on laser and acoustic technology has been rapid…and a number of weapons are now off the design board and are being tested in secret.”
Taxpayers footing the bill for this research have the right to ask: On whom are these weapons being tested and are the subjects protected under the Nuremberg Code, international laws and presidential executive orders? (89) Eleanor White appropriately points out, “No government agency will admit to being charged with ethical protection of military and other government classified human test subjects.” Could criminal, free-lance experimentation be conducted by private enterpreneurs with security clearance and on-the-job knowledge of how these weapons work?
In 1999 USA Today lifted the veil on a secret administrative court that grants security clearances to employees of defense contractors. “Felons gain access to the nation’s secrets” was its provocative headline. “Tens of thousands of military and contractor personnel are cleared each year,” it reported. In its study of 1500 decisions by the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals, the newspaper found clearances were routinely bestowed on drug users, kidnappers, pedophiles, murders, exhibitionists and other convicted sex offenders, chronic liars, and people with histories of violence and/or convictions for criminal fraud involving millions of dollars. (90)
Psyops Field Testing on Civilians?
Eleanor White believes the most bizarre harassment she experiences amounts to psychological warfare. The unknown perpetrators, she says, occupy a “shadow government” that includes some of the country’s biggest defense contractors and their intelligence operatives. “They are behavior science-oriented,” she explains, “in creating severe stress to test our limits.” She believes the perpetrators could be retired MK-Ultra employees “who set up shop in private industry away from congressional scrutiny,” their paid agents from private security outfits, or even criminal groups who have secured the technology on the military black market. “The original MK-Ultra military/intelligence experimenters were forced to share with the corporate world,” she says, “and the sharing has now quite a few branches.”
In 1992, the first George Bush Administration added a little-known regulation to its National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual that reads, “Cover stories may be established for unacknowledged programs in order to protect the integrity of the program from individuals who do not have a need to know. Cover stories must be believable and cannot reveal any information regarding the true nature of the contract. Cover stories for Special Access Programs must have the approval of the PSO [Program Security Officer] prior to dissemination.” (91) This provision is quite alarming. It means that unscrupulous “experimenters,” hired by private companies with Pentagon connections, have a green light to “lie by the book.” They can easily cover up the abuse of innocent people without any accountability to elected civilian authorities.
“There is no punishment for rogue scientific groups,” writes Bearden. “Shockingly, the U.S. government at the highest level has shown…that mass crimes against U.S. civilians, perpetrated by portions of the U.S. scientific community in direct conspiracy and in secret, will likely be condoned. The perpetrators will not be indicted, tried, or convicted.” (Emphasis in the original)
He says further that:
“…in the “Big Science community, there can be and there are rogue groups. Lots of them. There is deep cover, deep classification. And there is very probably advanced mind control research and testing, be it legal or illegal. Hopefully, most of it is legal and constrained. However, some of it is almost certain to be illegal and ill constrained.” (92)
As news of this series disseminated throughout the MC survivor network, academics and independent MC researchers phoned or wrote to offer useful information gleaned from their own research. One such source is a doctoral student in physics whose interest in neuroscience spans the last decade. I will call him Smith as he does not want his real name used. Smith believes that covert field testing of NEM weapons is combined with classic surveillance techniques perfected during the Cold War. He directed me to a “spy/counterspy” Web site dissecting FBI methods used to create fear, passivity and immobilization. (93) They include constant harassment to build up stress, total discrediting of his/her experiences by driving the target “crazy,” then labeling the target as a “paranoid schizophrenic.” The intended outcome of this treatment is depression, withdrawal and the target’s acquiescence in being controlled. Smith cites the “learned helplessness model” of Martin Seligman, as the operant conditioning used by MC experimenters whose identity is protected in “black” programs. (94)
Smith suggests that some alleged experimentees are being used as the “prototypes” of a new controlled life, victims of a psychological warfare operation aimed, not at a foreign “enemy,” but at our own citizenry. “Operatives get to train their mind-control and harassment techniques on live prey,” he continued, “without fear of adverse consequences from a bungled operation.”
He points out that some alleged experimentees, particularly women, are the “ideal candidates” for this kind of operation:
“They live alone, are highly verbal (the more associative one is, the easier it would no doubt be to drive her crazy), individualistic, don’t have good family relations, and have obedient relatives, often with connections to the security services. It is easy for federal operatives with top-secret security clearances to paint these people as lunatics in order to be able to torture them with America’s tax dollars. Indeed, after the cold war ended, there was a vacuum for surveillance operatives who needed to be doing something useful in order to justify their vast funding. What could be more desirable from a federal operative’s point of view than to torture in absolute safety and secrecy a few unfortunate “freaks” with the very latest in black-budget technology?” (95)
Assassination Mysteries and Mind Control
Remote viewer David Morehouse exposed the existence of the CIA’s Stargate “remote viewing” program in his 1996 book Psychic Warrior. (96) He revealed that Stargate was a Special Access Program (SAP), which requires the highest level of security clearance for Sensitive Compartmentalized Information. (97) NEM technologies would come under the government’s NL research apparatus and are probably categorized as SAPs. Morehouse was persecuted as a whistleblower, including involuntary hospitalization and severe psychiatric abuse. The public campaign to discredit him was led by none other than John Alexander, the “father” of NL weapons. (98)
Interestingly, Morehouse also told attorney William Pepper that a sniper team of low-level CIA operatives in the U.S. Special Forces was responsible for the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. (99) Earlier installments of this series have touched on how mind control might have been the secret weapon used to commit and cover up the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Dr. King. A most provocative and easily accessible article that links MC with these crimes (as well as the assassination of John Lennon and the mass murders in Jonestown, Guyana) was written by Curt Rowlett. It is titled “Project MKULTRA: Did the U.S. Government Actually Create Programmed Assassins?” (100)
Was Admiral Boorda — like the Kennedy brothers and Dr. King — just the latest political “adversary” marked for extinction by undemocratic shadow institutions operating above and beyond the law?
More than 25 years ago, Senator Frank Church foresaw an abyss of no return. Today Thomas Bearden, a military man who most probably has seen the best and worst of human beings, warns that unregulated MC technology could be the undoing of our civilization:
“Human beings are still human beings. All the good and evil is still there, regardless of the group. The stage settings change, but the cast of characters and the play never change.
It’s sad, but ’twas ever thus. Hidden parts of our own governments — and other governments throughout the world — are no different from the old medieval groups, where nobles etc. were always plotting against the king, or using the king’s power for their own nefarious end. The rogue groups today are no different from all the scheming and conniving groups that destroyed the Roman Empire. Great empires fall from within, not usually from without!” (101) (emphasis in original)
1. NBC, “Meet the Press,” 8/17/75 transcript. Quoted in Bamford, J., The Puzzle Palace, Houghton-Mifflin, 1982, p. 379. In 1975 Church headed the Senate Intelligence Committee that exposed many unlawful practices of the intelligence community, including MK-Ultra.
2. “Navy colleagues believe Boorda could have survived scrutiny,” CNN, 5/17/96.
3. 5/23/96 posting of Linda Grant De Pauw to “Women and the Military”: http: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~minerva/archives/threads/temp/boorda.html . According to family and friends, Boorda did not exhibit any of the military’s suicide warning signs: http://www.dtic.mil/afosi/news/1999_suicide.html .
4. USA Today, 11/25/96.
5. The CIA Papers: Bluebird, Artichoke, MK-Ultra. Volume 1 (pp. 126-129). Twenty thousand MK-Ultra documents are available for purchase on three CD-ROMs from the CIA under the Freedom of Information Act for $30.
6. Scheflin, A. & Opton, Jr., E.M., The Mind Manipulators. (Paddington Press, 1978), p. 470; Harry V. Martin & David Caul “The CIA and the Mafia Mind Control” ( http://www.visitations.com/mindcontrol/Hist-Mind.html ; see also London Times, July 13, 1975.
7. I consulted John L. McIntosh, PhD, chair of the Department of Psychology at Indiana University South Bend. McIntosh, past president of the American Association of Suicidology, who retrieved the suicide numbers and rates for Medford City and Jackson County for 1968 through 1995. Medford ranked 9th highest in the country in 1995.
8. Metcalf, Mark, “The secret war against Medford, Oregon.” Posted at: http://www.diac.com/~ekwall2/info/t0001.shtm .
10. For information on U.S. intelligence “cover and deception” programs, see the Federation of American Scientists’ Secrecy and Government Bulletin # 34, http://www.fas.org/. See also Army document on Psychological Operations: http://www.fas.org/man dod-101/army/docs/st100-3/c5/5sect9.htm .
11. See list of MC patents: http://www.trufax.org/menu/patents.html , and several lists of books, articles and links on Electromagnetic Mind Control: http://mindcontrolforums.com/MCF/booklist.htm and http://www.raven1.net/nancbk3.htm
13. Kilde, “Microchip Implants, Mind Control and Cybernetics,” SPEKULA (3rd Quarter, 1999). SPEKULA is published by medical students and doctors in Northern Finland. Posted at: http://www.raven1.net/kilde2.htm.
14. http://mindcontrolforums.com/MCF/victm-h m.htm;http://mindjustice.org/ginter.htm; http://www.konformist.com/1998/voices.htm ; Soviets organize against Psychotronic Weapons: http://mindcontrolforums.com/MCF/welshsov.htm
15. Nonconsensual Brainwaves: http://mindjustice.org/brn-stdy.htm; Code of the Brain: http://mindjustice.org/book.htm ; Electromagnetic Radiation (emr) Weapons: http://mindjustice.org/emr13.htm ; Russian Book Translation Project: http://mindjustice.org/russian.htm
16. My source provided a copy of the AF letter opening an investigation; she destroyed a similar letter from the Navy after Boorda’s death.
17. Boyer, Peter J., “Admiral Boorda’s War,” New Yorker, 9/16/96, pp. 68-86; Kotz, Nick,Washingtonian Magazine, December 1996; USA Today, 11/25/96; Daily Telegraph (London), 11/26/96; “Bits of metal carry a weighty message.” Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/18/96, p. A1.
18. Rabinowitz, Dorothy, “Playing for the airwaves,” Wall Street Journal, 6/10/96, p. A16; “Leader from the front: Obituary: Admiral Jeremy Boorda,” Guardian, May 18, 1996, p. 32.
19. “Details of top admiral’s suicide note disclosed,” LA Times, 11/25/96, p. A10. The second note, addressed to Boorda’s wife, has never been released. According to Joe Trento, bureau chief of the National Security News Service, one of the notes was “typed and dated” the day before the admiral’s death. He interpreted this as evidence Boorda’s suicide may have been caused by other issues than the meeting with Newsweek reporters. However, a typed, predated note could also be viewed as a forgery that was part of a murder coverup. See Washington Post, 6/8/96, p. A13.
20. “Navy Report Omits Suicide Notes,” NYT, 11/2/96
21. This 6-part Guardian series, critical of U.S. policy in Bosnia, began 1/17/96 and ended 5/21/96.
22. Guardian, 5/18/96
23. “Getting Inside the Enemy’s Head,” Intelligence Newsletter No. 296, 10/3/96 (published by Indigo Publications of France, http://www.indigo-net.com, and indexed in Lexis-Nexis).
24. Excerpt from New World Vistas: Air and Space Power for the 21st Century, 1996, Ancillary Volume, section on “biological process control”: http://mindcontrolforums.com/MCF/usafbiol.htm. See also “U.S. Air Force looks to the battlefields of the future,” Microwave News, Jan./Feb. 1997, p. 14.
25. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/”Australian Aide Under Probe Dead in Apparent Suicide”, Washington Post, 6/17/99. Transcript of “Caught in the Crossfire”: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/s276564.htm
26. Background on the U.S./Australia military alliance can be found in two books by Desmond Ball, A Suitable Piece of Real Estate: American Intelligence in Australia (Sydney, Hale & Iremonger, 1980) and Richelson, J.T. & Ball, D., The Ties That Bind: Intelligence Cooperation Between UKUSA Countries — the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (Allen & Unwin, 1985); details about Indonesia’s intervention in East Timor can be found in William Blum’s Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II (Common Courage Press, 1995).
27. Map: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners mervjenkins/map/map.htm
28. Collins, OpenVerdict (Sphere Books, 1990), p. 244.
29. “Demand government explanation of deaths, disappearance,” AP, 3/19/87; “Defence Scientists Mystery Deepens,” Financial Times (London), 4/3/87.
30. “Open verdict on satellite scientist’s car crash,” Guardian (London), 4/23/87; “Mystery of the dead scientists: Coincidence or conspiracy?,” AP, 2/6/88; “Britain baffled by deaths of 10 scientists involved in security,” AP, 4/10/88; “Computer magazine says scientists’ deaths don’t add up,” AP, 4/13/88; “Scientists’ deaths ‘not a plot’,” Daily Telegraph, 2/13/89.
31. Vialls, Joe, Deadly Deception at Port Arthur, 2000: http://www.nutech2000.com.au/prod8.htm ; “The Port Arthur Massacre” (Tasmania): http://www.vialls.homestead.com/ ; “The ‘Perfect’ CIA Assassination,” New Dawn magazine, 1994 special edition: http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/Articles/’Perfect’%20CIA%20Assassination.html (see also ” ‘U.S. involved’ in death of WPC at Libyan Embassy, Guardian (London), 4/9/96); “Tesla’s Electromagnetic Pyramids,” 9/98: http://c3i.homestead.com/omega1.html
32. e.g., “Hidden messages: The use of subliminal texts in music,” Financial Times (London), 3/30/95; “Hong Kong academic sues U.S. government for ‘mind control,'” Agence France Press, 1/25/96; “Ban microwave and acoustic weapons: Statement by International Committee of the Red Cross,” Reuters, 5/30/96; “Communicating with Thought Power” (bionic brain implants), BBC News, 10/15/98; “”And the Voice said…” (Voice-of-God psyops), New Scientist, 12/25/99-1/1/00
33. ” ‘Non-lethal’ weapons: Precipitating a new arms race,” Brit. Med. J., Vol. 315 (7/12/97).
34. Butler, Declan, “Advances in neuroscience ‘may threaten human rights,'” Nature, 391, 1/22/98, p. 316.
35. STOA report “An Appraisal of Technologies of Political Control,” is posted at. http://www.uhuh.com/laws/europar3.htm
36. The “Resolution on the Environment, Security and Foreign Policy,” #27: http://www.europarl.eu.int/plenary/default_en.htm?redirected=1 (search by date).
37. 1999 Tokyo Declaration: http://www.ndsu.ac.jp/~tokyo99/declartation.htm
38. Wall, Judy, “Military Use of Mind Control Weapons,” Nexus magazine (Australia), October/November, 1998.http://mindcontrolforums.com/MCF/military.htm.
39. Wall, Judy, “Aerial Mind Control: A Threat to Civil Liberties,” Nexus magazine, October/November 1999. http://www.raven1.net/commsolo.htm. See also http://www.sightings.com/politics5/mindcontrols.htm.
40. “High tech psychological warfare arrives in the Middle East,” British ITV, 3/23/91:http://www.raven1.net/silsound.htm
41. Wall, op. cit., “Military Use of Mind Control Weapons.”
42. Metz, Steven & Kievit, James, The Revolution in Military Affairs and Conflict Short of War, Strategic Studies Insitute, U.S. Army War College, July 25, 1994. Cited in Babacek, Mojmir, “The Psycho-electronic Threat to Democracy: The Secret Arms Race,” http://mindcontrolforums.com/MCF/babdoc.htm.
43. http://call.army.mil/fmso/fmsopubs/issues/firewall.htm. See also Bryce, Susan, “21st Century Warriers,” New Dawn, #59 (March-April 2000) http://www.newdawnmagazine.com).
45. “Telemetry is coming of age,” by Dean C. Jutter, Wen H. Ko, & Thomas M. Spear, extract from Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, March 1983: http://www.raven1.net/telem1.htm.
46. Eleanor White correspondence, August 2000
47. Bowart, W.H. & Sutton, Richard, “The Invisible Third World War”: http://www.davidicke.net/emagazine/vol21/research/wwar.html
49. Dr. Byrd’s comments were privately communicated by a conference participant who does not want to be named. Contact http://www.psychotronics.org/ to order proceedings of meetings.
50. “Synthetic Telepathy”: http://www.logicsouth.com/~lcoble/conspire/syn.txt.
51. Brodeur, Paul, The Zapping of America: Microwaves, Their Deadly Risk, and the Cover-up, Norton, 1977, pp. 295-296; Becker, Robert O. & Selden, Gary, The Body Electric: Electromagmetism and the Foundation of Life, Morrow, 1985, pp. 319. See also Possony, Stefan T., “Psy-War: Soviet Device Experiments,” Defense and Foreign Affairs Daily, 6/7/83. Microwave hearing is documented in Lin, J.C., “The Microwave Auditory Phenomenon,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 68, January 1980, pp. 67-73 and “The future battlefield: a blast of gigawatts?, IEEE Spectrum, March 1988, pp. 54.
52. Becker, ibid., Chapter 15 and postscript, pp. 319, 333.
53. “Human Brain Implant Research Suspended at Major University,” Albany Times Union, August 25, 1999.
54. Ostrander, Sheila & Schroeder, Lynn, Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain (1st ed.) (Prentice-Hall, 1970), p. 7. The second edition, with six additional chapters, was published in 1997 by Marlow & Co. See the video “Soviet KGB Paranormal Files,” broadcast on the Fox Family cable channel in 1999, for elaboration of Soviet breakthroughs in MC over 50 years.
55. Ostrander, Ibid., p. 387-388.
57. Ostrander, op. cit., pp. 6, 21. The LIDA is patented in the U.S. (#3,773,049). See a partial transcript of a CNN Special Assignment (1985) video on Russian RF weapons: http://mindcontrolforums.com/MCF/cnn-mc.htm. U.S. declassified documents on 1995 Russian TV show about mind control devices: http://www.raven1.net/russ.htm ; Russian Machine That Tranquilizes People: http://www.raven1.net/lida.htm . CAHRA is sponsoring a translation of the 1999 Russian book, Psychotronic War and the Security of Russia by V.N. Lopatin and V.D. Tsygankov: http://www.calweb.com/~welsh/rustrans.htm .
58. Personal correspondence; see Carol Rutz’s Web site: http://www2.dmci.net/users/casey/ . Her book, A Nation Betrayed: Secret Cold War Experiments Performed on Our Children and Other Innocent People will be available in 2001. Another recent book by child survivors of the MK-Ultra program is Secret Weapons: Two Sisters’ Terrifying Story by Cheryl and Lynn Hersha (with Dale Griffis and Ted Schwarz), 2000.
59. Timelines by Wall ( http://www.raven1.net/jwalltil.htm ) and Welsh ( http://mindjustice.org/timeline.htm) Fact Sheet: http://mindjustice.org/facts t.htm . Bibliography by Robert C. Beck and Eldon A. Byrd: http://www.vxm.com/bib.doc.htm . See also Jason Jeffrey, “Electronic Mind Control: Brain Zapping,” New Dawn magazine (Australia), Parts 1 and 2, #59 (April/May 2000) and #60 (May/June 2000): http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/current.ht l .
60. March 30, 2000. http://raven1.net./uncom.htm . White’s subject44 index catalogs the latest MC research: http://www.raven1.net/ravsubjx.htm . See http://www.raven1.net/public1.htm for a diagram depicting how an early version of the technology might work.
61. “New Devices that ‘talk’ to minds need debate, controls.” http://www.raven1.net/amrep1.htm.
62. Keeler, Anna, “Remote Mind Control Technology,” In Keith, Jim (ed.). Secret and Suppressed: Banned Ideas and Hidden History, Feral House, 1993. Posted at http://www.spunk.org/library/altern/pub/keith/sp000435.txt; Bolman, Betsy, “The ‘Zapping’ of Greenham and Seneca,” Peace and Freedom, January/February 1989 (monthly publication of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom available at the Swarthmore College library).
63. McKinney’s story can be found in The Whistleblowers, edited by Elizabeth Russell Manning and Cheryl Welsh, Greensward Press, P.O. Box 640472, San Francisco, CA 94109 ($30.00). See also http://www.webcom.com/~pinknoi /coldwar/microwave.html and McKinney, “The Classic Mind Control Operation Revealed,” http://www.profreedom.free4all.co.uk/classic_mind_control.html/ .
64. Results of White’s survey of MC effects are posted at http://www.raven1.net/emresul2.htm. See surveillance devices available for sale in catalogs of Information Unlimited, http://www.amazing1.com/, “and Consumertronics Online Catalog, http://www.tsc-global.com/consumer.html .
66. Update: “Cyborg professor,” Straits Times, 7/27/00, http://straightstimes.asia1.com.sg/singapore/sin16_0727.html ; “New Tech Joins Brains, Computers,” Discovery News, 5/25/01, http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20010521/flight.htm
67. “Atomic Guinea Pigs,” NYT, 8/31/97. p. 38.
68. APA, Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV, Chapter 23, Table 23-2. Psi Tech: http://www.psitech.net/index.htm . See also, Paranormal Management Systems, http://www.fastnet.co.uk/pms/info.html. For a biting critique of the unscientific evolution of this manual, its sexist nature, and the corrupting influence of huge drug companies on the psychiatric profession, see Paula J. Caplan, They Say You’re Crazy, Addison-Wesley, 1995.
69. Kilde, op. cit., Endnote #13.
70. “A History of Secret Human Experimentation: http://www.healthnewsnet.com/humanexperiments.html
72. Osborne, Lawrence, “Regional Disturbances,” NYT, 5/6/01, p. 98.
73. Mougey’s story is posted: http://mindcontrolforums.com/MCF/mcf1.tm#Mougey .
74. Through-the-wall devices are based on “millimeter wave” technology: http://www.millivision.com .
75. Sherri Sweetman, March 1987. Quoted in Begich, Nick & Manning, Jeane, Angels Don’t Play This HAARP, Earthpulse Press, 1995, p. 171-172.
76. Marks, John, The Search for the ‘Manchurian Candidate,’ Times Books, 1979, p. 212.
77. Bearden, Explore (Vol. 9, No. 4), 1999. http://www.cheniere.org/explore%20articles/mind%20control3/p08.jpg
78. Cherney’s Web page: http://www.angelfire.com/or/mctrl/index.html
79. Letter from Joan K. Christensen: http://www.raven1.net/jkchrist.gif
80. U.S. Navy Contract: http://www.raven1.net/aegis.htm
81. Medical study: http://mindjustice.org/tudy_notice.htm
82. Begich, Nick & Roderick, Jim, Earth Rising The Revolution, Earthpulse Press, 1999, pp. 117-133; the DoD/DoJ Memorandum of Understanding signed by Janet Reno and John Deutsch, 4/20/94: http://www.pir.org/foia/mou01.html . See also “Urban guerilla warfare and non-lethal weapons,”Intelligence Newsletter #381, 5/4/00 (in Lexis database).
83. Begich & Manning, op. cit., pp. 175-176.
84. “The New Mental Battlefield: Beam Me Up Spock,” Military Review. For histories of NL weapons development, see Aftergood, Steven, “The ‘Soft Kill’ Fallacy,” Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 1994 (http://www.bullatomicsci.org/issues/1994/so94/so94Aftergood.html) and two articles by British journalist Armen Victorian: “Background on the Aviary,” Nexus Magazine(Australia), 1995. (http://v-j-enterprises.com/nexusavi.html ) and “Non-Lethality: John B. Alexander, The Pentagon’s Penguine,” MindNet Journal, Vol. 1, No. 86 ( http://www.visitations.com/mindnet/MN186.HTM )
85. Begich, & Roderick, op. cit., p. 117.
86. Begich, & Manning, op. cit., pp. 175-176. It is unclear whether this language is included in the final version.
87. U.S. News & WR: http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/ultra1753/usnews.htm . See also “Soon, ‘Phasers on Stun’,” Newsweek, 2/7/94:http://www.datafilter.com/mc/newsweekNonlethal.html and Bryce, Susan, “Totalitarian Technology: The Truth is Closer Than Fiction,” New Dawn, #50 (September-October 1998):http://newdawnmagazine.com.au/ . See also Filterman, Marc, Les Armes de L’Ombre (Black Project Weapons), Editions Carnot, 1999, which covers secret and unknown weapons developed in the last two decades by the U.S., Soviets (Russians) and Europeans.
88. Lee, Martin A. “The Pentagon’s people zapper,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, 4/2/01. http://www.sfbg.com/reality/22.htm . Add other links.
89. See “Bioeffects of Radiofrequency Radiation” on the Web site of Brooks Air Force Base: http://www.brooks.af.mil/AFRL/HED/hedr/reports/bioeffects/87-3con.htm.
90. Pound, Edward T., 12/30/99; also “”How decisions and appeals are handled,” 12/29/99 and “A few who got through,” 12/29/99. http://www.usatoday.com/
91. Horgan, John, “Lying by the Book,” Scientific American, October 1992. Posted at http://j_kidd.tripod.com/b/report68.html. Americans for Democratic Action is on record calling for public exposure and reclassification of all SAPs. Its resolution is posted at http://adaction.org/pubs/intact401.html .
92. Bearden, op. cit. Endnote #77
94. A summary of Seligman’s work, with bibliography, can be found athttp://www.uwinnipeg.ca/campus/uwsa/from.htm .
95. See the narratives of alleged MC experimentees:http://mindcontrolforums.com/MCF/victm-hm.htm
96. Psychic Warrior, St. Martin’s. Also see “Paranormal ESPionage,” an interview with W. Adam Mandelbaum, author of Psychic Battlefield: A History of the Military-Occult Complex, St. Martin’s Press, 2000 in New Dawn magazine, #62 (September-October 2000): http://newdawnmagazine.com.au/ .
97. A “Sensitive Compartmented Information Nondisclosure Agreement” required of Defense Department contract employees is posted at http://jya.com/scinda.htm .
98. See Uri Dowbenko Interview with Morehouse: “The True Adventures of a Psychic Spy,”Nexus, October/November 1997 (http://www.nexusmagazine.com/psispy2.html )
100. Rowlett’s article: http://karws.gso.uri.edu/Marsh/MKULTRA/MKULTRA.txt
101. Bearden, op. cit., Endnote #77
From the March-April 2000 issue (Vol. 7 No. 3)
Mind-Control Part 1:
Canadian and U.S. Survivors Seek Justice
“Curiously, often a classic manifestation of people who are afflicted with certain psychotic disorders is the irrational fear that the CIA and FBI is conspiring to harm them. In this case, the CIA involvement is real and the covert nature of the involvement is not contested.”
Orlikow v. United States (1988)1
By Arlene Tyner
Gripping survivor-centered accounts of medical atrocities committed by CIA-funded mind-control (MC) researchers during the Cold War are rarely found in traditional U.S. media.2 Neither are they the subject of emotionally powerful TV docu-dramas commonly produced for broadcast and cable television. In January 1998, the Canadian Broadcasting System (CBC) courageously filled this void, although the blackout on government MC history is near-total in the U.S.
The Sleep Room, a gut-wrenching four-hour miniseries, depicts the true story of Dr. Ewen Cameron’s secret MKULTRA brainwashing experiments carried out in the late 50s and early 60s at Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal. Widespread publicity accompanying this major TV event has empowered many other Canadian survivors of nonconsensual brainwashing experiments in hospitals and prisons to come forward and seek justice in the courts.3
In Part I of the miniseries, gifted actors dramatize how vulnerable, trusting hospital patients were transformed into virtual vegetables through doses of “electroconvulsive therapy” 30-40 times more powerful than usual, sensory deprivation, hallucinogenic and paralytic drugs, and other psychological and physical tortures. Part II grippingly depicts the successful eight-year U.S. lawsuit of nine survivors, who overcame fear to confront the humiliations and frustrating delay tactics of the CIA lawyers. Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., a legendary Washington civil rights attorney, and his partner James C. Turner eventually prevailed for their clients. In 1988, the U.S. “national security” establishment agreed to an out-of-court settlement of $750,000.4
This extraordinary CBC drama was based on Anne Collins’ prize-winning 1989 book In the Sleep Room: The Story of CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada. Collins exposed Cameron’s 1930s-1940s history of ethically unsupportable experiments on psychiatric patients. Many of the people methodically abused by Cameron had entered the Institute suffering only from mild disorders such as anxiety and post-partum depression. By the time they were released from the Sleep Room torture chamber, many had decades of memory completely wiped out. Some did not remember their children and even had to relearn bladder and bowel control.
A U.S. citizen since 1941, the Scottish-born Cameron resided in Albany, New York, from which he commuted to Montreal each week. Before taking on the directorship at Allan Memorial, which is associated with McGill University, Cameron was chair of psychiatry and neurology at a medical school in Albany. He worked closely with Alan Gregg, medical-sciences director of the Rockefeller Foundation, which provided grants to found the Institute in 1943.5 As director from 1943 to 1964, Cameron achieved a worldwide reputation, serving as the first chair of the World Psychiatric Association, as well as president of the American and Canadian psychiatric associations.
In one barely watchable scene of institutional cruelty, Cameron is filmed delivering a speech to psychiatrists about his successes in “curing” mental illness. As he drones on, the camera switches to scenes of terrified resisting patients being captured and restrained by doctors and nurses, forcibly being dosed with drugs and high-voltage electroshock, then put to sleep for weeks at a time in a room full of beds equipped with tape recorders and football helmets.
Winner in 1998 of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s Gemini Awards in best picture and other categories, The Sleep Room touched the raw nerves of Canadian citizens. Not only did they learn their government had been the CIA’s junior consort during the Cold War against Communism, they also discovered it had secretly granted $500,000 to fund the Allan Memorial experiments. The CIA had only given Cameron $69,000 from 1957 to 1964. As the lawsuit dragged on through the Reagan presidency, Rauh was forced to expose the Canadian government’s role in helping the CIA derail the lawsuit, in complete disregard for pain and lifelong suffering of its own citizens.6 In 1992 the Canadian government coughed up $100,000 for 76 Cameron victims. To date 127 of his patients have come forward with their horror stories to seek compensation.
CIA psychologist John Gittinger initiated contact with Cameron after reading his article on “Psychic Driving” in the January 1956 American Journal of Psychiatry. Gittinger persuaded Cameron to apply to the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology, a CIA front set up in 1955 to disburse funding for what became a huge MKULTRA network in the U.S., Canada and overseas (in collaboration with branches of the U.S. Armed Forces). The Human Ecology Fund (its name was changed in 1961) operated secretly out of Cornell University in New York City.
Cameron’s brainwashing grant application proposed to “depattern” patient behavior through the use of mega-doses of electroshock, to reprogram patients’ minds with repetitious verbal messages 16 hours a day for six or seven days, during which time the patient would be kept in partial sensory deprivation. Cameron called this technique “psychic driving.” Brainwashing would be completed by subjecting patients to drug-enforced continuous sleep, sometimes as long as weeks or even months.7
The Sleep Room portrays two generations of CIA personnel as equally deadly, i.e., the 1950s Human Ecology bureaucrats who approved the funding for what were considered “terminal” experiments on non-U.S. nationals, and the 1980s CIA legal lords who maneuvered on grounds of “national security” to withhold evidence of the agency’s negligence and failure to adhere to the Nuremberg Code. The callousness of the CIA scientists is aptly captured in this fictitious dialog, where the scientists are discussing whether to fund Cameron’s proposal:
#1: He’s going to fry his patients. I can tell you that.
#2: Well, we won’t worry about the patients. That’s his problem. I just want to know if he can brainwash them.
#1: He just might, you know. He’s right about the memory loss with a shock like that. You couldn’t do that to volunteers.
#2: Well, should we give him the money?
#1: What have we got to lose? It’s not like he’s doing it to Americans.
While the tone is apt, the misleading impression that neither the CIA nor Cameron were experimenting on U.S. citizens (witting or unwitting) during this era is the miniseries’ biggest flaw. According to the March 15, 1995 testimony of Claudia Mullen before the President’s Advisory Commission on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE), Ewen Cameron was the high-voltage expert in a secret team of CIA doctor-brainwashers. Mullen and Chris DiNicola Ebner told a visibly shaken group of scientists that memory-erasing electroshock, among other horrors, was regularly used on physically healthy American children in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.8 Unlucky enough to be delivered into CIA/military custody by abusive or uncaring parents, children as young as eight years old were subjected to trauma-based mind control (MC) programming to mold them into “Manchurian Candidate” spies, assassins and sexual blackmailers.9 ACHRE’s final report documented more than 4000 experiments, and anywhere from 16,000 to 23,000 unwitting victims!10 The numbers run past 200,000 when if one includes the GIs deliberately exposed to radiation from atomic bomb testing.11
During this same era, U.S. psychiatric patients were also victimized. Harold Blauer, a patient in the New York Psychiatric Institute, died in 1953 shortly after being injected with a highly toxic dose of methyl-diamphetamine (MDA), a derivative of mescaline. Blauer had entered the hospital suffering from depression after a divorce. He had made progress solely with the talking cure. Blauer did not know that his psychiatrist, Paul Hoch, was a CIA consultant secretly under contract with the Army’s Edgewood Arsenal chemical/biological warfare lab. This contract was negotiated through the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene, which allowed trusting hospital patients to be used as part of the Army’s search for “potential chemical warfare agents.”
The MDA was not administered for any therapeutic reason. Blauer was scheduled to be released from the hospital in a few weeks. His objections to the series of injections, which were causing him great pain and discomfort, were overridden by manipulative hospital personnel. Blauer was threatened before the fourth nonfatal dose that if he didn’t give his consent, he would be moved out of the Institute to hospital settings that displeased him. The fourth dose caused a violent reaction. The fifth killed him. The Army began its cover-up immediately, the sordid details of which are recounted in the 1987 court decision awarding the Blauer estate $707,044. The court affixed blame for Blauer’s needless death totally on the U.S. government.12
The Blauer case reveals a direct lineage between Nazi research projects and the MKULTRA program. Mescaline was tested on concentration camp inmates during the Third Reich’s search for a “truth serum.”13 These and other Nazi experiments were intensively studied by U.S. military scientists in occupied Germany. Under the CIA’s Operation Paperclip, 1600 German and Austrian scientists were secretly brought to the U.S. Some had worked for I.G. Farben perfecting Zyclon-B gas for the extermination of Jews and other doomed prisoners. Many were being investigated for war crimes when they were rescued by a government intent on using their knowledge and expertise in the Cold War against the Communist Eastern Bloc. Hundreds of chemists and other scientists were given jobs at Edgewood Arsenal, which supplied the drugs, chemicals and poisons for the CIA’s counterespionage and assassination programs during the Korean and Vietnam wars, as well as covert interventions in the affairs of many Third World nations.14
Though the Cold War is over, the U.S. military/CIA bureaucracies still invoke “national security” and “plausible deniability” to hide a vast arsenal of sophisticated mind-control and psychological warfare technology.15 All of these weapons had to be perfected by means of human experimentation. Psychiatrist Colin Ross found that many areas of brain research heading in the direction of MC suddenly went “black” in the 1960s.16 His long-awaited book, Building the Manchurian Candidate: Deliberate Creation of Multiple Personality by Psychiatrists, will soon be published.
A hint about mind-control research first surfaced in the aftermath of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. When J. Edgar Hoover testified before the Warren Commission in 1964, he raised the possibility President Kennedy had been killed by a programmed assassin dispatched by the Soviet Union. Alarmed, the Commission requested the CIA to produce information on Soviet brainwashing. The resultant CIA memo (so controversial it wasn’t declassified until 1974) cryptically asserted the Soviets did not have any MC techniques or drugs “not available in the West.”17 However, neither Hoover nor the CIA told the Commission that the U.S. had an operational program of Manchurian Candidates up and running since World War II!18
The term “brainwashing” was first coined in 1950 by Edward Hunter, a CIA employee operating undercover as a journalist, purportedly to explain how American POWs in Korea were being coerced into confessing they used biological weapons.19Newspapers played up fears that the Soviets, the Chinese and North Koreans were using a secret psychological weapon against allied soldiers. This “brainwashing” scare was a successful CIA disinformation strategy used to build support for an unpopular war.20 It also helped insulate military and university researchers from accountability for violating medical ethics and criminal laws.
The prevailing anticommunist hysteria that grew to justify the MKULTRA program and its unambiguous violations of the Hippocratic Oath, the Nuremberg Code and many international human-rights covenants was aptly summarized in 1954 by former President Herbert Hoover:
It is now clear we are facing an implacable enemy whose avowed objective is world domination…. There are no rules in such a game. Hitherto accepted norms of human conduct do not apply…. If the United States is to survive, long-standing American concepts of fair play must be reconsidered… We must learn to subvert, sabotage and destroy our enemies by more clever, more sophisticated, more effective methods than those used against us.21
The MKULTRA program began with a proposal by Richard Helms, then the CIA’s Assistant Deputy Director for Plans, to fund “highly sensitive” research and development using chemical/ biological substances to alter human behavior. It was approved by CIA Director Allen Dulles on April 13, 1953 and was overseen by chemist Sidney Gottlieb, chief of the CIA’s Technical Services Division (TSD). The first MC programs, called Bluebird and Artichoke, were subsumed under the MKULTRA umbrella. This program came to embrace an octopus-like network with names like MK-Search (1963-1973), MK-Delta and MK-Naomi (assassination programs carried out by the Army 1953-1970).22 Between 1953 and 1963 the TSD operated 149 subprojects in 80 U.S. and Canadian universities and medical centers, and three prisons, involving 185 private researchers, 15 foundations and numerous pharmaceutical companies.23
In 1973, with the Watergate scandal looming, outgoing CIA Director Helms ordered all MKULTRA records destroyed. He testified before the Senate’s Church Committee two years later that Gottlieb:
“…came to me and said that he was retiring and I was retiring and he thought it would be a good idea if these files were destroyed. And I also believe part of the reason for our thinking this was advisable was there had been relationships with outsiders in government agencies and other organizations and these would be sensitive in this kind of thing but that since the program was over and finished and done with, we thought we would just get rid of the files as well, so that anybody who assisted us in the past would not be subject to follow-up questions, embarrassment, if you will.”24
Fortunately, 8,000 pages of mainly financial data escaped the CIA shredder, and were declassified pursuant to a Freedom of Information lawsuit in the 1970s filed by the Center for National Security Studies. Though woefully incomplete, these documents nevertheless became the bedrock of John Marks’ groundbreaking 1978 book, The Search for the “Manchurian Candidate”: The CIA and Mind Control.25
All branches of the military sponsored MC research in collaboration with the CIA.26 Most civilian subjects were unwitting; even CIA employees and Army recruits who consented to drug and hypnosis experiments were not properly informed as to their dangers. MKULTRA clearly violated the Nuremberg Code requirement that subjects give “informed consent” to participate in scientific research: “This means that the person involved should have the legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other form of constraint or coercion.” This Code was established in 1948 by the same U.S. Military Tribunal that tried 24 Nazi doctors for deadly experiments on concentration camp inmates. It was binding on the U.S. as of February 26, 1953.27
How do we explain the hundreds of thousands of human guinea pigs callously sacrificed during the Cold War?28 As Paperclip researcher Linda Hunt concluded, “…we used Nazi science to kill our own people.”29 Perhaps survivor stories can help us understand what went wrong and why our secular democracy allows huge bureaucracies of unsupervised, supersecret warriors guided only by the cult-like religion of “national security” and the obsessive search for “enemies of the state.” The death of communism as a military threat has not dented the religious zeal that still inspires the military/intelligence establishment.
James Stanley, a career soldier, suffered soul murder as an Army lab rat. He was given LSD in 1958 without being warned of its dangers, as were 1000 other “volunteer” soldiers. Stanley suffered hallucinations, memory loss, incoherence, and a negative personality change. Fits of uncontrollable violence destroyed his family, and restricted his ability to earn a living. And he never knew why until 1975, when the Army invited him to participate in a follow-up study on “volunteers who participated” in LSD testing. In United States vs. Stanley,30 the Supreme Court majority decided against Stanley’s claim for damages. However, Justices Brennan, Marshall and O’Connor dissented, asserting their belief that the Nuremberg Code’s standard of informed consent applies to soldiers as well as civilians. In 1996 James Stanley finally wrangled a $400,000 settlement from the government, but no apology for having ruined his life.31
Unacknowledged civilian wreckage from unimaginably cruel brainwashing experiments continues to bob to the surface from a vast sea of still-classified, cold-war experiments. Survivors of ghoulish medical tortures or the families of deceased victims are turning up in Canadian and U.S. courtrooms today demanding compensation for a lifetime of suffering. Some Canadian plaintiffs appear to have a slight advantage over their U.S. cousins, who are severely hampered by the 1973 Helms/Gottlieb destruction of MKULTRA records. Fortunately for these survivors, paper trails are being unearthed in government, hospital and prison archives. The eminently freer Canadian press also helps build public support for MC survivors’ lawsuits.32
Gail Kastner, now in her 60s, did not discover Ewen Cameron’s experiments were the cause of her “wasted life” until reading a newspaper story in the Montreal Gazette in 1992. She sued the Canadian government and Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital in 1999 after the government rejected her claim for damages. A “brilliant student whose domineering father checked her into the institute for depression,” Kastner says that Cameron’s electroconvulsive “depatterning” treatments and insulin-induced comas for five weeks at a time are responsible for a life of screaming nightmares, recurring seizures, loss of memory, and long-term regression to an infantile state. Her husband, son and twin sister could not tolerate her bizarre behavior, i.e. “wetting the living-room carpet, thumb-sucking, babytalk and wanting to be bottlefed.” Abandoned by her own family, she was rescued from homelessness by the Jewish Family Service.33
During the era of Cameron’s brainwashing regimens, psychiatrists and psychologists in other Canadian institutions were using similar methods to “treat” people haphazardly diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia or, in prisons, what was perceived as “antisocial” conduct. Dorothy Proctor was a rebellious 17-year-old when she entered the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario on a three-year term for robbery. Primed first with sensory deprivation and electroshock, she was administered LSD in 1961 by a prison psychologist, then locked into “The Hole” to endure what for her was “Dante’s Inferno.”
Proctor, a Native and Black Canadian from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, calls this “mind rape.” She says she was singled out for such “Nazi-style science” because she had twice escaped from the prison, bringing unfavorable publicity to the authorities there. Proctor asserts that the steady prison diet of LSD and other experimental drugs led her down the path to drug addiction for 24 years. After publishing Chameleon: The Life of Dorothy Proctor in 1994, this articulate and determined woman launched a complaint with the Corrections Service of Canada (CSC), saying she suffered permanent brain damage and hallucinations haunting her to the present day.
“I was reduced to a lab rat, a monkey in a cage,” she told the Ottawa Citizen (7/21/98), which has been covering the Proctor and other Canadian human experimentation cases for a number of years. A government inquiry turned up documentation (including clinical notes) that Proctor was not the only victim of involuntary prison experimentation 1960-1963. At least 23 other women prisoners were also used as human guinea pigs. Only four of these women have been found to date. And instead of complying with the CSC’s recommendation of an apology and financial compensation to Proctor, the Canadian government commissioned an “ethics study” at McGill University. Meanwhile Proctor hired lawyer James Newland and filed suit for $5 million in damages from the Canadian government, George Scott, MD, the prison psychiatrist, and Mark Eveson, a psychologist affiliated with Queen’s University.34
While the emotional shock of The Sleep Room still electrified Canadian airways, the Ottawa Citizen published an expose drawn from interviews, archives, scientific journals and correspondence between doctors and prison officials. It found that hundreds of federal prisoners throughout Canada were used for pharmaceutical trials of untested drugs, sensory deprivation, and pain and electroshock studies. It uncovered a 1968 trial during which defendant Christine Bauman claimed that she suffered terrifying personality changes after being given LSD in 1961 at the Institute for Psychotherapy, not far from Kingston Prison where she had been incarcerated.35 Furthermore, archival materials released through the Proctor lawsuit indicate that some abuses may have begun as early as March 24, 1949, when a new electroshock machine arrived at Kingston Penitentiary. Electroshock has a history of being used as punishment in Nazi Germany and against Blacks in apartheid South Africa.36
By late 1999, additional Canadian women and men came forward to claim they were used in prison and hospital experiments in the 1960s and 1970s. A class-action suit against the prison system was filed anonymously by “Jane Doe,” a 75-year-old grandmother who realized after reading newspaper stories that she was one of the 23 women who were given LSD and other terrifying “treatments” without their consent while in prison . Her lawsuit charges Scott and Eveson with assault, intentional affliction of mental suffering, and negligence. Her access to the Eveson’s clinical notes, released as a result of the Proctor suit, helped her recognize what had been done to her 38 years ago.37
Less documented, however, are the connections of these prison experiments to U.S. mind-control funding sources. Canadian newspaper stories usually include the caveat that although prison use of LSD and “shock therapy” coincided with CIA “brainwashing” experiments at Allan Memorial Institute, no evidence has been found to link the programs. However, Allen Hornblum, author of Acres of Skin: The Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison, said on a 1998 CBC radio show that some of the experiments conducted in U.S. prisons during this era were sponsored by the U.S. Army and the CIA. And he pointed out that shortly after seven Nazi doctors were hung at Nuremberg for horrific experiments on inmates at Bergen Belsen, Auschwitz and Ravensbruk, U.S. doctors were injecting plutonium and uranium into unwitting hospital patients.38
Activist Lynne Moss-Sharman does not rule out a hidden connection between the Canadian prison experiments and CIA/military brainwashing research. Moss-Sharman is the Canadian contact for ACHES-MC (Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors – Mind Control), and is herself a survivor of brainwashing experimentation during her childhood.39 The Canadian military had a close relationship with Edgewood Arsenal during the years it funded MC experiments in hospitals and prisons.40
Moss-Sharman has been organizing support for federal prisoner Richard Carlson, who filed a civil claim in October 1998. Carlson says his use in covert brainwashing experiments from 1968 to 1974 in several Kingston-area prisons caused a lifelong psychiatric disability. According to Moss-Sharman, the authorities retaliated against Carlson going public about the prison brainwashing experiments. They unsuccessfully tried to change his status to “dangerous offender,” which would have carried a mandatory life sentence for the bank robbery charge, which he is also appealing.
Three people connected to Carlson have died under mysterious circumstances since he launched his brainwashing claim. They include Tony Vaitelis, the second male inmate to make claims similar to Carlson’s, an unnamed former hospital orderly and potential witness to prison brainwashing, and Carlson’s 30-year-old son. Moss-Sharman says Carlson is dangerous to Correctional Services Canada because he can name the inmates who died during the prison experiments and can describe what happened in the experimental units.41
“Insulin shock therapy” was frequently used on Ewen Cameron’s patients at Allan Memorial. In 1999 the widow of Yuan Woo (Jean-Paul Martineau), a former Royal Canadian Air Force radar technician, went public with the story of how her deceased husband had been the unwitting subject of “insulin shock therapy” experiments in Queen Mary’s Veterans Hospital in 1953. Martineau curiously changed his name to “Juan Woo” after being discharged. As a result of medical mistreatment, Ms. Woo says, her husband developed such a morbid fear of physicians, he postponed going to the doctor until he was near death from cancer in 1996.42
In the U.S., MC survivors and their families are hard-pressed to secure files documenting their claims, if indeed such records escaped the shredder years ago. Since 1985 all litigants have been hampered by C.I.A. vs. Sims,43 a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that undergirds the CIA’s refusal to name its contract institutions and individual researchers on grounds of “national security.”44 Only 59 CIA/military contract institutions and a handful of researchers consented to be publicly named in the 1970s when the MKULTRA program was exposed.
The most well-publicized U.S. victim of the MKULTRA experiments is Frank Olson, a biochemist who worked at the Army Chemical Corps’ Special Operations Division at Ft. Detrick, in Frederick, Maryland. On November 18, 1953, Olson was given a drink of Cointreau secretly laced with LSD. He immediately became agitated and severely paranoid, a condition that lasted for days. Olson was said to have committed suicide nine days later by jumping 13-stories to his death through the closed window of a New York hotel. Members of his family did not learn he had been drugged until 1975 when the MKULTRA behavior-control program was exposed. They later received an apology from President Gerald Ford and a $750,000 settlement.
However, after studying documents declassified in later years, Eric Olson believed his father may have been pushed out the window. He had the body exhumed in 1994. A group of private forensic researchers announced on the 41th anniversary of Olson’s death that both forensic and other evidence were “starkly suggestive of homicide.”45 A second skull fracture (missed in the initial autopsy) means Olson may have been hit on the head before his body went through the window. Also the lack of cuts on Olson’s body would appear to rule out the official CIA story of his “suicide.”46 Armond Pastore, the hotel night manager who kneeled beside the dying Olson back in 1953, said, “I never heard of anybody jumping through a closed window with the blind down.”47 Last year a New York grand jury was looking at this new evidence.48
The first CIA brainwashing case to go before a jury took place in 1999. I learned about this civil trial through two articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer.49 This civil trial centered on the tragic life of up-and-coming artist Stanley Glickman, who says that in 1952 in a Paris cafe, MKULTRA czar Sidney Gottlieb had brought him a drink laced with LSD. Gottlieb denied doing this, despite admitting he had spiked the drinks of other unsuspecting people in the 1950s. Glickman suffered a psychological breakdown from which he never recovered. After collapsing he was rushed to American Hospital where he claimed doctors there administered electroshock therapy “via a catheter up his penis” as well as more hallucinogenic drugs.50
After learning about the CIA’s LSD experiments on unwitting subjects in the 1970s, Glickman sued in 1983. His identification of Gottlieb was based on remembering that the strange man in the bar had a club foot. Using the same delay-and-attrition tactics heaped on the nine elderly Canadians in Orlikow, the CIA was able to delay the trial for 16 years. Glickman died in 1992 but his sister Gloria Kronisch continued the lawsuit. Dominick L. DiCarlo, a conservative chief judge “on loan” from the U.S. Court of International Trade in New York City, presided.
What happened next will some day be the stuff of high drama in a Sleep Room-type teleplay exposing the CIA’s 50-year history of crimes against humanity. Finally being called to account in a courtroom for overseeing a quarter-century of U.S.-style Nazi science, Gottlieb becomes ill, causing postponement of the February trial. On the eve of the March date, he unexpectedly dies. Both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times obituaries report that the Gottlieb family refuses to disclose the cause of his death. The online WorldNet Daily, however, reports that Gottlieb, 80, died after a “month-long bout with pneumonia.” According to this story, he was admitted to the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesburg on February 14, and “lapsed into a coma” on March 5 “from which he never recovered.”51
Are we overly paranoid to suspect the CIA of foul play here? Did life boomerang on the aged Dr. Strangelove? Was this enthusiastic harvester of exotic poisons and inventor of bizarre assassination delivery systems somehow silenced by same to prevent his spilling the CIA’s dirty secrets in a court of law?52
Anyway, the trial goes forward in late March, with the Glickman estate suing the Gottlieb estate (the claims against Helms and the CIA had been thrown out). As the lawyers near their final summations, Judge DiCarlo, 71, suddenly drops dead of a heart attack while exercising in a federal gym located next to the court. His New York Times obituary makes no mention of the controversial CIA trial (nor does the Times even cover the trial).53 However, the New York Daily News, with more guts and pizzazz, reports that DiCarlo’s death “created a surreal scene as paramedics and a priest called to give last rites mingled with jurors preparing to decide one of the strangest cases being heard in the city.”54 Goosebumps and paranoia strike again. Was this Reagan-appointed judge a victim of the CIA’s long-rumored, untraceable method of inducing heart attacks? Or was it the stress of a CIA trial that killed him?
Almost on cue, Federal Judge Kimba Wood was assigned to take DiCarlo’s place, a move prejudicial to the plaintiff since she had thrown out this case in 1997. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the lawsuit in 1998.55 After closing arguments, the jury deliberated for seven hours before ruling against the Glickman estate.
But the evidence of foul play goes way beyond the spiking of Glickman’s drink. His Paris hospital records show that two of his doctors had been engaged in LSD research at the time. Also, CIA files from 1952 reveal a special interest in the heightened effect of LSD on people with hepatitis. One of Glickman’s American Hospital doctors had previously treated him for hepatitis, making this once-promising young artist “the ideal guinea pig.”56
I would like to thank Lynne Moss-Sharman, Kathy Kasten, Eleanor White and Blanche Chavoustie for providing news articles and other research materials for this series.
1. 682 F. Supp. 77, 94 (D.C. 1988) (Civ. No. 80-3153). For a summary of the federal court cases cited in this article , see “The Law and Mind Control: A Look at the Law and Government Mind Control Through Five Cases”” by Attorney Helen McGonigle (http://members.aol.com/smartnews/fivecases.htm)
2. Survivor testimonies, however, can be found on the Internet: (http://morethanconquerors.simplenet.com/MCF/)
3. MacLean’s, 4/21/97 (p. A3) and 1/12/98 (P. 66); The Gazette (Montreal), 3/13/97 (p. A3) and 1/11/98 (p. C9); Toronto Star, 1/10/98 (p. SW10) and 1/11/98 (p. B7); Toronto Sun, 1/11/98 (TV 3); Ottawa Citizen, 1/10/98 (p. H4); CBC broadcast, “Fifth Estate,” 1/6/98
4. For a history of Orlikow, see “Anatomy of a Public Interest Case Against the CIA,” by Joseph L. Rauh, Jr. and James C. Turner, Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, Vol. II (2), Fall 1990. (http://www.radix.net/~jcturner/anat-tofc.html)
5. Collins, In the Sleep Room (Key Porter Books, 1998), pp. 94, 101-104.
6. Joe Rauh’s lifelong history of defending victims of government abuse was postumously rewarded in 1994 when President Bill Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Rauh had died in 1992, the Canadian case against the CIA having been his last hurrah.
7. Rauh and Turner, op. cit.
8. A videotape of the ACHRE hearing is available from Missoulians for a Clean Environment, P.O. Box 2885, Missoula, MT 59806 (Phone: 406-543-7210). A transcript is posted at http://morethanconquerers.simplenet.com/MCF/ckln07.htm. Tape 14: “Giving testimony regarding survival as a government mind-control victim: My testimony and the backlash,” Mullen’s presentation to the 1997 Believe the Children (BTC) Conference can be ordered from BTC Repeat Performance, 2911 Crabapple Lane, Hobart, IN 46342. This tape also includes the BTC presentation by therapist Valerie Wolf, BCSW, ACSW, BCD, “Assessment and treatment of survivors of sadistic abuse.”
9. Rappaport, Jon, Mind Control Experiments on Children, self-published book containing the supporting documentation produced by legal and medical professionals for the 1995 ACHRE hearings. (http://home.earthlink.net/~alto/index.html)
10. Final Report of President’s Commission on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE), 1996 (http://tis.eh.doe.gov/ohre/roadmap/achre/index.html)
11. ACHRE Report, ibid., Chapter 10.
12. Barrett v. U.S., 660 F.Supp. 1291 (S.D.N.Y. 1987). See Hunt, op. cit., pp. 170, 235 for details on the Blauer case.
13 Lifton, R.J., The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide (Basic Books, 1986), pp. 289-290.
14 See generally, Hunt, L., Secret Agenda: The United States Government, Nazi Scientists, and Project Paperclip, 1945 to 1990 (St. Martin’s Press, 1991).
15 “Wonder Weapons: the Pentagon’s quest for nonlethal arms is amazing. But is it smart?” U.S. News and World Report, July 7, 1997.
16 Ross, Colin, “The CIA and Military Mind Control Research: Building the Manchurian Candidate.” A lecture given at the 9th Annual Western Clinical Conference on Trauma and Dissociation, April 18, 1996, Orange County, California. Transcript and/or audiotape can be ordered from CKLN-FM, 380 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 1W7 (phone 416-595-1477; fax 416-595-0226). Transcript is posted at http://morethanconquerers.simplenet.com/MCF/ckln01.htm.
17. Russell, D. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Carroll & Graf, 1992), pp. 673-674.
18. Ross, op. cit. See also George H. Estabrooks, PhD, “Hypnosis comes of age,” Science Digest, April 1971, pp. 44-50.
19. Russell, Dick, op. cit., pp. 193-194. According to historians Stephen Endicott and Edward Hagerman, The United States and Biological Warfare (Indiana University Press, 1999), the U.S. did use germ weapons in Korea.
20. Scheflin, A. & Opton, Jr., E.M., The Mind Manipulators. (Paddington Press, 1978), p. 107.
21. Secret report to the Eisenhower White House, quoted in Hunt, Linda, op. cit., p. 263.
22. “C.I.A. Documents Tell of 1954 Project to Create Involuntary Assassins,” New York Times, February 9, 1978, p. 17.
23. New York Times, August 2, 1977, pp. 1, 16.
24. Foreign and Military Intelligence, Book I, Final Report of the Select Committee to Study Government Operations With Respect to Intelligence Activities [the “Church Committee” report], U.S. Senate (April 26, 1976), pp. 403-404. Quoted in Russell, op. cit. p. 775 (Note 12).
25 Online version of Marks’ book: http://druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/marks.htm
25. Ross, op. cit.
27. Orlikow, op. cit., at 82.
28 Sea, G., “The Radiation Story No One Would Touch,” Columbia Journalism Review, March/April 1994 (http://www.cjr.org/year/94/2/radiation.asp)
29. Hunt, op. cit., p. 268.
30. 483 U.S. 669 (1987)
31. March 6, 1996 article provided by Lynne Moss-Sharman (newspaper not identified)
32. Some examples from the Ottawa Citizen: “Debate over prison experimentation emerges from shadows,” 9/28/98; “Minister demands answers on prison experiments: Solicitor general upset by Citizen account of inmates used as guinea pigs,” 10/1/98; “LSD trials on inmates ‘unethical’: Ignore proposal for compensation, McGill study says,” 10/31/98; “Military tested LSD on civilians: Canada funded Cold War probe into mind control,” 12/7/98. From CBC Radio, “Secret experiments on Canada’s convicts,” 11/9/98. From the Toronto Star: “Prisoners used for ‘frightening’ tests, new papers show,” 12/18/99.
33. CBC Montreal (Ivan Slobod), 1/5/00; “Woman suing over CIA experiments,” Globe and Mail, 1/6/00; ‘Hell for my family,’ Montreal Gazette, 1/11/00; “Shock treatment victim supports suit,” The Daily Miner (Kenora), 1/21/00.
34. CKLN Radio (Toronto) “Shrinkrap” interviews Dorothy Proctor and lawyer James Newland, August 1998; “Inmates subdued with drugs, shock therapy, report says,” Globe and Mail, 10/31/98; Ottawa Citizen: “Burden of proof on LSD inmates: Government won’t compensate women without more proof that tests caused harm,” 2/3/98; “LSD tested on female prisoners,” 2/28/98; “The case for prison’s LSD tests,” 3/1/98; “Pay LSD victims: Reform (Party): Law and Order Party calls experiments on inmates ‘sickening’,” 3/2/98; “Privacy an issue in LSD probe,” 3/20/98; “LSD experiments ‘good research back then’,” 7/10/98; “MPs demand inquiry into prison tests,” 9/29/98; “Minister demands answers on Citizen account of inmates used as guinea pigs,” 10/1/98; “Scott stalling LSD report, critics charge,” 10/15/98; “LSD trials on inmates ‘unethical’,” 10/31/98); “Government accused of withholding files on prison LSD testing,” 12/8/99;
35. ” ‘I was in a very bad state’- LSD guinea pig says form inmate underwent dramatic personality changes,” Ottawa Citizen, 9/26/98.
36. Eastgate, J., “The Case Against Electroshock Treatment,” USA Today (Magazine), November 1998, p. 28.
37. “75-year-old guinea pig wants to sue,” Ottawa Citizen, 12/9/99.
38. “This Morning,” CBC Radio, Nov. 9, 1998. Interviewers: Avril Benoit and Rosie Rowbotham.
39. In a 1997 interview on CKLN radio, Moss-Sharman recounts her own nightmare as a child victim of CIA/military brainwashing experiments. (http://morethanconquerers.simplenet.com/MCF/ckln16.htm). Also see “Mind Games: Another woman comes forward to claim the CIA used her as a guinea pig in hideous experiments,” Ottawa Citizen, 9/13/97 (posted at http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~alb/misc/ ottawaMindControl.html)
40. “Military tested LSD on civilians: Canada funded Cold War probe into mind control,” Ottawa Citizen, 12/7/98.
41. Chronical Journal (Thunder Bay, Ontario): “Carlson gets access to prison file,” 5/1/99; “Carlson case adjourns,” 10/27/99; “Convicted bank robber Carlson launches appeal bid,” 2/2/00. Two letters to the Canadian Human Rights Commission re: Carlson (11/9/99 from Moss-Sharman and 12/30/99 from Patty Rehn, U.S. contact for ACHES-MC) are available from the author upon request.
42. ” ‘The nightmares are real’: Widow blames military for man’s suffering,” Ottawa Citizen, 10/11/99; “Was Canuck in CIA experiments? Widow wants to know why hubby suffered,” Sun Media, 10/12/99.
43. C.I.A. vs. Sims., 471 U.S. 159, 85 L.Ed.2d, 105 S.Ct. 1881 (1985).
44. A revealing account of the difficulties U.S. citizens encounter in making claims against the government can be found in Budiansky, Goode, Gast, “The Cold War Experiments,” U.S. News and World Report, January 24, 1994.
45. Philadelphia Inquirer, November 29, 1994, B6.
46. Los Angeles Times, July 13, 1994, A4
47. The Independent (London), June 4, 1994, p. 8.
48. Baker, R., “Conspiracy: In 1952, Stanley Glickman was a promising young painter studying in Paris. Then one night he shared a drink with some fellow Americans, and his life fell apart. Did the CIA spike his drink with LSD? The Observer(Guardian Newspapers Ltd.), February 14, 1999.
49. “Case against CIA that began with ’52 encounter winds down,” 4/30/99, and “Jury rejects suit alleging ’52 drugging,” 5/1/99.
50. Baker, op. cit.
51. New York Times, 3/10/99 and Los Angeles Times, 4/4/99. See http://www.sightings.com/ufo2/ gottlieb.htm for the 3/11/99 WorldNet Daily obituary.
52. Regarding Gottlieb’s bizarre plans to assassinate Fidel Castro and Patrice Lumumba, see Impact International, April 1999 (http://www.africa2000.com/IMPACT/gottlieb.jpg)
53. “Judge Dominick L. DiCarlo, 71, Narcotics Fighter Under Reagan,” New York Times, 4/30/99, C21. A 3/10/99 Gottlieb obituary written by Tim Weiner also makes no mention of the Glickman trial.
54. Daily News, April 28, 1999, p. 2.
55. Kronisch v. U.S., 150 F.3d 112 (2d Cir. 1988). Posted on New Jersey Law Journal website: http://www.nylj.com/nyljcontent/072298dd.htm.
56. Baker, op. cit.
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I’ve been following news articles re: Nazi Gold but your documentary will still shocking. I hope you will continue to update PBS viewers as more information unfolds. In all fairness, you should include stories of courageous Swiss people who shielded or saved Jews or opposed the bankers’ collaboration with the Nazis.
Even though Switzerland was not an occupied country, weren’t there organizations who resisted what was going on? The video mentions the trains of Jews and slave laborers going through the country at night. Was there no organized protest? How influential was the Swiss Jewish community at the time? The documentary brings to mind Hannah Arendt’s phrase about the “banality of evil.” For Swiss nationals to oppose the evils of that time would risk ostracism at the least, and death at the worst. The same mechanisms operated here in our own country during the 1950s witch-hunts. Those who spoke out or resisted totalitarians acting under cover of Congress and the federal government saw their careers destroyed. Two American Jews, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed during the hysteria. People who resisted the government’s story they were atom spies and believed in the Rosenbergs’ innocence often saw their careers derailed via red-baiting (guilt by association). We in this country have our own cross to bear in accommodating to totalitarians with political power.
Flawed analysis of Rosenbergs
Julia Gorin’s analysis of “our culture’s long guilt” over the execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg is anachronistic and flawed (Inquirer, Dec. 27). She raises the old “fanaticism vs. love” canard while ignoring new information that contradicts her conclusions.
A number of recent cable TV documentaries have downgraded Julius Rosenberg from a central role in atomic spying, and exonerated Ethel completely. Some new films on Cold-War spies either omit the Rosenbergs entirely or treat them as tangential figures. Their tragic end makes a perfect brief for opposing the death penalty.
Today the Justice Department’s communist conspiracy theory would be laughed out of court. And indeed it was – in a 1995 mock trial conducted by the American Bar Association. Not long thereafter, a Los Alamos physicist revealed that he gave atomic bomb data to the Russians many months before the Rosenbergs’ alleged conspiracy materialized. Hall’s admission thus invalidates Judge Irving Kaufman’s 1951 rationale for the Rosenbergs’ death sentences – that they were responsible for stealing “the secret of the atom bomb.”
Declassified information on atomic espionage from KGB sources and the NSA/CIA is contradictory. Their claims deserve healthy skepticism and a more sophisticated analysis that considers the purposeful ambiguity and doublespeak of intelligence operations. Aging ex-KGB agents, unable to live on their meager pensions, put food on their plates by selling verbal information to American media outlets. Yet none has produced actual files documenting the Rosenbergs as Soviet spies.
The NSA’s Venona decryptions are human interpretations subject to error. None of the intercepted Soviet cables released by the NSA was fully decrypted and translated. Venona intercepts consist of incomplete sentences and paragraph fragments revised numerous times over a 30-year period. Moreover, the identification of real people from Soviet code names admittedly involved guesswork. The FBI has never revealed how and when it plugged the Rosenbergs into raw decryptions.
But Gorin evidently believes in the literal truth of the Venona decrypts, which say that Ethel was not a spy and the man the NSA claims is Julius was a non-atomic spy. Therefore, the refusal of the Rosenbergs to confess to a crime they didn’t commit was neither a “sacrifice” for a “failed idea” nor a betrayal of their country or their children. In simple terms, it was the most honorable thing to do.
Mind-Control Part 1:
Canadian and U.S. Survivors Seek Justice
“Curiously, often a classic manifestation of people who are afflicted with certain psychotic disorders is the irrational fear that the CIA and FBI is conspiring to harm them. In this case, the CIA involvement is real and the covert nature of the involvement is not contested.”
Orlikow v. United States (1988)1
By Arlene Tyner
Mind-Control Part 2: From Implants to Microwaves: A Case Study. Here, Tyner tells of mind-control history through a study of one woman and her bizarre …
“… the experimenters will be particularly interested in dissociative states, from the abaissement de niveau mental to multiple personality in so-called mediums, and an attempt will be made to induce a number of states of this kind, using hypnosis.”
From a declassified MK-ULTRA document referenced by researcher Arlene Tyner
Tyner, Arlene “Mind Control Part 3: The Blowback Effect of Brain Tampering,” Probe Magazine, July-August, 2000
Adah Sachs, Graeme Galton – 2008 – Psychology
… multiple personality in so-called mediums; and an attempt will be made to induce a number of states of this kind, using hypnosis.” The government had finally …
Brian Nugent – 2008 – History
… an attempt will be made to induce a number of states of this kind, using hypnosis.” (http://web.archive.org/web/20051125173603/www.datafilter.com/mc/mkul- …
Marshall Thomas – Political Science
According to Arlene Tyner, “Boorda could easily have been done in by one of the surefire assassination methods the Navy has finessed after 50 years of covert …
MAY 21, 1996
Admiral Boorda Memorial Service
Defense Department officials eulogized Admiral Jeremy “Mike” Boorda at a memorial service. He died last week.
Former Navy Secretary James H. Webb
Ex-Navy secretary says top officers lack ‘moral courage’ Webb’s Annapolis speech provokes angry exchange
JAMES WEBB, BOORDA’S BITTER ENEMY
Yes, Boorda had been publicly attacked by the sometimes surly former Navy Secretary James Webb. In a blistering speech given at the Naval Academy, the blunt-speaking Vietnam veteran tore into Boorda for many of the Navy’s ills.
“Some (Navy leaders) are guilty of the ultimate disloyalty. To save or advance their careers, they have abandoned the very ideals of their profession in order to curry favor with politicians.”
We might add here, the snub-nosed Webb knows all about “currying favor with politicians” of both parties. Originally a Democrat, he became a Republican and served one turbulent year as Secretary of the Navy in Ronald Reagan’s administration. In recent years, we have seen him flip-flop back to the Democrats and compile a voting record as senator from Virginia that largely supports the programs of leftist President Barack Hussein Obama.
Webb’s verbal assault and a vitriolic unsigned letter run in the Navy TIMES, may have annoyed Boorda, but a man with his strength of character doesn’t usually take the coward’s way out of committing suicide and at the same time, damaging the Navy he loved all his life.
Note: I’d heard of possible Boorda / Cuppett / chemTrails connection:
Chemtrails Hearing Arizona
Mostly , I want to make pdf of the above. It helps me to decode text if I can read and listen simultaneously.