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NON-LETHAL DEATH

By David Guyatt

July 1996



Today's "Less Than Lethal" concept of "Low Intensity Warfare" stomps with a crack and a fizzle around the corridors of military power. The Pentagon's crew-cut communication commandos will tell you that Non-Lethal Defence weapons won't kill you. Maybe. What they don't tell you is that their new-age, high-tech, gizmo-logical armory has been secretly honed to mind-numbing efficiency. Specifically, it is your mind that has been scheduled for numbing and, if necessary, erased altogether.

Your future shot of non-lethal Novocain may take the form of an electromagnetic field that will cocoon your every thought. Flowing from this invisible field will be an inaudible "command" message -- a sort of "stealth e-mail" -- that will infiltrate directly into your unconscious. The whole caboodle has been lovingly designed to re-programme the way you think -- and even what you think. Alternatively, at the mere flip of a switch you might simply be turned off altogether.

The fact is that thought can be controlled -- remotely. There's no need to attach wires or electrodes. Nowadays, the spooks of Langley, Fort George C. Meade and elsewhere, can hack straight into the grey cells of your most precious organ. To many, this scenario may appear to be the rabid fantasizing of an "X Files" fruit-cake. Not so. The truth may be out there, but so is the technology and the will to use it.

Re-Experiencing an "Experience Set"

"New World Vistas" was a major undertaking by the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, to examine future developments in weapons. Published in 1996, it totalled 14 volumes of studies. The fifteenth "ancillary" volume contained some hair-raising insights into the future "coupling" of man and machine. Tucked away on page 89 is a section dealing with "Biological Process Control." The author speaks of an "explosion" of knowledge in the field of neuroscience. He then proceeds to his main point, "One can envision the development of electromagnetic energy sources, the output of which can be pulsed, shaped and focused, that can couple with the human body in a fashion that will allow one to prevent voluntary muscular movements, control emotions (and thus actions), produce sleep, transmit suggestions, interfere with both short-term and long-term memory, produce an experience set and delete an experience set."[1] Translating the words "experience set" from military jargon into plain English, this simply means your entire life's "memories" can be erased and a new, fictitious memory implanted.

There is a lot of debate whether these mind-weapons are already in "low profile" service. Arguably they are. By projecting such "developments" into the future, the authors of "New Vistas" may have hitched on to an old trick -- anesthetizing the public to camouflage present day abilities. In another US Military publication, a similar futuristic scenario was adopted. Published by the US Army War College in 1994, "The Revolution in Military Affairs and Conflict Short of War" contains many references to mind manipulation. Authors Steven Metz and James Kievit observe, for example, "Behavior modification is a key component of peace enforcement."[2] They go on to note that, "The advantage of [using] directed energy systems is deniability."[3] Savvy individuals the authors then ask "Against whom is such deniability aimed?"[4] The answer simply is "deniability must be aimed at the American people."[5] So much for "open government" in the brave new world's brave new age.

Setting Buck Rogers to the forefront, the writers proceed to layout a futuristic scenario set in the year 2010, that utilizes "perception moulding" and "advanced psychotechnologies" to avoid irksome public protest. But that is just the beginning. The major problem they believe is that "traditional American ethics [are] a major hindrance." And thus, sadly, "old-fashioned notions of personal privacy and national sovereignty [are to be] changed."[6] Individual citizens unwilling to go along with the revolutionary changes are "identified using comprehensive interagency integrated database." They are then "categorized" and subjected to "sophisticated computerized personality simulations used to develop, tailor and focus psychological campaigns for [against] each."[7]

Other techniques are to be used in association with these new mind weapons. These include "morphing" -- a present day ability that distorts TV images and presents them in a wholly believable way. In other words "computer inventions."[8] If you are one of those citizens lucky enough not to have their brains electronically scrambled -- or erased -- it won't really matter. The electronic media will manipulate the news especially for you, by presenting convincing near-real-life visual images through your combined TV set cum Internet interface. In this brave new revolutionary world, seeing will be believing, even though it is entirely false. The only real difference between Orwell's bleak vision of 1984, and the aims of today's military mandarins, is that you'll be watching your TV set -- it won't be watching you. Orwell can be forgiven for his oversight. In his day it was unimaginable that mankind would voluntarily submit itself to brain-washing.

Whilst these new-age Da Vinci's continue to create their speckled visions of our future, we should be prepared to ask some hard questions now. Specifically, the major question to pose is whether this technology is really futuristic, or whether it is present day? To answer this we need to look at history. As we do this, we should bear in mind that security classification acts as a brake on time. What happens in the Pentagon today often takes as many as twenty years to filter out to the public. Technology is advancing at such a fantastic rate that it is redundant as soon as it leaves the drawing board. Computers, for example are doubling in power, and reducing in size by a half, every eighteen months.

The Mind-Festering History of Thought Control

As far back as WWII research was being conducted into thought manipulation. The earliest extant reference -- to my knowledge -- was contained in the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific Survey, Military Analysis Division, Volume 63) which reviewed Japanese WWII research and development efforts on a "Death Ray". Whilst not reaching the stage of practical application, research was considered to be sufficiently promising to warrant the expenditure of 2 million Yen during the years 1940-1945. Summarizing Japanese efforts at the war's conclusion, allied scientists believed that a ray apparatus might be developed that could kill unshielded human beings at a distance of 5 to 10 miles. Studies demonstrated that, for example, automobile engines could be stopped by tuned waves as early as 1943.[9] Research on living organisms (mice and ground hogs) showed that waves from 2 meters to 60 centimeters in length caused hemorrhage of lungs, whereas waves shorter than two meters destroyed brain cells.

Experiments in these areas have a grisly past. Nazi doctors at Dachau concentration camp conducted involuntary experiments with hypnosis and narco-hypnosis -- using the drug mescaline -- on inmates. Additional research was conducted at Auschwitz, using a range of chemicals including various barbiturates and morphine derivatives. Many of these experiments proved fatal. Following the conclusion of the war the U.S. Navy was tasked with obtaining industrial and scientific secrets that had been developed by the Third Reich. Following a lengthy report the Navy instigated Project CHATTER in 1947. Many of the Nazi scientists and medical doctors who conducted hideous wartime experiments were later recruited by the U.S. Army and worked out of Heidelberg, Germany. Later they were secretly relocated to the United States under the top secret programme "Project PAPERCLIP." Under the leadership of Dr. Hubertus Strughold, 34 ex-Nazi scientists accepted "Paperclip" contracts, authorized by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and were put to work at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. By 1953 the CIA, US Navy and the US Army Chemical Corps -- mirroring their pet Nazi's methods -- commenced their own narco-hypnosis experiments on involuntary victims. These included prisoners, mental patients, foreigners, ethnic minorities and those classified as sexual deviants.[10] The secrecy surrounding these experiments was so tight that it lasted almost thirty years. During the middle 1970's the US public learned, for the first time, of a series of secret programmes that had been conducted by the military and intelligence community.[11] Primarily focusing on narco-hypnosis these covert programmes were extensive and were assigned project titles: MKULTRA, MKDELTA, MKNAOMI, MKSEARCH (MK being understood to stand for Mind Kontrol), BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE and CHATTER. The principal aim of these and associated programmes was the development of a reliable "programmable" assassin. Secondary aims were the development of a method of citizen control.[12]

Particularly relevant was Dr. Jose Delgado's secret work directed towards the creation of a "psycho-civilized" society by use of a "stimoceiver."[13] Delgado's work was seminal and his experiments on human and animals, demonstrated that electronic stimulation can excite extreme emotions including rage, lust, fatigue etc. In his paper "Intracerebral Radio Stimulation and Recording in Completely Free Patients," Delgado observed that: "Radio Stimulation on different points in the amygdala and hippocampus in the four patients produced a variety of effect, including pleasant sensations, elation, deep thoughtful concentration, odd feelings, super relaxation (an essential precursor for deep hypnosis),[14] colored visions, and other responses." The "colored visions" citation, probably referred to hallucinations -- an effect that a number of so called "victims" allude to.[15]

As far back as 1969, Delgado predicted the day would soon arrive when a computer would be able to establish two-way radio communication with the brain, an event that first occurred in 1974. Lawrence Pinneo, a neurophysiologist and electronic engineer working for Stanford Research Institute (a leading military contractor), "developed a computer system capable of reading a person's mind. It correlated brain waves on an electroencephalograph with specific commands. Twenty years ago the computer responded with a dot on a TV screen. Nowadays it could be the input to a stimulator (ESB) in advanced stages using radio frequencies."[16]

In the event,narco-hypnosis was found to be less than reliable, although some writers and observers dispute this.[17] Additional studies conducted by Dr. Ewen Cameron, and funded by the CIA, were directed towards erasing memory and imposing new personalities on unwilling patients. Cameron discovered that electroshock treatment caused amnesia. He set about a programme that he called "de-patterning" which had the effect of erasing the memory of selected patients. Further work revealed that subjects could be transformed into a virtual blank machine (Tabula Rasa) and then be re-programmed with a technique which he termed "psychic driving." Such was the bitter public outrage, once his work was revealed (as a result of FOIA searches) that Cameron was forced to retire in disgrace.

Of interest too is Dr. John C. Lilly[18] who was asked by the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to brief the CIA, FBI, NSA and other military intelligence services on his work using electrodes to stimulate, directly, the pleasure and pain centers of the brain. According to Lilly he refused. However, as revealed in his book he continued to do "useful" work for the national security apparatus. Lilly's work took place in 1953. Another scientists, Eldon Byrd, -- who worked for Naval Surface Weapons Office -- was commissioned in 1981 to develop electromagnetic devices for purposes including "riot control," clandestine operations and hostage removal.[19]

From 1965 through to 1970, Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA), with up to 70-80% funding provided by the military, set in motion operation PANDORA. This project was to study the health and psychological effects of low intensity microwaves with regard to the so called "Moscow signal" -- an episode when the US embassy Moscow was bombarded by Soviet microwaves... Pandora research included (under US Navy funding) studies demonstrating how to: induce heart seizures, create leaks in the blood brain barrier, and the production of auditory hallucinations. Despite attempts to render the Pandora programme invisible to scrutiny, FOIA filings revealed memoranda of Richard Cesaro, Director, DARPA, which confirmed that the programme's initial goal was to "discover whether a carefully controlled microwave signal could control the mind." Cesaro urged that these studies be made "for potential weapons applications."[20]

World Opinion is Not Ready for This

Following immense public outcry, Congress forbade further research and demanded that these projects be terminated across the board. But as Victor Marchetti, a former CIA agent later revealed, the programmes merely became more secret and built-in a high element of "deniability."[21] Despite the fact that many of these projects revolved around the use of narcotics and hallucinogens, projects ARTICHOKE, PANDORA and CHATTER clearly demonstrated that "psychoelectronics" were a high priority. Indeed, an anonymous informer (humorously known as "Deep Trance") told author John Marks; that beginning in 1963 mind control research strongly emphasized electronics.

During 1989, CNN aired a programme on electromagnetic weapons and showed a US government document that outlined a contingency plan to use EM weapons against "terrorists." Prior to the show a DoD medical engineer sourced a story claiming that in the context of conditioning, microwaves and other modalities had regularly been used against Palestinians. During 1993 Defense News, the prestigious US weekly announced that Russian government was discussing with American counterparts the transfer of technical information and equipment known as "Acoustic Psycho-correction." The Russians claimed that this device involves "the transmission of specific commands via static or white noise bands into the human subconscious without upsetting other intellectual functions." Experts said that demonstrations of this equipment have shown "encouraging" results "after exposure of less than one minute," and has produced "the ability to alter behavior on willing and unwilling subjects."

The article goes on to explain that combined "software and hardware associated with the (sic) psycho-correction programme could be procured for as little as $80,000 (US). The Russians went on to observe that "World opinion is not ready for dealing appropriately with the problems coming from the possibility of direct access to the human mind." Acoustic psycho-correction dates back to the mid 1970's and can be used to "suppress riots, control dissidents, demoralize or disable opposing forces and enhance the performance of friendly special operations teams."[22] One US concern in relation to this device, was aired by Janet Morris of the Global Strategy Council, a Washington based think tank established by former CIA deputy director, Ray Cline, who noted that "Ground troops risk exposure to bone-conducting sound that cannot be offset by earplugs or other protective gear."

Dr. Ross Adey, in his pioneering work determined that emotional states and behavior can be remotely influenced merely by placing a subject in an electromagnetic field. By directing a carrier frequency to stimulate the brain and using amplitude modulation to shape the wave to mimic a desired EEG frequency he was able to impose a 4.5 CPS theta rhythm on his subjects. Drs Joseph Sharp and Allen Frey experimented with microwaves seeking to transmit spoken words directly into the audio cortex via a pulsed-microwave analog of the speaker's sound vibration. Indeed, Frey's work in this field, dating back to 1960 gave rise to the so called "Frey effect" which is now more commonly referred to as "microwave hearing."[23] Within the Pentagon this ability is now known as "Artificial Telepathy."[24] Adey and others have compiled an entire library of frequencies and pulsation rates which can effect the mind and nervous system.

During the siege of Waco, Texas, FBI agents discussed with Russian counterparts the use of Acoustic psycho-correction on David Koresh and the Branch Davidians. In the event it is understood that this contingency did not proceed. However, some unusual EM weapons were deployed at Waco. BBC World News, and additional FBI film-footage (in the possession of this writer) show both the Russian equipment being demonstrated, as well as previously unseen noise generator and an unusual low frequency strobe array in use at Waco.

Sleeping Beauty Meets Hidden Agenda

Have weapons of this nature been developed and field tested? Judged by the number of individuals and groups coming forward with complaints of harassment the answer, appears, to be yes. Kim Besley, of the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp,[25] has compiled a fairly extensive catalogue of effects that have resulted from low frequency signals emanating from the US Greenham Common base, and, apparently, targeted upon the women protesters. These include: vertigo, retinal bleeding, burnt face (even at night), nausea, sleep disturbances, palpitations, loss of concentration, loss of memory, disorientation, severe headaches, temporary paralysis, faulty speech co-ordination, irritability and a sense of panic in non-panic situations. Identical and similar effects have been reported elsewhere and appear to be fairly common-place amongst so called "victims." Many of these symptoms have been associated in medical literature with exposure to microwaves and especially through low intensity or non-thermal exposures.[26] These have been reviewed by Dr. Robert Becker, twice nominated for the Nobel Prize, and specialist in EM effects. His report confirms that the symptoms mirror those he would expect to see, had Microwave weapons been deployed.

The Scientific American dated April 1994 carried an article entitled "Bang! You're Alive" which briefly described some of the known arsenal of Less-Than-Lethal weapons presently available. These include Laser Rifles, low frequency "infrasound" generators powerful enough to trigger nausea or diarrhea. Steve Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) noted that Non-Lethal weapons have been linked to "mind control" devices and that three of the most prominent advocates of non-lethality share an interest in psychic phenomena.[27] Current Projects include SLEEPING BEAUTY, directed towards the battlefield use of mind-altering electromagnetic weapons. This project is headed by Jack Verona, a highly placed Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) officer.

Defense Secretary, William J Perry, issued a memorandum on Non-lethal Weapons dated 21 July 1994. This was of interest in that it outlined a tasking priority list for use of these technologies. Second on the list was "crowd control." Coming in at a poor fifth was "Disable or destroy weapons or weapon development/production processes, including suspected weapons of mass destruction." It is therefore clear that Non-Lethality is fundamentally seen as anti-personnel rather than anti-material. In July 1995, Spotlight, a rightist and widely circulated US newspaper reported that well placed DoD sources have confirmed a classified Pentagon contract for the development of "high-power electromagnetic generators that interfere with human brain waves." The article cited the memorandum of understanding dated 1994 between Attorney General, Janet Reno, and Defense Secretary, William Perry for transfer of LTL weapons to the law enforcement sector. A budget of under $50 million has been made available for funding associated "black" programmes. Dr. Emery Horvath, a professor of physics at Harvard University has stated in connection to the generator that interferes with human brain waves that "These electronic 'skull-zappers' are designed to invade the mind and short circuit its synapses...in the hands of government technicians, it may be used to disorient entire crowds, or to manipulate individuals into self-destructive acts. It's a terrifying weapon."[28]

In a 1993 US Air Command and Staff College paper entitled "Non-Lethal Technology and Air Power, authors Maj. Jonathan W. Klaaren (USAF) and Maj. Ronald S. Mitchell (USAF) outlined selected NLT weapons. These included "Acoustic" (pulsed/attenuated high-intensity sound, infrasound (very low frequency) and Polysound (high volume, distracting) as well as High-power microwaves (HPM) that possessed the capability of "deters/incapacitates people." These and other classified weapons are being passed to domestic law enforcement agencies as shown by the 1995 ONDCP (Office of National Drug Control Policy) International Technology Symposium "Counter-Drug Law Enforcement: Applied Technology for Improved Operational Effectiveness" that outlined the "Transition of advanced military technologies to the civil law enforcement environment." There are some observers who fear that the burgeoning narcotics industry is an ideal "cover" in which to "transit" Non-Lethal Technologies to domestic political tasks. Whether this is merely a misplaced "Orwellian" fear remains to be seen. However, organized crime is so globally "organized" that experts now believe it is impossible to eradicate or even effectively combat.[29]

Major Edward Dames, formerly with the Pentagon's Defence Intelligence Agency until 1992, was a long serving member of the highly classified operation GRILL-FLAME, a programme that focused on some of the more bizarre possibilities of intelligence gathering and remote interrogation. Known as "remote viewers" GRILL-FLAME personnel possessed a marked psychic ability that was put to use "penetrating" designated targets and gathering important intelligence on significant figures. The programme operated with two teams; one working out of the top secret NSA facility at Fort George Meade in Maryland, and the other at SRI. Results are said to have been exemplary. Following the Oliver North debacle the Secretary of Defense officially terminated GRILL-FLAME fearing bad publicity were the programme to become known to the public. The leading members of the project -- including Dames -- immediately relocated to the privately owned and newly formed Psi-Tech, operating under government contract. In the course of his work, Dames was (and remains) close to many the leading figures and proponents Anti-Personnel Electromagnetic Weapons especially those that operate in the neurological field. During NBC's "The Other Side" programme, Dames stated that "The US Government has an electronic device which could implant thoughts in people." He refused to comment further.[30] The programme was broadcast during April 1995.

In an age where the threat of global warfare has diminished as a result of the easing of tension between east and west, it can be anticipated that some form of introspection will occur in the developed western nations. Societies that have been generationally and economically honed for warfare do not, on the whole, assume "for peace" production with such vigor and ability. Unable to so readily project the "shadow" outwards on to another nation, the enemy without soon distills to become the enemy within?[31] In the United States, for example, there is a rapidly developing trend of co-operation between the military and law enforcement agencies in LTL weaponry. Whilst it is clear that this is driven to some extent by budgetary considerations, there remain legitimate concerns regarding the longer term effect on democracy.

The reality of an increasingly (and increasing number of) impoverished lower class as a result of "swords to shears" economics, is certain to result in growing civil unrest, disobedience, strife, inner city turmoil and quite possibly much worse.[32] Rather that seeking to resolve the underlying causes of these tensions, it is feared that governments will increasingly resort to more durable measures to quell domestic dissent. Western industrial nations are especially prone to these developments for a variety of reasons. As we have seen in the years following Vietnam, dead US soldiers engaged in overseas "adventures" (universally hailed as "peace-keeping" when the West conducts such operations, but dubbed "criminal" or "terrorist" when other States engage in similar activities) are no longer politically acceptable. Paradoxically, death on the streets in a domestic context -- as a result of growing crime -- is politically OK. Political careers often rest on tough-anti-crime sentiments. Despite this, history clearly demonstrates that crime continues to spiral upwards. For example, the much publicized capture and death of Pablo Escobar -- Colombia's most notorious cocaine baron -- was immediately followed by an increase in the quantity and quality of cocaine shipments to the US. A mite odd one might conclude?

Less-Than-Lethal Anti-Personnel weapons[33] are seen in some influential quarters as being the ideal remedy for future domestic disturbances that clearly result from poverty and despair.[34] The danger with this is that western democracy may begin to fail, or suffer such severe set-backs in its traditional democratic forms that it will become increasingly repressive and oligarchic.[35] Armed with innovative technological weapons that do not necessarily kill, but which render disenfranchised segments of society physically inactive, emotionally stupefied and incapable of meaningful thought is a goal of those who favour a "psycho-civilized society." This is a frightening and all too realistic scenario. Whether by design or by default such an outcome is nothing short of a dictatorship.

If, like many, you doubt that what has been portrayed above can or will happen, you are denying the facts and closing your eyes to history. In the last analysis global planners don't see you as a unique individual, but only as an "experience set." Worse, perhaps, than meekly allowing this to happen, you are also paying for it via the tax take. No wonder the faceless ones are laughing.

REFERENCES:

[1] New World Vistas - Air and Space Power for the 21st Century (Ancillary Volume p. 89) Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. My thanks to Harlan Girard for supplying a copy of this publication.

[2] "The Revolution in Military Affairs and Conflict Short of War" Metz and Kievit (US Army War College in association with the Strategic Studies Institute, July 1994), p. 10.

[3] Ibid., p. 15.

[4] Ibid., p. 15.

[5] Ibid., p. 16.

[6] Ibid., p. 21.

[7] Ibid., pp. 24-25.

[8] Ibid., p. 26.

[9] Interestingly, this capability is now confirmed in recent press reports in regard to LTL weapons.

[10] Resonance, No. 29, November 1995, published by the Bioelectromagnetic Special Interest Group of American Mensa Ltd.

[11] In particular the publication of John Marks "The Search for the Manchurian Candidate" (Penguin Books, London 1979) and Walter Bowart's "Operation Mind Control" (Fontana Books, London 1979).

[12] Walter Bowart.

[13] See Delgado's "Physical Control of the Mind: Towards a Psychocivilized Society," "Intracerebral Radio Stimulation in Completely Free Patients" in Schiwitgebel & Schwitzgebel (eds.). Speaking in 1966, Delgado asserted that his research "supported the distasteful conclusion that motion, emotion and behavior can be directed by electrical forces and that humans can be controlled like robots by push buttons." (Think, 32, July-August 1966). Delgado was funded by the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). It is believed he still works as a consultant for the US government.

[14] My italics.

[15] See "Mind Control and the American Government" by Martin Cannon, LOBSTER 23.

[16] See "Neural Manipulation by Radar" by Armen Victorian, LOBSTER 30, and also Time Magazine, July 1, 1974 "Mind Reading Computer."

[17] Marks notes that the vast bulk of CIA key documents were illegally destroyed, in 1973, at the order of the then DCI, Richard Helms.

[18] See his autobiography "The Scientist."

[19] Anna Keeler in Full Disclosure 1989.

[20] Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report released under FOIA. Also see Anna Keeler. Capt Paul E. Tyler, MC, USN paper entitled "The Electromagnetic Spectrum in Low Intensity Conflict" (CADRE 1986) is also relevant in this connection.

[21] In an interview with John Marks. CIA veteran Miles Copeland admitted to a journalist prior to his death that "The congressional subcommittees which went into this sort of thing got only the barest glimpse."

[22] In connection with "enhancing abilities of friendly forces" see numerous articles and expose's on Col. John B. Alexander. See also Armen Victorian "Psychic Warfare and Non-lethal Weapons."

[23] In this connection the work of Dr. James Lin of Wayne State University should be noted. Lin has written a book entitled "Microwave Auditory Effects & Applications" in which he states "The capability of communicating directly with humans by pulsed microwaves is obviously not limited to the field of therapeutic medicine."

[24] Refer to Dr. Robert Becker who has stated "Such a device has obvious applications in covert operations designed to drive a target crazy with "voices" or deliver undetected instructions to a programmed assassin." In 1974 Dr. J.F. Scapitz filed a plan to explore the interaction of radio signals and hypnosis. He stated that "In this investigation it will be shown that the spoken word of the hypnotists may be conveyed by modulate electromagnetic energy directly into the subconscious parts of the human brain, i.e., without employing any technical devices for receiving or transcoding the messages and without the person exposed to such influence having a chance to control the information input consciously." Schapitz' work was funded by the DoD. Despite FOIA filings his work has never been made available. Also it is interesting to note the date of 1974, which almost exactly mirror's the period when the USSR commenced its own programme that resulted in "Acoustic Psycho-correction technology."

[25] Sadly, Kim died in July 1996. She will rightly be remembered by many as the "grandmother" of independent researchers in this field.

[26] Much similar effects have been reported, for instance, at the Women's Peace camp at Seneca, in New York state.

[27] Psychic phenomena studies were, in fact, part of classified Pentagon programmes dating back over two decades.

[28] I have certain caveats in citing this material. Firstly, I have written to two of the scientists quoted in the Spotlight article. To date neither replied either to confirm or deny their comments? Another, source quoted by Spotlight, Steve Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) has confirmed that his comments were accurately recorded. It is also important to point out that Spotlight is an ultra right wing publication and one must, therefore, take these citations with due caution.

[29] See Brian Freemantle's "The Octopus" Orion Books Ltd, 1995.

[30] In a telephone conversation with this writer, researcher Armen Victorian urged caution when dealing with Ed Dames, who is considered to be "unreliable" by some.

[31] See the Collected Works of Carl Gustav Jung for a background to the psychology of "projection." See also Noam Chomsky "World orders, Old and New (Pluto Press, London 1994), Page 1: "Control of the population is the major task of any state that is dominated by particular sectors of the domestic society and therefore functions primarily in their interest..." Chomsky clearly is pointing the finger at the "Elites" of western democracies in this regard. These include America and England (America's "proxy" in Chomsky's view).

[32] Aggravated by narcotics related crime -- presently estimated to between $500 - $800 billion a year, thus an industry outstripping all other "business sectors" with the possible exception of the weapons industry. These figures extracted from Brian Freemantle's "The Octopus" Orion Books Ltd, 1995.

[33] Especially some classes of EM weapons that are viewed as having a capability to remotely modify behavior or attack higher functions.

[34] See Department of Defense Draft directive dated January 1, 1995 outlining taking objectives for Non-Lethal Weapons.

[35] See Noam Chomsky's and Edward Herman's "Manufacturing Consent" (Pantheon Books, New York, 1988).



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26 comments

28 Feb 2005 @ 16:43 by jstarrs : 35 notes...
..but how do I know you're telling the truth?
You just entered the 'cry wolf' zone.  



28 Feb 2005 @ 18:26 by vaxen : Truth?
Why don't you do the research. Fact of the matter is that you wouldn't, and don't, believe it even when it is staring you right in the face every single waking moment of your life. Read the article and check out the references if you are interested. If not, then not...

And how the **** do you interpret any of the above as the 'cry wolf' zone?  



28 Feb 2005 @ 18:30 by jstarrs : "Specifically, it is your mind...
...that has been scheduled for numbing and, if necessary, erased altogether."
You said it, pal.
Reading references & stuff don't mean a thing is ya mind been erased now does it?  



28 Feb 2005 @ 21:31 by hgoodgame : Give yourself to fear
if fear is what you're after. Everything is real/nothing is real. I'd rather give myself to love because that's all I'm after and that's what I'm about.
Anyone who still reads this stuff and buys into it, you are delivering into the hands of the enemy you claim to be against. Huh? *v*

"The soul is a mystery the rational mind is always trying to destroy." AUM  



28 Feb 2005 @ 23:23 by vaxen : The...
blinders that you are wearing are so very obvious in a world where murder and destruction is the par. Of course it is easy to 'just look the other way' for you oh so friggin holy hypocrites! Buying into? Not hardly! But, then, the third Reich never happened. Aushvitz was just a lie invented for your entertainment and the war in Iraq is just so much journalistic nonsense. No one is dying there at all it is all media exercise for your daily entertainment. Right! Keep your heads buried in your 'new age' concepts of 'love!' And don't tell me who or what I am!  


28 Feb 2005 @ 23:47 by hgoodgame : If it didn't make you angry -
it wouldn't be THE Tao..

"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
Richard Bach  



1 Mar 2005 @ 00:31 by jerryvest : THE Tao...
 


1 Mar 2005 @ 00:32 by jerryvest : Oops, pushed the wrong button...
 


1 Mar 2005 @ 00:46 by jerryvest : What?
This article by David is a bit too much to take in one reading or more. I don't get it. What is the point of the article? Is this a novel? Believable? Truth? Does this article advance our new civilization? What?  


1 Mar 2005 @ 02:35 by skookum : I think
they have my brain already...  


1 Mar 2005 @ 04:37 by hgoodgame : I think maybe Vaxie
is being a bit of a brahma queen! And what about the code?
Especially point #2?
Code of a Loyal Officer

1) To honor ones own integrity above all else.

2) There shall be no interference in the ways of Human Kind.

;)
;)
;)  



1 Mar 2005 @ 07:40 by vaxen : Your...
New Civilization? No such thing. The point is in the point. Did you read the article? Take some more xanax, crush up a few ritalin, snort them, eat a few space cakes, go walking around your house twice, howl madly at the moon then, and only then, read the Patriot Acts both one and two.

And what about the code? What you call 'your new civilization' is what we call 'psycho civilization.' Perhaps you haven't interested yourselves, enough, in what is going on around this old berg called 'Earth?' No matter at all. Sleep the sleep of the dead. The writing is on the wall. Tyranny and dictatorship is obviously what you want.

"Less-Than-Lethal Anti-Personnel weapons are seen in some influential quarters as being the ideal remedy for future domestic disturbances that clearly result from poverty and despair. The danger with this is that western democracy may begin to fail, or suffer such severe set-backs in its traditional democratic forms that it will become increasingly repressive and oligarchic. Armed with innovative technological weapons that do not necessarily kill, but which render disenfranchised segments of society physically inactive, emotionally stupefied and incapable of meaningful thought is a goal of those who favour a "psycho-civilized society." This is a frightening and all too realistic scenario. Whether by design or by default such an outcome is nothing short of a dictatorship."  



1 Mar 2005 @ 17:10 by astrid : I would agree Vaxen,
with your above statement whole heartedly! The only Q. it arises in my mind is, that how would --or does-- this "new" dictatorship REALLY differ from any other --earlier-- dictatorships or any in place right now.... and consequently; isn't your description of the state of Mind of the Populus in those dictatorships exactly what you "paint" it in a (coming) dictatorship? Hasn't the State of Mind of Populus always been the way you describe it.... in a "psycho-civilized society." And isn't that pretty much what we have right now?.... pretty much everywhere? And is it not WITHIN these cells of "psycho-civilized society" that we find people awakening to the Truth; both the Divine, that has been obsqured so long from so many, and the dark truth, now hitting like a "ton of bricks" so many in the head these days?

Who can be awakened? Only the ones who are awakening!....the ones who are READY to wake up.... some able to awaken by "this particular" sound ( =Information ) and yet another by this "particular" sound / Information. Not everybody will wake up to the same sound; Information! Not everybody will wake up to the same "level" of Awareness either!....
These are the Insights about the "Human Condition" that has motivated at least me to try to have several angles to blast my Tune/Sound to wake up the ones who might be receptive to it/s frequency.

You have your Tune, which is loud and clear -but only to those who are receptive to that frequency!....

As far as I can see, for the last 5-6000 years there's been nothing but dictatorship ruling this Planet. And Peoples of the Nations have responded and behaved the same way throughout that time; the way you describe: "disenfranchised segments of society physically inactive, emotionally stupefied and incapable of meaningful thought" is a goal of those who favour a "psycho-civilized society."
It has always been their GOAL and they always managed to capture MOST of the Populus! BUT THAT REALITY, I firmly believe, IS FALLING APART DESPITE ALL THOSE ADVANCEMENTS THEY'VE DONE in the fields of CONTROL-TECHNO/LOGY/GADGETS.
I have a feeling they will have same fate as Dr Frankenstein: Start working FOR the Good instead of the Evil! ( How& why I leave out now).
To tell you the truth about the State of Affairs: It's never been so much in the favor of the "Common" Man as it is Today!.... thanks to the INTENSE Information Age (of which the Net being not the least efficient of the "Trumpets" )
For every Information-spreading Techno innovation a few more groups of Populus that couldn't not be reached, by any earlier methods or means there now comes a gadget that will sound the right tune to wake THEM up. And yet for another group comes another, that is able to wake THEM up.
This is why we are in "better" shape Today, than just 100 or even 25 years ago! And besides, we might have reached the point where only the Human-to-Human -factor has the "finishing" Power: SHARING/ TALKING person to person, friend to friend, locally and to freinds and family overseas as well. Most people have some friends /family in other geo- locations. Make sure they awaken! Or at least give them a chance by "ringing your particular Alarm-clock" loud and clear! OR DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY BETTER SUGGESTIONS?....

For crying out loud, I can hear the difference between a Lullaby, which also is voiced by many, even here on ncn... and an alarm-clock's "Wake Up - sound!.... also in full swing here on ncn... Micro of the macro....  



1 Mar 2005 @ 17:51 by sparks : Aw, C'mon!
If we really had this type of technology, we wouldn't need to send soldiers to the Middle East. Just wipe out everybody's memory of religion that teaches hate, and voila! No more terrorism! As an added bonus, most of the worlds religions would be gone!

If we really had this type of technology, there wouldn't be so many people pissed off at the fact that not only are we taxed on the money we make, but we gotta pay taxes everytime we buy something! We would instead be sitting here drooling on our keyboards saying "Tax me mooooore, I like getting rid of my money and getting nothing in return!

If we really had this type of technology, this topic would not exist!  



1 Mar 2005 @ 18:30 by bushman : We do ,
have the tech, it's called TV, obviously, our enemy's don't watch our TV, probably because they don't have a TV anyway. Really, it's all mind control, designed to fit someones agenda, all of it. Do you get hungry when you see a Wenndy's comercial? lol. I mean the idea for us , because we know, is to for the most part, let people know they have power over the mind controlers. Its not the same as peddling fear, its more like showing info so as to get someone intrested in looking deeper. We here, kind of know, so I understand as do others here that this info could be taken as negative process to those already in the know. The point being, if we are to be a central hub of the new civ, then we sould be beyond the negative side, but see thats where people here don't see, or arnt seeing, that this is the hub of study, and that ultimatly its our job to wake people up, some of us like to wake the sleeping with a loud bang, and others do it with a soft nudge. Either way we do good work by showing the negative as well as the positive, this post does not make fear, fear is a choice made by those that don't know, that they are being manipulated to see visualy what is accually going on around them. Anyway, thanks for the info. :}
[link]  



2 Mar 2005 @ 14:18 by vaxen : Where...
have you been hiding all these years, sparks? We most assuredly DO have these types of technologies. Just do a little bit of research instead of blustering on about what you think doesn't exist. We have had these types of technology for a long time. Soft weaponry is not 'visible' in the sense of mortars, frag bombs, and nukes...but it is there nonetheless.

Check out the current Psy-Ops armory as a small example. Perhaps you have never been in the more sensitive branches of the 'military.' And Arabs DO have TV believe it or not. All of the electronic gizmos of current sat tech etc., are in the hands of the most, so called, primitive beduin tribesman polluting the once pristine deserts of our world. Check out RHIC-EDOM, just for the fun of it, sparks. Undelude yourself if even for a moment. Maybe do a little research on Tesla as well. Better yet, don't, for it doesn't behoove you one iota to wake up from your obvious stupor. Best go back to sleep and let the 'big boys' take care of you.

Thankyou, bushman, for your observations and your comments.  



4 Mar 2005 @ 01:22 by sparks : Sheez!
Vexan,
You have done more to attack me personally rather addressing my comments. If we had this type of technology, why are we still fighting real wars with weapons that go "boom", and sending young people to their deaths fighting with mere "real weapons"?

No, I have never been in the more sensitive branches of the 'military.' Are you implying by that comment that you have? I doubt that!

Do a little research on Tesla? Ha..Ha! You really don't know who I am at all, and what I know!
Nikola Tesla was the greatest inventer that ever lived! It is such a shame that so many crackpots have associated his name with their B.S.
 



4 Mar 2005 @ 16:25 by vaxen : So...
tell me who you are and what you know. Crackpots? Like who? Perhaps you would do well to 'read' the article above then discuss its' hyperbole? We are fighting? We? Well, a whole host of new weaponry is being deployed and has been since the first 'Gulf War.' Actually there is also a glut in old materials that needs to be disposed of so...

Of course you probably don't consider the present 'war' in Iraq to be a 'nuclear one' but it is. Depleted Uranium is taking its' toll on both sides. I am implying nothing. What you doubt you doubt so go ahead and doubt. Doubt is good for you, sparks, but at least read the article before you attack its' worth. But, then, 'psycho civilized' is probably you to a tee... ;)  



4 Mar 2005 @ 18:33 by bushman : List of...
patents, of mind control devices and technquics, and this is just a partial list.
[link]  



4 Mar 2005 @ 21:15 by vaxen : Thankyou...
bushman for the link and, of course, your input to this important subject matter.

"I freed a thousand slaves; I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."--Harriet Tubman

A difficult subject to say the least yet one that 'thinking' people everywhere must begin to address if this planet is to be healed and our souls freed from the bondage of tyranny.

A fun link:
[link]  



4 Mar 2005 @ 23:54 by vaxen : And...
for your further perusal along the lines mentioned in the article above but concerned with a whole new class of weaponry which is being used on the unwitting citizens of this country (USA) as well as those of other countries in lethal and untoward ways is a site with 'scientific evidence and proofs' that the situation is far worse than you might imagine:

[link]

PS: You also might be interested in checking out DARPA's latest machinations as well as the Air Forces' plan for the year 2025. ;) heh!  



5 Mar 2005 @ 18:28 by skookum : all they have to do
is something with all these cell phones..

heck.. a lot of them are already 'controlled'  



5 Mar 2005 @ 18:32 by jstarrs : Thanks for the Mind Justice link..
..a good one.  


12 Mar 2005 @ 01:05 by Ed Dawson @66.245.206.226 : Yikes...
You guys are going to have me wearing tinfoil on my head! ;-0

Or maybe a wire mesh... faraday cage....

;-P
Ed  



14 May 2005 @ 22:25 by John T @70.93.201.136 : NLW in use RIG HT NOW1
There is a uncommon use of NLW going on right now in San Diego Ca. I'm on of the leaders along with several local FBI agents/state/city/local government workers. I'm a police officer who control some of them when I need to get something done. Your right, Organized Crime has taken over what the CIA and others left behind. I hide all of my drug making facilities by using some of these devices Example: Sensory Depriviation, Infrasound and others. I control as many people as I want. If they get to close to my illegal operation I call up the group and they deploy these devices. I seen what they can do and its no fun day at the park. I made people take off there cloths and play with themselves in public. I once made these two straight guys have sex with one another. You see I can do this because what I say goes, plus most dumb people have no idea these devices are out and are being used against them. I'm the ruler of all. When you got local FBI/DEA/SDPD in your front pocket, hell I can rule the world!! I also deploy these devices across country(USA). I'm trying to take over the drugs in all parts of the country with all proceeds coming to me and my family. THIS IS A TRUE FACT! DONT BELIEVE ME GO BY 4620 1/2 30TH STREET AND ASK FOR MIKE. THE KID WILL TELL YOU WHAT I DID TO HIM (SMILE). NOT EVEN USDOJ AND OTHER AGENCIES CAN STOP ME. I HAVE A FIRM GROUP OF GOVERNMENT LIARS WHO CAN MAKE UP A STORY EVEN THE POPE WOULD BELIEVE WITH ANY SCHRED OF EVIDENCE. EMAILS/CALLS..OH YEA, DONT TRY AND LISTEN TO MY CONVERSATIONS, I'M USING SOMEHTING THERE TOO THAT MOST INVESTIGATORS WILL NEVER FIGURE OUT UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING..GOOD LUCK FOLKS AND I WILL BE COMING TO A NEIGHBOR HOOD NEAR YOU SOON!  


23 May 2005 @ 19:26 by bushman : Yes,
The idea was to get John T, to brag about his governmental missdeeds, and what do you know, he did. Trying to figure how many crack dealers named Mike in SD. Anyway who cares, JT is the focused on now. As well, those devices only work on people who are already in some sort of day dream, not paying attention. At least 50 million people just in the USA, are immune to the devices. :}  


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