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The MK-ULTRA iceberg
#21
Peter Presland Wrote:I need to go further down the rabbit hole it seems. Any book recommendations or links welcome.

For starters:

The late, great, Walter Bowart's Operation Mind Control.

First edition here:

http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/....php?t=313

Second, massively expanded edition, is samizdat and rare.

Acid Dreams by Martin Lee:

http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/....php?t=713

Bluebird by Colin Ross, now renamed and reissued as The CIA Doctors

The Mind Manipulators by Alan Scheflin

Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream by Jay Stevens

All articles transcribed at the link below are worth reading:

http://www.mindcontrolforums.com/radio/ckln-hm.htm

Martin Cannon's unpublished manuscript, The Controllers:

http://www.constitution.org/abus/controll.htm

Also, this "science" did not grow in a vacuum. It was heavily influenced by the contemporary dominant medical, psychological and cultural thinking. I contend that the medical-scientific framework I adumbrated in the opening posts of this thread constitutes a crude but twitching compass.
"It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
"Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
"They are in Love. Fuck the War."

Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

"Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war
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#22
VVA(Vietnam Veterans of America)takes Government to court over MK-Ultra experiments.A bit late but..................

http://aconstantineblacklist.blogspot.co...r-and.html

MKULTRA Legacy: The Stain of Dishonor and the Prerequisites for Redemption


[Image: 197_Jonestown.jpg]Editor's note: MK-ULTRA was an experimental program that went operational in the 1960s. Experimentation continued, of course, at Jonestown and elsewhere, but the legacy of MK-ULTRA is evident in all American social control systems, including mass media, prisons and "detention" camps, religious movements, the military, mental institutions ... even pre-schools. - AC

By Gordon P. Erspamer
Sunday 18 October 2009

Despite the passage of four decades, America and its military have never come to grips with its own ghastly programs of using soldiers as guinea pigs to test chemical or biological weapons such as LSD, sarin, nerve gases, plague, mescaline, anthrax and hundreds of others. At the same time, they also conducted mind-control experiments, as soldiers and others were administered drugs, and septal implants were inserted in the sinus cavities a la "The Manchurian Candidate." The secret research programs, originally code-named MKULTRA but continued under a long succession of other code names, were conducted mainly by the US Army from 1943 until at least 1975. However, the CIA provided planning, financial support and field testing. Participants in the experiments were recruited by the Army and lured by promises of no KP duty, a four-day workweek, the promise of medals and special recognition. At the same time, they were sworn to secrecy and forced to sign a general consent form without informed consent or even knowing the nature of the toxic substances that were sprayed in their faces, applied to their skin or injected into their veins. And the government continues to try to hide the fact that Nazi members were recruited to help devise these experiments as part of Operation Paperclip, and that many of the biological experiments were modeled after those conducted by the notorious Col. Shiro Ishi in Manchuria and Japan.

When word of these programs leaked out in the mid-1970's, the CIA director, Adm. Stansfield Turner, promised Congress that the affected veterans would be notified and provided medical treatment. See Final Report of the Senate Select Committee (Church) on Intelligence Activities, 94th Cong. (1976), Book I: XVII ("Foreign and Military Intelligence: Testing and Use of Chemical and Biological Agents by the Intelligence Communities"), at http://www.aarclibrary.org/publib/church..._0197a.htm. See also Project MKULTRA, The CIA's Program of Research in Behavioral Modification: Joint Hearing Before the Senate Select Committees on Intelligence and Human Resources, 95th Cong. (1977), Testimony of CIA Director Admiral Stansfield Turner at http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/hist...ring03.htm.

However, that promise was more observed in the breach, as the process of notifying and treating the victims of human experimentation has barely scratched the surface of their acts of treachery. And now we learn that the DoD will not even compile an initial roster of affected veterans until 2012. Unlike Britain, which long ago compensated its veteran participants in a parallel group of tests at Porton Down, America is waiting patiently for these veterans to die, and it is one of the greatest injustices of our time.

Yet, despite the long passage of time, the agents responsible for this program continue to offer rationalizations to justify their own acts or those of their predecessors. They cite the fears engendered by the Cold War, real or imagined, and raise the chance that our enemies might beat us to the punch. You hear a lot of denial or outright lies, and the trail of documents suddenly disappeared in a purging ordered by the CIA director, Richard Helms. And they speak of sacrifices for the common good (not their own, but of those men exposed). The doctors among them don't like to talk about the Hippocratic Oath or basic principles of morality. Rather, they talk a lot about science, advances in learning and the thrills of discovery. They forget that "Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession" (Julia Ward Howe). And you hear nothing or very little about the long-term health effects of their programs, and their failure to notify, monitor or treat the victims, who have experienced a panoply of adverse health effects such as PTSD, breathing and lung problems, problems with internal organs and countless others.

Walter Lippman once said that a man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable or dangerous to do so. The perpetrators of these programs have stained their honor. In a time of admitted polarization and confrontation, they sacrificed their scruples, and victimized their fellow man. Their honor will never be restored unless they candidly admit their complicity and fault, and do everything in their power to help restore the health and well-being of their victims. With each death, their debt swells and the possibilities of redemption become more distant and unlikely. And a miasma of shame, as toxic as the clouds created by biological weapons, continues to hang over this great nation.

And when the last man standing succumbs, a pall of infamy and shame will become indelible, and choke the last glimmer of redemption, and history will justly record another chapter in the annals of infamy.
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Gordon P. Erspamer is the lead counsel in the class action complaint which is pending in San Francisco Federal District Court, Vietnam Veterans of America, et al. v. Central Intelligence Agency, et al., Case No. 09-0037 CW (ND Cal. 2009).

See the following links for the complaint in this action and its exhibits.

VVA, et al. v. CIA, et al. First Amended Complaint.
First Amended Complaint Exhibit A.
First Amended Complaint Exhibit B.
First Amended Complaint Exhibit C.

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"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
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#23
I just discovered and am now watching this 84-minute video in which Duncan O’Finioan and David Corso, both survivors of the first generation of the US Military’s highly classified super-soldier program, take the platform to talk about MK-ULTRA and PROJECT TALENT:

http://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.co...ct-talent/


"Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"
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#24
Ed Jewett Wrote:I just discovered and am now watching this 84-minute video in which Duncan O’Finioan and David Corso, both survivors of the first generation of the US Military’s highly classified super-soldier program, take the platform to talk about MK-ULTRA and PROJECT TALENT:

http://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.co...ct-talent/



There's a thread about O'Finioan on abovetopsecret here:

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread255941/pg1

He doesn't seem to have been prepared to allow medical investigation (ie scanning) for his implants, and appears to have gone to ground in 2007.

Some of what was claimed in the video is possible, but I smelt the same kind of BS I sniffed around Mark Phillips and Monarch. The fact that O'Finioan had an agent was also problematic.
"It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
"Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
"They are in Love. Fuck the War."

Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

"Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war
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#25
Jan,

I am not fully conversant with all the scientific literature on MK/ULTRA but I do have some insights to share regarding what Richard Condon embedded into his novel, The Manchurian Candidate. I will share these "insights" from time to time when permissible. Check out this site: http://www.blackvault.com which has the equivalent of 3 CDs worth of MK/ULTRA docs which are searchable to a certain extent. I might be able to create a Full Text Searchable Keyword Index for that site, but since so much is in either .TIF or .GIF format that it might not work very well.

Here is the MK/ULTRA collection on the BlackVault site:

http://community.theblackvault.com/artic...ollection-

I have recently been in contact with Eric Olson via eMail and gave him this link which accesses a Full Text Searchable Keyword Index of the entire Frank Olson Web Site which he owns and created. He might get the software and do his own Index or I might be able to update his Search Engine on my site every month or so as time permits.

Just enter any keywords as is or using wildcards like *ULTRA or ???ULTRA
and see what you can retrieve.

Here is the link: http://www.5000Watches.com/FrankOlson

I have created other examples of Full Text Searchable Keyword Indexex from other sites like these:

http://www.5000Watches.com/shunpiking for miscellaneous progressive topics on unions, the defeat of Fascism, etc.

http://www.5000Watches.com/Tobacco
(for The American Tobacco Company)

http://www.5000Watches.com/RJR
(for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company)

http://www.5000Watches.com/Hopedale
(For Hopedale, MA the first Company Town in America and the
home of Wickliffe Draper and the other Drapers)

If you have any other sites you would like to see indexed and searchable,
send them along to me and I will see what I can do with them. I use software which is like a mini-Google site Spidering system and it is free for
small sites. http://www.wrensoft.com but it costs $100 for larger sites.

This type of mirrored Full Text Index has been my little secret to rapid-fire
cross-correlation research for years now. But I only discovered WrenSoft 2-3 years ago. Try it. You will like it.
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#26
Jan Klimkowski Wrote:
Ed Jewett Wrote:I just discovered and am now watching this 84-minute video in which Duncan O’Finioan and David Corso, both survivors of the first generation of the US Military’s highly classified super-soldier program, take the platform to talk about MK-ULTRA and PROJECT TALENT:

http://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.co...ct-talent/



There's a thread about O'Finioan on abovetopsecret here:

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread255941/pg1

He doesn't seem to have been prepared to allow medical investigation (ie scanning) for his implants, and appears to have gone to ground in 2007.

Some of what was claimed in the video is possible, but I smelt the same kind of BS I sniffed around Mark Phillips and Monarch. The fact that O'Finioan had an agent was also problematic.

Wonder if David Corso was Lt. Col. Philip J. Corso's son perhaps? Corso ran the Vatican Rat Lines behind the back of Giovanni Battista Montini IMHO.
He essentially implied that he had FULL CONTROL of the project and was the person who decided who got or could get Vatican Visas and who would have to be removed from Vatican control to obtain SKOM doctored Visas. More later on this.
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#27
Interesting comments, and thank you. I don't dispute any of it. I do note that there are some videos of the fellow at his web site which show him lifting weights; I didn't watch them, nor am I going to make any claims. But I do have a question: Does this "super-soldier" program (alleged or real) have anything to do with the apparently real 'Ultimate Warrior training program' run by the Levey's et al and I believe discussed in some detail in Richard Strozzi Heckler's book "In Search of the Warrior Spirit: Awareness Disciplines for Green Berets"? In theory, though not discussed in the edition of the book I have, the project involved bio-feedback training, binaurally-driven brain wave states and meditation, and ...?
"Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"
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#28
They Really Are Trying to Engineer Super-soldiers (mirror)


http://nextbigfuture.com/2008/07/3-billi...am-10.html
(original)
July 16, 2008

$3 billion super soldier program: 10 times muscle endurance, 7 foot vertical leap, wall crawling, personal flight and more

DARPA today has a long-term, $3 billion program to help make such a “Metabolically Dominant Soldier.” In other words, the military is studying how to use technology and biology to meld man and machine and transcend the limits of the human body. Described the project director, “My measure of success is that the International Olympic Committee bans everything we do" The $3 billion program is definitely trying to achieve transhuman performance goals.

The wearable gear would enable running at 100 meter olympic sprinter speed for hours and the 7 foot vertical leap, the wall crawling, personal flight, invisibility, greatly enhanced strength, better body armor and carrying bigger and more powerful weapons.

UPDATE: Advanced gene therapy could provide cheetah or gorilla quality muscles in people for 45 mile per hour speed or five to ten times strength

There are suitable engines for powering the exoskeleton described in this article

Coverage of the billion and soon to be multi-billion dollar transgenic medical, agriculture, industrial industry. [Mixing genes between animals to make cheaper drugs or for more productive agriculture]
END UPDATE

The drugs and genetic enhancements and some technology which gets applied would allow for regeneration, faster healing, muscle strength enhancement up to current olympic levels, endurance of an Alaskan sled dog, cognitive enhancement, operate without sleep for many days without performance degradation, the metabolic energy of twenty year old for a forty or fifty year old and immunity to pain.

The Metabolically Dominant Soldier program is managed by Joe Bielitzki. He is talking about fixing your cells so that you could live off your fat. Bielitzki acknowledges the potential for spin-off [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]technologies[/COLOR][/COLOR]. “Forty billion dollars a year goes into the weight loss industry in this country,” he muses. “This will change it.”

Regeneration, better healing, better immune systems would all revolutionize healthcare costs and healthcare effectiveness. So trillions in economic benefit as a side effect of supersoldier success. DARPA is also trying to enhance cognition, training and giving the energy levels of youth to the elderly. Those could provide multi-billion or even trillion dollar per year boosts to the US and world economy.

Projects in pipeline range from drugs that will boost muscles and energy by a factor of 10, akin to steroids…on steroids (the project is jokingly termed the “Energizer Bunny in Fatigues”) to wearable, cooling gloves that regulate body temperature and prevent soldiers from getting overheated (and thus tired) even on the hottest desert day. [Keeping the body cool increases endurance]

This program is going well beyond some current relatively safe and conservative forms of performance enhancement. [Safer SARM/steroids, endurance enhancing drink]

A major focus is on helping the soldier’s body to better deal with trauma and damage. One such is the “pain vaccines” coming out of a program at Rinat Neuroscience [Pfizer acquired Rinat Neuroscience in 2006]. Researchers are hopeful these “will block the sense of pain for almost a month,” describes DARPA’s Michael Goldblatt.

The substance does is block intense pain in less than 10 seconds. Its effects last for 30 days. It doesn’t stifle your reactions. If you touch a hot stove, you still have the initial shock; your hand will still automatically jerk away. But after that, the torment is gone. The product works on the inflammatory response that is responsible for the majority of subacute pain. If you get shot, you feel the bullet, but after that, the inflammation and swelling that trigger agony are substantially reduced. The company has already hit its first milestones in animal testing and is preparing reports for scientific conferences.

Army Soldier enhancement systems

The plan is for new body armor that, instead of Kevlar, is filled with nano-materials that are connected to a computer. [Computer controlled liquid armor] It would normally be as flexible as regular uniform made of fabric. But, like how a crash-bag works inside a car, it would activate whenever the system detects a bullet strike and turn as hard as steel in an instant.

Gloves could turn into real-life brass knuckles.

The fabric could even be woven in with "nanomuscle fibers" that simulate real muscles, giving soldiers more an estimated "25 to 35 percent better lifting capability." So myostatin strength boost to get to olympic athlete strength levels and then 25-35% boost from a soft suit. Use better exoskeletons for more strength enhancement.

From deflecting bullets to powers of invisibility, as military analyst Max Boot writes, such a suit truly “would give ordinary mortals many of the attributes of comic book superheroes.


Our wimpy little Achilles tendons allow the average human to run somewhere between 6 to 8 miles an hour and, unless your name is LeBron James, leap only a few feet in the air. New “bionic boots” and “spring walkers” in development are hoped to solve this. These attach outside the leg and mechanically mimic the enlarged Achilles tendon of a kangaroo, one day perhaps giving the wearer the ability to run as fast as 25 miles per hour and leap 7 feet.

The “Z-Man project.” Creating gecko inspired gloves and boots for wall crawling.

[Image: zmangecko.jpg]
Robotic gecko demonstrator









[Image: PAV.jpg]
Exoskeleton flying vehicle with a maximum speed of maximum Speed 113 mph, range of 184 miles and endurance of endurance 2.2+ hours.

The Mesoscopic Integrated Conformal Electronics (MICE) program has already succeeded in printing electronic circuits on the frames of eyeglasses and helmets, weaving them into clothes, even putting them on insects. These include electronics, antennas, fuel cells, batteries and solar cells.

The Biological Input/Output Systems program is designed to enable plants, microbes and small animals to serve as “remote sentinels for reporting the presence of chemical or biological” particles. They’d do this by changing [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]color[/COLOR][/COLOR], lighting up fluorescently, dropping their leaves or changing the color of their flowers.

The Brain-Machine Interface program is investigating how you would put wireless modems into people’s skulls.

And that’s just the Defense Sciences Office, the department of DARPA most directly involved with human enhancement. Meanwhile, on the floor where the Information Processing Technology Office (IPTO) resides, its director, Ron Brachman, former research vice president at AT&T Labs and previously at Bell Labs, and president of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, wants to complete DARPA’s vision from the sixties. When the original IPTO was created in 1962, its director, J.C.R. Licklider, focused the office on his novel conception of computers and humans working in symbiosis. That idea resulted in the Internet. Now the new IPTO “wants to realize this vision by giving computing systems unprecedented abilities to reason, to learn, to explain, to accept advice, and to reflect, in order to finally create systems able to cope robustly with unforeseen circumstances,” according to Brachman. The object of the game is to produce machines—and the italics are his—“that truly know what they’re doing.

A project is regarded as "DARPA-esque" only if few others would tackle it, but it would be earth-jolting if it did work. DARPA's attitude is if an idea looks like a sure thing, let somebody else fund it. The “special focus area” is for really extreme projects.

FURTHER READING
Darpa supports the Raytheon Sarcos XOS exoskeleton
Of the three teams that took part in a seven year $75 million project (Sarcos, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the University of California at Berkeley), the XOS emerged in 2005 as the suit closest to the agency's initial vision. It is the only full exoskeleton the military has moved into the next development stage; Sarcos is now working under a two-year, $10-million Army grant.

[Image: XOS.jpg]
During XOS demos the suit is tethered to a hydraulic pump that draws electricity from an external power supply. The suit can operate from batteries, but only for 40 minutes at a time.

The country's other two top exoskeleton designers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Hugh Herr and Homayoon Kazerooni of the University of California at Berkeley, began with the power problem.

Herr is trying to build a leg-powering machine that uses as little energy as possible—the first iteration draws a mere two watts, comparable to a portable radio—but can support 80 percent of an 80-pound load on a user's back. Herr thinks that within the near future, he can improve the mechanics so that the machine actually saves the wearer effort.

Kazerooni has made the Human Load Carrier (HULC) which is a lower-body exoskeleton that can operate for more than 20 hours without recharging. He says it allows the user to carry 100 pounds on his back and burn 15 percent less oxygen than if he was supporting the added weight alone. A three-year, $2-million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology is being used to modify as a wheelchair replacement.
The army is now performing live fire tests of new body armor

Currently : the Army issued the Improved Outer Tactical Vest, a redesigned version of Interceptor body armor, starting in late 2006. The soft body armor protects against 9mm ammunition and fragmentation. IOTV is also equipped with front, rear and side armor plates known as Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts. When worn together, the IOTV will stop 7.62mm armor-piercing rounds.

Several vendors have demonstrated they can produce body armor that can outperform the protection offered by IOTV with ESAPI.

The Land Warrior system was sent in to battle in spring 2007 with the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th (Stryker) Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. At that time the deployed system weighed 10 pounds (down from 17 pounds). The weight has been dropped to seven pounds, and they expect to reduce it even further.

Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier was created by the Army with one primary purpose: to develop the best equipment and field it as quickly as possible so that our Soldiers remain second to none in missions that span the full spectrum of military operations. PEO soldier currently has 400 programs.

The Soldier Enhancement Program (SEP) is to identify and evaluate commercially available individual weapons, munitions, optics, combat clothing, individual equipment, water supply, shelters, [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]communication[/COLOR][/COLOR] and navigational aids which can be adopted and provided to Soldiers in three years or less.
"Where is the intersection between the world's deep hunger and your deep gladness?"
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#29
Xe and company will certainly get involved with this program.
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#30
Super Soldiers.

Replicants.

The same old elite wet dream, entirely reckless about the soldier who will be transformed into something super....

Replicant Roy Batty meets his maker, Tyrell, in Bladerunner:

Quote:Tyrell: You were made as well as we could make you.
Batty: But not to last.
Tyrell: The light that burns twice as bright burns for half as long - and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy. Look at you: you're the Prodigal Son; you're quite a prize!
Batty: I've done... questionable things.
Tyrell: Also extraordinary things; revel in your time.
Batty: Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you into heaven for.
"It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted...."
"Proverbs for Paranoids 4: You hide, They seek."
"They are in Love. Fuck the War."

Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

"Ccollanan Pachacamac ricuy auccacunac yahuarniy hichascancuta."
The last words of the last Inka, Tupac Amaru, led to the gallows by men of god & dogs of war
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