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The program -- which Woodward compares to the World War II era Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb -- must remain secret for now or it would "get people killed," Woodward said Monday on CNN's Larry King Live.
"It is a wonderful example of American ingenuity solving a problem in war, as we often have," Woodward said.
The top secret operations, he said, will "some day in history ... be described to peoples' amazement."
Today we have the ability to directly implant psychotropic devices into the human skull to create a computer interface in the brain. The same effects can also be employed through the use of encephalograms (EEG), that allow interaction between the devices and the brain that occur without physical implantation. Imagine then, what this same technology could be used for if it was being directed in a negative manner, such as forcing human subjects to perform certain crimes? A subject controlled in such a manner would literally have no choice but to obey. And then after the crime, his memory banks could be wiped clean so he would not even be aware of the event which had just taken place. In the trade it is known as "Hypnotic Dissolution of Memory" or RHIC-HDOM. It would also be possible for the mind-controlled subject to commit suicide, a failsafe way to effectively wiping out any evidence of his having been programmed, provided any implants he had were dissolvable. What better method of disposing of an agent who has finished his or her usefulness than by having this agent self-terminate?
Originally posted by Hellmutt
I'm convinced that whatever this technology is, it probably involves nanotechnology. Maybe something so small, it can hardly be seen with the naked eye. Like flying micro-robots (flies) or something. Maybe they can be used not only for spying and tracking people, but also to conduct tasks like poisoning people.
Stephen Hadley, currently in the position of national security adviser, confirms that the secret killing program in Iraq truly is a new strategy, but he takes exception to the conclusion reached in Bob Woodward's new book, namely that the cessation of violence in that region should be primarily credited to the secret killing program rather than the recent surge hailed as the Bush Administration's magic bullet in the fight against terror.