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Former CIA deputy director John McLaughlin writes in a forward to the manual that “[a]s best we know,” the drink-spiking techniques “were never actually used.” The assurance would be more reassuring if the authors who had recovered the manual, H. Keith Melton and Robert Wallace, had not included their own historical overview of CIA trickery. In it, they explain that Mulholland’s writing was part of the secret MKULTRA program, whereby the CIA sought methods and materials “capable of employment in clandestine operations to control human behavior.” And part of MKULTRA did involve dosing unsuspecting subjects with '___' and other drugs.
Originally posted by MemoryShock
I contend that drink spiking techniques were used. Why would they research this is not for implementation at some point?
Originally posted by Walkswithfish
Why spike drinks when you can put it in the water?
Now, even better, we have bottled water and millions of fools who buy it!
Don't drink the water dude.
And in my opinion, giving someone '___' without their knowledge is akin to a really terrible prank. What form of manipulation can be gained (save for 'loss of face')? The '___' is a red herring of sorts...
But here we have a documented and an admitted to situation where a 'high level' technique has been used against people of supposed inconsequence.
Originally posted by jackflap
This person seemed normal to me, just worked and came home and was friendly. Ah yes, but do you know what they were doing online?
These people have resources to accommodate any spin they want to put on their evil deeds.
There is a danger in using a high profile subject because of the danger of the high volume of interactions with other people he/she may have. The more people involved with the subject the more likely hood of someone noticing something that just isn't right.
The pharmaceuticals that are not for the general public? I wish the walls at Guantanamo could talk!
The interesting aspect is that normal human behaviour is not meant to be a routine...it's a societally propagated mode that people identify with normal. And when voicing concerns and curiosities outside of societally accepted communication is viewed as an issue (and it is in many cases) then people end up suppressing thoughts and behaviours that are other wise normal. It's the percieved denigration of basic human impulse that motivates some adverse behaviour. And for the record...my friends know what I think and what I do online.
It is laziness, sloth...a human trait. Coupled with greed. Yes, it works quite well at putting the humans into their "comfort zones". no, we weren't designed for it. Nor were we designed to sit at desks, using a mouse and staring at a computer screen. but we sure are good at it!