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Washington D.C., February 4, 2005 - Today the National Security Archive posted the CIA's secret documentary history of the U.S government's relationship with General Reinhard Gehlen, the German army's intelligence chief for the Eastern Front during World War II.
At the end of the war, Gehlen established a close relationship with the U.S. and successfully maintained his intelligence network (it ultimately became the West German BND) even though he employed numerous former Nazis and known war criminals.
The use of Gehlen's group, according to the CIA history, Forging an Intelligence Partnership: CIA and the Origins of the BND, 1945-49, was a "double edged sword" that "boosted the Warsaw Pact's propaganda efforts" and "suffered devastating penetrations by the KGB."
In April 1953 Sidney Gottlieb headed the secret Project MKULTRA which was activated on the order of CIA director Allen Dulles. Gottlieb was known for administration of '___' and other psycho-active drugs to unwitting subjects and for financing psychiatric research and development of "techniques that would crush the human psyche to the point that it would admit anything." He sponsored physicians such as Ewen Cameron and Harris Isbell in controversial psychiatric research that used unwitting humans as guinea pigs. Many people suffered serious adverse effects from research financed by Gottlieb and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Dr. Sidney Gottlieb approved of an MKULTRA subproject on '___' in this June 9, 1953 letter.
In March 1960, under The Cuban Project, a CIA plan approved by President Eisenhower and under the direction of CIA Directorate for Plans, Richard M. Bissell, Gottlieb came up with ideas to spray Fidel Castro's television studio with '___' and to saturate Castro's shoes with thallium so that the hair of his beard would fall out. Gottlieb also hatched schemes to assassinate Castro, including the use of a poisoned cigar, a poisoned wetsuit, an exploding conch shell, and a poisonous fountain pen.
He also tried to have Iraq's General Abdul Karim Qassim's handkerchief contaminated with botulinum. Less known was an operation within the CIA's Phoenix Program in Vietnam where a team of CIA psychologists performed mind control experiments on NLF suspects being detained at Bien Hoa Prison outside of Saigon.
He was the liaison to the military subcontractor Lockheed, then working on Project Aquatone for the C.I.A. which would later be known as the U-2 spy plane. Lockheed, it should be noted, was part of Operation Paperclip, and thus had former Nazi scientists working undercover. In 1953 he procured a Safe House for L.A.S.D. (Lockheed Aeronautics Services Division) which would have easy egress for secretive affairs.
While MK-Ultra was officially disbanded, other programs such as Operation Chickwit continued working on essentially the same programs. The scope of MKULTRA was very broad and contained programs which involved behavioral psychology, working with teens for C.I.A. recruiting programs and with gangs and troubled populations, hypnosis, prostitution, and possibly the continuation of some of the Nazi programs of human testing outlawed at Nuremberg, namely those involving cancer.
Dr. Bateson and Dr. Louis Joylon West were apostils of Aldous Huxley. Huxley was the godfather of '___', and Esalen Institute. Esalen’s first brochure was based on a series of 1961 lectures of Aldous Huxley. Huxley also encouraged Dr. West to combine '___' with his “spook” hypnosis experiments. In 1981, Dr. Bateson died at Big Sur, home to Esalen. Dr. Silverman joined Esalen directly out of NIMH in 1965 right after the CIA initiated the highly classified Project Pandora. Project Pandora involved Russia’s covert experimental use of extremely low electromagnetic frequencies (ELF) to bombard the U.S. Embassy in Russia. The NIMH was a conduit for CIA funding of covert mind control experiments, and was involved in funding research directly involved in Project Pandora. Dr. Silverman had been a research psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health, a notorious MK-ULTRA institution. While at NIMH, Silverman authored over 50 papers on subjects ranging from perceptual style to schizophrenia and shamanism.
He came up dead in 1973 in Las Vegas casino hotel allegedly by food poisoning. Price’s death may have something to do with the assassination of Bobby Baker, Watergate, and the White House Gemstone Project. Baker was a Beverly Hills drug dealer, and an insider of the Howard Hughes affair. Richard Price died in 1984 following a freak and suspicious accident while rock climbing at Big Sur. During that time, Esalen Institute was heavily involved in exchanging information and visits with Russian parapsychology, and Tesla technology scientist. Who was Berkeley’s mayor during the Hearst kidnapping? Warren Widener, another former Air Force intelligence officer. Dr. West was also positively associated with the U.S. Air Force. He was a former U.S. Air Force Major. Colston Westbrook was another former U.S. Air Force Intelligence Officer. Both Westbrook and Dr. West worked on Korean-Russian-Chinese brainwashing and deception research projects after the Korean War. Master Hypnotist, Dr. William Bryan Jennings, and cult expert Dr. Margaret Singer of Cal, also worked with the Air Force intelligence on the Korean-Russian brainwashing research projects. Dr. West was the CIA consultant to Dr. James A. Hamilton and his covert mind control projects at Vacaville Prison, particularly, the Black Cultural Association (BCA). The BCA was a CIA mind control research program. BCA was run under banner of UC Berkeley for cover. Colston Westbrook was UC Berkeley’s outside community coordinator for the BCA-CIA project at Vacaville.
Originally posted by fulllotusqigong
So is that you on the stairs? haha.
DS. From the beginning I was very open about my government contact. I began to network with some folks in the UFO community who were interested in sharing information.
Through Tom I was put in contact with some other members of the Aviary and this all became grist for the mill. There was a lot of comparing notes and checking of information on both sides. At one point some of my UFO colleagues persuaded the CIA/IG (Inspector General) to conduct an internal investigation of Tom relative to his unusual methods of collecting information.
JD: Can you elaborate on these “unusual methods” and the implications of this generally in the field of civilian Ufology?
DS: Well, there was the fact that he was involved in domestic collections. He was making provocative statements to me about the possible presence of ET’s. He spoke freely of his involvement with other members of the Aviary. On several occasions we met at ‘nightclubs.’
He had ‘indelicate’ conversations with a female researcher. It was far from clear what was in the line of duty. He was interviewed by an IG officer. He reported answering all the questions directly, but told the officer that he could not answer any questions about ETs.
JD: It concerns me that Tom, CIA “keeper of the weird,” with his “unusual methods,” might be pulling your leg. Does this not concern you?
DS: If there were proof that this was not a joke, that proof might easily trigger a financial panic, for instance. One has to proceed with great caution and virtual deniability. It is fair to say that we are pushing that envelope.
...Whose agenda is it that the Aviary is trying to shake down?
DS: The larger agenda is eschatology. We presume that this is God’s agenda, but it doesn’t hurt to kick the tires once in awhile, just to make sure.
Originally posted by Eidolon23
reply to post by The GUT
I am sorry to say so, but Mr. Smith comes across as precisely one of those unfortunates Green likes to wrap an MRI around. Also, the Doctor seems to have a thing for subjects w/ Messiah complexes. No lack of evidence of that in the interview. "Second coming" every other sentence.
Otherwise a tangle of proto-memes that have since been refined and homogenized. Wouldn't it be funny if they were sourcing their narratives from the more creative amongst the test loonies?
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
reply to post by The GUT
GUT...it is the Crowd Screams for Blood statement I would like to address. Contrary to popular belief...and this belief has good reasons to exist as as the U.S. Government and Military thought that there was going to be an ALL OUT NUCLEAR WAR...many Criminal things were done to U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and the General Population.
...I believe this is even true when an individuals carrier was destroyed over a FACT that they came too close to and even after being WARNED...they continued on a Crusade. It is hard to justify actions such as these but if people understood the STAKES...they would be inclined to agree.
In 1951, Gottlieb joined the Central Intelligence Agency. As a poison expert, he headed the chemical division of the Technical Services Staff (TSS). Gottlieb became known as the "Black Sorcerer" and the "Dirty Trickster." He supervised preparations of lethal poisons and experiments in mind control.
When the CIA learned of these studies the obvious question was, ‘Do we have such a potential?' At this juncture, the United States did not have such a capability, nor had they ever really considered it−until now. If all these other "agencies" are involved, then why we not involved? It was clear that the principal intelligence agency for the United States needed to "catch up" to the intelligence collection efforts of the others−at least in this "alternative" method of gathering intelligence.
Late in 1972, CIA scientist Sidney Gottlieb, Chief of the Technical Services Division procured a rather large monetary endowment to initiate the research project that began it all. If the Soviets, and the others were as heavily involved in this research as was being reported−the National Security of the United States could be in jeopardy. Probably, the simple notion that this "eerie capability" might really be out there; and the possibility that we could do it as well, almost certainly drove the CIA's decision process.
Though the most prominently discussed aspect of MKULTRA is the CIA's '___' work, the program included many other unusual investigations relating to the science of mind control. CIA researchers probed the potential of numerous parapsychological phenomena, including hypnosis, telepathy, precognition, photokinesis and "remote viewing."
Originally posted by SplitInfinity
reply to post by The GUT
No Warnings GUT! LOL! There is nothing going on this board that would even JUSTIFY a warning of any kind.
There were at least three CIA safe houses in the Bay Area where experiments went on. Chief among them was 225 Chestnut on Telegraph Hill, which operated from 1955 to 1965. The L-shaped apartment boasted sweeping waterfront views, and was just a short trip up the hill from North Beach's rowdy saloons.
Inside, prostitutes paid by the government to lure clients to the apartment served up acid-laced cocktails to unsuspecting johns, while martini-swilling secret agents observed their every move from behind a two-way mirror. Recording devices were installed, some disguised as electrical outlets.
To get the guys in the mood, the walls were adorned with photographs of tortured women in bondage and provocative posters from French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
The agents grew fascinated with the kinky sex games that played out between the johns and the hookers. The two-way mirror in the bedroom gave the agents a close-up view of all the action.
"[White] was a real hard head," said Ritchie, who regularly ran into him in courtrooms and law enforcement offices in downtown San Francisco. "All of his agents were pretty much afraid to do anything without his full approval. White would turn on them, physically. He was a big tough guy."
American chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the brains behind White's brawn. It was the height of McCarthyism in the early '50s, and government intelligence leaders, claiming fear of communist regimes, were using hallucinogens to induce confessions from prisoners of war held in Korea, and brainwash spies into changing allegiances.
What better way to examine the effects of '___' than to dose unsuspecting citizens in New York City and San Francisco?
By all accounts, White enjoyed the undercover work he was doing. Perhaps a little too much. He would write in a 1971 letter to Gottlieb,
"Of course I was a very minor missionary, actually a heretic, but I toiled wholeheartedly in the vineyards because it was fun, fun, fun. Where else could a red-blooded American boy lie, kill and cheat, steal, deceive, rape and pillage with the sanction and blessing of the All-Highest? Pretty Good Stuff, Brudder!"
One of the key figures in these projects was Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, still the head of TSD in late 1972, when the division awarded Hal Puthoff his first psi research contract.
Though Gottlieb's MK-ULTRA work had been approved at the highest levels, he would come to be seen, in congessional hearings in the mid and late 1970's, as the personification of a CIA running out of control. He had been the one who put '___' in Frank Olson's drink.
Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies By Jim Schnabel
Frank Olson (July 17, 1910 – November 28, 1953) was a U.S. Army biological warfare specialist employed at Fort Detrick in Maryland. Believed to have committed suicide in 1953 as a result of depression, he was later revealed to have been exposed to '___' and other psychoactive drugs as part of experiments, raising suspicion that he had been assassinated by the CIA
...On the second day of the retreat, after dinner, Gottlieb spiked a bottle of Cointreau with a small quantity of a substance that he and his TSS colleagues privately referred to as "serunin" but which was in fact lysergic acid diethylamide, or '___'."
PSI-OPS, CIA, Cults, and E.T.
In 1952, the CIA initiated an extensive program involving the search for, and development of, exceptionally gifted individuals who could approximate perfect success in ESP performance. The Office of Security, which ran the ARTICHOKE project, was urged to follow all leads on individuals reported to have true clairvoyant powers so as to be able to subject their claims to rigorous scientific investigation.
The CIA began infiltrating séances and occult gatherings during the 1950s, which may explain why they were interested in a bizarre UFO/medium case in Maine in 1959. A memo dated April 9, 1953, refers to a domestic - and therefore illegal - operation that required the planting of a very specialized observer at a séance in order to obtain a broad surveillance of all individuals attending the meetings.
During the late 1960s, the CIA experimented with mediums in an attempt to contact and possibly debrief dead CIA agents. These attempts, according to Victor Marchetti, a former high-ranking CIA official, were part of a larger effort to harness psychic powers for various intelligence-related missions (PROJECT SCANATE) that included utilizing clairvoyants to divine the intentions of the Kremlin leadership.
PSI-OPS, CIA, Cults, and E.T.
Philip Lamy, cultural anthropologist, stated: "I really believe that UFOlogy is going to be the next world religion... The idea that there are super-evolved intelligent beings out there is one that appeals to a lot of people." An examination of the subtext of the Contact Scenario reveals another, even more disquieting, aspect:
Incongruous as it may seem when dealing with manipulation by military and intelligence agencies, it is undeniable that that the message that ultimately emerges is essentially religious or spiritual in nature.
...For example, the explanation that William Moore was given by his AFOSI handler Richard Doty for the government's withholding of information about UFOs was that public revelations about the existence of extraterrestrials would have a profound impact on the world's religions, through a recognition of their influence on the origins and history of the human race.
This was exactly the same message fed to Linda Moulton Howe by Doty: the "secret briefing paper"… stated that the Grey aliens had actually created the human race through genetic manipulation millions of years ago.
In other words, the aliens are our creators. And they have continued to watch over us ever since, guiding the progress of human civilization - especially the shaping of mankind's religious beliefs. It should suffice as proof that someone was using UFOlogy as parts of a religious framework.
The same message emerged from the alien 'ambassadors' in Area 51. According to the alleged leaks, their communications were more concerned with spiritual matters, such as life after death and the destiny of mankind, than with astrophysics or technology.
Perhaps most disturbing of all is the increasingly religious aspect to the abduction phenomenon. Abductees see themselves not as victims, but as people chosen to bring a spiritual message from the extraterrestrials to the world...Many abductees speak of the 'quickening', a building up to some momentous event that will take place in the next few years, similar to the Apocalypse of Christianity.
...stripped of its science-fiction trappings, the underlying message of the Contact Scenario is a familiar one. The aliens created us, they have guided us from behind the scenes throughout history, and now, in the hour of our greatest need, they are about to return to save us…From their cosmic perspective they can give us the answers to all the questions with which the human race has ever wrestled.
They bring the promise of salvation on a personal and global level. All of this can be seen as a restatement - or updating - of the major tenets of the traditional Western religions. Even the idea that there are good and evil alien races engaged in a struggle for Earth parallels the battle between God and his angels and the Devil and his demons - the perennial theme of the war between Light and Dark.
Is a new religion being created for the new millennium - a religion in which the gods have become highly advanced extraterrestrial beings? A religion that will appeal to the more technological and materialist world-view of today's West, but which retains all the promises - and threats - of traditional Western religions? In the final analysis, all organised religions have been a means of social control, and, we fear, the new religion will be no exception.
Such a scenario may seem extreme. However, the evidence that is available to each and all "out there" makes it clear that the public perception of the UFO phenomenon - and in particular of alien contact - has, from the outset, been guided and manipulated by powerful terrestrial forces.
Especially in the last three decades, a great deal of time, energy and resources have been expended on implanting the Contact Scenario into the collective consciousness. Whatever the objective of such a conspiracy, it is clear that those behind it are playing for very high stakes.
Not just learning how to sway and covertly coerce (the stand-off modality) but also contain within itself a degree of impetus for a increasingly fractured society?
If a system is to be stable the number of states of its control mechanism must be greater than or equal to the number of states in the system being controlled. Ashby states the Law as "only variety can absorb variety".
He sees this as aiding the study of problems in biology and a "wealth of possible applications".
If one were a Globalist, is all CT good CT? Even this? Now THAT is a strange loop.
Originally posted by Xoanon
I am wondering if those that are able to create these states and see that they are implemented (somehow) are those that control the total state of the system. If the system lacks narrative variety there is a problem. And the idea here is that people by their nature will move to fill the vacuum. But if one can anticipate the next loci of narrative influence and be johnny on the spot? Hmmm?
That is why I get the 'driven before you' imagery. I see them attempting to drive groups and maybe societies into, I suppose, 'narrative pens'. And then these particular folk like to watch and take notes.
Yeah, even this, especially this I'd wager; that did not escape me either, TG. It is amazing to me that as our circles have wound tighter and tighter on this the more and more we have been able to link to primarily resources within ATS.
The kid that won't shut up is nothing more than minor annoyance...but sometimes all we're left with is a small window of opportunity to be a pain in tha' ass.
...And how the leading proponents for the "disclosure" of extraterrestials have been military careerists or intelligence assets, while the most noisome "researchers" supporting the ET hypothesis have also been disseminators of military disinformation. Or how, suddenly, the loudest voices for "9/11 Truth" are those of former Bush aides and lifelong Republicans, beating the drum for - dig it - no passenger aircraft having struck the World Trade Center.
It's more than just theme and content that evoke The Outer Limits. It's our uncritical digestion of dubious information that becomes our fattening hobby. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical.... Sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. If we're open to all channels and lack the discernment to know what we're watching, we're nothing but passive consumers of conspiratainment.
Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies, from the National Research Council, identifies and explores several specific research areas that have implications for U.S. national security, and should therefore be monitored consistently by the intelligence community. These areas include:
1. neurophysiological advances in detecting and measuring indicators of psychological states and intentions of individuals
2. the development of drugs or technologies that can alter human physical or cognitive abilities