Interesting 50 min. video provided by the History channel that gives some background info re MK-Ultra & mind control.
Excerpt fromMind Control
By Harry V. Martin and David Caul
Copyright © FreeAmerica and Harry V. Martin, 1995
Copyright © Napa Sentinel, 1991 QUOTESenate Investigations of the History of US Mind Control
(Based on Testimony before the Senate Sub-Commmittee on Constitutional Rights)
A national uproar was created by various articles in 1974
, which prompted the Senate investigation. But after all these years, the news that two inmates at Vacaville may have died from these same experiments indicates that though a nation was shocked in 1974, little was done to end the experimentations
. In 1977, a Senate subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research, chaired by Senator Ted Kennedy, focussed on the CIA's testing of LSD on unwitting citizens. Only a mere handful of people within the CIA knew about the scope and details of the program.To understand the full scope of the problem, it is important to study its origins. The Kennedy subcommittee learned about the CIA Operation MK.-Ultra through the testimony of Dr. Sidney Gottlieb. The purpose of the program, according to his testimony, was to "investigate whether and how it was possible to modify an individual's behavior by covert means".Claiming the protection of the National Security Act, Dr. Gottlieb was unwilling to tell the Senate subcommittee what had been learned or gained by these experiments.
He did state, however, that the program was initially engendered by a concern that the Soviets and other enemies of the United States would get ahead of the U.S. in this field
the Soviets had been at this since 1917 - they ahd by then, already developed what can only be described as 'psychic remote attacks', changing the heart rate of a target to instill a heart attack)MK-ULTRA Past and Present
(From testimony and files obtained under Freedom Of Information Act)
Through the Freedom of Information Act
, researchers are now able to obtain documents detailing the M.K.-Ultra program and other CIA behavior modification projects
in a special reading room located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency in Rosslyn, VA.The most daring phase of the M.K.-Ultra program involved slipping unwitting American citizens LSD in real life situations. The idea for the series of experiments originated in November 1941, when William Donovan, founder and director of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA during World War Two. At that time the intelligence agency invested $5000 for the "truth drug" program. Experiments with scopolamine and morphine proved both unfruitful and very dangerous. The program tested scores of other drugs, including mescaline, barbituates, benzedrine, cannabis indica, to name a few.
The U.S. was highly concerned over the heavy losses of freighters and other ships in the North Atlantic, all victims of German U-boats. Information about German U-boat strategy was desperately needed and it was believed that the information could be obtained through drug-influenced interrogations of German naval P.O.W.s, in violation of the Geneva Accords. ([my] Remark:
this in particular relates to the Philadelphia Experiment)Tetrahydrocannabinol acetate, a colorless, odorless marijuana extract, was used to lace a cigarette or food substance without detection
. Initially, the experiments were done on volunteer U.S. Army and OSS personnel, and testing was also disguised as a remedy for shell shock
. The volunteers became known as "Donovan's Dreamers". The experiments were so hush-hush, that only a few top officials knew about them. President Franklin Roosevelt was aware of the experiments. The "truth drug" achieved mixed success.
The experiments were halted when a memo was written: "The drug defies all but the most expert and search analysis, and for all practical purposes can be considered beyond analysis." The OSS did not, however, halt the program. In 1943 field tests of the extract were being conducted, despite the order to halt them. The most celebrated test was conducted by Captain George Hunter White, an OSS agent and ex-law enforcement official
, on August Del Grazio, aka Augie Dallas, aka Dell, aka Little Augie, a New York gangster.Cigarettes laced with the acetate were offered to Augie without his knowledge of the content.
Augie, who had served time in prison for assault and murder, had been one of the world's most notorious drug dealers and smugglers. He operated an opium alkaloid factory in Turkey and he was a leader in the Italian underworld on the Lower East Side of New York. Under the influence of the drug,Augie revealed volumes of information about the underworld operations, including the names of high ranking officials who took bribes from the mob. These experiments led to the encouragement of Donovan. A new memo was issued: "Cigarette experiments indicated that we had a mechanism which offered promise in relaxing prisoners to be interrogated."
When the OSS was disbanded after the war, Captain White continued to administer behavior modifying drugs. In 1947, the CIA replaced the OSS. White's service record indicates that he worked with the OSS, and by 1954 he was a high ranking Federal Narcotics Bureau officer who had been loaned to the CIA on a part-time basis.Further headings within the article:The CIA and the Mafia
(Testimony before the 1951 Sub-Committee on Organized Crime and other public sources.)Mind Control Experiments Conducted in Our Name The Role of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
(Reportorial Sources, Including the Washington Post)The Role of the National Institute of Mental Health
(Source: Court Records and US Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights)The Department of Defense
(Source: CIA Documents released under FOIA and Subcommittee Testimony)[/b]Lobotomies Performed on Black Activists
(Committee Testimony)Veteran's Administration Practices
(Committee Testimony)Private Companies InvolvedThe "Scientific" Basis for Psychosurgery
(Publications of the Participants)The Violence Control Center
(Testimony, FOIA documents, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Bay Guardian)The Victims of MK-ULTRA
(Court Records, Senate Testimony and FOIA Documents)Psychological Warfare Drugs
(Court Records, FOIA Documents, General Accounting Office investigations)
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