By Eric Jewell
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A History Of MK Ultra
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This is a cursory but fact-filled work concerning the atrocities of mind control perpetrated by the darker elements of the US Government in the last half-century to this present day. The subject is so detailed, documented and widespread, that it would take several books to tackle this subject exhaustively, but my hope is that this work will educate the reader and arm them with enough fact they can easily do further study on the subject. The intent is to document the subject in areas that prove the existence of this program used on an individual scale and on a mass scale being used worldwide.
A History Of MK Ultra
During the late 1940s, the CIA produced and played a starring role in what was then known as “Operation Paperclip“. Operation Paperclip hinged on a misdirection campaign. The Misdirection was simple. The United States led the world to pursue many of the Nazi military officers who committed gross atrocities against their prisoners in an attempt to convict them of war crimes. This was highly publicized with a media fervor. Behind the scenes, however, US Intelligence communities were recruiting Nazi scientists and renowned concentration camp medical doctors and psychiatrists.
These men were all high ranking Nazi SS officers, who were guilty of committing grizzly and sometimes mind-bending offenses that surpassed all else done in the war. Many of these men being recruited to work for us were the very men who were responsible for the horrors at Auschwitz and other camps. They received the option to either come work for us in such labs as Los Alamos for much more money than they received from the Germans or be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for their crimes. Of course, the decision for most was almost instant.
MK Ultra is not just a conspiracy theory. The projects it encompassed came about expanding on the works of the Nazi doctors and scientists recruited from operation paperclip.
It is a fact that the CIA proposed and conducted mind control experimentation from the mid 1940s on, using the German scientists courted by our nation. In a large degree it is a matter of public record and was a matter of Senate Committee investigation. What actually is revealed is certainly stranger and more frightening than fiction.
In 1975, during the first senate committee meeting concerning MK Ultra it was said; “From its beginning in the early 1950s until its termination in 1963, the program of surreptitious administration of LSD to unwitting non-volunteer human subjects demonstrates a failure of the CIA’s leadership to pay adequate attention to the rights of individuals and to provide effective guidance to CIA employees.
Though it was known that the testing was dangerous, the lives and sanity of test subjects were placed in jeopardy and ignored…. Although it was clear that the laws of the United States were being violated, the testing continued.”
The CIA, 2 years later in 1977, found itself again before the Senate and key men were questioned concerning their role in conducting these and other tortuous and mind killing “experiments”
Because of the horror and public outrage that would be raised, and in order to be able to run without obstacle, this sort of operation of course would later come to be known as a black operation.
In 1942 Richards contacted War Secretary Henry Stimson requisiting approval to use military personnel for experimentation involving poisonous gasses. Ultimately many multiple thousands of servicemen suffered such “experimentation”
In March 1943, Vannevar Bush approved a Richard’s plan to perform secret “medical” experimentation on prisoners at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute Indiana.
The National Academy of Sciences has estimated that since the 1940’s over 60,000 servicemen were subjected to similar life threatening and life-shortening experiments. It is further estimated that perhaps as many as 20,000 servicemen and their dependents were intentionally exposed to radium. Consider too that these figures only include admitted experimentation. The 80,000 US servicemen were not alone in this. “Experimentation” was also performed on inmates, prostitutes, and the mentally unsound citizens of the United States. Poor whites and blacks were irradiated and developed cancerous growths, in what is known as “terminal experimentation”
In 1953 “paperclip” began producing fruit with several new programs sanctioned under then CIA director Allan Dulles. Operation Paperclip evolved into project “Bluebird” (1949), project Naomi (1950, and project “artichoke” (1951), and then MK Ultra (1953) became the officially designated cover-all name for this multifaceted project, which operated as it willed without restraint or any human regard. Just a bare 24 years later the CIA would find itself summoned to answer for some of these projects before Senate committees, unfortunately it was glossed over, covered up and later forgotten, but not before certain facts escaped.
The MK-Ultra program entailed a very wide range of projects, all concerning themselves with mind control. Documentation reveals at least 149 sub-projects. Everything from brainwashing and repatriotization, to creating unwitting couriers of classified information, to turning the average Joe into an assassin without ever knowing they were even being manipulated, was looked into in a “how can we do this?” sort of way. This was accomplished by way of a steady diet of drugs hypnosis and trauma.
There were several Nazi “Specialists”
Bio’s, Evidence, and Testimony
Dr. Joseph Mengele
Joseph Mengele began his studies in philosophy, medicine, and anthropology at Munich University in 1930. During this time the Nazi party was the second most popular political party in the Germany. It was during this time that Munich was under the spell of the fiery passionately Anglo-loving, minority hating, hypnotically captivating speeches of Adolph Hitler. Mengele wasted no time embracing Nazism and in 1931 joined The Steel Helmets.
After distinguishing himself in battle, Mengle arrived at Auschwitz to study genetics. Working as an officer of the sinister SS, his works included experimentation in removing defective or inferior genes and replace them with superior genes and visa versa. One of the ultimate goals of his work was to discover the genetic formula to create a super race. This superior race was to be genetically engineered to be the master race, while at the same time creating a slave race that would do the menial less glamorous tasks.
One of his very first acts as an SS officer making his mark upon arriving at Auschwitz, was to order the deaths of 1000 Jewish men women and children.
He was recruited by the CIA at the end of the war, and worked largely out of Brazil. Despite his gross abominable reign at the infamous death camp, and the massive amount of evidence against him, he was never seriously persued as a war criminal.
Gottleib was in imported German scientist who had very strong US intelligence ties, one of which was Richard Helms, who was the CIA’s deputy director of covert ops. After being recruited to the United States at the end of WWII, Gotleib also headed MK Ultras Chemical Division.
Gottleib was for a while the Superior of Joseph Mengele at Auscwhitz. After being recruited to the United States, Gottleib replaced Willis Gibbins to over see MK Ultra.
He worked extensively with LSD, even experimenting personally with it. At one point in his CIA career he slipped large doses of the mind-bending drug to 6 of his unsuspecting colleagues. Dr. Frank Olson had a violently bad trip and required hospitalization. Shortly after an examination by a Dr. Harold Abramson Olson met him in a hotel room. Abramson claims that he poured Olson a bourbon and gave him Benzedrine and that Olson then became delusional again and leapt from the 10th floor window to his death.
An Intimate look into some past MK Ultra Projects
The following declassified CIA document from 1955 blatantly shows the various brainwashing agendas of MK Ultra types of experimentation. The devaluation of human lives is clear. Also from this following document and from further testimony from researchers who worked this area, and the information concerning the “fathers” of modern psychiatry, we can see that these practices have followed through to modern day psychiatric wards. It is also seen that part of the experimentation included publicly discrediting individuals at will. This was likely to be used upon those who were attempting to stand in the way of New World Order agenda, exposing such things as the dubious MK Ultra program.
5 May 1955
A portion of the Research and Development Program of TSS/Chemical Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:
1. Substances which will promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public.
2. Substances that increase the efficiency of mentation and perception.
3. Materials which will prevent or counteract the intoxicating effect of alcohol.
4. Materials which will promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol.
5. Materials which will produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way so that they may be used for malingering, etc.
6. Materials which will render the indication of hypnosis easier or otherwise enhance its usefulness.
7. Substances which will enhance the ability of individuals to withstand privation, torture and coercion during interrogation and so-called “brainwashing”
8. Materials and physical methods which will produce amnesia for events preceding and during their use.
9. Physical methods of producing shock and confusion over extended periods of time and capable of surreptitious use.
10. Substances that produce physical disablement such as paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.
11. Substances that will produce “pure” euphoria with no subsequent let-down.
12. Substances which alter personality structure in such a way that the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another person is enhanced.
13. A material that will cause mental confusion of such a type that the individual under its influence will find it difficult to maintain a fabrication under questioning.
14. Substances which will lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men when administered in undetectable amounts.
15. Substances which will promote weakness or distortion of the eyesight or hearing faculties, preferably without permanent effects.
16. A knockout pill which can surreptitiously be administered in drinks, food, cigarettes, as an aerosol, etc., which will be safe to use, provide a maximum of amnesia, and be suitable for use by agent types on an ad hoc basis.
17. A material which can be surreptitiously administered by the above routes and which in very small amounts will make it impossible for a man to perform any physical activity whatever.
The development of materials of this type follows the standard practice of such ethical drug houses as [deleted. but possibly Eli Lilly who had previously helped with such experimentation]
The proposed facility [deleted] offers a unique opportunity for the secure handling of such clinical testing in addition to the many advantages outline in the project proposal. The security problems mentioned above are eliminated by the fact that the responsibility for the testing will rest completely with the physician and the hospital. [Deleted] will allow TSS/CD personnel to supervise the work very closely to make sure that all tests are conducted according to the recognized practices and embody adequate safeguards.
Next we have a memo from Dr Sidney Gottleib from 1953 which outlines the MK Ultra projects utilizing hypnosis.
DRAFT-SG/111 11 May 1953
MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD
SUBJECT: Visit to Project [deleted]
1. On this day the writer spent the day observing experiments with Mr. [deleted] on project [deleted] and in planning next year’s work on the project (Mr. [deleted] has already submitted his proposal to the [deleted]).
2. The general picture of the present status of the project is one of a carefully planned series of five major experiments. Most of the year has been spent in screening and standardizing a large group of subjects (approximately 100) and the months between now and September 1 should yield much data, so that these five experiments should be completed by September 1. The five experiments are: (N stands for the total number of subjects involved in the experiment.)
Experiment 1 – N-18 Hypnotically induced anxieties to be completed by September 1.
Experiment 2 – N-24 Hypnotically increasing the ability to learn and recall complex written matter, to be completed by September 1.
Experiment 3 – N-30 Polygraph response under Hypnosis, to be completed by June 15.
Experiment 4 – N-24 Hypnotically increasing ability to observe and recall a complex arrangement of physical objects.
Experiment 5 – N-100 Relationship of personality to susceptibility to hypnosis.
3. The work for next year (September 1, 1953 to June 1, 1954) will concentrate on:
Experiment 6 – The morse code problem, with the emphasis on relatively loser I.Q. subjects than found on University volunteers.
Experiment 7 – Recall of hypnotically acquired information by very specific signals.
[deleted] will submit detailed research plans on all experiments not yet submitted.
4. A system of reports was decided upon, receivable in June, September and December 1953, and in March and June, 1954. These reports besides giving a summary of progress on each of the seven experiments, will also include the raw data obtained in each experiment. At the completion of any of the experiments a complete, organized final report will be sent to us.
5. After June 1, [deleted] new address will be:
6. A new journal was observed in [deleted] office:
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
published quarterly by the Society for CF. & E.H.
publisher is Woodrow Press, Inc.
227 E. 45th Street
New York 17, N.Y.
Price is $6.00
To date two numbers issued, Vol. 1 #1 January 1953, and Vol. 1 #2 April 1953.
7. A Very favorable impression was made on the writer by the group. The experimental design of each experiment is very carefully done, and the standards of detail and instrumentation seems to be very high.
Chief Chemical Division, TSS
Next we have an interview with Dr. George Estabrooks. The Following are excerpts from a 1971 interview. This was more than a year before governmental records concerning MK Ultra were reportedly destroyed.
Hypnosis Comes Of Age
Science Digest, April 1971 George H. Estabrooks, Ph.D., Harvard graduate (1926) and Rhodes Scholar
One of the most fascinating but dangerous applications of hypnosis is its use in military intelligence. This is a field with which I am familiar through formulating guidelines for the techniques used by the United States in two world wars.
Communication in war is always a headache. Codes can be broken. A professional spy may or may not stay bought. Your own man may have unquestionable loyalty, but his judgment is always open to question. The “hypnotic courier,” on the other hand, provides a unique solution. I was involved in preparing many subjects for this work during World War II. One successful case involved an Army Service Corps Captain whom we’ll call George Smith.
Captain Smith had undergone months of training. He was an excellent subject but did not realize it. I had removed from him, by post-hypnotic suggestion, all recollection of ever having been hypnotized.
First I had the Service Corps call the captain to Washington and tell him they needed a report of the mechanical equipment of Division X headquartered in Tokyo. Smith was ordered to leave by jet next morning, pick up the report and return at once. Consciously, that was all he knew, and it was the story he gave to his wife and friends. Then I put him under deep hypnosis, and gave him – orally – a vital message to be delivered directly on his arrival in Japan to a certain colonel – let’s say his name was Brown – of military intelligence. Outside of myself, Colonel Brown was the only person who could hypnotize Captain Smith. This is “locking.” I performed it by saying to the hypnotized Captain: “Until further orders from me, only Colonel Brown and I can hypnotize you. We will use a signal phrase ‘the moon is clear.’ Whenever you hear this phrase from Brown or myself you will pass instantly into deep hypnosis.” When Captain Smith re-awakened, he had no conscious memory of what happened in trance. All that he was aware of was that he must head for Tokyo to pick up a division report.
On arrival there, Smith reported to Brown, who hypnotized him with the signal phrase. Under hypnosis, Smith delivered my message and received one to bring back. Awakened, he was given the division report and returned home by jet. There I hypnotized him once more with the signal phrase, and he spieled off Brown’s answer that had been dutifully tucked away in his unconscious mind. The system is virtually foolproof. As exemplified by this case, the information was “locked” in Smith’s unconscious for retrieval by the only two people who knew the combination. The subject had no conscious memory of what happened, so could not spill the beans. No one else could hypnotize him even if they might know the signal phrase. Not all applications of hypnotism to military intelligence are as tidy as that. Perhaps you have read The Three Faces of Eve. The book was based on a case reported in 1905 by Dr. Morton Prince of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard. He startled everyone in the field by announcing that he had cured a woman named Beauchamp of a split personality problem. Using post-hypnotic suggestion to submerge an incompatible, childlike facet of the patient, he’d been able to make two other sides of Mrs. Beauchamp compatible, and lump them together in a single cohesive personality. Clinical hypnotists throughout the world jumped on the multiple personality bandwagon as a fascinating frontier.
By the 1920’s, not only had they learned to apply post-hypnotic suggestion to deal with this weird problem, but also had learned how to split certain complex individuals into multiple personalities like Jeckyl-Hydes. The potential for military intelligence has been nightmarish. During World War II, I worked this technique with a vulnerable Marine lieutenant I’ll call Jones. Under the watchful eye of Marine Intelligence I spilt his personality into Jones A and Jones B. Jones A, once a “normal” working Marine, became entirely different. He talked communist doctrine and meant it. He was welcomed enthusiastically by communist cells, was deliberately given a dishonorable discharge by the Corps (which was in on the plot) and became a card-carrying party member.
The joker was Jones B, the second personality, formerly apparent in the conscious Marine. Under hypnosis, this Jones had been carefully coached by suggestion. Jones B was the deeper personality, knew all the thoughts of Jones A, was a loyal American, and was “imprinted” to say nothing during conscious phases.
All I had to do was hypnotize the whole man, get in touch with Jones B, the loyal American, and I had a pipeline straight into the Communist camp. It worked beautifully for months with this subject, but the technique backfired. While there was no way for an enemy to expose Jones’ dual personality, they suspected it and played the same trick on us later. The use of “waking hypnosis” in counter intelligence during World War II occasionally became so involved that it taxed even my credulity. Among the most complicated ploys used was the practice of sending a perfectly normal, wide awake agent into enemy camp, after he’d been carefully coached in waking hypnosis to ‘act’ the part of a potential hypnotism subject. Trained in autosuggestion, or self-hypnosis, such a subject can pass every test used to spot a hypnotized person. Using it, he can control the rate of his heartbeat, anesthetize himself to a degree against pain of electric shock or torture.
In the case of an officer we’ll call Cox, this carefully prepared counterspy was given a title to indicate he had access to top priority information. He was planted in an international cafe in a border country where it was certain there would be enemy agents. He talked too much, drank a lot, made friends with local girls, and pretended a childish interest in hypnotism. The hope was that he would blunder into a situation where enemy agents would kidnap him and try to hypnotize him, in order to extract information from him. Cox worked so well that they fell for the trick. He never allowed himself to be hypnotized during seances. While pretending to be a hypnotized subject of the foe, he was gathering and feeding back information.
[End of interview]