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Jesse Grund, Casey Anthony’s Ex-Fiance, Calls Family A ‘Carnival Of Dysfunctionality.’
Casey Anthony’s ex-fiance Jesse Grund calls the Anthony family a “carnival of dysfunctionality.” In an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer, Grund says he witnessed the dynamics between Casey, her parents, and her brother, and says that “there is no way Casey goes back home.”
“There is no way they have any semblance of a normal family life,” he says.
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West Point Day Care Sexual Abuse Case with Ritual Abuse allegations
Cunningham, Douglas and Alan Snel “A Legacy of Pain: Settlement Doesn’t Ease Abused Children’s Fears,” The Times Herald Record (Middletown, New York), June 11, 1991.
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The Record photos: A new sign indicates a building number change. The red brick West Point Child Development Center was at the center of controversy in 1984. Mug photos: Judge W. Knapp William E. Crain Dr. Walter R. Grote
Record photo by Jeff Goulding: New center Director Nancy Campbell-Capen, above, talks about improvements to the building, including viewing windows in doors.
The Record photo: The West Point Child Development Center as it was in the mid-1980s, when the child abuse charges first surfaced. Back then, the building number was 666, leading to speculation that the abuse was satanically motivated.
A LEGACY OF PAIN SETTLEMENT DOESN’T EASE ABUSED CHILDREN’S FEARS
Seven years have passed since she was sexually abused at West Point’s child-care center. Yet today, the 10-year-old girl can’t go to the bathroom without her mother waiting by the door.
The girl – who was 3 when West Point child-care workers were accused of sexually abusing her and 10 other children in 1984 – also asks her mother about whether she will be able to bear children when she grows up.
“This happened seven years ago, and it’s not any better,” the girl’s mother said. “She’s constantly asking, `What if we’re out in the store, Mommy, and we see these people? Are they going to hurt me?’ . . . But this is constantly on her mind because she knows these people are not in jail for what they did.”
In the U.S. District Court files in Manhattan, the West Point sexual abuse case is resolved. The government failed in 1985 to indict any suspects in its criminal investigation. But last month, it settled a civil suit brought by the parents of the 11 victims. Nine of the victims will receive $2.7 million, with awards ranging from $25,000 to $625,000.
But even as the legal dust has settled, the case lingers as a legacy of pain for the families.
“These people stole our children,” the mother said. “(She’s) nothing like she used to be. She’s a very angry little girl. She doesn’t trust anyone. She’s nothing like she was before this happened.
“It’s never going to be over for them, or for us.”
The case began in 1984, when allegations surfaced of sexual and physical abuse of children at the West Point Child Development Center.
The incidents unfolded against a backdrop of satanic acts, animal sacrifices and cult-like behavior among the abusers, whose activities extended beyond the U.S. Military Academy borders to Orange County and a military base in San Francisco, parents charged.
The specter of satanism would later spur U.S. Military Academy officials to change the West Point child-care center’s building number from 666 to 673.
Despite 950 interviews by 60 FBI agents assigned to the investigation, an investigation led by former U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani produced no federal grand jury indictments. The investigation did find “significant indications that children may have been abused” at the center.
Until now, no official reports or investigations have verified the sexual abuse. The Times Herald-Record, however, has learned that a still-secret, independent report – prepared by one of the nation’s top experts on child sexual abuse – confirms the children’s accusations of abuse. The report also played a vital role in ending the seven-year legal ordeal and in enabling the case to be settled without the children undergoing potentially hostile questioning on the witness stand, said U.S. District Judge Whitman Knapp, who heard the civil case.
The expert, Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess, a professor of psychiatric nursing at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia and the author of the book, “Child Pornography and Sex Rings,” entered the case in 1989.
She interviewed all the children. She said yesterday that her goal in the case had been to reduce harm to the children because testimony in open court could have triggered symptoms of abuse, prompted by a “resurfacing” of the original incident.
Knapp said that because Burgess worked for neither the government nor the plaintiffs, but reported directly to the court, her findings carried additional credibility. Neither Burgess nor others would speak about her specific findings.
“You can draw your own conclusions from the fact that (the government) paid all this money,” Knapp said about Burgess’ report. “The government wouldn’t have likely paid that money unless the report gave them a basis for doing that.”
The families’ lawyer, William E. Crain, who now practices in Elkin, N.C., and formerly worked in Newburgh, said the report is independent confirmation of the children’s claims. He received nearly $300,000 in legal fees in the case. The amount, 25 percent of the settlement, is set by law.
“Just generally speaking, it corroborated the children’s allegations they had been sexually abused by day-care center staff,” Crain said of the report.
“That report was sealed and has never been seen by anybody else and I hope it never will be,” Knapp said. “That has all the intimate details of what happened to these children. Certainly, they don’t want to be plagued by that when they grow up.”
The government, however, admitted none of the allegations in making the settlement. Edward T. Ferguson III, the assistant U.S. attorney in charge of the case, declined to comment on Burgess’ role. He said that the settlement was in the best interests of the children and did not require them to testify in court.
“Everyone involved – the parents, the government and the court – all wished to avoid (the children taking the witness stand), if an accommodation could be reached,” Ferguson said.
Among other things, several of the settlements – made individually with each child’s family – provide for medical costs, counseling and a college fund. The actual cost of the settlement is $1.175 million. Much of the money will be invested and paid out during the victims’ lives, thereby increasing the total to $2.7 million.
“They’re children. They’re going to have to live with what happened to them. So are their parents,” Crain said. “But in terms of legal work, the legal end of it is finished.”
Nancy Campbell-Capen’s job began just four months ago. West Point hired the New Jersey native to run its child-care program, including the center, a red-brick building tucked on a hill between playing fields and a playground.
Ms. Campbell-Capen recalled talking about the sexual abuse case with her boss and other center staffers.
“More people were reacting to the media coverage than the actual possible event,” Ms. Campbell-Capen said she was told.
The center serves 150 children – 80 percent from military families and 20 percent from civilian workers. There are 120 children on a waiting list for the center that now complies with federal guidelines, which were strengthened in 1989.
“They certainly tightened the old regulations,” said Ms. Campbell-Capen, who ran child-care centers at Army bases in Germany. “We discovered the need to tighten up with staff training.”
Only a handful of the center’s 86 workers remain from the 1984 staff. Ms. Campbell-Capen said the staff had no response to the lawsuit settlement.
The center is trying to receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The center’s dedication to meeting child-care standards contrasts with the way victims’ parents were treated when they sought to alert West Point and the military that their children had been sexually violated.
The Army’s reaction to the parents’ plight so enraged former Army Dr. Walter R. Grote that the ex-captain refused a promotion to major in 1985 because of the treatment of his child’s sexual abuse case at West Point. He was one of the first parents to file the lawsuit, but later dropped out of seeking money from the case.
“Unfortunately, money can’t . . . undo the trauma incurred by scores of children at West Point . . . because people with responsibility didn’t exercise that responsibility,” said Grote, now in private practice in New Jersey. “What the hell is a settlement? . . . They could have caught these people doing it at the time that they were doing it.
“We have a tendency to think that everything that’s evil and bad is on the other side of the Pacific or the Atlantic.
“And that’s not the case.”
The mother of the 10-year-old said the settlement will pay her daughter’s college bills. But the mother said she would have preferred the government kept its money and punished the abusers.
Without the prosecution, West Point has retained its polished national image, she said. Even last month, the government admitted none of the allegations in making the settlement, a reminder of what parents say was West Point’s callous denial.
“They wouldn’t acknowledge what happened,” the mother said. “I’m sure if it was done anywhere else but West Point, it would have been acknowledged.”
Another parent whose son was sexually abused recalled that the Army was not prepared to treat satanic abuse.
“You had a bunch of kids who had some kind of abuse and the concerns of the parents seeking assistance fell on deaf ears. The medical treatment for the satanic abuse was not meeting the bill. It was far beyond what (the Army) could handle,” said Maj. Bob Caslen, an infantry officer reached stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Two teacher aides were suspended and later quit after the charges surfaced.
After a federal grand jury failed to return indictments, community members joined the parents in calling for another investigation in 1985.
Joan Benedict walked with parents at a protest in Highland Falls in hopes of inspiring another probe. And she was a member of an Orange County anti-pornography group that sponsored a forum to allow the victims’ parents to speak out in 1986.
Ms. Benedict said she used to pray and walk at West Point because of the 189-year-old institution’s majestic Hudson River views. But no more.
“When I saw the headlines of the child pornography ring at West Point, it cut me to the heart,” Ms. Benedict said. “I know West Point is only surface beauty. They were outright cruel to the parents.”
Ms. Benedict, a Town of Cornwall resident, started her own crusade to spark the Justice Department to reopen the abuse case. She ended her efforts in 1988 when she was convinced of a federal cover-up after receiving a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Mary C. Spearing, a special attorney with the Justice Department’s National Obscenity Enforcement Unit, wrote that the case was closed.
“Unfortunately, no new evidence, revelation or hint of wrongdoing or negligence surfaced during our review,” she wrote. She noted in her letter that the assistant U.S. attorney on the case was a father of four and that she had two children herself.
The monetary settlement, however, did not resolve the parents’ bitterness over what they still maintain was a botched FBI investigation. In fact, court papers filed by parents showed federal investigators not only refused to believe the children, but, in some cases, also criticized some parents for not keeping their children under control in their homes.
“When the agents came to the house, they did not appear to have a tape recorder and they were not taking notes during the interview,” one parent said in a sworn statement, according to 1984 court papers. “He became annoyed and frustrated and said, `It looks like she’s just trying to get attention.’ ”
Recalled Grote: “The tragedy is the abusers could have been caught . . . with a little imagination and a lot less chauvinistic narcissism on the part of West Point and the initial FBI investigator.”
Prosecutor Giuliani did not return calls last week. In 1987, Giuliani said his detailed investigation showed only one or two children were abused. The federal investigation cleared the center staff members accused by the children.
The mother of the 10-year-old girl still tries to cope with the abuse’s aftermath.
“As far as I’m concerned, the government gave them a license to go out and abuse other children,” the mother said. “I have to explain to my daughter these people are still out there.
“And she still has nightmares. She’s afraid they’re going to come through the window at night to get her.”
Despite sexual abuse charges that surfaced in 1984 and a $1 million renovation of the building, the West Point day-care center was hit with 79 violations in January 1988. Here are some of the violations found by the 14-member Pentagon task force and how they have been resolved:
– Doors lacked windows. According to inspectors, this “increases the potential for child abuse.” All center doors now have windows.
– No background checks. The names of the 22 child-care providers were not submitted to the Army Central Registry to determine whether they had prior criminal records. All employees now have background checks done.
– Unprotected electrical outlets. All outlets now have protective caps.
– Toilets not immediately adjacent to activity areas. Restrooms have been renovated and child-size toilets have been installed.
– Some workers, from the center’s acting director to receptionists, did not receive proper training. Training has begun.
An Army Child Care Evaluation team spent a week in August scrutinizing the center and did not list any infractions, said Ray Aalbue, a West Point spokesman.
May 12, 2010 § Leave a comment
other articles in this issue:
Bailey, Harry Richard (1922 – 1985) “extended narcotic induced comas” studied with Cameron
What’s Next in National Security – Chemical Concussions and Secret LSD: Pentagon Details Cold War Mind-Control Tests
Teen Sold as Sex Slave on Craigslist – Experts say 100,000 children in the U.S. are sold for sex every day.
Archbishop of Vienna accuses one of Pope’s closest aides of abuse cover-up
EXCLUSIVE: Wikipedia’s Parent Company Starts Purging Porn From Its Websites By Jana Winter – FOXNews.com May 07, 2010
The parent company of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia is rapidly purging thousands of explicit pornographic images from its websites as it prepares to announce a new policy regarding sexually explicit content in response to reporting by FoxNews.com.
The move came as FoxNews.com was in the process of asking dozens of companies that have donated to Wikimedia Foundation — the umbrella group behind Wikimedia Commons and its Wiki projects, including Wikipedia — if they were aware of the extent of graphic and sexually explicit content on the sites. Among the donors to Wikimedia Commons who were contacted by FoxNews.com were Google, Microsoft’s Bing, Yahoo!, Open Society Institute, Ford Foundation, Best Buy, USA Networks and Craigslist Foundation.
These images were and in some cases still are easily accessible to anyone, including school children, many of whom receive unfiltered access to Wiki projects in schools across the country. A child doing homework research on the educational website could easily stumble upon pornographic photos – including close-ups of genitalia and people having sex and masturbating. There’s even a “nude children” category. On Friday, Jimmy Wales, the president of the Wikimedia Foundation, acknowledged in a posting in the now defunct “sexual content” category:
“We have had a problem with images being placed into inappropriate categories, so that viewers were exposed in unexpected ways to sexual content. Image categorization should be done in such a way that readers are not exposed unexpectedly to content that may be offensive.” Wales wrote elsewhere – in the newly defunct “sexual content” category – that he expected the foundation to announce a change in policy in the coming days. “I expect the board to issue a statement within a few days offering a general philosophical support for the serious enforcement of policy on this issue,” he wrote. “The Board normally does not get involved with detailed content decisions; I don’t expect that to change.”
Last week, FoxNews.com revealed that Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger had sent a letter to the FBI expressing his concerns that Wikimedia was distributing child pornography. The FBI has not commented on whether it will pursue an investigation. On Wednesday evening, Wales posted this note on Wikimedia Commons: “Wikimedia Commons admins [administrators allowed to edit the site, including Wales himself] who wish to remove from the project all images that are of little or no educational value but which appeal solely to prurient interests have my full support. This includes immediate deletion of all pornographic images. We should keep educational images about sexuality — mere nudity is not pornography — but as with all our projects, editorial quality judgments must be made and will be made — appropriately and in good taste….
Immediately after, Wikimedia administrators started rapidly marking files for deletion, and the purging is going strong. Images tagged for deletion – though some were still viewable Friday afternoon – include pictures of men, women and young girls involved in a range of sex acts with each other and, in some cases, with animals.
A collection by one user — “Images of Stan Spanker” included at least 50 close-up photographs, many of which were too graphic to discuss. Some involved the combined use of children’s toys and/or household products and female genitalia. The category was scrubbed from the site on May 6. The images had been online since January or earlier. Numerous other categories have been entirely removed without a trace. Categories of images taken from the sites of adult entertainment companies – and from their awards shows – have been marked for deletion. Wales himself marked hundreds of images for deletion, all of which involved graphic images of sex acts. Still, as of Friday afternoon, dozens of categories of explicit sexual images remained on Wikimedia with no indication that they had been marked for deletion…. http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/05/07/wikipedia-purges-porn/
Wikipedia Purges Porn Following Reports of Child Porn by Ryan Fleming May 10, 2010
Wikipedia has begun to remove any potentially pornographic images from the website after Fox News began to warn donors of explicit content. After discovering instances of pornographic material, Fox News has contacted donors of Wikipedia and warned them that there is explicit content on the website. The FBI has been contacted as well.
Since Fox’s report, Wikipedia has begun to purge thousands of images from its website. The report from Fox cited several topics that included pornographic materials, including one search for “nude children”, which led them to pictures of child pornography.
“We have had a problem with images being placed into inappropriate categories, so that viewers were exposed in unexpected ways to sexual content,” Jimmy Wales, President of the Wikimedia Foundation, the parent company of Wikipedia acknowledged in an open letter posted to the “sexual content” category. “Image categorization should be done in such a way that readers are not exposed unexpectedly to content that may be offensive.”
The purge began after Fox News began to contact donors to Wikimedia- donors that include Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Best Buy, and many more- to ask if they were aware of graphic and sexually explicit material on Wikipedia. Last week Fox revealed that Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger had been in contact with the FBI over his concerns of child pornography on the website. The FBI has not yet responded to the charges….Several categories that were deemed offensive have also been removed from the website. http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/wikipedia-purges-porn-following-reports-of-child-porn/
Other articles on Wikipedia:
Wikipedia – Bomis and online pornography http://www.childlaw.us/2010/04/congress-reacts-to-wikipedia-f.html https://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/wikipedia-bomis-and-online-pornography-us-cardinal-ignored-pedophilic-priest/
problems with wikipedia http://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/problems-with-wikipedia/
Wikipedophilia, Wikipedia child abuse misinformation http://eassurvey.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/wikipedophilia-wikipedia-child-abuse-misinformation-clergy-abuse-suit/
ritual abuse pages blacklisted by wikipedia http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/ritualabuse-us-blacklisted-by-wikipedia/
Bailey, Harry Richard (1922 – 1985) “extended narcotic induced comas” studied with Cameron
After twelve months at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Bailey became a medical officer at Broughton Hall Psychiatric Clinic, Leichhardt, in 1952. That year he was appointed assistant-director of psychiatric clinical services in the Department of Public Health….From December 1954 he spent fifteen months on a World Health Organisation fellowship in the United States of America and Europe, closely observing the sedation techniques, psychosurgery and electroconvulsive therapy methods of Ewan Cameron in Canada, William Sargant in London and Lars Leksell in Sweden. On his recommendation, the Cerebral Surgery and Research Unit at Callan Park Mental Hospital was established in 1957. Bailey was named director. There he experimented with new ECT and psychosurgical methods, announcing significant developments in the successful treatment of mental illness….
In 1963 Bailey, with John Herron, and later Ian Gardiner and John Gill, began to treat patients at Chelmsford Private Hospital, Pennant Hills. There Bailey experimented with the combination of extended narcotic induced comas (deep sleep therapy) and ECT. Complications such as pneumonia, infections, dehydration, vomiting and respiratory problems were common. Within two years five patients had died as a result of this treatment. More deaths followed, although it was not until 1967 that a coronial inquest resulted. Impressed by Bailey’s medical reputation and his justification for his therapeutic regime, the coroner did not consider him culpable. Apart from private mutterings in psychiatric circles and occasional published criticisms of Bailey’s research, there were few efforts by the profession to control his methods. He continued to publish research papers on psychosurgery with reputable psychiatrists such as Cedric Swanton and John Dowling. By 1979, when Bailey’s Chelmsford practice closed, at least twenty-four patients had died, others had committed suicide and many survivors suffered physical and mental complications arising from their treatment.
The veil of professional repute that protected Bailey began to unravel. From 1972 a Chelmsford nurse, Rosa Nicholson, documented treatment irregularities; she passed this evidence to the Citizens Committee on Human Rights, a branch of the controversial Church of Scientology. In 1978 the committee wrote to the attorney-general detailing the evidence of medical malpractice, and newspapers began to report their allegations. That year the suicide of the dancer Sharon Hamilton, a patient and lover of Bailey, and revelations that he was the beneficiary of her estate, further undermined his reputation.
In 1980 the influential current affairs program `60 Minutes’ aired an episode on Chelmsford, containing details of the death of Miriam Podio in 1977. Five years later a coronial inquest into her death was held and in 1983 Bailey was charged with manslaughter. Although the charge was dismissed in 1985, the media siege was intense. Sick, tired, dispirited and facing years of litigation, on 8 September 1985 he drove to Mount White and parked on an isolated track. Next day police found him dead, the cause of death being barbiturate poisoning. from Stephen Garton, ‘Bailey, Harry Richard (1922 – 1985)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition 2006, ISSN 1833-7538, published by Australian National University http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A170047b.htm
Danger Room What’s Next in National Security – Chemical Concussions and Secret LSD: Pentagon Details Cold War Mind-Control Tests By Katie Drummond May 11, 2010 More than 30 years after it was written, the Pentagon has released a memorandum detailing its involvement in the CIA’s infamous Cold War mind-control experiments. The 17-page document (.pdf) http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/02-A-0846RELEASE.pdf , “Experimentation Programs conducted by the Department of Defense That Had CIA Sponsorship or Participation and That Involved the Administration to Human Subjects of Drugs Intended for Mind-Control or Behavior-Modification Purposes,” was prepared in 1977 by the General Counsel of the Department of Defense and released on May 6 after a Freedom of Information Act request….
Take the origins of MK-ULTRA, the notorious CIA program that dosed thousands of unwitting participants with hallucinogenic drugs. Initially funded by the Navy, the project set out to study the effects of brain concussion. Soon after, scientists noted that a blow to the head prompted amnesia, leading to the pursuit of a drug-based technique to “induce brain concussion . without physical trauma.” Shortly thereafter, the project was transferred entirely to the CIA, because it involved “human experiments . not easily justifiable on medical-therapeutic grounds.”
Other programs, described briefly focused on mind control. MK-NAOMI was after “severely incapacitating and lethal materials . [and] gadgetry for their dissemination,” and MK-CHICKWIT was designed to “identify new drug developments in Europe and Asia,” and then “obtain samples.”
Edgewood Laboratories, where many of the programs were carried out, is also identified as having tested an incapacitating chemical on prisoners and military personnel without the agency’s approval. The drug, EA#3167, was “appl[ied] to the skin” of subjects using an adhesive tape.
Another program, MK-OFTEN, started as a study on dopamine. But the scope was soon expanded to evaluate ibogaine, a hallucinogen, and then several more drugs, in hopes of creating “new pharmacologically active drugs affecting the central nervous system [to] modify men’s behavior.”
And the Navy is reported to have “obtain[ed] heroin and marijuana” in an effort to develop speech-inducing drugs for use on defectors and prisoners of war. The drugs were eventually tested on 14 people: six volunteer research assistants, and eight unwitting Soviet defectors.
The report pins most of the nefarious activities on CIA-funded scientists. But that’s hardly the verdict of subsequent government documents, like a 1994 report from the U.S General Accounting Office. In that report, Pentagon officials are said to have “work[ed] directly with the CIA” and dosed “thousands” of military subjects with LSD and other drugs. Eyewitness accounts, like that of psychiatrist James Ketchum, describe outlandish Army efforts at creating hallucinogenic weapons in conjunction with MK-ULTRA.
And the Pentagon’s had plenty of experience in out-there mind control, even without CIA involvement. Troops have been dosed with LSD and cannabis oil, and Pentagon officials were reportedly toying with the idea of psychic spies as recently as 2007.
Not surprisingly, the released report also doesn’t address darker questions that persist about the specifics of the CIA projects. Last year, a group of vets sued the agency for illnesses and trauma caused by the “diabolical and secret [MK-ULTRA] testing program,” which they allege included experiments with nerve gas, psychochemicals, and brain implants.
Teen Sold as Sex Slave on Craigslist – Experts say 100,000 children in the U.S. are sold for sex every day. KTLA News May 11, 2010 LOS ANGELES — According to Congressional estimates, every day in our country 100,000 children are being sold for sex. Enterprising pimps prey on young girls, and turn them into sex slaves. http://www.ktla.com/news/extras/ktla-sex-slaves-sweeps,0,3561067.story
Archbishop of Vienna accuses one of Pope’s closest aides of abuse cover-up From The Times May 10, 2010 Richard Owen, Rome
Open warfare broke out in the Vatican over the clerical sex abuse scandal at the weekend as Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the Archbishop of Vienna, accused one of Pope Benedict XVI’s closest aides of covering up past scandals. Cardinal Schönborn, 65, seen as a possible future Pope, accused Cardinal Angelo Sodano, 82, the former Vatican Secretary of State (Prime Minister), of having blocked investigations into sex abuse crimes committed by his predecessor in Vienna, the late Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer. Http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7121062.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=797093
September 28, 2009 § Leave a comment
Fall Guide: Sarah Anne Johnson Conjures a Mind-Control Center
By Robert Shuster 9/8/09
In 1956, Johnson’s maternal grandmother, Velma Orlikow, sought help for her severe postpartum depression at Montreal’s Allan Memorial Institute, a hospital housed inside a Gothic mansion formerly called (the name is pure grade-B Hollywood) Ravenscrag. In fact, real horror did await: Orlikow and other patients had no idea that they’d been lured into the world of MK-ULTRA—a secret program, funded by the CIA, to develop brutal methods for mind control. At the hands of a doctor (and brainwashing specialist) named Ewen Cameron, Orlikow endured years of torture, involving, Johnson says, “shock treatment way past the recommended levels” and “crazy cocktails of drugs, including LSD mixed with speed.” She didn’t escape, Johnson explains, because “back then, you didn’t doubt your doctor,” then adds, dolefully, “I think she fell in love with him.” Another glance into that dollhouse reveals two clay figures inside a snow cave: the stout Orlikow, naked with a bag on her head, dancing with Cameron. “I always knew I was going to make work about this,” says Johnson, whose family didn’t discover the truth until 1977, a year after Johnson’s birth, when Orlikow’s husband read an exposé in The New York Times. More facts emerged as Orlikow spearheaded a class-action suit against the CIA (settled out of court, after her death, in 1988), but as a young artist, Johnson initially found the story too complex to take on.
Mackenzie Phillips Highlights the Impact of Incest – By Deborah Huso 9/09
Thomas Nagy, Ph.D., Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine says he believes most incidents of incest never come to light and, as a result, countless individuals go without treatment. He also states that it’s impossible to say that incest that continues into adulthood is necessarily conducted on a consensual level. “When the victim encounters that abuser again in adulthood, in that moment, they’ve dissociated into an adolescent mindset again,” he points out. That’s why it’s so important for victims of abuse to seek and stick with therapy for the long haul. “These victims have to grow boundaries and learn how to find a sense of self again.” “It’s always traumatic in the long run,” Nagy adds, whether the incest begins when a child is six or 17. “It’s child abuse, and there is no such thing as consensual sex with a child.”….If victims don’t seek treatment, whether children or adults, long-term impacts can be many and may include everything from depression and substance abuse to nightmares, withdrawal and promiscuity. “The effects vary depending on age and whether or not the relationship was long-term,” Borys adds (Debra Borys, Ph.D., a Los-Angeles-based therapist). The most common adult response to past incestuous sexual abuse, says Nagy, is the development of delayed onset post-traumatic stress disorder. “Adult victims will almost certainly have mood disorders as well as physical disorders like gastrointestinal problems or chronic pain,” he explains.
They were looking for the ideal Manchurian Candidate Artist turns secret CIA experiments on her grandmother into powerful exhibit
July 15, 2009 § Leave a comment
`They were looking for the ideal Manchurian Candidate’ Artist turns secret CIA experiments on her grandmother into powerful exhibit – Sarah Milroy 7/14/09
….Winnipeg artist Sarah Anne Johnson has clearly felt its wing beat overhead, and, sitting last week in the middle of House on Fire , her new show at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario….In the mid-fifties, her late maternal grandmother, Velma Orlikow, was diagnosed with postpartum depression. She was sent to Montreal for treatment, to the Allan Memorial Institute at McGill University, the site of now infamous mind-control experiments under the direction of Dr. Ewen Cameron.
Though her family didn’t know it at the time, the clinic was receiving funding from the CIA to conduct procedures in brainwashing. The project was called MK-Ultra, and the team made the Winnipeg mother of two, and a number of other patients, their unwitting subjects. “They were looking for the ideal Manchurian Candidate,” Johnson says. “It’s almost impossible to believe, it is just so crazy.”
Over the course of several stays, her grandmother was subjected to intensive electro-convulsive therapy, with an aim to wipe her memory clean for re-programming. “Dr. Cameron called it psychic driving. He was willing to push his experiments to the limit,” Johnson says. The medical records also show that her grandmother was the subject of 14 experiments with LSD….
The New York Times broke the story of the experiments in an article in 1977. “My grandfather happened to read it and he thought, `Wait, those are the years Vel was there.’ ” She mobilized herself, leading a group of seven other former patients and waging a class-action suit against the CIA. (In 1988, they finally settled out of court, each receiving less than $80,000.) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/they-were-looking-for-the-ideal-manchurian-candidate/article1216879/
January 13, 2009 § Leave a comment
Veterans say CIA tested drugs, mind control on them By Jay Price – Staff Writer 1/11/09 Instead of equipment testing, though, the Onslow County native found himself in a bizarre, CIA-funded drug testing and mind-control program, according to a lawsuit that he and five other veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America filed last week. The suit was filed in federal court in San Francisco against the Department of Defense and the CIA. The plaintiffs seek to force the government to contact all the subjects of the experiments and give them proper health care. The experiments have been the subject of congressional hearings, and in 2003 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released a pamphlet said nearly 7,000 soldiers had been involved and more than 250 chemicals used on them, including hallucinogens such as LSD and PCP as well as biological and chemical agents. Lasting from 1950 to 1975, the experiments took place at Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. According to the lawsuit, some of the volunteers were even implanted with electrical devices in an effort to control their behavior. Rochelle, 60, who has come back to live in Onslow County, said in an interview Saturday that there were about two dozen volunteers when he was taken to Edgewood. Once there, they were asked to volunteer a second time, for drug testing. They were told that the experiments were harmless and that their health would be carefully monitored, not just during the tests but afterward, too. The doctors running the experiments, though, couldn’t have known the drugs were safe, because safety was one of the things they were trying to find out, Rochelle said. “We volunteered, yes, but we were not fully aware of the dangers,” he said. “None of us knew the kind of drugs they gave us, or the aftereffects they’d have.” email@example.com or 919-969-8094 http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1362418.html
United States of Tara – Learn More About D.I.D. – Showtime supports the awareness for Dissociative Identity Disorder with Richard P.Kluft MD http://www.sho.com/site/video/brightcove/series/title.do?bcpid=1847322218&bclid=5253538001&bctid=6803420001
The Sleep Room’s Missing Memories by Ray Conlogue Quebec Arts Correspondent, Montreal – Cameron he Sleep Room’s Missing Memories by Ray Conlogue Quebec Arts Correspondent, Montreal “A new CBC [Canadian Broadcasting Corporation] miniseries tells how mental patients in Montreal were once subjected to CIA-sponsored brainwashing….recalls a series of barbaric experiments conducted on mental patients over a nine-year period beginning in 1955…the “psychic driving” technique invented by psychiatrist Ewen Cameron took on a science-fiction quality when it was revealed in 1977 that the CIA had helped finance the work. The CIA thought it had potential as a brainwashing technique to be used on “enemies” of the United States during the Cold War….a human catastrophe that stripped more than 300 people of their identities….she sued Ottawa instead, and forced the government to pay $100,000 to each surviving Allan patient.” http://web.archive.org/web/20030402163532/www.serendipity.li/cia/slprm.html The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 1998-01-10, page C2
This week on the fifth estate – “The Sleep Room” 1/6/98 – When Canadians first learned that CIA brainwashing experiments had been carried out on Canadians… in Canada… with the knowledge of our government… at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal …the story of Cameron’s experiments and the victims’ struggle for justice have been made into a riveting movie, to be broadcast on CBC Television… For the victims of The Sleep Room, the horror has never really ended. VELMA ORLIKOW (patient of Dr. Ewen Cameron): The man who I had thought cared about what happened to me didn’t give a damn. I was a fly, just a fly. VOICE-OVER ANNOUNCER: Revisiting Canada’s infamous Sleep Room. LINDA MACDONALD (patient of Dr. Ewen Cameron): I was…had to be toilet-trained. I was a vegetable. VOICE-OVER ANNOUNCER: In the 1960s, Dr. Ewen Cameron conducted CIA-funded experiments on troubled Canadian patients he was meant to help… MacIntyre: …the CIA caved in the day before the trial was to begin. They settled out of court for $750,000 – at the time it was the largest settlement the CIA had ever awarded. http://web.archive.org/web/20021225185605/http://www.radix.net/~jcturner/980106-Fifth-Estate.htm
Ottawa finally aids brainwashing victims Broadcast Date: Jan. 28, 1984 (digital clip) It sounds like a science fiction plot or a horror movie: A front organization for the American CIA sets up shop in Canada to engage in mind control experiments. But it’s no fiction, it’s the discussion on the floor of the House of Commons and among lawyers for the Department of External Affairs. Canadians caught up in the research, including a member of Parliament’s wife, may finally get some action from the government in their pursuit of answers and compensation. http://archives.cbc.ca/society/crime_justice/clips/15125/
The Sleep Room, A CBC MINI-SERIES discusses CIA and Canadian government funding on Canadian psychiatric patients in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, using LSD and electro-shock treatments. CIA funding helped pay for Dr. Ewen Cameron of Montreal’s Allan Memorial Institute experiments. Cameron believed patients’ mental illnesses could be cured by putting the patient into a coma (the sleep room) by using LSD, drugs and repeated electro-shocks to the brain. Linda Macdonald from Vancouver, talks about how she was in a drug-induced coma for 86 days when she was 26 and was subjected to 100 electro-shock treatments and massive LSD doses. When she came out of it, she had no memory. It was destroyed. Other patients had similar or worse experiences. Nine of 127 known survivors sued the CIA. They won the suit. The Canadian government also paid token compensation. (Information from Peter Worthington – Sun Media Newspapers)
August 21, 2008 § Leave a comment
mk-ultra links – Torture-based, Government-sponsored Mind Control Experimentation on Children
this may hard for survivors of this abuse to read, you may want to read it with a support person
All crimes are alleged
(some of this information may be old)
http://members.aol.com/smartnews/fivecases.htm The Law and Mind Control – a Look at the Law and Government Mind Control Through Five Cases Looks at Cia vs Sims, United States vs Stanley, Orlikow, et Al vs United States, Kronisch vs United States et Al, Heinrich, et Al vs Sweet, et al
On August 22, 1977, John C. Sims, an attorney, and Sidney M. Wolfe, M.D., the director of the Public Citizen Health Research Group, filed a request with the Central Intelligence Agency seeking certain information about MKULTRA. Invoking the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ßß 552, Sims and Wolfe sought the grant proposals and contracts awarded under the MKULTRA program and the names of the institutions and individuals that had performed research.149 SUBPROJECTS / 80 INSTITUTIONS / 185 PRIVATE RESEARCHERS” Between 1953 and 1966, the Central Intelligence Agency financed a wide-ranging project, code-named MKULTRA, concerned with ‘the research and development of chemical, biological, and radiological materials capable of employment in clandestine operations to control human behavior.’ The program consisted of some 149 subprojects which the Agency contracted out to various universities, research foundations, and similar institutions. At least 80 institutions and 185 private researchers participated. Because the Agency funded MKULTRA indirectly, many of the participating individuals were unaware that they were dealing with the Agency”. Id. 161-162.
III. ORLIKOW VS UNITED STATES – CIA SETTLEMENT OF SOME CLAIMS
One researcher known to have been funded by the CIA’s front organization, the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology, was Dr. Ewen Cameron.
* Ewen Cameron and the Allan Memorial Institute – Subproject Subproject 68 funded by CIA from March 18, 1957 to June 30, 1960
Without conceding liability, in 1988 the CIA agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a case brought on behalf of nine plaintiffs who were subjected to federally funded mind control experiments sponsored by the CIA and conducted by prominent psychiatrist Ewen Cameron, M.D. The experiments included heavy does of LSD, electroshock and psychic driving. Beyond Nuremburg, ABA Journal March 1997, p.26.
* What the Senate Congressional Record says of the CIA funded experiments conducted by Cameron under MKULTRA
Information on Cameron’s experiments and the CIA’s effort to stonewall settlement of the legal case filed by nine of Cameron’s victims is contained in the Senate Congressional Record:
Orlikow v. U.S. Cite as 682 F.S. 77 (D.D.C. 1988) Mrs. David Orlikow, et al., Plaintiffs, V. UNITED STATES of America, Defendant. Civ. A. No. 80-3163. U.S. District Court, District of Columbia. 1/19/88 “The facts submitted in this case are labyrinthine and generally not disputed. The pivotal issue, however, pertaining to whether Dr. Cameron’s research was medically sound therapy or experimentation, is plainly in dispute. In their Amended Complaint the plaintiffs allege, (1) negligent failure of supervision and control over CIA employees, (2) negligent and reckless funding of hazardous experiments, (3) liability for CIA funding of medical malpractice…A brief overview of the case will provide the context in which this action arose…In 1955, the CIA set up a secret front organization, known as the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology (SIHE), to fund further studies. CIA employee, Dr. John Gittinger and Dr. Wolff from Cornell, assisted in the program formation. Approximately a year later, Dr. Gittinger read an article, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, written by Dr. Ewen Cameron from the Allen Memorial Institute of Psychiatry, and entitled Psychic Driving…The article prompted him to invite Dr. Cameron to submit an application for SIHE research funds…On March 4, 1957, the CIA approved the Cameron grant as MKULTRA Subproject 68 for the period of time from March 18, 1957 to June 30, 1960.” http://www.michael-robinett.com/private/orli-01.htm and linked pages
Lawsuit paints LSD experiment as journey to the mind’s frontier by Jim Bronskill and Mike Blanchfield – Southam Newspapers Ottawa – “To Dr. Ewen Cameron, Canada’s prisons seemed like a logical place to conduct experiments on what strange new drugs could do to the human mind. In 1953, the McGill University psychiatrist wrote to the second in command of Canada’s prison service to see if he had any insights into “the pharmacological, psychological and surgical suppression or obliteration of certain functions of behaviour as a research tool.” http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psnews/message/370
LSD “guinea pig” wins key court victories – By JIM BRONSKILL and MIKE BLANCHFIELD Southam Newspapers OTTAWA – “The federal government and a former prison psychologist have confessed to battery and negligence for giving LSD to a teenaged inmate in the 1960s. The admission by the government and psychologist Mark Eveson in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice is a key victory for former prisoner Dorothy Proctor in her three-year battle for compensation. A total of 23 female inmates were administered LSD as part of a 1961 study at the now-defunct federal Prison for Women in Kingston, Ont. At 18 and serving a three-year robbery sentence, Proctor received at least one dose of the powerful hallucinogen in a 1.5-metre-by-2.5-metre windowless basement segregation cell, lit by a single bulb with only a mattress and a hole in which to pass bodily waste. In 1998, Proctor sued the government and former Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) officials for giving her the drug, saying it has caused brain damage and terrifying hallucinations.”
National Post 6/10/04 BRAINWASHING VICTIM WINS $100,000 RULING – Montreal clinic experimented with electroshock by Jeff Heinrich “A woman has been awarded $100,000 in compensation after receiving controversial electroshock treatment in a Montreal psychiatric institute in 1953. “I’m stunned,” Gail Kastner, 70, said yesterday. After some reflection she added: “I’m pleased and I’m numb.” The shock treatment turned the then 19 year old honours student into a woman who sucked her thumb, talked like a baby, demanded to be fed from a bottle and urinated on the floor. She was ostracised by her affluent family and ended up living in poverty. Ms. Kastner was left out of a 1994 federal compensation package for other victims of brainwashing because she was deemed to have undergone less intense treatmet that had fewer long-term effects. Now, a Federal Court judge has reversed that decision and awarded her $100,000, the same Ottawa granted a decade ago to 77 other victims of Dr. Ewen Cameron, the director of the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal.
In 2000, Ms. Kastner sued the Allan Memorial for $4.2 million, but lost. She tried to appeal, but with no success. The federal compensation doesn’t nearly equal what she could have won. “It begs the question: if I’m awarded now, why was I turned down in my lawsuit?” said Ms. Kastner, who lives alone on a guaranteed income supplement of $1000 a month. 253 of Mr. Cameron’s other patients also had their claims rejected. Carried out from 1950 to 1965, Mr. Cameron’s now-discredited”de-patterning” program of massive electroshock therapy and drug-induced sleep was funded by the CIA and Canada’s Health Department….In 1953, Ms. Kastner was a 19 year old honours student from a wealthy Montreal family. Suffering from mild depression and anxiety, she was admitted to the Allan Memorial twice for short stays and given electroshock treatments – 63 in all. She was also put into comas by being injected with insulin and given different drugs to induce sleep. The goal was to “de-pattern” her brain so she could recover and lead a normal life.” http://web.archive.org/web/20031221193346/http://www.tourolaw.edu/2ndCircuit/July98/97-6116.html
Kronisch v United States
“UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT REVISED August Term, 1997 (Argued: 1/30/98 Decided: 7/9/98 ) Docket No. 97-6116 GLORIA KRONISCH, Executrix of the Estate of Stanley Milton Glickman, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SIDNEY GOTTLIEB, in his individual and in his official capacities, RICHARD HELMS, in his individual and in his official capacities, and JOHN DOES, unknown agents of the Central Intelligence Agency, Defendants-Appellees. Before: CALABRESI, CABRANES, and HEANEY, Circuit Judges. Appeal from judgment of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Kimba M. Wood, Judge), granting summary judgment for defendants. Plaintiff alleges that he is one of the victims of tests conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1950s in which lysergic acid diethylamide was administered to unsuspecting persons. Affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded….granted defendants’ motion for summary judgment on the bases that plaintiff had failed to establish a genuine issue of material fact as to liability, that his claims were time-barred, and that the court lacked personal jurisdiction over Gottlieb and Helms.”
“As described by the Church Committee Report, In order to meet the perceived threat to national security, substantial programs for the testing and use of chemical and biological agents-including projects involving the surreptitious administration of LSD to unwitting nonvolunteer subjects …were conceived, and implemented. These programs resulted in substantial violations of the rights of individuals within the United States.”
“The record shows that Bureau of Narcotics Agent George White, who was asked by Gottlieb in 1952 to work on LSD research for the CIA, see Declaration of Sidney Gottlieb ¶¶ 4 (April 23, 1996) (“Gottlieb Declaration”), conducted LSD experiments on unsuspecting persons in New York City. White may have given LSD to unwitting friends in his New York City apartment in November 1952, and beginning in June 1953 he administered LSD to unsuspecting persons (typically drug informants and prostitutes) with whom he came into contact in his work as a narcotics agent. See Kronisch III, 1997 WL 907994, at *6 n.8… See Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Senate Committee on Human Resources on S. 1893, 95th Cong., 1st Sess. 204 (Sept. 20 and 21, 1977) (“Kennedy Committee Hearings”) (testimony of Sidney Gottlieb).”
“Church Committee Report at 391. MKULTRA records were destroyed in January 1973 by TSD personnel acting on the orders of Gottlieb, who in turn had obtained approval from Helms.”
Project MKULTRA The CIA’s Program Of Research In Behavioral Modification http://web.archive.org/web/20061211010611/http://www.peyote.com/jonstef/mkultra.htm
1977 Senate Hearing on MKULTRA Cover Page http://web.archive.org/web/20030803120717/http://www.pjproject.org/Mkultra/
1977 Senate Hearing on MKULTRA Opening Remarks “Some 2 years ago, the Senate Health Subcommittee heard chilling testimony about the human experimentation activities of the CIA. The Deputy Director of the CIA revealed that over 30 universities and institutions were involved in an “extensive testing and experimentation” program which included covert drug tests on unwitting citizens “at all social levels, high and low, native Americans and foreign.” Several of these tests involved the administration of LSD to “unwitting subjects in social situations.” http://web.archive.org/web/20030625045041/http://www.pjproject.org/Mkultra/project.html
http://www.apa.org/monitor/nov02/pc.html Mind control: psychological reality or mindless rhetoric? “Mind control is the process by which individual or collective freedom of choice and action is compromised by agents or agencies that modify or distort perception, motivation, affect, cognition and/or behavioral outcomes. It is neither magical nor mystical, but a process that involves a set of basic social psychological principles. Conformity, compliance, persuasion, dissonance, reactance, guilt and fear arousal, modeling and identification are some of the staple social influence ingredients well studied in psychological experiments and field studies. In some combinations, they create a powerful crucible of extreme mental and behavioral manipulation when synthesized with several other real-world factors, such as charismatic, authoritarian leaders, dominant ideologies, social isolation, physical debilitation, induced phobias, and extreme threats or promised rewards that are typically deceptively orchestrated, over an extended time period in settings where they are applied intensively….has also been reported that the CIA put into practice nearly 150 projects–collectively termed MKULTRA–to develop various forms of exotic mind control, including the use of LSD and hypnosis.”
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psnews/message/794 The Covert Captive – An Investigative Report of the Inhumane Use of former U. S. Assistant Attorney, Eugene L. Stone by the CIA. Hayward B. Shepherd, 1994 The book is on a CD in PDF format, available for $20.00 incl S + H from Shepherd Media Engineering, 111 Pheasant Lane, Summerville, SC 29485. http://www.shepmedia.com E-mail : CovertCapt@earthlink.net page 123 “MKULTRA, A Codeword project started in the 1950 s to study interrogation techniques and the use of drugs as tools in the techniques. At that time MK was frequently used as a prefix if there was a military application. ULTRA was the codeword used by British Intelligence for their WWII super secret project which was able to decode German cryptographic messages. Perhaps the originator of this codeword considered that the work being done with mind control was also that super secret.” page 150 “In the fall of 1959 the CIA shuffled people around, hired an assortment of researchers in the field of mind control, and finalized a long range plan for expanding its mind control technology….office was to coordinate with Covert Operations to find a mission which would be ideal for testing a programmed Agent….idea of using Gene Stone as the first subject remained unquestioned. This was now near the end of the Eisenhower administration, and despite a number of blunders, the CIA was riding a high in prestige and funding. All involved in planning were firmly confident that by 1965 they would be ready to deliver a programmed Eugene Stone to Covert Operations.”
http://web.archive.org/web/20021202165513/http://www.africa2000.com/IMPACT/gottlieb.html The man who hand-carried to Leopoldville (Kinshasa) ‘lethal biological material’ cultured specifically to kill Patrice Lumumba…Sidney Gottlieb…Dr Gottlieb joined the CIA in 1951 as chief of its technical services division. Two years later he was made responsible for a literally mind-manipulating project called MKULTRA, ironically along the same lines as Nazi scientists had experimented upon Jewish and other prisoners.”
Some Declassified Mk-Ultra Project Documents http://www.michael-robinett.com/declass/c000.htm
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/radiation/dir/mstreet/research/docs/precis.txt Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Exp. – Brief Descriptions of Doc. Collections The Coldest Warrior – 12/16/01 – “As the CIA’s sorcerer, Gottlieb had also attempted to raise assassination to an art form. Out of his labs had come a poisoned handkerchief designed to do in a Libyan colonel, a bacteriological agent for a Congolese leader and debilitating potions intended for Cuba’s Fidel Castro. (None of these toxins are known to have found their mark.) Hounded by reporters, congressional investigators and his victims, Gottlieb had virtually vanished from Washington in the mid-1970s…But Olson’s death didn’t end CIA-funded experiments with LSD… according to records made public in the mid-’70s, the funding and scope of that research expanded. Many of the details will likely never be known. Gottlieb had destroyed the MK-ULTRA files just before retiring. The records might be “misunderstood,” he had said.” Washingtonpost.com
Mid-century deaths all linked to CIA? New evidence in Olson case suggests similarities with other incidents 9/4/01 – “In 1998, WorldNetDaily first reported on the CIA’s secret behavior-modification program MK-ULTRA, which included experimentation with LSD on unsuspecting subjects. Authors H.P. Albarelli Jr. and John Kelly’s new book (“A TERRIBLE MISTAKE: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Cold War Experiments”) deals with the mysterious death of one alleged subject, Dr. Frank Olson….(in) the authors’ third for WorldNetDaily, Albarelli and Kelly reveal new evidence that suggests a possible link between Olson’s death and several other similar deaths in the same time period.” http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=24305
Are you one of the thousands of people used as a human guinea pig by your own government during the Cold War? A Nation Betrayed is the culmination of documentation obtained from over 18,000 pages of declassified documents and testimony from survivors of these experiments. Rutz’s book gives us a first hand view of a government in such fear of communism that it loses sight of the safety of it’s own people. To counter the threat of communism, the CIA conspires to build the perfect spy from our country’s innocent children. After being imported for their knowledge and expertise, some of the same Nazi scientists and doctors who performed grizzly experiments carried out in the death camps during World War II join forces with the U.S Government in these efforts. Her book walks us through her horrifying journey of experimentation and training by her CIA torturers beginning at the age of four as part of the government sanctioned Bluebird/Artichoke and MKULTRA Projects. Using electroshock, drugs, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, and insidious trauma, our government performs Mind Control experiments on her and other innocent children. The objective is creation of a Manchurian Candidate-a sleeper assassin-as well as instilling skills in ESP and remote viewing.
A Nation Betrayed also shows how our own tax dollars paid doctors and hospitals to conduct Cold War research with chemical and biological warfare materials and radiation. Why hasn’t our government been held accountable not only for these atrocities, but for dumping chemicals at sea, testing chemicals on unsuspecting U.S. populations, administering LSD to unwitting soldiers, feeding radioactive cereal to retarded children, and other unthinkable acts in the name of national security?
A Nation Betrayed is a must read to educate the Nation about these abuses, because our silence conveys a powerful message to those in power. Without the necessary changes, history is doomed to repeat itself.
Table of Contents and Preface can be read at http://www2.dmci.net/users/casey Book contains a complete Index. Email Carol Rutz at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Publication Date: July 2001 – Retail Price: U.S. Dollars – $15.95 from Fidelity Publishing P.O. Box 365, Grass Lake, MI 49240-0365, Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½, 262 pages, Trade Paperback, Author: Rutz, Carol – ISBN: 0-9710102-0-X – Add $3.95 Shipping in Continental U.S. – Query for shipping to other locations.
In the United States, the American public have had the knowledge of the CIA’s Top Secret Program, MKUltra, and its experimentation in Mind Control on adult volunteers and unwitting subjects. Now, we have a well-documented, verifiable account of not one, but two childrens’ long untold stories of being CHILD subjects of Project MKUltra.
In the new book, “Secret Weapons: Two Sisters’ Terrifying True Story of Sex, Spies and Sabotage,” we find the horrific, yet, informative narratives of Cheryl and Lynn Hersha, as they describe tortuous programming beginning at the tender ages of four and six years, and continuing into adulthood. Their harrowing accounts are supported by the fact-finding, breakthrough research of Dale Griffis, PhD., (a private investigator best known for his 25 yrs. of work in Ritual Abuse), and investigative journalist, Ted Schwarz, (who has authored over 100 books, countless magazine articles and other written media, including works on Dissociative Identity Disorder, True Crime Stories, and authorized biographies.) A must-read for all who believe in the inherent worth of every human being, and the triumph of the human spirit over the worst evils man can perpetuate against the very young it should be compelled to protect, be it by morality, ethical conduct, law, or common human decency. A riveting, heart-wrenching expose whose time has come.
Quotes from the book: “By the time Cheryl Hersha came to the facility, knowledge of multiple personality was so complete that doctors understood how the mind separated into distinct ego states, each unaware of the other. First, the person traumatized had to be both extremely intelligent and under the age of seven, two conditions not yet understood though remaining consistent as factors. The trauma was almost always of a sexual nature…” p. 52
“The government researchers, aware of the information in the professional journals, decided to reverse the process (of healing from hysteric dissociation). They decided to use selective trauma on healthy children to create personalities capable of committing acts desired for national security and defense.” p. 53 – 54
The book also contains a variety of documents on mk-ultra and different projects as well as reports to the Presidential Committee on Radiation and Mind Control, including information on the five Canadians’ lawsuit against the U.S. Government.
Government Research into ESP & Mind Control – By T. Porter – “Hypnosis, drugs, and psycho-surgery; separately and combined, were the tools of this quest for the ultimate truth serum on the one hand, and the capability to create an agent who could not have his or her mission tortured out of them, or even be aware that they were carrying secret information given to them in an altered state of consciousness. More and more sophisticated drugs were experimented with, such as LSD, Ketamine, and Psilocybine.” http://www.freedomdomain.com/mindcontrol/mkultra01.html
26 July 1963 – MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence -SUBJECT: Report of Inspection of MKULTRA – “The next phase of the MKULTRA program involves physicians, toxicologists, and other specialists in mental, narcotics, and general hospitals and in prisons, who are provided the products and findings of the basic research projects and proceed with intensive testing on human subjects.” This may be heavy for survivors to read. http://cryptome.org/mkultra-0003.htm
The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, the entire book, is online at http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/marks.htm
The Observer – 2/14/99 – The Observer Life Page; Pg. 32 – “…In 1952, Stanley Glickman was a promising young painter studying in Paris. Then one night he shared a drink with some fellow Americans, and his life fell apart. Did the CIA spike his drink with LSD?” by Russ Baker http://www.russbaker.com/Life-The%20Observer%20Magazine%20-%20Stanley%20Glickman%20and%20CIA/Life-The%20Observer%20Magazine%20-%20Stanley%20Glickman%20and%20CIA.htm
Brainwashing and the CIA – Washington 25, D. C. – Office of the Director – 25 Apr 1956 Memorandum For: The Honorable J. Edgar Hoover Director, FBI – Subject: Brainwashing….(signed) Allen W.Dulles Director – A Report on Communist Brainwashing “…He tends to identify by expressing thanks to his captors for helping him see the light. Brainwashing can be achieved without using illegal means. Anyone willing to use known principles of control and reactions to control and capable of demonstrating the patience needed in raising a child can probably achieve successful brainwashing….The first letter and attachment are from Declassified Documents 1984 microfilms under MKULTRA (84) 002258,published by Research Publication Woodbridge, CT 06525….The second letter and attachment are from the Warren Commission documents. http://web.archive.org/web/20011214062825/http://www.newphys.se/elektromagnum/physics/KeelyNet/biology/mind4.asc
United States District Court Northern District of California Wayne A. Ritchie, Plaintiff, V. United States of America, Defendant. No. C 00-03940 MHP MEMORANDUM & ORDER Motion to Dismiss/ Motion for Summary Judgment “As explained in this court’s July 12, 2001 Memorandum and Order, plaintiff, a former Deputy United States Marshal, alleges that he was unwittingly given food or drinks that were laced with lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or another psychoactive drug while attending a holiday party. Following this intoxication, and after visiting several bars, plaintiff initiated an armed robbery. Plaintiff was then taken into police custody where he wrote a letter of resignation. Plaintiff alleges that he was a victim of a national federal program called “MKULTRA” for the research and development of drugs to alter human behavior. Plaintiff maintains that he “first suspected that he might have been surreptitiously drugged” when he read Dr. Stanley Gottlieb’s obituary in the newspaper on March 15, 1999. Compl. ¶ 23. He found additional support for his suspicion in April 1999 when he read a diary entry of George White, an agent of the Bureau of Narcotics and allegedly the operating head of the CIA’s “mind-altering program” in San Francisco.” “”Defendant contends that plaintiff’s claims are barred by laches. To prevail, defendant must demonstrate that plaintiff “inexcusably delayed the pursuit of [his] claim,” causing prejudice. United States v. Marolf, 173 F.3d 1213, 1218 (9th Cir. 1999). For the reasons discussed above, defendant has failed to prove that plaintiff knew or should have known that his injury was caused by LSD before he read Dr. Gottlieb’s obituary in March 1999. Absent this proof, the court cannot find plaintiff’s delay “inexcusable.” Defendant’s motion is denied.”
Lawsuit claiming CIA put LSD in vet’s drink in 1957 can proceed 5/24/04 San Francisco (AP) “A former deputy U.S. marshal and Marine Corps veteran who claims the CIA slipped LSD into his drink in 1957 as part of a mind-control project offered enough evidence to send his $12 million lawsuit to trial, a federal judge ruled Monday. Chief U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel ruled in favor of Wayne Ritchie, citing an apparent admission from a former CIA operative. “I drugged guys involved in about 10, 12 (instances),” former federal narcotics agent Ira Feldman, who worked for the CIA’s Project MKULTRA, told Ritchie’s lawyer in a sworn deposition in February 2003. “I didn’t do any follow-up. … You just back away and let them worry like this nitwit, Ritchie.” Ritchie, 75, believes he may have been a guinea pig for the CIA’s MKULTRA project, in which LSD and other drugs were given to hundreds of unsuspecting Americans during the Cold War. Ritchie believes his drinks at a 1957 office Christmas party attended by a federal agent involved in the project were spiked. The government denies drugging Ritchie…” http://www.sacbee.com/
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RADIATION EXPERIMENTS (PUBLIC MEETING)
March 15, 1995
Tapes of the speeches at BTC are available from: Repeat Performance,2911 Crabapple Lane, Hobart, IN 46342, 219-465-1234. To order, ask forthe BTC show, 4/11- 4/13, 1997,
Claudia Mullen, R.N., “Giving Testimony Regarding Survival as a Government Mind-Control Victim: My Testimony and the Backlash” Tape 14
Valerie Wolf, BCSW,ACSW,BCD, “Assessment and Treatment of Survivors of Sadistic Abuse” 2 tapes, $15, Tape 18-AB
For $15 you can get a video tape of the ACHES-MC survivors and professionals making statements followed by Claudia, Chris and Valerie Wolf giving their testimony at the Presidential Hearings in March 1995.ACHES-MC, Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors – Mind Control, Transcripts of Claudia’s and Valerie’s BTC Chicago workshops are available at http://www.mk.net/~mcf/ckln-hm.htm http://www.mindcontrolforums.com/radio/ckln05.htm
MK RADIO 12 – Interview with Valerie Wolf, Claudia Mullen, Chris Ebner. They expand on their testimonies with information about the CIA doctors and locations allegedly involved in their experimentation and abuse.
Claudia Mullen http://www.mindcontrolforums.com/radio/ckln07.htm
The radio series Mind CONTROL IN CANADA is on CKLN 88.1 FM. This radio series is on Canadian involvement in U.S. CIA and military mind control programs and the alleged links to ritual abuse. For information on how to receive a transcript of the entire interview: CKLN-FM Radio, 380 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W7, Phone: (416) 595-1477, Fax: (416) 595-0226
The following article came from the testimony at the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments by Claudia Mullen, a survivor of alleged government sponsored mind control and ritual abuse.
all crimes are alleged
“Statement to Presidential Report on Radiation, Claudia S. Mullen, March 15, 1995.
I was born in 1950 and by the age of 7; I thought I was already accustomed to being an abused child. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for what was to follow.
Between the years of 1957 and 1984, I became a pawn in a government scheme, whose ultimate goal was mind control and ultimately to create the “perfect spy”. All through the use of chemicals, radiation, drugs, hypnosis, electric shock, isolation in large tubs of hot or cold water, sleep deprivation, brainwashing; and verbal, physical and emotional abuse. By the time I was 9, I was also being sexually abused and humiliated as a coercive technique.
I was exploited unwittingly for nearly three decades of my life and the only explanations given were: “That the end justifies the means”and “I was serving my country in their bold effort to fight communism”.I can only summarize my circumstances by saying, they took an already abused 7 year old child and compounded my suffering beyond belief. The saddest part is- I know for a fact; that I was not alone! There were countless other children in my same situation and there was no one to help us….until now.
I have already submitted as much information as possible; including project names, dates, subproject numbers, names of those people and agencies involved; functions and types of subjects being used. I am able to report this to you in such graphic detail; because of both my photographic memory and the arrogance of the doctors involved, who were certain they would always control my mind and my behavior. The process of recalling these atrocities certainly not an easy task; nor is it without some danger to my self and my family. However, I sincerely hope you will hear me out and have read the backup documents. To me….the risk is worth taking.
Dr. L. Wilson Greene, who claimed to have received 50 million dollars to his army chemical and radiological corporation, as part of TSD (Technical Science Division) of the CIA; once described to my monitor, Dr. Charles Brown, “That children were used as subjects because they were more fun to work with and cheaper too. They needed lower profile subjects than soldiers or government people, so only young willing females will do….besides” he said, “I like scaring them…they and the agency think I’m a God…creating subjects and experiments for whatever deviant purposes SID (Dr. Sidney Gottlieb) and James (Dr. James Hamilton) can think up.
In 1958, I was to be tested they told me by some important doctors coming from a place called the “Society” (The Human Ecological Society). I was told to brave and cooperate though the tests might hurt. I was also instructed not to look at anyone’s face too hard and to ignore names. This was a secret project and I would be asked a lot of questions; then given “shots, X-rays and a little jolt of electricity….but to be brave and all those things would help me forget”. Naturally, as most children do, I did the opposite and remembered as much as I could!
A Dr. John Gittenger tested me and Dr. Cameron gave me the shocks and Dr. Greene the X-rays. Then, I was told by Sid (Dr. Gottlieb),”I was ripe for the big A” – meaning artichoke, I learned later. By the time I left to go home, just like every other time from then on, I would recall nothing of my tests or the different doctors. I would only remember what explanations Dr. Robert G. Heath (of Tulane Medical School) gave me for the odd bruises, needle marks, burns on my head and fingers and even the genital soreness. I had no reason to believe otherwise. Already, they had begun to control my mind!
By the next year when I turned 9; I was sent to a place in Maryland called Deep Creek Caverns to learn how “to sexually please men”. I was taught also how to coerce them into talking about themselves and then I had to prove my accurate recall. Richard Helms, Dr Gottlieb, George White and Morse Allen all planned on entrapping as many officials, agency targets, heads of academic institutions and foundations. Later if the funding started to dwindle or the head of the agency – John McCone decided he could no longer tolerate children being tortured, abused and shot full of biologicals and radiation; then he would be forced to continue the projects at all cost. I was to become a regular little “spy” for them after that summer, entrapping many unwitting men, with the use of hidden cameras. I was only 9 when this began.
Twice I overheard conversations concerning a place or part of the agency called ORD (Office of Research and Development) run by Dr. Greene, Dr. Stephen Aldrich, Martin Orne and Morse Allen. Once a crude remark was made by Dr. Gottlieb about a possible leak over in New Orleans East, involving a large group of retarded children who werebeing given massive doses of radiation. He asked, why Wilson was “so worried about a few retarded kids? After all, they would be the least likely kids to spill the beans!”
The second time I heard Dr. Martin Orne, who was the “director of the scientific office” and later changed to Institute for Experimental Research, (in order to keep more funding coming from different sources for the radiation and mind control experiments). Dr. Orne suggested” stepping up the amounts of all the stressors used on the subjects, such as chemical, biologicals, increasing the volts and length of the electric shock treatments, hypnosis and sexual humiliation” (the blackmail portion of the projects). He stated, “it needed to be done faster, then get rid of the subjects, as it was asking for “us” to come back and haunt them, by remembering.” Dr. Heath at first refused but more of the doctors agreed; although some seemed sincerely horrified at what they either witnessed or heard about.
Dr. Orne demanded that “executive action” be taken. When one of my “splits”; as they referred to my dissociated personalities, asked him (Dr. Orne) what “executive action meant?” ; he replied, “it means we get rid of the little bitch….you! Don’t you get it? You simply disappear, John (Dulles) can order that at any time; and even Mac (John McCone) would never even know what happened to you!”
There is much more I could tell you about government sponsored research including; project names, subproject numbers and the people involved with each. Also, I could include the facilities used, humiliating tests and other forms of torture/abuse utilized. However, I think I’ve given more than enough information to recommend further investigation of all mind control research projects – especially as they involve so much use of radiation.
I would love nothing more than to say I had dreamed all this up and need just to forget it…but that would be a tragic mistake! Not only that – it would be a lie. All these atrocities did occur to me; and to countless other children. And all under the guise of “defending our country”!
It is because of the cumulative effects of exposure to the radiation, chemicals, drugs, torture and subsequent mental and physical distress; that I have been robbed of the ability to work; and even bear children of my own! It is blatantly obvious that none of this was needed; nor should it have ever been allowed to take place at all.
The only means we have to seek out the awful truth and bring it to light (no matter how disgusting) is by opening whatever files remain on all the projects; through another Presidential commission. This time it seems the focus should be more on mind control and brainwashing research funded by our own tax dollars!
I believe this once great nation of ours has a right to know just what is fact and what is fiction. It is our greatest protection against the possibility of this ever happening again. If, by some chance, it has continued to this day, it needs to be stopped!
Now, I leave this matter in your capable hands. I can offer no more than what I have given you today…the truth! Thank you for your time.
Claudia Stewart Mullen (Chrystal Stone) – March 15, 1995
She has short stories available (one is autobiographical) through Red Heart Press, 1712 Milan St, New Orleans, LA 70115. A video tape of the hearing is available from: Missoulians for a Clean Environment, P O Box 2885, Missoula, MT 59806, 406-543-7210.