SUDS

Some other activities under MKULTRA and related programs involved testing the use of drugs in interrogation on defectors. Subprojects 21 and 48 are the obvious ones in the list.

What seems at first strange about this is that these are people who fled communist bloc countries and sought CIA protection. Why then abuse them in this manner? Creates a situation where people in the future might be less likely to trust the US. One will also notice this in the Fair Game film where intelligence sources inside Iraq were left twisting in the wind when the invasion began in 2003. Not exactly good advertising.

I ran across this CDC post this evening.

Update: Sudden Unexplained Death Syndrome Among Southeast Asian Refugees — United States

Between October 1, 1986, and April 30, 1988, 10 cases of sudden unexplained death syndrome (SUDS) in Southeast Asian (SEA) refugees were reported to CDC. In addition, three earlier reports were confirmed as SUDS based on additional information. These 13 reports bring the total number of SUDS in SEA refugees to 117 since CDC surveillance for SUDS began in 1981 (1,2). Since 1982, the number of SUDS cases has continued to decline (Figure 1). Five deaths occurred in 1987 and two in the first 4 months of 1988. The crude death rate in SEA males for 1987 was 1.1 per 100,000, the lowest since 1976.

The 13 new cases occurred in nine states. California reported the most cases (four), followed by Minnesota (two). North Carolina and Arizona, which previously had not reported cases, had SUDS cases in January and May 1987, respectively. Otherwise, the geographic distribution of cases remains similar to that of previously reported cases (Table 1) (1). Age at death ranged from 19 to 57 years (median: 33 years). All decedents were men. Nine were Laotian (five Hmong, two lowland Lao, and two unknown), and two each were Vietnamese and Kampuchean. Twelve of the deaths occurred either at night or during sleep. One decedent, a Laotian man, had a cardiac arrest at night during sleep. He was resuscitated but was comatose when hospitalized; his condition deteriorated, and he was pronounced brain dead 4 days later.

Length of time in the United States was known for seven of the 13 decedents and ranged from 1 to 11 years (median: 4 years). The median length of time in the United States for the 88 of the 117 decedents for whom time in the United States was known was 17 months. Reported by: Surveillance and Programs Br, Div of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control, CDC.

Editorial Note

Editorial Note: CDC continues to receive reports of sudden deaths in SEA refugees in the United States, although the number of reported cases and the crude death rate continue to decline. Approximately 850,000 SEA refugees live in the United States (3). The number of new arrivals has declined since its peak of 151,000 in 1980 and was only 36,000 in 1987 (4,5). The decline in SUDS cases may be related to this decline in newly arrived SEA refugees, since most deaths occur within the first 2 years after arrival in the United States. The ceiling for East Asian (including SEA) refugee admissions in fiscal year 1988 (October 1, 1987, to September 30, 1988) for the United States is 38,000 (5). Assuming the previous pattern continues, the number and rate of SUDS deaths in 1988 will probably remain at 4-5 deaths and 1-2 deaths per 100,000 males, respectively. Although studies have suggested that a structural abnormality of the cardiac conduction system (6) and stress (7) may be risk factors for SUDS, the cause of the deaths remains unknown.

Please direct case reports and questions about sudden deaths in SEA refugees directly to the Surveillance and Programs Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control, CDC, telephone: (404) 488-4780.

cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00001278.htm

This unexplained phenomena formed that basis for the very fictional A Nightmare on Elm Street film. One can see why. Better to assume the supernatural than the evil that dwells in the hearts of men.

Note that the decline started around the time that the CDC started investigating, a few years after the 1977 MKULTRA hearings in the Senate.

What I don’t yet have an opinion on is exactly what they were testing. Or was it training?

Adenosene? Microwave arrhythmia? Or something more like what I suggested here, the placebo effect in reverse? This last would seem to require some kind of black ops to accompany it, such as staged special effects based on the psychology of the victims. Were they superstitious?

Would lean toward some the first. What isn’t clear is what it was that they wanted to keep secret and/or why they needed so much training on how to hold someone down and inject them.

Another Fine Meth

There’s something you begin to notice when it comes to scandal when you look at it long and deep enough. There is a point where the more horrible the crime, the less likely it will get covered by the news, result in indictments. Similar to the murder 10 and you’re a killer, murder a million and you’re a world leader meme, it also goes when the crimes are just too unthinkable.

If it’s bad enough to keep the average person awake at night, in general, we don’t want to think about it, or want it framed in such a way that we can accept the justifications for it. The excuse we give is “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.” That’s a matter of perceptions, not truth; they require the same proof as any other claims.

Consider this 60 Minutes segment regarding the rape and sometimes murder of children as young as 8 years old. Not only Parliament and Lords involved, not only top MI6 spooks, but covered up by Scotland Yard.

https://youtu.be/fL4DD6LXax4

And then there’s this possibly awaiting its turn.

John Vibes, “Classified Evidence: US Soldiers Raped Boys In Front Of Their Mothers,” Anti-Media, 17 December 2015:

theantimedia.org/us-soldiers-raped-boys-in-front-of-their-mothers/

Every time something like this does come to light, the response is the same: “Revealing the horrible things we do will help the terrorists.” The idea that maybe simply not doing things that make us look like the Great Satan don’t enter into it. Really, this is because they want radicalization because it provides more opportunities to raid the US Treasury.

Now backing up and taking a drive down the pre-Vietnam era drug scene. In Albarelli’s A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments, he quotes conversations that the CIA’s Inspector General had that stated Sandoz Corporation and Eli Lilly may not have been the only two manufacturers of LSD-25 for CIA. A report also stated conflicting information about how much Sandoz had on hand but put the number around 20 pounds or 40 kilograms. This is an incredible amount–in the hands of just one supplier–for experimental use given the drug’s potency.

The answer then is, of course, distribution. But what isn’t clear, is why. Taking a guess, I think the first thought was to derail a future anti-war movement via saturation with mind altering substances. I think it’s fair to say some of that backfired, though some did not. The loss of Jimi Hendrix and others via overdose likely didn’t help end the Congressional cash cow that Vietnam had become. But one can see the idea: living in an illusion might effect one’s ability to organize, protest, affect changes to policy.

The second reason, perhaps, was untraceable income, to be used for operations that Congress had not approved. This is in part what the Iran-Contra Scandal was about: Using illegal arm sales to one country to fund revolutions in another country.

Additionally, we’ve seen many of the old Cold War programs, the ones Congress promised would not be repeated, would not occur again, reconstituted post 9/11. In some cases, clearly before that. NSA is wiretapping again. Law enforcement is opening mail again, and spying on civil rights leaders again. Not only is human experimentation back but it brought torture along for the ride.

During MKULTRA and other programs as they related to substances being researched for various purposes included both enhancing and resisting the interrogation as well as other aspects of altering behavior. Some of this research occurred on college and university campuses as well as corporate laboratories. On occasion, CIA also ran operations with the cooperation and/or cover of other agencies within the government itself.

Now to the point today. A National Institute of Standards and Technology {NIST} lab in Maryland exploded recently. The reason it exploded was it apparently contained a meth lab:

Morenike Adebayo, “Meth Lab Found At A Federal Research Facility After It Explodes,” IFL Science, 26 July 2015:

www.iflscience.com/chemistry/meth-lab-was-found-federal-research-facility-after-it-exploded

Are we there again? You’ll note that there have been no arrests as of that article, though that will hardly explain a potential that there are similar labs all over the country.

The problem with the War on Drugs, much like the War on Terror, is that it requires a long, hard, honest look in the mirror. The “call,” as in the slasher film trope, is coming from inside the house. Or very, very nearby.

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Op, Sussanah

I had a dream the other night, when everything was still; 
I thought I saw Susanna dear, a coming down the hill.

Ran across this piece over at a site I found recently, Anti-Media.

Sebastian Swift, “5 Confirmed False Flag Operations and How to Spot Them in the Future,” Anti-Media, 14 July 2015:

http://theantimedia.org/5-confirmed-false-flag-operations/

Of the five, four I am somewhat familiar with. GLADIO was the brainchild of the brother of James Bond creator and WWII military intelligence agent Ian Fleming. The idea was to embed covert operatives in order to repel and sabotage some future Soviet invasion in Europe. Much like the US’ Top Secret America today, it’s purpose never came and so they repurposed it. The Soviets didn’t come, so they undermined unions instead by connecting them in the public mind with communist terrorist organizations, which they ran. One historian claims that even the IRA was infiltrated and turned radical by NATO’s GLADIO at just the time that Ireland was gaining its independence peacefully. The crackdown on the IRA delayed that for decades.

Got that? IRA violence was false flag, even if some of those carrying it out had no idea that was the case.

Next is CIA’s/MI6’s AJAX. In an unbelievably frank admission, CIA lays claim to having tilted the Middle East away from freedom. See the link.

The article also covers FBI’s COINTELPRO. It is essentially talking about the quote from the Church/Tower report I have at top. That is, they paid informants to cause problems between civil rights groups to the point people might have murdered each other.

Then the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, which caused the Police Action War in Vietnam. There apparently weren’t even any North Vietnamese vessels in the area at the time.

The one I don’t recall hearing of is Mossad’s Operation SUSSANAH. It sounds a lot like the NORTHWOODS plan in that Mossad agents planted bombs in Egyptian, British, and American owned businesses and quasi-government facilities in the hopes to frame 8 Egyptians for it. The broader point, though, is again how these events alter politics:

However, the more far-reaching consequences of the Lavon Affair demonstrate once again how governments use false flags to achieve certain objectives that might not have been possible otherwise. In this case, according to a Stanford published paper, the operation triggered a chain reaction of game-changing events:

“A retaliatory military incursion by Israel into Gaza that killed 39 Egyptians; a subsequent Egyptian–Soviet arms deal that angered American and British leaders, who then withdrew previously pledged support for the building of the Aswan Dam; the announced nationalization of the Suez Canal by Nasser in retaliation for the withdrawn support; and the subsequent failed invasion of Egypt by Israel, France, and Britain in an attempt to topple Nasser. In the wake of that failed invasion, France expanded and accelerated its ongoing nuclear cooperation with Israel, which eventually enabled the Jewish state to build nuclear weapons.”

This is why the inclusion of PSYOPs on the American public within the past several NDAAs is disconcerting. This is why I believe those possible interpretations of events in the previous post are not only possible, they are likely.

There is an immense power grab going on, coming from several directions. That the government focuses its attention almost solely on the proxies and not the puppetmasters–many of whom are clearly inside it–is worrying. It implies that the big overthrow of the government that the government has been accusing so many people of, has already occurred.

What’s Old Is New Again

Some recent news that looks like old news to me.

Written 30 August 2011 regarding an event from 28 February 2011:

https://mccoyote.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/the-black-boot-diaries-are-we-there-yet/

It is February 28, 2011…Delta flight 3948.

A lady sitting a few rows ahead of me feels faint and we had to land in St. Louis (I think that’s the correct city).

What I forgot to mention: I was actually ticketed to sit further back. A father and daughter {I think} were separated and I switched seats with the father so that they could sit together. Had it not been for that, I wouldn’t have been able to see and hear what happened as well as I did.

Christine Mai-Duc, “United Airlines flight bound for LAX diverted in Colorado after passengers become ill,” Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2015:

latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-united-airlines-lax-denver-flight-diverted-20150722-story.html

A United Airlines jet en route from Denver to Los Angeles was diverted to Grand Junction, Colo., and met by firefighters after several passengers reported feeling ill.

Firefighters evaluated 10 to 15 passengers, who reported feeling light-headed, nauseous and having headaches, Montgomery said. All of them were sitting next to or near the person who initially became ill, Montgomery said. That person was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

“It looks like there was a medical event with one person, and that caused a little bit of a chain reaction in several other people,” Montgomery said, adding that the incident created a “stressful situation” on the aircraft.

Only recently gave this any serious thought. The SANGUINE accidentally discovered side-effect of intoxication might be it:

https://mccoyote.wordpress.com/mind-affecting-technology/

Project SANGUINE – Ostensibly created by US Navy to study ELF and create SHELF (Super Hard ELF) The Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory in Pensacola, Florida, in the course of their tests carried out in Project SANGUINE, in Clam Lake, WI, discovered that exposure to the magnetic field component in the SANGUINE antenna – within ELF field of 45 to 74 Hz. – produced stress identical to gross alcohol consumption.

Wonder if short-range/on plane or long-range/outside plane.

Note also how little the Department of Defense thinks about the use of directed energy weapons in general with regards to civil rights.

Next, the recent “Saucy Jack” post about the decline in catching serial killers and how that may further political goals in some sectors.

David Lohr, “Neal Falls, Man Killed By Escort, Had Cache Of Weapons And List Of Prostitutes, Police Say,” Huffington Post, 23 July 2015:

huffingtonpost.com/entry/neal-falls-escort-weapons_55b0017ee4b07af29d57679a

The items, as well as statements the woman said Falls made to her, led police to suspect he may have been involved in other unsolved crimes.

Police also found a list containing the names of an unspecified number of women inside the man’s vehicle.

“We have examined as many investigation avenues as we can and have not been able to come up with much information about him,” Cooper said. “It does not appear he had a residence and we’ve done a thorough background and the only family members that come up are either deceased or unable to be found. We’ve got very little information on this guy. It’s almost like he was a ghost.”

Incredible.

And how “accidents” can make news networks rethink their strategies, especially after experiencing shock and awe.

https://mccoyote.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/nothing-to-see-here/

NBC reports another Amtrak train that left same station had windshield shattered by projectile and it is suspicion of NTSB was something happened to one that derailed.

So, no matter how rational people at NBC are, they will make some connection if only internally, if only unconsciously. It is human nature to try to figure out how to better survive, part of evolution.

Glenn Greenwald, “NBC News Releases the Long-Awaited Trailer for its Summer Horror Film About ISIS,” First Look/The Intercept, 23 July 2015:

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/23/nbc-news-releases-long-awaited-trailer-summer-horror-film-isis/

And one of the least lethal things out there gets far, far more attention than the ones that are far more so.

Justice Denied

Promised myself that I would do a follow-up to You Are Now Dumber TV™ post that I did here regarding shows related to law enforcement and intelligence as opposed to ghosts and aliens. Having done a little of the research, I can now state that it is almost impossible. Not even years of harassment and torture lite can prepare you for enduring hours and hours of bullshit like that. Apparently there are limits to my masochism. Who knew?

It’s not that I hate or distrust cops automatically as many people I like and agree with on many things do. As far as the real world goes, I think I get it. It’s not always about the guy who felt powerless in high school becoming the bully with the badge. It’s not always about KKK members infiltrating the sheriff’s office.

What it is always about, though, is being a tool of power. Almost all of the time, when there’s a problem, it can be traced to power, at least when the source of the problem is people. And how dumb do you have to be to continue to unquestioningly follow the orders of people who are ripping you off? Do African-Americans have power? What about your average Muslim?

What about cops? A little. But it pales in comparison to what you can accomplish as governor, prosecutor, senator, CEO, president. You’re just one soldier in a massive army.

But what I can is point out what the real world counterparts have been up to as means of comparison.

Jonathan Turley, “Cold Injustice? TNT Star Kelly Siegler Accused of a Pattern Of Prosecutorial Misconduct,” 22 July 2015:

jonathanturley.org/2015/07/22/cold-injustice-tnt-star-kelly-siegler-accused-of-a-pattern-of-prosecutorial-misconduct/

Judge Larry Gist noted that “Of enormous significance was the prosecutor’s testimony at the habeas hearing that apparently favorable evidence did not need to be disclosed if the state did not believe it was true.” Thus, Siegler asserted that she would only reveal evidence if she was convinced that it was not just exculpatory but true — a very dangerous standard that would allow the withholding of a wide array of evidence.

Gist detailed an astonishing 36 instances of unethical conduct by Siegler.

That was just one of her cases.

John Whitehead, “The American Nightmare: The Tyranny of the Criminal Justice System,” 21 July 2015:

agovernmentofwolves.com/2015/07/21/the-american-nightmare-the-tyranny-of-the-criminal-justice-system/

As I document in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, we’re operating in a new paradigm where the citizenry are presumed guilty and treated as suspects, our movements tracked, our communications monitored, our property seized and searched, our bodily integrity disregarded, and our inalienable rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” rendered insignificant when measured against the government’s priorities.

This kind of thing gets poopoohed by some media. I think this is because Obama is President and you would see the opposite if the other tribe, exactly like that one apart from rhetoric and privatization of Social Security *, were in charge.

Spencer S. Hsu, “FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades,” Washington Post, 18 April 2015:

washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fbi-overstated-forensic-hair-matches-in-nearly-all-criminal-trials-for-decades/2015/04/18/39c8d8c6-e515-11e4-b510-962fcfabc310_story.html

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.

You won’t see these kinds of truths represented with any frequency on TV or coming out of Hollywood. Surveillance state spending is too precious to too many powerful criminals to allow questioning abuse of power, unless that can be leveraged towards…

Now for the catch-22. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. All of this is happening in the hopes of privatizating all of it. If you think you’ve got problems with a Grand Dragon behind a badge, just wait until Globochem needs a few “volunteers” for research and also, by the way, provides law enforcement services for your town which the also own most of through that reverse mortgage you had to get in order to eat. The Libertarians are correct that there’s something wrong; they are delusional if they think the problems will get better in a corporatocracy–which is in part what we have now.

* The Democrats will reverse on this issue as well, and I’ll guess within the next eight years.

Stink Tank

You wouldn’t necessarily realize it from reading the article, and the man has dug up some amazing stories in the past, but this may be Jason Leopold’s biggest story to date.

Jason Leopold, “The DHS Planned to ‘Plug’ Federal Officers Into the Ferguson Protests, Documents Show,” VICE News, 21 July 2015:

https://news.vice.com/article/the-dhs-planned-to-plug-federal-officers-into-the-ferguson-protests-documents-show

The documents reveal that DHS received “intelligence” — largely based on a Fox News report — and subsequently investigated claims that Muslims had “co-opted” the protests in Ferguson.

Let’s back up a moment. What happened here? Who are the players?

Steven Edwards, “Muslim groups seek to co-opt Ferguson protests, says watchdog group,” FOX News, 18 November 2014:

foxnews.com/us/2014/11/18/muslim-groups-seek-to-co-opt-ferguson-protests-says-watchdog-group/

FOX News, I presume, needs no introduction, no explanation. Murdoch’s media empire seeks to distract and inflame the 99% against itself at all times. That they would aid and abet the attempt to tie black free speech {specifically the Ferguson protests} to terrorism should come as no surprise. We’re talking about a tentacle of the beast who hacked phone systems of 9/11 victims’ family members and others, and faced no criminal charges in this country for it.

CSP, on the other hand, the DC think tank that FOX used to propagate this idea, may require some discussion.

Think tanks in general are basically brainstorm sessions where the ideas are later written up into white papers, and become policy for whatever group benefits most from the ideas. Yes, it’s where real world James Bond villains would get their crazy plans for world domination, if they existed. Naturally, FOX would call Evil, Inc.’s braintrust a “watchdog group.”

CSP’s founder on Iraq on an appearance on Chris Matthews’s Hardball:

Steve Benan, “It never ends,” Washington Monthly, 13 March 2009:

washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2009_03/017271.php

There is also circumstantial evidence, not proven by any means, but nonetheless some pretty compelling circumstantial evidence of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq being involved with the people who perpetrated both the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center and even the Oklahoma City bombing.

So this guy is a warhawk. So far, so good on pointing out also a liar with motives possibly ranging from supporting that whacky radical doomsday cult that seems to mostly exist in Texas whether you’re talking W or Ted Cruz, who want to preserve Israel so Jesus can come back and destroy it; the military, intelligence, security industrial complex; and big energy, pharma, etc. who benefit via future CVS and BP stations in the Middle East.

Gaffney is a proven liar.

Moving on to the meat of their argument. They, FOX, claim that it is the connection between Brown and a Muslim shot at at least 21 times, hit 20, that makes it a-okay to suggest black outrage in Ferguson is really radical Muslim terrorism.

Who is this guy?

FOX:

The FBI has said that agents shot him after the 53-year-old mosque leader opened fire on them as they tried to arrest him and 10 others during a raid on a warehouse in Dearborn, Michigan, on charges that included conspiracy to sell stolen goods and illegal possession of firearms. They say that Abdullah, who had an extensive criminal record, shot dead an FBI dog.

What’s missing?

Steven Gray, “Why Was a Controversial Imam Shot 20 Times?,” TIME, 1 February 2010:

content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1958229,00.html

The autopsy, released by Wayne County medical examiner Carl Schmidt, showed that Abdullah was shot a total of 20 times, incurring 21 wounds. He had died during a raid by federal law-enforcement agents on a warehouse in Dearborn, a 20-minute drive southwest of downtown Detroit. And while federal authorities had claimed after the raid that Abdullah opened fire after refusing to surrender his weapon, Schmidt said Monday that when medical-examiner-office investigators found Abdullah’s body inside a semitrailer, the imam’s hands were cuffed behind his back. “I don’t recall police being involved in a case that’s had as many gunshot wounds,” he said.

While he might really have been a bad guy, it really gets called into question when you not only have to shoot him that many times but then either have to do it while he is handcuffed or have to handcuff him after you shoot him 20 times. Also possible, I suppose, someone else put the cuffs on him after he was shot but before his body was taken possession of. But really, why believe people who lie to us on a daily basis? That’s the problem with deception, it ruins your reputation, undermines credibility.

But then that’s kind of getting off topic. The point is that FBI and Department of Homeland Security based their operational plans on a FOX News report based on a liar and Iraq war hawks’ think tank. That is RUMINT–rumor intelligence. That is considered just about the worst thing you can do in the intelligence gathering business this side of torture and mass surveillance. It is basically lowering the bar so low that you can justify anything. You could cherrypick whatever you want for political and/or financial gain when you operate this way.

Of course, I already knew this. I’m a victim of the poison pen in addition to PSYOPs designed to make me react in such a way as to appear, or even drive me to do something that would make me, guilty of something after being harassed for an extended period of time. Buy you, you people need proof that it happens.

A further point? Barack Obama is continually his own worst enemy. Homeland Security is tied into every state and local police organization in the country. Is it any wonder then that some police think that they can shoot or hang unarmed African Americans with relative ease and expect no real repercussions for it? The approval comes from the top.

Even more incredible is how Obama on the one hand criticizes Iraq war hawks for lambasting his deal with Iran on the one hand but allows them to set policy for his Departments of Justice and Homeland Security on the other.

More on Jason, whom our government has labeled a Freedom of Information Act {FOIA} “terrorist.”

Ravi Somaiya, “A Wizard at Prying Government Secrets From the Government,” New York Times, 19 July 2015:

nyti.ms/1HDddEo

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