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Added a text-only version of the 1977 Senate Hearings on “Project MKULTRA, the CIA’s Program of Research in Behavioral Modification”.

Includes the 5 May 1955 draft memorandum:

[document begins]



5 May 1955

A portion of the Research and Development Program of TSS/Chemical Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:

1. Substances which will promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public.

2. Substances which increase the efficiency of mentation and perception.

3. Materials which will prevent or counteract the intoxicating effect of alcohol.

4. Materials which will promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol.

5. Materials which will produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way so that they may be used for malingering, etc.

6. Materials which will render the induction of hypnosis easier or otherwise enhance its usefulness.

7. Substances which will enhance the ability of individuals to withstand privation, torture and coercion during interrogation and so-called “brain-washing”.

8. Materials and physical methods which will produce amnesia for events preceding and during their use.

9. Physical methods of producing shock and confusion over extended periods of time and capable of surreptitious use.

10. Substances which produce physical disablement such as paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.

11. Substances which will produce “pure” euphoria with no subsequent let-down.

12. Substances which alter personality structure in such a way that the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another person is enhanced.

13. A material which will cause mental confusion of such a type that the individual under its influence will find it difficult to maintain a fabrication under questioning.

14. Substances which will lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men when administered in undetectable amounts.

15. Substances which promote weakness or distortion of the eyesight or hearing faculties, preferably without permanent effects.

16. A knockout pill which can surreptitiously be administered in drinks, food, cigarettes, as an aerosol, etc., which will be safe to use, provide a maximum of amnesia, and be suitable for use by agent types on an ad hoc basis.

17. A material which can be surreptitiously administered by the above routes and which in very small amounts will make it impossible for a man to perform any physical activity whatsoever.

The development of materials of this type follows the standard practice of such ethical drug houses as [deletion] It is a relatively routine procedure to develop a drug to the point of human testing. Ordinarily, the drug houses depend upon the services of private physicians for the final clinical testing. The physicians are willing to assume the responsibility of such tests in order to advance the science of medicine. It is difficult and sometimes impossible for TSS/CD to offer such an inducement with respect to its products. In practice, it has been possible to use outside cleared contractors for the preliminary phases of this work. However, that part which involves human testing at effective dose levels presents security problems which cannot be handled by the ordinary contractor.

The proposed facility [deletion] offers a unique opportunity for the secure handling of such clinical testing in addition to the many advantages outlined in the project proposal. The security problems mentioned above are eliminated by the fact that the responsibility for the testing will rest completely upon the physician and the hospital. [one line deleted] will allow TSS/CD personnel to supervise the work very closely to make sure that all tests are conducted according to the recognized practices and embody adequate safeguards.

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Added CIA Family Jewels page from the National Security Archives so people can see what the CIA did. They spied on journalists, they tested drugs on unwitting US citizens, they harassed groups attempting to address grievances with their government and otherwise express First Amendment Rights as provided for in the basis for our entire system, the Constitution. Today, this is a violation of the law specifically called Conspiracy Against Rights. If you are a victim of stalking or harassment by unknown parties (especially if it seems as though it’s the police or other local or state authorities involved), write to the Inspector General of the CIA and to the FBI tip line. Public pressure is the only way to get this stopped and, really, if I’m correct (and I am), democracy itself is at stake. Do it.

And, finally, added a link to information on Curveball (also at the National Security Archives), a liar who was used to justify the invasion of Iraq (which has cost US taxpayers trillions of dollars, much of which has gone to private corporations, just as Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned could happen when he left office).

Added after posting this: National Security Archives page on Operation Northwoods, how the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon planned to fake a terror attack on US soil in order to justify invading Cuba. Did that make any eyebrows pop up?



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  4. […] are you, twelve?” (see again item 12 of the draft memo from 1955 which was released to the public in 1977, when I was […]

  5. […] yet familiar with it’s connection to MK/ULTRA (a joint CIA and DOD project). Read the draft 1955 memo. Ask yourself, why the word “lingering”? It’s for […]

  6. […] That day he came home nearly catatonic and I figured he had been slipped something at work by whoever (subsequent to Washington Post’s expose, NSA would seem to lead the pack on that extremely illegal act). The complete—despite my extreme optimism as a result of artificially induced euphoria—drowning of the relationship in misunderstandings and unfounded fears. The seeming suicidal episode, as I said I believe induced by drugs from the intel community, was the main reason I felt I had to break up with my ex. It didn’t seem safe for him and he seemed way too eager to, had he had the option, to get me committed (like CIA did to Lynnae Williams). See item 17 of the 1955 MK/ULTRA draft memo. […]

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