First, I want to thank you wholeheartedly for your article at Wired, “Conspiracy Theories Abound After Navy Yard Shooting”, September 20, 2013:
The fact that there is any attention at all and any serious look at the possibility of there being more to the Navy Yard shooting than we have been told, is a very welcome thing in my eyes.
I lean (truly an understatement) toward it being the use of psychological operations and harassment coupled with the use of voice-to-skull or similar technology. There are several reasons for this.
First, I am a targeted individual. You can read the first portion of my story over here. It’s only the beginning and is in draft form. One story that you will not see there because I haven’t reached it yet chronologically is how, while I was walking in Minneapolis to go to a pawn shop to sell some belongings in order to be able to eat, I heard, I believe via voice-to-skull, “Wouldn’t it be fun to go learn to shoot?” as I was passing a large shooting range. I did not (and by the way, do not own a gun).
Second, due to getting “slammed” so hard by which ever entities were and are involved in various ways, I discovered that there was a great deal more to MKULTRA. MKULTRA was the referred to by the US Senate as “CIA’s Program of Research in Behavioral Modification” on the cover of their report. Wondering what was going on with me, I started doing research.
What I had recalled before that research about MKUKTRA was watching 60 Minutes as a young person and asking my dad what it was they were talking about. “The CIA gave LSD to some prostitutes and johns,” was his reply.
This was, of course, referring to George Hunter White (who also worked for FBI and a precursor to DEA) slipping people LSD at safe houses. This is one of the few pieces we actually know some significant history about.
When the project started receiving press or getting close to it, the Director of CIA ordered all associated documents destroyed. We don’t know the extent of what was done due to that. We have hints from some of the surviving documents. Some appear at the top of this page. We know CIA (and the Department of Defense was involved to some extent, on and off, a fact that got largely ignored during the Senate hearings) studied, for example, “African attitudes.” Clearly, there was some xenophobia somewhere, and they did that for a reason.
Much of the research was related to interrogation. Could they create a truth serum?
But there was also the fear that the Russians, Koreans, and/or the Chinese had created so-called Manchurian candidates. As seems to have been the case, they basically used the same old physical methods that everyone knew worked: sleep deprivation, torture, programming, etc. They did not have a “magic potion” to make people do what was desired nor make forgetful assassins, spies, and couriers.
There is of course a lot more to this history. I’m skipping much of that in favor of responding to your last paragraph about the odds being in favor of mental illness and keeping this brief.
First, those two things, mental illness and hearing voices via a microwave device, are not mutually exclusive, are they? In fact, if someone is already hearing voices due to schizophrenia, it seems to me that they might be more responsive to hearing voices via some device than someone who does not.
Side issue, also note that V2K has a subliminal mode, that it can cause the unconscious to hear a message and the conscious mind be completely unaware of it. Yes. This is the scary part, the part which may be used on anyone at any time without their knowledge. The only way to know is if the users of the device make a mistake (the message becomes audible or gives itself away via a tingling or other sensation) or to know yourself well enough to recognize the foreign thought.
That being said, that schizophrenics may actually be easier to manipulate using voices projected via the Frey effect, the fact is that the vast majority of people suffering from real mental illness are not violent. One thing that may well get out of control from fallout over this and similar stories is the fact that most of the time people get their peception of reality from entertainment, whether that’s mainstream packaged news or movies and crime shows about serial killers. These shows sensationalize and cherrypick in order to be entertaining. It’s like movies about Wall Street focusing on the partying and deals, not the nitty-gritty economics which would bore the average viewer. There’s a chance of a dangerous backlash against people suffering from schizophrenia or other mental illnesses out of ignorance and fear.
Next, let’s take a look at who some of the targeted individuals are. Julianne McKinney: former military intelligence. Derrick Robinson: former NSA. Lynnae Williams: former CIA and DIA. And sort of Russell Tice: former NSA (he was accused of being mentally unstable, not actually claiming to be otherwise targeted) and Dakota Meyer: former marine who won the Congressional Medal of Honor, but criticized weapons manufacturer BAE Systems; the Pentagon then said to a prospective employer that he was a mentally unstable alcoholic, spread stories via McClatchy news service that he was undeserving of his medal, and thus prevented him from working in the defense sector.
Then there’s Mark from NSA subcontractor Technodyne. I met him personally in Minneapolis and heard his story. He reported some billing discrepancies to his superiors and later lost his job and became a target. They ruined his life and that of one of the company’s partners. He eventually brought evidence to the Washington Post, but the editors decided not to run it at the last minute.
These people are not traitors. If anything, it’s the fact that they have scruples that landed them in hot water with a corrupt kleptocracy.
Moving back a bit in history, you also have Martha Mitchell at the heart of Watergate, where White House officials had her committed. More recently overseas, a similar situation called the “Mollath Affair” in Germany over a banking scandal.
One surviving piece of MKULTRA, the 1955 draft memo also at top (5-5-55). See items 1 and 5, making someone appear mentally ill and faking known diseases, respectively.
That should change the scale a little.
Next, you have the psychological profile of these entities. You can read Thomas Drake’s descriptions of what happened at work to him and others and about how greed ruled the day at NSA. You likely already know about the plethora of lies given with regards to NSA spying on Americans (and maybe you also know that started before 9/11 under other program names).
But it gets worse than that.
Both the US Navy and the CIA dosed detainees at Guantanamo Bay with five times the recommended dose of an anti-malarial drug called mefloquine. The drug is known to cause schizophrenic like symptoms.
Next, related to that, you have torture. The only reason I can see for dosing those people that way (apart from possible kickbacks from the providers of the drugs) is to make the prisoners so crazy that they will confess to anything. That, in turn, allows you to go to Congress with (faulty) intelligence and get funding. Probably you can get anything you ask for if the false confession is scary enough.
You can also find the story of a former British ambassador who describes the torture that CIA engaged in (sometimes just standing by while others did it) that included things like having a man watch his wife being raped with a broken bottle or watching his children be tortured. If that doesn’t get people to see that something is very, very wrong, what will?
And yet John Kiriakou is in prison for talking about torture, not those who engaged in the worst of it for what must likewise be false confessions. Torture does not get the truth. Torture gets the target of it to say whatever makes the pain stop. This is why it is so popular among despots: they could get their victims to admit to being foreign spies or whatever, to distract their own people from the given country’s internal problems.
We also built a gigantic private intelligence sector in 2004 and 2005 likely too large to deal with the problem and certainly too large for meaningful oversight by Congress. The Washington Post called it, “Top Secret America” in their expose. Some members of that group have taken to targeting journalists (by the way, first hand witness of that for Jeremy Scahill), such as Palantir, owned by Ron Paul’s biggest backer in the last election, targeting Glen Greenwald and his family. Then you have other members of “Team Themis” targeting peaceful protesters, and people that companies like Dow Chemical were afraid might sue them. There was also Blackwater working for Monsanto against protesters. This is complete collusion between private corporations and entities within the US government against US and other citizens who pose no threat whatsoever to national security.
And yet journalist Barrett Brown faces 105 years in prison for exposing that, and Jeremy Hammond faces 10 through a coercive plea deal. Not the executives of these companies who declared war on the American middle class, poor and the Constitution itself.
Next, the FBI stated internally that it was prepared to assassinate leaders of the Occupy movement. WhoWhatWhere, the place where the late investigative reporter Michael Hastings worked, has the supporting documents. These are peaceful protesters (though expect both infiltrating agents provocateur and, again, the use of things like MEDUSA to alter that). Therefore, the only logical conclusion to draw is that the US government has likewise declared war on the American people. How else do you parse that? Murdering people for using their First Amendment rights.
And of course we have the national roll-out of drones. Though there have been haphazard excuses (tracking radiation and some other things) these devices are built for surveillance and killing people. Every US air port must be ready to accommodate them by next year.
And then there are the NDAA prisons. No access to attorneys or the system, no reprieve, just indefinite detention on the say-so of the Department of Defense.
I don’t know how else to say it. We have, as Dick Cheney said he wanted to happen after 9/11, taken a long walk on the dark side.
It didn’t start then, but it certainly got a lot worse after. As I said, there’s more. Nazis brought in after PAPERCLIP to work on these projects out of fear of the former Soviet Union, for example. Chemical and biological weapons research, including a very little explored Japanese program that mirrored the German one except in many ways it’s even more terrifying.
Over-reacting sometimes makes things worse than under-reacting would have.
Aaron Alexis is not the only person turned mass shooter by one of the entities named, in my opinion. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, for example, seems a likely case. Dr. E. Fuller Torre told the Times that he was “classic schizophrenic.” And yet Torre, who once worked at a hotbed for MKULTRA activity, St. Elizabeth’s in DC, where the Department of Justice had to step in in recent years due to frequent fights between patients there, is also a believer in schizophrenia having a pathologic cause. That is, it is possible to “catch” it or be given it. A strange statement coming from someone who knows so much about the disease.
Lloyd Woodson is another worth taking a look at. New Jersey, January of 2010, I think it was.
But know that most TIs have been targeted for a lot longer than the past few years. They did not become violent, the vast majority of them. They have, however, waited a long time for something to happen, for the truth to come out. Many of them were, as far as I can tell, practice and training targets for the “real” covert ops, most of which have come more recently.
That’s all for now.