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S Hassan - 1990 -
After reading Combatting Cult Mind Control I feel more comfortable with the fact that I myself 
fell for the Watchtower Society's deceptions and remained in that system for 13 years. I can see 
now that I was not simply “taking in knowledge” at my “free home Bible study” and at ... 
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[PDF] from spiritself.netJ Marks - 1980 -
The Search for the Manchurian Candidate (c)1979 by John Marks Published by Times Books 
II....................................................................................................4 2. COLD WAR ON THE ... 
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TG Gutheil… - Hofstra law review, 1983 -
1. Hofstra Law Rev. 1983 Fall;12(1):77-120. "Mind control," "synthetic sanity," "artificial
competence," and genuine confusion: legally relevant effects of antipsychotic
medication. Gutheil TG, Appelbaum PS. Program in Psychiatry ... 
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[CITATION] Mind control

P Schrag - 1978 - Pantheon
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MH Shapiro - Southern California Law Review, 1973 -
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J Silva - 1991 -
WHAT MIND CONTROL HAS DONE FOR OTHERS... —A marketing company used it and 
cre- ated 18 new products. —14 Chicago White Sox players used it and boosted their 
scores. —Performing artists Vicki Carr, Carol Law- rence, and Loretta Swit have spoken ... 
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G Thomas - 1989 -
... Journey into madness: The true story of secret CIA mind control and medical abuse. Post a
Comment. CONTRIBUTORS: Author: Thomas, Gordon. PUBLISHER: Bantam Books (New York).
SERIES TITLE: YEAR: 1989. PUB TYPE: Book (ISBN 0553053574 ). VOLUME/EDITION: ... 
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TR Boulette… - Community Mental Health Journal, 1985 - Springer
ABSTRACT: This paper describes one variation in the battering phenomenon which was initially 
observed among low-income women. The strategies of coercion and deception utilized by the 
abusive male in these relationships are described and compared with similar strategies of ... 
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HM Weinstein - 1990 -
... Psychiatry and the CIA: Victims of mind control. Post a Comment. CONTRIBUTORS: Author:
Weinstein, Harvey. PUBLISHER: American Psychiatric Press (Washington, DC). SERIES TITLE:
YEAR: 1990. PUB TYPE: Book (ISBN 0880483636 ). VOLUME/EDITION: ... 
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[PDF] from weebly.comW Bowart… - 1978 -
CONDITIONS OF SALE: This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade 
or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent 
in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a ... 
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Patents Patents 1 - 10 on neurological weapons. (0.10 seconds) 
[APPLICATION] Iconographic medical and population survey and system and method for using ...
US Pat. 9966319 - Filed Sep 28, 2001
Weapons attack icons 60 preferably comprise a first icon 61 indicating a ... 
from a neurological disorder, and was a victim of a chemical/biological weapons 

Method and apparatus for the destruction of suspected terrorist weapons by ...
US Pat. 6354181 - Filed Dec 9, 1999
... the chamber which no known biological or neurological agent can withstand. 
... A device for the destruction of weapons by explosion, comprising: a ...

[APPLICATION] Conformer-specific antibodies and method of use, thereof
US Pat. 11473460 - Filed Jun 22, 2006 - 
Such diseases include, by way of example, prion diseases, neurological diseases, 
... pathogenic viruses in biological weapons, suspected biological weapons...

[APPLICATION] Monitoring for and detecting microbes used in bioterrorism
US Pat. 10449460 - Filed May 30, 2003
... anthrax was developed as part of a larger biological weapons program by 
several ... Prominent neurologic findings in all forms of botulism include ...

Stimulating a beneficial human response by using visualization of medical ...
US Pat. 5546943 - Filed Dec 9, 1994
Of course, the patient can also be provided with weapons that do not have ... 
step of biofeedback wherein the patient's neurological system responds to the 

[APPLICATION] Inhibition of a novel calcium injury current that forms in nuerons during ...
US Pat. 11008258 - Filed Dec 10, 2004 - Robert J. DeLorenzo
... various weapons), interference with oxygenation due to chemical weapon 
agents, ... Medical and neurological diseases that commonly cause injury to the 

[APPLICATION] Compositions and Methods Related to Adenovirus Based Delivery of Antigens
US Pat. 11764719 - Filed Jun 18, 2007
... the threat posed by biological weapons and have provoked discussion of mass 
... and (f) it has the highest rate of neurological disease among apparent ...

Plasma furnace disposal of hazardous wastes
US Pat. 6552295 - Filed Dec 20, 2000 - Research Triangle Institute
Given that many of neurological bio-hazards, such as sarin are in liquid form, 
... Chemical weapons materials for disposal comes in a variety of forms. ...

Omni-directional treadmill with applications
US Pat. 7780573 - Filed Jan 31, 2007
Non-attached weapons might have electrical or pneumatic attachments, and non-
contact ... and rehabilitate individuals with neurological and spinal deficits. 

System and method for detecting, collecting, analyzing, and communicating ...
US Pat. 7725565 - Filed Nov 19, 2008 - Georgetown University
... and the immense former 25 Soviet Union biological weapons program. ... was 
preceded by neurological symptoms in cats that ate contaminated fish, ...

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Device and method for determining and communicating the remaining life of a ...

US Pat. 6820019 - Filed Jul 31, 1999 - Medtronic, Inc.
power source in an implantable neurological tissue stimulator. Basically, the 
invention contemplates a method, performed in a system without human ...

Taliscanin and other aristolactams for treating neurological disorders ...
US Pat. 4782077 - Filed Aug 20, 1987 - Monoclonetics International, Inc.
Primary Examiner— Stanley J. Friedman Attorney, Agent, or Firm — Eric P. Mirabel 
[57] ABSTRACT A method of treating neurological disorders, in particular ...

[APPLICATION] Methods of treating neurological disorders
US Pat. 10052691 - Filed Jan 18, 2002
Steven R. Gullans, Natick, MA (US); Satinder Sarang, Boston, ...

Advanced drug delivery system and method of treating psychiatric ...
US Pat. 5326570 - Filed Jul 23, 1991 - Pharmavene, Inc.

[APPLICATION] Scoring of sensed neurological signals for use with a medical device system
US Pat. 10687389 - Filed Oct 15, 2003 - Medtronic, Inc.
The system comprises a monitoring element that receives a neurological signal 
having at least one event to be scored. The medical device system identifies ...

[APPLICATION] Uridine administration improves phosphatide synthesis, synaptic transmission ...
US Pat. 10944269 - Filed Sep 20, 2004
In one embodiment, the neurological disorder is a memory disorder. ... In 
another embodiment, the behavioral syndrome or neurological syndrome follows ...

US Pat. 11766886 - Filed Jun 22, 2007 - MEDTRONIC, INC.
40A shows a process 971 for determining whether to enable the cardiac or 
respiratory detection algorithms for neurological event detection. ...

[APPLICATION] GLYT1 Transporter Inhibitors and Uses Thereof in Treatment of Neurological ...
US Pat. 12524589 - Filed Jan 30, 2008
Uses of the compounds as medicaments, and in the manufacture of medicament for 
treating neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, in particular psychoses 

[APPLICATION] Methods for diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disease by detection of ...
US Pat. 10543486 - Filed Jan 27, 2004 - Bayer College of Medicine
The methods of the invention also provide a mechanism for monitoring progression 
and treatment of neurological disease. CD CO CO £ 'H CO a CD CD CO co c CO ...

[APPLICATION] Use of xenon for the control of neurological deficits associated with ...
US Pat. 10512758 - Filed May 1, 2003
ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS (76) Inventors: Nicholas Peter Franks, 

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 System and method for secure offshore storage of crude oil natural gas or ...
US Pat. 11732033 - Filed Apr 2, 2007 - 
New types of sensors and non- lethal weapons developed after the 9/11 attacks 
... intense focused audio beams such as LRAD, and microwave equivalents 64 can 

[APPLICATION] Laser beam transformation and combination using tapered waveguides
US Pat. 11371891 - Filed Mar 9, 2006
Relevant Background [0004] Directed energy weapons (DEW) based on delivery ... 
similar to phased arrays used in microwave radar as well as radio-telescopes. 

[APPLICATION] Wireless surveillance system
US Pat. 11392376 - Filed Mar 28, 2006
Backup communication links such as microwave links might be provided for the 
laser ... and destroyed even from the central station using GPS guided weapons

Image processing for vehicular applications
US Pat. 7596242 - Filed Oct 5, 2006 - Automotive Technologies International, Inc.
38 can also be microwave or mm wave radar sensors which transmit and receive ... 
MIR can be used to detect the presence of weapons on a person that might be ...

[APPLICATION] Slow motion detection system
US Pat. 10076817 - Filed Feb 14, 2002
... such as providing targeting data to a weapons system. ... wireless, cellular
, cable, laser, satellite, microwave, or other suitable carrier means, ...

[APPLICATION] Dendrimer Based Terahertz Generator
US Pat. 11862474 - Filed Sep 27, 2007
... radiation is through upconversion of lower frequency microwave oscillators. 
... such as inspection and screening, detection of hidden weapons on humans, ...

[APPLICATION] Satellite based data transfer and delivery system
US Pat. 10328451 - Filed Jan 14, 2003
... A Simulated Area Weapons Effects Display Arrangement 95-1642 VENE ... AND 

Imaging-infrared skewed cone fuze
US Pat. 6817296 - Filed Aug 4, 2001 - Northrop Grumman Corporation
... and (4) Non-Spinning or Slowly-Spinning 15 weapons. 2. ... and antiaircraft 
missile technology combined to produce the fixed- 25 angle microwave fuze. ...

[APPLICATION] Ultra sensitive silicon sensor millimeter wave passive imager
US Pat. 10689720 - Filed Oct 22, 2003
... application for home defense for remote weapons and explosive detection. ... 
on a single silicon wafer, obviates the need of any microwave mixers. ...

System for a recipient to determine whether or not they received non-life ...
US Pat. 7089210 - Filed Dec 12, 2001 - Pitney Bowes Inc.
"Lambda Technologies' Variable Microwave Systems Adapted to 'Zap' Bioterrorism 
Threat", Nov. ... "Sensors Detect Biological Weapons", ...

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GC Berkhof - Netherlands International Law Review, 1989 - Cambridge Univ Press
... Second, weapons based on new principles of physics, which could have an equally
revolutionary effect on warfare at the turn of the century. They include high-powered lasers,
particle beam weapons and radio frequency or microwave weapons. ...


BВ Haberland - Michigan Journal of International Law - HeinOnline
... One example would be acoustic weapons that only irritate the target and render it unable to
respond to the attack. Another example is the microwave beam that causes a burning sensation
on the target's skin, but the sensation disappears as soon as the target steps out of the ...
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MN Schmitt - Michigan Journal of International Law, 1998 -
... stand-off sensors such as aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles carrying various sensors
(multispectral, passive microwave, electronic intelligence, etc.); 3) in-place sensors, such as
acoustic, gravimetric, biochemical, and ground-based optical; and 4) weapons sensors, such ...
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BH Weston - McGill Law Journal, 1982 - HeinOnline
Page 1. Nuclear Weapons Versus International Law: A Contextual Reassessment Burns H. Weston* ...
I alone, of course, assume full responsibility for what is written. Page 2. NUCLEAR WEAPONS
V. INTERNATIONAL LAW Synopsis Introduction I. Clarification of the Problem ...
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DP Fidler - Michigan Journal of International Law, 1999 - HeinOnline
Introduction 52 I. "Non-Lethal" Weapons: Concept, Purposes, Types, and Controversies 55 A.
The Difficult Concept of "Non-Lethal " Weapons 55 B. Reasons Behind the Recent ...
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928 F. 2d 1175 - Court of Appeals, Dist. of Columbia Circuit, 1991 - Google Scholar
... cocaine or drug paraphernalia in the house or weapons in the barbecue. She had not gone into
the kitchen on the evening of January 12th and had not seen the scale on the counter or fragments
of cocaine on the cutting board. She had last used the microwave oven three or ...
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R Serrato - HeinOnline
... Altmann begins by identifying real application areas such as sensors, lasers, microwave weapons
and electromagnetic acceleration of projectiles with specific military risks.12 Even when he simply
characterizes the nature of current technological change, without getting into ...
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857 F. Supp. 105 - Dist. Court, Dist. of Columbia, 1994 - Google Scholar
... on which defendant was charged with distribution of crack, she was prepared to sell cocaine
powder to an undercover law enforcement officer but, upon the officer's insistence that she first
convert the powder to crack, she complied by "cooking" the powder in a microwave for a ...
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[PDF] from af.milLCJC Duncan - Naval L. Rev., 1998 -
... vehicle disablement; delaying enemy advance or attack; disabling vessels, submarines and naval
mines; and counterproliferation of weapons of mass ... Materials (airborne materials designed to
clog the air filters of combustion engines) 58 * High Power Microwave Fields (pulsed ...
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519 SE 2d 347, 336 SC 140 - SC: Supreme Court, 1999 - Google Scholar
... Furthermore, he said that cocaine was usually kept in refrigerator or the microwave oven of the
residence. In addition to its specificity, the affidavit was confirmed to the extent that the weapons
described by the informant matched those that had been stolen from the Atlantic ...
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Patents 261 - 270 on NON-LETHAL WEAPONS. (0.17 seconds)

Irritant dispenser and method
US Pat. 5842602 - Filed Mar 26, 1998
... lethal force, weapons such as 15 handguns and knives are considered
unacceptable modes of deterring assailants and non-lethal devices have
proliferated. ...

Portable electromagnetic stun device and method
US Pat. 5625525 - Filed Jul 11, 1994 - Jaycor
The current supply passes a current non-lethal stunning. ... The TASER weapon
employs two darts that are fluid stream to the living animal, ...

Electrical weapon having controller for timed current through target and ...
US Pat. 7234262 - Filed Dec 2, 2005 - TASER International, Inc.
A weapon for applying non-lethal electrical pulses to disable an attacker is
also 35 known. The conventional weapon launches a first dart and a second dart.

Method for producing a less lethal projectile
US Pat. 6862995 - Filed Dec 1, 2003 - James T. Kerr
Various non-lethal projectiles have been generated before and since then and ...
a projectile found in a gun or weapon, such as a conventional 65 handgun, ...

US Pat. 3830214 - Filed Jan 14, 1972 - MB Associates
In the subject inven- and more particularly to a high impact, non-lethal ... use
of deadly weapons, such as fire- for the launching of the projectile, arms, ...

Autonomous weapon system
US Pat. 7210392 - Filed Oct 17, 2001 - Electro Optic Systems Pty Limited
This function is fail-safe so that the weapon will disarm itself on failure. ...
suppression with area fire, interdiction and non-lethal intervention. ...

[APPLICATION] Weapon for preventing locomotion of remote living target by causing repeated ...
US Pat. 10016082 - Filed Dec 12, 2001
While various method of applying lethal electrical impulses are well documented,
a weapon for applying non-lethal electrical impulses to disable an ...

[APPLICATION] Projected polarized field propulsion apparatus
US Pat. 11058809 - Filed Feb 15, 2005
[0022] Another objective of the present invention is to provide non-lethal
weapons for — hopefully — defensive purposes — by affecting the nervous systems

[APPLICATION] Radioactive material modification apparatus
US Pat. 11059012 - Filed Feb 15, 2005
[0025] Another objective of the present invention is to provide non-lethal
weapons for — hopefully — defensive purposes — by affecting the nervous systems

System and method for secure offshore storage of crude oil natural gas or ...
US Pat. 7628208 - Filed Apr 2, 2007
New types of sensors and non-lethal weapons developed after the 9/11 attacks may
be used. For example, new surveillance radar, intense focused audio beams ...

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HK Florig - Spectrum, IEEE, 2002 -
Microwaves can now be generated with such high powers that both the United States and the
Soviet Union are weighing their military potential. The biggest fear is that an enemy might use
high- power microwaves (HPM) to jam or burn out the electronic hardware upon which ...
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M Abrams - IEEE Spectrum, 2003 -
For the wired world, the allure and the danger of high-power microwave weapons are both very
real. By Michael Abrams. ... In fact, all you need is a reasonable grasp of physics and electrical
engineering to appreciate the ingeniousness of microwave weapons. ...
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G Ni, B Gao… - Microwave Conference Proceedings, 2005. …, 2006 -
The development of modern electronic technology, especially the continuous breakthrough of
the key technologies in micro-electronics in recent years have made large-scaled integrated
circuit and super high speed integrated circuit widely used in various weapon systems, ...
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[PDF] from psu.eduRCJ Hsu, A Ayazi, B Houshmand… - Microwave Symposium, …, 2007 -
... Abstract - High Power Microwave (HPM) weapons and other sources of intense microwave power
pose a growing threat to modern RF receivers. ... (HPM) weapons and other microwave based
directed energy weapons, popularly known as the e-bomb, pose a serious ...
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E Van Keuren… - Security Technology, 1995. …, 2002 -
Page 1. Use of High Power Microwave Weapons ... Easily Manufactured Explosives As discussed
in this paper, the destructive power of High Power Microwave (HPM) generators allow them to
be used as effective weapons by both law enforcement and criminal organizations. ...
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RJ King, JK Breakall, HG Hudson… - NASA STI/Recon …, 1984 -
... DIFFERENCE THEORY, VULNERABILITY. Bibliographic Code: 1984STIN...8520229K.
Abstract. Advances in the development of high power microwave sources have increased
the potential for future deployment of microwave weapons. ...
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[PDF] from oneheartbooks.comD Pasternak - US News and World Report, 1997 -
... instance. "Once you are into these antimateriel weapons, it is a short jump to antipersonnel
weapons," says Louis Slesin, editor of the trade journal Microwave News. ... The US Air Force expects
to have microwave weapons by the year 2015 and other nonlethal weaponry sooner. ...
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RE Richardson, VG Puglielli… - IEEE Transactions on …, 1975 -
Title: Microwave interference effect in bipolar transistors. Authors: Richardson, RE; Puglielli, VG;
Amadori, RA. Affiliation: AA(US Navy, Naval Surface Weapons Center, Dahlgren, Va.), AB(US
Navy, Naval Surface Weapons Center, Dahlgren, Va.), AC(US Navy, Naval Surface ...
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RW McMillan, NC Currie… - Microwave and …, 2002 -
... These radiometric sensors also detect temperature differences between weapons and the human
body background. Holographic imaging systems operating at both microwave and MMW
frequencies have been developed which generate images of near photographic quality ...
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[PDF] from dtic.milC Wilson… - 2005 -
... no effect on people. However, microwave energy weapons (HPM) are smaller- scale,
are delivered at a closer range to the intended target, and can sometimes be emitted
for a longer duration. These capabilities can cause a ...
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International Space Treaties Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (1979) is the infamous "Moon Treaty". It was killed by a handful of L5 Society Society activists who were the first to see that it would outlaw property rights in the rest of the universe and indefinitely bog down space settlement in a "common heritage of all mankind" morass. When as a result of the L5 Society efforts the US congress failed to ratify the treaty, the USSR also breathed a sigh of relief. They likewise did not ratify. The soviets were so surprised at the impact of this relatively unknown organization that they sent very obvious KGB members to chapter meetings in New York City to find out who they were. The Soviet Embassy in Washington DC subscribed to the L5 News for years afterwards.Original ascii text copies of the files came from the Tufts' Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy site at, the "Mulitateral Treaties Project". Unfortuneately this site seems to no longer be available.The Univ of Colorado's Center for Space Law & Policy maintains a BBS at (303)494-8446 where these are available via dial-in for those without FTP.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Full text of major space treatiesTreaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water (5 Aug 63)Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (1967)Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space (1968)Agreement Relating to the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization "INTELSAT" (20 Aug 71)Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects (1972)Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space (1975)Convention on International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) with Annex (3 Sep 76, amended 1985, with Protocol 1981)Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (1979)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Background documentsWhite House Background Briefing Excerpt, Ukraine Space Cooperation (Nov 1994)Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2-6 October, 1995 Oslo, Norway. Fifty papers are presented in this volume, including the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. The case concerned satellite broadcasting and use of the geostationary orbit (Agrethia v. Pathron). Sessions included legal aspects of commercial space activities; legal issues arising from recent technical studies relating to space debris; recent developments in the law of intergovernmental organizations dealing with space matters; and other legal matters.1996, 408 pp, HardcoverISBN 1-56347-213-9AIAA Members: $64.95List Price: $84.95Order #: P961(800)Opinions and DiscussionDerelicts in Space and Space Station Jurisdiction--------------------------------------------------------------------------------US Domestic LawThis is a temporary home for US Law documents until there are enough to warrant restructuring. At this moment we only have:Space Transportation Services Purchase Act of 1993 (HR2731) The current status of this bill and its' successors was researched and passed on to us by Dave Neff. He was told:As we discussed on the phone, H.R. 2731 was introduced on July 23, 1994 by Rep. Bob Walker. No action occured on the bill and it died at the end of the 103rd Congress in December, 1994. The provisions of H.R. 2731 relating to tax incentives for space commerce (sections 402, 403, 404, 405 and 406) were reintroduced as H.R. 1953 on June 28, 1995. No further action has occured on the bill. Congress is expected to adjourn around October 1 and it is doubtful that H.R. 1953 will be approved by then.As you are aware, legislation that provides tax breaks are very hard to pass because it essentially requires that Congress find other funding to make up for the revenue loss. While tax incentives for space commerce have supporters, it is not broad enough to gain approval in Congress at this time.Space Commercialization Promotion Act of 1996 (HR3936). According to Charles Miller of the Space Frontier Foundation:H.R. 3936, the "Space Commercialization Promotion Act Of 1996", passed in the House of Representatives on a bipartisan voice vote last Tuesday. We need the Senate to approve the bill this week using a procedure called "unanimous consent", before they recess on friday.On Tuesday the 24th, the bill will be "hotlined" to every senator's office, asking for their consent that the bill be passed. While there is a chance that one objecting senator could be accomodated with a minor amendments, there is NO TIME to negotiate major changes to the bill or have a "conference". The Senate must pass the bill this week or the opportunity is lost until the next congress.59 FR 11360 Russian Federation and U.S.; agreement regarding international trade in commercial space launch services; implementation guidelines, 11360. (10-Mar-94)The U.S. House of Representatives - Internet Law Library - U.S. Code has a searchable copy of US federal law code.Legal Information Institute at Cornell has a law server that can also be used to retrieve space law relevant codes.United Nations Treaty Collection Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General1 CHAPTER I Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice2 CHAPTER II Pacific Settlement of International Disputes3 CHAPTER III Privileges and Immunities, Diplomatic and Consular Relations, etc4 CHAPTER IV Human Rights5 CHAPTER V Refugees and Stateless Persons6 CHAPTER VI Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances7 CHAPTER VII Traffic in Persons8 CHAPTER VIII Obscene Publications9 CHAPTER IX Health10 CHAPTER X International Trade and Development11 CHAPTER XI Transport and Communications12 CHAPTER XII Navigation13 CHAPTER XIII Economic Statistics14 CHAPTER XIV Educational and Cultural Matters15 CHAPTER XV Declaration of Death of Missing Persons16 CHAPTER XVI Status of Women17 CHAPTER XVII Freedom of Information18 CHAPTER XVIII Penal Matters19 CHAPTER XIX Commodities20 CHAPTER XX Maintenance Obligations21 CHAPTER XXI Law of the Sea22 CHAPTER XXII Commercial Arbitration23 CHAPTER XXIII Law of Treaties24 CHAPTER XXIV Outer Space25 CHAPTER XXV Telecommunications26 CHAPTER XXVI Disarmament27 CHAPTER XXVII Environment28 CHAPTER XXVIII Fiscal Matters29 CHAPTER XXIX Miscellaneous[ Return to Island One Dock ]
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WelcomeIf you are interested in uncovering the truth behind Government conspiracies, Mind Control, Secret Societies, Destructive Corporatism, 9/11, Unreported Health Issues and Covert Military Operations then Wide Eye CinemaVideo Clips:* Who Profits from Israeli Occupation?* Shadow Behind the Throne: NWO Overview* Mike Morgan vs. Goldman Sachs* Radio Interview with Ghis about Health* Humanity’s Expression* Fake Al Qaeda Actors EXPOSED!Health:* Sodium Bicarbonate: A Natural Cancer Treatment* Vaccination 101 with Ghis* 16:9 presents “Dirty Electricity”* Overwhelming Evidence That Autism is Caused by Thimerosal* David Kirby presents: Evidence of Harm* David Ayoub: Vaccines and Childhood IllnessesCorporatism:* The Trap: Fuck You Buddy (2007)* The Power of Nightmares (2004)* William K. Black: This Economic Disaster* The Merchant of Venice (2004)* Israel Palestine: The Other Side of The Story* The Yes Men (2003)False Flag Operations:* Media Monarchy Interviews William Fox* The Passionate Eye: Anthrax War* An Israeli Journalist interviews Ernst Zundel* Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11* The Age of Terror: In the Name of Liberation* Steven Jones: Why Did the WTC Towers Collapse?Secret Societies:* Illuminati, Music Industry & why Mike was Killed* Society (1989)* Arte France presents: Dark Side of the Moon* Common Purpose Linked to World Control* David Icke in Zagreb (Full Interview)* Hollywood Insiders: Fallen AngelsMind Control:* EXPOSED: New Age Channeling* Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s New Age Revival* Modern Marvels: Torture Devices* Leaked Scientology Orientation Video (cam)* The Boys from Brazil (1978)* National Geographic: CIA Secret Experiments
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A LIST OF "MY ILLUMINATI VIDEO-COLLECTION: list of "my" Illuminati video-collection: Important: They are not MINE!, they are just various videos which i find on Googlevideo and upload..(and forgive me for grammar errors in my spelling, trying desperate to translate all this in English... ;) )I Illuminati Five Sense ConspiracyII Illuminati ET/Spiritual ConspiracyIII Matrix Conspiracy/How to stop itPlease watch these videos in the correct chronological order to understand the "Big picture" ...However, I appreciate all of you that use of their time to watch some of these movies, so thanks to all you viewers!IMPORTANT! (2 april 2009)"4-3 Illuminati Five Sense Conspiracy:The men behind Obama (CFR-Nazis/Zionists)": Sorry, but this video was removed by during end of mars 2009, but now I've uploaded it once more :) Web-link to this movie here: (and also further down the page)Illuminati Five Sense Conspiracy:1 Project Paperclip-Nazi-Bush family-connection CIA Bush Clinton and global drug traffic CIA Bush Clinton and global drug traffic CIA Bush Clinton and global drug traffic CIA Bush Clinton and global drug traffic World Intelligence agencies are behind 9/11 British Intelligence Mi5 Annie Machon talks British Intelligence Mi5 David Shayler talk Mike Ruppert on CIA's involvement in 9/11 Investigator Jim Marrs speech 2006 on 9/11 Alex Jones movie: "Terror Storm" (9/11) Mike Ruppert "CIA/MOSSAD involved in 9/11" History Channel on Secret Societies (2001) USA- UN/British Queen/Monarchy- connection The men behind Obama (CFR-Nazis/Zionists) Stanleith Monteith on the Shadow Government They are creating a facist New World Order NWO speeches by mind-controlled puppets Who is the Illuminati? Fritz Springmeier The movie "Shadows in motion" - Illuminati Aaron Russo -"America: Freedom to Fascism" Alex Jones interviews Aaron Russo Alex Jones movie: "Endgame" Recut Jim Marrs lecture: "Rule By Secrecy" Anthony J Hilder movie: "Illuminazi" Anthony Hilder:911_greatest_lie_ever_sold David Icke-Illuminati and the money system Euro first,then Amero,soon World Currency Illuminati wants Fema-prisoncamps/martial law Human population reduction plan: Aspartame Human population reduction plan: GMF I Human population reduction plan: GMF II Human population reduction: Mc Donalds Human population reduction plan:Fluoride I Human population reduction plan:Fluoride II Human population reduction plan:FluorideIII Human population reduction plan: AIDS Human population reduction plan:Vaccines I Human population reduction plan:Vaccine II Human population reduction plan:Chemtrails Human population reduction plan:Cellphones Human population control plan:Microchip I Human population control plan:MicrochipII Population reduction/control plan: Summary Dr. Begich on harmful technology I (ELF) Dr. Begich on harmful technology II (ELF) The Satanic Vatican-Nazi-USA connection Erich Priebke- a nazi protected by vatican Pedophilia in the satanic vatican CIA-pedophilia/human sacrifice/satanism I CIA-pedophilia/human sacrifice/satanism II Pedophilia in the White House I (Bush Sr) Pedophilia in the White House II (Bush Sr) White House -Sex slave program "MK ULTRA" MK Ultra victim- Cathy O'brien I MK Ultra victim- Cathy O'brien II MK Ultra victim- Cathy O'brien III Fritz Springmeier: Mind control/Microchip Alex Jones:"Inside Bohemian Grove-Reprise" Alex Jones: "Order of Death" Michael Tsarion, a clip from a NWO lecture Michael Tsarion on the Illuminati-interview David Icke at BRIXTON ACADEMY 2006 pt. 1-3 David Icke at BRIXTON ACADEMY 2006 pt. 2-3 David Icke:Big Brother,the Big Picture 2008 Listen to David Icke interview jan. 2009 on what is REALLY going on in Israel/Palestina Icke: - Illuminati created all Religions for mind control on "New Age" (just another mind-control religion) Maxwell: "Toxic Religion" symbolism: ET/Spiritual Conspiracy:1 Intro Aliens are here- Cover up by government Alien/Manmade Ufo's- pics/video captures Moon and Mars-Mystic pics/video captures Movie: UFO The Greatest Story Ever Denied Disclousure Project press meeting Disclosure Project Witness Testimony I Disclosure Project Witness Testimony II William Cooper 1989 - ufo/alien secrecy W. Cooper "Behold a Pale Horse" Ufo lecture 91: "The Hour of Our Time"- William Cooper Al Bielek- Intro + Secret technology Al Bielek- Nazis, aliens and Mars Al Bielek- Illuminati alien technology Movie: "Secret Space" Al Bielek-more on Illuminati alien tech Richard Hoagland-What is on Mars? 2001 Project Camelot- R. Hoagland-Part 1 of 3 Project Camelot- R. Hoagland-Part 2 of 3 Project Camelot- R. Hoagland-Part 3 of 3 Secret Illuminati alien/military bases Barry King on alien/military bases Alien and PLF abductions of humans Drawings/Pictures from underground bases Bill Hamilton on alien/military bases Phil Schneider:Alien bases/Black budget I Phil Schneider:Alien bases/Black budgetII P. Schneider:Alien bases/Black budgetIII Reptilian-ET's and other alien races Alex Collier intro - the alien contactee Alex Collier 1994 on reptilians and greys Alex Collier 1995 lecture Alex Collier 1996 What's on Moon/Mars? Several Whistleblowers/Researchers talking about Reptilians(Draconians): Pt.1 Stewart Swerdlow:Reptilians/Human history Xcon 2004 - Michael Salla - Exopolitics Xcon 2005 - Michael Salla - Exopolitics Michael Salla on aliens (also reptilians) George Green - The Big Picture 1 George Green - The Big Picture 2 George Green - The Big Picture 3 Project Camelot interviews George Green1 Project Camelot interviews George Green2 Jordan Maxwell -a personal ufo sighting Jordan Maxwell on Aliens and Illuminati Aliens created Humans as a slave race Michael Tsarion - Origins of evil The Illuminati-Reptilian connection David Icke-Discovery Channel- on Illuminati reptilian hybrids: statues/art around the world: Secret Space, Volume 2,Illuminati 1 of 4 Secret Space, Volume 2,Illuminati 2 of 4 Secret Space, Volume 2,Illuminati 3 of 4 Secret Space, Volume 2,Illuminati 4 of 4 Creation of Illuminati Bluebloods The reptilian brainstructure in Humans David Icke on Illuminati and bloodlines David Icke on Illuminati shapeshifters Credo Mutwa interview 1998 on reptilians pt 1 2 Satanism-Worshipping of astral entities Arizona Wilder on Illuminati cermonies David Icke - From Prison To Paradise pt. 1 David Icke - Secrets Of The Matrix pt. 3A"David Icke - Secrets Of The Matrix pt. 3B" are further down the page in my "Matrix Conspiracy/How to stop it" section)6-1 Stewart Swerdlow-Illuminati/Mind control1 The Montauk Project One Mans Story Al Bielek- Microchips and mind Control Al bielek- Illuminati and abducted kids Stewart Swerdlow-Illuminati/Mind control2 Mi6 James Casbolt-Aliens/military bases John Kuhles interviews James Casbolt MI6 Stewart swerdlow on Illuminati agenda Dr Deagle lecture on Illuminati Freeman Perspective with Dr Deagle Al bielek -The Big Cosmic Conspiracy The secret Illuminati project HAARP 1 The secret Illuminati project HAARP 2 The secret Illuminati project HAARP 3 Staged alien invasion/New world religion How Illuminati commits murders as global cermonies/rituals towards a NWO state (Diana/JFK/911 etc...)Pt 1 2 3 Conspiracy/How to stop it:1-1 Alex Collier 2008 - Spiritual teachings Michael Tsarion on consciousness I Michael Tsarion on consciousness II Stewart Swerdlow - Strenghten your mind 1 Stewart Swerdlow - Strenghten your mind 2 Janet Swerdlow - Strenghten your mind 3 David Icke - Secrets Of The Matrix pt. 3B David Icke BRIXTON ACADEMY 2006 pt. 3 of 3 list, what I believe to be.......The 13 Illuminati Hybrid Bloodline Families (50/50% reptilians/humans - bluebloods) that rules/dictates the world:1. Rothschild (Bauer) -The most powerful family -Here we find the "Pindar" (which means "Penis of the Dragon")-the highest ranking hybrid person in the Illuminati.2. Bruce He reports to the pure-bred Reptilian leader in the inner-earth.3. Cavendish (Kennedy)4. de Medici5. Hanover6. Hapsburg (Habsburg)7. Krupps Although these families are fighting among themselves about world domination, their common goal is a NWO state, consisting of:8. Plantagenet 1. A World central bank 2. A World currency 3. A World army 4. A Microchipped world population (exept themselves)9. Rockefeller10. Romanov11. Sinclair/ St Clair12. Warburg (del Banco)13. Windsor (the German house of Saxe-Coburg-Gothe)(Underneath these 13 families we find Committee of 300 families)A good weblink with more detailed information about the 13 Bloodline families and Committee of 300: links:Dulce underground alien/military base (DUMB-Deep underground military base) Casbolt Collier"Consciousmedia" (watch the free movies)"Project Camelot" Bill Ryan and Kerry L. Cassidy Icke Swerdlow books/articles/lectures:Alex Collier"Defending sacred ground" (on internet,free): Collier 2002 lecture Icke(from"The David Icke Guide to the GlobalConspiracy (and how to end it)"Stewart/Janet Swerdlow(from"Blue Blood True Blood: Conflict & Creation""Montauk: The Alien Connection""Stewart Says..."Recomended DVD's:Stewart/Janet Swerdlow(from"Conspiracy Con 2006 & 2007""Illuminating the Illuminati""Blue Blood True Blood DVD"Other Illuminati- Authors/Researchers of interest: Alex Jones (Bill) Cooper Bielek Maxwell Salla Hoagland O'brien web-links: this page (if you have permission) |Google Docs -- Web word processing, presentations and spreadsheets.
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MKULTRA victims and therapists speak about the need to hold hearings on human experimentation that used children as subjects in behavior modification experiments. MKULTRA has now evolved into MONARCH, the use of nonlethal microwave weapons to induce trauma as a means of behavior modification.MONARCH II 80min III 45min copy links below & VISIT victims organization freedomfchs.comMUSIC: VISION THE BOOKS (petition)MKULTRA survivors group: group: mindjustice.orgFILMS ARE a T-SHIRT, cap, or BOOKS/DVD FOR SALE:amazon,createspace, lulu,ebay,iUniverse video and audio links below will stream unless they are downloaded.To download, PC users right-click and then select Save As; Mac users option-click.The Google and YouTube links will just stream when clicked.WMV video files are for PCs (Windows) which do not have QuickTime player.MOV or MP4 are for Macs or PCs with QuickTime (and are usually slightly better quality).MP3 audio files should play on any machine, including iPods and similar players.Please report any errors or broken links - many thanks.The interviews are in date order of release. 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It's very fast, works every time, it resumes download should there be an interruption, and it is FREE.Google Voice answers nation's call John J. KruzelAmerican Forces Press Service8/14/2009 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Google is tinkering with a new service that could transform the way troops on the frontlines communicate with their families on the homefront.Google Voice assigns users a single U.S. phone number that can ring at phones in multiple locations like the home, office or on a cellular device -- all at the same time. Coupled with a feature that stores and transcribes voicemail in e-mail form, Google Voice can relieve some of the technical hassles that come with staying connected."Google Voice can help keep people connected, can help servicemembers worry less about missing a call or not getting in touch with people they need to, and focus more on getting the mission done," said Army Sgt. Dale Sweetnam, who the U.S. Army is loaning to Google for a year to help the company coordinate its military outreach efforts.Sergeant Sweetnam, who spent 13 months deployed in Iraq with Task Force 49, provides Google a window into servicemembers' experiences downrange where keeping contact with family and friends back home competes with the demands of daily military objectives."With the operation tempo of the military and the intense nature of accomplishing a mission, to make communication just one less thing you have to worry about is a great tool," he said in an interview.As Google puts the final touches on Google Voice, the service is available in limited capacity and only by requesting an invitation from the company. But given its recognition that military deployments are often fraught with communication lags, Google is giving priority invites to active members of the military.Earlier this month, the company announced that troops with a .mil e-mail address can visit to sign up for a free Google Voice account.While the service has real-world applicability for many people, Google Voice is an especially useful tool for servicemembers, both deployed and at home."It is often hard or near impossible to receive calls when deployed abroad, due to limited access to phones and time zone differences," Sergeant Sweetnam said in an e-mail. "With Google Voice, you can listen to and read voicemail online, so you can hear messages from family members more often and keep up with what is going on back home."Having one, unchanging phone number could also be a welcome constant in a military career filled with frequent moves. Keeping a single phone number that travels with servicemembers amid permanent changes of station means no more need for new numbers or missed calls to old numbers along the way.An additional kicker is that because Google Voice is free, phone calls between friends and family who live overseas or in another state won't cost a small fortune."Military servicemembers often don't live in the same states and countries as their friends and family or other buddies they met in the military," Sergeant Sweetnam said. "Google Voice helps save money by offering free calls in the continental U.S. and low-priced international calls."
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July 27, 2009In this MegaVote for Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District:Recent Congressional Votes* Senate: Thune Amendment; Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms* Senate: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010* House: Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009* House: Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010* House: Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Act, 2010Upcoming Congressional Bills* Senate: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010* House: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010* House: Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009Recent Senate VotesThune Amendment; Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms - Vote Rejected (58-39, 3 Not Voting)The Senate could not reach the necessary sixty votes to include this gun provision in the National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment would have allowed citizens who have concealed carry permits from their states to carry concealed firearms in another state that grants concealed carry permits.Sen. Thad Cochran voted YES......send e-mail or see bioSen. Roger Wicker voted YES......send e-mail or see bioNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 - Vote Passed (87-7, 6 Not Voting)The Senate passed this bill that sets funding levels for the military and authorizes Department of Defense programs, which includes reduced funding for the F-22 fighter jet.Sen. Thad Cochran voted YES......send e-mail or see bioSen. Roger Wicker voted YES......send e-mail or see bioRecent House VotesStatutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2009 - Vote Passed (265-166, 3 Not Voting)On Wednesday, the House voted to reinstitute and update the Pay-As-You-Go requirement of budget neutrality on new tax and mandatory spending legislation.Rep. Gregg Harper voted NO......send e-mail or see bioDepartment of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 - Vote Passed (256-168, 9 Not Voting)The House passed this $123.1 billion bill funding transportation and housing programs for the next fiscal year.Rep. Gregg Harper voted NO......send e-mail or see bioLabor-HHS-Education Appropriations Act, 2010 - Vote Passed (264-153, 16 Not Voting)The House approved this $160.7 billion bill funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and other related agencies and programs.Rep. Gregg Harper voted NO......send e-mail or see bioUpcoming VotesEnergy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 - H.R.3183The Senate is scheduled to begin work on this bill funding the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers and related agencies and programs.Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 - H.R.3326The House is scheduled to vote on this bill funding the Department of Defense.Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009 - H.R.3269The House is scheduled to work on this bill that intends to provide shareholders with an advisory vote on executive compensation and to prevent certain incentives in the compensation practices of financial institutions.
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Getting to Zero Update28 July 2009 note, BASIC and Crisis Action have a bi-weekly update devoted solely to diplomatic developments related to Iran's nuclear program, which may be found at the following web address: editions of BASIC's GTZ Update are available here.To subscribe or unsubscribe from this update, please visit the following page: THIS ISSUE:* BASIC and Getting to Zero (GTZ)* Commitments to Disarmament and Arms Control* Country Reportso United Stateso United Kingdomo Irano North Koreao Russiao Indiao Pakistan* Missile Defense* Additional PublicationsBASIC and Getting to Zero (GTZ)BASIC is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Program Director in Washington, Anne Penketh. She has a distinguished career as an international journalist, and was most recently Diplomatic Editor of The Independent (London). Anne began her reporting on nuclear weapons issues at the Geneva and Reykjavik Summits in 1985-6 between Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev. In recent years she has continued to work on disarmament and non-proliferation issues, including covering diplomatic maneuvers at the United Nations over Iran's nuclear program. Anne will start in August. For more information, please see BASIC's Media Advisory.Nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament were on the agenda of both the G8 Summit meeting in L'Aquila, Italy and the U.S.-Russia Summit in Moscow. Two weeks later, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown released his Road to 2010 report on nuclear energy and weapons, which was quickly followed by private briefings indicating that the design contract for the Trident nuclear weapons submarine system would be delayed until after the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in May 2010. See these BASIC publications and Update sections below for more information.* The UK Government's Road to 2010 —much to welcome— but still looking underdeveloped in key areasPaul Ingram, BASIC Media Advisory, July 16, 2009* The START follow-on negotiations: Russians focus on delivery vehiclesJonathan McLaughlin, BASIC Getting to Zero Papers, No. 14, July 1, 2009* The Shadow NATO Summit: Options for NATO - pressing the reset button on the strategic conceptJoint report by BASIC, ISIS-Europe, Bertelsmann Stiftung and NATO Watch, on inaugural Shadow NATO Summit of 31 March - 1 April 2009, posted 23 July 2009. the GTZ Blog.Commitments to Disarmament and Arms ControlObama and Medvedev sign agreement on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) follow-onAfter months of preparations, U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Moscow on July 6 for a two-day summit with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. The "reset" summit included both leaders signing a Joint Understanding for the START Follow-on Treaty, which commits the two nations to an agreement that will reduce the number of strategic nuclear warheads and delivery vehicles to a range of 1,500-1,675, and 500-1,100 respectively. Negotiating delegations are led by Rose Gottemoeller, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, and Anatoly Antonov, Russia's Chief of Security and Disarmament Issues. The 1991 START agreement, which expires on December 5, allows for a total of 6,000 warheads on 1,600 strategic delivery vehicles, and the 2002 Moscow Treaty - Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty (SORT) - set limits between 1,700-2,200 operationally deployed strategic warheads by 2012, but without verification. U.S. and Russian negotiators met again on July 22 and 23. Reports from Geneva were positive, but had few details.G-8 Summit in L'AquilaLeaders at the Group of Eight (G8) Summit in L'Aquila, Italy (8-10 July) issued a statement on non-proliferation which declared, "We are all committed to seeking a safer world for all and to creating the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons, in accordance with the goals of the NPT." The leaders supported U.S. President Obama's desire to seek ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), and called for bringing the treaty into force. The statement urged Iran to engage diplomatically with the international community, and sharply criticized the May nuclear test in North Korea. At the G8 Summit, U.S. President Obama presented his plan to host a Global Nuclear Security Summit on March 9 and 10, 2010, which would provide a platform for multilateral discussion on such issues as cooperatively combating international nuclear smuggling and nuclear terrorism.IAEA selects new chiefOn July 2, Yukiya Amano was selected by the IAEA Board of Governors to be the next Secretary-General. He replaces Mohamed ElBaradei, whose term will end in November 2009. Amano has been the favored pick of the United States and Europe, and will be the first East Asian to serve as Director General of the IAEA. The alternative candidate, South Africa's Abdul Samad Minty, was supported by the representatives of countries of the developing world who perceive tighter non-proliferation rules as undue limitations to their development of peaceful nuclear energy whilst nuclear weapon states avoid their own responsibilities to disarm. After the election, Amano asked for the "solidarity of all the member states," and assured developing countries that the IAEA is not just a "nuclear watchdog."Further Reading* Test Ban Monitoring: No Place to Hide (Summary - full article requires subscription)Daniel Cleary, Science, Vol. 325, no. 5939, pp. 382-385, July 24, 2009* Talking About Nuclear Weapons Policy: Lessons from Recent Public Opinion and Messaging ResearchU.S. in the World (USITW) presentation, summary and link to report available on the website of the Connect U.S. Fund, July 2009* Rebutting the standard arguments against disarmamentGeorge Perkovich and James M. Acton, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July 15, 2009* A Flash of MemoryIssey Miyake, The New York Times, July 13, 2009* Plumage—But at a PriceCharles Krauthammer, The Washington Post, July 9, 2009* START Follow-On: What SORT of Agreement?Hans M. Kristensen, FAS Strategic Security Blog, July 8, 2009* Addressing the Nuclear Threat: Fulfilling the Promise of Prague at the L'Aquila SummitWhite House, Office of the Press Secretary July 8, 2009* L'Aquila Statement on Non-ProliferationG-8 Summit July 8, 2009,0.pdf* Joint Understanding, Obama-Medvedev SummitWhite House, Office of the Press Secretary July 8, 2009* Nuclear powers come in from the coldRebecca Johnson, Comment is Free, The Guardian, July 7, 2009* US and Russia agree nuclear disarmament road mapLuke Harding and Julian Borger, The Guardian, July 6, 2009* A Chance for a Nuclear-Free WorldJames F. Collins and Jack Matlock, Foreign Policy, July 6, 2009* Serbia, IAEA sign additional protocol on non-proliferation of nuclear weaponsChina View, July 4, 2009* Global Zero Action PlanJune 29, 2009 ReportsUnited StatesObama's commitment to nuclear disarmamentU.S. President Barack Obama continues to show a serious commitment to nuclear disarmament, and has repeatedly focused on issues of arms control in his communications. Analysts have gone so far as to suggest that arms control is a fundamental part of his Presidential strategy, and that it is part of an emerging "Obama Doctrine." The New York Times ran a major story on Obama's activism as a senior at Columbia University in 1983 on issues of nuclear disarmament, and argued that Obama has long been committed to a world without nuclear weapons.Clinton says she considers disarmament a priorityAt a presentation at the Council on Foreign Relations, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, "We want to reverse the spread of nuclear weapons, prevent their use, and build a world free of their threat." Clinton reiterated that the United States stands ready to engage diplomatically with Iran, although she said that opportunity will not last forever, and also affirmed that the United States was pursuing "complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." (See more information below on the latest reports from Iran and North Korea.)Further Reading* Influential Republicans Could Throw Weight Behind CTBTGlobal Security Newswire, July 27, 2009* Senate warns against concessions on nuclear treatyJim Abrams, The Associated Press, via Seattle Times, July 27, 2009* A Guide to the Challenges Facing President Obama's Nuclear Abolition AgendaBurgess Laird, Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs, July 21, 2009* The Donald ReportBlog entry provides link to large report:Investigation into the Shipment of Sensitive Missile Components to Taiwan(report posted on the site of the New America Foundation)Jeffrey Lewis, Arms Control, July 21, 2009* Obama Puts Arms Control at the Core of New StrategyPeter Spiegel, The Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2009* It is Important to Get Nuclear Weapons Policy RightLawrence Eagleburger, The Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2009* Obama's Weapons Policy is SensibleWilliam D. Hartung, The Wall Street Journal, July 14, 2009* Russian nuclear agreement a good startSenator Dianne Feinstein, San Francisco Chronicle, July 10, 2009* An Obama Doctrine Emerges in MoscowJoe Cirincione, Huffington Post, July 8, 2009* Obama's Big Missile TestPhilip Taubman, The New York Times, July 8, 2009* Arms Control AmnesiaKeith B. Payne, The Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2009* Defending U.S. Leadership on DisarmamentJames Acton, Pierre Goldschmidt, George Perkovich, Proliferation Analysis,Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 7, 2009* Russia Presents Test for ObamaMichael A. Fletcher and Philip P. Pan, The Washington Post, July 5, 2009* Obama's Youth Shaped His Nuclear-Free VisionWilliam J. Broad and David E. Sanger, The New York Times, July 4, 2009* U.S. nuclear warheads, 1945-2009Robert S. Norris and Hans M. Kristensen, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July/August, 2009* Our Decaying Nuclear DeterrentJon Kyl and Richard Perle, The Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2009* Funding for U.S. Efforts to Improve Controls Over Nuclear Weapons, Materials, and Expertise Overseas: A 2009 UpdateAndrew Newman and Matthew Bunn, Report, Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, June 2009 KingdomRoad to 2010The Cabinet Office released the cross-department report, The Road to 2010: Addressing the nuclear question in the 21st century, with proposals to smooth the route to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in May of 2010, highlighting in particular the importance of civil nuclear power programs. The report announced the creation of a ?20 million Nuclear Centre of Excellence in the United Kingdom that would develop proliferation-resistant nuclear technologies, a meeting of major donors to discuss the future funding and capabilities of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and recommitment to hosting a Nuclear Weapons States conference in September. For more information, also see BASIC's analysis of the Road to 2010 report.Government officials signal Trident delayLater on the same day, British officials indicated explicitly the government's intention to delay signing off on design contracts for the Trident nuclear system replacement until after the NPT Review Conference in May 2010 —a signal of the importance the U.K. government attaches to its success. This "initial gate" phase was scheduled to happen this fall. The following morning a government spokesperson said that the timetable for the project remains unchanged. Analysts speculated this was possible as the timetable had always included significant flexibility within it. The move to delay may have reflected concerns about tight defense budgets and the looming General Election.Poll shows public support waning for TridentJust before the release of the Road to 2010 report and news about a delay for Trident replacement, The Guardian published the results of its poll with ICM that showed 54% of U.K. voters were against renewing the U.K. system, and 42% were in favour. The results are in contrast to findings from two years ago that had 39% opposing and 51% in favour.Further Reading* Sense on TridentFinancial Times, July 19, 2009* Gordon Brown delays Trident workThe Telegraph, July 17, 2009* Trident poll: Disarming opinionsEditorial, Comment is Free, The Guardian, July 14, 2009* Voters want Britain to scrap all nuclear weapons, ICM poll showsJulian Glover, The Guardian, July 13, 2009* U.K. Willing to Reduce Nuclear Arsenal, Brown SaysGlobal Security Newswire, July 10, 2009* Talks could lead to cut in UK's nuclear stockpile, says Gordon BrownPatrick Wintour, Larry Elliot and Julian Borger, The Guardian, July 9, 2009* The Road to 2010: Addressing the nuclear question in the twenty first centuryPresented to Parliament by the Prime Minister, Cabinet Office, July, 2009* Shared Responsibilities: A national security strategy for the UK (Executive Summary available)Ippr Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, June 30, 2009* Experts urge government to reassess Trident decisionDeborah Summers, The Guardian, June 30, 2009 over future of P5+1 talks with IranThe continued post-election crisis in Iran has thrown the future of multilateral negotiations on Iran's nuclear program into doubt. The United States and the European Union have pledged to continue to pursue diplomatic engagement on the issue of Iran's nuclear program. Leaders at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy issued a joint statement reiterating their commitment to a diplomatic solution with Iran and strongly encouraging Tehran to comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions and to cooperate with the IAEA. In an apparent reaction to the G8 focus on Iran, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki had announced on July 13 that Tehran was preparing a political package to present to the west.On July 16, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Gholam Reza Aghazedeh, resigned. Although the reasons for the resignation are not entirely clear, Aghazedeh had been a long-time supporter of opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi and former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appointed Ali Akbar Salehi, former Iranian envoy to the IAEA, to be the new head of Iran's nuclear energy agency. In Salehi's first public announcement, he declared that the West needs to close the case on Iran's nuclear activity.Clinton's remarks on Iran spark Israeli concernSpeaking in Phuket, Thailand on July 22, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that if Iran pursues a nuclear weapons program, then the United States may extend a "defense umbrella" over allies in the Middle East, and said that "... it's unlikely that Iran will be any stronger or safer, because they won't be able to intimidate and dominate, as they apparently believe they can, once they have a nuclear weapon." Dan Meridor, Israel's minister of intelligence and atomic energy, reacted negatively to the comments, which he saw as suggesting that the United States has already accepted a nuclear-armed Iran. Clinton subsequently sought to dispel this notion, saying that she was simply reminding Iran that pursuing nuclear weapons would lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. On July 26, Clinton warned Iranian leaders that any search for a nuclear weapon capability would be futile and that Obama's administration would not allow Iran to produce its own nuclear fuel, even under safeguards. On a visit to Tel Aviv a day later, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates again reassured Israel that the United States was not about to compromise with Iran.Further Reading* U.S. Juggles Two Iran TimetablesGerald F. Seib, The Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2009* Iran's crisis has nuclear falloutMeir Javedanfar, The Guardian: Comment is Free, July 19, 2009* Mixed Feelings: The Arabs' View of IranThe Economist, July 16, 2009* 10 WeeksEditorial, The New York Times, July 10, 2009* How Iran Could Save the Middle EastJeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, July/August 2009* What if Iran Got the Bomb?Robert Farley, Foreign Policy, July 7, 2009 KoreaNorth Korea launches more missiles, refuses resumption of talksIn defiance of U.N. sanctions, North Korea conducted more missile tests in early July. In response to these recent actions and the May 25th nuclear test, the U.N. Security Council expanded its sanctions against the country. New targets of sanctions include North Korea's General Bureau of Atomic Energy, trading companies, and individuals involved in the nuclear program, associated businesses and also weapons-related materials.During her visit to Thailand for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum on July 22, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a revival of the Six-Party Talks and urged ASEAN members to enforce the U.N. sanctions imposed against North Korea. Clinton said that the United States would be willing to offer North Korea a "comprehensive package" should it choose to denuclearize. She also mentioned concerns over the possibility that North Korea might be sharing nuclear technology with Myanmar (Burma). According to Japan's Kyodo News Agency, North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations, Sin Son Ho, said that Pyongyang would be willing to engage in direct dialogue with Washington, but rejected the possibility of agreeing to any package deals that would involve the resumption of North Korea's participation in the Six-Party Talks.Further Reading* North Korean Missiles Defy U.N. ResolutionEvan Ramstad, The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2009* Ending North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions: The Need for Stronger Chinese ActionHui Zhang, Arms Control Today, July/August, 2009* Don't Play Nuclear Chicken with a Desperate PariahHui Zhang, Foreign Policy, June 2009 missile tests fail againWhile the world was paying close attention to the Obama-Medvedev summit and the resulting commitments to a START follow-on treaty, Russia's Navy conducted successful tests of two submarine-launched Sineva-type ballistic missiles and another failed test of the new, nuclear-capable submarine-launched Bulava missile, which led to the resignation of the missile's design team leader. The Bulava missile is an upgraded design of the land-based Topol M, and is designed to both survive a nuclear attack and penetrate anti-missile defense systems. Despite 6 out of 11 launches of the Bulava ending in failure, Vice Admiral Oleg Burtsev of the Russian Navy stated, "We are committed to this missile flying." Since its commissioning in 1998, a great deal of domestic political capital has been invested in the Bulava, promoted by Mr. Putin as the new core of Russia's modernized nuclear forces.The first Borey-class strategic nuclear submarine Yury Dolgoruky, designed to carry 16 Bulavas, completed its initial sea trials with more later in the year. Two more Borey class nuclear submarines, the Alexander Nevsky and the Vladimir Monomakh, are still under construction. Russia plans to have eight by 2015.Further Reading* Russian Weapon Is in Need of RescueMichael Schwirtz, The New York Times, July 15, 2009* Analysis: US, Russia have different views on nukesRobert Burns, Associated Press, July 6, 2009* After the Reset: A Strategy and New Agenda for U.S. Russia PolicySamuel Charap, Laura Conley, Peter Juul, Andrew Light, Julian L. Wong,Center for American Progress, July 2, 2009 nuclear dealDuring her mid-July visit to India, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced key agreements that will broaden cooperation between the two countries under the bilateral nuclear deal. Officials agreed on two sites for U.S. nuclear reactors. India will also purchase advanced U.S. conventional weapon systems, including fighter jets, raising concerns over the impact on the strategic balance with Pakistan.On July 26, India ran a sea trial of its first domestically-produced nuclear-powered submarine, capable of launching nuclear ballistic missiles. The submarine is due for at least two years of testing before becoming operational. India would become the sixth country, after the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France and China, to make nuclear-powered submarines.Further Reading* Obama jeopardizing nuclear deal with IndiaHarsh V. Pant, special to The Japan Times (editorial), July 25, 2009* Toward a Nuclear Freeze in South AsiaDaryl G. Kimball, Arms Control Today, July/August, 2009 visit to Pakistan raises expectations for nuclear cooperationThe recent July visit of French Minister for Foreign Trade, Anne Marie Idrac, had raised expectations that France was going to strike a large civilian nuclear energy deal with Pakistan. Back in May, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmoud Qureshi, had said that France was going to agree to an arrangement like the one struck between India and the United States. However, Idrac said on July 23 during a press conference in Islamabad that France would not establish a new nuclear reactor in the country and that any aid related to nuclear energy would be for securing and enhancing the safety of Pakistan's existing nuclear sites. France did agree to provide other types of assistance, including high technology military gear and weapons, such as combat helicopters.Further Reading* The deal that wasn'tDAWN Editorial, July 25, 2009* Nuclear Security in Pakistan: Reducing the Risks of Nuclear TerrorismRolf Mowatt-Larssen, Arms Control Today, July/August, 2009* Nuclear Security in Pakistan: Separating Myth From RealityFeroz Hassan Khan, Arms Control Today, July/August, 2009 DefenseU.S. missile defense in Eastern European sites were seen to be a principal sticking point in START follow-on negotiations prior to the Obama-Medvedev summit on July 6. At the summit press conference, Obama stated, "I believe that it is entirely legitimate for our discussions to talk not only about offensive weapon systems but also defensive weapon systems." The United States plans to finish its review of European missile defense by the end of the summer. Obama and Medvedev agreed on a special Joint Statement on "Missile Defense Issues," which iterated their commitment to seek out ways of cooperation on dealing with ballistic missile proliferation. The statement also noted that experts are again discussing the establishment of the Joint Data Exchange Center (JDEC), a project which has languished since the initial Russian-American memorandum of 2000 on the Center's establishment.After the Obama-Medvedev summit, 22 intellectuals and former leaders of Central and Eastern Europe published an "open letter" to President Obama in the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. The authors of the July 15th letter, who include Lech Walesa and Vaclav Havel, believe there remains a real threat from Russia. They assert that the project has become "a symbol of America's credibility and commitment to the region." The letter urges President Obama and NATO not to make decisions based on "unfounded Russian opposition."Further Reading* Bargaining Chip or Gas Mask: Prospects for Missile DefenseJohn Isaacs and Travis Sharp, Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs, July 21, 2009* An Open Letter to the Obama Administration from Central and Eastern EuropeValdas Adamkus, Martin Butora, Emil Constantinescu, Pavol Demes, Lubos Dobrovsky, Matyas Eorsi, Istvan Gyarmati, Vaclav Havel, Rastislav Kacer, Sandra Kalniete, Karel Schwarzenberh, Michal Kovac, Ivan Krastev, Alexander Kwasniewski, Mart Laar, Kadri Liik, Janos Martonyi, Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Adam Rotfeld, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Alexandr Vondra, Lech Walesa, Gazeta Wunprcza, July 15, 2009,82049,6825987,An_Open_Letter_to_the_Obama_Administration_from_Central.html* Offense-Defense NonsensePeter Scoblic, The New Republic, July 12, 2009* Joint Statement by Dmitry A. Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, and Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, on Missile Defense IssuesWhite House Press Office, July 6, 2009* Joint Statement on Missile Defense IssuesJoshua Pollack, Arms Control, July 6, 2009 Publications* Taking control of nuclearMohamed ElBaradei, The New York Times, July 19, 2009* How to dismantle a nuclear bombBBC News, July 16, 2009* The long, hard road to nuclear safetyBryan Bender, The Boston Globe, July 5, 2009* Four Emerging Issues in Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation:Opportunities for German LeadershipDennis M. Gormley, Patricia M. Lewis, Miles A. Pomper, Lawrence Scheinman, Stephen Schwartz, Nikolai Sokov, Leonard S. Spector, report Prepared for the Policy Planning Staff, Foreign Office, Federal Republic of Germany, The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, July 2009 forward this email to individuals and organizations offering them the opportunity to subscribe to BASIC's Getting to Zero Update. This will help to keep them informed about the latest developments and analysis.To subscribe or unsubscribe from this update, please visit the following page: Thank you.BASIC's work is made possible by the generous support of our donors: the Ploughshares Fund, the Ford Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Polden Puckham Charitable Foundation, Rockefeller Family & Associates, and individual contributors to BASIC. We are grateful to all of them for their support.
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Feature News This Story Email This Story Save this Link Text hiding to spacing View PR Newswire's RSS Feed Blogs Discussing this News Release Search Blogs that Mention this News Release Click this link to view linked Bookmarking ServicesBookmark with del.icio.usBookmark with diggBookmark with FacebookBookmark with GoogleBookmark with MySpaceBookmark with MyYahooPost this Story to NewsvineBookmark with RedditBookmark with StumbleUponClick this link to view linked Blogging ServicesBlog About This News ReleaseBlog with WordPressBookmark with TwitterAmericans With Disabilities Applaud President Obama's Intention to Sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons With DisabilitiesWASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ --The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), representing a broad constituency of Americans with disabilities and disability organizations, praises Monday's announcement of President Barack Obama's intention to sign the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Friday, July 24, 2009 at the White House."President Obama committed to sign the Convention during his campaign and we applaud his leadership. This treaty is good for America, good for people with disabilities, and good for the world," says Marca Bristo, President of USICD. "By signing this treaty the US is reaffirming its commitment to basic human rights of all people with disabilities and positioning us to better contribute our expertise on the global level."The President's signature indicates the country's interest in joining this treaty and begins a process in which the Senate will review and provide advice and consent for ratification."It is fitting for President Obama to sign the CRPD this week, in commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)," says former Representative Tony Coehlo, co-author of the ADA, and USICD board member. "When we passed the ADA, we did not imagine the impact it would have around the world by inspiring an international treaty."The drafting process was notable for the inclusion of people with disabilities on official delegations and as participants in advocacy groups with a rallying slogan of "Nothing about us, without us.""This treaty reflects the unique insights of disabled people from around the world. The participation of disabled people in decision-making about policies affecting our lives is changing the way we are regarded in our communities and by our governments," says Judy Heumann, former Clinton Administration appointee, board member of USICD, and participant in the negotiations to draft the treaty.The United Nations estimates that there are 650 million people with disabilities globally. The CRPD addresses barriers that impede the full participation of people with disabilities in their communities on all aspects of daily life. The treaty enhances opportunities for community access, employment and entrepreneurship, international exchange, and the attainment of an adequate standard of living for all individuals, children and families affected by disability.The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) is a federation of US-based non-governmental organizations, government agencies, and individuals committed to international disability concerns."This is a historic day in the movement for full equality, access, and inclusion of people with disabilities in America," says David Morrissey, Executive Director of USICD. "A broad coalition of Americans with and without disabilities have called for our country to sign this treaty."www.usicd.orgSOURCE United States International Council on DisabilitiesLink to this page:Link to this pageBack to Top back to topRelated Links:# Blogs Linking to this News Release at TechnoratiIssuers of news releases and not PR Newswire are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.Terms and conditions, including restrictions on redistribution, apply.Copyright © 1996-2009 PR Newswire Association LLC. All Rights Reserved.A United Business Media company.usicd, the u.s. international council on disabilitieswelcomedisability convention Feature! Convention ResourcesThe United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) is a federation of US-based non-governmental organizations, federal agencies and individuals committed to advocacy and action on behalf of the global disability rights agenda. Because of its unique structure, USICD’s core strength is its membership. Through its vast network of disabled people’s organizations and other NGO stakeholders, government members and individual advocates, USICD has the advocacy reach and political leverage to impact critical emerging issues both in the United States and internationally. The technical assistance resources our members bring to the table collectively are unmatched by those of any single group. USICD’s Board of Directors includes the most recognized leaders in the American disability rights movement, providing a wealth of experience and strategic guidance to USICD’s mission.We are at a very exciting time in the history of disability rights internationally. We are witnessing daily the dramatic advances being made on disability and human rights at the global level. USICD’s purpose is to catalyze and help focus the energy, expertise and resources of the US disability community and the US government to respond effectively to international issues and opportunities as they emerge. Through our policy, advocacy, and technical assistance efforts, we have to potential to improve the lives and circumstances of millions of people with disabilities worldwide. Find information about how to join USICD and become involved in the work we are doing.History and Current Areas of FocusFounded in 1988 as the United States Council for International Rehabilitation, the original purpose of the organization was to serve as the United States’ member of Rehabilitation International (RI). USICD continues to play this important role, and now also represents the US in Disabled People’s International (DPI). RI and DPI are the largest global cross-disability organizations in the world and each has been granted official consultative status by the United Nations. As the only US representative within these organizations, USICD serves as a gateway between the American disability community and the global networks of RI and DPI, bringing the US perspective and the American disability rights experience to the international disability movement and facilitating information exchange, advocacy support and technical assistance.While its original function as international representative and ambassador remains a crucial element of the organization’s mission, USICD’s scope has grown and evolved considerably since it was formed for that particular purpose. Over the past decade, USICD has become the key convener and coordinator of the American disability community on US-based advocacy and policy initiatives on a range of international disability issues. USICD has led efforts to develop and implement an official disability policy within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and to promote inclusive policies, practices and programs within the US State Department. These two federal agencies are responsible for the vast majority of US foreign assistance, post-conflict reconstruction and other international development work. Their historic lack of attention to disability issues means that billions of American dollars have been spent abroad in ways that fail to apply accessibility and inclusion standards defined in our domestic disability protections. USICD is working with Congress and decision-makers across the US government to ensure that all future efforts are fully accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities. USICD was also key advocate in the United States during the recent United Nations (UN) process of drafting a new global human rights treaty: the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.Now that the Convention is open for State signature and ratification, USICD continues to serve as the key convener within the United States as the American disability community advocates for our nation to ratify and implement this important treaty. Read about USICD’s current initiatives.Disability Rights Fund Receives $1.3 Million from DFID Andrea Shettle, MSW | February 28, 2009PRESS RELEASE: Disability Rights Fund Receives $1.3 Million from DFIDDecember 3, 2008FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBOSTON, MA – On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Disability Rights Fund (DRF) is happy to announce receipt of a grant of £868,000 ($1.3 million) from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). This grant will support expanded grantmaking in 2009 to disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) in the Global South.“With the present economic downturn, this donation is an incredible message of support,” stated DRF’s Director Diana Samarasan. “It underscores the commitment of the British government to a rights-based approach to disability.”Utilizing the framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD), DRF supports the human rights advocacy of DPOs in the Global South and Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union. Through its unique governance structure, the Fund is a partnership between donors and the worldwide disability community. A global advisory panel provides recommendations on grantmaking strategies; and panel representatives also serve on the Fund’s grantmaking decision body together with donors. Panel members come from five continents and reflect a broad cross-section of the disability community,DFID representatives stated, “it is essential that efforts like the Disability Rights Fund continue their support of communities often unreached by more conventional development efforts. DRF represents a unique model of supporting community-led efforts to institute rights.”DRF’s first grants decisions, announced in November 2008, resulted in a total of $800,000 in grants to 33 organizations in seven countries. Grantees include a Ugandan organization of lawyers with disabilities, an emergent Peruvian group of people with psycho-social disabilities, and a grassroots network in Bangladesh of women-led disabled persons’ organizations. For a full list of grantees and more information about DRF, see donors to DRF include: an anonymous founding donor, The Sigrid Rausing Trust, the Open Society Institute, and the American Jewish World Service.####Readers who have not already done so may wish to explore see the resource section of the Disability Rights Fund website for an extensive collection of resources related to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD); fund raising sources; and toolkits that can help organizations learn how to raise funds more effectively.Topics: News | No Comments »How Was the CRPD Born? Share Your StoryBy Andrea Shettle, MSW | February 21, 2009Readers who were involved with the negotiation process for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) may wish to share their stories with the United Nations Intellectual History Project (UNIHP). This could be an important means of documenting the history of how the CRPD was created. The following text is taken directly from the UNIHP web site at; only information provided at the UNIHP website itself should be considered official or up-to-date.Do You Have a Story to Tell?Limited time and resources make it impossible for UNIHP staff to conduct oral history interviews with all those who may have served the United Nations as staff members, consultants, researchers, diplomats or chairs of commissions. However, anyone who has participated in UN development activities over the years, and who has a particular story to contribute about the nexus of development ideas, international public policy, and multilateral institutions, is welcome to send us a short, written contribution.We have set out below some of the questions, about which it would be most useful to receive your own ideas and experiences.We ask that you send a brief note, 5 to 10 pages, by email to, or by fax or mail to the project’s New York headquarters.Please note that by sending your contribution to the project you agree to vest copyright with the United Nations Intellectual History Project. This agreement will allow the project to quote directly from your note if it is used in project publications, although it will license you to copy, publish or otherwise use the note for your own purposes.As the aim of the project is to better understand the UN’s contribution to global economic and social policy and to development discourse and practice, we examine the sources, evolution, and implementation of economic and social ideas generated or promoted by the UN. With this in mind, we ask that your note address the following questions as they relate to your own experience at the UN:1. Please briefly describe the nature of your affiliation with the UN, positions held, and dates.2. Could you identify one or two of the most original development ideas that you worked on, or were aware of, during your experience with the UN?3. Where did this idea originate? Did it come froma. Intellectual leadership of particular individuals, within or outside UN secretariats?b. Eminent commissions?c. Ad hoc global conferences?d. Expert groups?e. Academics?f. NGOs?4. How did this idea develop? What were the debates about it? Was it promoted, distorted, abandoned, or implemented? Some possible factors to consider that may have impacted on it are:a. Global or regional eventsb. Tensions within and among diplomatic coalitions, i.e. North-South relations within the UN during the Cold War and after; East and West; within “like-minded”; within the least developed.c. Institutional rivalries or coalitions, including tensions between the UN and the Bretton Woods institutionsd. Quality of the international civil service, including its leadership5. In your view, did this idea make a difference?a. Did it change international public policy discourse?b. Did it provide a guide to national policy and action?c. Did it alterprospects for forming new coalitions of political or institutional forces?d. Did it become embedded in institutions?Topics: Disability Rights -- General | No Comments »Albanian Disability Rights Foundation to Monitor Disability National StrategyBy Andrea Shettle, MSW | February 14, 2009For Immediate ReleaseOctober 23rd, 2008Albanian Disability Rights Foundation organized on October 23rd, 2008 at the Rogner EuropaPark Hotel, a National Conference to announce to the Public the Report on the Implementation by the Albanian Government of the National Action Plan of the National Strategy on People with Disability (NSPD). This is the second in the series of the monitoring reports for NSPD and it includes the progress made during 2005-2007 by focusing on the status of progress in 2007.Participants in the Conference Deputy Prime Minister, Genc Pollo, Minister of Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Anastas Duro, USAID Mission Director, Roberta Mahoney, Executive Director of the Albanian Disability Rights Foundation, Blerta Cani, and other representatives from governmental and nongovernmental institutions who spoke in the Conference presented facts and findings that came out in the monitoring process.The data for the monitoring report were mainly collected through six-region surveys with participants from Tirane, Shkoder, Durres, Vlore, Elbasan and Korce. The survey was conducted with participation of 113 government officials at the central, regional and local level, who provided official information on the status of progress on the measure assigned to their office, as well as representatives of four national disability nongovernmental organizations. 954 participant’s people with disabilities and family members from the same six regions were also asked to evaluate the situation in the country in regards to the five areas of the National Action Plan – Accessibility, Services(Health care and Social Services); Education, Employment and Vocational Training, Capacity Building and Legislation through a quantitative-qualitative survey.The Report acknowledges the increased awareness of the Albanian Government, its engagement in taking more responsibilities for improvement of disability legal and policy framework in Albania.Still, findings from the monitoring process revealed unrealized tasks in all the five areas of the action plan of the National Strategy on People with Disability. An analysis of all the findings revealed that there has been no progress at all in 41% of the total measures, only two measures have been completed on schedule, this means that the implementation has been delayed for 98% of the measures the National Action Plan.As a consequence, half of people with disabilities and their families participating in the survey (51.8%) consider their financial situation to be poor; the communities where people with disabilities live continue to be inaccessible to them, 4,534 children with special needs between ages of 6-18 do not receive any form of education; People with disabilities and their family members gave opportunities for employment and vocational training a failing grade. The participants strongly believe that they are not considered as equal partners in the relevant decision making process at the local, regional and central level. They believe that majority of 102,945 officially recognized people with disabilities, are not treated as equal citizens, and they are discriminated against in many fields of life.The NSPD was written to address the most basic needs of people with disabilities in Albania. The failure of the state agencies to realize the tasks according to the scheduled timelines indicates that work to promote awareness and accountability needs to be enhanced at all levels.Constant monitoring of the national disability strategy by civil society tends to hold the Albanian government accountable, increase the responsibility and engagement of responsible governmental and non-governmental agencies to place disability in the agenda of the reforms, by challenging exclusion and promoting an all inclusive society.Efforts of ADRF to monitor implementation of the National Strategy for People with Disability were enabled through financial support of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the program of “Promoting the Human Rights for people with Disability in Albania.Albanian Disability Rights Foundation is an Albanian non-governmental organization that has advocated for the human rights and people with disabilities since 1996. The ADRF empowers individuals with disabilities and their family member, provides technical and policy-level advice regarding human rights, and raises public awareness concerning disabilities.For further information you may contact:Blerta CaniTel: + 355 4 2269 426e-mail: more about the CRPD and also about the accompanying Optional Protocol.Learn how you can become involved with the global campaign to promote the ratification and implementation of both the CRPD and the Optional Protocol in your country and elsewhere.Topics: Disability Rights -- General | No Comments »Funding Opportunity for CRPD AdvocacyBy Andrea Shettle, MSW | February 7, 2009Are you a disability rights advocate working in a developing country? Is your organization trying to persuade your country’s government to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)? Or, has your country already ratified the CRPD–and you are now working on making sure the CRPD is fully implemented, so that all people with disabilities in your country have their rights respected and protected? Do you need funding support?The grantmaking foundation, Open Society Institute, has now established the Disability Rights Initiative that supports the efforts of disability rights advocates working on ratification and implementation of the CRPD around the world. The initiative gives priority to efforts promoting the rights of people with intellectual and psycho-social disabilities. However, OSI is willing to support a range of programs and projects that advance the CRPD.Learn more detail about this funding opportunity and how to apply for it at: is an on-going funding opportunity.Advocates working on issues related to implementing the CRPD in developing countries will also want to keep checking the Disability Rights Fund web site for announcements of future, additional funding opportunities there. The application deadline for their first round of grants passed in August 2008, but they will be offering more funding grants to more countries in the future. Also check the resource section of the Disability Rights Fund website for links to more possible funding sources in general.Learn more about the CRPD and also about the accompanying Optional Protocol.Learn how you can become involved with the global campaign to promote the ratification and implementation of both the CRPD and the Optional Protocol in your country and elsewhere.Topics: Fundraising | No Comments »Comparing International Disability Laws: Bibliographic Web ResourceBy Andrea Shettle, MSW | January 31, 2009Until recent years, disability rights advocates, human rights lawyers, and other people who share an interest in comparing national and international laws related to people with disabilities faced challenges in finding the information they needed. But the task of looking up exactly what laws, constitutions, and international treaties say about people with disabilities around the world has become a little easier in the past few years. This will be a help for people working to help countries implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Countries that ratify the CRPD must make their laws consistent with the human rights protections it provides to people with disabilities.One more resource has been launched: The Syracuse University College of Law Disability Law and Policy Program, in conjunction with the H. Douglas Barclay Law Library, has developed a comprehensive bibliographic web resource on International and Comparative Disability Law. This resource is available at: interested in issues related to disability, laws, and policies in general can find more relevant resources at the new collection of resource links at the Disability Rights Fund web site: see an article at the We Can Do blog on the topic of researching laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and legal case summaries related to people with disabilities around the world: RESOURCES: Finding Disability-Related Laws and Policies.A slightly modified version of this article has also been posted at the We Can Do blog.Learn more about the CRPD and also about the accompanying Optional Protocol.Learn how you can become involved with the global campaign to promote the ratification and implementation of both the CRPD and the Optional Protocol in your country and elsewhere.Topics: Disability Rights -- General | No Comments »Disabled People in China Continue to Face DiscriminationBy Andrea Shettle, MSW | January 24, 2009China has made progress in confronting discrimination toward people with disabilities–but significant problems remain, Human Rights Watch recently told the media. Human Rights Watch is a major international organization that monitors the status of human rights around the world.Sophie Richardson, a representative of Human Rights Watch, praised China for creating laws that protect people with disabilities and for ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). But the Human Rights Watch website reports her as saying, “So far these protections have meant little to persons with disabilities and their advocates in China who struggle to promote their rights and, in particular, to fairly compete for employment.”Also according to the Human Rights Watch website, their organization has called upon the Chinese government to ratify the Optional Protocol that accompanies the CRPD. The Optional Protocol can help strengthen the CRPD by giving citizens the option of pursuing justice at the international level if they are unable to address human rights abuses domestically. The Human Rights Watch also has called on China to remove restrictions that make it harder for grassroots organizations to help people with disabilities.Read the full story on what Human Rights Watch says about the human rights situation for people with disabilities in China at: more about the CRPD by reading the RatifyNow FAQ; or learn more about the Optional Protocol.Learn how you can become involved with the global campaign to promote the ratification and implementation of both the CRPD and the Optional Protocol in your country and elsewhere.A slightly modified version of this article also has been posted at the We Can Do blog.Topics: Disability Rights -- General | No Comments »Disability Rights Fund Makes Grants to 33 OrganizationsBy Andrea Shettle, MSW | January 21, 2009PRESS RELEASEDisability Rights Fund Makes Grants to 33 Organizations in 7 CountriesNovember 3, 2008FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBOSTON, MA – The Disability Rights Fund (DRF) – a groundbreaking collaborative to support the human rights of people with disabilities around the world– today announced funding decisions from its first request for proposals. A total of $800,000 will be gifted to 33 organizations in seven countries. The grants will support work to raise awareness about the rights of people with disabilities, build coalitions and networks, and develop advocacy and monitoring activities, in connection with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.DRF grantees share the goal of advancing the rights of people with disabilities at the country-level. Recipients include:• A Ugandan organization of lawyers with disabilities.• An emergent Peruvian group of people with psycho-social disabilities.• A grassroots network in Bangladesh of women-led disabled persons’ organizations.The full grantee list is posted on the DRF website, and is available upon request.“As the disability rights movement gains new impetus through the UN Convention we are delighted to play our part by placing new funding in the hands of DPOs to enable them to advance rights at country level,” stated DRF Co-Chair, William Rowland. DRF Director, Diana Samarasan, added “It is an auspicious day to put money in the hands of organizations run by people with disabilities. The first Conference of States Parties to the Convention is being held at the UN; the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is being elected. The work of translating the Convention from paper to practice is before us.”Grantees were selected after a rigorous review process which included review by DRF’s Steering Committee, a committee composed of donor representatives and people with disabilities from the Global South.DRF’s donors include: an anonymous founding donor, The Sigrid Rausing Trust, the Open Society Institute, the UK’s Department for International Development, and the American Jewish World Service.A grantee list can be requested from DRF by writing to Or you can consult the Grantee web page at the Disability Rights Fund website.####Readers may also wish to consult the Disability Rights Fund website to learn about upcoming funding opportunities from their organization for projects to promote the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Readers may also wish to consult their extensive resource listings to find resources that can help them learn how to raise funds, find funding sources, and use the CRPD to promote the human rights of people with disabilities in their country.Topics: Fundraising, News | No Comments »Raising Funds from Foundations New to DisabilityBy Andrea Shettle, MSW | January 17, 2009If you work with a Disabled People’s Organization (DPO), chances are, your organization never has enough cash. And foundations that specialize in supporting DPOs are hard to find. That can make it a challenge to find funding support for projects related to implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).Often, the answer is to look for funding from foundations that do not necessarily advertise themselves as having a disability focus. But if the funder has limited prior experience with supporting projects run by DPOs, or otherwise targeted at the disability community, then your worry becomes, How do you convince them that your project is exactly the kind of project they’re seeking to support? How do you overcome any misconceptions they might have about the true needs of people with disabilities or their relevance to the kinds of projects they normally support?Fundseekers wrestling with these kinds of questions can turn to a 2-page handout from the Disability Funders Network entitled “Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Working with Foundations to Attract Disability Funding” (PDF format, 110 Kb) for some of their answers.This guide is targeted at DPOs in the United States, but many of the broad principles are applicable anywhere. For example, some foundations support projects targeted at “diverse” or “vulnerable” communities. This means it can be helpful to make the case for why disability fits in perfectly with their desire to be supportive of diversity. Also, foundations usually value demographic statistics about the community that a project is meant to support. (For example, how many people with disabilities are there in the area where you want to do your project?)Download the handout for yourself at: also be sure to read Disability Funder’s “Recommendations for Grantseekers“; some of the advice is similar, but with added nuances.Having trouble finding the statistics you need to write a stronger grant proposal? Browse some articles listed under “Tips and Leads for how to find more Academic Research, Papers, and Statistics.” Some of the linked articles may help point you to sources for various kinds of data, research, and other documented information.Looking for more resources related to fund raising? Try the Resource section of the Disability Rights Fund website. Of course you also should monitor the main page of the Disability Rights Funds website for future funding opportunities there.Also find more resources like this one at the Disability Funders Network website.Learn more about the CRPD and also about the accompanying Optional Protocol.Learn how you can become involved with the global campaign to promote the ratification and implementation of both the CRPD and the Optional Protocol in your country and elsewhere.A slightly modified version of this article has also been posted at the We Can Do blog and is re-posted with permission of author.Topics: Fundraising | No Comments »African Decade of Persons with Disabilities Extended to 2019By Andrea Shettle, MSW | January 14, 2009ANNOUNCEMENT:AFRICAN DECADE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 2019A. CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD NEWS!We are ecstatic!This is to announce that the African Union (AU) Continental Decade of Persons with Disabilities has been extended to December 2019.The Windhoek Declaration on Social Development adopted by Ministers in Charge of Social Development on 31 October 2008, adopted Resolution 6, which reads as follows:‘6. ADOPT the extension of the Continental Decade of Persons with Disabilities for the period 2010-2019; CALL for the evaluation of the existing Decade and its Plan of Action (1999-2009) and the speedy conclusion of the evaluation and restructuring of the African Rehabilitation Institute (ARI)’In addition to the resolution extending the Decade, the Windhoek Declaration also adopted resolution 5(x) which reads as follows:‘5. Further commit ourselves to implement the priority strategies under the key thematic social issues spelt out in the Social Policy Framework for Africa, through the following:(x) Empowering and providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities, safeguarding their rights and enlisting their participation and mainstreaming them in all development programmes’The new Social Development Policy adopted by the Ministers in Windhoek Namibia has detailed coverage of disability work. We encourage organisations to get a copy of this policy and apply its contents in your programming processes.We would like to thank all organisations (notably Pan African Federation Of the Disabled (PAFOD), African Union of the Blind (AFUB), and others), Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (SADPD) Staff and leaders, Panel of Experts/Parliamentarians, Pan African Parliament, African Rehabilitation Institute (ARI), the African Union Social Affairs Commission, our Development Partners (Disabled Persons Organizations Denmark [DPOD], Sida, UK Department for International Development [DFID], and Southern Africa Trust), Christian Blind Mission (CBM) and those that supported our down-line networks and DPOs for their support during the first Decade and the campaign towards extension.We look forward to hard work during the next ten years. We now have the benefit of learning from the mistakes that we made and the experience of managing an initiative of this nature.B. MORE INFORMATION ON THE FIRST DECADEThe African Union declared the first decade of the new millennium (1999-2009) as the African Decade for Persons with Disabilities. In 2001 the African Union’s Labour and Social Affairs Commission along with its African Rehabilitation Institute (ARI) and the ILO held a meeting in Addis Ababa. In this meeting they designed a Continental Plan of Action (CPOA) to guide the member states of the African Union on how to implement the African Decade. The adoption of the African Decade of Disabled Persons (ADDP) placed responsibility on African States to implement Decade Programme activities.With this declaration, the African Union adopted a Continental Plan of Action (CPOA) with twelve objectives that African States were to implement over the period.The twelve objectives cover a wide range of themes that are of critical importance to improvement in the lives of persons with disabilities in Africa. These themes include ideas and strategies to:1. Formulate and implement national policies, programmes and legislation to promote the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities.2. Promote the participation of persons with disabilities in the process of economic and social development3. Promote the self-representation of people with disabilities in all public decision-making structures.4. To enhance support services for disabled persons.5. Promote special measures for children, youth, women and elderly persons with disabilities.6. Ensure and improve access to rehabilitation, education, training, employment, sports, the cultural and physical environment.7. To promote and protect disability rights as human rights8. To support the development of and strengthen Disabled Persons’ Organizations9. Mobilize resourcesThese objectives where meant to be implemented by Africa States, with the cooperation of civil society organisations.Prepared By:Kudakwashe A.K. Dube, CEOSADPDThis announcement is being circulated by The Secretariat of the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (SADPD). Their website is at and is worth exploring for anyone with an interest in human rights or social and economic development for people with disabilities in Africa. This announcement was modified to spell out most of the acronyms.Learn more about the CRPD and also about the accompanying Optional Protocol.Learn how you can become involved with the global campaign to promote the ratification and implementation of both the CRPD and the Optional Protocol in your country and elsewhere.Topics: Disability Rights -- General | No Comments »Mainstream Grantmaking and the Disability Rights TreatyBy Andrea Shettle, MSW | January 10, 2009Do people with disabilities need or deserve special attention from mainstream human rights organizations or grantmakers who don’t plan to specialize in their concerns? Is there a role for people with disabilities in mainstream human rights projects? How and why should people with disabilities be included in human rights campaigns that focus on other population groups such as women, ethnic minorities, or the poor? How can including people with disabilities help everyone in achieving human rights goals for all population groups? What role can grassroots organizations, and the funders that support them, play in this process? In short: why should mainstream funders share an interest in funding projects related to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)?Organizations and grantmakers can both consult a pair of brochures that explain how and why non-governmental organizations and funders can and should take disability into account when planning or funding mainstream international human rights programs. They are entitled “Human Rights and Disability: Embracing a paradigm shift: A Funder Opportunity” and “Human Rights and Disability: Embracing a paradigm shift: An NGO Opportunity.” Each brochure is two pages long, and is available in both PDF format and Word format. They can be downloaded for free at: brochures are targeted at mainstream funders and organizations. Grassroots disability advocates could also use them in their outreach efforts to persuade organizations and funders of the need to be more inclusive of their concerns in mainstream human rights programs.Learn more about the CRPD and also about the accompanying Optional Protocol.Learn how you can become involved with the global campaign to promote the ratification and implementation of both the CRPD and the Optional Protocol in your country and elsewhere.A slightly modified version of this article has also been posted at the We Can Do blog with permission of author.
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ESPIONAGE CASES - UNITED STATESTable of Contents H. Petersen, comp. and ed., "Counterintelligence and Internal Security," American Intelligence, 1775-1990: A Bibliographic Guide (Claremont, CA: Regina Books, 1992), pp. 152-211, has extensive (over 1,000) listings in the general area of spying in and against the United States. The listings below focus on (a) particularly useful sources in the area and/or (b) those published since the late 1980s.Broader counterintelligence and counterespionage activities are covered under the topic headings of "Counterintelligence" and "FBI."British espionage cases can be located from the "UK Spy Cases" Table of Contents.See also the entries under "Soviet Spies."The Washington Post has a collection of materials on spy cases and other espionage related matters at: Materials:A - H I - OP - ZWeinstein and Vassiliev, The Haunted Wood (1998)Soviet A-Bomb SpiesVenona:Introduction to Venona The Venona MaterialsAlger Hiss and Whittaker ChambersElizabeth BentleyIndividual Espionage Cases:Mitchell and Martin (1960) Miller (1985)Pollard (1985) Howard (1985)Walker (1985) Chin (1985)Pelton (1986) Ames (1994)Nicholson (1996) Pitts (1996)Peter Lee (1997) Squillacote (1997)Groat (1998) Boone (1998)Wen Ho Lee (1999) Wispelaere (1999)Faget (2000) Trofimoff (2000)Hanssen (2001) Regan (2001)Montes (2001) Smith-Leung (2003)Guantanamo Bay (2003) Franklin (2004)Keyser (2004) Aragoncillo (2005)Chi Mak (2005) China Spies (2008)Myers (2009)Others (alphabetically, by name):A BC - F G - JK LM - R S - ZChinese Espionage (from 1998)Cuban Espionage in Florida (from 1998)Treason GenerallyReturn to FBI Table of ContentsReturn to Counterintelligence Table of ContentsReturn to Soviet SpiesReturn to Main Table of ContentsNews on Patents and Wireless TechnologyFeatured ArticlesWireless Living »From Inform | 2009-07-07 08:15:15 Security Agency Origins 1914-19522. Vulnerability 1952-19583. Expansion 1958-19624. Maturity 1962-19675. Confrontation 1967-19756. Uncovered 1975-20017. Rebirth 2001-20038. Sources9. LinksOrigins1914 - World War I began the modern era of code-breaking and intelligence gathering. Major Ralph Van Deman, the "father of American intelligence," created the Military Intelligence Section in the Army General Staff, and a Cipher Bureau (MI-8) within this section.1918 - America's first transatlantic radio intercept station was built on Gillin Farm in Houlton, Maine, just before the end of WWI .1920 - Herbert Osborne Yardley created the Black Chamber and began to monitor international cables, despite the Radio Communication Act of 1912 that guaranteed secrecy. This cable monitoring would become Operation Shamrock in 1945, administered in secret by the Signal Intelligence Service, then by the Army Security Agency in Sept. 1945, by the Armed Forces Security Agency in 1949, and by the NSA in 1952. It would be the largest intercept program in US history until officially ended in 1975.1921 - Washington Conference was one of the greatest triumphs of Yardley's Black Chamber, decrypting Japanese cables indicating Japan was willing to accept the 5-5-3 ratio in capital ships.1922 - Navy developed its own code bureau, the Code and Signal Section of the Naval Communications Service, that on July 1 became OP-20-G (G section of the 20th Division of the Office of Chief of Naval Operations).1924 - Navy's Laurance Safford organized a radio intelligence division in the OP-20-G, called Room 2646.1926 - Black Chamber assisted in the detection and location of rum-runners and smugglers with Victor Weiskopf in the Justice Department.1929 - Black Chamber closed by Henry Stimson Oct. 31, stopped the reading of secret Japanese diplomatic cables, declared "Gentlemen do not read each other's mail.''1930 - William F. Friedman created the Signal Intelligence Service Apr. 24 within the Army's Signal Corps and improved sigint with the new mechanical cipher machines and with aerial photography.1936 - ONI uncovered the Japanese spy ring of Toshio Miyazaki in California, arrested Harry Thompson, a young ensign who had been recruited by Miyazaki to spy on the Navy.1939 - World War II was a victory for military intelligence agencies, the SIS cryptographers at Arlington Hall, the Navy's OP-20-G that broke the Japanese Purple code, the OSS of William Donovan, the Bell Labs digital SIGSALY system, the Dayton NCR Navy Bombes, the cooperation with the British Tizard Mission and Bletchley Park to break the Ultra cipher and develop radar.ASA field station antenna array at Helemano, Hawaii 19501945 - The SIS was reorganized in 1943 as the Signal Security Service, then as the Signal Security Agency, and on Sept. 15 became a new agency, the Army Security Agency (ASA) with the mandate to establish a worldwide network of listening stations. Vint Hill Farms Station in Warrenton VA had been a listening station during WWII for the Signal Intelligence Service, became an ASA station intercepting Russian radio transmissions.1946 - May 2 study "Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship" by the AAF research and engineering division of Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica (that soon became RAND Corp.), proposed a spy satellite in space.1947 - National Security Act of July 26 created the National Military Establishment (DOD), the CIA, the NSC, an independent Air Force, and a cabinet-level Secretary of Defense. Cold War created insecurity and the need for new defense technologies, the rocket and guided missile, jet aircraft, A-bombs.1949 - May 20 the Secretary of Defense signed a secret order creating the Armed Forces Security Agency to oversee the military intelligence agencies (Army Security Agency, Naval Security Group, and Air Force Security Service) but interservice rivalry continued; growing national fear of communist subversion, Alger Hiss, Judith Coplon, first Russian A-bomb tested.1950 - National Security Council Intelligence Directive No. 9 of March 10 created the United States Communications Intelligence Board1950 - Korean War that started June 25 was an intelligence failure, led to reorganization that would create the NSA.1952 - President Harry Truman on Oct. 24 signed a secret 8-page memo that created the National Security Agency (NSA) under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense. Gen. Ralph Julian Canine was first director. The agency was located in Arlington Hall VA and the Naval Security Station in DC until moving to new HQ at Fort Meade MD in 1956. The NSA began as a secret agency that specialized in code-breaking and signal intelligence. From its predecessor, the Armed Forces Security Agency, the NSA inherited the Shamrock program of monitoring international cables that Herbert Osborne Yardley's Black Chamber had started in 1920.So you’ve got this new cable modem and a steady Internet connection from a decent, reasonably priced provider. You might have even gotten a television service from the same provider and like to enjoy some of the new episodes of Lost or 24 while you’re surfing the web. Your problem? Your television’s downstairs and your desktop is upstairs. You have a laptop, so what do you do? Buy a wireless router so you can surf while you watch. Unfortunately, like all things digital, electronic, or technological, it ...Continue reading... | 0 comments Be the first to rate this [?]PCI clarifies procedures to secure WiFi »From SC Magazine | 2009-07-17 16:02:08With a new guidance document, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council aims to clarify what retailers must do to secure their WiFi networks.In the past, retailers may have read the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and for certain sections wondered, "What does this mean and what do I have to do?" PCI is aiming to answer those questions with special guidance documents aimed at clarifying especially confusing parts of the standards. On Thursday, PCI published the first informational document that it hopes will clarify ...Continue reading... | 0 comments Be the first to rate this [?]What Hardware is Needed For a Network? »From isnare | 2009-07-17 07:04:49As you?re probably already aware there is more than one type of network that can be created; but if it is a network to a computer that you want to install and need to know what special hardware you need, read on.Firstly, if you want to get a wireless network hooked up you will need a wireless network card and a router. If you have internet access at the moment, the same cable that you currently use to feed the Internet through your computer will go into the ...Continue reading... | 0 comments Be the first to rate this [?]Nvidia wins round against Rambus in patent fight »From Reuters US Online Report Technology News | 2009-07-14 21:50:27SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday tentatively invalidated several Rambus Inc patents key to the microchip designer's disputes against graphics chip maker Nvidia Corp. The patent office "has now initially rejected all of the patent claims asserted by Rambus against Nvidia in the ITC," or U.S. International Trade Commission, Nvidia general counsel David Shannon said in a statement. Rambus replied that the game is hardly over. "The recent action by the (patent office) to re-examine Rambus patents is part of the process ...Continue reading... | 0 comments Be the first to rate this [?]1 2 3 4 5 Related ArticlesGoogle to Face Personalized Search Suit »IT Business Edge 7/17/2009 11:59:50 AMAccording to InformationWeek, Personalized User Model is suing Google for willful patent infringement.. . . PUM alleges that Google infringes on...IUPUI Reaches Stem Cell Technology Licensing Deal »Inside Indiana Business 7/17/2009 11:14:46 AMIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has licensed stem cell technology to a Wisconsin firm. Cellular Dynamics International...RIM Agrees To Pay $267 Million To Visto In Patents Case »Information Week 7/17/2009 10:46:57 AMResearch in Motion's long running patents litigation with Visto Corporation is expected to be settled during the week of July 20 with RIM paying...Patent filed for hurricane fighting machines » 7/17/2009 10:40:07 AMA device to disarm hurricanes? 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Actually, a group of inventors in the United States, including Microsoft...IBM sued over DRAM patents »TG Daily 7/17/2009 10:09:51 AMA law suit started in a Delaware district court alleging that IBM has breached a number of patents relating to dynamic random access memory...Azure Dynamics Awarded Two New Patents »NBC 10 Quincy (WGEM) 7/17/2009 9:41:09 AMOAK PARK, MI, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation - ("Azure") or (the "Company"), a leading developer of state-of-the-art ...Hosted by Back to Google NewsSenate votes big expansion of federal hate crimesBy JIM ABRAMS (AP) – 1 day agoWASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday approved the most sweeping expansion of federal hate crimes law since Congress responded four decades ago to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.The legislation, backed by President Barack Obama, would extend federal protections granted under the 1968 hate crimes law to cover those physically attacked because of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability."This bill simply recognizes that there is a difference between assaulting someone to steal his money, or doing so because he is gay, or disabled, or Latino or Muslim," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.Voice vote passage came immediately after supporters cleared a 60-vote procedural hurdle imposed by Republicans trying to block consideration of the legislation. That vote was 63-28.The hate crimes bill was offered as an amendment to a must-pass defense spending bill that the Senate is expected to finish some time next week. Several Republican amendments to the hate crimes legislation still could be considered on Monday, but Thursday's vote determined that it will be part of the defense bill when it passes.The 1968 hate crimes act covers violence related to a person's race, color, religion or national origin. Federal involvement is confined to a narrow range of circumstances, such as when the victim is using a public facility or attending a public school, serving on a jury or participating in a government program.The proposed legislation, in addition to expanding the categories covered, ends the "federally protected activities" requirement.Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., now being treated for cancer and unable to be on hand for the debate, first proposed the bill in 1997. While coming close on several occasions, he has never been able to overcome opposition from those who contend it infringes on states' rights and First Amendment rights to free speech. Former President George W. Bush said he would veto the bill if it reached his desk.This time, however, pro-bill Democrats control both houses of Congress and Obama is a strong supporter. Attorney General Eric Holder has urged Congress to give his department authority to prosecute cases of violence based on sexual orientation, gender or disability.The measure still has a way to go. Obama has told Congress he will veto the defense bill if it includes more money for an F-22 fighter program he is trying to terminate. The House in April passed a similar hate crimes bill, but did it as independent legislation not tied to a larger bill.The Senate bill, also sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., only authorizes federal prosecutions of hate crimes when the state or local authorities are unwilling or unable to do so. It provides $5 million in grants to state and local law enforcement officials who have trouble meeting the costs of investigating and prosecuting these crimes.Reid, D-Nev., recalled that Laramie, Wyo., was overwhelmed by the costs of pursuing the case against Matthew Shepard, the gay college student killed in 1998 whose name is attached to the bill. "When this bill becomes law, that will never happen again in Laramie, Wyo., or anyplace else in the country."Supporters also emphasized that prosecutions under the bill can occur only when bodily injury is involved, and no minister or protester could be targeted for expressing opposition to homosexuality, even if their statements are followed by another person committing a violent action.To emphasize the point, the Senate passed provisions restating that the bill does not prohibit constitutionally protected speech and that free speech is guaranteed unless it is intended to plan or prepare for an act of violence.The Traditional Values Coalition had expressed concern in a letter to senators that a pastor could be prosecuted for "conspiracy to commit a hate crime" if a sermon resulted in a person acting aggressively against someone based on sexual orientation.Another opponent, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said it was "patently offensive" that violence against one class of victims would be considered worse than violence against others. "We cannot have a colorblind society if we continue to write color-conscious laws," he said. "It violates all the principles of equal justice under the law."Some 45 states have hate crimes statutes on their books, and about half the states have laws covering crimes based on sexual orientation.The FBI receives reports of nearly 8,000 hate crimes every year. Of those, about 15 percent are linked to sexual orientation, which ranks third after those involving race and religion.The Senate hate crimes bill is S. 909.On the Net:Congress: http://thomas.loc.govCopyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.Add News to your Google HomepageMap©2009 Google - About Google News - Blog - Help Center - Help for Publishers - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Google Home
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July 14, 2009Your request is being processed...This is the print preview: Back to normal view »NAACP Using Cell Phones To Fight Racismdigg Share this on Facebook Huffpost - NAACP Using Cell Phones To Fight Racism stumble reddit ShareThis RSS HAJELA | July 13, 2009 04:05 PM EST | APCompare other versions »Compare and versionsI Like ItI Don’t Like ItRead More: Naacp, NAACP And Technology, NAACP Anti-Racism Program, NewsParticipants in the 100th annual NAACP Convention cheer and hold signs during a speech in New York, Monday, July 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Combining its century-old mission of fighting for equality with the instantaneous reach of modern-day technology, the NAACP has launched a program that lets people use their cell phones to report incidents of police misconduct.The "rapid response system" was officially launched Monday as part of the annual convention for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. This year, the organization is marking the centennial of its founding in New York City in 1909.The system allows people who capture photos or video of incidents of alleged police misconduct on their cell phones to send it through a Web browser to the organization or upload it through a computer. A form will then be transmitted to the sender, who can use it to provide more information about an incident."Technology has basically put a video camera in the pocket of every child in this country over the age of 12 and most grown-ups as well," said Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP.He said the information gathered would be used in several ways. Some video could be used immediately, to present footage for a situation the organization wants to highlight. Another purpose would be to compile a database of incidents that could show a history of discriminatory patterns and practices in particular law enforcement jurisdictions _ information the group could take to the Justice Department.The head of the Justice Department, Attorney General Eric Holder, praised the NAACP's dedication to championing equality but acknowledged the work left to be done."We must resist the temptation to conclude that our nation has fulfilled its promise of equality based on one moment or on one election," he said, in reference to Barack Obama being elected president."The efforts to harmonize our laws with our best ideals is not yet done," he said.Monique Morris, the group's vice president of advocacy and research, said the ease of reporting an incident will help give a clearer picture of the prevalence of misconduct."What this database will provide is a more accurate account in real time of what's happening in our communities," she said.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, July 15, 2009WWW.USDOJ.GOVCRM(202) 514-2007TDD (202) 514-1888 Computer Administrator Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Hacking Former Employer’s Computer NetworkThe former director of information technology for a non-profit organ and tissue donation center was sentenced today to two years in prison for hacking into her former employer’s computer network.Danielle Duann, 51, of Houston, pleaded guilty on April 30, 2009, to a one-count criminal indictment charging her with unauthorized computer access. Duann was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge David Hittner in the Southern District of Texas. In addition to the two-year prison term, Judge Hittner sentenced Duann to a three-year period of supervised release following completion of her prison sentence, and ordered her to pay $94,222 in restitution to compensate her former employer for the damage that resulted from her actions.In pleading guilty, Duann admitted to illegally accessing the computer network of LifeGift Organ Donation Center and then intentionally deleting organ donation database records, accounting invoice files, database and accounting software applications and various backup files, without authorization. LifeGift is the sole provider of organ procurement services for more than 200 hospitals throughout 109 counties in North, Southeast and West Texas.According to court documents, LifeGift terminated Duann from her position as their director of information technology on Nov. 7, 2005, and revoked all of her previous administrative rights and access to the LifeGift computer network. In pleading guilty, Duann admitted that beginning on the evening of Nov. 7, 2005, and continuing until Nov. 8, 2005, she repeatedly gained unauthorized access to the LifeGift computer network via a remote connection from her home and intentionally caused damage by deleting numerous database files and software applications, as well as their backups, related to LifeGift’s organ and tissue recovery operations.Duann further admitted that in an attempt to conceal her activities, she disabled the computer logging functions on several LifeGift computer servers and erased the computer logs that recorded her remote access to the LifeGift networkThis case was investigated by the FBI and is being jointly prosecuted by Trial Attorney Thomas Dukes of the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Bret W. Davis of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas.###09-684presented by:Brain Injury Association of AmericaJuly 14, 2009In this MegaVote for Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District: Congressional Votes -* Senate: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010* Senate: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010* House: Enhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act* House: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010* House: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriation, 2010* House: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010Upcoming Congressional Bills -* Senate: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010* House: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010* House: Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2010Recent Senate VotesLegislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010 - Vote Passed (67-25, 7 Not Voting)The Senate passed this $3.1 billion bill to fund the legislative branch, which includes a provision to post Senate expenses online for the public to access.Sen. Thad Cochran voted YES......send e-mail or see bioSen. Roger Wicker voted YES......send e-mail or see bioDepartment of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 - Vote Passed (84-6, 10 Not Voting)On Thursday, the Senate passed this $42.9 billion bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for Fiscal Year 2010, which includes a provision requiring at least 700 miles of a border fence with Mexico be completed by 2010.Sen. Thad Cochran voted YES......send e-mail or see bioSen. Roger Wicker voted YES......send e-mail or see bioRecent House VotesEnhancing Small Business Research and Innovation Act - Vote Passed (386-41, 5 Not Voting)On Wednesday, the House voted to reauthorize two federal programs that provide research and development grants to entrepreneurs.Rep. Gregg Harper voted YES......send e-mail or see bioAgriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 - Vote Passed (266-160, 6 Not Voting)The House approved this $123.8 billion bill to fund the USDA, FDA and other related agencies and programs.Rep. Gregg Harper voted YES......send e-mail or see bioDepartment of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriation, 2010 - Vote Passed (318-106, 8 Not Voting)This $48.8 billion bill funding the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for Fiscal Year 2010 was passed on Thursday.Rep. Gregg Harper voted YES......send e-mail or see bioMilitary Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2010 - Vote Passed (415-3, 14 Not Voting)The House passed this $133.7 billion bill funding veterans programs and military construction.Rep. Gregg Harper voted YES......send e-mail or see bioUpcoming VotesNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 - S.1390The Senate is scheduled to work on this bill to set funding levels for the military and authorize Department of Defense programs.Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 - H.R.___The House is scheduled to vote on this bill funding the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers and related agencies and programs.Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2010 - H.R.3170The House is expected to vote on this bill funding the Treasury Department, the executive branch, the judicial branch, the District of Columbia and independent agencies."We must acknowledge the great lapse in moral judgment that allowed [the Transatlantic Slave Trade] to happen. We must urge present and future generations to avoid repeating history. We must acknowledge the contributions that enslaved Africans made to civilization. And countries that prospered from the slave trade must examine the origins of present-day social inequality and work to unravel mistrust between communities. Above all, even as we mourn the atrocities committed against the countless victims, we take heart from the courage of slaves who rose up to overcome the system which oppressed them."Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonListen to the Drumbeat (Video) QUALITY DOWNLOAD (MPEG-2 with 8 MBPS)The three-minute video invites viewers to organize events on 25 March in Commemoration of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. It moves across cultures to show how the trade has influenced countries and artistic genres all over the world. A big bang on a drum symbolizes the beginning of the trade. From that point, we follow the dances and polyphonic rhythms of the African continent to a range of musics and dances in the Americas. From cow bells to talking drums, from mystic drums to candomblé, from ngoni to berimbau, the fighting and mystic spirit of drums accompanied enslaved black people everywhere, and the dance moves and sounds have remained almost intact. In Asia, in the Americas, in the Middle East, in Europe, rituals of African slaves and their soulful drumming touched all civilizations.With salsa, rumba, blues, jazz, rock and roll, hip hop, and fusion but also Asian drumming, qawwali and ghazals, drums were never silenced. They brought the capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form that makes a ritual of movements from martial arts marked by fluid acrobatic play and feints.The drum beat, slow and fast at times like a West African tempo from the Gold Coast, sad or joyful from tango to meringue, remains consistent in its universal appeal. Indeed, drums continue to carry to men and women of all color and creed a message that all understand: it is the soothing or haunting sound of freedom, even when journeys are harsh or long. Everywhere, drums give birth to a simple truth: every time you beat the drum, you break the silence.
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Read more… links provide a variety of perspectives on EMP risk and response options, and are provided for informational purposes alone.EMPACT America Inc. is not responsible for the accuracy of the information, or for the views and opinions expressed on these sites nor for any advertising found therein.Select Category : ** Choose Category **American Think TanksEMPACT SupportersGovernment AgenciesInfo on EMPIsraeli Defense CompaniesIsraeli Think TanksNon-governmental OrganizationsU.S. Defense CompaniesU.S. EMP CommissionU.S. EMP of the Congressional Commission to Assess the Threat to the USA From EMP Report of the Congressional EMP Commission - Commission Report on Critical National Infrastructures - April 2008Info on entry on Electromagnetic Pulse - very Film on the Starfish Prime High-Altitude Nuclear Test in Congressman Roscoe Bartlett's webpage detailing his interest and activity surrounding EMP issues.EMPACT Dairy - a food-industry leader in recognizing the importance of EMP infrastructure protection.Government Defense Agency - the US Department of Defense agency responsible to develop American comprehensive missile defenseAmerican Think Threat Initiative - excellent site detailing missile proliferation around the - excellent site explaining the worldwide missile threat and the need for missile defenseThis is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows.To view this item online, visit, July 09, 2009--------------------------------------------------------------------------------WorldNetDaily ExclusiveCongress examines EMP threatIran believed to test missiles for attack on U.S.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Posted: July 07, 200810:42 pm Eastern – More than four years after a stunning report about America's vulnerability to a nuclear electromagnetic pulse attack was released to Congress, the House Armed Services Committee will hear testimony from the scientist who issued the warning and who believes Iran is pursuing such an option.William R. Graham, President Reagan's top science adviser and the chairman of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, will update the committee Thursday morning.Graham warned in 2005 that Iran was not only covertly developing nuclear weapons, but was already testing ballistic missiles specifically designed to destroy America's technical infrastructure with the aim of neutralizing the world's lone superpower.(Story continues below)The radical Shiite regime has conducted successful tests to determine if its Shahab-3 ballistic missiles, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, can be detonated by a remote-control device while still in high-altitude flight, Graham said in his report.Graham said then there was no other plausible explanation for such tests than preparation for the deployment of electromagnetic pulse weapons – even one of which could knock out America's critical electrical and technological infrastructure, effectively sending the continental U.S. back to the 19th century with a recovery time of months or years.Iran would have that capability – at least theoretically – as soon as it has one nuclear bomb ready to arm such a missile.The stunning report was first published in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, the premium, online intelligence newsletter published by WND's founder.Iran surprised intelligence analysts by describing the mid-flight detonations of missiles fired from ships on the Caspian Sea as "successful" tests. Even primitive Scud missiles could be used for this purpose. And top U.S. intelligence officials reminded members of Congress that there is a glut of these missiles on the world market. They are currently being bought and sold for about $100,000 apiece.Others agree with Graham's sobering assessment."A terrorist organization might have trouble putting a nuclear warhead 'on target' with a Scud, but it would be much easier to simply launch and detonate in the atmosphere," wrote Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz., in the Washington Post in 2005 after reading Graham's report. "No need for the risk and difficulty of trying to smuggle a nuclear weapon over the border or hit a particular city. Just launch a cheap missile from a freighter in international waters – al-Qaida is believed to own about 80 such vessels – and make sure to get it a few miles in the air."The Iranian missile tests were more sophisticated and capable of detonation at higher elevations – making them more dangerous.Detonated at a height of 60 to 500 kilometers above the continental U.S., one nuclear warhead could cripple the country – knocking out electrical power and circuit boards and rendering the U.S. domestic communications impotent.In 2005, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security chaired by Kyl, held a hearing on the electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, threat."An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack on the American homeland, said one of the distinguished scientists who testified at the hearing, is one of only a few ways that the United States could be defeated by its enemies – terrorist or otherwise," wrote Kyl "And it is probably the easiest. A single Scud missile, carrying a single nuclear weapon, detonated at the appropriate altitude, would interact with the Earth's atmosphere, producing an electromagnetic pulse radiating down to the surface at the speed of light. Depending on the location and size of the blast, the effect would be to knock out already stressed power grids and other electrical systems across much or even all of the continental United States, for months if not years."The purpose of an EMP attack, unlike a nuclear attack on land, is not to kill people, but "to kill electrons," as Graham explained. He serves as chairman of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack and was director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.Graham told WND he could think of no other reason for Iran to be experimenting with mid-air detonation of missiles than for the planning of an EMP-style attack."EMP offers a bigger bang for the buck," he said. He also suggested such an attack makes a U.S. nuclear response against a suspected enemy less likely than would the detonation of a nuclear bomb in a major U.S. city.A 2004 report by the commission found "several potential adversaries have or can acquire the capability to attack the United States with a high-altitude nuclear weapons-generated electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A determined adversary can achieve an EMP attack capability without having a high level of sophistication.""EMP is one of a small number of threats that can hold our society at risk of catastrophic consequences," the report said. "EMP will cover the wide geographic region within line of sight to the nuclear weapon. It has the capability to produce significant damage to critical infrastructures and thus to the very fabric of U.S. society, as well as to the ability of the United States and Western nations to project influence and military power."The major impact of EMP weapons is on electronics, "so pervasive in all aspects of our society and military, coupled through critical infrastructures," explained the report."Their effects on systems and infrastructures dependent on electricity and electronics could be sufficiently ruinous as to qualify as catastrophic to the nation," Lowell Wood, acting chairman of the commission, told members of Congress.The commission report went so far as to suggest, in its opening sentence, that an EMP attack "might result in the defeat of our military forces.""Briefly, a single nuclear weapon exploded at high altitude above the United States will interact with the Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetic field to produce an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) radiation down to the Earth and additionally create electrical currents in the Earth," said the report. "EMP effects are both direct and indirect. The former are due to electrical systems, and the latter arise from the damage that 'shocked' – upset, damaged and destroyed – electronics controls then inflict on the systems in which they are embedded. The indirect effects can be even more severe than the direct effects."The EMP threat is not a new one considered by U.S. defense planners. The Soviet Union had experimented with the idea as a kind of super-weapon against the U.S."What is different now is that some potential sources of EMP threats are difficult to deter – they can be terrorist groups that have no state identity, have only one or a few weapons and are motivated to attack the U.S. without regard for their own safety," explains the commission report. "Rogue states, such as North Korea and Iran, may also be developing the capability to pose an EMP threat to the United States and may also be unpredictable and difficult to deter."Graham describes the potential "cascading effect" of an EMP attack. If electrical power is knocked out and circuit boards fried, telecommunications are disrupted, energy deliveries are impeded, the financial system breaks down, food, water and gasoline become scarce.As Kyl put it: "Few if any people would die right away. But the loss of power would have a cascading effect on all aspects of U.S. society. Communication would be largely impossible. Lack of refrigeration would leave food rotting in warehouses, exacerbated by a lack of transportation as those vehicles still working simply ran out of gas (which is pumped with electricity). The inability to sanitize and distribute water would quickly threaten public health, not to mention the safety of anyone in the path of the inevitable fires, which would rage unchecked. And as we have seen in areas of natural and other disasters, such circumstances often result in a fairly rapid breakdown of social order.""American society has grown so dependent on computer and other electrical systems that we have created our own Achilles' heel of vulnerability, ironically much greater than those of other, less developed nations," the senator wrote. "When deprived of power, we are in many ways helpless, as the New York City blackout made clear. In that case, power was restored quickly because adjacent areas could provide help. But a large-scale burnout caused by a broad EMP attack would create a much more difficult situation. Not only would there be nobody nearby to help, it could take years to replace destroyed equipment."The commission said hardening key infrastructure systems and procuring vital backup equipment such as transformers is both feasible and – compared with the threat – relatively inexpensive."But it will take leadership by the Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Department, and other federal agencies, along with support from Congress, all of which have yet to materialize," wrote Kyl, so far the only elected official blowing the whistle this alarming development.Kyl concluded in his report: "The Sept. 11 commission report stated that our biggest failure was one of 'imagination.' No one imagined that terrorists would do what they did on Sept. 11. Today few Americans can conceive of the possibility that terrorists could bring our society to its knees by destroying everything we rely on that runs on electricity. But this time we've been warned, and we'd better be prepared to respond."Subscribe to Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Related offers:MOST DANGEROUS NATION ON EARTH: Why America must wake up now and deal with Iran's imminent threat'Biggest threat to U.S. is nuclear terror' – Are you prepared? Get comprehensive free report now--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Previous stories:Iran '1 step' from atomic bombIranian missiles can carry nukesAhmadinejad to Iranians: Israel 'will be removed''Atomic Iran' warnings prove accurateIran leader: Islam to 'rule the world'Iran leader's messianic end-times missionIran to resume uranium enrichmentIran military journal eyes nuclear EMP attack on U.S.Iran plans to knock out U.S. with 1 nuclear bomb"No matter how paranoid you are, what they're actually doingis worse than you can possibly imagine."- RALPH J. GLEASON capacity of the U.S. intelligence services to modify human perception and behaviour through chemical means is enormous, given their vast resources and intimate connections with drug trafficking (see DEALING IN DEATH: The CIA and the Drugs Trade). In fact it was the CIA who introduced LSD to the U.S. population in the late 1950s, while testing its potential as a "truth serum" in universities.However, there are many other disquieting methods of thought control currently being explored by covert security agencies in the West.Despite protestations by the CIA to the contrary, clandestine research into all areas of mind control and manipulation is one of their largest fields of development, and involves not only the CIA but various sinister organisations and research laboratories working on behalf of the intelligence services.Much of what follows uses information that has only recently been declassified under Freedom of Information Act appeals filed three years previously....THE CIA AND LSDThe work of various groups and individuals employed by the CIA to research mind control through the use of drugs, mirrors the notorious experiments by Nazi doctors at Dachau, who used mescaline as a means of eliminating their victims' will to resist interrogation. After World War II, a number of Nazi chemical warfare specialists went to work for the American secret services. These scientists included Karl Tauboeck, whose attempts to find a reliable "truth serum" for the CIA involved ruthless human experimentation. Karl Rarh and Hans Turit also continued their wartime experimentation with the nerve gases Tabun and Sarin (which are closely related to the Zyklon B gas used in the Nazi concentration camps) and other chemicals for the CIA.In the early 1950s, the CIA embarked on a series of mind-control and drug experiments on unwitting American and Canadian victims. Project BLUEBIRD was established in 1950 to research mind control for the CIA. The Agency contacted academics and other experts who specialised in behaviour modification. Liaison was established with the research sections of police departments and criminology laboratories. Medical practitioners, professional hypnotists arid psychiatrists were brought In as paid consultants, and various branches of the military provided assistance. Often, these arrangements involved a cover to conceal the Agency's interest in the subject.A memo, dated July 13th 1951, described BLUEBIRD's efforts as "broad and comprehensive, involving both domestic and overseas activities, and taking into consideration the programmes and objectives of other departments, principally the military services." BLUEBIRD's activities were "designed to create an exploitable alteration of personality in selected individuals". Specific targets included "potential agents, defectors, refugees, POWs" and a vague category of "others." The programme was re-christened ARTICHOKE in 1951.When the CIA had difficulties finding the ideal truth drug, agents were sent out around the world to gather samples of rare herbs and botanicals. One cocaine derivative, procaine, was injected into the frontal lobes of the brain via trephine holes drilled through the skulls of mental patients. However, repeated failure of cocaine and its derivatives led the Agency to look into heroin as a possible mind control drug. According to a CIA document dated April 26th 1952, heroin was "frequently used by police and intelligence officers on a routine basis in interrogation." CIA operatives determined that heroin and other habit-forming substances "can be useful in reverse because of the stress produced when they are withdrawn from those who are addicted to their use."The name of the programme was changed again in 1953 to MKULTRA, which primarily focused on the covert study of the hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for military or intelligence purposes as either a weapon or a tool for brainwashing.The CIA funded many individuals in the private sector on LSD research. Dr Max Rinkel, Dr Paul Hoch, Dr Joylon West, Dr Harris Isbell and Dr Carl Pfeiffer worked as contract employees for the Agency in this sphere. Like the Nazi doctors at Dachau, the CIA victimised groups of people who were unable to resist: prisoners, mental patients, foreigners, the terminally ill and ethnic minorities.One project took place at the Addiction Research Centre of the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. This was ostensibly a place where heroin addicts could go to kick their habits, but unknown to the patients, it was in fact one of fifteen penal and mental institutions used by the CIA in its drug development programme. To conceal its role, the Agency enlisted the aid of the Navy and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) which served as conduits for channelling CIA money to Dr Harris Isbell, a research scientist who remained on the Agency's payroll for over a decade. When the CIA came across a new drug (usually supplied by U.S. pharmaceutical firms) that needed testing, they sent it to Isbell at Lexington, where an ample supply of captive human guinea pigs was available. Over 800 compounds were tested by Isbell, including LSD and a variety of hallucinogens.At the Georgetown University Hospital, Professor Charles Geschickter lent his name to a CIA research front foundation, the Geschickter Fund for Medical Research, and tested mind-control drugs on psychiatric and terminally ill cancer patients. LSD research for MKULTRA was also conducted at 44 colleges and universities in the United States in the mid-1950s.Students from Harvard and other Boston area universities were among those who were given doses of LSD through the MKULTRA programme at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital, now the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Another CIA-front organisation used for MKULTRA was the Human Ecology Fund at Madison."We have no answer to the moral issue."CIA director RICHARD HELMS, on the Agency's MKULTRA programme of illegal experimentation with mind-controlling drugs on unwitting victims. Helms ordered the destruction of MKULTRA records to prevent disclosure by investigating committees.On November 28th 1953, Frank Olson, one of the nation's top biological warfare experts, died after falling from the 13th floor of a Manhattan hotel, while CIA doctor Robert Lashbrook was "asleep" in the room. Olson was a victim of MKULTRA, murdered by the CIA because he was a security risk. Olson had told his wife that he had made a "terrible mistake" and wanted to quit his job. Congressional hearings in 1975 revealed that nine days before his death, a CIA scientist had given Olson an after-dinner drink of Cointreau that was laced with LSD. The normally cheerful researcher then sank into a deep paranoid depression and he was checked into the Statler Hilton under the supervision of Lashbrook.On the night of Olson's death, Lashbrook called neither an ambulance nor police. Instead he dialled a number on Long Island. According to the testimony of the night manager Armand Pastore, who listened in on the conversation, Lashbrook said, "Well, he's gone." The other man replied, "That's too bad," and both hung up.In July 1994, Professor of Law and Forensic Science James Starrs examined Olson's body and found evidence that he described as "sinister." There were "so many fractures in the skull that it is not possible that he received this type of injury simply from falling out of a window.... it would not be possible unless he was on a trampoline." Starrs also found no evidence of glass cuts from smashing though the window which were reported in the original autopsy.Frank Olson had worked closely with the U.S. Army's Chemical Corps' Special Operations Division (SOD) at Fort Detrick in Maryland and the surviving records show that U.S. Army Intelligence continued to carry out LSD tests on unsuspecting victims after his death. Tests were run simulating diplomatic cocktail parties where 30 to 35 volunteers were served drinks containing LSD. Trained interrogators then tried to extract classified information about the volunteers' special duties. During the course of the "parties" the interrogators, without the knowledge of their subjects, administered additional doses of LSD. None of the volunteers gave their informed consent prior to receiving the drug and there was a deliberate attempt to deny them any information that would have permitted them to evaluate the dangers involved. According to the testimony of one of the volunteers, Charles Shirley Jr, in August 1975, the brief given to them was that if they declined to participate in the tests it would put them in immediate disfavour with their superiors.After the first phase of experiments in November 1958, a letter from the Chief of Clinical Division at Edgewood Arsenal Research Laboratories (EARL) in Maryland to Commanding General Army Intelligence Centre stated that all the initial work was completed with rewarding results and recommended that "actual application of the material [LSD] be utilised in real situations." It is hard to believe that such a recommendation could be given on a drug with such unpredictable and potentially dangerous results after tests on only 35 volunteers.On April 9th 1959, the Chemical Warfare Laboratory and the Intelligence Centre proposed the use of LSD overseas on "non-volunteer foreign nationals" to test its use as an aid to interrogation. This continuation of the research in foreign countries was specifically in order to do things that were forbidden by U.S. law. The U.S. Surgeon General concurred in the plan and offered "no medical objections." Thus began Operation Third Chance in Europe, the surreptitious administration of LSD to the drinks of unwitting subjects in social environments. This operation paved the way for similar experiments in the U.S. Army Pacific and elsewhere. A favourite plan of the CIA involved slipping P-1 (the codename for LSD when used operationally) to socialist or left-leaning politicians so that they would "babble incoherently and discredit themselves in public."Despite another report in 1963 recommending the termination of testing LSD on unwitting subjects, the CIA's Deputy Director for Plans, Richard Helms, continued to advocate covert testing of the drug. On the subject of moral issues in connection with these illicit human experiments, Helms commented: "We have no answer to the moral issue."Almost twenty years after the introduction of LSD, and dozens of psychological casualties later, a study by the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs reported that LSD's early use by the American public began "among small groups of intellectuals at large eastern and western coast universities. It spread to undergraduate students, then to other campuses. Most often, users have been introduced to the drug by persons of higher status. Teachers have influenced students; upperclassmen have influenced lowerclassmen." Ironically, the CIA, during its MKULTRA experimentation, initiated the 1960s' psychedelic explosion.This may have been unwitting but it may also have been a deliberate effort to undermine the anti-establishment protest culture of the time. In the late 1960s and early 70s, New York biochemist Ronald Stark was one of the world's leading suppliers of LSD (which he produced at his illicit laboratories in Europe); Stark was widely suspected (as he himself claimed) of being attached to the CIA project later to be revealed as MKULTRA.The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a hippie religious organisation based in Laguna Beach, California, supplied ample quantities of LSD to the local hippies and eventually acquired a sophisticated network of smuggling hashish and LSD to the whole United States.Billy Hitchcock served as banker for the Brotherhood, maintaining an account with Castle Bank, which had been set up by the CIA as a front for covert narcotics and money laundering operations (see DEALING IN DEATH: The CIA and the Drugs Trade). Hitchcock also poured the sum of $5 million into "litter stocks" which were associated with Mary Carter Paint Company (known later as Resorts International), which was suspected of having links to organised crime. When the company constructed a casino in the Bahamas, the star guest on opening day was none other than Richard Nixon, who was about to run for president. Strange bedfellows indeed for influential figures involved in the psychedelic movement. (In 1970 Resorts International formed a private intelligence corporation called Intertel, which was staffed largely by ex-CIA, NSA, Interpol and Justice Department officials. Intertel rented its services to a wide range of corporate clients, including ITT, McDonald's and Howard Hughes' Summa Corporation).Ronald Stark later took over Hitchcock's position of banker for the Brotherhood of Etemal Love and was involved in overseeing their LSD operation. For someone who was just known as a person helping the hippie movement, Stark kept a mysterious profile. He travelled to all the drug factories and hippie communes across the U.S., and stayed in rich hotels and private clubs, mingling with the rich and famous. He also operated a cocaine ring in the Bay Area. Since Stark took over the running of the Brotherhood, it became the single most productive manufacturer of LSD in the United States. 50 million doses (20 kilos) of the drug were mostly sold in the U.S.Stark was imprisoned in Italy from 1975 to 1979, following his involvement with a gang of drug-dealing fascist terrorists. While in jail in Bologna, he received a vast number of visitors from the British and American consulates. According to the judge who released him from prison in April 1979, "an impressive series of scrupulously enumerated proofs" showed that "from 1960 onwards, Stark belonged to the American secret services."Technically, MKULTRA was closed in 1964 but some of its programmes remained active under the name of Project MKSEARCH well into the I 970s. In 1973, tipped off about forthcoming investigations, CIA Director Richard Helms ordered the destruction of all MKULTRA records. Three years later, in testimony to the Church Committee, Helms confessed that the CIA had destroyed the files "so that anybody who assisted us in the past would not be subject to follow-up questions, embarrassment if you will."The key researcher for the CIA-Army LSD tests was Dr Albert Kligman from the University of Pennsylvania. In the mid-1960s, Kligman founded the Ivy Research Laboratories (IRL), the conduit for EARL to perform experiments on humans which were not possible even under the dubious ethics of EARL's programmes. Records show that in 1971, the CIA provided Kligman with $37,000 to test a classified potentially incapacitating psycho-chemical compound known only as EA3167. Kligman tested this on human subjects, including prisoners from Holmesburg Prison in Pennsylvania.Similarly, Dr Robert Heath carried out work for the CIA at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Tulane University in New Orleans, one of several U.S. Army research centres at which 3,000 doses of LSD were given to about 1,500 subjects in secret studies.Dr. Robert Heath, testing his "deep brain electrodes" at Tulane University, 1966.So what were the implications of LSD? The CIA sought the perfect truth serum; unsuccessful in this, the Agency then used LSD on the basis of how it could affect social and political awareness. One of the MKULTRA manuals that was destroyed at the behest of Richard Helms was entitled "Some Unpsychadelic Effects!" No-one can be sure what the CIA meant by this, but the fact remains that the new left movement that was growing in America in the 1960s was drastically disrupted by the widespread use of LSD, with millions of peace-loving youths becoming somewhat less conscious about the world around them.OTHER MKULTRA PROJECTSIn response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by John Marks in 1977, additional MKULTRA records were discovered in financial files held by the Office of Technical Services which had not been indexed under the name MKULTRA. These documents, dating back to 1963, revealed that MKULTRA was "concerned with research and development of chemical, biological and radiological materials capable of employment in clandestine operations to control human behaviour," and that "radiation was one of the additional avenues to control human behaviour." In an undated Memorandum for the Record in MKULTRA Sub-project 86, Dr Wallace Chan proposed "radio-isotopes with predetermined half-lives, selectively implanted and/or injected; and radiologically opaque foreign bodies selectively implanted and/or injected into predetermined sites in the human body."The Canadian MKULTRA programme took place at the Allan Memorial Institute (AMI), the psychiatric wing of Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. AMI's director from 1943 to 1964 was Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron, who called his experimental techniques "depatterning" and "psychic driving." Cameron subjected his patients to heavy doses of drugs combined with electric shock treatment, technically known as Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT), but not as Cameron practised it. In standard professional ECT, the patient is given a single dose of 110 volts lasting a fraction of a second.Cameron used a dosage twenty to forty times more intense, two to three times a day, with the power turned up to 150V. The frequent screams of patients that echoed through the hospital did not deter Cameron and his associates in their attempts to "de-pattern" their subjects completely. Sometimes Cameron would combine this treatment with up to 35 days of prolonged sensory deprivation in a sealed environment. This constituted the "depatterning" phase of the treatment, at the end of which the patient's mind would be "more or less in a childlike and unconcerned state."Cameron would then attempt to reprogram his victims with his "psychic driving" techniques, which consisted of messages played on tape recorders, repeated thousands of times through headphones. Usually ten days of "negative signals," stressing the patient's presumed inadequacies, would be followed by ten days of "positive" messages, encouraging the desired behaviour. Psychic driving would take place for continuous periods of up to 16 hours per day.The CIA invited Cameron to apply for funding from the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology, a CIA front. From 1957 to 1962, the Agency supported Cameron's work with grants totally $84,820. The "psychic driving" research was code-named MKULTRA Sub-project 38.Cameron, the architect of these inhuman experiments which amounted to little more than torture, was elected chairman of the American Psychiatric Association in 1952 and later became the founding chairman of the World Psychiatric Association. In 1966, he was awarded the Canadian Mental Health Award for his services to the profession. Such honours would hardly have met with the approval of the Canadian victims of the MKULTRA experiments, some of whom recently sued the CIA for irreparable mental damage.Dr. Ewen Cameron (left) receiving the Canadian Mental Health Award, 1966.A series of mind-altering drug tests and electric-shock experiments were also carried out on inmates of the Californian prisons of Vacaville and Atascadero during the 1960s. Some of these were particularly directed against gay inmates, attempting to "convert" them to heterosexuality. Blanche Wiesen Cooke, a New York history professor, has raised the question of whether AIDS may have developed as a result of such experiments.Mind control research was transferred from MKULTRA to the Office of Research and Development (ORD) in 1963, and the U.S. Army officially terminated their LSD experiments at that time. However it has recently been revealed that their British counterparts, the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment (CBDE) at Porton Down took over and continued these experiments. In 1993, Graham Pearson, the Director of CBDE, disclosed that they carried out LSD tests on 72 service volunteers, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, between 1961 and 1972. This was the first official admission that the British government had carried out secret mind-control tests on human guinea pigs.In the early 1970s, one of MKULTRA's payrolled scientists, Dr Joylon West, was involved in planning a secret camp in California for "comparative studies.... of experimental or model programs for the alteration of undesirable behaviour" and the "study and reduction of violence." Proposed by then Governor Ronald Reagan, this centre would "predict the probability of occurrences of violence" according to ethnic population grouping. When asked how the subjects would be obtained for the experiments, Edwin Meese, Reagan's executive secretary at the time (later to become U.S. Attorney General), replied: "We'll kidnap them!" (H.W. Bowart suggests that the many cases of "alien abductions" reported [and apparently sincerely believed] by American citizens may be evidence of psychological programming experiments by the security services).The camp would "test chemical castration, psychosurgery and experimental drugs" on involuntary incarcerated people. A law would also be passed in California that would put into effect a computer filing system on "pre-delinquent children." The children would then be "treated by the camp before they could harm society." This Orwellian nightmare was stopped after the plans for the scheme leaked to the news media.MIND CONTROL AND BRAIN IMPLANTSWhen news of the existence of MKULTRA was disclosed to the public during the major investigations of the CIA in the 1970s, it was discovered that in addition to mind control through the use of drugs, other areas researched by the CIA included hypnosis, sensory deprivation, psycho-surgery, brain implants and ESP. Mystery still surrounds the area which seems to have most interested MKULTRA'S successor, the Office of Research and Development (ORD) -"psychoelectronics".In the late 1950s, a neuroscientist named Jose Delgado developed a "stimoceiver", a miniature depth electrode which can receive and transmit electronic signals over FM radio waves. By stimulating a correctly positioned stimoceiver within an individual's cranium, an outside operator could wield a surprising degree of control over the subject's responses. The most famous example of Delgado's work occurred in a Madrid bull ring. Delgado "wired" a bull before stepping into the ring entirely unprotected. The bull charged towards the doctor, then stopped just before reaching him. Delgado had halted the animal simply by pushing a button in a black box held in his hand.Delgado's human experiments demonstrated that emotions and behaviour such as rage, lust, relaxation, fear, fatigue, hallucinations etc., can be easily induced using radio stimulation by an outside operator of different points in the amygdala and hippocampus regions of the brain. The techniques could also be used to modify "unwanted" social behaviour.Speaking in 1966, Delgado asserted that his experiments "support the distasteful conclusion that motion, emotion and behaviour can be directed by electrical forces and that humans can be controlled like robots by push buttons." He even professed a day when brain control could be turned over to non-human operators by establishing two-way radio communication between the implanted brain and a computer. Work by the brothers Ralph and Robert Schwitzgebel for tracking individuals over long ranges led to the proposal of a scheme whereby miniature radio receivers are mounted on utility poles throughout a given city, thereby providing a 24-hour monitoring capability.One of the most disturbing suggestions in this area came in 1994 from Joseph Meyer of the National Security Agency, who proposed implanting roughly half of all Americans arrested (but not necessarily convicted of any crime). These "subscribers" (his term) could then be monitored continually by computer. Meyer carefully worked out the economics of his mass-implantation system and asserted that taxpayer liability should be reduced by forcing subscribers to "rent" the implant from the state. Meyer argued that implants are cheaper and more efficient than police.REMOTE MIND CONTROL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WARFAREAs far back as 1953, the scientist John C. Lilly was asked by the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (a regular CIA funding conduit) to brief the CIA, FBI, NSA and military intelligence on his work using electrodes to stimulate the pleasure and pain centres of the brain. Lilly refused, stating in his reply: "Dr Antoine Redmond, using our techniques in Paris, has demonstrated that this method of stimulation of the brain can be applied to the human without the help of the neurosurgeon; he is doing it in his office in Paris without neurosurgical supervision. This means that anybody with the proper apparatus can carry this out on a person covertly, with no external signs that electrodes have been used on that person. I feel that if this technique got into the hands of a secret agency, they would have total control over a human being and be able to change his beliefs extremely quickly, leaving little evidence of what they had done."Unfortunately the Freedom of Information Act can only pry loose scant information on electronic mind control and most of MKULTRA's work in this area remains secret. The earliest reference to remotely-applied electronic stimulation of the brain (ESB) is a 1959 document pertaining to MKULTRA Sub-project 94 and shows that a great deal of research was carried out in this area. A 350-page CIA manual dating from 1963 asserted that the Agency had mastered a technology called RHIC-EDOM (Radio Hypnotic Intracerebral Control and Electronic Dissolution of Memory). Together, these techniques can allegedly remotely induce hypnotic trance, deliver suggestions to the subject and erase all memory for both instruction period and the act which the subject is asked to perform.During 1977 Senate hearings on CIA drug testing, Dr Sidney Gottlieb, an important MKULTRA administrator, admitted the possibility of the existence of Agency research involving hypnosis using radio beams and the use of microwaves to erase memory, alter brain functions and disrupt behaviour patterns.Early work by microwave scientist Allan H. Frey provided evidence that the perception of sound can be induced in normal and clinically deaf humans by irradiation of the head with low-density, pulse-modulated ultra-high frequency (UHF) electromagnetic radiation - a type of radio wave. It had previously been shown that UHF wavelengths smaller than 10cm could produce a heating of the skin and even cause severe burning. Since then, work by Frey and others has shown that this same microwave energy is capable of producing selective tachycardia (a speeding-up of the heart beat) and brachycardia (slowing down of the heart beat). A U.S. State Department report by G.W. Biles in 1976 suggests that it is quite possible to induce a heart attack in a person from a distance with radar, since radar uses the same pulse-modulated UHF energy that Frey had used in some of his early experiments.In 1961, Frey showed that the effect and range of auditory response to radio frequency (RF) energy could reach thousands of feet. Using a pulse-modulated transmitter, all types of biological effects could be induced on the targeted subject, including dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Even words could be sent to the brain, independent of the tympanic membrane of the ear. A new form of communications, with immense implications for the military and security services, was discovered: direct communication to the brain by radio waves. An intelligence asset, programmed by remote hypnosis, could be activated by RF means to carry out orders bypassing his or her consciousness. The hypnotic command that the target obeyed would be considered their own idea.Such operations could be carried out on the basis of a "timed hypnotic command" - using RF means, certain information could be made to appear in the target's mind at a given time in the future. A similar effect could be produced when the hypnotic suggestion is designed to be triggered by a word, a picture or other signal. "There are also means of blocking the target's access to retrieve information; by inducing amnesia it is possible to disrupt, inhibit and reconnect his or her conscious (mental) linkages at will, and thus produce contrasting effects which are of the highest value for later hypnotic commands".Similar research by Dr W. Ross Adey at the University of Southern California has shown that simply by placing subjects in an electromagnetic field, their behaviour can be altered. By directing a carrier frequency to stimulate the brain and using amplitude modulation to "shape" the wave into a mimicry of a desired EEG frequency, the mind can be externally conditioned into aversive or docile states, for example. Ideas including names can be synchronised with the feelings that the fields induce. Such devices could also have a role in covert operations designed to drive a target crazy with "imaginary voices" or to deliver undetectable instructions to a programmed assassin. Adey compiled an entire library of frequencies and pulsation rates which could be used to affect the mind and nervous systems.In a rare and astonishing admission in 1963 by Dr George Estabrooks (the man who first proposed to U.S. military intelligence the potential uses of hypnosis in warfare back in the 1 940s), Estabrooks revealed that he had conducted extensive hypnosis work on behalf of the CIA, FBI and military intelligence and stated that "the key to creating an effective spy or assassin rests in... creating a multiple personality with the aid of hypnosis," a process which the doctor described as "child's play." That same year (the year of President Kennedy's assassination) Estabrooks even offered the suggestion that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby "could very well have been performing through hypnosis."Albert Einstein conferring with naval officers in his study, Princetown, New Jersey, July 24th 1943. Einstein was involved with secret U.S. government experiments known as the 'Rainbow Project' in which the use of a very powerful electromagnetic field around an object was used to divert radar waves around it, making it radar invisible. This culminated in the test known as the 'Philadelphia Experiment' on August 12th 1943, in which the warship USS Eldridge reportedly achieved not only radar but also physical invisibility. The same research team was later involved in using electromagnetic waves for mind control experiments at Montauk Point, Long Island. Sensing the dangers of the experiments, Congress refused further approval for the work in 1967 and the project was abandoned.Some months before his death, Einstein was reported to have burned papers relating to his Unified Field Theory and its possible practical applications on the grounds that the world wasn't ready for such things and would be better off without them.In 1967 the U.S. Air Force base at Montauk Point in New York's Long Island was used for top secret experiments using a giant Sage radar that was capable of transmitting electromagnetic waves at frequencies of 425 to 450 Megahertz, the level at which it is possible to alter human thought. Some of the military technicians at the base had used the Sage radar in the 1960s and noticed how it had been possible to change the mood of the personnel on the base by changing the frequency and pulse duration of the radar. Thus, mood altering experiments were begun in earnest. One of the Montauk Project leaders, Al Bielek, later revealed that, "with no military or defence purposes to begin with, the project was only designed for controlling the minds of the population, in spite of Congress forbidding the project." At first, the focus of the experiments was a person sitting inside a shielded room. The radar reflector was angled down so that it focused on the room. The researchers observed that certain changes in frequencies and pulses "made a person sleep, cry, laugh, be agitated and so on."The experiments were then expanded to include the base personnel, then on to the townspeople in Montauk, Long Island, New Jersey, upstate New York and then Connecticut "just to see how far it could go." A special chair was designed using technology that could display what a person was thinking. It would collect the electromagnetic impulses from that person, then translate them into a understandable form. Coils, which acted as sensors, were placed around the chair, along with three receivers, six channels and a computer which would display the person's thoughts digitally on a screen. Bielek claims that the research at Montauk is still ongoing.In 1974, J. F. Schapitz filed a plan to study the effect of inducing hypnotic suggestions through radio frequencies. In his experiment, subjects were implanted with the subconscious suggestion to leave the lab and buy a particular item, the action triggered by a certain "cue" word or action. Schapitz' work was funded by the Department of Defence. Despite Freedom of Information requests, the results have never been revealed.A 1976 U.S. Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) report entitled "Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation" notes that "the potential for the development of a number of antipersonnel applications is suggested by the research published in the USSR, East Europe and the West. Sounds and possibly even words which appear to be originating intra-cranially can be induced by signal modulation at very low power densities."Russian scientists recently reported the following (quote): 'With the help of computer-processed frequency-modulated pulses, coding texts are being introduced into human consciousness. Programming is usually being carried out during night-time by three synchronised frequency generators situated in a city's suburbs in the course of a week. After this, the "patient" receives a coded message. This can be some specific sound but more usually it is a phone call. The call is usually made past midnight (between 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 a.m.) when human energy defences are at their lowest point, being in restoration phase. After receiving such a message, a person - against his/her will and even without conscious awareness - can take a self-destructive course of action.... In 1979, a modified generator emitter called 'Genotron' was created. The device, the size of a small saucer, is fixed on the breast of an assassin. A left wire is connected through the shirt sleeve with a feeder (the energy pumping cycle lasts seven seconds) and a right wire is connected with a control system of a 20 KWT electron ray emitter, powered by a 9V source. When a "clean elimination" of an "inconvenient" person is required, the killer walks behind the target and with the help of the ultrasound aiming device zeroes in on the victim's heart and "shoots." The result is heart defibrillation and multiple ruptures of the heart tissue.There has also been produced a car-based variety of the generator emitter which is used on the road when it is necessary to cause an auto accident. The hypnotic emitter blocks the functioning of the left brain, where the centres of rational control are situated. As a result, the driver of the tracked car loses the feeling of reality and in the euphoric state there appears a wish to increase speed beyond any limits. The result is a crash."The use of mind control weapons to cause car accidents brings to mind various incidents of people whose deaths were remarkably convenient for the powers that be. Karen Silkwood was the young American woman who died in most suspicious circumstances while she was en route to going public with the lack of safety standards at the plutonium plant at which she worked. The attempted breakout of five IRA prisoners from Whitemoor Maximum Security Prison in September 1994 led to speculation that the security services had set up the escape. The vital footage from the video recordings of the prison fences (which would have shown the prisoners receiving outside help) were mysteriously "missing." One of the prison officers who had been in the prison control room during the break-out, Marcia Whitehurst, died when her car plunged into a river near Wisbech. She was driving to court to give evidence at the trial of the prisoners and was due to be cross-examined about her entries in a log book. The police described her death as a "tragic accident." Another Whitemoor prison officer who was present in the control room, Peter Curran, disappeared when he left home to play golf. His car has never been found. His wife stated that "he was very concerned about something before he disappeared."There are also the curious events in Britain surrounding Mark Purdey, the diary farmer who opposed the British agro-chemical industry, claiming to have compelling evidence that BSE, the "mad-cow disease," was the result of organo-phosphate pesticide poisoning. Purdey's experiments, conducted at the Institute of Psychiatry in south London, confirmed that Phosmet, which contains a chemical component of the notorious drug Thalidomide, can affect the "prion protein" believed to trigger the devastating BSE brain disease. The only other countries to use Phosmet in a similar way to Britain - pouring it along the cow's spine - were France, Switzerland and Ireland, which were the other countries that had BSE. Two of the people who took Purdey's side of the argument died in mysterious circumstances. One was a solicitor, Peter Ward, who helped Purdey In a case against the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. The second was a vet, Christopher Budge. Both died when their cars inexplicably left the road and crashed, Ward hitting a stone wall and Budge swerving into the path of an on-coming lorry.(Organo-phosphates, which are chemically related to nerve gas, were widely used by allied forces during the Gulf War. Their use has been linked to the debilitating Gulf War syndrome suffered by the allied troops. In March 1997 the armed forces minister Nicholas Soames admitted misleading Parliament by denying the use and known effects of organo-phosphates.)Microwave weapons have been in development for decades. A report for the U.S. Army entitled 'Analysis of Microwaves for Barrier Warfare' released under a Freedom of Information request shows that even in the early 1970s, the military were developing electromagnetic weapons: "When the beam is turned on, the person will probably fall down in pain and die in 35 seconds, If somehow he proceeds towards the friendly forces, the intensity will continue to rise and he will die before he reaches the 300m front of the barrier." Microwave and laser weapons exist that can cause "exploding eyeballs" or turn people into fireballs. A weapon that can temporarily blind or render an enemy unconscious, can with a turn of the power dial, cut them in two or "cook their internal organs." These so-called "Non Lethal Weapons," which include High Powered Microwave (HPM), infrasound, "plasma bullet guns," Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and radio frequency devices, provide "a new spectrum of options" as the Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) puts it. The weapons are so horrific that there was even debate in the Department of Defence about whether they violate treaties governing humanity in war.The CIA had a programme called Operation Pique in 1978 which included bouncing radio or microwave signals off the ionosphere to affect the mental functions of people in selected areas, including Eastern European nuclear installations. A 1985 experiment at the Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City showed that pinpoint accuracy could be achieved with behaviour-altering microwave beams, such that an individual in a room might be affected by an outside beam while another person elsewhere in the room is unaffected.The Christic Institute, a public interest law firm in the U.S., has many files from state, Senate and Congressional representatives who claim to be victims of clandestine bombardment with non-ionising radiation or microwaves.These people (nicknamed "wavies") report sudden changes in psychological states, alteration of sleep patterns, intra-cerebral voices and other sounds, and other unusual physiological effects. The number and scope of the individuals reporting such claims makes it difficult to dismiss them all out of hand as being mentally ill. The matter has been taken up in the U.S. by the Association of National Security Alumni (ANSC), after investigating the known Department of Defence and CIA interests in this field. In a briefing issued on August 19th 1992, ANSO commented on "the increasing number of persons contacting us for assistance in ending what they believe to be electronic harassment by elements of U.S. intelligence."Julianne McKinney, author of a 20-page report for ANSC, "Microwave Harassment and Mind Control Experimentation", wrote: "Four months ago, when this project commenced, we approached these complaints of government harassment and experimentation with a high degree of caution. We are no longer sceptical. The growing numbers of independent complaints and the similarities between these complaints cannot be ignored."There is now a victims group in the U.S. called Victims of Electronic Assault. In the ex-Soviet Union, political dissenters are emerging claiming to be "wavies" with the same reports as their counterparts in the U.S.In the summer of 1984, the women peace protesters camped around the U.S. air base at Greenham Common were surprised to find that the military and police personnel who had been regularly facing them across the wire disappeared at a particular time. This coincided with the appearance of new aerials on the base buildings and in the months that followed, the women began to suffer a wide variety of illnesses, with symptoms including disruption of their menstrual cycles, panic, swollen tongues, bleeding gums, headaches, voices in the head, vertigo and burns - even at night. Similar phenomena have more recently plagued the women's peace camp at Seneca in the United States. The British woman who is co-ordinating the research into this for the Greenham women has had both her car and her house shot at. In his book The Geller Effect, Uri Geller also noted the strange use of the back focus of a radar dish being used to affect the Greenham Common protesters.In addition to these cases, more and more people are turning up claiming to have had brain implants while they have been incarcerated for various reasons. A Freedom of Information request produced a 1970 NASA report on implantable biotelemetry systems, which describes the development of precisely these kinds of devices. ". it is therefore possible that the biological application of radar could be used as a weapon on an individual basis for sociological or political purposes....."The involvement of NASA in the CIA's mind control experiments has sinister implications.The CIA's research in "evoked brain potentials" (potential is used in the electrical sense, meaning voltage) had the goal of finding methods to replace both polygraphs and voice stress analysis, which are notoriously unreliable lie detectors. Evoked potential studies measure and analyse brain wave responses that result from different stimuli. Using computers, the CIA's aim was to develop these techniques into methods of mind reading and eventually, mind programming or reprogramming.By 1974 Lawrence Pinneo, a neurophysiologist and electronic engineer at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) had developed a computer system capable of reading a person's mind. It correlated brain waves on an electroencephalograph with specific commands. Twenty years ago, the computer responded with a dot on a TV screen. Today, it can be the input to an EBB stimulator that uses radio frequencies. The concept of mind-reading computers is no longer science fiction.According to Ken Lawrence's testimony before Congress in 1985 on the issue of CIA campus activity, a revival of the MKULTRA programme exists at the University of Florida, where CIA-funded researchers have been carrying out "truth detector" experiments using a computer to read brain waves. Major Edward Dames of Psi-Tech said in April 1995 on NBC's 'The Other Side' programme: "The U.S. government has an electronic device which could implant thoughts in people." Dames would not comment any further.The cooking ability of microwaves is a well-known fact of everyday life. At power levels which have no heating effect, microwave radiation affects biological cells in other ways. Both American and British military security is built on a complex global system of communications links involving the widespread use of RF microwaves, including missile tracking radar and surveillance radar. These are found at American bases around the world, including the UK. The military are well aware of the adverse health effects of this and have sought to cover up deaths resulting from microwave exposure. In 1977, two army researchers published a paper showing that power levels of microwaves thousands of times below safety limits damaged the brain. This research and the debate it stimulated was stopped by the Department of Defence. Dr. Koslov at John Hopkins University attempted to restart work into this in 1986, but was unable to get funding. In 1981, U.S. Army pathologist Dr. Friedman published some preliminary findings of a study into the large number of radar operators referred to him with a rare blood disease. The army refused to publish his full report.The British ultra-secure communications network is completely independent from the British Telecom network. It ensures that the government can control the country in the event of the collapse of its authority by war or mass strike action and is based on the use of microwave communication links dotted around the country, with a higher concentration in built-up areas. The centre of research for developing this system is the Defence Research Agency's Malvern branch (formerly the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment). Since the mid-70s, eight scientists working there have died from brain tumours. Recent cases in Britain of various illnesses amongst people living near overhead power lines have added to the evidence that electromagnetic radiation is more harmful to humans than previously thought.During the Gulf War in 1991, Cruise missiles with Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) warheads were used against the Iraqis. This information was released via the American military trade publication Defence News in April 1992. The same year, the UK Ministry of Defence confirmed the development of a British microwave bomb. The EMP bomb works by "emitting a massive pulse of radio energy which would render humans unconscious by scrambling neural paths in the brain but would not cause lasting injury." In fact, evidence from research scientists exposed to EMP has shown that it can cause cancers such as myclogenous leukaemia, a fatal bone marrow disease.In 1993, residents in the Crossmaglen area of South Armagh in Northern Ireland voiced their concerns that British army surveillance equipment was linked to observed clusters and increases in cancer cases in the area. Following the deaths in 1997 of three members of the E4A undercover surveillance unit of the Special Branch (all three died of cancer of the colon), the RUC consulted the National Radiological Protection Board over concerns that their deaths might be linked to the wearing of concealed microwave equipment which is strapped to the skin beneath clothing. The RUC press office claimed that the NRPB's review was not just linked to the deaths but covered the use of all microwave equipment.SOUND WARFAREWilliam Arkin, a US consultant on the humanitarian impact of weapons and warfare, revealed in the Journal Medicine in 1998 that the United States army and airforce were developing a new generation of acoustic weapons that rupture organs, inflict burns and create cavities in human tissues. The research was so far advanced that deployment of the weapons was imminent.Such weapons can radiate a directed energy beam with an intensity varying from a 90-120 decibel low-frequency soundwave "to provide extreme levels of annoyance and distraction" through 140-150 decibels for "strong physical bodily trauma and damage to tissues", up to "shockwave" levels of over 170 decibels, producing "instantaneous blastwave-type trauma" which could be lethal.Abstracts from a US Department of Defense programme on the military's acquisition of mind control technology described the use of "a system for altering the states of human consciousness" involving "the simultaneous application of multiple stimuli, preferably sounds, having different frequencies and wave forms. Researchers have devised a variety of systems for stimulating the brain to exhibit specific brain wave rhythms and thereby alter the state of consciousness of an individual subject."Dr. Oliver Lowry, who has carried out several classified projects for the U.S. Government on what is termed by the military and intelligence services Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS), sometimes called SQUAD, developed and patented a system which he described as "a silent communications system in which non-aural carriers, in the very high audio frequency range or in the adjacent ultrasonic frequency spectrum, are amplified or frequency modulated with the desired intelligence and propagated acoustically or vibrationally, for inducement into the brain. The modulated carriers may be transmitted directly in real time or may be recorded and stored on mechanical, magnetic or optical media for delayed or repeated transmission to the listener."The first known military use of the system was against Iraq during the Gulf War. Although completely silent to the human ear, the negative voice messages programmed by PsyOps psychologists were clearly perceived by the subconscious minds of Iraqi soldiers: "The silent sounds completely demoralised them and instilled a perpetual feeling of fear and hopelessness in their minds."PSYCHIC WARFAREIn the course of the MKULTRA projects, the CIA allocated some of the project's budget to study the use of mediums and called for a scientific study of the use of psychics for intelligence work. This work was set up at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Melano Park, California, whose studies in parapsychology were supported by the CIA, the Navy and the DIA. Dealing in secret high-tech defence projects, SRI was America's second largest think-tank, with over $70 million in government funding annually. The CIA's main contact in funding SRI's work was Harold Chipman, who had served in Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines, Laos and Vietnam.Stanford Research Institute, the base for the CIA's psychic warfare programme.In 1952, Dr Andrija Puharich presented a paper, 'An Evaluation of the Possible Uses of Extrasensory Perception (ESP) in Psychological Warfare' to a secret Pentagon gathering. Puharich's psychic research findings were in line with the CIA's current mind control work and in 1956 Puharich brought in the Israeli psychic Uri Geller to SRI. Mossad had provided SRI with an intelligence report on Geller's abilities. Geller underwent several weeks of exhaustive scientific tests at SRI, under two of the institute's chief scientists, physicists Harold Puthof and Russell Targ.The psychic Uri Geller was employed by the CIA for over twenty years. Here, Geller demonstrates his ability to erase computer tapes while specialists look on.In the early 1960s, the U.S. Air Force commissioned the American Institute for Research (AIR) to conduct a feasibility study on the development and use of psychological phenomena for warfare. AIR published their findings under the title of 'Psychological Phenomena Applicable to the Development of Psychological Weapons'.Spurred on by heavy involvement of the Soviet Union in psychic research (on which the Soviets were spending about 60 million roubles per year in 1971, increased to 300 million roubles - $450 million - in 1975), the CIA embarked on intense psychic research. SRI's Harold Puthof focused on ESP as the area most likely to give results that could be used operationally. The phenomenon was seen as a low-cost radar system; people possessing suitable extra-sensory powers could be the perfect spies.The CIA adopted a twin-track approach towards this new area of interest. Publicly, through disinformation campaigns, they endeavoured to dismiss and discredit psychic research. Secretly, they funded a series of projects on which they spent over $20 million over the next 16 years. The Soviets, aware of the U.S. policy, reacted similarly. They too publicly denied the credibility of any psychic research, imprisoned a number of researchers (particularly those involved in information exchange with their Western counterparts) and appeared to close down several research institutes.A series of 'Anomalous Mental Phenomena' programmes were carried out at SRI from 1973 to 1989 and were continued at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) from 1992 to 1994. A technique known as 'Sleep-Wake Hypnosis' was developed, in which a hypnotist transferred hypnotic commands telepathically to a subject, whether they were a few feet or even a thousand miles away. Psychics were trained to influence foreign leaders as they spoke to the public on the TV or radio. Some of the experiments had highly negative effects on subjects, including sickness, nervous breakdowns and even insanity. The 'Sleep-Wake Hypnosis' technique was recently demonstrated on Paul McKenna's World of the Paranormal television programme, when an Eastern European hypnotist telepathically raised and lowered the heartbeat of a subject in another room.Stanford Research Institute - now named SRI International - termed their telepathy work Remote Viewing (RV), which involved a sender transmitting messages telepathically to a receiver. Two of SRI's most important projects were Grill Flame, a multi-million dollar psychic research and development programme, started by the CIA in 1972 and now primarily run by the DIA; and SCANATE (SCANning by coordinATE), which started on May 29th 1973 and was completed in 1975. Grill Flame produced telepathic information, later confirmed by satellite, about a very sensitive nuclear test site at Semipalatinsk in Soviet Kazakhstan and which led to the location of a crashed Soviet Tu-95 'Backfire' bomber in Africa. Little else is known at present about the project.Harold Puthof, head of the CIA's Remote Viewing programme at Stanford Research Institute.In his first attempt at remote viewing a site, having been given only the geographical co-ordinates, latitude and longitude, the psychic Ingo Swann described in considerable detail what was officially described as a meteorological research installation (in fact a Soviet missile-tracking base) on the remote Pacific island of Kerguelen. Swann's descriptions included the layout of buildings and a map of the island. It was later confirmed that these were correct in every detail.Ingo Swann, psychic and Remote Viewer at SRI, 1972 - 1989.One of the most intriguing of SCANATE's experiments was Number 46, dated April 27th 1973. The purpose of the experiment was "to try to ascertain if long distance remote sensing could extend to a very far distance to record the time it took before impressions began to be given, and to compare the impressions with published scientific feedback." The target chosen was the planet Jupiter. NASA's Pioneer Ten satellite was already en route to the planet but too far away to send data back to the Earth laboratories. The viewers were Ingo Swann in California and Harold Sherman in Arkansas. With these two viewers 2,000 miles apart, the idea was to see whether their independent data would correspond with each other - which they did. In the course of this attempt, a ring around Jupiter was discovered by the viewers. Swann described: "Very high in the atmosphere there are crystals, they glitter. Maybe the stripes are like bands of crystals... Very close within the atmosphere. I bet you they'll reflect radio waves. Is that possible, if you had a cloud of crystals that were assaulted by different radio waves?"The existence of the ring was confirmed in early 1979, six years after this experiment.In another SCANATE experiment, psychic Pat Price was given a set of map co-ordinates and was able to describe every detail of a satellite eavesdropping station, including the complex of buildings and underground storage areas, communication and computer equipment, names on desks in the building and even code words on the labels of file folders in a locked cabinet in one of the rooms. The CIA scientist monitoring the test believed he had a potential Class 'A' espionage agent who could roam psychically anywhere in the world, ferreting out secrets undetected.More than a hundred tests were carried out for Project SCANATE, which ran for two years. Targets chosen by the CIA, in association with the NSA, included a number of very sensitive military locations in the Soviet Union. Descriptions of these provided by SCANATE subjects were later confirmed, in some cases very precisely, by satellite observations. Harold Puthof later confirmed that SRI's Remote Viewing research had been successfully replicated by several other laboratory teams, notably the Princeton University group headed by Dr Robert Jahn. Pat Price was asked on several occasions to provide his services to the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) as well as the NSA.During the 1970s, when he was living in Mexico, Uri Geller was asked by the CIA to psychically eavesdrop on the Soviet embassy. The Agency asked Geller to describe the interior of the building, erase the computer tapes there, read the numbers of a combination lock, name the ranks and duties of visiting personnel, crack codes, predict espionage drops and describe the papers in the diplomatic pouches. Another of the tasks that Geller was asked to do for the Agency was to influence the mind of incoming U.S. President Jimmy Carter at his presidential inauguration on January 20th 1977.By 1975, Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ reported that the development of Remote Viewing at SRI "has evolved to the point where visiting CIA personnel with no previous exposure to such concepts have performed well under controlled laboratory conditions... generating target descriptions of sufficiently high quality to permit matching of descriptions by independent judges."Harold Puthof with Remote Viewer Pat Price.The Remote Viewing programme received a blow when Price died in 1975, but Ingo Swann remained and other psychics joined SRI's ranks over the years. After his success with SCANATE, for several years Ingo Swann trained selected individuals with possible psychic abilities from the military and intelligence to become psychic spies. Swann claimed that almost anyone could demonstrate some RV ability and he developed a training programme which "could make anyone as good as the best natural psychic." Those admitted to the programme were military intelligence personnel whose backgrounds might indicate natural psychic talents: image interpreters (analysts of aerial reconnaissance photos) were found to have a natural visualisation ability suited for RV training; and also people with artistic ability, entrepreneurs, risk takers and those who had reported near-death experiences from combat injuries.Even high ranking officers such as Major General Thompson (Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence 1977-91), Major General Albert Stubblebine (Director of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, INSCOM) and Jack Verona of the DIA were indoctrinated with Remote Viewing. The training took one year in controlled conditions. Major General Thompson was one of the Army's most enthusiastic supporters of RV and other paranormal phenomena, and he set up an RV unit at Fort Meade, Maryland, under the jurisdiction of INSCOM.Major General Stubblebine stated that Remote Viewing practitioners tended to give more controlled readings than non-RV psychics, adding: "I can go anywhere on this Earth. I can go into any closet, I can go into any mind. I can access that information at any location that I choose."Stubblebine directed several operations employing psychics, including Project BLUEBIRD which targeted Libyan leader Colonel Qaddafi; Project LANDBROKER, which targeted Panamanian leader General Noriega; and Project ARROWSHOP, about which little is known. A letter from U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, signed by Deputy Commander Brigadier General Ira Owens, dated February 29th 1996, states: "In 1983 this Headquarters initiated a project named Landbroker.... This was an offensive intelligence collection operation broken down into four parts, designed to collect information using psychic penetrations. Landbroker projects were always targeted against foreign nationals and never involved U.S. citizens." This last-sentence denial bears wary consideration.In the course of the siege of General Noriega's headquarters during the U.S. invasion of Panama, U.S. forces used psychological warfare techniques to drive Noriega out by playing extremely high volume Western rock music through loudspeakers. Less publicised was the use of microwave beams and other experimental weapon systems against Noriega.During the siege of Waco, Texas in 1993, the FBI blasted out tapes of the sounds of dentists' drills and the squeals of rabbits being slaughtered to keep the cult leader David Koresh on edge. It has been speculated that microwaves and other non-conventional weapons may have been the cause of the ensuing fires which killed Koresh's cult followers.Today, U.S. military and intelligence have projects, identified only by numbers, which monitor the progress, research and development of psychic and paranormal research world-wide. Project 223310 also collates information on paranormal topics in relation to their use In psychic warfare. This project has been ongoing for 25 years. U.S. Air Force Project 140410 is similarly tasked.One project currently being undertaken by the U.S. military, named SLEEPING BEAUTY, is directed towards the battlefield use of mind-altering electromagnetic weaponry. Jack Verona, a highly placed, highly secretive DIA chief, heads this project. Verona's associates include Major Edward Dames (ex-DIA), who recently founded a company called PSI-tech, which performs Remote Viewing experiments for both the government and corporate clients.PSI-Tech's company board includes now-retired Major General Stubblebine and Colonel John B. Alexander (who was a Commander of Green Beret Special Forces in Vietnam and Cambodia, and took part in a number of clandestine CIA operations including the mass-murder Phoenix programme during the Vietnam War). The company also employs Major David Morehouse (ex-82nd Airborne Division) and Ron Blackburn (a microwave scientist and a specialist at Kirkland Air Force Base).Two of the key playersin the CIA'spsychic warfare programmeColonel John Alexander, US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), 1981-1984.Major General Albert Stubblebine, Director at INSCOM.Both are on the board of themysterious PSI-tech company.Psychokinesis or telekinesis (the use of the mind to move matter) is an area of major interest to the CIA. A total of 281 laboratory experiments in psychokinesis were carried out over a ten-year period on behalf of the Agency. SRI in particular conducted some extraordinary demonstrations of metal fork bending in front of generals and colonels and other highly-qualified witnesses. In a 1995 television documentary, John Alexander revealed that "people would ask, are you going to bend tank barrels? And no, that's ridiculous. But what we can do is impact electronics and things of that nature. Rather than moving large amounts of physical matter, we're talking about moving electrons."Anybody doubting that the U.S. military are not seriously involved in the area of psychic research should bear in mind the December 1980 issue of the U.S. Army's Military Review, whose cover story was entitled "The New Mental Battlefield," complete with cover pictures of Kirlian photographs of the aura surrounding living organisms. The article, written by John Alexander, related to the use of telepathy to interfere with the brain's electrical activity. This caught the attention of senior Army generals who encouraged him to pursue what they termed "soft option kill" technologies.On November 30th and December 1st 1983, a symposium was held in Leesburg, Virginia, entitled "Applications of Anomalous Phenomena". It was organised by Kaman Tempo, a division of the Kaman Sciences think-tank in Santa Barbara, California, and its stated purpose was "to provide a venue where researchers could present government managers and scientists with details of their research on psychic phenomena, and an assessment of the potential of applications of this research." Subjects discussed ranged from telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis to "human/equipment interaction systems" (eg. people affecting computers), "the continuity of life" and "the military applications of anomalous phenomena". There were nineteen speakers from all parts of the country, several of them heads of major university departments, and it should be noted that they were not asked to discuss the possible existence of psychic phenomena, but to describe what was being done with them. The guests were described as "senior scientists and civilian and military managers." No guest list was published.In 1983, John Alexander set up a course called Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). This presented to selected officers and Senior Executive Service members a set of techniques to modify behaviour patterns. Among the first generals to take the course was Lieutenant General Maxwell Thurman, who went on to become Vice Chief of Staff at the Army and Commander Southern Command. Among other senior participants were Major General Stubblebine and no less than vice-president Al Gore, who still retains his friendship with Alexander.Another of Alexander's programmes is the Jedi Project (taking its name from the Star Wars movies) which aims to "construct models of behavioural/ physical excellence using unconventional means" - in other words, paranormal methods of raising human performance to optimum levels and therefore producing an invincible warrior - a disquieting concept when one considers the sort of people employed by the intelligence agencies.After retiring from the army in 1988, Alexander began working with Janet Morris, the Research Director of the U.S. Global Strategy Council (USGSC), chaired by Dr Ray Cline, former Deputy Director of the CIA.Throughout 1990, the USGSC lobbied the main national laboratories, major defence contractors and industries and senior military and intelligence officers to develop what they termed "Non-Lethal Weapons (NLWs) for Disabling Measures." In her support of their doctrine for the use of such weapons by the U.S. "in crisis at home or abroad... by projecting power without indiscriminately taking lives or destroying property," Janet Morris admitted that "casualties cannot be avoided." A senior Department of Defence official described the term "Non Lethal Weapons" as "an almost obscene oxymoron."There is a massive investment programme in NLWs, about $1 billion over the next few years. The Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is rewriting military strategy to account for the new weapons. It states that "a wide range of disabling measures now exists. This was not true ten years ago."John Alexander is currently involved in over 20 mind control and psychotronic projects at the Los Alamos National Laboratories, where he holds the post of Director of Non-Lethal Programmes. Alexander and his team have been working with Dr Igor Smirnov, a psychologist from the Moscow Institute of Psycho-corrections, who pioneered a technique to electronically analyse the human mind in order to influence it. They input subliminal command messages using key words transmitted in "white noise" or music. Using an infrasound very low frequency transmission, the acoustic psycho-correction message is transmitted via bone conduction - ear plugs would not restrict the message. The subliminal messages by-pass the conscious level and are effective almost immediately.The U.S. magazine Defence News of January 1993 reported that a U.S. company called Healthline Corporation was evaluating Russian mind-control techniques of "acoustic psycho-correction," consisting of "transmission of specific commands via static or white noise bands into the human subconscious without upsetting other intellectual functions."A 1995 report by a task force, whose members included Richard Perle (the hard-line Assistance Secretary of Defence under President Reagan) and John Alexander, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, titled 'Non-Lethal Technologies: Military Options and Implications,' concluded that "a number of non-lethal technologies deserve serious consideration for future military contingencies."An ongoing top-secret CIA mind control programme is called MONARCH, which apparently involves the deliberate creation of severe multiple personality disorder. Little else of this project is confirmable at present, but its ramifications are said to be staggering.Following the Irangate scandal, newly-appointed National Security Adviser (and former Deputy Director of the CIA) Frank Carlucci ordered the destruction of records of the Agency's more exotic programmes which might be prone to public scrutiny. This included much of SRI's paranormal work, and the motors of two paper-shredding machines were burned out in the process of destroying their records. The remaining DIA Remote Viewing agents were moved from their posts at Fort Meade. Their whereabouts and the future of the programme are unknown.CONCLUSIONEven though the world's governments have yet to officially acknowledge the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation and microwaves, the evidence available does clearly indicate that both within NATO and the former Warsaw Pact countries, electromagnetic and/or microwave weapons are now being used or field tested. Already police departments of some governments such as France have reportedly used powerful infrasound beam devices to control crowds and to make rioters lose control of their bowels.The ability to modify human behaviour with auditory-cortex stimuli, brain rhythm modifications and many other biological applications of microwaves has been repeatedly shown since the I 950s. The radio wave energy used in most of the experiments is pulse-modulated or RF microwave energy. It is the same type of RF used in radar techniques: radar equipment is used in almost all mind control experiments. Radar range at 10cm wavelength - the type used in most of the experiments - is over 25 miles. A 1976 U.S. State Department Office of Security report stated: "It is therefore possible that the biological applications of radar could be used as a weapon on an individual or mass basis for sociological or political purposes."The involvement of NASA in this field raises the sinister prospect of not just individuals being targeted by the new technologies of mind control, but of entire cities and larger areas of the population being affected via satellite transmissions.If this all sounds far-fetched, be warned. In the decade that these mind control experiments were started by the intelligence agencies, the idea of fitting a computer into a single room was science fiction. Today, they are carried in pockets. Subsequent work has of course long since superseded Delgado's early techniques. None of us knows the full extent of research and experimentation that has been carried out since then. There is little doubt, however, that lavishly funded covert experimentation - unrestrained by peer review or the need for legal controls - has achieved far more rapid progress than scientists working legitimately. The interest in this area by the U.S. and Russian military now dates back more than 30 years. It is the most secretive of all the U.S. intelligence and military covert projects and it is quite likely to represent the biggest development in military technology since the splitting of the atom.As a minimum, every citizen of every country should be warned of patterns of activity by the security services which point to resurgent mind control experimentation and major civil rights abuses. Any study of the past fifty years of illicit covert intelligence operations indicates that we usually only learn of them, if at all, decades too late. How much has still been hidden from our scrutiny? 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