"The U.S. Military rounded up Nazi scientists and brought them to America. It had originally intended merely to debrief them and send them back to Germany. But when it realized the extent of the scientists knowledge and expertise, the War Department decided it would be a waste to send the scientists home."
"President Bush signed legislation into law [25 March 2005] extending by two years the life of a government panel charged with declassifying CIA documents that detail the spy agency's ties to former Nazis and war criminals. The legislation...clears the way for the release of thousands of documents on former Nazis, including some who assisted in the CIA's Cold War espionage against the former Soviet Union. The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group was established by the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act of 1998 and had been set to disband by the end of [March 2005]. The bill approved by Congress would extend the group's life through March 2007." "Under pressure from Congress, the Central Intelligence Agency has formally agreed to a broad new interpretation of [the] 1998 law that requires disclosure of classified records related to Nazi war criminals, a CIA document shows."
"The National Security Archive posted the CIA's secret documentary history of the U.S government's relationship with General Reinhard Gehlen, the German army's intelligence chief for the Eastern Front during World War II. At the end of the war, Gehlen established a close relationship with the U.S. and successfully maintained his intelligence network (it ultimately became the West German BND) even though he employed numerous former Nazis and known war criminals. The use of Gehlen's group, according to the CIA history, "Forging an Intelligence Partnership: CIA and the Origins of the BND, 1945-49", was a "double edged sword" that "boosted the Warsaw Pact's propaganda efforts" and "suffered devastating penetrations by the KGB."
The declassified "SECRET RelGER" two-volume history was compiled by CIA historian Kevin Ruffner and presented in 1999 by CIA Deputy Director for Operations Jack Downing to the German intelligence service (Bundesnachrichtendienst) in remembrance of "the new and close ties" formed during post-war Germany to mark the fiftieth year of CIA-West German cooperation. This history was declassified in 2002 as a result of the work of The Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group (IWG) and contains 97 key documents from various agencies.
"The documentation unearthed by the IWG reveals extensive relationships between former Nazi war criminals and American intelligence organizations, including the CIA. For example, current records show that at least five associates of the notorious Nazi Adolf Eichmann worked for the CIA, 23 other Nazis were approached by the CIA for recruitment, and at least 100 officers within the Gehlen organization were former SD or Gestapo officers [Richard Breitman, Norman Goda, Timothy Naftali, and Robert Wolfe, U.S. Intelligence and the Nazis, (Washington, DC: National Archive Trust Fund Board, 2004), 377].
"The IWG enlisted the help of key academic scholars to consult during the declassification process, and these historians released their own interpretation of the declassified material last May (2004) in a publication called US Intelligence and the Nazis.
"This secret CIA history is full of documents we never would have seen under the Freedom of Information Act, because Congress in 1984 gave the CIA an exemption for its 'operational' files, on the grounds that such files were too sensitive ever to be released," commented Thomas Blanton, director of the National Security Archive. "The Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act has proven this assumption false. Release of these files has done no damage to national security, has provided information of enormous public interest and historical importance, and however belatedly, has brought a measure of accountability to government operations at variance with mainstream American values.""
But importing Nazis was just the beginning. The US began enlisting other cruel people. One such person is Dr. Ewen Cameron. "Cameron was a very well known psychiatrist who worked for 21 years at the Allan Memorial Psychiatric Institute in Montreal, Quebec. He was highly esteemed among his colleagues and his peers. Gillmor (1987) suggests that Cameron was, when he died in 1967, "one of the most respected psychiatrists in the world" (p.1). At different times, he was head of the Quebec, Canadian, and American Psychiatric Associations, and he was a co-founder and the first president of the World Psychiatric Association (Gillmor, 1987). He believed that "madness" - his own term - was something that needed to be treated rather than feared, and that patients could not be locked up if they were to realize that they still belonged to society (Collins, 1988).
Cameron was an ambitious man. As Collins (1988) points out, he saw what was going on with the soldiers who were returning from the Second World War, and he wanted to be able to ease the stress and anxiety from which they were suffering. A loftier goal of Cameron’s was to conquer the process of aging. In time, he set up different research programs at the Allan Memorial. Of special interest to Cameron was the idea of sleep teaching. He had been in correspondence with Max Sherover, an American who had conquered his patients nail-biting habits by continuously playing a tape recording to them while they slept (Collins, 1988). Cameron began to experiment with the idea himself. He would, during a normal therapy session, record what he thought was a key statement that one of his patients had made (Gillmor, 1987). Later, Cameron would replay the statement repeatedly to the patient, in an attempt to break down the patient’s defense mechanisms and reach deeper material. Over time, Cameron developed this technique into a therapy that he called psychic driving. He introduced his form of therapy in a paper published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in January, 1956. As he explained it, psychic driving allowed for "the penetration of defenses, the elicitation of hitherto inaccessible material, and setting up of a dynamic implant" (Cameron, 1956, p. 503) or recurring thought that influenced the patient’s behaviour even after playback of the key statement had been stopped for some time. Cameron also reported that at times, the patient resisted listening to the repetition of the statement; this was handled by administering sodium amytal, a disinhibitant or "truth drug" (Collins, 1988), or by exposing the patient to the repetition during a period of prolonged sleep (Cameron, 1956). In his article, Cameron also admits to using stimulant drugs and LSD - without the patients’ consent - to disorganize the patient and thus allow the driving technique full access to the patient’s psyche. Collins (1988) explains that Cameron, keeping with the climate of the day, referred to his treatment as brainwashing. Psychic driving is a potent procedure - it invariably produces responses in the patient, and often intense responses [Ewen Cameron in his paper "Psychic Driving", 1956, p. 508].
"He began using electroconvulsive therapy in association with psychic driving, and referred to this as "depatterning". His aim was to disorganize disturbed or resistant patients, to allow psychic driving to have its full effect. He believed that "you could regress patients, particularly schizophrenics, back to their infancy" (Gillmor, 1987, p. 56). This was done by administering ECT at much higher levels than it had ever been applied before. Under Cameron’s plan, patients received ECT "up to three times daily" (Gillmor, 1987, p. 56), and this pattern of treatment would continue for thirty days (Collins, 1988). After this, he would attempt to "repattern" his patients with psychic driving. However, by this point, the patient was often "unable to walk or feed himself, and [was] likely incontinent" (Gillmor, 1987, p. 56).
"Despite the objections of some of his colleagues, Cameron carried on trying to perfect his psychic driving technique (Gillmor, 1987). In 1961, he lost the financial support of the [Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology], and by 1964, his treatments were beginning to prove useless. He himself referred to psychic driving as "a ten-year trip down the wrong road" (Gillmor, 1987, p. 136). He left the Allan Memorial later that same year.
"Fifteen years later, a group of nine former patients at the Allan Memorial brought suit against the CIA for funding research that led to harm of the patients at the Allan (Collins, 1988)." Hundreds of mentally ill patients...could be entitled to compensation following a landmark court ruling. A Federal Court judge in Montreal will allow more than 250 former patients, whose claims were rejected, to seek compensation. It took two decades and the persistence of Joseph Rauh, the distinguished American civil liberties lawyer, to uncover what happened and secure compensation for some of Cameron’s victims." "Five decades later some are only now receiving compensation. [But] former patients are still struggling to cope with their time in the Allan."
"One would assume that Cameron must not have had a very high regard for his patients’ rights if he was willing to inject them with LSD or administer repeated treatments of ECT. Morgan (1971) points out, however, that this fits with the attitude of Cameron’s time. Research ethics were previously not something one had to worry about; researchers were "...used to proceeding with their work without thinking or worrying about general ethical questions . . . [t]he usual rule has probably been: if you’re interested, investigate" (p. 276). The public would not have any objection to such treatment of mental patients.
"Because such attitudes have been so prominent, research has been allowed that has ignored the rights of the individual." In a 1995 speech, President Bill Clinton emphasized that "thousands of government-sponsored experiments did take place at hospitals, universities, and military bases around our nation. Some were unethical, not only by today's standards, but by the standards of the time in which they were conducted. These and other experiments were carried out on precisely those citizens who count most on the government for its help - the destitute and the gravely ill.""
Clinton's apology came 18 years after a Senate hearing on MKULTRA. "The existence of MK ULTRA was first brought to light by maverick government officer John Marks - on 20th September 1977. The U.S. Senate investigated MK ULTRA discovering that thousands of people had been the unwitting victims of mind control experiments.
"Part of MK ULTRA was the NAOMI PROJECT - involved in the creation of what were later to be called "Manchurian Candidates". Manchurian Candidates were people who were pre-programmed to become assassins without their knowledge. A post hypnotic trigger was used to put them into "killer mode"." "Dr. George H. Estabrooks (1895-1973), speaking as the chaiman of the Department of Psychology of Colgate University, said, “I can hypnotize a man without his knowledge or consent into committing treason against the United States.” At the time he made that statement Dr. Estabrooks was one of this nation’s most authoritative voices in the field of hypnotism." "Estabrooks proposed, over and over, that superspies with one-way amnesia should be created by deliberate personality splitting. An absolutely dependable, unbreakable amnesia for all events under hypnosis is the most essential single element to create an unknowing, authority-controlled hypnotic subject."
"Between 1955 and 1975 thousands of people were unwittingly experimented upon by MK ULTRA and the U.S. Military. Of these approximately 7000 enlisted soldiers were used as human guinea pigs in experiments involving a wide array of biological and chemical warfare agents. About 3500 of these soldiers were given mind-altering psycho chemicals - L.S.D., PCP, BZ and the like. These tests were carried out at the Chemical Warfare Laboratories at Edgewood Arsenal facility in Maryland."
"[A documentary] broadcast by the German state television channel, ARD, suggests that the US government is [also] hiding biological warfare programs from the rest of the world, and actually employed such weapons in 1952 during the Korean War. The documentary, entitled "Codename Artichoke—the Secret Human Experiments of the CIA", was aired by ARD [in August 2002]. A book with the same title was published shortly afterwards. The authors of both the film and the book, TV journalists Edmond R. Koch and Michael Wech, focus on the case of biochemist Dr. Frank Olson, who died on November 28, 1953 after a mysterious fall from the 13th floor of the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.
"At the time of his death, Olson had been given the highest clearance for access to classified information. He was one of the leading scientists doing research in the field of biological weapons, and had been working for ten years in the biological warfare facilities at Maryland’s Camp Detrick (today, Fort Detrick) near Washington DC.
"He also occupied a leading position in “Operation Artichoke,” a CIA program that coordinated all projects of the Army, Navy and CIA involving psychedelic drugs, fatal poisons and similar substances. Those involved in this project included German doctors who had experimented with human beings in the Nazi concentration camps.
"Artichoke involved the use of torture and drugs to interrogate people. The effects of substances such as LSD, heroin and marijuana were studied, using unsuspecting individuals as human guinea pigs. The CIA was eager to identify military uses for substances that altered the psyche. The agency was at that time obsessed with the idea that the Soviets or the Chinese might employ methods of brainwashing to recruit double agents or manipulate the population of entire nations. Artichoke also included the development of poisons that take effect immediately.
"Olson’s death was officially described as suicide due to depression. Only in the mid-1970s, when the CIA’s secret activities were scrutinised in the wake of the Watergate scandal, did the government admit to a certain degree of responsibility: Ten days before his death, the CIA had administered LSD to Olson without his knowledge. President Gerald Ford subsequently apologised to the family, and the CIA paid compensation to his widow."
Adults were not the only victims. "Where it comes to sexual abuse and children, another name pops up, that's Project Monarch," "a highly complex form of trauma-based mind control." "One can expect a variety of chemical electrical, low frequency stimulation and deprivation techniques to have been employed." "Many of the abused come from families who use Catholicism, Mormonism, or charismatic Christianity as a “front” for their abominable activities (though members of other religious groups are also involved.)"
Systematic abuse of people has long been a part of world history, whether it was sacrificing your first-born son or allowing a government agency to utilize that same asset for a nation's insterests. But what came to light during the 1977 Senate hearings was so shocking that there was disbelief of accounts from victims of organized child abuse. There was further denial when investigations into the activities of a rising black political star, Larry King, came to light through the efforts of former US Senator John deCamp. King was allegedly involved in a government-sponsored child sex ring, but was eventually jailed on unrelated charges. "At least two of his victims have been wrongly imprisoned for refusing to recant their testimony" about this abuse.
The Washington Times ran a front page article entitled "Homosexual prostitution inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush". DeCamp's "The Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska" details this massive corruption. People close to the case even started dropping dead. "In mid-1993, after The Franklin Cover-Up had been circulating for almost a year, the British-based TV station, Yorkshire Television, sent a top-notch team to Nebraska to launch its own investigation of the Franklin case." "On Tuesday May 3rd 1994 ["Conspiracy of Silence"] was scheduled to air on the Discovery Channel. Influencial members of congress applied pressure to the cable industry to stop the airing of the program and destroy all copies."
With George H W Bush being implicated in a child sex abuse ring, it was imperitive that the information be censored in "the name of national security." "Given the ubiquitous nature of corruption and institutionalized criminal practices in America, when it is exposed the question to be asked is not “how did it happen?” Rather, the question that must be asked is “why is it being exposed?”" "The root problem of the world’s sexual child abuse and all other abuse is the Secret Societies. Paedophile police, judges, social workers and psychiatrists are put into key positions to cover-up any accusations of...abuse."
Recently, papers have been circulating the Internet regarding the numerous Republicans convicted of pedophilia and other infidelitities. But this is not phenomena restricted only to one political party. Clinton's Attorney General, Janet Reno, has a history of botching child sex ring cases, not prosecuting illegal pornography, and even going so far as to try to legalize soft-core child porn when she was head of the Justice Department.
The concept of organized child abuse is so abhorrent that most people deny it happens, so much so that even when military day care centers and elementary schools have been implicated, there is the inevitable cover-up. When accused of abuse, governments often impose news blackouts, like when Operation Ore turned up pedophiles in the UK government.
"The [Seattle/King County] Sexual Assault Resource Center reports that one in three girls and one in five boys will be sexually assaulted by the time they are 16 years old [John N. Briere, Child Abuse Trauma (Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1992); Diana E. Russell, The Secret Trauma: Incest in the Lives of Girls and Women (New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1986)]." "Fewer than 10 percent of child sexual abuse cases are reported to authorities."
With more than 25 percent of American children sexually abused, it appalls me that there is hardly a peep from government to address these issues. And even when raised, it's not unheard of for the person spearheading the investigation being actively involved in pedophilia.
"We cannot expect [agencies] to control their own criminality. The forces that lead to their criminality are far too powerful. What is necessary is that citizen groups form that will constantly watch over government agencies."
Cameron, E. (1956). Psychic driving. American Journal of Psychiatry, 112 (7), 502-09.
Collins, A. (1988). In the sleep room: The story of the CIA brainwashing experiments in Canada. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys.
Gillmor, D. (1987). I swear by Apollo: Dr. Ewen Cameron and the CIA-brainwashing experiments. Montreal: Eden Press.
Morgan, J. (1971). Some reflections on the problems of research ethics. Ontario Psychologist, (5), 276-84.
 Jerry E. Smith, "HAARP: The Ultimate Weapon of the Conspiracy" (Kempton, IL: Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999), p. 128; See also George H. Estabrooks & Nancy E. Gross, "The Future of the Human Mind" (London: Museum Press Ltd., 1961), p. 216.
 Carla Emery, Secret, Don’t Tell: The Encyclopedia of Hypnotism (MI: Acorn Hill Publ. Co., 1998), p. 128.
 William J. Chambliss (Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Sociology Dept. at the Geroge Wash. U., and President of the Am. Society of Criminology (1988)), On the Take: From Petty Crooks to Presidents (Indiana: University Press, 1988), pp. 204-205.
 Vanessa Ho, “Child molesters often know victims,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 22 Oct 1997, 134(253), p. B4.
 Chambliss, On the Take, pp. 215-216.
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