With the CIA and National Security Council firmly established, the first in a series of covert
brainwashing programs was initiated by the Navy in the fall of 1947. Project CHATTER was developed in
response to the Soviet's "successes" through the use of "truth drugs." This rationale, however, was
simply a cover story if the program were to be exposed. The research focused on the identification and
testing of such drugs for use in interrogations and the recruitment of agents. The project was officially
terminated in 1953.
The CIA decided to expand their efforts in the area of behavior modification, with the advent of
Project BLUEBIRD, approved by Director Allen Dulles in 1950. Its objectives were to: (1) discover a
means of conditioning personnel to prevent unauthorized extraction of information from them by known
means, (2) investigate the possibility of control of an individual by application of special interrogation
techniques, (3) investigate memory enhancement and (4) establish defensive means for preventing
hostile control of agency personnel. In August 1951, Project BLUEBIRD was renamed Project
ARTICHOKE, which evaluated offensive uses of interrogation techniques, including hypnosis and drugs.
The program ceased in 1956. Three years prior to the halt of Project ARTICHOKE, Project MKULTRA
came into existence on April 13, 1953 along the lines proposed by Richard Helms, Deputy Director of
Central Intelligence CDCI with the rationale of establishing a "special funding mechanism of extreme
Whether or not Jared Lee Loughner acted alone is being investigated by officials. A second suspect in the shootings is still being sought. However, Loughner’s obsession with mind control is confirmed and given the historical connection between such events and the use of Manchurian candidates, nothing can be ruled out at this stage
...It is appropriate, therefore, that I write you about this matter of urgent importance regarding your work on the Human Research Subject Protections Act of 1997. I AM A VICTIM OF GOVERNMENT MIND CONTROL EXPERIMENTS -- MKULTRA PROGRAMS: MONARCH PROJECT. My mother, XXX, has verified twice and recently that, indeed, I was used in these vicious human experiments in the Los Angeles area at the time you were preparing for the Mercury flights in conjunction with the Air Force's SSD's early research.
Project MKUltra was the code name of a U.S. government covert research operation experimenting in the behavioral engineering of humans (mind control) through the CIA's Scientific Intelligence Division. The program began in the early 1950s, was officially sanctioned in 1953, was reduced in scope in 1964, further curtailed in 1967 and officially halted in 1973. The program engaged in many illegal activities; in particular it used unwitting U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects, which led to controversy regarding its legitimacy. MKUltra involved the use of many methodologies to manipulate people's mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture.
I enjoy every bit of conspiracy theories as much as any other but this is just beyond the scope of a paranoid nut to make up such things ....
On July 1 the Smoking Gun website put up 14 pages from more than 500 FBI transcripts and memoranda, showing that Leary was volunteering to snitch, then snitching to the feds about his knowledge of the Weather Underground and almost anyone else Leary thought the feds might be interested in, including his former wife Rosemary, his attorneys and the wife of one of his attorneys. This was 1974 when Leary was in Folsom prison in northeastern California, after convictions for a number of marijuana busts plus time for his jail break.
The Smoking Gun website no longer has the transcripts .....
I wonder if any of you can source it up again ...