Synonymous research code names: "Bluebird" - "Artichoke" - "MKULTRA - MKDELTA"
NYT: "With each code name change, the interest in mind control broadened until there remained virtually no avenue of human behavior control that was not explored, from interrogation techniques to knockout drugs, from LSD to germ warfare, from the use of polygraphs to handwriting analysis."
(Note: It is suggested that MK stands for Mind Kontrol)
From Wikipedia: As the US Supreme Court later noted, MKULTRA was concerned with "the research and development of chemical, biological, and radiological materials capable of employment in clandestine operations to control human behavior." The program consisted of some 149 subprojects which the Agency contracted out to various universities, research foundations, and similar institutions. At least 80 institutions and 185 private researchers participated. Because the Agency funded MKUltra indirectly, many of the participating individuals were unaware that they were dealing with the Agency .
It is noted that the efforts of the Church Committee led to the establishment of the permanent U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
"In December 1974, The New York Times alleged that the CIA had conducted illegal domestic activities, including experiments on U.S. citizens, during the 1960s as described in this article.
Figure 1: Front page of the NYT on December 22, 1974.
From Wikipedia: "That report prompted investigations by the U.S. Congress, in the form of the Church Committee, and by a presidential commission known as the Rockefeller Commission that looked into domestic activities of the CIA, the FBI, and intelligence-related agencies of the military.
Figure 2: Image from the New York Times showing President Ford with Mr. Rockefeller, left, and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger in April 1975. (Credit: David Hume Kennerly/Gerald R. Ford Library). Excerpt from the New York Times: "Jan. 4, 1975 Richard Helms, a former director of central intelligence, meets with President Ford to discuss plans for a commission headed by Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller to investigate the C.I.A.'s domestic activitites. "Frankly, we are in a mess," Mr. Ford tells Mr. Helms."
"One 1955 MKUltra document gives an indication of the size and range of the effort; this document refers to the study of an assortment of mind-altering substances described as follows :
- Substances which will promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public.
- Substances which increase the efficiency of mentation and perception.
- Materials which will cause the victim to age faster/slower in maturity.
- Materials which will promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol.
- Materials which will produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way so that they may be used for malingering, etc.
- Materials which will cause temporary/permanent brain damage and loss of memory.
- Substances which will enhance the ability of individuals to withstand privation, torture and coercion during interrogation and so-called "brain-washing".
- Materials and physical methods which will produce amnesia for events preceding and during their use.
- Physical methods of producing shock and confusion over extended periods of time and capable of surreptitious use.
- Substances which produce physical disablement such as paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.
- Substances which will produce a chemical that can cause blisters.
- Substances which alter personality structure in such a way that the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another person is enhanced.
- A material which will cause mental confusion of such a type that the individual under its influence will find it difficult to maintain a fabrication under questioning.
- Substances which will lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men when administered in undetectable amounts.
- Substances which promote weakness or distortion of the eyesight or hearing faculties, preferably without permanent effects.
- A knockout pill which can surreptitiously be administered in drinks, food, cigarettes, as an aerosol, etc., which will be safe to use, provide a maximum of amnesia, and be suitable for use by agent types on an ad hoc basis.
- A material which can be surreptitiously administered by the above routes and which in very small amounts will make it impossible for a person to perform physical activity.
Experimental protocol excepts from wikipedia:
Experiment 1 : Hypnotically induced anxieties to be completed by September 1
Experiment 2: Hypnotically increasing ability to learn and recall complex written matter to be completed by September 1
Experiment 3: Polygraph responses under Hypnosis, to be completed by June 15.
Experiment 4: Hypnotically increasing ability to observe and recall a complex arrangement of physical objects
Experiment 5: Relationship of personality to susceptibility to hypnosis.
In 1973, the CIA director had ordered the purge of all documents related to the MKULTRA project. However, a FOIA request resulted in the CIA discovering in March 1977 a set of records that had been misplaced and therefore were not destroyed. Congress was notified in July 1977 and held a hearing on August 3,1977. The transcript of the hearing is available at the site of U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence at the following link:
Following the August 3rd joint hearing, the CIA discovered additional documents on the MKULTRA project (FOIA request). A hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee of Human Resources, Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research scheduled for the beginning of September was postponed to September 20-21 in order for Congress to examine the documents.
It is noted that the Senate Committee of Human Resources is currently the "Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions" (abbrev. HELP).
The transcript of the hearing is available at the following link: http://bit.ly/2Q8Qewh
It is very important to mention that during this hearing Senator Schweiker asked the MKULTRA director about the notion of "Radio-Hypnotic Intracerebral Control" ("RHIC"), a combination of radio transmission and hypnosis
Note: Senator Schweiker would be the 14th U.S. Secretary of Health (1981-83)
Figure 4: Picture of John D. Marks and a couple of his books.
John D. Marks (http://johnmarks.online/ https://skoll.org/contributor/john-marks/) was former Secretary of State Foreign Officer who as mentioned by Wikipedia had "worked for five years with the State Department, first in Vietnam and then as an analyst and staff assistant to the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. After leaving the State Department, he became Executive Assistant for foreign policy to US Senator Clifford Case (R-NJ), responsible within the Senator's office for passage of the Case–Church Amendment, which eventually cut off funding for the Vietnam War . He also worked with Marchetti on a book about the need to reform the Central Intelligence Agency."
The book entitled "The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence" received approval for publication by the CIA after passage removal. It became a bestseller and "contributed to investigative reports by Seymour Hersh in The New York Times and the decision by Frank Church to establish the United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities in 1975".
"Marks' 1979 book, The Search for the Manchurian Candidate describes a wide range of CIA activities during the Cold War, including unethical drug experiments in the context of a mind-control and chemical interrogation research program. The book is based on 16,000 pages of CIA documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and many interviews, including those with retired members of the psychological division of the CIA, and the book describes some of the work of psychologists in this effort with a whole chapter on the Personality Assessment System."
"Marks later became a fellow of Harvard's Institute of Politics and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School."
He is currently a visiting Scholar in Peacebuilding & Social Entrepreneurship in Leiden University in addition to being the founder and senior advisor of one of the largest peacebuilding nonprofits.
Figure 5 : Document related to MKULTRA
As mentioned at http://slavery.org.uk/ProjBizarreWeapImp.htm, Project Bizarre followed the MKULTRA subproject 119 in 1965. Its purpose was to address the effects of the Moscow Embassy irradiation. It is described at this source:
"How Uri Geller convinced the CIA he was a 'psychic warrior"
"none other than the CIA believed the "spoonbender" was psychic all along."
via The Telegraph
BBC documentary "The Secret Life of Uri Geller" (1st reference):
"how the CIA in the mid-Seventies investigated the possibilities of militarising mind control to put one over on the KGB. Director Vikram Jayanti has persuaded all sorts of government spooks and geeks and goons to spill the beans. And it seems that in psychic opps, Geller was their go-to operative. Not that he can talk about it."
Experiment video via The Sun
By Dr. Genady Sergeyev (Leningrad military laboratory).
"Exceptionally strong voltages and other unusual effects were observed:"
"There is a large gradient between the electrical characteristics in the forward part of Mikhailova’s brain versus the back part of the brain (fifty to one), whereas in the average person the gradient is four to one. The usual force field around Mikhailova’s body is ten times weaker than the magnetic field of the earth."
"During PK, her pulse rises to 240 per minute. There is activation of deeper levels of the occipital lobe and reticular formation. This enhances polarization in the brain between front and back, says Sergeyev. When the gradient between front and back of the brain reaches a certain level, and there is most intense activity in the occipital lobe, radiation of electrostatic and electromagnetic fields are detected by the force field detectors four yards from the body. Heartbeat, brain waves, and force field fluctuations are in ratio. The fields around the PK medium are stronger further away than close to the head. Mikhailova appears to focus these force field waves in a specific area."
"– Taken from Michlove’s book, cited above"