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Kate Story
01-29-2009, 06:52 PM
This is the link to part one of a series that will blow you away. This shows there is no area or a people that is not being used by the 'secret government' in mind control. These military intelligence officers used their own children and you will see from this series that the 60's was more than just a turning point, it was the beginning of the end for this nation. After you read this first part, hit the home button and continue with the series Inside the LC. I promise you won't be disappointed. There are many interesting articles on that site including those regarding Manson and his followers.

http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html

Jan Klimkowski
01-29-2009, 10:27 PM
Kate - thanks for posting this link.

There is a lot of interesting information (some of it hearsay, some seemingly factual) in these pieces.

The military/naval intelligence background of many of the "hippie" artists continues to be provocative.

Tim Leary and the Yankees beseeching American youth to:

Turn on, tune in... to sex and drugs and rock and roll...

And drop out... of the anti-war movement...

Hmmmm.. :canabis:

Amongst the many nuggets in the pieces, the following has huge - yes genuinely huge - potential implications:


What would become known as Lookout Mountain Laboratory was originally envisioned as an air defense center. Built in 1941 and nestled in two-and-a-half secluded acres off what is now Wonderland Park Avenue, the installation was hidden from view and surrounded by an electrified fence. By 1947, the facility featured a fully operational movie studio. In fact, it is claimed that it was perhaps the world’s only completely self-contained movie studio. With 100,000 square feet of floor space, the covert studio included sound stages, screening rooms, film processing labs, editing facilities, an animation department, and seventeen climate-controlled film vaults. It also had underground parking, a helicopter pad and a bomb shelter.

Over its lifetime, the studio produced some 19,000 classified motion pictures – more than all the Hollywood studios combined (which I guess makes Laurel Canyon the real ‘motion picture capital of the world’). Officially, the facility was run by the U.S. Air Force and did nothing more nefarious than process AEC footage of atomic and nuclear bomb tests. The studio, however, was clearly equipped to do far more than just process film. There are indications that Lookout Mountain Laboratory had an advanced research and development department that was on the cutting edge of new film technologies. Such technological advances as 3-D effects were apparently first developed at the Laurel Canyon site. And Hollywood luminaries like John Ford, Jimmy Stewart, Howard Hawks, Ronald Reagan, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney and Marilyn Monroe were given clearance to work at the facility on undisclosed projects. There is no indication that any of them ever spoke of their work at the clandestine studio.

The facility retained as many as 250 producers, directors, technicians, editors, animators, etc., both civilian and military, all with top security clearances – and all reporting to work in a secluded corner of Laurel Canyon. Accounts vary as to when the facility ceased operations. Some claim it was in 1969, while others say the installation remained in operation longer. In any event, by all accounts the secret bunker had been up and running for more than twenty years before Laurel Canyon’s rebellious teen years, and it remained operational for the most turbulent of those years.

The existence of the facility remained unknown to the general public until the early 1990s, though it had long been rumored that the CIA operated a secret movie studio somewhere in or near Hollywood. Filmmaker Peter Kuran was the first to learn of its existence, through classified documents he obtained while researching his 1995 documentary, “Trinity and Beyond.” And yet even today, some 15 years after its public disclosure, one would have trouble finding even a single mention of this secret military/intelligence facility anywhere in the ‘conspiracy’ literature.

http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr96.html

At the url below, the photos and information about a 1933-45 American Nazi compound in Kalifornia, very close to where Their creature Charlie Manson was promulgating his race war Helter Skelter apocalyptic fantasies, is fascinating.

http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr102.html

Kate Story
01-29-2009, 11:31 PM
Thanks Jan. There is certainly some amount of hearsay but overall, I am finding this series fancinating. It is quite long but chocked full of info. The writings on Manson actually made the hair on my neck stand out. This guy also wrote Programmed to Kill and I think you can read it online. Also, do a google on 'Something about Henry' regarding Henry Lucas, on of the worst serial killers who was the only person ever pardoned from death row by Bush!! He then went out for a real killing spree. I made the mistake of reading that while I was alone in the house and I won't be doing that again. lol

Oh, here is the link to 'Henry'. His partner (Ottis Toole) was the one who kidnapped, killed and beheaded the 6 year old son of America's Most Wanted host John Walsh. This story has some interesting tidbits too. I am new and I hope I am posting items in the appropriate areas.

http://www.whale.to/b/henry.html

Myra Bronstein
01-30-2009, 01:43 AM
This is the link to part one of a series that will blow you away. This shows there is no area or a people that is not being used by the 'secret government' in mind control. These military intelligence officers used their own children and you will see from this series that the 60's was more than just a turning point, it was the beginning of the end for this nation. After you read this first part, hit the home button and continue with the series Inside the LC. I promise you won't be disappointed. There are many interesting articles on that site including those regarding Manson and his followers.

http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html

Well this is quite the little hit piece, full of snide innuendo in lieu of facts and research.

And it targets some of the most unlikely people, like Frank Zappa who, shortly before his (IMO suspicious) death from cancer was an articulate and outspoken opponent of censorship in the record industry.

Davesweb should back up their insinuations with evidence.

Kate Story
01-30-2009, 02:55 AM
This is the link to part one of a series that will blow you away. This shows there is no area or a people that is not being used by the 'secret government' in mind control. These military intelligence officers used their own children and you will see from this series that the 60's was more than just a turning point, it was the beginning of the end for this nation. After you read this first part, hit the home button and continue with the series Inside the LC. I promise you won't be disappointed. There are many interesting articles on that site including those regarding Manson and his followers.

http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html

Well this is quite the little hit piece, full of snide innuendo in lieu of facts and research.

And it targets some of the most unlikely people, like Frank Zappa who, shortly before his (IMO suspicious) death from cancer was an articulate and outspoken opponent of censorship in the record industry.

Davesweb should back up their insinuations with evidence.

Snide innuendo? Well, I suppose you would know.

Myra Bronstein
01-30-2009, 03:13 AM
[quote=Myra Bronstein;3428][quote=Kate Story;3416]This is the link to part one of a series that will blow you away. This shows there is no area or a people that is not being used by the 'secret government' in mind control. These military intelligence officers used their own children and you will see from this series that the 60's was more than just a turning point, it was the beginning of the end for this nation. After you read this first part, hit the home button and continue with the series Inside the LC. I promise you won't be disappointed. There are many interesting articles on that site including those regarding Manson and his followers.

http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html

Well this is quite the little hit piece, full of snide innuendo in lieu of facts and research.

And it targets some of the most unlikely people, like Frank Zappa who, shortly before his (IMO suspicious) death from cancer was an articulate and outspoken opponent of censorship in the record industry.

Davesweb should back up their insinuations with evidence.



Actually, Kate, I'm not using innuendo at all in regards to the davesweb column. I'm flat out calling it a shoddy hit piece that lacks proper citation and research.

Magda Hassan
01-30-2009, 09:18 AM
Kate - thanks for posting this link.

There is a lot of interesting information (some of it hearsay, some seemingly factual) in these pieces.

The military/naval intelligence background of many of the "hippie" artists continues to be provocative.

Tim Leary and the Yankees beseeching American youth to:

Turn on, tune in... to sex and drugs and rock and roll...

And drop out... of the anti-war movement...

Hmmmm.. :canabis:

Amongst the many nuggets in the pieces, the following has huge - yes genuinely huge - potential implications:


What would become known as Lookout Mountain Laboratory was originally envisioned as an air defense center. Built in 1941 and nestled in two-and-a-half secluded acres off what is now Wonderland Park Avenue, the installation was hidden from view and surrounded by an electrified fence. By 1947, the facility featured a fully operational movie studio. In fact, it is claimed that it was perhaps the world’s only completely self-contained movie studio. With 100,000 square feet of floor space, the covert studio included sound stages, screening rooms, film processing labs, editing facilities, an animation department, and seventeen climate-controlled film vaults. It also had underground parking, a helicopter pad and a bomb shelter.

Over its lifetime, the studio produced some 19,000 classified motion pictures – more than all the Hollywood studios combined (which I guess makes Laurel Canyon the real ‘motion picture capital of the world’). Officially, the facility was run by the U.S. Air Force and did nothing more nefarious than process AEC footage of atomic and nuclear bomb tests. The studio, however, was clearly equipped to do far more than just process film. There are indications that Lookout Mountain Laboratory had an advanced research and development department that was on the cutting edge of new film technologies. Such technological advances as 3-D effects were apparently first developed at the Laurel Canyon site. And Hollywood luminaries like John Ford, Jimmy Stewart, Howard Hawks, Ronald Reagan, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney and Marilyn Monroe were given clearance to work at the facility on undisclosed projects. There is no indication that any of them ever spoke of their work at the clandestine studio.

The facility retained as many as 250 producers, directors, technicians, editors, animators, etc., both civilian and military, all with top security clearances – and all reporting to work in a secluded corner of Laurel Canyon. Accounts vary as to when the facility ceased operations. Some claim it was in 1969, while others say the installation remained in operation longer. In any event, by all accounts the secret bunker had been up and running for more than twenty years before Laurel Canyon’s rebellious teen years, and it remained operational for the most turbulent of those years.

The existence of the facility remained unknown to the general public until the early 1990s, though it had long been rumored that the CIA operated a secret movie studio somewhere in or near Hollywood. Filmmaker Peter Kuran was the first to learn of its existence, through classified documents he obtained while researching his 1995 documentary, “Trinity and Beyond.” And yet even today, some 15 years after its public disclosure, one would have trouble finding even a single mention of this secret military/intelligence facility anywhere in the ‘conspiracy’ literature. http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr96.html

At the url below, the photos and information about a 1933-45 American Nazi compound in Kalifornia, very close to where Their creature Charlie Manson was promulgating his race war Helter Skelter apocalyptic fantasies, is fascinating.

http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr102.html

I am reminded that Sharon Tate came from an Air Force family and lived in this area too when she was murdered. FWIW probably not much.

Jan Klimkowski
01-30-2009, 08:10 PM
I am reminded that Sharon Tate came from an Air Force family and lived in this area too when she was murdered. FWIW probably not much.

Paul Tate, Sharon Tate's father, was Army Intelligence.

After Sharon and her unborn child had been slaughtered, Paul Tate went on a journey into the dark, sleazy, criminal subculture that the Manson Family inhabited.

The world of garbage cans, Kenneth Anger, the Process Church of the Final Judgement, the OTO, Hollywood's wildest families, and "acid" that produced entirely different mindtrips from LSD.

A world where sex and violence, glamour and pain, manipulation and psychosis, were intricately linked.

It has been suggested that Paul Tate's journey into this otherworld was, in part, the inspiration for Paul Schrader's nightmarish movie Hardcore, starring George C Scott, and 8mm starring Nicolas Cage.

In the introduction to Vol 3 of Peter Levenda's brilliant Sinister Forces, Paul Krassner discusses the evidence of everyone from Dennis Hopper to private investigators that the LAPD found & sold hardcore films of Sharon Tate after her murder.

Hopper was one of the sources for persistent tales of the public flogging of a drug dealer (possibly filmed) at Cielo Drive just prior to the slaughter.

And, as I've written before, there have also been persistent - and briefly published - claims that Manson had a Naval Intelligence handler who provided him with highly experimental and potent drugs. Drugs from the dark side...

Linda Minor
01-30-2009, 10:07 PM
I am reminded that Sharon Tate came from an Air Force family and lived in this area too when she was murdered. FWIW probably not much.

Paul Tate, Sharon Tate's father, was Army Intelligence.
After Sharon and her unborn child had been slaughtered, Paul Tate went on a journey into the dark, sleazy, criminal subculture that the Manson Family inhabited. ...In the introduction to Vol 3 of Peter Levenda's brilliant Sinister Forces, Paul Krassner discusses the evidence of everyone from Dennis Hopper to private investigators that the LAPD found & sold hardcore films of Sharon Tate after her murder.
This is fascinating. I think it's unfortunate that Kate Story reacted in such a tacky way to Myra's comment, but I am wondering, Myra, why you classify this website as a hit piece? Do you know something we don't know? It's such a huge website, it would be hard for me to make such a conclusion without reviewing all of it. Could you elaborate?

Jan Klimkowski
01-30-2009, 10:34 PM
If it can be substantiated, the claim that Laurel Canyon actually hosted a fully fledged, state of the art, deep black, movie studio is very important.

It is also a matter of historical fact that many key "counterculture" luminaries came from military or naval intelligence families. This is important.

What is so far unproven is which of these "counterculture" figures, these young adults born and raised in spook families at the height of the secret Narco-Behaviourist-Trauma-Conditioning experiments otherwise known by names such as MK-ULTRA, were reacting against their upbringing.

And which were tainted by it.

Tainted. Or Forever Owned.

Like Tyrone Slothrop.

The Bluebird of Happiness.

The Blue Bird of Synchronicity.

When is a coincidence a synchronicity?

Maurice Maeterlinck and L'oiseau bleu.

Shirley Temple and Jane Fonda.

Candy Manson.

Jan Klimkowski
01-30-2009, 10:42 PM
Sharon Tate with her father, Paul, a Lt Colonel in Army Intelligence here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eddyroy/2999745194/

Where's "James Richards" when you need him?

Jan Klimkowski
01-30-2009, 11:04 PM
In (the hard to get) The Shadow over Santa Susana Adam Gorightly writes (I have obscured the "name" for legal reasons - the number of asterisks is random - and I would ask members not to reveal the name on this forum):


... the juiciest lead in Krassner's research came when Mae Brussell informed him that an agent for Naval Intelligence named **** **** had met with Tex Watson prior to the murders. "Aha!" thought Krassner: L Ron Hubbard had been associated with Naval Intelligence. The Committee to Investigate Assassinations had also linked Lee Harvey Oswald with Naval Intelligence. Even the infamous Zodiac killer had left obsolete Naval Intelligence ciphers in his notes. ****, Brussell claimed, was taking courses at the Navy Postgraduate School - the Monterey Language School - where only intelligence officers were admitted. ****, she said, had used the cover of a "hippie artist", meanwhile working as an agent provocateur to infiltrate the Manson Family.

According to Brussell, **** was the main drug supplier to the Family, and after the murders, he "cut his hair, put his shoes back on" and went back to work at the Monterey Language School, setting aside his guise of hippie, which had served its purpose, and was no longer of use. Prior to the shedding of his hippie accoutrements, **** had done artwork for a certain "underground" magazine, which predicted that the counterculture would devolve into witchcraft and violence. This magazine - Brussell went on to assert - "was a conduit for CIA funds for medical research in mind control, intelligence money for electrode implants and for LSD experiments, according to documents I got from the Pentagon".

Krassner thought he'd hit a brick wall; that was, until he presented with the opportunity of visting the Manson girls - Katie, Leslie and Sadie - in jail, where he had agreed to conduct a "creative journalism" workshop. There he asked them if anyone had ever met **** ****. "Oh yeah," Sadie replied. "Tex took me to sleep with him. And he gave us dope".

Through his lectures, written material and personal correspondence, I have pieced together John Judge's version of the Manson Family Conspiracy, extrapolated from the seeds of Mae Brussell's seminal research. Part of Judge's argument stems from a conversation Charles Manson had with Tim Leary in Folsom Prison - when the two were located in cells next to each other - and Manson asked Leary why he did not "use acid to control people?" To Judge, Charlie's question revealed a basic contradiction, because LSD - in his opinion - was a drug that would be useless as a control agent of any sort, except to create a state of confusion. For anyone who's experimented to any degree with LSD, it quickly becomes evident that - as an agent to control minds - it's a highly unpredictable compound.

...........................

It is Judge's opinion - along with that of the late Mae Brussell - that the type of "acid" the Mansonoids were using was a military version, unlike the stuff found on the streets, and though it was called "acid" was actually different from LSD-25. Judge believes that the MK-ULTRA version of "acid" was a psilocybin derivative called EA1729 that was used at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as part of MK-ULTRA experiments. According to Judge, this is the same "acid" that a buddy of David Berkowitz's named Terry Patterson - who served with him in Korea - claimed Berkowitz was given by the "brass" while in the Army, when he was placed in a special program reportedly for "profiled" candidates, after he asked for conscientious objector status. Mae Brussell was convinced that Berkowitz was another in a long list of MK-ULTRA patsies, and more correctly referred to him as "Son of Uncle Sam".

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It has also been documented that Tex Watson tripped out on a belladonna concoction - Telache - a short time before the Tate-LaBianca murders, and was never "quite the same". Belladonna has a long history in the annals of espionage, another of the slew of chemical compounds used under the auspices of MK-ULTRA during the 50s. The derivative of belladonna that was used in these experiments was Atropine, a natural extract of the plant.

In '75, Krassner wrote an article for Rolling Stone titled "My Trip With Squeaky" which included a paragraph about **** ****, and ****'s alleged association with Tex Watson. As a result of this article, **** sued Rolling Stone for libel to the tune of $450 million - because, as he claimed, he had never been with Naval Intelligence - which required Krassner's sources to give depositions. The neighbor who said she has seen Tex Watson at ****'s house was now in a state mental hospital.

As detailed in a psychiatric evaluation: "Her feet are encased in the most unusual pair of slippers constructed of layers of garbage, including coffee grounds, bread crumbs, tea bags and lettuce and socks stiff with age and then plastic bags. The patient denies that this garb is out of the ordinary. In fact she indicates that she was planning to use this foot gear as a pattern for a pair of slippers.... she has related to the staff that has been entered by the spirit of (Watergate burglar) James McCord and she must die in order to free herself from this hex." Realizing that this prospective deponent would no doubt damage his already shaky case, Krassner decided against requesting her deposition. His only other source was Susan (Sadie Mae Glutz) Atkins, who was deposed at the California Institute for Women:

Q: Charles Manson, on occasion, he asked you or ordered you to sleep with men, whoever they might be, just men in general?
A: Many times.
Q:And Tex Watson did the same?
A: No, he never ordered me to sleep with anybody.
Q: So, on the occasion when you went to visit this friend of Tex Watson's with Tex, it was not at Tex Watson's request that you slept with this fellow?
A: No. There was a mutual attraction.
Q: So that was Charles Manson's function, and no one else had that prerogative?
A: Yes, I guess you could put it on that basis. I was kind of used... Not kind of, I was used as a ploy to get guys to stay at the ranch. (She is shown a photo of ****, whom she doesn't recognize.) Can I say something? I don't find him attractive at all to me **************

Eventually, the **** case was settled out of court by Rolling Stone, and Krassner published a letter of retraction. Nowadays, Krassner writes off the whole **** incident as a "paranoid freak-out" he suffered after dipping his head too deeply in the conspiratorial morass. In contrast, Mae Brussell felt that Krassner sold out when he began to fear for his life, in much the same way that Ed Sanders went into hiding, and that is why his follow-up to The Family - titled The Motive - never saw the light of day.

.......................................

Sometime in mid-75, Mae received a threatening letter and notified an assistant US attorney, who then passed the letter to the FBI. Released under the Freedom of Information Act, the letter appeared to have been signed, but the name was blacked-out. It read:

"Mae, you are thinking yourself in a circle of madness. Charles Manson has been 28 years in prison and all that B.S. you are running is a reflection of what the news and books have programmed your soul's brain mind to... You are looking for attention. It seems as if you are looking for your death wish in the Family." An unrelated FOIA document dated five years later referred back to the incident and states that "during October and November of '75 she received threatening letters from (blacked out) member of the Manson Family."



http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107&highlight=manson

Jan Klimkowski
01-30-2009, 11:24 PM
Synopsis of the 1940 film of Maeterlinck's Blue Bird, starring Shirley Temple:


Mytyl (Shirley Temple), the bratty daughter of a woodcutter, finds a unique bird in the Royal Forest and selfishly refuses to give it to her sick friend. That night she is visited in a dream by a fairy named Berylune who sends her and her brother Tytyl to search for the Blue Bird of Happiness. To accompany them, the fairy magically transforms their dog Tylo, cat Tylette (played by Gale Sondergaard), and lantern ("Light") (played by Helen Ericson) into human form. The children have a number of adventures including a visit with their (deceased) grandparents in the Land of the Past, a stay in The Land of Luxury, an attack by angry trees and lightning which results in a forest fire, a meeting with Father Time, and, in the Land of Tomorrow, populated by unborn children, a meeting with Abraham Lincoln as a young boy (he prophesies "they will destroy me"), and a meeting with their future sister. The dream journey makes the previously unhappy and selfish Mytyl awake as a kinder and gentler girl who has learned to appreciate all the comforts and joys of her home and family. Much like MGM's The Wizard of Oz, the story starts in sepia and changes to Technicolor for the magical dream sequence.

Sharon Tate's own words:


“I’d like to be a fairy princess––a little golden doll with gossamer wings, in a voile dress, adorned with bright, shiny things. I see that as something totally pure and beautiful. Everything that’s realistic has some sort of ugliness in it."

Project Blue Bird was the first known codename for the narco-hypnosis-behaviourist-trauma mind control experimentation undertaken by US intelligence agencies in the immediate aftermath of WW2.

A key part of Lee Harvey Oswald's intelligence legend was created at the Bluebird cafe in Yamato, whilst he was stationed at the U-2 and MK-ULTRA base otherwise known at Atsugi.

Linda Minor
01-30-2009, 11:34 PM
Sharon Tate with her father, Paul, a Lt Colonel in Army Intelligence here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/eddyroy/2999745194/
Where's "James Richards" when you need him?
"The Texas native and his wife Doris wrote numerous letters to California parole officials that argued against the release of the Manson "family." In later years, Doris became a victim's right advocate. She was the first member of a victim's family to ever speak out at a parole hearing and make a victim's impact statement in the state of California. When she died in 1992, their other daughters, Patti and Debra, took over the task of keeping Manson's followers behind bars. Patti died in 2000."

115

He grew up in Houston, Texas on Freeman Street.

Myra Bronstein
01-31-2009, 01:23 AM
This is fascinating. I think it's unfortunate that Kate Story reacted in such a tacky way to Myra's comment, but I am wondering, Myra, why you classify this website as a hit piece? Do you know something we don't know? It's such a huge website, it would be hard for me to make such a conclusion without reviewing all of it. Could you elaborate?

I wasn't categorizing an entire website Linda. I remarked on the one column on the website that Kate Story linked to at http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html

My remark was:


Well this is quite the little hit piece, full of snide innuendo in lieu of facts and research.

And it targets some of the most unlikely people, like Frank Zappa who, shortly before his (IMO suspicious) death from cancer was an articulate and outspoken opponent of censorship in the record industry.

Davesweb should back up their insinuations with evidence.
Here are quotes from the column which I consider innuendo with nothing to back them up:

"It is the first week of August, 1964, and U.S. warships under the command of U.S. Navy Admiral George Stephen Morrison have allegedly come under attack while patrolling Vietnam's Tonkin Gulf. This event, subsequently dubbed the 'Tonkin Gulf Incident,' will result in the immediate passing by the U.S. Congress of the obviously pre-drafted Tonkin Gulf Resolution, which will, in turn, quickly lead to America's deep immersion into the bloody Vietnam quagmire....

One of the earliest on the Laurel Canyon/Sunset Strip scene is Jim Morrison, the enigmatic lead singer of The Doors. Jim will quickly become one of the most iconic, controversial, critically acclaimed, and influential figures to take up residence in Laurel Canyon. Curiously enough though, the self-proclaimed "Lizard King" has another claim to fame as well, albeit one that none of his numerous chroniclers will feel is of much relevance to his career and possible untimely death: he is the son, as it turns out, of the aforementioned Admiral George Stephen Morrison.

And so it is that, even while the father is actively conspiring to fabricate an incident that will be used to massively accelerate an illegal war, the son is positioning himself to become an icon of the 'hippie'/anti-war crowd. Nothing unusual about that, I suppose. It is, you know, a small world and all that. And it is not as if Jim Morrison's story is in any way unique.
...
Many years before their nearly simultaneous arrival in Laurel Canyon, Gail [Zappa] had attended a Naval kindergarten with "Mr. Mojo Risin'" himself, Jim Morrison (it is claimed that, as children, Gail once hit Jim over the head with a hammer). The very same Jim Morrison had later attended the same Alexandria, Virginia high school as two other future Laurel Canyon luminaries – John Phillips and Cass Elliott."

So what is the point here? Is Jim Morrison being accused of something nefarious? If so, what? It's not clear in part one. So maybe there are more concrete allegation against Morrison in part 2:

"Why did Jim Morrison never denounce, or even mention, his father's key role in escalating one of America's bloodiest illegal wars?...

As previously mentioned, victims Folger and Frykowski lived in Laurel Canyon, at 2774 Woodstock Road, in a rented home right across the road from a favored gathering spot for Laurel Canyon royalty. Many of the regular visitors to Cass Elliot's home, including a number of shady drug dealers, were also regular visitors to the Folger/Frykowski home (Frykowski's son, by the way, was stabbed to death on June 6, 1999, thirty years after his father met the same fate.) Victim Jay Sebring's acclaimed hair salon sat right at the mouth of Laurel Canyon, just below the Sunset Strip, and it was Sebring, alas, who was credited with sculpting Jim Morrison's famous mane. "

That's everything about Morrison from part 2. Still don't see the point. On to part 3:

"Jim Morrison, who for a time lived in a home on Rothdell Trail, behind the Laurel Canyon Country Store, may or may not have died in Paris on July 3, 1971. The events of that day remain shrouded in mystery and rumor, and the details of the story, such as they are, have changed over the years. What is known is that, on that very same day, Admiral George Stephen Morrison delivered the keynote speech at a decommissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard, from where, seven years earlier, he had helped choreograph the Tonkin Gulf Incident. A few years after Jim's death, his common-law wife, Pamela Courson, dropped dead as well, officially of a heroin overdose. Like Hendrix, Morrison had been an avid student of the occult, with a particular fondness for the work of Aleister Crowley. According to super-groupie Pamela DesBarres, he had also "read all he could about incest and sadism." Also like Hendrix, Morrison was just twenty-seven at the time of his (possible) death."

Part 4, nothing. Part 5, nothing. Parts 6, 7, 8, 9 nothing. Unless you count this:

"But here I seem to have digressed from our discussion of Elvis (which was, if I remember correctly, itself a digression from our discussion of Ricky Nelson). Given though that he had only peripheral connections to Laurel Canyon, I guess I don't really have much more to say about Elvis, other than that he reportedly died on August 16, 1977, the victim of a drug overdose at the young age of forty-two. As with Morrison, however, there have been persistent rumors that Elvis didn't actually die at all, but rather reinvented himself to escape from the fishbowl."

Ok, persistent rumors that Jim Morrison is alive. Righto.
Perhaps there's something more substantial in subsequent parts; 11 and 13 focus on Morrison. Here we go:

"At the very beginning of this journey, I noted that Jim Morrison's story was not "in any way unique." As it turns out, however, that proclamation is not exactly true. It was a true enough statement in the context in which it appeared – which is to say that Morrison's family background did not differ significantly from that of his musical peers – but in many other significant ways, Jim Morrison was indeed a most unique individual, and quite possibly the unlikeliest rock star to ever stumble across a stage.

Morrison essentially arrived on the scene as a fully-developed rock star, complete with a backing band, a stage persona and an impressive collection of songs – enough, in fact, to fill the Doors' first few albums. How exactly Jim Morrison reinvented himself in such a radical manner remains something of a mystery, since before his sudden incarnation as singer/songwriter, James Douglas Morrison had never shown the slightest interest in music. None whatsoever. He certainly never studied music and could neither read nor write it. By his own account, he never had much of an interest in even listening to music. He told one interviewer that he "never went to concerts – one or two at most." And before joining the Doors, he "never did any singing. I never even conceived of it." Asked near the end of his life if he had ever had any desire to learn to play a musical instrument, Jim responded, "Not really."

So here we had a guy who had never sang (apparently not even in the shower or in his car, which seems rather odd to me), who had "never even conceived" of the notion that he could open his mouth and makes sounds come out, and who couldn't play an instrument and had no interest in learning such a skill, and who had never much listened to music or been anywhere near a band, even just to watch one perform, and yet this guy somehow emerged, virtually overnight, as a fully-formed rock star who would quickly become an icon of his generation. And even more bizarrely, legend holds that he brought with him enough original songs to fill the first few Doors' albums. Morrison did not, you see, do as any other singer/songwriter does and pen the songs over the course of the band's career; instead, he allegedly wrote them all at once, before the band was even formed. As Jim once acknowledged in an interview, he was "not a very prolific songwriter. Most of the songs I've written I wrote in the very beginning, about three years ago. I just had a period when I wrote a lot of songs."

In fact, all of the good songs that Morrison is credited with writing were written during that period – the period during which, according to rock legend, Jim spent most of his time hanging out on the rooftop of a Venice apartment building, consuming copious amounts of LSD. This was just before he hooked up with fellow student Ray Manzarek to form the Doors. Legend also holds, strangely enough, that that chance meeting occurred on the beach, though it seems far more likely that the pair would have actually met at UCLA, where both attended the university's rather small and close-knit film school.

In any event, the question that naturally arises (though it does not appear to have ever been asked of him) is: how exactly did Jim "The Lizard King" Morrison write that impressive batch of songs? I'm certainly no musician myself, but it is my understanding that just about every singer/songwriter across the land composes his or her songs in essentially the same manner: on an instrument – usually either a piano or a guitar. Some songwriters, I hear, can compose on paper, but that requires a skill set that Jim did not possess. The problem, of course, is that he also could not play a musical instrument of any kind. How then did he write the songs?

He would have had to have composed them, I'm guessing, in his head. So we are to believe then that a few dozen complete songs, never heard by anyone and never played by any musician, existed only in Jim Morrison's acid-addled brain. Anything is possible, I suppose, but even if we accept that premise, we are still left with some nagging questions, including the question of how those songs got out of Jim Morrison's head. As a general rule of thumb, if a songwriter doesn't know how to read and write music, he can play the song for someone who does and thereby create the sheet music (which was the case, for example, with all of the songs that Brian Wilson penned for the Beach Boys). But Jim quite obviously could not play his own songs. So did he, I don't know, maybe hum them?

And these are, it should be clarified, songs that we are talking about here, as opposed to just lyrics, which would more accurately be categorized as poems. Because Jim, as we all know, was quite a prolific poet, whereas he was a songwriter only for one brief period in his life. But why was that? Why did Morrison, with no previous interest in music, suddenly and inexplicably become a prolific songwriter, only to just as suddenly lose interest after mentally penning an impressive catalogue of what would become regarded as rock staples? And how and why did Jim achieve the accompanying physical transformation that changed him from a clean-cut, collegiate, and rather conservative looking young man into the brooding sex symbol who would take the country by storm? And why, after a few years of adopting that persona, did Jim transform once again, in the last year or so of his life, into an overweight, heavily-bearded, reclusive poet who seemed to have lost his interest in music just as suddenly and inexplicably as he had obtained it?

It wasn't just Morrison who was, in retrospect, a bit of an oddity; the entire band differed from other Laurel Canyon bands in a number of significant ways. As Vanity Fair noted many years ago, "The Doors were always different." All four members of the group, for example, lacked previous band experience. Morrison and Manzarek, as noted, were film students, and drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Kreiger were recruited by Manzarek from his Transcendental Meditation class – which is, I guess, where one goes to find musicians to fill out one's band. That class, however, apparently lacked a bass player, so they did without – except for those times when they used session musicians and then claimed that they did without.

Anyway, the point is that none of the four members of the Doors had band credentials. Even a band as contrived as the Byrds, as we shall soon see, had members with band credentials. So too did Buffalo Springfield, with Neil Young and Bruce Palmer, for example, having played in the Mynah Birds, backing a young vocalist by the name of Rick "Superfreak" James (Goldie McJohn of Steppenwolf, oddly enough, had been a Mynah Bird as well). The Mamas and the Papas were put together from elements of the Journeymen and the Mugwumps. And so on with the rest of the Laurel Canyon bands

The Doors could cite no such band lineage. They were just four guys who happened to come together to play the songs written by the singer who had never sung but who had a sudden calling and a magical gift for songwriting. And as you would expect with four guys who had never actually played in a band before, they pretty much sucked. But don't take my word for it; let's let the band's producer, Paul Rothchild, weigh in: "The Doors were not great live performers musically. They were exciting theatrically and kinetically, but as musicians they didn't make it; there was too much inconsistency, there was too much bad music. Robby would be horrendously out of tune with Ray, John would be missing cues, there was bad mike usage too, where you couldn't hear Jim at all."

As luck would have it, I have heard some audio of a young and quite inebriated Jim Morrison at the microphone, and I would have to say that not being able to "hear Jim at all" might have, in many cases, actually improved the performance. But sucking as a band, of course, does not really set the Doors apart from its contemporaries. Another thing that was unusual about the band, however, is that, from the moment the band was conceived, the lineup never changed. No one was added, no one was replaced, no one dropped out of the band over 'artistic differences,' or to pursue a solo career, or to join another band, or for any of the other reasons that bands routinely change shape.

It would be difficult to identify another Laurel Canyon band of any longevity that could make the same claim. After their first two albums, the Byrds changed line-ups with virtually every album release. Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention were in a near-constant state of flux. Laurel Canyon's country-rock bands were also constantly changing shape, usually by incestuously swapping members amongst themselves.

But not the Doors. Jim Morrison's band arrived on the scene as a fully-formed entity, with a name, a stable line-up, a backlog of soon-to-be hit songs – and no previous experience writing, arranging, playing or performing music. Other than that though, they were just your run-of-the-mill, organic, grass-roots rock-and-roll band – with a curious aversion to political advocacy.

Jim Morrison was, by virtually all accounts, a voracious reader. Former teachers and college professors expressed amazement at the breadth and depth of his knowledge on various topics, and at the staggering array of literary sources that he could accurately cite. And yet he was known to tell interviewers that he "[had]n't studied politics that much, really." But that was okay, according to drummer John Densmore, since "a lot of people at our concerts at least, they're sort of – it seems like they don't really come to hear us speak politics."

That's the way it was in the 1960s, you see; the young folks of that era just didn't concern themselves much with politics, and certainly didn't want their anti-war icons engaging in anything resembling political discourse."

The point seems to be that Morrison is suspicious because he wrote songs yet he couldn't read or write music. I guess I'm underwhelmed. Even if true, so what? Bobby Darin, a prolific song writer couldn't read or write music either. Parts 1 through 13 of "The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation" were written over months, an epic work, yet it's still not clear what the charges are against Jim Morrison. Maybe parts 14 through 16, "coming soon," will contain the smoking gun.

Frank Zappa gets the same shoddy treatment. Lots of innuendo (Zappa "born, curiously enough, on the Winter Solstice of 1940..."!!!); no concrete claims or evidence against him. A lot of other performers get the same treatment.

If there is a compelling case to be made against Frank Zappa et al, I don't see it here.

Magda Hassan
01-31-2009, 01:46 AM
Here is a link to his books:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1567511856/qid=948995519/sr=1-2/002-8532858-3423028

David Guyatt
01-31-2009, 09:48 AM
Jan, this is fascinating stuff. Truly intriguing.

Then we have that "naval officer" in the sex scene in Kubrick's EYES WIDE SHUT.

Peter Lemkin
01-31-2009, 11:15 AM
The book Acid Dreams [available on the internet (http://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/acid_dreams.pdf)] has much on related matters. Leary admitted to his intelligence connections, his intelligence sponsorship of early research projects and hinted at maintaining connections until the end. Keasey was given LSD when in the military, I believe. The new book Atsugi Assassins (which I've not yet read, but want to) seems to have other connections on this. NI is the big one - but not the only one.

Aside on Leary: Yeah, well some of the trip stories are pretty intense too. But you're probably referring to the story involving Mary Pinchot, who was one of President Kennedy's lovers. And it seems pretty clear that she involved Leary in a successful conspiracy to turn JFK on to LSD. The material, in this case, is from his autobiography, Flashbacks. But in Flashbacks, this particular narrative was sprinkled throughout the book as you go through his life chronologically. When you actually isolate the sections about Pinchot and then stitch them together as an entry, it makes a stronger impression. The other thing you may be referring to is the conversation at the end of the book that Leary had with a hardball Swiss political operative with various intelligence connections while he was in exile from the U.S. government in Switzerland. The entry is almost painful in its sophistication and leaves the book on a solemn note — we are still all prisoners of men who lust for power, from Leary's point of view. http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/18/interview-with-edito-1.html

Jan Klimkowski
01-31-2009, 12:34 PM
So what is the point here? Is Jim Morrison being accused of something nefarious? If so, what? It's not clear in part one. So maybe there are more concrete allegation against Morrison in part 2:


Dave McGowan is actually laying out a mass of information - some hearsay, some corroborated.

He is making suggestions - some hard to see, some tentative, some explicit.

Dave McGowan, like all of us on this site, is a researcher. Sometimes he will be right. Sometimes new information will come to light, and he will be wrong.

I want to explore and examine the evidence for some of the more provocative claims made in the Davesweb series. I'm delighted to do so in the presence of the many fine and knowedgable minds here on DPF. That's what DPF is, in part, for.

My own research perspective on the core of the Davesweb series information is:

It is a matter of historical fact that many key "counterculture" luminaries came from military or naval intelligence families. This is important.

What is so far unproven is which of these "counterculture" figures, these young adults born and raised in spook families at the height of the secret Narco-Behaviourist-Trauma-Conditioning experiments otherwise known by names such as MK-ULTRA, were reacting against their upbringing.

And which were tainted by it.

Tainted. Or Forever Owned.

Magda Hassan
01-31-2009, 01:16 PM
The book Acid Dreams [available on the internet (http://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/acid_dreams.pdf)] has much on related matters.

This is such a classic. I am putting a copy of this in our book section as well. Thanks for posting this Peter.

Magda Hassan
01-31-2009, 03:46 PM
Oh, here is the link to 'Henry'. His partner (Ottis Toole) was the one who kidnapped, killed and beheaded the 6 year old son of America's Most Wanted host John Walsh. This story has some interesting tidbits too. I am new and I hope I am posting items in the appropriate areas.

http://www.whale.to/b/henry.html
There is indeed something about Henry and it's not what we think. This is very worth while reading though depressing. A new look a serial killers. I have selected some parts of the article.


On June 30th of 1998, Henry Lee Lucas (http://www.whale.to/b/toole_lucas_h.html), arguably the most prolific and certainly one of the most sadistic serial killers in the annals of crime was scheduled for execution by the state of Texas. Given the advocacy of the death penalty by Governor George W. Bush, things clearly weren't looking good for Henry at that time.
Bush had not granted clemency to any condemned man in his tenure as governor. In fact, no governor of any state in the entire history of the country has carried out more judicial executions than has Governor George.....

But then a most remarkable thing happened. On June 18, just twelve days before Henry's scheduled demise, Governor Bush asked the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, whose members are appointed by Bush himself, to review Henry's case. Strangely enough, eight days later the Board uncharacteristically recommended that Henry's execution not take place. The very next day, just three days short of Henry's scheduled exit from this world, Lucas became the first - and to date only - recipient of Governor Bush's compassionate conservatism....once Henry was spared, Bush promptly lost this passing interest and began once again rubber stamping every execution order that crossed his desk...




Henry claimed that what appeared to be the random work of a serial killer was in fact a planned series of crimes often committed for specific purposes. Some of the murders were political hits, according to Henry, including the occasional assassination of foreign dignitaries. This was not true for all of Henry's crimes. Some he did just because that's what he liked to do. And it was the one thing that he was really good at.
The beauty of this arrangement was that it allowed Henry to conceal the true motive for many of his crimes. Those performed as contract hits looked like all of Henry's murders - senseless and random acts of violence.


And what of Henry's other stories, including the one about being a close friend of Jim Jones (http://www.konformist.com/vault/jnstwn.htm) of the People's Temple (http://www.konformist.com/vault/jnstwn.htm)? Henry has claimed on numerous occasions that it was he who personally delivered the cyanide to Jones (http://www.konformist.com/vault/jnstwn.htm) that was used in the infamous Jonestown massacre (http://www.konformist.com/vault/jnstwn.htm).


...the training camp as he describes it clearly had military connections. And Henry has explicitly stated that the cult included among its members various prominent persons, including high level politicians. Could this be the reason for the actions taken by Governor Bush in June of 1998?


Was Henry recruited and programmed while in prison to be used latter by the so-called Hand of Death cult? The possibility clearly is there. He certainly had shown a voracious appetite for violence, enough so to make him a very attractive candidate. Indeed, Henry is just the kind of man to be considered a valuable asset by the intelligence community.
For anyone who doubts that the CIA (or any other of the numerous interwoven intelligence agencies) would recruit such a man, it is important to remember that we are talking about the same agencies that recruited some of the most bloodthirsty butchers of the Third Reich - men such as Klaus Barbie, Joseph Mengele, Adolf Eichmann, Otto Skorzeny, and Reinhard Gehlen.
Henry's depravity pales in the shadows of men such as these. Henry probably couldn't even hold his own against some of the organized crime figures - such as Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Santos Trafficante who were likewise recruited by the CIA. Or against the numerous thugs that the spooks have propped up as dictators around the world, men such as Somoza, Pinochet, Duvalier and Pahlavi, to name just a few.
In the company of men such as these, Henry would be just one of the boys. No less valuable an asset than, say, Dan Mitrione, the CIA torture aficionado who was a boyhood friend of Jim Jones (http://www.konformist.com/vault/jnstwn.htm). This man, known for having homeless persons kidnapped for the purpose of giving torture demonstrations to South American security forces in his soundproof underground chamber of horrors, was hailed as a hero and martyr when he himself was tortured and killed.


And it could just be a coincidence that Toole, who was convicted in the state of Florida, shared with Henry the fate of having his death sentence commuted. Florida is, of course, a state that is also overly zealous in its application of the death penalty. Not zealous enough to execute the likes of Ottis Toole (http://www.konformist.com/2000/cannibal-kid.htm), however. In any event, it's interesting that both of these men had their death sentences set aside in states run by a member of the Bush family.


Of course, the venerable FBI assures us that Satanic cults and Satanic crime do not exist in modern day America. To put this in its proper context, however, it is important to remember that this is the very same FBI that during the reign of Murder, Inc. - and for several decades thereafter - refused to acknowledge the existence of organized crime in America. It is also the same FBI that for years ignored the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan, it should be noted, began as an occult based group formed just after the close of the Civil War by an alliance of Confederate Generals and intelligence operatives. The cult's original charter was drafted by General Albert Pike, who had served as the chief of Confederate Intelligence. The point of this digression is that the intelligence community has a long history of spawning occult based groups dedicated to terrorizing society.


The Process Church, which set up shop in San Francisco, was itself an offshoot of the Church of Scientology, which was the brainchild of L. Ron Hubbard - an agent of the Office of Naval Intelligence and the son of a U.S. Navy Commander. Before being inspired to create his own church, Hubbard was a close associate and follower of Jack Parsons, rocket fuel scientist and avid follower of the occult, who helped found the prestigious Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Parsons was at the time the head of the American chapter of the OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis), a title bestowed on him by mentor Aleister Crowley, a flamboyant occultist, British and American intelligence asset, and avid Nazi sympathizer and propagandist both before and during World War II.
Crowley had assumed the leadership of the OTO in 1922 when founder Theodor Reuss - a German occultist and intelligence asset - had stepped down. The OTO then - along with the various organizations spawned from it - is in a direct line of descent from the German occult-based secret societies that gave rise to the Third Reich, a fact made evident by the ideology and symbolism of the Process Church, whose logo is a modified swastika.
Back in the Bay area, Anton Szandor LaVey and Crowley-enthusiast Kenneth Anger would set about busily organizing the Church of Satan in San Francisco, where LaVey would become something of a celebrity - the clown prince of Satanism. From this church would spring forth both the Temple of Set - led by U.S. intelligence asset and psychological warfare specialist Lt. Col. Michael Aquino (http://web.archive.org/web/20010111015400/http:/www.davesweb.cnchost.com/aquino.htm) - and the Werewolf Order, founded by LaVey's daughter Zeena and Manson-admirer Nikolas Schreck
Both of these off-shoots embraced an unabashedly fascist ideology. The Werewolf Order was patterned directly after the Nazi-front Werewolf Corps created in post-war Germany to thwart any attempts at denazification. Zeena LaVey and Nikolas Schreck are also notable for holding a public gathering on August 8, 1988 to celebrate the anniversary of the slaughter of Sharon Tate by the Manson Family.



For those who have lost count, that makes six serial killers/mass murderers - Charles Manson, Stanley Baker, John Lindley Frazier, Edmund Kemper, Herbert Mullin, and the Zodiac - all spawned from the Santa Cruz/San Francisco area in a span of just over four years, a rather remarkable geographic anomaly that has never been addressed. These killers were part of the dawn of a new era that would see serial killers (http://www.whale.to/b/serial_killers_h.html) become an ever-present part of the American culture. Prior to 1960, fewer than two serial killers a year were reported nationwide. By 1970, the number had climbed to six per year, and by 1980 had tripled that figure. By 1990, nearly three dozen serial killers a year were being reported. Not surprisingly then, the rash of Satanic murders afflicting California would continue.



Another rather curious fact about the Berdella case was that following his conviction, a local millionaire named Dell Dunmire bought all of Berdella's belongings, including the house in which the murders were committed and the entire inventory of his home and business. He proceeded to level the house and then sold the vacant lot.
It is quite possible that these actions were taken to hide evidence of the involvement of others, including possibly himself. It will be recalled that Henry Lee Lucas claimed that the upper echelons of the cult he was involved with included the wealthy and powerful. Berkowitz made the same claims of the Son of Sam cult. Journalist Terry was, in fact, able to document the involvement in the cult of such figures as Cotton Club film producer Roy Radin and wealthy art dealer Andrew Crispo (http://www.whale.to/b/crispo.html). Crispo actually admitted to being present at a ritual homicide, though he denied participating in the grisly murder. Radin, on the other hand, became a victim of the cult himself.




We turn now to another of the recurrent themes that runs through the serial killer literature: the inexplicably lax treatment afforded America's serial killers - already noted in reference to Henry Lee Lucas, Richard Speck and Stanley Baker. This trend is all the more remarkable in light of the fact that the U.S. has the harshest criminal justice system in the 'free' world.
So leniently have many of our serial killers been treated that it is hard not to conclude that the actions of America's courts and key law enforcement personnel are often deliberately intended to keep these men on the streets. If this is not the case, then it is difficult to imagine what other explanation would suffice to explain these glaring exceptions to the 'Rule of Law.'



Or consider the case of Arthur Shawcross. Arthur had gone to Vietnam in 1968, and though records indicate he served as a supply clerk, he returned telling lurid tales of rape, torture, cannibalism, mutilation and dismemberment (can you say Phoenix?). Upon his return, he promptly set fire to a local paper mill and a cheese factory - crimes for which he was sentenced to five years in prison. He served less than two.
A year later, Shawcross raped, strangled, mutilated and cannibalized an eight-year-old girl and a ten-year-old boy. He also admitted returning on several occasions to have sex with the boy's rotting corpse. He received a 25 year sentence for the girl's death, but was never even charged with the boy's murder, despite the fact that he had confessed to the crime and showed investigators where the body lay. Shawcross was released just fifteen years later, resulting in eleven more deaths.



"... draftees were made to kill dogs and vultures by biting their throats and twisting off their heads, and had to watch as soldiers tortured and killed suspected dissidents - tearing out their fingernails, cutting off their heads, chopping their bodies to pieces and playing with the dismembered arms for fun." ---Noam Chomsky describing a deserter's account of the training received by CIA-backed Salvadoran death squads
Most Americans have difficulty accepting the idea of the mind controlled killer, whether it be the lone-nut assassin such as Lee Harvey Oswald or Sirhan Sirhan, or whether it be a serial killer like Henry Lee Lucas or Charles Manson. Yet the fact remains that U.S. intelligence services have devoted a considerable amount of time and money to developing just such an individual.



This is one of the main reasons that the CIA and other intelligence agencies have played a key role in the creation of 'mainstream' Satanic groups such as the OTO and the Temple of Set, as well as in denying the existence of underground Satanic cults and Satanic crime. These Satanic groups have frequently served as agency fronts for mind-control operations. For when it comes to severely traumatizing children, nothing compares to the stories told by those who have survived what has been termed Satanic Ritual Abuse (sometimes referred to as Sadistic Ritual Abuse). Of course, there has been a concerted effort to discredit all such stories, spearheaded by the False Memory Syndrome Foundation - a group led by a truly vile coalition (http://web.archive.org/web/20010111015600/http:/www.davesweb.cnchost.com/fmsf.htm) of CIA affiliated psychologists and accused pedophiles. Also playing a key role in the movement to deny the validity of recovered memories of severe abuse are Paul and Shirley Eberle, authors of the supposedly authoritative book The Politics of Child Abuse, which attempts to blame all child abuse accusations and prosecutions on overzealous prosecutors, therapists and parents. This might be a little more credible if the Eberles (http://web.archive.org/web/20010111015600/http:/www.davesweb.cnchost.com/eberle.htm) themselves were not well known to Los Angeles police as distributors of child pornography, a fact that the media conveniently and consistently ignore while touting the Eberles as authorities in the field of child abuse.



DeSalvo, on the other hand, went on to an early death. He was stabbed to death in the prison infirmary the morning after making an urgent call to Dr. Ames Robey, a prison psychiatrist who had spent a considerable amount of time with the prisoner. DeSalvo had told Robey that he wanted to meet with the doctor and a reporter early the next day. Robey recalls what happened next: "He was going to tell us who the Boston Strangler really was, and what the whole thing was about. He had asked to be placed in the infirmary under special lockup about a week before. Something was going on within the prison, and I think he felt he had to talk quickly.



Another question not asked by Bugliosi, nor by any number of CIA affiliated writers who have written on the subject of mind control, is: how is it possible that a man of limited education who has spent the majority of his life in prison acquired these skills, while the intelligence agencies - which have invested countless millions of dollars employing the best and the brightest scientific minds in the country for decades in pursuit of attaining this very same goal - have allegedly met with nothing but failure. The answer is, of course, that it is not possible.
It is unfathomable that men such as Manson (and Jim Jones, David Koresh, etc.) have stumbled upon a secret that the CIA has yet to discover. It is a patently absurd notion. And yet, this is exactly what we are supposed to believe. We are also supposed to believe that Charlie, while controlling others, was himself acting on his own free will.




The prosecution brought in their own expert to prove that Bianchi's multiple personality disorder was nothing but fakery, which he allegedly succeeded in doing. This might be more convincing though if the 'expert' that denounced the diagnoses had been someone other than Martin Orne, one of the most notorious of the CIA-funded 'spychiatrists' (who was assisted in this case by yet another CIA-funded psychiatrist, Margaret Singer).



Aiding and abetting Bailey in this endeavor was noted CIA hypnotist William Jennings Bryan, whose 'questions' to DeSalvo while under hypnosis were loaded with detailed information about the crimes. Bryan would later be connected to two others who are widely believed to have been under the influence of mind control. One of these was Sirhan Sirhan, purported assassin of Robert Kennedy, whom Bryan was known to have 'treated.'
Oddly enough, throughout Sirhan's diaries was the name of the purported Boston Strangler written repetitively, in what appeared to be a display of a hypnotic phenomenon known as 'automatic writing.' And like other players in this sordid cast, Sirhan was reportedly connected to the Process Church of the Final Judgment.
Bryan was also linked to Candy Jones, the famous model who would tell her tale of being a mind controlled courier (and possibly assassin as well) in The Control of Candy Jones (see recommended reading list). Not long after publication of the book, Bryan was publicly linked to the Candy Jones case by journalists investigating her claims, and he soon thereafter turned up dead in a Las Vegas hotel room.



First and foremost is the rather obvious fact that serial killers scare the hell out of people. With the possible exception of school/workplace shootings, nothing better serves to facilitate the promotion of a 'law-and-order' agenda than the palpable fear aroused by the specter of the marauding serial killer, dividing the population into an every-man-for-himself mentality. Anyone, after all, could be a serial killer hiding behind a mask of civility: a co-worker, a friend, a neighbor, even a family member. Another function that serial killers serve is in disposing of those members of society who are the most marginalized. For most serial killers, when they aren't killing for a more covert purpose, tend to target those people that Hitler termed the 'useless eaters' of society: prostitutes, runaways, junkies, and skid-row alcoholics. In a sense, serial killers are the agents of a rather harshly implemented eugenics program.
A final purpose served by the serial killer profile is that it provides a framework to set up a system of early detection and weeding out of 'violence-prone' individuals. This, of course, assumes the existence of recognizable biological causes and early warning signs. Far more likely is that the serial killer's signature skills - torture, murder, and mutilation - are ones that have been acquired through the teachings of others, and are not attributable to any sort of brain irregularities.



It is my belief that a much different profile of the 'serial killer' will emerge - a profile of the controlled assassin conditioned and programmed by a variety of intelligence fronts, including military entities, psychiatric institutions and Satanic cults. For while serial killers may well be driven by their own internal demons, they are likely not demons of their own making. It is my belief also that the Satanic underground has largely replaced the Mafia's Murder Incorporated as America's premier nationwide murder-for-hire organization. Researcher and author Michael Newton has written precisely that, in Raising Hell (Avon, 1993). He states that the 'Black Cross,' a faction of the Four-P cult (which is itself a faction of the Process Church), functions specifically as a "Satanic Murder, Inc."
Consider the case of Thomas Creech of Idaho, who in 1975 admitted to performing contract killings over an eight year span on behalf of a national biker gang heavily involved in drug trafficking and cult rituals. Creech claimed that his forty-two killings earned him only eighth place among the gang's contract killers, and that many of them had been performed as 'ritual human sacrifices.'

Jan Klimkowski
01-31-2009, 04:05 PM
Or consider the case of Arthur Shawcross. Arthur had gone to Vietnam in 1968, and though records indicate he served as a supply clerk, he returned telling lurid tales of rape, torture, cannibalism, mutilation and dismemberment (can you say Phoenix?). Upon his return, he promptly set fire to a local paper mill and a cheese factory - crimes for which he was sentenced to five years in prison. He served less than two.
A year later, Shawcross raped, strangled, mutilated and cannibalized an eight-year-old girl and a ten-year-old boy. He also admitted returning on several occasions to have sex with the boy's rotting corpse. He received a 25 year sentence for the girl's death, but was never even charged with the boy's murder, despite the fact that he had confessed to the crime and showed investigators where the body lay. Shawcross was released just fifteen years later, resulting in eleven more deaths.



For those who have lost count, that makes six serial killers/mass murderers - Charles Manson, Stanley Baker, John Lindley Frazier, Edmund Kemper, Herbert Mullin, and the Zodiac - all spawned from the Santa Cruz/San Francisco area in a span of just over four years, a rather remarkable geographic anomaly that has never been addressed.

The Phoenix Program was a no limits human laboratory for the deep black "doctors", shrinks and chemists.

Phoenix in South-East Asia.

Jonestown in Guyana, and subsequently something that required a spurious invasion and the targetted destruction of a "hospital" in Grenada.

MK-Manson in California.

And then there's Phoenix Program veteran, Colston Westbrook, programming Donald DeFreeze, "leader" of MK Symbionese Liberation Army, who applied the classic techniques of narco-trauma "brainwashing" to rich kid Patty Hearst.

As Dr Louis Jolyon West and other MK-ULTRA luminaries testified at Ms Hearst's trial....

http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=223

Linda Minor
01-31-2009, 07:07 PM
The Phoenix Program was a no limits human laboratory for the deep black "doctors", shrinks and chemists.
Phoenix in South-East Asia.
Jonestown in Guyana, and subsequently something that required a spurious invasion and the targetted destruction of a "hospital" in Grenada.
MK-Manson in California.
And then there's Phoenix Program veteran, Colston Westbrook, programming Donald DeFreeze, "leader" of MK Symbionese Liberation Army, who applied the classic techniques of narco-trauma "brainwashing" to rich kid Patty Hearst.
As Dr Louis Jolyon West and other MK-ULTRA luminaries testified at Ms Hearst's trial....
http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=223

Jan, have you ever done any research into DCIA Colby? He was also somehow connected to DeCamp, who published the book about the Franklin Credit Union child abuse. He warned DeCamp that the people in charge of the pedophilia were all-powerful, as I recall, and could not be revealed.

Jan Klimkowski
01-31-2009, 07:55 PM
Jan, have you ever done any research into DCIA Colby? He was also somehow connected to DeCamp, who published the book about the Franklin Credit Union child abuse. He warned DeCamp that the people in charge of the pedophilia were all-powerful, as I recall, and could not be revealed.

This is an area where it gets very complicated.

The accusations of child abuse in the Franklin case are poison to MSM, and lead to near automatic discrediting of any researcher/journalist who goes near them. The YTV/Discovery film was killed, as - essentially - were the careers of those who worked on it.

The only sex scandals acceptable to MSM are those which end the careers of of lone politicians - such as Spitzer or Profumo. The notion that an entire tranche of politicians are abusing children is as sure a way to discredit a journalist as say a belief that Elvis is still alive.

I have always considered DCIA Colby's connections to DeCamp very problematic.

Of course, an excellent way to cover up the truth is to make it seem so extreme that your hired propagandists can appear on MSM and declare that, ahem, no reasonable or right-thinking person could believe xyz...

Magda Hassan
01-31-2009, 11:13 PM
Jonestown in Guyana, and subsequently something that required a spurious invasion and the targetted destruction of a "hospital" in Grenada.

You mean it wasn't to rescue the 15 US students visiting there during a civil disturbance? I had no idea that a hospital was destroyed. This is during Bush the first wasn't it?

Jan Klimkowski
01-31-2009, 11:32 PM
Jonestown in Guyana, and subsequently something that required a spurious invasion and the targetted destruction of a "hospital" in Grenada.

You mean it wasn't to rescue the 15 US students visiting there during a civil disturbance? I had no idea that a hospital was destroyed. This is during Bush the first wasn't it?

Jim Jones had financial and political links with Grenada.

After the Jonestown massacre, John Judge sketches the following occurrences:


The cast of characters is neither dead nor inactive. Key members of the armed guard were ordered to be on board the Temple Ship, Cudjoe -- at the hour of the massacre they were on a supply run to Trinidad. George Phillip Blakey phoned his father-in-law, Dr. Lawrence Layton, from Panama after the event.[268] At least ten members of the Temple remained on the boat, and set up a new community in Trinidad while Nigel Slingger, a Grenada businessman and insurance broker for Jonestown, repaired the 400-ton shipping vessel. Then Charles Touchette, Paul McCann, Stephan Jones, and George Blakey set up an "open house" in Grenada with the others. McCann spoke about starting a shipping company to "finance the continued work of the original Temple."[269]

That "work" may have included the mysterious operations of the mental hospital in Grenada that eluded government security by promising free medical care.[270] The hospital as operated by Sir Geoffrey Bourne, Chancellor of the St. George's University Medical School, was also staffed by his son Dr. Peter Bourne.[271] His son's history includes work with psychological experiments and USAID in Vietnam, the methadone clinics in the U.S., and a drug scandal in the Carter White House.[272] The mental hospital was the only structure bombed during the U.S. invasion of Grenada in 1983. This was part of a plan to put Sir Eric Gairy back in power.[273] Were additional experiments going on at the site?[274]




266 - "Psyching Out the Cult's Collective Mania," Drs. Delgado & J West, LAT, 11/26/78; "The Appeal of the Death Trip," Robert J. Lifton, NYT Magazine, 1/7/79; NYT, 11/22/78, Robert Lifton ("explains"), 12/1/78 (Carter quote); 12/3/78 ("never know," Reston); 12/5/78 (Billy Graham, "Satan").


267 - "Jonestown & the CIA: Black Genocide Operation," Jonestown Research Project, 1981; "The Expendable People," Committee on Racial Justice Reporter, Spring 1979; LAT, 12/18/78.


268 - Raven, p. 403; White Night, p. 39; In My Father's House, p. 320, see "Jonestown Banks".


269 - Raven, p. 578 (ship in Caribbean); "Jonestown Banks," p. 4, (citing McCann quote on KGO, San Francisco); NYT, 11/23/78 ("continue Temple work").


270 - Personal interview, relative of Grenadan family, 1984.


271 - "Medical Students Were in No Danger," Peter G. Bourne, Oakland Tribune, 11/8/83.


272 - "Nomination of Director of Drug Abuse Policy Office," Hearings, 5/13/77 (GPO, 1977); "Pipe Dreams," P. Anderson, Washington Post Magazine, 2/14/80; NYT, 4/26/79 (White House Drug Scandal, U.N. post), see footnote 195.


273 - SFC, 12/10/84 (Gairy plan), see footnote 147 (Gairy/Jones link); "Blue Christmas Coming Up," Air Force Magazine, 1/84 (precision bombing).


274 - "Bombed Grenada Hospital Gets Bedding," WP, 9/27/84 (USAID, $1.2 million rebuild plan).

Jan Klimkowski
01-31-2009, 11:57 PM
The following is a good overview of quite how visible some of the "medical" programming research on "expendable" and "captive" populations had become. In Governor Reagan's California, narco-behaviourist experimentation on humans was not criminal, it was fashionable.

This is also the historical period during which Kalifornia became Serial Killer land:


It certainly was possible that prison inmates might be used as volunteer subjects at the center to discover the unknowns which triggered their violent behavior. Dr. Brian's quest for the center came at the same time Governor Reagan concluded his plans to phase the state of California out of the mental hospital business by 1982. Reagan's plan is echoed by Governor Pete Wilson today, to place the responsibility of rehabilitating young offenders squarely on the shoulders of local communities. But as the proposal became known more publicly, a swell of controversy surrounded it. It ended in a fiasco. The inspiration for the violence center came from three doctors in 1967, five years before Dr. Brian and Governor Reagan unveiled their plans.

The "Scientific" Basis for Psychosurgery

(Publications of the Participants)

Amidst urban rioting and civil protest, Doctors Sweet, Mark and Ervin of Harvard put forward the thesis that individuals who engage in civil disobedience possess defective or damaged brain cells. If this conclusion were applied to the American Revolution or the Women's Rights Movement, a good portion of American society would be labeled as having brain damage.

In a letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association, they stated: "That poverty, unemployment, slum housing, and inadequate education underlie the nation's urban riots is well known, but the obviousness of these causes may have blinded us to the more subtle role of other possible factors, including brain dysfunction in the rioters who engaged in arson, sniping and physical assault.

"There is evidence from several sources that brain dysfunction related to a focal lesion plays a significant role in the violent and assaultive behavior of thoroughly studied patients. Individuals with electroencephalographic abnormalities in the temporal region have been found to have a much greater frequency of behavioral abnormalities (such as poor impulse control, assaultiveness, and psychosis) than is present in people with a normal brain wave pattern."

Soon after the publication in the Journal, Dr. Ervin and Dr. Mark published their book Violence and the Brain, which included the claim that there were as many as 10 million individuals in the United States "who suffer from obvious brain disease". They argued that the data of their book provided a strong reason for starting a program of mass screening of Americans.

"Our greatest danger no longer comes from famine or communicable disease. Our greatest danger lies in ourselves and in our fellow humans...we need to develop an 'early warning test' of limbic brain function to detect those humans who have a low threshold for impulsive violence...Violence is a public health problem, and the major thrust of any program dealing with violence must be toward its prevention," they wrote.

The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration funded the doctors $108,000 and the National Institute of Mental Health kicked in another $500,000, under pressure from Congress. They believed that psychosurgery would inevitably be performed in connection with the program, and that, since it irreversibly impaired people's emotional and intellectual capacities, it could be used as an instrument of repression and social control.

The doctors wanted screening centers established throughout the nation. In California, the publicity associated with the doctors' report, aided in the development of The Center for the study and Reduction of Violence. Both the state and LEAA provided the funding. The center was to serve as a model for future facilities to be set up throughout the United States.

The Director of the Neurophyschiatric Institute and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, Dr. Louis Jolyon West was selected to run the center. Dr. West is alleged to have been a contract agent for the CIA, who, as part of a network of doctors and scientists, gathered intelligence on hallucinogenic drugs, including LSD, for the super-secret MK-ULTRA program. Like Captain White, West conducted LSD experiments for the CIA on unwitting citizens in the safehouses of San Francisco. He achieved notoriety for his injection of a massive dose of LSD into an elephant at the Oklahoma Zoo, the elephant died when West tried to revive it by administering a combination of drugs.

Dr. West was further known as the psychiatrist who was called upon to examine Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald's assassin. It was on the basis of West's diagnosis that Ruby was compelled to be treated for mental disorders and put on happy pills. The West examination was ordered after Ruby began to say that he was part of a right-wing conspiracy to kill President John Kennedy. Two years after the commencement of treatment for mental disorder, Ruby died of cancer in prison.

(Note: Dr West is now a member of the Board of Directors of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation.)

The Violence Control Center

(Testimony, FOIA documents, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Bay Guardian)

After January 11, 1973, when Governor Reagan announced plans for the Violence Center, West wrote a letter to the then Director of Health for California, J. M. Stubblebine:

"Dear Stub:

"I am in possession of confidential in formation that the Army is prepared to turn over Nike missile bases to state and local agencies for non-military purposes. They may look with special favor on health-related applications.

"Such a Nike missile base is located in the Santa Monica Mountains, within a half-hour's drive of the Neuropsychiatric Institute. It is accessible, but relatively remote. The site is securely fenced, and includes various buildings and improvements, making it suitable for prompt occupancy.

"If this site were made available to the Neurophyschiatric Institute as a research facility, perhaps initially as an adjunct to the new Center for the Prevention of Violence, we could put it to very good use. Comparative studies could be carried out there, in an isolated but convenient location, of experimental or model programs for the alteration of undesirable behavior.

"Such programs might include control of drug or alcohol abuse, modification of chronic anti-social or impulsive aggressiveness, etc. The site could also accommodate conferences or retreats for instruction of selected groups of mental-health related professionals and of others (e.g., law enforcement personnel, parole officers, special educators) for whom both demonstration and participation would be effective modes of instruction.

"My understanding is that a direct request by the Governor, or other appropriate officers of the State, to the Secretary of Defense (or, of course, the President), could be most likely to produce prompt results."

Some of the planned areas of study for the Center included:

Studies of violent individuals.

Experiments on prisoners from Vacaville and Atascadero, and hyperkinetic children.

Experiments with violence-producing and violent inhibiting drugs.

Hormonal aspects of passivity and aggressiveness in boys.

Studies to discover and compare norms of violence among various ethnic groups.

Studies of pre-delinquent children.

It would also encourage law enforcement to keep computer files on pre-delinquent children, which would make possible the treatment of children before they became delinquents.

The purpose of the Violence Center was not just research. The staff was to include sociologists, lawyers, police officers, clergymen and probation officers. With the backing of Governor Reagan and Dr. Brian, West had secured guarantees of prisoner volunteers from several California correctional institutions, including Vacaville. Vacaville and Atascadero were chosen as the primary sources for the human guinea pigs. These institutions had established a reputation, by that time, of committing some of the worst atrocities in West Coast history. Some of the experimentations differed little from what the Nazis did in the death camps.

Dr. Earl Brian, Governor Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Health, was adamant about his support for mind control centers in California. He felt the behavior modification plan of the Violence Control Centers was important in the prevention of crime.

The Violence Control Center was actually the brain child of William Herrmann as part of a pacification plan for California. A counter insurgency expert for Systems Development Corporation and an advisor to Governor Reagan, Herrmann worked with the Stand Research Institute, the RAND Corporation, and the Hoover Center on Violence. Herrman was also a CIA agent who is now serving an eight year prison sentence for his role in a CIA counterfeiting operation. He was also directly linked with the Iran-Contra affair according to government records and Herrmann's own testimony.

In 1970, Herrmann worked with Colston Westbrook as his CIA control officer when Westbrook formed and implemented the Black Cultural Association at the Vacaville Medical Facility, a facility which in July experienced the death of three inmates who were forcibly subjected to behavior modification drugs. The Black Cultural Association was ostensibly an education program designed to instill black pride identity in prisons, the Association was really a cover for an experimental behavior modification pilot project designed to test the feasibility of programming unstable prisoners to become more manageable.

Westbrook worked for the CIA in Vietnam as a psychological warfare expert, and as an advisor to the Korean equivalent of the CIA and for the Lon Nol regime in Cambodia. Between 1966 and 1969, he was an advisor to the Vietnamese Police Special Branch under the cover of working as an employee of Pacific Architects and Engineers.

His "firm" contracted the building of the interrogation/torture centers in every province of South Vietnam as part of the CIA's Phoenix Program. The program was centered around behavior modification experiments to learn how to extract information from prisoners of war, a direct violation of the Geneva Accords.

Westbrook's most prominent client at Vacaville was Donald DeFreeze, who be tween 1967 and 1969, had worked for the Los Angeles Police Department's Public Disorder Intelligence unit and later became the leader of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Many authorities now believe that the Black Cultural Association at Vacaville was the seedling of the SLA. Westbrook even designed the SLA logo, the cobra with seven heads, and gave De Freeze his African name of Cinque. The SLA was responsible for the assassination of Marcus Foster, superintendent of School in Oakland and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst.

As a counterinsurgency consultant for Systems Development Corporation, a security firm, Herrmann told the Los Angeles Times that a good computer intelligence system "would separate out the activist bent on destroying the system" and then develop a master plan "to win the hearts and minds of the people". The San Francisco-based Bay Guardian, recently identified Herrmann as an international arms dealer working with Iran in 1980, and possibly involved in the October Surprise. Herrmann is in an English prison for counterfeiting. He allegedly met with Iranian officials to ascertain whether the Iranians would trade arms for hostages held in Lebanon.

The London Sunday Telegraph confirmed Herrmann's CIA connections, tracing them from 1976 to 1986. He also worked for the FBI. This information was revealed in his London trial.

In the 1970's, Dr. Brian and Herrmann worked together under Governor Reagan on the Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence, and then, a decade later, again worked under Reagan. Both men have been identified as working for Reagan with the Iranians.

The Violence Center, however, died an agonizing death. Despite the Ervin Senate Committee investigation and condemnation of mind control, the experiments continued. But when the Watergate scandal broke in the early 1970's, Washington felt it was too politically risky to continue to push for mind control centers.

Top doctors began to withdraw from the proposal because they felt that there were not enough safeguards. Even the Law Enforcement Assistance Agency, which funded the program, backed out, stating, the proposal showed "little evidence of established research ability of the kind of level necessary for a study of this cope".

Eventually it became known that control of the Violence Center was not going to rest with the University of California, but instead with the Department of Corrections and other law enforcement officials. This information was released publicly by the Committee Opposed to Psychiatric Abuse of Prisoners. The disclosure of the letter resulted in the main backers of the program bowing out and the eventual demise of the center.

Dr. Brian's final public statement on the matter was that the decision to cut off funding represented "a callous disregard for public safety". Though the Center was not built, the mind control experiments continue to this day.

The Victims of MK-ULTRA

(Court Records, Senate Testimony and FOIA Documents)

The Central Intelligence Agency held two major interests in use of LSD. to alter normal behavior patterns. The first interest centered around obtaining information from prisoners of war and enemy agents, in contravention of the Geneva Accords. The second was to deter the effectiveness of drugs used against the enemy on the battlefield.

The MK-ULTRA program was originally run by a small number of people within the CIA known as the Technical Services Staff (TSS). Another CIA department, the Office of Security, also began its own testing program. Friction arose and then infighting broke out when the Office of Security commenced to spy on TSS people after it was learned that LSD was being tested on unwitting Americans.

Not only did the two branches disagree over the issue of testing the drug on the unwitting, they also disagreed over the issue of how the drug was actually to be used by the CIA. The office of Security envisioned the drug as an interrogation weapon. But the TSS group thought the drug could be used to help destabilize another country, it could be slipped into the food or beverage of a public official in order to make him behave foolishly or oddly in public. One CIA document reveals that L.S.D. could be administered right before an official was to make a public speech.

Realizing that gaining information about the drug in real life situations was crucial to exploiting the drug to its fullest, TSS started conducting experiments on its own people. There was an extensive amount of self-experimentation. The Office of Security felt the TSS group was playing with fire, especially when it was learned that TSS was prepared to spike an annual office Christmas party punch with LSD, the Christmas party of the CIA. L.S.D. could produce serious insanity for periods of eight to 18 hours and possibly longer.

One of the "victims" of the punch was agent Frank Olson. Having never had drugs before, L.S.D. took its toll on Olson. He reported that, every automobile that came by was a terrible monster with fantastic eyes, out to get him personally. Each time a car passed he would huddle down against a parapet, terribly frightened. Olson began to behave erratically. The CIA made preparation to treat Olson at Chestnut Lodge, but before they could, Olson checked into a New York hotel and threw himself out from his tenth story room. The CIA was ordered to cease all drug testing.

Mind control drugs and experiments were torturous to the victims. One of three inmates who died in Vacaville Prison in July of 1991 was scheduled to appear in court in an attempt to stop forced administration of a drug, the very drug that may have played a role in his death.

Joseph Cannata believed he was making progress and did not need forced dosages of the drug Haldol. The Solano County Coroner's Office said that Cannata and two other inmates died of hyperthermia, extremely elevated body temperature. Their bodies all had at least 108 degrees temperature when they died. The psychotropic drugs they were being forced to take will elevate body temperature.

Dr. Ewen Cameron, working at McGill University in Montreal, used a variety of experimental techniques, including keeping subjects unconscious for months at a time, administering huge electroshocks and continual doses of L.S.D.

Massive lawsuits developed as a result of this testing, and many of the subjects who suffered trauma had never agreed to participate in the experiments. Such CIA experiments infringed upon the much-honored Nuremberg Code concerning medical ethics. Dr. Camron was one of the members of the Nuremberg Tribunal.

L.S.D. research was also conducted at the Addiction Research Center of the U.S. Public Health Service in Lexington, Kentucky. This institution was one of several used by the CIA. The National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Navy funded this operation. Vast supplies of L.S.D. and other hallucinogenic drugs were required to keep the experiments going.

Dr. Harris Isbell ran the program. He was a member of the Food and Drug Administration's Advisory Committee on the Abuse of Depressant and Stimulants Drugs. Almost all of the inmates were black. In many cases, L.S.D. dosage was increased daily for 75 days.

Some 1500 U.S. soldiers were also victims of drug experimentation. Some claimed they had agreed to become guinea pigs only through pressure from their superior officers. Many claimed they suffered from severe depression and other psychological stress.

One such soldier was Master Sergeant Jim Stanley. L.S.D. was put in Stanley's drinking water and he freaked out. Stanley's hallucinations continued even after he returned to his regular duties. His service record suffered, his marriage went on the rocks and he ended up beating his wife and children. It wasn't until 17 years later that Stanley was informed by the military that he had been an L.S.D. experiment. He sued the government, but the Supreme Court ruled no soldier could sue the Army for the LSD experiments. Justice William Brennen disagreed with the Court decision. He wrote, "Experimentation with unknowing human subjects is morally and legally unacceptable."

Private James Thornwell was given L.S.D. in a military test in 1961. For the next 23 years he lived in a mental fog, eventually drowning in a Vallejo swimming pool in 1984. Congress had set up a $625,000 trust fund for him. Large scale L.S.D. tests on American soldiers were conducted at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, and in Europe and the Pacific. The Army conducted a series of L.S.D. tests at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. The purpose of the tests were to ascertain how well soldiers could perform their tasks on the battlefield while under the influence of L.S.D.

At Fort McClellan, Alabama, 200 officers in the Chemical Corps were given L.S.D. in order to familiarize them with the drug's effects. At Edgewood Arsenal, soldiers were given L.S.D. and then confined to sensory deprivation chambers and later exposed to a harsh interrogation sessions by intelligence people. In these sessions, it was discovered that soldiers would cooperate if promised they would be allowed to get off the L.S.D.

In Operation Derby Hat, foreign nationals accused of drug trafficking were given L.S.D. by the Special Purpose Team, with one subject begging to be killed in order to end his ordeal. Such experiments were also conducted in Saigon on Viet Cong POWs.

One of the most potent drugs in the U.S. arsenal is called BZ or quinuclidinyl benzilate. It is a long-lasting drug and brings on a litany of psychotic experiences and almost completely isolates any person from his environment. The main effects of BZ last up to 80 hours compared to eight hours for L.S.D. Negative after-effects may persist for up to six weeks.

Psychological Warfare Drugs

(Court Records, FOIA Documents, General Accounting Office investigations)

The BZ experiments were conducted on soldiers at Edgewood Arsenal for 16 years. Many of the "victims" claim that the drug permanently affected their lives in a negative way. It so disorientated one paratrooper that he was found taking a shower in his uniform and smoking a cigar. BZ was eventually put in hand grenades and a 750 pound cluster bomb. Other configurations were made for mortars, artillery and missiles. The bomb was tested in Vietnam and CIA documents indicate it was prepared for use by the U.S. in the event of large-scale civilian uprisings.

In Vacaville, psychosurgery has long been a policy. In one set of cases, experimental psychosurgery was conducted on three inmates, a black, a Chicano and a white person. This involved the procedure of pushing electrodes deep into the brain in order to determine the position of defective brain cells, and then shooting enough voltage into the suspected area to kill the defective cells. One prisoner, who appeared to be improving after surgery, was released on parole, but ended up back in prison. The second inmate became violent and there is no information on the third inmate.

Vacaville also administered a "terror drug", Anectine, as a way of "suppressing hazardous behavior". In small doses, Anectine serves as a muscle relaxant; in huge does, it produces prolonged seizure of the respiratory system and a sensation "worse than dying". The drug goes to work within 30 to 40 seconds by paralyzing the small muscles of the fingers, toes, and eyes, and then moves into the the intercostal muscles and the diaphragm. The heart rate subsides to 60 beats per minute, respiratory arrest sets in and the patient remains completely conscious throughout the ordeal, which lasts two to five minutes. The experiments were also used at Atascadero.

Several mind altering drugs were originally developed for non-psychoactive purposes. Some of these drugs are Phenothiazine and Thorzine. The side effects of these drugs can be a living hell. The impact includes the feeling of drowsiness, disorientation, shakiness, dry mouth, blurred vision and an inability to concentrate. Drugs like Prolixin are described by users as "sheer torture" and "becoming a zombie".

The Veterans Administration Hospital has been shown by the General Accounting Office to apply heavy dosages of psychotherapeutic drugs. One patient was taking eight different drugs, three antipsychotic, two antianxiety, one antidepressant, one sedative and one anti-Parkinson. Three of these drugs were being given in dosages equal to the maximum recommended.

Another patient was taking seven different drugs. One report tells of a patient who refused to take the drug. "I told them I don't want the drug to start with, they grabbed me and strapped me down and gave me a forced intramuscular shot of Prolixin. They gave me Artane to counteract the Prolixin and they gave me Sinequan, which is a kind of tranquilizer to make me calm down, which over calmed me, so rather than letting up on the medication, they then gave me Ritalin to pep me up."

Prolixin lasts for two weeks. One patient describes how the drug does not calm or sedate nerves, but instead attacks from so deep inside you, you cannot locate the source of the pain. "The drugs turn your nerves in upon yourself. Against your will, your resistance, your resolve, are directed at your own tissues, your own muscles, reflexes, etc.." The patient continues, "The pain grinds into your fiber, your vision is so blurred you cannot read. You ache with restlessness, so that you feel you have to walk, to pace. And then as soon as you start pacing, the opposite occurs to you, you must sit and rest. Back and forth, up and down, you go in pain you cannot locate. In such wretched anxiety you are overwhelmed because you cannot get relief even in breathing."

Doctor Jose Delgado: "Man does not have the right to develop his own mind."

(Congressional Record, New York Times)

"We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated.

"The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. This lacks historical perspective.

"Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electrically control the brain. Some day armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain."

These were the remarks of Dr. Jose Delgado as they appeared in the February 24, 1974 edition of the Congressional Record, No. 262E, Vol. 118.

Despite Dr. Delgado's outlandish statements before Congress, his work was financed by grants from the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Aero-Medical Research Laboratory, and the Public Health Foundation of Boston.

Dr. Delgado was a pioneer of the technology of Electrical Stimulation of the Brain (ESB). The New York Times ran an article on May 17, 1965 entitled Matador With a Radio Stops Wild Bull. The story details Dr. Delgado's experiments at Yale University School of Medicine and work in the field at Cordova, Spain. The New York Times stated:

"Afternoon sunlight poured over the high wooden barriers into the ring, as the brave bull bore down on the unarmed matador, a scientist who had never faced fighting bull. But the charging animal's horn never reached the man behind the heavy red cape. Moments before that could happen, Dr. Delgado pressed a button on a small radio transmitter in his hand and the bull braked to a halt. Then he pressed another button on the transmitter, and the bull obediently turned to the right and trotted away. The bull was obeying commands in his brain that were being called forth by electrical stimulation by the radio signals to certain regions in which fine wires had been painlessly planted the day before."

According to Dr. Delgado, experiments of this type have also been performed on humans. While giving a lecture on the Brain in 1965, Dr. Delgado said, "Science has developed a new methodology for the study and control of cerebral function in animals and humans."

http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/mc1_current_situation2.htm

Magda Hassan
02-01-2009, 12:21 AM
Pre WW2 California was at the forefront of the eugenics movement and forced sterilisations also. I think that some of the legislation lasted until the 1970's

David Guyatt
02-01-2009, 09:52 AM
Jonestown in Guyana, and subsequently something that required a spurious invasion and the targetted destruction of a "hospital" in Grenada.

You mean it wasn't to rescue the 15 US students visiting there during a civil disturbance? I had no idea that a hospital was destroyed. This is during Bush the first wasn't it?


Chip Tatum told me that there was something very unpleasant about the Grenada invasion but wouldn't say what - but ridiculed the officially sanctioned reason for the invasion. He was there at the time flying a black ops helicopter mission/s.

David Guyatt
02-01-2009, 10:08 AM
On the movie studio:

http://www.laurelcanyon.org/20cHist.html


In 1947, the Army Air Corps built its top-secret movie production studio on Wonderland Park Avenue. Military training films and Department of Defense documentaries were churned out, including a particularly famous series on the aboveground nuclear tests in Nevada. The studio was deactivated in 1969, and thanks to the efforts of the Laurel Canyon Association, it was prevented from being zoned for further commercial activity.

http://www.laurelcanyon.org/Images/20th%20History/LookoutMtStudio.jpghttp://www.laurelcanyon.org/Images/20th%20History/LookoutMtStudio3.jpg


The top secret 1352d Motion Picture Squadron (Lookout Mountain Laboratory) hidden in the valley of Wonderland Park Avenue. The studio created documentaries on Nevada nuclear tests among other projects and is now a unique residence complex.

David Guyatt
02-01-2009, 10:32 AM
http://www.mouseplanet.com/articles.php?art=mg060222eb

My Family Disney Dynasty, Part 1


After the war he worked as a freelance commercial artist in Los Angeles, and in 1951 he joined the animation section at the U.S. Air Force Lookout Mountain Laboratory, Hollywood's “secret” film studio. There he worked as a layout, background and story-sketch artist on training and informational films for the Air Force and Atomic Energy Commission, traveled to Yucca Flat in Nevada and Eniwetok in the Pacific to witness atomic and hydrogen bomb testing.

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/156913-Inside-The-LC-The-Strange-but-Mostly-True-Story-of-Laurel-Canyon-and-the-Birth-of-the-Hippie-Generation-Part-IV


What would become known as Lookout Mountain Laboratory was originally envisioned as an air defense center. Built in 1941 and nestled in two-and-a-half secluded acres off what is now Wonderland Park Avenue, the installation was hidden from view and surrounded by an electrified fence. By 1947, the facility featured a fully operational movie studio. In fact, it is claimed that it was perhaps the world's only completely self-contained movie studio. With 100,000 square feet of floor space, the covert studio included sound stages, screening rooms, film processing labs, editing facilities, an animation department, and seventeen climate-controlled film vaults. It also had underground parking, a helicopter pad and a bomb shelter.




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Lookout Mountain Laboratory

Over its lifetime, the studio produced some 19,000 classified motion pictures - more than all the Hollywood studios combined (which I guess makes Laurel Canyon the real 'motion picture capital of the world'). Officially, the facility was run by the U.S. Air Force and did nothing more nefarious than process AEC footage of atomic and nuclear bomb tests. The studio, however, was clearly equipped to do far more than just process film. There are indications that Lookout Mountain Laboratory had an advanced research and development department that was on the cutting edge of new film technologies. Such technological advances as 3-D effects were apparently first developed at the Laurel Canyon site. And Hollywood luminaries like John Ford, Jimmy Stewart, Howard Hawks, Ronald Reagan, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney and Marilyn Monroe were given clearance to work at the facility on undisclosed projects. There is no indication that any of them ever spoke of their work at the clandestine studio.

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The facility retained as many as 250 producers, directors, technicians, editors, animators, etc., both civilian and military, all with top security clearances - and all reporting to work in a secluded corner of Laurel Canyon. Accounts vary as to when the facility ceased operations. Some claim it was in 1969, while others say the installation remained in operation longer. In any event, by all accounts the secret bunker had been up and running for more than twenty years before Laurel Canyon's rebellious teen years, and it remained operational for the most turbulent of those years.

The existence of the facility remained unknown to the general public until the early 1990s, though it had long been rumored that the CIA operated a secret movie studio somewhere in or near Hollywood. Filmmaker Peter Kuran was the first to learn of its existence, through classified documents he obtained while researching his 1995 documentary, "Trinity and Beyond." And yet even today, some 15 years after its public disclosure, one would have trouble finding even a single mention of this secret military/intelligence facility anywhere in the 'conspiracy' literature.

http://www.library.yorku.ca/ccm/SMIL/subjectguides/Social_Sciences/masscomm


ATOMIC FILMMAKERS: BEHIND THE SCENES
50 min. 1998 VC #5032
Peter Kuran
Story of the people who worked at Lookout Mountain Laboratory in Hollywood, Calif and who were responsible for making
over 6,500 films for the Dept. of Defense and others, many having to do with filming nuclear tests.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lookout_Mountain_Air_Force_Station


Lookout Mountain Air Force Station
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Lookout Mountain Air Force Station as seen from above.
The Lookout Mountain Air Force Station (LMAFS) located on Wonderland Avenue, Los Angeles, California, provided in-service production of classified motion picture and still photographs to the U.S. Department of Defense and the Atomic Energy Commission from 1947-1969.[1]
The 100,000-square-foot (10,000 m2) facility is built on 2 acres (8,100 m2) of land and was originally built in 1941 as a World War II air defense center to coordinate radar installations. The studio was established in 1947 and its purpose kept secret. The studio consisted of a complete stage, 2 screening rooms, a helicopter landing pad, a bomb shelter and 17 climate controlled film vaults as well as, two underground parking garages. With the latest equipment the studio could process both 35 mm and 16 mm motion pictures as well as optical prints and still photographs. The nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site were filmed in various formats including CinemaScope, stereophonic sound, VistaVision and 3-D photography.[1]
Contents [hide]
1 Personnel
2 Films
3 Residence
4 See also
5 References
6 External links
[edit]Personnel

The studio contained staff from many prominent studios alongside its military staff. Civilian personnel from Warner Brothers, Metro-Goldwyn Mayer and RKO Pictures worked at the studio in functions such as producers, cameramen and directors.[1] W. Donn Hayes (1893-1973), coiner of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) title and past president of the Motion Picture Editors Guild, worked at Lookout Mountain as his last career assignment; he had been in the film and television industries since 1916.[2] Peter G. Kuran worked at Lookout Mountain[3] before going on to an award-winning career involving both directing and visual effects work. In some cases, Kuran has brought footage of atomic tests developed at Lookout Mountain directly to his later work.
Field staff included photographers who were airmen assigned to the USAF 1352d Photographic Squadron,[4] formed out of the 4881st Motion Picture Squadron in 1952.[5] In the mid-1960s, Michael R. Potochick was the group commander.[3]
[edit]Films

A New Look at the H-bomb (H-bomb and Other Smash Hits). Part 1: A New look at the H-bomb; Part 2: Operation Cue; Part 3: United States Civil Defense in action; Part 4: Let's face it (produced by United States Air Force Lookout Mountain Laboratory Air Photographic and Charting Service); Part 5: What you should know about biological warfare (produced in cooperation with the Federal Civil Defense Administration). Produced by Reid H. Ray Film Industries, Inc.
Hollywood's Top Secret Film Studio (Atomic Filmmakers) (VHS) updated and rereleased on DVD in 1999 as Hollywood's Top Secret Film Studio - The Atomic Filmmakers. Directed by Peter Kuran. DVD includes the documentary Atomic Filmakers: Behind The Scenes.
Trinity and Beyond, (1995) documentary directed by Peter Kuran.
Nukes In Space (1999). The development of the military intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Directed by Peter Kuran.[6]
Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero (1999). A tour of U.S. atomic test sites in Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi, and Alaska. Directed by Peter Kuran.[7]
Nuclear Rescue 911: Broken Arrows & Incidents (2001). Documentary directed by Peter Kuran.[8]
[edit]Residence

Since its deactivation it has become part of the residential neighborhood which has surrounded it, and is presently the residence of a Municipal Court Commissioner and an artist.[9]
[edit]See also

First Motion Picture Unit
[edit]References

^ a b c US Department of Energy, Nevada Office. The Nevada Test Site's Secret Film Studio: Lookout Mountain (July 2006)
^ IMDb. Biography for W. Donn Hayes
^ a b International Combat Camera Association. ICCA Membership Roster
^ University of California, Berkeley. Media Resources Center, Moffett Library. Propaganda and Disinformation
^ USAF History. 1352nd Sq.
^ IMDb. Nukes In Space (1999)
^ IMDb. Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero (1999)
^ IMDb. Nuclear Rescue 911: Broken Arrows & Incidents (2001)
^ The Center For Land Use Interpretation. Lookout Mountain
[edit]External links

The Center For Land Use Interpretation. Map coordinates of Lookout Mountain.
California Literary Review. Peter Kuran. Images from How To Photograph An Atomic Bomb; some images of Lookout Mountain photographers at work

Magda Hassan
02-01-2009, 11:32 AM
The existence of the facility remained unknown to the general public until the early 1990s, though it had long been rumored that the CIA operated a secret movie studio somewhere in or near Hollywood. Filmmaker Peter Kuran was the first to learn of its existence, through classified documents he obtained while researching his 1995 documentary, "Trinity and Beyond." And yet even today, some 15 years after its public disclosure, one would have trouble finding even a single mention of this secret military/intelligence facility anywhere in the 'conspiracy' literature.

Puts paid to the theory that you can't keep a big thing secret doesn't it? 'Conspiracy Theorists' are often dismissed by others with that brush off. Here is a facility producing more films than Hollywood involving hundreds if not thousands of people over the years right in the middle of LA a huge metropolis and there is no 'evidence' until 1990's.

Linda Minor
02-01-2009, 07:21 PM
The following is a good overview of quite how visible some of the "medical" programming research on "expendable" and "captive" populations had become. In Governor Reagan's California, narco-behaviourist experimentation on humans was not criminal, it was fashionable.

This is also the historical period during which Kalifornia became Serial Killer land:

The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration funded the doctors $108,000 and the National Institute of Mental Health kicked in another $500,000, under pressure from Congress. They believed that psychosurgery would inevitably be performed in connection with the program, and that, since it irreversibly impaired people's emotional and intellectual capacities, it could be used as an instrument of repression and social control.
***
It would also encourage law enforcement to keep computer files on pre-delinquent children, which would make possible the treatment of children before they became delinquents.

The purpose of the Violence Center was not just research. The staff was to include sociologists, lawyers, police officers, clergymen and probation officers. With the backing of Governor Reagan and Dr. Brian, West had secured guarantees of prisoner volunteers from several California correctional institutions, including Vacaville. Vacaville and Atascadero were chosen as the primary sources for the human guinea pigs. These institutions had established a reputation, by that time, of committing some of the worst atrocities in West Coast history. Some of the experimentations differed little from what the Nazis did in the death camps.

Dr. Earl Brian, Governor Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Health, was adamant about his support for mind control centers in California. He felt the behavior modification plan of the Violence Control Centers was important in the prevention of crime.


LEAA was the entity that funded the grant to create INSLAW and PROMIS--which involved Dr. Earl Brian.

http://www.pinknoiz.com/covert/inslaw.summary.html

On August 11, 1992, the Committee on the Judiciary approved and adopted a report entitled, '"The INSLAW Affair." The chairman was directed to transmit a copy to the Speaker of the House.

...Based on their knowledge and belief, the Hamiltons have alleged that high level officials in the Department of Justice conspired to steal the Enhanced PROMIS software system. As an element of this theft, these officials, who included former Attorney General Edwin Meese and Deputy
Attorney General Lowell Jensen, forced INSLAW into bankruptcy by intentionally creating a sham contract dispute over the terms and conditions of the contract which led to the withholding of payments due INSLAW by the Department.
The Hamiltons maintain that, after driving the company into bankruptcy, Justice officials attempted to force the conversion of INSLAW's bankruptcy status from Chapter 11:
Reorganization to Chapter 7: Liquidation. They assert that such a change in bankruptcy status would have resulted in the forced sale of INSLAW'S assets, including Enhanced PROMIS to a rival computer company called Hadron, Inc., which, at the time, was attempting
to conduct a hostile buyout of INSLAW. Hadron, Inc., was controlled by the Biotech Capital Corporation, under the control of Dr. Earl Brian, who was president and chairman of the corporation. The Hamiltons assert that even though the attempt to change the status of INSLAW's bankruptcy was unsuccessful, the Enhanced PROMIS software system was eventually provided to Dr. Brian by individuals from the Department with the knowledge and concurrence of then Attorney General Meese who had previously worked with Dr. Brian in the cabinet of California Governor Ronald Reagan and later at the Reagan White House. According to the
Hamiltons, the ultimate goal of the conspiracy was to position Hadron and the other companies owned or controlled by Dr. Brian to take advantage of the nearly 3 billion dollars, worth of automated data processing upgrade contracts planned to be awarded by the Department of Justice during the 1980's.
Information obtained by the Hamiltons through sworn affidavits of several individuals, including Ari Ben-Menashe, a former Israeli Mossad officer, and Michael Riconosciuto, an individual who claims to have ties to the intelligence community, indicated that an element of this ongoing criminal enterprise by Mr. Meese, Dr. Brian and others included the modification of the Enhanced PROMIS software by individuals associated with the world of covert intelligence operations. The Hamiltons claim the modification of Enhanced PROMIS was an essential element of the enterprise, because the software was subsequently distributed by Dr. Brian to intelligence agencies internationally with a "back door" software routine, so that U.S. intelligence agencies could covertly break into the system when needed. The Hamiltons also presented information
indicating that PROMIS had been distributed to several Federal agencies, including the FBI, CIA, and DEA....

This is what Danny Casolaro was looking into when he suicided.

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/1.01/inslaw_pr.html

A House Judiciary Committee report released last September found evidence raising "serious concerns" that high officials at the Department of Justice executed a pre-meditated plan to destroy Inslaw and co-opt the rights to its PROMIS software. The committee's call for an independent counsel have fallen on deaf ears. One journalist, Danny Casolaro, died as he attempted to tell the story (see sidebar), and boxes of documents relating to the case have been destroyed, stolen, or conveniently "lost" by the Department of Justice.

But so far, not a single person has been held accountable....

WIRED has spent two years searching for the answers to the questions Inslaw poses: Why would Justice steal PROMIS? Did it then cover up the theft? Did it let associates of government officials sell PROMIS to foreign governments, which then used the software to track political dissidents instead of legal cases? (Israel has reportedly used PROMIS to track troublesome Palestinians.)

The implications continue: that Meese profited from the sales of the stolen property. That Brian, Meese's business associate, may have been involved in the October Surprise (the oft-debunked but persistent theory that the Reagan campaign conspired to insure that US hostages in Iran were held until after Reagan won the 1980 election, see sidebar). That some of the moneys derived from the illegal sales of PROMIS furthered covert and illegal government programs in Nicaragua. That Oliver used PROMIS as a population tracking instrument for his White House-based domestic emergency management program.

Each new set of allegations leads to a new set of possibilities, which makes the story still more difficult to comprehend. But one truth is obvious: What the Inslaw case presents, in its broadest possible implications, is a painfully clear snapshot of how the Justice Department operated during the Reagan-Bush years....

As the contract problems with DOJ emerged, Hamilton received a phone call from Dominic Laiti, chief executive of Hadron. Laiti wanted to buy Inslaw. Hamilton refused to sell. According to Hamilton's statements in court documents, Laiti then warned him that Hadron had friends in the government and if Inslaw didn't sell willingly, it would be forced to sell.

Those government connections included Peter Videnieks over at the Justice Department, according to John Schoolmeester, Videnieks' former Customs Service supervisor. Laiti and Videnieks both deny ever meeting or having any contact, but Schoolmeester has told both WIRED and the House Judiciary Committee it was "impossible" for the pair not to know each other because of the type of work and oversight involved in Hadron's relationship with the Customs Service. Schoolmeester also said that because of Brian's relationship with then-President Reagan (see sidebar), Hadron was considered an "inside" company.

The full-court press continued. In 1985 Allen & Co., a New York investment banking concern with close business ties to Earl Brian, helped finance a second company, SCT, which also attempted to purchase Inslaw. That attempt also failed, but in the process a number of Inslaw's customers were warned by SCT that Inslaw would soon go bankrupt and would not survive reorganization, Hamilton said in court documents.

Broke and with no friends in the government, on June 9, 1986, Inslaw filed a $30 million lawsuit against the DOJ in bankruptcy court. Inslaw's attorney for the case (he was later fired from his firm under extremely suspicious circumstances -- see sidebar) was Leigh Ratiner of the Washington firm Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin [Law firm for which Scooter Libby and Len Garment worked at one time]. Ratiner chose bankruptcy court for the filing based on the premise that Justice, the creditor, had control of PROMIS. He explained recently, "It was forbidden by the BankruptcyAct for the creditor to exercise control over the debtor property. And that theory -- that the Justice Department was exercising control -- was the basis that the bankruptcy court had jurisdiction. ...

The string of lawsuits and widening allegations caught the eye of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jack Brooks, D-Texas, who in 1989 launched a three-year investigation into the Inslaw affair. In the resulting report, the Committee suggested that among others, Edwin Meese, while presidential counselor and later as attorney general, and D. Lowell Jensen, a former assistant and deputy attorney general and now a US district judge in San Francisco, conspired to steal PROMIS.

"High government officials were involved," the report states. "... (S)everal individuals testified under oath that Inslaw's PROMIS software was stolen and distributed internationally in order to provide financial gain and to further intelligence and foreign policy objectives."

...But the CIA was not the only place where illegal versions of PROMIS cropped up. Canadian documents (held by the House Judiciary Committee and obtained by WIRED) place PROMIS in the hands of various Canadian government agencies. These documents include two letters to Inslaw from Canadian agencies requesting detailed user manuals -- even though Inslaw has never sold PROMIS to Canada. Canadian officials now claim the letters were in error.

And, of course, the software was transferred to Rafael Etian's anti- terrorism unit in Israel. The DOJ claims it was the LEAA version, but former Israeli spy Ben Menashe and others claim it was the 32-bit version. According to Ben Menashe, other government departments within Israel also saw PROMIS, and this time the pitchman was Dr. Earl Brian. In a 1991 affidavit related to the bankruptcy proceedings, Ben Menashe claimed: "I attended a meeting at my Department's headquarters in Tel Aviv in 1987 during which Dr. Earl W. Brian of the United States made a presentation intended to facilitate the use of the PROMIS computer software."

"Dr. Brian stated during his presentation that all U.S. Intelligence Agencies, including the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice were then using the PROMIS computer software," Ben Menashe continued. While the credibility of his statements has been questioned, the Israeli government has admitted that Ben Menashe had access to extremely sensitive information during his tenure at the Mossad.

Asked why Israeli intelligence would have been so interested in Inslaw and PROMIS, Ben Menashe said, "PROMIS was a very big thing for us guys, a very, very big thing ... it was probably the most important issue of the '80s because it just changed the whole intelligence outlook. The whole form of intelligence collection changed. This whole thing changed it." PROMIS, Ben Menashe said, was perfect for tracking Palestinians and other political dissidents. ...

Apparently, Israel was not the only country interested in using PROMIS for internal security purposes. Lt. Col. Oliver North also may have been using the program. According to several intelligence community sources, PROMIS was in use at a 6,100-square-foot command center built on the sixth floor of the Justice Department. According to both a contractor who helped design the center and information disclosed during the Iran-Contra hearings, Oliver North had a similar, but smaller, White House operations room that was connected by computer link to the DOJ's command center. ...

Dr. Earl W. Brian has made quite a career of riding Reagan and Meese's coattails. After a stint in Vietnam, where he worked as a combat physician in the unit that supplied air support for Operation Phoenix, Brian returned to California with a chest full of ribbons and a waiting job - as Secretary of Health - with then-Governor Reagan's administration. (Operation Phoenix, a well-documented CIA political assassination program, used computers to track "enemies" in Vietnam.) ...

Michael Riconosciuto, a computer programmer and chemist who surfs the spooky fringe of the guns-'n'-money crowd, is currently serving a federal prison sentence for drug crimes.... "I engaged in some software development and modification work in 1983 and 1984 on proprietary PROMIS computer software product," he stated. "The copy of PROMIS on which I worked came from the US Department of Justice. Earl W. Brian made it available to me through Wackenhut (a security company with close FBI and CIA connections) after acquiring it from Peter Videnieks, who was then a Department of Justice contracting official with the responsibility for PROMIS software. I performed the modifications to PROMIS in Indio, Calif.; Silver Springs, Md.; and Miami, Fla."

Riconosciuto, of course, was the child prodigy, son of Marshall Riconosciuto who was an associate of none other than Fred Crisman:

http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/lofiversion/index.php/t12951.html

Jan Klimkowski;Jun 12 2008, 05:12 PM
There are some Wackenhut clues in a book called "The Octopus: Secret Government and the Death of Danny Casolaro" by Kenn Thomas & Jim Keith.
Appendix Three is the transcript of a prison interview with Michael Riconosciuto (MR), mainly revolving around Fred Crisman (FC) whom MR claims to have known since he was a child. The first part of the interview concerns claims that the "Maury Island Incident" was effectively a cover story put together by Crisman to disguise the crash of an experimental plane designed by Nazi Paperclip scientists and carrying some sort of radioactive device. Guy Banister was also involved in the propagation of the general flying saucers cover story. (Levenda separately documents this.)
[Wackenhut/JFK excerpts from the transcript at above url]


http://n6rpf.com-us.net/mauryisl.html

Fred Lee Crisman went on to lead a peculiar and interesting demi-monde life. In 1968, less than two weeks before he was subpoenaed by New Orleans' D.A. Jim Garrison in regard to the Kennedy assassination his car was riddled with bullets as he drove home late at night. 34
In the 95th Congress at the hearings before the select committee onassassinations, it was suggested that Crisman was one of the three tramps at Dealy Plaza. 35

In his autobiographical memoir, Murder of a city, (written under the pseudonym Jon Gold), Crisman details his relationship with Marshall Riconoscuito, the father of Michael Riconoscuito, the infamous informer to conspiracy researcher Danny Casolaro.
But before Danny Casolaro,
before Dealy Plaza,
before Roswell,
there was...
... Maury Island.

Myra Bronstein
02-01-2009, 07:21 PM
Puts paid to the theory that you can't keep a big thing secret doesn't it? 'Conspiracy Theorists' are often dismissed by others with that brush off. Here is a facility producing more films than Hollywood involving hundreds if not thousands of people over the years right in the middle of LA a huge metropolis and there is no 'evidence' until 1990's.

That's an excellent point Maggie. In fact the info about the movie studio can be useful as an example when skeptics trot out that tired old line that big secrets can't be kept.

Jan Klimkowski
02-01-2009, 11:26 PM
Linda - some excellent Namebase-style dot joining in your post #36 above.

What we seem to have, at its most fundamental, is not only a desire to control human beings, but a fervent belief that human beings could be controlled. Like Pavlov's dogs.

The means of controlling people is an extreme, renegade, form of Behaviourism, based on pleasure and pain, reward and punishment. Combined with manipulation of the subconscious mind.

Hence all the Bluebird/Artichoke/MK-ULTRA work on dissociative states. And all the testing of hallucinogenic and psychosis-inducing drugs.

Promis was a spooky wet dream of tracking human behaviour, and using it to predict future behaviour. Again in a very crude form (although not that different from the many silly attempts used by the spooks today to "predict" future behaviour). However, it's fascinating and frightening that Earl Brian was yet another Phoenix Program veteran.

Between the "expendable" captive population in American prisons, and the "expendable" "gook" population of SE Asia in the Phoenix Program, a vast human laboratory was available to the "doctors" of MK-ULTRA (in its broad, umbrella, sense).

One little footnote. A recent biographer claimed that the spook and novelist, Anthony Burgess, based A Clockwork Orange on real behaviour modification programmes carried out in secret American military experiments, that Burgess had learned of through his intelligence connections.

So far, not so surprizing.

However the alleged location of these military experiments is a surprize. And a very suggestive one.

These experiments were said to have taken place in Fort Bliss. And Fort Bliss was where a large number of the Nazi "scientists" spirited out of Europe under Paperclip were taken.

A Nazi Blue Bird... reborn from the ashes of World World Two... in Vietnam and California... as a Phoenix???

A Phoenix Program?

Seeking to control the extremes of human behaviour through Programming.

Seeking to track and predict human behaviour through Promis.

However, as Clockwork Orange director, Stanley Kubrick, chronicled, HAL and his programmes don't always work as planned....

Jan Klimkowski
02-02-2009, 12:14 AM
I've just started a thread at the url below about Douglas Valentine's work suggesting My Lai was an example of planned Phoenix Program terror. Terror and trauma on the mass and the individual level.

http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3540#post3540

Jan Klimkowski
02-02-2009, 12:30 AM
Linda - it is not without interest that John DeCamp worked for (DCIA) Colby in the Phoenix Program:

http://www.counterpunch.org/valentine.html

Also posted here:

http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3542&posted=1#post3542

Magda Hassan
02-02-2009, 03:40 AM
What we seem to have, at its most fundamental, is not only a desire to control human beings, but a fervent belief that human beings could be controlled. Like Pavlov's dogs.
And they also believe that they have the divine right to control other people. Just like dogs.

Magda Hassan
02-02-2009, 03:45 AM
A Nazi Blue Bird... reborn from the ashes of World World Two... in Vietnam and California... as a Phoenix???

A Phoenix Program?
That is an interesting observation isn't it. They are not beyond having their little in jokes.

Peter Lemkin
02-02-2009, 06:25 AM
A Nazi Blue Bird... reborn from the ashes of World World Two... in Vietnam and California... as a Phoenix???

A Phoenix Program?
That is an interesting observation isn't it. They are not beyond having their little in jokes.

No, they are not adverse to a joke here and there. The CIA cryptonym for the FBI was ODENVEY. Hoover was gay and they were likely joking about his 'penis envy'. Etc. I find other similar throughout the otherwise morbid field, usually nothing to laugh about. I wonder what Hoover thought of this, if he knew - likely.

...sorry for the digression ...back to the thread...

David Guyatt
02-02-2009, 10:42 AM
One little footnote. A recent biographer claimed that the spook and novelist, Anthony Burgess, based A Clockwork Orange on real behaviour modification programmes carried out in secret American military experiments, that Burgess had learned of through his intelligence connections.

So far, not so surprizing.

However the alleged location of these military experiments is a surprize. And a very suggestive one.

These experiments were said to have taken place in Fort Bliss. And Fort Bliss was where a large number of the Nazi "scientists" spirited out of Europe under Paperclip were taken.

A Nazi Blue Bird... reborn from the ashes of World World Two... in Vietnam and California... as a Phoenix???

A Phoenix Program?

Seeking to control the extremes of human behaviour through Programming.

Seeking to track and predict human behaviour through Promis.

However, as Clockwork Orange director, Stanley Kubrick, chronicled, HAL and his programmes don't always work as planned....

Jan, as you probably know, the origin of mind control activity was in WWII Axis powers experimentation, namely Japanese research and the Nazi horrible "camps" (see below), so the Fort Bliss activity, if true, was simply a continuation of Nazi technology. Dare one use the words "Schutzstaffel" http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Schutzstaffel_SS_SVG1.1.svg/16px-Schutzstaffel_SS_SVG1.1.svg.png in its Black Sun variant, Schwarze Sonne



http://www.deepblacklies.co.uk/some_aspects_pr.htm


SOME ASPECTS OF ANTI PERSONNEL ELECTROMAGNETIC WEAPONS

Synopsis prepared for the International Committee of the Red Cross Symposium:

THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AND THE EFFECTS OF WEAPONS - FEBRUARY 1996

By David Guyatt

Background - 1940 through 1995

The background to the development of anti-personnel electromagnetic weapons can be traced by to the early-middle 1940’s and possibly earlier. The earliest extant reference, to my knowledge, was contained in the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific Survey, Military Analysis Division, Volume 63) which reviewed Japanese research and development efforts on a “Death Ray”.

Whilst not reaching the stage of practical application, research was considered to be sufficiently promising to warrant the expenditure of Yen 2 million during the years 1940-1945. Summarizing the Japanese efforts allied scientists concluded that a ray apparatus might be developed that could kill unshielded human beings at a distance of 5 to 10 miles. Studies demonstrated that, for example, automobile engines could be stopped by tuned waves as early as 1943.[1] It is, therefore, reasonable to suppose that this technique has been available for a great many years? Research on living organisms ( mice and ground hogs) revealed that waves from 2 meters to 60 centimeters in length caused hemorrhage of lungs, whereas waves shorter than two meters destroyed brain cells.

However, experiments in behaviour modification and mind manipulation have a grisly past. Nazi doctors at the Dachau concentration camp conducted involuntary experiments with hypnosis and narco-hypnosis - using the drug mescaline - on inmates. Additional research was conducted at Aushwitz, using a range of chemicals including various barbiturates and morphine derivatives. Many of these experiments proved fatal. Following the conclusion of the war the U.S. Naval Technical Mission was tasked with obtaining pertinent industrial and scientific material that had been produced by the Third Reich and which may be of benefit to U.S. interests. Following a lengthy report the Navy instigated Project CHATTER in 1947. Many of the Nazi scientists and medical doctors who conducted these and other hideous experiments were later recruited by the U.S. Army and worked out of Heidelberg prior to being secretly relocated to the United States under the Project PAPERCLIP programme. Under the leadership of Dr. Hubertus Strughold, 34 ex Nazi scientists accepted “Paperclip” contracts, authorised by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and were put to work at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. By 1953 the CIA, US Navy and the US Army Chemical Corps were conducting their own narco-hypnosis programmes on unwilling victims that included prisoners, mental patients, foreigners, ethic minorities and those classified as sexual deviants.[2]

Jan Klimkowski
02-02-2009, 04:56 PM
David - yes, indeed. Thank you for that excerpt from your ICRC paper.

Loosely, I would categorize the "scientific" inheritance as follows:

Biological weapons - primarily Japanese "research"

EM/pulse/Tesla weapons - both Nazi & Japanese

"Mind control"/narcotics/dissociated states - primarily Nazi research.

Some of the "mind control" survivors who were interviewed in the 90s by many researchers, including myself, spoke of a "Dr Green", who was allegedly the protege of a Nazi "doctor" who conducted "mind control" experiments in concentration camps.

This is very controversial terrritory.

Linda Minor
03-14-2009, 03:29 AM
I just found a website that describes the people discussed in David McGowan's series on Laurel Canyon and Lookout Mountain film-making at http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html. It describes musician families' connections to military intelligence:
http://www.illuminati-news.com/00357.html

Peter Lemkin
03-14-2009, 07:35 AM
I just found a website that describes the people discussed in David McGowan's series on Laurel Canyon and Lookout Mountain film-making at http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html. It describes musician families' connections to military intelligence:
http://www.illuminati-news.com/00357.html

Thanks for those Linda. The first is far superior to the other. In the second one he seems to simply condemn anyone who was the child of someone in the military or intelligence. Many I know were, but reacted to that in positive ways. How someone acts in life is fair game - who their parents were is not always relevant - though it can be germain, IF they follow in their footsteps, but only then.

NB - Linda, I for one would appreciate your posting as often as you like/can. You are one of the chosen people to see into the current/past 'situation(s)', IMO.

David Guyatt
03-14-2009, 11:23 AM
Yes, very interesting Linda. I think Kate should add her thoughts too?

Kate Story
03-23-2009, 01:25 AM
Yes, very interesting Linda. I think Kate should add her thoughts too?

Wes Penre's article was very good and did add some new items that Dave hasn't touched on so far. However, I was once a big fan of Illuminati News and yes, there are many excellent articles to read, but I prefer consistency on any site I frequent. If you read enough and long enough on that site you will find it 'pro' religion at times and 'anti' religion at other times.

After all these years of bashing the Illuminati and warning us what they are up to, it now seems that Wes, and the rest of us, have had it all wrong and lo and behold it has been brought to his attention that the Illuminati are the good guys!

Here is just one segment of the article where he now sets us all straight. Maybe it is me but read the whole article and see how it makes you feel.

"I personally don't know the names of the people involved in the benevolent Illuminati of today. When they communicate with me they are doing so via other persons, who relay the communication for security purposes. This group is of course very secret, or it would be immediately destroyed. It's kept pure due to that the members personally know each other, but are still tested for loyalty on a regular basis to avoid infiltration. I asked them if they are wealthy and they said "yes", but instead of using the wealth for themselves, they claim they use it for the cause. This is all I can say about them right now, and I am never going to reveal anything that would put them at more risk than they already are."
http://www.illuminati-news.com/00392.html

Maybe I am too skeptical but this seems to be on line with people who Channel and really have no idea who or what they are communicating with but get caught up by ego thinking they have been chosen out of the masses for a revelation. It would be grand to know there was a secret organization working against the evil of this world but something about this whole thing with Wes just does not add up or sit well with my way of reasoning. I wonder why it took these 'good guys' so long to let a chosen few know the 'truth'?

I am also the person who sent McGowan's link to Wes and never received a reply, but he wasted no time adding it to his collection. That was prior to his own article being written.

As for the offspring of these military families, they are victims in my opinion. Maybe blackmail is a large part of forcing people to use their own kids or maybe it is money. Perhaps it was some sick demented rite of passage to be part of those 'in the know'. If satanism is at the root of all of this, sacrificing ones children is the ultimate act of loyalty.

We all know now that J. Edgar Hoover used blackmail for years and he was in the most powerful office of the land. At this point few things surprise me.

David Guyatt
03-23-2009, 11:31 AM
That's an interesting insight Kate. I've never read Illuminati News per se, although I have stumbled across a few stories published by them when researching various other things.

The question is therefore, are there "good" Illuminati? Like you I would need to be convinced of that. Prof. Antony Sutton in his four little books on the Order of the Skulls and Bones made it very clear that this Order was a continuation of the Illuminati - as was the Oxford "Group".

Any secret Order that has several generations of the Bush family as members are, de facto, bloody stinking evil imo.

But it is not uncommon for secret societies to begin life with the best of intentions only to be later corrupted. This is one of the great dangers of secrecy of course. One might point, as an example, to the Rosicrucian Order that begun life thanks to the great energy and intellect Sir Francis Bacon. Today, so far as I can tell, the various Rosicrucian Orders like AMORC are the repository of the very worst people and things - and, of course, the British Rosicrucians were, and have always had, a heavy membership from British intelligence, because Bacon himself was an "intelligencer" for his mother, Queen Elizabeth 1, in her ever perilous fight against the Holy Roman Church that continually sought to usurp her.

Having said this I think it possible that there are good people within these Orders but they would be the minority and not representative of the Orders current aims and ambitions. The gold in the dungheap so to speak.

Kate Story
03-23-2009, 05:22 PM
David, like I said, there are great articles to be found on Iluminati News but this sudden turn around due to information from unknown and un-named sources is rather strange. I will need much more proof than second hand revelations.

There are many good people in secret societies and the majority of them are not aware of what goes on the upper decks of control where they will never rise to. Like religious congregations, they are the workers who fund the secret projects thinking they are doing good. You can't fight an evil if you don't see it for what it is and sadly most people refuse to see. Religions are the very root and core of deception and mass control.

I just bought a book by Jon Rappoport, Secret Behind Secret Societies, The - Liberation of the Planet in the 21st Century. This is from the introduction:
The way of the secret society is a way of life. At its root, it is not grinning skulls and sputtering candles in dark rooms. It is not that provincial.

The secret society reflects one invisible tradition that has existed on Earth for a hundred thousand years. It is the main Way that people have lived on this planet.

There is another way, another tradition, more invisible, more powerful. This book is about these two avenues.

It is amazing, at this late date, that so many people think power is merely a cake of clay that six billion of us are beating at with hammers. It is astonishing that so many people think power is a mound of lumps and dust that six billion of us are fighting over.

Power has been taken by very well-run organizations. Major power.

On the other side of the coin, there is a growing crowd that thinks we must invoke fire-eating lizards or Satan to explain how power has been stolen from us.

This is a book about the organizations that have carted off something very vital in the middle of the night - and how to get it back. More than that, it is about the exact methods used to unhook us from all that we are.

I have done enough excavation to expose the central ruse, to show two invisible traditions of history. I have gotten into the shiny stainless steel vault in the big bank, looked around, and pointed out the obvious. And then after that I have refused to budge.

I believe we are grappling, as if in a dream, with the layers of anesthetic that surround the core of our being. This book is a search for ... what? A platform from which to view the place in ourselves which could revolutionize the future.

This search is not new, and we have all been over significant ground before. But we turn away, we demean ourselves, we fabricate existence and lessen its meaning. We pay allegiance to myths and gods, we accept a shrunken view of history. But in history are veins of master substance, as it were, that can lead us back to ourselves in a new way.

The style of this book is not to set out, like file cabinets, a precise robot-march of facts which ultimately spell out a hypothesis. I rather take you along on my own adventure of discovery, because I want you to see and feel something, not merely make notes in the machine-part of the mind.

These days, the terms cult, secret society, and religion are all so loaded that their meanings are melting down. I use cult and secret society to mean: organized groups which harbor a hidden agenda whose purpose is to dominate and control others. This agenda doesn't rule out the existence of a merry public face. In fact, a cult may be doing good in one sphere while destroying life and limb on another front.

In this book, religion means a group which has a hierarchical power structure leading up to an invisible God. Naturally the God favors the religion which worships Him. Otherwise, why bother? Most religions are secret societies. They have an agenda which involves controlling their devotees, all their charity-work notwithstanding.

Historically, people seek out secret societies and religions and join them to gain freedom from pain and turmoil. People also join because they are forced to. For example, the country they live in leaves no choice. Such was the case in medieval Europe, where the Roman Catholic Church held the wand of dominance. But there is another factor. The popular term for it these days is mind control. It used to be brainwashing, hypnotism. I will discuss that aspect at length, in an unusual way.

David Guyatt
03-23-2009, 07:09 PM
Your definitions are good ones.

Terry Mauro
03-28-2009, 04:45 PM
"A recent biographer claimed that the spook and novelist, Anthony Burgess, based A Clockwork Orange on real behaviour modification programmes carried out in secret American military experiments, that Burgess had learned of through his intelligence connections."

I was under the impression that "A Clockwork Orange" was based upon London's Tavistock [correction brought to my attention, courtesy of Jan Klimkowski. TM] Institute, a behavioral and/or psy-ops center, in line with MKUltra's centers at UCLA, Harvard, and MIT.

Jan Klimkowski
03-28-2009, 05:08 PM
"A recent biographer claimed that the spook and novelist, Anthony Burgess, based A Clockwork Orange on real behaviour modification programmes carried out in secret American military experiments, that Burgess had learned of through his intelligence connections."

I was under the impression that "A Clockwork Orange" was based upon London's Tavist Institute, a behavioral and/or psy-ops center, in line with MKUltra's centers at UCLA, Harvard, and MIT.


You mean the Tavistock Institute.

Burgess' biographer claims that "A Clockwork Orange" was based on Fort Bliss experiments.

However, there certainly was a British MK-ULTRA, with part of it revolving around Dr William Sargant who had his very own "sleep room".

Terry Mauro
03-28-2009, 05:17 PM
Thank you for correcting me on the name, Jan.

I must be suffering from ingesting too many antihistamines of late, due to the unusual Santa Ana conditions occurring out here in SoCal, which tend to aggravate my allergies.

And, I apparently got the name confused with the brand name "Tavist" decongestant OT remedy. My bad. :o)

Jan Klimkowski
04-29-2009, 09:12 PM
Footsteps in the shifting sands...


Manson's supply of LSD may have come directly from the CIA. A new type of LSD known as "Orange Sunshine" was being used by the Manson Family immediately prior to the Tate-LaBianca murders according to Family member Charles "Tex" Watson, who wrote in his prison memoir that it was the use of the Orange Sunshine LSD that finally convinced him that Manson's Helter Skelter, apocalyptic vision was real. (13) And this special LSD may have been supplied by the CIA. Orange Sunshine was manufactured and distributed by a group known as "The Brotherhood of Eternal Love" who operated out of a beach resort near Los Angeles. The Brotherhood had among it's drug manufacturers and dealers, one Ronald Stark, a person with known connections to the CIA. It is believed that Stark was responsible for the manufacture of up to 50 million hits of LSD). (14)

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(13) Will You Die for Me?: The man who killed for Charles Manson tells his
own story by Tex Watson, as told to Chaplain Ray, Fleming H. Revell Company,
page 118-120.

(14) Acid Dreams, pages 248-251

Terry Mauro
04-29-2009, 09:52 PM
I know Owsley imported his white capsules and ampules of light blue liquid acid into San Francisco during the summer of 1966 via a chemist I met by the name of "Danny," who held a degree from Cambridge University out of the U.K.

Where did Blue Cheer, Purple Haze, and Windowpane originate from?

Interesting info regarding Orange Sunshine. Could that beach resort have been located in "Orange" County by any chance? Sorry, I just couldn't resist that. LOL

Thanks for the clarification. I had heard it was created as a way of slipping it to the troops over in SEA, in their food, or their drinking water, so they'd be able to fight more fearlessly. But, imagine the horror trips it evoked in the middle of all that carnage.

Gotta get back to work now.

Ter

Linda Minor
04-30-2009, 03:22 PM
Footsteps in the shifting sands...


Manson's supply of LSD may have come directly from the CIA. A new type of LSD known as "Orange Sunshine" was being used by the Manson Family immediately prior to the Tate-LaBianca murders according to Family member Charles "Tex" Watson, who wrote in his prison memoir that it was the use of the Orange Sunshine LSD that finally convinced him that Manson's Helter Skelter, apocalyptic vision was real. (13) And this special LSD may have been supplied by the CIA. Orange Sunshine was manufactured and distributed by a group known as "The Brotherhood of Eternal Love" who operated out of a beach resort near Los Angeles. The Brotherhood had among it's drug manufacturers and dealers, one Ronald Stark, a person with known connections to the CIA. It is believed that Stark was responsible for the manufacture of up to 50 million hits of LSD). (14)

--------------------

(13) Will You Die for Me?: The man who killed for Charles Manson tells his
own story by Tex Watson, as told to Chaplain Ray, Fleming H. Revell Company,
page 118-120.

(14) Acid Dreams, pages 248-251


The one person who connects all the disparate elements was Billy Mellon Hitchcock. He moved into Sausalito, CA to work for Delafield and Delafield, a banking firm. He had owned the house in Millbrook where Timothy Leary was passing out LSD. He was also acquainted with Owsley et al and laundered their drug profits through a bank in the Caribbean. What I found interesting about Hitchcock--whose father had been a very famous polo player who played with the likes of Jock Whitney, Averell Harriman and Bobby Lehman--was that he also set up a Swiss bank as a subsidiary of a bank in Houston whose directors included George Bush's oil partners, the Liedtke brothers, who had close connections to the Mellon family's oil empire (Gulf Oil) which became Chevron:

http://www.sandersresearch.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=295

The San Francisco-based corporation called Chevron which elected Condi Rice to its board of directors can trace its roots back to several component companies—not least of which is Standard Oil of California (Socal) which became very interested in acquiring rights in the Middle East after World War I....

http://mediamayhem.blogspot.com/2004_04_11_archive.html
The Mafia, CIA and George Bush: The Untold Story of America's Greatest Financial Debacle by Pete Brewton; Spi Books, 1992
pages 137-38
The same month that MCorp was formed Bank of the Southwest gobbled up Capital National Bank in Houston in the largest bank merger in Texas History to that date. Capital National Bank had been formed in 1965 in Houston and in 1969 joined a Swiss bank, Paravicini Bank, to start a new Swiss bank called Bank for Investment and Credit Berne.
The chairman of the new bank was J.F. Paravicini, the head of Paravicini Bank, while the vice chairman became L.F. McCollum, Sr., chairman of Capital National. Other investors in the new bank included Boeing in Seattle, Seagrams in Montreal, Minute Maid in Zurich (an affiliate of Coca-Cola), the London subsidiary of Brown and Root [Harriman's investment banking firm? No, the Houston-based construction company, George and Herman Brown] headed by ] … and Schlesinger Organization of London and Johannesburg. One of the directors of Capital National Bank was George Bush's close friend and trustee of his blind trust, William Stamps Farish III, then an officer in Underwood Nehaus.
Another director of Capital National at the time the Swiss affiliate formed was J. Hugh Liedtke, who was Bush's original partner in Zapata Petroleum back in the 1950s and later chairman of Pennzoil.
Shortly after the union of Capital National Bank and Paravicini Bank, Paravicini's owner was caught helping Billy Mellon Hitchcock (the oil heir, LSD freak and associate of Seymour Lazar) hide and launder $67 million of Hitchcock's money, which included proceeds from the manufacture and sale of LSD. Paravicini was also involved in fraudulent stock transactions with Hitchcock and was eventually forced to sell Paravicini Bank. After Parvicini got into trouble with Hitchcock, Capital National Bank continued on in the Swiss bank, the Paravicini's travails were never mentioned in the Houston press. ...

page 378 [Liedtke]
One of George Bush's closest friends, with whom he started Zapata Petroleum back in the 1950s, is Hugh Liedtke, the chairman of Pennzoil. Liedtke is mentioned in this book, in connection with a Houston bank. Liedtke is also a member of the board of directors of Paramount Communications, the parent company of Simon & Shuster.
Paramount Communications is the successor company to the giant conglomerate Gulf + Western. One Gulf + Western's original founders was Houston businessman John Duncan. Duncan and his brother, Charles, the former Secretary of Energy and before that Deputy Secretary of Defense in the Carter Administration, were involved in the family's business, Duncan Coffee Company, which was merged with Coca-Cola. Charles subsequently became president of Coca-Cola, the company that later would buy 700,000 acres in Belize with none other than Walter Mischer. ....

Helen Reyes
10-31-2009, 06:19 PM
Jonestown in Guyana, and subsequently something that required a spurious invasion and the targetted destruction of a "hospital" in Grenada.

You mean it wasn't to rescue the 15 US students visiting there during a civil disturbance? I had no idea that a hospital was destroyed. This is during Bush the first wasn't it?

This is all hearsay, what I'm about to paste in. In defense of it, I find sometimes one can learn quite a bit from what is left off wikipoedia. Plus the text has the ring of a bunch of veterans swapping war tales there because they have no other forum. It is pasted FWIW. I'm making phrases which seem to substantiate the mental hospital/MK-ULTRA story bold.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Invasion_of_Grenada
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Invasion_of_Grenada&action=edit&section=4

There were at least two SEAL teams present, with 75th airborne Ranger rgt. SEAL team 6 was there, and six guys drowned on an early strike that hit bad weather. Denis Clalker, a SEAL team six member, tells how a platoon of Rangers was sent to take and hold a Prison, also stating that they took some hits. SEAL team six was ordered to rescue and protect a Goverment figure at his residence. While protecting the Goverment figure the team was approched by a armored vechical, although it did not engage SEAL team six. Source: One Perfect OP, by Denis Chalker. -Herper89

The incident with the SEAL team & armoured vec. metioned above is slighty inaccuarate. This incident didn't take place at the Gov. Generals residence, but at a NJM radio station. The SEALs, not sure from which team but probably SEAL Team 6, which is spanish-speaking, went in to capture a small radio transmitter near the sea, indending that it could transmit pro-US material during and in the aftermath of the invasion. After capturing the radio station, the SEALs were approched by an ad-hoc unit of about 30-50 Grenadan(??) troops, moving in a military truck, a commandered civilan minibus, and unfortunaley for the SEALs, a Russian BTR-70 APC. Although the BTR-70 is about as lightly armored as an APC can be, the SEAL team lacked any kind of anti-armour equipment and had no way of destroying the BTR. The BTR opened fire with its 14.7mm(thats over 50. cal) MG, which had no trouble penetrating the brick wall of the radio station. Flumoxed, the SEALs retreated to the sea after 5 members of the unit were wounded. About 5-10 PRA soldier were killed in the engagment. The BTR was piloted by a PRA officer named Cecil, not sure if that was his first or last name but he was the CO of the PRA ad-hoc force. Have the US after-action report some where and will write it up either as its own page or as a segment of this one.195.7.34.195 12:45, 27 March 2006 (UTC) K.B.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Invasion_of_Grenada&action=edit&section=12

'Marxist-Lenininism' ?

While it is true Bishop's and Coard's speeches and comments at the time they do show some interest in some kind of Marxism, they are just as influenced by US Black Power and the general 70s anti-imperialist struggles.

Steve Barfield

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Invasion_of_Grenada&action=edit&section=7

Only 16 US students?

I served in a paratroop company and was on the airfield the afternoon they brought a group of the medical students down to the airstrip to send them back to the states. There was damn sure more than 16 in the group I saw. Danger or not, don't know, but they seemed very pleased to see us. I don't believe they were in any danger at the time. But one has to consider that in the face off that would have ensude had an invasion not pre-empted it, there is a good chance they would have become hostages? After Iran, I don't think the Reagan administration wanted to risk it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Invasion_of_Grenada&action=edit&section=8

I also was in the Invasion of Grenada on the USS Manitowoc (LST 1180.) There is no mention in this article that the Airfield that was so worrisome to Reagan at the time had no underground fuel capacity (and that Grenada had tried to fund it with Western monies to no avail and had to deal with the Eastern Block to get it done. Their stated intent was a tourist airstrip that could land current passenger aircraft of a reasonable size. If I remember correctly it was supposed to be built out at 13K feet. Further, I remember Fidel asking his construction workers to fight to the death. Of interest? We took a right turn at Bermuda almost two days before the coup. At the time we were on the way to relieve in Beirut (the Manitowoc was first in and last out of that operation. ) When we were done at Grenada and headed toward Beirut- someone mentioned that 13 percent of the injuries to our forces were friendly fire. I have no idea if this was ever verified. It was also my understanding at the time that the 40 plus hours we circled the island on arrival were “due to the Joint Chiefs all wanting to have their fingers in the pot.” Lastly, we did collect various folks in civs (long hair, sneakers, Uzi's/AK's) on arrival at the island. They were put on Helos and went elsewhere. I imagine that these are the Delta Force/Seal Team Six members mentioned above.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Invasion_of_Grenada&action=edit&section=15

How could it happen that more Cubans were taken prisoner than there were at all??? 213.120.120.161 18:47, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Keith Millea
10-31-2009, 07:32 PM
I know Owsley imported his white capsules and ampules of light blue liquid acid into San Francisco during the summer of 1966 via a chemist I met by the name of "Danny," who held a degree from Cambridge University out of the U.K.

Where did Blue Cheer, Purple Haze, and Windowpane originate from?

Owsley recently clarified that he never made acid in capsule form.He said he made White Lightning,Purple Haze,and Blue Cheer.Also a short run of STP,which he pulled off the street because of public warnings.I don't know what STP was,only that people in the Bay Area were freaking out because it was a 3 day trip.Windowpane came along a couple of years later.It was really good acid,but I don't know who made it.Maybe from Owsleys chemist partners up in Windsor. :dontknow:

Jan van den Baard
11-01-2009, 10:36 AM
hi
the brotherhood of eternal love was the object of a US senate subcommittee investigation, called: HASHISH SMUGGLING AND PASSPORT FRAUD:
"The Brotherhood of Eternal Love".
It was the SUBCOMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE ADMINISTEATION OF THE INTERNAL SECURITY ACT AND OTHER INTERNAL SECURITY LAWS, back in 1973.

Jan

Myra Bronstein
11-01-2009, 05:43 PM
...I find sometimes one can learn quite a bit from what is left off wikipoedia...

Truer words were never spoken.

Helen Reyes
11-01-2009, 07:46 PM
I don't know what STP was,only that people in the Bay Area were freaking out because it was a 3 day trip.

STP was the street-name for MDMA I believe, or maybe MDA or a related molecule. They used the logo for STP motor oil on t-shirts as a sort in-the-know cult identification symbol. People learned it was a kind of methedrine and it came under the rubrick of "Speed Kills" in the underground press. My memory is hazy and uncertain, and all I know for sure is that I cannot deny that everyone might be walking on the moon.:cheers:

Linda Minor
11-01-2009, 07:51 PM
hi
the brotherhood of eternal love was the object of a US senate subcommittee investigation, called: HASHISH SMUGGLING AND PASSPORT FRAUD:
"The Brotherhood of Eternal Love". It was the SUBCOMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE ADMINISTEATION OF THE INTERNAL SECURITY ACT AND OTHER INTERNAL SECURITY LAWS, back in 1973.
Jan
Thanks. I found the book online at http://www.archive.org/stream/hashishsmuggling00unit/hashishsmuggling00unit_djvu.txt
and will look it over.

Linda Minor
11-01-2009, 08:02 PM
http://www.archive.org/stream/hashishsmuggling00unit/hashishsmuggling00unit_djvu.txt
Mr. Bartels. At some point late in 1967 or early 1968. members of the brotherhood developed their most important foreign contact for hashish. According to subsequent indictment, this was the Tokhi brothers who reside in Afghanistan on the outskirts of Kabul, its capital city. Brotherhood smugglers developed elaborate and successful means of getting the hashish into the United States. One of their earlier techniques was to hide quantities of 15 to 20 pounds of the drug within the interiors of fiberglass surfboards which they manufactured.

This was soon considered too small a quantity, however, and they graduated to specially designed traps in Volkswagen campers or other vehicles which could hold up to 1,300 pounds in a single shipment. Their mode of operation placed heavy reliance on the use of false passports; and with their financial resources and false documents, they achieved complete international mobility.
Dunno: the period of their successes, we have estimated on the basis of hard intelligence that approximately 24 tons of hashish Avas smiiofjrled into this country. Although most of this drug came from their dealings withm Aftrhanistan. we also know that shipments were brought m from both
Lebanon and India. ...

Mr. Bartels. Moreover, the brotherhood was not content merely to smuggle and market hashish. Under the guidance of one of its chief chemists, the brotherhood developed the manufacture of an even more potent product called marihuana or hashish oil. In the course of our investigation, six such hashish oil laboratories were seized. ...

Marihuana— or hashish— oil was first encountered in February 1972. Since then the number of exhibits received has increased and so has the potencv as measured bv the percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) present. During fiscal year 1973, 49.3 pounds of the drug were seized with an average THC content of 46 percent. This is a highly potent and concentrated hallucinogenic substance which can be manufactured with relatively simple equipment. As such, it must be regarded as a novel and threatening shift in marihuana abuse which should give those who advocate its legalization cause to re-think their position.

In the meantime, they continued their manufacture and distribution of LSD under the trade name of "Orange Sunshine." Until the recent enforcement successes, this product, which has now disappeared entirely,was found in quantity all over the world....

Linda Minor
11-01-2009, 08:42 PM
http://www.archive.org/stream/hashishsmuggling00unit/hashishsmuggling00unit_djvu.txt
Dr. Timothy Leary was arrested by a U.S. Customs official in possession of a
small quantity of marihuana at Laredo, Tex., on December 22, 1965. The facts of the case are as follows:
Dr. Timothy Leary left New York on December 20, 1965, by automobile,
accompanied by his two children, Susan, age 18, and John, age 16, and two
other persons. Their destination was Yucatan, Mexico, and the alleged purpose of the trip was a Christmas vacation for the Leary children and to provide Dr. Leary the opportunity to write a book and to prepare for a summer session to be conducted with a research group at his home in Millbrook, New York. On December 22, 1965, Dr. Leary and the four passengers drove across the international boundary at Laredo, Texas, into the Republic of Mexico, stopped at the Mexican immigration station for several minutes, and turned back toward the United States. At approximately 6:45 p.m., they arrived at the secondary inspection area. Laredo International Bridge. Laredo. Texas. Dr. Leary, the driver of the vehicle, told a U.S. Customs oflScial that they had driven across the boundary into Mexico within the prior hour, that they had been unable to secure tourist permits and had been told by Mexican immigration officials to return the following morning at 8:00 am. at which time the necessary Mexican permits would be given to them. The U.S. inspector asked the group if they had anvthing to declare from Mexico and was told that they had not. After the occupants alighted from the vehicle, the U.S. inspector observed some vegetable material and a seed on the floor of the automobile which appeared to him to be marihuana. Thus the five travelers were arrested. A search of the baggage, the vehicle and of the individuals was made. Sweepings from the car floor and glove compartment were later proved to be marihuana. While Dr. Leary was being searched, he stated that he had never used marihuana. A woman Customs inspector performed a personal search of the two female travelers, which resulted in the finding of a small metal container on the person of Susan Leary after she had disrobed. Within the container were three partially smoked marihuana cigarettes, a small quantity of seral-refined marihuana and capsules of detroamphetamine sulfate. Demand was made of Dr. Leary for the required Treasury Department transferee form.
He stated that he had no such form. Susan Leary, in response to the same demand, refused to make any statement. Dr. Leary admitted to a U.S. Customs Agent that the metal box taken from his daughter. Susan, containing the marihuana was his property. Dr. Timothy Leary and his minor daughter were jointly indicted on three pounts pertainine to marihuana. Dr. Leary was tried before a jury on Maroh 11, 1969. Count 1. which charged the smuggling of marihuana into the United States which should have been invoiced (declared), was dismissed by the court.

Dr. Leary was found guilty, however, on Count 2. which charged transportation and facilitation of transportation, and concealment of marihuana after importation, in violation of 21 U.S.C. 176a, and on Count 3, which charged transportation and concealment of marihuana bv defendants as transferees, required to pay the transfer tax in violation of 26 U.S.C. 4744 (a) (2). Dr. Learv was sentenced to the maximum penalties and fines provided for such offenses, subject however, to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 4208(b), and was ordered committed to the medical center at Springfield. Missouri, for a complete study to be used by the court as a basis for determining the ultimate sentence in the case. Susan Leary was tried at the same time as her father. Dr. Leary, by the court without a jury (trial by jury having been waived) and found guilty on Count 3 of the indictment but not guilty on Counts 1 and 2. Imposition of sentence was suspended and she was placed on probation during the remainder of her minority, without supervision, under the provisions of the Youth Corruptions Act. 18 U.S.C. 5010 (a). Dr. Leary appealed his conviction on Counts 2 and 3 to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which affirmed the lower court's findings.
Dr. Leary then petitioned to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court agreed to consider two questions: (1) whether petitioner's conviction for failing to comply with the transfer provisions of the Marihuana Tax Act violated his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination; (2) whether petitioner was denied due process by the application of the part of 21 U.S.C. 176a which provides that a defendant's possession of marihuana shall be deemed suflicient evidence that the marihuana was illegally imported or brought into the United States, and that the defendant knew of the illegal importation or bring in, unless the defendant explains his possession to the satisfaction of the jury.

On May 19, 1969. the Supreme Court held in favor of the petitioner (Dr.
Leary) on both issues and reversed the judgement of the Court of Appeals....

Mr. Sourwine. "Was it the brotherhood which invented or first developed hashish oil ?
Mr. Bartels. Yes, I think that is right. It was [Nicholas] Sand, was it not?
Mr. Sixclair. No. Another brotherhood member.

Linda Minor
11-01-2009, 09:04 PM
http://www.archive.org/stream/hashishsmuggling00unit/hashishsmuggling00unit_djvu.txt

Mr. Chairman, distinguished members of the subcommittee, to the agents who participated in the Brotherhood of Eternal Love investigation, it was not just another routine case. For nearly a year and a half, we felt the pulse of what has come to be realized as one of the largest and most complex drug systems in the history of this country's narcotic law enforcement efforts.
Possibly you might ask: Are these notorious international traffickers from Italy. Mexico, or Turkey, or from the Golden Triansfle in Southeast Asia? No. gentlemen, the great majority of these violators are from California; but, our story does not beerin there. Although no one knew it at the time, the Brotherhood of Eternal Love began with Dr. Timothy Francis Leary at Harvard University in 1963. It was in 1963 that Dr. Leary was fired from his post at Harvard as a result of his experimentation with LSD. He soon found a friend in
multimillionaire "William Mellon Hitchcock, and was allowed to continue his experimentation with LSD from Hitchcock's 4,000-acre estate in Millbrook, a quiet community in Dutchess County, N.Y. From 1963 to 1966. Dr. Timothy Leary planted the seeds of "mysticism through drufifs" in the minds of countless thousands of young Americans. Even Dr. Leary never realized the fruitfulness of his crop or the international ramifications of its harvest.
From Millbrook, Dr. Leary traveled to Berkeley. Calif., and from Berkeley to a small city in southern California called Laguna Beach. This village-type community was soon to become the psychedelic drug capital of the world.

In October 1966, the Brotherhood of Eternal Love became a legal corporation in the State of California. The brotherhood was also granted a tax-exempt status on the basis that it claimed to be a religious organization. The brotherhood was heavily drug oriented. From its inception, in addition, intelligence indicates that the group was ceremoniouslv practicing group sexual freedom in connection with the use of drugs. From 1966 to 1968, the brotherhood flourished by dealing in marihuana smuggled in 100-pound lots from Mexico and by trafficking in LSD obtained from illicit sources and from Sandoz Chemical "Works in Basel, Switzerland.

Mr. Sourwine: Do you imply that the LSD obtained from the Basel firm was legally obtained ?
Mr. Sinclair: There was a time when lysergic acid diethylamide was available commercially. The first person to synthesis it worked for Sandoz and Sandoz actually manufactured it commercially.
Mr. SouRwinE. Thank you.
Mr. Sinclair. But, that was not enough; and in the latter part of 1967, Glenn Lynd and two other brotherhood members traveled to Afghanistan in search of a permanent source of supply for brotherhood hashish.
Mr. SouRwixE. That is Glenn Lynd, L-y-n-d ?
Mr. Sinclair. That is correct, sir.
They purchased 125 pounds of high-quality Afghanistan hashish from their suppliers in Afghanistan for $15 a pound and smuggled it back into California where they sold it for $900 a pound. This was to be the first 125 pounds of nearly 24 tons of hashish smuggled into the United States from Afghanistan, Lebanon, and India by the Brotherhood of Eternal Love. In the summer of 1968, brotherhood members traveled to San Francisco in an attempt to secure a permanent source of supply for LSD — which they found. The LSD was to be called orange sunshine and the laboratory was to be set up in December 1968.
Mr. SouRwinE. May I interrupt for a moment, sir?
Mr. Sinclair. Yes. sir.

Mr. SouRwixE. Here again, you used this 24-ton figure as though it
was the end of the Leary operation. Do you know that 24 tons or any
other amount is all thev were ever going to smuggle in ?
Mr. SincLAiR. No, sir.
Mr. SouRwinE. Have you put them out of the business ?
Mr. SincLAiR. No, sir.
Mr. SouRwixE. So that is only what you know about that they have
done heretofore ?
Mr. SincLAiR. That is correct.
Mr. SouRwinE. Go ahead.
Mr. Strange. Two weeks affo there were 923 pounds of hash seized in New York and Las Vegas. That was a brotherhood shipment.
Mr. Sourwine. Where in Las Vegas ?
Mr. Strange. It came in from Amsterdam through Kennedy Airport to New York and from there to Las Vegas. It cleared U.S. customs in Las Vegas and it was seized on the outskirts of town, being transported from Las Vegas to southern California in a large Ryder truck.
Mr. SouRwinE. Came in through the McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. All right go ahead.
Mr. Sinclair. In March 1969, the first batch of "orange sunshine" LSD was made bv brotherhood members in a laboratory located outside of San Francisco. Slightly under 1 million tablets were produced in this first endeavor. Numerous millions were to be made in the next 4 years.
At this point in time, the Brotherhood of Eternal Ix>ve was the largest supplier of hashish and LSD in the United States.
Mr. SouRWiNE. Let us get the reference. That phrase "point of time" has meant a lot of things. You are talking about March 1969.
Mr. Sinclair. That is correct, sir.
Mr. SouRWINE. Go ahead.
Mr. Sinclair. The center of their operations was still Laguna Beach, Calif., although they were fast becoming international travelers and were purchasing property in Hawaii, Canada, Central America, and several States neighboring California. From 1966 to 1971, members of the brotherhood traveled throughout the world using false identities with passports obtained under assumed names. Their operations were virtually untouchable during this period of time.
Mr. SouRwiNE. Why was that ?
Mr. Sinclair. Because of their mobility, because no one was really aware of the extent of their activities.
Mr. SouRWiNE. Do they have any untouchability today ?
Mr. Sinclair. No, sir.
Mr. SoTJRwiNE. Their pretentions to be a religion do not do them any good any more, do they ?
Mr. Sinclair. No, sir.
Mr. SouRWiNE. Go ahead.

Mr. Sinclair. No arrests were made of major figures in the organization, and thousands of pounds of hashish and millions of dosage units of "orange sunshine" LSD were being distributed through outlets in southern California. Local authorities were aware of the brotherhood's existence but could not penetrate the organization's outer wall. The only significant accomplishment by local authorities during this period was the arrest of Dr. Timothy Leary on December 26, 1968, in Laguna Beach, Calif., for possession of marihuana. Dr. Leary was convicted in February of 1970 and sentenced to State prison for a termof 1 to 10 years. According to one of his companions, Leary escaped
from prison in September 1970 with the help of the Weathermen faction of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) who also provided him with false papers and arranged for his flight abroad. According to several sources, the brotherhood paid $50,000 to the Weathermen to see their spiritual leader set free. While in Algiers and Switzerland. Leary, despite the fact that he
was in exile, still exercised a major influence over the brotherhood, and
was visited constantly by the higher echelon of the brotherhood organization.

In November of 1971, the brotherhood suffered its first rnaior setback when George Oliphant Avas arrested in Lebanon while in possession of 800 pounds of hashish. It was later determined that Oliphant and otlier members of the bi'otherhood had smuggled approximately 4,000 iKMinds of Lebanese hashish into the United States since 1968.
Mr. SoURWINE. Did they make almost $900 a pound on all of that?
Mr. Sinclair. Yes, sir. Oliphant is still in prison in Lebanon. On December 15, 1971, brotherhood member Donald Alexander Hambarian was arrested in Laguna Beach, Calif., while operating a hashish oil laboratory. This hashish oil was to be the first encountered in the United States. Hambarian was also in possession of 86,000 dosage units of LSD. Also in December of 1971, the two Afghan sources came to the United States accompanied by a brotherhood member, Robert Dale Ackerly, now serving: sentence. Their trip appeared to be nothing more than a sightseeing tour until it was learned that two shipments of hashish totaling over 2,000 pounds were on their way to southern California. The Afghans were overseeing these shipments.

In January of 1972, brotherhood member Michael Lee Pooiey was
arrested in Laguna Beach, Calif., while in possession of 133,000 dosage
units of "orange sunshine" LSD.
Mr. SouRwixE. What did that sell for ?
Mr. SincLAiR. Well, it depends again on supply and demand. You can sell tablets for as little as $1 apiece, or you can sell as many as 4,000 of them for $600. It just depends.
Mr. SincLAiR. Later that same month, the first of the Afghan hashish
shipments was seized in Portland, Oreg. This shipment totaled 1,330
pounds and still stands as the largest quantity of hashish ever seized in
the United States. In February of 1972, the second shipment of Afghanistan hashish was seized in Vancouver, British Columbia. This load totaled 729
pounds. According: to outstanding indictments, both the Portland and
the Vancouver shipments belonged to Brotherhood Chief Robert Lee
Andrist. At this time, intelligence revealed Andrist was in control of
the hashish smuggling arm of the brotherhood, while Michael Boyd
Randall was generally considered to be the head of the "orange sunshine" LSD operation. Both Andrist and Randall became fugitives subsequent to indictment in this matter.
In March of 1972, Gordon Fred Johnson was arrested in Laguna
Beach, Calif., for distributing approximately 50,000 dosage units of
"orange sunshine" LSD. Over $46,000 in cash was found in Johnson's
residence upon execution of a search warrant. Also in March, Eric Chastain was arrested in southern California for distributing 45,000
dosage units of "orange sunshine" LSD.
Mr. SouRwinE. Chastain is part of this Leary family, too ?
Mr. SincLAiR. He is part of the brotherhood ; yes, sir.
It became apparent that the mere seizures of hashish and LSD were
doing very little to disrupt the Brotherhood of Eternal Love as a major
drug system. As a result of this observation. Federal, State, and local
narcotic officers formed a strike force, with the brotherhood as their
sole target. ...

Linda Minor
11-01-2009, 09:17 PM
http://ca.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.%5CCA%5CCA3%5C1973%5C19730416_0040514.CA.htm/qx

April 16, 1973

THE PEOPLE, PLAINTIFF AND RESPONDENT,
v.
DONALD ALEXANDER HAMBARIAN, DEFENDANT AND APPELLANT

...Keith C. Monroe and George H. Chula for Defendant and Appellant....
Preliminary Fact Statement

It was the theory of the prosecution that defendant, using his own name Donald Hambarian and an alias, David Talbert, was engaging in the charged unlawful conduct primarily at a residence at 1183 Miramar Street, Laguna Beach. Quite correctly, defendant does not challenge the sufficiency of the evidence to support his convictions, for the evidence of his guilt can only be characterized as overwhelming. Substantial quantities of narcotics, dangerous drugs and paraphernalia were found in numerous locations throughout the residence; defendant alone was found present at the residence; personal effects belonging to defendant were found scattered throughout the residence; and his occupancy of the premises, at least as a cotenant, was established by at least two disinterested witnesses. Nevertheless, a statement of some of the pertinent facts is necessary at this point to understand the contentions made by defendant and our disposition thereof. Further facts, most of them procedural, will be set forth hereinafter in connection with the contentions to which they pertain.

At about 2 a.m. on December 15, 1971, at the Laguna Beach police station, Agent Michael Barnes of the Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement obtained a search warrant for the premises at 1183 Miramar Street, Laguna Beach, a residence structure consisting of three levels, the lowest level being a cellar or at least having a dirt floor. At about 4 a.m. that same morning, Agent Barnes, in the company of other law enforcement personnel, executed the warrant. They approached the front door of the house and twice knocked and loudly announced their identity, their possession of a search warrant and their intention of serving the warrant. They heard some noise inside the residence, but no one came to the door, and after waiting a moment or two, they opened the unlocked front door and entered. The only person found in the premises was defendant, who appeared to be asleep, in an alcove near the kitchen. A light was on in the kitchen. Agent Barnes looked into the kitchen, saw marijuana in ash trays and ice trays on the kitchen table and placed defendant under arrest. Within the house were found numerous documents bearing the names Talbert or Hambarian. A wallet was found containing a receipt bearing the name David Talbert and the address 1183 Miramar. In the same wallet there was a California driver's license in the name of Donald Hambarian. Also found was a receipt from an automobile repair agency made out to David Talbert. In one of the kitchen cabinets there were found a temporary driver's license and a receipt for the same in the name of defendant. In a closet on the lower level of the house were found photographs of defendant with other persons. In an overhead cabinet in the kitchen was found a glass flask with oily substance in it later determined to be hashish oil. In the storage area below the house in an ammunition box there were found nine plastic baggies containing numerous pills later determined to be LSD. Within a plaid canvas bag in a hall closet there were found white plastic bags containing what appeared to be marijuana and numerous bottles containing various colored powders appearing to be restricted dangerous drugs. It was later determined that these containers did in fact contain mescaline sulfate, DMT and LSD. Also found within the plaid canvas bag was material later determined to be hashish. Found buried beneath the house (in the ground floor of the lower level) was a plastic bottle containing approximately $7,799 in currency. Also found in various places in the house were sizable quantities of ethyl alcohol (commonly used as a solvent to extract the active ingredient from hashish into hashish oil), a scale of a type commonly associated with the measurement and sale of narcotics and numerous vessels and smoking pipes of various sizes and descriptions containing residue of marijuana or hashish.

Mr. Redick was a real estate broker who negotiated the rental of the premises at 1183 Miramar Street in the spring of 1971 with a man named James Cowie. The rental agreement indicated that the premises were to be occupied by Cowie, Cowie's wife and another adult person. Mr. Redick saw Cowie early in May 1971 but did not see him thereafter.

Jo Ann Redick, the wife of the aforementioned Mr. Redick, was also a real estate broker in business with her husband in Laguna Beach. She received a number of communications from the owner of the premises at 1183 Miramar Street, Reverend Merwin, expressing some concern about the property. As a result of these communications, she went to the residence on a number of occasions. The first occasion was in early August 1971. She was greeted by defendant. She asked defendant if Mr. Cowie was there, and defendant said Mr. Cowie was in Hawaii but that he, defendant, was the third person on the rental agreement. Defendant paid her the rent and promised to keep up the premises. In October 1971, Mrs. Redick again went to the house where she had a conversation with defendant. Defendant stated that his name was David Talbert; that Mr. Cowie was no longer there; that he and another person named "Cappie" "were now in the property" and, again, that he was the third person on the rental agreement. "Cappie" was also present on this occasion. Just before Thanksgiving, in November 1971, Mrs. Redick again went to the house, saw defendant and had a conversation with him. Mrs. Redick told defendant that Reverend Merwin was worried about the condition of the house and wanted to make a physical inspection. Defendant gave her a telephone number and said he and the other residents would be more than happy to show the owner through. Although defendant's hair was somewhat shorter at the time of trial than when she had previously seen him, Mrs. Redick was positive that defendant was the same person she met and talked to at the house in August, October and November 1971 who identified himself as David Talbert.

Reverend Merwin, having been unable to communicate with Mr. Cowie and having been supplied by Mrs. Redick with the telephone number furnished by defendant, telephoned that number and asked for Dave Talbert. The person to whom he spoke on the telephone made an appointment for Reverend Merwin to inspect the property. Reverend Merwin then went to the property and was shown through by defendant, who indicated that he was the person to whom the Reverend had spoken on the phone.

Mr. Grimm was the service manager for a Datsun dealer in Laguna Beach in 1971. He had dealings with defendant and worked on his car in August, October and November or December 1971. On each occasion, defendant represented himself to be David Talbert and gave his address as 1183 Miramar, Laguna Beach.

The defense was that on the morning defendant was found and arrested at the residence at 1183 Miramar, he was not a cotenant or regular occupant of the premises but, rather, a casual visitor. Defendant, however, did not testify at trial. The only significant evidence presented by the defense in support of this theory was the testimony of Dennis Soiffer, a friend of defendant. Mr. Soiffer testified that on the evening of December 14, 1971, defendant came to Mr. Soiffer's residence at 989 Miramar Street, Laguna Beach and that Mr. Soiffer, his girlfriend Debra Hogan and defendant went in defendant's automobile to see a motion picture in Hollywood. They returned to Laguna Beach sometime after 2 a.m. on December 15. Upon returning to Laguna Beach, Mr. Soiffer invited defendant to sleep at his residence, but defendant said "[he] was going to check and see if he could sleep at the other house up the street, if anybody was there to let him in." Mr. Soiffer knew that defendant was living in the house at 1183 Miramar in about August 1971, but he did not know where he was living thereafter, nor did he know where he was living on December 15, 1971. Indeed, he did not know from where defendant had come just prior to picking him up to go to the movies. Mr. Soiffer had never known defendant to use the name David Talbert.

Debra Hogan also testified for the defense, verifying that she, Soiffer and defendant had attended a motion picture in Hollywood on the night of December 14, 1971, and that they had not returned to Laguna Beach until after 2 a.m. on the 15th.....

Linda Minor
11-01-2009, 09:24 PM
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Mr. Sinclair. On January 14, 1973, Dr. Timothy Leary was located by DEA agents in Kabul, Afghanistan; and on January 18, 1973, he was returned to Los Angeles, Calif. State and Federal agents arrested Leary on the BEL charges and for escape from a California prison farm in 1970. Leary was arraigned on BEL charges in State court on January 30, 1973, and bail was set at $5 million. Leary was convicted of the escape and, on April 23, 1973, was sentenced to 5 years in State prison. On January 19, 1973, brotherhood chemist Nicholas Sand was arrested in St. Louis, Mo., and his laboratories seized. These illicit laboratories proved to be the largest of their kind ever seized in the United States, with a value of approximately $500,000. The tableting press for the "orange sunshine" LSD was also seized along with 50,000 dosage units of the drug already tableted. Powdered LSD capable of producing over 14 million tablets of "orange sunshine" was found at two locations, along with the formulas and raw materials for the production of over 100 different psychedelic drugs.

On Easter Sunday, April 22, 1973, BEL Task Force agents arrested four members of BEL in Santa Cruz, Calif. Three of those arrested were fugitives from other jurisdictions. Some contraband was seized, along with seven phony passports. Huge stores of false identification were seized, indicating this was a point of contact of BEL fugitives desiring false identification and papers. On April 25, 1973, Nicholas Sand, Timothy Scully, Michael Randall,
and four other major figures in the LSD operation were indicted by a Federal grand jury in San Francisco, Calif. Four of these higher echelon members are still fugitives.

Mr. SouRwinE. Now, for the record, would you identify the four that you did not name, and indicate which of the eight are the four that are still fugitives?
Mr. Sinclair. Yes, sir. The individuals referred to are David Lee Mantel; Charles Druce, currently a fugitive; Lester Friedman; and Ronald H[adley] Stark, currently a fugitive. In addition to these four individuals, one of those previously mentioned, Michael Randall, is also a fugitive. That, briefly, is a chronological summary of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love investigation. Overall statistics of Operation BEL concerning arrests and seizures are nearly unbelievable. To date, the brotherhood investigation has resulted "in the arrests of over 100 individuals, including Dr. Timothy Leary who is currently serving 15 years in Folsom prison. Four LSD laboratories have been seized, along with over 1 million "orange sunshine" LSD tablets, and LSD powder in excess of 3,500 grams, capable of producing over 14 million dosage units of the drug. In addition, the source of diversion for the raw materials needed in the production of LSD was identified in Europe. A total of six hashish oil laboratories were seized, along with over 30 gallons of hashish oil and approximately 6,000 pounds of solid hashish.

Jan Klimkowski
11-01-2009, 09:26 PM
Linda - thank you for posting those court transcripts, which read very much like a sanitized limited hangout of an intelligence operation.

There is a confusion between the importation of hashish oil and LSD. Both are hallucinogens, but they are very different both in terms of manufacturing process and effects.

Classically, as per Hofmann and Sandoz, LSD is derived from ergot - the grain fungus which grows on rye and which is believed to be responsible for "witches' trips" and mass village hallucinations in medieval Europe.

Leary, Harvard and MK-ULTRA originally got much of their LSD directly from Sandoz.

My understanding was the Brotherhood of Eternal Love imported much of their LSD with the help of Ronald Stark.

And where does Ronald Hadley Stark take us?

Cue Twlight Zone music.....

:creep:

:creep:

:call:

The Process Church of the Final Judgement.

:eviltongue:


In the summer of 1964, Beat novelist Ken Kesey (the author of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and who had been an MK-ULTRA test subject at Stanford along with Allen Ginsberg and Grateful Dead musician Bob Hunter) launched a yearlong cross-country trip in a Day-Glo painted school bus filled with friends called "Merry Pranksters." The Merry Pranksters distributed thousands of doses of LSD along the way (a phenomenon colorfully described in author Tom Wolfe’s 1969 novel, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test) supplied by one Ronald Hadley Stark. Stark (who died in 1984) was a CIA operative fluent in five languages with access to unlimited public funds and numerous high-level contacts in business and government throughout the world.

For instance, when the underground manufacture and distribution of LSD was suddenly derailed in 1969 due to the scarcity of its key ingredient, ergotamine tartrate, and increasing federal law enforcement pressure, Stark, via the Laguna Beach, Calif.-based Brotherhood of Eternal Love, a small group of local surfers led by chemist Nicholas Sand, got it quickly back on track. For five years, Stark, aided by the Castle Bank of the Bahamas (which pioneered the art of money laundering for the Mob) and his contacts in a French pharmaceutical firm, facilitated the mass production and distribution (via the Brotherhood and other groups) an even more powerful strain of LSD nicknamed "orange sunshine." This firm also manufactured BZ. Stark (who operated LSD labs in Brussels and Paris as well) claimed he was going to supply orange sunshine as an offensive weapon to CIA-backed Tibetan rebels fighting the Chinese occupation.

Stark also was a close friend of the Los Angeles founders of a small breakaway Scientology sect called "The Process Church of the Final Judgement," English expatriates Robert DeGrimston Moore and Mary Ann McClean.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig/kreca1.html


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Jan Klimkowski
11-01-2009, 09:30 PM
And where does the "Castle Bank of the Bahamas" lead?

:burnout:

Nugan Hand.

:tomato:

Linda Minor
11-01-2009, 09:41 PM
http://www.archive.org/stream/testimonyoffranc00unit/testimonyoffranc00unit_djvu.txt
TESTIMONY OF FRANCES G. KNIGHT

...The Brotherhood's hashish smuggling operation is headed by one experienced smuggler who coordinates the worldwide illegal drug traffic.

To finance the smuggling operation, a group of Brotherhood members or their
friends will combine their finances. A portion of the money will be advanced to the top smuggler to make arrangements to purchase the load cf hashish, obtain false identifications and pay expenses.

If a car is to be used in the smuggling operation, it is usually purchased in the U.S. and fitted with hidden compartments. The vehicle is then shipped to
Afghanistan.

One of the smuggling team, the "load man," will travel to Afghanistan to
make the purchase of the hashish. In Afghanistan the Brotherhood deals with
Amanullah Salam Tokhi and his brother Hayatuuah Tokhi to obtain the "finest quality" hashish. The Tokhi brothers were also indicted for their part in the Brotherhood's narcotics running scheme.

"When the vehicle is loaded with hashish it is taken out of Afghanistan supplied with new, false registration, shipped back to the U.S., usually to a port known not to have major narcotics problems.

When the vehicle arrives, it is picked up by another member of the Brotherhood and the shipment is never in the true name of the cult member. The Brotherhood's head smuggler is then informed and makes arrangements for the distribution of the hashish load to the investors and receives the balance of the money.

The year long investigation has revealed that the Brotherhood uses numer-
ous businesses as fronts for the sale and distribution of the hashish, LSD, and cocaine. Brotherhood members have been tied to health food shops, juice bars, psychedelic shops, record stores, surf equipment stores, used car lots, a rug company and a beach club.

The results of today's task force operation will severely undercut the leadership of this drug subculture which has been a strong influence, especially among young people, since the early 1960's.

Linda Minor
11-01-2009, 09:52 PM
http://www.druglibrary.net/schaffer/lsd/books/belcont.htm
http://www.druglibrary.net/schaffer/lsd/books/bel5.htm
The Brotherhood of Eternal Love
Stewart Tendler and Davaid May
The Brotherhood of Eternal Self-Interest
CHAPTER NINETEEN
...If the BNDD had to give Woodland Drive a miss, the span of their organization allowed them to find other places, vulnerable spots in the Brotherhood network: places like Afghanistan.
Scotland Yard had sent over a copy of an address found during the Brotherhood arrests in Broadstairs years before. It matched one provided by CAT—the Tokhis' rug shop in Kandahar.

For the first time, BNDD had an agent in Kabul. Terence Burke was a CIA veteran who spoke local dialects fluently, having served as an undercover agent alongside Interpol to break up a group of dealers running hash from India to the United States.
Burke formed a working partnership with the Interpol representative and adviser, a formidable West German prepared to use unorthodox methods and disguises to ensnare dealers. The American agent began by establishing cooperation with the Afghan authorities. He arranged to get copies of embarkation and disembarkation airline cards for American travellers; and from this basic information he got checks run at home in the BNDD files to monitor who was coming and going. He rapidly gathered considerable information on the many Californians who seemed to favour Afghanistan for visits. Burke found the smugglers often favoured a route which took them from San Francisco to Beirut to Kabul to Delhi, and back westwards. The agent's researches confirmed the Tokhi brothers as major hash dealers with an almost exclusively American clientele, and linked with the information from the United States.
Burke was on hand in November 1971 when the Tokhis left Afghanistan to visit the Brotherhood for Christmas—details of the trip were known to the police in California even before the Tokhis set off. All along their route they were under surveillance. Once they arrived in California, the Afghanis found themselves the centre of attention in more ways than one. Wherever they and their hosts went, narcotics agents blatantly photographed and recorded almost their every move. Andrist took them to Disneyland, and the police were close behind. The party went to see wild animals at a safari park, attended by a police helicopter overhead.
In their absence Burke was busy, building up his dossiers. In Kabul he found a hash oil operation hidden behind a hotel the Tokhis often used to put up their Brotherhood guests. Perched on top of a fifteen-foot wall surrounding the house used for the production operation, Burke one night found himself almost overcome by fumes from an open window.
He was on hand at Kabul airport a month later to watch another Brotherhood trip. The Brothers were getting sloppy. Alexander Kulik, a distributor, had approached a 50-year-old unemployed Californian to act as courier. For $2,000, Kulik inveigled the man to leave his trailer home in San Diego, fly to Afghanistan and bring back 5 kilos of hash oil. Who, reasoned Kulik, would suspect such an ageing courier?
Unfortunately, the man was a sometime customs informant and, once in Kabul, decided he did not want to go ahead with the arrangement. The day before he was due to leave Kabul with the oil hidden in a special rubber vest, the man contacted Burke. The next day, as Kulik and his man were about to leave the check-in desk at Kabul airport, the courier suddenly dumped a bag hiding the vest at Kulik's feet, announced he was not going through with the flight and walked off. ...

Burke's information was reaching the United States and joining the growing library of flow-charts, bulletins, maps and position papers. The investigation Purcell had unleashed was getting so large that in May 1972 a council of war was held amid tight security at a San Francisco hotel to plot the way forward. Ramsey was there from Oregon with police officers from up and down southern California, BNDD agents and attorneys. The discussions, tape-recorded and later edited, ranged across the spectrum of what so far was known of the Brotherhood and by now their knowledge was considerable. By following possible Brotherhood members, agents had identified at least five businesses in Laguna and La Jolla, further down the coast, which could be front organizations. The trail of false identities used by the Brotherhood was laid out—birth certificates from New York; drivers' licences from Oregon, Utah, Hawaii, Nevada and California; military service cards; draft cards and student ID cards. Few Brothers owned cars but many used hire firms giving false addresses.
The report which came out of the meeting included examples of the false papers and a chart detailing the organization as the police understood it. At the top they ranked Leary and Hitchcock. One arm led down through Andrist and the Tokhi brothers to over twenty distributors in Laguna, Costa Rica, Idylwild and San Diego, trading in hash, marijuana and cocaine. On the LSD side, the arm stretched down through Randall to Sand and on to almost a score of People in Laguna, Hawaii, Oregon and Santa Barbara. The report added the warning that roles were interchangeable: Brothers could deal in both LSD and marijuana. It was felt, however, that the latter, in various forms, had taken over from LSD as the main market.
Given Purcell's feelings about Leary, it is hardly surprising that a great deal of emphasis was put on his role in the Brotherhood. Under the heading of modus operandi, the report noted that: 'subjects are "mystics" and study the "religious" philosophy of Timothy Leary and other sects from the Near East and European countries. Subjects frequently have Buddha statues and Eastern musical instruments and artifacts in their residence...' Subjects were difficult to interrogate, fortified by their religious sense of mission.
To help investigators know when they were dealing with Brotherhood members, the report reproduced symbols believed to be used by them. The symbols, said the report, could often be found in Brotherhood homes or written on letters. One was the Yin-Yang sign and another was the word OM, used in Buddhist chants. The report included a reproduction of a poster found in a Brotherhood house which explained OM and how to pronounce it.
At the back of the report was a rogues' gallery of suspects. Hitchcock was there in a picture taken from a newspaper. Andrist glowered out from behind a Laguna Beach police number. John Gale looked biblical with his long flowing hair and gentle smile. He had been caught a few months earlier with thirty gallons of hash oil. Sand wore his hair short in what looked like a passport photograph. Under the picture of Leary, chin up and grim, the caption read: 'Wanted Escapee'.
The BNDD produced its own report in which the Brotherhood was held responsible for 50 per cent of all the LSD and hash to be found in the United States. In an investigation, classified AM-00007, BNDD scientists had already tried to trace the extent of Orange Sunshine by analysing seizures, comparing them under the microscope and producing a ballistics table. The LSD had turned up in thirteen states right across the country. The report noted that by 1968 the Brothers were 'developing a justified reputation as being the major suppliers of LSD and hashish on the West Coast'. The report hit on one of the key problems of the investigation to date: many Brothers had been arrested on false identification, released on very low bail, then vanished. At least fifteen individuals were on the run from state and local police agencies.
The report was headed 'Justification for Possible Task Force Activity'. The justification was accepted in Washington. BNDD was going to experiment with a concerted effort, bringing to bear all resources on Operation BEL. At the same time, within California the police at state and local level were assembling their own task force to operate beneath the BNDD's umbrella. Purcell's lonely initiative in Woodland Drive had eventually mobilized a force of some 200 agents and police officers. The battle between the law and the Brotherhood was beginning to look like a primeval struggle between leviathans: ambuscades and sallies in the jungle of the drug world. ...

Jan Klimkowski
11-01-2009, 09:53 PM
Namebase diagram of links for Brotherhood of Eternal Love at url here:

http://www.namebase.org/cgi-bin/nb06?_BROTHERHOOD_ETERNAL_LOVE

Jan Klimkowski
11-01-2009, 09:56 PM
A Book Review of David Black's Acid: A New Secret History of LSD
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Dark Sorcerer sez:
Weirdness reaches proportions usually only ascribed to bacterial life: just when we think we've discovered the extremes in which it resides, marine biologists manage to find one that lives three miles below the sea or in an active volcano.

So it is with the scope and meaning of history. Perhaps someone out there recalls the first time when it started to "click" that there was a lot more to history than the mere recitation of facts and names. Most people go through life thinking that wars are just the inevitable result of "people hating each other", and that events happen more or less at random. If they dig a little deeper, they might find themselves reading a little Marx or Chomsky and resonating with the idea that history is explainable by the dynamics of capitalism or a cabal of shadowy power figures.

This is a step in the right direction, but the truth is that there is a "subterranean" dimension to history that escapes even the most assiduous critical analysis. "Subterranean" activity is not the manipulation of world affairs by secret societies and the like, although such groups do exist: rather, "subterranean" activity is thought of as activity that occurs on an occult plane outside of the confines of normal three-dimensional reality. Seen in this light, events are not explainable solely by simple "external" causes and happenstance, but are also pieces of a larger puzzle.

Robert Anton Wilson coined this overarching pattern of events "Synchronet". In the words of one author:


Here we see the roots of psychic association, meaning, and synchronicity, as well as schizophrenia, paranoia, and conspiracy theory. Wilson coined the term SynchroNet to describe the web of interconnections glimpsed by the mystic and ourselves when we experience oneness and/or synchronicity. For a brief moment we are reconnected to the OverMind, the implicate order, the holographic cosmic organism, the noosphere, totality reality. But only for an instant. Those who dwell there, whether by choice or not, are described as shaman or schizophrenic, depending upon which society they live within.

Cue David Black's Acid: The Secret History of LSD. Those still under the impression that history is little more than the sum total of visible events will greet Black's book with incredulity: the synchronistic connections described in just one paragraph can amaze:


"For laundering, [Bill] Hitchcock used the facilities offered by the fiscal paradise of the Bahamas, where he already had a private account at the Castle Bank and Trust. This laundromat [Castle Bank and Trust] for Mafia narcotics trafficking had been co-founded by Edward Halliwell, a CIA asset involved in Air America and Civil Air Transport. These 'airlines' were agency front companies for flying heroin around the Burma Triangle to bankroll covert operations in Indo-China. He made arrangements for the Brotherhood [of Eternal Love, the Californian LSD manufacturing/trafficking organization described in Tendler and May's book of the same name] at Resorts International, a conduit for huge amounts of Mafia money, and at the Fiduciary Trust Company, an offshoot of Investors Overseas Services, headed by the notorious and crooked financier Bernie Cornfeld." (p. 18)

And what about Bernie Cornfeld? Nothing less than sugar daddy to Heidi Fleiss: you can quickly see how this nebulous web of synchronicity starts to add up.

The implications present in Black's book reach to the highest echelons of political power: not only does Black detail the complete history of the CIA's experimentation with LSD in its covert MK-ULTRA project, but we learn that John F. Kennedy's implied mistress, Mary Pinchot, was "turning on" a lot of higher-ups in Washington, D.c. with LSD supplied by Timothy Leary. When Kennedy was assassinated, Pinchot allegedly phoned Leary in a panicked state and said, 'they couldn't control him anymore. He was changing too fast... They've covered everything up." (p. 61). In October 1964, Pinchot was shot to death in a Georgetown apartment in what appeared to be a "professional hit."

The linchpin of Black's book, however, is the "international man of mystery" Ronald Stark. Stark's involvement with LSD trafficking began in the summer of 1969, when he approached the "hippie mafia" the Brotherhood of Eternal Love with an offer to bankroll their activities:


"In his talks with the Brotherhood, Stark impressed them with his knowledge of scams: smuggling drugs in consignments of Japanese electrical equipment, his use of business fronts in West Africa, and moving money through a maze of shell companies set up by his lawyers on various continents.

However, [Stark] projected himself as interested in a lot more than money. He had a mission, he explained, to use LSD in order to facilitate the overthrow of the political systems of both the capitalist West and communist East by inducing altered states of consciousness in millions of people. Stark did not hide the fact that he was well connected in the world of covert politics. He intimated, for example, that he had contacts with the Tibetan freedom fighters loyal to the Dalai Lama and with the Japanese Mafia who could help smuggle LSD into Tibet and dose the Chinese occupiers... however, the Idylwild hippies could not have possibly guessed that Ron Stark operated on four continents and compartmentalized his international activities so that those he did business with - be they American hippies, Lebanese warlords, corporate lawyers, British scientists, Japanese Mafioso or Italian train-bombers - would have little knowledge of his 'other' activities. He could speak ten languages fluently and had the 'bottle' [of LSD], cunning, charm, and knowledge to pass himself off in various situations as a businessman, chemist, doctor, art collector, drug dealer, political activist and even as a Palestinian guerilla." (p. 20-21)

Ronald Stark

One of the most interesting sections of the book details Stark's involvement with the "acid gang" responsible for the production of most of the UK's LSD during the 1970's. "Operation Julie" eventually brought the gang down, but the story behind this operation is interesting in its own right. Of all of the characters in Black's book, only the "Julie" chemists Richard Kemp and Christine Bott are as intriguing as Stark: Kemp, once described as a "one in a million brainiac" by a fellow prison inmate, was a Cambridge-educated chemist and left-wing radical who hoped that LSD would inspire societal revolution. Kemp and Bott believed "...industrial society will collapse when the oil runs out and that the answer is to change people's mindsets using acid. They believe LSD can help people to see that a return to a natural society based on self-sufficiency is the only way to save themselves." Kemp was also responsible for a dramatic breakthrough in LSD manufacture, which was responsible for the "Julie" acid being the cleanest and strongest ever seen on a large scale in the UK.


Kemp and Bott
(taken from Lee & Pratt's Operation Julie)

The web of synchronicity deepens yet again when Kemp's association with the famed DNA co-discoverer Francis Crick is revealed:


"Dick Kemp told me he met Francis Crick at Cambridge. Crick had told him that some Cambridge academics used LSD in tiny amounts as a thinking tool, to liberate them from preconceptions and let their genius wander freely to new ideas. Crick told him he had perceived the double-helix shape while on LSD."

It was clear that Dick Kemp was highly impressed and probably bowled over by what Crick had told him. He told me that if a man like Crick, who had gone to the heart of human existence, had used LSD, then it was worth using. Crick was certainly Dick Kemp's inspiration."

Like Kemp, Stark remains an enigmatic figure throughout the book, and we never get much more than speculation as to who he actually is. Was he a CIA asset? Scion of an ultra-wealthy family? Between Stark's connections to radical groups on four continents (a mind-boggling list that includes the Weather Underground and the IRA) it is difficult to imagine that Stark was not an intelligence asset of some sort: he appeared to operate above the law. At the same time, he evidently exhibited some fuzzy political sympathies that definitely leaned in the direction of "One World Universalism." Stark's apparent tendency to latch on to "convenient" causes is all too indicative of someone operating as an agent of an Illuminati-type organization: if he did have a political agenda, it was certainly a bit more obtuse and sophisticated than anything revolving around simple "national liberation". Black also infers that Stark maintained connections to the P-2 Masonic Lodge in Italy, but the extent of his involvement is not clear.

Perhaps Stark's political orientation can be distilled from one of his few known influences: Robert Heinlein's The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress:


"He saw it as a revolutionary 'handbook', every bit as inspirational as the writings of Che Guevara. Heinlein's novel, a hard-boiled political fairytale set in the year 2075, is about a penal colony on the Moon. The million inhabitants - who are housed in huge domes containing artificial atmospheres - are either Earth deportees or their descendents. They cannot return because once their bodies adapt to the Moon's gravity they can never readapt to the gravity of Earth. This lunar prison is brutally administered by a United Nations-appointed governor, who the revolutionaries try to overthrow. One of them, a character called 'the Prof', explains:

'...revolutions are not won by enlisting the masses. Revolution is a science for the few who are competent to practice it. It depends on correct organisation and above all, on communications.'

The conspiracy starts with three eople... these three in turn recruit two other people to form three new cells. This recruitment process continues until a large network of cells is built up. The advantage of the structure is that if cell members do not know each other's sub-cells, then they cannot give them away if captured. The drawback is that if a single cadre is arrested and cannot resist interrogation, then the enemy can arrest the half-a-dozen comrades he or she knows and thus reach the sub-cells. This, it becomes possible for the authorities to break the revolutionaries' chain of command and communications.

A more sophisticated system discussed in Heinlein's book is a pyramid-of-pyramids setup - a sort of 'Internet' without the computers:

'Where vertices are common, each bloke knows one in an an adjoining cell... Communications never break down because they run sideways as well as up and down. Something like a neural net.'

Damage can be stemmed and repaired because the cell member who discovers a breach in the network can pass warnings without having to know who receives the messages.

The notion of revolutionary organisation as an imitation of a 'natural' and 'organic' hierarchy is not new. Historically, August Blanqui, the most accomplished revolutionary conspirator in 19th century France, had very similar ideas about revolutionary organisation. In Heinlein's futuristic vision, however, the notion is given a neat twist: the conspiracy is helped by a miraculous super-computer, which is so powerful and complex that it 'wakes up' and becomes 'self-conscious'. The computer develops a sense of 'humour' about the 'stupidity' of the colonial administration, plus a 'rational will' to overthrow them.

The conspirators use the computer to set up front companies and fraudulently appropriate funds on the terrestrial stock exchanges. They then use the money to set up secret facilities for development of revolutionary war technology. In this scenario, then Big Brother's Brain, a scientific rationality, can be detached from ruling class control and harnessed to the revolution.

As a 'rational anarchist', the Prof believes that the concept of the State has no existence except as 'physicall exemplified in the acts of self-responsible individuals.' This implies that collaboration with the state is justifiable as a disguise within the strategy of systematic deception of everyone apart from those who are required to be 'in the know' for particular functions.

Stark's keen interest in these ideas is perhaps a pointer to his modus operandi. And if he really did think of himself as a revolutionary who could make use of state agencies and capitalist technology on his own terms, he was not unique in the history of politics. In the 1840's, Pierre Proudhon, a founding father of French socialism (and opponent of Blanqui), dismissed the problem of secret police spies and provocateurs in his movement. Such actions, he claimed, were 'irrelevant' to someone such as himself: a 'new man... whose style is not the barricades but discussion, a man who could sit at a table with the chief of police each evening and take all the spies in the world into his confidence.'

In Ron Stark's case, operating very much in the 20th century, political activism went far beyond discussion. Whilst he could sit at all sorts of tables, he had a certain liking for barricades as well.' (p. 149-151)

In a more base sense, the highly intelligent Stark was probably just
having quite a bit of fun: between leading his jet set lifestyle (which included a Manhattan apartment replete with original Picasso paintings), setting up front companies to facilitate the manufacture of LSD, and inhabiting a social milieu replete with the most colorful "characters" that one could imagine, his life was certainly worthy of fiction. Stark was clearly motivated by profit, but if he could justify his actions with idealism, then all the better. Idealism mixed with lucre finds its most potent expression in the drug ideologue: yes, he's helping people find God, but he's also a capitalist.

In close, Black's book comes with my highest recommendation: not only is the subject matter fascinating, but it's a first-rate piece of journalism. What follows is Black's own synopsis of the book from Lobster Magazine:

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Operation Julie revisited: the strange career of Ron Stark, parapolitical alchemist
David Black

Operation Julie, a nation-wide police investigation of LSD production, was launched in 1976. Two years later, although some 60 members of the British 'microdot conspiracy' had been convicted, Detective Inspector Dick 'Leapy' Lee was dissatisfied. The operational commander of 'Julie', Lee was interested in the international connections of the network, but was blocked from probing them by the powers-that-be. One major player he was especially interested in, New Yorker Ronald Stark, was suspected of having CIA connections.
Ron Stark (1938-84) was first convicted in 1962 for making a false job application for government service and imprisoned for parole violation. Between 1967, when his net wealth was recorded as $3000, and 1968, Stark somehow became a millionaire and moved to a flash residence in Greenwich Village. To some he claimed he to be the scion of the super-rich Whitney family; to others he was the son of a rich bi-chemist. Stark spoke of having studied biochemistry at various Ivy League universities and of having quit a top secret post at the Department of Defense during the Kennedy administration because the work 'disgusted' him. One scientist who knew Stark says he claimed to have been attached to the CIA 'mind control' project - later revealed as MKULTRA.(1)


The Brotherhood of Eternal Love
Stark had world-wide business interests in pharmaceuticals. Behind his various 'legit' fronts, by 1969 he had become one of the world's leading suppliers of LSD, produced at his illicit labs in Europe. Stark also plugged himself into the counter-culture. In America he hooked up with the Brotherhood of Eternal Love (BEL), a Californian motorcycle gang who had transformed themselves, under the influence of LSD and the inspiration of Timothy Leary, into a registered 'church'. By 1969, the BEL had a sizeable share of the market for a less godly, but hugely lucrative business, LSD and marijuana.(2)
The BEL were short of materials and the capital investment needed to continue LSD production,when, in August 1969, Ron Stark visited their commune with a large bottle of pure liquid LSD, enough for up to ten million trips, and explained that he needed a secure outlet in the US for the LSD he was producing in Europe. He also declared his intention of facilitating the overthrow of both Western capitalism and Eastern Communism by inducing altered states of consciousness in millions of people and claimed that he had a contact with the Dalai Lama's Tibetan freedom fighters and could get the Japanese mafia to smuggle LSD to dose the Chinese occupiers.(3)

The authors of Acid Dreams, Martin and Lee and Bruce Shlain, note that Ron Stark's 'fateful appearance at the Idylwild ranch', coincided with certain 'unpleasant changes'. Some of the old guard had to 'retire' after skirmishes with the law, notably Stanley Owsley, the maker of 'Orange Sunshine', his protg, Tim Skully (who had originally wanted to give acid away free), and superbrat, Bill Mellon-Hitchcock, the BEL's money-launderer. Not long after Stark turned up, BEL founder, 'Farmer John' Griggs died of poisoning in circumstances his friends regarded as suspicious.(4)


Stark in Britain
Before clinching the deal with the BEL, Stark had been making some contacts in England among the radical psychiatry movement of R.D. Laing and the Tavistock Institute. One of these was David Solomon, an American researcher and writer on LSD and cannabis. Solomon had been working with Richard Kemp, a drop-out science student, and his partner, Dr. Christine Bott, to synthesize some powerful liquid cannabis. Solomon had also obtained a supply of the LSD base, ergotamine tartrate, for a shot at LSD production, and Kemp managed to make some at a makeshift lab in Liverpool.
Shortly after meeting Stark in Cambridge in Summer 1969, Solomon invited Kemp to come meet 'a man with a million dollar inheritance'. Stark convened a meeting at the Oxford and Cambridge Club on London's Pall Mall with Kemp, Simon Walton, Stark's Scots assistant, plus Solomon and his friend Paul Arnaboldi (then famous as 'Captain Bounty' in the TV chocolate ad). The Great British LSD Plot was thus hatched within weeks of Stark's first meeting with the Brotherhood in California. Stark also introduced Kemp to the Brotherhood's chemists, Nick Sand and Lester Freidman. Kemp was soon working wonders at Stark's lab in Paris and in the first run turned out a kilo of LSD.(5)

In May 1970 Kemp and Stark, with the BEL's chemists, held talks lasting four days on the future of the 'Atlantic Brotherhood'. Kemp was unhappy. He had been assigned to work on a new project to synthesize THC to make a new brand of liquid cannabis as strong as LSD and as cheap to produce. But money promised was not forthcoming, Stark discouraged visits by Kemp's partner Christine Bott, and Kemp felt 'sexually harassed' by the bi-sexual Stark. Worse, Kemp had been pulled up by British Customs during a trip with Walton from France in Stark's Ferrari to buy equipment. During a search of the car, the Customs had found documentation of a massive purchase of the LSD base, ergotamine tartrate, but failed to see its significance.(6)

When Stark moved his laboratory from Paris to Orleans, he claimed he had been warned about an impending raid on the lab when, 'by chance', he ran into an old pal who worked with the CIA station in London. By this time Kemp had had enough and decided to quit working with Stark. He returned to England in late 1970 and teamed up with Henry Todd, an accountant recruited by David Solomon. In mid-1971, as production began in Britain and the distribution network was being set up, Stark crossed the Channel in one last attempt to dissuade Kemp from branching out independently.(7)

When differences between the 'idealist' Kemp and the 'bread-head' Todd became unresolvable - Todd wanted to dilute the elixir to boost profts - it was decided to split into two independent networks. Todd centred his operation on the Thames Valley, while Kemp and Christine Bott moved out of London to North Wales and set up a lab with Paul Arnaboldi at Plas Llysin near Carno.(8) Amazingly, for the first half of the seventies, the British Acid Underground - thanks to to Stark's role as catalyst - happily churned out hundreds of millions of tabs to satisfied customers, without anyone in authority realising how big the business had become.


The BEL scatters
Following a series of raids on the BEL in America, by early 1973 the authorities estimated that some 20 members were in hiding or in exile - including Stark. Timothy Leary ended up in Afghanistan, after fleeing the US, but the US Embassy evidently knew he was coming and got the Afghan authorities to deport him back to the USA. Ron Stark visited Afghanistan at least once with a plan to set up BEL facilities for making hallucinogenic THC derivative from Afghan hash oil. Thanks to Kemp's efforts, Stark had worked out the first eight of the fourteen stages of the THC synthesis. Stark had a minister of the Afghan regime in his pocket to set up a penicillin factory as a front, and a 'contact' with the US embassy: the BEL's chief hash supplier in Kabul, Aman Tokhi, worked there as a 'maintenance supervisor'.(9)
Stark had taken over Bill Mellon-Hitchock's role in the BEL of money-launderer and procurer of LSD production materials. In 1972 Stark's lawyer in Paris, Sam Goekjian, who had drawn up the charters for Stark's front companies, was investigated by IRS agents and asked about Stark's BEL connections. The DEA, who had just rolled-up much of the BEL network in the US, organised a follow-up raid on Stark's Belgian laboratory on the campus of Louvain le Neuve, near Brussels, but Stark escaped, spiriting away the BEL's investments for his own purposes.(10)


An Inspector Lee calls
In November 1974 Inspector 'Leapy' Lee,(11) who had been running Operation STUFF (Stop Unlawful Free Festivals) in Thames Valley, began to have doubts about the official view on LSD use. According to the Home Office, annual seizures of 20,000 tabs means that 'the use of LSD in Britain was restricted to a small number of people'. Lee approached the Central Drugs Intelligence Unit (CDIU), who 'denied having any information which showed LSD to be a problem'. It would take Lee another three years to fully discover that 'since 1970 an illicit organization had been manufacturing around 20,000,000 tiny LSD tablets [a year] and selling them to two-thirds of the world'.(12)
After his arrest in 1977, Richard Kemp insisted that all of the links between the British networks and the BEL had been broken in 1970. 'Leapy' Lee, however, knew that Ron Stark had passed through London in Spring 1973 while on the run from US authorities and had obtained a false passport here.(13) Lee wanted to find out more but was blocked from on high; possibly, he suspected, to prevent questions arising as to why action hadn't been taken years earlier. He had learned that the Home Office drugs inspectorate had submitted a report as early as 1971 which noted the exports of tartrate to America from Britain and furthermore suggested that LSD microdots seized across the world 'originated from one common source which, in all probability, was somewhere in Britain.'


First hints of the Welsh connection
In Spring 1975, when evidence began to point towards an LSD supply source in Wales, Lee learned that the Central Drugs Intelligence Unit had been withholding information from him on 'a number of leads pointing to an LSD conspiracy in the United Kingdom....the information had been withheld from all drug squads except the Metropolitan.' Lee learned that a year previously Dectective Inspectors Godfrey and O'Hanlon of the CDIU had travelled to Canada to hear Kemp's former tableteer, Gerry Thomas, name Kemp, Bott and Solomon as LSD con-spirators. On returning, O'Hanlon was suspended and subsequently sentenced to eight years imprisonment for corruption. D.I. Godfrey did initiate an investigation of a trip by Solomon to Switzerland to meet Leary; but, in Lee's words, the Met then 'botched' a raid on Solomon's London home and missed some documents he had concerning Leary's secret negotiations over a contract for his book On the Run. Godfrey and CDIU lost track of Richard Kemp and Christine Bott.(14)
Lee discovered that an investigation as far back as 1971 had been getting near the truth but had collapsed when the gang under surveillance by the Thames Valley Squad and Customs were robbed of money and drugs by officers of the Met.! According to Detective Constable Martyn Pritchard of the Julie squad, the 1971 investigation did reveal enough to register suspicions 'that a big LSD factory was in business.'(15)


Cue the spooks
That the security services regarded LSD as an issue of 'national security' was confirmed when Lee began to follow leads on Ron Stark and discovered that the security services had been on the trail before him. When Lee went to see the security services about the loan of some high-tech surveillance equipment, he briefed them on 'the suspected international level of LSD trafficking and, more particularly, the probable involvement of terrorist groups like Baader-Meinhof and the Angry Brigade'. Lee had noticed that the network he was investigating had 'a cell-like structure similar to that used by terrorist groups'. Lee was referring to the system of pre-arranged meetings places and dead letter-box drops in tins buried under trees to deliver the LSD to the distributors and collect payment.(16)
Lee had begun to suspect terrorist connections when, during surveillance of the Let-It-Be Commune in Wiltshire, a car used by a dealer suspected of working for the LSD network turned out to have been 'linked' in some (unspecified) way to the West German Red Army faction. A check on an associate of the distribution network in Wales showed him to be 'an associate of the Angry Brigade'. Although none of those arrested in Operation Julie were charged with political offences, the supposed 'terrorist connection' did emerge in the pre-trial press coverage. The Daily Mirror ran a piece on how Kemp and his colleagues were 'allegedly' preparing to put LSD into the water supply.(17) Documents from police files on the defendants' alleged political views were also circulated to the media. Richard Kemp, for example, was described as a 'left-wing revolutionary ... his motive for suspected acid activity: a catalyst of British revolution by youth brought on by the use of LSD'. Kemp told the police that he had supported festivals such as Windsor and Glastonbury and had given money to Release, the drugs legal help-line, and had supported 'Head politics' (but refused to name which groups).(18)

In fact the only drug dealers of an significance during this period with terrorist 'connections' of whom we know were Howard Marks - through the maverick Irish 'republican' Jim McCann - and Ron Stark. According to Tendler and May's book on the BEL, FBI reports passed on to the DEA in California and to the British police 'only showed what Stark was not, not what he actually was'. Inspector Lee's informant, 'Nancy', 'strongly suspected that Stark was involved with the CIA and had friends in the American Embassy'.(19)

In 1972 Hamilton Macmillan, an MI6 officer and nephew of the former Tory Prime Minister, recruited Howard Marks, his old chum from Balliol College, Oxford, to spy on Jim McCann, a hash smuggler whom MI6 believed was a Provisional IRA contact in Amsterdam. Macmillan gave no indication that he knew Marks was already doing business with McCann, or that he knew Marks' name and address had turned up in the address book of arrested IRA volunteer, Dutch Doherty. (The address had been passed onto Doherty by McCann). MI6 did not appear to realise that the IRA had rejected McCann's efforts to involve them in drugs and that he was using his contacts with republican activists to boost his credibility as a smuggler.(20) Macmillan's scheme went awry when Marks decided to let McCann in on the secret of his 'deal' with MI6. (MI6's admitted involvement later sank the prosecutions of both men.) When the police learned of Marks' operation after his disappearance in 1974, they suspected that until 1973 he had been dealing with the BEL, and from then on with its remnants.

Ron Stark was not far from Marks' and McCann's scene. In 1971 McCann had taken two American journalists from the London-based 'head' magazine, Frendz, to Belfast, and, while showing them round, tried to fire-bomb Queens University and got them all arrested and charged. It was one of the Americans, Alan Marcuson, who subsequently put McCann in touch with Marks through another old Oxford friend, Graham Plinston.(21) In London, Stark, who was sniffing around radical circles, contacted the solicitor representing the American pair. He expressed some interest in McCann and promised financial support, which never came to anything.(22) Stark was thus poking his nose into the Marks-McCann operation nearly two years before MI6's Macmillan recruited Howard Marks.


The questions asked but not answered
Stark was in prison in Italy in 1977 when Macmillan was posted to the British Embassy in Rome. Macmillan would have been in an ideal position at the MI6 station there to help Lee obtain the documents seized by the Italian police when they arrested Stark in 1975.(23) But the papers didn't arrive until a year after Lee made the request, by which time his investigation was being wound up. Stark's papers included formulas for the synthesis of LSD and THC, some of which were identical to Kemp's; documents on the BEL's tartrate dealings in England; letters to Stark at his laboratory in Belgium from Charles Adams, an 'economic counsellor' at the American embassy in London; and draft letters from Stark to Wendy Hansen, American vice-counsel in Florence which discussed the possibility of a coup in Italy (for which, he said, conditions, were not yet ripe).(24)
This raises this question: if Stark, the catalyst of the British LSD explosion, was an American asset, would his agency have allowed him to break the law and endanger the national security of America's most senior partner in NATO? The answer might be 'yes' if the agency had a joint covert operation with their British counterparts - say in the area of 'counter-terrorism' - which was important enough to justify the risks. Stark was in prison in Italy from 1975-79 following his involvement with a gang of drug-dealing fascist terrorists. But he rubbed shoulders in prison with leading members of the Red Brigades, while maintaining contact with secret intelligence agencies on the outside. He is suspected by some of involvement in the Moro kidnapping.

In 1979 Stark appealed against his 14 year sentence. According to the judge who granted him bail and thus allowed him to flee Italy, 'an impressive series of scrupulously enumerated proofs' suggested 'that from 1960 onwards Stark belonged to the American secret services' and had 'entered the Middle East drug world in order to infiltrate armed organisations operating in that area and gain contacts and information about European terrorist groups' - a statement which raises as many questions as it answers.(25)


Notes

1. Stewart Tendler and David May, Brotherhood of Eternal Love- From Flower Power to Hippie Mafia; the Story of the LSD Counterculture, Panther, London 1984 pp. 174-5; Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain, Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion, Groven Weidenfeld, New York, 1985 p. 249; Martin A. Lee, 'Rasputin of LSD' in National Reporter, Fall 1988;Dick Lee and Colin Pratt, Operation Julie, W.H. Allen, London 1978 p. 71

2. Tendler and May, op. cit. pp. 174-5

3. Lee and Shlain op. cit. p. 248

4. Lee and Shlain op. cit. pp. 245-6; Tendler and May op. cit. p. 160. See also Timothy Leary's Flashbacks - an Autobiography, 1983.

5. Lee and Pratt op. cit. p. 350; Tendler and May op. cit. pp. 177-82. Lee and Shlain (p. 288) mistakenly credit Kemp rather than Stark with having produced the kilo Stark took to Idlywild. In fact Stark and Kemp barely met and didn't begin working together on LSD until the end of 1969.

6. Lee and Pratt op. cit. p. 377

7. Tendler and May op. cit .p. 186; Lee and Pratt op. cit. p. 337

8. Ibid. p. 50

9. Tendler and May op. cit. p. 230

10. Ibid. pp. 171

11. For those without a detailed memory of pop trivia, a 'Leapy Lee' had one hit record in Britain around this time. Hence Lee's nickname.

12. Lee and Pratt op. cit. pp. 12-18

13. Ibid. p. 290

14. Ibid p. 47. See also Cox, Shirley and Short, The Fall of Scotland Yard, Penguin, 1977.

15. Martyn Pritchard and Ed Laxton, Busted!, Mirror Books, London, 1978

16. Lee and Pratt op. cit. p. 100

17. The Leveller April 1978

18. Lee and Pratt op. cit. p. 290.

19. Ibid p. 337

20. David Leigh, High Times, Heinemann, London 1984, p. 68

21. Ibid. pp. 40-50

22. Tendler and May, op. cit. p. 274

23. Jonathan Bloch and Patrick Fitzgerald, British Intelligence and Covert Action, Brandon, Kerry, Ireland, 1983, pp. 223-5 and 258

24. Lee and Pratt op. cit p. 334; Philip Willan, The Puppet-Masters: the Political Use of Terrorism in Italy, Constable, London, 199, p. 312.

25. Willan, op. cit.p. 309; Lee and Shalin op. cit. p. 281; Martin A. Lee in National Reporter, Fall 1988

http://w3.cultdeadcow.com/cms/2005/12/a-book-review-o.html

Keith Millea
11-02-2009, 07:37 PM
Here is a report from PharmChem 1972-74.This company was used to verify the ingredients and dosage of street LSD.People could send in an annonymous sample,and then get the results back to find out what they were selling or digesting.Note that STP was back on the streets in 1973 for a short run.Also,PCP was mixed with some LSD.Some samples were void of any drugs.Most notable to me is the low amount of LSD found in most samples by this time frame.

http://magickpapers.com/blotter/lsd_history1.shtml

Jan Klimkowski
11-02-2009, 07:59 PM
I don't know what STP was,only that people in the Bay Area were freaking out because it was a 3 day trip.

STP was the street-name for MDMA I believe, or maybe MDA or a related molecule. They used the logo for STP motor oil on t-shirts as a sort in-the-know cult identification symbol. People learned it was a kind of methedrine and it came under the rubrick of "Speed Kills" in the underground press. My memory is hazy and uncertain, and all I know for sure is that I cannot deny that everyone might be walking on the moon.:cheers:

Helen - an alternative identification of STP.

This one is from the site Keith Millea kindly linked to.


DOM Timeline
by Erowid
1964 DOM is first synthesizes by Alexander Shulgin.
1967 DOM (STP) first appears on the street in San Francisco, sometimes being confused with LSD and causing problems due to its long duration. 1
Jan 14, 1967 Human Be-In in San Francisco is attended by 20,000. 5,000 doses of DOM (STP) were distributed for free, unfortunately, they were distributed in approximately 10-15 mg doses, 5-10 times higher than Shulgin had recommended. 2 [Details]
Apr 2, 1968 DOM (STP) was placed under DACA control in the United States, making it illegal to possess, sell, or manufacture except for personal use. 3
Sep 21, 1973 DOM is placed in Schedule I of the CSA in the U.S. making it illegal to buy, sell, or possess. 4



References
Lee MA, Shlain B. Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion. Grove, 1985.
Bureau of Drug Abuse Control. Micro-Gram. Nov 1967;1(1):1-2. Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Microgram. May 1968;1(8):2.
Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. MicroGram. Apr 1968;1(7):1.
38 FR 26447

http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/dom/dom_timeline.php

The identification is made by a clearly pharmacologically experienced individual with a chemist's knowledge of the molecular structure:


One could predict that it could have been, theoretically, a totally inactive compound and maybe an effective blocker for whatever receptor sites are being occupied by other psychoactive drugs and even for strange things that some unbalanced people might actually make within their bodies, using their own personal chemistry. On the other hand, it could have been a potent psychedelic in its own rights, and if so, probably long lived. The latter "could have been" proved to be so.

The very modest amount of study of the individual optical isomers clearly indicates that the "R" isomer is the more active. The sparse comments suggest that some of the heavier physical aspects of the racemate might be due to contributions from the "inactive" "S" isomer. It is, after all, the "S" isomer of amphetamine that carries the major punch of that stimulant. Maybe if that isomer were removed, and one were to explore the pure "R" isomer of DOM, the dramatic visual aspects of the larger dosages might not be complicated with a troublesome physical component.

This compound, unbeknownst to me, was scattered widely and plentifully in the heyday of the Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco, in mid-1967. It was distributed under the name STP, which was said to stand for Serenity, Tranquility, and Peace. It was also claimed to represent Super Terrific Psychedelic, or Stop The Police. The police called it: Too Stupid to Puke. Actually, the name was taken from the initials of a motor additive which was completely unrelated chemically. Incredibly, and sadly, one of the avowed experts in the area of the "sensuous drugs" actually stated that STP, the motor oil additive, was really one and the same as STP, the highly dangerous psychedelic. The motor oil additive, he wrote in a book of his, had properties somewhat related to those of LSD, mescaline, and the amphetamines. How fortunate that the love children of the time didn't do much reading, for they might have gotten into yet deeper pharmacological troubles with drug raids on the local gasoline stations.

Two complications became apparent during this first appearance and they led to serious difficulties. One, there was no equation made between STP and DOM. No one knew what this drug was which had been distributed in a cavalier way throughout the city. There could be no educated guess as to the best treatment of overdose emergencies. And secondly, the initial tablets that had been distributed apparently contained 20 milligrams of DOM per tablet; later, it was dropped to 10 milligrams. Either of these, in retrospect, is now known to be a thoroughly whopping dose. The overdose situation was aggravated by the slow onset of DOM. The user may be aware of some initial effects at the half-hour point, there will be what might be called a + or ++ at the end of the first hour, and the full impact of the drug is not appreciated until some two hours have elapsed. But many of the recipients of the free handouts of DOM were familiar with LSD which can show its alert in 15 to 20 minutes, or even sooner with a large dose, and there is already a deep and compelling intoxication felt at the half-hour point. They, quite reasonably, expected this familiar activity pattern with STP and assumed, when there was little if any activity noted at the half-hour point, that the potency was less than expected. They took one or even two additional dosage units. Thus, some of the overdose victims of that period may well have taken as much as 30 mg of DOM. The slow onset of action, coupled with the remarkably long duration, caught many innocent users unprepared.

Clinical studies have documented the rapid tolerance development from repeated exposures to DOM. Five volunteers were given 6 milligrams daily for three days. Objectively, psychological tests showed a decrease in responses. Subjectively, all found extremely intense effects on the first day, and all but one found it unpleasant. By the third exposure on the third day, all had diminished responses, ranging from only "moderately strong" to "felt absolutely nothing." One actually slept during the experience on the third day.

The hexadeutero-analogue (deuterium atoms on the two methoxyl groups) has been prepared as an internal standard for analytical work, but there are no reports of its human pharmacology. A study with this sort of derivative would be a fine companion to the studies already underway with the mescaline analogues that are similarly substituted. A difference exists, however. With mescaline, it is believed that the loss of a methoxyl group is a step towards the inactivation of the compound, whereas with DOM this loss may be associated with the formation of an active metabolite. The several fascinating questions raised by possible differences in both the rates and the degree of demethylation of these two compounds are well worth trying to answer.

A number of compounds related to DOM had been synthesized and studied at the University of California at San Francisco, at about this time. Two of these were simply the juggling of the two methoxyl groups and the methyl group on the ring, still maintaining the 2,4,5-ness relative to the amphetamine chain. These are 2,4-dimethoxy-5-methylamphetamine and 4,5-dimethoxy-2-methylamphetamine. Since the slang name for DOM in and about the medical center was STP, and since STP was the name of a motor oil additive, it is not unreasonable that the first of these to be synthesized, the 2,4-dimethoxy-5-methyl isomer, was referred to by the name of another motor oil additive popular at that time, F-310. The Vilsmeier reaction between 2,4-dimethoxytoluene and the Vilsmeier complex of POCl3 and N-methylformanilide gave the benzaldehyde (mp 117-118 °C) with a yellow malononitrile derivative from EtOH with a mp of 193-194 °C. The nitrostyrene from this and nitroethane formed yellow crystals from CH3CN, with a mp 138-139 °C. The amine formed easily with LAH in ether, and the product F-310 (or 5-DOM) gave white crystals from CH3CN with a mp of 182-183 °C.

And the other isomer, the 4,5-dimethoxy-2-methyl counterpart, became known familiarly as F-320, or sometimes simply 2-DOM. Its preparation followed an identical procedure, starting from 3,4-dimethoxytoluene. I have been told that F-310 is not active even at 20 milligrams in man, which would make it several times less potent than DOM (STP). I know of no trials with F-320. The use of the letter RFS does not imply any relationship between these two compounds and the series described elsewhere with the RFS code followed by other numbers, such as F-2 and F-22. These latter are F's because they are furans, not motor oil additives. And yet another oil additive, well known at the time as Z-7, became associated with the synthesis of the DOM (STP) isomer with its groups in the 2,4,6-positions. This is entered separately under gamma-DOM.

http://www.erowid.org/library/books_online/pihkal/pihkal068.shtml

The link also contains detailed descriptions of the chemistry and of the effects. Here are a couple of very interesting observations from the author/user:


There is an eerie feeling overall.

(with 2.3 mg) Mood elevation at 2-3 hrs. After 3 hours, emotional effects become more pronounced, enhancement of color also. Very little distortion of perception, no disorientation, no creeping or flowing, but color enhancement considerable. The emotional content and empathy for others was closer to mescaline than to amphetamine, a welcome change.

......

Then at the fourth hour, it went totally outside of me. I saw the clouds towards the west. THE CLOUDS!!! No visual experience has ever been like this. The meaning of color has just changed completely, there are pulsations, and pastels are extremely pastel. And now the oranges are coming into play. It is a beautiful experience. Of all past joys, LSD, mescaline, cannabis, peyote, this ranks number one. Normally I have no color effects with mescaline. A dynamic experience. Feels good, too.

(with 5 mg) There was the magnification of light, color and odors. It was all very pleasant and beautiful, except that I had an overwhelmingly negative feeling. This at times grew to considerable intensity, and I feel it was clearly due to anger. At times the negativity disappeared completely, and I broke into the most enjoyable, even hilarious experiences. I alternated about 50-50 between joy and discomfort. As the evening drew on, I became withdrawn and pensive. It seemed clear that I had made all the wrong decisions--choice of partner, place to live, isolation, no meaningful activity. The greatest shocker was that my practice of meditation, which is one of my central focuses, and which I thought had brought me much peace and understanding, seemed to be a delusional solution to my unhappiness and isolation. The experience continued unabated throughout the night with much tension and discomfort. I was unable to get any sleep. I hallucinated quite freely during the night, but could stop them at will. While I never felt threatened, I felt I knew what it was like to look across the brink to insanity.

...

(with 10 mg) If on this page I shall have expressed it to you then it is true that DOM has the glory and the doom sealed up in it. All that's needed to unseal it is to surround it with a warm living human for a few hours. For that human for those hours all the dark things are made clear.

DOM has the glory and the doom sealed up in it.

Set and setting.

Let me open your eyes.

It seems a trusted and charismatic figure could lead his people to a fake and grisly epiphany with a little STP....

Keith Millea
11-02-2009, 08:31 PM
Jan 14, 1967 Human Be-In in San Francisco is attended by 20,000. 5,000 doses of DOM (STP) were distributed for free, unfortunately, they were distributed in approximately 10-15 mg doses, 5-10 times higher than Shulgin had recommended.

Yep,I bet Owsley got his formula from Shulgin,who I think taught at UC Berkeley.Owsley messed up with the "way to high" dosage.I can remember reading about the warnings in the newspaper,and also there were warnings on the underground FM station about this STP.

Linda Minor
11-03-2009, 03:11 AM
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread301047/pg1

Originally posted by peabody
I hate to put you on the spot, but do you have any links or cites to any of these claims you've found convincing? I've looked for some time for something juicy, but most of what I come across online is, predictably, full of holes.

http://www.freewebs.com/ufoscience/mindcontrol.htm

I would suggest finding out what you can about a man named Ronald Stark and his connection to the 'Brotherhood of Eternal Love' in California as well as the 'Microdot Gang' in the UK. This man was responsible for the largest LSD production and distribution operation in California at the time of the Manson killings.

Orange Sunshine LSD was manufactured and distributed exclusively by a group known as "The Brotherhood of Eternal Love" who operated out of a beach resort near Los Angeles. The Brotherhood had among its drug manufacturers and dealers, one Ronald Stark, who is believed to have manufactured 50 million doses of LSD, and had known connections to the CIA.


It is known that Manson and his followers were using 'Orange Sunshine' before it had gained a reputation on the street.

Manson was also receiving large amounts of this particular LSD, seemingly for free.

http://www.sunshine69.com/Ronald_Stark.html

RONALD STARK WAS KHOURI ALI when posing as a Palestinian radical bent on helping terrorists infiltrate embassies, Terrence W. Abbot when pushing drugs in Italy. He spoke six languages, bragged about ties with the CIA, and may have used more aliases when courting the PLO in Lebanon, conspiring with the Red Brigades, and keeping up cordial contact with friends at the American embassy in London.

Of course, the true believers had no idea the CIA had used LSD as a surreptitious mind-bending agent in cold war cloak-and-dagger operations. Nor could they have known that the largest single source of black market acid during the late 1960s and early 1970s was linked to the CIA. His name was Ronald Stark, and his story is as mind-boggling as the chemical he peddled.
Link (dead link)

Summer of 1969 - Orange sunshine debuts; Ronald Stark moves in on
the illicit acid trade
Link (dead link)

http://www.skilluminati.com/research/entry/ronald_hadley_stark_the_man_behind_the_lsd_curtain/

The curse of doing research out here in Weirdoland is that the really fascinating people are nearly impossible to do research on. For instance, when you're covertly running the world's largest LSD manufacturing and smuggling operation for the CIA, you're not going to be doing interviews in Newsweek or publishing an autobiography. That's precisely the problem with Ronald Hadley Stark, who is one of the most insane characters in the history of LSD -- and that's really saying something, don't you think?


The best I've found is that Manson can be connected to the Process Church and the Process Church can be connected to the CIA, but I can't find a direct link between Manson and the CIA.

Stark was a personal friend of Robert DeGrimston.

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/cc.php?tid=301047&pid=3497043&page=1
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Linda Minor
11-03-2009, 03:34 AM
http://www.skilluminati.com/research/entry/ronald_hadley_stark_the_man_behind_the_lsd_curtain/

Jim Keith offers a paragraph of details on Stark's twilight years that I've never seen corroborated, or even mentioned, anywhere else. That could just mean he did his job better than most journalists, or it could mean he's repeating rumors and gossip -- either way, for the sake of completeness:

Stark...was seen at the student uprisings in Paris in 1968, and was also present at the student demonstrations and labor strikes in Milan in 1969. In the 1970s he lived a posh lifestyle in Italy, hobnobbing with the sicilian Mafiosi, espionage agents of various coloration, and terrorists.


Researching Roland Stark, I was reminded of people like Porter Goss, Andijra Puharich, or Barry Seal: it is unreal how much this guy got around. I found him cropping up in articles I had from years ago, like Micheal E. Kreca's report on the manufacturing of the drug war. Stark shows up with some exceptionally creepy company:

Stark also was a close friend of the Los Angeles founders of a small breakaway Scientology sect called "The Process Church of the Final Judgement," English expatriates Robert DeGrimston Moore and Mary Ann McClean.

It's kinda suspect how the entire dark side of the hippie years came from California, a continuous stain that kept coming for five straight years. The Process Church shows up in every assassination, occult murder, and lone weirdo event during the late 60's and early 70's. They're connected to L. Ron Hubbard, Charles Manson, David Berkowitz, even the murder of Nicole Simpson, years later. Also, our favorite sociologist technocrat, William Sims Bainbridge, spent three years with them -- studying and learning. He published a book about it in 1978: Satan's Power: A Deviant Psychotherapy Cult

It probably sounds way more lurid than it was. Bainbridge didn't exactly make it sound like a frat party in hell: "there was no violence and no indiscriminate sex, but I found a remarkably aesthetic and intelligent alternative to conventional religion." You can read more in his essay Social Construction from Within: Satan's Process.

http://mysite.verizon.net/wsbainbridge/dl/satansp.htm

Social Construction from Within: Satan's Process
by William Sims Bainbridge
Pages 297-310 of The Satanism Scare edited by
James T. Richardson, Joel Best, and David G. Bromley.
New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1991.


Most of what's known about Ronald Stark today is through an Italian magistrate named Giorgio Floridia, who released Stark from Italian prison in 1979. Apparently, Stark had gotten himself caught in 1975, and spent the following years trying to convince anyone and everyone that he was operating with the blessings of the United States government. Four years later, he finally managed to persuade Floridia, who cited "an impressive series of scrupulously enumerated proofs" that Stark had given him. That series went like this:

Floridia cited Stark's frequent prison visits from Wendy M. Hansen at the US Consulate in Florence, "Dear Ron" letters from Charles C. Adams at the US Embassy in London, addressed to Stark's LSD lab in Brussels (seized by Italian police after his arrest), and his links with Philip B. Taylor III at the US Consulate in Rome.

Floridia also claims Stark worked for the Defense Department from 1960-62, and received paychecks from Fort Lee, in New Jersey. It is worth considering that Stark might have exaggerated his role and connections, and even fabricated evidence, in presenting his case to the magistrate who was in a position to free him. Either way, it worked. Stark was released on parole....and disappeared days later.

In terms of Floridia's motivation, it's worth considering the fate of the guy who came before him:

In June 1978 a Bologna magistrate, Graziano Gori, was assigned to investigate Stark and his astounding web of associates. A few weeks later, Gori was killed in a car wreck.

That, of course, might be the most "impressive proof" of all.

Stark turned up in Holland in 1982. He got deported the next year and apparently died in custody -- because when Italy requested that he be extradited on terrorism charges, the US replied with a copy of Stark's death certificate. (You guessed it -- "heart attack.")
***
Be sure to check out the Cult of the Dead Cow's review of Acid: A New Secret History of LSD -- full of further information on Stark (http://w3.cultdeadcow.com/cms/2005/12/a-book-review-o.html).

Helen Reyes
11-03-2009, 11:27 AM
http://www.cartype.com/pics/410/full/stp.jpg
Thanks Jan, I knew it was in that general group. People used the stickers the company distributed to make a counter-culture statement, and there were the inevitable iron-ons for DIY t-shirts. You almost wonder if the drug was an ad campaign for the company (a mechanic friend of mine once told me all oil additives were a scam and bad for combustion engines, but idk).

From what I've read, the Process Church was anything but meek. They published a magazine and issue number 3 or 4 is sometimes called the Manson issue, he contributed an op-ed article. I read his article, nothing really amazing, just rambling philosophy. It was available on Pirate Bay from the digimob occult mobilisation people as one of their numbered projects with a lot of other information about the Process, and you should still be able to find it through digimob occult by searching for their webpage.

Magda Hassan
11-03-2009, 12:14 PM
The Process Church seems to have morphed into this:
http://www.bestfriendsinfo.com/History.html Some information already here from other sources. Good for fund raising.

The above link notes

“Interestingly, the Process Church's attorney was member John Markham. Markham was later hired by U.S. Attorney William Weld (the Weld family made its fortune in the opium trade). Weld invested money in the counterculture tabloid Real Paper, which published a major article on the Process Church.”Also I have these documents from the Process Church - see attachment. Don't know if I uploaded them before. Thought I did but I couldn't find them.

Here is the Manson article:
http://www.gnosticliberationfront.com/process_church_2.htm
Apparently all the Process Church documents can be found at this link. All 500 pages they say. http://www.gnosticliberationfront.com/The_Process_Church_Files.pdf Looks the same as I uploaded.

Here is the chapter on the Process Church that had to be removed from Ed Sanders' book on The Family because the PC threatened a $million law suit. http://www.charliemanson.com/sanders-1.htm

Helen Reyes
11-03-2009, 03:07 PM
It looks like the Pirate Bay just popped back into existence. The relevant torrent seems to be http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4011440/(digimob)_Occult_Mob_s_Submissions_Digest__18

Zipped .torrent file attached in case tpb dies again. I believe it contains a bit more than just the Manson issue and the missing Sanders chapter. Any newer torrent client should let you deselect all the other occult stuff there and get just the Process materials.

Jan Klimkowski
11-03-2009, 07:47 PM
Linda, Helen, Magda - many thanks for all that fascinating material.

Reading Sanders' excised Process chapter again was a treat. A Satanic lovedeathcult imbued with Hubbardian mechanical methodology and Freemasonic faux mystical layerings worshipping extreme violence and gore.

I note one tiny synchronicity-cum-coincidence amongst very many. The 50-year-old Process initiate who doubled as a "chef" at the Ambassador or Sheraton Hotel, bore the name of Lloyd. "Lloyd" is of course the name of the crucial bartender character and initiate in Kubrick's The Shining. Whilst the shiner mystic who tries and fails to save Danny is the hotel's chef.

(The actor who played Lloyd, Joe Turkel, worked with Kubrick several times - which was most rare - and is perhaps most famous for playing Tyrell, the Creator and "Father" of the replicants, destroyed by his prodigal son, Roy Batty, in Bladerunner.)

The Process clearly had numerous links, and perhaps patronage from, the likes of John Phillips, and moved in Terry Melcher and Cass Elliott circles. There are persistent suggestions of links with both Manson and Sirhan Sirhan, who spoke repeatedly of involvement with "an occult group from London".

Of course, the Process largely disappeared from sight immediately after RFK's assassination at, um, The Ambassador Hotel.

Which of course was also immediately after the last supper of RFK, John Frankenheimer, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, John Phillips and Cass Elliott.

Helen Reyes
11-03-2009, 08:03 PM
(The actor who played Lloyd, Joe Turkel, worked with Kubrick several times - which was most rare - and is perhaps most famous for playing Tyrell, the Creator and "Father" of the replicants, destroyed by his prodigal son, Roy Batty, in Bladerunner.)


No chance Joe was related to the late Studs, is there?

I sort of decided, at least to my own satisfaction, that the doll-maker in Bladerunner was based on Ray Palmer, in the film at least.

Jan Klimkowski
11-03-2009, 08:54 PM
Reading some of the original and "sacred" tomes of the Process Church of the Final Judgement in Magda's 7Mb download, replete with truly dire hymns and High School mystical insight, conjured several images in my mind.

Heinlein's "Stranger in a Strange Land" - a fantastic pop title, and one of Manson and Hubbard's favourite books (if I remember correctly).

The Bomb worshipping paranoid mutants, singing hymns in front of the nuke, in the 2nd ape movie, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, released in May 1970, and based on an LSD-literate script (Chuck Heston finds a deeper level of reality and revelation by embracing a hallucination, a telepathic veil of horror blocking his path) written by poet Paul Dehn.

The secret tomes of the Church of Scientology, which only Thetans (like many of the key US intelligence remote viewers) can earn access to, but which read like typically dire L Ron Hubbard science fiction.

And, of course, Helter Skelter. Manson's own ridiculous apocalyptic fantasy, in which - post apocalypse - his Family would roar out of the subterranean tunnels of Death Valley on their moon buggies, and Rule.

But but but....

MK-Manson Family were taught, and perpetrated, bloodlust slaughter.

When Manson started talking about his links to the Process in prison, he was visited by black-caped Process members. And then he shut up, refusing to talk about the Church of Final Judgement anymore.

Which begs the question of how the authorities allowed these supposed satanic wackoes anywhere near the prison cell of America's bogeyman, "the man who killed the Sixties", the demon Charles Manson?

And where did the the Process find the money to sue and intimidate Ed Sanders and his publisher into removing Chapter 5 of Sanders' book as originally published?

The answer is quite likely contained in previous pages of this thread.

Helen Reyes
11-03-2009, 09:20 PM
And Church of Satan (or Process Church???) people traipsing around the late Jane Mansfield's House of Pink uninvited (or were they???), placing plaques on walls unnoticed in the House That Mama Cass Bought.

Ever notice how L Ron replicated everything secret the Shadow Government was up to? Mind control, espionage, gun-running, attempted coups, and last but not least infiltration, remote-viewing, assassination, dead-agenting? Oh and yes, he set up his own movie studio, in the desert. Whose productions were never released publicly. Almost as if he wanted to show someone he was a player, too. A force to be reckoned with, someone to bargain with, who was willing to make a deal.

Keith Millea
11-03-2009, 11:50 PM
Linda,
I'm not sure I understand this quote from the link you earlier provided.This one:
http://www.skilluminati.com/research/entry/ronald_hadley_stark_the_man_behind_the_lsd_curtain/



Of course, lets keep things in perspective, here. The 1960s were an incredible explosion of pure human love and positive energy. Everyone woke up to social injustice and racial prejudice and saved the world. I don't want to pretend that the "counterculture" was some sort of big mirage teevee show to keep people distracted. FBI never ran an operation called DEADHEAD, and they certainly never wrote any documents claiming that their employee, Jerry Garcia, was a huge help in "siphoning off student dissent and re-channeling it into self-destructive hedonism."


Is this guy trying to imply that Jerry Garcia worked for the FBI?Is this just sarcasm? :dontknow:

It all looks like a hit piece to me.IMHO

Magda Hassan
11-04-2009, 12:02 AM
Linda,
I'm not sure I understand this quote from the link you earlier provided.This one:
http://www.skilluminati.com/research/entry/ronald_hadley_stark_the_man_behind_the_lsd_curtain/



Of course, lets keep things in perspective, here. The 1960s were an incredible explosion of pure human love and positive energy. Everyone woke up to social injustice and racial prejudice and saved the world. I don't want to pretend that the "counterculture" was some sort of big mirage teevee show to keep people distracted. FBI never ran an operation called DEADHEAD, and they certainly never wrote any documents claiming that their employee, Jerry Garcia, was a huge help in "siphoning off student dissent and re-channeling it into self-destructive hedonism."
Is this guy trying to imply that Jerry Garcia worked for the FBI?Is this just sarcasm? :dontknow:

It all looks like a hit piece to me.IMHO
Have you read the Dave McGowan piece on Laurel Canyon (t the beginning of this thread) Keith? It's long but definitely well worth it. Perhaps not all of it is 100% but as Dave himself says it's mostly true :thrasher:and certainly joins a lot of dots. That the peace and love and universalism ethos, not to mention empowerment, black or otherwise, of the 1960's was a threat to TPTB cannot be disputed and they didn't sit idly by waiting for it all to be over but actively brought about its end.

Keith Millea
11-04-2009, 01:12 AM
That the peace and love and universalism ethos, not to mention e
mpowerment, black or otherwise, of the 1960's was a threat to TPTB cannot be disputed and they didn't sit idly by waiting for it all to be over but actively brought about its end.



I can agree with that Magda.I can agree that the Feds had an operation to arrest and harass Deadheads.Dead shows were notorious for the presence of narcs upon the scene.Easy pickins' there.What I can't agree on is that Jerry Garcia or any of the band members were somehow working WITH the Feds,as was implied.And that's the trouble with Dave McGowens writing too.When you write a piece titled "The Mostly True Story....",well you can just make anything up that you feel like.

Grateful Keith

:itsme:

Magda Hassan
11-04-2009, 11:46 AM
That the peace and love and universalism ethos, not to mention e
mpowerment, black or otherwise, of the 1960's was a threat to TPTB cannot be disputed and they didn't sit idly by waiting for it all to be over but actively brought about its end.
I can agree with that Magda.I can agree that the Feds had an operation to arrest and harass Deadheads.Dead shows were notorious for the presence of narcs upon the scene.Easy pickins' there.What I can't agree on is that Jerry Garcia or any of the band members were somehow working WITH the Feds,as was implied.And that's the trouble with Dave McGowens writing too.When you write a piece titled "The Mostly True Story....",well you can just make anything up that you feel like.

Grateful Keith

:itsme:
I can't remember his name but one of the group was experimented on as part of a MK ULTRA experiment. Perhaps the drummer.

I don't think MacGowan is making anything up just that not all of it can be substantiated.

Jan Klimkowski
11-04-2009, 07:22 PM
A most resonant and pertinent article....


Pipe Dreams: the CIA, Drugs, and the Media
by Daniel Brandt and Steve Badrich
From NameBase NewsLine, No. 16, January-March 1997


Like some Russian high official come to treat with Chechen rebels, CIA Director John Deutch arrived in force -- by heavily-armed motorcade, and with helicopter cover. SWAT teams swarmed over the building that was Deutch's destination.

But on November 15, 1996, Deutch's destination was in fact only the auditorium of Locke High School in the beleaguered South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles: for a U.S. public servant, not officially enemy territory at all. Still, the citizens who showed up to hear and question Deutch were searched with a metal detector in return for the privilege.

And privilege it was. The post-Cold-War world had become so threatening to the CIA that Deutch was taking the unprecedented step of showing up in public -- of walking, in fact, directly into a popular firestorm. That evening, Deutch emphatically claimed that the CIA had no involvement whatsoever with the crack-cocaine epidemic that is battering South Central. It was a message Deutch's audience wasn't buying.

This event and its aftermath are well worth reflecting upon. Unfortunately, the defense of Deutch and his agency by major U.S. media has proved far less illuminating than the narrow and ahistorical way these same media have defined and framed the relevant issues. The ability of well-paid media people to vaporize the known history of the CIA, to turn this history into a non-issue, is scary -- scarier, almost, than the long, lamentable, but extremely well-documented story of CIA involvement with drug traffickers on four continents.

This essay will attempt to say something, yet again, both about the major media and about some of the many mind-bending episodes, already on the public record, of CIA-drug-trafficker complicity.

The CIA's latest trials on this issue began in August 1996 with the now-notorious series on crack cocaine in the San Jose Mercury News. In this series, reporter Gary Webb made the case that the CIA, through the actions of several drug-dealing Nicaraguan contras it had funded, was involved in the introduction of crack into Los Angeles during the 1980s.

Parallel stories have appeared in provincial papers before, and been ignored. But San Jose isn't in Silicon Valley for nothing; the Mercury News boosted Webb's stories with its state-of-the-art website, and a popular firestorm ensued. Soon Maxine Waters of the Congressional Black Caucus was calling for an investigation, and the Senate Intelligence Committee had scheduled hearings.

Belatedly, the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times all recognized that, this time around, they couldn't ignore the story. But instead of investigating the CIA, they investigated their fellow journalists at the Mercury News. Quoting each other's stories to strengthen their common case, editorialists, reporters, and columnists from all three papers attacked Webb's reporting -- or what they claimed Webb had reported -- as well as his ethics, his talk-show appearances, his book proposal, his movie deal, his editors, and even a graphic on his newspaper's website. Gary Webb, after all, is neither a Washingtonian nor a New Yorker.

There was nothing casual or accidental about this bashing. The L.A. Times had 25 reporters on the story. The Post refused to print a reasoned letter from Mercury News editor Jerry Ceppos defending the series, even after Ceppos provided a requested revision. Perhaps the low point of this campaign was a story by Tim Golden of the New York Times, which explained that African-Americans are more susceptible than their fellow citizens to conspiracy theories and paranoia.

But it's not necessarily paranoid to note what crack has done to our cities, or that the U.S. prison population has tripled over the past 14 years, or that California now spends more on prisons than it does on colleges and universities. And as the Mercury News noted: in 1993, snorters of powdered cocaine drew an average sentence of three months, whereas crack smokers got an average of three years. And 83 percent of those sent to prison for crack trafficking were African-American. If present trends were to continue for another 14 years, a majority of African-American males between the ages of 18 and 40 would be locked up.

Deutch's audience at Locke High, furthermore, had a more appropriate response than the Washington Post did to Deutch's promise that the CIA would investigate itself: hoots and howls. After all, the last internal CIA report on contras and drugs, completed in 1988, is still secret. "I don't know why [Rep. Julian] Dixon is saluting Deutch's courage for coming here today," someone from the audience complained at the floor microphone, "when everybody knows this building's got hundreds of pigs in it. There's pigs behind those curtains, there's pigs on top of the roof. We're not going to get no justice here today -- we're going to need a revolution."

And it's the major media, rather than the folks who turned out at Locke High, that are guilty of what amounts to suppression of evidence on this issue. Consider media treatment of Jack Blum, former special counsel to John Kerry's Senate subcommittee that investigated the CIA-contra-drug connection. If senators will listen to anyone who can speak authoritatively on this issue, it's Blum. On October 23, 1996, Blum told the Senate Intelligence Committee that although the CIA had not itself sold crack in the inner city, it had "ignored the drug problem and subverted law enforcement to prevent embarrassment and to reward our allies in the contra war.... A careful review of covert operations in the Caribbean and South and Central America shows a forty-year connection between crime and covert operations that has repeatedly blown back on the United States.... I would hope that this inquiry goes beyond the narrow questions posed in the San Jose Mercury News story."

Blum's statement reviewed the same history of CIA complicity with drug traffickers that will be touched on in this essay: CIA ties to the Mafia during World War II; its role in Burma in the 1950s; in Laos in the 1960s; in Argentina and Bolivia in the 1970s; and in Central America and Afghanistan in the 1980s. But Blum's 3,700 words of historical perspective raised the specter of exactly the kind of inquiry that the major media don't want. ABC's Peter Jennings crunched Blum's reflections down to a single sound bite, perversely out of context, in which Blum absolved the CIA of directly selling drugs in Los Angeles. The two sentences on CNN's U.S. News Story Page on their website were equally shameless: "Jack Blum, a former Senate investigator who looked into the matter during the 1980s, defended the CIA. 'No members of the staff of the CIA ... (were) in the cocaine business,' he said."

In fairness we may note that the media were only following the government's lead on this issue. CIA Inspector General Frederick Hitz lacks subpoena power and must produce a declassified report; for additional powers, he must petition Congress. But Congressional "oversight" over the CIA is unfortunately just that. The House Intelligence Committee is now chaired by Porter Goss (R-FL), a former CIA operations officer who still hangs out with Agency friends. Its Senate counterpart is under Arlen Specter (R-PA), whose major contribution to investigative history to date is the Warren Commission's "magic bullet" theory.

Put simply, neither the major media nor Congress has the will, perhaps not even the power, to pursue the real history of CIA activity. Maxine Waters (D-CA) fears that the investigations now in train will fade away unless public pressure is maintained. To this end, Waters plans teach-ins on California campuses this spring. A fourth contra-crack investigation is being conducted by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Bromwich, a former narcotics prosecutor. But even though Bromwich's intentions seem good, he can subpoena only Justice Department documents, and cannot compel witnesses to testify.

Jack Blum is surely right to want to pursue all CIA-drugs investigations within the framework of the larger history of the CIA -- even though one must surely question Blum's assumption that established agencies are capable of doing this. Since the 1960s, evidence of corruption and official lies has periodically made it onto the public record, but the worse the news, the more intense official resistance has become.

What follows, nevertheless, is a quick sketch of what all such investigators -- and the public -- ought to have firmly in mind. A variety of sources have been assembled here into a rough chronological narrative. But the scope of this narrative is so great that only major chapters in the CIA's long association with drugs can be mentioned. Still, as a big picture, it's better than nothing -- which is what official sources and investigations, and well-heeled publishers and producers, threaten to give us.

Back in 1936, Lucky Luciano, the boss of Mafia drug and prostitution rackets in New York City, was finally convicted as a result of Thomas Dewey's prosecution, and sentenced to thirty to fifty years. But in 1942 the Office of Naval Intelligence asked Meyer Lansky to seek Luciano's assistance in getting New York waterfront workers to watch out for enemy agents and activity. Soon Luciano's friends in Sicily, who had been severely repressed by Mussolini, were helping with the American invasion there. In 1946 the ONI appealed to Luciano's parole board. He was released from prison and deported to Italy -- where he built up a heroin syndicate.

The immediate postwar problem in places like Italy and France, from the point of view of both the CIA and entrenched interests such as the Mafia, was that many Communists had been anti-fascist Resistance fighters, and as such were attractive to voters. The Marshall Plan aimed not merely to rebuild a war-torn Europe; it aimed to rebuild Europe in such a way that no Communists could ever win an election. To this end, the CIA played a major role in administering Marshall Plan aid.

In Italy the CIA spent money to deny the 1948 elections to the Communists. By 1950 the Mafia again controlled Sicily. The CIA was also paying the Corsican Mafia in Marseilles to undermine Communist influence with striking workers. These Mafia syndicates were sufficiently well-protected that in 1951 they opened their first heroin lab. By 1965 there were two dozen labs in Marseilles, which together exported nearly five tons of heroin to the U.S. during that year.[1]

Heroin trafficking shifted in the 1960s and 1970s from the Turkey-Marseilles connection to the Asian connection. For decades until the 1950s, the opium trade was sanctioned by colonial administrations in Asia. By the early 1960s, the mountain areas of Southeast Asia -- the Golden Triangle region -- produced most of the world's opium. Northeastern Burma was particularly productive.

In the case of Burma, production before 1945 was insignificant -- as a province of India under the British, most of the opium traded in Burma was produced in India. But in 1949, Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Forces retreated from Mao's army to the mountains of northeast Burma. The CIA helped maintain these troops, and sponsored two invasions of China. During their stay in Burma, the Nationalist Chinese exacted opium quotas from Burma's peasants; failure to pay was punished by the cutting off of fingers, hands, and feet. By the time the Nationalists fled in 1961, Burma had gone from producing about seven tons of opium per year to producing as much as a thousand tons, or about sixty percent of the world's production.[2]

In French-occupied Indochina, meanwhile, the Corsican syndicates were operating the opium trade out of Saigon under the protection of French military intelligence. When France withdrew in 1955, the U.S. inherited France's colonial politics and infrastructure. The U.S. worked with the same peoples -- the Hmong in Laos -- that the French had used. And again, the American Mafia was involved through their Corsican contacts. From Tampa, Florida, Santo Trafficante ran the Marseilles connection in Cuba during the 1950s. In 1968 he visited Saigon to meet with Corsican syndicate leaders. After 1970, Asian heroin began showing up in the U.S.

After the Cuban revolution, Trafficante's Mafia foot soldiers were mainly Cuban exiles.[3] In a 1982 interview, former CIA commando leader Grayston Lynch described what had once been the largest CIA station in the world, located south of Miami from 1961-1964. This station issued orders to 400 case officers and 2,000 exiles, dispersed in "safe houses" from Miami to Tampa. Lynch concedes that after the CIA cut off support, many of these exiles, trained in covert operations and smuggling, turned to narcotics trafficking.[4] Given that the CIA had worked with Trafficante to assassinate Castro in 1961,[5] the agency lacked sufficient ethical intelligence to worry that these Trafficante-associated exiles might pose a criminal problem. They were considered merely a "disposal problem," an institutional nuisance.

At the time all of these events were unfolding, they were secret history, unavailable in books and newspapers. Then one day in 1970, the poet Allen Ginsberg stumbled onto the CIA-heroin connection while sorting his files of clippings. He noticed that when sorted chronologically, U.S. advances into the opium-producing areas of the Golden Triangle were followed, a few months later, by clippings that reported a rise in heroin overdose deaths in American cities. The alternative press fleshed out Ginsberg's insight, and the May 1971 Ramparts magazine featured a cover story on South Vietnam's "Marshal Ky: The Biggest Pusher in the World." The major media ignored everything until Sen. Ernest Gruening, a maverick from Alaska, opened hearings. At that point the Washington Post and NBC News "discovered" this story, but soon buried it. Only the alternative press kept it alive.[6]

South Vietnam was completely corrupted by a heroin trade whose immediate origin was in Laos. The Hmong culture in Laos provided 30,000 men for the CIA's secret Laotian army under General Vang Pao. But in the process, opium production took over Hmong culture; the Hmong grew only enough rice for subsistence. To support the Hmong economy, the CIA's Air America transported raw opium out of the Laotian hills to the labs. At this point the CIA begged off, and let the syndicates and South Vietnamese officials take care of distribution. Double UOGlobe no.4 heroin, produced at a Laotian lab owned by Gen. Ouane Rattikone, became particularly famous. By mid-1971, Army medical officers estimated that fifteen percent of American GIs were addicted.

Veterans of Vietnam and Laos with intelligence connections, men such as Theodore Shackley (former chief of the Miami station), his deputy Thomas Clines, Richard Secord, Oliver North, and Felix Rodriguez, later became familiar names during the Iran-contra scandal of the 1980s. More obscure was one Michael Hand, who had been a CIA contract agent in Laos. In 1973, Hand and his partner Frank Nugan established the Nugan Hand Bank in Sydney.

A slew of top-level retirees from the CIA and U.S. military intelligence were associated with this bank; William Colby served as its attorney. Nugan Hand collapsed spectacularly in 1980. After three major investigations, Australian officials concluded that the bank had been primarily involved in laundering money for arms and drug traffickers.[7] Apparently the CIA's infamous "disposal problem" -- what to do with those nasty, well-trained former assets -- extends to its top-level former executives and administrators.

Then there is the horrible tale of Afghanistan. Heroin there was also a well-kept secret, at least until the Soviet withdrawal in 1989. Then the Washington Post was free to "discover" that Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the CIA's favorite guerrilla leader, had commanders under him who worked with Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence agency to run heroin labs in southwest Pakistan. "Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, U.S. narcotics policy in Afghanistan has been subordinated to the war against Soviet influence there.... In 1989, Afghanistan was second only to Burma as a producer of opium, growing 650 tons, nearly all of which was intended for heroin manufacturing, a State Department report said."[8]

When Allen Ginsberg was sorting his clippings about heroin, his discovery of a correlation with CIA activity in the Golden Triangle must have seemed dismaying enough, almost unbelievable. Fortunately for Ginsberg, a proponent of LSD, he had no evidence that the CIA may have also been behind the expansion of LSD distribution within the counterculture. But such evidence later came to light.

Ginsberg, like most of the counterculture, saw LSD as a liberating experience. The drug was nonaddictive, although it could be dangerous in the case of an overdose. A safe dosage, however, was entirely an individual phenomenon, and could not even be objectively established. And it soon became clear that LSD dramatically amplified tendencies that were already present in the individual and the immediate environment. The exact dosage that might have seemed liberating in 1967 might have been debilitating when ingested by the same individual in 1969, a banner year for agents provocateurs and bad vibes.

In 1975, the Rockefeller Commission reported that the CIA had been testing LSD since the 1950s -- only to discover that the drug's effects were too unpredictable to make it a reliable tool for mind control. Still, given what the CIA knew about LSD at this early date, it doesn't seem inconceivable that the CIA may have hoped that greater availability of the powerful drug would undermine the political effectiveness of the student movement and counterculture.

Evidence of the possible strategic use of LSD emerged in 1979, when Italian magistrate Giorgio Floridia issued a report on the case of Ronald Stark, who had been arrested in Bologna for drug trafficking in 1975. The magistrate ordered Stark's release on the grounds that he had been working for U.S. intelligence since 1960. From 1969-1974, Stark was a major producer of LSD, with factories first in Paris, then in Belgium and California, and a pipeline into the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, the world's largest distributor.

Floridia cited Stark's frequent prison visits from Wendy M. Hansen at the U.S. consulate in Florence, "Dear Ron" letters from Charles C. Adams at the U.S. embassy in London, addressed to Stark's LSD lab in Brussels (these were seized by Italian police after his arrest), and his links with Philip B. Taylor III at the U.S. consulate in Rome. (Taylor is now in Sao Paulo, Brazil.) According to Floridia, Stark had done secret work for the Defense Department from 1960 to 1962, and had received "periodic payments to him from Fort Lee, known to be the site of a CIA office." On his release, Stark was ordered to report in to Italian police twice a week. But within days, Stark had left the country. Bologna police believe that Stark was secretly flown from a NATO air base in Pisa or Vicenza.

In 1984 an Italian parliamentary commission issued a report on domestic terrorism that included a section on Ronald Stark. They concluded that Stark was an adventurer who was used by the CIA, but were unable to determine when the association began. In 1982, Stark was arrested in Holland. Charges were dropped the following year, and Stark was deported to a San Francisco jail, where pending federal charges were dropped by the Justice Department. When Italy requested extradition in 1984, U.S. officials sent a death certificate indicating that Stark had died of a heart attack.

Way back in 1969, Stark first approached the Brotherhood, wowing them with a kilogram of pure LSD (more than they had ever seen), and claiming that he had a new, efficient production method. Stark's lab in France was already a going concern, and the Brotherhood agreed to distribute his product. When Stark shut down this lab in 1971 and opened a better one in Brussels, he boasted that he had done so because of a timely tip from the CIA. In all, Stark made 20 kilograms of LSD, enough for 50 million doses. Most of it was sold in the U.S. There's no proof that Stark was anything more than an adventurer and an opportunist. But Carl Oglesby, former national president of Students for a Democratic Society, sums up the Stark phenomenon as follows:

What we have to contemplate nevertheless is the possibility that the great American acid trip, no matter how distinctive of the rebellion of the 1960s it came to appear, was in fact the result of a despicable government conspiracy.... If U.S. intelligence bodies collaborated in an effort to drug an entire generation of Americans, then the reason they did so was to disorient it, sedate it and de-politicize it.[9]

Currently it's cocaine in the form of crack that's a major problem in the inner cities of America. Coca leaf is grown on the high Andean plateaus of Bolivia and Peru, and until 1980 it was generally refined in Colombia. After the Bolivian "cocaine coup," refinement of coca paste into cocaine became more of a local affair, while Peru and Paraguay also increased their production. New smuggling routes were established, and new strains of coca were bred that could thrive in the lowlands of the Amazon basin. Cocaine soon glutted the market. Prices dropped dramatically during the first half of the 1980s, which saw the appearance of crack -- a condensed, rock-like substance that can be produced by cooking cocaine with water and baking soda on a kitchen stove. Crack is smoked rather than snorted, a process which absorbs more of the drug into the body with less effort.
The 1980 cocaine coup in Bolivia was arranged by the Argentine military, which in 1976 seized power in Argentina and proceeded to "disappear" about 11,000 of the country's own citizens. Michael Levine, who was the DEA's country attache to Argentina and Uruguay in 1980, discovered that the high-level Argentine military officers he was trying to bust for trafficking were well-connected in Bolivia, and that the entire bunch were protected by the CIA. Some of the bloodiest coup-makers in Bolivia were recruited by Klaus Barbie, a fugitive Nazi war criminal and long-time CIA asset.[10]

Confirmation of the CIA's role came from testimony taken by the Kerry subcommittee in a closed hearing on July 23, 1987. Leandro Sanchez Reisse was assigned by the Argentine military to set up a money laundering front in Florida in 1977. He said that these fronts ran operations for and with the CIA, including weapons shipments to Argentine personnel in Central America. In 1980, funds from a major Bolivian trafficker were funneled to the Argentine military, which then sent ambulances loaded with weapons to Bolivia. These were used in the 1980 coup engineered by Luis Arce Gomez and Luis Garcia Meza, both of whom were connected to traffickers.[11]

The CIA, claiming that the Sandinistas in Nicaragua were sending arms to guerrillas in El Salvador, paid Argentina to provide military training to contras in Central America. This arrangement ended in 1982, when the military government in Argentina lost power after the Falklands debacle. Within several years, however, the contra war developed into a major CIA operation involving Cuban exiles from Miami; former Nicaraguan guardsmen who fled during the 1979 revolution and regrouped in Honduras; and assorted CIA adventurers with drug- and arms-trafficking connections.

Celerino Castillo fought in Vietnam from 1971-1972, where he saw the effects of drugs on U.S. troops. By 1975 he was a Texas cop, later a detective working drug cases. In 1980, Castillo joined the DEA and worked the streets of New York. He worked in Peru in 1984-1985, and Guatemala from 1985-1990. While stationed in Guatemala, Castillo was the DEA agent in charge of anti-drug operations in El Salvador from 1985-1987. During this period, he discovered that Oliver North's contras were running cocaine from El Salvador's Ilopango airport.

Castillo did his best to bust them, but soon learned that the traffickers were protected by the CIA. "By the end of 1988," he writes, "I realized how hopelessly tangled DEA, the CIA, and every other U.S. entity in Central America had become with the criminals. The connections boggled my mind."[12] Feeling his life was in danger, Castillo got out in a hurry in 1990. The DEA, meanwhile, was increasing the pressure with an internal investigation of Castillo. His career was over and he resigned. Lawrence Walsh's office extensively debriefed Castillo, but when Walsh released his massive report in 1993, the narcotics connection was nowhere to be found. The combined House and Senate Iran-contra hearings in 1987 also ignored the drug issue. Instead, investigators granted immunity to Oliver North.

John Kerry's subcommittee, the "Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics and International Operations," began its investigations in 1987, held hearings in 1988 and 1989, and issued a 144-page report on April 13, 1989.[13] At one point, the subcommittee took testimony from the head of the Honduran DEA office, who described how it was closed down in June 1983, at a time when the CIA station was doubling in size. Honduras was a major transit station for cocaine, thanks to their corrupt military. It was clear to the CIA and Pentagon that the contra effort required the support of Honduras, and that the price for this support was to overlook the cocaine traffic.

"I watched the CIA protect drug traffickers throughout my career as a DEA agent," says Michael Levine. "I have put thousands of Americans away for tens of thousands of years for conspiracy with less evidence than is available against Ollie North and CIA people."[14] Tom Cash, a former top DEA official in Miami, agrees: "When you have those types of political upheavals and foreign policy considerations of the President to start with, and at the same time have a drug prosecution to contend with, drugs are going to be second. It is something we grappled with on a daily basis."[15]

One could, arguably, defend the mainstream press for refusing to follow up on stories as improbable, and characters as fringey, as some of those we've considered here: an iconoclast poet like Ginsberg, a shapeshifter like Stark, a low-level Serpico like Castillo. But the real indictment of the major media on the CIA-drugs question is their inability to follow up on obvious leads occurring in major stories taking place under floodlights in their own backyard.

Consider the case of Oliver North, known associate of drug traffickers. Oliver North's conviction for three felonies (lying, cheating, and stealing) was reversed in 1990 because his case was muddied by the Congressional grant of immunity. This meant that he could run for office, and in 1994 he was nearly elected to the U.S. Senate. North's infamous notebooks, however, may yet return to haunt him.

Ten months after the Kerry subcommittee subpoenaed these notebooks, they still lacked clean, unexpurgated copies. Nevertheless, these notebooks contain dozens of references to contra drug trafficking. In an e-mail message about General Jose Bueso Rosa from Honduras, who was involved in a conspiracy to import 345 kilos of cocaine into Florida, North noted that U.S. officials would "cabal quietly to look at options: pardon, clemency, deportation, reduced sentence." Even after Panama's Manuel Noriega was exposed in the U.S. press as a drug runner, North met with him because Noriega wanted help to "clean up his image." In exchange, Noriega offered North some helpful anti-Sandinista sabotage.

Or consider the decision by the Post and other major media to throw away a truly sensational story: the official declaration by Costa Rica, Central America's one shining light of democracy, that it considered a number of major U.S. officials to be drug traffickers, and as such was barring them from entering the country. The list here is nothing short of amazing: Oliver North himself, retired air-force major general Richard Secord, Reagan's former national security advisor John Poindexter, former U.S. Ambassador Lewis Tambs, and former CIA station chief Joseph Fernandez.

On July 22, 1989, the Associated Press ran this story, but they were virtually alone; some major media buried this story, and the rest resolutely ignored it. When asked why, Post reporter Walter Pincus gave a revealing response: "Just because a congressional commission in Costa Rica says something, doesn't mean it's true."[16] (Before he joined the Post in the 1960s, Pincus traveled abroad on a CIA subsidy to spy on student leaders from other countries.[17] Unsurprisingly, Pincus was out in front of the pack of reporters that attacked the recent Mercury News story.)

When the major media turn aside from stories so sensational, and so easy to pursue, it's unlikely to be an accident. And given that stories so high-profile go nowhere, it's not surprising that the same thing happens to countless lower-profile stories that lack immediately-recognizable American names. Space prevents giving even a "bullet" version of many stories that could be adduced here, but consider the following items, at least:

Medellin trafficker Carlos Lehder testified at Noriega's 1991 trial that the Medellin cartel gave $10 million to the contras.
FBI informant Wanda Palacio told the Kerry subcommittee that she saw cocaine being loaded onto pilot Wallace Sawyer's plane in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1985. (Sawyer and his Southern Air Transport L382, carrying guns this time, were shot down over Nicaragua one year later. The flight logs from the plane, recovered by the Sandinistas, substantiated Palacio's story.)
George Morales, a major cocaine trafficker, offered planes and cash to the contras; when contra leader Adolfo Chamorro checked with the CIA, they said Morales was fine and to go ahead with the deal.
Ramon Milian Rodriguez, the chief accountant for the Medellin cartel, testified to the Kerry subcommittee that he transferred money to the contras and laundered more than $3 million for the CIA, even after his indictment on drug charges in 1983.
In what was known as the Frogman Case, the U.S. Attorney in San Francisco, Joseph Russoniello, returned $36,000 to an arrested cocaine dealer after contra leaders stipulated that the money was earmarked for weapons. The Justice Department foiled Kerry's attempts to investigate this. (Russoniello, by the way, is a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.)
Recently a Venezuelan, Gen. Ramon Guillen Davila, was indicted in Miami for smuggling tons of cocaine. This is the only instance in which the CIA has acknowledged responsibility for drugs being imported into the U.S. One CIA officer resigned and another was recalled to Washington, but no CIA officials have been charged.

Or consider the blatant attempt by the Washington Post and its corporate sibling Newsweek to bury the inconvenient results of Congressional investigations into CIA complicity with drug traffickers, and then smear the investigators. On July 22, 1987, the Post ran an article whose headline seemed perfectly clear: "Hill Panel Finds No Evidence Linking Contras to Drug Smuggling."
But Charles Rangel (D-NY), chairman of the House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, wrote to the Post and complained, "Your headline says we drew one conclusion, while in fact we reached quite a different one." Rangel's letter ended up buried in the Congressional Record (August 6, 1987), because the Post refused to publish it. Two years later, when the Kerry subcommittee report was released, the Post buried it on a back page, and devoted most of the short article to Republican criticisms of Kerry. Newsweek called Kerry a "randy conspiracy buff."

When our major media behave more irresponsibly than Congress, and frequently only a few members of Congress deserve our support, it's easy to see that we have a problem. The 1980s were a repeat performance of the 1970s, when the stakes were larger. At that time it was a question of organized assassinations and secret wars of aggression. Both Congress and the media were interested, at least initially. But our media establishment took one look into the abyss and decided that investigative journalism was not so profitable after all. Without the support of the media, Congress quickly lost interest.[18]

Is it even necessary to write a conclusion to this tragic but also farcical story? Confronting his outraged fellow citizens in South Central, CIA Director John Deutch thought he was offering a reasonable extenuation when he remarked at one point: "Our case officers deal with bad people, very bad people." But a moment's thought reveals the utter vacuity of this remark. The Cold War is over. For the young, even its memory is fading away. What should fade away now are the rationalizations that once led men like Deutch to justify cutting deals with tinhorn dictators and smack dealers.

Unfortunately, as Deutch's audience knew, the evil these men did lives after them -- on the streets of South Central, and all over our unhappy global village. It's still going on. Why can't our press report it?

1. Alfred W. McCoy, The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade (Brooklyn NY: Lawrence Hill Books, 1991), pp. 29-63. This book is an expanded edition of Alfred W. McCoy, The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia (New York: Harper & Row, 1972).

2. David Barsamian, "The Politics of Drugs: An Interview with Alfred McCoy," Z Magazine, January 1991, pp. 64-74.

3. Henrik Krueger, The Great Heroin Coup: Drugs, Intelligence, and International Fascism (Boston: South End Press, 1980), pp. 142-43.

4. Gary Moore, "The exiles who turned to drugs," St. Petersburg Times, 30 May 1982, pp. 1-A, 14-A.

5. Central Intelligence Agency, Report on Plots to Assassinate Fidel Castro, 25 April 1967, pp. 19-20, 25-31.

6. Chip Berlet, "How the Muckrakers Saved America," Alternative Media, Vol. 11, No. 1 (1979), pp. 5-7.

7. Jonathan Kwitny, The Crimes of Patriots: A True Tale of Dope, Dirty Money, and the CIA (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1987), 424 pages; McCoy, The Politics of Heroin, pp. 461-78.

8. James Rupert and Steve Coll, "U.S. Declines to Probe Afghan Drug Trade," Washington Post, 13 May 1990, pp. A1, A29.

9. Carl Oglesby, "The Acid Test and How It Failed," The National Reporter, Fall 1988, p. 10. The information on Ronald Stark comes from three sources: Jonathan Marshall, "The Strange Career of Ronald Hadley Stark," Intelligence/Parapolitics, November 1984, pp. 15-18; Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain, Acid Dreams: The CIA, LSD and the Sixties Rebellion (New York: Grove Press, 1985), pp. 248-51, 279-82, 286-87; Philip Willan, Puppetmasters: The Political Use of Terrorism in Italy (London: Constable and Company, 1991), pp. 308-16.

10. Michael Levine, The Big White Lie: The CIA and the Cocaine/Crack Epidemic (New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1993), 472 pages.

11. David Corn, "The CIA and the Cocaine Coup," The Nation, 7 October 1991, p. 404-6.

12. Celerino Castillo III and Dave Harmon, Powderburns: Cocaine, Contras and the Drug War (Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press -- Sundial, 1994), p. 208.

13. The most comprehensive discussion of the details in this report can be found in Peter Dale Scott and Jonathan Marshall, Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991), 279 pages.

14. Geraldo Rivera Show, CNBC-TV, 9 October 1996, with guests Jack Blum, Michael Levine, and Maxine Waters.

15. Warren Richey, "CIA Under Pressure to Divulge Info on Contras," Christian Science Monitor, 20 September 1996, p. 3.

16. "Censored News: Oliver North & Co. Banned from Costa Rica," Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, Extra!, October/November 1989, pp. 1, 5. See FAIR's website < http://www.fair.org/fair > for more about major media and the CIA-cocaine story.

17. Walter Pincus, "How I Traveled Abroad On CIA Subsidy," San Jose Mercury, 18 February 1967, p. 14.

18. Kathryn S. Olmsted, Challenging the Secret Government: The Post-Watergate Investigations of the CIA and FBI (Chapel Hill NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1996), 255 pages.

For references to more information on this topic, search for the proper names found in this essay by using NameBase from our home page, a cumulative name index of 600 investigative books, plus 23 years of assorted clippings.

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Helen Reyes
11-07-2009, 04:48 PM
Judy Garland in Drive-In, Suspense!, November 21, 1946 (http://www.archive.org/download/SUSPENSE3/46-11-21_Drive-In.mp3)



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Judy Garland [as Mildred or "Millie"]: I wish I hadn't let Ruth talk me into serving that last car that came into the drive-in that rainy night. It was late and I was tired. I'd been on my feet all day, carrying heavy trays, hopping to it with impatient people blaring their headlights on and off in my eyes. Heaven knows there are a lot of impatient people in Hollywood. We carhops don't have an easy time of it. Talk about your mail carriers. Well, we're the same: raining or blowing or boiling hot, we've got to get through with that tray, and know the reason why. Tired, hungry people who sit back in their car expect a million dollars' worth of service for a ten-cent tip. Why do we do it? Sure, there are others ways of making a living in Hollywood, but ... not many that hold that glittering promise that maybe someday, somehow, maybe someone will say:

[Husband] Why, that girl looks like Lana Turner!
[Wife] Yes, at least her hair's done up that way.
[Husband] I think I could use her, Rene. The musical version of the Forsythe Saga. Oh, she'd be great in color. I think I'll ask her to come out to the studio.
[Wife] Yes, I know.

Maybe it doesn't happen often, but there's always the chance. And there's always that hope. That's what keeps us going, I guess. But, there are other things that can happen in a drive-in that aren't on the menu. Like that rainy night I was telling you about when I let Ruth talk me into serving that last car that came in...

[car horn]

Ruth: Millie! Millie, Mill, listen, please, take this order will ya? I got three cars waitin....

Millie: Oh, look at the clock, will ya? It's nearly midnight! I'm off duty----

Ruth: Oh, please, Millie, just this once more! My date's waitin! I'll do the same for you sometime...

[car horn]

Millie: Hey, what's the matter with him? Can't he read: "PLEASE DO NOT HONK YOUR HORN"? It looks square enough to me.

Ruth: It's a doctor's car, you see? He's probably in a rush. Anyway you got nobody waitin for you.

Millie: Oh, alright.

Ruth: Oh gee, thanks Mill!

It was true, I had no one waiting for me, only the bus that was gonna take me to Glendale where I lived alone in an apartment. So, I buttoned up my raincoat and took a menu over to the car.

[Millie] Good evening.

[Driver] Never mind the menu. Just some black coffee, a pot of it, and a ham sandwich. Please hurry.

When I took his order over to the car the window was rolled up a little too far and it interfered with the tray, so I reached in to wind it down. When I touched the handle it felt wet, kind of sticky too, but I didn't think anything about it. I got the tray firmly set and then I looked at my hand. It was as red as... blood. I looked up quickly at him.

[Driver] Oh, I'm sorry. I'm Dr. Morgan. I just had an emergency in the car.

[Millie] Oh! An accident?

[Driver] Yes, Sunset and Vine. Quite a crash. I just happened by and I took one of them to the hospital.

[Millie] Gee, that's a shame!

[Driver] Yes, it's too bad.

I walked back trying to wipe the blood from my hand with a paper napkin. It gave me a creepy feeling to have somebody's blood on my hand. Then I went in to wash. I was trying to keep close track of the time and I was a little worried because the big drive-in clock wasn't right. It sometimes ran slow. So I took a coin from my apron pocket. I figured it was worth a nickle not to miss that last bus to Glendale. I walked over to the payphone and I was about to drop the nickle in when [car horn] I looked out and he was leaning on the horn and beckoning to me at the same time. So I put the nickle back in my pocket and hurried out to him.

[Driver] I'm sorry but I'm in a hurry. I haven't time for this coffee to cool off. I'll take the sandwich with me. How much do I owe you?

[Millie] Oh, that'll be forty-two cents.

[Driver] Ah, here you are.

[Millie] Thank you.

[Driver] I hope I didn't interrupt your phone call. It wasn't important, was it?

[Millie] No... I was just checking on the time. I didn't want to miss my bus----

[Driver] There was a clock right over your head.

[Millie] Well, that's usually wrong.

[Driver] Well I have the time, it's about four minutes to twelve.

[Millie] Oh!!! I'm going to miss my bus!

[Driver] What time does it leave?

[Millie] At midnight from Hollywood and Laveria.

[Driver] Hop in, I'll take ya. I'm going right past there.

[Millie] Oh would you?!! I'll take the tray in, I'll be right back. I might still be able to make it!

[Driver] O.K.

In my hurry to unhook the tray from the window I gave it a jerk and it fell crashing to the ground [crashing tray sounds].

[Millie] Oh dear! Ruth!

[Ruth] Yeah?

[Millie] Look, look! Help me with these things will ya? I'm gonna miss my bus!

[Ruth] Go ahead, go ahead, Millie. I'll get it, I'll get it.

We picked the things up quickly and Ruth went off with the tray. I started to run around the other side of the car when I noticed something shining on the ground. It was one of the shakers that had fallen from the tray. I picked it up and started toward the drive-in.

[Driver] Uh, why don't you just put that in your pocket? You can return it tomorrow. C'mon, you're gonna miss your bus!

I put the shaker in my apron pocket and I rushed over to the other side of the car. He opened the door for me and I was just about to get in when I... hesitated. I wasn't used to doing this kind of thing. The other girls sometimes let their customers drive them home but I never did. Still, he looked so decent and I---

[Driver] C'mon, you'll miss it!

Then he reached out, as if to help me in, and I thought that he was really concerned about my missing the bus, because he seemed to pull me into the car. First thing I knew, I was sitting beside him. [car starts]. Then the door slammed [door closes] and we were driving off [sound of car driving off]. I was a little uneasy, but then I thought: it's only a few blocks, I won't be in the car long.

[Driver] I suppose you're in a hurry because someone's waiting for you. [engine sounds]

[Millie] No, I live alone. But I'd hate to walk back to Glendale in this rain.

[Driver] You won't have to walk.

[Millie] Well this is very nice of you. I appreciate it.

[Driver] Not at all. ... Um, would you mind rolling up that window on your side? There's a draft!

[Millie] Oh, of course! [sound of window squeaking] ... Um, you can uh let me off at that corner over there.

[Driver] Alright.

[Millie] Anywhere along here will be alright. This is fine. Right over there by the stop sign. Wait a minute, you're going through the stop signal!

[Driver] Am I?

[Millie] Yes, but I'll get off over there by the other one. My bus! You're turning the wrong way!

[Driver] Am I?

{Millie] Yes, this... this goes up to Laurel Canyon!

[Driver] Does it. [car accelerates]

[Millie, whimpering] Hey... lemme outta here!

[Driver] You thought you were pretty smart, didn't you?

[Millie] I don't know what you mean! Please, let me out of this car!

[Driver] You went right to the phone. You thought I wouldn't see you.

[Millie] The phone? But I was calling about the time, honest I was!

[Driver] The time! With that clock over your head...

[Millie] But that clock's wrong sometimes! Besides, who would I call? Why should I call anyone about you?

[Driver] You were calling the police.

[Millie] No, honest I wasn't. Let me outta this car.

[Driver] You were gonna catch a bus... You were going straight to the police, that's where you were going!

[Millie] But why, why should I go to the police?

[Driver] You know why!

[Millie] No, really I don't!

[Driver] Because you saw it! You saw his blood!

....

Helen Reyes
11-07-2009, 07:18 PM
http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr97.html


If these folks really were the very first hippies, the first riders of that ‘counter-cultural’ wave, then we should probably try to get to know them. As it turns out, however, that is not such an easy thing to do. Most accounts – and there aren’t all that many – offer little more than a few first names, with no consensus agreement on how those first names are even spelled (“Karl” and “Carl” appear interchangeably, as do “Szou” and “Zsou,” and “Godot” and “Godo”). But for you, dear readers – because I apparently have way too much time on my hands – I have gone the extra mile and sifted through the detritus to dig up at least some of the sordid details.

By all accounts the troupe was led by one Vito Paulekas, whose full name is said to have been Vitautus Alphonsus Paulekas. Born the son of a Lithuanian sausage-maker circa 1912, Vito hailed from Lowell, Massachusetts. From a young age, he developed a habit of running afoul of the law. According to Miles, he spent a year-and-a-half in a reformatory as a teenager and “was busted several times after that.” In 1938, he was convicted of armed robbery and handed a 25-year sentence following a botched attempt at holding up a movie theater. By 1942, however, just four years later, he had been released into the custody, so to speak, of the US Merchant Marine (a branch of the US Navy during wartime), ostensibly to escort ships running lend-lease missions.

Following his release from the service, circa 1946, Vito arrived in Los Angeles. What he did for the next fifteen years or so is anyone’s guess; there is virtually no mention of those years in any of the accounts I have stumbled across. What is known is that by the early 1960s, Vito was ensconced in an unassuming building at the corner of Laurel Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, just below the mouth of Laurel Canyon (and very near Jay Sebring’s hair salon). At street level was his young wife Szou’s clothing boutique, which has been credited by some of those making the scene in those days with being the very first to introduce ‘hippie’ fashions. Upstairs was the living quarters for Vito, Szou and their young son, Godot. Downstairs was what was known as the “Vito Clay” studio, where, according to Miles and various others, Paulekas “made a living of sorts by giving clay modeling lessons to Beverly Hills matrons who found the atmosphere in his studio exciting.”


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barker-Karpis_Gang


Alvin Francis "Creepy Karpis" Karpowicz (August 10, 1907 – August 26, 1979), born Alvin Karpowicz, nicknamed "Creepy" for his sinister smile, was a noted American criminal known for his alliance with the Barker gang in the 1930s. He was the last "public enemy" to be taken, a capture which elevated J. Edgar Hoover and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to national prominence.

Early life

Karpis was born to Lithuanian immigrants in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and was raised in Topeka, Kansas. He started in crime at about age 10 running around with gamblers, bootleggers, and pimps.

....

Imprisonment

Sentenced to life imprisonment, Karpis was incarcerated at the recently formed Alcatraz federal penitentiary from August 1936 to April 1962. For six months in 1958, he had been transferred to the Leavenworth federal penitentiary, but was then returned to Alcatraz. His main job at Alcatraz was working at the bakery. He was far from a model prisoner, frequently fighting with other inmates. However, Karpis is renowned for being the prisoner with the longest sentence at Alcatraz, yet not a single escape attempt.[citation needed] In April 1962, with Alcatraz in the process of being closed, he was transferred to McNeil Island Penitentiary in Washington state. While at McNeil he met a young inmate named Charles Manson. Karpis wrote about Manson in his autobiography with Robert Livesey, published in 1980):

This kid approaches me to request music lessons. He wants to learn guitar and become a music star. “Little Charlie” is so lazy and shiftless, I doubt if he'll put in the time required to learn. The youngster has been in institutions all of his life — first orphanages, then reformatories, and finally federal prison. His mother, a prostitute, was never around to look after him. I decide it's time someone did something for him, and to my surprise, he learns quickly. He has a pleasant voice and a pleasing personality, although he's unusually meek and mild for a convict. He never has a harsh word to say and is never involved in even an argument.

After Manson had actually become somewhat proficient on the guitar, he asked Karpis for help in getting a job playing in Las Vegas as Karpis had contacts with nightclub and casino owners there. Manson even told him he would be bigger than the Beatles, but in the end Karpis decided to leave Manson on his own regarding his music career. Manson was moved to a Los Angeles facility in 1967, which proved to be one of the most ominous prison transfers ever. Later Karpis added

The history of crime in the United States might have been considerably altered if “Little Charlie” had been given the opportunity to find fame and fortune in the music industry. He later became the infamous Charles Manson.

Later years

Karpis was released on parole in 1969 and deported to Canada, although he initially had difficulty obtaining Canadian passport credentials, due to his having had his fingerprints removed by underworld physician Joseph Moran in 1934. ...

He moved to Spain in 1973. On August 26, 1979, he died by what was originally ruled suicide by authorities, as sleeping pills were found by his body, but later it was ruled death from natural causes. Some closer to the scene say foul play may have been involved. Robert Livesey, who co-wrote Karpis's 1979 book, said Karpis was not the type to have committed suicide. Livesey said Karpis was a survivor, having served 33 years in prison, and also stated Karpis was anticipating the publication of the book. Livesey believed Karpis had been introduced to pills and alcohol by his last girlfriend Nancy, to give a relaxing high, and perhaps Karpis accidentally over-indulged on one occasion, with fatal consequences. No autopsy was done, and Karpis was buried the next day in Spain. ...


Karpis worked with the Ma Barker gang. Manson and some of his people were caught hiding out at an abandoned Barker Ranch in Death Valley. The Barkers (Jim and Kirk and perhaps others) of Death Valley had moved to nearby Indian Ranch apparently. The Myers (Meyers?) still lived at the Myers ranch though, while Beach Boys lead vocalist/songwriter Brian Wilson used nearby Goler Ranch as a place to write music. (see http://www.deathvalley.com/dvtalk/messages/293585.shtml)

Helen Reyes
11-15-2009, 12:01 PM
Mention of another team member who worked in the acid rock scene:


Clark admitted that he himself had obtained the passport and provided it to Gritz to assist him in his POW-recovery efforts, and that the passport, in fact belonged to no one, since "Patrick Richard Clark" does not exist, other than in State Department computer files. Maddox then had no case left to prosecute, since the charge read "Misuse of the passport of another," when, in fact, there was no "other," and Judge Philip Pro had no choice but to end the trial. As Gritz had candidly admitted on numerous occasions publicly around the country, "I have misused passports all of my adult life as a special-forces operative, just like Jane Fonda did when she went to North Vietnam and Ollie North and Robert McValium did when they went to Teheran in 1985 with the Bible, the cake and the TOW missiles. The only reason I'm being prosecuted on this 'weenie charge' is because I refused to 'play ball' with this crowd." He admitted that his own best friend, Joe Felter of Wedtech, had been used by the National Security aide handling Gritz's mission to Burma, Tome Harver (code-named "Tango") to attempt to persuade Gritz to "erase and forget" all that he had learned in Burma, and to attempt to bribe him to do so with the promise of a cushy job as a defense contractor in Washington, all to no avail. Gritz's testimony about the provision of those passports (he carried a total of four at one time) from the special Administrative Survey Branch of the National Security Agency was not permitted to be entered into open court testimony because of the restrictive provisions of CIPA (Classified Information and Procedures Act). In practice CIPA has become a thinly disguised tactical weapon wielded by the government to force the defense to disclose all of its evidence before excluding it from court proceedings.

After two years of prosecutorial delay, including forcing Gritz to assemble his witnesses in Las Vegas from around the world more than once, only to have the trial postponed, and hamstringing Gritz's overseas operations by prohibiting his travel, following the exposure of Maddox's blunder, Gritz was understandably furious when, following the judge's decalration of his acquittal, he could not present even a word of his defense, much less high-level intelligence authorization for his mission. Gritz had made these points very clear to news reporters covering his indictment and trial from the outset. Almost as if he was working in concert with Gritz to verify his claims, Maddox emerged from the courtroom to snarl at Clark that "your superiors at LAPD will hear about this!" (and, indeed, they did and put pressure on Clark in the aftermath to punish him for his candor).

In response to a news reporter's question in front of television cameras, Maddox shot back "George Bush called me and told me to 'Get Bo Gritz.'" When the reporter queried whether Maddox was being serious or sarcastic, "You're denying that. Is that what you're saying?" he responded in a flat-toned, deapan, but adamant manner, "No. What I'm saying is that George Bush called me and told me to "Get Bo Gritz!"

I had literally driven the brakes off my car on Gritz's behalf traveling back and forth between Nevada and California, and lacked the gas money even to get to Las Vegas for the trial. But when Gritz called the day after the acquittal to request my help in editing the trial coverage and Maddox's statements into a new videotape, I quickly rounded up a helper and drove all night to Nevada to obtain the raw footage, drove back all night to LA and stayed up the entire next evening assembling a hard-hitting 10 min. video for immediate distribution. I was not paid a cent for the effort, but found profound satisfaction in exposing the perfidy of the officials involved in that travesty of justice nationwide when the national news media deliberately ignored the story. I have derived considerable satisfaction since upon learning that not only was Maddox not reappointed as U.S. Attorney, but the State of Nevada was unable to find a suitable replacement over two years later.

When a Mr. Lutfy was finally formally nominated by Rep. Barbara Vucanovich with considerable fanfare, the next morning's news headlines trupeted that Lutfy was strongly implicated in several insurance fraud cases. This was only the latest in a series of fiascos befalling the vindictive U.S. Attorney's office after the first of Gritz's prosecutors, a Mr. Wulfson, resigned, to be replaced by a a Mr. O'Neill, who assumed the case with a vengeance. He left town not long after with his tail between his legs when someone leaked to the local press that Mr. O'Neill had actually served as a road manager for the acid-rock anti-war band from San Francisco, Country Joe and the Fish, who immortalized the "Gimme and F!" cheer in their classic anti-Vietnam anthem "Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag."

http://www.mindcontrolforums.com/hambone/hansson.html

Keith Millea
11-15-2009, 10:45 PM
to be replaced by a a Mr. O'Neill, who assumed the case with a vengeance. He left town not long after with his tail between his legs when someone leaked to the local press that Mr. O'Neill had actually served as a road manager for the acid-rock anti-war band from San Francisco, Country Joe and the Fish, who immortalized the "Gimme and F!" cheer in their classic anti-Vietnam anthem "Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag."

WooHoo,my favorite SF band.The only road managers that I know of were Ed Denson and Bob Belmont.Check out the band at Monterey Pop,1967.I do believe that the references to death are actually about the death of the ego.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDhLYJMPlYg

:hello:

Linda Minor
03-18-2011, 08:45 PM
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-owsley-stanley-20110315,0,3733346.story

He reputedly made more than a million doses of LSD, much of which fueled Ken Kesey's notorious Acid Tests — rollicking parties featuring all manner of psychedelic substances, strobe lights and music.
He saturated the '60s with LSD

Owsley "Bear" Stanley, left, and the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia in 1969. Stanley, a 1960s counterculture legend who flooded the flower power scene with LSD and was an early benefactor of the Dead, died in a car crash in his adopted country of Australia. He was 76. (Reuters / March 14, 2011)

By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times

March 15, 2011

Nearly everyone familiar with the history of the 1960s has heard of Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey, the pranksters who spread the gospel of psychedelics to the countercultural generation. But far fewer remember Owsley Stanley.

Stanley, who died Saturday at age 76, was arguably as pivotal as Leary and Kesey for altering minds in the turbulent '60s. Among a legion of youthful seekers, his name was synonymous with the ultimate high as a copious producer of what Rolling Stone once called "the best LSD in the world … the genuine Owsley." He reputedly made more than a million doses of the drug, much of which fueled Kesey's notorious Acid Tests — rollicking parties featuring all manner of psychedelic substances, strobe lights and music. Tom Wolfe immortalized Stanley as the "Acid King" in the counterculture classic "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" (1968).

The music that rocked Kesey's events was made by the Grateful Dead, the iconic rock band of the era that also bears Stanley's imprint. His chief effect on the band stemmed not merely from supplying its musicians with top-grade LSD but from his technical genius: As the Dead's early sound engineer, Stanley, nicknamed "Bear," developed a radical system he called the "wall of sound," essentially a massive public address system that reduced distortion and enabled the musicians to mix from the stage and monitor their playing.

"Owsley was truly important in setting the example of someone who would go to almost any length, beyond what anyone would think reasonable, to pursue the goal of perfection … sonic perfection, the finest planet Earth ever saw," Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally said Monday. "They never would have done that without Bear. Furthermore, the greater San Francisco scene never would have been what it was without the opportunity for thousands of people to experience psychedelics, which would not have happened without Bear."

Stanley, who moved to Australia more than 30 years ago, was driving his car in a storm near the town of Mareeba in Queensland when he lost control and crashed, said Sam Cutler, a longtime friend and former Grateful Dead tour manager. He died at the scene. His wife, Sheilah, sustained minor injuries.

Described by Cutler as a man who held "very firm beliefs about potential disasters," Stanley relocated to Australia because he believed it was the safest place to avoid a new ice age. He was a fanatical carnivore who once said that eating broccoli may have contributed to a heart attack several years ago. In his later years he was mainly a sculptor and jeweler, and his works were sought by many in the music industry, including the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, Cutler said.

"He was a very sophisticated man," Cutler said, "an amalgam of scientist and engineer, chemist and artist."

With artist Bob Thomas, Stanley designed the Dead's distinctive logo: a skull emblazoned with a lightning bolt. He also recorded about 100 of the band's performances, many of which later were released as albums. He once said that he considered preserving the live concerts one of his most important accomplishments.

Born Augustus Owsley Stanley III in Kentucky on Jan. 19, 1935, he was the grandson of a Kentucky governor and son of a naval commander. His nickname, Bear, reputedly was inspired by the profuse chest hair he sprouted in adolescence.

He studied engineering briefly at the University of Virginia before dropping out and joining the Air Force, where he trained as a radio operator. After completing his military service in 1958, he moved to California and worked at a variety of jobs, including a stint at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge. He also studied ballet, Russian and French.

He enrolled at UC Berkeley in 1963 as the Free Speech Movement was erupting and drugs such as LSD began flowing. He got his first taste of LSD in April 1964. "I remember the first time I took acid and walked outside," he told Rolling Stone in 2007, "and the cars were kissing the parking meters."

That experience convinced him that he needed a steady and trustworthy supply. He found a recipe at the campus library. Then, with a chemistry major named Melissa Cargill, he started a lab and began manufacturing a very pure form of the drug.

His lab was raided twice; Stanley spent two years in prison. According to "A Long Strange Trip," McNally's history of the Grateful Dead, Stanley estimated that he had produced enough LSD to provide about 1.25 million doses between 1965 and 1967.

After his release from prison in 1972, he returned to the Dead and began working on a new sound system, a monolithic collection of speakers and microphones that channeled the music through a single cluster of equipment. The band introduced it in 1974 at San Francisco's Cow Palace, but it was too expensive to sustain and Stanley later gave most of it away. But his ideas were later adopted by concert equipment makers.

Not everyone was a fan of the system. "It was always malfunctioning," Country Joe McDonald, of the '60s psychedelic band Country Joe & the Fish, said in an interview Monday. "The Grateful Dead and their extended family were like a unit, a nine-headed hydra. They did things their own way. People loved it. It was part of their mystique." Stanley, whom McDonald knew slightly and remembered as "kind of an obnoxious" person, "fit in really well."

For a brief time Stanley was the Grateful Dead's main financial backer and put them up in a pink stucco house in Watts, where he had moved his LSD lab. A 1966 Los Angeles Times profile described Stanley roaring up to a Sunset Boulevard bank on a motorcycle with wads of money crammed in his helmet, pockets and boots. The Times' and other accounts described him as an LSD millionaire, a status Stanley denied. But it inspired a Dead song, "Alice D. Millionaire." He also was immortalized in a Steely Dan composition, "Kid Charlemagne," and in a Jimi Hendrix recording of the Beatles' "Day Tripper," in which Hendrix can be heard calling out "Owsley, can you hear me now?"

Stanley downplayed his influence on the psychedelic explosion, explaining that he began producing LSD only to ensure the quality of what he ingested.

"I just wanted to know the dose and purity of what I took into my own body. Almost before I realized what was happening, the whole affair had gotten completely out of hand. I was riding a magic stallion. A Pegasus," he told Rolling Stone. "I was not responsible for his wings, but they did carry me to all kinds of places."

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Pete and Starfinder; daughters Nina and Redbird; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Gerard Anfield
02-13-2013, 12:33 AM
Linda,
I'm not sure I understand this quote from the link you earlier provided.This one:
http://www.skilluminati.com/research/entry/ronald_hadley_stark_the_man_behind_the_lsd_curtain/



Of course, lets keep things in perspective, here. The 1960s were an incredible explosion of pure human love and positive energy. Everyone woke up to social injustice and racial prejudice and saved the world. I don't want to pretend that the "counterculture" was some sort of big mirage teevee show to keep people distracted. FBI never ran an operation called DEADHEAD, and they certainly never wrote any documents claiming that their employee, Jerry Garcia, was a huge help in "siphoning off student dissent and re-channeling it into self-destructive hedonism."


Is this guy trying to imply that Jerry Garcia worked for the FBI?Is this just sarcasm? :dontknow:

It all looks like a hit piece to me.IMHO

I see a lot of mention of "hit pieces." I was unfamiliar with the term until joining this site, and seen it mentioned a number of times regarding Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison and in particular McGowan's Inside the LC series. The thing I find most intriguing, of all the people that could have been "hit" in McGowan's series, is that he avoids 4 particular individuals. Even though THEIR story is so intrinsic to some of the goings on in the Laurel Canyon area, to leave them out is almost like leaving the Wizard out of Oz.

He does not mention The Beatles. If at all. And when it comes down to the portion of the story that goes into Monterey Pop, John Phillips, Terry Melcher, Charles Manson .. I mean that whole area of the story, is where if not 4 but at least 1 name should come up consistently. And that's Paul McCartney.

He of the persuasion to tell people LSD could stop war if politicians just took it. He who served on the board of directors of Monterey Pop, and was there in the beginning planning stages of the festival itself, right along with Phillips, and Melcher. And should McCartney (and The Beatles) really have one or two degrees of separation between them and Charles Manson? Maybe not. Well, not if your Vincent Bugliosi trying to prove that the Tate/LaBianca victims did not know their murderers. But it seems John Lennon knew the house they were murdered in sorta kinda.

I noticed it straight away that McGowan skipped, glided and gently avoided mentioning The Beatles in any way whatsoever, even though many portions directly related to them. But then you find out that the man who shot Mal Evans before he was going to release his memoirs/story about being the road manager/pa for The Beatles, was the same homicide investigating officer on the Sirhan Sirhan/RFK assassination case. Charles Higbie. Odd! Sirhan's lawyer was George E.Shibley. Shibley's the lawyer who visited Manson when he was due for parole in 1967. He's also around for the Manson Trial, but not as a lawyer, just as "an old friend of Charlie's." A very wealthy clientele Beverly Hills lawyer friend of Charlie's.

John Lennon. George Harrison. Lotsa LSD between the two of them. Kept their mouths shut. McCartney. 4 trips. Lays the blame on the reporter who asked him the question. (In the now defunct QUEEN magazine in the UK.) Can't find the original article, or who the reporter was. LIFE snapped part of the LSD comments for its 16th June 1967 issue, and blasted them for the American populace to read. Same day as the Monterey Pop Festival. Just in time!

I understand the hit piece argument. At the same time, I see the people McGowan "hits", and the ones he politely misses. I think it bears observance. The Process Church and Paul McCartney. Oh wait, he did contribute his thoughts on FEAR in their magazine.

So so much more to Paul Is Dead than anyone realises. So much more. And if you go chasing those LSD, Process Church, when did John Lennon actually meet Yoko Ono, Paul Is Dead just turns into a distraction technique. Because there's more there. Like the 10 people who all died of unnatural causes within a 3 year period AFTER he was "allegedly deceased." People who fell off roofs and got into car accidents, and committed suicide. Like those JFK deaths that happened AFTER his assassination. (Funnily enough a good portion of them seemed to be associated with Jack Ruby.)

Anyway, I digress. McGowan and avoiding The Beatles in his hit piece. He missed them. And I find that very interesting.

Gerard Anfield
02-13-2013, 01:58 AM
And just doing a brief search query here for The Beatles, I see the very thing of Paul Is Dead would probably be considered trite and sensationalistic if mentioned at this forum.

But I'm going to take that chance here. Because I think that's the very thing that works so well about it. No one would even think it. Not for a minute. You'd think it of The Rolling Stones a lot quicker. They're almost synonymous with it. But The Beatles. Nah never. They just have a kooky rumour about one of them being dead and replaced. It just sells albums.

The more you look into it though, the more very dodgy stuff comes up. And people sticking with a story. Even though documented evidence states totally different things happened on the day that's held in regards as "the official day".

If one goes to the statement May Pang made that says, even though after a very polite and casual dinner with Roman Polanski, a week or so later John Lennon goes into a flying rage yelling "it's all Polanski's fault!" It makes you ask, um, what exactly was Polanski's fault? The dinner choice? Mind you, this is around 1973/74 Lennon is reported to have done this. Polanski isn't even up on charges for child sodomisation. Or escaping jail time for doing so. So what was Polanski's fault. It strikes me, just speculating of course, that you don't go saying someone's at fault, and get really really mad about it, unless it implicates you somehow in doing so. That's just a guess. Most people just say told you so when someone messes up. Or says "glad that's not me." Not goes into a rage, destroying furniture and what have you, yelling its all their fault. About a film director. Interesting.

Roman Polanski comes up again when in regards to Yoko Ono's exhibition at the Indica Gallery in November of 1966. He shows up before the exhibition was to open, demanding to be let in and see it. To which they allow. it's written about a week after in the International Times, who was run by MAD Ltd. (Barry Miles, Peter Asher, John Dunbar.)


"When John Lennon was invited by friend, John Dunbar, to an exhibit at Dunbar’s Indica Gallery in London on November 9, 1966, the intellectually hungry, emotionally restless 26-year-old Beatle reportedly thought the avant-garde show might involve drugs, an orgy, or any of the things that made swingin' London swing. In fact, what was happening at the Indica was a conceptual-art show called Unfinished Paintings and Objects, exhibiting the work of Yoko Ono, a 33-year-old Japanese artist who created things like transparent homes, imaginary music, and "underwear to make you high."

John Dunbar invited John Lennon to Yoko Ono's exhibition a week before it opened. Which was actually on the 8th November, 1966. The date changed after the first issue of the International Times came out. It was originally titled "Instruction Paintings", and was to run from 9th November until the 22nd. In the second issue of the International Times, the date and title are changed, "Unfinished Paintings" 8th November - 18th November. Doors open 2pm, close at 6pm.

If we look at John Dunbar's father for a moment, Robert, he has an illustrious career.



Robert ('Bob') Dunbar (1914-2000), film director, producer, teacher and critic, was a pioneer of the field of film studies in Britain but also worked extensively in the industry in numerous capacities. He was apprenticed to producer Erich Pommer at Germany's Ufa Studios but returned to England when Hitler came to power in 1933. He worked first at Gainsborough studios as an assistant director, then as a production manager at Alexander Korda's London Films, where he assisted Alfred Hitchcock and René Clair; he also worked closely on William Cameron Menzies' film of H.G. Wells' Things to Come (1936).

In 1937, with the near total collapse of British film production, Bob found it increasingly difficult to get work and, two years later, he took off for Hollywood, en route making a detour to Mexico, where he met his future wife, Tatiana, the daughter of elite Russian émigrés. When the second world war broke out, he registered at the British consulate and they married. He was soon seconded to the Ministry of Information, and later moved to the Foreign Office as deputy head of the inter-allied information office in Mexico and the Caribbean.


In November 1944, Bob was posted to Moscow as a cultural attaché, in charge of press, public and cultural relations at the British embassy. He also edited a newspaper, British Ally. The film director Sergei Eisenstein would frequently dine at the Dunbars' rat-infested flat and, on one occasion, waited in the dark of the kitchen to catch a rodent, which he proudly presented on a covered dish.

In 1953 he became a producer with Group III, a government-sponsored organisation aimed at nurturing new talent. After a brief period working on comedies at Hammer Films, he produced one of his most successful films The Man Upstairs (1958) starring Richard Attenborough. However, production of British films was becoming increasingly difficult, and he set about teaching at a small art school in South London, which he bought and transformed into the London School of Film Technique. Early students of the LSFT included Mike Leigh, Iain Sinclair and Bill Douglas. In 1974 the School went into liquidation, but it survives today as the London International Film School.
Along with Roy Fowler, Dunbar instigated the BECTU Film History Project, an extensive archival research initiative aiming to preserve oral histories, ephemera, papers and artefacts pertaining to the history of film production in Britain. He also chaired the Journal Committee of the film technicians' union ACTT, of which he was made an honorary member.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2000/jun/06/guardianobituaries.filmnews

http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb2869-bdc3



My first question would be to Robert, so when you can't find work as a filmmaker, you drift into the Ministry of Information, later moving to the Foreign Office as deputy head of the inter-allied information office in Mexico and the Caribbean. Ok. Some people work at McDonalds in between jobs. It also places him in WWII Moscow. He's there in the beginnings in Germany, and at the tail end in Russia.

Anyway. Dunbar tells Lennon about this exhibition. Lennon's in Spain. He's been there for months filming a movie. He returns the 6th November. Barry Miles writes in his Beatles Diary compilation that Lennon proceeded on the 7th November to go into a 3 day LSD binge. I would imagine him housebound for that time, but he does manage to go out. And see Yoko Ono's exhibition "a night before it opened." Hailed as the 9th November 1966. The very Niney day.

Exhibition opened on the 8th. Case closed. Miles, Asher, and Dunbar have a silent partner in Paul McCartney. He helps them set up shop. He funds them when they run out of money as "Ian Iachimoe". This underground magazine already has connections to The Beatles which will automatically draw people to its writings, and its associated Gallery. It's a no brainer. By 1967 they have interviews printed with Paul McCartney AND George Harrison. They also have an article running just above adverts for Ono's exhibition written by Harvey Matusow. He's trying to find the CIA in London. He says they've disappeared. Matusow was probably trying to turn in some communists to the CIA if only they answered the phone. Matusow was an informant to Joseph McCarthy. It got McCarthy off his back. He turned in a lot of Reds. He helped put folk singer Pete Seeger in lots of trouble. Only reason Matusow was in England in 1966, was because he got blacklisted in America.

Paul McCartney on the other hand, leaves England on the 6th November. Just missing Lennon! He has his pa/road manager Mal Evans meet him in France on apx the 12th. McCartney intends to drive to Spain to meet up with Lennon. But Lennon's home. Mal Evans would know that. I've got a good mind to think that not only would Evans know that, but he'd also be either picking up John & Cynthia Lennon from the airport, or arranging to have it done. Because I'm pretty sure the Lennon's did not leave their car at Heathrow for almost two months. Maybe they did. I doubt it. Either way, Evans would most definitely know to tell McCartney, "hey. Let's not go to Spain, because John's home already dude!" It stands to reason that conversation may have taken place before Evans even got in the car to drive off to Spain on such a mission.

By the 9th November, McCartney is supposed to be dead anyway. So it doesn't matter if he goes to Spain or not. And the only reason we think he's dead, is because the Beatles themselves told us so. We didn't make it up. It keeps being said in every media they had available to them at the time. They even put it in the audio portions of movies we wouldn't be able to "play in reverse" until about oh, 30 or 40 years later. One particular one that stands out is the Magical Mystery Tour sequence of "Death Cab for Cutie". This is where George & John are shown clapping for the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and the Stripper. When played forwards, this audio has the audience, George & John clapping, with John making non-descript yelling noises. When this audio is reversed, John's yelling becomes one utterance of Paul's Dead. Some hear Paul Get In, which after the Death Cab for Cutie's subject matter, is still relevant. They even put it in movies. A reversal is also in Yellow Submarine when they are searching for Paul in the mansion. They can't find him actually. Ringo, John and George all know where eachother are, but they can't find Paul. And they're not even sure when they find him, because as he leaves the door to an adoring crwod, Lennon's character says something backwards. When you reverse this audio, it says "Was That Paul".

Thing is, The beatles supposedly had very little to do with this movie. And the actor doing Lennon's voice, was actually told to say this line in reverse, so that when it was played backwards, it came out sounding forwards. That's like, deliberate. With people NOT involved with any Paul Is Dead agenda. The people at King Features, Hearst Corporation. Al Brodax and the like. Who had a very strange habit of making sure The beatles, particularly Lennon and Starr were always associated with Frankenstein's Monster. It was done in The Beatles cartoon series, AND in the Yellow Submarine movie. There's a whole episode of the Beatles cartoon dedicated to Lennon's encounter with various Frankenstein monsters. There's also a cartoon where Paul gets into a car and accidentally drives off a pier. And the cartoon where he portrays a doctor, with a "Beetle Killer" sign behind him, and proceeds to inject George, Ringo and John with something that kills them instantly. He is the Beetle Killer. Maybe Allen Klein watched those cartoons or something. Because in June 1966 he was already stating he was going to get the Beatles under his wing by the end of that year. By November 1966, rumour went round to a degree it was printed on the front page of the Sunday Telegraph's magazine that two Beatles had approached him for management. Epstein was still alive. He was quite upset. As was John. And George & Ringo. Paul could not be reached for comment. Because he was of course, looking for John in Spain still.

He should have been looking at the road in December of 1965 though, as he came off a Moped at 30mph and smashed his face against pavement. Chipping his tooth and cutting his lip. But the trooper that he is, refused to get that tooth fixed for 6 months, even though he posed for many photos, and an album cover in the meantime. The legendary Yesterday & Today butcher cover. (The cover actually fixes his tooth for him. Well, until it was pulled from the shelves.)

Funny thing is, I chipped my tooth falling off a 10 speed bike, and I was going around 5 to 10ph. Actually kind of coasting. The brake cable came off and wrapped in the wheel, and before I knew it, I had flipped face first over the bike onto tarmac. I pretty much laid in the middle of the road, stunned, for I don't know how long until some people driving up the road saw me flat out in the middle of it with an overturned bicycle. Blood was everywhere. My tooth was chipped. I was 10 years old. I smacked my chin and mouth very hard.

I imagine if I'd been doing close to 30 mph , what damage I would have done. I guess McCartney was lucky. It's funny though, as his memories of it now say the scar on his lip made him grow a moustache, which prompted the others to do so, which instigated Sgt Pepper. His memory is like, really bad. Because it took him 6 months to fix the tooth. It took him a year to grow the moustache. And there were plenty of photos and a bit of touring, and some We're Bigger Than Jesus interviews to do, that say that moustache's growth rate was reaaaaaaalllly slow. But even in June 1966, he was under the belief he'd just had the accident. When filming the Paperback Writer / Rain clips he states:
He sipped his tea and reached for a cigarette.
"What about all this 'Didn't Paul McCartney look ill on TV,' then?" he went on, referring to Mama Cass' remarks in NME's 'America Calling' last week. "I haven't been ill. Apart from the accident, I'm dead fit. I know what it was though. When we filmed those TV clips for 'Paperback Writer' I'd only just bashed my tooth, and we'd been working a bit hard on the LP and I hadn't had much sleep. We haven't had much time for anything but the LP. I mean, 14 songs - all got to be written and recorded till you're satisfied with them. It's hard work, man."

Well no. It was May 1966 when you filmed those. And yes you may have been working hard on the LP, but the last recording date you had done was on the 18th May 1966. Which was a late one admittedly doing Got To Get You Into My Life. So when filming the Paperback Writer / Rain promos on the 19th May, sure. But on the 20th, when you actually looked worse, and your lip actually looked fatter like you'd just bashed your tooth out of your mouth, well, you had no recording or anything to do. You did actually look kind of worn out, tired and ill. But .. you hadn't just bashed your tooth out. You'd bashed that out 6 months before. With absolutely no touring done after the UK dates in December of 65. Actually, people were starting to say you'd split up by the summer of 1966, and Epstein was constantly having to diminish rumours that The Beatles were no more. He was still denying it by the end of the year, even when you'd performed your last concert as a touring band.

It's kind of like that 9th November thing. There's a date given, but every single story that's told makes whatever date actually given, look like a complete distraction for some other event. Or happening. We have 26th December, 1965, and a moustache that takes a year to show up but is fondly recalled for its inspiration in making others grow facial hair that also took a year to show up. We have a road accident that at 30mph would make wonder how you even got up from it, and in some cases how you survived it. We just know that after smacking your face on pavement with 30 mph momentum throwing you from this moving vehicle, on the 21st January at Harrison's wedding you looked dashing. Like nothing had happened 3 weeks prior.

But 6 months after, filming a promo in Chiswick House grounds, you look tired and ill and your lip looks like someone hit it badly, and that's because you just bashed it in.

I know this seems trite. But when it comes to John Lennon's Assassination, the idea that Yoko Ono may have been his Handler, the Tavistock Institute, Kenneth Anger, Aleister Crowley, L Ron Hubbard, The Process Church of the Final Judgement, Charles Manson, Terry Melcher, Derek Taylor, the deaths of Brian Epstein, David Jacobs, Joe Orton, Joe Meek, Brian Jones, Alma Cogan, Tara Browne, Kevin MacDonald, Dr Richard Asher, Sharon Tate (Sept 1966 - Dec 1969 inclusive), doctors LIKE William Sargant, the politicians whose names get associated with The Beatles in this period, particularly Tom Driberg, whose ties to the Kray Brothers AND Aleister Crowley are well documented, and when you get to the Kray Brothers and the death of Beatles lawyer David Jacobs, well, if they didn't have something to do with Epstein's death, Jacobs's surely shows their hand. They may have even had a hand in Kevin MacDonald's death.

When you get to Helter Skelter and Charles Manson, it just all goes worse. And statements like "it's all Polanski's fault!!!" just make you say, ummmmmm, what was his fault. Basically making a movie about what Jack Parsons and L Ron Hubbard tried to do back in 1946 and by all accounts, the first stage of it they were successful in making Babalon Work! It's when Oppenheimer enters the story it all goes a bit ooooo. They did what? And you say UFO sightings started happening soon after. I thought that was just a crazy tale. Wait you say the person who said she was going to the press about Marilyn Monroe being taken to military bases to go see outer space stuff with John F Kennedy, got killed soon after walking her dog? Nooooo. What do you mean outer space stuff?

The Beatles. I'm telling you. Paul Is Dead has much much more to it. I have far more to say about it, I still have to research Ronald Stark's ties to the Process Church. By the way ... did you know in Eyes Wide Shut, the logo of The Process Church appears on the door Tom Cruise walks through as he enters the inner sanctum of the masquerade partiers? The Process logo is very distinctive. It's kind of like a swastika, but accents a more P shaped design. You can see it right on the door as he walks in. The camera lingers there for quite some time. You know how Kubrick was meticulous and loved lingering and making sure you saw what he wanted you to see.

He died 5 days ... oh nevermind. I could go into siblings Peter & Jane Asher being descended from Richard III. Or Tara Browne the Guiness Heir. Or that Jane Asher's mother taught George Martin music when he went to school. He with the coat of arms that only shows three beetles.

(I'm going back to reading some more Mae Brussell. She rocked.) :cheer:

Gerard Anfield
02-13-2013, 02:03 AM
And please, if anyone can tell me where to find the unedited version of Ed Sanders The Family as mentioned here:

James - there's a lot of discussion of the Process Church on DPF,for instance in the thread below which also contains a link to the suppressed chapter of Sanders' book on the Manson Family:

http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/for...read.php?t=698 (http://www.deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=698)

Which is why I joined this site to be honest, that was my instigation. The Process Church is a key factor in some of what I'm researching. I looked in that thread, but couldn't find it. I thought I had bookmarked the page that had the document, but alas ....

Jan Klimkowski
02-13-2013, 09:10 PM
Roman you are (https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?2306-Strange-Timing-amp-Motive-In-Polanski-Arrest/page4):


Back in 1983, anarchist art band Psychic TV (aka Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth), were openly taunting both the Rolling Stones about the murder of Brian Jones in the song "Godstar" and Roman Polanski about his, um, lusts.

Psychic TV released a song entitled "Roman P", which contained looped words of Charles Manson and Jim Jones, and the following lyrics:


Roman you are, Roman you be
Roman in your history
Roman in your victory
Roman in your destiny


The corruptor you are
The corruptor you be

Are you free, are you really free?
Are you really, really, really, really, really free?
Is it you or is it me?
Or is it simply history?
Are you free, are you really free?
Are you really, really, really, really, really free?
Is it you or is it me?
Or is it simply jealousy?

Sharon walks alone as your wife
Sharon gives her life for a knife
Sharon floating high up above
Sighing, crying, dying below


Life of money, life of sex
Life of money, life of hex
Little girls drinking and eating of cake
Little girls gorge you, your greatest mistake

Jan Klimkowski
02-13-2013, 09:14 PM
The Man Who Killed The Sixties, or Was Charlie Sheep Dipped?.. (https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?107-Was-Charlie-Manson-sheep-dipped).

Phil Dragoo
02-13-2013, 10:04 PM
Reading Bugliosi Helter Skelter soon after it came out of the smelter

Jim Jones, too, came from the Naptown of Welch Candy Company near the Coliseum of the Rally for Victory Over World Communism

Mark Lane dared Firing Line where WFB claimed he didn't care who killed JFK
then defended Jones
then deballed Hunt's alibi
(this guy is a ninja)

Now Bugliosi is a raving maniac
as much in denial
as Jim Jones
or the Long Island Railway shooter

I thought Altamount was it for the Flower Children
that Speed Kills

Now
China sends tens of thousands of tons of precursors
to Mexican superlabs
so branches of the franchise in exotic places
like Marshalltown Iowa in HeapOHarkinStan
can cope

While Hussein & Hillary's Excellent Adventure Road to Burma
assures the Golden Crescent's heroin
be the death o me

Anthony Burgess told the Mensanites
I was given six months to live
and through judicious and injudicious dosages of gin and benzedrine
I produced six novels and a screenplay

The Castle occasionally enjoys a little ultraviolence

A Dorner is loosed
to catch the imagination of the proles
only to be caged and torched

Hair
long as I can grow it
so the man can surround it
and set fire to the pyre

Sirhan can't remember
but he's not the only one who survived the 'sixties

Is there a point
to culture
and
what difference does it make

Burroughs never increased the dosage
only tonight because tonight is special

IBM
machines should work
men should
on second thought
men are recorded via ARGUS & Co.
in the archives of Utah

Give me a head with hair

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Gerard Anfield
02-14-2013, 07:00 AM
The Man Who Killed The Sixties, or Was Charlie Sheep Dipped?.. (https://deeppoliticsforum.com/forums/showthread.php?107-Was-Charlie-Manson-sheep-dipped).

Thank you sincerely Jan, that was a great help. The Manson was a Scientologist doc also looks interesting. It makes me recall the scathing diatribe William S Burroughs wrote of/to L. Ron Hubbard in December 1969, called On Call, a typescript of a questionnaire for L. Ron Hubbard, outing Manson as a Scientologist. And Burroughs would know, because he was once a Scientologist himself. It's also in August 1969 that the Process Church produces a pamphlet entitled:


Flagellation expiation or
indulgence/Weapons of War
and Slaughter. A
Processcene on Race. Films
of Violence


All so timely. :phone:

Phil Dragoo
02-14-2013, 09:11 AM
I was on the street in Boston Spring of 1970 when a girl gave me a half-sheet of a mimeoed invitation to a Free Scientology Introductory Lecture.

It was soon and near: the entry stairs led to a second-floor room of folding chairs where a loud plaid sportcoated black car salesman rolled out a Psych 101 ripoff which I objected to as such in the Q and A.

Then the E-Meter session with him as I held two washed out soup cans wired to his wiseass machine as he asked me wiseass questions and found I had negative concepts.

Apparently enlightenment was obtained through ascending levels by relinquishing one's mind and treasure.

Burroughs came up the Carson Forest road a few years later, became stuck and exhibited an interest in our friend who pulled him out.

Just announced pharmaceutical corporations' earnings/profits greater than those of military-industrial complex.

Relinquish mind and treasure to the soothing leader as the psychochemicals produce ultraviolence requiring a domestic security force.

Military Industrial Psychological-Pharmaceutical Intelligence Establishment hereinafter MIPPIE

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Paul Rigby
05-25-2014, 07:08 PM
http://youtu.be/81_vjdAEk8I

Keith Millea
05-25-2014, 10:24 PM
The only big Psy-op here is the one to de-value and dis-credit the Counterculture.The culture war being raged at this point is certainly working as we seem to get a steady flow of this stuff here.And people fall for it!Personally,it's all pretty insulting to those of us who actually live the life.And that's what it is,A WAY OF LIFE.We've left yours,leave us be...........