Welcome to the eleventh in my ongoing examination of the netherworld of the far right and high weirdness. Over the course of this series I've used "high weirdness" as a catchall for a host of arcane topics including UFOs, psi, Tesla weapons, human potential and so on. As for the far right, I've largely examined it through the lens of a host of think tanks costly linked to the American military-industrial complex such as the Committee on the Present Danger Mach I and the American Security Council (ASC).
For those of you just tuning in, here is a rundown of the topics discussed in the prior installments:
- part one considered the curious Sikh temple shooting of 2012 and the high weirdness behind the 2016 US presidential election
- the second installment considered the strange origins of the military-industrial complex, which included input from curious sources such as Skull and Bones and a group resembling the legendary Majestic 12
- with part three I addressed the rise of the far right within the military-industrial complex, which was largely driven by a group of military officers that had served under General Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific Theater of World War II and/or Korea. Many of these military men also had ties to the Roswell incident and would later end up in the American Security Council (ASC)
- the fourth installment considered further ties between Roswell and the MacArthur clique as well as my thoughts on what actually happened at the infamous incident
- part five addressed the extensive ties between the ASC and the National Investigations Committee on Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) as well as the dystopian ideas of Peter Beter, one of the most curious prophets of the far right
- with the sixth installment the role the ASC played in spawning the Hangar 18 mythos was considered as well as the organization's patronage of Jacques Vallee, J. Allen Hynek and some of the more esoteric Ufologists
- the seventh installment was a bit of a digress, focusing on Werner Erhard's involvement with far right sugar daddy William Penn Patrick and his Leadership Dynamics and the influence both had on what became est
- part eight returned to the old ASC network and considered the arcane pursuits of one of its most powerful members, Stefan Possony, Widely regarded as the father of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), Possony was deeply involved in research involving UFOs, parapsychology and Tesla weapons throughout his career
- the ninth installment considered the ASC's role in spreading the Area 51 mythos via Bob Lazar as well as the alleged membership of the infamous Colonel Michael Aquino in the organization's National Strategy Committee
- with the tenth and most recent installment I considered the role a key ASC member played in bringing Colonel John Alexander to the U.S. Army's Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) in the 1980s where he began the Jedi Project, an operation with its origins potentially in Roswell and Project ARTICHOKE revolving around a longtime deep state obsession with creating "supersoldiers."
- also of interest is a related blog involving the ties between William Shockley, the inventor of transistor that plays such a key role in Roswell theories, and the Pioneer Fund as well as the strange interests of Sun Myung Moon and his Unification Church
|Ray S. Cline|
|the old flag of the PWCA|
Having given a bit of background about Cline, let us now consider the rest of the composition of the USGSC. Here's a rundown of some of the alleged founding members from the highly controversial Armen Victorian (aka Habib "Henry" Azadehdel) from an article that originally appeared in Lobster magazine in 1993:
"The United States Global Strategy Council is an independent think tank, incorporated in 1981. It focuses on long-range strategic issues. The founding members were Clare Booth Luce, General Maxwell Taylor, General Albert Wedemeyer, Dr Ray Cline (Co-chair), Jeane Kirkpatrick (Co-chair), Morris Leibman, Henry Luce III, J. William Middendorf II, Admiral Thomas H. Moorer USN (retd), General Richard Stilwell (retd), Dr Michael A. Daniels (President), Dr Dalton A. West (Executive Vice President). Its Research Directors were Dr Yonah Alexander, Dr Roger Fontaine, Robert L. Katula and Janet Morris."I'm sure more that a few of the above names stand out to regular readers of this blog or astute researchers as they are quite the heavy hitters. A few brief biographical sketches of the several of the more compelling names should outline just how heavy this roster truly is. Consider:
Clare Boothe Luce: Wife of publishing magnet Henry Luce, founder of Time and Life. Henry had quite extensive ties to the old Anglo-American establishment, being a member of the enigmatic Pilgrims Society (from which the Council on Foreign Relations and other institutes of the Anglo-American Establishment hail from) and Skull and Bones. C.D. Jackson, a longtime employee of Luce's, was an OSS veteran and Dwight Eisenhower's adviser on psychological warfare as well as a member of the Psychological Strategy Board. Jackson also played a key role in establishing the Bilderberg group.
Despite such extensive ties to the traditional conservative establishment (which was addressed in part two), Luce began to drift further and further to the right after his marriage to Clare Boothe. Like Cline, both the Luces would become close to drug-riddled China lobby. As fanatical supporters of the anti-Castro movement (noted before here), they became highly critical of the JFK administration prior to the assassination. Henry Luce would later buy the rights to the Zapruder film and suppress it for nearly a decade.
"In the late 1950s, her marriage unraveling because Henry wanted to leave her for a younger woman, Clare Booth Luce... first experimented with LSD. Under the direction of Dr. Sidney Cohen, Clare, at a loose ends, further continued her exploration during a time of personal turmoil. In spite of her extraordinarily successful careers, which included writing four critically acclaimed Broadway plays in the 1930s, serving as managing editor of Vanity Fair from 1933 to 1934, becoming a two-term congresswoman in the 1940s, serving as American ambassador to Italy from 1953 to 1956, and finding herself regarded as one of the world's ten most admired women – Clare described herself as 'deeply unhappy.'.. Clare's psychedelic voyages would turn her into an LSD proselytizer. Starting in 1954 and through 1968, both Time and Life would publish a number of enthusiastic articles about hallucinogens. According to Colombia University historian Alan Brinkley, Clare also believed that her use of hallucinogens had 'saved our marriage.' "
(Mary's Mosaic, Peter Janney, pg. 272)
|Clare Boothe Luce|
General Albert Wedemeyer: We've already encountered Wedemeyer in part five. Wedemeyer is part of the far right wing clique of military officers that rallied around the UFO-obsessed Douglas MacArthur at the onset of the Cold War. Wedemeyer had unabashed Nazi sympathies and was even suspected of treason during WWII. Like MacArthur, he appears to have had a keen interest in UFOs as well. He was an early member of NICAP and remained with the group for decades.
Admiral Thomas Moorer: The Admiral initiated the highly secretive Task Force 157 within the Navy that was later exposed during Watergate. As was noted before here, Moorer himself appears to have played a key role in the Watergate scandal while serving as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, working in conjunction with the CIA's Office of Security (OS). The OS oversaw Project ARTICHOKE until at least the early 1960s and may have continued to operate offshoots of it until 1973 or so. Moorer's Task Force 157 appears to have been heavily staffed with OS veterans and may have been involved in sexual blackmail operations, among other things.
General Richard Stilwell: We first encountered Stilwell in the prior installment. As was noted there, Stilwell is the man who assigned Colonel John Alexander to the Army's Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) in the early 1980s. There he teamed up with its head, General Albert Stubblebine, to pursue a host of fringe topics, including the Jedi Project. Also noted there was Stilwell's longstanding links to deep state drug trafficking, which likely stretched back to the early 1950s. Stilwell, like Cline, was a part of the old "China cowboys" clique of OSS officers that would turn up time and again in some of the dirties dealings of the deep state.
On that note, it is now worth mentioning some other unsavory connections Stilwell had, such as this one:
"... Members of the 6I 'Politburo' also soon assumed high office: General Walters would act as Reagan's Ambassador at Large from 1981 to 1985, US Representative at the UN from 1985 to 1989, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to West Germany from 1989 to 1991, whilst General Stilwell served from 1981 to 1985 as Reagan's Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense for Policy – despite the anodyne title, Stilwell was in reality charged with a fundamental reform of US special forces..."
(Rogue Agents, David Teacher, pg. 193)The 6I was a private intelligence network launched by longtime CIA and British intelligence asset Brian Crozier in the late 1970s. It would play a key role in bringing Thatcher to power in the UK and would maintain close links to the Iron Lady's administration. Even more ominous are Crozier's associates linked to pedophilia during the Thatcher years, as was noted before here.
In addition to the 6I, Crozier was also a key figure in a shadowy network variously known as Le Cercle or Pinay Cercle. Originating in the 1950s, it is in someways the far right's answer to Bilderberg, though Le Cercle has always been dominated by religious extremists and high ranking Western military and intelligence officers, unlike the banking elites and captains of industry that have long controlled the Bilderberg group. As such Le Cercle, like other linchpins of the far right such as the ASC and WACL, was a vast private intelligence operation in addition to policy coordination body. It had the inevitable ties to drugs and arms trafficking, but has also been extensively inked to pedophile rings in Britain, Belgium and beyond (as was noted during extended series I wrote on the organization). It is at the absolute black heart of the international power structure.
|General Richard Stilwell|
This cast of characters is already quite impressive, and there are still more heavy hitters yet mentioned. The great Edward S. Herman provided even more details concerning the key members during the Bush I years, the height of the USGSC:
"The council was incorporated in 1981 as a "tax-exempt educational research foundation." Former deputy director of the CIA Ray S. Cline is currently its chair (with the aid of co-chairs Jeane Kirkpatrick, Morris Leibman, J. William Middendorf, Donald Rumsfeld, and retired Lieutenant General Robert L. Schweitzer). Cline also serves as co-director, with Yonah Alexander, of their program on the topic 'Low-Intensity Conflict and Terrorism.'
"Among those who have served on the council's board of directors and 'strategy board' are Arnaud de Borchgrave and retired General E. David Woellner. Woellner became president of the Moon organization, CAUSA World Services, in January 1985 (to be succeeded in that post by Philip Sanchez, Nixon's ambassador to Honduras and Ford's ambassador to Colombia). The Unification Church's input into USGSC is impressive, and the organization is regarded by investigative journalists Louis Wolf and Fred Clarkson as 'yet another CAUSA operation.' Current board members include L. Francis Bouchey; Robert Pfaltzgraaf of the IFPA; Lawrence Sulz, affiliated with the Hale Foundation... ; Richard Pipes of Harvard University and the Heritage Foundation; and a large set of retired military officers also affiliated with ASC (Moorer, Graham, Lemnitzer, Stilwell, Wedemeyer, etc.).
"The aims of the Global Strategy Council are to promote 'global strategic planning' and 'to act as a catalyst to help define national strategy' along the lines desired by its hard-line-right board and officers... In accord with these aims it sponsors strategy formulation and outreach programs, as well as research and conferences on various international issues. Its Caribbean and Latin American studies director is Roger W. Fontaine, former Latin America specialist for the Reagan National Security Council, also affiliated elsewhere with the Moon system and Bouchey's Council for Inter-American Security... We mentioned earlier the program on low-intensity conflict and terrorism co-directed by Cline and Alexander. Most revealing, perhaps is the program on Geopolitics of Southern Africa, directed by Stephen A. Halper, a former operative in the Nixon White House and Ray Cline's son-in-law, who was involved in the Debategate scandal, brought to light during House hearings in 1984... The featured political subdivision of the program is 'African Insurgencies Supported by the Soviet Union.'
"The council links together individuals connected with the Unification Church and other far-right operations (ASC, CIAS, and IFPA), to CSIS and the omnipresent Yonah Alexander. It has former officials Cline, Kirkpatrick, and Rumsfeld to lend respectability-to its terrorism studies. With this political cast, that South African viewpoints would be put in the frame of Soviet support and insurgent 'terrorism' is a foregone conclusion."
(The "Terrorism" Industry, Edward S. Herman & Gerry O'Sullivan, pgs. 92-93)
|one of many publications issued by the USGSC during its heyday|
Ah, but there are more eyebrow raising connections here than just the Moonies. Lets consider few more biographical sketches:
Arnaud de Borchgrave: A longtime operative of the Unification Church, de Borchgrave also had extensive dealings with Le Cercle. Specifically, he had links to the infamous Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin, an affiliate of both Le Cerlce and Bilderberg who would be deeply implicated in Belgium's pedophile rings. As was noted before here, de Borchgrave was working for the Washington Times in the 1980s when Douglas MacArthur II, a longtime US ambassador/intelligence asset and nephew of the legendary general, was working on the editorial board. As was noted before here, MacArthur II was implicated in Belgium's pedophile rings in the 1980s as well. Thus, de Borchgrave seems uncomfortably close to such things through various associates.
General Lyman Lemnitzer: Another far right wing military officer. As was noted before here, during his time as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff he proposed Operation Northwoods as a means of provoking war with Cuba (and by default the Soviet Union). He was later dispatched to Europe, where he headed NATO forces there. During his tenure (1963-1969) the infamous Operation Gladio, which bore more than a few similarities to Northwoods, kicked into high gear.
General Daniel Graham: We've already encountered General Graham briefly in part eight of this series, where it was noted that he was a major proponent of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), a longtime obsession of the ASC's that has fascinated conspiracy theorists and Ufologists for years. Graham headed High Frontiers, the chief lobby group for the SDI. Graham went to great lengths to promote the SDI, even appearing before Elizabeth Clare Prophet's group to praise it benefits. Prophet and her Church Universal and Triumphant were but one of several New Age-centric groups and individuals to endorse to the SDI.
|Elizabeth Clare Prophet|
Curiously, Graham is one of the only figures in the old ASC network to seriously question psi research. He headed the DIA during the military's early forays into remote viewing and in the classic Remote Viewers, Jim Schnabel quotes him as saying in regards to it: "When it came up, I was embarrassed to mention to my superiors that there were people in my part of the establishment who thought there was something to it" (pg. 193).
|General Daniel O. Graham|
Donald Rumsfeld: Rummy is unquestionably one of the most powerful deep state players for well over a quarter century. Rumsfeld first rose to prominence in the Ford administration, where he first served as the White House Chief of Staff (1974-1975) and later Secretary of Defense (1975-1977). After his tenure as Secretary of Defense ended, he theoretically retired from government until the Bush II years. There have been disturbing allegations for years, however, that he was deeply involved in "Continuity of Government" (COG) planning during the Reagan years and beyond.
"Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld have been associated since the 1980s with a parallel planning structure in the United States. The formal goal of this planned parallel structure was called 'continuity of government' (COG), but the name is misleading. The Progressive Review referred more descriptively to plans for 'a possible military/civilian coup.'
"The plans for with journalist James Bamford has called the secret government' of COG Had been slowly developing, chiefly but not only under Republican administrations, since the 1950s... A major step was the creation in 1979 of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). But FEMA's emergency planning was radically politicized under President Reagan. By 1984, in the words of journalist Ross Gelbspan, 'Lt. Col. Oliver North was working with officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency... to draw up a secret contingency plan to surveil political dissenters and to arrange for the detention of hundreds of thousands of undocumented aliens in case of an unspecified national emergency. The plan, part of which was codenamed Rex 84, called for the suspension of the Constitution under a number of scenarios, including a US invasion of Nicaragua.... But in addition to groups opposing United States policies in Central America, the FEMA plan reportedly included environmental activists, opponents of nuclear energy and refugee assistance activists.' "
(The Road to 9/11, Peter Dale Scott, pgs. 183-184)Some believe that certain portions of these plans were initiated on 9/11 and made legal with the passage of the Patriot Act not long afterwards. By this time Rumsfeld was of course the Secretary of Defense again, while his longtime friend and close alley Richard Cheney was Vice-President. Rumself would initiate a profound reorganization of the United States covert operations capabilities that resulted in the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command as a major player in the deep state. This was seemingly in keeping with what Rumsfeld's colleague in the USGSC, General Richard Stilwell had originally envisioned for the JSOC when he set out to reorganize us special operations forces in the 1980s.
As I hope the above biographical sketches have demonstrated, the United States Global Strategy Council was a major powerhouse. Ray S. Cline and Stilwell in particular were two of the most powerful figures in the American deep state in the past century, men who for decades had been involved in the blackest of black ops and have had a profound effect on the foreign policy of the United States that continues to this very day. Like Stilwell, novelist/journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave appears to have had ties to Le Cercle and the European pedophile rings extensively linked to this group. Admiral Thomas Moorer may also have been involved in sexual blackmail operations via the Navy's infamous Task Force 157. And he surely was involved in Watergate.
|Admiral Thomas Moorer|
Clare Boothe Luce was unquestionably one of the most powerful women of the twentieth century and a major advocate of (elite) LSD consumption to boot. And then there's Donald Rumsfeld, one of the most pivotal figures in the national security complex for decades. Rumsfeld is quite crucial to our narrative here, so do keep him in mind.
But now, let us turn our attention to the USGSC itself. The organization appears to have had its origins in a 1979 conference put on by the notorious Israeli think tank known as the Jonathan Institute. This particular think tank was also founded in 1979 by none other than current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who named it after a brother who was killed in a terror attack allegedly staged by the PLO. Netanyahu was a former IDF member involved in special operations forces and long suspected of having been recruited by Mossad. As such, the Jonathan Institute has long been described as an extension of the Mossad.
"The two conferences organized by the Jonathan Institute, in Jerusalem in July 1979 and in Washington, D. C., in June 1984, were major events and highly effective for Israeli and Western propaganda. Both drew in many high officials and big-name journalists and successfully attracted extensive press coverage on the threat of terrorism as portrayed in the Western model. The 1979 conference, held under heavy army and police guard, attracted some four hundred journalist. Attendees included Annie Kriegel and Jacques Soustelle from France; Lord Alan Chalfont, Brian Crozier, Paul Johnson, and Robert Moss from Great Britain; George Bush, Ray Cline, Midge Decter, Norman Podhoretz, Clare Stirling, Ben Wattenberg, George Will, and Senators John Danforth and Henry Jackson from the United States; and numerous Israeli political, military, and intelligence figures."
(The "Terrorism" Industry, Edward Herman & Gerry O'Sullivan, pg. 105)Cline appears to have taken the conference to heart. As noted above, he would launch the USGSC in 1981 and almost immediately it became a leading authority in the emerging terrorism racket. To assist Cline in these endeavors, one Yonah Alexander (no relation to John) was recruited. Alexander had himself cut his teeth with the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies (now the Institute for National Security Studies), another Israeli think tank founded by "former" military and intelligence figures.
"Alexander, a professor of International Studies at the State University of New York, has run his own institute since 1977, but he has also been affiliated with many other institutions within the terrorism industry as visiting fellow (CSIS), as member (the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies), and as a participant in numerous programs and studies. He was selected as director of terrorism research of the NFF in the mid-1980s, and has been codirector with Ray Cline of the program on terrorism and low-intensity warfare at the U.S. Global Strategy Council. Also in collaboration with Cline, Alexander has been in the risk analysis business for private corporate clients. In addition to the thirty conferences and seminars on terrorism sponsored by his own institute, Alexander has been a regular participant in conferences staged by others, including that put on by the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies in Tel Aviv in 1979, the Brooking seminar of 1982, the Nuclear Terrorism conference of 1985, and others..."
(The "Terrorism" Industry, Edward Herman & Gerry O'Sullivan, pg. 146)
Needless to say, Cline and the USGSC were quite the authorities on terrorism in the 1980s and the presence of Rumsfled in the organization by the end of the decades implies that the ideas of the USGSC would later re-emerge with a vengeance during the Bush II years.
But these were likely not the only ideas that would influence the administration of Bush the Lesser. The USGSC would become quite obsessed with a rather arcane field of military tech in the late 1980s that may have had a profound effect on the national security state ever since.
There he began to pursue the concept of "non-lethal" weapons, an effort to wage war without conventional weapons. Some of the methods advocated by Alexander were quite ridiculous and have been heavily lampooned by the media at various points. One of the most notable instances of this was the disastrous use of the Alexander-inspired "sticky foam," used for crowd control during Somalia in 1995 by US Marines. The results were so impressive that it has never been deployed again in anything resembling a combat situation and provided a good laugh in the film version of The Men Who Stare at Goats.
|some of Alexander's sticky foam in action|
It appears to have been primarily the result of the working relationship he forged with science fiction writer Janet Morris, who would co-authored The Warrior's Edge with Alexander. Morris already had quite impressive credentials before hooking up with Alexander:
"Janet Morris, co-author of The Warrior's Edge, is another noted expert in this area. As well as being researched director of USGSC, she is best known as a science fiction writer and has been a member of the New York Academy of Sciences since 1980 as well as member of the Association for Electronic Defense. Morris was initiated into the Japanese art of bioenergetics, Joh-re, the Indonesian brotherhood of Subud, and graduated from the Silva course in advanced mind control.
"She has been conducting remote viewing experiments for fifteen years and worked on a research project investigating the effects of the mind on computer systems."
(Mind Controllers, Armen Victorian, pg. 181)We've already encountered the Silva Method in part seven of this series, where it was noted that it heavily influenced the methods of Mind Dynamics and the jointly owned Leadership Dynamics. Both organizations had an enormous role on est. And est graduates may have aided in Alexander's arcane pursuits in the Army, as was noted in the prior installment. Alexander himself had also reputedly studied the Silva Method as well.
After the USGSC broke up in 1995, Morris reemerged with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the bastion of the traditional conservative establishment (addressed in part two). The CFR appears to have been quite taken with the concept on non-lethal weapons in the mid-1990s, but not before the USGSC had initiated ample deep state interest in such techniques.
Morris was at the forefront of these efforts, having become quite an evangelical after hooking up with Alexander in 1988. She brought him into the USGSC (at least officially) and took the lead on selling non-lethals to the national security establishment. Wired notes:
"Morris, a research director of a DC think tank called the US Global Strategy Council, and her husband, Chris, a fellow writer and national security expert, were also intrigued by the nonlethal possibilities of some of the futuristic technologies being researched at the government labs. With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the time seemed especially ripe for new ideas. Janet Morris enlisted the support of her boss at the time, Ray Cline, a former deputy director of the CIA whose connections opened doors in Washington. Cline put together the Nonlethality Policy Review Group, which was made up of various ex-government officials and military chiefs of staff. The group spent a year studying the issue and forming recommendations. Janet Morris then published a widely circulated white paper outlining the nonlethal idea and listing the various available technologies. In Nonlethality: A Global Strategy, she trumpeted the concept as a 'revolutionary strategic doctrine' that would allow the US to seize the moral high ground in coping with the demands of a new world order marked by threats ranging from ethnic violence to narco-trafficking."
"Morris's paper recommended 'two types of life-conserving technology.' 'Anti-material' techniques for disabling the enemy's infrastructure were listed. One technique would be to destroy or impair the enemy's electronic systems, or in other ways stop mechanical systems from functioning. This could be achieved by using:
- Chemical and biological weapons using anti-material agents 'which do not significantly endanger life or the environment, or anti-personnel agents which have no permanent effects.'
- Laser blinding systems to incapacitate the electronic sensors, or optics, i.e. light detection and ranging. Already the Army Infantry School was developing a one-man portable laser weapon system known as the Infantry Self-Defense System. (The US Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), was also engaged in the development of non-lethal weapons under the program called 'Low Collateral Damage Munitions' (LCDM). The LCDM is trying to develop technologies leading to weapons capable of dazzling and incapacitating missiles, armored vehicles and personnel.)
- Non-lethal electromagnetic technologies.
- Non-nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapons. General Norman Schwarzkopf, head of allied forces in the Gulf War, told the US Joint Chiefs of Staff that one such weapon stationed in space with a 'wide-area-pulse capacity' had the ability to fry enemy electronics. What is less known is the fate of enemy personnel in such a scenario. In a joint project with the Los Alamos National Laboratories and with technical support from the US Army's Harry Diamond Laboratories, ARDEC was developing High Power Microwave (HPM) 'projectiles.' According to ARDEC, the Diamond lab had already 'completed a radio frequency effects analysis of a representative target set' for (HPM).
- Among the chemical agents, so-called 'supercaustic,' 'millions of times more caustic than hydrofluoric acid,' were prime candidates. An artillery round could delivered jellied super-acids which could destroy the optics/gas of a heavily armored vehicles and 'could be used silently destroy key weapon systems.' Also mentioned by Morris are net-like entanglements to delay vehicles, or 'stealthy' metal boats with a low radar signature 'for night actions, or any seaborne or come-ashore stealthy scenario.' Another seemingly bizarre way of targeting enemy equipment at a distance was the use of 'chemical or liquid metal embrittlement' and 'anti-material polymers.' These would be used with aerosol dispersal systems to spread chemical adhesives or lubricants (using Teflon).
"The second category revealed by the documents are 'anti-personnel non-lethal technologies':
- Hand-held lasers which are meant 'to dazzle', but which could also cause the eyeball to explode and to blind the target.
- Isotropic radiators, that is explosively driven munitions capable of generating very bright omnidirectional light, with similar effects to laser guns.
- High-powered microwaves (HPM) as mentioned above. US Special Operations Command already have that capability within their grasp as a portable microwave weapon. As Myron L. Wolbarsht, a Duke University opthalamist and expert in laser weapon stated: 'US Special Forces can quietly cut enemy communications but can also cook internal organs.'
- Another candidate was 'Infrasound' using acoustic beams. In conjunction with the Scientific Applications and Research Associates (SARA) of Huntingdon, California, ARDEC and Los Alamos laboratories were busy 'developing a high power, very low-frequency acoustic beam weapon.' They were also looking into methods of projecting non-diffracting (i.e. non-penetrating) high frequency acoustic bullets. Already some governments have used intrasound as a means of crowd control, for example in France. ARDEC scientists were looking further into methods of using pulsed chemical lasers. These could project 'a hot, high-pressure plasma in the air in front of a target surface, creating a blast wave that will result in variable but controlled effects on material and personnel.'
- Very low frequency (VLF) sound (25-35 KHz), or low-frequency RF modulations can cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal pains. 'Some very low frequency sound generators, in certain frequency ranges, can cause the disruption of human organs and, at high power levels, can crumble masonry.' "
(Mind Controllers, Armen Victorian, pgs. 177-179)
As incredible as all of this may sound, several of the weapons the-not-always-reliable Victorian outlined above are already in use or are on the verge of going operational. The above-mentioned stealth boats, for instance, are already widely used by Navy SEALS. And various "sonic weapons," using both infrasound and ultrasound, appear to have been used for crowd control for decades now. One instance of this would be on protesters at a G20 meeting in Pittsburgh during 2009. More recently "sound cannons" were reportedly used against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters.
|a "long range acoustic devise," also known as a "sound cannon"|
|it is hoped HPM weapons will lead to the fabled "e-bomb"|
Suffice to say, the USGSC became the leading voice for non-lethal warfare by the early 1990s. And their efforts paid off, thanks in no small part to Donald Rumsfeld's old friend, Richard Cheney. In 1992, the Baltimore Sun noted:
"... Last March, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney established a Non-Lethal Warfare Study Group, chaired by his undersecretary for policy, Paul D. Wolfowitz. A proposal to plunge $148 million into non-lethal arms research over the next five years hangs in the balance."As Wire noted, Cheney was quite an enthusiastic supporter:
"Intrigued, Dick Cheney, secretary of defense under George Bush, appointed his own nonlethal task force after the gulf war. Though the task force enthusiastically endorsed the concept, the efforts of Cline, Alexander, and the Morrises to lobby for a comprehensive policy of nonlethality limped along at the Pentagon during the Bush years. 'We spent three years supporting the Cheney defense department's nonlethal task force but couldn't get anywhere,' Morris complains, 'because there was such a great desire to resuscitate the Cold War.' "
What to make of all of this? Clearly the primary advocate of non-lethals in the early days --the USGSC --was a powerhouse that has had lasting influence. Their early and vigorous advocacy of counter-terrorism was pivotal in laying the foundation for the War on Terror. At least one influential member, General Richard Stilwell, was also a major proponent of reforming special operations forces. And the general obsession the group had with "low-intensity conflict" probably led to a broader interest in such reforms within the organization. When a former member, Donald Rumsfeld, became Secretary of Defense for the second time many of the USGSC's longtime agendas began to become a reality.
But this group, like the similar American Security Council, was littered with influential members drawn to the bizarre. As such, it is not difficult to believe that their belief in "non-lethals" was genuine. But how non-lethal were the weapons truly meant to be in the hands of such a group?
Keep in mind, multiple members have been linked to extensive arms and drug trafficking and even a few have turned up in pedophile rings. Others played key roles in Gladio and like operations (state-sponsored terrorism) and COG (martial law by any other name). These were among the blackest projects of the deep state and many of these powerful operators would be the ones to take up the banner on "non-lethals" as the Cold War drew to a close.
Perhaps it was simply a way to keep the defense dollars flowing.
Or perhaps the beginning of the next stage of totalitarianism. Is it a coincidence that the United States (and much the rest of the developed world) is relentless bombarded with electromagnetic radiation, a staple of "non-lethals," via microwaves, cell phones and other wireless devises in the twenty-first century?
And with that I shall wrap things up for now. With the next installment we'll consider new forces behind far right ventures into high weirdness. Stay tuned.