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"He would later claim to have studied 83 prisoners of war, 56 of whom had been forced to make false confessions. He and his colleagues were credited with reintegrating the POWs into Western society and, maybe more important, getting them to renounce their claims about having used biological weapons."

"In his report, West said that “hypnosis and intravenous sodium pentothal were included among possible techniques” to be used on Ruby. In his proposal to CIA for continuing his MKULTRA work with them, he proposed that “the combined use of hypnotic techniques and autonomic drugs be exercised.”"

"An Evening with Margaret Thaler Singer and Louis Jolyon West"

"While American scientists and military engineers had been unable to achieve a lethal, easily disseminated, epidemic producing germ agent for use in battlefield conditions, the evidence suggests that for over one and a half years the US tried to do just that and still denies it. This is a black hole in US military history."

"She had been studying the phenomenon since conducting interviews with former Korean war prisoners at the Walter Reed Army Research Institute, in Washington, DC, in the early 1950s. The conflict had produced the term brainwashing to describe communist techniques of persuading enemy prisoners to denounce their country."

"THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS have developed a peculiar brand of soul surgery which they practice with impressive skill-the process of "thought reform." They first demonstrated this to the American public during the Korean conflict when they obtained the fantastic germ-warfare confessions from Air Force officers and various types of collaboration from some other United Nations personneL And more recently we have seen even more remarkable results of its full impact: Western civilians re- leased from Chinese prisons, repeating their false confessions"
“Thought Reform” of Western Civilians in Chinese Communist Prisons

So what was really going on if the US flyers captured in Korea had indeed used biological weapons, when West, Singer, Lifton and co. got to the bottom of non-existent brain-washing?  What was really going on if Frank Olson was murdered by CIA because he was going to blow the whistle on US bio-weapons and mind-control programs being studied by US intelligence? 

"an excerpt from:
Every Secret Thing
Patricia Hearst

When the first of the psychiatrists came to see me on September 30, just
eleven days after my arrest, I simply crumpled under his scrutiny. I cried,
murmuring and mumbling out replies that were not answers to his questions. He
thought I was refusing to cooperate with him. This was Dr. Louis Joloyn West,
Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, Director of the
Neuropsychiatric Institute, Psychiatrist-in-Chief of UCLA Hospitals, a
licensed MD., Chairman of the Council on Research and Development of the
American Psychiatric Association, psychiatric consultant to the Air Force,
author of books and studies on prisoners of war, an internationally
recognized expert in his field....
Dr. West also called for a complete battery of psychological testing for me
and brought in Dr. Margaret Singer, a renowned and respected clinical
psychologist from UC-Berkeley, and she spent, according to her own
calculations, some twenty hours with me, talking and testing....
So, over a fourday period in the second week of
January, I spent fifteen hours going over my SLA experiences with Dr. Robert
Jay Lifton of Yale University.
Dr. Lifton, author of several books on coercive persuasion and thought
reform, and a consultant on the subjectsto the Air Force, after taking what
he called "a peek" at me, pronounced me a "classic case" which met all the
psychological criteria of a coerced prisoner of war."[email protected]/msg12970.html

"Who Ran the SLA?
DeFreeze's group had it pretty good, ...They even had sexual intercourse with female visitors at these "Unsight" meetings..."One of those 'Unsight Visitors' was an eighteen-year-old heiress by the name of Patty Hearst."

"How the Patty Hearst Kidnapping Led to U.S. Police Militarization"


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