• CIA, Mossad have been dabbling in mind control for decades
• Secret U.S. documents reveal infatuation with “brainwashing”
By Michael Collins Piper
Recent articles in AMERICAN FREE PRESS about “mind control” have led some readers to dismiss the topic as a “conspiracy theory” bordering on science fiction. In fact, there are several carefully-documented books on the history of mind-control experimentation demonstrating that not only the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) but also Israel’s Mossad and the Soviet KGB long engaged in extensive experimentation in this arena.
And don’t forget: In its simplest form, mind control is basically old-fashioned hypnosis. There are few who deny hypnotic states can be induced.
One of the earliest known “experts” in this bizarre science was George H. Estabrooks, chairman of the Department of Psychology at Colgate University, who worked for the War Department in World War II. In his book Hypnosis, Estabrooks described the importance of mind control for use in intelligence operations:
First, there is no danger of the agent selling out. More important would be the conviction of innocence which the man himself had. . . . He would never “act guilty” and if ever accused of seeking information would be quite honestly indignant. This conviction of innocence . . . is perhaps his greatest safeguard under questioning by authorities. Finally, it would be impossible to “third degree” him and so pick up the links of a chain.
Estabrooks said people under mind control could be encouraged to engage in “fifth column” activities: “Through them, we would hope to be kept informed of the activities of their ‘friends,’ this information, of course, being obtained in the trance state.”
During the 1950s the newly-established CIA, the Mossad and the KGB began heavy-duty research in this field. The CIA’s mind control project—initially code-named “Bluebird” and then “Artichoke”—eventually became MKUltra.
However, it wasn’t until 1975—in the midst of a controversial inquiry into the CIA conducted by then-Senator Frank Church (D-Idaho)—that the first details about the CIA’s mind-control ventures reached public attention.
Until then, Americans believed only “Communists” and “Nazis” engaged in unpleasant experiments to manipulate human behavior.
In the wake of the Senate hearings, former State Department officer John D. Marks, co-author—with former high-ranking CIA official Victor Marchetti—of The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence (the first book censored prior to publication by the CIA) undertook his own in-depth research into CIA mind control operations.
Utilizing the Freedom of Information Act, Marks pried 16,000 pages of documents out of the CIA and in 1979 published his book, The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, subtitled “The CIA and Mind Control: The Story of the Agency’s Secret Efforts to Control Human Behavior.” Issued by a subdivision of The New York Times and no “extremist tract” by any estimation, Marks’s book remains the standard on this subject.
Marks revealed that the impetus for the CIA’s mind-control operations came from Richard Helms, who later became CIA director. Helms’s idea was approved by then-CIA chief Allen Dulles. Under the supervision of James Angleton, the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence and devoted CIA liaison to Israel’s Mossad, chief of operations for the experiments was Sidney Gottlieb, the director of the CIA’s technical services section, TSS.
According to Marks, in June 1960 Gottlieb launched an expanded program of operational experiments in hypnosis in cooperation with the CIA’s counterintelligence [CI] staff who believed the hypnosis program could provide “a potential breakthrough in clandestine technology.”
The MKUltra staff focused on developing mind-control techniques in the laboratory while CIA operators handled “field experimentation” in order to achieve three goals, as described by Marks: “(1) to induce hypnosis very rapidly in unwitting subjects; (2) to create durable amnesia; and (3) to implant durable and operationally useful posthypnotic suggestions.”
Among the “additional avenues to the control of human behavior” Gottlieb found appropriate to investigate were “radiation, electro-shock, various fields of psychology, psychiatry, sociology and anthropology, graphology, harassment substances and paramilitary devices and materials.”
The New York Times reported on September 20, 1977 that, for over a decade, the CIA carried out tests in New York and San Francisco in which prostitutes —“perhaps men as well as women”—lured unsuspecting subjects to “safe houses” where they “were offered cocktails laced with various chemicals while unseen CIA officials observed, photographed and recorded their reactions.”
In 1975 the CIA admitted experiments were conducted at the Federal Addiction Research Center in Lexington, Kentucky involving the administration of hallucinogens to prisoner volunteers. A key figure at the Lexington operation was the base chaplain, Rabbi Maurice Davis, who later emerged as an operative of the Anti-Defamation League, an arm of Israel’s Mossad.
Considering all of this, it’s no surprise that mind control dabblers have been intensely interested in so-called “cults” that have existed in virtually every culture, in one form or another. That cult members—popularly said to be “brainwashed”—are pliable and do what their masters tell them, has made cults and their members special targets of the CIA and Mossad.
For years it’s been openly speculated that one of today’s best-known cults—the Unification Church —was actually created by the CIA, using CIA assets inside Korean intelligence.
There is solid evidence another well-known cult was taken over at its highest level by a clique of Jewish lawyers and that since then the cult’s vast worldwide financial (and membership) resources have been utilized on behalf of the Mossad agenda.
Generally from all walks of life—whether working inside banks, telephone companies, historical revisionist institutes, government agencies or fast food restaurants—cult members are thus available for deployment when higher-ups (operating under the direction of CIA or Mossad controllers) want to use them in some particular operation.
How many “lone gunmen” exploited by the media to promote gun control were actually subjected to mind control is a question that may never be answered, but the bottom line is this: Mind control is for real.
Michael Collins Piper is an author, journalist, lecturer and radio show host. He has spoken in Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Abu Dhabi, Japan, Canada and the U.S.