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AFA 5–7: Operation Mind Control

AFA 5: Oper­a­tion Mind Con­trol, Pt. 1
Part 1a [1] 43:31 | Part 1b [2] 43:47 | Part 1c [3] 29:26
(Record­ed Sep­tem­ber 25, 1984)

The first broad­cast of a three-part series, this pro­gram cov­ers the suc­cess­ful attempts by U.S. intel­li­gence to devel­op tech­niques for manip­u­lat­ing indi­vid­ual behav­ior in a man­ner that sub­verts human will and con­scious­ness. The dis­cus­sion focus­es on meth­ods of caus­ing peo­ple to com­mit assas­si­na­tions against their will and with­out their con­scious knowl­edge.

Pro­gram high­lights include: dis­cus­sion of a for­mer U.S. intel­li­gence oper­a­tive who had mind-con­trol devices sur­gi­cal­ly-implant­ed in his head and was unable to get them removed; the role of mil­i­tary intel­li­gence in financ­ing the research of Jose Del­ga­do, a pio­neer in the con­trol of behav­ior through sur­gi­cal implan­ta­tion of elec­trodes in the brain; ear­ly mind-con­trol exper­i­ments demon­strat­ing that hyp­no­tized sub­jects can be made to com­mit acts nor­mal­ly repug­nant to them; an insid­i­ous mind-con­trol method­ol­o­gy called “RHIC-EDOM” (“radio-hyp­not­ic, intrac­ere­bral con­trol — elec­tron­ic dis­so­lu­tion of mem­o­ry”), in which the lev­els of a key neu­ro-trans­mit­ter called acetyl­choline are manip­u­lat­ed in such a man­ner as to cause the “sub­ject” to act with­out con­scious knowl­edge or sub­se­quent rec­ol­lec­tion of acts com­mit­ted while affect­ed by the process; the sto­ry of appar­ent for­mer U.S. intel­li­gence oper­a­tive Angel Castil­lo, pro­grammed with mul­ti­ple per­son­al­i­ties (some of them devel­oped for assas­si­na­tion oper­a­tions) and alleged­ly recruit­ed as a back-up shoot­er for the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Kennedy; a U.S. Navy project involv­ing the use of audio-visu­al desen­si­ti­za­tion to con­di­tion “pas­sive-aggres­sive” per­son­al­i­ties as assas­sins; an inter­view with a for­mer U.S. gov­ern­ment assas­sin, who dis­cuss­es suc­cess­ful use of mind con­trol in assas­si­na­tion oper­a­tions and main­tains that the Unit­ed States has been tak­en over by the nation­al secu­ri­ty estab­lish­ment; advanced mind-con­trol research direct­ed toward read­ing the human mind.

AFA 6: Oper­a­tion Mind Con­trol, Pt. 2
Part 2a [4] 46:11 | Part 2b [5] 46:56 | Part 2c [6] 44:10 | Part 2d [7] 46:05 | Part 2e [8] 36:24
(Record­ed Novem­ber 29, 1884)

Con­tin­u­ing from the point at which AFA‑5 left off, this broad­cast begins with analy­sis of the appar­ent role of mind con­trol in this coun­try’s polit­i­cal assas­si­na­tions. Wrong­ly con­vict­ed as the assas­sin of Robert Kennedy, Sirhan Sirhan appears to have been the vic­tim of mind con­trol. The broad­cast presents a num­ber of pos­si­ble “pro­gram­mers,” notably Dr. William J. Bryan, trained hyp­no­tist, self-described CIA employ­ee and an indi­vid­ual who may have been involved with pro­gram­ming Arthur Bre­mer (the accused shoot­er of Gov­er­nor George Wal­lace.) A num­ber of clues point to Bryan as Sirhan’s pro­gram­mer.

The pro­gram casts asper­sions on the role of Dr. Bernard Dia­mond’s diag­no­sis of Sirhan as a “para­noid schiz­o­phrenic.” The dis­cus­sion also high­lights the curi­ous “sui­cide” of Oswald han­dler George de Mohren­schildt, short­ly before his sched­uled inter­view with staff mem­bers of the House Select Com­mit­tee on Assas­si­na­tions. Many (includ­ing fam­i­ly mem­bers) believe de Mohren­schildt had been hyp­no-pro­grammed to com­mit sui­cide. (One of the focal points of the CIA’s MK/Ultra mind-con­trol research was devel­op­ing the capac­i­ty to pro­gram sub­jects to com­mit sui­cide after per­form­ing an assas­si­na­tion.)

The pro­gram also touch­es on James Earl Ray’s inter­est in and involve­ment with, hyp­no­sis (Ray was the appar­ent pat­sy in the assas­si­na­tion of Mar­tin Luther King.)

Oth­er pro­gram high­lights include: the CIA’s hyp­no-pro­gram­ming of famed fash­ion mod­el Can­dy Jones; the mind-con­trol indoc­tri­na­tion of vir­u­lent­ly racist and anti-semit­ic atti­tudes into the pre­vi­ous­ly-lib­er­al Can­dy; attempts to induce Can­dy to kill her­self when her hus­band (famed talk-show host “Long John” Nebel) began to de-pro­gram her; a talk by Joe Holsinger (for­mer leg­isla­tive assis­tant to the late Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Leo Ryan), in which Holsinger cites indi­ca­tions that Peo­ple’s Tem­ple may have been an exten­sion of the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty’s mind con­trol pro­grams; the role of alleged CIA offi­cer George Phillip Blakey in estab­lish­ing the Jon­estown com­pound; the fact that most of the Jon­estown vic­tims had been mur­dered (they were not sui­cides, as gen­er­al­ly report­ed); the pres­ence of large amounts of psy­chi­atric drugs at the Jon­estown site; Tem­ple stal­wart Lawrence Lay­ton, Senior’s activ­i­ties on behalf of the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty estab­lish­ment; the pres­ence at Jon­estown of CIA’s Guyanese Sta­tion Chief Richard Dwyer short­ly before the mas­sacre began; struc­tur­al sim­i­lar­i­ties between the Peo­ple’s Tem­ple and fea­tures of the MK/Ultra pro­gram.

AFA 7: Oper­a­tion Mind Con­trol, Pt. 3
Part 3a [9] 47:19 | Part 3b [10] 47:17 | Part 3c [11] 44:56 | Part 3d [12] 46:50 | Part 3e [13] 38:14
(Record­ed Jan­u­ary, 1985)

Resum­ing the dis­cus­sion from the end of AFA‑6, the pro­gram explores the intel­li­gence estab­lish­men­t’s use of mind-con­trol cults. After indi­ca­tions that the Peo­ple’s Tem­ple may have been an intel­li­gence oper­a­tion, the pro­gram presents infor­ma­tion about the Rajneesh cult sug­ges­tive of sim­i­lar pos­si­bil­i­ties. Much of the analy­sis focus­es on Rev­erend Moon’s Uni­fi­ca­tion Church.

Mr. Emory hypoth­e­sizes that Moon’s orga­ni­za­tion is an exten­sion of the Japan­ese Patri­ot­ic and Ultra-Nation­al­ist Soci­eties, which paved the way for fas­cis­m’s rise in Japan through a pro­gram of polit­i­cal assas­si­na­tions, intim­i­da­tion, bribery and pro­pa­gan­da. Super­fi­cial­ly Kore­an, the Moon orga­ni­za­tion drew heav­i­ly on cap­i­tal and man­pow­er from the fas­cist infra­struc­ture of Impe­r­i­al Japan. In the Unit­ed States, the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church is very well-con­nect­ed to ele­ments of the Amer­i­can intel­li­gence estab­lish­ment and the right wing.

The pro­gram con­cludes with an exam­i­na­tion of the Anan­da Mar­ga orga­ni­za­tion, a fierce­ly anti-com­mu­nist cult, pur­port­ing to derive from Indi­an spir­i­tu­al tra­di­tions.

Pro­gram high­lights include: the Nazi antecedents of the Philip fam­i­ly (involved with Jon­estown); an order to cease iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of the dead at Jon­estown giv­en by Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Advi­sor Robert Pas­tor to the mil­i­tary com­man­der of the U.S. forces a the mas­sacre site; the piv­otal role of Japan­ese war crim­i­nals Yoshio Kodama and Royichi Sasakawa in the devel­op­ment of the Moon orga­ni­za­tion; Moon aide Bo Hi Pak’s back­ground in the Impe­r­i­al Japan­ese Army; the anti-Chris­t­ian, anti-Amer­i­can ide­ol­o­gy of the Uni­fi­ca­tion Church; con­nec­tions of the Moon group to Water­gate Spe­cial Pros­e­cu­tor Leon Jawors­ki and con­ser­v­a­tive orga­niz­er Richard Viguerie; the sus­pi­cious death of Robert Boettch­er, a key aide inves­ti­gat­ing the Moon orga­ni­za­tion in con­nec­tion with the Kore­a­gate scan­dal; dis­cus­sion of the Japan­ese Patri­ot­ic soci­eties; the activ­i­ties of Axis spy Subas Chan­dra Bose (the founder of Anan­da Mar­ga was a room­mate of his); alle­ga­tions of ter­ror­ism lodged against the Anan­da Mar­ga group in India.