ONE: War Crimes
The Phoenix Program, created by the CIA in 1967, was aimed at the "neutralizing" through assassination, kidnapping, and
torture, the civilian infrastructure that supported the Viet
Cong insurgency in South Vietnam. It was a terrifying "final solution" that violated the Geneva Conventions. The Phoenix Program's civilian targets of assassination were VC tax collectors, supply officers, political cadre, local military officals, and suspected sympathizers. Faulty intelligence often led to the murder of onnocent civilians,
rival Vietnamese would report their enemies as the "VC" in order
for the US troops to kill them. In 1971, William Colby, head of
the CIA in Vietnam, testified the number killed was 20,857.
South Vietnamese government figures were 40,994 dead. CIA officer
Ted Shackley managed(600 military and (40-50) CIA liason officers)
who were working with South Vietnamese officers in 44 provinces.
Ted Shackley and Robert Komer played key roles in recruiting Phoenix Program personnel. Many Covert Action officers were Cuban refugees from the Bay of Pigs fiasco. They ran the CIA's Counter-Terror (CT) Teams, which were in fact assassination squads.
Colby, Komer, and Shackley reported to DCI Richard Helms and the White House. From the beginning the Phoenix Program was conceived by the White House and supported by the CIA.
Phoenix called for "neutralizing" 1800 targets a month.
About one third of VC targeted for arrest were summarilt executed.
Green Berets and Navy SEALS would assassinate suspected VC sympathizers or cadres, as well as Souh Vetnamese collaborators and double agents. In 1982
an ex-Phoenix operative revealed that sometimes orders were given to kill U.S military personnel who were considered security risks. He suspects the order came not from "division",but from a higher authority such as the CIA or the Office of Naval Intelligence.
The following is the testimony of Vincent Okamoto, combat officer (Lieutenant) in Vietnam in 1968, and recipient of Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest awared conferred by the US Army. Wounded 3 times."The problem was, how do you find the people on the blacklist?
It's not like you had their adress and telephone number. The normal procedure would be to go into a village and just grab someone and say,'Where's Nhuyen so-and-so?'Half the time the people were so afraid they would say anythimg. Then a Phoenix team would take the informant,
put a sandbag over his head, poke out two holes so he could see, put commo wire around his neck like a long leash, and walk him through the village and say,'When we go by Nguyen's house scratch your head.'Then that night Phoenix would come back, knock on the door, and say,'April Fool, motherfucker.'Whoever answered the door would get wasted. As far as they were concerned whoever answered was a communist, including family members. Sometimes they'd come back to camp with ears to prove that they killed people."
Penetrations into the Viet Cong infrastructure was accomplished by blacmailing or terrorizing a member of a targeted individual's family to gathering information. Every Vietnamese 15 over and over had to register and carry identity cards, these records were computerized and eventually it involved into a highly computerized and statistical mens of generating 1800 names a month for the target list, coordinating
the information on suspects from 30,000 plus informants. When the strategic Hamlet Program failed, CIA and military intelligence concentrated on the Phoenix Program, a terror campaign aimed at the civilian population. Instead of winning hearts and minds, using the threat of assassination and a state of terror of defeat the NV. Many non-political Vietnamese were arrested and tortured and in effect forced into the resistance army.
Phoenix Program architect Robert Kromer, after leaving the Pentagon said,"I would have done a lot of thing diffrently and been more cautious about getting us involved."He called the war "a strategic disaster which cost us 57,000 lives and a half trillion dollars."
New Phoenix USA: The Vietnam War was the formative experience for a generation of CIA and military intelligence personnel involved in the Phoenix Program. They viewed the military defeat in Vietnam as a betrayel on the home front, a loss of will by domestic political enemies, not a military failure against a nationalst revolution fought as a guerilla war. The Phoenix Program, assassinating suspected VC sympathizers in a systematic manner, worked well and is the blueprint for the current black op targeting thousands of loyal Americans using state
of the art microwave (MW) and radio frequency radiation (RFR) weapons. The motivation to supress domestic dissidents and to assassinate loyal American opposition stems from the
perception of dissident against the war as treason. This philosophy is stated very clearly in the MindWar paper written by NSA General Aquino.
The DOD has a huge stake in futuristic technology that kills by ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, leaving little or no trace. The indiscriminant killing of the Phoenix Program continues on American soil. The terms 'soft kill', 'slow kill' and 'silent kill' refer to the new way of killing the enemy in conflicts short of war and the small wars of the future.
The counterinsurgency doctrine has now been applies to the home front, so that the perceived betrayal of the military in Vietnam will not be repeated. The generation of CIA and military intelligence led by Shackley, Helms, and Casey have built the perfect beast, using selective
assassination that leaves no trace. The ability to cull the human herd with Silent Kill technology allows a few personalities to remake the entire society in their own image. Extermely Low Frequency (ELF) technology kills with ionizing and non-ionizing radiation or slowly drives the target crazy with silent sound,similar to CIA MKULTRA
(and Project BlueBeam) psychiatrist Ewen Camerons psychic driving technique used to break down the targets personality. The new buzzwords at the Pentagon are silent kill, synthetic telepathy and psychotronics. Another means of attack on targets is the Smirnov patent that uses subliminal suggestion to manipulate human behavior. This patent was purchased by the remote viewing company Psi Tech Corporation. Military intelligence officers involved in developing these "non-lethal weapons" also control Psi Tech. Emotional manipulation is accomplished using Dr.
Michael Persinger's work to remotely project emotional states that the brain entrains or locks onto and emulates. One can broadcast rage or fear at an individual target to manipulate and control them. As if these methods were not enough to torture and murder people, add to
this nightmarish toolbox, active gang stalking. CIA created cults and other cause-oriented groups are used to induce forther trauma in the target by actively harassing them in public in a neutralization technique described in counterintelligence operations manuals that are
aimed at enemy agents. In the race to develop a new weapon system it has always been necessary to test it on human beings. Perfecting the latest weapons designed to kill slowly and silently as well as perfecting the process of controlling the human mind are no diffrent. Once the weaponry
has been perfected on these few thousands people the same techniques will be applied en mass to the general population, and the to humanity as a whole. It is probable that the detention and debriefing of the heads of the DIA, NSA, INSCOM, and CIA (Maples, Alexander, Lacquement, Hayden) and their replacement with civilian reformers will end the current war crimes.
Col. John B. Alexander stated in an interview with the Washington Post in 2007,... The military and intelligence agencies were still scared by the excesses of MK-ULTRA,the infamous CIA program that involved, in part, slipping LSD to unsuspecting victims."Until recently, anything that smacked of [mind control] was extermely dangerous" because Congress would simply take the money away, he said. Alexander acknowledged that "there were some abuses that took place," but added that on the whole,"I would argue we threw the baby out with the bathwater."But september 11, 2001, changed the mood in Washington, and some in the national security community are again expressing interest in mind control, particularly a younger
generation of officials who weren't around for MK-ULTRA."It's interesting, that it's coming back,"Alexander observed. While Alexander scoffs at the notion that he is somehow part of an elaborate plot to control people's minds, he acknowledges support for learning how to tap into a potential enemy's brain. He gives as an example the possible use of functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, for lie detection."Brain mapping" with fMRI theoreticalloy could allow interrogators to know when someone is lying by watching for activity in particular parts of the brain. For interrogating terrorists, fMRI could come in handy.
Alexander also is intrigued by the possibility of using electronic means to
modify behavior. The dilemma of the war on terrorism, he notes, is that it
never ends, So what do you do with enemies, such as those at Guantanamo: keep them there forever? That's impractical. Behavior modification could be an alternative, he says."Maybe i can fix you, or electronically neuter you, so it's safe to release you into society, so you won't come back and kill me," Alexander says. It's only a matter of time before technology allows that scenario to come true, he continues. "We're now getting to where we can do that.""Where does that fall in the ethics spectrum? That's a really tough question."
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