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 Cheney Plots New 9/11,
  Nuclear War vs. Iran
    he two extraordinary articles you
    are about to read in this special
                                            gust, 2005 New Citizen Extra, to
                                            which this is a supplement. Suffice
                                                                                       box, “What You Can Do!” Then, the
                                                                                       institutional forces in the U.S. Con-
New Citizen Supplement were first           it to say that the world is on the edge    gress and elsewhere, rallied by La-
published in the August 26, 2005 is-        of an explosion of a speculative bub-      Rouche, can move to impeach Cheney
sue of Executive Intelligence Review        ble of hundreds of trillions of dol-       and his pathetic puppet, Bush. As that
(EIR), the weekly magazine founded          lars —the greatest financial crash in      begins to happen, we can move toward
by U.S. statesman and economist             history. In these circumstances—           a durable solution to this mess, by re-
Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. Circulated          merely typified by the impending           placing the Money Power’s failed sys-
in pre-publication copies, they al-         bankruptcy of General Motors, the          tem of globalisation with LaRouche’s
ready had a bombshell impact among          world’s largest corporation—a des-         idea of a return to sovereign nation-
U.S. institutions, including the mili-      perate financial oligarchy would           states in a fixed exchange rate, tariff-
tary and intelligence communities           rather unleash nuclear war and a           protected, national banking-centred
and the U.S. Congress, and have been        New Dark Age, than lose dictatorial        New Bretton Woods system. Such vet-
featured on dozens of radio shows and       control over their disintegrating “glo-    erans of “old Labor” as Common-
websites in the U.S. and abroad.            balist” system.                            wealth bank founder King O’Malley,
  The background to Cheney’s plans             First, we must stop Cheney’s hid-       Jack Lang, Frank Anstey, John Cur-
for a new 9/11 and nuclear war              eous plot, in which you can play an        tin, Ben Chifley and Jim Cairns would        Sociopath and nuclear mad-man U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney
against Iran was detailed in the Au-        important role, as specified in the p. 4   have readily understood.

    Cheney’s ‘Spoon-Benders’ Pushing
         Nuclear Armageddon
by Jeffrey Steinberg                     enemy nation through every avail-        brutish level.                           War should take full advantage of
Reprinted from Executive Intelli-        able medium, and it must strike at          “MindWar must target all partic-      such phenomena as atmospheric
gence Review                             the nation’s potential soldiers be-      ipants to be effective. It must not      electromagnetic activity, air ioniza-
                                         fore they put on their uniforms. It      only weaken the enemy; it must           tion, and extremely low frequency
S    ometime in late 1980, then-Col.
     Paul E. Vallely, the Command-
er of the 7th Psychological Opera-
                                         is in their homes and their commu-
                                         nities that they are most vulnerable
                                         to MindWar....
                                                                                  strengthen the United States. It
                                                                                  strengthens the United States by de-
                                                                                                                           waves,” the paper concluded.
                                                                                                                              The “MindWar” paper was dis-
                                                                                  nying enemy propaganda access to         turbing, for reasons beyond its fa-
tions Group, United States Army             “To this end,” Vallely and co-au-     our people, and by explaining and        scistic and occultist content. For
Reserve, Presidio of San Francis-        thor continued, “MindWar must be         emphasizing to our people the ra-        one thing, Colonel Vallely’s co-au-
co, California, co-authored a dis-       strategic in emphasis, with tactical     tionale for our national interest in     thor was a PSYOP Research &
cussion paper, which received wide       applications playing a reinforcing,      a specific war.”                         Analysis Team Leader named Maj.
and controversial attention within       supplementary role. In its strategic        Leaving nothing to the imagina-       Michael A. Aquino. Five years be-
the U.S. military, particularly with-    context, MindWar must reach out          tion, the document concluded by          fore the circulation of the MindWar
in the Special Operations commu-         to friends, enemies, and neutrals        emphasizing that MindWar should          paper, Special Forces Reserve of-
nity. The paper was titled “From         alike across the globe—neither           employ subliminal brainwashing           ficer Aquino had founded the Tem-
PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychol-           through primitive ‘battlefield’ leaf-    technologies, and weapons that di-       ple of Set, a Satanic organization
ogy of Victory,” and it presented a      lets and loudspeakers of PSYOP           rectly attack the targetted popula-      which was the successor to Anton
Nietzschean scheme for waging            nor through the weak, imprecise,         tion’s central nervous system and        Szandor LeVay’s Church of Satan.
perpetual psychological warfare          and narrow effort of psychotron-         brain functioning: “There are some       Aquino would soon be grabbing
against friend and enemy popula-         ics—but through the media pos-           purely natural conditions under                                                    Col. John B, Alexander (r.), with Hal
                                                                                                                           headlines, which persisted through-
tions alike, and even against the        sessed by the United States which        which minds may become more or                                                     Puthoff. Alexander was one of the first
                                                                                                                           out the 1980s, as a leading suspect
American people.                         have the capabilities to reach vir-      less receptive to ideas, and Mind-                                                 to advocate the use of "MindWar"
   The “MindWar” paper was pro-          tually all people on the face of the                                                              Continued Page 2          techniques.
voked by an article by Lt. Col. John     Earth. These media are, of course
Alexander, which appeared in the         the electronic media—television
December 1980 edition of Military
Review, advocating the introduc-
tion of ESP (extra-sensory percep-
                                         and radio. State of the art develop-
                                         ments in satellite communication,
                                         video recording techniques, and la-
                                                                                                    Abu Ghraib, Satanists,
tion), “telepathic behavior modifi-
cation,” para-psychology, psycho-
kinesis (“mind over matter”), re-
                                         ser and optical transmission of
                                         broadcasts make possible a pene-
                                         tration of the minds of the world
                                                                                                     And Spoon-Benders
mote viewing, out of body experi-        such as would have been inconceiv-            by Edward Spannaus                    for Common Sense, and others, are         tersects outright Satanic circles?
ences, and other New Age and oc-         able just a few years ago. Like the           Reprinted from Executive Intel-       87 photographs and four video-
cult practices into U.S. military in-    sword Excalibur [King Arthur’s                ligence Review                        tapes, which are reported to con-              ‘Rape and Murder’
telligence. Alexander’s paper was        magical sword—ed.], we have but                                                     tain images of rape, sodomy, and             An examination of this ques-
titled “The New Mental Battlefield:
Beam Me Up, Spock.”
   But the subsequent paper co-au-
                                         to reach out and seize this tool; and
                                         it can transform the world for us if
                                         we have the courage and the integ-
                                                                                       I n a legal battle currently rag-
                                                                                         ing in Federal court in New
                                                                                       York, the Pentagon is desperate-
                                                                                                                             other conduct far more horrendous
                                                                                                                             even than that which has been dis-
                                                                                                                             closed so far.
                                                                                                                                                                       tion, should proceed in the light
                                                                                                                                                                       of recent hearings in the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                       Senate, and the explosive New
thored by Vallely went way beyond        rity to enhance civilization with it.         ly trying to block the release of       The question raised, is what con-       Yorker magazine article by in-
ESP and the other paranormal tech-       If we do not accept Excalibur, then           more photos and videotapes of         nection does this have to the reports     vestigative reporter Jane Mayer,
niques advocated by Alexander:           we relinquish our ability to inspire          prisoner abuse and torture at Abu     received by EIR that the Special          which have further documented
“Strategic MindWar must begin the        foreign cultures with our morality.           Ghraib. At issue, in the lawsuit      Warfare crowd based at Fort Bragg,        that prisoner abuse and torture was
moment war is considered to be in-       If they can then desire moralities            brought by the American Civil         N.C., is deeply enmeshed in               a deliberate, systematic policy, one
evitable,” the document stated. “It      unsatisfactory to us, we have no              Liberties Union (ACLU), Physi-        “spoon-bender” Mind War pro-
                                                                                       cians for Human Rights, Veterans      grams and experimentation, and in-                        Continued Page 4
must seek out the attention of the       choice but to fight them on a more
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in a nationwide Satanic pedophile
ring, that particularly targetted day-
care centers on such military bases
as Fort Bragg and the Presidio.
   Furthermore, Vallely and Aqui-
no’s MindWar scheme is remarka-
bly similar to the Total Information
Awareness (TIA) program
launched by the Donald Rumsfeld
Pentagon, under the direction of
Irangate figure Adm. John Poindex-
ter. Ostensibly, the Total Informa-
tion Awareness global propaganda
and mega-data-mining plan was
scrapped after a series of negative
news stories, but Pentagon sources               Gen. Albert Stubblebine III                   Army Chief of Staff                    Gen. Wayne A. Downing                   Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin
have reported that the program was                                                           Gen. Peter Schoomaker
merely “taken into a black box.”            national Terrorist Organizations          methods blur with insurgency.                Gen. Peter Schoomaker, the             ty Undersecretary of Defense for
   Indeed, on Aug. 16, 2005, The            (for assassinating a number of U.S.          Quoting from a September 2003          current U.S. Army Chief of Staff,         Intelligence, a post he still holds.
New York Times’ Philip Shenon re-           military officers in Iran); and 2) de-    San Francisco Chronicle article by        was Commanding General of the             According to The New Yorker piece
vealed that a super-secret Pentagon         mands U.S. military action to impose      Naval Postgraduate School defense         Joint Special Operations Command          by Hersh, Boykin and his immedi-
“special action program” called             “regime change” in Tehran, through        analyst and Pentagon counterinsur-        (1994-96), Commander of the               ate boss, Undersecretary of Defense
Able Danger had tracked Moham-              such measures as a massive bomb-          gency advisor John Arquilla, Hersh        United States Army Special Oper-          for Intelligence Stephen Cambone,
med Atta and three of the other             ing campaign against Iran’s purport-      hinted that U.S. Special Forces units     ations Command (1996-97), and             are directly in charge of the Spe-
Sept. 11, 2001 hijackers a year pri-        ed secret nuclear weapons labs, and       were being unleashed to create their      Commander in Chief of the Unit-           cial Operations search-and-kill
or to the attacks; but Pentagon law-        a U.S. Naval blockade of the Straits      own terrorist “pseudo gangs” to           ed States Special Operations Com-         squads touted by John Arquilla in
yers with the Special Operations            of Hormuz. Recently General Valle-        more easily infiltrate terrorist groups   mand (1997-2000). According to a          his pseudo-gang promo.
Command refused to allow the in-            ly co-authored a book with General        like al-Qaeda. Arquilla wrote:            well-researched book exposing the            Shortly after his appointment to
formation to be shared with the             McInerney, titled Endgame—Blue-           “When conventional military oper-         New Age penetration of the U.S.           the Deputy Undersecretary posi-
FBI, for fear of exposing the data-         print for Victory for Winning the War     ations and bombing failed to defeat       military, The Men Who Stare at            tion, General Boykin drew fire, for
mining program to any public scru-          on Terror, which borrows, philo-          the Mau Mau insurgency in Kenya           Goats, by Jon Ronson (Simon &             remarks he delivered—in uni-
tiny. The Times learned of Able             sophically, from his and Aquino’s         in the 1950s, the British formed          Schuster, New York, 2004), Gen-           form—at a fundamentalist Chris-
Danger from Lt. Col. Anthony                original MindWar rant.                    teams of friendly Kikuyu tribesmen        eral Schoomaker has created a             tian church, in which he smeared
Schaffer, who was the program’s                                                       who went about pretending to be ter-      think-tank, under the sponsorship         Islam as a “Satanic” religion, and
liaison to the Defense Intelligence               The ‘Jedi Warriors’                 rorists. These ‘pseudo gangs,’ as they    of the Army Chief of Staff office,        characterized the U.S. invasion of
Agency at the time.                           General Vallely, Colonel Alexan-        were called, swiftly threw the Mau        to expand the application of these        Iraq as a religious “crusade.” He
                                            der, and Lt. Colonel Aquino (ret.) are    Mau on the defensive, either by be-       bizarre occult and para-normal op-        also said that “God had placed
           ‘Nuke Iran!’                                                                                                         erations throughout the U.S. Army,        George W. Bush” into the Presiden-
   Colonel Vallely’s association with                                                                                           as his contribution to President          cy, provoking serious debates about
Aquino did little to stall the former’s                                                                                         George W. Bush’s Global War on            his own sanity and a Pentagon In-
military career advancement. A West                                                                                             Terrorism (GWOT).                         spector General’s Office probe.
Point graduate, Vallely retired in                                                                                                 Gen. Wayne Downing also was
1991 as deputy commanding gen-                                                                                                  the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S.           First Earth Battalion—
eral of the U.S. Army of the Pacific.                                                                                           Special Operations Command, and                Where It All Began
From 1982-86, he headed the 351st                                                                                               earlier directed all special operations      According to author Jon Ronson,
Civil Affairs Command, placing him                                                                                              during the December 1989 invasion         in 1977, Lt. Col. Jim Channon, a Vi-
in charge of all Special Forces, Psy-                                                                                           of Panama, when some of the Mind-         etnam War combat veteran, wrote a
chological Warfare, and Civil Affairs                                                                                           War techniques were used, during          letter to Lt. Gen. Walter Kerwin, then
Military units in the Western United                                                                                            the siege of the Vatican compound         the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff,
States and Hawaii.                                                                                                              where Gen. Manuel Noriega had             proposing a fact-finding mission to
   Today, he is practicing what he                                                                                              taken refuge. Following the attacks       unearth ways for the U.S. military to
and Satanist Aquino preached in the                                                                                             of Sept. 11, 2001, Downing was            become more “cunning.” Channon
MindWar paper, and is one of the            Above. General Paul Vallely (ret.)                                                  named National Director and Dep-
                                            and (r.) Lt. Colonel Aquino (ret.) and                                                                                        was given an open-ended assign-
leading propaganda assets in Vice           his wife. Aquino was at the centre                                                  uty National Security Advisor for         ment, a small Pentagon budget, and
President Dick Cheney’s push for            of a controversy in the 1980s over                                                  Combatting Terrorism in the Bush-         spent the next two years, by his own
military confrontation with Iran—           Satanic practices in the military.                                                  Cheney White House, a post he held        accounts, exploring the depths of the
one that could see the United States                                                                                            until June 2002.                          New Age movement, seeking mili-
carry out the first pre-emptive nucle-      but three leading figures within the      friending and then ambushing bands           According to military sources,         tary applications. Channon visited
ar attack in history.                       Special Operations community, who         of fighters or by guiding bombers to      General Downing left the White            over 150 New Age facilities during
   General Vallely, now retired from        have promoted the application of New      the terrorists’ camps. What worked        House as the result of a conflict         his travels, with such countercultur-
the military, is a senior military com-     Age and outright Satanic practices to     in Kenya a half-century ago has a         with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, over      al names as: Gentle Wind, Integral
mentator for Rupert Murdoch’s shrill        the art of war, conducting experimen-     wonderful chance of undermining           plans for the invasion of Iraq.           Chuan Institute, Dayspring, Inc., The
Fox TV News; is a “client” of Bena-         tal programs aimed at creating a Ni-      trust and recruitment among today’s       Downing had argued that Saddam            Center of Release and Integration,
dor Associates, the premier public re-      etzschean “Übermensch warrior.”           terror networks. Forming new pseu-        Hussein could be overthrown by a          Postural Integration Reichian Re-
lations firm for the neo-conservative          In preparation for this article, EIR   do gangs should not be difficult.”        massive “shock and awe” bombing           birthing, the New Age Awareness
cabal in Washington; is the Military        has interviewed a number of senior           Arquilla added, for good measure:      campaign, followed by an invasion         Fair, Beyond Jogging, Aikido with
Committee chairman for Frank Gaff-          retired military and intelligence of-     “If a confused young man from             by a force of no more than 25,000         Ki, the Biofeedback Center of Ber-
ney’s neo-con Center for Strategic          ficers, who have identified, from         Marin County can join up with al-         Special Forces troops. The “Down-         keley, and the Esalen Institute.
Policy; and is the co-founder, along        their own personal experiences, a         Qaeda [a reference to John Walker         ing Plan” was rejected by the                Channon particularly spent a good
with Gen. Thomas McInerney                  number of other leading military          Lindh, the so-called American Tal-        Chiefs as “sheer madness,” accord-        deal of time training under Michael
(USAF-ret.), another Benador cli-           officers who promoted these efforts       ibani—ed.], think what profession-        ing to one senior military source         Murphy, the co-founder of Esalen,
ent, of the Iran Policy Committee.          and funnelled massive amounts of          al operatives might do.” [See http://     familiar with the events.                 which was the leading West Coast
IPC is yet another neo-con front            Pentagon money into “black pro-  for Aquino's role         Gen. William “Jerry” Boykin            New Age psychological experimen-
group that: 1) promotes the Muja-           grams,” testing the military appli-       in Satanic child abuse.]                  was the Commanding General of             tation center, testing a wide array of
hideen-e-Khalq (MEK), a group on            cations of a whole range of bizarre                                                 the U.S. Army Special Operations          mind-control methods, many involv-
the State Department’s list of Inter-       “non-lethal” techniques and tech-               The ‘Gang of Four’                  Command (Airborne) at Fort                ing the use of psychotropic drugs.
                                            nologies. Some of the top-secret             Four of the names most often cit-      Bragg, N.C., from 1998-2000. Pri-         Cultist mass murderer Charles Man-
                                            programs funded by taxpayer dol-          ed as promoters of programs like          or to that, he was the Commander          son spent Aug. 5, 1969 at Esalen, just
      The New Citizen                                                                 the “Goat Lab,” the “Jedi Warriors,”      of the elite counter-terror unit, Del-    four days before he unleashed the
                                            lars over the past 25 years betray a
    Published & printed by: Citizens        significant degree of outright            “Grill Flame,” “Task Force Delta,”        ta Force, from 1992-95. He was,           “Helter Skelter” murder spree, for
  Media Group Pty Ltd 595 Sydney Rd         “spoon-bending” lunacy. Others            and the “First Earth Battalion,”          in that capacity, in charge of the        which he is still serving a lifetime
                Coburg Vic                  lead directly to the doorsteps of         have held top posts within the mil-       Special Forces units in Mogadishu,        jail sentence. Manson had been
  PO Box 376 Coburg Vic 3058 ACN:           Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib             itary intelligence and Special Op-        Somalia, during the famous 1993           tracked, from his years in state pris-
               010 904 757
            Tel: 03 9354 0544               military detention centers, where         erations commands:                        “Black Hawk Down” incident, in            on, by military psychologists, who
            Fax: 03 9354 0166               prisoners have been turned into hu-          Gen. Albert Stubblebine III was        which a number of Special Forces          were studying behavioral patterns of
         Editor Craig Isherwood             man guinea pigs for experimental          the head of U.S. Army Intelligence,       soldiers were beaten to death by          what they dubbed the “pathological-
  Staff Writers Jeremy Beck, Robert         torture techniques, drawn from the        INSCOM (Intelligence and Secu-            warlords, and dragged through the         ly violent five percent.”
     Barwick, Noelene Isherwood
      USA Bureau Allen Douglas              same New Age bag of tricks.               rity Command), from 1981-84,              streets of the city. Here, some of           In 1979, Lt. Colonel Channon pre-
   The New Citizen newspaper is the            And The New Yorker magazine            during which time he launched a           Lt. Col. John Alexander’s non-le-         sented his findings to the Army brass
   official publication for the federally   investigative journalist Seymour          series of secret projects at Fort         thal systems, including “Sticky           in a 125-page document, complete
   registered political party, Citizens     Hersh, in a Jan. 24-31, 2005 article      Meade, Md., involving remote              Foam,” were directly put to the           with slides, called “The First Earth
   Electoral Council of Australia.          on “The Coming Wars,” mooted              viewing and other occult practices.       combat test—and failed. From              Battalion.” While the document was
   Copies of this and past editions
   can be purchased as single copies        that the Special Forces “black pro-       General Stubblebine was, perhaps,         March 2000 until June 2003, Gen-          laced with New Age vocabulary
   by telephoning 1-800-636-432,            grams” may now have ventured              the U.S. Army’s most senior and           eral Boykin headed the U.S. Army          (“The First Earth is not mission ori-
   Mon - Fri 9.30 - 5.00 pm or writing      into the field of “pseudo-gang war-       loudest advocate of the full gamut        John F. Kennedy Special Warfare           ented, it is potential oriented. That
   to the above postal address.             fare,” in which counterinsurgency         of New Age warfare.                       Center. He was then named Depu-           means we shall continue to look
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                                                                                      harich, a doctor who had been con-                                                   surrounded by barbed wire, with
                                                                                      ducting work on parapsychology                                                       the music (and subliminals) blar-
                                                                                      and telepathy for the U.S. Army’s                                                    ing.
                                                                                      Psychological Warfare Division,                                                         In an article published in the July
                                                                                      since the 1950s. Dr. Puharich ran                                                    11-18, 2005 issue of The New York-
                                                                                      the Round Table Foundation of                                                        er, Mayer revealed that Special
                                                                                      Electrobiology, which experiment-                                                    Forces psychologists from the Sur-
                                                                                      ed with the manipulation of brain                                                    vival, Evasion, Resistance, and Es-
                                                                                      waves. He worked closely with                                                        cape (SERE) program at the JFK
                                                                                      Warren S. McCulloch, one of the                                                      Special Warfare School at Fort
                                                                                      founders of Cybernetics, and with                                                    Bragg had been brought to Guan-
                                                                                      the British intelligence countercul-                                                 tanamo Bay, to oversee interroga-
                                                                                      ture guru, Aldous Huxley.                                                            tion strategies. The SERE psychol-
                                                                                                                                                                           ogists formed a core of the Behav-
                                                                                         Wolfowitz Peddles Non-                                                            ioral Science Consultation Teams
                                                                                            Lethal Warfare                                                                 (BSCT, or “Biscuits”) that “reverse
                                                                                                                                Paul Wolfowitz, in 2002 as Deputy
                                                                                         According to author Ronson, in                                                    engineered” the techniques that
                                                                                                                                Secretary of Defense.
                                                                                      an October 2001 interview in Lon-                                                    were used on Special Forces sol-
                                                                                      don, Uri Geller confided to him that      sidering bringing Jim back from re-        diers, to train them to survive ene-
                                                                                      he had been “called back” to work         tirement to create, or contribute to,      my torture/interrogations, as part of
                                                                                      for the U.S. government, immedi-          a new and secret think-tank, de-           the advanced special warfare pro-
Lt. Col. Jim Channon was one of the first proponents of New Age “MindWar” in          ately after the Sept. 11 attacks. It      signed to encourage the army to            gram at Fort Bragg.
the military, starting in the late 1970s.                                             seems that the Bush Administration        take their minds further and further          Jim Channon confirmed, in an-
                                                                                      decided that the “psychic spies”          outside the mainstream.” Ronson de-        other e-mail exchange with author
everywhere to find non-destructive          Age psychologist, who gave classes        could play a productive role in the       scribed it as a revival of Task Force      Ronson, that many of the ideas
methods of control.”), Channon did          in stress control to corporate execu-     hunt for Osama bin Laden, and in          Delta. Ronson soon received an e-          adopted by the Army Intelligence
propose an array of non-lethal              tives and officials at NASA, was          efforts to prevent a replay of the ter-   mail from Channon, confirming the          interrogators at Guantanamo, Abu
techniques that would be soon               brought in to provide similar school-     ror attacks on New York and Wash-         rumor, and explaining that the think-      Ghraib and al-Qa’im came right out of
adopted by the military, including          ing to the commandos. Channon had         ington.                                   tank idea had been floated “because        his First Earth Battalion blueprint.
the use of atonal noises as a form          been introduced to Heller by Mari-           In fact, Deputy Secretary of De-       Rumsfeld has now openly asked for cre-
of combat psychological warfare,            lyn Ferguson, the author of the 1980      fense Paul Wolfowitz had been a big       ative input on the war on terrorism ...       ‘Living Embodiment’ of
oriental martial arts and spiritual-        book The Aquarian Conspiracy,             advocate of some of Alexander and         mmmm.” Channon elaborated:                     First Earth Battalion
ist instruction, and widespread ex-         which peddled a New Age version of        Channon’s ideas, while serving as            “The Army has requested my serv-           At one point in his probe of the
perimentation with psychoelectron-          H.G. Wells’ original Open Conspir-        the chief policy advisor to then-De-      ices to teach the most highly select-      military’s spoon-benders, author
ics and other means of debilitating         acy concept of mass social control        fense Secretary Dick Cheney in the        ed Majors. The First Earth Battalion       Jon Ronson asked Stuart Heller, the
enemy forces.                               and cultural paradigm-shifts.             George Herbert Walker Bush Pen-           is the teaching exemplar of choice. I      friend of Marilyn Ferguson and Jim
   Channon’s First Earth Battalion             Not all the instructors of the “Jedi   tagon. On March 10, 1991, Wolfow-         have done that in the presence of          Channon, if he could name one sol-
slide show was brought to General           Warriors” were counterculture psy-        itz wrote a memo to Cheney, “Do           General Pete Schoomaker.... I am in        dier who was “the living embodi-
Stubblebine, the head of INSCOM,            chologists. Michael Echanis, a            We Need a Non-Lethal Defense In-          contact with players who are or have       ment” of the First Earth Battalion.
by Colonel Alexander, the author of         Green Beret who was badly wound-          itiative?” in which he wrote, “A U.S.     recently been in Afghanistan and           Without a second thought, Heller
the Military Review article on “The         ed in Vietnam, but later developed        lead in non-lethal technologies will      Iraq. I have sent in exit strategy plans   replied: “Bert Rodriguez.” “Bert’s
New Mental Battlefield,” and, by            advanced martial art skills, was          increase our options and reinforce        based on Earth Battalion ideas. I talk     one of the most spiritual guys I’ve
1981, Stubblebine established a se-         brought in to train the “Jedi” in Hwa     our position in the post-Cold War         weekly with a member of a stress           ever met,” Heller told Ronson. “No.
cret “psychic spies unit” at Fort           Rang Do, a combat technique that          world.” While Wolfowitz apparent-         control battalion in Iraq who carries      Spiritual is the wrong word. He’s
Meade, to test out such dubious tech-       emphasized “invisibility.” Echanis        ly made no mention of the more bi-        the manual and uses it to inform his       occultic. He’s like a walking em-
niques as remote viewing.                   would be killed in 1978 in Nicara-        zarre practices promoted by Colo-         teammates of their potential service       bodiment of death. He can stop you
   Two years later, General Stubble-        gua, while working as a mercenary         nel Alexander, the guru of the non-       contributions....”                         at a distance. He can influence
bine traveled to Fort Bragg, to pitch       for the regime of Anastasio Somo-         lethal weaponry campaign, at the                                                     physical events just with his mind.
the Channon/Alexander program to            za. He had been the martial arts ed-      time of Wolfowitz’s memo, Alexan-            Guantanamo and Abu                      If he catches your attention he can
the top leadership of the Special           itor of Soldier of Fortune magazine,      der had retired from active duty, and        Ghraib ... and al-Qa’im                 stop you without touching you.”
Operations community. By now,                                                         had been named head of the Non-              The International Committee of             As Jon Ronson reported, “In
Stubblebine was convinced that, with                                                  Lethal Weapons Program at Los             the Red Cross has published a se-          April 2001, Bert Rodriguez took on
the application of the right “mind                                                    Alamos National Laboratory.               ries of studies and sponsored sev-         a new student. His name was Ziad
over matter” techniques, he could                                                        In 1990, Colonel Alexander had         eral international conventions, to         Jarrah. Ziad just turned up at the
personally walk through walls. As of                                                  also come out with a book, The War-       evaluate just how “non-lethal” the         US 1 Fitness Center one day and
this writing, he has not yet apparently                                               rior’s Edge, in which he promoted         non-lethal technologies are that           said he had heard that Bert was
succeeded. The Fort Bragg session,                                                    a variety of unconventional meth-         have been promoted by Alexander,           good. Why Ziad chose Bert, of all
as he would later recount it to author                                                ods to promote “human excellence          Channon, and their ilk. According          the martial arts instructors scattered
Ronson, was a fiasco, and no action                                                   and optimum performance” among            to a 1998 ICRC presentation before         around the Florida shoreline, is a
was taken to implement his pro-                                                       soldiers, based on a course he taught     the European Parliament, non-le-           matter of speculation. Maybe Bert’s
gram—or so Stubblebine thought.                                                       in 1983 called Neuro-Linguistic           thal weapons are simply defined as         uniquely occultic reputation pre-
   In reality, Fort Bragg, by 1978,                                                   Programming (NLP). Among the              weapons with a less-than 25% fa-           ceded him, or perhaps it was Bert’s
was already a hotbed of mind-war                                                      students in that course were then-        tality rate. Such now widely used          military connections. Plus, Bert had
experimentation. Among the pro-                                                       Senator and later Vice President Al-      non-lethal weapons as lasers, ex-          once taught the head of security for
grams carried out at remote corners                                                   bert Gore, Gen. Max Thurman, and          tremely low frequency (ELF)                a Saudi prince. Maybe that was it.”
of the sprawling special operations                                                   General Stubblebine. By his own           weapons, and various chemical, bi-            Ziad Jarrah presented himself as
base: the Goat Lab, where a team of                                                   accounts, Alexander and Gore be-          ological, and audio stun weapons,          a Lebanese businessman, who
New Age-trained Special Forces sol-         Uri Geller, the legendary Israeli         came close friends in 1983, and re-       can cause permanent damage, such           traveled a great deal and wanted to
diers attempted to burst the hearts of      “spoon-bender,” worked for U.S. intel-    main so today.                            as blindness, deafness, and destruc-       protect himself. “I liked Ziad a lot,”
goats, in an adjacent holding pen,          ligence in the 1980s, and has now re-        Colonel Alexander wrote that the       tion of gastrointestinal systems,          Rodriguez later told Ronson. “He
through the power of psychic con-           portedly been brought back.               goal of The Warrior’s Edge was to         which, the ICRC insists, require se-       was very humble, very quiet. He
centration. Veterinarians working on                                                  “unlock the door to the extraordi-        rious study and a new set of interna-      was in good shape. Very diligent.”
the base were horrified that Special        a well-known hiring hall for ex-sol-      nary human potentials inherent in         tional treaties and conventions.           Rodriguez taught Jarrah “the choke
Forces planes were airlifting goats         diers and wanna-be’s, seeking their       each of us. To do this, we, like gov-        Indeed, according to both Ronson        hold and the kamikaze spirit. You
up from Central America, without            fortunes as mercenaries.                  ernments around the world, must           and The New Yorker writer Jane             need a code you’d die for, a do-or-
going through the normal Customs               By 1983, between the INSCOM            take a fresh look at non-traditional      Mayer, many of the torture tech-           die desire.” Rodriguez added, “Ziad
inspections. The goats were used in         program and the black box efforts         methods of affecting reality. We          niques employed at Guantanamo              was like Luke Skywalker. You
the training of combat medics. The          at Fort Bragg, a fairly extensive net-    must raise human consciousness of         Bay, at Abu Ghraib, and at such less-      know when Luke walks the invisi-
goats would be shot, their limbs would      work of military “spoon-benders”          the potential power of the individu-      well-known locales as al-Qa’im near        ble path? You have to believe it’s
be amputated, and, on some occasions,       had been assembled, to the point that     al body/mind system—the power to          the Syrian border in Iraq, are based       there. And if you do believe it it is
they were “de-bleated” by having their      Task Force Delta was created, to stage    manipulate reality. We must be will-      on Channon and Alexander’s non-            there. Yeah, Ziad believed it. He
tongues cut out or their throats slashed.   quarterly meetings of as many as 300      ing to retake control of our past,        lethal schemes, but with lethal con-       was like Luke Skywalker.”
Then, they were subjected to the Goat       military occult practitioners, at Fort    present, and ultimately, our future.”     sequences in some cases.                      Rodriguez trained Ziad Jarrah for
Lab psychic warfare tests.                  Leavenworth, Kansas. Col. Frank              Uri Geller was not the only “psy-         Ronson confirmed that a facility        six months, and gave him copies of
   Keying off of Channon’s blue-            Burns launched Meta Network, one          chic warrior” called back to govern-      at al-Qa’im was conducting “inter-         several knife-fighting books he had
print, a Special Operations experi-         of the first “chat rooms” run through     ment service after 9/11. Jim Chan-        rogations” of captured Iraqi insur-        written. Jarrah shared them with a
mental team, dubbed “Jedi Warri-            the DARPA (Defense Advanced Re-           non, the original First Earth Battal-     gents, after playing, non-stop, for        friend, Marwan al-Shehhi, who
ors,” after the Star Wars craze, were       search Projects Agency) computer          ion New Age super-soldier, accord-        days at a time, the theme song from        boarded with him at the Panther
trained in a wide array of Eastern          networking system, that would ulti-       ing to author Ronson, began hold-         Barney the Purple Dinosaur, “I             Motel and Apartments in Deerfield
oriental martial arts and meditation        mately evolve into the internet.          ing a series of meetings in early 2004    Love You.” Ronson is convinced             Beach, Fla.
techniques, combined with super-               The scheme to create a breed of        with the new Army Chief of Staff,         that the music was a cover for sub-           On Sept. 11, 2001, Ziad Jarrah
strenuous physical training pro-            Nietzschean “super soldiers” em-          Gen. Pete Schoomaker. Schoo-              liminal frequencies, very high- or         took control of United Airlines
grams. Outside “experts” like Dr. Jim       ployed some very far-out characters,      maker had been commander of               very low-frequency sounds that af-         flight 93, and crashed it in a field
Hardt, were brought in to train the         like the Israeli “spoon-bender” Uri       Special Forces at Fort Bragg when         fect brain functioning, to break           in Pennsylvania. Marwan al-Sheh-
“Jedi Warriors” to heighten their           Geller, a one-time stage magician,        the “Goat Lab” and “Jedi Warri-           prisoners’ resistance. The prisoners       hi commandeered United Airlines
mental telepathy skills through Zen.        who was brought into the U.S. intel-      or” programs were under way.              were kept in metal shipping con-           flight 175 and crashed it into the
Following Jim Channon’s First Earth         ligence community under the origi-        Ronson wrote that “The rumor was          tainers in the scorching sun, blind-       South Tower of the World Trade
Battalion recipe, Stuart Heller, a New      nal patronage of Dr. Andrija Pu-          that General Schoomaker was con-          folded and in crouching positions,         Center in lower Manhattan.
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Abu Ghraib, Satanists, And Spoon-Benders
  From Page 1                                                                    most of the other techniques used
                                        United States to humiliate Mus-
                                        lims,” Myers added.                      at Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib,
that came from the very top of the
                                          Now, listen to investigative re-       were developed by behavioral sci-
Defense Department, and also that
                                        porter Seymour Hersh, who first          entists and others associated with
these practices were deliberately
                                        broke the Abu Ghraib story in April      the U.S. military, and that study of
introduced into Iraq, after having
                                        2004, and who said the following,        such techniques is regularly used
first been tried at Guantanamo.
                                        when speaking to an ACLU event           in the training of military person-
   It may seem far-fetched to some
                                        in July 2004:                            nel to resist interrogation if cap-
readers, to suggest a link between
                                          “Some of the worst things that         tured by enemy forces.
the torture scandals, and Satanic
                                        happened you don’t know about,              Rumsfeld sent Maj. Gen. Geof-
pedophile rings that operated out
                                        okay? Videos, um, there are wom-         fey Miller to take command of the
of the Presidio Army Base in San
                                        en there. Some of you may have           Guantanamo prison camp in No-
Francisco, or around Offutt Air
                                        read that they were passing letters      vember 2002, since Rumsfeld be-
Force Base in Nebraska. But con-
                                        out, communications out to their         lieved that the previous command-
sider the following:
                                        men. This is at Abu Ghraib. . . . The    er was not getting adequate results
   When Defense Secretary Rums-
                                        women were passing messages out          from interrogations. It was Miller,
feld testified to the Senate Armed
                                        saying ‘Please come and kill me,         said to be part of the “spoon-bend-
Services Committee in May 2004,                                                                                              Lynndie England at Abu Ghraib was carrying out the very same techniques
                                        because of what’s happened’ and          er” set, and also of like mind with         that are applied to U.S. soldiers in the SERE program. Could that be a coinci-
he warned that the unreleased Abu
                                        basically what happened is that          the Muslim-hating Gen. William              dence?
Ghraib images were far worse than
                                        those women who were arrested            Boykin, who established the role of
those that had come out so far, say-                                                                                        terrogation intelligence produc-         Psychological Applications Direc-
                                        with young boys, children in cases       psychologists and psychiatrists in
ing that they show acts “that can                                                                                           tion.”                                   torate of the Army Special Opera-
                                        that have been recorded. The boys        assisting interrogations, as part of
only be described as blatantly sa-                                                                                                                                   tions Command at Fort Bragg.
                                        were sodomized with the cameras          the Behavioral Science Consulta-
distic, cruel and inhumane.” Sen.                                                                                                ‘Reverse Engineering’               Banks recommended that the psy-
                                        rolling. And the worst above all of      tion Teams (BSCT, or “biscuits”).
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said, af-                                                                                              According to Mayer, the flagship      chologists working with the BSCTs
                                        that is the soundtrack of the boys          The BSCT program operates un-
ter the Senate hearings, that “we’re                                                                                        SERE program is based at the JFK         at Guantanamo, have backgrounds
                                        shrieking that your government           der Military Intelligence, and many
talking about rape and murder                                                                                               Special Warfare School at Fort           with SERE.
                                        has. They are in total terror.”          of its members have undergone
here.”                                                                                                                      Bragg, and the training program is
                                          Additionally, former prisoners         training in the resistance program
   Other, shaken members of Con-                                                                                            overseen by psychologists and oth-           Gitmo, the Laboratory
                                        from Abu Ghraib have given U.S.          known as SERE (Survival, Evasion,
gress who viewed the photos said                                                                                            er behavorial science clinicians,           During the controversy over the
                                        military investigators detailed de-      Resistance, and Escape). SERE re-
they showed, among other things,                                                                                            who keep detailed records of train-      Newsweek story about desecration
                                        scriptions of the rape of a boy pris-    portedly involves subjecting train-
naked prisoners being forced into                                                                                           ees’ responses and stress levels.        of the Koran, a former U.S. mili-
                                        oner at Abu Ghraib by an Ameri-          ees to extreme temperatures, sen-
sexual acts with one another.                                                                                               Since the program is ostensibly in-      tary officer wrote to Prof. Juan Cole
                                        can soldier, and have described oth-     sory deprivation including confine-
   In an affidavit filed last month                                                                                         tended to expose trainees to maxi-       (who runs the anti-war “Informed
                                        er types of abuse of children there.     ment in small spaces, loud noises,
in the ACLU case, but only recent-                                                                                          mum anxiety in order to better           Comment” web blog) and de-
                                          At this point, the reader may          sexual embarrassment and humili-
ly unsealed, the chairman of the                                                                                            equip them to resist interrogation       scribed his own experiences at
                                        rightly be asking him or herself:        ation, and what is called “religious
Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard                                                                                         and torture, the program is, Mayer       SERE school, which had a mock
                                        “How is it possible, that members        dilemma”—including the desecra-
Myers, painted a stark picture of                                                                                           reports, “a storehouse of knowl-         POW camp for training CI (coun-
                                        of the U.S. military could be in-        tion of the Bible.
what could happen if the photos                                                                                             edge about coercive methods of           terintelligence) personnel, interro-
                                        volved in such hideous practices?”          Shortly after Miller arrived at
and videos, known as the “Darby                                                                                             interrogation.” Mayer continues:         gators, etc. “One of the most mem-
                                                                                 Guantanamo, FBI agents assigned
photos,” were released. Official                                                                                               “One way to stimulate acute anx-      orable parts of the camp experience
                                           ‘Survival, Evasion, Resis-            to Guantanamo raised objections to
release of the photos “will pose a                                                                                          iety, SERE scientists have learned,      was when one of the camp leaders
                                              tance, and Escape’                 the use of SERE techniques in in-
clear and grave risk of inciting vi-                                                                                        is to create an environment of rad-      trashed a Bible on the ground, kick-
                                           Although her article does not         terrogations of prisoners, and they
olence and riots against American                                                                                           ical uncertainty: trainees are hood-     ing it around, etc.,” the ex-officer
                                        explicitly raise these deeper ques-      raised their concerns directly to
troops and coalition forces,” Mye-                                                                                          ed; their sleep patterns are disrupt-    wrote. “It was a crushing blow,
                                        tions, Jane Mayer’s July 11 New          Miller, according to FBI documents
rs said, and could result in “in-                                                                                           ed; they are starved for extended        even though this was just a school.
                                        Yorker article, “The Experiment,”        disclosed in the ACLU lawsuit.
creased terrorist recruitment.”                                                                                             periods; they are stripped of their      I have no doubt that the stories
                                        presents a compelling case that the         Later, in August 2003, Miller was
   “Release of these images will be                                                                                         clothes; they are exposed to ex-         about trashing the Koran are true.”
                                        techniques of sexual and religious       sent to Iraq by Rumsfeld’s Under-
portrayed as part and parcel of the                                                                                         treme temperatures,” and so on. If          “I’m sure you must realize that
                                        humiliation of prisoners, as well as     secretary for Intelligence Stephen
alleged, continuing effort of the                                                                                           a POW “is trying to avoid reveal-        Gitmo must be being used as a ‘lab-
                                                                                 Cambone, and Cambone’s assistant
                                                                                 Boykin. Miller visited Abu Ghraib          ing secrets to enemy interrogators,      oratory’ for all these psychological
                                                                                 and the “hunter-killer” squad then         he is much less likely to succeed if     manipulation techniques by the CI
                                                                                 known as Task Force 20; his ex-            he has been deprived of sleep or is      guys,” he continued, calling this
             What You Can Do!                                                    press purpose was to “Gitmo-ize”
                                                                                 detention and interrogation pro-
                                                                                                                            struggling to avoid intense pain.”
                                                                                                                               Or, as Mayer put it in an inter-
                                                                                                                                                                     “absolutely sickening.” Sexual hu-
                                                                                                                                                                     miliation and ridicule, involving
                                                                                 grams in Iraq. As he put it in his         view posted on the New Yorker            stripping trainees naked, and hav-
    E    ach of us has to act to stop this hideous plot by Cheney
         and his controllers in the financial oligarchy. Our elect-
    ed representatives must be held accountable to intervene
                                                                                 report summarizing his visit, he
                                                                                 went to Iraq “to discuss current the-
                                                                                                                            website: “Before 9/11, many of
                                                                                                                            these behavioral scientists [at
                                                                                                                                                                     ing women laugh at the size of the
                                                                                                                                                                     men’s genitals, is part of the ad-
                                                                                 atre ability to rapidly exploit intern-    Guantanamo] were affiliated with         vanced SERE training. (And they
    forcefully against it. You should contact, or, better yet, vis-              ees for actionable intelligence.”          SERE schools, where they used            still claim that 19-year-old Lynndie
    it your MP to demand that he or she act, and also call Prime                    His best-known recommendation           their knowledge to train U.S. sol-       England thought this up, all by her-
    Minister John Howard at (02) 6277 7700 in Canberra, or                       was that of using detention opera-         diers to resist coercive interroga-      self.)
    (02) 9816 1300 in his electorate. The PM is well aware of                    tions (e.g., MPs serving as prison         tions. But since 9/11, several sourc-       Mayer was told about another
    Cheney’s plans to hit Iran—what has he done to stop them?                    guards) to “set conditions for suc-        es told me, these same behavioral        SERE training technique called the
                                                                                 cessful interrogations.” Less well         scientists began to ‘reverse engi-       “mock rape,” in which a female of-
    You can no doubt think of other people who should read                       known, is that Miller also recom-          neer’ the process. Instead of teach-     ficer stands behind a screen and
    this New Citizen Supplement as well.                                         mended providing a BSCT “to sup-           ing resistance, they used their skills   screams as if she were being vio-
       For more copies, call 1 800 636 432.                                      port interrogation operations,” ex-        to help overcome resistance in           lated, and the trainee is told that he
       This plot has been exposed, but not yet definitively                      plaining: “These teams comprised           U.S.-held detainees.”                    can stop the rape if he cooperates
    stopped. A cornered Cheney is all the more dangerous, so                     of operational behavioral psychol-            One of those identified in the        with his captors.
    we must escalate.                                                            ogists and psychiatrists are essen-        Mayer article, as playing an impor-         At Abu Ghraib, they seem to have
                                                                                 tial in developing integrated inter-       tant role at Guantanamo, is Col.         dropped the “mock” part.
                                                                                 rogation strategies and assessing in-      Morgan Banks, the director of the

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