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[Continued from part 1]

Does it follow that an EEC modulated carrier frequency can he
used to enhance human avoidance learning? You bet, provided
the same careful procedures are followed with humans as were
with animals, the same result would accrue. Recall again the
goals of Pandora to discover whether a carefully constructed
electromagnetic signal could direct the mind.

The obvious question becomes how many and with how much accuracy
can behavioral states or "frames of mind" be intentionally
imposed, that is, apart from the certain technological capability
to promote disorganization and degradation of perception and
performance through use of the fields. In fact many components of
warning or conditioning including affect (i.e. feeling or
emotional states) can be imposed through use of the fields from a
distance e.g. behavioral arousal orienting reflex, subliminal
stress (alarm reaction without realization of the contextual
significance) so-called levels of consciousness, inhibition of
Cerebral function which would render one more susceptible to
suggestion or influence and so on. All components necessary to
produce behavioral conditioning, including ways to provide
contextual significance can be applied from a distance (i.e.
without direct brain contact, as was necessary in older behavior
modification experiments.).

Another indication that the government entertained notions of
behavior control through use of fields and sound is a 1974
research proposal by J.F. Schapitz. To test his theory his plan
was to record EEG correlates induced by various drugs and then
to modulate these biological frequency on a microwave carrier.
"Could the same behavioral states be produced by imposing these
brain wave frequencies on human subjects?" His plan went
further and included inducing hypnotic states and using words
modulated on a microwave carrier frequency to attempt to
covertly condition subjects to perform various acts." The plan
as released (through the Freedom Of Information Act) seems less
part of a careful recipe for influence than Adey's and other
DOD scientists' work, and may have been released to mislead by
lending an "information beam" science fiction-like quality to
the work.

The end of Project Pandora may have signified the end of research
into the cause of effects of the varying frequencies registered
at the American embassy in Moscow, some known to be due to CIA
and National Security Agency equipment but interest in microwave
and biological frequency weapons did not wane. Indeed there are
indications of applications. As we have seen research that began
in response to a security concern, transformed almost overnight
into a search for weapons applications, while cloaked in
disinformation about the Soviets. What types of weapons?

There Are Three Possibilities:

(1) That microwaves, perhaps modulated with low biological
frequencies are used from a distance to cause performance
decrements and disorganization by interfering with
neuro-electric function; or by causing Central nervous system
effects subjective feelings of ill health or health syndrome
associated with periodic exposures at intensities below 10,000

(2) That microwaves are used to create organ specific effects,
e.g., tissues with less blood circulation like the gall bladder
lens of the eye, etc., can compensate less to increased heating;
heart disfunctions can be caused; lesions or necrosis of
internal tissues can be induced without a subject necessarily
feeling heat and symptoms might manifest later at certain
frequencies. Slight heating or hot spots can be created at the
center of the head; there is an ongoing Navy contract to find
parameters to disrupt human metabolic functions; or

(3) That they are used in an interdisciplinary approach to
remote conditioning by creating information processing effects,
as Dr. Adey's work shows, or to induce "feeling" or "emotional"
elements of cognition such as excitatory reactions, subliminal
stress, behavioral arousal, enhanced suggestibility by
inhibition of higher functions, or various other EEG or
behavioral effects. There are strong indications that
microwaves have been used to cause the decrements. There is no
question but that the U.S. military and the CIA  know the
behavioral or psychoactive significance of applied biological
rhythms and other frequencies, as this was part of the thrust
of their work during Pandora. Inducing emotion or feelings
through use of electromagnetic fields, and then synchronizing
the feelings with words (symbolic of ideas) would be an
effective way to induce preferences or attitude change, because
it would mirror natural thought processes. The question seems
less whether conditioning through use of covert technology is
possible, than whether there has been a policy choice to use
it. If the results of their research are used as part of a
system that can condition behavioral responses from a distance,
it is a secret that they hold close like a baby.

Richard Helms wrote of such a system in the mid-1960s while he
was CIA Plans Director. He spoke of "sophisticated approaches to
the 'coding' of information for transmittal to population
targets in the 'battle for the  minds of men' ..." and of "an
approach integrating biological, social and
physical-mathematical research in attempts ... to control
behavior." He found particularly notable, "use of modern
information theory, automata theory, and feedback concepts ...
for a technology for controlling behavior ... using information
inputs as causative agents." Due to Project Pandora, it is now
known that applied biological (and other) frequencies
can also be used as direct "information inputs" (e.g., of
feeling or emotion) and to reinforce brain rhythms associated
with conditioning and information processing. One way to get
such a signal into a human may be through use of a high
frequency carrier frequency. Results of research into
information processing, unconscious processes, decision making,
memory processes, and evoked brain potentials would likely be
exploited or integrated in an interdisciplinary system.

Covert technological influence is not so foreign to the American
way of life as one may think.

It was reported in a 1984 U.S. House of Representatives
hearing that high frequency audio transmissions are applied, for
instance, in some department stores to prevent theft (one East
Coast department store chain was reported to have saved $600,000
over a nine-month period), and in some grocery stores with the
result that employee induced cash shortages significantly
decreased and employees are better mannered.

In other words, as Helms wrote of, verbal messages are
delivered at frequencies above human hearing. Technology for
commercial applications is relatively sophisticated (one studio
uses a "layered" approach and 31 channels in preparing tapes;
some employ a "dual coding" approach, integrating scientific
knowledge of information processing modes of the two brain
hemispheres, and others use techniques where a consumer is
spoken to as a three year old child). There is no U.S. law
specifically regulating these types of transmission (over radio
and TV a Federal Communication Commission "catch all" provision
might apply).

If industry uses undetectable audio transmissions to meet
security concerns, it seems that the military and CIA would
exploit the same technology and would have developed much more
sophisticated technology for applications. The public's
conception of "subliminal" [programming] is naive compared to

The military has studied and considered for usefulness in a
warfare and psychological warfare context a wide range of
biological or pharmacological substances. In the memo referred
to above, Helms wrote that the U.S. is five years ahead of the
Soviets in pharmacological agents producing behavioral effects.
Some of these substances would increase susceptibility to
influence if incorporated in the multi-disciplinary approach he
wrote of.

A side effect of lowered resistance to sub-threshold stimulus
might be that, some would become aware of illicit influence
(even under normal circumstances there is a wide variation in
sensitivity among individuals to sub-threshold stimulus; normal
individuals whom psychology terms "reducers" are much more
sensitive in this way; actually, most schizophrenics are
extreme reducers, and therefore, much more aware of stimulus
that others aren't cognizant of). Convenient to the agencies
involved in covert influence, is that among primary symptoms
of schizophrenia or mental illness are ideas that one is
being influenced by transmission" (e.g. radio frequencies),
"voices" or even telepathy; unless complaints about covert
psychological weapons are well organized, they would lend to be
discounted as indicative of mental imbalance.

There are many ways to create temporary or permanent states that
increase receptivity to suggestion and/or conditioning. It is
interesting to note that Scientific studies have correlated
exposure to electromagnetic fields alone with mental hospital
admissions and worsening of symptoms of mental patients, even as
an etiological factor in the onset of mental illness. (A marker
disease for exposure to microwaves is damage behind the lens of
the eyes; a disproportionate number of persons so damaged also
suffer from mental disease or neurological impairment.)

Specific Targets

Weapons against whom? Safe to say, in order to enlist the aid
of scientists, the military and CIA would act true to form,
that is, to motivate and overcome reluctance due to dictates of
conscience, they would evoke a serious Security risk during
initial phases of development. In fact, on the "unclassified"
face of it, a number of reports have openly suggested use of
"microwave against "terrorists."

Los Alamos National Laboratory, now under supervision of
University of California, prepared a report for Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) setting forth that use of microwave
radiation on terrorists could kill them, stun them or at least
modify their behavior by changing their Perceptions." At this
point the cloak is donned, and the report continues: "There are
reports of Eurasian communist countries performing research with
combined fields of signals from several different microwave
frequencies to produce at least perceptual distortions in

Cable News Network recently aired a report on electromagnetic
weapons and showed an official document that was a contingency
plan to use electromagnetic weapons against terrorists. It
wasn't made clear who the terrorists were or what the
contingency was. Prior to the news show however, reports had
surfaced, the source a DOD medical engineer, that in the content
of conditioning, microwaves and other modalities had regularly
been used against Palestinians.

Greenham Common

When DOD develops a weapon it can be said with certainty that it
will be  tested and, if possible, where it would be useful to
meet their goals. Women peace activists have kept an ongoing
vigil at the periphery of the U.S. Air Force base at Greenham in
England Since 1981. They are protesting build-up of nuclear
weapons. The U.S. cruise missiles, which are nuclear warheads
small enough to be mounted on the back of a truck called a
launcher vehicle, arrived at the base in March, 1984. Since then
the women in the encampment and number of the Cruisewatch
network have ensured that when the launcher vehicle and its
convoy taken out into the British countryside, the "dispersal
exercises" aren't as secret as the military intended them to be.
The women of the network, non-violent activists, have been
Subjected to intense harassment in an effort to be rid of their

In the Fall of 1984, things changed dramatically; many, if not
most of the women began suffering illness; and, simultaneously,
the massive police and military presence at the base virtually
disappeared, and new and different antenna were installed at the
base. In a report prepared by Rosalie Bertell, commissioner for
International Commission of Health Professionals for Human
Rights, a non-governmental organization based in Geneva,
Switzerland, the unusual patterns of illness ranged from "severe
headaches, drowsiness, menstrual bleeding at abnormal times of
post-menopausal, to of temporary paralysis, faulty speech
coordination and in one case apparent circulatory failure
requiring hospitalization."

Other symptoms documented by peace activist Kim Bealy, who
coordinates investigations into reports of illness at Specific
places around the base, included; vertigo, retinal bleeding,
burnt face (even at night), nausea, sleep disturbances and
palpitations. Psychological symptoms included lack of
concentration, disorientation, loss of memory, irritability,
and a sense of panic in non-panic situations. The symptoms
have virtually all been associated in medical literature with
exposure to microwaves and most listed can be induced through
low intensity or non-thermal exposures.

Measurement were taken around the base by members of
Electronics for Peace and by others. Strong signals, up to one
hundred times the normal background level were detected on a
number of occasions. In fact, signals ten times stronger than
those felt to be emanating from normal base transmitting
systems were found.

The strongest signals generally appeared in areas where the
women said that they suffered ill effects. For instances, they
were found to cover the women's encampment near the "green gate"
(gate to the base are designated by color), but stopped abruptly
at the edge of the road leading to the gate. The strength of the
signals were also found to reflect the activity of the women;
e.g., they increased rapidly when the women started a
demonstration. Visitors to the encampment, both men and women,
reported experiencing same types of symptoms and the same
pattern of variation as the Greenham women.

In a review prepared by National Bureau of Standards, Law
Enforcement Standard Laboratory, for Nuclear Defense Agency,
Intelligence and Security Directorate, use of low intensity
microwaves was considered for application as a "psychological
deterrent." The report stated, "...microwave radiation has
frequently been cited as being responsible for non-thermal
effects in integrated central nervous system activity. The
behavioral consequences most frequently reported have been
disability, listlessness and increased irritability." The
report fails to mention just as frequently cited low intensity
microwave health effects as chromosome damage; congenital birth
defects; autonomic nervous system function; brain damage and
other neurological abnormalities, including leaks in the blood
brain barrier and depletion of some neurotransmitter; among a
host of other health impairments. As activist Kim Bealy put it,
"It would now appear that we are protecting the missiles by
killing people slowly."

It is not necessary that the transmission take place from
equipment in the vicinity of a target (although the Greenham
women seemed to be suffering from transmission made from within
the base.)

Propagation of microwaves has been very well studied and is
very sophisticated, e.g., a two inch beam can be sent from a
satellite point to point, to a receiving disk on earth; and, it
was reported in 1978, that the CIA had a program called
Operation Pique, which included bouncing radio signals or
microwaves off the ionosphere to affect the mental function of
people in selected areas, including Eastern European nuclear

In the U.S., at this time, there is no legally enforceable
microwave standard. There never has been an enforceable standard
for the public or the workplace. Microwaves at intensities within
the suggested "guideline" have finally been shown, even by U.S.
research, to cause health damage.


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