from TheConsciousResistance Website
The 90-page account was written by an unknown top CIA medical official and explains how CIA doctors were looking for a "truth serum" drug they could use on prisoners as part of a formerly classified project known as Project Medication.
U.S. government lawyers
have previously stated that the report was a draft and represented
the impressions of one single officer not the opinion of the whole
Although the project was apparently never put into action, the medical professionals working with the CIA did play a role in human experimentation.
The ACLU noted that medical professionals were "indispensable" to legitimizing torture and attempted to provide a "veneer of legality" for torture methods.
The report notes that CIA doctors actually promoted the idea that waterboarding "provided periodic relief" from being forced to stand and subjected to other forms of sleep deprivation and physical torture.
In fact, the CIA's medical staff claimed that the torture program was,
The report states that there were two roadblocks to using Versed as the potential truth serum:
The U.S. intelligence community's quest for a truth serum goes back to at least the 1950's.
From the early 1950s to
the early 1970s, the U.S. government funded millions of dollars
worth of research into LSD, including the CIA's
infamous MK Ultra program, which
sometimes tested LSD on unwitting participants and investigated the
possibility of using the drug as a "truth serum" against spies.
Despite the claims by the CIA and authorities, attempts at mind control continue to this day, albeit in more subtle forms such as advertising and technology.
Either way, as the ACLU notes, mind control was officially off the table, but,
This is a reference to the psychologists who helped mastermind the CIA's torture protocols and escaped without any legal repercussions.
James Mitchell and John Bruce Jessen are former U.S. military psychologists who are seen as the "architects" of the CIA's torture program.
They served in the U.S. military's Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape program (SERE), teaching U.S. troops how to resist and survive torture in the event of capture by foreign nations.
SERE was supposed to help
troops understand torture techniques while Jessen and Mitchell
supervised their mental state.
By the (alleged) end of
the program, Mitchell, Jessen & Associates were paid more than $80
million in taxpayer money.
Never forget that the
people responsible for these horrible decisions and policies are not
elected by the people...