Monday, February 19, 2007

US electromagnetic weapons and human rights


Global Research, February 15, 2007

February 13, 2007 18:45 | by Peter Phillips, Lew Brown and Bridget Thornton

Project Censored releases a new study on the history of US intelligence community human rights violations and continuing research in electromagnetic weapons

This research explores the current capabilities of the US military to use electromagnetic (EMF) devices to harass, intimidate, and kill individuals and the continuing possibilities of violations of human rights by the testing and deployment of these weapons. To establish historical precedent in the US for such acts, we document long-term human rights and freedom of thought violations by US military/intelligence organizations. Additionally, we explore contemporary evidence of on-going government research in EMF weapons technologies and examine the potentialities of continuing human rights abuses.

In the 1950s and 60s the CIA began work to find means for influencing human cognition, emotion and behaviour. Through the use of the psychological understanding of the human being as a social animal and the ability to manipulate a subject's environment through isolation, drugs and hypnosis, US funded scientists have long searched for better means of controlling human behaviour. This research has included the use of wireless directed electromagnetic energy under the heading of "Information Warfare" and "Non Lethal Weapons." New technological capabilities have been developed in black budget projects (government funded projects that are classified/secret to Congress and the American people) over the last few decades- including the ability to influence human emotion, disrupt thought, and present excruciating pain through the manipulation of magnetic fields. The US military and intelligence agencies have at their disposal frightful new weapons, weapons that have likely already been covertly used and/or tested on humans, both here and abroad, and which could be directed against the public in the event of mass protests or civil disturbance.

Human Rights belong to people collectively. To believe in rights for some and not others is a denial of the humanness of people worldwide. Yet, denial is exactly what Congress and George W. Bush did with the signing of the Military Commission Act of 2006. The new official US policy is that torture and suspension of due process are acceptable for anyone the president deems to be a terrorist or supporter. This act is the overt denial of the inalienable rights of human beings propagated in our Declaration of Independence and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. More so, US actions declared to the world that the US suspends human rights for those it believes are evil.

The precious words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness," did not declare that only some men (and women) possess unalienable rights. Our independence was founded on the understanding that all men and women are recognized by this nation as having innate rights derived by their humanity.

Likewise, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, created by the United Nations in 1948, signed and ratified by the US Congress, specifies in its preamble that "recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a guide for international law for most of six decades, and as such binds the United States to its general principles. Article 10 states that "everyone is entitled to full equality, to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him," and Article 5 specifically prohibits torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Both of these basic human rights have been superceded by the passage the of Military Commissions Act of 2006.

Additionally, the Universal Declaration of Human rights declares that everyone has the right to freedom of thought and freedom of expression and opinion. This means that humans have the inalienable right to be able to freely think their own thoughts and discover their own truths. This paper addresses this most fundamental human right and explores the pending threats to individual freedom of thought posed by new EMF weapons technologies.

Freedom of thought or cognitive liberty is the natural human right of each person to be secure in their ability to perceive the world to the best of their ability. To have true cognitive liberty in a world as complex as ours would mean that first we must have access to truthful and unbiased information about the actions of others and the general state of the world.
The Center for Cognitive Liberty defines this as "the right of each individual to think independently and autonomously, to use the full spectrum of his or her mind, and to engage in multiple modes of thought."[2] Without accurate representations we cannot make independently informed choices. It is imperative that the human body and mind be considered sacrosanct. To invade a person's body without their consent is an egregious human rights crime.

The circumstance may soon arrive in which anti-war or human rights protesters suddenly feel a burning sensation akin to touching a hot skillet over their entire body. Simultaneously they may hear terrifying nauseating screaming, which while not produced externally, fills their brains with overwhelming disruption. Not only are both phenomena currently possible, but designs for more powerful EMF technologies receive continuous funding from the US Government.

For the US Government to unilaterally declare that our country will not comply with international human rights laws, nor uphold the core values of our nation's foundation is an indication of extremism that supersedes the values and beliefs of the American people. When such extremism exists we need to take seriously the founders' declaration that, " to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, - That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." (Declaration of Independence 1776)

Peter Phillips, Lew Brown and Bridget Thornton supplied this introduction to their study "US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights"

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50 comments:

David B. Benson said...

Saladin --- Water vapor is indeed a major so-called greenhouse gas. However, it stays in a state of near equilibrium, so don't wory about it. Worry about the ever increased amounts of carbon dioxide. The temperature is warming, for the last 150 years, vastly faster than during the 10,000 year recovery from LGM. It is the rate that matters.

I looked a your link. Another collection of poorly digested information. Are you funded by ExxonMobil to post your stuff? Certainly looks like it, Gish Gallop and all...

DEN said...

Dr. Benson, why is coal in particular the worst contributor to CO2?

DEN said...

B-BAK-L-8-R

David B. Benson said...

Den --- Coal is the worst for two reasons:
(1) Burning coal produces more carbon dioxide per unit heat than either natural gas or petroleum products.
(2) There is so much coal! The world will soon begin to run out of natural gas and crude oil. So the total contribution won't be so very much higher than the total 300 billion tons of carbon already released since 1750 or so. However there is easily enough coal to release a total of 5000 billion tons.

Gerald said...

NAZI AMERICA IS AN EVIL COUNTRY!!!

Evil Is Nazi America's Name

Gerald said...

NAZI AMERICA IS AN EVIL COUNTRY!!!

Cluster Bombs

Gerald said...

NAZI AMERICA IS AN EVIL COUNTRY!!!

Our Immorality Has to End

Gerald said...

NAZI AMERICA IS AN EVIL COUNTRY!!!

Is Iran Next

Gerald said...

So, you support our troops

Gerald said...

State of the Union

Gerald said...

A Good Start Toward the Answer

Gerald said...

Sorry for the double post!!!

A Good Start Toward the Answer

Gerald said...

Please take some time to review the Pew Research Center polling results in Marty Kaplan's article!!!!!

Gerald said...

The Worst

Gerald said...

Marty Kaplan's article is the second, "A Good Start Toward the Answer!!!"

Gerald said...

A must read paragraph!!!!!

A paragraph from the Nonviolent Jesus website's article, "Strange Virtue"!

To end the war means to end the taste for violence in ourselves - through action that risks comfort, career, and all the perks that the empire can provide to buffer us from the consequences of that comfort - the price of which is alway paid by others far away. The truth we cannot face is the truth Gandhi knew so well: "We must voluntarily put up with the losses and inconveniences that arise from having to withdraw our support from a Government that is ruling against our will. Possession of power and riches is a crime under an unjust Government, poverty in that case is a virtue, says Thoreau...if a Government does a grave injustice the subjects must withdraw co-operation wholly or partially, sufficiently to wean the ruler from his wickedness. In each case conceived by me there is an element suffering whether mental or physical. Without such suffering it is not possible to attain freedom." - Gandhi

Gerald said...

Supporters of war means that a person or persons loves the TASTE OF VIOLENCE WITHIN OURSELVES.

That taste of of violence must be pleasureable because Nazi America loves violence, especially murders and the vaporizing of human flesh from the unleashing of our nuclear bombs upon humanity!!!!!

Gerald said...

Nazi America's Way of Spreading Democracy

Gerald said...

Nazi America spreads evil!!!!!

An Iraqi official said that the Iraqi National Guard, the US-trained paramilitary police, regularly disposed of the corpses of its victims by throwing them in the river. “The problem is that some people have still got that training from the past,” he said. “You have ten or twelve of them in the same unit working, and if they seize terrorists they will torture or kill them.”

He added that while the de facto death squads were not part of government policy, little was being done to counteract them. “These are exceptional times. It’s an emergency.”

General Adnan Thabet, the commandos’ commander and a special adviser to the Interior Minister, was a senior officer under Saddam. He was sentenced to death for plotting against the former dictator and was tortured after his sentence was commuted.

He denied any allegation of torture, but admitted: “This is a dirty war. We are the only ones with the nerves to fight it.”

Gerald said...

THE DEMISE OF FREE SPEECH

Gerald said...

Soon we will be a nation of dumb robots!!!

Gerald said...

Soon the internet will prohibit political views and opinions!!!

All Americans will have to have shit for brains!!!!!

Gerald said...

WHAT A COUNTRY!!!!!

Gerald said...

If you think our children are stupid now, you ain't seen nothing yet!!!!!

Micki said...

Well, I'll be darned.

I heard the words "Gish gallop" before but in the context of a creationist debating an evolutionist. The creationist was blurting a blizzard of baloney and the evolutionist told him so. The evolutionist said his opponent was utilizing the "gish gallop" method.

I got the drift, but didn't know the origin of gish gallop. Today, I looked it up.

Duane Gish. That guy.

Micki said...

Den, what is that? B-BAK-L-8-R A license plate number?

David B. Benson said...

Micki --- I once heard a debate between Duane Gish and a physical anthropologist.
In that debate, the Gish gallop was to change the subject by throwing in nonsense regarding the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

So Gish galloping has come to mean that if you cannot actually respond, you change the subject. When arguing with a Gish galloper, firmly stick to your point. Avoid being led all around the barn and through the manure pile...

•¿•arol said...


Global Warming: Get Used to It
Even if we adopted the most far-reaching plans to combat climate change, we would still watch greenhouse gases rise for decades.


I state these facts plainly not to induce fatalism or complacency. It's scandalous that we're not weaning ourselves off dirty fuels. Perfecting just two new (and almost workable) technologies—clean coal and hybrid cars—would be a giant leap forward. We could be experimenting with hundreds more technologies and techniques. But even so, the Earth would still warm substantially over the next few decades. So in addition to our efforts to prevent and mitigate climate change, we need to employ another strategy—adaptation.

No one likes to talk about adapting to global warming because it seems defeatist. But the result is that, as we debate the meta-theories about global warming, we're increasingly unprepared to deal with its consequences. Whether or not CO2 emissions are triggering certain reactions in the atmosphere, we can see that sea levels are rising. What are we going to do about it?

•¿•arol said...

Micki, I think Den meant "be back later".

Gerald said...

Springtime for Hitler

David B. Benson said...

Carol --- Nice link. Let's put the 0.74 K warming over the twentieth century in perspective of most rapid, completely natural climate change. That is, the warming of about 6 K over 10,000 years at the transition from LGM (Last Glacial Maximum) to the Holocene Optimum (that's what it is called).

That's 100 centuries for 6 K, i.e., 0.06 K per century. That is over twelve times slower than the twentieth century rate. Worse, the rate is increasing.

Micki said...

I learned two things today, so far:

(1) the origin of GISH GALLOP (thanks to Dr. B)

(2) that B-BAK-L-8-R means "be back later." Duh! (thanks to Carol)

Now, I have to go learn something else.....

David B. Benson said...

Micki --- You also learned that the rate of global warming is very high!

But maybe you knew that already?

Micki said...

You also learned that the rate of global warming is very high!

But maybe you knew that already?

Dr. B, I did know that already. I read a lot. In fact, I try to read for content. But, I'm glad you reminded me. It pays to repeat important information, in case others may have missed it or forgotten it or ignored it or whatever....

Gerald said...

This is the Nazi American way

°¿ยบ arol said...

Micki, Someone wrote that in an email to me a couple times. I finally had to ask them what it meant. I'm not into that stuff. I like the whole word written out for me. I'm too old to learn a new language.

Micki said...

Okay. It's an official holiday so instead of shopping at The Mall, I took a look at some information I don't need to know, and neither do you, but here it is anyway:

Ralph Fiennes and a Qantas flight attendant may have "done it" it in the jet toilet; Britney Spears shaved her head (but, that's OLD NEWS); the TOP FIVE WEB SITES IN IRAN are:

1. Yahoo
2. Google
3. Blogfa.com, a blog service
4. Mihanblog.com, also a blog service
5. Microsoft Network (MSN);

men are lining up claiming to be the father of Anna Nicole's poor (rich) baby; Ricky Martin flipped bush the bird; Howard Stern is engaged -- well, maybe; Brad and Angelina have a house in New Orleans -- are they safe?; and Anna Nicole may have gotten methadone under an alias.

I'm sure there are many, many more important stories out there. But that's it for now...

Micki said...

Back from a long walk in the drizzle...

MORE INFO YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW, BUT YOU SHOULD LOOK AT IT ANYWAY....

Scroll down to this point in the article for the answer:

In hindsight

Speaking of George Bush, with whom Sharon developed a very close relationship, Uri Dan recalls that Sharon's delicacy made him reluctant to repeat what the president had told him when they discussed Osama bin Laden. Finally he relented. And here is what the leader of the Western world, valiant warrior in the battle of cultures, promised to do to bin Laden if he caught him:_________________________________

Micki said...

Iraqis Blogging for McClatchy Newspapers Provide Brutal Insight

DEN said...

This is funny,

Gerald said...

Sorry for the double post!!!

•c•arol said...

Micki, those stories were better than reading River Bend's sporadic entries.

They didn't give the link to the blog! Can you find it?

DEN said...

Inside Iraq, Bagdad blog

DEN said...

Dr Benson, thanks for the info on coal, I would assume higher carbon content means higher CO2 as well since oils have a much lower amount.

Carbon management is the key.

I'm no chemist but this might be their area. CO2 was pumped into the air it can be removed as well.

The process requiring consumption of CO2 is the key, oxygen is consumed to make CO2, it is logical that another process could make oxygen using CO2 within the process.

Kinda crazy I suppose but everything is balanced, in motion but fairly balanced throughout the universe, find this balancer and the world would beat a path to your door.

Just a thought.

DEN said...

Micki, thanks for the information, you can be my entertainment news editor! LOL!

Hope you all had a dandy holiday cause the next one is 3 months away!

I spent the weekend riding the bike, tomorrow back to work, YUK! TRAFFIC AGAIN!

DEN said...

ZZZ

Micki said...

Carol, here's another link to McClatchy Washington Bureau stories pertaining to Iraq

•c•arol said...

Thanks, Micki.

Gerald said...

737 Military Bases=An Evil Global Empire

Gerald said...

Yes, Nazi America is an evil empire!!!

Gerald said...

Praying Each Day: February 20


People, the Fifth Commandment is Thou Shall Not Kill.

Breaking this commandment does not mean that we actually have to kill someone. If we desire or wish someone dead, we are breaking the Fifth Commandment. Nazi Americans who believe in Hitler's policies of war and war crimes are breaking the Fifth Commandment.

People, let us remember Jesus' words, Love one another as I have loved you.

Let us make love and not war!!!!!