MKULTRA victims file suit against USG

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Postby brainpanhandler » Sat May 30, 2009 7:15 am

I posted this in the psyops forum a while ago. I thought it deserved greater exposure here in General.


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Morrison & Foerster Files Suit Against CIA, DoD, and U.S. Army on Behalf of Troops Exposed to Testing of Chemical and Biological Weapons at Edgewood Arsenal and Other Top Secret Sites

01/07/2009
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Press Conference: Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 10 a.m. PST, located at Morrison & Foerster LLP, 425 Market Street, San Francisco, CA. Press may also dial in to listen at 1-800-919-8049.

What: Complaint Filed—Vietnam Veterans of America, et al. v. CIA, et al.

Where: United States District Court, Northern District of California


SAN FRANCISCO (January 7, 2009) – Attorneys at Morrison & Foerster LLP have filed an unprecedented action against the Defense Department, the CIA, and other government institutions based upon failures to care for those veterans who “volunteered” in thousands of secret experiments to test toxic chemical and biological substances under code names such as MKULTRA. The new case comes on the heels of an earlier case the firm filed on behalf of veterans afflicted with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”), which is now pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The firm is handling both cases on a pro bono basis.

The current action was brought in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, on behalf of the Vietnam Veterans of America and six aging veterans with multiple diseases and ailments tied to a diabolical and secret testing program, whereby U.S. military personnel were deliberately exposed, by government and military agencies, to chemical and biological weapons and other toxins without informed consent. This multifaceted research program, which was launched in the early 1950s and continued through at least 1976, was conducted not only at the Edgewood Arsenal and Fort Detrick, Maryland, but also across America by universities and hospitals under contract to Defendants.

Defendants include the CIA, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense (“DoD”), and various government officials responsible for these agencies. The CIA secretly provided financing, personnel, and direction for the experiments, which were mainly conducted or contracted by the Army.

Plaintiffs seek declaratory and injunctive relief only – no monetary damages – and Plaintiffs seek redress for 25 years of diabolical experiments followed by over 30 years of neglect, including:


the use of troops to test nerve gas, psychochemicals, and thousands of other toxic chemical or biological substances, and perhaps most gruesomely, the insertion of septal implants in the brains of subjects in a ghastly series of mind control experiments that went awry, leaving many civilian and military subjects with permanent disabilities;
the failure to secure informed consent and other widespread failures to follow the precepts of U.S. and international law regarding the use of human subjects, including the 1953 Wilson Directive and the Nuremberg Code; an almost fanatical refusal by the DoD, the CIA, and the Army to satisfy their legal and moral obligations to locate the victims of their gruesome experiments or to provide health care or compensation to them;
the deliberate destruction by the CIA of evidence and files documenting its illegal actions, actions which were punctuated by fraud, deception, and a callous disregard for the value of human life.
The Complaint asks the Court to determine that Defendants’ actions were illegal and that Defendants have a duty to notify all victims and to provide them with health care going forward.

According to Gordon P. Erspamer, a litigation partner in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office, “Until this case is concluded, and all the victims are found and made whole, we cannot put behind us this sad chapter in American history when the government exploited the very citizens, both civilian and military, that it was supposed to protect.”

Vietnam Veterans of America’s President John Rowan commented, “Over 30 years ago, the government promised to locate the victims of the MKULTRA experiments and to take care of their needs. It now is painfully obvious that what it really wants is for the victims to just quietly die off while the government takes baby steps. VVA cannot leave these veterans behind.”

For further information, please contact lead counsel for Plaintiffs, Gordon P. Erspamer, 415-268-6411, GErspamer@mofo.com. Additionally, you may contact the following Plaintiffs: Vietnam Veterans of America, 800-882-1316 (John Rowan, jrowan@vva.org); Eric P. Muth, 203‑874‑4595, emuth@sbcglobal.net; Wray C. Forrest, 719‑635‑9086, FaronYoung2@netscape.com; David Dufrane, 518-546-7870, ddufrane@nycap.rr.com; and Franklin D. Rochelle, 910‑346‑5484. Bruce Price is available by special arrangement with counsel. The complaint can be viewed at www.edgewoodtestvets.org.


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Postby daba64 » Sun May 31, 2009 3:58 am

Wow.
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Postby AlicetheKurious » Sun May 31, 2009 1:41 pm

Since this press release is dated last January, I tried to see if there had been any media coverage then or since. Google turned up one article from last January on ABC News, but when I tried to open it, my session crashed.
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foreign 'recruits'

Postby hava1 » Sun May 31, 2009 4:11 pm

while they're at it, hope that VA "reaching out" includes foeign victims.
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Postby elfismiles » Sun May 31, 2009 6:23 pm

thanks for reminding folks about this bit BPH.

i was going to do the same in another recent related thread as i had an info-flow the other day that lead from an arg i'm following which reminded me of a rumor i've heard and repeated for years regarding Persinger having developed a psychotronic crowd control device for the military. the trail lead me to these recent legal proceedings and seemed to almost answer my own question - which was, "what documentation is there for the existence of this claim and the alleged 'operation' ...

there seems to be confusion over something called Operation Sleeping Beauty and Operation Black Beauty ... both are alleged to be connected to the Persinger mk crowd control tech and/or Jack Vorona's research of same.

it appears that it was probably Martin Cannon's Controllers hypothesis research that first put me onto that but tracing back the references thru previous available publications ... but I think Martin Cannon perhaps picked it up from Larry Collins ... but I need to find a copy of that Playboy article and Collins' fiction book MAZE.

Citation: “Mind Control: the Top Secret Weapons of the Future Are Here.” Larry Collins. Playboy, January, 1990 ... source for this from the earliest reference I can find in the public articles

“The Controllers: A new hypothesis of Alien Abduction,” first published in the pages of the MUFON Journal in 1989
http://www.constitution.org/abus/controll.htm
http://www.subversiveelement.com/MKMartin8.html

Soviets, U.S. both using mind control methods
By Harry V. Martin and David Caul
Napa Sentinel, 1991 / November 5, 1991
http://mcrais.googlepages.com/sentinel.htm

Glenn Krawczyk in 1993 MIND CONTROL AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER
by Glenn Krawczyk (Excerpts from Nexus Magazine Feb/March 1993)
http://www.mindcontrolforums.com/pro-fr ... c_nwo.html

The Aviary, the Aquarium, and Eschatology by Vince Johnson
Close Encounters Research Network: CE CHRONICLES, the journal of C.E.R.N. in the Nov-Dec 1993 premier edition
http://www.balaams-ass.com/journal/prop ... oescha.htm

Political Psychos - Google Books Result
by Gyeorgos C. Hatonn - 1994 - Body, Mind & Spirit
http://books.google.com/books?id=FyfodHCD2TsC

Mind Control by Harry V. Martin and David Caul
From the Napa Sentinel - FreeAmerica and Harry V. Martin, 1995
http://www.whale.to/b/caul.html

Exotic Research Report - Volume 1, Issue 1; Jan/Feb/Mar 1996
by Steve Elswick
http://www.teslatech.org/ttstore/report ... t/dark.htm

Mind Control, World Control - The Encyclopedia of Mind Control by Jim Keith 1998
http://www.scribd.com/doc/12965854/Keit ... ntrol-1998


here are those other related threads i was gonna originally post this in...

Cold War vets sue over alleged germ experiments
http://www.rigorousintuition.ca/board/v ... hp?t=22295
....

So in looking for verification of Operation Sleeping/Black Beauty and looking closely at these recent news articles about the newest MK lawsuits I discovered within the legal PDF docs of the court complaints that they are trying to do the same - look for verification of projects under names ...

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Under United States Constitution [1/7/09]

Case No. CV 09-0037-CW
COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF 1

...

133. In the decades following the 1953 Wilson Directive, DEFENDANTS’ human experimentation program continued and rapidly expanded under a shifting series of secret code names, changes that usually were adopted to facilitate statements by DEFENDANTS denying that recent or earlier programs such as MKULTRA were ongoing, including the following:

a. DEFENDANTS changed the program name from MKULTRA to
MKSEARCH after release of the CIA IG’s 1963 Report, which was highly critical of MKULTRA;

b. the OFTEN and CHICKWIT projects, jointly conducted by the Army and
CIA at the Edgewood Arsenal, but also funded by the CIA, which involved the collection of information about foreign pharmaceuticals and experiments with human subjects;

c. the BLUEBIRD and ARTICHOKE projects, where DEFENDANTS
researched hypnosis, drugs such as sodium pentothal, the stimulant Desoxyn (methamphetamine), and bulbocapnine (an alkaloid), which facilitate recovery of information under hypnosis, and other substances that might aid in the interrogation of prisoners of war and defectors;

d. the MKDELTA project, a mind control research and development program
devised by DEFENDANTS that concentrated upon the use of biochemicals in clandestine operations;

e. the MKNAOMI project, a successor to MKDELTA, which focused on the
research, testing, manufacture and means of diffusion or distribution of lethal and non-lethal biological agents and materials;

Case No. CV 09-0037-CW
COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF 43
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f. the CHATTER project, which focused on the development and use of truth serum and other interrogation drugs such as anabasis, aphylla, scopolamine, and mescaline; and

g. a series of related or follow-on projects with code names including “PANDORA,” “SPELLBINDER,” “MONARCH,” “SLEEPING BEAUTY,” as well as others.

134. The MKULTRA and MKSEARCH project sponsors operated “safe houses” in New York City and San Francisco, where drugs were surreptitiously administered to human subjects lured to the site by prostitutes, and the effects were witnessed and/or recorded on film.

Experiments also were conducted on aged veterans in VA domiciliaries. DEFENDANTS often used surrogates in the private sector to perform many of these experiments.

...

Case No. CV 09-0037-CW
COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF 44

http://edgewoodtestvets.org/court-filed ... plaint.pdf


Check out the entire document and more here:

http://edgewoodtestvets.org/court-filed-documents/

Mind Control, Persinger and Operation Sleeping Black Beauty

* Info-Dump at Anomaly Community Forums
http://www.anomalycommunity.com/forums/ ... f=26&t=206
* Morrison & Foerster Files Suit Against CIA, DoD, and U.S. Army on Behalf of Troops Exposed to Testing of Chemical and Biological Weapons at Edgewood Arsenal and Other Top Secret Sites
http://www.mofo.com/news/pressreleases/15100.html
* Vietnam Veterans of America, et al. v. Central Intelligence Agency, et al.
Case No. CV-09-0037-CW, U.S.D.C. (N.D. Cal. 2009)
http://www.EdgewoodTestVets.org/court-filed-documents/
http://edgewoodtestvets.org/court-filed ... plaint.pdf
* Vets Sue CIA Over Mind Control Tests
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/01 ... a-lawsuit/
* Cheney and Rumsfeld pressured CIA to mislead Congress in the 1970s, too
http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish ... 4736.shtml
* Associated Press: Court says Suspects can be interrogated without lawyer
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... AD98E1DDG0
* Government Experiments on U.S. Soldiers: Shocking Claims Come to Light in New Court Case By Bruce Falconer, Mother Jones
http://www.alternet.org/story/140206/
* Hallucinogenic Weapons: The Other Chemical Warfare
Transcript of Interview of Author by RUSirius on 10 Jan 07
http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2007/01/10/ ... l-warfare/
* Researchers tested pot, LSD on Army volunteers
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington ... ents_N.htm
* Chemical Warfare Secrets Almost Forgotten by Ray Ketchum
http://www.forgottensecrets.net
* CounterPunch: - Fred Gardner describes information given by Dr. Ketchum cannabis research at Edgewood Arsenal in the 1958-66 period. Presented to California Cannabis Clinicians meeting in Los Angeles. (24 March 2007)
http://www.iraq-war.ru/article/121844
* A MEMOIR OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS RESEARCH - Secrecy News - 25 March 07
http://www.forgottensecrets.net/secrecynews.html
* Synthetic Pot as a Military Weapon? Meet the Man Who Ran the Secret Program by Martin A. Lee, AlterNet July 19, 2008
http://www.alternet.org/drugreporter/92049
* Mind Games By Sharon Weinberger / Sunday, January 14, 2007; W22
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 99_pf.html
* Defense Tech: Inside the Mind Control Conspiracy
http://www.defensetech.org/archives/003165.html
* Scary Things That Don't Exist: Separating Myth From Reality in ...
http://sharonweinberger.com/docs/articl ... berger.pdf
* The Weird Russian Mind-Control Research Behind a DHS Contract
By Sharon Weinberger 09.20.07
http://www.wired.com/politics/security/ ... ntPage=all
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Postby elfismiles » Sun May 31, 2009 7:10 pm

And note the mainstream news reports that feature one of the victims (Frank) describing being terrorized by a 6 foot tall white rabbit... then below is the ARG's use of the Donnie Darko rabbit suit worn by FRANK.

Cold War-era human lab rats seek care
...

And he can't forget the fiery red eyes of the 6-foot-tall white rabbit he thought was pursuing him during one of those forced hallucinations.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/ar ... b7u_t5OkoA


Government Experiments on U.S. Soldiers: Shocking Claims Come to Light in New Court Case
By Bruce Falconer, Mother Jones
Posted on May 23, 2009
...

According to Erspamer's complaint, "Over the next two to three days, Frank was hallucinating and high: he thought he was three feet tall, saw animals on the walls, thought he was being pursued by a 6-foot-tall white rabbit, heard people calling his name, thought that all his freckles were bugs under his skin, and used a razor to try to cut these bugs out. No one from the clinical staff intervened on his behalf…"

http://www.alternet.org/story/140206/



Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Under United States Constitution [1/7/09]

Case No. CV 09-0037-CW
COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF 1

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52. The second experiment on Frank, however, proved to be an entirely different story.

Frank was taken into a chamber by two individuals in white coats. He was placed in front of a face mask and told to breathe normally. Frank did so, at which point he heard a valve click and smelled some gas. Within one breath, Frank began to lose consciousness. He struggled to breathe and had difficulty seeing. He felt dizzy, drunk, nauseous, and had the acute sensation that his legs were falling through the floor. He vaguely recalls being carried out of the chamber by two men in white coats. Over the next two to three days, Frank was hallucinating and high: he thought he was three feet tall, saw animals on the walls, thought he was being pursued by a 6-foot tall white rabbit, heard people calling his name, thought that all his freckles were bugs under his skin, and used a razor to try to cut these bugs out. No one from the clinical staff intervened on his behalf even though he was told that the test subjects would be under constant supervision.

http://edgewoodtestvets.org/court-filed ... plaint.pdf


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Postby elfismiles » Sun May 31, 2009 7:23 pm

AND ... they cite PROJECT PAPERCLIP:

7. The Edgewood experiments were one of the key beneficiaries of the recruitment of over 1,500 Nazi scientists and technicians in “Project Paperclip,” some of whom played a pivotal role in, e.g., the testing of psychochemicals and development of a new truth serum. Over half of these Nazi recruits had been members of the SS or Nazi Party. The “Paperclip” name was chosen because so many of the employment applications were clipped to immigration papers.

Case No. CV 09-0037-CW
COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF 6

http://edgewoodtestvets.org/court-filed ... plaint.pdf



elfismiles wrote:So in looking for verification of Operation Sleeping/Black Beauty and looking closely at these recent news articles about the newest MK lawsuits I discovered within the legal PDF docs of the court complaints that they are trying to do the same - look for verification of projects under names ...
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