The CIA vs. Human Life

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As everyone
in America knows by now, the good Reverend Jeremiah Wright believes
that the AIDS virus was created by the White man to commit genocide
against African-Americans. He cites the Tuskegee studies of the
1930s–70s as the justification for this stand. This horrible and
inexcusable episode from American history, in which a US government
agency did not tell African-American men with syphilis that they
had the disease so that they could study its long-term effects,
has been used by Wright and his supporters to claim that only
Blacks are singled out by the government for such experimentation.
Therefore, they postulate, it is not far-fetched to believe that
the government created AIDS for the express purpose of killing people
of color.

I’m from Montreal
and while not well-known in the U.S., the CIA, in conjunction with
the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, performed
grisly experiments on
Montrealers starting in 1949 that went
on for over 25 years. The experiments involved what was then a new
drug with the acronym LSD. The victims, who were under the
impression they were being treated for their depression, were, like
the Tuskegee victims, not informed of what the true nature of their
treatment was nor were they aware that the program was being funded
by the U.S. Government, a CIA front organisation called the Society
to Investigate Human Ecology. Like Tuskegee, the real purpose
of the experiment was something other than treating the affliction
for which the patients came for help. In Tuskegee, it was syphilis;
in Montreal, it was depression and other mental and emotional illnesses.
In both cases, the U.S. Government had another agenda.

And, in both
cases, devastation was left in the wake of the U.S. government’s
wanton dallying with human life. “Psychological torture” was one
victim’s description of her experience. As if unknowingly dropping
acid wasn’t enough for the unsuspecting victims to experience, de-patterning
techniques designed to erase the personalities of patients were
performed along with massive electroshock treatments. These atrocities
were the brainchild of a psychiatrist named Ewen Campbell who worked
with the CIA in a futile attempt at developing a “Manchurian
Candidate” type of mind-control technique
that could be used
during the Cold War.

attributes a life of screaming nightmares, seizures,
memory loss, and episodes of regression to infantile states not
only to the above-documented indignities but the insulin-induced
comas – 5 weeks at a time – the doctors created for her as well.
No longer able to tolerate the resulting peculiar behavior, her
family abandoned Gail to social services.

The extent
to which the CIA restricted their activities just to the Royal Vic,
as Montrealers affectionately call the hospital, isn't known. Activist
Lynne Moss-Sharman, who works with the Advocacy Committee for Human
Experimentation Survivors — Mind Control, assumes that where there's
smoke, there's fire. Was there a connection between similarly-conducted
Canadian prison experiments and the CIA? Moss-Sharman believes so
and, as evidence, has invoked the case of federal prisoner Richard
Carlson who claims he was used in covert brain-washing experiments
in the '60s and '70s which resulted in his psychiatric debilitation.

The experiments
weren't restricted to men. It is alleged that 23 Canadian women,
while in prison, were provided with hallucinogens without giving
their consent along with the accompanying ghoulish treatments of
the sort the Royal Vic meted out to their victims.

Although I
don’t have photographs of any of the people experimented upon by
the CIA, I can most assuredly tell you that they were, in all likelihood,
all White people. Until the '70s when there was an influx
of Caribbean immigrants, there were few Blacks in Montreal (although
Oscar Peterson – the late, great Jazz pianist – was a
Black Montrealer of note as was Percy Rodrigues, who played Commodore
Stone on the now-famous episode of Star Trek called "Court
Martial"). Canada's prison population at the time was mostly
White as well.

A 2005 Rand
Corporation survey found that 27%
of African-Americans agreed that "AIDS was produced in a government
." Perhaps the information in this
article can do its bit towards lowering those figures by declaring
to the African-American community that the U.S. Government is an
equal opportunity experimenter on live humans without regard to
race, creed, or colour.

3, 2008

Kondaks [send him mail] is
an inventor and entrepreneur who lives in Mesa, Arizona. His websites
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