Re: Survivors of the CIA’s non-consensual experimentation and Fourth Amendment abuses
“Besides the constitutional implications, the CIA search may have violated the Fourth Amendment, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, as well as (an executive order), which bars the CIA from conducting domestic surveillance. . . “ Senator Diane Fienstein 1.
CANR supports this statement as well as Senator Wyden’s prior statement:on this issue
“. . .to address the Intelligence Community’s reliance on secret interpretations of surveillance law, arguing that while “intelligence agencies need to be able to conduct operations in secret, even secret operations need to be conducted within the bounds of established, publicly understood law.. . .” 1.
Our Issue: Defendants’ promise in the 1970s to locate the victims of their human experimentation program, and to provide compensation and health care, proved to be hollow. Defendants never made a sincere effort to locate the survivors. . . . (#15),
from Gordon Erspamer, Lead lawyer for Vietnam Veterans of America.
Their current case: Vietnam Veterans of America et al. v. CIA et al. CV 09-0037-CW,U.S.D.C. (N.D. Cal 2009) . i Quote from: Second Amended Order for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief Under U.S. Constitution and Federal Statutes (Class Action), pp 8,9 # 13,14,15,16
Dear Senator Diane Fienstein:
Our organization, CANR, Citizens Against Nonconsensual Research, supports your position on this very important national issue. We ask that you look into a matter that denies Fourth Amendment protections to citizens, the issue of non-consensual experimentation. As a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, and as one who is similarly concerned with Fourth Amendment rights’ denials, we seek your counsel, with these problems. We feel you are uniquely qualified to speak with us, give us direction and work towards a solution. We ask that you or your staff member respond to us, at your earliest possible convenience.
Our primary issue is non-consensual experimentation, including directed energy weapon testing, on unwitting citizens. A secondary issue are the FISA and Patriot “lists”. . In presenting the very nature of our issues and claims, many members believe they may have been placed on a FISA, or Patriot list and surveilled with some pretty harassing methods.
We are presenting here, expert signal evidence reports, witnessing unauthorized human experimentation, using directed energy transmitters. We include specific testimony, and clear infrared photograpy. This problem is nationwide, involving at least 2,000 citizens. Affected citizens include everyday people, professionals, whistleblowers, and earlier experimentation survivors.
There is apparent involvement of the intelligence/military, in a covert capacity, directing these actions. We believe this may involve activities of known mil/intel existing, contracting agencies, such as Blackwater (now Ze), Haliburton and others. The wrongdoings — illegal and harmful acts, include this secret experimentation, harassment, as well as attempts to discredit the complaining victim or whistle blowing parties.
The nature of this experimentation and the parties involved, lead many members to believe they may have been placed on a surveillance list: FISA, or Patriot, without cause. We believe that this list placement, acts as color of law, to cover and continue this experimentation.
We find your position on denial of Fourth Amendment rights, and abuses of the intelligence agencies to be humane, democratic, and lawful. When any governmental branch steps beyond lawful boundaries, or isn’t forthcoming with “secret” laws, senate investigation and oversight is vital. America is not and by democratic intention, never will be — totalitarian. Your intervention on this matter, ensures this. We are in support of your statements on Fourth Amendment abuses, and overreach by intelligence agency surveillance.
We are asking for your advice, guidance and support. No CANR member has any affiliation with any terrorist groups. Our members are everyday American citizens. We are presenting our issues and beliefs, in our letter to you and again, seek your advice, guidance and help.
Directed Energy Weapons/Devices
As a brief referenced overview of directed energy weapons and the problems these unsought “tests” present: EM energy is defined as the frequencies on the electromagnetic spectrum, microwaves, the infrared frequencies, radio waves, extremely low frequency (elf) and others. All EM energies are radiation.
Many everyday devices use EM transmissions to work. Our ipads, ipods, and cell phones use this technology, along with EM frequencies, microwaves, to transmit voices across the continent. WiFi’s and other computers transmit via EM and radio frequencies. The devices, themselves act as both receivers and senders. These are not traditional forms of energy (electric, with wires, or large engines, etc.). These small unique particles of light (microwave or other form of EM energy) are actually coded and transmitted between two devices (cell phones, iphones and others). The receiver device translates these small particles of light as sound. We see those traveling in the space shuttles communicating miles away with people in the control room, via EM transmissions.
While these devices have performed wonders for us, we need to always keep our ethical light burning. These devices can also be weaponized. They have also become the new “weapons” of war (sometimes referred to as non-lethal weapons). As was defined in the article “Wonder Weapons” (by Steven Aftergood) ii , they can work to attempt to control and harm the “enemy” whosoever that may be at a given time.
It is our belief that much of the development of these devices as weaponry, used non-consensual human subjects. Unfortunately the history of mil/intel non-consensual experimentation stretches back into the late 1930’s and early ‘40’s. These early years of development, were also the years of the Manhattan Project. The U.S. radiation experiments (1950 – 86) well exemplify the rush to scientific development, in this field, and its resultant unethical human experimentation and harms to individuals.
In her book, The Plutonium Files, Eileen Welsom chronicles the unlawful experimentation many Americans experienced at the hands of doctors and scientists they trusted. It was only years later, that the true nature of these harmful experiments were exposed.
These were years of mushrooming experimentation, (1932 – 1986 ?) which seemed to encourage or allow non-compliance with informed consent. Consequences of overlooking these inherent human rights, became the plight of victims of these non-consensual experiments. Victims endure physical and psychological harms as well as difficulties getting these problems appropriately addressed. We need to move forward, as a nation that honors ethics, and Constitutional guarantees, for all of its citizens. Admitting past (and possibly present) non-compliance, helps us do this.
The textual information in the Vets’ case is quite telling. “
The Plight of the “Volunteers”
1. This action chronicles a chilling tale of human experimentation, covert military
operations, and heretofore unchecked abuses of power by our own government.
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9. . . .In at least a few instances, the victims died. Initially, the research program was limited to “defensive” purposes such as the testing of gas masks or development of antidotes, but it quickly was expanded to offensive uses with no practical limits and blatant disregard of required procedures.
10. Not only did DEFENDANTS repeatedly violate principles of ethics and human decency, as established by international law and convention through, among other pronouncements, the Nuremberg Code and the Declaration of Helsinki, but theybut they also violated their own regulations and the U.S. Constitution.
Bruce occasionally would regain consciousness for brief moments. On one such instance, he remembers being covered with a great deal of blood, and assumed it was his own, but did not really know the source. Also portions of his arms and the backs of his hand were blue. His wrist and ankles were bruised and
sore at the points where he had been strapped to the gurney. Bruce believes that this is the time period during which a septal implant was placed in his brain.
32. DEFENDANTS placed some sort of an implant in Bruce’s right ethmoid sinus
near the frontal lobe of his brain. The implant appears on CT scans as a “foreign body” of undetermined composition (perhaps plastic or some composite material) in in Bruce’s right ethmoid, as confirmed in a radiology report dated June 30, 2004.
33. Upon leaving Edgewood Arsenal, Bruce was debriefed by government personnel. Bruce was told to never talk about his experiences at Edgewood, and to forget about everything that he ever did, said or heard at Edgewood.
34. Within days or weeks of returning to Ft. George G. Meade, Bruce began to have trouble with his memory. For example, things as simple as filling out a maintenance report on his chopper and how to spell certain words suddenly became troublesome.”
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We don’t believe there are large numbers of consensual volunteers for this type of experimentation. Many of the veterans have suffered life-long physical problems due to this experimentation.
The Church Senate Subcommittee Hearings found these experiments to be unethical and illegal. As the hearings concluded, the CIA and the military were directed to find unwitting citizens, who had been experimented on and notify them of these tests in 1976. To date, it would seem that this has not happened. 3.
As can be clearly seen from the plaintiff’s information in the Vietnam Veterans’ case, the experimentation continued on, until at least 1966 (when Bruce’s implants were placed in his head.) The covert and non-consensual experimentation did not stop.
We represent a group of people who “remember” and who have found evidence of similar implantation. We are the “unwitting members of the public” who were experimented on. The Vets’ lawsuit is filed for military personnel who were consciously involved in MKUltra experimentation. As the Church SS noted, there were members of the unwitting public who were experimented on without their knowledge of consent. Many were children. We represent those children who are now adults, dealing with memories and personal invasions, such as implants.
Our group is formed to specifically deal with current and past abuses, and non-consensual testing, of directed energy weapons, and other testing, by the military/intelligence community and third party contractors, engaged. We also address the issue of “surveillance lists”. Many members may be on one, due to their activism on this very issue.
The transmission of EM energy from one point to another is silent and unseen. Using miniaturized portable devices, it is possible to test and harass a human subject in one apartment from another, in one room from another, in one building from another. Even though it is illegal, it is very hard to prove that a transmission of microwaves or EM signals, is occurring.
Some EM devices can cause human muscles to spasm, and vibrate, and it can cause nerve pain. This targeting, with bioelectric weapons, can occur in the individual’s home, workplace or on the street. These weapons, such as one that “tentanizes muscles” 3. as one might be walking into a store to shop, transmit silent unseen, electromagnetic energy, for a specific purpose (often some sort of targeted experimentation or harassment).
As you can well imagine, those of us subjected to this testing/harassment are suffering and experience pain and medical reactions. Many medical symptoms can be directly linked to overexposure to EM activity. Many require medical help due to the long-term effects of exposures to non-ionizing radiation. Intervention is imperative.
High levels of microwave transmitted to the head can cause a ringing or buzzing sound to occur. Long term exposures, to these devices can cause very painful migraine headaches,
kidney problems, cancer, changes at the cellular level (DNA “breaks” and problems with RNA performance), and other pathologies.
Military intelligence development of these devices, as weapons, has produced the taser, acoustic heterodyne, active denial system and other EM based weaponry. These weapons and devices, continue in their development. Our ipads, ipods and Blackberries combine the capabilities of computer databases and cellular telephones, using EM frequencies for transmission. These devices/weapons are losing their mystery. In 2012, many understand that their ipad operate by EM frequencies (no wires, no electrical connection necessary, “invisible” transmissions) as the DEWs we speak of. The user friendly aspects of the cell phone can be weaponized. These complaints have merit and are understandable.
The U.S. military spoke of “shock and awe” in its Iraqi military action. They refer to a device called the “Voice of God” to frighten Iraqi ground troops. This is a microwave audio (form of EM) transmission device. These are the types of directed energy (EM, MW) weapons our group complains of being exposed to, in seemingly mil/intel non-consensual experimentation.
We are enclosing and attaching infrared photographs of DEW transmissions from Judith Stringfield, a member in Hamburg, New York. (Judi has recently moved to New York from Tennessee.) She suffers from, and is victimized daily by these exposures. Judi served her country for over eleven years, as a member of the Air Force and has since worked in the private sector. Her resume is attached. (Please see Attachment 1: Photo’s and Resume, Judith Stringfield).
We also enclose and attach letters from William Bradford Taylor, (CT) private detective, hired by James Walbert, a victim, living in Kansas. This correspondence speaks of the detection and tracing of harmful microwave frequencies, James was experiencing, directed at him and his body. The letter finds the source of these harmful frequencies coming from a nearby apartment. This seems to be mostly the case in these instances, and the party involved, often when regarded, can be found to have ties (often indirectly) to either the intelligence agencies, the military, or a third party contractor through some conduit.
Nonconsensual Human Subject Testing, Unethical, Violates American Law
The nonconsensual testing, many citizens are experiencing is wrong: morally wrong. It is also a violation of national and international law. One goal is to get this stopped. Citizens must be notified of involvement in earlier, secret, CIA tests. Later human subjects, must also be notified by testing agencies of the military/intelligence. Our FOIA’s concerning list placement, must be answered.
We are working to get this stopped. We ask that you support our goals and speak with us to help our concentrated efforts to stop these violations of the human being, spirit and body. If the development of these devices does not proceed along ethical lines, and in accord with international law (developed upon exposure of outrageous abuses in Nazi Germany), human rights, as we now understand and enjoy them, are severely jeopardized.
The ethical consideration, “what kind of a world are we making and leaving for our children?” presents a very vital, real question in this situation. The very sustainability of civilization itself, is threatened by this continued unauthorized human subject testing and EM weapon development, in this manner. Current national and international laws need to be observed. Left unchecked, we believe these violations will involve our children, grandchildren and other innocent, unwitting and vulnerable populations. This needs to be stopped, now.
The Wilson Directive, the Nuremberg Code, 45 C.F.R. 46 (the Common Rule) and other laws, (including Executive Orders) and accepted norms of practice need to be adhered to. These activities need to be stopped, in accord with these rules, laws and international laws. We also would like full disclosure as to any “list” placement concerning our members and the methods necessary to be taken “off “ these lists.
We ask that you speak with us, concerning this situation and take our complaints and concerns, very seriously. Thank you for your kind attention to this problem.
Lynn Bowne Weed,
Paralegal, Co-Director, CANR
(347) 478 9582
Judith Stringfield, Co-Director, CANR
Please see Signatory Page.
Signatures, by “e” signature, verbal agreement and proxy.
Representing 45 Nationwide and by association, 200
1. Feinstein’s Quote from Huffington: Direct quote from Huffington: ” …Feinstein also said Tuesday that she is pushing the White House to find a way to release that classified 6,000-page report so that the public can learn what the CIA has done in its name.
“I have asked for an apology, and a recognition that this CIA search of computers used by this oversight committee was inappropriate. I have received neither,” Feinstein said. “Besides the constitutional implications, the CIA search may have violated the Fourth Amendment, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, as well as [an executive order], which bars the CIA from conducting domestic surveillance.”
i Quote from: Second Amended Order for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief Under U.S. Constitution and Federal Statutes (Class Action), pp 8,9 # 13,14,15,16
1. From: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/priorities/secret-law
2. From: http://www.wyden.senate.gov/meet-ron/biography
3. Vietnam Veterans of America et al. v. CIA et al. CV 09-0037-CW,U.S.D.C. (N.D. Cal 2009), Second Amended Order for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief Under U.S. Constitution and Federal Statutes (Class Action), pp 8,9 # 13,14,15,16. To wit:
#15. DEFENDANTS’ promise in the 1970s to locate the victims of their human
experimentation program, and to provide compensation and health care, proved to be hollow. DEFENDANTS never made a sincere effort to locate the survivors. . . .
To wit: #15.Defendants’ promise in the 1970s to locate the victims of their human
experimentation program, and to provide compensation and health care, proved to be hollow. Defendants never made a sincere effort to locate the survivors. . . .
from Gordon Erspamer, Lead lawyer for Vietnam Veterans of America.
Their current case: Vietnam Veterans of America et al. v. CIA et al. CV 09-0037-CW,U.S.D.C. (N.D. Cal 2009) . Quote from: Second Amended Order for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief Under U.S. Constitution and Federal Statutes (Class Action), pp 8,9 # 13,14,15,16
cc: Quaker Peace Mission, United Nations
Benjamin Chaney, President, James Earl Chaney, Jr. Organization, Inc.
Attachments and Signature List: Contact administrators, Lynn, Judi, David
They were sent with the original letter and are available.