Human Nature Is the Enemy of the State

Human Nature Is the Enemy of the State

By: Peter Chamberlin

Mind-control….Just mention the word and the mindless begin to giggle, the skeptics roll their eyes.  Anyone who tries to fathom the meaning of the word becomes instantly muddied as a “conspiracy theorist,” simply by the act of trying to understand.  Yet even in our jaded society, the truth can prevail over disinformation, if it manages to reach the light of day.  It is not a conspiracy theory if it is based on facts.

The ugly truth about mind-control is that our government has, over the years, carried-out thousands of criminally unethical medical experiments “at hospitals, universities and military bases around our nation,” which were so serious and downright immoral that President Clinton had to publicly apologize publicly for them years after the fact.

Most of the more notorious and morally obscene illegal experiments conducted by the military and the CIA (other than the chemical, biological and radiation experiments on soldiers) which came to light in the Church Hearings, were designed to produce super spies and assassins.  These were grouped under the code name “MKULTRA” (such as trauma-based psychology and ECT- induced amnesia [electroshock therapy]).

What is not known, is that all of these mind-bending conditioning programs began as Army psychological rehabilitation programs, developed originally to mentally recondition “inadequate soldiers” and those who had been diagnosed with neuropsychiatric disorders, during WWII. Basically, the program consisted of trying to force scared or angry young boys into being good soldiers by torturing them, using Nazi-developed techniques.

The ugly truth is that the US Army tortured a lot of America’s sons, under the guise of trying to reshape their wills using electrical and chemical means, among other repugnant “clinical” measures. The nationwide testing and re-education network, which fed the military’s needs in World War II and Korea, dwarfed the CIA’s more infamous illegal experiments to find perfect “Manchurian Candidates,” although all of the work in this field was supervised by military intelligence, which later became the CIA.

A very shocking statistic was revealed in studies before the war, that “only 15-20% of World War II soldiers along the line of fire would use their weapons.” This meant that most of America’s soldiers, even volunteers, could not overcome their own moral reservations about killing another human being.  Upon entering the war, troop actions on the battlefield revealed another motivational shortfall, very often, fear overcame training, as the sheer terror of night fighting and the blistering awareness which was obtained at the losing end of Hitler’s “lightening war,” caused many highly-trained soldiers to forget their training and flee into the night.

From: A War of Nerves, By Ben Shephard:

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The Nation had to induct every available man, in order to obtain the greatest number of shooters/killers.  No one already in the service could be let go without a fight.  It was deemed necessary to explore all possible measures, including medical means, to remedy the Army’s extreme shortfall of boys who were willing to kill on command.  The Army had to eliminate this “defective” human personality trait in American boys (even though it was common to the majority of the human race) and find new ways to turn into our kids into useful killers.  Every “noneffective” had to be retained and made useable.

The following information is from, Developments in Military Medicine:  <http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwii/DvlpmntsinMilMed.htm&gt;

“Neuropsychiatry. Methods and principles applied by the Medical Department to the reconditioning of noneffectives were also made basic to the handling of neuropsychiatric problems. The magnitude of these problems in the Army is indicated by the fact that from 1942 to 1945, inclusive, neuropsychiatric disorders accounted for the sepa­ration on certificates of disability for discharge of 379,486 enlisted men.”

A national motivational program was needed; the only available model of such a psychological program was in Nazi Germany.  The US Army literally modeled its motivational program on some of the brutal experiments that were mercilessly carried-out on unwilling subjects in the Nazi concentration camps.  Just like the prisoners in Hitler’s prisons and laboratories, America’s sons had been delivered into the hands of soulless evil men who would pass electricity, at up to 120 volts through their heads, in order to destroy their thinking processes and obliterate their memories.

Thousands of young boys were judged to be mentally deficient because they could not bend to the dehumanizing process of basic training, or they could not overcome their consciences telling them that it is wrong to kill other men.  They sounded like fine young lads to me.  All of them had their minds bent and their wills shaped to a foreign directive, forever altered from the free-willed young men that they once were, because they could not give-up their freewill or serve the war machine.

It is seemingly impossible for the majority of the American people today to even consider the hard evidence that is out there, which proves that these American mind-control experiments were a continuation of the criminal Nazi mind control experiments.  These US experiments were often run by the actual Nazi scientists who had originally begun them, made possible by the importation of thousands of Nazi scientists after World War II in the CIA operation, “Project Paperclip.” The Army mind-control studies which took place between WWII and Korea began as “Operation Bluebird,” later to be renamed “Project Artichoke” in 1951.

The Army brainwashing program was intended to produce thousands of leaders to serve as the basis of a massive propaganda program to  manipulate popular opinion in the homeland.  The plan was to use these re-conditioned returning veterans to inspire the nation to become more patriotic and regimented.   By shaping thousands of potential role models to project professionally crafted images of virile, hard-working American manhood who would serve any just cause and eagerly kill whoever the government wanted dead, the government set about planning for a future of military adventures.

All facets of American life would become keyed to the government national brainwashing program to shape American minds, in their scientific efforts to actually change human nature itself.  American schools would become fascist incubators, cranking-out millions of good soldier ants and worker bees.  The media would continue its wartime propaganda efforts, disguised as “news,” even in peacetime.  The entertainment industry would inspire and overwhelm the imaginations of millions of malleable youth, filling them with the desire to serve, or to see action.

Our leaders chose to attempt to force the psychological evolution of mankind by artificial means, rather than by investing in correcting the problems and environmental imbalances which helped to shape our thoughts and concerns, freeing minds to grow.  The psychological militarization of millions of American minds was focused on creating better soldier/citizens, thereby creating a superior fighting force that was fully supported by a psychologically enhanced population, in order to accommodate the American vision of world domination.  Just as the corporate/government press controlled the amount of “news” that Americans received, the government mind control program sought to control the opinions we formed with that news we were given, even programming us with how and what to think.

The Army’s dual-track program was intended to plug the gaps and to fill the shortcomings of the present selective service system with a new, highly-motivated all volunteer force and simultaneously create a secret army of Ninja-like “Special Forces.”  The entire process of creating new leaders to lead us into the new order, was the greatest social engineering project in human history.

Most of the following is quoted from, Neuropsychiatry in World War II, Volume I, Zone of Interior:

The program began as a medical effort to rehabilitate wounded soldiers, with the intention of returning as many as possible of them back to the front lines.

“On 1 April 1944, War Department Technical Bulletin (TB MED) 28, the first comprehensive directive on the treatment of psychiatric patients, was issued, and for the first time, it was officially directed that psychiatric patients be treated:

The acute needs for manpower make it imperative that every treatment method available in station and general hospitals for neuropsychiatric patients be utilized to the maximum. The aim is to salvage every possible soldier for further duty. Those patients in whom there is no hope for salvage should be recommended for discharge.”

After WWII it had become obvious that the “inadequate soldier” was one of the military’s gravest concerns.  The military developed a rehabilitation program centered around a psychological testing program that was administered to all inductees.  It was used to identify candidates from among the Army’s rejects, the “inadequate soldiers,” who had been shuffled into the neuropsychiatry program where they were labeled as neurotic, even “psychopathic,” simply because they didn’t fit the prevailing military opinions at that time which held that there was “something wrong” with otherwise healthy young men who either refused to submit to the basic training process, or to physically kill, once they were trained and deployed.

The inadequate soldier was another outstanding problem. This type of soldier rapidly developed somatic symptoms along with complaints and appearance of weakness.26 Intensive therapeutic interviews and suggestive therapy accomplished very little in changing these patterns.27

…most cases were mild neurotics with various somatic manifestations. Sore backs, stomach aches, and headaches predominated.

Other psychiatric problems which often resulted in hospitalization were reactive depressions, homesickness, “gold-bricking,” situational maladjustments, emotional immaturity, enuresis, somnambulism, and alcoholism.

It is our impression that routine punishment and discipline has very little effect on most prisoners whom we see and it is encouraging to note that many more of the men are being sent to reconditioning centers where they may receive skilled help for evaluating their problems.

Their policy was to return the questionable or mild cases to duty

Medical officers, however, had no other recourse. If a man were not fit for duty because of a psychoneurosis, the only possible disposition was to send him to a hospital. In civilian life, hospitalization would not even have been considered.  (Farrell, M. J., and Appel, J. W.: Current Trends in Neuropsychiatry. Am. J. Psychiat. 101: 12-19, July 1944.)”

Those who were deemed suitable for the military reconditioning program were transferred into the various Army camps that had psychological treatment programs.  One of these was at Camp Carson in Colorado Springs.

At the Camp Carson, Colo., Station Hospital, an unusually active psychological testing program was developed.12 Studies were performed on the underlying emotional problems of enuretics and patients with rheumatic fever; also, correlations were made between psychological tests and clinical diagnosis of illiterate personnel (including mental and educational deficiencies).”

The psychologists there and at other facilities began to copy the known psychological manipulation techniques that were reportedly being perfected by the Nazi scientists.

“Under these conditions, shock therapy (mostly electroshock) was used freely for disturbed or agitated psychoses and depressions; subshock insulin treatment was employed in the more severe psychoneurotic reactions with encouraging results;

psychotherapy under sedation called narcosynthesis, which had gained great popularity overseas in the treatment of combat neuroses, was resorted to in patients with residual symptoms of psychoneuroses incurred in combat and in cases of conversion hysteria.”

They were following almost exactly the Nazi-perfected techniques of using extreme electroshock sessions to produce an artificial state of amnesia, followed by prolonged sedation, accompanied by hypnotic suggestion (“narcosynthesis”).  (These are also the exact same techniques that were  utilized later in notorious CIA research done in Canada under Dr. Ewen Cameron, in the infamous MKULTRA mind-control program, only their efforts were aided by the use of LSD [the Army began experimenting with LSD in 1949].)

The psychological program at Camp Carson also included various forms of vocational training, classes in patriotism, and the teaching of other skills that were common among “normal” Americans:

Occupational therapy.—Since occupational therapy was considered of particular benefit to psychiatric patients, it received considerable impetus in the reconditioning program. The more masculine types of such therapy were sought, but the arts and crafts were also found popular and useful. Ingenious and devious means were found to interest the patient and keep him occupied. Group projects were often instituted such as landscape gardening, furniture and toy construction projects, camp paper publication and printing, and handyman repair services.

Films such as “Why We Fight” (a seven part propaganda documentary) were shown to the men. War developments, the “four freedoms,” war leaders, and the like, were taught in the indoctrination classes.

Music and entertainment.—Major efforts were directed toward popularizing group participation in these entertainment fields. Group sings and bands were frequently organized for this purpose although passive participation with USO shows and guest entertainers had some therapeutic effect.”

Prevocational training was coordinated with occupational therapy and educational activities in such fields as carpentry, mechanics, metalwork, welding, and radio, and a free period was provided for elective activities such as photography, arts, music, rehearsal for shows, band practice, stamp collecting and other hobbies.56 A special directive on the use of music in reconditioning emphasized its importance in the treatment of neuropsychiatric patients.

All facets of this medical and vocational regimen were carried-on at Camp Carson (renamed Fort Carson in 1954), in order to indoctrinate the traumatized veterans as much as possible, before returning them to civilian life.  With the advent of the Korean War, came justification for continuing the reconditioning programs indefinitely, attempting to salvage soldiers from the world war for the next war.

I know for certain that the Neuropsychological programs at Camp Carson continued until at least 1953, because my father was held there in 1952.  He was sent there from Ft. Benning, Ga. (another MKULTRA facility) because he had been considered to have a mental deficiency for refusing to enter officer training, or to consent to killing other human beings. Until that time, he had been considered a good soldier.

Since then, he has had recurring nervous and psychological problems, coupled with occasional bouts of temporary amnesia.  He doesn’t really remember much from his time in Camp Carson, Station Hospital; he no longer remembers telling me about the electroshocks (my mother confirms he had them).  He does remember receiving a lot of phenol-barbital, being chased by a large man wielding an axe, and the fistfight between himself and a large colonel (who had been pounding some pitiful little private named “Bates”), which got him a “general” discharge thanks to a general’s intervention.

He also remembers meeting and talking with the actor Robert Mitchum, who had been brought-in as a patriotic role model, to inspire (help brainwash) the troubled boys. (“War developments, the “four freedoms,” war leaders, and the like, were taught in the indoctrination classes.”) I have seen the photos of them together, but they were sitting on the steps of some large brick facility, certainly not the Army base (Perhaps it was another scary site in Colorado Springs which also gave electroshock, like the Colorado Springs Pathological Institute?).

From what has been learned up until now about the hideous MKULTRA program, electroshock, hypnosis, extended periods of barbiturate-induced semi-comas and staged acts of trauma-inducing terror were the methods used in some of the more extreme facilities.  This means that the psychiatric facility at Camp Carson equaled the most extreme CIA facilities uncovered anywhere.  Since it served as a model program for all the Army, then that means that Nazi torture-based mind-control had become an integral part of the basic training program.

At the end of the war it had become apparent that the Empire’s plans for world domination would go nowhere without a willing army of killers to enforce its plans for everybody else.  The American male was completely inadequate for the task.  The majority of fighting-age men had to be made into better killers, who were willing, even eager, to kill for our government, no matter who they wanted us to kill, or how many they wanted dead.

Using this same illegal Nazi science the government has carried-out its psychological reconditioning programs for its super-soldier initiatives.  The basic techniques remained the same, as developed by the Nazi behavioral programmers, only adding slightly new twists as new technology and new drugs like LSD became available (the Nazis used mescaline in their experiments).

The infamous MKULTRA program was carried to its most radical extremes through its Canadian research facility, run by mad scientists under Dr. Ewan Cameron.  His extreme torture sessions, done mostly on women (even on young girls), combining sensory deprivation, electroshock, prolonged periods of sleep (up to 60 days under sedation) and strong doses of LSD, discredited the very mental health issues that he was exploring in his research, even though they validated the mind-control utility of his approach.

We know that the “Manchurian Candidate” assassins research was the end result of this effort.  Through my website, I received the following testimony from a man claiming to be one of these former Manchurians, describing the techniques I have been describing:

Vincente’s testimony:

“There is such a program being administered by the DOD via the military. In 1986, while serving in the military, I participated in a psychological conditioning program that was administered at NAS Cecil Field, in Jacksonville, Florida. I was given electro-shock therapy and some unknown drug therapy, in conjunction with hypnosis. The purpose of all of this was to dampen, or rather dumb down your awareness of your emotional state. You still have reasoning ability, except your ability to understand your ‘feelings’, or rather understand your ‘emotional state’ was inhibited. When I was “put” into a situation, where any rational person would have “intense fear”, I had none. In fact, in covert combat situations I felt no fear, no anger, and no remorse…The psychological effects are something else. Your emotional state ends up being like a 4 year old child.”

So the United States government, in order to carry-out its policies of fighting endless resource wars, centered around countless covert wars wherever the precious resource is to be had, must create an army of super soldiers, using Nazi mind-control techniques and the new American mind-control science based on these techniques, to torture the “best of the best” into some sort of inhuman zombie killers without consciences.  These are the soldiers in Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney’s death squads.

The basic psychology of all the programs developed from the Nazi mind-science studies has been carried through into all aspects of American government operations.  US foreign policy especially has become dominated by the trauma-based psychology that lies at the heart of all the Nazi/CIA mind-warping sciences.  Basically, the idea was to use methods like disabling drugs, electroshock and violence to shock or stun the mind, in order to subdue the person’s own dominant personality, before implanting new ideas and thoughts, even developing completely new and separate identities within that submissive mind.  Through its studies on the psychological effects of intensive bombing on populations during WWII, the Army realized that the shock of bombing or other violent events created the same psychological effects as the electroshock on entire populations.  After receiving the shock of the deadly bombing, the population becomes mentally pliable, more open to suggestion.

Carrying the concept of shock psychology over into basic military training itself, new recruits are subjected to a calculated, grueling process, where they are worked into the ground, physically abused and degraded with a constant verbal tirade about their own worthlessness as human beings, until their wills are broken.  After they are broken, the Army reprograms them with a new superior fighting will.  These reconditioned 17-19 year olds go on to fill the vacancies left by their predecessors, more worn-out and discarded veterans of war and mind-control.  Ask any of them about their experiences and you will be hearing the stories of successful graduates of the government’s mind-control academy.

Judging from the end results of decades of this attempt at social engineering, by way of unlimited psychological warfare, and the fact that America’s all volunteer Army struggles to find new suckers, it is safe to say that the solution arrived at for “inadequate soldiers” was a complete failure.  The program was just another attempt by the American government to find a use for scientific torture; in this case, the purpose was to burn-out psychological resistance (morality) to committing acts of murder.  By embracing the basic science and methodology of Nazi scientists like the notoriously evil criminal Mengele, the US government embraced Nazism at its very core.

It is my contention that America has been living under a Nazi regime since World War II.  The Nation has been held captive by multiple variations of the Nazi mind-sciences until this very day.  The behavioral economics theories followed by Barack Obama are but another manifestation of this trauma/threat-based psychology manipulation.  The so-called “war on terrorism” is but the latest act in the new history of a renewed “Third Reich,” an American “Reich.”  Under the hypnotic spell of the new patriotic ideology implanted within us, American youth have continued to maintain the flow of army ants for the Reich’s eternal plans for world conquest.

Young brainwashed men continue to waste their lives on the altar of the new religion, believing firmly that they are serving their country, when the reality is just the opposite.  By serving your country as hired killers you are doing a great disservice to the human race.  As you murder those who resist the American invasion of their lands for nothing more than corporate profit, you are serving the latest incarnation of the world tyrant, the “anti-Christ.”  You had to be brainwashed first, before they could trust you to serve the deadly mission in the field, there on the frontlines where you would find yourself eye-to-eye with those innocent folks that you were hired to kill.

America is dominated by an alien force, one that our fathers thought they had destroyed.  If all those brave young men who passed into oblivion on the beaches and killing grounds of Europe had only known that the evil they fought would be embraced by the very government that sent them, they would have probably laid-down their arms right there.  That is what is required of today’s latest graduates of the mind-control academy, to stop the Nazi war machine, you must lay-down your arms, and the rest of you patriotic suckers must stop volunteering.

The end result of all this can only be seen as failure, since more people are starting to shake-off the psychological conditioning, most importantly, the soldiers are becoming disillusioned.  We have inherited a society and American-dominated world that is run by the best killers, the most adaptable to the prosperity program, the lowest human denominator, what has been termed an era of psychopaths.

In Twilight of the Psychopaths, Dr. Kevin Barrett has described this controlling malevolent form of control as an “overworld”:

“[A] criminal syndicate or overlapping set of syndicates that lurks above ordinary society and law just as the underworld lurks below it… brutal, cunning gangs of CIA drug-runners and President-killers; money-laundering international bankers and their hit-men, economic and otherwise; corrupt military contractors and gung-ho generals; corporate predators and their political enablers; brainwashers and mind-rapists euphemistically known as psy-ops experts and PR specialists—in short, the whole sick crew of certifiable psychopaths running our so-called civilization”

We are bugs in a jar.  Sometimes the hidden hand shakes the jar.  Is it so that our tormentors can wager among themselves upon which branch we shall alight, after the shaking, or is it done with purpose, as if to herd us from one stage of the experiment to the next?

In normal human nature, society produces only a limited amount of natural leaders, equal parts of both good and bad, only a few are either geniuses or madmen.  In our age of psychopaths, it is the hope of the many that a few geniuses will stand-up, so that all may overcome the madmen.  A good place to start would be the prosecution of the US Army for torturing thousands of American boys, according their violations of the Nuremberg Code, the same set of standards used to judge the Nazis the last time they tried to take-over the world.

peterchamberlin@naharnet.com

The ten points of the Nuremberg Code

The ten points are, (all from United States National Institutes of Health) [1]

1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonable to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.

The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.

2. The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.

3. The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results will justify the performance of the experiment.

4. The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.

5. No experiment should be conducted where there is a prior reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.

6. The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.

7. Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability, or death.

8. The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.

9. During the course of the experiment the human subject should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end if he has reached the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems to him to be impossible.

10. During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probable cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgment required of him that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.

Reprinted from Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals under Control Council Law No. 10, Vol. 2, pp. 181-182. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1949.

Nikola Tesla still alive after death


Nikola Tesla still alive after death

Nikola Tesla is the man responsible for every form of modern technology we have available to us today.
There would be no Twittering, Googling, BlackBerrys, cell phones, satellites in space, airplanes, x-rays, or physics as we know it.  Nikola Tesla

Did anyone remember Nikola Tesla on his birthday?

Nicolas Tesla was born on July 9th, 1856 at Midnight.

One man certainly remembered Nikola Tesla this week, Dr. Ljubo Vujovic. Dr. Vujovic is nominated this year to receive the American Biographical Institute, Inc. Award: “2009 Man Of The Year in Education” for his work as President and Editor of the Tesla Memorial Society of New York Website which is the main source of information about the famous inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla and other world figures in history.

It’s fascinating that Tesla has more notoriety for the lack of attribution given him than all his works combined. Though great efforts have been made by scholars all over the world, to finally recognize the genius and contributions of this great man, there still remains an air of mystery surrounding his life and works.

Many consider it was the most obvious of reasons: that his inventions were too progressive for the technical resources available and also too far advanced for humanity’s collective psyche at the time. Most theories point to his lack of business sense and a combination of his failed project with J.P. Morgan while building the “The Tower of Dreams,” a World Broadcasting Tower in Long Island that would have broadcast telephone messages across the ocean; broadcast news, music, stock market reports, private messages, secure military communications, and even pictures to any part of the world, had funding not ran out or other more insidious circumstances prevailed at the end.

Tesla told Morgan, “When wireless is fully applied, the earth will be converted into a huge brain, capable of response in every one of its parts.”

Tesla obviously predicted the WWW and our computers. In 1937, he said, “At this very moment scientists working in the laboratories of American universities are attempting to create what has been described as a “thinking machine.” I anticipated this development.”

He also invented our wireless boxes at the turn of the century.

Teleautomaton

Teleautomaton

The Teleautomaton, was a device Tesla invented in the 1890’s. It has a spooky resemblance to our wireless boxes atop our cable connections that make it possible for us to sit in Starbucks and drink coffee, type on our laptops, talk on our cell phones, fly our airplanes, watch our reality TV, and listen to our radios while waiting in traffic.

The Teleautomaton was simply an apparatus with Tesla coils. These coils, in the initial experiment were inserted into a boat and tuned to resonate with other coils located on shore. By tuning the coils, an operator on shore could remotely control the boat.

His resonance experiments at one point got a little out of hand even here in New York.

“In his lab at 46 E. Houston Street, while conducting mechanical resonance experiments with electro-mechanical oscillators, he generated a resonance of several surrounding buildings but, due to the frequencies involved, not his own building, causing complaints to the police. As the speed grew he hit the resonant frequency of his own building and, belatedly realizing the danger, he was forced to apply a sledgehammer to terminate the experiment, just as the astonished police arrived. (Wikipedia: O’Neill, “Prodigal Genius” pp 162-164).

It was probably experiments like those that got Tesla branded as a mad scientist. He has been accredited with experiments in time-travel, alien communication, and machines that record thought among many others. His later experiments, accessing “free energy” most likely got him in even more disfavor. Generally, not being able to “bill” energy, doesn’t go over too well with the “the powers that be.”

We tend to attribute “genius” to spiritual force or a gift from the Divine Spirit. Though Tesla had no gripe with religion; he said, “Religion gave man “ideals” that give significance to his life and most importantly promoted “good conduct,” he surprisingly (though associated with occult activities and so forth), had purely mechanistic views of mankind.

“To me, the universe is simply a great machine which never came into being and never will end. The human being is no exception to the natural order. Man, like the universe, is a machine. Nothing enters our minds or determines our actions which is not directly or indirectly a response to stimuli beating upon our sense organs from without. Owing to the similarity of our construction and the sameness of our environment, we respond in like manner to similar stimuli, and from the concordance of our reactions, understanding is barn. In the course of ages, mechanisms of infinite complexity are developed, but what we call “soul” or “spirit,” is nothing more than the sum of the functionings of the body. When this functioning ceases, the “soul” or the “spirit” ceases likewise.” (Source)

Most of us consider Tesla a visionary before his time; but surprisingly Tesla says in his own words:

“My enemies have been so successful in portraying me as a poet and a visionary,” said Tesla, “that I must put out something commercial without delay.” (Source)

Was he joking? Was he truly a pure scientist? Would his experiments eventually lead him to harnessing spiritual force? Would Tesla have found the “God” particle?

The bottom-line is Tesla certainly bridged the gap between science and spirit; whether he acknowledged this or not.

Maybe he didn’t believe in life-after-death, but his inventions surely have kept him very much alive-after-death.

Resources:

Tesla Memorial Society of New York (Photo credits and knowledge base)

PBS Tesla Master of Lightening

Nikola Tesla Biography

Wikipedia Nikola Tesla

Author: Tima Vlasto

Tima Vlasto is an Examiner from New York. You can see Tima’s articles on Tima’s Home Page.

From beyond the grave: A searing indictment of Putin’s protegé

[SEE: Estemirova: brave campaigner against abuse in Chechnya]

From beyond the grave: A searing indictment of Putin’s protegé

A report by Natalya Estemirova, the Russian activist murdered in Chechnya as she investigated human rights abuses

President Ramzan Kadyrov displaying his shooting skills

The abductions in Chechnya started nearly a decade ago. In 2000, Russian forces took control of practically the entire territory of the republic, and started extensive mop-up operations in villages.

Thousands of murders and abductions took place; these operations were declared to be an efficient method in the fight against rebels. In reality, however, the troops and police were looting the houses of unprotected civilians, at times taking away everything from them, from cars and furniture to shampoos and female underwear.

Most horrifically of all, women were raped in front of their male relatives, and all the men were detained, from teenagers to old men: they were either cruelly beaten, or released for ransom, or else they disappeared forever.

Large-scale “mop-up” operations stopped after 2003, but the abductions did not. Most often, one or two people would be taken from their homes in the middle of the night. Some were fortunate to return home barely alive after several days or weeks of cruel beating and torture – always ransomed by their relatives. But if the family of the abducted person could not gather the necessary sum or find the mediator, a dead body would be found some time later, or the victim would disappear for good. There were also those who – after their disappearance – appeared in court and were sentenced for grave crimes, despite their insistence that they had only confessed under prolonged torture.

Many things would change when Ramzan Kadyrov became President of Chechnya in 2007. Large-scale reconstruction began; Grozny changed by the day, its streets newly covered with asphalt and houses boasting plastic window frames and fresh plastering. Observers started talking about the wonders of the young President. From the inside the renovated houses did not look so beautiful, with no interior works done, and no proper utilities ensured. Since then, Kadyrov has attempted to engineer a further change of ideas. The President is advancing his campaign for a “revival of spiritual traditions”… making women and young girls “dress properly”, and above all wear headscarves in public.

Meanwhile, Kadyrov invites Russian pop celebrities to Chechnya and gives them lavish presents. No one dares to ask how these visits are sponsored, or how they comply with the Chechen “tradition”. No one dares to object to anything Kadyrov says or does, just as no one dared to object to Stalin’s words or deeds in the former Soviet Union. Peace in the republic and the successes in fighting terrorism are widely advertised; yet in reality rebel fighters frequently attack policemen, the numerous branches of the military structures constantly clash, and people keep being abducted. The main difference now is that many disappear only for some days and return beaten, terrified and therefore mostly silent.

Political observers claim Kadyrov is ruling over Chechnya independently of Russia. Is it really so? Tens of thousands of Chechens pining away in Russian prisons would not agree. Neither would the hundreds of thousands of war victims, or the relatives of the killed and missing. And the outflow of Chechen refugees to European countries is not subsiding. On the contrary: more and more people are trying to leave. A dictatorship is being cemented in a small European territory.

UN and EU officials compare the situation with the events of 2000, and note indubitable improvements. But what was the reason for destroying so many cities and villages, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians and… introducing state terror justified as a “fight against terrorism”? Was it not to crush the society and force it to make an artificial choice between democracy and stability? The Kremlin is satisfied with the current suppression in Chechnya of any attempts to act and think independently.

An extract from a 2,600-word article by Natalya Estemirova on the situation in Chechnya written in August 2008 but never published

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From beyond the grave: A searing indictment of Putin’s protegé

A report by Natalya Estemirova, the Russian activist murdered in Chechnya as she investigated human rights abuses

President Ramzan Kadyrov displaying his shooting skills

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President Ramzan Kadyrov displaying his shooting skills

The abductions in Chechnya started nearly a decade ago. In 2000, Russian forces took control of practically the entire territory of the republic, and started extensive mop-up operations in villages.

Thousands of murders and abductions took place; these operations were declared to be an efficient method in the fight against rebels. In reality, however, the troops and police were looting the houses of unprotected civilians, at times taking away everything from them, from cars and furniture to shampoos and female underwear.

Most horrifically of all, women were raped in front of their male relatives, and all the men were detained, from teenagers to old men: they were either cruelly beaten, or released for ransom, or else they disappeared forever.

Large-scale “mop-up” operations stopped after 2003, but the abductions did not. Most often, one or two people would be taken from their homes in the middle of the night. Some were fortunate to return home barely alive after several days or weeks of cruel beating and torture – always ransomed by their relatives. But if the family of the abducted person could not gather the necessary sum or find the mediator, a dead body would be found some time later, or the victim would disappear for good. There were also those who – after their disappearance – appeared in court and were sentenced for grave crimes, despite their insistence that they had only confessed under prolonged torture.

Many things would change when Ramzan Kadyrov became President of Chechnya in 2007. Large-scale reconstruction began; Grozny changed by the day, its streets newly covered with asphalt and houses boasting plastic window frames and fresh plastering. Observers started talking about the wonders of the young President. From the inside the renovated houses did not look so beautiful, with no interior works done, and no proper utilities ensured. Since then, Kadyrov has attempted to engineer a further change of ideas. The President is advancing his campaign for a “revival of spiritual traditions”… making women and young girls “dress properly”, and above all wear headscarves in public.

Meanwhile, Kadyrov invites Russian pop celebrities to Chechnya and gives them lavish presents. No one dares to ask how these visits are sponsored, or how they comply with the Chechen “tradition”. No one dares to object to anything Kadyrov says or does, just as no one dared to object to Stalin’s words or deeds in the former Soviet Union. Peace in the republic and the successes in fighting terrorism are widely advertised; yet in reality rebel fighters frequently attack policemen, the numerous branches of the military structures constantly clash, and people keep being abducted. The main difference now is that many disappear only for some days and return beaten, terrified and therefore mostly silent.

Political observers claim Kadyrov is ruling over Chechnya independently of Russia. Is it really so? Tens of thousands of Chechens pining away in Russian prisons would not agree. Neither would the hundreds of thousands of war victims, or the relatives of the killed and missing. And the outflow of Chechen refugees to European countries is not subsiding. On the contrary: more and more people are trying to leave. A dictatorship is being cemented in a small European territory.

UN and EU officials compare the situation with the events of 2000, and note indubitable improvements. But what was the reason for destroying so many cities and villages, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians and… introducing state terror justified as a “fight against terrorism”? Was it not to crush the society and force it to make an artificial choice between democracy and stability? The Kremlin is satisfied with the current suppression in Chechnya of any attempts to act and think independently.

An extract from a 2,600-word article by Natalya Estemirova on the situation in Chechnya written in August 2008 but never published

Expanding the operation?

Expanding the operation?

Syed Munawar Hasan

The very idea of firing on a funeral procession is shocking, but the US drones have now started attacking funerals. However, neither the Islamic zeal of our rulers nor their concern for establishing the writ of the government is aroused. The drones attacked more than three times and targeted the people after chasing them. No body from the government uttered a word. In fact, no body has the courage for that. But why should it be surprising? Isn�t it a hard fact that those who came with the mandate to protect the life, property and honour of the masses, are themselves a party to the drone attacks? That is why even a formal protest is not made. The Americans have exposed Islamabad�s �false protest� saying that the Pakistani rulers have given permission for drone attacks and were even sharing intelligence for this purpose.

The situation is grim and things are not what they appear to be. Correct information is not reaching the public and the people remain the dark. At present, the entire information is being provided by the Army spokesman and the ISPR on the basis of which people from different quarters make their analysis. They give the impression that the army is doing fine and those opposing the operation are mistaken. It is almost three months that we have been fed by the ISPR and official briefings. So why not to allow the national media-print and electronic both- to visit the area, see the things for themselves and inform the nation. Let the national media visit the affected area, see with their own eyes the terrorists killed, have their photographs and to trace their identity and their motives, etc. As there are large scale killings in this operation and millions have been rendered homeless, the government and the armed forces should also inform the nation who is the beneficiary!

We had been warning the rulers for long that the matter won�t end at Swat or FATA. No wonder then that now there is a talk of Punjab as well. The US officials are saying that the US is worried on the situation in southern Punjab. Even Interior Minister Rehman Malik has talked about the presence of five to seven thousand militants in Punjab. Some former US ambassadors to Islamabad have been writing on this issue. According to them, the �Punjabi jihadists� are the real threat and that the army would be leaving its task incomplete if it does not deal with them, and that eventuality would result in the hold of the Taliban, Al-Qaida, the militants and the extremists, all over this area.

It would be wrong to take this as a mere evaluation of the situation, advice or a suggestion. It is a directive from Washington. Similarly, some other �US special representative� tomorrow might order a military operation against �Punjabi jihadists� which may bring the people and the armed forces face to face all over the country�a situation that won�t be desirable either for the nation or the army. Pakistan would be the ultimate loser. Hatreds would emerge, new problems would crop up and the things would go from bad to worse. But who will be the gainer? The US alone desires the Pakistani army pitted against its own nation, and the Pakistani masses engaged in sectarian, ethnic and racial conflicts, so that a take over of our nuclear arsenal could be justified.

It was in this background that the Jamaat-e-Islami decided to launch its �Go America Go� campaign, otherwise we don�t feel pleasure in raising slogans against the US. President Obama is on record having said that as long as extremists are there in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the US will have to stay there. Our perception, on the other hand, is that so long as the Americans stay in this region, peace will elude us. If the US occupation in Afghanistan and its interference and the drone attacks in Pakistan continue, the people of these countries won�t sit idle due to the US fear. The US will have to face the music and Pakistan too won�t be safe from the consequences. But, unfortunately, the rulers are afraid of the US while political bigwigs also feel honour in calling on the US envoys. So are the intellectuals. The civil and military establishments are scared of the US and would go to any extent to please Washington and win its support.

Therefore, it is time to charge-sheet the rulers, to show them the mirror and also to present their true colour and character to the masses. The common man should know the limitations of the rulers and their actual performance. In this process, a reference to Dr Aafia Siddiqui�s miserable plight and the drone attacks would be inevitable. It just appears that Dr Aafia is not the daughter of the nation. Only recently, the Kashmiris have been agitating over the molestation of two sisters and their cold-blooded murder. The nation�s conscience seems to be dead. Perhaps we take the daughters within the four walls of our houses as our only daughters? But we must realise that if Dr Aafia Siddiqui and the Kashmiris� daughters are not safe, no daughter will be safe and secure.

What about the happenings in Swat, Buner and Dir? The respectable people of these areas won�t relate their tale of misery and woe to anybody. Their purdah-observing womenfolk have been made homeless and are compelled to move from one place to another. And if the military operation is extended to the Punjab and its womenfolk are forced to leaves their homes, how would those supporting the Operation in Swat react to that?

One shudders over the very thought of being questioned on the Judgment Day where we had been when the nations� daughters, sisters, mothers, elderly and the sick were made homeless, the daughters were molested and disgraced? What had we been doing all this time? Were we simply trying to protect your own home and hearth and raising your living standard?

A mere passing idea of this nature would cause shivers to a believer. But shivers won�t do. We will have to rise and face the challenges. As the first step, you should shout �Go America Go� and join the big or small rallies and processions. You don�t need permission from anybody for this because this is the call of faith for every believer. These slogans should resound all over the country and in the wall chalking all around. Once we have done this and the atrocities of the US besides the cowardice and hypocrisy of the rulers becomes the talk of the town, things are bound to change. And with that, all of us would be deemed to have done our duty to some extent.

The writer is ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan

Nabucco: Georgia’s Future or Damp Squib?

Nabucco: Georgia’s Future or Damp Squib?

The signing of the accord on the Nabucco project by five transit countries has engendered frenzied discussion in top political circles worldwide. Although there is still long way to go before the pipeline is actually built, the signing is still seen as an important sign of Europe’s political and economic commitment to the project.

Nabucco had to repulse scepticism from its main opponent, Russia, which sees the project as a threat to its dominance of the energy market. After meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Munich Russian President Medvedev cast doubts on the pipeline project. “If Nabucco gets gas, then it means someone needs it… But so far no one has been able to explain to me where the gas will come from,” Bloomberg quoted him as saying.

But the event aroused tremendous interest in the US which believes that control of energy supplies influences global affairs. “There is a striking overlap between the world’s sources of energy and the world’s sources of instability, and we need to take note of that carefully,” Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Democrat John Kerry Kerry, said as quoted by Voice of America.

If constructed the Nabucco pipeline will connect the Caspian region, the Middle East and Egypt to Austria, and through there the Central and Western European gas markets, via Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary. The pipeline will be approximately 3,300 km long, starting at the Georgian/Turkish and/or Iranian/Turkish border and finishing at Baumgarten in Austria.

The project is estimated to cost 7.9 billion euro. Near Erzurum, it will connect with the South Caucasus Pipeline, which will link Nabucco with the planned Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline. Construction of the pipeline will begin in 2011 and it is planned to be operational in 2014.

Once completed, the Nabucco pipeline line will carry up to 31 billion cubic metres of gas a year from the Caspian and the Middle East. The project is being developed by Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH. The shareholders of this company are OMV (Austria), MOL (Hungary) ,Transgaz (Romania), Bulgargaz (Bulgaria) ,BOTAŞ (Turkey) and RWE (Germany), all of whom have a 16.66% stake.

Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran and Iraq are seen as potential gas suppliers. However, the agreement signed two weeks ago between Russia and Azerbaijan in which the later agreed to sell its gas to Russia, is a move many understand as a threat to the completion of the Nabucco project. Hence Nabucco’s partners need to sort out their differences and look elsewhere for more stable suppliers.

However, Monday’s agreement in Ankara suggested Azerbaijan might not be backing away from the project. “If Nabucco is profitable from the economic point of view after its construction, we may supply Nabucco with gas. We have enough gas resources… It’s better for us to have access to more markets,” Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said.

It is precisely the guaranteed market which will help Nabucco become a reality. “If Europe declares that it is ready to buy gas in big volumes any state, whether it is Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan or any other, will be ready to participate in the project as there is no better customer than Europe today,” Archil Gegeshidze, Senior Fellow at the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, has told GT.

Although discussion of the Nabucco project started in 2004 the issue was highlighted again during Europe’s energy crisis in 2008-2009 when the EU gas security became a hostage to negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. The EU gets approximately 25% of its gas from Gazprom. Russia has the world’s largest gas reserves and is the largest producer and exporter.

Once completed, the Nabucco pipeline line will bring up to 31 billion cubic metres of gas a year from the Caspian and the Middle East. This is an alternative supply to the Russian one and meets 30% percent of Europe’s gas needs.

Georgia is looking at Nabucco project with much optimism. President Saakashvili also participated in Ankara summit on July 13.

“The struggle for Caspian gas is underway and this is a competition, a struggle for huge resources existing in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan,” he said at the summit. “Of course, this is a competition and cooperation not only with the participation of European consumers, but also with the participation of China and Japan, and we should take all factors into consideration. With our arrival here today we express our support [to this project] not only by words; we have adopted many declarations in the past, but sometimes there was a sense that we were idle [on moving forward with this project],” Saakashvili said.

Georgia expects to receive gas on the 5+5 basis from Nabucco. This means Georgia will receive 5% of the natural gas transported via the pipeline free of charge and another 5% at a concessionary price. But Georgia will reap political benefits in addition to economic ones if the pipeline is constructed.

“Nabucco is significant for us in the same way the Baku-Supsa or Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipelines were,” says Archil Gegeshidze. “These projects have raised our value as a transit country. Besides, strategically and geopolitically our importance has boosted. Today as a result of Nabucco, which will meet EU energy security needs, Europe’s interest in Georgia will increase remarkably.”

Another Aircraft Downed in “Surge” Zone, Suggesting SAM Capability

[Five aircraft (counting one Pakistani jet) downed in the same area in one week, only one shoot-down acknowledged.  The US military never admits losses or mistakes until forced to disclose the truth.]

NATO aircraft crashes in southern Afghanistan

Israel Exploiting Incident In Attempt to Compromise UNIFIL Mandate

[In classic Mossad fashion, the Hezbollah weapons cache was conveniently  touched-off just as UNIFIL mandate was scheduled to be renewed.  Now Israel has a case for binding the UN's hands, in effect, turning the inspecting force into a sort of surrogate for Israel.  How convenient!!  Israel always seems to be the beneficiary of serendipity (blind good luck), whenever there is something to be gained by by one well-timed false flag attack.]

In the Spotlight

Israel Trying to Exploit Khirbet Selm Incident to Amend UNIFIL Powers

Renewal of UNIFIL mandate to be considered end of August by the Security Council could have been routine had it not been for the incident which took place in Khirbet Selm last week between U.N. peacekeepers and local residents, prompting Israel to hurry up and exploit the mishap in an effort to amend UNIFIL’s mandate in south Lebanon and change the Rules of Engagement with regards to Resolution 1701.
A well-informed diplomatic source told the daily al-Liwaa in remarks published Monday that urgent consultations were taking place at the United Nations that may lead to a call to discuss the clash between Khirbet Selm residents and French peacekeepers who tried to inspect a house where weapons were believed to be hidden near the area where an explosion went off in a Hizbullah arms depot on Tuesday.

Al-Akhbar newspaper, for its part, quoted an Arab diplomatic source in New York as saying that Israel does not wish to keep the Rules of Engagement untouched, which limit UNIFIL’s mandate to coordinated patrols with the Lebanese army.

Instead, the source said, Israel is seeking to turn UNIFIL into an “international deterrent force in southern Lebanon working for it.”

He added that Israel also wants to “introduce undercover international intelligence elements to UNIFIL.”

Haaretz said Israel hopes the Khirbet Selm blast will show the need to strengthen UNIFIL. It said Israel believes that UNIFIL could sharpen its Rules of Engagement and act more forcefully with the Lebanese army in southern Lebanese villages.

“All of these flagrant violations of resolution 1701 – inter alia, the arms smuggling and the obstruction of movement of UNIFIL forces – must be denounced and addressed in clear and unambiguous terms by the international community,” Israel’s envoy to the United Nations Gabriela Shalev has charged in an official complaint.

In a letter to U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, Shalev described the abandoned building in which the explosion took place as “an arms cache that consisted of Hizbullah arms, including rockets, mortars, artillery shells, grenades, and additional ammunition which had been brought to the area following the Second Lebanon War.”

According to Shalev, the incident proves that Hizbullah has been acting in violation of U.N .Resolution 1701, which called for a cease-fire in southern Lebanon after the 2006 Lebanon-Israel war.

According to Shalev, this incident was one of a number of similar instances in which Hizbullah has violated the ceasefire agreement.

“Unfortunately, such obstruction is not an isolated incident and reflects a pattern in which Hezbollah uses various means – including so-called ‘civilians’ – in order to prevent UNIFIL and the Lebanese Armed Forces from fulfilling their mandate,” she wrote.

Following the explosion, Shalev said, UNIFIL forces were delayed by Lebanese troops to enable Hizbullah to rid the area of evidence. This assistance, said Shalev, has made the violations “all the more severe because an official organ of the Lebanese state – the Lebanese Army – delayed UNIFIL from fulfilling its obligations. As such, this obstruction of movement must be denounced in very clear and robust terms.”