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Neuroweapons -- more terrifying than the atomic bomb

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AHRC-ART-112-2013

September 25, 2013

An Article by the Asian Human Rights Commission

WORLD: Neuroweapons -- more terrifying than the atomic bomb

The following review was written by Ms. Cheryl Welsh to summarise the paper published by Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives in its latest issue.

Cheryl Welsh

Since the 1950s, allegations of government mind control weapons (now called neuroweapons) and nonconsensual human experimentation and targeting have been dismissed as science fiction. However, with a closer look at the history and science of neuroweapons and neuroscience, an extremely alarming discovery becomes obvious: compelling new evidence supports that secret neuroweapons are highly likely to already be developed. My article discusses how and why nearly all the experts were misled and therefore were completely wrong about neuroweapons, resulting in disastrous consequences. I describe two US Cold War cover stories (the official explanations given to disguise secret US programs) that have become obsolete. I argue that the public should be warned about the very real danger of secret US neuroweapons and a thorough impartial investigation of the allegations should also be conducted.

How will the public ever find out when secret neuroweapons are developed? Overwhelming evidence now supports that mind control is not science fiction; however, the definitive documents and proof as to whether neuroweapons exist are hidden by US government secrecy. The odds against resolving the issue are formidable. When confronted with significant facts about secret neuroweapons that are likely to be developed and used illegally, the government denials will be never ending. However, now the fallacy of the denials can be exposed. The warning signs are evident, for example, the ethics for President Obama’s new brain project are being formulated by Obama’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, the same commission which released a 2011 report, Moral Science: Protecting Participants in Human Subjects Research. This report completely ignored the lack of human subject protection in national security experiments. Nonconsensual experiments are still legal, both internationally and more specifically in the U.S., in practice if not in principle. The US government should be held accountable for its lack of legal protection and its disingenuous rhetoric of moral science.

Unlike the atomic bomb, there has been no meaningful US public debate on neuroweapons for over half a century. In a democracy, this is wrong. The consequences are serious; new laws and international treaties for neuroweapons need to be developed but this is not happening because of the extreme US secrecy. A letter dated January 22, 1947 by Albert Einstein, the physicist who revolutionized physics with his theory of relativity, described the importance of public debate:

Through the release of atomic energy, our generation has brought into the world the most revolutionary force since prehistoric man's discovery of fire. This basic power of the universe cannot be fitted into the outmoded concept of narrow nationalisms. For there is no secret and there is no defense; there is no possibility of control except through the aroused understanding and insistence of the peoples of the world.1

We scientists recognize our inescapable responsibility to carry to our fellow citizens an understanding of the simple facts of atomic energy and its implications for society. In this lies our only security and our only hope, we believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not death.2

My article is meant to educate the global public and major world powers, in particular the US government that have not and will not tell you about their secret and already developed neuroweapons that are more potentially dangerous than the atomic bomb. They will not admit to unconstitutional neuroweapons human testing programs. Nevertheless, the public has a right to know and now strong historical and scientific evidence that has been obscure and hard to find is revealing the truth. There is enough evidence to support an investigation of the allegations of secret neuroweapons testing and targeting, however this is only a small beginning and it will be up to human rights groups, the media and the public to confront the government barriers to information on secret US neuroweapons programs.

Torture: Asian and Global Perspectives ( ISSN 2304-134X (print) | ISSN 2304-1458 (online) is a bi-monthly magazine which focuses on torture and its related issues globally. Writers interested in having their research on this subject published, may submit their articles to torturemag@ahrc.asia

1.A. DeVolpi, et al., Born secret The H-Bomb, the Progressive case, and national security, (1981) 248

2.Ibid

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