Friday, September 23, 2011

When Congress used to investigate the CIA

In 1977, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence conducted a detailed investigation of the CIA's mind control program MK-ULTRA. Today, discussions of MK-ULTRA are relegated to the "conspiracy theory" category, but it wasn't always that way.

Click for download of Senate hearing transcript. This report does not disappoint.

WMR previously reported on the connection of the Human Ecology Fund and the CIA-funded work of anthropologists like Stanley Ann Dunham. Was the highly classified QKHILLTOP, which became the Human Ecology Fund, the covert program under which Stanley Armour and Stanley Ann Dunham first operated?

From WMR, March 28, 2011 -- "An even darker side to the CIA's use of anthropologists in its research was the involvement of the CIA front, the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology and the Human Ecology Fund, in research projects that involved the study of sex, stress, and refugees. These studies, a personal favorite of CIA director Allen Dulles, involved the study of human pain, methods of persuasion, and enhanced interrogation practices. The CIA 'human ecology' projects link the CIA's MK-ULTRA, MK-NAOMI, and MK-DELTA psychological operations to field programs such as those involving both Ann Dunham and her husband, Lolo Soetoro, a participant in counter-insurgency operations in Indonesia and West Papua on the island of New Guinea.  The [UCLA Ralph] Beals Report cites 'large and unstudied' New Guinea  as being 'saturated' by an 'increasing number of social scientists' who began encountering one another in the field."