PsyOps (2) - Deprivation of Sensory Stimuli

  • KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation manual - 1963 Secret This June 1963 document, titled "KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation" (KUBARK is a code-word referring to CIA), should be a key piece of evidence in such attempts to assess the agency's operations. The manual, which explores methods of extracting information from resistant sources and advises torture techniques that were not officially renounced until the mid-1980s, provides a fitting departure point from which to launch an investigation of the CIA's role in advancing the scientific basis for brutal questioning methods and promoting their use throughout the world. InTerrorGation The CIA's Secret Manual on Coercive Questioning by Jon Elliston ParaScope Dossier Editor Analysis of the KUBARK Interrogation Manual Faced with a FOIA lawsuit, the Central Intelligence Agency recently released an interrogation manual to the Baltimore Sun that details brutal methods of extracting information from resistant sources. The "KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation" manual does more than simply outline various psychological and physical torture tactics: it demonstrates a real-world application of the CIA's mind control research and offers clues on the agency's role in human rights abuses around the world. This report examines the historical context of the interrogation manual, the MKULTRA connection, and the manual itself, presented here verbatim for the first time online. (c) Copyright 1997 ParaScope, Inc. IlFerrante ne riporta integralmente alcuni brani Quello in rosso, in particolare, √® molto curioso, perch√® racconta di alcuni "esperimenti" fatti su malati mentali del National Institute of Mental Health e su "soggetti volontari e pagati". The point is that man's sense of identity depends upon a continuity in his surroundings, habits, appearance, actions, relations with others, etc. Detention permits the interrogator to cut through these links and throw the interrogatee back upon his own unaided internal resources. Little is gained if confinement merely replaces one routine with another Coercive Counterintelligence Interrogation of Resistant Sources: Deprivation of Sensory Stimuli The chief effect of arrest and detention, and particularly of solitary confinement, is to deprive the subject of many or most of the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and tactile sensations to which he has grown accustomed. John C. Lilly examined eighteen autobiographical accounts written by polar explorers and solitary seafarers. He found "... that isolation per se acts on most persons as a powerful stress.... In all cases of survivors of isolation at sea or in the polar night, it was the first exposure which caused the greatest fears and hence the greatest danger of giving way to symptoms; previous experience is a powerful aid in going ahead, despite the symptoms. "The symptoms most commonly produced by isolation are superstition, intense love of any other living thing, perceiving inanimate objects as alive, hallucinations, and delusions."
  • Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual - 1983 Interesting Links Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Commentary of Blase Bonpane, Ph.D. Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual (scanned pages) 2004 May 13 - 18:34 GMT

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