Means of Information War Threaten Democracy and Mankind
(edited by John Allman)
In the report on U.S. military policy by Project for New American Century it is stated: "It is now commonly understood that information and other new technologies ... are creating a dynamic that may threaten America's ability to exercise its dominant military power. Potential rivals, such as China are anxious to exploit those transformational technologies broadly, while adversaries like Iran, Iraq and North Korea are rushing to develop ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons ... the effects of information and other advanced technologies promise to revolutionize the nature of conventional armed forces" (ref. 13, pg. 4 and 11). The military concept of information technologies is, though, kept hidden from the world general public.
In February 2000 the Russian daily Segodnya, in the article "Riders of Psychotronic Apocalypse" (1), informed that in 1996 Russian government's information agency FAPSI warned that the effect of "informational means of war" is comparable to "the effect of use of weapon of mass destruction" and produced a report entitled "Information Weapon as a Threat to National Security of Russia". In reaction the Russian State Duma and consequently Interparliamentary Assembly of the Union of Independent States addressed the United Nations, OBSE and European Council with a proposal for an international convention banning the development and use of informational weapons. According to the same newspaper Segodnya in March 1998, the matter was discussed with U.N. secretary general Kofi Anan, and included on the agenda of General Assembly of the U.N. Most probably the USA vetoed this proposal and in consequence the ban of informational weapons was not discussed by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
In the Doctrine of Informational Security of the Russian Federation, signed by president Putin in September 2000, among the dangers threatening the informational security of Russian Federation, is listed "the threat to the constitutional rights and freedoms of people and citizens in the sphere of spiritual life... individual, group and societal consciousness" and "illegal use of special means affecting individual, group and societal consciousness." (16). Among the major directions of the international cooperation toward the guaranteeing of the information security is listed "the ban of production, dissemination and use of 'information weapons'."(17).
Segodnya, in the discussed article, described mostly "mysterious information-psychological" means capable not only of harming human health, but also of blocking human free will at the subconscious level, impairing human beings' ability of "political, cultural and other self-identification" and even "causing destruction of indivisible informational and spiritual space of the Russian Federation". According to Russian scientist A. F. Okhatrin, those means are also capable to kill people (2). Underneath the article, Segodnya published a review of weapons affecting human psyche which it obtained from the Russian Department of Defense. Together with ultrasound and microwave weapons, there are listed "psychotronic weapons" which, in addition to having the capability of "transfering information among people", are able to act on communication and electronic systems (1).
In the Space Preservation Bill proposed by Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2001, the following technologies enabling access to human brain, human health impairment or killing of people were named: "land-based, sea-based or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic, psychotronic, sonic, laser or other energies directed at individual persons or targeted populations for the purpose of information war, mood managment or mind control of such persons or populations" (4). "Psychotronic weapon" listed in the Dennis J. Kucinich's bill is described as a weapon using "torsion fields" radiation in the book "Psychotronic Weapon and the Security of Russia" (6) by Russian scientist Vladimir Tsygankov and Vladimir Lopatin (a politician, who worked on Committees on Security in Russian Federal Republic, State Duma of the Russian Federation and the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Union of Independent States). Among the possible sources of remote influence on human psyche those two authors list "generators of physical fields" of "known as well as unknown nature" (14). It is well known that both KGB and CIA carried out a large-scale research of psychic phenomena in the 70's of the past century. It is not out of question that their scientists succeded in discovering the physical basis of those phenomena. Among the known physical concepts non-local electron and photon connection can be used to explain telepathy. The ability of sound and light technologies to influence human psyche is exemplified by Psychowalkman industry. The existence of the electromagnetic mind control technology is confirmed in the Conclusion of the Committee on Security of the Russian State Duma  and can be deduced from scientific and military literature.
Nerve impulses in the brain are carried by electrical signals triggered by changes in chemical balance. During the fifties and sixties of the past century, it was proved that human nervous system and behavior can be thoroughly controlled by electric signals imported to the brain by tiny electrodes (41). 100 stimulations of one point in the bull's brain made him 100 times bellow. When a man was asked to straighten his hand the bending of which was stimulated he replied "I think your electricity is stronger then my will." By means of electrical stimulation of the brain the rhythm of breathing and heart beat [this was even stopped for several pulses] was affected as well as the function of the most of the viscera - alike the secretion of the gall bladder. The stimulation of points in the brain where feelings and emotions reside produced decisions. A passive, depressed woman tore up a piece of paper when her center of anger was stimulated: "I did not control myself. I had to get up and tear", she commented. An aggressive woman, with the same point stimulated, got up and smashed against the wall the guitar she was playing until the moment of stimulation. The intensity of feelings could be controlled by turning the knob which controlled the intensity of the electric current. When the pleasure center was stimulated women offered marriage to therapists. Stimulation of a point in a monkey's brain stopped her maternal behavior toward a newborn baby. When the limbic system was stimulated the patients vigilance weakened, they lost capacity to think, often they began to undress or grope and when the stimulation stopped they did not remember it. The signals had to be delivered in specific frequencies to produce repetitive action of neurons. Spanish scientist Jose Delgado became world known when he, with the use of this technology, made a bull attack him by pressing one button on the small black box and stopped the bull few feet away from him by pressing another button.
The idea that electric currents in the brain could be induced by electromagnetic energy is an obvious next step in this path of research. The information inside of the brain is processed digitally; in other words analog perceptions are "translated" and transferred by a number and frequency of nerve impulses, while the intensity of the feeling or perception usually corresponds to the intensity of electrical current. Walter J. Freeman, who had been for years measuring the brain activity in reaction to different stimuli by multitudes of microelectrodes, presented already in 1975 a hypothesis "that a novel external stimulus is broadly transmitted from the primary sensory cortex or thalamus to other parts of the cortex... transmission occurs at some characteristic frequency, and...reception occurs in ... sets tuned to that frequency" (37). In other words, when neurons cooperate in the processing of specific information they synchronize their activity and oscillate in the same frequency. In an experiment by Wolf Singer (20) the differences in brain activity in reaction to two different stimuli, presented to the tested subject at the same time, were represented by two different groups of neurons oscillating in different frequencies. In the modern scientific literature synchronization of frequencies of emitted nerve impulses in different parts of the brain as a principle of brain functioning is generally accepted (19). Electroencephalographers have no doubt that those synchronizations appear on the EEG recordings and are already able to "read" in those frequencies the single letters of a word perceived by the tested subject (21). Theoretically this means that the events in the brain can be produced "synthetically" from the outside when additional energy is pumped into the brain in specific frequencies corresponding to specific brain activities. John Marks, in his book on CIA mind control research, quotes one of the CIA research veterans recalling a colleague's joke: "If you could find the natural radio frequency of a person's sphincter, you could make him run out of the room real fast" (22). Since most of the activity of human brain takes place in frequencies from 1 to 100 Hz and electromagnetic waves of this frequency are hundreds and even thousands of miles long, and, for that matter, could not target human brain, scientists started experimenting with pulsed microwaves. There exist "window" frequencies at which microwaves penetrate deep enough into the brain to produce activity of neurons.
The interaction of electromagnetic radiation and chemicals in the brain was demonstrated for example by the experiment where irradiation of rats' heads by 20 and 40 mW/cm2 microwaves pulsed at 300, 600 and 1000 Hz woke the rats up in 5 minutes from narcosis (23). Electrical signals of neurons in the brain are mediated by chemicals called neurotransmitters. At a conference on "Emerging Electromagnetic Medicine" in 1989 Capt. Paul Tyler, director of the U.S. Navy Electromagnetic Radiation Project between 1970 and 1977, quoted in his lecture the research of Dr. Merrit who measured the decrease of norepinephrine, serotonine and dopamine when a field of 80 mW/cm2 was applied (24). All those hormones act as neurotransmitters into the cortex. Dopamin influences the ability to learn and other cognitive abilities. Disruption in the biosynthesis or transmission of dopamine can lead to Parkinson's disease. In another experiment a 500Hz signal produced release of neradrenaline in sympathetical neurons (25). Since those neurons control the muscles of internal organs and noraderenaline acts there as a neurotransmitter, an oposite signal should be able to reduce the activity of internal organs and eventually impair human health. The publication of the World Health Organization on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on living organisms from 1981 (25) gives many examples of the effects of microwave radiation on the excretion of glands and chemical composition of blood. Many of those effects could harm human health. Microwave radiation can also affect molecules of DNA and thus affect the development of organisms (25). This was proved by an experiment by Yale neurophysiologist, Jose Delgado, where the irradiation of chicken embryos by 10, 100 and 1000 Hz stopped their development including the development of hearts and veins. The experiment was replicated by the American Navy with the same results. Such attack by microwaves could have, in the long run, disastrous impact on targeted populations.
A a matter of fact microwave radiation can produce many deadly effects. In the experiment by McAffee already mentioned, the microwaves pulsed at 300, 600 and 1000 Hz produced impairment in breathing (leading even to suffocation) in rats. A similar signal could also suffocate human beings. At the conference on Nonlinear Electrodynamics in Biological Systems in 1983 the experiment was presented where blood clots were formed by microwave radiation (26). This capability is also suitable for weaponisation. Similarly dangerous is the finding of Allan Frey that radio frequency radiation can weaken the blood-brain barrier that prevents poisonous chemicals from the access into the brain (30). In 1986 the American Air Force issued a book "Low Intensity Conflict and Modern Technology" (18). The chapter headed "Electromagnetic Spectrum in Low Intensity Conflict", was written by Capt. Paul Tyler, who had been the director of the U.S. Navy Electromagnetic Radiation Project from 1970 until 1977. At the beginning of the chapter, Tyler quotes a source entitled "Final Report on Biotechnology Research Requirements for Aeronautical Systems Through the Year 2000" that had been issued by American Air Force in 1982: "Currently available data allow the projection that specially generated radiofrequency radiation (RFR) fields may pose a powerful and revolutionary antipersonnel military threats ... the passage of approximately 100 miliamperes through the myocardium can lead to cardiac standstill and death ... A rapidly scanning RFR system could provide an effective stun or kill capability over a large area. System effectiveness will be a function of wave form, field intensity, pulse width, repetition frequency, and carrier frequency."
In less draconian assault, the use of microwaves could be limited just to the influence of human behavior. In 1985 Kathleen McAuliffe visited Jose Delgado in his laboratory in Spain, where he experimented with electromagnetic stimulation of brain. She subsequently wrote an article for the magazine OMNI (27). Jose Delgado showed her how he could make an ape fall asleep, or make it overactive, or how he could calm down fighting fish using suitably modulated microwave radiation.
The next series of experiments shows that human behavior can be controlled in even more intricate ways. In 1962 Allan H. Frey published in the "Journal of Applied Physiology" (28) the results of experimentation with transmission of sounds into the brain by electromagnetic radiation at a distance of up to 1000 feet. The "electromagnetic" sounds were heard by deaf as well as hearing people. In his report, Frey writes that, by then, only the visual system had been shown to respond to electromagnetic energy and he noted that, "With somewhat different transmission parameters we can induce the perception of severe buffeting of the head.." and "Changing ... parameters again, one can induce a 'pins-and-needles' sensation." Frey's experiment was replicated several times by other scientists (28). Another, more advanced experiment that also involved the transmission of radio modulated with audible sounds into the brain, was published only inadvertently, when Don R. Justesen used, in the article on "Microwaves and Behavior" (29), the result of an experiment described to him over the telephone conversation by his colleague J. C. Sharp, who worked on a secret military project Pandora. Joseph C. Sharp at the Walter Reed Army Institute improved the method of Frey to the point that he was able to transmit into the experimental subject's brain words which he could understand. The ability of U.S. military to produce perception of speech in humans by microwave radiation substantiates the article by Sharon Weinberger, "Mind Games", which was published in The Washington Post in January 2007. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed for the article the Air Force released "records that note that the patent was based on human experimentation in October 1994 at the Air Force lab, where scientists were able to transmit phrases into the heads of human subjects" The article also states that "the research laboratory, citing classification, refused to discuss it or release other materials" (31).