A few minutes
ago, up here in Belfast City Library, I chanced to turn to the Amnesty
advertisement in the current edition of the NEW YORKER (Dec. 23 and 30th,
2002), pages 77 to 80. Its first page reads, "IMAGINE (all the people
living life in peace)". The next page contains the photo of an old
woman standing at the entrance of her war bombed European home and the
caption below it is, "(all the people sharing all the world)".
The text below this carries--unintended perhaps, given the NEW YORKER
matrik for Amnesty's advertisement--a stinging rebuke of the devastation
to some of our world citizens that the U.S. leadership is now intend on
carrying out. Some of them should feel considerable shame at what they
are bent on, if they were reminded of these words:
Out of the
ashes of World War II, as the death toll was still being counted, a remarkable
woman imagined a universal standard of human rights for all the world's
governments and their citizens.
was Eleanor Roosevelt, and her vision helped inspire the Universal declaration
of Human Rights. Adopted by the United Nations in 1948, it remains a basis
of international human rights law--'that all human beings are born free
and equal in dignity and rights.' Years later, another visionary added
his own elegant prescription for peace on earth. John Lennon's anthem,
'Imagine,' expressed a desire shared by many around the globe, if their
leaders would only listen. 'Imagine all the people sharing all the world.'
the dawn of the 21st century, and in the wake of 9/11, Amnesty International
not only imagines, but insists, that such a just and peaceful world is
still possible. But only if we act." Amnesty's four page advertisement
in the NEW YORKER closes with the hopeful words: "And the world will
live as one."
SHARING of course. I would also like to point out the quote from Rev.
Martin Luther King chosen by SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH FAMILIES FOR PEACEFUL
TOMORROWS (www.peacefultomorrows.org)in their pamphlet:
are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows."
Imelda, Belfast, N. Ireland.
on Non-Lethal Weapons
December 04, 2002
ago, I reported upon the billions of dollars that the Department of Defense
is spending upon new military techniques. I introduced the movement to
stop the militarisation of space that has been put forth by Congressman
Dennis Kuchinich and many scientists and activists. Part of the potential
legislation speaks to the restriction of non-traditional weapons that
utilize directed energy beams. While this might sound like science fiction,
the reality is that our government and others has been quietly financing
means to control population.
after putting myself in the shoes of a government, it would make perfect
sense to continue to develop weapons. Guns only go so far, and the threats
of bombs do not directly address the mostly behavioral problems faced
by governments. After reading a giant report for the European Union written
by the Omega Foundation (a human rights watch organization) I understood
that nations are looking for new means for policing, not only their own
people, but under the power of the United Nations, the world as well.
Most of these "less than lethal" weapons are forms of tear gas,
rubber or plastic bullets, blunt trauma crowd dispersal grenades, and
sticky foam, but some are even scarier.
we will explore this topic more, looking how non-lethal weapons (NLW)
are not meant to kill but do perhaps even worse harm. One Army weapon,
as presented in a 1997 "Future of Non-Lethal Weapons" conference,
used "mechanical pressure wave generation" to "provide
the war fighter with a weapon capable of delivering incapacitating effects,
from lethal to non-lethal." These acoustic weapons can cause serious
harm, according to expert Bill Arkin, causing cavities in human tissue
and rupturing organs.
as reported in an article by Hwaa Irfan, the States' military complex
is looking at the newest research in the Psychological Operations, PSYOP.
One of the techniques being developed uses magneto encephalography, or
MEG. This is the study of the human brain's magnetic fields, pioneered
by David Cohen at Massachusetts Information Technology in 1968. As quoted
by Ifran, Captian Paul Tyler of the U.S. Air Force wrote in 1984 "The
body is basically an electromagnetic system...over the past decade, researchers
have devised many mathematical models to approximate the internal fields."
In the Winter
edition of Earth Island Journal, there is a large article about NLWs,
and a list of some of the future weapons. Besides the sound generators,
author Garth Smith outline microwave disabling systems, along with magnetosphere
guns that deliver what feels like a blow to the head. Much of this research
has been "undertaken in .... Oak Ridge, Lawrence Livermore and Los
When I spoke
to Leuren Moret, a geoscientist who is currently campaigning in Japan
about NLWs, she confirmed that report. Moret, who used to work at Lawrence
Livermore, believes that these weapons are already being tested in the
Gulf War and in riot prevention. "The Russians have tested this technology,
and they discovered that at certain frequencies they can control all body
functions. It can cause people to throw up, disorientation, massive headaches."
of psychological weapons in general can control balance, cause involuntary
defecation, create epileptic fits, and make an individual hear voices
in his head.
Time magazine published sketches of a directed energy device that rides
atop a Humvee. The Air Force Research Laboratory has already spent $40
million on just this device.
partially came from the insistent, greedy hands of the military complex.
Additionally, it is fueled by a nation that fears many. We need to question
why we need to further laden taxpayers with debt for necessary, really
non-lethal things like schools and homeless shelters, and yet we spend
hundreds of billions a year on war toys.
has become stranger than fiction. This year, don't pay half your taxes-you'll
cut out the amount that goes to new weapons. Such as these.
the Fetzer Foundation of Michigan was the location for the Fetzer Declaration
signed by some scientists. This statement said they would not use their
scientific knowledge to create weapons.
Byrd has been brave enough to speak out in the public interest.
news on Dr Eldon Byrd's health and circumstances was sent out by Sueann
Campbell and I am forwarding it.
is ill and broke. He had a patent and licensed it to a company to be produced
and they sat on it for the last few years, refusing to produce the device.
He is ill now and in need of contributions and prayer. His address is:
English, IN 47118
He has endorsed
to 1983, Dr. Eldon Byrd ran the Marine Corps Non-lethal Electromagnetic
Weapons project. He concluded the following:
using very low frequency electromagnetic radiation-the waves way below
radio frequencies on the electromagnetic spectrum-he found he could induce
the brain to release behavior-regulating chemicals. "We could put
animals into a stupor," he says, by hitting them with these frequencies.
"We got chick brains-in vitro-to dump 80 percent of the natural opiods
in their brains," Byrd says.
ran a small project that used magnetic fields to cause certain brain cells
in rats to release histamine. In humans, this would cause instant flulike
symptoms and produce nausea."
story is posted:
he conducted a scientific experiment to replicate the recording of voices
that victims are hearing:
submitted Letter of Corroboration of NIH Md. Statement About
Mind Control: http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/~welsh/byrd2002.htm
some folks can find a few dollars to help a kind and wonderful man who
is instrumental in helping our cause.