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5th European Symposium on Non-Lethal Weapons

Workshop (Discussion Forum 4) Social Implications



Ethical and societal implications of capacity for privacy-invasive remote interrogation and behavioural influence applications


John Allman


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List of contents of the presentation


1          The community of alleged electromagnetic harassment targeted individuals


2          The four capabilities covered by this presentation


2.1       Frey effect voice transmission

2.2       Target tracking

2.3       Biotelemetry

2.4       Thought inference from biological data


3          Discussion of applications enabled by the four capabilities (and also alleged)


4          Societal and ethical implications of the applications enabled


4.1       The ethos of abusers

4.2       Media coverage

4.3       Medicine

4.4       Politics

4.5       Jurisprudence and law-enforcement

4.6       A Christian perspective on the enabled applications



Ethical and societal implications of capacity for privacy-invasive remote interrogation and behavioural influence applications


1          The community of alleged electromagnetic harassment targeted individuals


There exists an international subculture, or community, about whom Col John B Alexander wrote in the Proceedings of the 4th Symposium.  Col Alexander opened the topic of “controversial … electromagnetic weapons that impact the mind”, stating that, “there is extensive literature addressing such systems.”  He continued, “There are a substantial number of people who believe that THEY (some external body - usually governmental) are beaming waves into their minds and disrupting them.  Medically speaking, the number of people making these reports is nontrivial.”


Twenty such “targeted individuals” (TIs), representing six European nations, converged on the Stadhalle, Ettlingen, in May 2007, to demonstrate and to exhibit outside the 4th European Symposium on Non-Lethal Weapons”.  This year, the TI community is represented inside the symposium, here at this workshop.


For a decade or more before the 1999 report Bioeffects of Selected Non-Lethal Weapons was declassified from SECRET NOFORN, TIs were complaining of the ill-effects documented.  How do TIs’ sceptical detractors suppose TIs knew what ill-effects to complain about spuriously, before the US miltary’s documentation of the effects was made public seven years after the report was compiled, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request for information?


2          The four capabilities covered by this presentation


The research of the Christians Against Mental Slavery group into the “extensive” unclassified literature Col Alexander mentioned, is focussed upon documenting four specific capabilities.  See the literature review papers (and primary sources) published (or linked to) on that group’s science page,


This presentation presents a concise introduction to these four capabilities.


2.1       Voice transmission using the Frey effect


The first published demonstration of voice transmission using the Frey Effect, conducted by Sharp and Grove, was  reported by Justensen DR, in “Microwaves and Behavior”, in American Psychologist, in 1975.


After at least a decade in the public domain, the entry on Voice-to-Skull (V2K) weapons in The Military Thesaurus published by The Center for Army Lessons Learned was removed last year, without adequate explanation when one was sought explanation from the Fort Leavenworth webmaster by telephone.  The removed definition had read,

Nonlethal weapon which includes (1) a neuro-electromagnetic device which uses microwave transmission of sound into the skull of persons or animals by way of pulse-modulated microwave radiation; and (2) a silent sound device which can transmit sound into the skull of person or animals. NOTE: The sound modulation may be voice or audio subliminal messages. One application of V2K is use as an electronic scarecrow to frighten birds in the vicinity of airports.

Weaponisation of the Frey Effect for voice transmission to “selected adversaries” (i.e. targeted individuals), which those targeted would find “disturbing” is contemplated in New World Vistas: Air and Space Power for the 21st Century. June 1996.  USAF Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)


The first weaponisation of The Frey Effect that I know that has been covered by the mass media is Medusa, as reported in New Scientist on 3 June 2008 by David Hambling.  Medusa is a weapon for crowd control applications, not individually targeted.  The New Scientist report includes this assertion on the part of the reporter: Previous microwave audio tests involved very "quiet" sounds that were hard to hear.  (“Hard to hear” is not very different in meaning from “subliminal”.)


2.2       Target-tracking


The final sentence of the adequately-referenced section on target tracking in Inner Voice, Target Tracking, and Behavioral Influence Technologies by John McMurtrey reads: “Target illumination tracking systems have nanosecond to microsecond response times.  Such responses do not require a wide scan area to lock illumination upon a person at achievable speeds.  At 90 miles per hour an auto travels less than 1/100 of an inch in a microsecond.”


2.3       Biotelemetry


The capability of collecting EEG data from human subjects remotely is discussed in Remote EEG Discussion, by John McMurtrey, on  (One benign application is locating buried earthquake survivors, and making assessments of their health from their EEG, measured from above ground.)  John cites the Malech Patent #3951134, “Apparatus and method for remotely monitoring and altering brain waves”, a patent granted in the days before it became unnecessary to prove feasibility of an invention before a patent would be granted in the USA.


2.4       Thought inference


John McMurtrey has reviewed relevant open literature in the following two papers:


·        Thought Reading Capacity


both published on


A primary source referenced is FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR DESIGN OF A BIOCYBERNETIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEM by Dr Lawrence R Pinneo and Mr D J Hall, published in 1975, which establishes the inference of pre-articulated human verbal thought from EEG and MEG data by 1975.  I was amazed to learn, from the first sentence of the second paragraph of the initial Summary section of Pinneo and Hall’s final report, that prior to 1972, the inference of pre-articulated human verbal thought was indicated feasible from captured data that measured “the electrical activity of the muscles of the vocal apparatus”, a feat that NASA claimed in 2004 as though the first to accomplish it, with greater publicity than Pinneo had enjoyed.


3          Discussion of applications enabled (and also alleged)


The four capabilities enable the remote infliction of far-from-benign interrogation and behavioural influence applications, corresponding closely to the complaints of the TI community.


4          Societal and ethical implications


4.1       The ethos of abusers


Whatever one thinks of TIs, in the light of the existence of the four capabilities, there is no room for complacency that the capabilities have not already, and will never, be abused as TIs allege that the capabilities have been abused to the TIs’ detriment, and I have shown today that they could be abused.  The following quote is not from a German politician in the 1930s.  It is from a publicly-funded American brain science researcher, long after World War II was over, the Nazis a distant memory.


"We need a program … for political control of our society.  The purpose is physical control of the mind [of] everyone who deviates from the given norm.  The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view.  This lacks historical perspective.  Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal.  We must electrically control the brain.  Some day armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain." - Dr Jose Delgado, a publicly-funded pioneer of the technology of Electrical Stimulation of the Brain (ESB); his remarks as they appeared in the February 24, 1974 edition of the Congressional Record, No. 262E, Vol. 118


4.2       Media coverage


On my birthday, 7 May 2007, I received an invitation to be interviewed for a television programme carried by one of the “God” channels in the USA, that would have reached a worldwide audience of about 50 million homes.  I was asked to talk about “The Spiritual Aspects of Mind Control”.  The show was cancelled, and the show host was fired, her series axed after four continuous years of being carried by the network concerned weekly.


This anecdote exemplifies par excellence a pattern that is repeated over and over again.  Whenever the TI community is offered a good opportunity to present our case publicly, the offer is withdrawn later.


Christians Against Mental Slavery was formed to make a contribution to public debate on the ethics of using the first and fourth capabilities, having been founded as a single issue group, with a religiously-informed ethical stance against non-consensual thought inference from biological data and technological thought (or behavioural) influence.  There are frequently stories in the mass media about, in particular, thought inference, almost invariably announcing capabilities that are tame even in comparison to that documented by Pinneo and Hall in 1975, such as the ability to move mouse cursors on screens by the power of thought alone (with protheses), but nevertheless calling for public ethical debate.  Yet my well-written letters offering a contribution to such public ethical debate, even if confined to our short mission statement, are never, ever published.


The capabilities presented here today are crying out for mass media coverage, as well as a higher profile than they have been afforded at this symposium today, dare I say.


4.3       Medicine


DSM IV and The World Health Organisation’s International classification of Diseases place TI’s at constant risk of psychiatric misdiagnosis that adds insult to injury.


"There is abundant evidence in the public domain that non-lethal weapons research is ongoing and funded annually in the tens of millions of dollars, or more. Given the fact that chemical and biological weapons, mind control drugs and radiation have been tested on unwitting civilian populations, it is possible that non-lethal weapons have also been tested on unwitting citizens... To date, organized and academic medicine have acted as if non-lethal weapons do not exist." [Emphasis the author's] - Dr. Colin A. Ross, Psychiatrist, p. 106 of Bluebird: Deliberate Creation of Multiple Personality By Psychiatrists


The mere title of an early paper by UK-resident Australian Psychotherapist Carole Smith says all that needs to be said:  On the Need for New Criteria of Diagnosis of Psychosis in the Light of Mind Invasive Technology.


4.4       Politics


European Parliament Resolution A4-0005/99 Para 27 calls for a global ban of weapons that might enable “any form of manipulation of human beings” to which Dr Caroline Lucas referred, writing to a British TI called Ruth B in 2004:


Electro-Magnetic (EM) weapons are one of the newest and most serious military developments in the world today. Enormous secrecy surrounds their development ... Unless this development is stopped, we are entering an Orwellian '1984' type scenario, which could potentially permanently transfer enormous power to those in control of the technology. ... We regard the unsuccessful attempts in the 70s ... to have these weapons controlled by a UN Convention as having been a major missed opportunity, which has now led to a new arms race in this field. We have sought to renew the attempt ... to outlaw these weapons and the research that leads to them, primarily that concerning external manipulation of the human central nervous system. - Dr Caroline Lucas MEP, 2004


Yet the national governments of the EU member states have done nothing in response to this eminently sensible European Parliament resolution.


4.5       Jurisprudence and law enforcement


TIs are human rights plaintiffs seeking justice, hampered because the are without an identifiable defendant to sue.  They are the victims of crime for which they have no credible suspect.  They need information in order to make any progress towards one day having their tort cases heard, and the perpetrators of the crimes against them brought to justice.


Simon Watkin was head of the Covert Surveillance Policy Team within The Intelligence and Security Liaison Unit of the UK’s Home Office.  When I started asking him questions to which TIs need answers, he wrote to me as follows.  (These are just examples.)


“Where I said ‘I cannot comment upon the capacity of law enforcement agencies and the intelligence services to undertake surveillance activities or the extent to which any capabilities are, or might be, considered to be thought influencing …” … I should have said … ‘considered to be thought monitoring’”.  - Simon Watkin, 2004


“… let me be frank: for reasons of national security no one in Government, that's no one, will ever do anything other than neither confirm nor deny whether UK has access to … ‘V2K weapons’.”


There is a conflict between the Official Secrets Acts and The Human Rights Act.  The former frustrates the latter continually where TIs are concerned.


Furthermore, the police are positively proactive in some cases in seeking the psychiatric discrediting, as witnesses to crimes of which they are victims, of TIs who report the crimes against them.  I prefer to think that this is more the result of ignorance than conspiracy.  Either way, it is another effect of putting official secrecy ahead of human rights.


4.6       A Christian perspective


The stated position of the Christians Against Mental Slavery group is that it is: “An international evangelical Christian group whose members want it to be regarded as crime against humanity worldwide for anyone to monitor or to influence human thought technologically without continuing, informed consent.”


In the bible (2 Thess 2), the apostle Paul predicts the future artificial infliction of effects that appear to be supernatural, leading to delusion.  (He associates this with a future time in history when there will be a successful attempt to establish global governance.)


Especially obnoxious to Christians would be the use of the four documented capabilities in order to deliver the “Voice of God” behavioural influence application developed by Prof Igor Smirnov, called Psycho-correction, which Prof Smirnov declined to use at the Waco siege when invited by the FBI to do so using the conventional acoustic technology available to the FBI at the time.  It is not at all far-fetched to interpret the scripture passage mentioned as prophetic of the delivery, by this sort of technology, of that sort of blasphemous application.