The program kicks off with a look at a full-page advertisement from The New York Times pledging resistance to Trump administration attempts at electoral nullification. The organization behind the ad is RefuseFascism.org. We note the first two signatories:
1.–Cornel West–a member of the [Bernie] Sanders Institute–advised after the 2016 Democratic National Convention that the Sanders voters had no choice but to cast their ballot for Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate.
2.–Noam Chomsky–whose work on generative linguistics (which established him as an academician) was financed largely by Navy and Air Force Intelligence–helped to neutralize recognition of the decisive role in the Vietnam War of JFK’s assassination. JFK was in the process of pulling the U.S. out of Vietnam. That was among the reasons he was killed. With his behavior following the Oliver Stone opus “JFK,” Noam Chomsky did much to perpetuate the institutionalized fascism that has possessed the U.S. since before the end of World War II. Generative linguistics proved most useful in teaching personnel at the Monterey Defense Language Institute, one of whose graduates was Lee Harvey Oswald.
On the back of the front section of that same edition of The New York Times is an obituary of Seymour Topping. A luminary of the “Gray Lady” for decades, he was Southeast Asian Bureau chief from 1963 until 1966, during the time that JFK was murdered and the Vietnam War, as a result, gained full momentum.
Much of the program sets forth material from a consummately important recent book: Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O’Neill.
O’Neill develops a strong, albeit circumstantial, case that the criminal activities of the Manson Family were the core of a domestic intelligence operation. Specifically, it appears that the Manson “op” was a key element of a domestic Phoenix program–an assassination and terror campaign in the South during the Vietnam War.
Designed to “win hearts and minds,” the Phoenix Program was realized by the CIA, and employed “false flag” terrorist incidents and the deliberate murders of non-combatants that were blamed on the Vietcong and North Vietnamese.
” . . . . A Special Forces soldier, Anthony Herbert, the single most decorated combat veteran of Vietnam, published a bestselling book, Soldier, that detailed typical orders from his Phoenix superiors: “They wanted me to take charge of execution teams that wiped out entire families and tried to make it appear as though the Viet Cong had done it themselves. The rationale was that the Viet Cong would see that other Viet Cong had killed their own and . . . make allegiance with us. The good guys. “. . . .” Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O’Neill; p. 228.
Exemplifying the fusion of CIA, Operation Phoenix and the Los Angeles law enforcement establishment, Lieutenant Edward Herrmann helped create a counterinsurgency program in L.A. and California as a whole, integrated and coordinated with federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
1.–Had a doctorate in psychology.
2.–Specialized in quelling insurgencies.
3.–Developed one of the first computer systems to track criminals and predict violent outbreaks in cities.
4.–Worked for many U.S. intelligence and military agencies, including: the Air Force, the Secret Service, the Treasury Department, the President’s Office of Science and Technology, the Institute for Defense Analysis, the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office, the Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
5.–Appears to have worked for the Phoenix Program in Vietnam, using USAID for a cover.
6.–Worked for numerous defense contractors including: Electro-Dash Optical Systems, System Development Corporation and Control Data Corporation.
The concluding portion of the program consists of reading and analysis of O’Neill’s presentation of the career of one of the CIA’s most important MK-Ultra mind control operatives.
Louis Jolyon West was Jack Ruby’s psychiatrist, and presented the untenable hypothesis that Ruby killed Oswald because he had a brief psychomotor epileptic event in the basement of the Dallas jail. In fact, the evidence suggests strongly that West had helped to erase Ruby’s memory of having killed Oswald.
After detailing West’s involvement with Sidney Gottlieb of the CIA and one of the central figures of its mind control programs, the broadcast sets forth the murder of Chere Jo Horton, a three-year-old girl whose mutilation, rape and murder were pinned on 29-year-old Jimmie Shaver.
An obvious victim of mind control, apparently implemented in considerable measure by Louis Jolyon West, Shaver was programmed to take responsibility for the killing, despite enormous contradictions in the evidence.
Key Points of Discussion and analysis include:
1.–Shaver’s unusual behavior and demeanor at the initial scene of the crime: ” . . . . He was shirtless, covered in blood and scratches. Making no attempt to escape, he let the search party walk him to the edge of the highway. Bystanders described him as ‘dazed’ and ‘trance-like’ . . . .”
2.–Shaver’s apparent lack of awareness of the immediate circumstances of the crime: ” ‘What’s going on here?’ he asked. He didn’t seem drunk, but he couldn’t say where he was, how he’d gotten there, or whose blood was all over him. Meanwhile, the search party found Horton’s body in the gravel pit. Her neck was broken, her legs had been torn open, and she’s been raped. . . .”
3.–” . . . . Around four that morning, an Air Force marshal questioned Shaver and two doctors examined him, agreeing he wasn’t drunk. One later testified that he ‘was not normal . . . . he was very composed outside, which I did not expect him to be under these circumstances.’ . . .”
4.–Shaver didn’t recognize his own wife when she came to visit him. ” . . . . When his wife came to visit, he didn’t recognize her. . . .”
Initially, he believed someone else committed the crime. ” . . . . He gave his first statement at 10:30 a.m., adamant that another man was responsible: he could summon an image of a stranger with blond hair and tattoos. . . .”
5.–Eventually, he signed a statement taking responsibility: ” . . . . After the Air Force marshal returned to the jailhouse, however, Shaver signed a second statement taking full responsibility. Though he still didn’t remember anything, he reasoned that he must have done it. . . .”
6.–Enter Jolly West: ” . . . . Two months later, in September, Shaver’s memories still hadn’t returned. The base hospital commander told Jolly West to perform an evaluation: was he legally sane at the time of the murder? Shaver spent the next two weeks under West’s supervision . . . While Shaver was under–with West injecting more truth serum to ‘deepen the trance’–Shaver recalled the events of that night. He confessed to killing Horton. . . .”
7.–West was a defense witness who, instead, appears to have aided the prosecution: ” . . . . At the trial, West argued that Shaver’s truth-serum confession was more valid than any other. And West was testifying for the defense . . . .”
8.–Shaver’s behavior at the trial is further suggestive of mind control: ” . . . . One newspaper account said he ‘sat through the strenuous sessions like a man in a trance,’ saying nothing, never rising to stretch or smoke, though he was a known chain-smoker. ‘Some believe it’s an act,’ the paper said, ‘others believe his demeanor is real. . . .”
9.–Shaver’s medical records at Lackland Air Force base had vanished. ” . . . . But, curiously, all the records for patients in 1954 had been maintained, with one exception: the file for last names beginning with ‘Sa’ through ‘St’ had vanished. . . .”
10.–” . . . . West had used leading questions to walk the entranced Shaver through the crime. ‘Tell me about when you took your clothes off, Jimmy,’ he said. And trying to prove that Shaver had repressed memories: ‘Jimmy, do you remember when something like this happened before?’ Or: ‘After you took her clothes off, what did you do?’ ‘I never did take her clothes off,’ Shaver said. . . .”
11.–” . . . . The interview [with Shaver] was divided into thirds. The middle third, for some reason, wasn’t recorded. When the record picked up, the manuscript said, ‘Shaver is crying. He has been confronted with all the facts repeatedly.’ . . .”