CNN did a segment on the LSD experiment at the Edgewood Arsenal, the rape of women in the military, and the stinginess of the Military to house homeless vets in West LA center gifted to them.
“The connection seems obvious: nearly 400 acres of land set aside to house veterans and thousands of veterans who need a place to call home. But Los Angeles’ estimated 8,000 homeless vets have been barred from living at the sprawling campus for decades. The West Los Angeles property — some of the most valuable in the nation — was donated in 1888 to “establish, construct and permanently maintain” a branch of a national home for veterans, according to the original deed.”
The biggest parasite in the world has been the U.S. Military. When the Cold War ended I warned my friends that the military industrial complex would be looking for a new ‘Evil Empire’ here at home. They will invent a monster at home in order to keep sucking trillions of our tax dollars into the beast, a way of life that is not democratic and renders many people inferior – especially women in uniform who are raped.
I have evidence military Christians took over churches in small towns in order to brainwash civilians into believing the world is ending, and a killer Jesus is coming, so you better build a bunker and buy guns. The Tea Party is an extension of this paranoid take over of America by end time military crazies like Bill Cornwell’s father who came into my family and destroyed it.
For over a year I have been helping a homeless vet end his plight. I own a video of my neighbor and friend, Gary, patting me on the shoulder after I told him I did not go to Vietnam and was classified 4F. I told the Army psychiatrist I had taken LSD and would hurt any officer who abused because of the abuse Bill Arnold suffered as a minor and a civilian, he beaten every other day by his military father.
“Good man!” Gary said with a big smile. “Good man!”
Gary came from a military family and did two tours in Vietnam. He took my hand and put it on his head so I could feel the hole left by shrapnel. He showed me bayonet wounds and bullet holes in his body. He took me to his hall closet and showed me all the drugs his doctor prescribed for PTSD, agent orange, and what have you.
Gary told me I a Vet because when I was drafted to go to Vietnam, I was in the Army. Five thousand young men went through the LA induction center. One of my peers made a break for it, he chased by four MPs into the streets of LA. If I had been drafted, my daughter Heather Hanson would not be alive, and thus Bill Cornwell – the pretend Army dude – would not getting some free sex out of wedlock.
Below are videos of laughing soldiers under the influence of LSD. They have been rendered powerless! This is how the military likes Americans, soe then can control them – and take our tax money at the same time.
The Greater Los Angeles Health Care System in West Los Angeles, California was established in 1888 as the Pacific Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. The campus design accommodates the warm climate of Los Angeles and reflects the Spanish stylistic influence. The 1900 Shingle style dual chapel houses two separate sanctuaries for Catholic and Protestant congregations: they have separate entrances and interiors that are decorated according to denominational customs.
The Edgewood Arsenal experiments (also known as Project 112) are said to be related to or part of CIA mind-control programs after World War II, such as MKULTRA. Journalist Linda Hunt, citing records from the U.S. National Archives, revealed that eight German scientists worked at Edgewood, under Project Paperclip: see “Secret Agenda: the United States Government, Nazi Scientists and Project Paperclip” St. Martin’s Press, 1991; ABC PrimeTime Live, Operation Paperclip, 1991, and hearings before the House Judiciary Committee, 1991. The experiments were performed at the Edgewood Arsenal, northeast of Baltimore, Maryland, and involved the use of hallucinogens such LSD, THC, and BZ, in addition to biological and chemical agents. Experiments on human subjects utilizing such agents goes back to at least World War I. In the mid-1970s, in the wake of many health claims made from exposure to such agents, including psychotropic and hallucinogenic drugs administered in later experiments, the U.S. Congress began investigations of misuse of such experiments, and inadequate informed consent given by the soldiers and civilians involved.
The Edgewood experiments took place from approximately 1952 to 1974 at the Bio Medical Laboratory, which is now known as the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense. Each volunteer would spend the weekend on-site. They would perform tests and procedures (math, navigation, following orders, memory and interview) while sober. Each volunteer would then be dosed by a scientist and perform the same tests. These tests occurred in the building/hospital under the care of doctors and nurses. At times, the tests would be taken outside to study the effects while in the field. For example the volunteer would have to guard a check point, while under the influence, to see what effects certain drugs had on the subjects.
A pamphlet produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Effects from Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Weapons (Oct. 2003), discusses the Edgewood Arsenal Experiments in some detail:
Renewed interest led to renewed human testing by the Department of Defense (DoD), although ultimately on a much smaller scale. Thus, between 1950 and 1975, about 6,720 soldiers took part in experiments involving exposures to 254 different chemicals, conducted at U.S. Army Laboratories at Edgewood Arsenal, MD (NRC 1982, NRC 1984, NAS 1993). Congressional hearings into these experiments in 1974 and 1975 resulted in disclosures, notification of subjects as to the nature of their chemical exposures, and ultimately to compensation for a few families of subjects who had died during the experiments (NAS 3). These experiments were conducted primarily to learn how various agents would affect humans (NRC 1982). Other agencies including the CIA and the Special Operations Division of the Department of the Army were also reportedly involved in these studies (NAS 1993). Only a small number of all the experiments done during this period involved mustard agents or Lewisite. Records indicate that between 1955 and 1965, of the 6,720 soldiers tested, only 147 human subjects underwent exposure to mustard agent at Edgewood (NRC 1982). According to the 1984 NRC review, human experiments at DoD’s Edgewood Arsenal involved about 1,500 subjects who were experimentally exposed to irritant and blister agents including:
lachrymatory agents, e.g., CN;
riot control agents, e.g., CS;
Diphenylaminochlorarsine (DM, Adamsite);
other ocular and respiratory irritants; and
For example, from 1958 to 1973 at least 1,366 human subjects underwent experimental exposure specifically with the riot-control agent CS at Edgewood Arsenal (NRC 1984). Of those involved in the experiments:
1,073 subjects were exposed to aerosolized CS;
180 subjects were exposed dermally;
82 subjects had both skin applications and aerosol exposures;
31 subjects experienced ocular exposure via direct CS application to their eyes.
Most of these experiments involved tests of protective equipment and of subjects’ ability to perform military tasks during exposure.
Rape allegations. Drill sergeants having sex with multiple trainees. Threats by the drill sergeants to discharge trainees for failing the physical fitness tests if they told anybody what was going on. An old-boy network among the sergeants. A lack of supervision by more senior officers.
That was Aberdeen, 15 years ago, and involved Army drill sergeants. It appears to be happening anew at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
“In the fall of 2011, we discovered to our great disappointment that we had a number of MTIs [military training instructors] who were alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct with trainees,” General Edward Rice, Jr., commander of Air Education and Training Command, said last Thursday at the Pentagon. The service has identified 31 female trainees alleging such abuse, at the hands of 12 male instructors. Nine of the 12 were members of the 331st Training Squadron.
Rice vowed to root out the abusive trainers, and appointed an Air Force major general – Margaret Woodward, familiar to Time readers for running the air war over Libya last year, and consequently becoming a member of the Time 100 – to oversee the investigation.
Despite Army and Pentagon task forces that have vowed to remediate the problem over the past 20 years — and lots of congressional hearings — this problem persists.
I was intimately involved with the Aberdeen scandal, as an expert witness for the prosecution. I was struck then by the environmental factors which led to a Lord of the Flies atmosphere.
Edgewood Arsenal, the recruit training site, was 11 miles from Aberdeen Proving Grounds. The recruits and their drill sergeants were at Edgewood. The command, chaplains, and medical care were all at Aberdeen.
Recruits at Edgewood Arsenal had to get permission from the same drill sergeants who were abusing them to get to a chaplain or someone else that they could report the abuse. The equal opportunity officer, that they could have reported the rapes to, was part of the network of abusers.
So both cases had multiple abusers and multiple abused, the result of the major power imbalances that define a military hierarchy. I have since seen many cases that have similar dynamics, whether at a remote Coast Guard station, or the Air Force Academy. The episodes with multiple sexual assaults are usually in remote places, without ability for the abused to report. I do not know all the details of the Lackland scandal, so do not know in how many other ways the situations parallel each other.
But there seems to be a clear pattern of non-commissioned officers (NCOs) in superior positions preying on naïve Soldiers and female Airmen.
Annenberg Charges Breach of Trust at West L.A. VA
ACLU, Veterans Support Investigation of Local VA Conduct
Posted Feb. 24, 2011, 5:55 am
The Annenberg Foundation has charged the West Los Angeles VA with improper use of its land for non-veteran-related activities, which it says are prohibited by the original deed made by the city of Santa Monica’s founders.
The same month that the leadership at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System in West L.A. finally released a draft master plan for the 387-acre property in response to a 1998 Congressional mandate, the nonprofit Annenberg Foundation charged that the GLAHS leadership was in breach of fiduciary duties imposed by the 1888 deed by which the initial land was given as a permanent home for veterans.
Some of the uses on the premises that are disputed include vehicle storage by rental car and charter bus companies, laundry operations for Marriott hotels, a public park, commercial oil wells, private school athletic facilities, a city dog park, the Wadsworth and Brentwood Theatres, the UCLA baseball field, and the renovation of the golf course for the UCLA men and women golf teams.
On Jan. 12, lawyers for Lauren Bon, an Annenberg director who heads the Metabolic Studio, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation, wrote to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and the U.S. and California attorneys general, charging “a clear breach of the fiduciary duty of the [VA] in failing to adhere to the restrictions imposed upon it as a trustee under a charitable trust created pursuant to an 1888 deed … subject to a restriction that it be permanently used as a home for disabled veterans.”
That deed for 300 acres of the Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica was made by Arcadia Bandini de Baker and U.S. Senator John P. Jones, who founded the city of Santa Monica on other land from that rancho (see Santa Monica Mirror, November 25, 2010).
Bon also wrote on Annenberg letterhead on Jan.14 to the Veterans Park Conservancy, a nonprofit group that has contracted with the West Los Angeles VA to use 16 acres at the corner of Wilshire and San Vicente boulevards as open space “for benefit of veterans and the general public” according to a 2007 “Sharing Agreement” between the Conservancy and VA GLAHS.
In that letter, Bon said that the Annenberg Foundation’s $1 million grant previously made to the Conservancy had been solicited without disclosure that the park was to be located on a portion of the 300 acres “subject to a deed restriction that specifically limits the use of the land as a permanent home for veterans.” Bon did not ask for a return of the Foundation’s earlier gift, but said that it now prefers that it “be treated as an anonymous donor,” that its grant “should not be recognized with any acknowledgement of any kind” within the property or otherwise, and that it “should not be identified in any manner as a donor” to the Conservancy or to the park.
Enclosed with both letters was a 30-page “position paper” of the Metabolic Studio (plus supporting exhibits), which outlined both the legal authorities for the imposition of the trust and the factual basis for the claimed breaches. In essence, the Studio argued that GLAHS had entered into multiple agreements or property transfers with commercial and other parties to use land for non-veteran-related uses and then “hospitalized” all of the remaining land without providing the benefits of a “home” for veterans.
Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio were on-site at the West Los Angeles VA property in 2009 and 2010 with the “Strawberry Flag” project, an artwork made of salvaged strawberries and reclaimed water that was fully powered off the VA grid; during that time, the project employed veterans and worked with clinicians at the campus. The Annenberg Foundation has long been a supporter of veteran-related projects, stemming from the dedication of its founder, Ambassador Walter Annenberg, who General Colin Powell in 1994 called “one of America’s leading businessmen and greatest philanthropists.”