Vodka in the Medical Kit?
Igor Smirnov & Kit Green
P.O.B. 2420, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-2420
"The name, Flatland, comes in part from a book of the same name by
Edwin Abbott, published maybe a century ago.
He describes a world
where two-dimensional characters like 'A. Square,' inhabit a single
plane of reality. Suddenly a three-dimensional sphere intersects
To the 2-D characters, the sphere looks like a circle
that keeps getting bigger and then smaller. They have no perspective
with which to comprehend the new phenomena, they are alarmed and
From: Defense Electronics, July, 1993
In a series of closed meetings beginning March 17 in suburban
Northern Virginia with
Dr. Igor Smirnov of the Moscow
medical academy, FBI officials were briefed on the Russian's
decade-long research on a computerized acoustic device allegedly
capable of planting thoughts in a person's mind without that person
being aware of the source of the thought.
"It was suggested to us (by other federal officials) that they bring
in the FBI, which was looking for a viable option to deal with
Koresh," said a source who participated in the Smirnov meetings who
agreed to discuss the gatherings only on condition of anonymity.
His account of the meetings was confirmed by an executive summary
memorandum prepared by officials of Psychotechnologies Corp., a
Richmond, Virginia based firm that owns the American rights to the
A copy of the Psychotechnologies summary, which
has been circulated among U.S. intelligence executives, was obtained
by defense electronics.
After several meetings with Smirnov, FBI officials, who repeatedly
expressed fears during the discussions that Koresh and his followers
were suicidal, asked for a proposal describing requirements and
procedures for using the device in Waco, he said.
"They wanted the Russians to promise zero risk in using the device
on Koresh, but the Russians wouldn't do that," the participant said.
Another obstacle was the fact Smirnov had only brought "entry-level
equipment" and more sophisticated hardware would have had to be
rushed over from Russia before the device could be used in an
attempt to end the standoff in Texas.
As a result, Koresh and his band were not used as test subjects for
a demonstration of a technology developed under the former Soviet
Union and apparently used against civilians in Afghanistan, which is
why the U.S. defense and intelligence communities were
well-represented in the March meetings in Virginia.
"There was a strong interest among the intelligence agencies because
they had been tracking Smirnov for years," the participant said,
"and because we know there is evidence the Soviet army's special
forces used the technology during the conflict in Afghanistan."
Alcohol and drug abuse among Red Army soldiers was so pervasive
during the Afghan war that soviet officials relied upon the
technology in preparing troops for missions involving atrocities
Officials from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),
Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Advance Research Projects Agency (ARPA)
were also present, according to the source.
Non-military participants were also included in the Smirnov meetings
in Virginia as well as a series of subsequent briefings by the two
Russians at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Topeka.
non-military attendees included Dr. Richard Nakamura of the National
Institute of Mental Health and Dr. Christopher "Kit"
of General Motors Corp. Biomedical Research Department in Detroit.
[In regards to General Motors' ... uh ... "biomedical research"
dept., we at the Lodge were quite pleased to learn that our
Illuminated Brethren at G:.M:. are kind and thoughtful enough to
keep an ex-CIA scientist / medical doctor on staff in case any of
their automobiles get sick. -B:.B:.]
Dr. Nakamura could not be reached for comment, but he was described
in the Psychotechnologies memo as being "familiar with U.S. patents"
in the area and that "the Russians seemed to have solved"
mathematical problems "which had prevented development of U.S. work
beyond basic stages."
Dr. Green said through a GM spokesman that he attended the Smirnov
briefings in his capacity as a member of a National Academy of
Sciences (NAS) panel on 21st century army technologies.
"This has no
connection to anything being done by GM," the spokesman said.
The Psychotechnologies memo described an agreement company officials
entered into with Smirnov in March in which,
"the Russian side agreed
to commit the psycho-correction technologies still in Russia and all
related know-how to the U.S. company in exchange for stock.
truly psychopathic natures and short-sightedness of these types of
shit for brains individuals frankly never ceases to amaze us - yet
further proof, we s'pose, that life is a theatre of the absurd which
we accept as reality -B:.B:.]
The Russian side has agreed to provide all support necessary to
recreate current (psycho-correction) capability in the U.S. and to
upgrade the capability using U.S. components and computer
All necessary developmental and existing algorithms
will be provided by the Russian side."