Vodka in the Medical Kit?
Igor Smirnov & Kit Green

Excerpt from:
Flatland #11
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"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 their plane.

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 confused."



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 Russian technology.


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 against civilians.

Officials from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense 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.


The non-military attendees included Dr. Richard Nakamura of the National Institute of Mental Health and Dr. Christopher "Kit" Green, director 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.


[The 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 programmers.


All necessary developmental and existing algorithms will be provided by the Russian side."