by Lyn Buchanan
Lyn Buchanan is the author
of The Seventh Sense: The Secrets of Remote Viewing as
Told by a "Psychic Spy" for the U.S. Military (Paraview
Pocket Books, 2003). He also operates P>S>I, a firm that
helps corporations develop solutions for
intelligence-related data acquisition.
The United States is once again trying
to take down Saddam Hussein. But this time we are fighting without
one of the secret weapons we had during the 1991 Gulf War, and the
U.S. is having more difficulty now. It may have been a mistake to
leave that secret weapon behind.
That secret weapon was an elite, covert, and specially trained unit
code-named "Star Gate." It was a totally "black project" -- that is,
the American public was not allowed to know it even existed. In
fact, only a handful of people within the highest levels of
government knew of its existence.
This Star Gate unit was trained in a science called "controlled
remote viewing," the psychic ability to perceive thoughts and
experiences through the power of the human mind. Controlled remote
viewing is a highly organized science, researched and developed
during the 1970s at Stanford Research Institute in California under
the strictest secrecy and covert government funding. The unit was
disbanded in 1994 due to post-Cold War military cutbacks.
I was one of the controlled remote viewers for Star Gate and was the
unit's trainer for almost eight years.
If it surprises you that the U.S. had such an effort, you will be
even more surprised to find out that the U.S. is now one of only
four or five countries in the world which does not have a unit of
this kind. Seeing the success of the U.S. effort, many other
countries have now started their own units, and regularly use those
units to spy on us. Iraq has certainly not been unaware of the need
for such a weapon, and may now be using it on us.
During the 1991 Gulf War, the members of the Star Gate unit used
controlled remote viewing to very effectively spy on Saddam
Hussein's weaponry, emplacements, military and political activities,
and even on the private and public lives of his individual military
and governmental leaders. Star Gate turned in daily reports on
Hussein's plans and intentions for the following day of battle.
Hussein did not stand a chance.
Due to U.S. intelligence collection
efforts, of which Star Gate played a major role, his every move was
known far enough in advance to thwart him at every turn. The
wavering loyalties of his military and governmental leaders were
known and became exploitable. The capabilities of his troops and
emplacements were assessed and evaluated without putting any
American into danger.
At the time, the government had only eight of these "controlled
remote viewers,” but that was sufficient to provide strategic and
operational intelligence that could not be gained in any other way.
In this war, we have none.
Right after 9/11, I was contacted by some of the investigative
agents who had known of Star Gate and its effectiveness. Government
agencies were now allowed to "think outside the box" and "use every
resource available" to get information. I worked for the individual
agents, but it cannot be said that I officially worked for their
agencies, nor officially for the government.
If any psychic tells you that he/she is
officially working for the U.S. government, or any branch or agency
within it, that psychic is lying. It is a sad reality of American
politics that many of the decisions are made not for the mission,
but with an eye to keeping political reputations spotless.
There is no quick fix for this problem. Each Star Gate member
required between one and three years of training and experience.
re-creation and training of such a unit with new personnel would
take just as long. However, the former personnel still exist and are
capable of doing the work once again, in defense of our nation. I
have contacted several of them, and most are eager to help. Several
have offered to volunteer their time and efforts at no cost to the
government. These “old salts” could act as a temporary work group
until others could be trained.
In the last conflict with Iraq, we were a constant surprise to them.
Now, our troops are surprised by well-aimed gunfire when eyes and
equipment are blinded by sand. Now, our reporters keep using the
We have to wonder if Iraq is now using the weapon
we have left behind.