Jonestown Massacre; CIA Mind Control Run Amok?
Vankin and John Whalen
"The CIA was first
with news out of Jonestown, reporting the mass suicides. The gunmen struck
at Port Kaituma airfield, as the Ryan party was preparing to depart. Ryan
was assassinated in the attack. Four others died as well. Several more
were shot, including Reiterman, then a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner.
Among the wounded was U.S. embassy official Richard Dwyer.
|"A month after the massacre the San Mateo Times,
a Bay Area newspaper (hometown paper of Leo Ryan),
reported that "State Department officials
acknowledge that a CIA agent was dispatched to
Jonestown within minutes of the airstrip assault."
Dwyer denied to the Times that he was there at the
"Wounded, but ambulatory....
"Did Dwyer stroll back to Jonestown after
the airstrip assault? Was he there during the massacre? Reportedly, at
one point on a tape recorded as the killings began, [Jim] Jones's own voice
commands, "Get Dwyer out of here!" Reiterman assumes that this was a "mistake"
on Jones's part, that Dwyer was not actually there. If he was, however,
the implications are chilling.
"Dwyer was an agent of the CIA....
"Nor was Dwyer necessarily the only intelligence-connected
character in Guyana. The U.S. ambassador himself, John Burke, later went
to work for the "intelligence community staff" of the CIA. Richard McCoy,
another embassy official, has acknowledged his counterintelligence work
for the U.S. Air Force. The socialist government of Guyana had piqued the
interest of U.S. intelligence for years. If there were covert operations
going on there, no one should be surprised.
"Leo Ryan's aide Joseph Holsinger feared
that the CIA might have been running a covert operation there so sinister
it would shock even hardened CIA-watchdogs. In 1980 Holsinger, who'd already
discovered Dwyer's presence at Jonestown, received a paper from a professor
at U.C. Berkeley. Called "The Penal Colony," the paper detailed how the
CIA's mind-control program, code-named MK-ULTRA, was not stopped in 1973,
as the CIA had told Congress. Instead, the paper reported, it had merely
been transferred out of public hospitals and prisons into the more secure
confines of religious cults.
"Jonestown, Holsinger believed, was one
of those cults.
were large amounts of psychoactive drugs, i.e., mind-control, drugs found
on the site of the suicides. Larry Layton, the Jones lieutenant who
became the only person charged in any of the killings (he was in the airstrip
hit team, and somehow survived the Jonestown massacre), was described as
sinking into a "posthypnotic trance" as he sunk ever deeper under Jones's
spell. Layton's own father called him "a robot."
|Late San Francisco Supervisor
by Alex Constantine
"After Milk's body was cremated,
the ashes were enshrined at his prior direction with bubble bath...and several
packets of Kool-Aid, a clue that Milk left behind, per the will he'd revised a
week before the shootings, to signify Jim Jones of the People's Temple..."
The murders of Moscone and City Supervisor
Harvey Milk had all the earmarks of mind control. Dan White, their assassin,
had been a paratrooper in the 173rd Airborne Division, in which capacity
he served in Vietnam. He was discharged from Fort Bragg
in 1967, returned to San Francisco and joined the police department. He
lived in Sausolito, drove a Porsche and generally lived far beyond his
means. In 1972 he gave it all up and took a vacation since known as White's
Back in San Francisco, he joined the fire
department. His temper tantrums were an embarrassment to co-workers, though
his work record was without blemish. In his run for the Board of Supervisors,
White spoke as if he was "programmed," according to Stan Smith, a local
labor leader. During Board sessions, White was known to slip into lapses
of silence punctuated by goose-stepping walks around the chambers.
White used illegal hollow-point bullets.
After Milk's body was cremated, the ashes were enshrined at his prior direction
with bubble bath, signifying his homosexuality, and several packets of
Kool-Aid, a clue that Milk left behind, per the will he'd revised a week
before the shootings, to signify Jim Jones of the People's Temple, a CIA
mind control experiment that ended with the destruction of 1200 subjects.
"I can be killed with ease," Milk noted
in a poem written the month he died, "I can be cut right down." In his
new will, he wrote: "Let the bullets that rip through my brain smash every
closet door in the country."