Destroying Dissent

DOD Contractors have developed and deployed secret systems to electronically isolate, immobilize and “neuter” dissidents and undesirables without obvious outward evidence.  See 2011 Update

The design is surprisingly simple and uses existing, common technologies and security interfaces.

The Scope and Status of this effort was outlined by Pentagon consultant   Col. John B. Alexander in an interview with Sharon Weinberger published in the Washington Post’s 1/14/07 Sunday magazine:
John B. Alexander

Alexander also is intrigued by the possibility of using electronic means to modify behavior. “The dilemma of the war on terrorism,” he notes, “is that it never ends.”

“So what do you do with enemies, such as those at Guantanamo: keep them there forever? That’s impractical. Behavior modification could be an alternative,”  he says.

“Maybe I can fix you, or electronically neuter you, so it’s safe to release you into society, so you won’t come back and kill me,” Alexander says.It’s only a matter of time before technology allows that scenario to come true,” he continues.

“We’re now getting to where we can do that.”  He pauses for a moment to take a bite of his sandwich. “Where does that fall in the ethics spectrum? That’s a really tough question.”

How does he know? Who are they testing these systems on? Innocent citizens, activists and whistleblowers?

Electronic Neutering:

1) Cutting Communications – All dissident communications, telephone, Internet, email and postal mail are intercepted, redirected, filtered and spoofed through sound alike call and message centers. Only a few “approved” calls or messages get through. Communications are cut without tangible outward proof.

2) Electronic Tracking / Harassment – Dissident movements are electronically tracked and monitored with help from existing National Security networks of police, Homeland Security, private security guard services and the security contacts at businesses and locations the dissident frequents and visits.

Security people make it clear the dissident is being monitored at all times and that they have no power or rights to stop what is happening to them. Dissident homes, offices and vehicles are searched regularly and abusively. Key items are stolen, sabotaged or destroyed.

Their career, personal and professional relationships and activities are poisoned and disrupted.  Stalk and Smear campaigns discourage people from hiring them, working with them or helping them.

3) Electronic Behavior Modification – Low powered versions of Raytheon’s Silent Guardian non lethal Pain Rays shown on Sixty Minute’s March 2, 2008 Pain Ray program are installed in or aimed at dissident’s homes and vehicles to limit their productivity, mobility and to discourage and modify specific “undesirable” behaviors.

Activated remotely, these electronic pain systems cause discomfort, disorientation and headaches without leaving tangible outward proof of their use. Focused in high powers, these technologies are dangerous, damaging and even lethal. They can cause cognitive dysfunction and cancer.

Researchers seem to be seeking to induce subservience and docility.

“Electronic neutering” can isolate, immobilize and imprison large sectors of society silently and invisibly.

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