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Military vs. Civilian Sector Black Ops: Aurora Re-Visited True Grit Style
by RRThis is a revisit of the Aurora shooting incident on July 20th, 2012, in Colorado.Aurora is a suburb of Denver in essence.By now are mony articles on the shooting and just yesterday another shooting at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin by a former US Military personnel man who is alleged to have been a White Supremacist type Neo-Nazi character who had oddly been in Psy-Ops in the Military. This too, was a False Flag attack and mass media LIE:
Beyond Columbian Weed & Cocaine: The Burundanga=Scopolamine Boogie from Outlaw $inema on Vimeo.
So You have some info on the dope that “James Holmes” could well be on from Columbia the ‘Cocaine Capital of the Universe’ as well as other strange dope like the Borrachero tree that “Burundanga” as they call it there comes the analogue from it is used to make Scopolamine.
This plant is related to Datura and Henbane and Belladonna of that family of Nightshade alkaloid plants with a long history of wicked intent uses in poisoning victims as well as occult uses among the Ruling Class on down through history.It’s my belief that Ronald Reagan was administered this drug Scopolamine when he was President to falsely appear as Alzheimer’s when in fact he was a doped puppet of CIA VP then George H.W. Bush Sr. This kind of dope would have made Reagan a very willing puppet with no memory of what he was doing for Bush Sr. This drug could be used to make a doped victim a willing Manchurian Candidate also like “James Holmes”, as well as its criminal uses in Columbia and globally now in MK and Date Rape games beyond GBH in Clubs.Now lets look at some REALITY beyond that doped character who’s the clear intended blame object like Lee Harvey Oswald was the MK intended blame object of the fraudulent Warren Commission after JFK.CIVILIAN & MILITARY SECTORS:In any para-military type Operations that involve firearms and weaponry, You have TWO Sectors that engage in these Operations.The Military Sector that will be the Military of Nations in all their forms and Elite Special Forces trained in Classified Black Ops.The Civilian Sector will be Law Enforcement Agencies, and National Civilian Intel Agencies like MI5 in the UK and the American FBI; and International Agencies like SIS=MI6 in the UK and the CIA in America.You have to understand the differences in these Sectors to get a valid understanding of how they work and WHO is doing what in Black Ops.Something in the Aurora incident stood out instantly to me when the mass media news reported on some of the weapons found like the Glock .40 calibre semi-automatic pistol.The AR-15 that was “dropped” there was one weapon retrieved. That no biggie…Gas masks and the shooter(s) seen in paramilitary body armor of Kevlar.The SAME witnesses on all the mass media interviews immediately after the incident smacked of rehearsed scripts and leaves me wondering WHO those “witnesses” were really.But STOP… put on a Brake… go back… A Glock .40 Calibre semi-automatic pistol???That made me stop right there and KNOW this was NOT a Military Operation. The attack in Aurora came from the CIVILIAN SECTOR.WHY, You ask???The weapon found the Glock .40 pistol is a very specialized calibre that was developed in the 80’s as a spin-off of the 10mm calibre that was too hot and big for FBI Agents to carry in concealed weapons needs.So it happened that at that time, Smith & Wesson was engaged in Classified development of a calibre between the common 9mm and .45 auto calibres.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.40_S%26WAfter the 1986 FBI “Miami Shootout” incident caused a united development between Smith & Wesson and the FBI on the .40 calibre from the FBI 10mm calibre that debuted on January 17th, 1990.This was a VERY specialized calibre developed specifically for Law Enforcement in the CIVILIAN SECTOR, NOT the Military Sector.What this did was allow a more compact pistol where the larger 10mm bullet was sized to a larger frame .45 calibre size pistol, the new .40 calibre allowed a smaller more concealable frame pistol the size of a small 9mm frame pistol.In Fact, the FBI contracted Smith & Wesson to create a handgun to FBI Specifications early on to fit the larger 10mm calibre but development of trimming the 10mm to the .40 size bullet was a teamwork of Smith & Wesson with Winchester to develop the .40 bullet then Austrian manufacturer Glock Ges.m.b.H. beat them to the punch with its Models 22 and 23 chambered for the new .40 bullet.So this bullet calibre was NOT even made for any Military Sector use.This was intended for US Law Enforcement and FBI.ALL Military Issue weapons will be basically for Pistols the 9mm calibre Worldwide. For Assault Rifles it will be the 5.56mm or .223 calibre like the M-16 or its Civilian counterpart the semi-automatic AR-15, and the larger 7.62mm or .308 calibre seen in the older M-14 or the Russian AK-47.A new Military and now Civilian Issue is the 5.7mm calibre that was developed for close quarters assault Ops that’s been in use since Afghanistan and Iraq that have been used a LOT for weapons testing of these new sci-fi weapons on countless civilians under the pretense of War and Occupation.For instance the FN-P90 “Personal Defense Weapon” in FN 5.7x28mm calibre that is now used by US Secret Service among many since the Gulf War of “Desert Storm”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_5.7%C3%9728mmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_P90One thing is NO Autopsy reports of dead victims has emerged to prove what bullets killed these people and wounded people NO medical reports of the bullets that wounded them and what type.I have NO doubt the .40 calibre pistol calibre was used but another question emerges on the VERY questionable 5.56mm AR-15 SEMI-AUTOMATIC Assault Rifle that was found at the incident site with gas masks left there conveniently to be found by the Police.Have any of YOU ever used semi-automatic weapons at all???What that means is it ONLY shoots one bullet each time You pull the trigger and release the trigger to pull back and shoot another bullet.NO HUMAN can physically shoot that fast squeezing rounds off to the speed at which the Aurora Black Op was pulled off. NO WAY was this a semi-automatic weapon.It had to be fully automatic where one squeeze on the trigger and holding it down causes the system to shoot bullets in rapid succession kicking out empty shells out of the chamber and ejecting them after each bullet fires.For any of YOU who might have fired fully automatic weapons then YOU KNOW that firing a full auto weapon requires careful handling and training because on recoil in the hands the gun climbs up in the shooters’ hands off target.The bigger the calibre the more recoil and climb. So please understand that an untrained student who NEVER had any firearms training whatsoever could NOT be magically transformed into an MK Delta death machine. NO WAY.In the Phoenix Program of the CIA/MI6 in Vietnam this was used on Special Forces soldiers of NATO and the US Military Sectors.These men were super well trained in firearms and the handling of full auto assault rifles and machine guns. These were NO amateurs.They were MK’d like men were in Korea subjected to trauma-based mind control brain-washing tactics by the US Military on men who were trained in Military weaponry and very proficient in their uses.So a LOT of these people talking about Monarch MK and people with NO Military or Firearms training being MK’d to be Delta Assassins is straight BULLSHIT.You cannot just up and magically program a non-violent man who has had NO weapons training to just overnight become a programmed Black Ops Assassin taking out 70 people and killing a dozen along the way in a ruthlessly fast close quarters attack with many people nearby as REAL witnesses and then just “drop” a semi-automatic weapon like the clumsy AR-15 with gas masks and be sitting there to be arrested peacefully.Even the attack on the Sikh Temple by this former US Military man trained in Psy Ops led to a shootout with Police and him getting taken down. That was far more REAL than the surreal Aurora HOAX.Anyone who has researched the Miltary Special Forces Units like the SEALS, SAS, Russian Spetsnaz with their Elite GRU, know that this is brutal training and few make it through to finish it.So these types make ideal Delta Military MK Black Ops units.And in the Civilian Sector, the FBI and CIA and their British Counterparts the MI5 and MI6 are NO slouches in firearms and Black Ops. A prime Example of that from Russia with Love is the former KGB and now the SVR that is deathly serious in the Intel Game sometimes beyond the CIA and MI6.When the the Glock .40 calibre pistol was all over as one of the weapons used at Aurora then it became clear this was a CIVILIAN SECTOR BLACK OP.So… WHO might have done this heinous act of TREASON?The FBI in collusion with Homeland Security OR the use of Mercenaries with extensive murder-for-profit backgrounds like Blackwater who became Xe to hide their crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan and are now called the Academi.
If You sit through those films, You get an idea how Mercenaries in BOTH the Military and Civilian Sector are perfect candidates to be MK’d as trained assassins or in common sense terms… REAL Programmed Serial Killers like Henry Lee Lucas who cleaned up after Elites in Texas, was trained in the old MK-Ultra “Spellbinder” Programming also used in Vietnam on the Phoenix Project Military Special Forces units.My own thoughts are in a close quarters setting like a public movie theatre like Aurora, a weapon full auto like the FN-P90 in 5.7x28mm bullet was used as this is a high velocity bullet with low recoil so it can be held down firmly to stop the gun from jerking upwards in full auto recoil when used in firefights and Ops Missions.Also there is a Factor of over-penetration of bullets in firearms use that means the bullets will go through things rather than being lodged in the opponent or targets.Here’s a Demonstration of the later 5.7x28mm bullet as opposed to the bigger and older .45 acp auto calibre:
Here's the 4.6x30mm bullet of the Heckler & Koch MP7A1 as it is tested in ballistics:
What You clearly see is that the 5.7 bullet shatters and only goes through the first layer of the target… BUT the .45 goes through all the targets.What happens in REAL close quarters is the person in combat faces men who are pumped on adrenaline and so when a bullet goes through them cleanly like big calibre rounds they pass through them and they keep charging ahead to their assailant and adrenaline makes them hugely stronger for that moment. Or if it’s shooting in a Para-Military Ops situation then bullets pass through the people being shot at so they can run and escape or bullets will go through several people packed together leaving wounds but they can still get away.Over-penetration is a problem in warfare that was met by smaller high velocity weapons that don’t go through the opponent but lodge there and STOP them.I learned of this as a child when taught firearms by my Grandfather who was a squire of an old Sheriff in the Black Hills in South Dakota during the gold and silver rush at the turn of the 20th Century.He did NOT carry a huge hogleg Colt .45 but instead a small .32 rimfire Smith & Wesson 5 shot revolver that had a handle like a Derringer for fast access to trigger with NO trigger guard. The point was that the bullet did not pass through the enemy attacker but lodged inside the opponent and by being stuck inside the enemy then the bullet lodged made their nervous system go haywire and their endrcrine and glandular system shut down and out. Also the small pistol he carried in his pockets not a big outside holster being seen. He was a true Justice Law Man of the Old West par excellente. He taught my Grandfather who taught me firearms, and later Teachers confirmed all he had taught me about close quarters, concealment and the problem of big weapons and big bullets with over-penetration where the opponent pumped on adrenaline keeps coming at You. The man who was writer of the book “Death Wish” that was the inspiration of the movie “Death Wish” with Charles Bronson, who avenges his murdered family with a little .32 Colt double-action revolver KNEW about close quarters combat too.Here’s the little 5.7x28mm bullet used on soft body armor:Here’s some on the US Secret Service and this part shows the 5.7x28mm bullet and weapons made for it in close quarters because US Secret Service have to deal in close quarters that most people miss in understanding them.Watch at 6:10 and see the disadvantage of the old Uzi 9mm how it sprays all over and the US Secret Service switch to the PDW FN-P90 machine gun:Note the US Secret Service uses the Sig Sauer P229 in the clamped .357 SIG bullet that is based of the Civilian Law Enforcement .40 calibre, or they now use the 5.7x28mm FN Five-seveN pistol made by FN Herstal in Belgium:
Dept. Homeland Security has a little over 200,000 employees. Let's assume 100,000 of those are weapon carrying agents (I have no idea is this is an accurate assumption). 450,000,000/100,000 = 4,500 bullets per .40 Glock. 4,500/5 = 900 rounds per year, per weapon carrying agent. How often is weapon re-certification and how many rounds on average are fired per session? This is also assuming that all 100,000 agents train with a .40 caliber pistol. At any rate, I see the sale primary as a siphoning of taxpayer dollars to private interests in the arms-industry. A continuation of Dwight D. Eisenhower's military-industrial-complex. This reason alone should anger Americans, as the superfluous spending does not benefit the taxpayer at all, especially in these trying economic times.
Winchester to Deliver 200 Million 40-Cal. Rounds to Homeland Security
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Winchester Ammunition was recently awarded a contract by the Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security to supply a maximum of 200 million, 40 cal. rounds over the next five years.
The load selected for this contract is a 135-grain, hollow point designed for the office of Field Operations of Customs and Border Protection. It will fall under the Winchester Ranger line.
In the aftermath of the 1986 F.B.I. Miami shootout, the F.B.I. started the process of testing 9mm and .45 ACP ammunition in preparation to replace its standard issue revolver with a semi-automatic pistol. The semi-automatic pistol offered two advantages over the revolver: 1) it offered increased ammunition capacity, and 2) it was easier to reload during a gunfight. The F.B.I. was satisfied with the performance of its .38 Special +P 158 gr (10.2 g) L.S.W.C.H.P. (lead semi-wadcutter hollowpoint) cartridge ("F.B.I. Load") based on decades of dependable performance. Ammunition for the new semi-automatic pistol had to deliver terminal performance equal or superior to the .38 Special F.B.I. Load.
The F.B.I. developed a series of practically oriented tests involving eight test events that reasonably represented the kinds of situations that F.B.I. agents commonly encounter in shooting incidents.
During tests of the 9mm and .45 ACP ammunition, the F.B.I. Firearms Training Unit's Special Agent-in-Charge John Hall decided to include tests of the 10mm cartridge, supplying his personally owned Colt Delta Elite 10mm semi-automatic, and personally handloaded ammunition. The F.B.I.'s tests revealed that a 170–180 gr (11–12 g) JHP 10mm bullet, propelled between 900–1,000 ft/s (270–300 m/s), achieved desired terminal performance without the heavy recoil associated with conventional 10mm ammunition (1,300–1,400 ft/s (400–430 m/s)). The F.B.I. contacted Smith & Wesson and requested it to design a handgun to F.B.I. specifications, based on the existing large-frame S&W Model 4506 .45 ACP handgun, that would reliably function with the F.B.I.'s reduced velocity 10mm ammunition.
During this collaboration with the FBI, S&W realized that downsizing the 10mm full power to meet the F.B.I. medium velocity specification meant less powder and more airspace in the case.
They found that by removing the airspace they could shorten the 10 mm case enough to fit within their medium-frame 9mm handguns and load it with a 180 gr (12 g) JHP bullet to produce ballistic performance identical to the FBI's reduced velocity 10mm cartridge. S&W then teamed with Winchester to produce a new cartridge, the .40 S&W.
The .40 S&W cartridge debuted January 17, 1990, along with the new Smith & Wesson Model 4006 pistol, although it was several months before the pistols were available for purchase. Austrian manufacturer Glock Ges.m.b.H. beat Smith & Wesson to the dealer shelves in 1990, with pistols chambered in .40 S&W (the Glock 22 and 23) which were announced a week before the 4006.
Glock's rapid introduction was aided by its engineering of a pistol chambered in 10mm Auto, the Glock 20, only a short time earlier. Since the .40 S&W uses the same bore diameter and case head as the 10mm Auto, it was merely a matter of adapting the 10mm design to the shorter 9×19mm Parabellum frames. The new guns and ammunition were an immediate success.
After the 1986 Miami shootout, there was a strong effort to find a more efficient caliber for FBI use. One faction wanted to remain with the 9 mm Luger but with better ammunition. Another pushed for the .45 ACP. Recognizing the advantages and disadvantages of each, and after extensive testing using the Bureau’s then-new “forty round ballistic criteria,” a compromise was reached with the .40 caliber. However, the only .40-cal. then available was the 10 mm. This was a very hot load, unsuitable for the average brick agent. And the other disadvantage was the requirement of a large-frame pistol, then made by only two major manufacturers, S&W and Colt. (The Bren Ten was out of production.) A downloaded 10 mm was tentatively adopted by the FBI using a 180-grain jacketed hollow-point bullet (Sierra) pushed (or lowered) to 950 fps. It proved to be an excellent ballistic combination, although the long case was a problem. The model adopted was the S&W Model 1076.
Not known to the Bureau at that time was that S&W and Winchester Ammunition were already involved in a secret, joint project for a ballistically identical cartridge in a shorter case, similar to the wildcat “Centimeter.” This was, of course, the .40 S&W, perhaps one of the most successful calibers in modern law enforcement history. Meanwhile, the Bureau started receiving its S&W Model 1076s. The results were poor. Originally, many agents thought the guns too large and heavy for plain clothes work. Later, serious problems arose with reliability. Eventually the guns were withdrawn from use and replaced with SIG 226s in 9 mm Luger as an interim fix. Later, SIG 228s were also issued.
In May 1997, the FBI officially adopted the Glock .40 S&W pistol for general agent use and first issued it to New Agent Class 98-1 in October of 1997. Initially, Models 22 and 23 were issued. At present, the Model 23 “FG&R” (finger groove and rail) is the issue sidearm, allowing the agents to attach tactical lights to their pistols. The only personally owned handguns now on the approved list are the Glock 21 (full-size .45 ACP), the Glock 26 (sub-compact 9 mm) and the 27 (sub-compact .40 S&W). This cuts down somewhat on parts inventory at the Quantico gun vault and provides the agents with some variety in a system with which they are already familiar.
With the recent developments in handgun technology, it will be interesting to see what Special Agents of the FBI will be carrying in, say, 10 years. I can hardly wait.
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Article: 569 of sgi.talk.ratical From: (dave "who can do? ratmandu!" ratcliffe) Subject: Top Secret: How To Kill--"The CIA's Secret Weapons Systems" Keywords: our culture has lost its moral, ethical, and spiritual foundations Organization: Silicon Graphics, Inc. Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1992 15:56:51 GMT Lines: 311 unless we know MUCH MORE about the atrocities committed "in the interests and name of `national security,'" how can we possibly become sufficiently motivated and driven to dedicate our energies towards changing this form of "government" by lies, dissembling, expediency, profit-as-god, and murder? we have no idea what is "done in our name." if we did, we would no longer be able to participate in its commoditized seductiveness because we would not be able to look ourselves in the mirror or sleep at night.
the following is taken from the June, 1978 issue of Gallery magazine:
THE CIA'S SECRET WEAPONS SYSTEMS by Andrew Stark
Exploding wine bottles, guns constructed out of pipes, bullets made of teeth, aspirin explosives: they sound like props from a second-rate spy story. Horrifyingly enough, they are real. The CIA has spent a great deal of its time-- and your money--developing countless bizarre weapons for assassination, sabotage, and mass destruction. If that's news to you, it's because the CIA doesn't want these products, some of which are quite easy to put together, to fall into the "wrong hands." As for whether they are in the right hands now--judge for yourself.
The CIA has developed many exotic and sophisticated devices intended for use in interrogation, sabotage, and assassination. These weapons are necessary--if you grant that what the CIA itself does is necessary. If the CIA wants to eliminate a key KGB agent operating in Hungary, it faces certain problems. It would be virtually impossible to slip a deadly weapon, such as a gun or bomb, past Hungarian customs officials. Thus, the CIA assassin must assemble his weapon from commonly obtainable materials after he crosses the border.
The CIA agent might decide to construct a urea nitrate explosive, commonly known as a urine bomb. This weapon is quite deadly, easily exploded, and consists primarily of nitric acid and urine. The urine bomb is one of literally hundreds of murderous weapons in the CIA arsenal.
The New York Times of September 26, 1975 revealed the existence of guns that shoot cobra-venom darts. Then there was the shoe polish compound intended to make Fidel Castro's beard fall out, so that he would lose his "charisma." And CIA laboratories in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey developed the famous rifle that shoots around corners.
Some CIA weapons are designed to kill many people--deadly germs can be released in subways; others are intended to kill a single, specific individual--the Borgia ring contains deadly poison to be slipped into a victim's drink; and still others are standard weapons supplied for such missions as overthrowing the Allende government in Chile in 1973.
The information about CIA weapons that you will read in this article generally has not been made public before. It was not intended to be. But your tax dollars pay for these devices; it is your right to know about them.
There is a booklet, written in 1977 and distributed to a select group of U.S. mercenaries, titled CIA Improvised Sabotage Devices. This instructional guidebook, part of the Combat Bookshelf, was published by Desert Publications, P.O. Box 22005, Phoenix, Arizona 85028.
If you want to know how the CIA turns a cigar box into an explosive that can destroy a 10,000-gallon capacity storage tank, then "CIA Improvised Sabotage Devices" is what you should read. You will need it if you want to build the "Water-Drip Electric Delay," a bomb that requires little more than wood scrap, a tin can, and a battery. The "Pocket Watch Electric Delay" requires little more than a watch, a screw, and a battery. The "Mousetrap Electric Release" is another bomb, this one requiring a mousetrap, a trip wire, a battery, and little else. It is described as "an excellent device to use with bazooka rockets against trucks, tanks, or locomotives."
The "Chemical Instantaneous Initiator" is made from a sugar-chlorate mix and is effective in sabotaging trains. The "Martini Glass Shaped Charge" is a bomb that also can be made out of a beer can. You might want to try to construct the "Vehicle Booby Trap." The "Potassium Chlorate and Sugar Igniter" and the "Sawdust, Moth Flakes, and Oil Incendiary" can be made with only what you see in their titles.
For these and more than fifty other CIA devices, step-by-step instructions on how to make them and illustrations of what they should look like when completed are given. Turn a wine bottle into a bomb. Build a land-mine rocket. Manufacture napalm in your basement.Even the simple how-tos of causing a dust explosion can be found in CIA Improvised Sabotage Devices.
Why is the CIA so deeply involved in sabotage techniques?
The CIA might think it is in this country's interest to delay scientific work being done by another nation. Or, the CIA might want to disrupt a nation's economy in the hope that the resulting chaos will lead to civil unrest and the overthrow of the existing government (some of this actually happened in Chile).
The original John Rockefeller used such tactics against his competitors. He simply had their refineries blown up.
Another pamphlet the CIA would not like you to see is titled How to Kill, written by John Minnery, edited by Robert Brown and Peder Lund, and published by Paladin Press, Box 1307, Boulder, Colorado 80306. The reason the CIA would prefer that you not see this eighty-eight-page pamphlet, which is unavailable at bookstores and newsstands, is because it contains a number of "ingenious" methods of doing what the title says.
Also, Paladin Press, which published a book called OSS Sabotage and Demolition Manual, is widely regarded by journalists as an organization with close ties to mercenary groups and the CIA. Paladin Press doesn't want you to know that, but how else could they have published the OSS Sabotage and Demolition Manual? The Office of Strategic Services was the precursor of today's CIA.
This writer's call to Colorado yielded the following conversation:
"How could you publish the OSS Sabotage and Demolition Manual, I asked Peter Lund, editor and publisher of Paladin Press, "if your organization, at the least, was not dealing with former OSS agents? And what about How to Kill?
"I don't talk to journalists," Lund said.
"You're called the Paladin Press. You must publish books. Can I order them?"
"Why not? You're a publisher, aren't you?"
"We're afraid our publications might fall into the wrong hands."
"What are the right hands?" I asked.
"I don't talk to journalists."
"Have you ever heard of Desert Publications?" I asked.
"A fine outfit," Lund said. "If they recommend you, I'll send you our material."
"That's my problem," I said. "They don't seem to have a phone number."
"Well, they're a good group."
"Listen," I said, "wasn't your group, and Desert Publications besides, involved in CIA mercenary activity in Africa?"
"I don't know anything about that."
"Were you in the Special Forces?"
"July 1967 to July 1968 in Vietnam."
"Were you CIA?"
"I was MACV [Military Armed Forces Command Vietnam]."
"You weren't affiliated with CIA?"
"I didn't say that."
"What do you say?"
"We did joint operations with CIA on the Phoenix Program."
"Wasn't that a murder operation?"
"No. It was snatching people."
The Phoenix Program was designed for a job that the CIA euphemistically described as "eliminating the Viet Cong infrastructure."
In reality, it was a rampant reign of terror run out of CIA headquarters at Langley, Virginia. Former CIA director William Colby later termed the program "effective."
The Phoenix Program was a naked murder campaign, as proved by every realistic report, ranging from the Bertrand Russell Tribunal to the Dellums Committee to admissions by CIA agents themselves. The program killed--and none of these killings occurred in combat--18,000 people, mostly women and children.
But what about Peder Lund, editor and publisher of Paladin Press? The book he edited and published, How to Kill, outlined a surfeit of murder methods, horrific techniques of causing people to die.
"Without getting too deeply into the realm of the bizarre," wrote John Minnery, the author of How to Kill as he proceeded to just that, "a specially loaded bullet made from a human tooth (bicuspid) could be fired under the jaw or through the mouth into the head. The tooth is a very hard bone, and its enamel shell would allow it to penetrate into the brain. The intention here is also to hide the cause of death because the examiner in his search for a projectile will disregard bone fragments."
One last example from How to Kill should give you the flavor of the book:
Lesson Nine: Hot Wire
"Essentially, the weapon is an electrified grid in the urinal basin. This can take the form of a screen cover for the drain or a metal grill. If the urinal is completely porcelain, the screen must be added by the assassin. The drain cover is connected to the electrical system of the washroom by means of an insulated cord that is hidden behind the plumbing.
"What happens when the subject uses the urinal should be obvious now. The subject's urine, which is a salty liquid and a perfect conductor of electricity, makes contact with the charged grid, and the shock will kill him."
This reporter's investigation revealed that the "Hot Wire" was child's play compared to certain other CIA weapons devices. For instance, I was able to obtain Volumes One and Two of the CIA Black Book on improvised munitions, volumes that are stamped "for official use only" on almost every page.
It is obvious why the CIA would like these books to remain secret. With elaborate instructions, they describe how to make high explosives from aspirin, how to construct a nail grenade, and how to turn a Coke bottle into a bomb.
Described in detail in the Black Book is the previously mentioned urea nitrate explosive, or, as it is known to the pros, "the piss bomb." Instructions for the preparation of this weapon assure the maker that animal urine will do as well as human; the important thing is to have ten cups of it, boil it down to one cup, and mix it with the nitric acid.
Also described in the Black Book is how to construct a pipe pistol, which, as the name indicates, is a gun constructed out of a pipe. Other weapons include a cooking syringe filled with poison that can be stabbed into "the subject's" stomach; a cyanide gas pistol; a throat cutter gauntlet knife (razor sharp and only an inch or so in length); and a mixture of fertilizer and aluminum powder that can be made into a powerful bomb.
Why build murder weapons out of such weird material? Is the CIA insane?
No. In its own way, the whole thing is perfectly logical.
The pamphlet How to Kill explained it all: "As most of these devices are homemade, this precludes the possibility of their being traced.
They are, in effect, `sanitized' and perfect for assassinations, where weapons are prohibited, or where customs in the hostile country are stringent, so these can be made from local materials."
Being a contract killer for the CIA is not all roses. You cannot kill in just any way. A number of attempts have been made on Fidel Castro's life--some with the CIA and the Mafia cooperating--and some of them may have failed because of restrictions imposed on the potential assassins.
It would be unacceptable for Castro's murder to be laid at the door of the CIA. This would make Castro a martyr in the eyes of his countrymen. Thus, a method that would suggest death by natural causes must be found.
Abundant speculation and considerable evidence suggest that the CIA or some other government agency arranged for the "natural" deaths of David Ferrie, Jack Ruby, George De Mohrenschildt, and other potential witnesses into the assassination of John Kennedy. Some methods of killing, like the injection of an air bubble into the bloodstream, will often go unnoticed by medical examiners.
Another hard-to-trace method of killing is to mail a snake to the victim. This is known as killing by long distance. A disadvantage to this method is that the snake might bite an innocent third party who just happens to open the package. The advantage is that once the snake has struck, the evidence can simply slither away.
Sometimes, as the CIA knows, killing has to be done at close range. For this purpose, a valuable weapon is the ice pick with a blood arrester attached. The blood arrester is a cloth wrapped near the tip of the ice pick. When the pick is shoved into the victim, the spurting blood is absorbed by the blood arrester.
People who see the victim fall will probably think he has had a heart attack. While the onlookers try to help the victim, the assassin uses this valuable ten or fifteen seconds to escape unnoticed.
Often it is advisable to use what is called in the trade a "quiet weapon." Silenced weapons can include pistols, rifles, and even machine guns.
Poison is a quiet killer.
Here is a partial list of the poisons the CIA has become expert at administering: oil of bitter almonds; ant paste; cadmium, used in vapor form, and death is delayed four hours; radiator cleaner, also causing a delayed death; Cantharides (Spanish Fly); ethyl mercury; and freon, heated by a flame.
These poisons and many others are listed in How to Kill. The author then cautions the reader:
"Unless otherwise stated, these poisons are either to be injected into the subject, or taken orally by him by adding it to his food. Use common sense in the application of these potions and, if possible, double the O.D. necessary."
W.H. Bowart, in his book, Operation Mind Control described the CIA's use of drugs:
"In 1953, the CIA made plans to purchase ten kilograms of LSD for use in `drug experiments with animals and human beings.' Since there are more than 10,000 doses in a gram, that meant the CIA wanted 100 million doses. The CIA obviously intended to `corner the market' on LSD so that other countries would not be ahead of the U.S. in their potential for `LSD warfare.'"
Dr. Albert Hoffman, an early researcher into the uses of LSD, was horrified by what the CIA was doing:
"I had perfected LSD for medical use, not as a weapon. It can make you insane or even kill you if it is not properly used under medical supervision. In any case, the research should be done by medical people and not by soldiers or intelligence agencies."
Perhaps the most frightening weapon of all is the one that can be used to alter weather and climate.
It was used with considerable success in Vietnam. It slowed troop movements with heavy rains, and it destroyed the rice crop, as well. The danger is that these climatological changes may become permanent, affecting not only enemies of the United States, but also the entire planet.
Finally, considerable evidence exists that the United States, through the CIA, employed germ warfare during the Korean War.
A number of captured pilots testified that germ warfare was used, but their testimony was dismissed as brainwashing. A Marine Corps colonel named Frank H. Schwable signed a germ warfare confession and, according to W.H. Bowart, "named names, cited missions, described meetings and strategy conferences."
Schwable later repudiated his confession. But the charges of germ warfare were taken up in front of the United Nations, and a number of countries believed them.
The United States, incidentally, was later charged with using nerve gas in Vietnam.
What you have read on these pages is pretty revolting stuff.
Yet, if the world ought to be saved from Communism, who can say it is not necessary? One danger, of course, is that these terrible weapons have been introduced into our body politic and have produced strange and terrible fruits on our own native soil.
When assassination becomes government policy, when men are trained to kill in every conceivable way, when morality is set aside for a "higher good," can even the President of the United States consider himself safe? Andrew Stark is a pseudonym for a specialist on weaponry.
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has awarded defense contractor ATK with an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement for .40 caliber hollow point ammunition. According to an official ATK press release, U.S. agents will receive a maximum of 450 million rounds over a five-year period.
The following is an excerpt from the press release:
ATK announced that it is being awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (DHS, ICE) for .40 caliber ammunition. This contract features a base of 12 months, includes four option years, and will have a maximum volume of 450 million rounds.
ATK was the incumbent and won the contract with its HST bullet, which has proven itself in the field. [...]
“We are proud to extend our track record as the prime supplier of .40 caliber duty ammunition for DHS, ICE,” said Ron Johnson, President of ATK’s Security and Sporting group.
The hollow point, of course, features a pitted or hollow tip intended to expand upon entering its target. ATK says its ammunition is “engineered for 100-percent weight retention, limits collateral damage, and avoids over-penetration” — all hallmarks of the hollow point.
This is not the first time DHS has placed such an order, however. In 2009, it signed a contract with Winchester for the procurement of 200 million hollow points.
The order may seem unusually high, but gun experts I talked to said it is not necessarily unusual and simply reflects a long-running practice by DHS and law enforcement agencies to use any remaining budget surplus on items routinely used and that would not be called into question. The idea being that if an agency does not use its entire budget in expenditures, the government will lower its budget the following year.
On the other hand, the decreased retail availability for hollow points does drive up demand, and hence price for such ammunition. Whether the consequence is an intended one, remains to be seen.
So is this a calculated move by the government to curb ammunition availability to civilians or is it simply another way for it to spend money? Weigh in with your thoughts below.
Local Cops Ready for War With Homeland Security-Funded Military Weapons
Dec 21, 2011 4:45 AM EST
A decade of billions in spending in the name of homeland security has armed local police departments with military-style equipment and a new commando mentality. But has it gone too far? Andrew Becker and G.W. Schulz of the Center for Investigative Reporting report.
Nestled amid plains so flat the locals joke you can watch your dog run away for miles, Fargo treasures its placid lifestyle, seldom pierced by the mayhem and violence common in other urban communities. North Dakota’s largest city has averaged fewer than two homicides a year since 2005, and there’s not been a single international terrorism prosecution in the last decade.
But that hasn’t stopped authorities in Fargo and its surrounding county from going on an $8 million buying spree to arm police officers with the sort of gear once reserved only for soldiers fighting foreign wars.
Every city squad car is equipped today with a military-style assault rifle, and officers can don Kevlar helmets able to withstand incoming fire from battlefield-grade ammunition.
And for that epic confrontation—if it ever occurs—officers can now summon a new $256,643 armored truck, complete with a rotating turret. For now, though, the menacing truck is used mostly for training and appearances at the annual city picnic, where it’s been parked near the children’s bounce house.
“Most people are so fascinated by it, because nothing happens here,” says Carol Archbold, a Fargo resident and criminal justice professor at North Dakota State University. “There’s no terrorism here.”
Like Fargo, thousands of other local police departments nationwide have been amassing stockpiles of military-style equipment in the name of homeland security, aided by more than $34 billion in federal grants since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a Daily Beast investigation conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting has found.
Atlanta Police S.W.A.T. members searched a building for a shooting suspect in July of 2010. (John Bazemore)
The buying spree has transformed local police departments into small, army-like forces, and put intimidating equipment into the hands of civilian officers. And that is raising questions about whether the strategy has gone too far, creating a culture and capability that jeopardizes public safety and civil rights while creating an expensive false sense of security.
“The argument for up-armoring is always based on the least likely of terrorist scenarios,” says Mark Randol, a former terrorism expert at the Congressional Research Service, the nonpartisan research arm of Congress. “Anyone can get a gun and shoot up stuff. No amount of SWAT equipment can stop that.”
Local police bristle at the suggestion that they’ve become “militarized,” arguing the upgrade in firepower and other equipment is necessary to combat criminals with more lethal capabilities.
They point to the 1997 Los Angeles-area bank robbers who pinned police for hours with assault weapons, the gun-wielding student who perpetrated the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, and the terrorists who waged a bloody rampage in Mumbai, India, that left 164 people dead and 300 wounded in 2008.
The new weaponry and battle gear, they insist, helps save lives in the face of such threats. “I don’t see us as militarizing police; I see us as keeping abreast with society,” former Los Angeles Police chief William Bratton says. “And we are a gun-crazy society.”
“I don’t see us as militarizing police; I see us as keeping abreast with society.”
Adds Fargo Police Lt. Ross Renner, who commands the regional SWAT team: “It’s foolish to not be cognizant of the threats out there, whether it’s New York, Los Angeles, or Fargo. Our residents have the right to be protected. We don’t have everyday threats here when it comes to terrorism, but we are asked to be prepared.”
The skepticism about the Homeland spending spree is less severe for Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and New York, which are presumed to be likelier targets. But questions persist about whether money was handed out elsewhere with any regard for risk assessment or need.
And the gap in accounting for the decade-long spending spree is undeniable.
The U.S. Homeland Security Department says it doesn’t closely track what’s been bought with its tax dollars or how the equipment is used. State and local governments don’t maintain uniform records either.
To assess the changes in law enforcement for The Daily Beast, the Center for Investigative Reporting conducted interviews and reviewed grant spending records obtained through open records requests in 41 states.
The probe found stockpiles of weaponry and military-style protective equipment worthy of a defense contractor’s sales catalog.
In Montgomery County, Texas, the sheriff’s department owns a $300,000 pilotless surveillance drone, like those used to hunt down al Qaeda terrorists in the remote tribal regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
In Augusta, Maine, with fewer than 20,000 people and where an officer hasn’t died from gunfire in the line of duty in more than 125 years, police bought eight $1,500 tactical vests. Police in Des Moines, Iowa, bought two $180,000 bomb-disarming robots, while an Arizona sheriff is now the proud owner of a surplus Army tank.
The flood of money opened to local police after 9/11, but slowed slightly in recent years. Still, the Department of Homeland Security awarded more than $2 billion in grants to local police in 2011, and President Obama’s 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contributed an additional half-billion dollars.
Law enforcement officials say the armored vehicles, assault weapons, and combat uniforms used by their officers provide a public safety benefit beyond their advertised capabilities, creating a sort of “shock and awe” experience they hope will encourage suspects to surrender more quickly.
“The only time I hear the complaint of ‘God, you guys look scary’ is if the incident turns out to be nothing,” says West Hartford, Conn., Police Lt. Jeremy Clark, who organizes an annual SWAT competition.
A grainy YouTube video from one of Clark’s recent competitions shows just how far the police transformation has come, displaying officers in battle fatigues, helmets, and multi-pocketed vests storming a hostile scene. One with a pistol strapped to his hip swings a battering ram into a door. A colleague lobs a flash-bang grenade into a field. Another officer, holding a pistol and wearing a rifle strapped to his back, peeks cautiously inside a bus.
The images unfold to the pulsing, ominous soundtrack of a popular videogame, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Though resembling soldiers in a far-flung war zone, the stars of this video are Massachusetts State Police troopers.
The number of SWAT teams participating in Clark’s event doubled to 40 between 2004 and 2009 as Homeland’s police funding swelled. The competition provides real-life scenarios for training, and Clark believes it is essential, because he fears many SWAT teams are falling below the 16 hours of minimum monthly training recommended by the National Tactical Officers Association.
“Luck is not for cops. Luck is for drunks and fools,” Clark said, explaining his devotion to training.
One beneficiary of Homeland’s largesse are military contractors, who have found a new market for their wares and sponsor training events like the one Clark oversees in Connecticut or a similar Urban Shield event held in California.
Special ops supplier Blackhawk Industries, founded by a former Navy SEAL, was among several Urban Shield sponsors this year. Other sponsors for such training peddle wares like ThunderSledge breaching tools for smashing open locked or chained doors, Lenco Armored Vehicles bulletproof box trucks, and KDH Defense Systems’s body armor.
“As criminal organizations are increasingly armed with military-style weapons, law enforcement operations require the same level of field-tested and combat-proven protection used by soldiers and Marines in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other high-risk locations,” boasts an Oshkosh Corp. brochure at a recent police seminar, where the company pitched its “tactical protector vehicle.”
The trend shows no sign of abating. The homeland security market for state and local agencies is projected to reach $19.2 billion by 2014, up from an estimated $15.8 billion in fiscal 2009, according to the Homeland Security Research Corp.
The rise of equipment purchases has paralleled an apparent increase in local SWAT teams, but reliable numbers are hard to come by. The National Tactical Officers Association, which provides training and develops SWAT standards, says it currently has about 1,650 team memberships, up from 1,026 in 2000.
Many of America’s newly armed officers are ex-military veterans from the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan. Charles Ramsey, who was police chief in Washington, D.C., on 9/11, upgraded the weaponry when he moved to Philadelphia in 2008. Today, some 1,500 Philly beat cops are trained to use AR-15 assault rifles.
“We have a lot of people here, like most departments, who are ex-military,” Ramsey says. “Some people are very much into guns and so forth. So it wasn’t hard to find volunteers.”
Some real-life episodes, however, are sparking a debate about whether all that gear also creates a more militarized mind-set for local police that exceeds their mission or risks public safety.
In one case, dozens of officers in combat-style gear raided a youth rave in Utah as a police helicopter buzzed overhead. An online video shows the battle-ready team wearing masks and brandishing rifles as they holler for the music to be shut off and pin partygoers to the ground.
And Arizona tactical officers this year sprayed the home of ex-Marine Jose Guerena with gunfire as he stood in a hallway with a rifle that he did not fire. He was hit 22 times and died. Police had targeted the man’s older brother in a narcotics-trafficking probe, but nothing illegal was found in the younger Guerena’s home, and no related arrests had been made months after the raid.
In Maryland, officials finally began collecting data on tactical raids after police in 2008 burst into the home of a local mayor and killed his two dogs in a case in which the mayor’s home was used as a dropoff for drug deal. The mayor’s family had nothing to do with criminal activity.
Such episodes and the sheer magnitude of the expenditures over the last decade raise legitimate questions about whether taxpayers have gotten their money’s worth and whether police might have assumed more might and capability than is necessary for civilian forces.
“With local law enforcement, their mission is to solve crimes after they’ve happened, and to ensure that people’s constitutional rights are protected in the process,” says Jesselyn McCurdy, senior legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. “The military obviously has a mission where they are fighting an enemy. When you use military tactics in the context of law enforcement, the missions don’t match, and that’s when you see trouble with the overmilitarization of police.”
The upgrading of local police nonetheless continues. Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio now claims to operate his own air armada of private pilots—dubbed Operation Desert Sky—to monitor illegal border crossings, and he recently added a full-size surplus Army tank. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly boasted this fall he had a secret capability to shoot down an airliner if one threatened the city again. And the city of Ogden, Utah, is launching a 54-foot, remote-controlled “crime-fighting blimp” with a powerful surveillance camera.
Back in Fargo, nearby corn and soybean farmer Tim Kozojed supports the local police but questions whether the Homeland grants have been spent wisely. ”I’m very reluctant to get anxious about a terrorist attack in North Dakota,” Kozojed, 31, said. “Why would they bother?”