During the early 1950s and into the mid 1960s there were a
number of unusual activities involving the CIA, The Canadian
Government, and the American Government. It was a conspiracy. No
one would ever guess that it was being supported by all three
During this time a number of experiments involving
hallucinogenic, along with what some might consider inhuman methods
of psychiatry, were performed on patients. This wasn't the end of
the story. After three decades through endless court battles, a
mysterious death of one of the world's most famous
psychiatrists/doctor, and numerous investigations, The CIA ended
up being the most dominant player and winner of this international
yet mysterious case.
Central Intelligence Agency, (CIA), U.S. agency est.(1947)
by the National Security Act. It conducts intelligence and
counterintelligence activities outside the U.S. It also engages in
domestic counterintelligence operations, but only in coordination
with the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION and subject to the
attorney general's approval.
These limitations were mandated by a
1978 executive order, issued in the wake of abuses related to the
WATERGATE AFFAIR and of a presidential commission's charge (1975)
that the CIA had engaged in unlawful domestic spying. The CIA has
also been criticized for taking an active role in the internal
affairs of foreign governments.
source:Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia Copyright ÃÂ© 1994
Columbia University Press.
The Beginning of MKultra
The MKultra program emerged in 1953. It dealt with drugs and
counter-drugs involved in research and development.
MKultra immediate inspiration came from confessions made at
Stalin's show trials and a public confession of Cardinal Mindzenty
of Hungary on February 3, 1949. He showed signs that made the
impression of being 'broken down'. As a result of theses incidents
the C.I.A was interested in the reason behind all this.
Another factor was the Korean War.