PDA

View Full Version : CIA spiked baguettes with LSD, new evidence suggests



SarasotaRepub
03-13-2010, 10:49 AM
:rolleyes:

A "journalist" "claims"... (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x7906991) And of course being DU, it's off to the CT races!!!!




JackRiddler http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/images/donor.gif (1000+ posts) Fri Mar-12-10 10:29 PM
Original message CIA spiked baguettes with LSD, new evidence suggests

Source: Radio France International

In the summer of 1951, the residents of a quiet town in southern France were racked with mysterious hallucinations that the authorities blamed on mouldy bread. But now, an American journalist claims that the villagers were the unwitting participants in a secret CIA experiment to discover the mind control potential of psychedelic drugs.

At least five people died, more than 30 were hospitalised and almost 300 taken ill in the unexplained outbreak in Pont-Saint-Esprit, a town in the Gard, south-east France. On 17 August 1951, local doctors' surgeries were filled with people complaining of sudden nausea, diarrhea and insomnia. Hours later, many of them were in the grip of terrifying and often violent hallucinations. One girl believed she was being attacked by tigers. A man tried to drown himself after seeing snakes in his stomach. Another flung himself from a window, believing he was an aeroplane. And an 11-year-old boy tried to strangle his grandmother.

An investigation at the time determined that the town's main bakery was to blame. Scientists suspected that the baker's flour had been accidentally contaminated with a naturally occuring hallucinogenic substance - most likely ergot, a type of psychedelic mould. This explanation was never considered fully satisfactory, however. A US laboratory that asked volunteers to ingest ergot-dosed bread found that none of its subjects presented similar symptoms to the residents of Pont-Saint-Esprit.

Almost 60 years later, new evidence has been uncovered that suggests more sinister forces were at work. According to investigative journalist Hank P Albarelli Jr, the CIA and US Army deliberately contaminated Pont-Saint-Esprit with LSD as part of Cold War-era research into mass mind control. Albarelli claims to have uncovered CIA documents that refer to "the secret of Pont-Saint-Esprit" and explain that the symptoms were called not by ergot but by diethylamide, one of the main substances - the D - in LSD.

MORE AT LINK

Read more: http://www.english.rfi.fr/americas/20100312-cia-spiked-... (http://www.english.rfi.fr/americas/20100312-cia-spiked-baguettes-lsd-new-evidence-suggests)


Sixty years!

All the covert operations books must be thrown open now.

Whether you call it a democracy or a republic, open government is impossible when secret state agencies are given extralegal powers they are allowed to exercise in secret, with the justification of a permanent crisis or war.

This form of power will always corrupt. It will always corrode. We do not have democracy as long as such institutions are tolerated.


Typical DU responses...




Octafish (1000+ posts) Sat Mar-13-10 08:59 AM
Response to Reply #1 (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x7906991#7906992)
31. CIA fed at least one DUer's father LSD, and he died as a direct result. Edited on Sat Mar-13-10 09:06 AM by Octafish
The story makes it seem like he was thrown from an upper story hotel to silence him, after he commented on the NAZI-like nature of the LSD program.

Know your BFEE: Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ford Covered Up CIA Murder of American Scientist (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x1224071)



Isn't it amazing how all this stuff always happens to DUmmies????

Dan D. Doty
03-13-2010, 08:30 PM
Lot of this stuff happened in the late 40's and early 50's; blaming it on people now who had nothing to do with it is stupid/crazy :rolleyes:

SarasotaRepub
03-13-2010, 08:50 PM
Lot of this stuff happened in the late 40's and early 50's; blaming it on people now who had nothing to do with it is stupid/crazy :rolleyes:

Dan, you know that doesn't matter. This is simply another opportunity for the kook Left to knock the country that they were "accidentally" born into. :D

Rockntractor
03-13-2010, 08:56 PM
It sounds like Woodstock.

rjas77
03-13-2010, 10:48 PM
So what about the CIA and those Chemtrails? ;)

SarasotaRepub
03-13-2010, 10:57 PM
So what about the CIA and those Chemtrails? ;)


Don't get OneBlueSky started over there, he might get TS'd. :D

djones520
03-14-2010, 05:08 AM
I like Sduderstat, but he's gotta stop saying Dude every other word.

PoliCon
03-14-2010, 09:00 AM
Someone is clearly ignorant of ergot. I guess it's easier for them in their tiny minds to believe in a CIA plot than in ergot. Kinda like how 9/11 truther's can't get their mind around the facts.

Apache
03-14-2010, 11:59 AM
Someone is clearly ignorant of ergot. I guess it's easier for them in their tiny minds to believe in a CIA plot than in ergot. Kinda like how 9/11 truther's can't get their mind around the facts.

Yeah I hate when people don't know their snails...:rolleyes:










:D

FDK
03-14-2010, 02:54 PM
I like Sduderstat, but he's gotta stop saying Dude every other word.

Ditto.

I frequent the 9/11 Dungeon for entertainment and he's pretty good at slapping the truthers around.