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From: Glenda.Stocks@f201.n330.z1.fidonet.org (Glenda Stocks)
Subject: Jonestown briefing
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 1994 09:00:17 -0500
[Excerpts from a CIA mind control briefing]
In 1973, just after the CIA's redirection in the next stage of testing
and development of the M.K. ULTRA and related operations, it was
decided that religious cults best represented a new and virtually
fool-proof operations platform in which to further Mind Control
technologies. Several religious "sects and cults" were examined by the
Agency for their possible utilization by the CIA in Top Secret studies
of Mind Control operations.
In late 1973, under this new focus of the CIA, Deep Cover Operative
George Philip Blakey made the initial $650,000 deposit for purchase of
what would become known as "The People's Temple" in Guyana, under the
management of Reverend Jim Jones. During this period, Jones moved his
People's Temple from California to Guyana, where the Agency felt it
would be isolated and kept away from public or government scrutiny
which might interfere with the operation.
Jones himself was already well known to many in California government.
Among other things, he had been the Housing Commissioner of San
Francisco. The CIA operations specialists were enthusiastic about the
People's Temple operations. Like the abortive UCLA Center for the
Stu'dy of Violent Behavior, The People's Temple membership was largely
Black and impoverished, while the upper management under Jones was all
There was also help from within California state government to assist
in building up Jones' power base. Among those assisting was Ukiah
District Attorney Tim Stone, who was largely responsible for acquiring
state mental patients, wards of the state, etc. and turning them over
to the People's Temple to act as their Guardian.
Many of the same interests in the UCLA Center also displayed interest
in the People's Temple operation. Dan Mitrioni was another key player
who aided the Agency in its operations base of the People's Temple.
Mitrioni was an associate of Jones in the early days of the temple.
Mitrioni was a former mid-Western police chief who went to work for
the CIA. He was involved in the instruction of torture, brainwashing
and public terrorism to government soldiers and security teams in
countries such as Bolivia, Uruguay and Brazil for the purposes of
establishing and perpetuating the "fational Security State".
Jim Jones was known to have had a long history with Mitrioni as they
were childhood friends and had grown up together. In addition, Jones
was in Brazil in 1962 at the same time that Mitrioni was there
instructing Brazilian Security Services in extraction of information
from political prisoners, tortures etc. Th6ir friendship was rekindled
during this period. Prior to this time together in Brazil, they had
last been involved with each other in Evansville, Indiana where Jones
made his start in religious evangelism by studying the methods and
practices of a Black evangelist known as Father Divine. Father Divine
was also known as a fraud and con man.
On November 18, 1978, more than 900 people allegedly committed suicide
in Jonestown, leaving over 200 more people unaccounted for to this day
as 1100 passports had been issued to temple members to travel to
Guyana. officials later stated to the press that only 900 passports
had been issued. of those 900 individuals, over two-thirds of them
were either shot, strangled or showed injection or puncture marks on
their bodies. Contrary to what all established media said at the time,
very few actually died from self-administered, cyanide-laced KoolAid.
What was true was that the Jonestown massacre was indeed precipitated
by the visit and consequent murder of the Congressman Leo Ryan of San
Mateo, California. The reason was simple. The People's Temple and
Jonestown were placed in Guyana for two reasons. The first and
foremost was this operation was the Agency's long-nurtured test case
for clandestine operational Mind Control away from the jurisdiction
and scrutiny of the regular arm of the U.S. Government and the public.
This operation served as an ideal controlled operations base for ULTRA
The second reason is that the People's Temple was serving as the
enforcers for the intelligence arm of the clandestine U.S. power bate
to support an extremely unpopular government. The basic indigenous
population of Guyana was intimidated by Jones and his followers, who
openly supported the local government in power.
The U.S. Government's Deputy Chief of Missions in Guyana was an
individual by the name of Richard Dwyer. Dwyer was also the CIA's
Chief of Station for that area. Dwyer accompanied Leo Ryan's party on
their visit to Jonestown. As far as Ryan was concerned, Dwyer was
accompanying his group as a concerned representative of the U.S.
Government. In reality, Dwyer was along to observe Ryan and his party
and to oversee any interviews and investigations carried out by the
groupf thereby ascertaining if any Agency interests or operations were
discovered or were in danger of exposure by the congressman and his
In one of the tapes which were,recorded by the Reverend Jim Jones
himself (as was his practice); it can clearly be heard in the
Jonestown chaos as Congressman Ryan's group left for the airport, that
several times Jones yells the order to his aides to "Get Mr. Dwyer out
of heres quickly!" In actualityf Dwyer remained in Jonestown as
Congressman Ryan's party as ambushed at the airport. It is also known
that Dwyer observed the massacre that followed. It was well known in
certain intelligence organizations of Deep Black Operations that
several "Clean Teams" were summoned from nearby locations several
hours prior to Congressman Ryan leaving Jonestown for the airport. As
they watched the situation deteriorate rather quickly the previous
nightf the Agency had decided to bring Clean Teams into the area.
The CIA operations agent, George Phillip Blakey, was also acting as
Rev. Jones' top contact and aide. Blakey was instrumental in
establishing Jones and his followers in Jonestownf away from the
scrutiny of U.S. agencies or family members of the People's Temple
cult. Blakeyf with CIA orders, helped arrange for and complete the
purchase of the property that would become Jonestown. Blakey also
worked for the Agency on assignment in Angola in 1975 with UNITA.
Blakey is also the husband of Debra Leyton Blakey who fled Jonestown.
He is the brother-in-law of Larry Leyton who was the only cult member
to be fully prosecuted for the killings. Layton's father was Dr.
Lawrence Leyton, the former Chief of Biochemistry and Director of
Chemical Warfare for the U.S. Department of the Armyf attached to the
proving grounds located in Utah. Dr. Leyton later worked as the
leading research scientist at the Western Regional Research Laboratory
for the U. S. Department of Agriculture then located in Berkeley,
Calif. According to Agency documents from the early and mid-1970's.
Dr. Layton's particular Chemical Warfare Department had ULTRA
contracts at that time. Dr. Leyton also worked for the U.S. Navy at
Larry Leyton was later acquitted for his part as one of the gunman who
killed members of Ryan's party at the airport. This acquittal was the
result of the jury's belief in the Defense's contention that Leyton
was a victim of drugs and brainwashing at the time of the shootings
and therefore could not be held criminal responsible.
The Phillip family itself also has ties to this area. Lisa Phillip
married Dr. Lawrence Leyton. She also became a member of the People's
Temple. Lisa Phillip was originally from Germany where her father
was an attorney for the aforementioned I.G. Farben Cop the German
chemical conglomerate which was an integral part of the Nazi War
One of the CIA's operatives involved in the People's Temple cover-up
is a long-time CIA asset by the name of Mark Lane. Mr. Lane is a
writer and is known to the Intelligence community as a "Vac" or
vaccuum. His particular assignments deal with sucking up massive
amounts of information from various concerned citizens and public
researchers and then supplying these details to the particular
intelligence agencies contractjng him. Lane also disperses cover
information and "cut-outs", or stories that parrot the basic
conspiracy well enough to gain the confidence of the civilian
community. The cutout is completed with the insertion of "skids" or
elements which are completely fabricated in order to mislead those who
seek the truth. [See Agency file on same subject: Mark Lane and
Contract Assignment History/CIA Central Files/2011.
Mr. Lane was the attorney representing the People's Temple as well as
the attorney representing James Earl Ray during the House Select
Committee on Assassinations Hearings on the assassinations of JFK and
Martin Luther King. This assignment was during the time of the
massacres at Jonestown. The House Select Committee was in the middle
of hearing testimony regarding the King assassination when the
massacre occurred. The King assassination hearings were instantly
overshadowed by the Jonestown events.
Jim Jones was first targeted as a CIA asset in the late 1960's. After
spending eleven months in Brazil doing various front operations work,
he returned with the operation financing to start the "Mendocino
Operation" of the People's Temple. It was the Hughes/Ryan Act of 1974
which ordered that all CIA overt activities must be reported in
advance to the oversight committees. It is "ironic" that the coauthor
of the act, Ryan, would be assassinated by a covert operation in
danger of being exposed.
The action of Agency Clean Teams was to encircle the camp, recon the
settlement and, upon orders, close in on the camp itself and liquidate
assets. That was a contingency plan to help eliminate those who would
not cooperate in ingesting the cyanide-laced KoolAid. The Clean
Teams-used two small, specially equipped helicopters as "dusters" to
deliver a sleeping gas to put the settlement under as quickly and
quietly as possible. Clean Team squads were then sent in to administer
lethal injections or, if necessary, to eliminate any individuals
attempting to escape by the use of snipers and general small arms
The Agency's tight hold on the reins of this operation was the reason
why no media was allowed into the Jonestown site for several days. The
operation to "contain" the true nature of the activity at Jonestown
was successful as the cover story was immediately accepted as fact by
the U.S. media establishment. It was decided by the Agency experts
that the story, as now accepted by the general public, was bizarre
enough for anyone with conspiracy in mind to satiate themselves on the
This "manufacturing" was immediately apparent to the discerning eye as
in the first hours and days of the story breaking, only 400 persons
were reported to have been terminated and over 500 were reported to
have fled into the surrounding jungle. In reality, bodies were
littered over a 3-square-mile area instead of solely in the immediate
camp area as was described by so-called "responsible" media.
When questions surfaced regarding the fact that only a few hundred
bodies (at most) could be seen in all the camp photographs published
in many different publications newspapers, the Agency and its front
men dispersed the story that the bodies were literally piled five and
six deep and it had taken those who had first arrived after the
massacre several days to diicover this. This was a blatantly obvious
fabrication as it is immediately apparent from all photographs of
the scene at the center of the camp that this is clearly not the case.
There was no official explanation as to why a five-day operation was
conducted in the jungle to find the remainder of the 900 who had fled.
It is important to realize how easily media channels are manipulated
by the Intelligence Community.
In addition to their status as a project ULTRA test group and
"enforcers of U.S. interests in Guyana, the Jonestown settlement also
assisted in Black Operations processing and shipments of drugs and
supplies and operations for Black Fund Activities from that region.
These operations were discreetly carried out, but it is known that
many of Jones' closest followers were aware of the drug operations
being carried out at the Jonestown settlement.
one additional item which the World media did not report on was the
fact that Jonestown had a very modem and extensively outfitted
hospital. This hospital served as a perfect cover for the actual
administration of the drugs and therapy used in Mind Control. Almost
every member of the cult was reporting daily to the hospital and they
were required to ingest what the medical staff called "vitamins and
supplements". In actuality, this was the control procedure, to keep
detailed lists of drugs given, in what quantities they were dispensed,
and to whom they were given.
It is also known from current classified documentation that basic
mini-physicals were administered on a daily basis to the same
individuals. On the documents and records themselves are elaborate
notes taken on each individual regarding their vital statistics, with
details of even the slightest variations of blood pressure, etc., etc.
The preceding briefing is to educate the reader on the Intelligence
Community's use of Mind Control and Thought Manipulation that may be
implemented today, as well as a few actual case scenarios of
successful operations conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency,
the Office of Naval Intelligence, and, in some limited capacity,
Intelligence Support Activities units.
The scenarios described in this briefing have been selected for their
recognition factor for members of intelligence teams as "well known"
events in recent history and for their direct involvements with
various U.S. Intelligence agencies and selected operations connected
to these events.
These manipulations and degrees of control are easily achieved after
years of intensive research by both the CIA and the Office of Naval
Intelligence. The methods cover the range of actual hypno-programmingr
through either overt or covert methods as utilized by the agency
concerned in the use of R.H.I.C., U.S.I.C., E.E.O.M. and E.D.O.M.