Government accidentally sends file on "remote mind control" methods to journalist

I’m saying this isn’t an accidental leak of classified material. This is an intentional leak of material that’s been floating around the internet for many years.

Don’t get me wrong: the US government (and most every government with sufficient resources) does shady stuff that is both morally unjustifiable and obviously stupid. This particular group of images, however, is clearly sourced from the public internet, and we have no reason to believe that the US government ever did this particular set of shady and obviously-stupid shit.

We have reasons to believe they did not use the particular techniques described: notably, some of those techniques are patented, and while the patent process makes no attempt to test if applications are remotely feasible and patents largely aren’t effectively tested for novelty in claims during the application process, a patent whose claims overlap with classified research would absolutely be rejected and censored. (We know, from the non-destroyed declassified portions of the MKULTRA documentation, that similar ideas were considered interesting enough to research, of course.)

Had these documents been genuine classified leaks, we would have seen some attempt at censorship in 2008, when other leaks were being tracked down aggressively and before the Snowden leaks changed the PR around material of this type.

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