Copyright © 2009 by Wayne Stegall.
Many months ago, perhaps as much as a year,
I noticed a brief mention of peculiar news in the media: First
that Congress was considering reopening the Robert F. Kennedy
assassination investigation, then later that Sirhan Sirhan believed
that he had been programmed. That these were only briefly
mentioned then never again may indicate the items were not meant for
Figure 1: Writing by Sirhan prior to RFK assassination.
That microwave hearing was used by covert operatives well by that time might suggest a religious deception. A microwave projection of an urging by the “master” might be hard to resist. Brainwave synchronization might have been modulated into the microwaves as well to add anger to his motives.
The inevitable misrepresentation of such crimes slight introverted persons. The common depiction of such pawns as lone wolves may be more due to the ease by which loners or shy persons could be isolated or even abducted to use them in this way. Most shy persons are so because they are more sensitive than others, not because they have criminal tendencies.
It is perhaps no longer necessary to program assassins. It has been a long time since the attempt of an assassination which could be attributed to this kind of activity. The refinement of directed beam weapons may have made this activity obsolete. Although, logically, weapons of this type are impractical at present for mobile operations requiring many shots against an adversary, sniper use is well possible. I calculated that a D-cell alkaline battery could power a 1kW microwave oven for 108 seconds if you could presume 100% power conversion efficiency.5 A narrow beam directed at a sensitive area of the body could kill very efficiently. A sniper using this technology could carry out a clandestine assassination easily with modest portable power modules. Such an assassination now would pass for death from natural causes.
If you think all
this to be science fiction,
consider the abstract of a Navy patent, 4038602, entitled
“Automodulated relativistic electron beam microwave source.”
In case an innocent were killed in this
manner, it would be of concern both to the public and to those left to
investigate a seeming natural death.
The death of Ted Kennedy on the day this
article was first published creates a double coincidence. The
brief mention of reopening the RFK investigation and of Sirhan’s belief
that he was programmed occurred in the two month period between my
writing a Senator about my plight and Ted Kennedy’s bout of seizures
and diagnosis of brain cancer in May of 2008. (I underestimated the
passage of time in this case.) I did not hear back from the
Senator to whom I wrote and sent a copy of my book, but will not tell
his name because I believe him to be one of the good guys.
Because my book contained some material that might pique interest in
American political assassinations, I naturally believed that Kennedy
had heard about some of the content of my book. What an odd ally,
I thought. I could almost have a soft spot for someone who could
not be a greater ideological adversary. Washington may be divided
now so that those who oppose such ruthless activities as I have
revealed may not even know who they can trust. Many need your
“Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich” and “Animal Learning: Types Of Learning.”
2Thomas G. Whittle and Jan Thorpe, Freedom Magazine of the Church of Scientology International, August 1997.
3See source text: Appendix A of the Transcript of the 1977 Senate Mkultra Hearing.
4See source text: Bioeffects of Selected Non-lethal Weapons.
5Energizer specifies a 20,000mAhr life for its D-cell alkaline. Multiply by 1.5V to get 30W-hr. Multiply by 3600s/hr to get 108kJ (Joule = W-s a unit of energy). Divide by 1kW power rate = 108 seconds. This does not account for decline in voltage as battery is expended. My only intent is to establish plausibility of the ease of supplying power to the devices of interest.
6Further plausibility of assasination by battery power is to be found by calculating and comparing the energy of a bullet. My calculation of a .45ACP round firing a 125 grain load at a mussle velocity of 945ft/s resulted in 352J of energy. An article I found later on the internet posted energies from 350J for a very small rounds to 1440J for a .44 caliber revolver round. Wow a D-cell has the energy of ≈306 times that of the .45ACP rounds for which I calculated 352J and perhaps more than could be loaded at once into an M16! After considering plausible energy conversion efficiencies from 8 to 50%, these calculations perhaps only validate sniper use as yet. See kinetic energy calculation example in the article Norwegian Spiral.
August 25, 2009 Created
August 26, 2009 Updated.
November 18, 2011 Added footnote comparing bullet energy to that of an alkaline D-cell to verify possiblity of assasination by battery-powered directed-beam weapon.