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expanded program of operational experiments in hypnosis in cooperation with the Agency’s Counterintelligence [CI] staff.” The program had three goals: “(1) to induce hypnosis very rapidly in unwitting subjects; (2) to create durable amnesia; and (3) to implant durable and operationally useful posthypnotic suggestions.”22 So what do we have in the case of Sirhan? A year before the government’s mind control efforts became public, a nationally-recognized expert in hypnosis, Dr. Herbert Spiegel, had this to say: “I’ve gone over the data very carefully on Sirhan and my hypothesis is that someone... programmed him to be there and fire that gun. ... I know from his lawyer that he appeared at another political rally that night in the Ambassador Hotel, for some right-wing school superintendent. Here’s what Sirhan reports: ‘I’m in this rally and I ask myself, what am I doing here? So I leave. Then I go back to my car and the next thing I know there’s a gun on the seat. And I don’t know where that gun came from. Then all of a sudden, I’m in the kitchen.’ And he has no recall of how he went from that car into the hotel kitchen. If he was drunk or under drugs, which is possible, it would not be as easily recoverable. But if he were in a trance state and programmed, it is recoverable.”23 Meaning, an expert like Spiegel could still “unlock” Sirhan’s mind today, if he were allowed into Pleasant Valley State Prison. Sirhan showed a number of signs of being in some weird zone that night at the Ambassador. A Western Union operator had seen him standing transfixed in front of a teletype machine.24 Other witnesses observed his intense concentration in the pantry, and his almost super-human strength when being wrestled down, despite a “very tranquil” look on his face. Policeman Art Pacencia noticed that the pupils of Sirhan’s eyes were dilated, which is another indication of a hypnotic state. Just as Oswald was when questioned about the assassination of JFK, Sirhan was oddly detached during that first long night of interrogation. It could be, of course, that Sirhan was in a state of shock after the assassination. But Dr. Bernard Diamond was hired by Sirhan’s defense team to check out his mental state, and Diamond put him under hypnosis. Sirhan turned out to be such an easy subject, “going under” so fast and so deeply, that Diamond had trouble keeping him awake. (I’ve learned that a rapid induction like this is a sure sign of someone having been hypnotized before.) Diamond could actually get Sirhan to climb the bars of his cell like a monkey, or sing a tune in Arabic. When he once asked Sirhan who killed Senator Kennedy, the response came back: “I don’t know I don’t know I don’t know.” Yet strangely, on the opening day of the trial, Sirhan got up and started shouting how he wanted to

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