“We have never drugged our troops to this extent and the current increase in suicides is not a coincidence.” — Lieutenant Colonel Bart Billings
By Kelly Patricia O’Meara
January 8, 2014
In order to gain acceptance as a medically relevant entity, psychiatry deliberately infiltrated this nation’s defense forces and others around the world, practicing pseudo-science on unsuspecting service men and women under the guise of mental health “treatment.”
The Hidden Enemy, a comprehensive, years-in-the-making, documentary has been released by the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR).
It is the first documentary to fully expose psychiatry’s use of military personnel worldwide as guinea pigs, subjecting soldiers to devastating psychiatric experiments. In so doing, it provides important insight into the question of why more soldiers are dying from psychiatric treatment than on the battlefield. As Lieutenant Colonel Bart Billings stated, “We have never drugged our troops to this extent and the current increase in suicides is not a coincidence.”
The groundbreaking documentary reveals the chilling psychiatric strategy to use the captive population of military communities as guinea pigs for future psychiatric treatments. It was laid out by psychiatrist and Brigadier General J.R. Rees in 1945: “The army and the other fighting services form rather unique experimental groups since they are complete communities and it is possible to arrange experiments in a way that would be very difficult in civilian life.”
The end goal of this psychiatric assault? The planned permeation of psychiatry into every aspect of civilian life—and, as the documentary points out, it came from the mouth of Gen. Rees himself: “We must aim to make it [psychiatry] permeate every educational activity in our national life…. Public life, politics and industry should all of them be within our sphere of influence.”
Military psychiatrists used emotionally and psychologically wounded soldiers to experiment with “treatments” like electroshock, insulin shock and mind-altering drugs—much of which would later be considered torture. During this time, the military’s top psychiatrist, Brigadier General William Menninger, would write the manual listing all mental problems he thought soldiers could have—a volume that would ultimately morph into the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
Despite psychiatry’s failed and dangerous results from early military drug testing with LSD, the pharmacological experimentation on unsuspecting troops with mind-altering drugs—never studied or approved for such uses—became a full-frontal attack.
The Hidden Enemy exposes psychiatry’s inability to produce any science to back up even one of the alleged “mental disorders” commonly assigned to troops. “Psychiatry,” explains Dr. Abdul Alim Muhammad, “especially has no objective means of making any diagnosis. In general medicine at least we have x-rays and blood tests to go on…. And so that’s the big, big dilemma faced by psychiatry. They have zero ability to diagnose, so they have zero ability to treat.”
Neurologist Dr. Fred A. Baughman, Jr. fully concurs. “No physical abnormality,” says Baughman, “has ever been found so there is no physical abnormality to demonstrate by an MRI, a CT, an EEG; it’s another fraud, pure and simple. It’s another fraud.”
The overwhelming psychiatric diagnosis fraud of choice assigned to military personnel has become the alleged “mental disorder” Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Once considered “battle fatigue” and “shell shock,” psychiatrists have subjectively decided soldiers suffering from the horrors of war now are “mentally ill” and suffering from PTSD.
Today thirty-seven percent of war veterans are being treated for the alleged PTSD, with 80 percent of those being “treated” with at least one psychiatric drug. The extent of the increased diagnosing and drugging is reflected in the mental health budgets of the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration, which collectively have reached nearly $9 billion annually.
The Hidden Enemy dramatically reveals the tragic result of psychiatry’s assault on military personnel, providing first-hand accounts from dozens of soldiers who survived the epidemic of pharmacological devastation to tell the tale of overwhelming psycho-pharmacological assault. Not all were so lucky.
Since 2002, the U.S. military suicide rates have almost doubled. From 2010 to 2012, more U.S. soldiers died by suicide than from traffic accidents, heart disease, cancer and homicide. In 2012 alone, more U.S. active duty service men and women committed suicide than died in combat, and veterans are killing themselves at the rate of 22 per day. Unbeknownst to the returning warriors prescribed the psychiatrist’s drugs—in some cases more than two-dozen drugs—they may actually be facing a kind of psycho-pharmacological firing squad.
From 2005 to 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense increased its prescriptions of psychiatric drugs by nearly seven times. That’s over thirty times faster than civilians.
Officially, one in six American service members is on at least one psychiatric drug and over the last ten years, the U.S. government has spent more than $4.5 billion dollars just medicating soldiers and veterans.
Former U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Kort provides a glimpse of his introduction to the “help” military psychiatry offered: “I didn’t see the emergence of psychiatry in the Army until I suffered my own injury, and then it was like, it was a flood. It was a flood of doctors and it was a flood of meds…. I know that I’ve been on Ambien, Seroquel, Paxil—that was one of the big ones. A very dangerous drug…called Abilify. It kind of puts whatever meds you’re on, on steroids.”
Kort’s experience with a virtual “cocktail” of psychiatric drugs is becoming the norm in military mental health “treatment.” The problem, as exposed by The Hidden Enemy, is that the majority of psychiatric drug cocktails have never been studied in combination by national drug regulatory agencies.
The Hidden Enemy is a comprehensive exposé of psychiatry’s systematic infiltration and control over military forces worldwide, through which the ultimate plan—to slowly bleed into all aspects of civilian life—has now become the reality.
Psychiatry’s ugly truth has been laid bare. The Hidden Enemy is a battle cry for action.
In the interest of disclosure, I was interviewed for this documentary.
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Kelly Patricia O’Meara is an award-winning former investigative reporter for the Washington Times’ Insight Magazine, penning dozens of articles exposing the fraud of psychiatric diagnosis and the dangers of the psychiatric drugs—including her ground-breaking 1999 cover story, “Guns & Doses,” exposing the link between psychiatric drugs and acts of senseless violence. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Psyched Out: How Psychiatry Sells Mental Illness and Pushes Pills that Kill. Prior to working as an investigative journalist, O’Meara spent sixteen years on Capitol Hill as a congressional staffer to four Members of Congress. She holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Maryland.