The return of Commander Robert Jay Williams

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This is a mini-post—just a little over 300 words in length—but I can’t sit on it any longer. First: I need to point out that the government shutdown is affecting this blog as we await a decision on the possible release of certain names on key documents. No matter where you stand politically, I think we can all agree that our federal workers need to be called back in to do their jobs ASAP.

Remember Commander Robert Jay Williams (aka Cmdr. Robert J. Williams, or just plain old R.J. Williams), of the OSI (Office of Scientific Intelligence), of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)? As I mentioned in the Dec. 7, 2018  post, Commander Williams’ name appears on a memo that I believe also contains the name of my person of interest—a person from whom I can draw a direct link to Ronald Tammen.

Well, today, I’m posting another document with our friend R.J.’s name prominently displayed. The document is long and dense. Some of you may choose to read the whole thing, which is great. I admire your enthusiasm! For others, just seeing how R.J. is identified should do the trick. 

Here’s the To, From, and Subject head:

And here’s the signature:

That’s right. In this 9-page memo, which was written about a month after my memo in question was written, R. J. Williams is identified as the project coordinator of ARTICHOKE. ARTICHOKE! For those of you who are not familiar with the name, Project ARTICHOKE is the forerunner of MK ULTRA, the CIA’s ignoble mind control program. Some of you have been predicting this all along, and to you I offer high fives and fist bumps all around. Yes, Good Man readers, this is indeed the direction in which we’re headed—full throttle. As soon as the government shutdown ends, that is.

Here’s the full document:

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And we’re open for comments! Please, no politics. I’m seeking your thoughts on Tammen, R.J. Williams, ARTICHOKE, the CIA, etc. 

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Julie
Julie
1 year ago

Regarding the last post, another great reason for the CIA (considering the timeperiod and the agency in question) to recruit homosexuals would be precisely because they could blackmail them, possibly to do morally dubious jobs that other operatives might be more inclined to balk at, at least in the early years when they’re trying to set up a permanent agency. And like all relationships with abusers, they get you to do that one thing, then throw it in your face about what a horrible person you are and everyone who ever knew you would hate and reject you if they found out, etc.

As far as that list of participating universities goes, I’m 100% convinced it’s incomplete, seeing as the CIA managed to lose (read: destroy) a heckuva lot of files.

Julie
Julie
1 year ago
Reply to  jwenger

Honestly, I consume way too much true crime, but probably the best examples of brainwashing are done by cults. I don’t know if the CIA would have gotten to quite this level – at least in 1953, when cult phenomena as we know it hadn’t been recognized- but the basic principles of reeling someone in and keeping them are the same, probably have been for millenia.

They target people who are or consider themselves outsiders or misunderstood, and start “love bombing” with “we will never leave you” and “the people who (are supposed to) love and support you actually don’t.” They are then usually proved correct by well-intentioned people attempt to dissuade targets that their new acquaintances or beliefs are a little weird (maybe with harsher language or kicking people out of the house).

Then it’s a matter of isolation, particularly from your former life, but often from members inside the cult too, and also time to be broken down and molded into whatever zealot the cult leader desires.

As an aside, Charles Manson was an MKULTRA experiment during one of his prison stays. And I’ve heard, but haven’t had a chance to look into, rumors about Jim Jones as well.

Becky R
Becky R
1 year ago

I read through most of Stevie J’s linked document, and saw a line in the document that states that Forty-four American colleges or universities “participated” in MKULTRA. Is there any documentation about which 44 universities were involved?

plannumber9
plannumber9
3 years ago

I figured from the beginning there MK Ultra/C*A involvement. I’ve heard of Project Artichoke.

plannumber9
plannumber9
3 years ago
Reply to  jwenger

You might be interested in a book by H.P. Albarelli; although I don’t think he mentions Ron, the book centers around events in the early 50s.
From the website ThinkAboutIt: “In a recent article H. P. Albarelli, author of A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments, …. Makes a case that the CIA deliberately exposed their much better known MKULTRA program as a way of distracting attention from the much more pernicious, and operational, Project Artichoke”

plannumber9
plannumber9
3 years ago

This confirms what I thought from the beginning. MK Ultra, some kind of CIA or “dark” agency involvement.

Stevie J
Stevie J
4 years ago

It’s hard to figure out what I’m looking at on Black Vault. Just ran across the claim Ted Kaczynski was probably in an MKUltra program at Harvard………..whew! It’s a bit disconcerting to know that at least 1 crazy conspiracy theory is surely true.

Click to access intellipediamkultra.pdf

Page 9 is the citation.

Brett N.
4 years ago

Ok, thanks for the clarification. And by golly, I did a quick Finder search on my Mac and it located document #144700 right away. It’s in MK Ultra File #1 from the Black Vault website. Sheesh, this unknown piece of pertinent information was with me the entire time. Yeah, I, too, need to sit down and go through these files in-depth, one by one. Some of them are scary as heck as they delve into some really bizarre experiments–sexually, violently, and some that seem paranormal in nature.

Brett N.
4 years ago

Since this blog post, my mind has been in absolute OVERDRIVE thinking about the entire R.J. Williams/Project Artichoke connection. I mean, what a revelation! Especially for myself because I have been researching Artichoke for the last couple of months, ever since I got a copy of Ron’s PSYCH book. And there was nothing–no indication or mention on who the project coordinator was . . . until now!

From all the FOIA memos released on the project online, it seems, Jwenger, that you are first to have the privilege of being presented with this information. After thinking about that, I feel that someone on the FOIA/government side is slowly divulging small clues to you about the Tammen case. Perhaps, they feel it’s time to come forward and reveal what is not yet known. And from seeing the amount of interest the case has had in the recent years, more now than ever before. What better than to send and reveal small snippets at a time. Especially of Williams. And what’s even more interesting is the fact that Williams’s identity in the revealed memos was in no way redacted to protect or conceal is identity and persona, even while in death for public release. And with all that said, you have to realize that R.J. Williams, a the coordinator of this project, is the forefather and obvious inspiration of MK Ultra, which started one year later in 1953, a few days before Ron vanished.

And after reading the document thoroughly, Williams presents the reexamination techniques of hypnosis on page 4. It seems the disconnected threads of Ron’s case just might be re-connecting after all these years. And from what I said back in the December 7th blog post about Williams having “had his hands in multiple cookie jars within the CIA,” seems to be true. Now I wonder how much influence and power he had during MK Ultra? Perhaps in time, that too, will be divulged.

While researching Artichoke, I also downloaded the hundreds of FOIA memos on MK Ultra from The Black Vault online. There is so much info, I have no idea where to begin. But from there, I recently discovered a CIA memo (aside from MK Ultra) from the 1960s that touched on hypnosis in in-depth and how it could be used against an individual. I was shocked and alarmed while reading it, because it discusses complete details relating to my theory of why Ron reading his PSYCH book.

With all this said, I truly believe, Jwenger, you are onto something big–and like I said, you’re going to crack this case wide open!

whereaboutsstillunknown

I wonder if gay men were considered ideal for testing mind control techniques, seeing whether they could “turn a gay person straight” as a measure of success?

StevieJ
StevieJ
4 years ago

While I’m thinking of it, “Wdyt” should be part of the homepage dropdown menu

StevieJ
StevieJ
4 years ago

Oh, my. I wouldn’t allow myself to think it could be MK Ultra. I repeatedly thought and said it fits, but….the odds were like a million to one against. It’s one of the few crazy conspiracy theories that is true. Fans of TheChive may have read a recent article naming 10 or so that WERE true, and MK Ultra was one. It really sounds like a bad idea for a movie plot.

Regarding Ron, there was probably a very ugly undercurrent in who they signed up. I’m sure we’ll hear more on that.

plannumber9
plannumber9
3 years ago
Reply to  StevieJ

A major achievement of MK Ultra is project Mockingbird Media, i.e. MSM, used by government for it’s ends. Ergo, conspiracy, to breathe together. We have all been victims, told that connecting dots or pointing out facts that don’t have the MSM seal of approval, is bad. Makes you a “conspiracy theorist.” The CIA didn’t invent the term but they sure drove it home from the 60s on. It’s a major form of control. Have no doubt. Thank god for researchers like J. Wenger. I am so grateful for her work. I sort of knew Ron was sucked into something like this, because I’ve been reading about MK Ultra for years, but I would never have been able to prove it as J. Wenger has done, or found all these gob-smacking facts.
She has not only illuminated this case, she has shed light on others as well.
Well done!

Brett N.
4 years ago

Um … all I can say is WOW! Something the last two years has been telling me this case is related to MK Ultra. And now this just might link the possible connection to Tammen and the project, along with the hypnosis/amnesia possibilty, and my theory about what he was really doing with his PSYCH book.

And, yes, as a former employee with the State Department, the shutdown needs to come to an end, for the sake of the workers’ livelihoods and for this blog.

Also, love the new avatar/portrait, jwenger!