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Port Arthur
Psychological warfare
This is to make it crystal clear to those who missed it, Dr. Eric
Cunningham-Dax also just so co-incidentally “treated” one Thomas Hamilton,
who committed the massacre at Dunblane in Scotland on the 13th of March 1996
just 6 ½ weeks before the government planned and executed massacre at Port
Arthur. Thank fully because of the Internet this information is stored at
thousands of different locations around the globe.
Dear Lynn,
Further to that is Dr. Eric Cunningham-Dax. (See below your message) the
whole story is slowly but surely rising out of the mist. The perpetrators
will get their just desserts at law.
I have posted information to distribute further, that I received, written by
Allen Douglas and Michael J. Sharp. Keep it moving. There is no way Martin
Bryant carried out the massacre at Port Arthur, because I can tell you from
my own experience that it was done by military trained, qualified and
experienced anti-terrorist marksmen. I seriously doubt that Tavistock
techniques can make super soldiers out of the intellectually disabled.
Len Clampett
Another character who keeps 'bobbing up' at these 'Extreme' incidents is one
Dr. Malcolm Johnston-Leek.
Dr. Johnston-Leek was involved in the treatment of Port Arthur Patients at
Hobart hospital.
Isn't it a coincidence: Dr. Johnston-Leek happened to be conveniently
available to attend to patients brought to the Darwin hospital in the first
evacuation after the 12th October 2002 Bali "Bombing".
In the only media interview, Dr. Johnston-Leek said to TV audiences :he
could cope well with the incident due to his having experienced the 'rush'
and number of patients from the Port Arthur tragedy.
Mass murder in Australia: Tavistock's Martin Bryant by Allen Douglas and
Michael J. Sharp
On April 28, 1996, twenty-eight-year-old Martin Bryant entered the Broad
Arrow cafeteria in Port Arthur, in the Australian state of Tasmania. (it is
After eating lunch, he remarked to a patron, "There are a lot of WASPS, not
a lot of Japs." He then picked up his bag and walked toward the entrance,
where he took out a military-style semi- automatic rifle. Within 15 seconds,
he had slaughtered 12 people and injured several more. Some tried to escape;
he gunned them down systematically, laughing as he fired. He chased one man
onto a waiting bus and killed him, then shot the bus driver. Others tried to
hide beneath the bus, but he climbed underneath it and killed them, too.
A young mother with a six and a three-year-old daughter begged, "Please
don't hurt my babies." He shot her and the three-year-old, then pursued the
six-year-old behind a tree, where he put the rifle to the girl's neck, and
fired. After executing others in the parking lot, he drove some miles to a
bed-and-breakfast, the Seascape Cottage, whose elderly owners he had known
for most of his life, and whom he had murdered on his way to Port Arthur.
Armed with an extensive arsenal, moving from room to room and firing at
police, he kept dozens of members of the elite Special Operations Groups of
Tasmania and neighbouring Victoria at bay throughout the night. Finally, at
8:45 the next morning, after setting the building afire, Bryant emerged with
his clothes alight, screaming, into the arms of waiting police. The final
toll, including a hostage Bryant had taken with him to Seascape from Port
Arthur, was 35 dead and 20 wounded – the greatest mass murder in Australia's
Within days, the Liberal-National coalition government of Prime Minister
John Howard called for the adoption of draconian gun control laws, which
proposal was protested with huge demonstrations in Melbourne and other
Australian cities; Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer repeatedly made the
false, outlandish accusation that the demonstrations were organized by
American statesman Lyndon LaRouche.
- The Tavistock Institute's lone nuts' - As {EIR} has documented
 see issue of April 4, 1997), Great Britain is the command center for world
terrorism today. This article will demonstrate, through examining the case
of Martin Bryant, that the dozens of mass murderers who have exploded into
the world's headlines over the last decade or so, constitute a special
capability within the Crown's arsenal.
Already in May 1996, after a quick investigation of the Port Arthur
massacre, including discussions with Australian police and counter-terror
specialists, LaRouche's Australian associates in the Citizens Electoral
Council charged in their newspaper, {The New Citizen}, that the incident
"bore all the hallmarks of the blind terror' campaigns pioneered by the
Tavistock Institute in London, an arm of British intelligence which ... has
conducted precisely the kind of experiments necessary to create and
manipulate damaged personalities such as Martin Bryant." The article
recounted the evidence already in hand to support that conclusion; it was
hysterically denounced by some of Australia's major media, and by the
British Broadcasting Corporation, which broadcast the thesis all over
Europe, in order to deny it.
Further investigations over the past year, supplemented by files on
Tavistock which this news service has compiled since 1973, have established
the following:
1. The Port Arthur events were indeed coordinated by Tavistock, the premier
psychological warfare unit of the British Crown, which was founded in 1920
based upon studies of "shell shock" and related neuroses caused by the
trauma of World War II. Tavistock's strategic mission is to replace a
civilization of self-ruling, industrial nation-states with a "post-
industrial," globalized world ruled by a tiny oligarchy.
Toward this end, Tavistock specializes in what its own psychiatrists call
"brainwashing" -- the use of stress-induced fear to artificially create
neurotic states of mind, which may be programmed as desired. For instance,
Tavistock offered the anxiety-ridden American youth of the 1960s -- hit by
the Cuban missile crisis, the assassinations of political leaders, and the
TV's incessant bloody images of Vietnam -- a retreat from this horrifying
reality, into the consolations of rock music, drugs, and sex.
Taking the bait, the future leaders of America and other nations regressed
into an infantile preoccupation with self; patriotism, and an agapic concern
for the "common good," were replaced by a hedonistic obsession with "my
body," "my feelings" -- a {counter} culture. More generally, Tavistock's
"theory of turbulence" specifies that entire populations may be driven into
a similar infantile regression by repeated terrorist shocks, such as the
bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, the sarin gas subway bombing
in Japan, or the dozens of Martin Bryant-style mass murders around the world
over the past decade.
It is precisely the "blind" nature of such events that makes them
psychologically so devastating, since there seems to be no answer to the
question, "Why?," and therefore, apparently there is little or nothing that
can be done to prevent them.
2. British intelligence will trigger such terrorist events where it has
control over the local media, and psychiatric, police, and intelligence
It has this control in Scotland, where a paedophile well known to police
murdered 16 five and six-year-olds and their teacher, in the town of
Dunblane on March 13, 1996; it has this control in the Commonwealth nation
of New Zealand, where five such massacres have taken place since 1990; and
it has this control in Australia, to which numerous of Tavistock's top
operatives were deployed right after World War II. Australia, which has seen
a dozen mass murders since the infamous "Hoddle Street massacre" of 1987,
has been subjected to particularly intense Tavistockian profiling and
manipulation -- in part, no doubt, because Australia broke with the British
Empire in World War II, and allied with Gen. Douglas MacArthur and America,
against Churchill's plans to cede Australia to the Japanese.
As an island-nation, Australia also offered a "controlled environment" for
Tavistock's experiments; in turn, the most isolated part of Australia, the
island-state of Tasmania, off the continent's south-eastern tip, has served
as the perfect Tavistock laboratory. And, Tavistock specifies that, because
of the power of the modern mass media, no matter where a terrorist attack
takes place, the shock is felt worldwide -- it is a "global event."
3. Martin Bryant was monitored, directed, and, in all likelihood, programmed
by Tavistock networks in Tasmania, from at least the time that one of
Tavistock's senior representatives in Australia, the now 88-year-old Dr.
Eric Cunningham-Dax, first examined Bryant in 1983-84, and set the
parameters for all his future "treatment."
Dax was for decades an associate of Tavistock's long-time leader and World
Federation of Mental Health chairman, Dr. John Rawlings Rees. Beginning with
his collaboration with Rees in the late 1930s, Dax, by his own account, had
specialized in "brainwashing." To cover its tracks, Tavistock invariably
circulates what might be called the "Lee Harvey Oswald theory of mass
murder" -- that each such incident is the result of a "lone nut," who one
day just "went crazy."
Such was the "finding" of Melbourne-based British forensic psychiatrist Dr.
Paul Mullen, in his evaluation of Bryant for Bryant's defense attorney, in
which Mullen concluded, "It would be more satisfactory if one could point to
some simple and direct cause of the tragedy at Port Arthur"; unfortunately,
Mullen said, one could not.
But, notwithstanding that Bryant was a "lone nut," Mullen confidently
predicted to the Herald Sun of Feb. 4, 1997, that there would be "more such
massacres because of strong evidence of a copycat element," a warning echoed
by other Tavistock assets in Australia and abroad. Curiously, Mullen himself
reportedly participated in the investigation of two mass slaughters in New
Zealand, before coming to Australia. The Bryant case provides some
guidelines on how to rip up this Tavistock capability, before the next
atrocity is unleashed. -
Shock troops of psychiatrists' - In 1944, Bank of England chief Montagu
Norman suddenly quit his banking post in order to start a Tavistock spin-off
called the National Association for Mental Health. Norman had been at the
apex of the international financial oligarchy: One of his protégés,
long-time Australian Reserve Bank head H. C. "Nugget" Coombs, called him the
"head of a secret international freemasonry of central bankers."
As such, he had supervised the banking arrangements which put Adolf Hitler
in power, as {EIR} History Editor Anton Chaitkin has documented. Norman
tapped his Bank of England assistant, Sir Otto Niemeyer, to be the NAMH's
treasurer, and Niemeyer's niece Mary Appleby, to be general secretary of the
association. Niemeyer is well known to Australians: He headed the infamous
"Niemeyer mission" to depression-wracked Australia in 1930, to tell
Australia to savagely cut its health and welfare spending, in order to pay
her British creditors.
The British NAMH soon gave birth to the World Federation of Mental Health,
one of the first of the innumerable, anti-nation-state "non-governmental
organizations" spawned by Tavistock. Affiliated with the United Nations, the
WFMH was one-worldist from the outset. To head up the new organization,
Norman tapped Brig. Gen. John Rawlings Rees, the head of Tavistock in the
1930s, and then the chief of Britain's World War II Psychological Warfare
Rees had commanded 300, mostly Tavistock-trained Army psychiatrists; since
then, Tavistock has been almost indistinguishable from the various wings of
British Military Intelligence (MI-6, MI-5, SAS, etc.) -- a connection
perhaps of relevance to the military precision with which Bryant planned and
executed his mass slaughter. At the war's end, in a speech to U.S. Army
psychiatrists in 1945, Rees called for the creation of "psychiatric shock
troops," who would move out of the military and psychiatric institutions, in
order to shape society as a whole:
"If we propose to come out into the open and to attack the social and
national problems of our day, then we must have shock troops and these
cannot be provided by psychiatry based wholly in institutions.
We must have mobile teams of psychiatrists who are free to move around and
make contact with the local situation in their particular area.... In every
country, groups of psychiatrists linked to each other ... must begin to move
into the political and governmental field." The "mission" Rees outlined, was
to create a situation "where it is possible for people of every social group
to have treatment when they need it, even when they do not wish it, without
the necessity to invoke the law" (emphasis added).
Tavistock's methods were outlined by Dr. William Sargant in his 1950s book,
{The Battle for the Mind: A physiology of conversion and brain-washing.} A
pioneer in the study of "shell shock," Sargant also emphasized the work of
Soviet psychologist Pavlov in the 1920s and 1930s, in particular an incident
in which a rising flood trapped some of Pavlov's dogs in their cages, while
the water rose up to their heads, before receding. Pavlov found that the
intense fear the dogs experienced "wiped clean" the tricks they had been
taught, following which they could be "reprogrammed." Further experiments by
the SAS/SIS during the 1950s, including in Malaya and Kenya, showed
Tavistock that such stress, with resultant "reprogramming" capabilities,
could be applied to entire societies.
In a 1961 series of lectures at the University of California Medical School,
one of Sargant's closest collaborators, British novelist Aldous Huxley,
assessed the notorious MK-Ultra mass drugging and brainwashing experiment
which had been under way since the early 1950s. Huxley was the author of the
1952 book, The Doors of Perception, which first popularized LSD usage; he
had long before fictionalized the results of such experimentation in his
novel Brave New World. Huxley himself played a key role in MK- Ultra. With
such methods, Huxley now said, in 1961 lectures entitled "Control of the
Mind," there will be a "method of making people love their servitude and
producing dictatorships without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of
painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in
fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it,
because they will be distracted from any real desire to rebel -- by
propaganda, or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological
And this seems to be the final revolution." Another pet project of Huxley's
from the 1930s on, was the creation of what he called the "somatotonic
personality": one who would not hesitate to murder. The Tavistockians
operate with a construct of the human mind as a {tabula rasa} that can be
imprinted, or a mechanical system that can be manipulated by such
techniques. Since the essence of the human mind is, on the contrary, its
inherent creative capability, Tavistockian brainwashing works only if the
brainwashers can create a "controlled environment," in which the victim sees
only the alternatives presented by his tormentors. - Tavistock deploys to
Australia - In the early 1950s, Rees sent two of his "psychiatric shock
troops" to Australia, Dr. Eric Cunningham Dax and Dr. Fred E. Emery.
Dax had written a chapter for Rees's 1949 book, Modern Practise in
Psychological Medicine, and had trained at the same hospital where Rees had
practiced. Dax was also a protege of Sargant. Sargant had initiated a
brainwashing technique called "deep sleep," in which patients were given
massive doses of drugs, to keep them asleep 20 hours or more a day, which
increased their susceptibility to "programming." Under Sargant's tutelage,
Dax performed 1,300 experiments in deep sleep, and rapidly became one of
Britain's top practitioners of so-called "physical methods" of psychiatry,
which included pre-frontal lobotomies, on which Dax wrote a monograph, and
electric shock, which was often administered during "deep sleep." The
acknowledged problem with "deep sleep," was that up to 2% of the patients
subjected to it, died; those who lived were often psychologically destroyed.
Arriving in Australia In 1952, Dax set up the Mental Hygiene Department of
Victoria, which in turn set up Australia's entire mental health care system.
As Rees said in his introduction to the book he told Dax to write, {Asylum
to Community: The Development of The Mental Hygiene Service in Victoria,
Australia}: "The Mental Hygiene Service of Victoria, may, indeed, have
provided a major training ground in psychiatry and mental health work for
all the English -- speaking populations of the South-western Pacific region,
and this is a matter of very great importance."
The second Tavistock brainwasher whom Rees dispatched to Melbourne around
the same time, and whose work would help shape Dax's own, Dr. Fred Emery,
set up shop as Senior Research Officer in the Department of Audio Visual
Aids at Melbourne University. There, Emery began conducting experiments on
schoolchildren, as described in his article "Psychological Effects of the
Western' Film," to see how "oedipal patterns" could be induced in
schoolchildren -- a subject of some relevance to 28-year-old Martin Bryant,
and the mysterious deaths of both his father and Martin's own elderly girl
By the early 1960s, Emery, together with the chairman of Tavistock's
governing council, Dr. Eric Trist, was giving lectures to select audiences
at Tavistock on methods to brainwash entire societies. In this new age of
mass communication, they said, a series of short, universal shocks would
destabilize a targeted population, plunging it into a form of "shell shock,"
a mass neurosis.
If the shocks were repeated over a period of years, a more and more
infantile pattern of thinking would develop. Emery elaborated these concepts
in his 1967 article in Tavistock's magazine {Human Relations,} entitled,
"The Next Thirty Years: Concepts, Methods and Anticipations," and in his
1975 "Futures We Are In." In the latter, he outlined the three stages of
this process: 1) People would "lose their moral judgment"; 2) next,
"segmentation" -- societal disintegration -- would begin, in which the
individual's focus moves from the nation-state to preoccupation with local
community or family; and finally, 3) "disassociation" would set in, "a world
in which fantasy and reality are indistinguishable," in which the individual
becomes the societal unit.
Emery calls this final result "Clockwork Orange," after the Anthony Burgess
novel, in which habitual, random violence by gangs of youth is the order of
the day, while adults retreat to their television sets and other forms of
"virtual reality."
In 1980, Trist looked back at the last two decades of the assassination of
the Kennedys, of Martin Luther King, the Vietnam War, the oil shocks, the
Iranian hostage crisis, etc., and announced that the process Tavistock had
predicted, had indeed begun, and would now accelerate. Meanwhile, in
Australia, Dax brought Sargant to Melbourne on Aug. 14, 1962, to lecture on
"The Mechanism of Brainwashing and Conversion." Another of Sargant's
protégés, the Sydney-based psychiatrist Dr. Harry Bailey, was a fanatical
practitioner of "deep sleep," and killed a number of patients during
experiments at the Chelmsford Private Hospital in the 1960s and 1970s.
The resulting scandal led to the convening of an investigatory Royal
Commission into Deep Sleep, and to Bailey's own suicide in 1985. As reported
in the book {Deep Sleep,} by Brian Bromberger and Janet Fyfe-Yeomans, which
chronicled Bailey's experiments, Bailey and Sargant "remained in constant
contact for almost 30 years, and ... Bailey often spoke of the competition
between them to see who could keep their patients in the deepest coma
without killing them."
Dax himself pushed ahead with research on "turbulence," "aggression," and
"brainwashing" -- all from the Reesian perspective of using psychiatry to
shape society as a whole, as exemplified by a speech he gave at the
University of Melbourne on July 20, 1964, titled "Some Observations on
Psychiatric Research." "It is no more than a few years past," he said, "when
psychiatry was solely represented by the mental hospitals, before the child
guidance clinics were first begun or the psychiatrists started to move into
the outpatient diagnostic centres.... The mental hospitals may be likened to
the grandmothers of community psychiatry....
Within the span of a single generation, psychiatrists have been thrown from
the protective, circumscribed and alienating walls of these hospitals into a
restless, changing and aggressive community, seething with turbulence, which
struggles to adjust to the gathering speed of mechanization and the
disrupting forces of a disordered society.
"Most of us are more experienced in the treatment of individuals than in
correcting the pathological behavior of groups, though there may be an
increasing tendency to seek our advice in these and related matters. For
instance, the frightening implications of forcible indoctrination of
individuals on the one level and communities on the other are closely
related to our specialty. Yet almost paradoxically we are driven to consider
as to whether modifications of such methods of indoctrination can be used in
the treatment of some of the psychoses."
Foreshadowing his work on Martin Bryant, Dax continued: "In many of these
fields, the consideration of aggression is of the greatest importance. There
is no more useful subject for research studies at the present time, whether
it be in the individual or the group.
Here, from the individual, the psychiatrist has much to learn. It may be
that the aggression is turned inwards, ultimately resulting in suicide,
outwards in homicide, or more specifically in hostility towards the
community, in causing death on the road.
"Moreover many a murderer has the inability to postpone his strong emotional
reactivity to thwarting, and this often has an association with a past
history of repeated frustration of a variety with which he has been unable
to deal.
Or again, the person who uses a motor car as an extension of his own
aggressive body image may be using it in escaping from his anxieties and
supposed rejection by the community. Yet it seems that none of these
aggressive manifestations would be of the same magnitude were it not for the
effect of alcohol. It releases these strains by depressing the inadequate
control which spreads its thin veneer over the underlying aggression".
Precisely these elements were to arise in the Martin Bryant case. In 1969,
Dax left his prestigious, highly influential position in Melbourne to go to
the backwater state of Tasmania, an island of some 300,000 people off
Australia's southeast coast. A prominent U.S. psychiatrist who specializes
in ritual abuse, and who is intimately familiar with Australian psychiatry
over the past three decades, when queried by this news service as to why in
the world Dax would move to Tasmania, replied: "Tasmania is the Appalachia
of Australia”.
There is a lot of alcoholism, a lot of incest. It is the poorest of all the
states, very primitive, with a lot of descendants from very violent
criminals from the British days. You will find many people there with no
value system, no super-ego. It is the perfect place for Manchurian
candidates, and for all sorts of experiments. He could do whatever he wanted
there. Something of great interest must have been taking place in Tasmania,
because two of Tavistock's leading international operatives, the
Melbourne-based Dr. Alan Stoller, a past president of the World Federation
of Mental Health and a close associate of John Rawlings Rees and of Dax, and
Dr. John Bowlby, went to Tasmania for extended visits in 1971 and 1972,
respectively. - Dax and Bryant - From early childhood, Martin Bryant was a
very disturbed individual, as British psychiatrist Paul Mullen could not
help but record in his evaluation for the defense:
"Mr. Bryant was assessed on a number of occasions by psychologists and
psychiatrists.... He was noted to be aggressive, destructive and very
difficult with other children.... There are references to him stealing, to
him having violent outbursts and to tormenting vulnerable children.... There
are records of Mr. Bryant torturing and harassing animals and of tormenting
his sister."
Bryant was notorious among his schoolmates for carrying a green can of
gasoline, which he constantly threatened to pour on things and set them
alight, as he once did so on himself. His schoolmates would frequently
remark, "Here comes silly Martin with his can."
Before long, this behavior brought him to the attention of Dax, as Mullen
noted: "In February 1984 Mr. Bryant was assessed by a very experienced
clinical psychiatrist, Dr. Cunningham-Dax," an evaluation which set the
parameters for all further treatment of Bryant.
Contacted by an American academic on April 16, 1997 about his evaluation of
Bryant, Dax said, "I left Tasmania in 1983, I think it was, and I had seen
him a few times before that, but I had no notes on him, except that I
thought that he was below normal intellectually and that his father was very
permissive about him. And I wondered about the boy, whether later he might
have some schizophrenic features. But that is as far as I went."
Judging by the impact Bryant made on another psychiatrist who examined
Bryant soon after, Dax was singularly unobservant. Dr. Ian Sale,
psychiatrist for the prosecution, recalled in a discussion on April 16:
"When he was about 16 or 17, he was examined by a government doctor for the
purpose of a pension assessment. It was to that doctor that he made some
reference to having a wish to shoot people. She still remembers that to this
Dr. Sale noted that, not only did Dax have "no recall of the assessment,"
but that, "unfortunately, the clinical notes that were made, were
destroyed," ostensibly because Dax "was practicing in the rooms of another
psychiatrist. When that psychiatrist died, it was a provision of his will,
that his notes be destroyed, apparently, which is remarkable.
And not only were his notes destroyed, but also Dr. Cunningham- Dax's notes
were destroyed." The psychiatrist, Dr. T. H. G. Dick, was also British, and
had served as Tasmania's medical commissioner beginning in 1969, the year
Dax moved to Tasmania. Shortly after, Dax joined Dick on the Medical
Advisory Committee to Tasmania's Mental Health Commission. Despite Dax's
fascination with aggression, suicide, and murder, Dax claimed he knew very
little about Bryant. And, when asked to comment on the relevance of his
associate Emery's "theory of turbulence" for the Port Arthur events, Dax
replied, guardedly, "I don't think I can answer your question usefully."
Emery himself died in early April 1997, and thus could not answer the
question either. But, Dax said, "The person who knows a good deal more about
Bryant is in the University of Tasmania, at the hospital there, the Royal
Hobart. They did a good deal of study of Bryant at the time. Professor Jones
is his name, but the person who knew more about him was the research person,
who was particularly interested in Bryant."
Dr. Jones, who is British, and who, until his retirement, headed the two
floors of Royal Hobart Hospital which are devoted to psychiatric studies,
was unavailable for comment. - What the police knew - as well known as
Bryant was to Tasmania's Tavistock networks, he was equally well known to
the police -- despite post Port Arthur protestations to the contrary -- as
evidenced in the following:
1. He had repeatedly threatened to kill some of his neighbors in Tasmania,
several of which incidents, at least, had been reported to the police.
2. On one of his frequent international flights, he had been arrested at
Melbourne Airport on suspicion of being a drug courier, in part because he
travelled without luggage; he was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital and
examined before being released. On another occasion, pornographic videos
depicting bestiality were found in his luggage. According to one police
source interviewed by this news service, Bryant's police records indicated a
profile of a "psychotic multiple killer."
3. That profile accorded well with what his neighbors thought of him, and
not merely because of his frequent threats.
There was intense suspicion among them that Bryant had murdered, first, his
spinster friend and protector, wealthy heiress Helen Harvey, and then, ten
months later, his father, Maurice Bryant. Eyewitnesses had seen Bryant
wrench the steering wheel from Harvey while the two were out driving, and
Harvey had told the mayor of Tasman Council, not long before the fatal car
crash that killed her and seriously wounded Bryant, "Oh, he's a worry to me
sometimes. He grabbed hold of the steering wheel coming down today, and
nearly pulled me off the road, going silly. What would you do with him?"
On Aug. 16, 1993, Maurice Bryant was found, wearing weight belts, dead at
the bottom of a dam on the property formerly owned by Harvey, which she had
willed to Martin Bryant. Bryant had had numerous arguments with his father,
who moved onto the property the same night that Harvey was killed; his son
was particularly bitter that his father was getting rid of the menagerie
that the younger Bryant and Harvey had collected. After his father had
disappeared, but before his body had been found Martin ran into neighbor
Marian Larner outside the local hospital.
As Larner reported to the police shortly thereafter -- who never questioned
her further -- Bryant had accosted her excitedly, grabbing her by the
shoulders: "Oh, Marian, it's so exciting. So exciting!" She asked, "What are
you talking about, Martin?" "Dad's at the bottom of the dam," he replied.
"You'll hear all about it soon. You'll read all about it." and, when the
elder Bryant's body was soon after pulled from the dam, "The searchers were
amazed to see Martin walking back from the dam, laughing," according to a
book about Bryant, {Suddenly One Sunday,} by local journalist Mike Bingham.
Several days before, another neighbor, John Featherstone, had run into
strangers inquiring about a boat which a man named "Martin" had advertised
for sale. When asked why he was selling the boat, Martin Bryant had told
them that his father had just recently passed away.
After recounting the incident to his wife, Featherstone told her,
incredulously, "I saw Maurice just this morning!" 4. But, it was not only
local police who noticed Bryant. In early 1994, on one of his trips to the
United Kingdom, he checked into a hotel in Hereford, the super-sensitive
home of Britain's elite Special Air Services (SAS). Bryant started acting so
strangely, that the hotel management notified the police, who notified
Interpol, which in turn put in inquiries to the police in Tasmania, who
replied that his slate was clean. – ‘the guy had military training' - Beyond
all these and other run-ins with the police, which curiously never resulted
in anything, still another anomaly is the obvious planning and skill which
went into the commission of the mass murder itself -- well beyond the
capabilities of someone diagnosed as "borderline intellectually disabled,"
in the lowest 1-2% of Australia's population, and unable to manage his own
After reading Mullen's psychiatric evaluation, one of Australia's senior
counter-terror experts, who had himself investigated the case, observed to
this news service on the subject of Bryant ostensibly having learned all he
knew about weaponry and tactics from "survival magazines": "If this guy had
weapons and survival skills from magazines, then that conflicts with his
learning difficulties -- how could he understand the books in the first
place? Any decent lawyer would have a field day with this report. They could
pick it to pieces. For a start, Bryant worked out the military aspects of
the shooting.
Most soldiers couldn't do that on their own, but Bryant did. What's more, he
outsmarted the police by doubling back to the Seascape -- that's not a low
IQ. Then, look at the planning of the assault, the equipment required, the
weapons stash, the most effective weapons to use, how much ammunition to
take with him, how to use the weaponry, planning an escape route, creating
havoc in multiple areas to keep the authorities guessing, and so on.
Now, how could he have learned all that from books, with such a low IQ and
poor reading skills? “This guy had military training." Tasmanian Deputy
Commissioner Lupo Prins, who directed the overall police operation at Port
Arthur on April 28, 1996, observed dryly to {The New Citizen} in mid-April
1997, that Bryant had "set up six different areas of activity -- he had
police running in circles.
That's pretty good for a guy who's a slow learner." Prins also told the
Courier Mail on April 28, 1997, that he believes Bryant "was playing out
some pre-arranged script. What that script was, we don't know," because even
though Bryant, unlike most mass murderers, did not commit suicide and was
not killed, and thus "is able to tell the story ...|, he hasn't. It's really
That Bryant's actions, and even his very words, had been choreographed, was
also the assessment of the man who dealt most closely with him, Sgt. Terry
McCarthy, the police negotiator during the siege at Seascape. McCarthy
recalled with some amazement how very calm Bryant, who was then calling
himself "Jamie," was throughout the siege.
Author Mike Bingham interviewed McCarthy and summarized his observations in
his book: McCarthy had "found that parts of his [Bryant's] conversation
seemed prepared in advance, and it had become clear that some of what Bryant
had done was extremely well planned."
And, as Bingham further recorded, in the observations of Broad Arrow kitchen
supervisor Brigid Cook about Bryant: "The care that he took of himself
struck her. He appeared to be having a fine time, a very exciting time, but
he made sure there was no way he could be snuck up on." And, where did the
well-trained Bryant get his military-style weapons? In an interview with the
{Herald Sun} on June 23, 1996, Victorian farmer and gun collector Bill
Drysdale said that he had turned his Colt AR 15 in to the Victorian police
in February 1993, but he was virtually certain that the AR 15 Bryant used
was his, both because of the rarity of that weapon in Australia at the time,
and because of the unique mark a gunsmith had made on the barrel of his
rifle, which matched that on Bryant's rifle.
The serial numbers were almost identical, and "my rifle also had a
collapsible stock and a Colt sight, just as the massacre weapon has," said
The Herald Sun noted, "One of Australia's largest firearms importers told
the Sunday Herald Sun that firearms matching the Port Arthur weapon were as
scarce as hen's teeth,' and that the chances of two weapons of the same
type, with almost-matching serial numbers, being imported into Australia,
were next to nothing. After an interview with police, Drysdale was ordered
by them not to talk to reporters any further.
Why did the Tasmanian police repeatedly overlook Bryant's activities? The
chief police official for Tasmania until his recent retirement was
Commissioner of Police John Johnson, who was also the head of the Australian
Bureau of Criminal Intelligence. Johnson commanded the police team which
carried out a 15-week investigation of the Port Arthur events, and somehow
managed to miss all of the anomalies recorded above.
Who is Johnson? Among other things, he was the first prominent Australian
police official to call for the legalization of drugs, which he did in 1995.
As a series of articles in the {The New Citizen} in 1996 demonstrated, those
pushing the decriminalization of drugs in Australia--whose major funder is
George Soros -- are precisely those London-linked financial circles who are
already benefiting from drug-money laundering. Right after the Port Arthur
investigation, Johnson retired, and has seemingly disappeared. Said a police
source to {The New Citizen}, "You can't find him, because he doesn't intend
to be found."
There are still other anomalies in the case, beyond Bryant's contacts with
psychiatric networks and with the police. Despite official pledges to "get
to the bottom of the case, so such a tragedy would never happen again," all
evidence about the case, including the psychiatric evaluations of Bryant,
was ordered sealed by the judge. In addition, an expose which had been
produced by the TV show "Four Corners," on the Tasmanian Mental Health
Department -- which had had extensive contact with Bryant from the time he
was a child -- was suddenly cancelled, just before it was to air.
Then, several weeks after the Port Arthur massacre, 23-year-old Dion Garry
Yost went on a shooting rampage in the Northern Territory town of
Palmerston, in which he wounded one civilian and four police officers. Yost
had attended, several years after Bryant had, the same Tasmanian high
school! According to psychiatrists, Bryant modelled his murders, at least in
part, on that of Thomas Hamilton's March 13, 1996 slaughter in Dunblane,
Scotland, an act that horrified the world. Bryant's neighbors even said that
he was in the U.K., on one of his many trips there, when Dunblane took
There, too, the "lone nut" Hamilton, a paedophile well known to police, had
nonetheless been allowed to organize "Scouting clubs" all over Scotland. -
The Monarch Project - The Tavistock- sponsored form of "blind terror" of
which Bryant is an example, has the great advantage to its authors, that its
programmed zombies almost invariably kill themselves, or are killed during
the course of the events, leaving little or no evidence.
"One of the essential elements ... is they are looking to kill and be
killed," as Mullen put it. Bryant stated that he was sure he would be
killed; though he has not yet killed himself in prison -- despite two
attempts -- prison authorities have publicly stated that they expect a
fellow inmate to kill him.
Was Bryant programmed? Perhaps hard-core programming was not necessary;
given his psychological make-up, it may have been sufficient just to "steer"
him. But, he did show signs of one known form of Tavistock brainwashing in
which individuals can be programmed to kill, and then to kill themselves, as
a "sub-routine" of Tavistock's MK-Ultra known as the Monarch Project. The
best documentation on Monarch, although still sketchy, is provided in the
second edition of former Nebraska State Senator John DeCamp's book, {The
Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism and Murder in Nebraska}.
One of DeCamp's clients, child-abuse victim Paul Bonacci, was a Monarch
trainee, and has described in detail (not all of which DeCamp records in his
book) some of the processes involved. These are much more sophisticated than
the average psychiatrist is equipped either to recognize, or to treat.
Monarch, or related conditioning, leaves certain tell-tale signs in its
victims: 1) Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD); 2) bizarre sexual behavior;
and, frequently, 3) involvement in Satanic cult activity.
The normal, healthy personality could not be "programmed" without going
through degrading conditioning, which involved or resulted in the above.
Bryant did show signs of MPD, a disorder in which anywhere from two to over
a hundred distinct personalities are present in the same individual. A
neighbor, John Featherstone, told The New Citizen, "Bryant had at least
three or four very distinct personalities. One I would call the surfer
personality, in which Bryant used to dress in surfer-type clothes and put a
surfboard on top of his car, {even though everyone knew he never surfed}."
Then, there is the cool and calm personality, "Jamie," who spoke with police
during the siege at the Seascape cottage, and who was strikingly different
in demeanor, and even in voice, than Bryant's usual self.
The "occasional sudden switches in the direction of Mr. Bryant's discourse,"
which Mullen recorded, are also characteristic of MPD, as different
personalities emerge. Bryant's interviews with police after the slaughter,
in which he denied that he had even been at Port Arthur and seemed genuinely
astonished at the charges against him, are also consistent with MPD.
The great usefulness of MPD for Tavistock controllers, is that different
personalities, whose existence is not even known to the main personality,
may be programmed to carry out distinct tasks, but unless those
personalities are later "accessed," the main personality will have only a
fragmentary idea, if any at all, of what has happened. As for the bizarre
sexual behavior, besides the pornographic videos Bryant brought back to
Australia depicting bestiality, he was known for sleeping with a pig in his
Satanic activity has not been reported (it rarely is in such cases), but his
favorite video was reported to be "Child's Play 2," in which a doll comes to
life and goes around slaughtering people. On Nov. 22, 1996, Bryant was
sentenced to 35 terms of life imprisonment, and to 21 years each on 37 other
charges, the terms to run consecutively, and without parole.
He originally pled "not guilty" to 72 counts of murder and mayhem. With a
new lawyer, and under pressure, he changed that to "guilty," which ensured
that there would be no trial. Indeed, as Mullen stated at the outset of his
psychiatric report for Bryant's new lawyer,
"This report is intended to clarify for the court why an insanity plea was
not considered appropriate...."
As one police source expostulated, "That's wild! If Bryant is not insane,
who is?" However, the decision to find Bryant sane, together with his sudden
change of mind to plead "guilty," is of enormous benefit to those who want
to make sure the truth never comes out.
Under Australia's law, if Bryant were found insane, then he would be
monitored and periodically re-evaluated, to see if he regained his sanity.
Were he to do so, he would then be put on trial -- and some more of
Tavistock's handiwork would undoubtedly be exposed to the light of day.
For further reading Citizens for LaRouche, "Stamp Out the Aquarian
Conspiracy," 1980. Richard Condon,  {The Manchurian Candidate} (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959). The classic fictional treatment of MK-Ultra experiments of the
1950s. John DeCamp,
{The Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism and Murder in Nebraska}
(Lincoln, Neb.: AWT Inc., 1997, second edition). H.V. Dicks,  {Fifty Years of the Tavistock Clinic} (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul,
1970). Carol Greene,
{Morder aus der Retorte: Der Fall Charles Manson} ({Test-Tube Murder: The
Case of Charles Manson}) (Wiesbaden, Germany: Dr. B"ttiger Verlags-GmbH,
1992). John Rawlings Rees,  {The Shaping of Psychiatry by War} (New York: W.W. Norton,
1945). William W. Sargant,  {Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brain- Washing}
(Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1975
 [first edition, 1957]). "The Tavistock Grin," {The Campaigner,}
1974.From {EIR}:
"The Tavistock Psychiatrists Behind the Rape of Bosnia," Feb. 12, 1993.
"British Psychiatry from Eugenics to Assassination," Oct. 7, 1994. "Newt
Gingrich Looks at the Future," Jan. 12, 1996.
"Tavistock's Imperial Brainwashing Project," May 24, 1996. "The Media Cartel
That Controls What You Think," Jan. 17, 1997.