Psychotronic weaponry is probably one of the least known and little understood fields in military research, as it is truly something which one would relegate to the realm of science fiction if they were not aware of the facts behind it.
Biddle seems to get confused by the fact that these weapons reportedly have the capability to create physiological sensations like burning (like the American Active Denial System, also known as a “heat ray” or “microwave gun,” which utilizes super high frequencies).
Biddle exposes his ignorance by conflating the super high frequency (SHF) used by the Active Denial System (ADS) with the low-frequency waves used by psychotronic weapons.
I consider this somewhat like thinking a flame thrower and a .22 rifle are the same because they can both injure and kill people.
Both types of weapons use invisible waves and are far from conventional weapons, but that is just about where the similarities end.
Here is another instance of Biddle being completely confused by this technology, which is a bit surprising and disconcerting seeing as he works for a technology blog.
The ADS activates the water molecules on the skin like a microwave, thus creating the sensation of heat. However, if reports are correct, the Russian weapon targets the central nervous system, which is an entirely different mechanism.
While they both obviously use electromagnetic radiation, one targets the water in epidermal cells while the other reportedly goes straight to the target’s central nervous system (how exactly this is done is unclear at this point).
In fact, these weapons are far from new, as Nick Begich heavily documents in his book Earth Rising: The Revolution, Toward a Thousand Years of Peace.
Thankfully, the Herald Sun points this out in writing, “Research into electromagnetic weapons has been carried out in the US and Russia since the ’50s.”
It was reported that the plans to introduce the so-called super-weapons were announced by Anatoly Serdyukov, the Russian Defense Minister.
There also seems to be confusion about where some of the quotes originated, as the article which has been so widely published attributes a quote to a “Mr Tsyganok” who is never properly identified.
“When it was used for dispersing a crowd and it was focused on a man, his body temperature went up immediately as if he was thrown into a hot frying pan,” they claim he said.
I believe that the “Mr Tsyganok” they cite is actually Anatoly Tsyganok, the head of the Military Forecasting Center in Moscow.
The full quote, according to the British Daily Mail, is, “When it was used for dispersing a crowd and it was focused on a man, his body temperature went up immediately as if he was thrown into a hot frying pan. Still, we know very little about this weapon and even special forces guys can hardly cope with it.”
Unnamed sources claim that Putin described the weapons as “entirely new instruments for achieving political and strategic goals.”
Another quite damning quote, allegedly from Putin (which, I honestly doubt is accurate since saying such a thing would be quite damaging), reads, “Such high-tech weapons systems will be comparable in effect to nuclear weapons, but will be more acceptable in terms of political and military ideology.”
It’s hardly politically savvy to compare a weapon to nuclear weapons then say that it is acceptable for use. In fact, even mentioning that your country has such capabilities would be far from intelligent from a political standpoint.
“This is a serious weapon,” Tsyganok added, reinforcing the fact that it makes no sense for the Russians to publicly promote such a weapon, unless they were doing so as a deterrent of some kind.
The problem I see with this entire story is that the Daily Mail and others have used it as a chance to claim that Putin would use it against Russian dissidents, even though there is absolutely nothing to back up the claims.
The Daily Mail’s headline, “Putin targets foes with ‘zombie’ gun which attack victims’ central nervous system” emphasizes just that.
Furthermore, it is worth pointing out that the Russian Ministry of Defense refused to comment on the matter, which makes little sense if Serdyukov indeed announced that they were planning to introduce the weapons.
However, there are indeed bits of information indicating that Russia is already using the weaponry. Aside from the many pieces of information which point to Russian research in the area going back decades, which Begich and others have thoroughly documented, the case of Sergei Serykh indicates that they may be in use already.
Sergei or Serguei Serykh was a Russian asylum seeker in the United Kingdom, along with his wife Tatiana and his stepson.
All three of them died, allegedly by committing suicide, on March 7, 2010 when they fell from the Red Road flats in Glasgow, Scotland.
The Daily Mail claims that he spoke of a psychotronic weapons program to the MI6, although I cannot locate any corroborating reports.
Furthermore, they claim that he said he was a victim of these weapons, which he said were “many times more powerful than in the Matrix films.”
Once again, all I can find are copies of the article, not other reports which back this purported quote up.
The case of Serykh is quite mysterious, but what is certain is that this weaponry has been in development for a long time and it would be foolish to think that the Russians were not actively pursuing this route.
However, I seriously doubt that Putin or other Russian politicians would want to expose such a thing to the international press, especially at a time when the West seems increasingly antagonistic towards the former Soviet state.
This article first appeared on End the Lie