The government is implanting trackable microchips into Guantanamo Bay detainees prior to their release using nano technology first tested on U.S. troops, according to a Marine and other high-level sources.
In 2010, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah asked the Obama administration to implant the microchips into the detainees to track their movements upon release, according to WikiLeaks, and now it appears the Pentagon agreed to the request.
“It’s actually a program that started off being used on our troops ourselves voluntarily,” the Marine said, which corresponds to tips received from other sources. “Being young and dumb and signing off paperwork [for implantable chips] thinking you’re going to do something special, such as myself.”
“I started going into a chemical, biological, radiological response team and you sign up for these things thinking they’re going to help you.”
The Marine described the trackable microchips as “completely small, small, small.”
“[The chip] is placed typically within a part of the body in which it would take surgical intervention done on a massive level [to remove it],” he added. “This isn’t something you could just have cut out of your arm.”
“You risk some serious stuff trying to go after something you don’t know exactly where it is.”
In 2010, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced it was researching implantable chips that could treat “traumatic brain injuries” and two years later the agency expanded the program to monitor “troops’ health on the battlefield.”
“For military special forces the practical realization of implantable nanosensors capable of monitoring multiple indicators of physiological state could be a truly disruptive innovation,” DARPA stated.
But it wasn’t long until DARPA began using the program to track individuals and to develop a way to implant false memories in troops.
“DARPA seems to be going full steam ahead on these kinds of technologies,” neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux told MIT Review. “What they plan to do is put chips in [the brain].”
“It would be like a prosthesis—instead of moving your arm, you’re fixing memory.”
And unfortunately, there’s no reason why trackable microchips would be limited to just prisoners and troops.
“These technological ‘advances’ are usually promoted in such a way that makes it difficult for the average citizen to get angry about them,” Michael Snyder wrote. “After all, who could be against keeping our soldiers alive and healthy?”
“But as they say, the path to hell was paved with good intentions; it turns out that researches at Stanford University are also busy developing similar technology for the general public.”