Monday, October 15, 2007

An Interesting Article On Voice Morphing -- In The Modern Day Both Voice & Video Morphing Represent Serious Problems For Activists

Several years ago NASA contrived a plan to use holograms of the spiritual figures of all of the predominant religions to appear concomitantly around the world. Holograms of Jesus Christ, Buddha and other globally recognized and worshipped figures were to be beamed by way of satellites to the respective countries on this planet where they were respected.

Meanwhile, NASA have been broadcasting their own commands into the subconscious minds of the worshipers of these countries in efforts to indoctrinate them into the global mindset that this Illuminst controlled agency was seeking. The name of the program was Project Bluebeam. And while NASA has denied any involvement in such a nefarious program which could still be used to exploit the religious indoctrination of the people on this planet, this type of egomaniacle attempt to control the human population has long been a predominant characteristic of the US Intelligence Community, which operates which reckless abandon when it concerns the lives of those whom it covertly uses for non consensual cover research and human experimenation.

And unfortunately, the technology in which to carry out the aforementioned plan does exist, as do many others which can totally compromise the system of justice here in the United States and abroad.

There are even simpler forms of technology which can dramatically alter some of the basic institutions which have been created in order to maintain a peaceful society, including the US Judicial System.

For example, the average person has no idea that their voice can be morphed (digitally reproduced by a computer as can their bodily features), which can allow law enforcement to arrest any person of interest simply by fabricating a crime and then using this technology to convince a jury that the person in question committed the crimes they are being accused of, when in fact that person had nothing to do with such crimes.

And given that those operating within federal agencies such as the FBI, NSA, CIA and Homeland Security have absolutely no ethics or morality, this technology has only become of greater concern since it can be abused so easily to frame an innocent person for crimes that they did not commit.

Perhaps the best examples of voice morphing to date are the faked phone calls from Flight 93 on the day of 9-11-2001 in which a few of the people on the ill fated flight were recorded speaking with their loved ones shortly before it was shot down over Shanksville, Pennsylvania. At least this is the story that the US Government has attempted to sell us.

However, it has already been proven that the technology to allow for such cell phone conversations at the 32,000 foot altitude that Flight 93 was alleged to have been flying at, did not exist at the time of the flight. The cell phone calls that the FBI told us came from Flight 93 could not have possibly taken place, meaning that once again, the FBI has been caught lying to the American people in efforts to cover up the actual facts behind what really became of Flight 93 and its passengers (who may well still be alive and imprisoned somewhere).

Also take into consideration the fact that Flight 93 was seen landing at a Cleveland, Ohio airport at about the time that it was reported to have been shot down, along with the dubious crash scene in Shanksville, PA, which to this day has confounded every expert who has seen it due its complete lack of continuity with any other crash scene ever documented (short of those taking part in the 9-11 cover up), and what we have is yet further evidence of a mainstream conspiracy in this country -- a coup d'etat to destroy the government of the American people -- carried out by the Bush Administration as well as its many Illuminist supporters within the US Military/Industrial/Intelligence Complex.

Voice Morphing -- Also for Conjuring FRAUDULENT EVIDENCE.

When Seeing and Hearing Isn't Believing

(This technology can -- and most assuredly WILL -- be mis-used to "frame" whistle blowers & dissidents by creating fraudulent "evidence.")

By William M. Arkin
Special to

"Gentlemen! We have called you together to inform you that we are going to overthrow the United States government." So begins a statement being delivered by Gen. Carl W. Steiner, former Commander-in-chief, U.S. Special Operations Command.

At least the voice sounds amazingly like him.

But it is not Steiner. It is the result of voice "morphing" technology developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

By taking just a 10-minute digital recording of Steiner's voice, scientist George Papcun is able, in near real time, to clone speech patterns and develop an accurate facsimile. Steiner was so impressed, he asked for a copy of the tape.

Steiner was hardly the first or last victim to be spoofed by Papcun's team members. To refine their method, they took various high quality recordings of generals and experimented with creating fake statements. One of the most memorable is Colin Powell stating "I am being treated well by my captors."

"They chose to have him say something he would never otherwise have said," chuckled one of Papcun's colleagues.

Most Americans were introduced to the tricks of the digital age in the movie Forrest Gump, when the character played by Tom Hanks appeared to shake hands with President Kennedy.

For Hollywood, it is special effects. For covert operators in the U.S. military and intelligence agencies, it is a weapon of the future.

"Once you can take any kind of information and reduce it into ones and zeros, you can do some pretty interesting things," says Daniel T. Kuehl, chairman of the Information Operations department of the National Defense University in Washington, the military's school for information warfare.

Digital morphing — voice, video, and photo — has come of age, available for use in psychological operations. PSYOPS, as the military calls it, seek to exploit human vulnerabilities in enemy governments, militaries and populations to pursue national and battlefield objectives.

To some, PSYOPS is a backwater military discipline of leaflet dropping and radio propaganda. To a growing group of information war technologists, it is the nexus of fantasy and reality. Being able to manufacture convincing audio or video, they say, might be the difference in a successful military operation or coup.

Pentagon planners started to discuss digital morphing after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Covert operators kicked around the idea of creating a computer-faked videotape of Saddam Hussein crying or showing other such manly weaknesses, or in some sexually compromising situation. The nascent plan was for the tapes to be flooded into Iraq and the Arab world.

The tape war never proceeded, killed, participants say, by bureaucratic fights over jurisdiction, skepticism over the technology, and concerns raised by Arab coalition partners.

But the "strategic" PSYOPS scheming didn't die. What if the U.S. projected a holographic image of Allah floating over Baghdad urging the Iraqi people and Army to rise up against Saddam, a senior Air Force officer asked in 1990?

According to a military physicist given the task of looking into the hologram idea, the feasibility had been established of projecting large, three-dimensional objects that appeared to float in the air.

But doing so over the skies of Iraq? To project such a hologram over Baghdad on the order of several hundred feet, they calculated, would take a mirror more than a mile square in space, as well as huge projectors and power sources.

And besides, investigators came back, what does Allah look like?

The Gulf War hologram story might be dismissed were it not the case that has learned that a super secret program was established in 1994 to pursue the very technology for PSYOPS application. The "Holographic Projector" is described in a classified Air Force document as a system to "project information power from space ... for special operations deception missions."

Voice-morphing? Fake video? Holographic projection? They sound more like Mission Impossible and Star Trek gimmicks than weapons. Yet for each, there are corresponding and growing research efforts as the technologies improve and offensive information warfare expands.

Whereas early voice morphing required cutting and pasting speech to put letters or words together to make a composite, Papcun's software developed at Los Alamos can far more accurately replicate the way one actually speaks. Eliminated are the robotic intonations.

The irony is that after Papcun finished his speech cloning research, there were no takers in the military. Luckily for him, Hollywood is interested: The promise of creating a virtual Clark Gable is mightier than the sword.

Video and photo manipulation has already raised profound questions of authenticity for the journalistic world. With audio joining the mix, it is not only journalists but also privacy advocates and the conspiracy-minded who will no doubt ponder the worrisome mischief that lurks in the not too distant future.

"We already know that seeing isn't necessarily believing," says Dan Kuehl, "now I guess hearing isn't either."

William M. Arkin, author of "The U.S. Military Online," is a leading expert on national security and the Internet. He lectures and writes on nuclear weapons, military matters and information warfare. An Army intelligence analyst from 1974-1978, Arkin currently consults for Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, MSNBC and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Arkin can be reached for comment at
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