Jim Fetzer and Preston James — Veterans Today April 28, 2014
The official reason is that he is not currently competent to assist his legal counsel in their defense against charges that he has become a drug distributor through his medical practice.
The real reasons, however, appear to be completely different, including:
(a) that Alan and his colleagues have pioneered the responsible use of narcotics to reduce pain and anguish for their patients, where their efforts have been perceived as undermining the “War on Drugs”;
(b) that two of his closest associates in these efforts, Kevin Byers and Siobhan Reynolds, who, like Alen, were members of the Board of Physicians Against Cruelty to Humans with Imperfect Brains, of which Byers was its legal counsel, died in a mysterious plane crash that may well have been deliberate;
(c) that he has been a persistent critic of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for distributing misleading statistics and promoting the impression of non-existent epidemics, where their efforts collectively have constituted a serious attack on the War on Drugs, which has many financial and political beneficiaries, including the DEA;
(d) the crack down began on 3 March 2011, when his home in Bethesda, Maryland, was raided by a heavily armed force of DEA agents wearing bullet-proof vests and brandishing automatic weapons, ransacked his home and taking his computers and cars on the fabricated ground that his bank account reflected a $100,000 transaction, which was for medical equipment but which the agents claimed was for dealing drugs; and,
(e) because he has spoken out about the assassination of JFK and published on the possible use of a paralyzing dart to immobilize the President and aspects of the alleged Sandy Hook “child massacre”, including a psychological evaluation of the testimony of Gene Rosen, a key witness, which he has discredited.
We are thoroughly familiar with Alen Salerian and his situation, and, on the basis of our combined personal and professional experience and qualifications, we are convinced that this case is a version of Stalinist “show trial” tactics to punish him for publicly criticizing the War on Drugs and to set an example of what happens to those who transgress the government’s boundaries.
Even if Alen were “incompetent to defend himself at trial”, which neither of us accept, he could instead be evaluated on an out-patient basis. There is no good reason to incarcerate him in a prison psychiatric ward, except that then he can be subjected to invasive drug and perhaps even electro-shock therapy to alter his ability to reason and turn him into an obedient serf of the state. Alen will protest his abusive treatment at The National Press Club this Thursday at 1 PM/ET. We encourage the public to attend.
The Washingtonian’s “Update” of Alen’s Case
Here is a summary of his plight that has appeared in The Washingtonian, which, as we shall explain, has been running a smear campaign against him by its contributor, Ariel Sabar: