Although Holmes dropped out of the PhD neuroscience program at
Anschutz in June,
police evacuated two buildings at the
Anschutz center after the massacre at the Aurora movie theater.
Holmes reportedly gave a presentation at the Anschutz campus in
May on Micro DNA Biomarkers in a class titled "Biological Basis
of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders."
Initial reports of Holmes having an
accomplice in the theater shooting have been discounted by the
Aurora police. No explanation has been given by police why the
Anschutz campus buildings were evacuated
after Holmes was already in custody in the Arapahoe County
Anschutz Medical Campus is on the recently de-commissioned site
of the U.S. Army's Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and is named
after Philip Anschutz, the billionaire Christian fundamentalist
oil and railroad tycoon who also owns The Examiner newspaper
chain and website and the neo-conservativeWeekly Standard. The
Anschutz Medical Campus was built by a $91 million grant from
the Anschutz Foundation.
In 2006, at the age of 18, Holmes served as a research intern at
the Salk Institute at the University
of California at San Diego in La Jolla. It is noteworthy that
for the previous two years before Holmes worked at the Salk
Institute, the research center was
partnered with the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA),
Columbia University, University of California at San Francisco,
University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wake Forest University, and
the Mars Company (the manufacturers of Milky Way and Snickers
bars) to prevent fatigue in combat troops through the
enhanced use of epicatechina, a blood
flow-increasing and blood vessel-dilating anti-oxidant flavanol
found in cocoa and, particularly, in dark chocolate.
The research was part of a larger DARPA
program known as the "Peak Soldier Performance Program,"
which involved creating brain-machine
interfaces for battlefield use, including human-robotic
bionics for legs, arms, and eyes. DARPA works closely with the
Defense Science Office on projects that include the medical
research community. Fitzsimons was at the forefront of DARPA
research on the use of brain-connected "neuroprosthetic" limbs
forsoldiers amputated or paralyzed in combat.
JAMES HOLMES FATHER'S LINKS
According to his LinkedIn profile, James Holmes's father, Dr.
Robert Holmes, who received a PhD in Statistics in 1981 from the
University of California at Berkeley, worked for San Diego-based
HNC Software, Inc. from 2000 to 2002. HNC, known as a "neural
network" company, and DARPA, beginning in 1998, have worked on
developing "cortronic neural networks,"
which would allow machines to interpret aural and visual stimuli
to think like humans. The cortronic concept was developed
by HNC Software's chief scientist and co-founder, Robert
Hecht-Nielsen. HNC merged with the Minneapolis-based Fair
Isaac Corporation (FICO), a computer analysis and
decision-making company. Robert Holmes continues to work at
SHOOTER WORKED FOR
JEWISH BIG BROTHERS
It has also emerged that Holmes, when he
was 20, worked as a camp counselor at Camp Max Straus of the
Jewish Big Brothers and Sister of
Los Angeles. According to the Jewish Journal, among other tasks,
Holmes helped to teach boys between the ages of 7 to 10 archery.
HAD TENNESSEE PLATES
In another unusual detail, the car Holmes
used to drive to the Aurora movie theater had
Tennessee plates, NOT Colorado
plates or california plates which is where Holmes is originally
James Holmes is the grandson of Lt. Col.
Robert Holmes, one of the first Turkish language
graduates of the Army Language School, later the Defense
Language Institute, in Monterey, California. Graduating from the
Turkish language class in 1948, Holmes spent a career in the
Army, which likely included more than a few intelligence-related
assignments. Typically, U.S. military officers conversant in
Turkish served with either the Defense Intelligence Agency or
the Central Intelligence Agency at
either the U.S. embassy in Ankara or the Consulate General in
Istanbul, or both.
JASON BOURNE, SUPER
SOLDIERS & BRAIN MACHINES
What are the links between the younger and
elder Holmes and U.S. government research on creating
super-soldiers, human brain-machine interfaces, and human-like
Was James Holmes engaged in a real-life
Jason Bourne TREADSTONE project that broke down and resulted in
deadly consequences in Aurora, Colorado?"
By Wayne Madsen (revised)