A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's by H. P. Albarelli Jr.

By H. P. Albarelli Jr.

Following nearly a decade of study, this account solves the mysterious dying of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in stunning aspect. It deals a distinct and unparalleled inspect the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials—including a number of who truly oversaw the CIA’s mind-control courses from the Nineteen Fifties to the Nineteen Seventies. In retracing those courses, an often extraordinary and constantly scary international is brought, coloured, and ruled by means of many factors—Cold battle fears, the key dating among the nation’s drug enforcement companies and the CIA, and the government’s shut collaboration with the Mafia.

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Yes,” I said, perplexed and not at all sure how to account for the bizarre tableau before us. My neighbor, a mathematics teacher at the local high school, solved the mystery for us a few days later. ” “During the fifties and sixties they did a lot of stuff here with LSD and other drugs,” my neighbor explained. ” “Experiments, crazy things. A lot of the test subjects still live around here. ” I had read about the early government-sponsored experiments with LSD, but had thought little more about the incident or Spring Grove Hospital until about six months later.

I found Eric’s remark less than comforting. I had suspected all along that nobody would ever be prosecuted for Frank Olson’s death, but had remained silent on the issue. My research into the case had produced a keen awareness of the motivations of many of the players. Trying to do the right thing, for me, had become unduly complicated. ” Inches became feet, feet yards, yards miles, and so on. For all the reasons that will become clear to readers, the story had become almost too complex and too convoluted to manage; it had also frequently come too close to home for many of the parties involved.

Sidney Gottlieb arrives at Lashbrook’s apartment. 12:00 noon—Gottlieb drives Lashbrook and Olson to Washington airport. —Olson and Lashbrook arrive back in New York City and go by taxi from LaGuardia airport to Dr. M. —Abramson meets with Olson for about 45 minutes and then with Lashbrook and Olson together for about 15 minutes. M. )—Abramson takes Lashbrook and Olson to the nearby Anchorage Guest House, Cold Spring Harbor, where the two men check in for the night. —Olson and Lashbrook have Thanksgiving dinner at a local restaurant.

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