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 loss of life of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in surprising element. It deals a special and extraordinary look at 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 Fifties to the Nineteen Seventies. In retracing those courses, a regularly strange and constantly scary international is brought, coloured, and ruled by way of many factors—Cold battle fears, the key courting among the nation’s drug enforcement firms and the CIA, and the government’s shut collaboration with the Mafia.

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Olson are Mrs. Olson and three children. C.. November 28,1953 Scientist Killed In Hotel Plunge Frank Olson, forty-two, a bacteriologist for the Defense Department in Washington, was killed early yesterday in a plunge from a tenth-story room at the Hotel Statler, Seventh Ave. , police reported. Detective John Ward said he was identified by Robert Vern Lashbrook, thirty-five, a Defense Department chemist, who was sharing a room at the hotel with him. Mr. Olson's address was given as Route 5, Frederick, Md.

And covered up the deeds. Bureaucracies are like that. In the Machiavellian hubris of our day, power is dealt from the shadows, laying waste to our Constitution, while tricks and games enthrall an increasingly scratching populace. People are forced to the ground, allowed only to raise their heads to squabble on cue. Ours is a debased dysfunctional Republic, where our people are obese, our prisons are full, our schoolchildren do with less (some even homeless), our coins have slugs in them, our wars fought more and more by mercenaries, and our free press isn’t—all while asking our children and those yet to be born ...

Olson and Lashbrook have martinis in the hotel cocktail lounge. —Olson and Lashbrook have dinner in the hotel’s main dining room. M. —Olson and Lashbrook return to Room 1018A. M. (shortly after)—Lashbrook calls Ruwet. M. and then retire for the night. —Lashbrook wakes at the sound of a loud crashing noise. Olson falls from hotel window and is dead five minutes later. —Ruwet receives a telephone call from Gottlieb informing him that Olson is dead. Prologue In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.

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