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 demise of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in surprising element. It deals a distinct and remarkable 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, a regularly extraordinary and consistently scary global is brought, coloured, and ruled by means of many factors—Cold battle fears, the key dating among the nation’s drug enforcement organisations and the CIA, and the government’s shut collaboration with the Mafia.

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M. C. —Ruwet, Lashbrook, and Olson arrive in Washington. C. —Olson asks Malinowski to stop the car so he can speak with Ruwet. —Ruwet calls Lashbrook at home. C. and then continue on to Frederick, Maryland. —Dr. 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.

However, early this morning Lashbrook was awakened to see his companion crash through window, shade and glass. Olson's underwear-clad body struck a fourth floor ledge and then landed on the side-walk. A former captain with the Army Chemical Corps, Olson had been despondent over ill health, friends here stated. He had resided here with his wife since 1943, and he was well-known locally. All the children were born here. S. D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin and worked for a while at Lafayette, Ind.

Writing this book has been a circuitous task. That task, which spanned over ten years, was convoluted and torturous at times. It was also, as already noted, strangely serendipitous at times, often lending credence to claims that coincidence is not a random occurrence, but sometimes deliberate in some way. Some of the coincidences encountered along the way, as noted above, were startling and eerie, striking close to home. At other times, peculiar things occurred that made me think that I had not chosen my subject but instead the subject had chosen me.

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