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 extraordinary investigate the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officialsincluding a number of who really oversaw the CIA’s mind-control courses from the Fifties to the Seventies. In retracing those courses, an often strange and continuously scary global is brought, coloured, and ruled through many factorsCold battle fears, the key courting among the nation’s drug enforcement businesses and the CIA, and the government’s shut collaboration with the Mafia.
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His maternal grandfather had been the minister of the small beach town’s Presbyterian Church. About six months after this, a close friend reminded me that, during the mid-1970s, we had once visited Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, the site of Frank Olson’s LSD dosing by the CIA. We had stayed in an old stone cabin near the lake, the very same cabin where Olson and Dr. Sidney Gottlieb had stayed. Maybe some of Olson’s energy remained behind and has infected you, laughed my friend. Maybe, I thought. Either that, or for most of my life I had been on a collision course with the Olson story.
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. —Carl Jung It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. —Lewis Carroll It is February 16, 2000, a cold, gray morning in Manhattan.
Detective Ward quoted Dr. Harold Abramson of 133 E. , as saying he had three visits from Mr. Olson in the last few days and that he was suffer from a severe psychosis. -New York Herald Tribune, November 29,1953 Introduction I know something about obsessions. Sinister Forces was an obsession that lasted more than twenty-five years as I researched, investigated, and interviewed for a book that turned into three volumes and more than a thousand pages, and even then only scratched the surface of the dark side of American history.