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#1 Floppin

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:18 AM

Bioweapons expert fell from hotel room window nine days after being given LSD in a drink without his knowledge

The family of a US government scientist who fell to his death from a New York hotel window six decades ago have launched a lawsuit for damages against the CIA, alleging the agency was involved in his murder and a subsequent cover-up.

In one of the most notorious cases in the organisation's history, bioweapons expert Frank Olson died in 1953, nine days after he was given LSD by agency officials without his knowledge.

In the lawsuit, filed in the US district court in Washington on Wednesday, Olson's sons Eric and Nils claim their father was murdered after he witnessed extreme interrogations in which the CIA killed suspects using the biological agents he had developed.

The CIA has long denied any foul play, though it was forced to admit in 1975, more than 20 years after the death, that the scientist had been given LSD in a spiked glass of Cointreau. The agency, which originally told the family the death was a result of job-induced stress, has since maintained that it was a drug-induced suicide.

But in a statement on Wednesday, Eric Olson said: "The evidence shows that our father was killed in their custody. They have lied to us ever since, withholding documents and information, and changing their story when convenient.

"We were just little boys and they took away our lives - the CIA didn't kill only our father, they killed our entire family again and again and again."

The lawsuit alleges that even when the drug details emerged, the CIA embarked on a "multi-decade cover-up that continues to this day."

Olson began work at the special operations division (SOP) of the army's biological laboratory at Fort Detrick in Maryland in 1950. The CIA worked with the SOP researching biological agents and chemical weapons. In 1952 and 1953, he was focused on bioweapons that could be transmitted through the air, according to the lawsuit.

In the year of his death, Olson visited Porton Down, the UK's biological and chemical warfare research centre in Wiltshire, as well as bases in Paris, Norway, and West Germany. During these trips, according to the family's lawsuit, he "witnessed extreme interrogations in which the CIA committed murder using biological agents that Dr Olson had developed".

The lawsuits gives no details of the deaths or where they occurred.

The family said Olson was disturbed by what he had seen and told his wife, Alice, he wanted to quit.

On 19 November 1953 he was taken to a secret meeting Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, where he was given the drink laced with LSD. On 24 November, according to the lawsuit, he told a colleague he wanted to resign.

But instead, on Thanksgiving weekend, he travelled to New York for a psychiatric evaluation and checked into the Statler Hotel. In the early hours of 28 November, he crashed through the window of the 13th-floor room he was sharing with a CIA doctor and plunged to his death in the street below.

The family lawsuit alleges that, immediately following his death, a person in Olson's room made a phone call. The hotel operator overheard one party say "Well, he's gone." The person on the other end responded simply "That's too bad."

The role of LSD in the death only emerged in 1975 during a series of post-Watergate era disclosures about CIA abuses, which revealed programmes on brainwashing, mind control and other human experiments during the early days of the cold war. The Olson case became a symbol for reckless CIA behaviour and government secrecy.

Soon after the revelations, Gerald Ford apologised to the family for an experiment gone wrong, the CIA promised a "complete file" of documents into his death and they were awarded a financial settlement.

But his sons, who have spent much of their adult lives searching for answers in the case, say their questions have been met with cover-ups and lies ever since. Eric Olson said the CIA had refused to provide documents to the family as recently as last year.

Over the years, the Olson family has uncovered evidence they believe supports their theory. Olson's body was exhumed in 1993 and a forensic scientist, James Starrs, concluded that he had probably been struck on the head and then thrown out of the window. Later, the New York district attorney conducted an investigation into his death which was inconclusive.

Scott Gilbert, lead counsel in the lawsuit, said: "It's unfathomable that our own government could stand by as its agents, operating on United States soil, killed an American citizen in cold blood, destroyed his family, and then allowed those directly responsible to walk away without so much as a blemish on their personnel files. Instead of putting its energy and resources into doing what is right, the United States - including this administration - has sought to bury this and hide the truth."


http://www.guardian....ist-1950s-death

This all goes back to the MK-Ultra program.

It constantly boggles my mind that people STILL believe that MK-Ultra is nothing more than a conspiracy theory after the fuging government has admitted to the program and declassified thousands of documents related to it's existence and operation.

#2 CatofWar

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:20 PM

Our government killing people? Gtfo here!


ted kaczynski was a participant in mk ultra. Worked out well.

#3 venom

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

Haha it would not surprise me in the slightest if that infamous LSD story we've all heard about with the dude who thought he could fly and jumps out the building, was based on that murder.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:06 PM

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#5 Mayor Qumiby

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

Wow so 9 days after being dosed he jumps out of the window? ? Are they insinuateing that he was still tripping??? Ive taken alota acid in my day and not once did my trip last more than 24 hrs. Unless they gave him an extreme amount then its total b.s. that he was still tripping for 9 days.

#6 Montsta

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

Who drinks Cointreau straight up?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/29/cia-lawsuit-scientist-1950s-death

This all goes back to the MK-Ultra program.

It constantly boggles my mind that people STILL believe that MK-Ultra is nothing more than a conspiracy theory after the fuging government has admitted to the program and declassified thousands of documents related to it's existence and operation.


There's no question in my mind that its still going on. I have no doubts that these crazed theater shootings, school shootings and what have you are a result of that. All in the effort to regulate the gun trade, Which is the one thing that's standing in the way of a tyrannical government.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

Exactly.... Yet you have Monsta making a joke about it. This poo is real people.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

Stand up. That is all.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:55 PM



By the way, this guy, Bill Cooper was shot dead under mysterious circumstances.

#11 Sean Payton's Vicodin

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

9 days after taking it? What the fug kind of LSD was that?

#12 Montsta

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:35 AM

Exactly.... Yet you have Monsta making a joke about it. This poo is real people.


I've done more acid than 99.999% of the population, and there isn't any acid out, government made or from space aliens, that lasts 9 days. That's why I make a joke, because its bullshit.

#13 Floppin

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:46 AM

I've done more acid than 99.999% of the population, and there isn't any acid out, government made or from space aliens, that lasts 9 days. That's why I make a joke, because its bullshit.


The official story is bullshit, indeed. He didn't jump from the window because he was high on acid, 9 days later. That's kind of the point.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:48 AM

There's no question in my mind that its still going on. I have no doubts that these crazed theater shootings, school shootings and what have you are a result of that. All in the effort to regulate the gun trade, Which is the one thing that's standing in the way of a tyrannical government.


The fug? Do you actually think that the government is going to come and take your guns? I mean, that is quite literally impossible.

Not to mention the shitloads of money being funneled to our congressmen by gun makers and lobbyists for the expressed purpose of not passing gun regulations

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:58 AM

They'll take them if the people don't stand Up for their rights. But they wont go door to door and take them. Theyll just mandate that you turn it in or offer a buy-back program, and people will just dumbly comply. Other countries like New Zealand, Great Britain, and Australia have successfully taken them away from their citizens Due to their apathy.




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