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indigobusiness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 10:38 PM
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Scientist's death haunts family
Scientist's death
haunts family
San Jose Mercury News - August 8, 2002, front page
By Fredric N. Tulsky

The CIA slipped LSD into his drink; days later, he was dead


Frank Olson fell from a hotel window in 1953. His son, who believes he was murdered, today will outline an inquiry into what he calls a coverup.

The death in 1953 of a government scientist, Frank Olson, in a fall from a New York hotel window, is one of the most notorious cases in CIA history.
Only in 1975 did Olson's family learn that the CIA had slipped LSD into his drink, days before his death. President Ford apologized for an experiment gone awry, and promised that the government would reveal everything about the case.
But newly obtained documents show that the Ford administration continued to conceal information about Olson -- particularly, his role in some of the CIA's most controversial research of the Cold War, on anthrax and other biological weapons.
The documents show that two of the key officials involved in the decision to withhold that information were White House aides Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, today the nation's vice president and secretary of Defense.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-04 06:50 AM
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1. Another scientist disappeared in the 50's. This physicist worked with the
government, after inventing a tablet, combined with water, that could replace gasoline.

One day, he went to work and never came home. Naturally, his wife went looking for him. The government erased him: no records he was working with them, never heard of him, no Social Security number, no tax returns, no marriage certificate, and . . . NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

His wife had to wait seven years before going to court to declare him legally dead as she had no idea what happened to him.

I heard this story firsthand from his wife.
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