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The mad-scientist who pioneered the CIA’s mind-control experiments | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. on September 11, 2019

It really takes a special type of stupid to ignore all the violations in the past, from the Tuskegee syphilis experiments to the lies that get the US into war after war.

It’s revelations like these that make it insane to trust the government.

This is just one tiny example of the cold hard proof of how psychotic and evil our government can be.

https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/the-mad-scientist-who-pioneered-the-cias-mind-control-experiments/

By Joe Jarvis

The crazy people are the one who DON’T believe any conspiracy theories…

If you believed in the existence of MK-ULTRA CIA mind-control experiments in the 1960s, people would probably assume you took a little too much acid.

And that may very well have been the case if you were one of the unwitting subjects of the mad-scientist, Syndey Gottlieb.

Gottlieb developed his practices straight from Nazi-doctors responsible for some of the most horrific human experiments on concentration camp victims during World War II. At one point the Nazi scientists were flown to the USA to lecture CIA agents on the effects of the deadly poison gas sarin.

Gottlieb emulated these Nazi-tactics in black sites all over the world.

[Gottlieb] operated almost completely without supervision. He had sort of a checkoff from his titular boss and from his real boss, Richard Helms, and from the CIA director, Allen Dulles. But none of them really wanted to know what he was doing. This guy had a license to kill. He was allowed to requisition human subjects across the United States and around the world and subject them to any kind of abuse that he wanted, even up to the level of it being fatal — yet nobody looked over his shoulder. He never had to file serious reports to anybody. I think the mentality must have been [that] this project is so important — mind control, if it can be mastered, is the key to global world power.

Some of his experiments involved voluntary participants. For instance, Whitey Bulger volunteered during his first stint in prison. He was told the experiments were meant to research cures for Schizophrenia.

In reality, he was administered LSD every day for over a year in an attempt to destroy the human mind. That was step one, before the mind could be replaced with a new mind, one which the CIA would control.

Other victims included men lured in by prostitutes, and “expendable” foreign prisoners not afforded the right to due process.

During the process people went crazy, lives were ruined, and people died.

Stephen Kinzer is out today with a new book called Poisoner in Chief which dives deep in the man behind the now-infamous mind control experiments of the 1950s and 60s, MK-ULTRA.

Stephen Kinzer’s Poisoner in Chief reads like a spy thriller―but his revelations about the macabre career of the CIA’s Sidney Gottlieb are deeply disturbing. Kinzer’s work underscores once again the narrative power of biography to unearth our collective history.” ―Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthor of American Prometheus, author of The Good Spy.

It’s revelations like these that make it insane to trust the government.

This is just one tiny example of the cold hard proof of how psychotic and evil our government cab be.

So why on earth are there still millions and millions of people who argue every day for the government to have more power over us?…

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From mind control to murder? How a deadly fall revealed the CIA’s darkest secrets | US news | The Guardian

Posted by M. C. on September 7, 2019

Frank Olson died in 1953, but, because of clandestine US government experiments, it took decades for his family to get closer to the truth

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What is it doing to  now?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/06/from-mind-control-to-murder-how-a-deadly-fall-revealed-the-cias-darkest-secrets

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Frank Olson died in 1953, but, because of clandestine US government experiments, it took decades for his family to get closer to the truth. By

Glass shattered high above Seventh Avenue in Manhattan before dawn on a cold November morning in 1953. Seconds later, a body hit the sidewalk. Jimmy, the doorman at the Statler hotel, was momentarily stunned. Then he turned and ran into the hotel lobby. “We got a jumper!” he shouted. “We got a jumper!”

The night manager peered up through the darkness at his hulking hotel. After a few moments, he picked out a curtain flapping through an open window. It turned out to be room 1018A. Two names were on the registration card: Frank Olson and Robert Lashbrook.

 

Police officers entered room 1018A with guns drawn. They saw no one. The window was open. They pushed open the door to the bathroom and found Lashbrook sitting on the toilet, head in hands. He had been sleeping, he said, and “I heard a noise and then I woke up.”

“The man that went out the window, what is his name?” one officer asked.

“Olson,” came the reply. “Frank Olson.”

“In all my years in the hotel business,” the night manager later reflected, “I never encountered a case where someone got up in the middle of the night, ran across a dark room in his underwear, avoiding two beds, and dove through a closed window with the shade and curtains drawn.”

The Statler Hotel in Manhattan
The Statler Hotel in Manhattan. Photograph: Bettmann Archive

Leaving the police officers, the night manager returned to the lobby and, on a hunch, asked the telephone operator if any calls had recently been made from room 1018A. “Yes,” she replied – and she had eavesdropped, not an uncommon practice in an era when hotel phone calls were routed through a switchboard. Someone in the room had called a number on Long Island, which was listed as belonging to Dr Harold Abramson, a distinguished physician, less well known as an LSD expert and one of the CIA’s medical collaborators.

“Well, he’s gone,” the caller had said. Abramson replied: “Well, that’s too bad.”

To the first police officers on the scene, this seemed like another of the human tragedies they saw too often: a distressed or distraught man had taken his own life. They could not have known that the dead man and the survivor were scientists who helped direct one of the US government’s most highly classified intelligence programmes.

Early the next morning, one of Olson’s close colleagues drove to Maryland to break the terrible news to the dead man’s family. He told Alice Olson and her three children that Frank “fell or jumped” to his death from a hotel window. Naturally, they were shocked, but they had no choice other than to accept what they were told. Alice did not object when told that, given the condition of her husband’s body, family members should not view it. The funeral was held with a closed casket. There the case might have ended.

Decades later, however, spectacular revelations cast Olson’s death in a completely new light. First, the CIA admitted that, shortly before he died, Olson’s colleagues had lured him to a retreat and fed him LSD without his knowledge. Then it turned out that Olson had talked about leaving the CIA – and told his wife that he had made “a terrible mistake”. Slowly, a counter-narrative emerged: Olson was disturbed about his work and wanted to quit, leading his comrades to consider him a security risk. All of this led him to room 1018A.


Frank Olson had been one of the first scientists assigned to the secret US biological warfare laboratories at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland during the second world war. There Olson began working with the handful of colleagues who would accompany him throughout his clandestine career. One was Harold Abramson. Others included ex-Nazi scientists who had been brought to work on secret missions in the US. For a time they worked on aerosol technologies – ways to spray germs or toxins on enemies and to defend against such attacks. Later, Olson met with American intelligence officers who had experimented with “truth drugs” in Europe.

Olson was discharged from the army in 1944, but remained at Fort Detrick on a civilian contract and continued his research into aerobiology. Several times he visited the secluded Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, which was used for testing “living biological agents, munitions and aerosol cloud production”. He co-authored a 220-page study entitled Experimental Airborne Infections, which described experiments with “airborne clouds of highly infectious agents”.

In 1949, he travelled to the Caribbean for Operation Harness, which tested the vulnerability of animals to toxic clouds. The next year, he was part of Operation Sea Spray, in which dust engineered to float like anthrax was released near San Francisco. He regularly travelled to Fort Terry, a secret army base on Plum Island, off the eastern tip of Long Island, which was used to test toxins too deadly to be brought on to the US mainland.

This was the period when senior army and CIA officers were becoming deeply alarmed at what they feared was Soviet progress toward mastering forms of warfare based on microbes. Their alarm led to the creation of the special operations division. Rumours about its work spread through offices and laboratories. Olson learned of it over an evening game of cards with a colleague, John Schwab, who unbeknown to him, had been named the division’s first chief. Schwab invited him to join. Olson accepted immediately.

Less than a year later, Olson succeeded Schwab as chief of the special operations division. His job description was vague but tantalising: collect data “of interest to the division, with particular emphasis on the medico-biological aspects”, and coordinate his work with “other agencies conducting work of a similar or related nature”. That meant the CIA.

Olson’s speciality was “the airborne distribution of biological germs”, according to one study. “Dr Olson had developed a range of lethal aerosols in handy sized containers. They were disguised as shaving cream and insect repellants. They contained, among other agents, staph enteroxin, a crippling food poison; the even more deadly Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis; and most deadly of all, anthrax … Further weapons he was working on included a cigarette lighter which gave out an almost instant lethal gas, a lipstick that would kill on contact with skin and a neat pocket spray for asthma sufferers that induced pneumonia.”

Frank Olson in 1952.

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Frank Olson in 1952. Photograph: AP

By the time Olson stepped down as chief of the special operations division in early 1953, complaining that the pressures of the job aggravated his ulcers, he had joined the CIA. He stayed with the division, which was officially part of the army but functioned as a CIA research station hidden within a military base. There he came to know Sidney Gottlieb and his deputy, Robert Lashbrook, the two scientists who would soon be running a top-secret CIA project codenamed MK-Ultra.

Gottlieb was the CIA’s chief poison-maker. Over two decades, he oversaw medical experiments and “special interrogation” projects in which hundreds of people were tormented and many minds were permanently shattered. During this period, there was an obsession at the CIA: there is a way to control the human mind, and if it can be found, the prize will be nothing less than global mastery. MK-Ultra was a top secret programme of experiments in mind control that used, as its basic formula, doses of LSD given to “expendables”. Gottlieb wanted to discover how much LSD a human being could take. Could there be a breaking point, he wondered – a dose so massive that it would shatter the mind and blast away consciousness, leaving a void into which new impulses or even a new personality could be implanted?…

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CIA Secret Experiments in Mind Control and Assassination – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on August 6, 2019

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/08/charles-burris/cia-secret-experiments-in-mind-control-and-assassination/

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The Search for the Manchurian Candidate – The CIA and Mind Control — Book by John Marks.

  A ‘Manchurian Candidate’ is an unwitting assassin brainwashed and programmed to kill. In this book, former State Department officer John Marks tells the explosive story of the CIA’s highly secret program of experiments in mind control. His curiosity first aroused by information on a puzzling suicide. Marks worked from thousands of pages of newly released documents as well as interviews and behavioral science studies, producing a book that ‘accomplished what two Senate committees could not’ (Senator Edward Kennedy).

“Perhaps the most compelling, well-researched, organized and well-written account of CIA operations ever.” (Progressive);

“A comprehensive, detailed and thoroughly readable account of the CIA safehouses, the brainwashing experiments, the involvement of the universities.” (Washington Monthly)

I met John Marks in 1983 and discussed his book and the dangerous consequences of mind control with him.

Acid Dreams The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, The Sixties, and Beyond– Book by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain

Operation Mind Control– Book by Walter Bowart

CIA Assassination Manual  — CIA: A Study Of Assassination ( 1953)

A Lie Too Big to Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy — Book by by LIsa Pease (Author), James DiEugenio (Introduction)

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Security Troops on US Nuclear Missile Base Took LSD | Military.com

Posted by M. C. on May 27, 2018

There is a joke, I think it is a joke, about how the most important aspect of a new AF base is the layout of the golf course. Somehow this view of USAF mentality does not seem far fetched.

We are again violating the nuclear non-proliferation act by developing a new generation of nukes, this air force will be in charge.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/05/24/security-troops-us-nuclear-missile-base-took-lsd.html

By Robert Burns

One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, “I absolutely just loved altering my mind.”

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Life Is Still Beautiful in Rural France – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on August 28, 2017

In spite of CIA LSD experiments.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/08/linh-dinh/life-still-beautiful-rural-france/

Here in Florensac, there are still plenty of mom and pops, and no chain fast foods. I’m typing this outside the Brasserie Le Calypso. At adjacent tables are men, women and children, everyone relaxed and friendly. Peugeots and Citroens zoom by. One woman and four men, one a north African, stand around a barrel to sip drinks and talk. Walking her Yorkshire Terrier, an old woman in a red dress greets a child, “Bonjour, mon bébé!” Then she sits down next to a tattooed man, orders a wine. Read the rest of this entry »

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What the History Channel Left Out – Maybe It Was The LSD

Posted by M. C. on June 26, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/06/no_author/history-channel-left/

Over the past week, I’ve been watching the History Channel’s America’s War on Drugs mini docu-series. To my surprise, the History Channel was shockingly honest about the CIA’s involvement in the war on drugs and the massive political propaganda campaigns that went along with it. The series criminalized the CIA and the government, and rightly so, discussing their involvement in drug trafficking, production, and testing — on both volunteers and unwilling patients — and even murder.
Yet more on terrorism’s friend the CIA. Don’t use the History Channel as Cliff Notes for your next test.

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