March 16, 2010

CIA: Subway LSD?

Did the Subway secretly experiment with LSD in the NY subway?

For decades people have speculated about the CIA dosing people on the subway with LSD, without their knowledge.

But most dismissed it as a conspiracy theory, not believe the government would use citizens for this type of medical experiment, giving them drugs without them knowing.

Now though, new documents suggest the theory might actually be true.

An FBI documented recently uncovered, from 1950, says "The BW [biological weapon] experiments to be conducted by representatives of the Department of the Army in the New York Subway System in September 1950, have been indefinitely postponed,"

CIA: Subway LSD?

On Nov. 28, 1953, Frank Olson, a bland, seemingly innocuous 42-year-old government scientist, plunged to his death, written off as an unremarkable suicide of a depressed government bureaucrat who came to New York City seeking psychiatric treatment, so it attracted scant attention at the time. But 22 years later, the Rockefeller Commission report was released, detailing a litany of domestic abuses committed by the CIA. The ugly truth emerged: Olson's death was the result of his having been surreptitiously dosed with LSD days earlier by his colleagues...

CIA: Subway LSD?

Posted at March 16, 2010 3:53 PM