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"Managing a Nightmare: How the CIA Watched Over the Destruction of Gary Webb"

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posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 05:48 PM
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Many of us recall this searing series of information from Gary Webb on the CIA and the drug trade which resulted in his eventual “suicide”
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Here is an article that claims the CIA assisted in his destruction something many already suspected, indeed the two bullet suicide of Webb is very suspicious to say the least


By Ryan Devereaux
Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the coc aine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism.

The 20,000-word series enraged black communities, prompted Congressional hearings, and became one of the first major national security stories in history to blow up online. It also sparked an aggressive backlash from the nation’s most powerful media outlets, which devoted considerable resources to discredit author Gary Webb’s reporting. Their efforts succeeded, costing Webb his career. On December 10, 2004, the journalist was found dead in his apartment, having ended his eight-year downfall with two .38-caliber bullets to the head.

These days, Webb is being cast in a more sympathetic light. He’s portrayed heroically in a major motion picture set to premiere nationwide next month. And documents newly released by the CIA provide fresh context to the “Dark Alliance” saga — information that paints an ugly portrait of the mainstream media at the time.

On September 18, the agency released a trove of documents spanning three decades of secret government operations. Culled from the agency’s in-house journal, Studies in Intelligence, the materials include a previously unreleased six-page article titled “Managing a Nightmare: CIA Public Affairs and the Drug Conspiracy Story.” Looking back on the weeks immediately following the publication of “Dark Alliance,” the document offers a unique window into the CIA’s internal reaction to what it called “a genuine public relations crisis” while revealing just how little the agency ultimately had to do to swiftly extinguish the public outcry. Thanks in part to what author Nicholas Dujmovic, a CIA Directorate of Intelligence staffer at the time of publication, describes as “a ground base of already productive relations with journalists,” the CIA’s Public Affairs officers watched with relief as the largest newspapers in the country rescued the agency from disaster, and, in the process, destroyed the reputation of an aggressive, award-winning reporter.


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posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

But but but he must be crazy... He did shoot himself in the head... TWICE!

No way would the privately owned CIA be involved in the drug trade and all sorts of other sundry things. This is MERICA!!!



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 09:16 PM
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I wish there was a reporter brave enough to investigate the link between the CIA and the Afghan opium smuggling. They would more than likely end up like Mr. Webb. I had a friend in the 506th Airborne Rangers tell me when they first went into Afghanistan the poppy fields were barren and within no time at all the fields were back in action.. Now Afghanistan produces 90% of the world's heroin.



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: geldib

506th are not a RANGER unit it's AIRBORNE only.
RANGER units are all 75TH regiments,1,2,3,4 etc



posted on Sep, 26 2014 @ 09:33 PM
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We need to call Pamela Landy immediately.



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 02:10 AM
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My bad he was in the 82nd airborne, Ranger certified. www.findagrave.com...

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posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: geldib

Hooah.



posted on Sep, 27 2014 @ 08:19 PM
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Here's the trailer for y'all:


Here's the books as well:Kill the Messager

Dark Alliance

Don't mind us this is just wild conjuncture and rumor the fine upstanding Intelligence Community would never allow something so insidious to happen.



posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

I agree that the CIA was probably involved in the destruction and the murder of Gary Webb. This nefarious out of control rogue agency has a life of it's own and has been called "Murder,Inc."

They most certainly would act to protect their reputation when someone with the courage to stand up to them conducts an investigation connecting the said federal spy agency to an illegal activity such as drug running.

There was no autopsy after Webb shot himself in the head twice which, in and of itself should serve as a red flag, and this outfit is more than capable of aiding and abetting and/or planning a murder and then covering up their involvement in same without so much as a trace of evidence that could be liked to them. They have access to the most highly skilled professional killers on the planet and can make even what may appear as the most obvious case of murder look like a suicide.

The death of Gary Webb has the tell tale signs of a CIA murder and cover up in my opinion. They had the motive, and they always find the means to use whatever opportunity presents itself to strike in their own self interests.

This dangerous organization should be eradicated but to do so we need a President with the courage, strength, and will to do it. I wouldn't bet the farm on Obama being that President.




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