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Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward.

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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 03:35 AM
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By:Ryan Grim,Matt Sledge and Matt Ferner


LOS ANGELES -- With the public in the U.S. and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs, key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington Post.

More than 18 years have passed since Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb stunned the world with his “Dark Alliance” newspaper series investigating the connections between the CIA, a crack coc aine explosion in the predominantly African-American neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, and the Nicaraguan Contra fighters -- scandalous implications that outraged LA’s black community, severely damaged the intelligence agency's reputation and launched a number of federal investigations.

It did not end well for Webb, however. Major media, led by The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, worked to discredit his story. Under intense pressure, Webb's top editor abandoned him. Webb was drummed out of journalism. One LA Times reporter recently apologized for his leading role in the assault on Webb, but it came too late. Webb died in 2004 from an apparent suicide. Obituaries referred to his investigation as "discredited."

Key Figures In CIA-Crack Cocaine Scandal Begin To Come Forward.

Now,after 17 years a story the big 3 newspapers have thought died with it's author is back.Looks like Gary Webb is indeed getting the last word.It is about time.Seems that Dark Alliance was only scratching the surface of this story here's a quote from the CIA IG report:“In 1984, CIA received allegations that five individuals associated with the Democratic Revolutionary Alliance (ARDE)/Sandino Revolutionary Front (FRS) were engaged in a drug trafficking conspiracy with a known narcotics trafficker, Jorge Morales,” the report found. “CIA broke off contact with ARDE in October 1984, but continued to have contact through 1986-87 with four of the individuals involved with Morales.” Webb's major sources are now coming forward.Also for those who wish to read the reports and the original Dark Alliance series I will be providing links:

Kerry Report

Dark Alliance

CIA IG Report

Also,here's the original AP story:AP story on The Contra-Coke Connection.



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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 03:46 AM
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a reply to: mike dangerously

S^F but in all honesty I really doubt anything will happen. Nothing happened after it was revealed the CIA recorded and had a hand in the capture and torture of Kiki the DEA drug agent that busted the 8 billion dollar drug Op going on in Mexico.

The drug war is a hypocritical endeavor to incarcerate the low level guys in our prisons for profit while the big boys fly in tons of the crap... or used to... Think Iran Contra .. Corruption is not nearly a strong enough word for this crap.


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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 03:58 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

The other thing is that the CIA have their own aircraft and airports. I can tell you now that there are not any customs agents checking their aircraft. The war on drugs is in actuality, a war on the CIA's rivals in the drug business.

Just thing of the amount you can bring in with one military transport plane.

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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:01 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky If it gets people looking into this then good.It's what Webb and the other reports who have wrote about this wanted.No,corruption is far too small a word for this.It's a crime against humanity to me.The so-called war on drugs? Is a war on the poor.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:19 AM
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a reply to: mike dangerously

Yea back in the day That CIA stuff was the sht, it look like it came out of a machine, like wood pencil erasers, except white. Kilos.

Not much of that was seen on the streets, it was to good, whacked and resold.

Then ole slick willie.

Guns for drugs, yhat was the good ole days, now what you got, Ebola.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:19 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358 All part of "National Security" of course.There were many times this was used to protect on-going operations.There's the story of Celerino Castillo a retired DEA Agent who worked El Salvador during the same period in the 80's he saw those planes you were talking about 1st hand.He attempted to tell then President GHW Bush who simply ignored him.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:34 AM
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S & F, good find. With all that's come out lately from speculation to this, not shocking. Also, good to hear more people are realizing the failed war on drugs, but any positives too can be open for corruption if they pose to lose more money with it.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:36 AM
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Legalize drugs. ALL of them. Let drug cartels compete with big pharm.

Hasn't Ron Paul been saying this since the 80s'? "you want to get rid of drug dealers? legalize drugs..."


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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:37 AM
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i have a relative that shall remain unnamed that spent some time in the Army, in some special forces unit, as a medic. Ostensibly, he was involved in the gulf war. And he spent time there. First Gulf War, not 2003.

He also spent time doing trips to Costa Rica and Mexico. Why? To protect shipments and crops.

It ain't just the CIA that is dirty. Its every last one of them bastards.

It isn't "the government". The show Prisonbreak was more accurate: government officials paid for by corporate interests. Just like Smedley Butler told us about.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:48 AM
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a reply to: mike dangerously

By a remarkable coïncidence, it also happens to be the basis for the newly released film Kill The Messenger.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 06:55 AM
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How long do we have to wait to hear the stories of the Heroin traffic? It's being used as a terrorist weapon here, just ask any family members of those lost! Cheaper than beer I hear!
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edit on 12-10-2014 by donlashway because: beer spelling



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 07:06 AM
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a reply to: donlashway

Yeah....they won't be blowing the lid on that one any time soon. If that happened, it would blow the lid on the opiates that big pharma has doctors hand out like candy...

Opiates like Oxycontin are lab grade heroin....often times MUCH better than the garbage that is cut up and stepped all over on the streets....

.....where do you think those oxy junkies head when the price for those oxys becomes too steep?

Heroin can be used as a "weapon" but I would posit that the opiates pushed by doctors and still [largely] seen as "white collar drugs" by the masses are by far the greater "weapon" when it comes to this type of drug. (Just come to my area...Southwest VA....and I can show you what I mean. An entire culture was basically destroyed by oxycontin in "these here parts")



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 07:06 AM
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originally posted by: donlashway
How long do we have to wait to hear the stories of the Heroin traffic? It's being used as a terrorist weapon here, just ask any family members of those lost! Cheaper than bear I hear!
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan



CIA are not the only ones trafficking in heroin. Most of the CIA product from Afghanistan goes to Iran and Russia, which refuse to admit they have a drug problem.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 09:57 AM
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I think the bulk of those drugs are going through Turkey on special NATO flights .It could be that some are going to Russia and Iran but the bulk I believe are going through Turkey . I will check and see if I can find some info on this . a reply to: DJW001



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: donlashway Heroin!!? Our valiant Afghan allies are being accused of selling dope!!!
Yet another conspiracy theory.SMH. The great game continues in Eurasia.We have all read about the record heroin crops for years now,and yet it's constantly denied with the claims that The Taliban burnt the poppy fields back in 2000.Meanwhile the country somehow became the largest grower of heroin in world just around the same time we invaded Afghanistan.


PS:Funny how that all worked out.

edit on 053131p://0926 by mike dangerously because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:19 PM
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Very brave of you to post! But there are equally scandalous stories yet to come:

A) Like how the CIA is the Global Drug Dealer, effectively cancelling out everything American law enforcement and the DEA have tried to do for decades. (Didn't you ever wonder why Afghanistan has increasingly larger "record poppy crops" ever year?)

www.amazon.com...=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413152050&sr=1-2&keywords=CIA+and+heroine+ trafficking

B) And wait until it comes out how the CIA "created" crack from coc aine, and "experimented" on poor blacks in Oakland:

www.amazon.com...=pd_sim_b_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=14EQA1PFPN7NHJ0SQYZM



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:35 PM
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If what you claim is true the only way to solve the problem is a "Night of the Long Knives" situation where you go out and eliminate everyone involved at one time. Its been done before from time to time throughout history, Generally by regimes that are trying to consolidate power (aka NAZI Germany. But it can be done. Thought given the money and players involved I seriously doubt it.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:36 PM
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The stories are true then, that after Congress cut off money for the Contras, our beloved Ronald Reagan sold crack coc aine and they (CIA) started the crack coc aine epidemic in this country to fund there Contras!!!



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: Jakal26

Actually, its not "lab grade heroin"... Oxy is a different molecule, yet with the same opioid base structure.



posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 12:20 AM
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I gotta say I'm surprised with all the stars and flags for my little thread.It's encouraging! It's interesting to read the big 3's reactions to all of this they have been forced to admit that Gary Webb and the others were right.I find the silence from the WSJ very telling they know the truth about Reagan's handlers.







 
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