Early life[ edit ] Webb was born in Corona, Californiaone of two children in his family. Webb's father was a Marine sergeant, and the family moved frequently, as his career took him to new assignments. He then transferred to nearby Northern Kentucky University.
The "Dark Alliance" series turned into an explosive, lightning rod of intense controversy "Protesters demonstrated at CIA headquarters.
Times "The day I will never forget was the day he told me about this link between cocaine traffickers and the crack epidemic of the '80s and the CIA's organized, right wing, Contra army of that era," Sue Bell, Gary's wife at the time said.
He threw himself into the story, doing what he loved to do best, exposing the truth. Webb never accused the CIA of aiding the drug dealers, but he implied that the Agency was aware of the transactions.
Their stance seemed to be characterized by a cautious wait and see attitude, or first ignore the story then attack if need be. Isn't it conceivable that the public's interest in the story was carefully monitored by the establishment?
Then, armed with the public's reaction, and given the time necessary, Webb's series could be dissected and its weakest points found and attacked, enabling the power elite to discredit the entire story.
That is the perfect way to cast aspersions on the entire piece's unassailable basic premise while pretending to be objective. The Dark Alliance series had also been posted on the Mercury News website, where like a volcano, the story eventually exploded across America and the world via the internet.
Its aftershocks rumbled through the mainstream media. It had quickly become a virtual cause celebre; in only a matter of weeks the website was receiving up to 3.
Webb did enjoy a brief period of support, celebrity, and positive feedback. But that was short lived, and soon replaced by a devastating public crucible. The CIA 's "Mighty Wurlitizer" and its media mouthpieces had begun impugning the truth that Webb had so thoroughly documented.
In November ofJohn Deutch, the director of the CIA at the time made an unprecedented appearance at a town hall meeting in Watts to denounce the allegations in Webb's Dark Alliance series and to publicy disavow the CIA's alleged connection to drug trafficking by the Contras and the ensuing crack explosion.
Webb's series had to be neutralized in order to maintain the matrix like status quo. Decades of carefully constructed government propaganda and Tavistock inspired social engineering concerning the role of the CIA and the phony war on drugs were suddenly in jeopardy.
So within two months of publication, the CIA infested American Press Mighty Wurlitzer unfairly launched an unprecedented "piling on" and brutally attacked Webb's "Dark Alliance"series en masse.
He undeservedly found himself the recipient of a growing chorus of unfounded and malicious attacks on his journalistic integrity and impeccable investigation.
The loudest voices in the chorus were from the mainstream, CIA riddled big troika: This, of course, was part of a well orchestrated plan initiated by the secret government's "Ministry of Truth", designed to professionally assassinate Webb by questioning his journalistic integrity, thereby casting doubt in the general public's mind regarding the veracity of his charges.
This campaign was an effort to quickly derail the embarrassing revelations that Webb's "Dark Alliance"Series had so unabashedly and adroitly exposed. But, fortunately the power elite and their mainstream whore media mouthpieces failed to conclusively discredit Webb's expose.
In an August 30th, letter to Attorney General Janet Reno she demanded an independent investigation of the CIA's alleged role in cocaine trafficking. She wrote, "As a U. Representative of South-Central Los Angeles, one of the communities most ravaged by crack cocaine, I have a keen desire to get answers to the many questions that have been raised by the San Jose Mercury News expose.
As you know, in the late s, Congress held extensive hearings on the connection between foreign policy, narcotics, and law enforcement. Those hearings produced damning evidence of wrongdoing. However, due to continual obstruction, from many different sources -- including federal law enforcement agencies -- those hearings were not able to establish as precise a trail of guilt as the recent San Jose Mercury News article has, at least as it pertains to the origin of the crack cocaine trade in the U.The Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations / or [email protected] Washington, D.C.
– An August, , series in the San Jose Mercury News by reporter Gary Webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in California to the contras, As Lorraine Adams reported in the October The series examined the origins of the crack cocaine trade in Los Angeles and claimed that members of the anti-communist Contra rebels in Nicaragua had played a major role in creating the trade, referring to him as "the Johnny Appleseed of crack in California." Gary Webb on the CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion".
Below is a report on Webb’s life and reporting by Johnny Liberty, courtesy of The Free Thought Project. The Origins of “An American Hero” Gary Webb was born on August 31st, in Corona, California.
The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion. The charges of CIA involvement in Contra cocaine trafficking were revived in , when a newspaper series by reporter Gary Webb in the San Jose Mercury News claimed that the trafficking had played an important role in the creation of the crack cocaine drug problem in the United States.
Webb's series led to three federal investigations, none of. Evidence that NSC Staff Supported Using Drug Money to Fund the Contras In , the Senate Subcommittee on Narcotics, Terrorism and International Operations, led by Senator John Kerry, launched an investigation of allegations arising from reports, more than a decade ago, of contra-drug links.
The charges of CIA involvement in Contra cocaine trafficking were revived in , when a newspaper series by reporter Gary Webb in the San Jose Mercury News claimed that the trafficking had played an important role in the creation of the crack cocaine drug problem in the United States.
Webb's series led to three federal investigations, none of.