Tuesday, October 28, 2014

How Crack Funded a CIA War: Gary Webb Interview on the Contras and Ronal...

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Tim Nolan said...

Published on Sep 25, 2013

Facing increasing public scrutiny from the fallout after Webb's "Dark Alliance" series, the CIA conducted its own internal investigations. Investigative journalist Robert Parry credits Webb for being responsible for the following government investigations into the Reagan-Bush administration's conduct of the Contra war:
On December 10, 1996, Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block announced the conclusion of his investigation into the issue, publishing a summary of the investigation at a press conference. He announced at the press conference that "We have found no evidence that the government was involved in drug trafficking in South-Central." Nevertheless, the report included information that supported some of the charges. Charles Rappleye reported in the L.A. Weekly that Block's "unequivocal statement is not backed up by the report itself, which raises many questions."[20] Much of the LAPD investigation centered on allegations made in a postscript article to the newspaper's "Dark Alliance" series.

Tim Nolan said...

Connecting the dots: Crack, Contras,
and the CIA

A rare interview with journalist
Gary Webb before the CIA cranked
up its smear campaign against him
that eventually lead to his "suicide."