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RIP Gary Webb, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Discussion in 'News' started by [email protected]#$%, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

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    Press Accounts Fail to Mention His Vindication by CIA Inspector General Reports and Congressional Investigations

    December 13, 2004 1400 PDT (FTW) - Gary Webb, 49, the Pulitzer Prize winning reporter from the San Jose Mercury News made America hold its breath in 1996 when he showed us proof of direct CIA involvement in drug trafficking. For a few months many of us had hope.

    He reportedly died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head two days ago. His body was discovered at 8:20 AM Saturday as movers reportedly found a note on the door of his residence asking them not to enter but to call for paramedics.

    Webb's August 1996 series Dark Alliance for the San Jose Mercury News pulled deep covers away from US covert operations and American denial about connections between the CIA and drugs. Gary left a bigger historical footprint than anyone who has ever touched the subject including among others, Peter Dale Scott, Alfred McCoy, Jonathan Kwitny and me.

    His footprint was made possible in large part for two reasons. First, his reporting was meticulous and produced hard records that could not be effectively denied. Second, prominent African-American leaders like Jesse Jackson and representatives Maxine Waters and Juanita Millender-McDonald of Los Angeles and Compton respectively took up the torch lit by Gary and ran with it just before the 1996 presidential election which saw Bill Clinton win his second term just eight weeks after the stories broke. I was there at that time and it is not an understatement to say that much of this country was "up in arms".

    Waters at one point vowed to make the CIA-drug connections, fully documented by Webb, her "life's work" if necessary.

    In death the major press is beating him almost as ruthlessly as they did in real life. No part of the major press has acknowledged that Webb's work was subsequently vindicated by congressional investigations and two CIA Inspector General's reports released in 1997 and 1998. FTW did report on Webb's vindication and his legacy has - at least at the level of authentic journalism - not been lost.
  2. MIZZaBcfly

    MIZZaBcfly Member

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  3. MIZZaBcfly

    MIZZaBcfly Member

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    imo yer man jesse jackson is some langer
  4. fatalist

    fatalist Dirty Dozen Crew

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  5. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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    Hard not to suspect foul play.
  6. GnomeToys

    GnomeToys Elite Member

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    Former CIA members don't commit suicide. They are "removed".

  7. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

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    POIESIS Member

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    i think you mean 'suicided'..
    or 'disappeared'. in any case, dude wasn't
    an agent, officer or member of the cia.

    here's a tribute video starring gary, plus some
    good links with good words about bad things.

    in other news, peter dale scott is also a fucking masterdaddy.
    i would highly recommend any of his writings.
    and...in more news, fromthewilderness is run by mike ruppert..
    the dude is a former lapd narcotics officer..who also happened
    to witness the 'interface' of CIA drug smuggling in los angeles
    ghettos...or so he says..if you search through the video section
    of the above link you'll find a mini doc about it called 'crack the
    cia'..a sundance winner to boot......dude has a
    new book out called 'crossing the rubicon'..i was reading through
    some of it on the weekend at the book store.
    he claims, with somewhere around 1000 pages of footnotes,
    that cheney was the big daddy master on 9/11, calling all the
    shots from a special white house bunker control room thing, where
    ruppert claims cheney pulled all the moves so 9/11 could happen.
    stay tuned for the year 2071 when things get declassified.
  9. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    suicide my ass. im not a huge conspiracy guy. but cmon. some CIA whistleblower dead of suicide? yea fuckin right.
  10. mackfatsoe

    mackfatsoe Veteran Member

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    he was whistleblower almost a decade ago. if he was murdered, they sure waited a long fucking time to kill him. who knows.

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    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

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    i'm more inclined to believe that the guy commited suicide after discovering some terrible secrets about covert ops in the united states and it's role in the destruction of the lower class in america..and no one listened to the guy.
    then proceeded to destroy his reputation.
  12. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

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    I just hope that in the future it will be possible to look
    back and tell the bag guys from the good guys.
  13. Æ°

    Æ° Senior Member

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    scratch that

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  15. villain

    villain Veteran Member

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    The rate things are going we aren't going to make it another 50 years for all this to be declassified.