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(9,610 posts)
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 10:40 PM Apr 2016

Clinton's drug war was a direct followup of Reagan's crimes against AA communities.


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


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 cocaine 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.”


After The Associated Press reported on these connections in 1985, for example, more than a decade before Webb, then-Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) launched a congressional investigation. In 1989, Kerry released a detailed report claiming that not only was there “considerable evidence” linking the Contra effort to trafficking of drugs and weapons, but that the U.S. government knew about it.


Webb says. “It was a situation where, ‘We need money for a covert operation, the quickest way to raise it is sell cocaine, you guys go sell it somewhere, we don’t want to know anything about it.’”

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Clinton's drug war was a direct followup of Reagan's crimes against AA communities. (Original Post) PowerToThePeople Apr 2016 OP
This is where he learned his politics SoLeftIAmRight Apr 2016 #1
It makes me facepalm PowerToThePeople Apr 2016 #3
Investigative journalism died of an "apparent suicide" at about the same time. leveymg Apr 2016 #2


(9,610 posts)
3. It makes me facepalm
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:38 PM
Apr 2016

He is up on stage shouting down BLM members and defending the war on drugs. A war on drugs that only needed to occur because our government's allys were dumping cocaine into inner cities to fund their illegal wars.

He punished the victims and thinks he did the right thing.


(36,418 posts)
2. Investigative journalism died of an "apparent suicide" at about the same time.
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 10:47 PM
Apr 2016

What we now have is Rachel Maddow poking around Bernie Snyder's lower intestines for $7 million a year.

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