Sadly, despite appearances, some things never change. As Fentanyl floods into America and billions of dollars flood into Ukraine, I’m thinking of the late Gary Webb and having a serious deja vu —
There are countless examples throughout its history of CIA drug smuggling. From Air America during the Vietnam War to Barry Seale and Governor Bill Clinton’s sanctioned cocaine smuggling operation through Mena, Arkansas in the 1980’s, the CIA have had their fingerprints all over drug smuggling and other evil ventures for decades.
The globalists, Russia, China, the Mexican drug cartels and the traitors are all profiting on the misery and destruction of America. Through it all, the puppet OBiden junta ignores the carnage. This is so obviously by design it would be laughable if the situation wasn’t so dire and the stakes so high.
More than 110,000 Americans died of Fentanyl overdoses in the last year. More than 90,000 died the year before. These increases are a direct result of the lockdowns and the World Economic Forum’s directives being efficiently implemented, enforced and carried out by the OBiden junta.
The CIA has a long history of drug smuggling, aligning with terrorists and many other shady and unsavory groups. I have no doubt the Mexican cartels have partnered with the Deep State elements of the CIA to continue the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants unabated. As stated before, some things never change.
In 1997 Gary Webb exposed the fact that CIA drug smuggling was used to fund the illegal covert war in the infamous the Iran/Contra scandal during the Reagan Administration.
Webb’s masterful articles won a Pulitzer Prize and proved that the CIA was directly responsible for creating the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980’s. Webb’s 1996 articles won a published in the San Jose Mercury News won a Pulitzer Prize.
The story that the U.S. government intentionally created the crack cocaine crisis to fuel the “war on drugs” reverberated through black communities as a lost generation were killed and incarcerated across the country.
Webb’s reporting “challenged the widely held belief that crack use began in African American neighborhoods not for any tangible reason but mainly because of the kind of people who lived in them.”
“Nobody was forcing them to smoke crack, the argument went, so they only have themselves to blame. They should just say no. That argument never seemed to make much sense to me because drugs don’t just appear magically on street corners in black neighborhoods. Even the most rabid hustler in the ghetto can’t sell what he doesn’t have. If anyone was responsible for the drug problems in a specific area, I thought, it was the people who were bringing the drugs in,” Webb stated.
“Those people,” he found out were backed by the CIA. As a result, Webb was viciously attacked by the same rags that attack truth tellers today: the New York Times, the Washington Post, and especially the Los Angeles Times. All worked to unjustly discredit him.
The CIA denied Webb’s story entirely. Facing intense pressure from the media mafia, Webb’s editor-in-chief rescinded support for his story. After being warned by CIA operatives to drop another book that further exposed CIA corruption Gary Webb was found shot twice in the head in a motel bathtub. The death was ruled a suicide. And so, it goes. As it always goes.
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Here’s how Webb’s groundbreaking story propelled him to the national stage — and spelled his doom.
Gary Webb’s “Dark Alliance”
Webb’s “dark alliance” consisted of a group of rebels trying to overthrow the socialist government of Nicaragua. These Contras were funded by a Southern California drug ring and backed by the CIA.
“For the better part of a decade, a San Francisco Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of Los Angeles and funneled millions in drug profits to an arm of the contra guerrillas of Nicaragua run by the Central Intelligence Agency.”Gary Webb, August 1996
Let’s go back to where it all began.
The U.S.-backed dictatorship of Anastasio Somoza in Nicaragua came to an end with the Sandinista Revolution of 1978 and 1979. With no legal recourse to topple the five-person junta that took Somoza’s place, CIA interests had to find alternative means to plant a figurehead of their choosing.
President Ronald Reagan allocated $19.9 million to set up a U.S.-trained paramilitary force of 500 Nicaraguans, what eventually became known as the FDN, or the Fuerza Democrática Nicaragüense (Nicaraguan Democratic Force).
But in order to topple the Sandanistas, the FDN, also known as the Contras, needed a lot more weapons — and a lot more money. And to get that money, it needed to look beyond foreign aid.
Soon enough, according to Webb, the FDN set its sights on the poor, black neighborhood of South-Central Los Angeles — and rendered it ground zero of the 1980s crack epidemic.
A C-SPAN segment in which Gary Webb elaborates on his investigative work on the dark alliance of CIA agents, Contra rebels, and California drug dealers.
Webb’s reporting, focused on a few central players of the L.A. coke scene and the Contra rebels, illustrated how a CIA-backed war in South America devastated black communities in southern California and across the country.
At worst, the CIA orchestrated the drug ring. At best, they knew about it for years and did absolutely nothing to stop it. All the better to serve the country’s economic and political interests abroad.
Shepherding Traffickers To Safety
One of the most notable street-level players was Oscar Danilo Blandón Reyes, a former Nicaraguan bureaucrat-turned-prolific cocaine supplier in California.
From 1981 to 1986, Blandón seemed to be protected by invisible higher-ups that quietly held jurisdiction over local authorities.
After six years of shepherding thousands of kilos of cocaine worth millions of dollars to the black gangs of L.A. during the early 1980s without a single arrest, Blandón was busted on drugs and weapons charges on Oct. 27, 1986.
In a written statement to obtain a search warrant for Blandón’s sprawling cocaine operation, L.A. County sheriff’s Sergeant Tom Gordon confirmed that local drug agents knew about Blandón’s involvement with the CIA-backed Contras — all the way back in the mid-1980s:
“Danilo Blandon is in charge of a sophisticated cocaine smuggling and distribution organization operating in Southern California… The monies gained from the sales of cocaine are transported to Florida and laundered through Orlando Murillo, who is a high-ranking officer of a chain of banks in Florida named Government Securities Corporation. From this bank the monies are filtered to the contra rebels to buy arms in the war in Nicaragua.”
All of this and more was later backed up by Blandón himself, after he became an informant for the DEA and took the stand as the Justice Department’s key witness in a 1996 drug trial.
“There is a saying that the ends justify the means,” said Blandón in his court testimony. “And that’s what Mr. Bermudez [the CIA agent who instructed the FDN] told us in Honduras, OK? So we started raising money for the contra revolution.”
Meanwhile, Blandón testified that his drug ring sold close to one ton of cocaine in the U.S. in 1981 alone. In the following years, as more and more Americans became hooked on crack, that figure skyrocketed.
While he wasn’t sure how much of that money went to the CIA, he said that “whatever we were running in L.A., the profit was going for the contra revolution.”
Blandón confessed to crimes that would have meant life in prison for the average dealer, but instead he spent just 28 months in prison, followed by unsupervised probation. “He has been extraordinarily helpful,” said O’Neale to Blandón’s judge while arguing for his release.
The DOJ proceeded to pay him more than $166,000 in the two years after his 1994 release, for his services as an informant for the U.S. government.
Even Blandón’s lawyer, Bradley Brunon, was convinced of Blandón’s alliance with the world’s most powerful intelligence agency.
Brunon said that his client never specifically claimed he was selling cocaine for the CIA, but figured as much from the “atmosphere of CIA and clandestine activities” that surfaced during that time.
That big aircraft came largely from El Salvador, according to U.S. General Accounting Office records.
When DEA agent Celerino Castillo III, who was assigned to El Salvador, heard that the Contras were flying cocaine out of a Salvadoran airport and into the U.S., he began logging flights — including flight numbers and pilot names.
“Was he involved with the CIA? Probably. Was he involved in drugs? Most definitely… Were those two things involved with each other? They’ve never said that, obviously. They’ve never admitted that. But I don’t know where these guys get these big aircraft.” Bradley Brunon, attorney for Oscar Danilo Blandon Reyes
He sent his information to DEA headquarters in the 1980s, but the only response he got was an internal investigation — not of these flights, but of him. He retired in 1991.
“Basically, the bottom line is it was a covert operation and they [DEA officials] were covering it up,” he told Webb. “You can’t get any simpler than that. It was a cover-up.”
A cover-up with devastating consequences. L.A.’s drug lords had come up with a way to make cocaine cheaper and more potent: cooking it into “crack.” And nobody spread the plague of crack as far and wide as Ricky Donnell “Freeway Rick” Ross.
Freeway Rick And South-Central: Crack Capital Of The World
Gary Webb believed that if Blandón, Meneses, and Rick Ross had worked in any other legal line of business, they “would have been hailed as geniuses of marketing.”
According to Esquire, Ross raked in more than $900 million in the 1980s, with a profit encroaching on $300 million (nearly $1 billion in today’s dollars).
His empire ultimately grew to 42 U.S. cities, but it all came tumbling down after Blandón, his main supplier, turned into a confidential informant.
Webb first heard of Ross while researching asset forfeitures in 1993 and found he was “one of the biggest crack dealers in L.A.,” he recalled in his 1998 book. He then discovered that Blandón was the CI that got Ross imprisoned in 1996.
When Webb realized that Blandón — the fund-raiser for the Contras — sold cocaine to Ross, South-Central’s biggest crack dealer, he had to speak to him. He eventually got Ross on the phone and asked him what he knew about Blandón. Ross had only known him as Danilo, and figured he was regular guy with an entrepreneurial streak.