Gary Webb Begins His Dark Alliance Series: How CIA-led Nicaraguan Rebels Brought Cocaine to Poor L.A. neighborhoods & Started the Crack Epidemic

What’s truly tragic and ironic in this whole affair is that the main allegations in Webb’s contra reporting had been confirmed in 1998 by a CIA report authored by the agency’s inspector general, Frederick Hitz. Reagan’s aid was illegal since Congress had banned it. The Reagan administration responded to the congressional ban by setting up […]

The Iran Contra Affair First Revealed when Pilot Eugene Hasenfus is Shot Down Over Nicaragua While Delivering Arms & Cocaine to the Contras

The (Iran) Contra affair is first revealed on this date when pilot Eugene Hasenfus is shot down over Nicaragua while delivering arms to the Contras (and quite likely cocaine if it had made its way back to the U.S.). Hasenfus admits to being CIA, a claim immediately publicly refuted by CIA insiders as General John Singlaub of […]

Alfred McCoy Publishes his Ground-Breaking Study, ‘The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade, Afghanistan, Southeast Asia, Central America’.

“The full story of how Cold War politics and U.S. covert operations fueled a heroin boom in the Golden Triangle breaks when Yale University doctoral student Alfred McCoy publishes his ground-breaking study, The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia. The CIA attempts to quash the book.” INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999 (House of […]