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

Gary Webb

LOS ANGELES‭ ‬--‭ ‬With the public in the U.S.‭ ‬and Latin America becoming increasingly skeptical of the war on drugs,‭ ‬key figures in a scandal that once rocked the Central Intelligence Agency are coming forward to tell their stories in a new documentary and in a series of interviews with The Huffington Post.‭ 

‬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 coc aine 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.‭"‬ 

Romans‭ ‬9:13

13 As it is written,‭ ‬Jacob have I loved,‭ ‬but Esau have I hated.

Hebrews‭ ‬12:

16 Lest there be any fornicator,‭ ‬or profane person,‭ ‬as Esau,‭ ‬who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

17 For ye know how that afterward,‭ ‬when he would have inherited the blessing,‭ ‬he was rejected:‭ ‬for he found no place of repentance,‭ ‬though he sought it carefully with tears.