Saturday, December 1, 2012
Gary Webb and Catherine Austin Fitts
I kicked off the Gary Webb series in November mentioning that I want to make December a Gary Webb appreciation month to review and recognize what a great contribution Gary Webb made to investigative journalism.
Another mainstream blogger who recognizes the validity of the Gary Webb story is Catherine Austin Fitts. She wrote a six part series on money laundering and mortgage fraud. The second article in that series is about the CIAs drug smuggling out of Mena Arkansas. Since her specialty is financial markets, she ties the drug trafficking to leveraged buyouts.
Catherine Austin Fitts is not a conspiracy theorist. She is an intelligent financial adviser that is well aware of the arms dealing, drug smuggling and money laundering of the CIA and other government agencies that is tied to investment fraud on Wall Street. Her article is well worth reading and adds credibility to the Gary Webb story. She also wrote a four part series called Narco-Dollars for Beginners "How the Money Works" in the Illicit Drug Trade. We need to examine the money laundering connection to ongoing investment fraud. This is a picture of NYSE Chairman Richard Grasso Embracing a FARC Commmander in Columbia. Farc btw is the enemy.