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‘Kill the Messenger’ Trailer: Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner) Uncovers CIA Drug Connections

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by Russ Fischer

May 29th, 2014

One of the biggest government scandals of the 1980s was the Iran-Contra affair. That was the deal in arms were sold to Iran, with the proceeds from those sales funneled to Contra rebels fighting in Nicaragua. But arms sales weren’t the only funding tactic used to put guns in the hands of that Central American force. Contras also helped Colombians smuggle tons of cocaine into the US. It was sold as crack in Los Angeles, with money going back to the Contras. The CIA knew about the sales, and other official agencies helped prevent prosecution of those selling the drugs, so that the money got to the rebels.

It’s infuriating stuff. Right in the middle of the push for the D.A.R.E. anti-drug program and at the height of the War on Drugs, the so-called crack cocaine epidemic was facilitated by the same agencies who claimed to be fighting it. Much of the Contra-cocaine-CIA connection was uncovered by journalist Gary Webb, who wrote for theSan Jose Mercury News. His reports were widely criticized at the time of publication in 1996. Despite the fact that those reports were eventually verified, his story does not end well. The film Kill the Messenger finds Jeremy Renner playing Webb, attempting to give him some new form of immortality. Watch the trailer for this sadly too-believable story below.

The film is from director Michael Cuesta (L.I.E.DexterSix Feet UnderHomeland), and also features Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Andy Garcia.

Kill the Messenger opens on October 10, 2014.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets…and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. – and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life.

http://www.slashfilm.com/kill-messenger-trailer/

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“… In 1952, he had injected inmates at the Ohio State Prison with cancer cells. … Southam’s license was temporarily suspended when he admitted to injecting 22 people at Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital of Brooklyn with live cancer cells …”

Essential background: American Cancer Society: This Carcinogenic World According to Elmer Bobst

By Esther Inglis-Arkell

A doctor who was once vice president of the The American Cancer Society turns out to have had a dark history. He twice experimented on human beings, injecting them with cancer cells.

In 1964, Doctor Chester Southam, a well-known cancer researcher, was elected vice-president of the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society was established in 1913, and publishes research, supports cancer patients, and looks into new treatment options. The Society’s inclusion of Southam was not entirely inappropriate, as Southam had been researching cancer for over a decade, but the timing was a bit awkward. Southam was elected just after his license was reinstated after a temporary suspension for human experimentation.

In fact, a lot of Southam’s research involved human experimentation. In 1952, he had injected inmates at the Ohio State Prison with cancer cells. Human experimentation on prisoners had gained popularity in the 1940s, and despite it being used as a defense for Nazis at the Nuremberg trials, was going strong in the United States in the 1950s.

It wasn’t until the 1970s that experimentation on prisoners was banned, so that wasn’t the reason Southam was a controversial choice for the society’s vice presidency.

chester southam.jpgSoutham’s license was temporarily suspended when he admitted to injecting 22 people at Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital of Brooklyn with live cancer cells. The patients were dying of various diseases, but not cancer, and Southam believed that, despite their diseases, their bodies would reject the cancer cells as well as healthy people’s bodies, and a great deal faster than cancer sufferers. He was right, and if he’d told his patients what he was injecting them with, he’d have been in the clear. Unfortunately for both the patients and Southam, he didn’t want to “frighten” them, but didn’t go as far as not injecting them with the substance that they would be afraid of.

Amazingly, the loss of the license, even for a brief time, was a step forward. In 1952, Southam worked for a medical organization that injected over 300 women with cancer cells, with relatively few repercussions. Still the quick step from injecting people with cancer cells without their knowledge to heading an organization that treats people with cancer is dramatic, and disconcerting.

http://io9.com/a-human-experimenter-was-vice-president-of-the-american-1581915040

by Ned Berke

Bensonhurst Bean, May 23, 2014

Congressman Michael Grimm kept a cell phone registered to his undercover, mob-connected FBI alter-ego years after leaving the job, and continued to use the phone while in Congress, according to a Daily News report.

The paper cites documents released by the U.S. Attorney earlier this week that outlines their evidence in their case against Grimm, who is accused of a $1 million tax fraud scheme, as well as illegal hiring and employment practices.

The paper reports:

Rep. Michael Grimm, who posed as a mobbed-up stockbroker named Michael (Mikey Suits) Garabaldi while working undercover for the FBI, kept his wise-guy alter ego even after entering Congress, newly unsealed federal documents show.

Grimm’s cell phone was listed under a “Michael Garibaldi of Centurian Consulting” as recently as 2012, when prosecutors sought a court order for permission to track all his calls, the documents show.

The embattled Staten Island Republican, who is now under federal indictment, used the phone as his primary number as recently as last year, and even received mail addressed to a Michael Garibaldi, a source told The Daily News.

Grimm, his spokesman and his lawyer did not respond to questions Wednesday about why he used the alias more than six years after leaving the FBI — and for at least two years after entering the U.S. House in January 2011.

The story also reveals the extent of the investigation into Grimm’s 2010 campaign fundraising. That investigation came to light shortly after it began in 2012, first noted by the New York Times, yet it was unclear how far-reaching it was. The new documents show that not only were Grimm’s phone lines were being monitored by authorities, but also that of gal pal Diana Durand, who has been indicted for her alleged role in funneling illegal funds to the Republican pol, and Grimm associates Ofer Biton and Ronn Torossian, who they believed, along with Grimm, has attempted to extort money from prominent Orthodox Rabbi Yosef Pinto.

Biton has also been arrested, and is cooperating in the government’s case against Grimm.

Grimm did not respond to the paper’s requests for comment, or those of the Staten Island Advance.

In fact, he appears to be dodging questions about the investigation, having made headlines yet again this week for jumping into a car and making a getaway from this FOX Detroit reporter:

http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2014/05/michael-grimm-mikey-suits/

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By Alex Constantine

Yesterday, The Huffington Post, a site that I’ve criticized for some time, published a puff piece by the sinister Graham Fuller praising Kai Bird’s latest dubious best-seller, this one on the CIA’s Robert Ames — a spook with quite a checkered history, including collaboration with Middle Eastern terrorists — given the adolescent fairy-tale headline: “Why America Needs Good Spies Like the CIA’s Robert Ames.”

I wrote about Ames myself at some length  in “Terror on the Right,” and deconstructed his mollycoddling of mass murdering Muslim terrorist cut-outs with ties to Nazi Germany who targeted Jews for assassination. But Fuller filters out the Ugly American/CIA subterfuge details and spins with Kinssingeresque disregard for the truth: “Ames was brilliantly successful in cultivating sources in the Arab world because of his exceptional empathy for the region and its people. “

This, of course, is CIA moonshine for jingoistic perception management addicts who lap up their mental programming from the corporate media (and make the rest of us miserable  by pounding on their puffy chests and waving the flag with self-righteous indignation on a regular basis).

A few biographical details regarding HuffPo’s latest oily CIA propagandist?:

On Graham Fuller (Wikipedia)

CIA

He served 20 years as an operations officer in the CIA. Assignments include postings in: Germany, Turkey, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, North Yemen, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong. In 1982, the CIA appointed him National Intelligence Officer for Near East and South Asia, In 1986, the CIA appointed him vice-chairman of the National Intelligence Council.

Iran-Contra Affair

In 1987, Fuller was identified as the author of a 1985 study that according to the New York Times was “instrumental” in the decision of the Reagan Administration to secretly contact leaders in Iran and “eventually led to the covert sale of United States weapons to Tehran in what became the Iran-Contra Affair.” The document suggested that the Soviet Union was in position to influence Iran and that the United States might gain influence by selling arms to the country. According to Fuller, he had revised his opinion as the situation developed, but though he had told Government officials, a written report on the change was not circulated. Fuller denied that the original “think piece” he had prepared with Howard Teicher was “tailored… to support Administration policy.”

After government

Fuller left the CIA in 1988 for the RAND Corporation, remaining as a senior political scientist until 2000.  At the RAND Corporation he wrote, among many publications, on political Islam in various countries, and on the geopolitics of the Muslim world.

Boston Marathon Bombing Connection

After the Boston Marathon bombings, it was revealed that Fuller’s daughter Samantha Ankara Fuller (married Tsarnaev) was married in the 1990s to Ruslan Tsarni (born Tsarnaev), the terrorists’ uncle.[unreliable source?] They divorced on 26 April 1999, in Orange County, North Carolina. Ruslan Tsarni worked for companies connected to Halliburton, the American multinational corporation run by Dick Cheney before he became Vice President of the United States. He was also a ″consultant″ for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan. In late 2012 Russia barred USAID from its soil, alleging USAID together with CIA was attempting to influence the internal political processes in the country.

OBITUARY

George ‘Steve’ Morrison; rear admiral flew combat missions in lengthy career

By Steve Liewer

UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER, November 28, 2008

Throughout Rear Adm. George “Steve” Morrison’s naval career, officers and their wives used to gather in his family’s living room for songfests that lasted well into the night. Sometimes the three Morrison children watched from the top of the stairs.

“He would sit down at the piano and play” near his wife, the vivacious Clara, said their daughter, Anne Chewning of Thousand Oaks. “They had a lot of fun, and they met a lot of interesting people.”

A collage of photos in Rear Adm. Morrison’s Coronado home shows the admiral – who died Nov. 17 of natural causes at age 89 – posing with Queen Elizabeth, with comedian Bob Hope, with singer-actress Ann-Margret.

There’s also a photo of his eldest son, Jim, who became a musical icon in the 1960s with his acid-rock group The Doors – partly by rebelling against his conservative father.

“Mom and Dad were proud of Jim,” Chewning said, but they also were confused and pained by his career path, drug use and death in Paris at age 27. “I don’t think Daddy ever understood the impact Jim had on music.”

Rear Adm. Morrison was born Jan. 7, 1919, in rural Georgia as the son of a railroad worker. He grew up in Leesburg, Fla., and worked hard to enter the U.S. Naval Academy, perhaps with help from a relative who was an admiral.

“It was the only way he could afford to go,” said his son Andy Morrison of Pahoa, Hawaii.

Rear Adm. Morrison went to Pearl Harbor to serve aboard the mine-layer Pruitt shortly after his graduation in February 1941. There he met his future wife, Clara Clarke, who had followed her sister from their native Wisconsin.

Aboard his ship, Rear Adm. Morrison witnessed the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941, from across the harbor. He married Clara soon after and was sent to Florida for flight training in spring 1943.

 South Korean Prime Minister Chung Il Kwon is flanked by his hosts, Rear Adm. George S. Morrison, left, commander of Carrier Division Nine, and Vice Adm. William F. Bringle, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet in the Pacific, as they watch jets from Air Wing 21 take off and land on the deck of the carrier USS Hancock.
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Il Kwon is flanked by his hosts, Rear Adm. George S. Morrison, left, commander of Carrier Division Nine, and Vice Adm. William F. Bringle, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet in the Pacific, as they watch jets from Air Wing 21 take off and land on the deck of the carrier USS Hancock.

Rear Adm. Morrison flew combat missions during the last year of World War II and again during the Korean War.

During his lengthy career, he worked on secret nuclear projects at Los Alamos, N.M., served as operations officer aboard the aircraft carrier Midway and commanded the fleet of ships in the Tonkin Gulf incident that led to the escalation of the war in Vietnam.

He took command of the carrier Bon Homme Richard on Nov. 22, 1963. His first act as skipper was to announce the assassination of President Kennedy.

After earning flag rank at age 47, Rear Adm. Morrison weathered his son’s very public rebellion, stardom and death while serving in high-profile Navy posts in the Pentagon and the Pacific. He never mentioned Jim publicly, but he found it strange to visit friends’ homes and see posters of his son on the bedroom walls of their teenage children.

“He never told people (in the Navy),” Andy Morrison said. “But the young guys all knew.”

Rear Adm. Morrison told family that his most rewarding tour was his last – commanding U.S. forces in the South Pacific from his headquarters in Guam. He was beloved by the people of Guam, said Bruce Nichols of Poway, a longtime friend who served as his staff aide from 1974 to 1975.

Rear Adm. Morrison dealt with a flood of at least 140,000 South Vietnamese refugees who swamped the island after the fall of Saigon in April 1975. He created a tent city on an abandoned airfield to accommodate them while they waited to find new homes in the United States.

Later that year, Rear Adm. and Mrs. Morrison retired to Chula Vista. He avoided the usual Navy reunion groups, but played golf up to five times a week. He also took classes in Italian and ancient Greek, the latter so he could read the Bible as it was originally written.

The Morrisons traveled often, including a 1990 trip to Jim’s grave in Paris. Rear Adm. Morrison installed a plaque he had crafted with an ambiguously worded Greek phrase that Chewning said meant “true to his own genius.”

images (12)The Morrisons moved to Coronado about six years ago.

Close friend Earle Callahan said Rear Adm. Morrison declined in health after his wife died in 2005, though he still rode his bike around the island and hosted what he called “Steve’s Happy Hour” at his home on H Street.

“We’d sit around and carry on about the old times,” Callahan said.

Nichols said his son Brandon revered Rear Adm. Morrison and was inspired to attend the Naval Academy because of him. He said Brandon had looked forward to coming home and telling his mentor that he been selected to become a naval aviator after his graduation next spring.

Instead, Brandon flew home to attend Rear Adm. Morrison’s private memorial service, which was held Wednesday at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

http://legacy.utsandiego.com/news/obituaries/20081128-9999-1m28morrison.html

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