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CIA Drug Running Investigative reporter Gary Webb ’Suicide’ Looking more like Murder

by : Charlene Fassa
Tuesday December 21, 2004 - 18:51

by Charlene Fassa

’Move-On - Nothing To See Here’

How convincing is this statement:

Coroner Robert Lyons said his office had been swamped with calls. "It’s unusual in a suicide case to have two shots," he said, "but it has been done in the past, and it is in fact a distinct possibility."

This milquetoast declaration sounds like the pathetic utterance of someone who’s trying to cover his career ass, all the while crossing his fingers behind his back. Maybe - just maybe, it’s also indicative of someone who wants to keep his own life intact. I’d say it’s a distinct possibility! While the coroner spews his Webb suicide fallacy to the numbed down and distracted (pre-holiday) masses - he simultaneously implores any doubters of the official mythology to immediately discard their tin-foil hats along with their conspiracy theories and just move on cause there’s nothing to see here. Nope, there’s nothing to SEE or KNOW here.

Mr. Lyons pronouncement about a distinct possibility of suicide, not even PROBABILITY, should be enough of a RED FLAG to convince even the true believers that something is rotten in Sacramento. If Gary Webb committed suicide with 2 shots to the head via a .38 caliber pistol, then I’ve got a nice condo to sell you in Fallujah! But wait, there’s more compelling evidence to refute the lie that what we have here is a suicide. And it looks a lot like cotton candy all spin and mostly hot air evidence. Once you bite into it you realize it’s a bundle of perception control, mostly innuendo, or black magic designed to conjure a pre-determined picture in your mind, in order to reinforce the BIG lie. Then there’s the issue of 2 shots to the head with a .38 caliber pistol.

Shouldn’t that fact alone trigger an investigation into a POSSIBLE homicide and an independent autopsy? And I haven’t even mentioned the inconsistent reporting about Gary’s wounds/wound and purported weapon he allegedly used to kill himself.

A quick reiteration of the official obituary waffle is as follows: reported first, a suicide with multiple wounds to the head, then a suicide with a wound to the head, then there’s a speculated shotgun wound to the face, by Mike Ruppert, because of a verbal report, given to Ruppert from the coroner’s office implying that Webb’s face was beyond recognition http://www.fromthewilderness.com/fr..., and finally 2 wounds to the head with a .38 caliber revolver. Incidentally his gun was kept in the nightstand next to his bed. It was his Dad’s gun. Nice touch of detail here. But what does it tell us? Maybe, Gary was concerned, because he had been the recipient of death threats? Maybe that’s the REAL reason he had a gun in a drawer next to his bed. According to an informative and revealing article /audio segment, on Alex Jone’s Prison Planet website, Gary did indeed have something to be very worried about:

Ricky Ross, one of Gary Webb’s primary sources had spoken to Gary in the days before his death. Gary told Ricky that he had seen men scaling down the pipes outside his home and that they were obviously not burglars but ’government people’. Gary also told Ricky that he had been receiving death threats and was being regularly followed. It was also mentioned that Gary was working on a new story concerning the CIA and drug trafficking.

Moreover, why was there so much confusion about the method and number of wounds? Was it that difficult to sort out? Or was something else going-on? I really liked the potshot in the final obituary about the feverish conspiracy theorists on the internet who had been calling the coroner’s office, demanding to know the number of wounds Webb ACTUALLY sustained. Now trying to determine factual details based on confused reports makes you a conspiracy theorist. Move on folks, nothing to see here!

Don’t you find it odd that there’s no mention of the FACT that Gary had powerful enemies in HIGH places. But we are told that Gary was a failed investigative journalist who let the public down, by inflating and inventing facts, while jumping to unsubstantiated conclusions. We read over and over again that he was rightfully demoted, had no credibility in mainstream circles, and couldn’t get a job at a major newspaper to save his sorry life because he was damaged goods. This is the mantra of the mainstream media repeated ad-nausea. The character assassination is a nice complement to the actual assassinationÖdon’t you think?

The primary reason we are to believe Gary Webb committed suicide is, because he is characterized as having been distraught. As a former psychotherapist, I can assure you DISTRAUGHT doesn’t = SUICIDAL! And I might add unequivocally, THAT CLINICALLY DEPRESSED/SUICIDAL PEOPLE ARE VERY UNLIKELY TO MAKE FUTURE PLANS THAT INCLUDE selling their homes and making MAJOR MOVES while in a depressed/suicidal state. Let’s examine a sampling of the laundry list of reasons, given by the powers that be, to persuade us that Gary Webb’s death was a shut and closed case of suicide. Move on, nothing to investigate here. But we certainly need to get the latest scoop on Michael Jackson or Jon Bennet, don’t we?

1. It was stated that he was distraught because he couldn’t get a job at a major newspaper. And he probably was distraught— but does that make him suicidal? Besides, his career as a mainstream investigative journalist, working for a prestigious newspaper, was over a long time ago. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, the word distraught means: agitated with anxiety; worried. 2. Crazed or MAD. The root of the word is from ME (Middle English) and it means to distract. Moreover, Gary was employed with a weekly newspaper: Sacramento News & Review, which gave him an opportunity to ply his craft, albeit not at the level he would have liked or that he deserved. In spite of this, his ex-wife Susan Bell is quoted in one of the obituaries as saying (about Gary): "All he ever wanted to do was write." Gary was doing what he loved best: writing, and getting paid for it. The fact that he had been basically blacklisted as a journalist for some time was something that Mr. Webb had learned to live with, and had successfully integrated into his life. I base that observation on the fact the he continued his investigative writing career, despite the earlier losses to his reputation and his earning capacity. 2. His motorcycle was recently stolen. This is so absurd it deserves no comment.

3. His mortgage payments were too high. Many Americans are living with mortgage payments that are too high, especially when these same people are unemployed. And clinically depressed people would likely allow a foreclosure situation, before facing the problem head-on and making a firm decision to move and following up by selling their house. Apparently Gary was able to sell his house, pack his belongings, determine a moving date, hire a moving company, and continue writing and working. I assume Gary had also signed a lease, bought a house, or had other suitable living conditions set-up ahead of time— wherever he was moving to. Of course, nothing is mentioned about his NEW home. That wouldn’t fit with the spin we’re being given about the distraught Gary Webb. This doesn’t sound like a clinically depressed person to me.

4. He PLACED (evocative and misleading word) his baby shoes in his mothers shed. To me ’placed’ sounds very deliberate and hints at twisted act suggestive of death. Read the sentence again and substitute the word ’put’ for ’placed’. Ah, a completely different picture. Assuming he actually did put his baby shoes in his mother’s shed, we can only project what it MIGHT really mean—and I think that’s the point. He was moving, do you think just maybe he decided his BABY shoes should be stored at his mother’s house. After all, baby shoes are a common memorabilia for mothers. Or is it possible he RETURNED his baby shoes to his mother. A shed is a place for storing things one isn’t currently using! I think this reference to baby shoes is non- sequitur logically but creates the INTENDED picture.

5. He made his ex wife Susan Bell a beneficiary of his bank account—months ago. How many months ago? Does this mean Gary is going to kill himself? It doesn’t sound to me like he had that much $ in his bank account, after all he’s moving because his mortgage payments are too high. It seems just as likely that he might do this as a precaution, in case he got sick, or was unable to take care of his financial matters, so his ex wife could help him. 6. Mr. Webb mailed NOTES (do we mean letters) to his family members. Well... he was moving and sending notes to his family sounds unremarkable to me. Since when are NOTES considered pathological. What’s wrong with this picture? It is never told what kind of NOTES. And yes that’s a KEY point. Without additional information there is no point to be made about the NOTES - except notes are commonly associated with suicides. Maybe that’s the REAL point.

7. Gary’s ex-wife Susan Bell states: "The way he was acting it would be hard for me to believe it was anything but suicide." An interesting OPINION, but she supplies no convincing evidence to illustrate what she means by this. If it’s based on baby shoes in sheds, notes to family members, or distraught over career prospects, then I’d say Susan Bell is entitled to her opinion. And no where are we told how long Ms. Bell has been divorced from Mr., Webb or if she has remarried. It’s difficult to determine just how close and involved in Gary’s life Ms. Bell has been, as of late. However, being Webb’s ex-wife still gives Ms. Bell’s opinions a lot of weight. In fact, I think she’s being unknowingly, and unfairly used as a counterweight to any theories or suspicions by others, that Gary may have been murdered. Then factor in the fact that she is grieving.

8. Then there’s that literal smoking gun. We’re to believe that Gary shot himself in the head TWICE with a .38? Call some gun shop owners, talk to coroners, and medical personal about the likelihood of that scenario. Even coroner Robert Lyons admits it’s only a distinct possibility. I’d say that suicide is a slim to none possibility...just based on the fact that there were 2 shots to the head. It’s more like a CONFIRMED COVER-UP. Yet, based on this selective pastiche of flimsy, circumstantial evidence, projections and mere possibilities, we’re told it’s a confirmed suicide, and to move on nothing, to see here.

Mr. Webb made cremation arrangements earlier in the year. Does this prove that Mr. Webb was suicidal, because he made arrangements for cremation earlier in the year? Isn’t this something American’s do on a regular basis... plan for their eventual death via funeral arrangements. Are all people who have made funeral arrangements suicidal, or are they merely realistic planners? Taking care of one’s funeral arrangements is considered a hallmark of responsibility aimed among primarily to help minimize the emotional and financial burden of a grieving family. Oddly enough, Gary wound up adding to his family’s grief — if he indeed committed suicide. It’s well known in Hospice programs, and widely available via literature on grief and loss that suicide is one of the hardest losses to grieve and resolve satisfactorily. Here’s a quote From the San Jose Mercury News illustrating a side of Webb that’s revealing:

"Mr. Webb’s friends and colleagues described him as a devoted father and a funny, dogged reporter who was passionate about investigative journalism."

9. We’re told Gary was so concerned about the movers who would inevitably find his bloody corpse; he thoughtfully left them a note on the outside door warning them not to enter. "A Better Moving Company" is the name of the moving Company that came to Webb’s house that fateful morning and found that odd note posted on his door: "Please do not enter... call 911 and ask for an ambulance." Why an ambulance if he planned to KILL himself? And how strange that he didn’t call the movers earlier in the evening or later in the day to cancel said move (due to illness, for example) via the phone. Why the dramatic note? Well, have you ever thought of the POSSIBILITY that if the moving company were involved in ’offing’ Gary the perfect way to avoid scrutiny or being investigated would be for said moving company to find the note on the door---- instead of finding the body in the house on the floor. As we all know from the movies when someone finds a dead body they become entangled in the investigation. In this case, that would be avoided because of the NOTE. We also have to ask WHY was Gary that concerned about the movers and the post-traumatic stress that they might have been subjected to? The note to the movers is bizarre to say the least!


But there’s more. What a coincidence that this moving company has a nefarious operating profile (based on the above link) that is reminiscent, in some ways, of the notorious Israeli connected companies that have recently been coming under legal scrutiny. My point isn’t that the any Israelis were involved, but that moving companies can easily be used as fronts for intelligence operations. How easy would it have been for a moving company (person/s) to case Webb’s home under the guise of a price quote, and or packing his belongings pre-move, in order to set him-up to be whacked? The hit guy(s) could have been waiting for him when he returned home from his relatively NEW reporter’s job — at the Sacramento News and Review. Do you think it’s possible someone who didn’t have Gary’s best interest at heart could have recommended this shady moving company. How easy would it have been for someone connected with the moving company to make sure an obscure window was unlocked... for example? Of course, this is just speculation. If I were an investigator, I’d definitely find out all the details about the moving company, and how Mr. Webb found this particular moving company. Who was scheduled to move him and who had been to his house? Finally, I’d want to know if Gary had a girlfriend and if they were planning on living together in his new home. At least let’s find out if Gary was dating anyone on a steady basis and get her assessment of the situation. After all, he was a very attractive man.

10. There’s this quote from the San Jose Mercury News from a former colleague of Gary’s: "I’m still in a state of shock," said Tom Dresslar, who works as a spokesman for California Attorney General Bill Lockyer and had known Mr. Webb for 15 years.

"He was a hard-core, no-fear investigative reporter," Dresslar said. "He wasn’t afraid to stand up to whatever authority." There you have it Gary Webb a fearless reporter, for the PEOPLE, who against all odds would stand up to authority, to the ELITES in order to serve a greater master the TRUTH! We demand an independent autopsy and homicidal investigation into the "DISTINCT POSSIBILITY" that Gary Webb was MURDERED.

The way I see it we have at least 4 smoking guns:

1. Two shots to the head

2. Gary had received alleged death threats and had complained of recent break-ins by government agents

3. Allegedly Gary was involved in working on a new story about the CIA and drug trafficking.

4. Gary threatened to systemically expose the drug war for the Trojan Horse that it is, thereby provoking the wrath of the Elites and the CIA. He would not be intimidated. He kept on doing what he did so well, and what he loved so much: investigative journalism.

We owe it to ourselves, to Gary Webb, and to all truth seekers, to get behind Alex Jones and his courageous DEMAND for a full and independent investigation of Webb’s suspicious death, including an autopsy of his body, before his ashes wind up in an urn on a fireplace mantle in Langley, Virginia.


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> CIA Drug Running Investigative reporter Gary Webb ’Suicide’ Looking more like Murder
Tuesday December 21 - 21:02 - Posted by 382995759060c8cd...

Thank you for your provocative story. I believe there should be an investigation of the circumstances, and I too jumped over the notion of two shots to the head and the note to the movers.

I knew Gary very well and worked with him at The Plain Dealer. He was, in fact, the last person I would have considered a candidate for suicide. In fact, Gary thrived in adversity. He was the most bull-headed person I ever knew.

After Gary quit his job due to his assignment to a suburb, how did he react? He was not despondent or suicidal. He wrote a book and then went out and defended the book and his reporting at the Mercury News.

The reason I find this suicide suspicious is Gary was too proud to die under those circumstances. He would have clawed his way back to the top because he had so much pride and he was not without ego.

Perhaps he did kill himself, and the PRELIMINARY evidence seems to point that way, but I would like to have a lot more information.

> CIA Drug Running Investigative reporter Gary Webb ’Suicide’ Looking more like Murder
Sunday April 17 - 04:05 - Posted by c0031edb3209e5b8...

Out of curiosity, when was the last time you spoke with him? For how long and what about?

> CIA Drug Running Investigative reporter Gary Webb ’Suicide’ Looking more like Murder
Wednesday December 22 - 04:25 - Posted by f7701658ecf89346...

The lady that complained about the moving company on the link that was included in this article later complained that although she had rated them with zero stars it was somehow changed to show they had a 5 star rating.


> CIA Drug Running Investigative reporter Gary Webb ’Suicide’ Looking more like Murder
Sunday December 26 - 09:27 - Posted by 333aa19fcc8a3963...


It was suicide. Period. The family has seen the notes. This reporter talked to the family, and the family is convinced that it is suicide. The notes (there are multiple ones, he wrote a note to each family member apparently) are hand-written by Gary Webb, they said. This reporter looked at the actual coroner’s report. The first bullet took off Gary’s jaw because Gary flinched, Gary got it right with the second bullet, the angles and powder burns are consistent with suicide, nothing suspicious there. The second autopsy (the family requested an outside coroner come in to double-check) found nothing suspicious either, no drugs or alcohol or bruising or anything. The family commissioned a private coroner to do a third autopsy, but do not expect to find anything there either, they’re doing it mostly to shut up the conspiracy theorists who insist it had to be a CIA hit. If this was a CIA hit, it was a lot more competent than any other CIA black ops operation I’ve ever heard of.

Frankly, the CIA didn’t need to hit Gary. The CIA destroyed Gary Webb, to the point where Gary was tossing off no-brainers about red light cameras and video games as a part-time journalist for an alternative rag (i.e., maybe $1K/month total income) and was about to become one of those homeless bums you see shuffling around on the streets. Gary decided it was time to check out because he didn’t want to live that way. That’s how the CIA works nowdays — they kill journalists the long way, not with a bullet, but by making them unemployable, using Agency assets such as Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus (who has admitted that in the past he was on the CIA payroll — imagine that!) to send the pack of presstitutes against any journalist who goes against them. Sure, the CIA murdered Gary Webb — but the murder occurred in 1997, not in 2004. The murder occurred when the CIA destroyed his career. It just took seven years for the bullet to finally arrive at his head, and when it did, it was by his own hand.

(As to how credible Michael C. Ruppert is — there’s things I wouldn’t trust him on, but this isn’t one of them. As a former cop who was one of Webb’s sources in connecting the dots, he would be the first to yell "foul!" if there was even the slightest possibility it wasn’t suicide).


> CIA Drug Running Investigative reporter Gary Webb ’Suicide’ Looking more like Murder
Tuesday December 28 - 04:56 - Posted by 473172d4a095061b...

Sorry E— but no sale on Ruppert and it’s a ’confirmed suicide’. Many people are beginning to realize Ruppert is an peddler of disinformation. "Gary got it right with the second bullet, the angles and powder burns are consistent with suicide, nothing suspicious there." RIDICULOUS ONLY TO BE BELIEVED BY THE HOPELESSLY MIND CONTROLLED. Sure Gary blew his jaw out and then squeezed off another bullet and angled it just right to finish the job? And a .38 is a weak gun. The Cops used the .38 for decades yes decades. Please this ’confirmed’ suicide is bogus.

> CIA Drug Running Investigative reporter Gary Webb ’Suicide’ Looking more like Murder
Tuesday December 28 - 14:17 - Posted by 5f7080fa43da4721...

Sledge hammer

I have to wonder about what part of the jaw a .38 projectile hit, because if it hit bone then the explosion would be like being hit with a sledge hammer at full swing. The powder explosion from the round would have blinded and deafened him. The impact of the shot would have knocked him over and KOed him for at least a time. You have to wonder if anyone could hold on to a gun after that sort of hit., a .38 is a big piece of artilery. So if the shot hit the jaw bone and blew it to pieces. knocked him out and he lost his gun --- ok just try to pick up a gun under those circumstances, with partial vision and choaking to death Keep a steady hand for the next shot. OK — just try it out, go to the range and shoot a large coconut with a ,38 wuth the barrel touching, wear muffs and full face shield.... if it was a .22 maybe. Go and try it.

> CIA Drug Running Investigative reporter Gary Webb ’Suicide’ Looking more like Murder
Saturday December 3 - 21:22 - Posted by e4596422c3ce5fa4...

You’d better have a closer look at the McGowan family murders if you want to understand professional hits. David McGowan was looking into the Alvarez murders, Gary’s big new story was tracking the same line. Gary Webb was in direct communication with Michael Riconosciuto, a witness in the Alvarez murder case. I told this to Mike Ruppert and Ruppert accused Michael of lying, didn’t want to hear about it.

> CIA Drug Running Investigative reporter Gary Webb ’Suicide’ Looking more like Murder
Sunday January 2 - 05:28 - Posted by edfbab67b471a05b...

We all obviously need more information to determine whether this was a suicide or not. When coroners come out with a "suicide" conclusion before an adequate investigation you have to be suspicious though. The only thing that might make a non-suicidal person take his own life is if his own family is being threatened with harm if he doesn’t. The mafia used to allow its members to off themselves as a sign of respect, instead of assassinating them for breaking its rules.

Also, an intelligent human being like Gary Webb would be less likely to take his own life. What is important here are the plans that Webb had in motion when he died, possibly indicating that he had alot going for himself and certainly had no reason to kill himself. With strange men climbing on pipes outside his house this case deserves to be investigated to the fullest!

> CIA Drug Running Investigative reporter Gary Webb ’Suicide’ Looking more like Murder
Sunday January 30 - 01:46 - Posted by 2e91dcd56ad099cb...

From my investigations, it is more likely that the people who murdered Gary Webb were Mafia or CIA members from the Democratic Administrations. When I tryed to locate him last year, he was working for a Democratic California State law maker. If you suspect the Bush Administration, you should ask members of his administration to investigate the murder.

CIA Drug Running Investigative reporter Gary Webb ’Suicide’ Looking more like Murder
Monday October 13 - 19:38 - Posted by concerned - bef853d2b76401a56d4b1f1226be65af...

Has anyone ever checked up on the cremation order, description of individual, ID presented, follow up numbers and addresses. Did in fact Gary Webb institute that desire or could it have been a ’ringer’ - solving two problems in one. The likelihood he was planning his death, and the elimination of a corpse that could otherwise be subject to a detailed post-mortem inquiry later on. Sort of an Oswald goes to the Russian Embassy in Mexico City kind of thing as done in the past.

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If there is one universal question that haunts all human beings at some point in their lives, it is, “Why do we die?” Death, after all, is the great illogic. It ultimately claims all, the rich and the poor, the mighty and the small, the good and the evil. Death also has the capability to make most human pursuits—such as the quest for wealth, fame and power—vacuous and fleeting. Given this reality, I have often wondered why so many people are still willing to (...)
Thursday 28 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
How much corruption can a “democracy” endure before it ceases to be a democracy? If five venal, mendacious, duplicitous, amoral, biased and (dare I say it) satanic Supreme Court “justices”—John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy—have their way, America will soon find out. In several previous articles for Pravda.Ru, I have consistently warned how the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision is one of the (...)
Tuesday 12 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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Imagine, if you will, that the United States government passes a law banning advertisers from sponsoring commercials on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show or Rupert Murdoch’s Fox (Faux) “News” Network. On one hand, there would be two decided advantages to this ban: The National IQ would undoubtedly increase several percentage points, and manipulative pseudo-journalists would no longer be able to appeal to the basest instincts in human nature for ratings and profit while (...)
Thursday 7 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Pravda.Ru Legal Editor
LIVE, from the State that brought you Senator Joseph McCarthy, Wisconsin voters now proudly present, fresh from his recall election victory, Governor Scott Walker! At first glance, it is almost unfathomable that anyone with a modicum of intelligence would have voted to retain Scott Walker as Wisconsin’s governor. This, after all, is a man who openly declared he is trying to destroy the rights of workers through a “divide and conquer” strategy; who received 61% of the (...)
Tuesday 13 March
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
A question I’ve frequently been asked since I began writing for Pravda.Ru in 2003 is, “Why did you become disillusioned with the practice of law?” This question is understandable, particularly since, in most people’s minds, being an attorney is synonymous with wealth and political power. I’ve always been reluctant to answer this question for fear it will discourage conscientious and ethical people from pursuing careers in the legal profession—a (...)