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Obviously a murder in the name of "suicide". An intimidation to 
reporters who dare to reveal the dark side of government. 

Here are more "suciders" of people who dare to report on Bush's. 

Quote, "1) Mark Lombardi 

".. Mapping criminal corporate-government connections is a dangerous 
occupation. Exposing the players and their front companies is even 
more hazardous. These are the subjects of Mark Lombardi's art -- the 
hidden global realities of money and power. His artwork, literally as 
well as figuratively, connects the dots of international high-level 
white-collar crime networks. 

Lombardi's drawings are mandalas of conspiracy, flow charts of shady 
deals and shaky agents, and org charts of world-class con men, 
revealing the genealogy of wickedness in the highest places of 
corporate and government power. 

"Mark Lombardi: Global Networks" is a traveling exhibition of 25 
drawings, some as large as 4' x 12,' organized by New York-based 
Independent Curators International (ICI) and curated by Robert Hobbs 
of Virginia Commonwealth University. In graphic terms, the drawings 
document the major financial and political frauds of the late 20th 
century. They are flow charts of illicit money and power, solid and 
dotted lines and curves as well as broken arrows denoting the flows 
of illicit financial operations and covert revenues. 

DECONSTRUCTING CRIMINAL CONNECTIONS 
One of the drawings called "George W. Bush, Harken Energy and Jackson 
Stephens, ca 1979-90" (1999) shows the connections of James Bath, a 
former CIA spook and business broker, front man for Saudi money who 
connected the Bush Family and Bin Laden Family (of the Osama bin 
Laden/ 9-11 legend) in shady deals in Texas and around the world. 

Other drawings document the Savings and Loan (S&L) Frauds, IraqGate 
Fraud (illicit sales of nuclear and biological weapons to Iraqi 
kingpin Saddam Hussein with a $5 billion US Government-guaranteed 
phony "agricultural loan" through the Banca Nazionale de Lavoro), 
Iran Contra Fraud, and the Clinton/ Jackson Stephens Frauds. 

Lombardi was an artist and an archivist, not an investigative 
reporter; he simply used available material from books and newspaper 
articles (from the public record) for the information "content" of 
his work. 

Viewing his art (mostly un-inked pencil drawings) requires the 
ability to 1/ see the graphics, 2/ read the names of people and 
corporate fronts, and then 3/ integrate this content of networks into 
an epiphany about How the Real World Works. 

Historically, of course, the Harken Stock Fraud made George W. Bush 
his first serious chunk of money. It should be also noted that Bath, 
a former cokehead pal of George Jr., was also connected with the 
notorious Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) Fraud. 

Lombardi's web-like drawings show the decentralized nature of the 
networks of crime and flows of global capital. The key is a multitude 
of front companies, which add layers of complexity to the 
conspiracies themselves. 

Allegedly diagnosed with bipolar disorder (manic depression), 
Lombardi supposedly died from suicide (or was suicided) in 1999 -- 
after two successful solo shows and just as his career was about to 
go to the next level. 

It should also be noted that Jim Hatfield, author of "Fortunate Son," 
(Soft Skull Press), a biography of George W. Bush, which alleged that 
George Bush Jr. was convicted in Texas on cocaine charges, until his 
record disappeared from the court system, was also found dead by 
suicide in an Oklahoma motel. 

ADDING A REAL WORLD CONTEXT TO ART 

Artist Mark Lombardi (1951-2000), whose business card ironically 
read "Death Defying Acts of Art and Conspiracy," was found dead in 
his studio, officially declared a suicide in the police report. Or as 
government whistleblower Al Martin, author of "The Conspirators: 
Secrets of an Iran Contra Insider" ( http://www.almartinraw.com ) 
says, "The guy put together one chart too many." 

Martin was retained by attorney Frank Rubino, defense counsel for 
Panamanian strongman Antonio Noriega, to produce a chart for the 
courtroom, which would explain the complex relationships between 
individuals and offshore companies, etc. The 5' x 9' chart was topped 
off by a color photo of former president George Herbert Walker Bush 
and Antonio Noriega embracing one another, both giving a victory sign 
to the camera. It should be noted that US troops under George Bush 
invaded Panama, then hijacked Noriega to Florida, where he was 
convicted of drug charges. Noriega is still in prison to this day. 

"When they set up this chart in the courtroom, the judge said, what's 
that? We had Bush connected to this drug operation," recalls Martin. 

Martin says that later CIA operative Frank Snepp joined the defense 
team (Rubino himself was a former CIA agent) and gave daily reports 
to George Bush Sr. on how the trial against Noriega was proceeding. 
Martin says he overheard him on the phone talking to Bush in Rubino's 
office. 

"I was real naive," says Martin about his participation in the 
Noriega trial. "I made the assumption that this is what they wanted" -
- to have a flow chart of personnel, covert operations, as well as 
banks and other front companies and how the schemes actually worked. 
Martin notes that they didn't really expect him to use the real names 
of people and front companies 

"Investigative reporter Dave Lyons from the Miami Herald told me this 
is what people can understand," Martin continues. "Graphs and charts 
help the average person understand complex conspiracies 

Martin jokingly concludes, "Charts and graphs -- bad. Shredders - 
good." 

MAKING POLITICALLY INCORRECT ART 

In a video of the artist shown at the exhibition, Andy Mann asked 
Lombard in February 1997, "Do you fear for your life?" 

Lombardi didn't answer the question. Instead he said, "This is a way 
I can map the political and social terrain in which I live." 

According to his friends, Lombardi told them that he was being 
followed -- just before his death. 

Lombardi also described his work as "visualized fields of information 
[which] started out as corporate diagrams." 

In the end, Mark Lombardi's contribution to culture is his relentless 
search for the truth. He was a pioneer in the cartography of 
realpolitik, mapping international networks of crime which include 
high-level government officials and shady so-called "business" men. 

Lombardi's legacy is his depiction of geo-political realities, the 
essence of global criminal conspiracies. No theory, just conspiracy --
 conspiracies that continue to haunt the planet into the 21st 
century. 

< http://www.steamshovelpress.com/altmedia18.html > 

2) Gary Webb 

Gary Webb, 49, former MN reporter, author 
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST WROTE CONTROVERSIAL SERIES 
By Jessica Portner 
Mercury News 


Gary Webb, a former Mercury News investigative reporter, author and 
legislative staffer who ignited a firestorm with his controversial 
stories, died Friday in an apparent suicide in his suburban 
Sacramento home. He was 49. 

The Sacramento County coroner's office said that when A Better Moving 
Company arrived at Mr. Webb's Carmichael home at about 8:20 a.m. 
Friday, a worker discovered a note posted to the front door which 
read: ``Please do not enter. Call 911 and ask for an ambulance.'' 

Mr. Webb, an award-winning journalist, was found dead of a gunshot 
wound to the head, Sacramento County Deputy Coroner Bill Guillot said 
Saturday. 

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

As a staff writer for the Mercury News from 1989 to 1997, he exposed 
freeway retrofitting problems in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and 
wrote stories about the Department of Motor Vehicles' computer 
software fiascos. 

Mr. Webb was perhaps best known for sparking a national controversy 
with a 1996 story that contended supporters of a CIA-backed guerrilla 
army in Nicaragua helped trigger America's crack-cocaine epidemic in 
the 1980s. The ``Dark Alliance'' series in the Mercury News came 
under fire by other news organizations, and the paper's own 
investigation concluded the series did not meet its standards. 

Mr. Webb resigned a year and a half after the series appeared in the 
paper. He then published his book, ``Dark Alliance: The CIA, the 
Contras and the Crack Cocaine Explosion.'' 

In the past few years, Mr. Webb worked in the California Assembly 
Speaker's Office of Member Services and for the Joint Legislative 
Audit Committee. The committee investigated charges that Oracle 
received a no-bid contract from Gov. Gray Davis. After being laid off 
from his legislative post last year, Mr. Webb was hired by the 
Sacramento News and Review, a weekly publication. 

Tom Dresslar, a spokesman for state Attorney General Bill Lockyer who 
has known Mr. Webb for more than a decade, was distraught Saturday 
when he heard that his friend may have taken his own life. 

``He had a fierce commitment to justice, truth and cared a lot about 
people who are forgotten and society tries to shove into the dark 
corners,'' Dresslar said. ``It's a big loss for me personally and a 
great loss for the journalism community.'' 

Services for Mr. Webb are pending. 

http://www.indybay.org/news/2004/12/1709370_comment.php#1709433

3) Danny Casalaro 

Danny Casalaro Danny was a free-lance reporter and writer who was 
investigating the "October Surprise", INSLAW and BCCI. Danny was 
found dead in a bathtub in a Sheraton Hotel room in Martinsburg, 
Virginia. Danny was staying at the hotel while keeping appointments 
in the DC area pertinent to his investigation. He was found with his 
wrists slashed. At least one, and possibly both of his wrists were 
cut 10 times. All of his research materials were missing and have 
never been recovered
4) J. H Hatfield 

Bush Accuser Dies Of Drug Overdose 

James Howard Hatfield, 43, Author Of "Fortunate Son: 
George W. Bush and the Making of an American President" 
Found Dead In A Hotel Room On Wednesday July 18, 2001 

Was This A Payback Murder For His Writing Fortunate Son, Or Did 
He Really Commit Suicide By Overdosing On Prescription Drugs? 

by Irene Noguchi 

The troubled author of a biography accusing President Bush of hiding 
a three-decade-old cocaine arrest committed suicide Wednesday. James 
Howard Hatfield, 43, was found in a hotel room in Springdale, Ark., 
and appeared to have died from a overdose of prescription drugs, 
police said. 

Hatfield wrote "Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an 
American President" in 1999. The book cited unnamed sources in 
claiming that Bush was arrested in 1972 but that his case was 
expunged. Bush, who was campaigning for president when the book was 
published, denied the allegations. 

Soon after "Fortunate Son" was released by St. Martin's Press, the 
company discovered that Hatfield had been convicted in 1988 of 
attempted murder of his former supervisor. It recalled 70,000 copies 
in October 1999 and left an additional 20,000 books in storage. 

Police went to Hatfield's house Tuesday morning to arrest him on 
charges of credit card fraud, but Hatfield wasn't home, said 
Detective John Hubbard of the Bentonville, Ark., Police Department. 

His body was found around noon Wednesday by a hotel housekeeper. 
Hatfield left notes for his family and friends that listed alcohol, 
financial problems and "Fortunate Son" as reasons for killing 
himself, police said. He is survived by a wife and daughter. 

After the book had been dropped by St. Martin's, it was picked up a 
month and a half later by Soft Skull Press, a small publisher on New 
York's Lower East Side. Sander Hicks, the head of Soft Skull, said 
yesterday that he joins the family "in feeling this deep loss." 

"He did have a past that he was working very hard to put behind him," 
Hicks said. 

In "Fortunate Son," Hatfield said three unnamed sources claimed a 
judge had expunged Bush's case and given him community service as a 
favor to his father, who was ambassador to the United Nations at the 
time. The incident raised questions of how well publishers screen the 
credentials of authors and check facts in their books. 

Hatfield was convicted in 1988 of paying a hit man $5,000 to murder 
his former boss with a car bomb. Both passengers in the vehicle, the 
intended victim and a colleague, escaped unharmed when the bomb 
malfunctioned. After news of that conviction surfaced, it was also 
discovered that Hatfield had pleaded guilty to embezzlement in 1992. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29283-2001Jul20.html



--- In bay_area_activist@yahoogroups.com, Scott Munson  
wrote:

http://www.indybay.org/news/2004/12/1709633.php

Use http://web.archive.org to find sites that have disappeared from 
the 
web, ie:
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://nakedgov.com  income tax is 
voluntary
http://web.archive.org/web/*/dcia.com DE-CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
No one is above the law. It was human folly for the UNITED STATES 
to 
empower an agency of government to specifically break its own laws. 
The 
CIA and the Constitution there after became mortal enemies --- 
until 
the day one will overpower the other in a final victory. Will we be 
a 
nation under law or a nation under law breakers?

The CIA undermines and assassinates popular leaders abroad -- and 
at 
home --- and fixes elections abroad --- and at home. This 
organization 
that routinely gets away with murder finds little challenge 
dominating 
the world's narcotics trade. By reliable estimates the U.S. CIA and 
DOD 
usher in half of the narcotics that come into this country. The 
very 
same persons responsible for massive drug trafficking advocate 
"toughening" the drug laws that alone make this trade so obscenely 
profitable. In the last 5 years the CIA has had 5 directors --- 
none 
knowing what to do. The CIA is a staggering giant waiting to fall. 
The 
legislation to kill the CIA is waiting for acclaimation. Brian 
Downing 
Quig 12-11-96


Suicide by Multiple Gunshot wounds to the head?
Multiple self inflicted gunshot wounds to the head?
Is that possible?
Obituary: Gary Webb, prize-winning investigative reporter --Gary 
Webb, 
a prize-winning investigative journalist whose star-crossed career 
was 
capped with a controversial newspaper series linking the CIA to the 
crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles, died Friday of self-
inflicted 
gunshot wounds, officials said. Mr. Webb, 49, was found dead in his 
Carmichael home Friday morning of gunshot wounds to the head, the 
Sacramento County Coroner's Office said Saturday.
[Hey, I hit the cerebrum. Let me try again.]
http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news%a0

Assassination of US Investigative Journalist Gary Webb?
http://globalresearch.ca/articles/XYM412A.html
Potential Witness Syndrome, one symptom of which is
"suicide by multiple gun shot wounds to the head".
This is apparently exactly what Gary Webb died of (watch
as the stories are refined to change 'wounds' to 'a gunshot wound').

R.I.P. Gary Webb -- Unembedded Reporter
http://www.commondreams.org/views04/1213-31.htm

Support the CIA; Buy Crack Today!
Cocaine Import Agency; that's "CIA" for you and me.

Other journalists who followed in Gary Webb's footsteps,
Exposing CIA importation of Cocaine, Opium, Heroin, etc:
http://narconews.com
http://copvcia.com   Michael Ruppert
http://counterpunch.org   Alexander Cockburn
http://dcia.com
http://drugwar.com
http://cispes.org



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