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
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
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
"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 -
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
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2) Gary Webb
Gary Webb, 49, former MN reporter, author
INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST WROTE CONTROVERSIAL SERIES
By Jessica Portner
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
Mr. Webb's friends and colleagues described him as a devoted father
and a funny, dogged reporter who was passionate about investigative
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
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.
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,
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,"
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.
--- In email@example.com, Scott Munson
Use http://web.archive.org to find sites that have disappeared from
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://nakedgov.com income tax is
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
empower an agency of government to specifically break its own laws.
CIA and the Constitution there after became mortal enemies ---
the day one will overpower the other in a final victory. Will we be
nation under law or a nation under law breakers?
The CIA undermines and assassinates popular leaders abroad -- and
home --- and fixes elections abroad --- and at home. This
that routinely gets away with murder finds little challenge
the world's narcotics trade. By reliable estimates the U.S. CIA and
usher in half of the narcotics that come into this country. The
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 ---
knowing what to do. The CIA is a staggering giant waiting to fall.
legislation to kill the CIA is waiting for acclaimation. Brian
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
a prize-winning investigative journalist whose star-crossed career
capped with a controversial newspaper series linking the CIA to the
crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles, died Friday of self-
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.]
Assassination of US Investigative Journalist Gary Webb?
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
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://copvcia.com Michael Ruppert
http://counterpunch.org Alexander Cockburn