ONE NATION UNDER BLACKMAIL (vol I)
a partial review of a partial book
Volume I of Whitney Webb's encyclopedic book was released September 22. Volume II is scheduled for release October 22.
Whitney Webb chose to milk her sudden fame and the tantalizing topic by turning the promoted release into an extended ordeal lasting two months. In order to fit the mold established by Webb, I've decided to just review the first half of the first book
The book started off with a bang, naming dozens of notorious gangsters well-known to American readers. Meyer Lansky stands out as the mastermind of the criminal syndicates that controlled prostitution, gambling, drugs, and protection rackets. It was Lansky that arranged for gangsters to work for and with the OSS to fight against Nazi sabotage in New York shipyards.
It appears that the co-operation between the US government and the gangs never ended. In fact, the very first chapter makes a strong case that the United States government has been working hand-in-glove with organized crime for decades, protecting the gangs as they marketed heroin throughout the world.
Most of us have heard how the CIA worked with the Hmong tribesmen in Laos to smuggle opium and heroin. I know a man who insists he flew one of the helicopters that carried heroin in America's war to spread democracy sixty years ago. But, that's another story.
The first chapters focus on the companies and individuals who got rich during prohibition. I wasn't aware that Canada had prohibition two years before the United States experimented with it and I was surprised to learn that the seemingly innocuous Hudson Bay Company was involved in smuggling American booze into Canada before America inflicted prohibition on its citizens. By 1920, Canada recognized that prohibition of alcohol was a failure and America instituted the practice on January 17, 1920. That was when the same gangsters who had smuggled American booze into Canada began smuggling legal Canadian alcohol into the USA.
Early on in the book, Webb mentions the number of times Jeffrey Epstein brought women into the Clinton White House and she also hints that Ronald Reagan was involved in some nefarious business involving MCA in Hollywood.
The book reads like a Who's Who in the world of crime, with familiar names popping up time after time. There's Detroit's Purple Gang, Frank Costello (allegedly the inspiration for Mario Puzo's don Corleone), Jimmy Hoffa, J. Edgar Hoover, and Roy Cohn. There is so much name-dropping going on, that the reader gets the impression that there is only one or two degrees of separation between most of the players.
Roy Cohn's "Blue Suite" was an eye-opener. I had only heard that J. Edgar Hoover was a transvestite. I'd never heard before that he was blackmailed by Meyer Lasky (who had a picture of Hoover giving his pal Clyde Tolson a blowjob).
The book makes a passing reference to the CIA's flooding of the USA with LSD via the notorious MK-Ultra experiments. Other books (ACID DREAMS by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Schlain) have suggested that the CIA, at one time the largest purchaser of LSD in the world, believed that hippies provided with sufficient amounts of the hallucinogenic drug would forsake their radical politics in favor of seeking meaning for life.
The book goes on to say that Jewish gangsters were instrumental in arming the Haganah.
Chapter 5, entitled SHADOWS OF GRAY, might be better named HINTS AND RUMORS. After the intriguing look at gangsters in the first chapter, by chapter 5, Webb seems to have run out of steam. She refers to long-forgotten scandals and dozens of names no one outside of Washington, DC would remember. The only two names dropped in chapter five that were intriguing were those of William Casey and Clark Clifford. Most of the chapter simply listed possible misdeed by members of the Eisenhower administration and hinted that Ms. Webb might have more dirt to dish in Volume II.
Here are two good examples of the journalism from page 153 of her book: "Crowley may even have helped bring a young George H.W. Bush into the CIA's fold," and "Gray himself was likely tied to these efforts."
She repeats herself from an earlier chapter with breathless hints that the Flying Tigers and Chaing Kai-Shek conspired in the heroin trade. She seems determined to make the point that every city from Hong Kong to Saigon were nothing more than "fronts" for the CIA.
And maybe they were.
We are at an unprecedented time in our nation's history. When talking about the "woke", CRT-programmed, child-killing and child torturing schools and medical schemers in this nation, it is hard to think of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
in fact, as we are now living in a nation that has imprisoned nearly 1,000 protestors, that denies the murder of Ashli Babbitt, that routinely launches pre-dawn SWAT assaults on its political enemies and ignores the murders of Trump supporters by Progressive stooges, it is far easier to compare the government of the United States to that of Stalin.
I will finish reviewing Whitney Webb's book of political gossip sometime in the future.
Thanks for your time and attention.