15 Kerry report: April 13, 1989, Government Printing Office. 16 Times and Kerry report: “CIA: We Knew All Along,” CounterPunch, October 15-25, 1998. The series was written by Keith Schneider. 17 Post and Time: “R.I.P. Gary Webb—Unembedded Reporter,” by Jeff Cohen, December 13, 2004, www.commondreams.org. The Time correspondent was Laurence Zuckerman. 18 Stone and Noriega: “A Talk with Manuel Noriega,” The Nation, January 24, 1994. 19 Noriega: Stich, Defrauding America, p. 307. 20 Seal smuggling billions: 1986 letter from the attorney general of Louisiana to U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese. 21 Mena, Arkansas and Seal: “The Crimes of Mena,” by Sally Denton and Roger Morris, online at www.theforbiddenknowledge.com. Barry Seal’s story became the subject of an HBO film in 1991 called Doublecrossed. 22 Gary Webb series: Ibid. See also Webb’s book, Dark Alliance. 23 Pincus and CIA: “WaPo Covered for CIA in Iran-Contra Crack Scandal,” Huffington Post, June 29, 2009. 24 LA Times slant: Cohen article. 25 Gates comment: Stich book, p. 400. 26 Gates and BCCI: www.historycommons.org. Complete 9/11 timeline: BCCI. Citing article in London’s Financial Times in 1991. 27 Pakistani president and drugs: Report by Alfred McCoy. 28 Kerry investigation and cooperation: “with the key exception of the Federal Reserve,” Senator Kerry later told the Foreign Relations Committee. 29 Largest Islamic bank: Owned 77% at the time by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan, president of the United Arab Emirates.