Danilo Blandon sold cocaine. This cocaine was consumed by the African-Americans within South Central. The government acknowledges both of these facts. DEA records describe Danilo Blandon “as the head of a cocaine distribution organization in Los Angeles.” (Page 295) Moreover, these records describe the scale of his distribution network. It was colossal.
“The DEA estimated Blandón imported between 18,000 and 27,000 kilos between 1982 and 1990,” said Gary Webb. (Page 202)
Twenty-seven thousand kilograms of cocaine could produce 675 million doses of crack cocaine. During the eighties, 675 million doses of crack cocaine was worth almost $17 billion. It is possible that some of the cocaine imported by Blandon was not converted to crack cocaine. Perhaps some of the cocaine was snorted instead. If some of the cocaine was snorted, the amount of crack cocaine produced by Bladon’s network would have been less than 675 million doses. Nevertheless, one can say with confidence that Danilo Blandon was responsible for most—if not all—of the crack epidemic within South Central.
The Contras were an invention of the CIA. This fact is not disputed either. Nor is it disputed that Blandon was a member of the Contras. What is disputed is the duration of his membership within the FDN. The CIA claims that Blandon left the FDN before the crack epidemic began in South Central. The CIA claims that Blandon left the FDN before South Central was inundated with crack cocaine. This claim is almost certainly a lie. However, for the sake of argument, let us assume that the CIA is telling the truth. Blandon left the FDN before the crack epidemic began. In that case, the crime committed by the CIA is more reprehensible than the crime the CIA would have committed had Blandon not left the FDN. Here’s why…
When Blandon was a member of the FDN, he made an agreement with that organization:
Blandon would sell cocaine inside America. The FDN would receive the profit earned from the sale of this cocaine. The FDN would use this money to finance its war against the Sandinistas.
The U.S. government acknowledges the existence of this agreement. This agreement was revealed during the grand jury testimony of Danilo Blandon. This agreement was made when the CIA was in control of the FDN. Therefore the CIA is responsible for this agreement. Throughout the eighties, Danilo Blandon flooded southern California with cocaine. If Danilo Blandon left the FDN, if he refused to give the profit from his cocaine sales to the FDN, the CIA should have had Blandon arrested. Yet the CIA did nothing to stop him. Rather than stop him, the CIA would prevent the rest of the U.S. government from arresting him until he destroyed black America.
On the other hand, if Danilo Blandon never left the FDN, the profit from his cocaine sales would have been given to the Contras. This money would have been used to fight the Communists. In that case, at least the drug money would have gone to a worthy cause. However, if Blandon was not a member of the FDN, if he put every nickel of profit inside his own pocket, his crimes would have had no benefit for America or the world.
The crime the CIA committed was to allow Danilo Blandon to sell cocaine inside America. If he did not give the profit from his cocaine sales to the FDN, then there can be only one explanation for why the CIA allowed Blandon to infect black America with crack cocaine. The objective of the CIA was genocide. The CIA had Danilo Blandon sell cocaine to black America in order to destroy black America. On the other hand, if the profit from his cocaine sales was given to the Contras, then at least the CIA could argue that his crimes had a noble purpose—to fight Communism.
Regardless of how the profit from his cocaine sales was spent, the CIA was responsible for the crimes of Danilo Blandon. The CIA was responsible for his crimes because the CIA knew about his crimes. Yet they did nothing to stop him.
The page numbers come from the book “Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Cocaine Explosion” by Gary Webb.