Sibel Dinez Edmonds

"If they were to do real investigations we would see several
significant high level criminal prosecutions in this country. And
that is something that they are not going to let out. And,
believe me; they will do everything to cover this up."
-Sibel Edmonds

'Explosive' Sibel Edmonds Cover Story
at 'The American Conservative'

Here is BradBlog's DU thread on this.

Please go there, recommend the thread, 
and post your comment(s). As we know the
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Thank you for all your support.

Philip Giraldi: What FBI whistle-blower
Sibel Edmonds found in translation

Prior to 2006, Rep. Henry Waxman of the House
Government Reform and Oversight Committee
allegedly promised Ms. Edmonds that if the
Democrats gained control of Congress, he
would order hearings into her charges. But
following the Democratic sweep, he has been
less forthcoming. It is suspected that
Mr. Waxman fears that the revelations might
open a Pandora's box, damaging Republicans
and Democrats alike.

In broad daylight on May 2, 1997, 50
armed men set upon a television station
in Istanbul with gunfire. published a remarkable
story by Martin A. Lee about Turkish
government officials caught in a web of
corruption with notorious drug traffickers
and right-wing terrorists.

Dan Ellsberg slams MSM's failures re
Sibel Edmonds

It appears that after five years the
government's new plan to 'deal with Sibel'
was to start a new whisper campaign, telling
journalists that she stumbled onto a top
secret covert operation! Of course, if any of
the ostensible targets of this purported
sting operation has ever read my blog then
they'd have realized what was going on and
extricated themselves from the operation
years ago. Every possible 'target,' and every
intelligence agency in the world will be
aware of the details of this case - so
there's no possible legitimate justification
for keeping the whole thing under wraps any
more, except to shield the guilty from
accountability for their crimes.

Daily Kos: Sibel Edmonds Case:
Nukes for sale (Pt 2)

As I documented here, it is very possible
that Giza one of those companies. In Kill The
Messenger, an anonymous "U.S intelligence
officer" who is "very familiar with Turkish
espionage activities" - including Giza and
the American Turkish Council - says:

"There are people within the State
Department and also in the U.S Congress
that were facilitating the Israelis and
the Turks in obtaining proprietary
information or restricted technology.

That’s why there is a gag order against
Sibel Edmonds!"

Sibel Edmonds case: Facts and Thanks.

"In existing criminology there are concepts:
a criminal man, a criminal profession, a
criminal society, a criminal sect, and a
criminal tribe, but there is no concept of a
criminal state, or a criminal government, or
criminal legislation. Consequently, the
biggest crimes actually escape being called
crimes." --P. D. Ouspensky


While that "well-known senior" State
Department official is not named by the
paper, Australia's Luke Ryland, who writes at
a number of sites as "Lukery", is perhaps the
world's foremost expert concerning the Sibel
Edmonds story. Ryland has told The BRAD BLOG
that the official, unnamed by the Times, is
Marc Grossman.

FBI Whistleblower Describes
Government Muscle Tactics

A whistleblower who lost her job and was
gagged by the Bush administration after
revealing careerism, corruption and
widespread incompetence at the FBI detailed
her difficult search for justice to an
audience on Monday at the American Library
Association's annual conference. Sibel
Edmonds, hired by the FBI as a translator
shortly after 9/11, was fired in 2002 after
reporting a range of problems at the bureau

What If the FBI Hired Someone
Honest to Look Into 9/11?

Now, some people may consider the way I'm
characterizing this as maybe outrageous, or
an exaggeration, but I don't know what else
to call it, David. When you have people, for
greed, for money, selling out information,
covering up cases, giving out our true State
Secrets information to entities — whether
or not they're allies, Israel or Turkey or
Pakistan — these people are engaged in

And these cases are documented, the files,
the wiretaps, go back to 1997, 1998. They are
documented, there are documents, there are
witnesses and we need to expose these people
and we need to see criminal indictments
against these people — and it will
(happen). All we need is for this hearing to
take place, for people to testify, and for
the documents to be introduced, then you're
going to see criminal indictments against
these people.

You can help Sibel Edmonds
& your country, today.

Let Sibel Edmonds Speak is a campaign we've
been running for the last week asking people
to demand that Henry Waxman hold hearings
into former FBI translator and whistleblower
Sibel Edmonds' case and the State Secrets

We've had a lot of support here as people
learn more about Sibel's case, and I ask that
you help turn that energy into hearings by
calling Waxman and Conyers today, Monday, and
Tuesday and we'll be asking Waxman to go on
the record midweek and state that he will
have hearings.

Congressman Waxman:
ph: (202) 225-3976, fax: (202) 225-4099

Congressman Conyers:
(202) 225-5126, fax (202) 225-0072

National Security Whistle
Blowers: The 'Undead'

Edmonds is the former FBI language specialist
who surfaced in June 2002 with a strange tale
of how she had been fired by the Bureau after
telling supervisors that a foreign
intelligence ring had penetrated the
translators’ unit where she worked, among
other sensitive issues.

Now why would they do that?

You can’t find out much, because then-
Attorney General John D. Ashcroft invoked a
"state secrets privilege" to stop her
suit against the FBI for wrongful dismissal.

A gag order prevents her from adding details
to another of her sensational charges, that
government eavesdroppers had intercepted the
Sept. 11 hijackers plans.

Sibel Edmonds vindicated?
FBI reveals investigation continues

Translator Fired from FBI for Blowing
Whistle on Intelligence Failures to Receive
2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment

March 29, 2006 - PEN American Center has
named Sibel Edmonds, a translator who was
fired from her job at the FBI after
complaining of intelligence failures and poor
performance in her unit, as the recipient of
this year’s prestigious PEN/Newman’s Own
First Amendment Award. Ms. Edmonds will
receive the prize at PEN’s annual Gala on
April 18, 2006 at the American Museum of
Natural History in New York City.

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Kill The Messenger

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9/11 whistleblowers ignored,
retaliated against

Sibel Edmonds, Former Language Specialist;
FBI - Ms. Edmonds worked for the FBI’s
Washington Field Office as a language
specialist with Top Secret Clearance
performing translations for counterterrorism
and counterintelligence operations dealing
with Turkey, Iran, and Turkic speaking
Central Asian countries. She contacted the
9/11 Commission in May 2003 and requested a
meeting to provide them with information
directly related to the terrorist attack. The
Commission investigators refused to meet with
Edmonds and informed her that due to their
limited resources and time they were not
going to interview all witnesses. She was
able to provide the commission with
information and documents only after certain
9/11 family members intervened
directly. Ms. Edmonds’ testimony was
completely censored by the Commission.

Lesser Neocons of L'Affaire Plame

Grossman's professional ties with Pakistan
apparently long outlived his nine-year tenure
there. The Guardian, among others, mentioned
the fact that in the days immediately
preceding Sept. 11, 2001, Pakistani ISI chief
Gen. Mahmoud Ahmed – financier of 9/11
hijacker Mohammed Atta – paid a visit to
senior administration officials, including
Grossman, then undersecretary of state for
political affairs.

A Pakistani article published on Sept. 10,
2001, claimed that Ahmed's "most important
meeting was with Mark Grossman, U.S. under-
secretary of state for political affairs.
U.S. sources would not furnish any details
beyond saying that the two discussed 'matters
of mutual interests.'

Sibel Edmonds and William Weaver:
Witch Hunt for Whistleblowers

A Witch Hunt for Whistleblowers
All That's Given Up in the Name of Security
By Sibel Edmonds and William Weaver
July 31, 2006

Supreme Court denies FBI translator's case

November 28, 2005

Judge in Scooter Libby, Sibel Edmonds cases

Sibel Edmonds: A Patriot Silenced, Unjustly
Fired but Fighting Back to Help Keep America
Safe (1/26/2005)

Translator caught in web

October 2, 2005

The Stakes Are Too High for
Us to Stop Fighting Now

An interview with FBI whistleblower
Sibel Edmonds by Christopher Deliso
August 15, 2005

Hastert’s Turkish Allies Tied to Bin Laden

August 15 2005
An Inconvenient Patriot
Cracking the Case: An Interview
With Sibel Edmonds -August 22, 2005
Sibel Edmonds -- An Appeal
to the Internet Community
Sibel Edmonds: Gagged But not Dead
Ex-FBI translator plans
appeal to Supreme Court
Appeals Court Backs Dismissal of Suit on F.B.I.
Agonist thread on Sibel
DU thread on Sibel
Sibel Edmonds, Other National Security
Whistleblowers Form Coalition to Continue the
Fight for Reform, as Explosive New Info
Campaign coffers profit from 911,
coke and courts

FBI linguist wonÂ’t deny intelligence
intercepts tied 911 drug money to
U.S. election campaigns
FBI Whistleblower Case Closed to Public
Thursday, April 21, 2005
In Advance of Court Battle Over State Secrets,
Experts Discuss the Government's Growing
Use of Secrecy to Avoid Accountability

D.C. Circuit to Hear Case of National Security
Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds on April 21
FBI Whistleblower Edmonds Files New Lawsuit

Anticipating the government's response,
Krieger added that "the assertion of the
state-secrets privilege in this case would be
manifestly disingenuous because everything
Sibel needs to prove in court in order to win
is already stated in her complaint. Nothing
is secret."
Bush wielding secrecy privilege to end suits
National security cited against challenges to
anti-terror tactics -- March 3, 2005

Use of the secrets privilege also could
eliminate a suit by a former FBI contract
linguist who charges that the bureau bungled
translations of terrorism intelligence before
and after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Sibel's Way
Do you know this woman?
FBI abandons whistleblower secrets claim
Paula Zahn Interview with Sibel
January 14, 2005
The ACLU is urging the D.C. Court of Appeals
to reinstate the case of Sibel Edmonds, a
former FBI translator who was fired in
retaliation for whistleblowing. Fourteen 9/11
family member advocacy groups and public
interest organizations filed a
friend-of-the-court brief this month in
support of Edmonds. Many of them joined her
today at a news conference in Washington,
along with national security whistleblowers
Michael German, Coleen Rowley, Manny Johnson,
Robert Woo, Ray McGovern, Mel Goodman and
Bogdan Dzakovic, among others.
Sibel Edmonds on two separate radio
shows today (Saturday January 22nd)
Jan 22, 2005
Official: Evidence Supports FBI Complaints
The bureau's response to complaints by former
translator Sibel Edmonds was "significantly
flawed," Inspector General Glenn Fine said in
a report that summarized a lengthy classified
investigation into how the FBI handled the
case. Fine said her claims "raised
substantial questions and were supported by
various pieces of evidence."
Justice Dept IG Releases Unclassified Report
Summary on Sibel Edmonds' Allegations
January 14, 2005
Please Sign Petition Demanding Release of
Classified DOJ-IG Report on FBI Cover-Up
Justice Dept IG Releases Unclassified Report
Summary on Sibel Edmonds' Allegations
January 14, 2005
Official: Evidence Supports FBI Complaints
January 14, 2005
Government is Abusing “States Secrets
Privilege” to Cover Up National Security
Blunders, ACLU Says

Brief Filed Today in Appeal by Former FBI
Translator Sibel Edmonds
January 12, 2005
The Other Best Sibel Site
INN World Report Interview
with Sibel 26 March 2004
Sibel Edmonds with
Daniel Ellsberg
(4M WMV)
Sibel Edmonds on Democracy Now!
(14M mp3)
9/11 Witness Says She Exposed Infiltration,
Tells Kean Committee She Lost Bureau
Position; Sen. Grassley Sees 'Potential
Espionage Breach'
by Gail Sheehy
Federal Bureau of Incompetence
The shameful treatment of Sibel Edmonds
proves the FBI's urgent need for reform.
July 29, 2004
Ashcroft's Gag Order
and Other Legal Documents
At a Loss for Words
FBI's translation scandal heats
up; more whistle-blowers emerge
November 30th, 2004
FBI Audit Leaves Vital
Questions Unanswered
by Sibel Edmonds
October 7, 2004
A Conservative Christian Republican says
listen to whistleblower Sibel D. Edmonds
By Karl W. B. Schwarz
Former FBI Translator Sibel Edmonds Calls
Current 9/11 Investigation Inadequate
Permissible Questions for Sibel Edmonds
Did Pentagon Reveal Name of
EdmondsÂ’ "Semi-Legit" Group?
August 5
Do you find it odd that someone
bought this Intellectual Property?
National Security Experts
Blast Bush and 9-11 Commission
An October Surprise for Bush and the FBI?
September 30, 2004
FBI whistleblower case: answers, please
Letter to Thomas Kean from Sibel Edmonds
An Open Letter To Thomas Kean - Chair 9/11 Commission
From Brian F. Sullivan - FAA Special Agent (Retired)
August 2, 2004
An Open Letter to the 9/11 Panel
by Sibel Edmonds
Disinfopedia Entry for Sibel
Edmonds notes that Dickerson had left out any
mention of any previous emlpoyment from her
application for FBI employment. Yet one of
the relevant questions asked in FBI
pre-employment polygraph examinations is,
"Have you deliberately withheld any important
information from your application?"

If Edmonds' allegations are true, then it
would appear that the FBI was indeed
penetrated by a double agent who beat the
Sibel Edmonds One More Time
Referring to the Homeland Security
Department's color-coded warnings instituted
in the wake of 9/11, the former translator,
Sibel Edmonds, told Salon, "We should have
had orange or red-type of alert in June or
July of 2001. There was that much information
available." Edmonds is offended by the Bush
White House claim that it lacked
foreknowledge of the kind of attacks made by
al-Qaida on 9/11. "Especially after reading
National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice
where she said, we had no specific
information whatsoever of domestic threat or
that they might use airplanes. That's an
outrageous lie. And documents can prove it's
a lie."
Attorney General John Ashcroft took yet
another step last week to deep-six the Sibel
Edmonds case by classifying the report of an
investigation into her allegations of FBI
wrongdoing so the public will never know what
it says. Meanwhile, Justice Department
officials met in secret with a federal judge
in Washington, following which he dismissed
her suit charging the FBI with wrongfully
firing her.
A newly disclosed letter confirmed charges by
a former FBI interpreter that she was fired
at least in part because she blew the whistle
on incompetent workers at the bureau.
Whistle-Blowing Said to Be
Factor in F.B.I. Firing
July 29, 2004
July 9, 2004
Our Broken System
by Sibel Edmonds
Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Charles
Grassley, R-Iowa, will ask the department to
release an unclassified version of the
inspector general's report, Leahy's
spokesman, David Carle, said Thursday.
'Security' Blocks FBI Critic Case
Ashcroft Sued For Classifying Docs
Turkey, Drugs, Faustian Alliances &
Sibel Edmonds
More Allegations From Former FBI Translator
Justice And State Departments Hiding Identity
Of Key 911 Players Gagged Whistleblower
Claims Evidence That 911 Money Flow Touches
People In 'High Places' In America
Judge Reggie B. Walton assumed his position
as a United States District Judge for the
District of Columbia on October 29, 2001,
after being nominated to the position by
George W. Bush and confirmed by the United
States Senate.

Judge Walton previously served as an
Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the
District of Columbia from 1981 to 1989 and
1991 to 2001, having been appointed to that
position by Presidents Ronald Reagan in 1981
and George H. W. Bush in 1991.
Classified Letters Regarding FBI
Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds
An Interview with Sibel Edmonds
FBI Whistleblower Talks to
July 1, 2004
Civil Action No. 02-1448 (RBW)
OF JUSTICE, et al., Defendants.
Case Number: 04ms203 (RBW)
Plaintiffs, v.
Civil Action No. 02-1448 (RBW)
Civil Action No. 02-1294 (ESH)
S.D. EDMONDS, Plaintiff,
During the Clinton Administration, Executive
Order 12,958 prohibited federal agencies from
reclassifying information. President Bush
amended the classification guidance in March
2003, when he issued Executive Order 13,292,
which permits reclassification under certain
circumstances, none of which have been
met. Agencies are still prohibited from
classifying information to conceal violations
of law, inefficiency, administrative error,
or to prevent embarrassment to a person,
organization, or agency.
Classified by Asscroft: FBI Infiltrator With
Dual Citizenship Stymied 911 Investigation
authors: Senators Grassley and Leahy
Sibel on Inside Scoop,
June 14, 2004
FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds sues Ashcroft
and DOJ again, asserting that
re-classification of her 9-11 allegations was
illegal and unconstitutional
DOJ Asked FBI Translator To
Change Pre 9-11 Intercepts
by Tom Flocco
March 24, 2004
Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds is under
a gag order not to discuss her knowledge of
the detailed information Bush had prior to
9/11 that Al Quaeda planned to ram airplanes
into U.S. targets.

Even scarier, Attorney General John Ashcroft
has put Members of Congress under a gag to
prevent them from discussing Sibel Edmonds'
credible charges that there are people
working in our translation department in the
FBI that tried to recruit her into
anti-American organizations.

But that has not stopped Sibel Edmonds from
coming on today's INSIDE SCOOP
2 FBI Whistle-Blowers Allege Lax
Security, Possible Espionage
Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Sibel Edmonds, the former FBI translator who
says she is prepared to testify that the FBI
covered up key reports warning of terrorist
activities before the 9-11 attack, remains in
limbo. She volunteers to testify, but nobody
wants to hear her
disinfopedia entry:
Sibel Dinez Edmonds "was hired as a
translator of Turkish and other Middle
Eastern languages by the FBI after" the
September 11, 2001 attack. [1]
This Made Ashcroft Gag
Translator keeps blowing 9-11 whistle
on FBI; U.S. Keeps shutting her up
Catch Sibel Edmonds Monday in D.C.

Sibel Edmonds, an FBI whistleblower who is
fighting a gag order in order to testify on
behalf of 9/11 families who are suing the
government, sends this along:

Judge Reggie Walton cancelled/postponed the
hearing on June 14, 10:00 AM, with no reason
cited and no future date scheduled. This is
the fourth time he's done this in past two
years!!! However, Dan Ellsberg & I are still
on. We'll be in front of the Court (3rd &
Constitution Ave.) on Monday, June 14, at
9:30 AM, to hold our press conference and to
deliver speeches Re: Gagging the Congress,
blocking IG report, hindering court
proceedings, and 9/11 cover ups. We would
love to see as many people as possible to
gather there for support.
For an example of how Mr. Ashcroft shuts down
public examination, consider the case of
Sibel Edmonds, a former F.B.I. translator who
says that the agency's language division is
riddled with incompetence and corruption, and
that the bureau missed critical terrorist
warnings. In 2002 she gave closed-door
Congressional testimony; Senator Charles
Grassley described her as "very credible
. . . because people within the F.B.I. have
corroborated a lot of her story."
"The next day I would come to work, turn
on my computer and the work would be
gone. The translation would be gone," she
says. "Then I had to start all over again
and retranslate the same document. And I went
to my supervisor and he said, "Consider it
a lesson and don't talk about it to anybody
else and don't mention it."
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