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The case of Sibel Dinez Edmonds
by Ergo te Lina
2006-10-13 10:49:27
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Sibel Dinez Edmonds (born 1969 in Iran) is a Turkish-American former FBI translator and founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC). Edmonds was fired from her position as a language specialist at the FBI's Washington Field Office in March, 2002, after she accused a colleague of covering up illicit activity involving Turkish nationals.

She alleged serious acts of security breaches, cover-ups, and intentional blocking of intelligence which, she thought, presented a danger to the United States' security. Since that time, court proceedings on her whistleblower claims have been blocked by the assertion of State Secrets Privilege.

The daughter of an Azerbaijani doctor, Edmonds lived in Iran and then Turkey until coming to the United States as a student in 1988. She became an American citizen in 1996. In addition to English, Edmonds is fluent in Turkish, Persian and Azeri. She earned her Master Degree in Public Policy and International Commerce from George Mason University, and her Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University.

FBI career

Edmonds was hired, as a contractor, to work as an interpreter in the translations unit of the FBI on September 20, 2001.Between December 2001 and March 2002, Edmonds reported to FBI managers various incidents of misconduct and incompetence, involving her supervisor Mike Feghali and others, that she observed while employed as a translator.

In response, she claims that managers retaliated against her. She escalated her complaints to the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General. She was fired on March 22, 2002.

In June of that year, anonymous government sources asserted, in Associated Press and Washington Post reports, that Edmonds had been disruptive, breached security, and performed poorly at her job. The FBI has never given an official reason for her termination.

And now a film comes

The film presents a terrifying picture of Turkish networks’ activities in the global nuclear black-market, narcotics and illegal arms trafficking activities (Turkish deep State gate) in the United States. It examines the extraordinary efforts of officials within the US Government to insure that the secrecy surrounding Edmonds’ case is maintained at any cost – from Edmonds’ termination from the FBI to invoking the State Secrets Privilege and gagging the US Congress.

Also, Sibel's case takes place in the context of geopolitics dating back to the 1980's and the Afghan jihad against the Soviets and the U.S military and political support of Pakistan to help the Afghan mujahideens. At the time Pakistan, an Islamic country, wanted to have the ultimate weapon - the nuclear bomb. Thanks to David Albright's expertise, we also show that the Turks have been helping the Pakistani nuclear program since the very beginning. AQ Khan’s efforts were made possible because of the U.S, but also because of Turkey. At the time, Israel was also willing to help Pakistan, not for its nuclear program, but in terms of supplying weapons to the anti-Soviet jihad. That’s when the Triangle U.S-Turkey-Israel began to take off.

Tyranny comes in the form of the state secrets privilege, a foolproof mechanism of the federal government to hide executive branch corruption, incompetence, and illegal activity. This is a practice more at home with Czars and nabobs, and should have no place in the United States. Yet Edmonds gave the government something it never expected – a no holds barred battle.

She hoisted the black flag and went on the attack by forming the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, an organization dedicated to changing the law, exposing government misdeeds, and giving hell to those who richly deserve it. This film will forever change the way you view the United States government and will give you an insight into what True Patriotism, not Wal-Mart patriotism, looks like.

In other words, as long as someone wants to buy weapons, the neocons are happy to sell. The more the merrier. If you happen to get in the way of this lucrative business like Valerie Plame, Sibel Edmonds, or Richard Barlow (and probably many others) then you'll be silenced, or worse....

To make matters worse, when they impose arms embargoes, such as the embargo on Pakistan, they create an opportunity to make even more money - because a) they can charge even higher prices to deliver the product illegally, and b) when the embargo is lifted, the embargoed country has to play catch-up and spend even more money on buying military equipment.

Oh, and for good measure, it appears that they also place spies/moles in the FBI, nuclear labs, visa-giving embassies and so on to lubricate the system. Money makes the world go round, and illegal weapons sales has a nice profit margin - as high as drug trafficking. Nice work, if you can get it. If you can sleep at night…

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Ergotelina2006-10-12 11:29:46
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Watch the trailer for the
coming film about Sibel
"Kill the Messenger"


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