Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Sibel Edmonds' Allegations Still Under Investigation By FBI

Excerpts from a new article by John Stanton, writing in Online Journal (slightly edited by one very cold blogger):

Back in March of 2002, Sibel Edmonds was released from the FBI over her discovery of an array of espionage activities. Looking back, and with the benefit of new information from the FBI and elsewhere, it appears that the government of Turkey was spectacularly successfully in compromising FBI, CIA, DEA, DIA and DOS operations, and was also able to mount other espionage programs that allowed Turkish interests to obtain assorted military and WMD technology know-how, and garner US and Israeli military support for its bloody internal struggle against its significant and much maligned Kurdish population/opposition.
The Turks would not have been successful in staging what may be recorded as one of history’s finest intelligence coups had it not been for many sympathetic US military personnel, bureaucrats and politicians who, whatever their egotistical reasons, believed themselves to be acting in the USA's best interests. Certainly, no one can accuse them of not effectively representing their powerful Turkish clients whether in defeating US congressional action recognizing the Armenian Genocide or ensuring that US corporations close lucrative deals in Turkey.

The names of the sympathizers are now overly familiar: Douglas Feith, Brent Scowcroft, William Cohen, Richard Perle, Michael Leeden, Bob Livingston, Marc Grossman, Paul Wolfowitz, Eric Edelman, Richard Armitage, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Dennis Hastert, et al. Rather than rehash their affiliations and track records here, visit to find out more about their linkages to each other and Turkey (Israel, too).
Speaking of Hastert, Lukery at Wot Is It Good 4 has just dug up and transcribed a year-old interview in which Daniel Ellsberg talks about Hastert having received suitcases full of cash from the heroin trade.

Please see "Ellsberg: Hastert got suitcases of Al Qaeda heroin cash, should be in jail" for more details.

But now we take you back to John Stanton for some news:
On October 10, FBI spokesman Bill Carter confirmed that matters raised by Sibel Edmonds and shielded form public view by the invocation of the US States Secret privilege were still under internal investigation by the bureau.

“Due to the fact that the allegations of Sibel Edmonds reflect internal administrative and investigative matters it would not be appropriate to respond to your inquiry. I will point out that the DOJ Office of the Inspector General has reviewed this matter and released a public report. I would refer this report to you for your review. The Inspector General's report concluded that the FBI did not adequately investigate allegations Ms. Edmonds made regarding a co-worker. After the OIG's initial classified report, the FBI conducted further investigation into Ms. Edmonds' allegations. That investigation is continuing.”*
You can read much more in John Stanton's article, here.

You can also read much more at Lukery's excellent site, Wot Is It Good 4. I hope you will bookmark this site and return to it often.

Many thanks to Daniel Ellsberg and Sibel Edmonds, and to Lukery, John Stanton and Online Journal.

While you're at Online Journal, please stop and read Larry Chin's 'Call the US State Department “countermisinformation” office what it actually is: official misinformation'. I have been wanting to dismember this particular bit of State Department manure myself (and planning to do it in a much different way than Larry did), but I haven't got around to it yet, much to my chagrin. And Larry's piece, while much different than what I would have written, is very effective in its own way, perhaps better than I could have done. So thanks to Larry Chin for that as well.

While you're at Wot Is It Good 4, please check out the three-part interview with Larisa Alexandrovna, "All Roads Lead To Iran", "All Roads Lead To Iran, Again", and "Bad Leaks And Good Leaks".

Please also bookmark, visit and support Sibel Edmonds and her friends of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition.

I think that's about all for the moment.

Until next time, take good care of yourselves. And don't forget your homework! ;-)

Class dismissed.