Thursday, November 1, 2007

The Saddest Story Of The Week: Sibel Edmonds Lays It On The Line For Nothing

Luke Rylands's story at Daily Kos on Monday topped the list of "high impact diaries" there, but it -- and its aftermath -- have left me impossibly cold.
Former FBI translator and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has promised to tell us everything she knows about treason at the highest level of the US government - with one proviso:
"Here's my promise to the American Public: If any one of the major networks --- ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX --- promise to air the entire segment, without editing, I promise to tell them everything that I know."
Edmonds, "the most gagged person in the history of the United States of America," has been trying to expose criminal activity, treason, at the highest levels of the US Government - Congress, Pentagon and State Dept - since she became aware of the crimes in 2001 and 2002.

Edmonds has exhausted every conceivable channel in the courts, Congress, and elsewhere, and is now willing to risk criminal charges to ensure that the American people learn how their government really 'works.'
Luke linked to an exclusive interview: you can read it yourself if you wish. I can't bear it.

The big American media didn't want to listen to Sibel before, when she was obeying her gag order and they could edit the segment at will. Now, when she's offering to tell an even more dangerous story, they're bound to be even less interested, even without being asked to run unedited footage.

In a more recent post, Luke says Sibel would rather speak to Congress than a TV network. But there is no chance of that happening either; despite gargantuan efforts to persuade Henry Waxman to hold a hearing, Congressman Oversight has failed to move on this case. And that's no surprise, because the story Sibel Edmonds wants to tell implicates not only high-level American politicians but also -- and even more dangerously -- Israel.

So here we are, watching gatekeeper blogs plead with major media to do the one thing they would cut their own heads off rather than do, and all kinds of people are getting excited about it.

Have we learned nothing? Have we learned absolutely nothing?

I suppose that's exactly what we've learned.