Sunday, October 29, 2006

One More Reason to Win – Let Sibel Edmonds Speak

W. David Jenkins III has a good article about Sibel and the cabal:
One More Reason to Win – Let Sibel Edmonds Speak

Sibel Edmonds once told me to “put aside 9/11” and instead concentrate on the workings of the Defense Department, amongst other government establishments, because what she had been trying to warn people about was considered by those involved as nothing more than “business as usual.” That was the real danger. What she had discovered during her short time with the FBI was so threatening to those doing such “business” that former Attorney General, John Ashcroft, couldn’t slap a gag order on her (and Congress) fast enough. But a lot of us already know that.


These relations are connected between former and present Defense Dept. members, The Project for a New American Century members, AIPAC, MIC Inc., Jack Abramhoff, The Livingston Group and others. In other words, the more you dig the bigger the headache you may succumb to, yet you’ll get an idea of how intertwined all the players are. Would you like to go for a little ride? Let’s start with Hastert.


On June 3, 2003, Hastert’s political action committee held a $1500 a plate fundraiser at Jack Abramhoff’s restaurant where he received large donations from, among others, one Duane R. Gibson. Gibson is a consultant with the Livingston Group who has been lobbying on behalf of Turkey for about six years at the cost of $1.2 million a year. The only problem is that the money is not coming from the Turkish government and of course the FBI wants to know exactly who is shelling out all the dough.

Sibel stated many times that when certain intelligence regarding illegal activities (drug or illegal arms trafficking etc.) which benefited alleged terrorist sponsors and that same intelligence also implicated “certain allies or business interests” then that intelligence was not passed on to counter-terrorism agents in the field. Turkish front groups under surveillance by the FBI (ATC and ATAA) were making large payments to officials high up in the government as well as lobbyists with connections to some of these same officials. These same groups were also nuzzling up to groups like AIPAC who had a mutual desire to embrace certain business interests that could enhance their pursuit of intelligence, influence and aid against common enemies.

Other groups with long ties to Turkey as well as upper offices in the government consist of the aforementioned Livingston Group, Solarz & Associates, and The Cohen Group. All three are top members of the American Turkish Council with Vice Chairman of The Cohen Group, Joseph Ralston, sitting on their board of advisors. Getting pretty tangled up, huh?

One other firm I want to point out is the neo-con group, M.I.C. Industries Inc. who boast of some “Ultimate Building Machine” on their web site (it was worth a $60 million contract with Russia back in ’97). Their board consists of amongst others, William Cohen (Cohen Group/ATC) and Richard Armitage (PNAC/Valerie Plame outing) and is headed up by one Michael Asari who once teamed up with Alexander Haig in a corporation called US-CIS Venture Inc. which was established to assist in “developments” in Central Asia as well as establishing oil and gas pipeline projects through the region. M.I.C. Inc. is also one of the Livingston Group’s top clients.


Currently, according to former CIA agent Philip Giraldi, there is an investigation into Israel’s illegal sale of U.S. military technology to countries like China and India. The companies mentioned in this article also have ties to the defense industry through their members’ history in government service – who also share close ties with Turkish front groups (as well as an alliance with AIPAC and JINSA) currently under investigation by the FBI. That these Turkish groups would be involved in the same illegal sales with the aid of the aforementioned businesses is not that difficult of a dot to connect as it definitely reflects the “can of worms” that Edmonds’ superiors at the FBI did not want opened. It’s also worth mentioning that Turkey is a large hub in the drugs coming out of Afghanistan and Edmonds has alluded to the drug trade in her past statements.

Yet, fellow FBI translator Malek Can Dickerson, who had encouraged Sibel to join the ATC, was suppressing intelligence Edmonds was uncovering regarding these front groups and their relationship to “certain allies and American business interests” in deference to the very organizations that the FBI had under investigation.

One can look back at the names mentioned in this criminal activity and notice that many of the players were involved in the more glamorous stories in the news over the past years. Armitage (MIC Inc./PNAC) leaking the name of a CIA operative who was investigating arms trafficking to Iran and Feith and Perle (IA Inc./PNAC) who were instrumental in the invasion of Iraq and who are together with Michael Asari (MIC Inc.) pushing for an attack on Iran are just four of the most notorious examples.


Sibel stated in an interview back in late ’05 that “You can start from the AIPAC angle. You can start from the Plame case. You can start from my case. They all end up going to the same place, and they revolve around the same nucleus of people. There may be a lot of them, but it is one group. And they are very dangerous for all of us.”

I can’t think of a better reason to take back the Congress.
go read the rest. it's a solid backgrounder for those of you who get confused every time I mention Sibel.


noise said...

Excellent summary.

The public already knows about sick stuff like the Downing Street Memo, the lies about WMD's, torture, ignored 9/11 warnings, etc. Would the public truly get upset if they knew what Edmonds knows? Or would it be another Iran-Contra situation where the corrupt officials spin their activities as "doing whatever it takes to help America?"

Many current government officials know what Edmonds knows. Yet, as far as I know, they have done next to nothing with that information. What does that tell the public about the government?

damien said...

Those 9/11 conspiracy nuts sure are a wacky crowd. There's Robert Steele, a former Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer for twenty years [who] was the second-ranking civilian (GS-14) in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence from 1988-1992. Steele is a former clandestine services case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency. Steele has an AB in Political Science; an MA in International Relations; and an MBA in Public Administration. He resigned from the military in 1993.

Steele says: I am forced to conclude that 9/11 was at a minimum allowed to happen as a pretext for war ... and I am forced to conclude that there is sufficient evidence to indict (not necessarily convict) Dick Cheney, Karl Rove and others of a neo-conservative neo-Nazi coup d’etat and kick-off of the clash of civilizations.

Where do they get these people?

lukery said...

damien - he sounds like a nutjob.

noise said...

What kind of coping mechanisms must these government officials have? 9/11, Iraq, torture, etc.

As I've probably stated too many times, I get the Straussian concepts...but actually having the mental capacity to be THAT cold blooded is something beyond sick musings or late night bar room theories about superiority.

The word I find applicable is in "These people have unbelievable contempt for the public."

How do they do it?

lukery said...

Noise - you are right - it's truly mindshattering.

they must literally be sadists.

rimone said...

and god whispers in the preznit's ear that it's all good in the hood...