Sunday, March 11, 2007

more sibel, more of the time

* David Jenkins has written an article about Sibel's petition: "Sibel Edmonds: Sorry, No Room on the MSM":
Edmonds’ case isn’t just another piece in the puzzle as much as it could very well be the first domino in a long succession just begging to be knocked over. What she knows and wants so much to tell has a lot of people scared to the point where they’ve even made her driver’s license a “state secret.” What Sibel knows either answers or ties into many questions we all have about domestic spying, illegal arms and drug trafficking, 9/11 and activities much like we learned about during the Libby trial; What Sibel calls “business as usual.”

Next Friday, Valerie Wilson will sit before Congress and give her side of her story. Sibel Edmonds’ chance to sit at the same table to do the very same thing is long overdue. We can scream at and email members of the Main Stream Media until we’re all blue in the face or fingers to give this story the exposure it deserves but chances are none will take notice until Sibel gets an audience with members of Congress like Henry Waxman and John Conyers. In other words, we need to get her a gig on CSPAN before she’ll get any notice from CNN or CBS.

Look, the Democrats have been a little slow at behaving like a majority and it’s been more than just a little frustrating to watch. But some of them seem to be waking up and the last thing the Congress needs is any loss of momentum. The past few weeks have been a good start with hearings on Walter Reed and the obvious politicization of the DOJ in the case of the firings of the eight U.S. Attorneys. And as I stated earlier, Ms. Wilson will be speaking to Mr. Waxman next Friday as the Congressman feels the information that came out of the Libby trial warrants a closer look into the activities of the Bush administration.

In fact, Congressman Waxman would seem to be on a roll and we can all do our part to keep him and others like him moving in the right direction. Although the House Government Reform Committee has assured Sibel that they will hold hearings, we all know that those on The Hill are more prone to act when they know there is a great deal of support. Sibel has submitted a 15,000 signature petition, complete with the support of 30 organizations like the ACLU and the People for the American Way, but your help is needed.

Lukery has started a new web site with contact information for select members of Congress as well as an archive of information to help educate those not familiar with Sibel Edmonds’ case. If you’ve never called your representative, now is the best time to begin a new habit and light a fire under the feet of these law makers.

Mike Mejia has a great piece out about this and pegged the perfect reason for taking action. He stated that Sibel Edmonds is the Daniel Ellsberg for our time and those of us old enough to remember those days know what a powerful blow to the lies and injustice this country has faced for the last six years Sibel Edmonds’ testimony could be. If you’re not familiar with Ellsberg, Google the name…..and then go raise some hell with your representative.

Seriously. I’m not kidding.

Do it now.
thanks David - and I agree. Do it (Monday (and Tuesday))

* ChicagoDyke, friend of this blog, and friend of Sibel, got a guest spot at FDL - sex, drugs and rocknroll! Here's what ChicagoDyke wrote about Sibel's case during the week:
"High Treason Unmatched in Our Lifeteime:
I really don’t get why this hasn’t made the Democrats’ radar. It’s got it all: sex, drugs, treason, corruption by the Republican former Speaker…What we’re talking about is Republicans literally selling us out in the War on Terror, and squashing any whistleblower who makes noise about it, classic crime-and-coverup material. This is a total of three former FBI people trying to get some attention in all this. Pelosi? Reid? Where the hell are you people? “Large-scale drug deals and of selling classified military technologies to the highest bidder,” isn’t that worth some attention? The silence in all is this enough to make a girl wear foil."

* Noise:
"I wonder if members of Congress who have heard Edmonds's (and other whistleblowers) testimony can be charged as accessories after the fact."
good point. daniel ellsberg says that Ashcroft should be charged with obstruction.

Sibel Edmonds Needs Your Support: Urge Congressman Waxman to prompt hearings on the case of FBI Whistleblower. supports Sibel's petition. Please contact the Henry Waxman's office immediately. Also, demand that your legislators support this effort, add the blogspot link to your sites, and forward this information broadly. Demanding honest, thorough whistleblower hearings is critical to our efforts. Let's give them a way to finally come forward!


Yankee Doodle said...

"Look, the Democrats have been a little slow at behaving like a majority and it’s been more than just a little frustrating to watch."

For well over a century, the Democrats have had a reputation of being a disorganized mob. If you are waiting for them to get together on something by themselves, you'll be waiting a long time.

When things start to gain momentum, a bunch of them will come on board. Meanwhile, focus your efforts on the legislators who might help.

That includes Republican legislators. You may be surprised at this, but many Republicans will ultimately support this even it goes against policy of a Republican administration. It will be a matter of principle to them. And, the Republicans have always had a reputation for knowing how to organize.

Meanwhile, don't get discouraged. This whole issue has a life of its own; it has ever since the morning of Tuesday, September 11th, 2001. Wait a little while, and "they" will ungag Sibel and beg her to testify. By the time the decent Americans in this country get done with the crooks, Sibel will look to them like a friend by comparison.

Read my blog. ;)

LeeB said...

Be relentless. Call the chairs of the relevant committees and sub-committes (they answer to EVERYbody, not just their home districts).

Call your own three - both senators and one representative.

Do not let them have a moment's peace.

That's our job; to remind them of who they represent and that they can be replaced if they make the mistake of ignoring us.