Tuesday, March 20, 2007

simbaud hearts sibel

From Simbaud, one of my fave (irregular) bloggers (and not just for the obvious reasons):

On Deck: Sibel Edmonds

We urge every Zemblan patriot to visit Let Sibel Edmonds Speak, a new site established by our indefatigable colleague Lukery Land of WotIsItGood4. Mr. Land hopes that, with the assistance of large numbers of outraged citizens such as you, he will be able to persuade the redoubtable Rep. Henry Waxman to hold hearings into the case of Sibel Edmonds, the 9/11 whistleblower who uncovered extensive evidence of espionage during her abortive stint as an FBI translator, and was rewarded by a grateful Bush administration with a series of gag orders. Longtime Zemblans are familiar with many of the details, but Lukery has been unveiling new astonishments on an almost-daily basis, as in this post from earlier today:
Sibel's boss was actively involved in espionage to protect the targets of the FBI's investigations. This is documented and acknowledged by the FBI and the Department of Justice etc. He got promoted, and now, five years later, he is in charge of the entire desk of 300 Arabic speaking translators. He was apparently being bribed and/or blackmailed 5 years ago into protecting targets of FBI investigations, and I can only presume that he is still being bribed/blackmailed by the same people - he certainly is compromised and a security risk. His promotion seems to suggest that all of the people above him are also compromised . . . .

What else? Well, there's the fact that "Turkish (criminal) groups had been installing doctoral students at U.S. research institutions in order to (steal) information about black market nuclear weapons." These criminal groups were bribing people at the State Department to ensure that these 'students' got placed at the nuclear labs. Being criminal groups, they then sold their loot to the highest bidders, including America's state-based and terrorist enemies.

What else? Sibel is aware of an April 2001 FBI briefing that indicated that: 1) Osama bin Laden was planning a major terrorist attack in the United States targeting four or five major cities; 2) the attack was going to involve airplanes; 3) some of the individuals in charge of carrying out this attack were already in place in the United States; 4) the attack was going to be carried out soon, in a few months. The agents who received this information reported it to their superior, Special Agent in Charge of Counterterrorism Thomas Frields at the FBI Washington Field Office... No action was taken by the special agent in charge, and after 9/11 the agents and the translators were told to "keep quiet" regarding this issue.

Incidentally, this event didn't make it into the 911 Commission's section on "missed opportunities."
See also this, this, and this. In fact, visit WotIsItGood4, start at the top, and scroll downward until your outrage can no longer be contained. Then direct your phone or fax messages to:
Rep. Henry Waxman's DC office:
(202) 225-3976 (phone)
(202) 225-4099 (fax)
Michelle Ash (Michelle.Ash@mail.house.gov)
David Rapallo (David.Rapallo@mail.house.gov)

Rep. Waxman's Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
(202) 225-5051 (phone)

Rep. John Conyers' DC office:
(202) 225-5126 (phone)
(202) 225-0072 (Fax)
email: John.Conyers@mail.house.gov
As Lukery points out, Sibel was a translator, which means there is documented evidence for all her claims. "Put out those tapes," she says. "Put out those wiretaps. Put out those documents. Put out the truth. The truth is going to hurt them. The truth is going to set me free."

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