Monday, 18 February 2008

[Ex-CIA] Philip Giraldi: What FBI whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds Found in Translation

The former FBI translator turned whistle-blower tells a chilling story of corruption at Washington's highest levels – sale of nuclear secrets, shielding of terrorist suspects, illegal arms transfers, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, espionage. She may be a first-rate fabulist, but Ms. Edmonds' account is full of dates, places and names.

And if she is to be believed, a treasonous plot to embed moles in American military and nuclear installations and pass sensitive intelligence to Israeli, Pakistani and Turkish sources was facilitated by figures in the upper echelons of the State and Defense Departments. Her charges could be easily confirmed or dismissed if classified government documents were made available to investigators.

But Congress has refused to act, and the Justice Department has shrouded Ms. Edmonds' case in the state-secrets privilege, a rarely used measure so sweeping that it precludes even a closed hearing attended only by officials with top-secret security clearances. According to the Department of Justice, such an investigation "could reasonably be expected to cause serious damage to the foreign policy and national security of the United States."
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/points/stories/DN-sibeledmonds_17edi.ART.State.Edition1.45b446a.html

According to the Department of Justice, such an investigation "could reasonably be expected to cause serious damage to the foreign policy and national security of the United States."

The investigation would only cause "serious damage" to the corruption pervading the US government. From the information avaialable it appears that Sibel Edmonds has uncovered criminal dealings between the US and various overseas organisations, governments and their representatives- dealings that include money laundering, drug running and involvement in the September 11 attacks.

The response of the US Congress, in the face of these revelations, is to do nothing - thus aiding and abetting potential criminal activity- a course of action that is in itself worthy of investigation (as an act of criminal negligence, dereliction of duty).

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