Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sibel Edmonds, David Krikorian and the ever growing spying scandal

Via Larissa's at largely, pointing at bradblog.com.

(Funny how the internet works).

Bradblog has been doing live blogging (that's live reporting, kids, something that the mainstream media has ceased to be doing except in extreme cases of celebrity gossip).

And it's a bombshell.

Sibel Edmonds (seriously, google her, please) did some talk-talk at the National Whisteblowers Center:

told me [Krikorian -AG] in a brief phone conversation during the break: "Bruce Fein is raising objections to everything," though that's to be expected. She said she's been asked, and has answered, questions on Dan Burton (R-IN), Dennis Hastert (R-IL) (who is now a lobbyist for Turkey), and Stephen Solarz (D-NY), as well as other questions on those high-ranking officials and lobbyists in her "State Secrets Gallery."

The story is that Turkey is Israel's ally, and they have basically teamed up and become actual allies, and they cooperate in many spheres - in anti-terrorism, training of special forces, and spying, including spying in the United States.


Jerusalem draws in the Turks to spy on Arab foes

FOR MONTHS, Israeli and Turkish intelligence officers have manned joint listening posts on the Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian borders, sharing information on guerrillas of the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) and Syrian and Iraqi military movements.

In Ankara and Jerusalem, Israeli and Turkish officials have also shared their experiences of two similar occupation zones - Israel's in southern Lebanon and Turkey's so-called "security zone" in northern Iraq. Israeli jets now regularly fly along the Turkish-Syrian frontier and - according to Syrian sources - over northern Iraq as well.

(...) Israeli planes are now training in Turkey, using Turkish bombing ranges, just as Turkish pilots are now flying in the skies over Israel. The Americans chair a regular meeting of Turkish and Israeli intelligence officers in Tel Aviv

Turkey has successfully sought the help of Jewish lobby groups in New York and Washington to cosy up to the Americans and emphasise Turkey's strategic importance to the Middle East in the aftermath of the Soviet Union's collapse. Inevitably, pro-Israeli groups have now begun to sympathise with Turkey's contention that the 1915 Turkish massacre of 1.5 million Armenians did not constitute genocide and may not have been - despite absolute proof to the contrary - the century's first holocaust.


Turkish Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul Visits Israel, dateline November 3, 2008,

Turkey’s Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul visited Israel on October 29 and 30 to expedite the Turkish Armed Forces’ (TAF) purchase of 10 Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) from Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI). He was accompanied by a large delegation that included Undersecretary for Defense Industries Murad Bayar and several military officers and civilians. The meeting also provided opportunities to discuss regional diplomacy and bilateral relations between Turkey and Israel.

In 2005 Turkey awarded a $180 million contract for the off-the-shelf purchase of 10 UAVs to IAI and Elbit Systems, which outbid offers for the U.S. Predator UAV (Zaman, October 25).

So you see, there is history of close cooperation between Turkey and Israel.

Back to the Sibel Edmonds whistle blowing, from bradblog.

David Krikorian (google him also, do you expect me to do all the work?!) has this to say about her deposition:

From my opinion, if I'm some of the current members of Congress, I'd be very very worried about the information that's going to come out of this. There are current members of Congress that she has implicated in bribery, espionage. It's not good. It's crazy, it's absolutely crazy. For people in power situations in the United States, who know about this information, if they don't take action against it, in my opinion, it's negligence.

It is not negligence, it is treason.

We are at war, currently.

Do you kids know what happens to traitors, during war time?

[Which current members have been implicated?]

[Dan] Burton (R-IN), described as basically accepting bribes and involved in espionage for the Turkish government...she could not discuss the extremely illegal activities that Mr. Burton committed against U.S. interests, as she put it.

Also, a current female Democratic [ed note: I misheard, he later said he didn't know if she was Dem or Rep] member of Congress who has been blackmailed by the Turkish Government...called a 'hooking exercise'...she's apparently bi-sexual and they bugged her apartment, she's married with children, and they set up a relationship with another female who went in and had sexual relationships with her. And they had all the episodes bugged within this current Representative's home and they blackmailed her. ... She wouldn't give her name, but her photograph [is the one with the question mark on it in the "Sibel Edmonds Rogue Gallery." ]

An entrapment operation, a classic.

And the stupid Congress woman has fallen for it and now is on the hook.

Interestingly, at-largely blog's Larissa Alexandovna has stated that she knows who this entrapped Congress traitor is.

Bradblog continues its reporting; they asked Sibel some questions:

First, I asked if she specified whether the sitting bi-sexual, married Congresswoman who had been taped sleeping with a woman, without knowing, and then bribed by Turkish interests with the tape, to vote against the Armenian Genocide resolution had been a Democrat or a Republican. She said she is a Democrat, and that she testified to that during her deposition. (See Krikorian's long statement above for more details on that woman.)

Second, I asked about the "real" story on Brewster Jennings, as opposed to the "crap...from the media" as she mentioned at the venue.

"Basically," she said, "I told them how [third-ranking State Dept. official in the Bush Admin and former Ambassador to Turkey] Marc Grossman disclosed" that Brewster Jennings was a CIA front company to the target of an FBI investigation. "And it was under oath and that some lives may have been lost."

"Novak has nothing to do with it. Wilson has nothing to do with it. Valerie Plame has nothing to do with it. The whole operation has to do with something totally different and it had to do with the American Turkish Council and the Turkish clients who were about to hire Brewster Jennings as an analyst ... and Grossman found out about it, and tipped off his diplomatic contact who was a target of the FBI counter-intelligence, and that person notified the ISI [Pakistani intelligence agency], etc."

She says that Brewster Jenning was then "dismantled as soon as the FBI notified the CIA," after which "FBI requested CIA to do a damage assessment, to see if lives would be lost."

All of this, she re-iterated, was "long before, three years before," Novak outed Valerie Plame as a CIA operative in his newspaper column.

Brewster Jennings was a CIA front company, a cover for its agents.

So Marc Grossman, an official in the GW Bush administration, disclosed this fact to an (unspecified) target of an FBI investigation.

And because of that, people (CIA sources, perhaps CIA operatives, Americans, also) died.

Think on that for a minute, let it sink in.

A Bush flunkie talks to a target of an FBI (counter intelligence, aka catching foreign spies in America) investigation, and informs him (her?) that Brewster Jennings is a front for the CIA.

People died.

Question: why is Marc Grossman not questioned, right fucking now, by the Congress? By the FBI?

Question two: why isn't this on American television?

Bradblog ends its reporting with:

For those not fully up on Edmonds' story, her job at the FBI was to listen to wiretaps in the counter-intel department, to translate foreign targets caught on those taps. Presumably, that's where her details on the destruction of Brewster Jennings comes from. She was hired by the agency shortly after 9/11.

Bombshell enough for ya? Let's see if anyone in the corporate media bothers to agree, and/or pick up on this --- now that it's officially "on the record" and, as Edmonds took pains to point out: under oath!

Yes, Sibel Edmonds, the woman who was an intelligence officer, a translator, has stated all this under oath.

Go to bradblog, and Larissa, and read up.

Now turn off your TV, take a deep breath, and think on the state of our "democracy".


Gallery of traitors, as alleged by Sibel Edmonds:

and the explanation of who they are:

This is an incredible story, Sibel has told it under oath (this cannot be stressed enough), and needs to break into the mainstream media and the stupified, American Idol watching American "citizen", and also needs to be followed up by the FBI and Congressional committees.


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be suprised if sexual blackmail (using hookers to get congresscritters on tape doing things they shouldn't) isn't more widespread than we will ever know.

Ever wonder why some congresscritters take *strange* positions on particular issues that seem at odds with the rest of their campaign platforms, even when no money trails from particular contributers can be found? Maybe somebody has some very embarrassing information about them. There has been a rumor running around for years that Trent Lott was a closet fairy. He is gone now, but I wonder. He sure took some un-Republican stances on various issues over the years.

We all know that the rumors about Larry Craig were apparently true, but it took a bathroom stall bust to confirm them. Any intelligence service could set up such a job, present the congresscritter with the evidence, and simply say, "we need you to vote a certain way on these bills, or we need you to insert this language into this or that bill". No money need change hands.

Anonymous said...

Goy, all these stories you keep breaking what good have they done! Tell that to the millions of citizens worldwide who have died so that "GOD can Bless America"

AA said...

Here is an interview with Sibel Edmonds and Philip Giraldi: