Monday, November 19, 2007

Dan Ellsberg: Sibel Edmonds case "Far More Explosive Than Pentagon Papers"

Bradblog has been chasing the story about former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds' offer to 'tell all.'

Brad has an update here.

Sibel has had an abundance of offers from the MSM since her announcement. Unfortunately, not a single one of them has come from the US MSM.

Ellsberg says:
"I'd say what she has is far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers"

More from Ellsberg:
"From what I understand, from what (Sibel) has to tell, it has a major difference from the Pentagon Papers in that it deals directly with criminal activity and may involve impeachable offenses," Ellsberg explained. "And I don't necessarily mean the President or the Vice-President, though I wouldn't be surprised if the information reached up that high. But other members of the Executive Branch may be impeached as well. And she says similar about Congress."

More Ellsberg:
"There will be phone calls going out to the media saying 'don't even think of touching (Sibel's case), you will be prosecuted for violating national security,'"

Sibel said:
"The media called from Japan and France and Belgium and Germany and Canada and from all over the world,
I'm getting contact from all over the world, but not from here. Isn't that disgusting?,"

More Ellsberg:
"I am confident that there is conversation inside the Government as to 'How do we deal with Sibel?'

The first line of defense is to ensure that she doesn't get into the media. I think any outlet that thought of using her materials would go to to the government and they would be told 'don't touch this, it's communications intelligence.'"

"(Unless Sibel's claims reach the mainstream) they don't suffer any risk of being shamed. As long as they hold a united front on this, they don't run the risk of being shamed."

They Already Know

Edmonds revealed an additional tasty morsel while wrapping up one of our recent conversations. One that might help explain the American media's reluctance to jump at the chance for a scoop: apparently many of them already know the story.

"I will name the name of major publications who know the story, and have been sitting on it --- almost a year and a half."

"How do you know they have the story?," we asked.

"I know they have it because people from the FBI have come in and given it to them. They've given them the documents and specific case-numbers on my case."

"These are agents that have said to me, 'if you can get Congress to subpoena me I'll come in and tell it under oath.'"

"If they come after me...when they come after me --- to indict me, to bring charges --- it's going to be up to the American public to see it's not about some bogeyman in some Afghanistan cave. It's about an American citizen coming forward to expose information that concerns the security of Americans."

"An American citizen is coming forward to say that, no, they are depriving you of your security."

Bradblog has the rest of the story.


Anonymous said...

hey luke,

just stopping by to request permission to repost this at other sites...

yea? or nay?


lukery said...


hmmm, actually: YAY!

Anonymous said...

Many thanks!



Connecticut Man1 said...

Just a comment I yanked off of another site that you may be interested in:


"I hate even bringing this name up because she has been embraced by so many repugnant elements including Alex Jones, but this sentence has stuck with me for years now and may be relevant to this case. Or not.

"She also expressed concerns about a co-worker who had previously worked for an organization under FBI surveillance and had a relationship with a foreign intelligence officer also under surveillance."

“She” is former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, who as I said has been embraced by an awful lot of horrible people over the years (and doesn’t always come across as the sanest person in the world herself). But it’s either a wild coincidence or it’s possible that Edmonds knew about Prouty several years ago, tried to alert her bosses, and got rebuffed and possibly fired for it."


Right wing Blog Link ALERT! Just so you know what to expect if you click through... Though, the tone of the comment may have been a dead give away. lol

If you don't know about Prouty:
Nada Nadim Prouty

If ya think this is useful or important, let me know what ya do with it. If not... Well, I'll still check back here once in a while anyways. :)

lukery said...

Thanks Connecticut Man1

I wrote about Prouty here

AFAIK, Sibel didn't know that Prouty was a spy.