Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Philip Giraldi

Ex CIA agent Philip Giraldi, who was based in Turkey, has a terrific new piece up at the American Conservative "Found in Translation. FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds spills her secrets."

First paragraph:
Most Americans have never heard of Sibel Edmonds, and if the U.S. government has its way, they never will. The former FBI translator turned whistleblower 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 Edmonds’s 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.


Final paragraph:
Sibel Edmonds makes a number of accusations about specific criminal behavior that appear to be extraordinary but are credible enough to warrant official investigation. Her allegations are documentable: an existing FBI file should determine whether they are accurate. It’s true that she probably knows only part of the story, but if that part is correct, Congress and the Justice Department should have no higher priority. Nothing deserves more attention than the possibility of ongoing national-security failures and the proliferation of nuclear weapons with the connivance of corrupt senior government officials.


Read the rest here.

1 comment:

Jack said...

Unfortunately, neither the corporately controlled media nor the government will ever expose the Sibel Edmonds story to the American people.

We are being governed by Corporate-Terrorists and their puppets.