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Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI language specialist, was terminated from the bureau after reporting security breaches, cover-up, and blocking of intelligence with national security implications. Since that time, court proceedings in her whistleblower case have been blocked by the imposition of ?State Secret Privilege,? and Congress has been prevented from discussion of her case through retroactive reclassification by the Department of Justice. Edmonds, fluent in Turkish, Farsi and Azerbaijani; holds an MA in Public Policy and International Commerce from George Mason University, and a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 (38 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Establishment-Made Heroes, Blind Seekers of Saviors & Suckers The real majority believe with a blind and unshakable faith. Because they want to believe. Because they want saviors. Because they want heroes. Again, no matter how many facts you give them, no matter how many contradictions you show them, no matter how much historical context you provide them with, they are going to hold on to their beliefs.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rescind President Obama's 'Transparency Award' Now Obama has invoked baseless and unconstitutional executive secrecy to quash legal inquiries into secret illegalities more often than any predecessor. The list of this president's invocations of the "state secrets privilege" has already resulted in shutting down lawsuits involving the National Security Agency's illegal wiretapping

Saturday, May 21, 2011 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bin Laden Death Script and the Needed Trigger for Next Step -- Pakistan We'll be reading and watching and listening to their PR machine in the media give us one concocted fantasy after another. As in all other wars of ours we will have zero to say, zilch to gain, and plenty to lose. They have the cards, and we are the piled up tokens on the table.

Saturday, April 23, 2011 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Divine Rights of the US Federal Government The Divine Right of Kings doctrine has been back for quite some time, and has been expanding at an exponential rate during the last decade -- with a slight change in name: The Divine Rights of the US Federal Government.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 (35 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The FBI "Kamikaze Pilots" Case; Omitted From 911 Commission Report Former FBI whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds,releases transcript of testimony by former FBI Language Specialist, Behrooz Sarshar, regarding 9/11 and "Kamikaze Pilots." Though Sarshar provided info to the 9/11 Commission, the Commission's final report did not mention this documented testimony and they have failed to respond to a request concerning it by the 9/11 Family Steering Committee.

Monday, January 31, 2011 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
9/11 Family Members Demand Answers: The Censored Testimony of FBI's Behrooz Sarshar Sibel Edmonds, reports on the 9/11 Family Steering Committee's demand for a response from the former Chairman and Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission regarding Former FBI Language Specialist Behrooz Sarshar's censored testimony to the Commission.

Monday, November 9, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In the Name of a General, his Son, a Spook & the Godmother of Neocons No matter what, with this kind of foundation, nothing will change for us, the ordinary Americans. Our tax dollars will go to the Wardaks or Wardaks-like parasites. Our soldiers will lose arms and legs, or their lives. The Afghani civilians will continue to suffer death, destruction, and chaos.

Friday, November 6, 2009 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Another Neocon Makes Turkish Ties & Connections Official Now it is official. Former U.S. Secretary of State Richard Armitage is on his way to take over the Chairmanship of the American Turkish Council from Brent Scowcroft.

Monday, October 5, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bombing Afghanistan: Where Have All the Photos Gone Maybe releasing the photographs of the nameless unrepresented victims of these airstrikes should be as important as those of torture. Because, from what I see, they and their loss of lives have been reduced to some petty number to fight about.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Current Battle against State Secrets Privilege Abuse of State Secrets Privilege is unlikely to be checked by congress without public pressure. "Contrary to what they may claim in order to pacify the recent 'Anti State Secrets Privilege' movement, the Congress does not want to deal with this issue. And this applies to members of both parties...of course we will hold a couple of hearings and show we have investigated and reviewed cases..." (Unnamed congressional staffer.)

Friday, May 22, 2009 (44 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Two Sides of the Same Coin: Heads-Heads During the campaign, many disregarded Pres Candidate Obama's past record. Some continued their reluctant support after candidate Obama became grand finalist and prayed for the best. And a few still continue their rationalizing and defense, with illogical excuses such as he's only been in office x days. Edmonds takes the position that if he can do this much damage to our civil liberties, democracy, etc., then god help what...

Monday, May 4, 2009 (29 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
In Congress We Trust... Not Jane Harmon told a suspected Israeli agent that she would lobby the Justice Department to reduce espionage-related charges against two former officials of AIPAC. The Israeli agent pledged to help lobby for Harman to become chairwoman of the House Intelligence Committee. The Duopoly unites in blocking public attempts to investigate Congressional crimes. It's all for one and one for all.

Monday, March 5, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
State Secrets Privilege Was Used to Cover Up Corruption and Silence Whistleblowers Two FBI Whistleblowers Confirm Illegal Wiretapping of Government Officials and Misuse of FISA

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sibel Edmonds: The Highjacking of a Nation Part 2: The Auctioning of Former Statesmen & Dime a Dozen Generals

Monday, September 25, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Over 100 Whistleblowers and Organizations Urge the House Chairman against S.494 The Coalition requested Chairman Hunter's personal intervention to ensure that the protections offered under HR. 5112 are adopted in conference, not the weak and completely ineffective Senate provision, S. 494, during the final conference on the 2007 Defense Authorization Act.

Monday, September 18, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Kill The Messenger "Kill the Messenger," a documentary produced by Zadig Productions, directed by French filmmakers Mathieu Verboud and Jean Robert Viallet, is scheduled to air on Canal + in France on September 19, 2006. The film will also be aired in Belgium, on BeTV, and Australia, on SBS, this fall. The documentary explores the abuses behind the State Secrets Privilege as invoked in FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds' case

Friday, September 15, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Whistleblower Organizations Urge the House Chairman against S.494 In a letter sent today the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition together with a Consortium of other whistleblower organizations urged Congressman Duncan Hunter, Chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services, to support house substitute for ineffective Senate Amendment which will not protect national security during the final conference on the 2007 Defense Authorization Act

Tuesday, September 5, 2006 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The 9/11 Commission: A Play on Nothing in Three Acts The following Veteran National Security experts were turned away, ignored, or censored by the 9/11 Commission, even though they had direct and relevant information related to the Commission's investigation.

Saturday, September 2, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
First Time Released Documents Expose Subservient Congress These letters show that oversight of Special Access Programs (SAPs) at the Department of Defense is nonexistent because no one in congress has a high enough security clearance.

Monday, August 28, 2006 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sibel Edmonds: Senator Hillary Clinton: All Show and no Substance Senator Clinton has shown a pattern of studious avoidance of principled action in the face of serious government misconduct, and the refusal to come to the aid of those people who expose that misconduct.

Thursday, August 3, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
GOP SENATORS SUPPORT IMPLEMENTATION OF OFFICIAL SECRET'S ACT Senators Rick Santorum, R-PA, and Conrad Burns, R-MT, support implementation of Official Secret's Act, S.3774, introduced yesterday by Senator Christopher Bond, R-MO, to criminalize the unauthorized disclosure of classified information. Bond's bill seeks to enable the Executive Branch in prosecuting individuals engaged in disclosure of government secrets.

Monday, July 31, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
NSA WHISTLEBLOWER'S GRAND JURY APPEARANCE POSTPONED Based on information obtained by National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, Mr. Russell Tice's appearance before the federal grand jury originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 2, has been cancelled.

Sunday, July 30, 2006 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sibel Edmonds: All That's Given Up In The Name of Security You may ask how NSA eavesdropping affects you when you have nothing to hide. Let us try to explain why you should worry.

Friday, July 28, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
NSA WHISTLEBLOWER IS SUBPOENAED TO TESTIFY BEFORE FEDERAL GRAND JURY Former NSA intelligence officer Russell Tice was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury to testify in the investigation into who provided the New York Times with information regarding the agency's counterterrorism eavesdropping program.

Wednesday, July 5, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Rumsfeld Subpoenaed By Bi-Partisan House Govt Reform Committee the House Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena on Friday to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld concerning the case of Army Specialist Samuel Provance. In 2004, Spc. Provance blew the whistle on detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq

Thursday, June 29, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Whistleblowers Hold House & Senate Members Responsible We, the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, together with whistleblower members of our partner coalitions, consider it our duty to advise Americans of these representatives' collusion with government and private interests to the detriment of the People.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sibel Edmonds: Congress Not Allowed to Receive Information from NSA Whistleblower NSA says NO senators on Intelligence Committees have adequate security clearance. This is insanely outrageous.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Federal Judge in Libby Trial Deliberately Hides Financial Background Edmonds motion for recusal is based on Judge Walton’s pursuit of secrecy in his required yearly financial disclosure by redacting his entire disclosure statement, his deference to secrecy in his rulings on Edmonds’ previous claims where he was the presiding judge, and the unusual operations of the case assignment system concerning Edmonds’ cases.

Saturday, February 11, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Whistleblowers Are Not Protected, Mr. Goss Dear Mr. Goss, the timing of your recent op-ed in the New York Times interestingly coincides with the upcoming congressional hearing by the House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats & International Relations on National Security Whistleblowers.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sibel Edmonds: Illegal & Indiscriminate Spying Hurts Our National Security, Here is Why Mr. President, please stop. You are damaging our national security and simultaneously destroying what makes us American in mind and soul; our Bill of Rights. Remember what you told us just a few days after 9/11: “The terrorists hate our way of life, and they want to take it away from us.’” Mr. President, they haven’t, you beat them to that result.

Monday, January 16, 2006      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
NSWBC Lauds the Recent Nonpartisan Speech by Al Gore & Calls for New Whistleblower Legislation The National Security Whistleblowers Coalition applauds Mr. Gore for his nonpartisan speech, which very eloquently and sincerely expresses our core American values based on the notions of liberty and justice.

Thursday, December 29, 2005      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
NSWBC Call to Patriotic Duty Rather than complying with classification and secrecy orders designed to protect officials engaging in criminal conduct, whistleblowers chose to risk their livelihoods and the wrath of their agencies to get the truth out. But will they be listened to by those who are charged with accountability?