12/02/2004

Daily Kos :: Sibel Edmonds: The Power of One Voice

The ongoing saga of FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds' small war with the Department of Justice has garnered decreasing media attention in recent weeks.

Previously, this had almost entirely centered on free speech and legal issues: John Ashcroft's gag order, Judge Reggie Walton's dismissal of her case, and her open letter to the 9/11 Commission.

Incredibly, the Commission's final report failed to include her shocking testimony confirming crime, corruption and incompetence in the Federal Bureau of Investigation a failing that greatly diminishes the credibility and trustworthiness of the Committee itself.



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In an August 2004 interview with Antiwar.com, this is what Sibel had to say.

CD: What are they so afraid of?

SE: They're afraid of information, of the truth coming out, and accountability ? the whole accountability issue that will arise. But it's not as complicated as it might seem. If they were to allow the whole picture to emerge, it would just boil down to a whole lot of money and illegal activities.

CD: Hmm, well I know you can't name names, but can you tell me if any specific officials will suffer if your testimony comes out?

SE: Yes. Certain elected officials will stand trial and go to prison.

Attorney General John Ashcroft asserted "state secrets privilege" over Edmonds, saying that information about her case would cause serious damage to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States if publicly disclosed.

Daily Kos :: Sibel Edmonds: The Power of One Voice

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