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Sibel edmonds' deposition: Video and transcript released


Timeisshort

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Just over two weeks ago, FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was finally allowed to speak about much of what the Bush Administration spent years trying to keep her from discussing publicly on the record. Twice gagged by the Bush Dept. of Justice's invocation of the so-called "State Secrets Privilege," Edmonds has been attempting to tell her story, about the crimes she became aware of while working for the FBI, for years.

Thanks to a subpoena issued by the campaign of Ohio's 2nd District Democratic U.S. Congressional candidate David Krikorian, her remarkable allegations of blackmail, bribery, espionage, infiltration, and criminal conspiracy by current and former members of the U.S. Congress, high-ranking State and Defense Department officials, and agents of the government of Turkey are seen and heard here, in full, for the first time, in her under-oath deposition. Both the complete video tape and transcript of the deposition follow below.


Video and transcript available at The BRAD BLOG : SIBEL EDMONDS' DEPOSITION: VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT RELEASED
 
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. The deposition included criminal allegations against specifically named members of Congress. Among those named by Edmonds as part of a broad criminal conspiracy: Reps. Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Dan Burton (R-IN), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Bob Livingston (R-LA), Stephen Solarz (D-NY), Tom Lantos (D-CA), as well as an unnamed, still-serving Congresswoman (D) said to have been secretly videotaped, for blackmail purposes, during a lesbian affair.

High-ranking officials from the Bush Administration named in her testimony, as part of the criminal conspiracy on behalf of agents of the Government of Turkey, include Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, Marc Grossman, and others.
 
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And nobody gives a damn. Amazing, isn't it? Brainwashing really works.
 

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It needs a bit more spelling out maybe. I've posted some of Edmonds testimony on other threads, particularly in relation to CIA involvement with drug running.

What she has been saying is relevant to Lockerbie and Iran. I haven't had time yet to have a good look at it all yet.
 
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Her testimony should be of earth-shattering importance.

If she is a nut, then why is she the most gagged woman in America, through the invocation of States Secrets Privilege?

Some people just refuse to let go of their misconceived notions of reality.
 

The Caped Cod

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But the brake lines on her car were fine when she brought it to be serviced the week before...

...sorry, I'm jumping a head of myself.
 
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Unfortunately, I could see her being taken out, if the press paid any attention to her. She's an amazing woman... and pretty damned attractive to go with it.
 
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What she has been saying is relevant to Lockerbie and Iran.
It is also highly relevant to Pakistan (nuclear proloferation), 9/11, the heroin trade.... almost everything that is in the bloody news these days.
 

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Does anyone have time to summarise who she is and what she's saying?
She is an ex-FBI translator and it seems spilling the beans on the extent to which the Turkish government was secretly lobbying and spying in the US, among other things. Not sure yet as to what the involvement of the Whitehouse is, except that they may have known what Erdogan was up to. Interesting to see how this affects the US relationship with Turkey. Much of the activity though seems to come from the practive of lobbying - something that is not uncommon in US politics. Unless the payments made to polticians were secret I do not see what the problem is (morally yes, but legally no). Interesting to see if the allegations of backmail hold up though.

No doubt she has some interesting information. But stuff she has leaked in the past has been desperatly wrong. Not saying that most of her info is, if it was there would have been no need to attempt to gag her.

The fact that she is being allowed to talk now means that what she has to say is in someones interest in US political circles.
 

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Does anyone have time to summarise who she is and what she's saying?

Sibel Edmonds has made extraordinary allegations in a new interview.

She alleges deceased congressman Tom Lantos and former ambassador Marc Grossman did pass on classified documents to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee(AIPAC). AIPAC would then pass some of these documents to Turkish spies and they in turn would sell some to the Pakistan ISI.

She alleges the Turks blackmailed a married lesbian congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.


Most explosively, she alleges America and the Turks and Saudis used members of the Bin Laden family to funnel money and weapons to insurgents in the former Soviet republics of central Asia, including Chechnya. This operation would explain the success of Chechens against the Russians in the 1990s. It's well known some of the Chechen commanders were Saudis. She alleges the operation was partly funded by drugs coming in NATO planes with official connivance from Asia into Belgium, the UK and America.

The American Conservative -- Who’s Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?
 
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