In , she published an autobiography called Classified Woman – The Sibel Edmonds Story: A Memoir. Reviewing the. Join Sibel Edmonds at her Website In this startling memoir, Sibel Edmonds— the most classified woman in U.S. history—takes us on a surreal journey that. Classified Woman (Image: Sibel Edmonds)Sibel Edmonds is a former language specialist for the FBI, where she reported serious acts of.
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Sibel Edmonds,pages, sibe. In that capacity, you discover that some of the highest elected and appointed political leaders in the land are engaged in espionage and treason, accepting bribes and selling weapons and information including nuclear weapons secrets to foreign powers, including our enemies. Moreover, you learn that some of your co-workers are in league with these conspirators, covering up the evidence trail and misdirecting those tasked with preventing such security breaches.
Shocked at the blatant betrayals you have discovered, you do the right thing edmond report this to your superiors. Agency policy and federal law require you to do no less. Having done your duty, you expect that higher-ups in the chain of command will do theirs. But time passes and nothing changes. Some colleagues are sympathetic but sbel you that you are pursuing a futile course that will only bring retaliation, harassment, and even danger to you and your family.
Undaunted, and with no other option, you jump rank and take the matter to the top of your agency. Action is swift, but not what you had expected. Instead of investigating and prosecuting the spies and traitors, it is you who are subjected to investigation, surveillance, harassment, threats, and intimidation. The scenario sketched above does not even begin to describe the real-life, upside-down Twilight Zone experience of Sibel Edmonds.
In her book Classified Woman: A Memoir, Edmonds recounts the incredible story of her efforts, for more than a decade, to warn her adopted country of imminent perils, only to be slapped down, harassed, smeared, and threatened.
To prevent her explosive testimony from seeing the light of day, President George W. It was a desperate appeal for her to come to work for the bureau as a linguist, translating documents and audio recordings. The FBI was being inundated with new data, on top of an enormous backlog of thousands of files that had been long overdue for translation. The bureau implored Edmonds, who is of Turkish extraction and had grown up in Turkey and Iran, to assist them with her linguistic skills.
Sibel Edmonds, who is an American citizen by choice, had lived under oppressive dictatorships and had also experienced the chaos of revolution and the horror of daily terrorist attacks on civilian populations. Her adopted homeland was under attack, and she felt obligated to defend it. She received glowing evaluations. At the same time, she also ruffled feathers. One of the first people she ran afoul of was her boss, Mike Feghali, a naturalized U. He wanted the logjam to get worse, not better, to help his appeals for a larger budget, more translators, more resources, and better perks.
Sibel Edmonds recounts one conversation in which Feghali told her:. Look at these cookies my wife baked yesterday; see, we are still celebrating the attack; this is our customary celebration cookie. Edmonds was outraged and nauseated by his venal and avaricious attitude. Feghali also hired relatives and friends who were incompetent and unqualified.
But his bureaucratic empire-building ambitions and nepotism were minor problems compared to even more serious national security issues.
Feghali, it became evident, was covering for, if not openly conspiring with, at least one translator, Melek Can Dickerson, qoman was clearly an agent for the Turkish government and powerful Turkish lobbying groups. In Novemberher second month at the bureau, Sibel and her husband, Matthew Edmonds, received a surprise visit at their Alexandria, Virginia, home from the Dickersons.
Major Dickerson, whom they had not previously met, transparently attempted to recruit them both as agents for Turkey.
The Dickersons were profiting handsomely from these connections and said they expected to retire early and live in Turkey. The Turkish connection to international terrorism including al-Qaedadrug trafficking, illegal arms trafficking, money laundering, and the nuclear black market is no secret; public-source information on it is plentiful. With its highly placed co-conspirators and connections within the Pentagon, the State Edmondx and NATO, Turkey need never fear sanctions or meaningful scrutiny.
Edmonds refused to back off. The government retaliated by leaking her name to the press — in a derogatory way of course. This not only violated her privacy, smeared soman character, and broke federal law, but also endangered her life and the lives classifiec her family members.
She persisted, nevertheless, taking her case all the way to the top of the FBI, to the DOJ Inspector General, to Congress, the courts, and, finally, the major media, alternative media, and the blogosphere.
Every step of the way she hit roadblocks, threats, and intimidation. Her relatives in Turkey were threatened and ceased all communication with her. Friends, relatives, and co-workers in the United States also abandoned her. Her phone and her e-mail account were tapped.
FBI agents trailed her continuously. In blocking her deposition, the government absurdly held that it would endanger national security for Edmonds to answer questions such as: When and where were you born? Where did clzssified go to school? What languages do you speak? In what clsasified have you been employed by the United States government?
If where I was born — my birthplace — is considered state secrets and classified, then how can I use my passport? Does it mean I can no longer leave this country, because showing my passport to officials constitutes a breach of security? This has nothing to do with protecting edmnods security, but everything to do with protecting corruption, conspiracy, and treason in government. This is an effort not to protect legitimate state secrets, but to eibel criminality that has prospered in secrecy for far too long.
Sibel Edmonds is decidedly non-partisan in her scorn; she shows equal disdain for Republicans and Democrats who sell out their country and betray their oaths of office. Among the key eibel in Congress on the Turkish sibeo whom she calls out: She points out that the executive branch treachery she encountered extended from the Clinton administration through the Bush administration — and continues into the Obama White House. Other prominent villains in this story include U.
But this is not fiction, and the protagonist is not a macho Jason Bourne action hero. She is a petite, five-foot-three-inch woman of incredible courage and, seemingly, indomitable will who has stood toe-to-toe against forces of evil that have caused many other would-be patriots to wilt or cut and run.
Her story is one of real-life heroism, and it is still being written. In fact, the faux conservatives at FOX, National Reviewand classifird radio talk show universe alternately ignored and attacked her; they were busy cheerleading George W. Sympathetic coverage for Edmonds from alternative media on the Right has been woefully lacking, with a few exceptions.
After waiting over days with no response from the bureau, Edmonss took the path that few others have taken; she published anyway. However, with every publisher afraid to touch it, she was forced to publish it on her own. She knows that any day now the Obama administration, which has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all previous administrations combined, may come after her. And they may also scoop up all copies of the book and prohibit any future publication of it. So, get your copy now at www.
And then contact your representative and senators in Washington and demand that they stop the stonewalling, censorship, and coverup on this important case. clssified
Classified Woman by Sibel Edmonds
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