Monday, March 06, 2006

Uh, Oh, It's Sibel Edmonds

If there's anyone who keeps the neocons up at night in regards to 9/11, it's Sibel Edmonds. As an FBI translator, she blew the whistle on security breaches that led to the successful attacks on 9/11. For that, she was fired, and a gag-order has been placed on her. Edmonds sued to contest her firing, but her case was dismissed, with "state secrets privilege" invoked. The ACLU is now handling her appeal. Senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) have publicly supported Edmonds, and have pushed for a declassification of her material. Her cause has also been championed by Watergate whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.

Ms. Edmonds is clearly nobody's fool, and is very determined to get her information out any way that she can. Her testimony would blow holes in the 9/11 commission's findings. She is currently under a gag order, but she hasn't given up on getting her information out to the public. It could be the difference in getting rid of the neocons sooner rather than later, and having the public see the full extent of their treachery. And, if we know anything about them, we know that they're not infallible. The Bush administration is caught between a rock and a hard place here, so let's help Sibel any way that WE can.

After examining this case, it should be clear to one and all that something is rotten in Denmark. To think otherwise is simply to be in denial. As they say, the mind is like a parachute- it only functions when open. Why must it be so difficult to believe that these people are fully capable of blowing up a couple of office buildings, particularly when you consider what they had to gain from it. This is the perhaps the most powerful administration in the history of the nation, and they gained that power by having the patriotism card handed to them on a platter. Without 9/11, there would be no re-election in 2004, no Patriot Act, no war in Afghanistan and Iraq, no massive surveillance at home, and no staggering profits for Halliburton. Coincidence theories be damned- they did this, and we're letting them get away with it.

When fascism comes to America, it'll be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross. -Sinclair Lewis


Blogger AJ said...

excellent article POC.

I got your name over @ RI, a site I frequent.
Didn't Jeff do a post on Sibel a little while ago?
Was that the same girl?

7:07 PM  
Blogger Pissedoffcabbie said...

I don't recall seeing anything about Sibel at RI, but it wouldn't surprise me. Jeff covers a lot of ground.

11:43 PM  

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