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Classified Woman-The Sibel Edmonds Story: A Memoir

by Sibel D Edmonds

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In this excellent book Sibel Edmonds explains how the American government was warned by foreign intelligence sources prior to 9/11 about imminent attacks in the US involving aircraft and high-rise buildings and how they actively turned away the information.

For example, her FBI Head of Unit, special agent in charge, Thomas Frields was probably following instructions when he said, "We never got any warnings. These conversations never existed; it never happened, period. No one should ever mention a word about this, period. Never!" - and this was apart from other foreign intelligence agencies delivering warnings that weren't covered in the book.

The greater part of the account deals with her efforts to use official channels whether in the FBI or Congress to alert the government to blocked 911 information and other items concerning large scale theft and sale of government secrets. She doesn't get much or any support, with the thieves turning on her and getting her fired from the FBI.

Basically, she is that rarest of people, an American citizen who can put her national loyalty ahead of her personal interests.

It was made 100% clear to her that it was in her interest to shut up, ignore what was happening, follow instructions, accept what she was told and take the promotion on offer, so it was a particularly tough situation to fight, since as an ex FBI employee she couldn't legally reveal government secrets to make her case and the problem is visible throughout the book.

Interestingly it is also a problem for her opponents who would really like to get her out of circulation in totalitarian style and can't.

To understand some of this, maybe its useful to take a step back. Shouldn't the US government be interested in information about the biggest terror attack in the United States history? Shouldn't the press be looking at every detail of this attack? Why does the government only reluctantly accept and inquiry into events over a year later and dictate the outcome? Shortly afterwards the US attacked Iraq by mistake? (no WMD) so where was the inquiry into the fabricated WMD story and its immediate mass publication?

The plain obvious answer is in Edmond's book (and elsewhere) and it is that an important section of the US government knew that 911 was coming. It suited their purposes as the trigger for launching the pre-prepared WMD story/Iraq war, the "War on Terror", the Patriot Act and the mass destruction of American constitutional rights.

The book doesn't spell it out, but the WMD story wasn't the only item that was prepared in advance of the 9/11 attack.

World Trade Center Building 7 was the third tower that collapsed that day shortly after the aircraft hit the other two. The obvious controlled demolition process was so at variance with the government account that 1500 outraged architects and structural engineers formed an organization stating that the government story was a lie. They are familiar with the properties of structural steel, melting temperatures, thermite residue, falling resistance etc. and they have no doubt that this building was deliberately brought down. Its more than interesting to Google "Building 7" and follow the document and video trail.

On page 277 the author asks, "How do we get through to those that have readily accepted the despotism being marketed to them as security?" and this is a really interesting question.

One way may be to stop using labels like "The National Whistleblowers Center". Surely the "Patriot Act" and "Homeland Security" sound much better to a general audience so perhaps Edmonds could recheck the basic rules of Doublespeak.

Also "whistleblowing" and criticising elected governments and representatives (while exposing this and that) is mostly seen as negative and uninspiring. Maybe its better to directly enter politics with clear and positive policies (American Independence Party? - as in independence from special interests) funded by individual small contributions and powered by grass-roots volunteers.

So altogether a very worthwhile book and highly recommended. ( )
  Miro | Nov 25, 2014 |
I believe her testimony. She is an incredibly courageous woman. I am a combat veteran and a paratrooper but she is brave beyond words. Read her book if you can stomach the truth. ( )
2 vote RicardusTheologus | Jul 25, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0615602223, Paperback)

In this startling new memoir, Sibel Edmonds—the most classified woman in U.S. history—takes us on a surreal journey that begins with the secretive FBI and down the dark halls of a feckless Congress to a stonewalling judiciary and finally, to the national security whistleblowers movement she spearheaded. Having lived under Middle East dictatorships, Edmonds knows firsthand what can happen when government is allowed to operate in secret. Hers is a sobering perspective that combines painful experience with a rallying cry for the public’s right to know and to hold the lawbreakers accountable. With U.S. citizens increasingly stripped of their rights in a calibrated media blackout, Edmonds’ story is a wake-up call for all Americans who, willingly or unwillingly, traded liberty for illusive security in the wake of 9/11.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:27:39 -0400)

"In this startling new memoir, Sibel Edmonds--the most classified woman in U.S. history--takes us on a surreal journey that begins with the secretive FBI and down the dark halls of a feckless Congress to a stonewalling judiciary and finally, to the national security whistleblowers movements she spearheaded. Having lived under Middle East dictatorships, Edmonds knows firsthand what can happen when government is allowed to operate in secret. Hers is a sobering perspective that combines painful experience with a rallying cry for the public's right to know and to hold the lawbreakers accountable. With U.S. citizens increasingly stripped of their rights in a calibrated media blackout, Edmonds' story is a wake-up call for all Americans who, willingly or unwillingly, traced liberty for illusive security in the wake of 9/11."--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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