July 24, 2004

Puzzled & Curious [from Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds]

"Out, out damn spot!"

Sibel Edmonds, www.911citizenwatch.org: This puzzles
me, knowing the detailed information, I, myself,
provided to the commission during a three and a half
hour tape-recorded briefing; yet, finding only one
footnote (footnote 25) briefly stating insufficient
translation capability within the Bureau. It is highly
curious that the report mentions nothing regarding the
intentionally blocked translations by certain Middle
Eastern Translators, who also breached FBI security,
as confirmed by the Senate Judiciary; nothing
regarding adamant resistance to investigations of
certain terrorist and criminal activities; refusing to
transfer them to Counterterrorism from existing
counterintelligence investigations, solely based on
the vague notion of protecting certain foreign
relations’; nothing regarding continued efforts to
cover up certain highly specific information received
prior to September 11, even now, years after 9/11; or
nothing regarding knowingly allowing certain
individuals, directly or indirectly related to
terrorist activities, to leave the United States
months after 9/11, without any interrogation, and per
the State Departmentís request. I am highly
puzzled and curious.

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Puzzled & Curious [from Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds]

Commentary / Current News about 9-11
Date: Jul 24, 2004 - 12:09 AM
By Sibel Edmonds
July 23, 2004


The countdown is finally over, and a five hundred
sixty seven-page Commission report is out. According
to the Commission Chairman, they have seen every
single document and have interviewed every single
relevant witness and authority.

According to all Commission members, this report
should be considered a resounding success, since it
encompasses all information relevant to the terrorist
attacks of 9/11, and very little, almost none, has
been redacted, classified, or glossed over. Yet we
have heard no one screaming "classification",
"sensitive diplomatic relations", "highly sensitive
foreign business relations", or "national security
implications." This is highly puzzling and curious.

This puzzles me, considering that every investigation
by the Congress and the IG into my issues, every
report involving my already confirmed allegations
involving serious lapses within the FBI, and every
legal procedure and due process dealing with my case
alone, has been blocked, gagged, entirely classified,
and stopped. It is extremely curious that while
investigations and reports on one case alone has
created so much havoc, a massive investigation and a
report involving all intelligence agencies and other
government bodies, including the State Department, has
evoked zero objections based on "sensitive foreign
relations," "highly classified intelligence matters",
and/or "ongoing intelligence investigations." I am
highly puzzled and curious.

This puzzles me, knowing the detailed information, I,
myself, provided to the commission during a three and
a half hour tape-recorded briefing; yet, finding only
one footnote (footnote 25) briefly stating
insufficient translation capability within the Bureau.
It is highly curious that the report mentions nothing
regarding the intentionally blocked translations by
certain Middle Eastern Translators, who also breached
FBI security, as confirmed by the Senate Judiciary;
nothing regarding adamant resistance to investigations
of certain terrorist and criminal activities; refusing
to transfer them to Counterterrorism from existing
counterintelligence investigations, solely based on
the vague notion of protecting certain foreign
relations’; nothing regarding continued efforts to
cover up certain highly specific information received
prior to September 11, even now, years after 9/11; or
nothing regarding knowingly allowing certain
individuals, directly or indirectly related to
terrorist activities, to leave the United States
months after 9/11, without any interrogation, and per
the State Departmentís request. I am highly
puzzled and curious.

This puzzles me, having first hand knowledge of on
going intelligence received and processed by the FBI
since 1997, which contained specific information
implicating certain high level government and elected
officials in criminal activities directly and
indirectly related to terrorist money laundering,
narcotics, and illegal arms sales. It is highly
curious that the report omitted all this information,
knowing that others in the Congress have been briefed
on these issues, having been given the names of
targets involved, Special Agents, translators, field
offices, and files. I am highly puzzled and curious.

After the many public hearings shows, where the
Commissioners very skillfully played their "good
copóbad cop" routine, and displayed their life-long
mastery of the political art of saying, but not
saying, and asking, but not asking, all parties and
all agencies have readily accepted this report. The
President apparently considered the report rosey and
appropriately symbolized its presentation in his "rose
garden." The previous administration sighed with
relief, having scored a negative 4, compared to the
current administrationís negative 6, in the blame
game. The notorious Attorney General, John Ashcroft,
left his over-secrecy and classification guns in their
holsters. It is highly puzzling and curious to see
that this report ended up being blessed by all those
responsible for our nationís security and interests,
which were severely violated on September 11. I, for
one, am highly puzzled and curious, how about you?


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Posted by richard at July 24, 2004 10:35 AM