A Letter From Sibel Edmonds
in response to Sibel's appeal being thrown out Sibel has written a letter to the public.. if you arent familiar with Sibel she is a whistleblower who could basically destroy large chunks of the corruption in our government.. and as such she has been gagged, and had the government directly intervene in her lawsuits..
in any event, check it out, and please be familiar with Sibel Edmonds, she is a fighter and someone we should all support!
On October 18, 2002; three months after I filed my suit against the Department of Justice for unlawful termination of my employment caused by my reporting criminal activities committed by government officials and employees, John Ashcroft, the then Attorney General, invoked a rarely invoked privilege, the State Secrets Privilege. According to Ashcroft, everything involving my case and my allegations were considered state secrets, and whether or not I was right in my allegations, the United States District Court had to dismiss my entire case without any questions, hearings or oral argument; period. According to Ashcroft, the court had to grant his order and dismiss the entire case with no hearings solely based on the fact that he, Ashcroft, said so. After all, our government knew best. As of that day, my case came to be gagged; but I continued on.
In April 2004, after attorneys for a large group of 9/11 family members subpoenaed my deposition, the then Attorney General, John Ashcroft, made his next move: He invoked the state secrets privilege for the second time, and this time, he designated my place of birth, date of birth, my mother tongue, my father tongue, my university background, and my previous employments all State Secrets, Top Secret Classified, and matters of the highest level national security. Letâ€™s see, based on this new ruling and designation by our ironically named Justice Department, my passport would be considered a â€˜top secretâ€™ document since it contains my place of birth, information considered state secrets. According to our government officials my Virginia driving license would be considered a â€˜Top Secretâ€™ document, since it contains my date of birth, information considered state secrets and classified. Well, heck, even my resume would be considered â€˜Top Secretâ€™ since it contains my linguistic credentials and my degrees. As of that day, I officially became a notoriously gagged whistleblower; but I continued on.
you can catch up with Sibel's struggle on her site, justacitizen.com.