FlashBack: Sibel Edmonds Issues Public Letter to 9/11 Commission Head Thomas Kean

I just noticed that Sibel Edmonds has posted a letter she recently sent to Thomas Kean of the 9/11 Commission. You may recall that Sibel Edmonds was interviewed by the commission for several hours, but her testimony was nowhere to be found in the final report (that seems to be pretty standard for their report actually).

August 1, 2004: Sibel Edmonds' Letter to Chairman Thomas Kean (PDF)

Unfortunately, I find your report seriously flawed in its failure to address serious intelligence issues that I am aware of, which have been confirmed, and which as a witness to the commission, I made you aware of. Thus, I must assume that other serious issues that I am not aware of were in the same manner omitted from your report. These omissions cast doubt on the validity of your report and therefore on its conclusions and recommendations. Considering what is at stake, our national security, we are entitled to demand answers to unanswered questions, and to ask for clarification of issues that were ignored and/or omitted from the report. I, Sibel Edmonds, a concerned American Citizen, a former FBI translator, a whistleblower, a witness for a United States Congressional investigation, a witness and a plaintiff for the Department of Justice Inspector General investigation, and a witness for your own 9/11 Commission investigation, request your answers to, and your public acknowledgement of, the following questions and issues:

Be sure to check out the whole article for her list of questions!

If you aren't familiar with Sibel Edmonds you should be. Do some research on her and her struggle, and check out her site, justacitizen.com.

EDIT: Woops, for some reason I thought this was new, it was actually released 1 year ago today. Sorry for the confusion.

dz wrote: EDIT: Woops, for

dz wrote:

EDIT: Woops, for some reason I thought this was new, it was actually released 1 year ago today. Sorry for the confusion.

Well I'm not sorry for it. Thank you very much: somehow the link http://www.justacitizen.com/ had never come to my attention before!

Sibel was DISINFO a year ago

Sibel was DISINFO a year ago and she's still disinfo. She is not a 9/11 hero. See http://mysite.verizon.net/vze25x9n/id29.html
specifically this section copied below although formatting and live links are presented better at the site above:
"Sibel, however, is not even LIHOP for 9/11, guys. Sibel is only about warning us of a future (post-9/11) LIHOP, and even that not explicitly, just by implication. Her hints consist of pointing fingers at unnamed corrupt gov't officials, whom, she hints may, because of their on-going ties to foreign business interests, could assist and/or cover for and/or protect and/or turn a blind eye from these foreign others who might attack us in the future. Thus, she REINFORCES the official story. Far from being a story of “special import”, it’s a story that 9/11 truthers should avoid, together with the stories of other so-called FBI “whistleblowers” who tell us they were trying to protect us from the foreign hijackers, etc., that we were warned about.

Here below are just some very recent examples, all of which add up to Sibel's “pre-LIHOPing” (warning us of a future LIHOP event):

In her May 2005 article entitled "Gagged, but not dead", which 911truth.org links to in its "breaking news and ongoing stories of special import" link, Sibel concludes that:

"In fact, the American people, their national safety and security, and their best interests are being sacrificed for a handful of those with their foreign business interest. " (The italics are her own, see it on her own webpage at: http://www.justacitizen.org/articles_documents/May14-05-Gagged%20but%20n... )

In Sibel's March 2005 statement before the “House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and Internal Relations”, Sibel wrote:

"The problems I have reported have serious consequences to our national security; and have already been confirmed by the Inspector General's report and the inquiry of Senators Grassley and Leahy. Translation units are the frontline in gathering, translating, and disseminating intelligence. A warning in advance of the next terrorist attack may, and probably will, come in the form of a message or document in a foreign language that will have to be translated. If an attack then occurs, which could have been prevented by acting on information in such a message, who will tell family members of the new terrorist attack victims that nothing more could have been done? There will be no excuse that we did not know, because we do know."


And more telling excerpts from an interview given in the last 2 weeks, "SE" being Sibel EdmondsÂ’ initials, CD is the interviewer:

CD: In your October 25 2002 interview with 60 Minutes, "Lost in Translation," http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/10/25/60minutes/main526954.shtml you charged the FBI with incompetence and greed - and also of allowing infiltration by foreign intelligence outfits. . .

CD: From your previous testimony and the examples I want to bring up next, it would seem that organized crime with terrorist links is really holding the reins inside powerful governments, even the American one. No?

SE: That may be, but I don't know. I didn't get high enough up on the ladder to find out. With all of this suspicious and unprecedented "state secrets" obstructionism from Ashcroft, it might seem that way, but I don't have any direct information.

SE: I'm no expert, but from what I have personally seen I can say that our national security is being compromised every day, because important investigations are being stopped, and potentially important clues are being overlooked. It's absolutely incredible that even after 9/11, certain individuals, foreign businessmen and others, among others, are still escaping scrutiny.

*And from Sibel again:

SE: Okay, perhaps talking about the pre-9/11 world they could get away with saying "we didn't know," but to continue doing so - I mean, what if we are attacked by nuclear or chemical weapons, what will be their next excuse? That "we didn't know" it could happen? Come on! I can prove they are lying, because they know. (emphasis supplied). http://antiwar.com/news/interview.html

Also see: 911 Truth Movement Mistake: the Sibel Edmonds story - DROP IT LIKE A HOT POTATO at http://mysite.verizon.net/vze25x9n/id4.html from last year. It's still relevant because nothing has changed. Sibel hasn't. And her story must be dropped by those who claim to be in the 911 Truth Movement! She's not a 9/11 hero although 911truth.org is still keeping this myth alive. (Oh, and re: Sibel, also see http://www.questionsquestions.net/docs04/ellsberg.html )."

Angie, thanks for your

Angie, thanks for your opinion. I wouldn't be so quick to label her 'disinfo', she probably is just speaking of her personal knowledge, and that which she can even talk about.

In any event, I don't want to get off labeling everyone as disinfo, anyone who can bring forward new details and information will help in some way or another.

After all, almost everyone in the 9/11 movement has been labeled disinfo by someone or another, including myself, and that is exactly the sort of thing I am trying to avoid here.