A New Documentary About Sibel Edmonds: Kill The Messenger

A Documentary on State Secrets Privilege & U.S. Whistleblowers

Source: nswbc.org


Alexandria, VA--- “Kill the Messenger,” a documentary produced by Zadig Productions, directed by French filmmakers Mathieu Verboud and Jean Robert Viallet, is scheduled to air on Canal + in France on September 19, 2006. The film will also be aired in Belgium, on BeTV, and Australia, on SBS, this fall. The documentary explores the abuses behind the State Secrets Privilege as invoked in FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds’ case as well as highlighting the travails and persecution of US national security whistleblowers.

The filmmakers, Verboud and Viallet, spent nearly two years interviewing witnesses and researching the invocation and implementation of the state secrets privilege in Edmonds’ case. Based on their documented findings and interviews with experts such as David Albright, Philip Giraldi, John Cole, Joseph Trento, Glenn Fine, David Rose, and others familiar with Edmonds’ case, the film presents a terrifying picture of Turkish networks’ activities in global nuclear black-market, narcotics and illegal arms trafficking activities in the United States, and examines the extraordinary efforts of officials within the US Government to insure that the secrecy surrounding Edmonds’ case be maintained at any cost – from Edmonds’ termination from the FBI, to invoking the State Secrets Privilege, to gagging the US Congress.

The film documents the formation of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition and the collective struggle of its members to bring legislative and media attention to retaliation by national security agencies against whistleblowers, and the resulting danger such suppression of the truth causes the United States. The entrenched bureaucratic power of the United States government would rather sacrifice those who would reveal the truth than face the changes necessary to protect the nation. The filmmakers interviewed many high-profile national security whistleblowers, including Daniel Ellsberg, Coleen Rowley (FBI), Russell Tice (NSA), Bogdan Dzakovic (DHS), John Vincent (FBI), Steve Elson (FAA), John M. Cole (FBI), and Matthew Fogg, among others.

Bill Weaver commented: “H.L. Mencken once said that ‘every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats’. This film makes me want to do just that. The incompetence, maliciousness, corruption, inefficacy, impudence, arrogance, and plain stupidity of the government’s criminal activities toward Sibel Edmonds are a national shame. Having lived under tyranny in Iran and elsewhere, Edmonds knows what it looks like. In her case, and in many other recent cases, tyranny comes in the form of the state secrets privilege, a foolproof mechanism of the federal government to hide executive branch corruption, incompetence, and illegal activity. This is a practice more at home with Czars and nabobs, and should have no place in the United States. But Edmonds gave the government something it never expected – a no holds barred battle. She hoisted the black flag and went on the attack by forming the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, an organization dedicated to changing the law, exposing government misdeeds, and giving hell to those who richly deserve it. This film will forever change the way you view the United States government and will give you an insight into what true patriotism, not Wal-Mart patriotism, looks like.”

"Sibel Edmonds lives in a great democracy but at the wrong time. Making a film on a woman who is gagged by the Bush administration, one of the most secretive in U.S history, was almost a civic duty. We hope this film will be a wake up call for all of us;” stated Mathieu Verboud, the co-director of “Kill the Messenger.”

To view the trailer, an exclusive interview with the directors, background information, and more Click Here or go directly to: http://justacitizen.com/KillTheMessenger.html

A Triple Header

Clearly, I'm hanging out in the right place...... Thanks for posting, Solid Gold.

"Kill The Messenger" should be a stunning kick to the groin for all those remaining nit-wits caterwauling on about "National Security This", And "National Security That"...

What these people have to say in this film about corruption reaching to the core of governance, should shake the core of those with any remaining wishes for a triumph of sanity, civility, and the general peace of rule by law... not men. The time is nigh We the People will be heard, and OBEYED.

Press For Truth, AFTF, Kill The Messenger.... talk about a triple header.

"The truth shall make you free." Why not make the truth free? We live on a priceless blue pearl, awash in a universe of fire and ice. Cut the crap.

Sibel's case seems really

Sibel's case seems really damn complicated. She all but says she knows how the 9/11 attacks were financed, but most news sources which have covered her story always get into these shady Turkish groups that seem to deal in arms or whatever. I don't know how this fits in with 9/11. I have tried to follow this in Luke Ryland's site since Sibel has given him interviews, directly telling him he is closer to the truth than anyone else, but after I read these interviews with Sibel and Larisa Alexandrovna (see the links on the right), my head spins.
All I am saying is that while she is our best example of the person to go to when others say no whisteblowers are willing to speak out, I think that even if she could, she would not necessarily unravel 9/11. I am beginning to take Tarpley's position that she has stumbled onto some of the government moles, but doesn't really know the big picture.

While we are at it, I just looked to do some background on Sibel, and there are some pretty good 911 links here.

It's not that complicated...

Read this.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

A Real Headache Of A Time

I too, have had a real headache of a time unraveling the monumentally cryptic words of these people in the film. And I would agree with you, that Sibel may not hold keys to unlocking every door to 9/11. And to the best of my knowledge, she has NOT suggested that she can.

What she does talk about, why I myself was intrigued by her story (gagged is it is), was here was a person trying very hard to tell others that something stinks deep down below. I've found her sincerity to be persuasive... and she seems to have persuaded a number of other impressive people such as Elisberg, McGovern, Cole, Tice, German, Rowley, Turnner... I will never forget these names.

After my own service, being asked to falsify airworthiness documentation for Army aircraft, years went by as friends and family looked at me sideways as if they just could just not accept my charges against the government and military We pay for. To this day, many people I speak to about this issue of corruption just kind of shake their head in disbelief trying to figure out how or why I would be trying to makeup "such a lie".

Sibel was in a way, very much a vindication for me. She has cirtanly played an important role in activating my re-found desire to FIGHT for this land. To defend the peace that can be found in the rule of law. To stand up and speak out against inequity. To demand that a government which professes to act in my name, can only do so if it aligns itself with the respect due all human dignity, no matter where on the globe a person may be.

For me, America need not expand beyond the borders carved out in blood years ago.... (try as Dick and the Boys might)... but that the attempt, flawed is it may still be, the attempt to recognize dignity and right for all people, and thus the boundaries government SHOULD NEVER cross.... is something I will stand and fight for... for anyone else who has their heart touched in the same way.

Sibel seems to have been touched by the spirit of liberty and justice. So long as she does not have both... I will stand and fight for her. I will fight for the truth about 9/11. I will fight for the truth about our economy, so as to have any hope of fixing it. I will fight for those who remain subjugated by selfishness disguised as protector.... ESPECIALLY if that charlatan is my very own government.

I demand the dignity deserving of all kind humanity. And I will slit the throats of those who soil it through the hijacking of my good name. I will not be so insulted.

Erin S. Myers

"The truth shall make you free." Why not make the truth free? We live on a priceless blue pearl, awash in a universe of fire and ice. Cut the crap.


Al C - thanks for your comment. much of the confusion in those posts of mine that you pointed to is my fault - and I haven't really taken the time to put together a current post with everything we know - so some of those posts are 'incremental'

this is the best post for sibel & 911 http://wotisitgood4.blogspot.com/2006/07/sibel-911.html

You are completely right that she doesn't KNOW much about the big picture.

I've also started a new blog for the new movie http://sibeledmonds.blogspot.com/

Wasn't it Sibel who said....

"Once you start to think of it like an international drug ring, it all starts to make sense."

Wasn't it Sibel who said everything is connected... 9/11, Valerie Plame, etc...?

I think she knows the big picture... I could be wrong.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

Has anyone ever...

Looked to see if the Milli Istihbarat Teskilati (MIT) ever had anything to do with 9/11?

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."



"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."


She knows the big picture - just not related to 911

here is one quote you were looking for:
Sibel says: "You can start from the AIPAC angle. You can start from the Plame case. You can start from my case. They all end up going to the same place, and they revolve around the same nucleus of people. There may be a lot of them, but it is one group. And they are very dangerous for all of us."

I dont remember her saying the one about the international drug ring (although I wouldnt be surprised)

It's a quote...

I haven't been able to find for a long time, but I brought it up when I spoke at the 9/11 People's Commission in 2004, and she didn't deny it. In fact, I believe she nodded confirmation of the quote.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

Here's the clip...

Click Here

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

Notice I said...

For "allowing 9/11 to happen?"

See... first you are LIHOP... ;)

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."


btw - SIbel says the best article on her case is Giraldi's

there's no mention of 911 there

i am however fascinated that she listened to a wiretap in july01 and someone sent the blueprints and composites of skyscrapers to the mideast

Sorry for being thick....but

Sorry for being thick....but what is AFTF??

What is AFTF?

"America: Freedom to Fascism": A cold-as-deep-space look at the Federal Reserve Bank (privately held) and the Internal Revenue Service (with no law).

After we get past that part, all us little people get to find out about how much we just love our tyranny in the Good Old U.S. of A!

Every self-respecting person who has ever felt pride in America... needs to see this film.

AFTERWARDS.... one will only enjoy proper pride without hubris... only after We the People fix the mess our government has gotten us into. And apologize to the world.

"The truth shall make you free." Why not make the truth free? We live on a priceless blue pearl, awash in a universe of fire and ice. Cut the crap.


Do you know if this wil be available to us in the U.S. soon?

You know...

As much as I do.

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

US release

Over at DU - someone said: "Negotiations with US pay cable stations underway - The film must first make it's way through all the festivals first."

btw - if you can go over there and recommend, that'd be great

If they combine "Kill the

If they combine "Kill the Messenger" with 9/11 truth, we'll have an explosive movie....

Hardly seems possible,

to seperate the two. Besides we all know that the biggest hurdle in convincing people about 9-11 Truth isn't that we don't have evidence. The more people become aware of the fact that the official version of events current and past is way out of synch with the evidence, the more they will question things.

Media ownership study ordered destroyed

someone posted this last week, i thought it was worth another:

WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission ordered its staff to destroy all copies of a draft study that suggested greater concentration of media ownership would hurt local TV news coverage, a former lawyer at the agency says.

The report, written in 2004, came to light during the Senate confirmation hearing for FCC Chairman Kevin Martin.

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. received a copy of the report "indirectly from someone within the FCC who believed the information should be made public," according to Boxer spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz.


I just watched....

The trailer, and it's interesting that Israel and Pakistan are mentioned in the same breath.


"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

thats good, at least they

thats good, at least they dont shy away from Israel like so many always do.


from my interview with the film director:
"And then in the last chapter of the film, the last 25 minutes, we go into the secret and explore the links between Turkey, the US, Israel, Pakistan; possible links to Islamic groups; the role of Turkish Generals, and the role of neoconservatives. We also focus on the Plame case - and how that all connects to Sibel."

The movie is primarily about Israel, Turkey and the US.

Ruh Roh

I can hear "anti-semitic" now...

"It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The president saying ‘Go find me a way to do this."

I have been accused of being anti-Semitic

All of the media , with the exception of Rupert Murdoch, are Jewish/Zionists or Jews . Murdoch is a strong supporter of Israel .
In order to understand why the media is so silent on 9/11 is because it is to keep the Muslim extremists in the limelight, to keep the hatred focused on them. That is what most people recognize because it is fed to them night and day. A psy-op that is very effective.
It disgusts Me that they do this, but it is put forth by the media...a Zionist/Jewish media that believes Israel is the ruler of the middle east and will use any means to make it so.
That doesn't mean the majority of Israelis support this, because Israel does not have a constitution, they have religous sectarian laws;i.e. you are what you are at a very early age and if you attempt to change your status, then the risk is high of you being exiled from Israel. To gain more understanding of this, check these sites;



and also the
Media owners;

Well, Bill Doyle said he was

Well, Bill Doyle said he was informed by higher ups that US money was used by Pakistani Intellignece to fund and controll the hijackers...and that Saudi Royals/government officials secretly funded 9/11 too.

Sibel Edmonds information ties in with Peter Soctt Dale's research, and bookends with the last 20 minutes of Press For Truth. Namely, it wasnt just the US who benefited from 9/11, but a meta group of arms dealers, "ally" government top officials, etc. And drugs/arms trades are a big part of it.

Do we have somebody in

Do we have somebody in Belgium of France to record it from Canal + this evening and put it on the web? Thanks

online video recorder

you can record it yourself

there a a few companies who offer a

Network-based Personal Video Recorder, nPVR
or OnlineTVRecorder OTR

http://www.shift.tv http://www.save.tv

shift.tv costs 5eur per month.
CANAL+ may NOT be part of the package.

can someone PLEASE research this further AND TELL US what transpired IN THESE COMMENTS



The new air time schedule is

The new air time schedule is here:


Someone pPls. tape it!!!

Where Are the 9/11 Whistleblowers?

If you’ve ever wondered why there aren’t (or don’t seem to be) more 9/11 whistleblowers — particularly, ANY with true inside-the-plot knowledge — I have written an essay about it, offered at the link above.

Gregg Roberts
Associate Editor

Let me...

Save you the trouble of looking for it.


"I think that we have to look at these alternative groups and these alternative people who are continuing to make films and bring their research to the public."

Sally Regenhard - 9/11 Family Member