Sibel Edmonds Will Now Tell All - And Face Charges If Necessary - To Any Major Media Television Network That Will Let Her

She's Prepared to Name Names, Including Those of Two 'Well-Known' Congress Members Involved in Criminal Corruption... The 'Most Gagged Person in U.S. History' Tells The BRAD BLOG She's Now Exhausted All Other Channels...


By Brad Friedman

Attention CBS 60 Minutes: we've got a huge scoop for you. If you want it.

Remember the exclusive story you aired on Sibel Edmonds, originally on October 27th, 2002, when she was not allowed to tell you everything that she heard while serving as an FBI translator after 9/11 because she was gagged by the rarely-invoked "States Secret Privilege"? Well, she's still gagged. In fact, as the ACLU first described her, she's "the most gagged person in the history of the United States of America".

But if you'll sit down and talk with her for an unedited interview, she has now told The BRAD BLOG during an exclusive interview, she will now tell you everything she knows.

Everything she hasn't been allowed to tell since 2002, about the criminal penetration of the FBI where she worked, and at the Departments of State and Defense; everything she heard concerning the corruption and illegal activities of several well-known members of Congress; everything she's aware of concerning information omitted and/or covered up in relation to 9/11. All of the information gleaned from her time listening to and translating wire-taps made prior to 9/11 at the FBI.

Here's a handy bullet-point list, as we ran it in March of 2006, for reference, of what she's now willing to tell you about.

"People say, 'why doesn't she just come forward and spill the beans?' I have gone all the way to the Supreme Court and was shut down, I went to Congress and now consider that shut down," she told The BRAD BLOG last week when spoke with her for comments in relation to our story on former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's original attempt to move a resolution through the U.S. House in 2000 declaring the 1915 massacre of 1.5 million ethnic Albanians in Turkey as "genocide".

"Here's my promise to the American Public: If anyone of the major networks --- ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX --- promise to air the entire segment, without editing, I promise to tell them everything that I know," about everything mentioned above, she told us.

"I can tell the American public exactly what it is, and what it is that they are covering up," she continued. "I'm not compromising ongoing investigations," Edmonds explained, because "they've all been shut down since."

"She's Very Credible"
She has, in fact, spent years taking every reasonable step to see that the information she has goes through the proper channels. The Supreme Court refused to hear her whistleblower lawsuit, even in light of the Department of Justice forcing the removal of both her and her own attorneys from the courtroom when they made their arguments concerning why it was that still had to remain gagged under the "States Secrets Privilege."

On the morning that the SCOTUS refused to hear her case, the facade cracked on the front of the building. In a ridiculously ironic metaphor which would have been rejected by any credible screen-writer, a chunk of marble --- just above an allegorical statue representing "Order" and just below the words "Equal Justice" --- came crashing to the ground.

She has met with, and told her story to, U.S. Senators including Republican Charles Grassley and Democrat Patrick Leahy, both of the Senate Intelligence Committee, both who found her extremely credible. 60 Minutes producers may remember when Grassley told them, "Absolutely, she's credible...And the reason I feel she's very credible is because people within the FBI have corroborated a lot of her story."

In fact, the FBI itself has done so. Their Inspector General found her allegations, as described in the unclassified version of his report, to be "credible", "serious" and "warrant[ing] a thorough and careful review by the FBI."

As far back as 2002, Grassley and Leahy co-wrote letters on Edmonds behalf to Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI Director Robert Mueller, and DoJ Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, calling on all of them to take action in respect to the allegations she's made.

"Certain officials in this country are engaged in treason against the United States and its interests and its national security," she said during an interview an August 2005 interview on Democracy Now. That comment followed 60 Minutes' revelation years before alleging that Edmonds had information revealing that a "Turkish intelligence officer" she worked with at the FBI "had spies working for him inside the US State Department and at the Pentagon."

She's briefed many legislative offices --- as well as the 9/11 Commission --- in regard to her claims, and now, she says, she's even prepared to tell the media "the names of every single Congressional office who has received the names of the witnesses" to the crimes she's detailed.

When we spoke last week, Edmonds seemed to reserve most of her frustration for Congressman Henry Waxman's office. Waxman is the Democratic Chairman of the U.S. House Government Reform and Oversight Committee.

After briefing members of his security-cleared staff "inside the SCIF" --- a high-security room in the U.S. Capitol, specially created for discussion of highly sensitive information --- Edmonds says she was told on several occassions, prior to the 2006 Election, that her case would be one of the first heard in his committee, once he became Chairman.

"I even gave names of former and current FBI agents who were willing to go to Waxman's office and give more information on all of this," she said.

"Before the elections, I had a promise from Congressman Waxman's office." She claims they told her, before the election, "the only reason they couldn't hold hearings, was because the Republicans were blocking it."

"They said 'your case will be one of the first ones we will hold investigations on,'" she told us. Now, however, since the Democrats have become the majority in the House, Waxman's office is "going mum". They won't even respond to her calls.

The Congressman's office did not respond to several requests for comment on this story.

Two Other "Well-Known" Congressmen
Aside from the allegations she's already made concerning Hastert, as we reported in some detail in early 2006, following up on a Vanity Fair exposé in 2005, Edmonds says there are at least "two other well-known" members of Congress that she's prepared to name as well.

"There are other Congressional people, whose names have not come out," she explained. "As [Waxman's office knows] I'll be able to give them file numbers and investigations, including investigations by the IRS. I will be giving details one by one, not just allegations."

"But," she added, "unfortunately nobody wants to have an investigation like that."

For the record, she told The BRAD BLOG, the other two "well-known members" are from the House, both Republican, and "one of them is recently no longer there."

So far, she says, "those names have not been public."

Since leaving the FBI, and in the wake of her years-long ordeal, which she frequently describes as "Kafka-esque", Edmonds has founded the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition.

In addition to the support she has received, at various times, from members of Congress, she's received a great deal of support from members of the national security whistleblower community and government watchdog organizations.

As we reported last Spring, Veteran FBI counterintelligence agent, John Cole has said he's "talked to people who had read her file, who had read the investigative report, and they were telling me a totally different story" than that given publicly by FBI officials. "They were telling me that Sibel Edmonds was 100 percent accurate," he said, "management knew that she was correct."

Famed "Pentagon Papers" whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg has described Edmonds as "extremely credible." In a 2005 interview on KPFA, Ellsberg said, "FBI agents we've talked to have, in every respect that was raised, have confirmed her story - that she's a very credible witness."

More than 30 groups, from across the political spectrum --- including the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the September 11th Advocates, the Liberty Coalition, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), OMB Watch, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and People for the American Way (PFAW) --- all signed a letter in March of this year calling on the House Oversight Committee to "hold public hearings into the case of FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, and the erroneous use of the State Secrets Privilege to shut down all court proceedings in her case."

That petition was sent almost precisely one year after The BRAD BLOG originally reported on a public petition to Congress, demanding they hold public hearings. More than 30,000 people, Edmonds says, have now signed that petition since it was first announced.

"Exhausted Every Channel"
In a speech given over the Summer in D.C. at the American Library Association (ALA, video here), Edmonds detailed the "Kafka-esque" nature of her unprecedented gag-order. Among the information still-regarded as "classified" under the States Secret Privelege: the fact that she was a translator for the FBI, where she was born, what languages she speaks, the date of her birth, the universities she attended and the degrees she earned.

In fact, the interview that CBS' 60 Minutes aired with her in 2004, was later retroactively classified by the Department of Justice under the same "privilege"!

But enough is enough. She's now ready to tell all. To the public. But not (yet) to us. She will speak, however, to any broadcast network who would like to have her.

"I have exhausted every channel. If they want to, they can bring criminal charges against someone who divulges criminal activity, and see how far they're going to get."

But will any of the corporate mainstream networks take her up on the offer? It'd certainly be an explosive exclusive.

"I don't think any of the mainstream media are going to have the guts to do it," she dared them.

So whaddaya say 60 Minutes? We've given you scoops before that you ended up turning down --- and likely later regretted. Will you be smart enough to take this one?

"You put me on air live, or unedited. If I'm given the time, I will give the American people the exact reason of what I've been gagged from saying because of the States Secrets Privilege, and why it is that I'm the most gagged person in the history of the United States."

"My feeling is that none of them have the guts to do that," she dared them, before charging, "they are all manipulated."

"I keep using the word Kafkaesque..." she paused, during her speech at ALA, clearly showing her exasperation, "because...," she continued slowly, "...I really can't come up with a better word."

Message for Sibel

Please also have someone independently tape your interview. That way, if CBS (or whoever goes for the scoop) leaves the best parts on the cutting room floor, you'll at least have a record of the whole interview.

Thank you for your heroic work, Mrs. Edmonds!

exactly what I was thinking GW

You just know that the MSM is going to do everything it possibly can to kill this story as soon as possible.
This poor woman will be demonized and he life threatened by Reich wing lunatics.

I hope she has done her homework and is prepared.

Amy Goodman has no

Amy Goodman has no legitimate reason in the world to turn down Sibel Edmonds story. Though Amy is likely a left wing gate keeper it's more likely her interview would not be hatched up into scandalous sound bites which result in nothing more than people going, "oooh." Sibel Edmonds story is piece which will bring the house of cards crashing down.

Story ideas for Democracy Now

I think I would trust Bill Moyers

more than Amy Goodman at this point.
Plus a whole lot more people watch PBS than DN.

The rest of the MSM wont touch it because they were all complicit in the crimes and the cover up.

Bill Moyers: Cheney Has Been Fighting to Spy On You For Over 30

Bill Moyers: Cheney Has Been Fighting to Spy On You For Over 30 Years [VIDEO]

Bill Moyers: Cheney Has Been Fighting to Spy On You For Over 30 Years [VIDEO]
Posted by Nicole Belle at 12:30 PM on October 29, 2007.

Moyers looks at the undoing of Congress' checks and balances put in place following the Church Committee hearings and the unprecedented expansion of Executive authority in the wake of 9/11.

This post, written by Nicole Belle, originally appeared on Crooks and Liars

BILL MOYERS: Remember "The Lives of Others" - the movie that won this year's Academy Award for best foreign language film....a story of life under East Germany's secret police. The critic Roger Ebert said: "The movie is relevant today, as our government ignores habeas corpus, practices secret torture, and asks for the right to wiretap and eavesdrop on its citizens. Such tactics, he said, did not save East Germany; they destroyed it, by making it a country its most loyal citizens could no longer believe in." You want to say it couldn't happen here but we've been close before. During the cold war with the Soviet Union and then the hot war in Vietnam, a secret government mushroomed in this country. ...(transcript)

This is great news

Go Sibel!!

"911 was an Inside Job"

Show "Where do I find BradBlog, and who the hell is Brad?" by Mel

It works now...

...don't know what happened...sorry.

Brad of ''

has been and is one of the main researchers and spokespersons for the truth in voting movement. Very significant guy.

"There are none so hoplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." (Goethe)

Thank you for your courage,

Thank you for your courage, Ms. Edmonds.

So now even "Bulldog" Waxman is doing a Tim Russert--wildly punching the keypad like a child to avoid answering. Pitiful.

I'm sure Scott Pelley will be calling any minute now for the scoop. Geraldo?

“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson

Why not...

just release it on youtube and bypass the MSM altogether. A video like this will spread like wildfire anyway.

Show "Would you risk everything..." by Jon Gold

Like Loose Change.

Loose Chage has faired well on Youtube / the internets. Sibel should take some notes. The mainstream media will not touch this because only whackos are still thinking about 911.

Jon, I would give up on the main stream media. Besides, if THEY do cover know what happens...the spin doctors turn it all upside down and backwards.

Internets...release it on the internets.

Whats wrong with 911 Blogger?

Personally, I am with the person you quoted on I don't think that position has to be a contencious one though. You seem to have ruled out the possibility all together that Sibel is a distraction. I have not.

And dood....

'good friends' in quotes?

I actually consider them good friends over there...without quotes.

and low and behold

They "Could" quite possibly be correct because we really have no freaking idea what she is going to say.
From what little I have heard it doesn't sound as though she is on board at all as far as 9/11 being an inside job, more like just wild incompetence and cover ups.
We KNOW that is NOT what happened now don't we?


the censors will eliminate any possibility of that video remaining on youtube if it is the only source of the information.

Good Idea.

I love and admire Sibel and the courage she's displayed over the years, but do we really think that "60 Minutes" or other MSM outlets will be a party to the violation of these gag-orders?

I mean I wish the MSM wasn't controlled by 5 Corporate giants, but that is the reality isn't it? So, by all means do a media bypass. Would Air America interview her? Regardless, it should be posted on YouTube and elsewhere. I haven't seen her documentary, but I assume it doesn't reveal any of this material. I assume it tells the story of her struggle to tell what she knows and how she's been the most gagged whistleblower in American history. So do a documentary that names names and tells all. "Sibel Speaks!" Post it on the web. Then perhaps after the information is exposed, CBS might take an interest in her story.

Message for Sibel

Your courage is truly inspirational. Please be careful that a copy of your message has been pre-recorded and set aside in a trusted place prior to your telling all to the media. (I am sure you have already done so.)

I am concerned that your interview will be interupted, the tape seized and that we will not hear from you for a long, long time.

Remember - it is YOU who is the HONORABLE and HONEST person in this Kafkaesque farce; with your courage, strength and integrity eventually you will see truth and justice prevail.

May Peace and Godˈs Love be with you.

Duplicate comment deleted


The point is that the MSM will NOT touch this.

Don't get your hopes too high, the point of this article seems to be to highlight the fact that the MSM is useless. Despite the explosive nature of Sibel's testimony in pointing to crimes in high places, the corrupt nature of the gag order and related "secrecy" laws such as the Patriot Act has effectively turned executives in the MSM into a bunch of eunichs.

No way does anyone in the mainstream media have the guts - they do not even have one-tenth of the courage of Sibel Edwards!

She will only get the opportunity to give an interview when the powers-that-be have figured out how to contain the damage and then give MSM their approval to do so.

This is huge

If there is anything we can do to help, Ms. Edmonds, please let us know.

Let's end this nightmare.

60 Minutes contact info

Please email the BradBlog story to the email address above. Let them know there is massive public interest in Sibel's story.

Anderson Cooper contact info

Anderson Cooper:

Please be polite.

Lou Dobbs contact info

I think Lou Dobbs would be

I think Lou Dobbs would be the best choice for her story.


Please add your name to the petition at Liberty Coalition, link below:

Thank you for this post. It's the kind of post that's becoming all too rare on 911Blogger.

To learn more about Ms. Edmonds, please visit the Cooperative Research 911 Timeline, link below:

"If They can get you asking the wrong questions, They don't have to worry about answers." Thomas Pynchon

sent to


michael moore

pbs frontline

Barrie Zwicker

Sibel, contact me asap...

Mrs. Sibel,
Please contact ME as soon as possible. If you have not noticed...the main stream and alternative media have been hiding the truth behind 911 since 9/11/2001. I am your only truly independent choice for reporting this story. The main stream media is obviously compromised. The alternative media is suspicious.


Thank you.

Can't Stop 9/11 Fever

" I am your only truly

" I am your only truly independent choice for reporting this story."

That was a strange thing to say. Meria Heller and Jack Blood would be more than happy to have Sibel on their programs, I'm quite sure, as well as others.

Not sure who Meria is but...

I had one experience with Jack Blood and I was done with him and his show.

I still would recommend myself as a highly independant and 100% in it for the me ;)

Can't Stop 9/11 Fever

"I had one experience with

"I had one experience with Jack Blood and I was done with him and his show. "

do tell. i dont know much about him, all i know is that he confronted Tim Russert who stupidly tried to shill his book on Blood's show. Blood caused him to hang up the phone when asking about 9/11 anomalies and why Russert failed to cover any. hilarious audio.

"The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media." ~ William Colby, Former Director, CIA


has been down for a while now. Anybody have any clues as to why?

not trying to be paranoid here... just wondering..

I am GUESSING that

Brad Blog is getting the most amount of vistors it's ever had & it's server is crashing... ???
This seems to be a very important story & I would think all people who question what really happened on
9/11 would rally around this specific issue & make some collective noise.

Server overloaded, I'm betting

A few high volume sites linked to their report on Edmonds..
This really is a big deal. My question is will she release the info anyway once the MSM has ignored her case?

Great news

Every day things seem to be moving forward. This is wonderful news. The more "Bush the Bloody" leans towards a new freakish war with Iran, the more people are willing to listen to the truth. I don't think I know a soul at this point who supports this monster.

It is also

front page (as a recommended diary) at Daily Kos, which gets alot more hits that Bradblog.

Her Story is Getting Out...

Daily Kos gets a ton of traffic. Her challenge was for a major network to provide the forum for her to tell what she knows, and hopefully one will accept her offer, but HER STORY is in itself very newsworthly: "The Most Gagged Whistleblower in History" who is willing to risk the consequences for telling what she knows about government corruption!

I contacted all the above MSM outlets. Thanks.

BTW, if Rolling Stone was worth a damn they should at least cover her story! Is it worth a try?
Phone: (212) 484-1616 Email:

Everyone who can must .....

..physically protect her, provide places for her to live, etc. We can't legally protect her too much, but we can do much else.

Maybe foreign TV Network

If none of the US TV networks will take up her story maybe she should try a foreign TV network? I would suggest one in Canada or one of the European ones. The Austrian state-run TV network ( even ran "9/11 Mysteries" last month, so maybe they would be open to doing that.

I would be willing even help her come to Europe and make contact with some TV networks here (I live in Germany).

My $0.02: Maybe Sibel ought to....

,,,Leave the USA completely, then tell her tale under the watchful eye of a friendly government. Whatever she does, she should do it quickly. Waiting gives THEM to much time to think. Having her friends keep unedited copies of her statements would eliminate the profit in any thought of harming her. But what she says must be whole and complete so that nothing more is left for her to say and so that there is no remaining fear of her speaking out later.

If a lot of people

were to send this story to msm's all over this could be a major tipping point. I think some of the smaller media outlets who aren't controlled but are still apprehensive to touch a controversial topic like this might find Sibel's story a safer, "more credible" way to approach it. If this were to lead to a massive uprising of the citizenry, it then might quickly result in a legitimate investigation of her claims. I think once people find out what she has to say a lot of eyes will be opened with regards to how they view their parental government.

Past List of Sibel's contentions

Here is a past list from Bradblog run in March of 2006 as a summary. There is a LOT more to it since then.

9/11 Related:

* Information omitted and covered-up regarding documented and confirmed case of a long-term FBI Informant & Asset who provided the FBI with specific information and warnings in April & June 2001 regarding 9/11 terrorist attacks.
* Information omitted & covered up regarding documented information in the procession of the FBI in July 2001 regarding blue prints and building composite information of Sky Scrapers being sent to certain groups in the Middle East by certain Middle-Eastern suspects in the State of Nevada.
* Information omitted & covered up regarding arrangements made between the State Department and certain countries to deport certain Middle-Eastern and Central Asian detainees from jails in New Jersey & New York off the record and without having them interrogated in November 2001. (Documents related to these suspects were forged at the FBI).
* Information omitted & covered up regarding nuclear related information illegally obtained by certain foreign entities and US persons (government officials) from several US labs being sold to a certain Middle-Eastern group in the United States in 1998-2000. The operation involved individuals with Diplomatic cover, foreign Ph.D. students, and US employees.
* Information omitted & covered up regarding money laundering & narcotics operations, some of which involved entities from the Middle East and the Balkans, in several US cities.
* Information omitted & covered up regarding certain Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI)-related activities linked to the 9/11 attacks between August & October 2001.
* Certain terrorist related Counterintelligence/FISA information & investigations were prevented from being transferred to counterterrorism & criminal division by the Department of State and the Pentagon; "preserving sensitive diplomatic relations" and "protecting certain US foreign business relations (mainly involving weapons procurement)" were cited as reasons.
* Intentional mistranslation & blocking of foreign language intelligence of FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations.

Penetration of FBI, Department of State and Department of Defense:

* Melek Can Dickerson: FBI; formerly employed by the American Turkish Council (ATC) and American Turkish Association (ATA).
* Major Douglas Dickerson: Air Force, DIA; formerly worked with the American Turkish Council (ATC), had on going relationship with International Advisors Inc (IAI) principles who worked as lobbying arms for certain foreign nations and foreign non-state entities (some of whom were engaged in illegal activities in the United States and against US interests and national Security.)
* Cases reported by John M. Cole, Veteran FBI Counterintelligence Operations Manager, to the DOJ-IG & Congress involving Hadiya Roberts (ISI-Pakistan), and several other individuals.
* Documented cases under FBI counterintelligence surveillance between 1997 and 2002, involving US government officials from the Department of State, DOD, and certain elected officials who were recipients of regular payments made by state and non-state foreign entities, some involved in criminal operations against US interests & national security. These cases were prevented from being transferred to actionable criminal and/or counterterrorism divisions/investigations.
* A reported case of penetration of FBI New York Field Office by an Iranian rouge agent.

Corruption & illegal activities involving US persons:

* Illegal payments to several elected officials in Congress; on going (1997-2002).
* Joint illegal activities between certain foreign agents (state & non-state) and US lobbying firms, government officials (Pentagon and the Department of State) and several elected officials. These activities include obtaining and passing highly classified and sensitive DOD documents & bribery and/or coercion of US individuals.
* Nuclear black market related activities carried out by certain foreign groups/lobbying firms/businesses/individuals & US persons (former & current US government employees and officials).

FBI: incompetence:
(Refer to DOJ-IG report confirming all & more)

* Hiring unqualified translators based on nepotism & cronyism, some of these translators did not even pass elementary English proficiency tests; some were granted Top Secret Clearance despite their highly questionable background.
* Language specialists charging the United States government for hours not worked and/or services not rendered (Fraudulent invoices, etc.)
* ...much more; please refer to the DOJ-IG Report

Still trying to get MSM attention?

That's funny, because some are still waiting for the Kennedy assasination to be covered by the MSM? They will NEVER investigate 9/11. They are worse than useless, they are COMPLICIT in the crimes. They've been involved in the cover-up since the beginning. Do you think they will investigate themselves? Are you starting to get it now? They are either incredibly stupid (can't Google 9/11 truth) or complicit. Which do you honestly believe?

Added story to...

"The important thing is to not stop questioning" - Einstein
"Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance" - Einstein
Many hands make light work!
RRREMA=realize, recognize, reconcile, educate, motivate, activate

Link TV!

What about Link TV? They are not beholden to corporations and have the courage to run 9/11 Press for Truth over and over.