Sibel Edmonds' Project Expose - Newsweek & Michael Isikoff

As noted in the announcement, 123 Real Change invites all members of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, other active (covert or overt) government whistleblowers, and reporters, to publish their experiences in regard to their own first-hand dealings with the media, where their legit disclosures were either intentionally censored/blacked out, tainted, or otherwise met with a betrayal of trust.

Here is the first project report, this one based on my own first-hand documented experience. In 2003 Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff interviewed me for, and then published a story on the FBI translation program. His report knowingly omitted crucial facts, directly relevant cases, witness statements and confirmed official reports, while advancing the FBI's already-discredited point of view...

...I know Mr. Isikoff was well aware of the facts and points cited above. I had given him information, documents and sources that were 100% relevant and central to his upcoming story. I am certain he had access to other official documents and statements as well -- all available in public records.

Despite that, Mr. Isikoff's story instead advanced the FBI's already-discredited point of view that; the FBI's Translation Division's problems could be summed up as a 'shortage.' The article completely ignored and omitted established cases, problems, and severe weaknesses in the FBI's background security check of applicant translators, security measures in preventing espionage and security breaches, and quality control for translated work...




Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

At the very least

this exposes a great deal about how mass media reporting works and how much gets ignored/left out.

Of course, I hope Sibel's work leads to the eventual lifting of her gag.

Speak the truth, Sibel. End this nightmare.

Solid journalism

Enough Blame for All: New book reveals clashes behind the 9/11 probe

by Michael Isikoff

In any case, the suggestion by conspiracy theorists—who have seized on the evidence in Shenon's book—that Zelikow was serving as a secret White House "mole" is hard to sustain. As some of the 9/11 commissioners themselves pointed out, Zelikow—despite his occasionally abrasive style—oversaw the production of a hard-hitting report that disclosed an unprecedented amount of previously secret information. Its highly damning revelations exposed negligence in both the Bush and Clinton administrations. "He was totally dedicated to a full airing of the facts," Lee Hamilton, the Democratic vice chairman of the panel, told Newsweek.

It might have been relevant to mention that Kean/Hamilton picked the White House mole for the job and later pretended they had no idea about all his conflicts of interest.


Between Sibel and Jesse Ventura, MSM doesn't stand a chance. The cover-ups are ending. Maybe now I can take a vacation.

I like seeing these whistleblower stories posted.

911Blogger is an important news source. The amount of exposure these whistleblower stories receive here can not be understated. For this exposure, I am thrilled.

Sibel and others have been slighted and betrayed by the media and government too long. However, I strongly sense that the tide is turning. Perhaps, someday, civil suits and criminal charges can be brought against people like Mr. Isikoff or Newsweek. Indirectly, Mr Isikoff has blood on his hands. His deliberate misdirection of the facts could lead to the needless deaths of many.

Isikoff is in the details

Strange, and almost nostalgic, to read journalism that is in fact journalism, replete with specific details, including ones that Isikoff may find increasingly unpalatable when justice prevails.