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National Security Whistleblowers series continues on Worldview (Sibel Edmonds)

Lots of links, plus audio of interview w/ Sibel Edmonds on Chicago Public Radio, haven't listened to it yet

National Security Whistleblowers series continues on Worldview
Wednesday July 9, 2008 by Jonah Meadows, Worldview Producer
Sibel Deniz Edmonds (pictured at left) is a former FBI translator who says she saw evidence of “criminal activities involving U.S. officials.” After she blew the whistle, the government used the “State Secrets Privilege” to silence her in court.

Sibel first came to public awareness in a 2002 60 Minutes story, and much of what is known about allegations came from a 2005 Vanity Fair article by British journalist David Rose. (It even prompted a letter of complaint from Dennis Hastert’s lawyer. Hastert was implicated in the allegations of bribery and corruption by Turkish agents.)

After the Supreme Court refused to hear her case, upholding its dismissal on State Secrets grounds, Sibel’s story disappeared from the media. But this year was different. In January, the British Sunday Times newspaper published an explosive three-part series into Sibel’s allegations.