MI5 Whistleblower and author of "Spies, Lies and Whistleblowers", Annie Machon, will be interviewed on BBC Radio Suffolk on the James Hazell show this coming Monday (8th) during a segment about, strangely enough, "Whistleblowing".
The interview should take place at around 9:25am GMT. If you live outside of Suffolk you can still tune in, click here.
This broadcast coincides very nicely with the event arranged to take place during that very evening in Ipswich, at which Annie will be speaking prior to a screening of the London Independent Film Festival's Best UK Documentary "The Elephant in the Room". Director, Dean Puckett, will also be joining us to answer questions.
Click here for more details of "The Elephant in the Room" East Anglia Tour.
We do hope you can listen in..and we look forward to seeing some of you soon.
This week Visibility 9-11 welcomes former diplomat from the State Department's Foreign Service J. Michael Springmann. Mr. Springmann served postings in Germany, India, Saudi Arabia, and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in Washington D.C. He is a published author of several articles on national security themes, and is an attorney in private practice in Washington D.C.
Michael has attended several 9/11 Conferences over the years, most notably, the 9/11 Omission hearings on 9/9/2004 chaired by former Representative and current Green Party candidate for President, Cynthia McKinney, as well as the recent conference in Keene, NH.
Included in this important interview is a discussion regarding a new article by Mr. Springmann titled, THE MISTAKE DEPARTMENT: One Example of Why American Foreign Policy is a Disaster that discusses the American Consulate General at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and it's relationship to 15 of the 19 alleged September 11th hijackers. In it, he says that "the Jeddah Consulate was not a State Department post but an intelligence services operation", "the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) routinely demanded (and got) visas for sleazy characters with no ties to either their home country or Saudi Arabia," and "these vile people were terrorists recruited by U.S. intelligence officers along with Osama bin Laden, then a CIA asset."
Direct download: visibility911_springmann.mp3
Both Sibel and Coleen are mentioned in footnotes in the back of the 9/11 Report. Sibel gave 3 1/2 hours worth of testimony, and with regards to Coleen, "the commission chose to only rely upon transcripts from the Joint Senate-House Intel Inquiry. [...] As far as Ms. Rowley is aware, no one from the FBI Minneapolis (3-4 Agents with direct information) was asked to provide testimony/info to the 9/11 Commission." - Jon
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Today, CREW has released its newest study, Those Who Dared: 30 Who Stood Up for Our Country, recognizing the brave individuals who have acted and spoken out against unethical and dishonorable conduct in the Bush administration. The full report can be found here.
SAMARITAN THIEF ALERTS COPS TO 'TERROR' VAN
By LARRY CELONA
Last updated: 7:41 am
July 4, 2008
Posted: 3:42 am
July 4, 2008
He's a criminal, but he "did the right thing" when it mattered - alerting cops to what he feared was a terror plot the day before the Fourth of July.
At about 5 p.m. yesterday, an unidentified thief with a police record broke into a red van that had been parked at 53rd Street and Second Avenue in Brooklyn's Sunset Park for about a month, a source told The Post.
He was stunned when he looked inside - it was filled with gas cans and Styrofoam cups containing a mysterious white substance with protruding wires and switches.
The street is lined with brownstones, and there's a ballet studio and a small Muslim school. So he drove the van 15 blocks to 37th Street and parked it at a desolate waterfront location behind the Costco store and next to some little-used piers.
Then he got out and called a cop he knows from his run-ins with the law.
This was posted almost 3 years ago. Ever hear someone make the argument, "someone would have come forward...?" People did, and they were censored by the 9/11 Commission. - Jon
Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 12:02 AM
For more information contact: Sibel Edmonds, Director-National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, email@example.com
The Following National Security Whistleblowers were turned away, refused, or ignored by the 9/11 Commission, even though they had direct & relevant information related to the Commission’s investigation:
Scott McClellan as Whistleblower-- NOT!
after putting down my dog Vanilla, on Friday, I wrote an article about it, and feeling in a forgiving mood, spoke kindly about Scott McClellan. I decided to write more about it today, especially after reading right winger Peggy Noonan, in yesterday's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, who says,
"When I finished the book I came out not admiring Mr. McClellan or liking him but, in terms of the larger arguments, believing him. One hopes more people who work or worked within the Bush White House will address the book's themes and interpretations. What he says may be inconvenient, and it may be painful, but that's not what matters. What matters is if it's true. Let the debate on the issues commence.
What's needed now? More memoirs, more data, more information, more testimony. More serious books..."
And I got to thinking and wrote, on Friday that there was something good in what McClellan did. Some readers agreed with me. So today, after seeing him on Meet The Press, with Tim Russert, I thought I'd write a bit more about it. After a few paragraphs, in which I was moving toward calling McClellan a whistleblower-- not a clean one, but a stinky one who, nonetheless was doing some good, I decided to ask one of my whistleblowing heroes-- Sibel Edmonds. Fortunately, she straightened me out, making it clear that he made money and really didn't disclose anything new. We ended up having a half hour conversation.
Sibel told me she absolutely did NOT see him as a whistle blower, based on the entire community of whistle blowers she's involved with-- the National Security whistleblowers coalition. She told me,
"We call these people opportunists, because that's exactly what he is. "
Thank you Vancouver Sun, for doing so much to promote this film
Yvonne Zacharias, Vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, May 31, 2008
There's still time to catch a flick or two at the Doxa Documentary Film Festival before it ends Sunday. Here are our picks.
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Filmmakers from two European countries have turned the lens on U.S. malfeasance, shining a light on some its darker corners. Both films track a hero who struggles valiantly to bring a little justice to this world:
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The United States portrays itself as the land of freedom, but the film Kill The Messenger by Mathieu Verboud and Jean-Robert Viallet casts serious doubt on that notion. The film from France documents the cold, crass efforts by the powers-that-be in the U.S. to bring down Sibel Edmonds, an American of Iranian and Turkish origin who was hired by the FBI as a translator in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy. She spent months translating high-security clearance documents.
Can Truth Retain Its Independence?
By Paul Craig Roberts
30/05/08 "ICH' -- - Justin Raimondo has a good column this morning on Antiwar.com. It is written as a fundraiser. But what it shows is that journalists (and whistle-blowers) who tell the truth in America are more likely to be pummeled than rewarded, whereas those who lie for powerful interest groups live high on the hog.
It wasn’t just Bush, Cheney, and the neoconservatives who deceived us into an illegal war in behalf of a hidden agenda. It was the American media. Raimondo names some of the culprits who are complicit in the deaths of some one million Iraqis, an unknown number of Afghans, and thousands of American soldiers.
It was all for a lie. A lie told by the President of the United States and his handmaidens in the media.
Edmonds hasn't written a book yet, has she? Though what she's written already could fill one. Milbank also mentions these people who've made statements on or were witnesses to 9/11 related things, i'm not familiar with all the names in his list: George Tenet, Richard Clarke, Paul O'Neill, Christy Todd-Whitman, Karen Kwiatkowski, Coleen Rowley
Transcript: Washington Sketch
Dana Milbank, Washington Post Columnist
Thursday, May 29, 2008; 1:00 PM
"Post columnist Dana Milbank, who serves as the capital's foremost critic of political theater in his Washington Sketch columns and videos, was online Thursday, May 29 at 1 p.m. ET to take your questions and comments about the things politicians say -- and the absurd ways they find to say them."
This the full text/linked version of the outline i previously posted- visit the opednews link for the html links in the article body
This is a primer on Sibel Edmonds; her story will be of interest to anyone concerned about US national security and sovereignty; terrorism; 9/11 truth; and abuse of power by public officials. All claims of fact in this article can be sourced in the Sibel Edmonds:US Government Timeline and the Media Coverage Timeline at the bottom of the article. Her allegations listed in this article, and the documents/articles linked in the timelines are not exhaustive.
The Corbett Report has released an important new audio documentary relating to the events of September 11, 2001. It may be downloaded at the following link:
This documentary attempts to bring together some of the key whistleblowers, insiders and experts on 9/11 into one compact documentary. Included are clips from Sibel Edmonds, Indira Singh, Bob Baer, Andreas von Bulow, Bill Doyle, Bob Bowman and many more. I created this documentary in an attempt to make this an effective activist tool (please burn copies to cd, email the link, post it on forums and message boards, put it on the file-sharing sites, etc), but I think the information will be interesting even to those who have long followed 9/11 Truth. Please help me in getting the word out about this documentary, and please Digg the article above if you like the documentary.
Also, check out my website for more truth-related news and information.
Kevin Barrett: Media are ignoring 9/11 whistle-blowers
Letter to the editor — 1/26/2008 8:31 am
Dear Editor: I am out of a job because The Capital Times and other mainstream media outlets refuse to report the news.
As a scholar, my job is to seek and report the truth, no matter where it leads. That is also the job of the media.
Along with hundreds of other scholars, engineers, architects, and former high-level military, intelligence and executive branch officials (patriotsquestion911.com), I have pointed out that the official story of 9/11 is a ridiculous fairy tale, contradicted at every turn by overwhelming evidence. But rather than reporting on all of these people, and investigating the evidence they cite, the media singled me out for vicious attacks, up to and including a death threat from Bill O'Reilly.
Recently, the former president of Italy, Francesco Cossiga, stated publicly that the global intelligence community and the democratic forces in Europe know that the CIA and Mossad perpetrated the 9/11 attacks. Why wasn't that front page headlines?
Three 9/11 Truth and Justice activists, David Slesinger, of 911courage.org, Richard Ochs, of FreeFromTerror.net, and an unnamed videographer, stood outside the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) building on October 11, 2007 holding a sign encouraging NIST employees to look at the ae911truth.org website.
Thank you, gentlemen, for the mention, and your activism. Keep up the great work!
The text of their sign (shown above) was:
Respond to AE911Truth.org
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Philly 9/11 Truth Exposes Senator Bob Graham
Randy Who? Philly 9/11 Truth Exposes Senator Bob Graham -Article Continues Below-
Former Italian President - Latest Osama Video Will Be Proven a Fraud - CIA/MOSSAD Involvement in 9/11 Common Knowledge
(Please note when reading this report that Francesco Cossiga was fully aware of, and helped to set up Operation GLADIO, which puts him in a very small, and suspect clique. I would recommend Giulietto+Chiesa's approach, which is one of some skepticism and caution, because Cossiga's intent may not be altruistic. Babelfish translations in the comments area below. -rep.)
Former Italian President, Minister, First Minister, and currently Italian Senator-for-Life, Francesco Cossiga, declared that, to his knowledge, "Tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, the most important Italian magazine and newspaper editor will give proofs that the new Osama bin Laden video [sic] [...], in which there are threats against former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, is nothing but a fake, produced in Mediaset [Berlusconi's TV network] studios in Milan [...]. The trap has been forged in order to obtain solidarity towards Berlusconi[...]"
He then says that: "Palazzo Chigi [headquarters of the Italian government] circles, nerve center of Italian intelligence, note that the video's falsity is proven by the fact that Osama Bin Laden reportedly confesses that Al Qaeda made the September 11 attacks against the twin towers in New York, while all democratic circles in Europe and America, above all those of the Italian left-wing, know that the disastrous attack has been planned and executed by the CIA and Mossad, with the help of the sionist world, in order to accuse arab countries and force western powers to intervene both in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is why there has been no word of solidarity to Berlusconi from the Quirinale [home of the Italian president of the republic], from Palazzo Chigi nor from members of the left wing coalition"
In Italy, Cossiga is well known for his links with the USA and NATO intelligence services. This is the reason why Italian European parliament member Giulietto Chiesa wonders if Cossiga is actually trying to prevent the scoop he speaks about, or he is trying to "send messages" to the US government.
Cossiga's decleration can be read on the website of italian most important newspaper "Il Corriere della Sera" at the following link:
Chiesa's comments can be found on his website:
Alcenero - www.comedonchisciotte.org
9/11 family member and "Jersey Girl" Patty Casazza has just revealed that whistleblowers told her that -- before 9/11 -- the government knew the exact day, the type of attack, and the targets.
Why is this important? Because, previously, some of the best-known whistleblowers have been willing to give only vague information about the government's foreknowledge. For example, they said only that the government knew of the general timeframe for the attacks, or that the government had a list of potential targets, on which the World Trade Center was one of many potential targets (of course, other whistleblowers have been more specific).
An article about Sibel Edmonds and the film, Kill the Messenger, appeared today on the French version of Yahoo news:
The article says that the film will air tonight (Thursday, Sept. 20) on RTBF1 in Belgium at 21h55. Although the film aired last year in France and in Belgium, most folks have still never heard of her. Tonight, the people of Belgium, Luxembourg & northern France will have another opportunity to learn about her story. The article tells about how Sibel was treated after she blew the whistle on what she saw happening at the FBI. It also mentions that, although she testified for the 911 Commission, her testimony was not mentioned in their report.
A trailer of the film can be seen here:
Here's a video of a recent appearance by Sibel Edmonds at the annual conference of the American Library Association. Please note the announcement that Sibel is co-authoring a book to appear this Fall; it will be titled Kill the Messenger.
Here is the video description: "Sibel Edmonds, President, National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, will discuss being fired by the FBI in March 2002 for reporting shoddy work and security breaches that may have prevented the 9/11 attacks. She will explain firsthand how government secrecy can be abusive and why defending whistleblowing is a free speech issue. Cosponsored by the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Committee on Legislation this program is entitled "Paul Reveres or Benedict Arnolds?: Whistleblowing in the Post 9/11 Age"."
We all know that the official conspiracy is a grand fiction.
What we do not have is whistelblowers and people that were involved in the operation.
WE WILL NEVER GAIN CREDIBILITY THROUGH THE PHYSICAL AND VISUAL EVIDENCE ALONE.
We MUST find whisteblowers that were involved in the operation. This will no doubt be a difficult task. But without our "Pentagon Papers"... we will always seem as the conspriacy theorists and summarily dismissed. All the doumentaries have been made. All the books have been written.
We need people that were involved to come forward and tell how those buildings were demolished, and how this operation was planned and executed. Without them, we are talking to ourselves.
Our entire mission should focus on this area and we as a group of organized citizens should raise money to support and protect these people. Without them, we are simply blowing smoke,
I just saw this in the periodical section in Barnes and Noble. It's only a small mention of Sibel, and of course the implications of her charges are obscured or ignored, but I guess it's better than nothing.
There was also a small blurb on the NAU. Of course it's just a benign free trade agreement, and anyone who says different or does deeper research is a conspiracy nut.
What amazes me about the print media is their ability to take drastically different combinations of words and make the theme, the subtext, the same no matter what. Whether the you're reading Time magazine, Mother Jones, The New Yorker, Utne, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, or Dissent, the message is:
I consider myself as some what of a whistleblower.
I wrote two documented articles, relating to 911 and no major alternative news sites (that I am aware of) has even picked up on them, even though they have been on the web for months. Case in point
Another 911 - Another Israeli Spy Ring
That above article is also on 911blogger.
Or this article
Clinton - Bush Connection To Warrantless Wiretapping And The CIA Exposed
I have called into your talk radio shows in the past (when I can) and some host act like they get the high speed wobbles, Warrantless Spy Program Monitoring Peoples Thoughts, From President Richard M. Nixon To George W. Bush, ya sure, we'll check that out, CLICK.
On August 2, 2006 8 0r 9 days before Alex Jones warned of another possible false flag event, I had already put out a similar warning.
I tried to warn you months before they passed The Military Commission Act where that was heading, months before others even saw it coming.
Made a Video Compilation of some 9/11 Whistle-Blowers.
Enjoy, and Spread it around on the Net!
If your friends and family are too skepitcal to spend time investigating 9/11 for themselves, perhaps a simple questions and answers session is the best approach, backed up with links for further reading, often using Wikipedia. I Dedicate this blog to my brother, whose main objection to the idea of a conspiracy is the question concerning the French Newspaper Le Monde.
The Government would never kill their own people, would they? Conspiracies are just a new Internet-fad thing.
A philosopher once wrote:
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it
On February 3, Kill The Messenger, a documentary about FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds' case, was shown in DC - followed by a panel discussing "the current state of the U.S. Main media, unconstitutional government secrecy, and national security whistleblowers."
Panel members were James Bamford, Robert Parry, Mathieu Verboud, Ben Wizner (ACLU), Stephen Kohn, (Chairman, National Whistleblower Center), Kristina Borjesson (journalist). All bios available here.
I finally have video footage of the event - presented here in two clips. Firstly, a nine minute introduction by Sibel and the directors, and a 9 minute video of selected snips from the panel.
Wes Clark may not be the most popular man around here, but I have a strong hunch that he is central to opening up the US military to 911 awareness. He could be the most sensational whistleblower of all if he chose to tell us more like the story below. I sent it to Alex Jones site after I saw it on Digg , but they didn't print.
Please don't ignore this. We may have only a few days to stop an insane action on the part of the US against Iran. I have been 'led' to this . I can't say how.
''We never finished the investigation of 911 and whether the administration actually misused the intelligence information it had. The evidence seems pretty clear to me.I've seen that for a long time.''
Submitted by davidswanson on Sun, 2007-03-04 15:11. Evidence
This was pointed out by Kelly Gerling
This is an excerpt of Gen. Wesley Clark in a Democracy Now interview with Amy Goodman:
Many one of you can help me with this. I'm sure you've had similar experiences (if you're on my side of the looking glass, which I know most or at least some of you are).
Last night I had the opportunity to discuss the JFK assassination and 9/11 with a medical doctor. He had approached me, and was genuinely interested. I really wanted to convince this guy that reason was on my side.
I did ok, although my knowledge on the details of JFK are rusty and I don't talk about these subjects often in German. The hardest question, though, came after we agreed that hundreds of people must have known about 9/11, including people, for example, who had been approached but decided not to participate. Surely somebody would have blown the whistle by now.
The story of AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein is a prime example of what 9/11 Truth needs, and what stands in our way. This is from ABC's The Blotter:
Whistle-blower AT&T technician Mark Klein says his effort to reveal alleged government surveillance of domestic Internet traffic was blocked not only by U.S. intelligence officials but also by the top editors of the Los Angeles Times.
In his first broadcast interview, which can be seen tonight on World News and Nightline, Klein describes how he stumbled across "secret NSA rooms" being installed at an AT&T switching center in San Francisco and later heard of similar rooms in at least six other cities, including Atlanta, San Diego, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Jose and Seattle.
"You needed an ordinary key and the code to punch into a key pad on the door, and the only person who had both of those things was the one guy cleared by the NSA," Klein says of the "secret room" at the AT&T center in San Francisco.
The NSA is the National Security Agency, the country's most secretive intelligence agency, charged with intercepting communications overseas.
State Secrets Privilege Was Used to Cover Up Corruption and Silence Whistleblowers
The National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC) has obtained a copy of an official complaint filed by a veteran FBI Special Agent, Gilbert Graham, with the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (DOJ-OIG). SA Graham’s protected disclosures report the violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in conducting electronic surveillance of high-profile U.S. public officials.
Before his retirement in 2002, SA Gilbert Graham worked for the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO) Squad NS-24. One of the main areas of Mr. Graham’s counterintelligence investigations involved espionage activities by Turkish officials and agents in the United States. On April 2, 2002, Graham filed with the DOJ-OIG a classified protected disclosure, which provided a detailed account of FISA violations involving misuse of FISA warrants to engage in domestic surveillance. In his unclassified report SA Graham states: “It is the complainant’s reasonable belief that the request for ELSUR [electronic surveillance] coverage was a subterfuge to collect evidentiary information concerning public corruption matters.” Graham blew the whistle on this illegal behavior, but the actions were covered up by the Department of Justice and the Attorney General’s office.