Friday, June 13, 2008

Sibel Edmunds:: Down the Memory Hole?

The story of Sibel Edmunds, a former FBI translator, is probably one of the most explosive cases ignored by the media today. Even has gone silent, perhaps because there's not much more to say than "She blew the whistle and no one is listening because the case is so big it would bring down both sides of the Washington Establishment . There is a blog maintained by a third party as well:.

Sibel Edmonds Case: More Destruction of Evidence re Nuclear Black Market

It's remarkable, really.

The US government has taken some extreme measures to silence former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds. Among other reasons, they are obviously very nervous about information that Sibel has regarding the involvement of US, Israeli, and Turkish officials in supplying the nuclear black market.

Now we have this: The US Government apparently demanded that the Swiss government destroy all evidence - all 30,000 pages of it - related to the pending prosecution of the Tinner family. The Tinners were "very key suppliers" of AQ Khan's nuclear proliferation network, but their court case is now unlikely to proceed, given the destruction of the evidence.

US journalists ignore Sunday Times scoop on FBI nuclear scandal

Harry Shearer, one of the voices behind The Simpsons, has used his own blogging voice to ask a pertinent question. Why has a story broken by the Sunday Times over here about nefarious goings-on in the States failed to take off in the American media? He isn't alone in his concerns. Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers some 35 years ago, is even more outraged.


A brave women comes forward, blows the whistle and is met with hostility, smears, indifference, and litigation blocking her from speaking. If a society rewards those who expose criminals in such a manner, what sort of society can we expect to have.

And what's the election about? The current news headlines? Distractions, trivia. and Sibel Edmunds?

ps, and darnit she's pretty too.

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