Monday, January 07, 2008

Whistleblower Charges High Level Nuclear Weapons Cover-Up


Former 'Gagged' FBI Whistleblower Alleges Pentagon, State Department Officials Overheard Receiving Payoffs in Exchange for Classified Info; Crimes Covered Up at Highest Levels of Bush Administration

Headline News in London.

BradBlog has been covering this story from the start.

Sibel Edmonds Claims Former Turkish diplomat captured on tape selling nuclear secrets.

Note - I started blogging on her story in 2004.

Last October she tried to get any major US media to report the story.

Despite broken promises for hearings on her case by U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), support from Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Patrick Leahy (D-MI), and a number of mainstream exposés several years ago detailing aspects of her story before she was willing to break her unprecedented "States Secrets Privilege" gag order, none of the American broadcast media outlets took her up on her offer.
She claims that the FBI was also gathering evidence against senior Pentagon officials – including household names – who were aiding foreign agents.

Bradblog:

In our mid-November follow-up article, the legendary 1970's whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg had excoriated the U.S. media for their failure to cover the story, even as Edmonds was risking jail in order to expose crimes and massive corruption, allegedly, in the highest levels of the government. At the time, Ellsberg told us that he believed the information she had been forced by the Administration to withhold "is far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers."
Among other allegations:
Foreign intelligence agents from Turkey, Israel and Pakistan enlisted the support of high-level US officials in order to acquire a network of moles deep inside of sensitive American military and nuclear agencies, including "PhD students – with security clearance [at] Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico, which is responsible for the security of the US nuclear deterrent."

Well-known US officials were then bribed by foreign agents to steal US nuclear secrets. One such incident from 2000 involves an agent overheard on a wiretap discussing "nuclear information that had been stolen from an air force base in Alabama," in which the agent allegedly is heard saying: "We have a package and we’re going to sell it for $250,000

Nuclear secrets were then subsequently sold by foreign agents to America's enemies, including Iran, North Korea and Libya.

Pakistani officials involved in the nuclear black market network have significant cross-over with al-Qaeda and 9/11. Officials such as the chief of ISI, Pakistan's spy agency, allegedly sent $100,000 to 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta, and aides of A.Q. Kahn --- who had used the stolen secrets to develop nuclear weapons for Pakistan --- met with Osama bin Laden "weeks before 9/11...to discuss an Al- aeda nuclear device."

Elements of the US government have repeatedly shut down investigations into these crimes under the guise of protecting "certain diplomatic relations."

The US government has been aware of all of the above information since at least 2001.
In a somewhat related story it is alleged that former Speaker Hastart recieved $500,000 in bribes from Turkish citizens. Hastert resigned after reports of Department of Justice investigations linking him with convicted lobbyist Abramoff.

There are other related bombshells in reports from other bloggers: The #3 guy at the State Dept facilitated the immediate release of 911 suspects at the request of targets of the FBI's investigation.

The usual gang of suspects, us liberal bloggers, have been demanding hearings for years with little success. Last year she was begging for the media to let her name names. Now she has in pictures.

I have followed Sibel Edmonds story for a long time and she has repeatedly been found credible and the Bush administration has gagged her story and our media will not follow-up.

You can see why Bush&Co. would. Many administration members, including names you may recognize, have been selling our nuclear secrets to the highest bidders in the Middle East. But the Democrats in Congress have been too afraid to investigate because of "national security concerns." Rep. Waxman has pretty much admitted he waits until the US media will cover a story to proceed on House hearings. And the Senate committees are worse.

Investigative journalist Larisa Alexandrovna, after years of not getting the US media to pick up her story, also drops a few names.

Sibel Edmond's Website.
01/26/05 "ACLU" -- -- After her termination, many of Edmonds' allegations were confirmed by the FBI in unclassified briefings to Congress. More than two years later, in May 2004, the Justice Department retroactively classified Edmonds' briefings, as well as the FBI briefings, and forced Members of Congress who had the information posted on their Web sites to remove the documents
CannonFire: Terrorists had a lot of drug money. They used that money to buy officials in the U.S., who allowed moles to enter our most sensitive installations.

Daniel Ellsberg - Sibel's story is more explosive than the Pentagon Papers.

There is more including more bloggers but we seem to be giving the NSA supercomputer fits, I keep losing the connection to all the sites. (Pure speculation.)

Managed to get through and will add Raimondo at AntiWar.com. "We're in big trouble if even half of what Sibel Edmonds says is true… "
As Edmonds says, "we have the facts, we have the documents, we have the witnesses. Put out the tapes, put out the documents, put out the intercepts – put out the truth."

If a nuke ever goes off in an American city, it will probably have been stolen from our own arsenal – once the American people wake up to that scary fact, the rest will follow automatically.
How credible is she. 60 Minutes found her very credible in 2002 - video. All of her information was available in 2002 but the media didn't pursue it and the government covered it up. Now she is willing to risk going to jail to get it out.

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1 comment:

rjnagle said...

Wow, that is the difference between a casual political blogger (like myself) and more dedicated ones. This is totally news to me. Thanks.