Updated: August 25, 2009 added videos and story from Luke Ryland.
August 24, 2009
Watch the video: Sibel Edmonds video deposition
Transcript: Sibel Edmonds transcript
Whistle blower deposed in Schmidt versus Krikorian election complaint
Ohio Second District Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, R-Cincinnati, filed nine election complaints against independent candidate David Krikorian concerning the 2008 election in May this year.
Krikorian opposed Schmidt in the Second District Congressional race as an independent in 2008 and is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 2010 race in April. The complaints focus on Krikorian’s statements during the election stating that Rep. Schmidt was taking money from organizations related to the Turkish government in exchange for denying the occurrence of what Krikorian called the Armenian Genocide at the hands of the Turks during World War I.
via Whistle blower deposed in Schmidt versus Krikorian election complaint
Sibel Edmonds Deposition, 8/8/09: PART 1 of 5 on Vimeo
1st video by Velvet Revolution
Sibel Edmonds, under oath
by Luke Ryland
Luke’s blog post at Let Sibel Edmonds Speak
August 25, 2009
Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds has finally been given the opportunity to testify, under oath, about crimes that she became aware of during her work at the FBI.
The video and transcript of her deposition were released yesterday, and include details of “blackmail, bribery, espionage, infiltration, and criminal conspiracy by current and former members of the U.S. Congress, high-ranking State and Defense Department officials, and agents of the government of Turkey” according to Bradblog, who has done extensive reporting on this case.
The video and the transcript are available at Bradblog.
The deposition included criminal allegations against specifically named members of Congress. Among those named by Edmonds as part of a broad criminal conspiracy: Reps. Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Dan Burton (R-IN), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Bob Livingston (R-LA), Stephen Solarz (D-NY), Tom Lantos (D-CA), as well as an unnamed, still-serving Congresswoman (D) said to have been secretly videotaped, for blackmail purposes, during a lesbian affair.
High-ranking officials from the Bush Administration named in her testimony, as part of the criminal conspiracy on behalf of agents of the Government of Turkey, include Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, Marc Grossman, and others.
According to the deposition, her case includes, but is not limited to, activities involving attempts by Turkish, Israeli and Pakistani operatives:
“to obtain very sensitive, classified, highly classified U.S. intelligence information, weapons technology information, classified congressional records, recruiting key U.S. individuals with access to highly sensitive information, blackmailing, bribery. “
For many years, Sibel has wanted the opportunity to testify in public, under oath. All of her previous attempts to expose the crimes that she is aware of have been buried in what she calls the ‘black hole’ of testimony behind closed doors, where information goes in but never escapes. Hopefully this will change now that (some of) the charges have now been made in public, under oath.
A list of the guilty parties is available here. Sibel’s blog is 123 Real Change. Bradblog will continue covering the story.
Interview with Sibel Edmonds: ZNet – FBI Whistleblower
From the archives:
News report on Sibel Edmonds, David Krikorian, Turkish Lobby
Several Charges Dropped in ‘False Statements’ Case Following FBI Whistleblower’s Testimony
Turkish Lobby Group ‘Declares War’ on Sibel Edmonds’ Under-Oath Testimony
Ohio U.S. House Candidate Issues Press Release on Sibel Edmonds’ ‘Revealing’ Testimony
Deep Corruption Beneath the Surface (Sibel Edmonds)
Brad Friedman interviewing Sibel Edmonds & David Krikorian
Sibel Edmonds’ partial testimony via liveblogging (updated)
Sibel Edmonds: Kill The Messenger (must-see video)
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Thank you so much for publishing this video. I have been following the story over at BRADBLOG, and am glad to be able to watch it. It may take me a couple days to sit through it, then will blog it over at LEFT EDGE NORTH as the more people who become aware of the information this brave woman is sharing the better.
Thanks, Mr, Natural. Been following this for a few years now. I have many links going to BRADBLOG and also one of the Featured Writers here on Dandelion Salad, Luke Ryland has been covering this incredible story.
Luke’s posts: https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/tag/ryland-luke/
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