Massive Perpetual Wars against Fantastical Dwarfed Terrorists by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
August 5, 2011

Destroyed Village

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For almost 10 years we have been engaged in a massive and many-fronted war advertised as a war on terror-war on Al Qaeda. Recent reports put the total cost to America of this war on terror at around $3 trillion. This is not counting un-countable covert operations with secret budgets, and it does not include the war in Libya or covert wars elsewhere.

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9/11 and Afghanistan: Trying to See the Forest despite the Trees… by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
July 25, 2011

…and Finding Some Ones

Can we just step back for a few minutes, put aside all the little meddling points showcased by the propaganda machine media and political showmen, take a look at the following facts, and try to see the forest despite the trees?

An ‘alleged’ Mastermind executes a terror attack on September 11, 2001, with a few men, to be exact 19.

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Time to Look at the New Heirs ala CIA by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
July 13, 2011

Villager making opium

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There is no point in wasting too many words and space rehashing what every media outlet has been reporting and recounting on the assassination of Afghan Heroin Kingpin Ahmed Wali Karzai. The US media began reporting on the Kingpin, his heroin network and operations, his shady deals and even shadier connections over two years ago. This is how it always goes when the relationship between Kingpins like Karzai starts souring with their masters in Langley:

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Department of Homeland Security Finds FOIA to be “Politically undesirable”! by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
July 12, 2011

bar exam:  Freedom of Information Act

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In theory, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) guarantees the legal right of the American public to obtain federal agency records. Judicially enforceable, FOIA was designed to ensure public access to Executive Branch records. The U.S. Supreme Court has stated that FOIA’s purpose “is to ensure an informed citizenry, vital to the functioning of a democratic society, needed to check against corruption and to hold governors accountable to the governed.”

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Julia Davis: The Terror Within, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
July 8, 2011

Search Warrant Service

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Julia Davis joins us to discuss her experience with the Department of Homeland Security as a federal officer, her discovery and reporting of serious security lapses within the department, and the unprecedented magnitude of retaliation and abuses she suffered as a whistleblower. She talks about the recently screened documentary on her plight, The Terror Within , how the DHS spent their money on aerial surveillance with a Blackhawk helicopter and a fixed-wing airplane, warrantless surveillance, wiretaps, sneak and peek burglaries, Internet monitoring and On-Star tracking of her and her family, the mainstream media, and more!

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The Journey from Watch-Dogs to Lap-Dogs by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
July 6, 2011

I'm a watch-dog and a lap-dog

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A Classic Story of Government Watch-Dogs Turned Corporate-Foundation Lap-Dogs

I am not a big fan of ‘one size fits all.’ I do not subscribe to ‘everything is either black or white.’ I usually refrain from hasty labeling and categorization based on too few facts. With that said, and with no hesitation, I am about to tell you a classic story applicable to most, if not all, multi-million dollar profitable nonprofit  watchdog organizations with mega corporate-foundation sugar daddies. Continue reading

The Missing Words in Our Declaration of Independence, Oath of Office, & US Citizenship Oath by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
July 3, 2011

Welcome to the united police state of america

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“I hereby declare, on oath, that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic”-Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to USA

Yesterday, as I was walking among grocery shelves, I passed by thousands of packaged hotdogs, hundreds of cases of beer, and mounds of hamburger buns displayed  in special Fourth of July promotions. Continue reading

Rise Up To The Occasion… It Could Very Well Have Been You! by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
June 17, 2011

Samaritan

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Every Single Person, Every Voice & Every Signature Counts

Have you ever pulled over your car on a highway shoulder to be a Good Samaritan and help a driver of a broken car desperately in need of assistance? Have you done it despite the heavy traffic, and a remaining long commute to get home after an exhausting long shift at work? Do you remember thinking ‘hope someone, some day, will do the same for me or my loved one’?

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Project on Government Oversight Refuses to Take Back Obama Transparency Award by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
June 15, 2011

change in chains

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In a very wordy, hollow words that is, public response, Danielle Brian of Project on Government Oversight (POGO) not only adamantly declines to rescind Obama’s Transparency Award given to him in secrecy, but she actually praises the President as one who has achieved more openness than any other US president, thus deserving of an award given to him in a secret ceremony. Further, Ms. Brian considers this petition and signatories’ efforts a waste of time and a distraction. Here are a few excerpts from POGO’s public response to the petition and all signatories:

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Take Action: Rescind Obama’s “Transparency Award” Now!

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http://warisacrime.org
June 14, 2011

TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON KING OBAMA

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This page can be reached at http://takeawardback.org.

Scroll down to see list of signers and to add your name or that of your organization.

Tell Project on Government Oversight (POGO), OMB Watch, the National Security Archive, Open the Government.Org, and the Reporters Committee to publicly take back their Transparency Award to President Obama.

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Is It Time for Another Award for Obama? by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
June 10, 2011

change in chains

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Obama as the worst president when it comes to whistleblowers and transparency, and the only one to actually receive an award for it. Of course I had mixed reactions and greatly varying reception. On one hand those who value transparency and our Constitution objectively; on the other hand, those who value partisanship above all and are blinded to the realities on the ground. Continue reading

Is the Media Catching Up with the Turkish Imam’s US Operations? by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
June 8, 2011

For the last two years I have been pounding on Imam Fethullah Gulen’s web of organizations and his charter schools empire in the US. For years I have been marveling about the consistent media blackout on the Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen’s past and present nefarious activities and highly suspicious partnerships with various US government agencies and elected officials. And of course for almost two years I have been writing and discussing Gulen with you over here at Boiling Frogs Post. Now the New York Times appears to be catching up; Continue reading

Paul Craig Roberts: Blackout on legitimate investigations regarding 9/11, interviewed by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds

by Peter B. Collins and Sibel Edmonds
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Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
June 2, 2011

9-11 was an inside job

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Paul Craig Roberts joins us to discuss the September 11 terrorist attacks as the defining event of our time, which has launched our nation on interminable wars of aggression, a domestic police state where the American President is a Caesar and completely above the law. He describes the US corporate media’s role today, which is to serve the government and the interest groups that empower the government, Continue reading

The Mockery Award, the Fraudulent Club and the Gullible Cheering Crowds by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
May 26, 2011

White-breasted Nuthatch in Algonquin Provincia...

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A Serious Assault on Transparency & Government Whistleblowers

Have you ever tried standing on your head in order to view the world upside down? What if the world stage before you turns upside-down; will you then have to stand on your head to view it right-side up? You see, we have a fraudulent institution that has been standing on its head, and has been trying very hard to get you to either stand on your head to see what they see or simply look the other way and take their word in describing a totally upside down phenomena as right-side up. Enough for riddle-like communication; let me put it all in perspective for you, ok? I’ll start with the actors:

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Osama Death Script: Counting the Chickens So Far by Sibel Edmonds

by Sibel Edmonds
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
May 25, 2011

Farmer's Market Eggs

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Many Eggs Laid Inside the Osama Death Script Incubator

They say don’t count your chickens before they hatch. I say this doesn’t apply to the US political hatching machine, since there are more than chickens at stake. I’ll go even further and say we must start counting the eggs regardless of how many ultimately hatch. The cycle of laying eggs to hatched chickens is way too long in US political machinations hard at work towards the new world order. Continue reading