9/11 Commissioner’s Turkey Baste: Chicken or the Egg? by Sibel Edmonds

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originally published by Boiling Frogs Post
4 October, 2010

The Roots of Lee Hamilton’s Six Figure Earnings

We all know the relevance and importance of a solid and sound background check when it comes to our elected and appointed officials and commissioners. Of course we all want to know about that big ‘conflict of interest’ factor. Okay, not all of us, especially not our MSM stenographers, but a few independent researchers and journalists here and there, and the rest of us among the ‘active and inquiring’ crowd. So let’s call this ‘chasing the chicken’ for now.’ Are you with me so far? Just hang in there and you’ll find out what I’m talking about, or at least I hope you will.

Equally or even more significant is the need to follow up into post facto profiteering and connections of those assigned or elected for particular official posts. As in business, there is more than one method of payment and reimbursement for public figures serving interests other than the public, and in some cases interests totally in conflict with those of the public. Continue reading

Genocide Forgotten: Armenians horrified by treaty with Turkey By Robert Fisk

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By Robert Fisk
ICH
October 08, 2009 “The Independent

A new trade deal is set to gloss over the murder of 1.5 million people

In the autumn of 1915, an Austrian engineer called Litzmayer, who was helping build the Constantinople-Baghdad railway, saw what he thought was a large Turkish army heading for Mesopotamia. But as the crowd came closer, he realised it was a huge caravan of women, moving forward under the supervision of soldiers.

The 40,000 or so women were all Armenians, separated from their men – most of whom had already had their throats cut by Turkish gendarmerie – and deported on a genocidal death march during which up to 1.5 million Armenians died.

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Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds: The attacks on our freedoms are from within!

Clips from Sibel Edmonds: Kill The Messenger (must-see video)

by Velvet Revolution
August 19, 2009

VelvetRevolution.US – Video about whistleblower Sibel Edmonds who tried to expose corruption and the danger of the selling of nuclear technology on the black market, and was fired and gagged by the FBI to protect corrupt officials. See BradBlog.com and click on Sibel Edmonds.

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Brad Friedman on the Henry Raines Show: Sibel Edmonds Deposition

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The Henry Raines Show
August 30, 2009 03:14 PM PDT

On a very special edition of “The Henry Raines Show”, Brad Friedman discusses the testimony of Sibel Edmonds.

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Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Deposition Video (must-see)

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Updated: August 25, 2009 added videos and story from Luke Ryland.

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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.

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News report on Sibel Edmonds, David Krikorian, Turkish Lobby

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Several Charges Dropped in ‘False Statements’ Case Following FBI Whistleblower’s Testimony

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The BRAD BLOG
August 14, 2009

Claiming that Ohio’s Republican U.S. House Rep. Jean Schmidt R-2nd is “conced[ing] that she does deny the Armenian Genocide”, the campaign of her Democratic challenger David Krikorian has just issued a press release posted in full below, stating that Schmidt has dropped four of her “false statements” complaints against him in her Ohio Election Commission OEC case, while petitioning the court to add a new claim in the bargain.

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In today’s statement, Krikorian says: “Jean and her friends at the Turkish Legal Defense Fund are on a fishing expedition … First she brought the charges, then she realized that she could not win her case and petitioned the court to drop the charges, now she is adding a new one. Typical Jean Schmidt behavior, its a shame she is not putting forward this kind of effort on the health care debate.”

The campaign said that “the statements Schmidt claimed were false are in relation to her denial of the Armenian Genocide,” adding that “In dropping the charges, Schmidt essentially conceded that she does deny the Armenian Genocide.”

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The Krikorian Campaign’s press release follows in full below…

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Sibel Edmonds’ partial testimony via liveblogging (updated)

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by Luke Ryland
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Luke’s blog post
August 8, 2009

Brad is quasi-liveblogging the deposition here.

Sibel

“has been able to say “everything that she hasn’t been able to say so far, implicating many member of Congress in a criminal conspiracy,” according to interviews with Fein and others.”

and:

“Edmonds told me in a brief phone conversation during the break: “Bruce Fein is raising objections to everything”, though that’s to be expected. She said she’s been asked, and has answered, questions on Dan Burton (R-IN), Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Stephen Solarz (D-NY), and other questions on those high-ranking officials and lobbyists in her “State Secrets Gallery”.”

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Sibel Edmonds to break gag order + Turkey and Turkish agents

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by Luke Ryland
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August 6, 2009

Bradblog has the full story on the latest Sibel Edmonds news. Here it is in full:

FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds Subpoenaed, Set to ‘Break’ Gag Order Unless DoJ Intercedes

Former agency translator called to testify in Ohio election case this Saturday on Turkish infiltration of U.S. government…

Unless the Dept. of Justice re-invokes their twice-invoked “state secrets privilege” claim in order to once again gag former FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, her attorneys have notified the department by hand-delivered, sworn letter of declaration [PDF] this week, that she intends to give a public deposition, open to the media, in response to a subpoena this Saturday in Washington D.C..

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Serj Tankian: Alternative Rock’s Political Poet By Gary Moskowitz (Kucinich)

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Interviewed By Gary Moskowitz
Mother Jones
November 9, 2007

System of a Down singer Serj Tankian talks about going solo, his Armenian Genocide activism, Dennis Kucinich, and the decline of Western civilization.

While relaxing backstage an hour before a recent performance in San Francisco, Serj Tankian had some unexpected visitors. Representatives from Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office arrived with a proclamation in hand, declaring October 28, 2007 “Serj Tankian Day” in the city by the bay.

A big, yet slightly humble smile washed over Tankian’s face. After fronting the Grammy Award-winning, Los Angeles-based alternative rock band System of a Down for more than 10 years, he’s now touring to support Elect the Dead, his first solo effort. But Newsom’s proclamation wasn’t for Tankian’s music; it was in recognition of the messages behind it. On and off stage, he is helping to lead the fight for recognition of the Armenian Genocide through his lyrics and the political activism of Axis of Justice, a group he co-founded with Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello.

In performance, Tankian, the 40-year-old Beirut-born grandson of Armenian Genocide survivors, appears as a sort of traveling carnival ringleader; he sports a top hat, a long goatee, and a constant wide-eyed grin on his face, and surrounds himself with guitars, keyboards, microphones and even a theremin. In conversation, he has a relaxed, Zen-like demeanor and an insatiable desire to talk about history and politicians’ efforts to re-write it. Catching him just before his tour of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, Mother Jones spoke with Tankian about going solo, his activism, Dennis Kucinich, and the decline of Western civilization.

MJ: How do you see things going in 2008? Do you any of the issues you’re talking about will come to the surface more and guide how people will vote?

ST: A presidential election, nor a candidate, is no magic bullet. I think the only way is for us to be aware of what’s going on as a populace. I think we should get rid of the electorate. I think it’s a useless, outdated system that allows someone to manipulate or reverse majority rule, or popular vote. I think every major candidate should be given equal TV airtime. Right now people vote for who they think might win, not who they think really represents them. Let’s make it about the issues again. Even if it’s Dennis Kucinich, who is my favorite candidate, to be honest, because the only one that didn’t vote for the war, because he was smart enough to know it was bullshit. But even if he became president, we’re so far gone as a civilization. It will be really difficult to bring the reins back.

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The Daily Show: The Armenian Genocide Meets Revisionism By Manila Ryce (video)

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By Manila Ryce
Published Friday, October 12th, 2007, 6:12 am

Stewart correctly recognizes the motive behind the denial of the Armenian Genocide by recent US presidents. Here’s a hint: it has nothing to do with history. Senior Armeniologist Aasif Mandvi joins Stewart to describe the deals other countries also have with the United States in order to downplay their most embarrassing atrocities. It’s also mentioned that Congress has never apologized for slavery or the long string of murderous campaigns in the Americas which were undoubtedly the most massive act of genocide ever to occur in history.

After it was clear that WMD’s were not going to be found in Iraq, the administration fell back on the rationale that Saddam had to be overthrown because he was a bad man who gassed his own people as their main argument. The fact that he had committed mass killings of around a couple thousand Kurds in the late 80’s with chemical weapons he obtained from Western sources, including George H.W. Bush, was now the selling point for the war. The administration freely omitted that last bit of information.

With this in mind, lets remember the first genocide of the 20th Century, when around 1.5 million Armenians were systematically killed by Ottoman Turkey from 1915 to 1917. While 22 other countries have acknowledged these events to be genocide, the US has still not officially recognized it as such for purely political reasons.

We’ve already killed up to an estimated one million people in Iraq (which is a kind of genocide in its own right), yet the Neocon logic for specifically being against the recognition of the Armenian Genocide is that in order to prevent more atrocities in Iraq, like those which occurred to the Kurds, we need to stay there by denying a greater atrocity which occurred to the Armenians. So in order to maintain this misguided occupation, we must continue to back Turkey on their immoral denial of reality. Hey, they’ve supported us in our own denial of reality for this long, it’s the least we can do. What a tangled web we weave.

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