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James Corbett’s 9/11 Suspects

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | Sep 07, 2016

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9/11 Suspects

Below, you will find a list of 9/11 Suspects compiled by James Corbett of the Corbett Report.  Since the top levels of our Government –including the CIA, NSA, FBI, DOJ, DOD, NIST and others– have been co-opted and corrupted, there has been no real investigation or indictments of any of the actual perpetrators involved in the 9/11 Project since  September 11, 2001. Therefore, it is up to the good citizens of the USA and of the world to bring forth our own investigations and indictments.  Below, James has taken this idea of identifying the real 9/11 suspects and brought it to life in the excellent videos that follow.  As James continues to identify new  suspects and present evidence, I will post the respective videos here on this page.   Thank you James for your excellent work!

9/11 Suspects: Christine Todd Whitman

9/11 Suspects: Rudy Giuliani

9/11 Suspects: Philip Zelikow

9/11 Suspects: Robert Baer

9/11 Suspects: General Ralph Eberhart

9/11 Suspects: The Dancing Israelis

Additional NFO from ClearNFO:

Project 9/11: Benefits

Deep Politics: Institutionalized Corruption at the Top and the Corporate Assault on Democracy

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | September 05, 2016

The headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations on 68th St. in Manhattan, New York City. The facility was donated to the CFR by David Rockefeller's father, generally known as “Junior”. Even at 100, David remains the power behind the organization.

The headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations on 68th St. in Manhattan, New York City. The facility was donated to the CFR by David Rockefeller’s father, generally known as “Junior”. Even at 100, David remains the power behind the organization.

An important whitepaper by K. L. Roberts posted on Cryptome.org and linked below provides the names, companies, organizations, locations and interlocking relationships of our current batch of human predators; updating us on some details where Sutton and Quigley left off.  This is a story of how transnational powers continue to subsume rights of the individual the US Constitution is designed to protect –under the cloak of secrecy– using hijacked government powers, extra-constitutional agreements, treaties and tribunals.  This document clearly demonstrates how the Deep State operates beyond the view or control of the citizens of this great country.  These powers that shouldn’t be appear to the public as being very separate institutions, but this is an illusion. It is interesting to compare the close physical proximity of these players to each other –within 1.5 miles—as was done extensively by Antony C. Sutton in his book Wall Street and FDR with no fewer than 75 references to 120 Broadway.   Roberts does this clearly with maps. You can learn a lot from documenting the physical locations of those operating clandestinely as Sutton and Mae Brussell have shown in their excellent work.  Much synergy can be accomplished by our natural predators from rubbing shoulders at the ‘water cooler’ so to speak; none of which need be documented.   One of the more interesting topics includes new information on the previously unknown “public-private partnership” organization known as the DSAC, or Domestic Security Alliance Council and what they are up to.  This white paper demonstrates the nexus of the following in clear, easy to understand charts and tables:

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and NAFTA
  • The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • The Business Roundtable (BRT)
  • The American Bankers Association (ABA)
  • The US Chamber of Commerce (USCoC)
  • Project for a New American Century (PNAC)
  • Manhattan Institute (MI)

Don’t forget to read Roberts’ great appendixes at the end.  Enjoy!

Deep Politics: Institutionalized Corruption at the Top and the Corporate Assault on Democracy
By K. L. Roberts

Here are a few good quotes from this whitepaper…

“. . .all the physical and conceptual walls associated with the modern, sovereign state—the walls that divide domestic from international, the police from the military, intelligence from law enforcement, war from peace, and crime from war—are coming down.” –The Manhattan Institute

“Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”  –Attributed (incorrectly) to Benito Mussolini’s Encyclopedia Italiana article, but nevertheless true

“The finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist.” –Charles Baudelaire

Excerpt from the whitepaper …. “We’ll see that these corporations have long cultivated an intimate relationship with the Executive branch (that is, the Presidency ) of the United States, as well as with the NSA and (previously unknown) FBI mass-surveillance programs. And we’ll also see that they are a key force behind the “trade accord” known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which Chris Hedges calls “the most brazen corporate power grab in American history.”

Because it would be easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees even in this sort of simplified account, it should be stated clearly that the “brazen corporate power grab” Hedges is talking about is, incredibly, like something straight out of a Bond movie: the CEOs and bankers involved are seeking nothing less than total global political, economic, and military control by the owners of transnational corporations and banks.

If it passes, the TPP will hand over to them a big chunk of what they want on a silver platter.

On now to the anatomy and physiology of the more domestic side of the nexus, the engineers of this mad power grab. Hold on to your hat. You are about to experience one wild ride into terra incognita.”  –K.L. Roberts

Project 9/11: Benefits

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | Jan 16, 2016

World Trade Center Memorial

World Trade Center Memorial

It has been over 14 years since the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, yet those responsible for this crime have not been brought to justice. Not a single one. Though whistleblowers like Sebel Edmonds and investigations like the 2,428 ‘Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth’ have cataloged an impressive list of facts that prove the Official Government Report is a complete fabrication, still the perpetrators of this crime remain at large. We’ve heard a lot of complaining and demanding for a real investigation, but nothing has happened. During these 14 years we have been able to discover many incontrovertible facts that prove beyond a shadow of doubt that 9/11 was an inside job followed by an official cover up, but the people who ran this covert project have not been prosecuted, and so remain in control of many levers of power in this country and world-wide advancing their agenda every day.

Many institutions have benefited like the CFR (Pratt House) and its sister, the RIIA (Chatham House); and entire industries like the Military-Industrial-Complex that Eisenhower warned about in the video below have benefited greatly from the events of 9/11. The “New Pearl Harbor” that all the twenty-five signatories to PNAC yearned for happened on 9/11, and of course the Federal Government has increased the scope, size and effectiveness of its power over the American people using illegal mass surveillance; more properly called spying and the Patriot Act among other unconstitutional powers the government has granted itself.  We can even point to individuals who benefited like the owner of the World Trade buildings and others.

There are many losers: the people who lost their lives on 9/11, their families; the millions we have slaughtered in endless illegal wars in the name of ‘fighting terrorism’; our dead soldiers and their families; the U.S. Constitution has been shredded; the freedoms, liberties and privacy U.S. citizens use to expect and enjoy are all gone… all in the name of ‘National Security’.

With all that we have lost, it occurred to me to ask how we have benefited. There are a few easy wins here. We have become more aware of the real and present danger we face from our own predatory government; and so, many of us have decided to stop doing what we used to do and spend more time paying attention to our government. We –America, collectively– have become more aware. No longer do we take the default position that what is reported by our government or by the news media can be trusted. We question the news media and we question our government, like never before; and for many like me, we have decided to take the time to discover what other lies have been told.

Since 9/11, I have read too many books to recount here but what I can tell you is that I have discovered a history and a pattern that heretofore was unknown by me. A history that had been covered up and hidden by design. A history that would show me that certain groups of men in America and Western Europe stole the Russian Revolution of 1917 and orchestrated the creation of the brutal, bone-crushing Soviet Union and their gulags; it showed me that these same groups of men orchestrated and benefited from both WWI & WWII; it showed me that the Korean and  Vietnam wars were just geopolitical projects orchestrated by these same folks. But more important than knowing there were certain powerful men who had benefited from so much human tragedy, was the knowledge of how they did it. Not a general, second-hand knowledge or a theory, but a front-row, prima facie knowledge; the foundation of which, was provided by Carroll Quigley in his ‘Anglo-American Establishment’ and his ‘Tragedy and Hope’. There are many other well–documented books that provide deep insights, but only Quigley had unlimited access to the Council on Foreign Relations archives.

The problem with Quigley however is that his best and most detailed history spans from the late 19th Century to about 1945. From 1945 to the present we must rely on Quigley’s foundation and then on the more traditional approaches to history.

Though Quigley gave us the map and detailed directions, we are currently driving through the fog: suspecting but not knowing in detail who the current batch of predators are. This is the major benefit of 9/11 as I see it. With all the mistakes made on 9/11 and the subsequent cover-up, we can now –almost in current time– identify by name those who were part of the 9/11 project. How can we do this? Well, we know the names of those who benefited like the owner of the World Trade Center buildings (Larry Silverstein) and we have good evidence he had foreknowledge by his actions just prior and during 9/11, but I see Larry as a bit player who likely assisted but didn’t do the planning.

With all the evidence coming forth since 9/11, we can know for certain that government agencies like NIST, and the FBI were key players along with Philip D. Zelikow executive director of the 9/11 commission; and of course Dick Cheney, who ordered the stand down. There are many others. I’m sure there are great people working at NIST and the FBI, but there is incontrovertible evidence the top levels of both the FBI and NIST were in on the cover-up if not the planning and so at a minimum are accessories after the fact and should be prosecuted.

Making a detailed list of the names of these folks; doing a Mind-Map using ‘The Brain’ software; and following their financial and political movements, will provide us much of what is missing since Quigley.  Our ‘Natural Predators’ have always been there; waiting, watching and planning for the opportunity that a project like 9/11 provided; but now, with their sloppy planning, execution and cover-up, like the invisible predator –who suddenly reveals himself– we now know their names, and we know their methods.  We will be watching.

9/11 Trillions: Follow The Money

Incontrovertible – New 9/11 Documentary by Tony Rooke

Insider Exposes Officials That Planned 9/11

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Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | June 1, 2015

Ross Ulbricht

Ross Ulbricht

Poking the Monster: I must admit I haven’t been following the Ulbricht story, but after seeing the FBI crowing about the life conviction of a young Ross Ulbricht, I  posted the following comment (just below) on the official FBI Facebook page.

David Brown: Interesting that they give this young guy life in prison for setting up a website that allowed the transfer of illegal drugs, etc. yet when several large banks including HSBC get caught red-handed laundering billions in drug money, they get a slap on the wrist and ZERO jail time.”
Like · 961 · May 29 at 11:31pm”

I was amazed to receive 961 likes and many favorable comments, since I assumed I would be stirring a hornet’s nest, though ever so gently.  I thought of my post as a ‘logic-bomb‘ set off  in this FBI Facebook echo chamber of cackling sycophants, used to illustrate the abject duplicity and absurdity of the FBI’s position.  Surprisingly, at least 961 people agreed and were apparently aware of the Bankster’s FBI-issued, default get out of jail card.  Now, Ulbricht may be one evil dood –I just don’t know– and maybe he deserved some jail time; but life seems a bit much when the Banksters go free after laundering billions in drug money.   The hypocrisy is thick at the self-exalted FBI.  The FBI doesn’t need me to mock them with simple logic, they mock themselves by their actions. Furthermore, the corruption and complicity of the FBI in the 9/11 attacks can be seen up close and personal in Sibel Edmond’s Classified Woman If ever once you believed in the veracity and truthfulness of the FBI, this one book will disabuse you of such foolishness. The FBI serves a master, but it isn’t the American citizen and it isn’t ‘truth, justice and the American way’.

Normally, I don’t quote CNN (Compromised News Network) because of their obvious position as the official government gatekeepers and in their participation in something similar to the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird, but decided to quote CNN under my comment above on the FBI Facebook site to eliminate the discussion around Ulbricht being a murderer, to wit:

From CNN: “The judge also said there was “no doubt” that Ulbricht paid for murders of those who had threatened Silk Road. Prosecutors had charged Ulbricht with commissioning six murders-for-hire but those charges were dropped and there is no evidence that these murders were ever carried out. Ulbricht, who is 31, was convicted in February on seven counts ranging from money laundering to drug trafficking. He could have been sentenced to only 20 years. “

CNN: Silk Road’s Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life

Additional Reading on Ulbricht:

Free Ross Ulbricht NOW.

UPDATE:

June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015

Why Was Ross Ulbricht Denied a Fair Trial? By Tragedy and Hope


Lyn Ulbricht Interview: Why Was #FreeRoss Denied a Fair Trial? @ PorcFest XII 2015

A Small World After All: from Fannie Mae to 9/11

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | April 7, 2015

Robert Kagan (CFR)

Robert Kagan (CFR)

The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was founded in 1997 by William Kristol and CFR member  Robert Kagan. It was disbanded in 2006. Robert Kagan is married to Victoria Nuland the current Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State. She is the one –you might recall– who was caught on the phone planning the replacement government in Kiev after the US-backed coup in Ukraine in February, 2014. The media dutifully focused all attention on Victoria’s “F**k the EU” comment and ignored the important fact that it was the USA who was behind the Ukrainian coup  as this tape clearly shows.

BTW, prior to the February 2014 over-throw of the democratically elected government in Ukraine, the CIA had spent $5 billion to foment unrest in Ukraine to facilitate this putsch in Kiev. This tinkering by the Nuland gang, has cost the lives of thousands of innocent, Russian-speaking men, women and children in the Donbass area of Ukraine.

Now back to Victoria’s husband’s project called PNAC: Notice this interesting quote from PNAC prior to 9/11:… the transformation of American armed forces through “new technologies and operational concepts” was likely to be a long one, “absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.[emphasis mine]   Of the twenty-five people who signed the PNAC’s founding statement of principles, ten went on to serve in the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush, including Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz. Notice that PNAC expresses a need for a new Pearl Harbor. The obvious question is: Was 9/11 their ‘New Pearl Harbor’?

In the November/December 1998 edition of the CFR’s magazine called Foreign Affairs, you will notice numerous references to CIA-backed Usama bin Ladin, Catastrophic Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Pearl Harbor and the World Trade Center all prior to 9/11.  Prior to 9/11 all the necessary ingredients were clearly on the CFR’s radar being telegraphed or put into the pot for cooking.

In this same November/December 1998 edition there is an article entitled Catastrophic Terrorism: Tackling the New Danger by Ashton B. Carter, John Deutch, and Philip Zelikow (CFR) which is of particular interest considering this was prior to 9/11.

Philip Zelikow (CFR)

Philip Zelikow (CFR)

And let us not forget that Philip Zilakow (CFR) –author of the above article– was the executive director of the 9/11 Commission report who had many conflicts of interests and was caught calling the WH –which was not permitted– many times during the ‘Investigation’ and he was also caught trying to cover up these calls…and is credited with limiting the scope of the investigation.

 

From Rense.com: In 1998, Zelikow actually wrote Catastrophic Terrorism about imagining “the transformative event” three years before 9/11. Here are Zelikow’s 1998 words; Readers should imagine the possibilities for themselves, because the most serious constraint on current policy [nonaggression] is lack of imagination. An act of catastrophic terrorism that killed thousands or tens of thousands of people and/or disrupted the necessities of life for hundreds of thousands, or even millions, would be a watershed event in America’s history. It could involve loss of life and property unprecedented for peacetime and undermine Americans’ fundamental sense of security within their own borders in a manner akin to the 1949 Soviet atomic bomb test, or perhaps even worse. Constitutional liberties would be challenged as the United States sought to protect itself from further attacks by pressing against allowable limits in surveillance of citizens, detention of suspects, and the use of deadly force. More violence would follow, either as other terrorists seek to imitate this great “success” or as the United States strikes out at those considered responsible. Like Pearl Harbor, such an event would divide our past and future into a “before” and “after.” The effort and resources we devote to averting or containing this threat now, in the “before” period, will seem woeful, even pathetic, when compared to what will happen “after.” Our leaders will be judged negligent for not addressing catastrophic terrorism more urgently.

And let us not forget that the World Trade Center was attacked by an FBI operative in 1993 –with FBI foreknowledge and help.  There is no question that the FBI was complicit in this first World Trade Center attack.  The obvious question is: “Was the FBI orchestrated attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, just a trial run?”

Being well-connected … that would be Jamie … though she had no experience… she was a key player in the Fannie Mae debacle and the 9/11 report… what did she do worth $26 million?

9/11 Commission | Jamie Gorelick lower right

Jamie Gorelick, while serving in the Department of Justice under the Clinton administration, developed the policy (the “wall memo”) that prevented communication between various government law enforcement and intelligence agencies, specifically the FBI and CIA. She also is on the board of United Technologies. Gorelick’s firm has agreed to represent Prince Mohammed al Faisal in the suit by the 9/11 families. The families contend that al Faisal has legal responsibility for the 9/11 attacks.

Even though she had no previous training nor experience in finance, Gorelick was appointed Vice Chairman of Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) from 1997 to 2003. She served alongside former Clinton Administration official Franklin Raines. During that period, Fannie Mae developed a $10 billion accounting scandal.

On March 25, 2002, Business Week interviewed Gorelick about the health of Fannie Mae. Gorelick is quoted as saying, “We believe we are managed safely. We are very pleased that Moody’s gave us an A-minus in the area of bank financial strength – without a reference to the government in any way. Fannie Mae is among the handful of top-quality institutions.” One year later, Government Regulators “accused Fannie Mae of improper accounting to the tune of $9 billion in unrecorded losses”.

In an additional scandal concerning falsified financial transactions that helped the company meet earnings targets for 1998, a “manipulation” that triggered multimillion-dollar bonuses for top executives, Gorelick received $779,625.

Investigation by the OFHEO detailed in their official report on the accounting scandal in 2006 on page 66 that from 1998 to 2002 Gorelick received a total of $26,466,834.00 in income.

Power Seeks Power

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | March 5, 2015

Power always seeks power. So what are three of the major power centers in America today and how do they work together? Well, you have the Military-Industrial Complex or MIC for short and you have the government which has a monopoly on violence and then you have the central bankers to provide the grease to make everything work.  Each of these have their unique talents and roles to play on the Grand Geopolitical Chessboard. There are other power centers, but let’s just focus on these three for Power Structurenow so that we can discover the mechanics of their operation and how they work so well together.   Besides killing a lot of people across the globe, the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) contains several alphabet agencies that operate in secret with secret agendas and secret budgets … hidden under the cloak of the tried and true National Security meme; after all, who would want to put the safety and security of an entire nation at risk for one misplaced word or sentence or for just a little too much transparency, truth or justice?

The National Security ruse works every time for the anesthetized American Lemmings. With national security at stake, you can hide illegal arms transfers, drug and child sex trafficking, barbaric human experimentation, murders, assassinations, torture, etc. All illegal if not for National Security.  Now being secret has its benefits. For example, you can gather information on just about anyone and then use it against them if they get out of line. So if you wanted to increase your power you would make sure that whomever was elected to high office could be compromised in some way and if not compromised sufficiently, you could –though your secret operations– add whatever was needed to put the collar around said official’s neck.    J. Edgar Hoover was head of the FBI for 37 years and perfected this technique. Others learned from his example.   In short, the best person for high office is someone you could blackmail if they got out of line. Now, all power centers need the government because it has the legal monopoly on violence and taxation.   The government and the MIC need the Central Bankers to keep them supplied with cash when tax revenues are slim.

Additional Reading:

Who’s the Boss? at ClearNFO

Corruption is Metastasizing in the U.S.

Three Branches of GovernmentObviously, not all people who work for the government are corrupt, but after reading whistleblower Sibel Edmonds’ account of her time at the FBI and after watching a 2.5 hour long interview with whistleblower William Binney –who spent 30 years at the NSA– there is no other conclusion but corruption and criminal activity permeates every nook and cranny of the highest echelons of the FBI, Justice Department and the NSA.  Add to this, Sibel and William, both sought to inform their own management chain, congress and the judiciary to only find that this act to protect your rights and your sacred constitution was met with vicious slander, intimidation and threats.  So after being fully informed of this corruption and illegal activity, your Congress did nothing. Our Judges did nothing and all those responsible in the Executive branch did nothing but attempt to undermine and destroy these honorable people. This, then, is the state of the Union.  Like a fish, it rots first from the head; and the stench is here for all to smell. I think you smell it already. The checks and balances our founders put in place to prevent this very same tyranny of the power of the state over the rights of the individual are gone.  Laws are being broken and the US Constitution is being violated daily, with impunity and no chance of prosecution by those same people –as a requirement of their employment– swore an oath to protect and defend this same constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. We as a nation are faced with a problem. We can pretend that the problem doesn’t exist, or we can set a course of action to rid our country of this metastasizing tumor. To pretend it does not exist, or that someone else will step in to fix it, is to guarantee that the corrupting impact of this tumor will spread across this nation and to your door step.  Our only option, therefore, is to set about ripping this corruption from the body of this nation and to throw it into the fire.

 

How to do this? There are many people working on this solution, so what you can do is to become informed. Know that there is a problem. What the problem is, and support those who are trying to fix the problem. Get to know what your rights are under the constitution so that you know when they are being violated, and then stand up to those in power who seek to steal your birthright guaranteed by the US Constitution and the US Bill of Rights. If called for jury duty, serve. And judge not only the guilt or innocence of the accused, but first judge the constitutionality of the laws under which the accused are being charged. This is not only your right but your duty to protect your fellow citizen against unconstitutional laws in this way. This is called Jury nullification and is your right.  State nullification works in much the same way as jury nullification only at the state level.  States –like you as a juror– have the right to nullify unconstitutional laws dictated from the central government in Washington, D.C. Encourage your representatives to stand up to the tyranny that has become the US Government. The most important things we can do however are to educate ourselves and then spread this education to all those who will listen.   As Victor Hugo once said: “No army can stop an idea whose time has come”.

-David Brown

Interview with NSA Whistleblower William Binney

William Binney 504392832_640Please take the time to view this important interview with NSA Whistleblower William Binney.  Important source information is contained herein.  Mr. Binney is obviously very intelligent and provides important key insights and details of the inner operations of the NSA that most  are unaware.  It is also obvious that Mr. Binney has been so close to the action and so focused on the duties of his 36 year career, he has not had the time to investigate what part his actions have played in the larger picture. For example, he was not aware of operation Gladio, or the grander Anglo-American Geopolitical strategies and goals that direct the NSA; and though he found the official 9/11 report not credible,  he still seemed to hold out a faint belief that mistakes were made; not that they were orchestrated by the same system he served.  Despite this, this is a key video to be aware of; so please invest the time to become knowledgeable –up close and personal with William Binney– of the imminent and existential threat we all face at the hands of the NSA and the Stasi state they are currently creating.

–David Brown

View Richard Grove’s Tragedy and Hope interview with Mr. Binney at the link below…

The Future of Freedom: A Feature Interview with NSA Whistleblower William Binney from Tragedy and Hope on Vimeo.

A 36-year veteran of America’s Intelligence Community, William Binney resigned from his position as Director for Global Communications Intelligence (COMINT) at the National Security Agency (NSA) and blew the whistle, after discovering that his efforts to protect the privacy and security of Americans were being undermined by those above him in the chain of command.

The NSA data-monitoring program which Binney and his team had developed — codenamed ThinThread — was being aimed not at foreign targets as intended, but at Americans (codenamed as Stellar Wind), was destroying privacy here and around the world. Binney voices his call to action for the billions of individuals whose rights are currently being violated.

William Binney speaks out in this feature-length interview with Tragedy and Hope’s Richard Grove, focused on the topic of the ever-growing Surveillance State in America.

On January 22, 2015: (Berlin, Germany) – The Government Accountability Project (GAP) is proud to announce that retired NSA Technical Director and GAP client, William “Bill” Binney, will accept the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence Award today in Berlin, Germany. The award is presented annually by the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) to a professional who has taken a strong stand for ethics and integrity. whistleblower.org/press/nsa-whistleblower-bill-binney-wins-prestigious-sam-adams-award

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Classified Woman – Book Review

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | Dec 4, 2014

CLEARNFO Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Classified Woman-The Sibel Edmonds Story: A Memoir by Sibel D Edmonds (Mar 9, 2012)
Paperback: 340 pages | Available at Amazon and other book resellers

Sibel EdmondsIt is my opinion that Sibel Edmonds is one of the most important women of our era.   She was born in 1970, raised in Iran, moved to Turkey at age 11 and then moved to the U.S. when she was 17. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, a psychology from George Washington University and her master’s in public policy and international commerce from George Mason University. She also speaks four languages fluently. That’s all impressive, but that does not make her important. What if I told you that she was so feared by the Federal Government that the ACLU described her as “the most gagged person in American history”; and that even the page numbers of her book and her age were ‘Classified’? The FBI retroactively classified as Top Secret all of the material and statements that had been provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2002 relating to her lawsuit, as well as the letters that had been sent by the Senators and republished by the Project on Government Oversight. What was the government so afraid of? Their most feared enemy: a small woman willing to stand up and tell the truth.

But her real importance to me is found in what she can teach each of us about standing up to those more powerful than us. So with this introduction, it’s hard to know where to start with Sibel Edmonds. For example, just the story of her amazing father, Rasim Deniz, would be enough for a great book. Sibel’s father was one of the Middle East’s leading reconstructive surgeons, but more importantly he was a good father. He taught Sibel truth and dignity; and he taught her to stand up against tyranny, by example. He stood up against the most feared Iranian Secret Police of the day: The Shah of Iran’s SAVAK to protect his little girl and yet again after they moved to Turkey. Unfortunately for Sibel and for all of us, Rasim Deniz died in 2000; but it is to our great benefit that his spirit lives on in Sibel and we are all better for it. How? Because after being confronted with corruption at the highest levels of this country, Sibel didn’t back down. Despite being born in Iran, she has shown us what it takes to be a real American and to hold those in power accountable. In a very real sense, Sibel is the best example of what a true American should be in our modern era. She is made of the same stuff that once made America great and we need to rediscover those roots.  She came to America to find freedom and beauty –which she found– but she also found a system of corruption which reached into the highest levels of our government and Rasim’s little girl –now a woman—would have none of it. Unlike many of her fellow workers at the FBI who would go along to get along in fear of losing their jobs or worse,  Sibel stood tall and confronted the beast that has become the U.S. Federal Government.

Sibel’s ‘Classified Woman’ was a real eye-opener for me. Why? Because I knew our government was corrupt, but I didn’t fully realize how corrupt or how far up the ladder the corruption went. It goes all the way to the top and Sibel documents this detail by detail, fact by fact; not in a vindictive manner to inflame but in a slow methodical process that demonstrates innocence lost; how her belief in the United States was hijacked by the reality of the corruption that implicates the government in the attack on 9/11 and the subsequent whitewash and cover-up represented by the 9/11 official report.

From the back cover: “In this startling new memoir, Sibel Edmonds—the most classified woman in U.S. history—takes us on a surreal journey that begins with the secretive FBI and down the dark halls of a feckless Congress to a stonewalling judiciary and finally, to the national security whistleblowers movement she spearheaded. Having lived under Middle East dictatorships, Edmonds knows firsthand what can happen when government is allowed to operate in secret. Hers is a sobering perspective that combines painful experience with a rallying cry for the public’s right to know and to hold the lawbreakers accountable. With U.S. citizens increasingly stripped of their rights in a calibrated media blackout, Edmonds’ story is a wake-up call for all Americans who, willingly or unwillingly, traded liberty for illusive security in the wake of 9/11.”

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