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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 08:45 PM
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Sibel Edmonds: Whistleblowers Dirty Dozen
this from sibel

National Security Whistleblowers Coalition

www.nswbc.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- June 29, 2006
Contact: Sibel Edmonds, National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, sedmonds@nswbc.org

Whistleblowers Hold House & Senate Members Responsible

Whistleblowers Dirty Dozen


The following members of Congress, by their action or inaction, have stood against real investigations, hearings, and legislation dealing with government whistleblowers who have exposed waste, fraud, abuse, and or criminal activities within government agencies.

These representatives of the People are not only standing against whistleblowers, but against the publics right to know, effective oversight, accountability, and ultimately against the democratic processes that underpin our society. (To see the pdf list click here).

We, the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, together with whistleblower members of our partner coalitions, consider it our duty to advise Americans of these representatives collusion with government and private interests to the detriment of the People.

Our position is based on our concern for our nations security, for accountable government, and the Peoples Right to Know what their representatives and government are doing in their name, all of which depend on vigorous congressional oversight.

Our stand is not based on any political ideology or party our coalition members include Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Independents. We do not ask you to vote for or against these individuals; nor do we ask you to choose a particular candidate over another.

All we ask is that before you decide to vote, you consider the true positions of these representatives with regard to their lack of candor or courage on core issues that matter to our countrys well-being.

Over the years, time and again we have informed these representatives about illegal government actions, agency fraud, and lying to Congress by administrators and bureaucrats. Yet these representatives have consistently refused to take any action and have instead betrayed the People they have taken an oath to serve.

We hope that by appealing directly to the American people, we can help bring about needed reforms, since we have proven unsuccessful in our appeals to the following representatives: the Whistleblowers Dirty Dozen. ((pdf) click here).

1. Senator Hillary Clinton
2. Senator Mike DeWine
3. Rep. David Dreier
4. Rep. Dennis Hastert
5. Senator Orrin Hatch
6. Rep. Peter Hoekstra
7. Senator Jon Kyl
8. Senator Joseph Lieberman
9. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger
10. Senator Rick Santorum
11. Rep. James Sensenbrenner
12. Rep. Mark Souder


About National Security Whistleblowers Coalition
National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC), founded in August 2004, is an independent and nonpartisan alliance of whistleblowers who have come forward to address our nations security weaknesses; to inform authorities of security vulnerabilities in our intelligence agencies, at nuclear power plants and weapon facilities, in airports, and at our nations borders and ports; to uncover government waste, fraud, abuse, and in some cases criminal conduct. The NSWBC is dedicated to aiding national security whistleblowers through a variety of methods, including advocacy of governmental and legal reform, educating the public concerning whistleblowing activity, provision of comfort and fellowship to national security whistleblowers suffering retaliation and other harms, and working with other public interest organizations to affect goals defined in the NSWBC mission statement. For more on NSWBC visit www.nswbc.org


please distribute far and wide
(x-posted at http://wotisitgood4.blogspot.com/2006/06/sibels-whistle... )
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 08:53 PM
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1. ms clinton is in some bad company.....
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 08:59 PM
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2. ms clinton is some bad company
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 09:00 PM
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3. If Ms Clinton was a stock
I'd be shorting her in a big way
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 09:07 PM
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4. you can
short her presidential chances at one of the betting exchanges
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 09:07 PM
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5. What I hope most for these folks is growth.
I want to see their coalition grow in the size of its members especially since this administration has no respect (actually, HATES AND DESTROYS) anyone who dares oppose its will.

Wish I could help with outreach,...but, have to have the money to do that.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 09:18 PM
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7. you can
help spread the word...
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 09:13 PM
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6. One more rec, people. n/t
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 09:28 PM
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8. I am not surprised at Hiliary
I have heard that she is one of the major reasons that there is not more opposition to Bush
and the Iraq War, her moderate stance, moderation in the face of reckless endangerment is
madness.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 09:36 PM
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10. Hillary Is A War Monger - She Will Never Get My Vote
If the Democratic party can't get this straight then we deserve the Republicans and their failed policies.

Equivocating on this issue only enables the war mongers more.

Two candidates for exclusion from the Democratic party - Hillary and Joe.
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 09:40 PM
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11. Hiliary and Joe are definite nos for me
Al Gore for me.
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 09:45 PM
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12. Hillary and Joe are rePiglican Lite...we need some REAL alternatives
to the filth of the rePiglican party.
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MissWaverly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 09:51 PM
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13. what we need is an FDR
someone who understands the needs of this country and the world, not the needs of big oil,
big corporations, big lobbyists and big donors. It's too bad that we couldn't build an
"Oz" just to put these people in it, a magic kingdom so they wouldn't spend their time
ripping the world to pieces just to have a limo ride through life, the haves and the have
mores.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 09:31 AM
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22. It's sad, because I think she's getting bad information.
She's obviously going after the moderate Republican vote, but she's forgotten she has to get through the primaries first.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 09:30 PM
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9. Looks like a list of American democracy haters to me
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Independent_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 10:36 PM
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14. K&R!
Go Sibel!

:patriot:
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 10:41 PM
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15. worst
i wonder who the worst on the list is?

hastert?
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 11:01 PM
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16. Speaking of Hastert Luke, I wonder...
Edited on Thu Jun-29-06 11:03 PM by calipendence
if Hillary being on this list might be hinting of a larger role by Clinton's husband in the Hastert/Turkey bribery affair than we are aware of.

The excuse that Hastert gave was that Clinton asked him to pull this issue off the table in the house in exchange for the Turkish bribes. Would you think that if that was false and Bill Clinton didn't have anything to do with it that he might have raised his eyebrows a bit when that happened? Makes you wonder if there's more there than meets the eye. Don't want to insuate anything, since I don't know anything about Clinton being involved at all, but this would be one more "coincidence" to explain that sounds a tad suspicious.

Perhaps Hillary has worked against Sibel behind the scenes to avoid something being exposed? With AIPAC also smelling like they are potentially involved in things that Sibel knows about, makes you wonder if that also might be Liebermann's connection too.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 11:22 PM
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17. genocide bill
interesting. Hastert actually produced a letter from Clinton which indicates that CLinton did actually ask him to pull the resolution.

however, larisa said : "...and I dont believe, at least from what I have seen, that these bribes have anything to do with a bill that Hastert may or may not have taken to the floor. "

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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-29-06 11:37 PM
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18. any thread with sibel is worth remaining on the front page
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 07:25 AM
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19. right!
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 07:55 AM
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20. kick
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 08:25 AM
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21. My opinion of Hillary drops several more steps.
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 09:08 PM
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23. Thank you Whistleblowers for your dedication and service. nm
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 10:09 PM
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24. I wonder what Clinton did to get on that list. All others are key leaders
Those are names of committee chairs, the speaker, key leaders in oversighting national security issues for Congress--altho they do damn little of it. Lieberman co-chairs some intelligence committee, all the others are Republicans. What's a first term member of the minority doing on that list?

I respect what Ms Edmonds has done, but I smell a PR gimmick here.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-30-06 11:13 PM
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25. interview
i'll be interviewing sibel in the next few days specifically so that she can explain why each person is on the list.

Clinton, for example, is on Armed Services Committee - but hasnt taken a single whistleblower case (and the NSWBC is full of DoD folks)
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-01-06 01:49 AM
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26. So she made "Dirty Dozen" for a crime of omission? Why her & not others?
Why not list everyone on that committee? Why single her out? Because she's probably running for president? Sounds like a PR gimmick to me.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-01-06 07:20 AM
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27. answers soon
i dont know the answer to your question yet.

i will ask her in the interview

re "Why not list everyone on that committee?" - i presume they could have justifiably listed everyone in congress - but they decided to restrict it to a dozen of the most egregious.
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