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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:23 PM
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Two FBI Whistleblowers Confirm Illegal Wiretapping of Govt Officials, Support Sibel Edmonds Claims!!
Edited on Mon Mar-05-07 02:11 PM by lukery
Sibel Edmonds has got her hands on an explosive official report from an FBI agent which demonstrates that the US Government was illegally spying on "high-profile U.S. public officials"

They were illegally using the rubber-stamping FISA court to do it (you know, FISA, the court they had to ignore in the illegal NSA wire-tapping case). FISA is supposed to be for "Foreign" persons only - not for domestic surveillance.

But here's the thing: Sibel worked for this particular agent when she was at the FBI - so this illegal spying uncovered all of the criminal activity that Sibel knows about "large-scale drug deals and of selling classified military technologies to the highest bidder." - and to top it off, no action has been taken, no arrests, no idictments, and they buried the entire case by gagging Sibel, and congress - by claiming 'national security.'

Press release:



Two FBI Whistleblowers Confirm Illegal Wiretapping of Government Officials and Misuse of FISA

State Secrets Privilege Was Used to Cover Up Corruption and Silence Whistleblowers


The National Security Whistleblowers Coalition (NSWBC) has obtained a copy of an official complaint filed by a veteran FBI Special Agent, Gilbert Graham, with the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (DOJ-OIG). SA Graham’s protected disclosures report the violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in conducting electronic surveillance of high-profile U.S. public officials.

Before his retirement in 2002, SA Gilbert Graham worked for the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO) Squad NS-24. One of the main areas of Mr. Graham’s counterintelligence investigations involved espionage activities by Turkish officials and agents in the United States. On April 2, 2002, Graham filed with the DOJ-OIG a classified protected disclosure, which provided a detailed account of FISA violations involving misuse of FISA warrants to engage in domestic surveillance. In his unclassified report SA Graham states:

“It is the complainant’s reasonable belief that the request for ELSUR coverage was a subterfuge to collect evidentiary information concerning public corruption matters.”


Graham blew the whistle on this illegal behavior, but the actions were covered up by the Department of Justice and the Attorney General’s office.

Click here(pdf) to read the unclassified version of SA Graham’s Official Report.

The report filed by SA Graham bolsters another FBI whistleblower’s case that became public several months after Graham’s official filing with the Justice Department in 2002. Sibel Edmonds, former FBI Language Specialist, also worked for the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO), and her assignments included the translations of Turkish Counterintelligence documents and audiotapes, some of which were part of espionage investigations led by SA Graham. After she filed her complaint with the DOJ-OIG and Congress, she was retaliated against by the FBI and ultimately fired in March 2002. Court proceedings in Edmonds’ case were blocked by the assertion of the State Secrets Privilege by then Attorney General John Ashcroft, and the Congress gagged and prevented from investigating her case through retroactive re-classification of documents by DOJ. To read the timeline on Edmonds’ case Click here.

Edmonds’ complaint included allegations of illegal activities by Turkish organizations and their agents in the United States, and the involvement of certain elected and appointed U.S. officials in the Department of State, Pentagon, and the U.S. Congress in these activities. In its September 2005 issue, Vanity Fair ran a comprehensive piece on Edmonds’ case by reporter David Rose, in which several former and current congressional and Justice Department officials identified former House Speaker Dennis Hastert as being involved in illegal activities with the Turkish organizations and personnel targeted in FBI investigations. In addition, Rose reported:

“…much of what Edmonds reportedly heard seemed to concern not state espionage but criminal activity. There was talk, she told investigators, of laundering the profits of large-scale drug deals and of selling classified military technologies to the highest bidder.”


In January 2005, DOJ-OIG released an unclassified summary of its investigation into Edmonds' termination. The report concluded that Edmonds was fired for reporting serious security breaches and misconduct in the agency's translation program, and that many of her allegations were supported by convincing evidence.

Another Former Veteran FBI Counterintelligence and Espionage Specialist at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC also filed similar reports with DOJ-OIG and several congressional offices regarding violations of FISA implementation and the covering up of several espionage cases involving FBI Language Specialists and public corruption cases by the Bureau. The cases reported by this whistleblower corroborate those reported by SA Graham and Sibel Edmonds. In an interview with NSWBC investigators the former FBI Specialist, who wished to remain anonymous, stated:

“…you are looking at covering up massive public corruption and espionage cases; to top that off you have major violations of FISA by the FBI Washington Field Office and HQ targeting these cases. Everyone involved has motive to cover up these reports and prevent investigation and public disclosure. No wonder they invoked the state secrets privilege in Edmonds’ case.”


William Weaver, NSWBC Senior Advisor noted that,”These abuses of power are precisely why we must pay attention to whistleblowers. Preservation of the balance of powers between the branches of government increasingly relies on information provided by whistleblowers, especially in the face of aggressive and expanding executive power. Through illegal surveillance members of Congress and other officials may be controlled by the executive branch, thereby dissolving the matrix of our democracy. The abuse of two powers of secrecy, FISA and the state secrets privilege, are working hand in hand to subvert the Constitution. In an abominably perverse arrangement, the abuse of FISA is being covered up by abuse of the state secrets privilege. Only whistleblowers and the congressional and judicial oversight their revelations spawn can bring our system back into balance.”

Several civil liberties and whistleblowers organizations have joined Edmonds and NSWBC in urging congress to hold public hearing on Edmonds’ case, including the supporting cases of SA Graham and other FBI witnesses, and the erroneous use of state secrets privilege by the executive branch to cover up its own illegal conduct. The petition endorsed by these groups is expected to be released to public in the next few days.

Copyright 2006, National Security Whistleblowers Coalition.



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How about that, then?

We'll be calling on you in the next couple of days to help 'urge congress' to hold hearings. Stay tuned.

If you want to know more about Sibel's case, I gave an interview last week explaining 'what it's all about.'

(And a special treat for Sibel fans - a one minute youtube clip of a speech she gave, from the new movie Kill The Messenger)

cross-posted at my place

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Update - in case you were wondering how to contact some journos.
Anne Kornblut</a> @ WaPo http://projects.washingtonpost.com/staff/email/anne+e.+...
Bob Drogin-LA Times (bob.drogin@latimes.com ) ,
Jonathan Landay (jlanday@mcclatchydc.com )
or Eric Lichtblau, NY Times (i don't have his details)
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:28 PM
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1. kcik
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:31 PM
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2. C'mon - a couple more recs, please.
I presume this is the info you gave us a heads up on last week.

Thanks for getting this up here, lukery.

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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:35 PM
Original message
Is it suspected that only Repugs
are involved in this cover up? Or is it more...?
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tnlurker Donating Member (698 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:36 PM
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5. I read somwhere last year
That Hastert was involved big time. I don't have a link or anything.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:40 PM
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10. vanity fair
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 05:09 PM
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74. Thanks! I'll read further....n/t
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tnlurker Donating Member (698 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:35 PM
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3. My first recommendation
I guess I needed fifty post to recommend. Now I can.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:37 PM
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6. congrats! and thnx n/t
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:45 PM
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15. :D
Congratulations.

And welcome to DU.

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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:57 PM
Response to Reply #3
45. Welcome to DU, tnlurker!
Congrats! :hi:
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:16 PM
Response to Reply #3
60. Your first recommend
is for an extremely important thread, congratulations. Welcome to DU... :hi:
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:35 PM
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4. To the top! BIGGEST BREAKING NEW OF THE DAY!
Send this to Waxman!
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:43 PM
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13. perhaps the week?
and it's only monday :-)
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:47 PM
Response to Reply #13
18. Agree 100%
Good luck getting this out to the media. I'm sure Common Dreams and Raw Story will carry this. MSM? Well, you never know. I hope Keith features this story on Countdown.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:44 PM
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41. it's not on Raw yet n/t
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robertpaulsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:20 PM
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52. It's up now!
Group alleges FBI abused wiretaps to spy on government officials
RAW STORY
Published: Monday March 5, 2007

According to a release sent to RAW STORY by the group National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, government officials were illegaly wiretapped by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to advance a public corruption investigation.

A 2002 complaint by FBI Special Agent Gilbert Graham alleges that an FBI task force on which he was serving used counterintelligence wiretaps in order to primarily spy on US government officials.

"It is the complainants reasonable belief that the request for ELSUR coverage was a subterfuge to collect evidentiary information concerning public corruption matters," the just released complaint shows.

The full release is included below, and can also be accessed, with links to relevant documents, at the NSWBC website.

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/Group_alleges_FBI_abu...
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:25 PM
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55. sweet
next, the NYT
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #13
20. I guess we'll see what the prosecutors say under oath tomorrow AM...
I hope that any big revelations they might give us work with and don't fight Sibel's story to get the attention of the American people and fend off the censorship of the corporate media.
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cbears34 Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:31 PM
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107. To the Top?
Trouble is, its 10:30 on Monday evening, and Google News returns all of 4 hits, none of them MSM. We'll see if anyone is working for distribution tomorrow.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 11:06 PM
Response to Reply #107
109. sibel's phone didnt ring off the hook today
Let's hope there are a few journalists with full email boxes tomorrow morning.
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:38 PM
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7. Kick...n/t
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:38 PM
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8. Hell yeah. - n/t
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wildbilln864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:38 PM
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9. Kick...
and recommend #23!
Impeach, indict, and imprison the Bush/PNAC cabal! :grr:
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:40 PM
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11. If the news media weren't held under the grip of an oligopoly, Sibel Edmonds would be known
But we don't live in a country where she would be a household name.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:58 PM
Response to Reply #11
27. msm has a new chance
msm has a new chance with sibel's story - they've messed it up every time before.

...altho the 60 Minutes piece was a start - http://youtube.com/watch?v=_8EI_gGjfnM
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:42 PM
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12. K&R. n/t
:kick:
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:43 PM
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14. Sibel Edmonds is a patriot of the highest order .....
Edited on Mon Mar-05-07 01:43 PM by Blackhatjack
.... and hopefully one day she will be recognized for her personal sacrifice on behalf of this country, and those who have silenced her will be called to account.

When that day comes, you will know that things are finally beginning to change for the better....
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:48 PM
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19. I'm thinking that she deserves some roses from us here at DU soon!
Anyone want to help with such an effort? If not for the gratitude we owe her for all that she's done and to keep encouraging her to fight the good fight, but to help get as much publicity as we can so that the MSM can't turn this story and her off this time.

Damn Luke, I think you might be setting a record in jumping up to the #1 slot today on the GP page. You don't have that much farther to go now, and you're still one of the 5 freshest entries with 5 votes or more.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:02 PM
Response to Reply #19
46. great idea about the roses
and thanks everyone for jumping in and reccing so quickly!

the story also got a heap of traction over at DailyKos - for about the first time
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/3/5/131830/1367
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:15 PM
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49. rec at kos
oh - don't be shy about going over to dkos and reccing the diary
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/3/5/131830/1367

it'd be great if the dkos community picked up this story
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:54 PM
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25. in the movie
Vanity Fair author david rose says that he imagines the final act will be a ticker tape prade for sibel. i agree.
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 12:23 AM
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114. Where can we get the DVD of "Kill the Messenger" about Sibel Edmonds?
I've looked around and no luck!
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 01:00 AM
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118. it's not available yet, sorry
i'll announce it at http://sibeledmonds.blogspot.com / as soon as i know!
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 12:20 AM
Response to Reply #14
113. I've been saying this from day one about Sibel Edmonds...
...that the story she has to tell reaches into the nexus of not only 9/11, but the CIA's drug trade, the military industrial complex, treason by officials at the highest levels of governement....

Just wait, someday, it'll all come out.
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keepCAblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:46 PM
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16. A BIG BIG KICK for you... n/t
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:47 PM
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17. It is time for Alberto Gonzalez to be frog marched out of his
office, tried and if convicted face the harshest penalties for the acts he has committed against the US.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:53 PM
Response to Reply #17
23. Yep, this would be a good sight to see!
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:54 PM
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26. Al Gonzo need to be put under oath and asked to directly respond
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randyconspiracybuff Donating Member (192 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 05:52 PM
Response to Reply #17
79. This Predates Gonzalez
But I agree, Gonzalez is an apparatchick of the worst kind. He's making Ashcroft look good by comparisom.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 07:17 PM
Response to Reply #17
86. Who knows,so much is hitting the fan maybe he will be
Edited on Mon Mar-05-07 07:21 PM by truedelphi
Knocked out. We think - if the memos on torture had not been released in a public fashion a few years ago - Bush would have tried to install Gonzales on the Supreme Court
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:01 PM
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92. Ya, baby!
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StateSecrets Donating Member (394 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:50 PM
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21. Thanks Lukery
Great post as always.

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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:52 PM
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22. This is it, folks! This is for all the marbles!
This had been speculated about for some time: BushCo spying on domestic opposition and critics. Blackmail as "democratic compromise." This might explain why some Dems have appeared to "roll over" for the Bushistas!

K&R!!!
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StateSecrets Donating Member (394 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 01:54 PM
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24. Right
Hoover's days: not over.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:34 PM
Response to Reply #24
38. Same people.
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HooptieWagon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:34 PM
Response to Reply #22
69. Kind of makes you wonder what they have on Holy Joe n/t
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:02 PM
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28. Sort of puts Karl Rove's "genius" in perspective, does it not?
Edited on Mon Mar-05-07 02:02 PM by Marr
No wonder they always seemed to be one step ahead of the opposition.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:13 PM
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29. contact journalists
i've updated the post with some contact info for some journalists - in case you were wondering how to ask them to report on this story...
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:20 PM
Response to Reply #29
30. Will do. Thanks for the added info, the suggestion, and
a bump for you.
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:27 PM
Response to Reply #29
34. Eric Lichtblau-
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/peo...

(2 email links on this page)

Thank you!
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:22 PM
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31. Can we impeach them now? - n/t
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:28 PM
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35. yes n/t
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:16 PM
Response to Reply #35
50. Why don't our representatives seem to know? - n/t
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:28 PM
Response to Reply #50
66. Maybe they do, but BushCo has some damaging information on them
Could be some of the members of Congress who could do the most damage to BushCo might be somewhat cowered due to compromising intel collected during illegal wire taps...
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 06:02 PM
Response to Reply #66
80. If that's the case, they're doubly screwed, because the bag's open...
...and the cat ain't going back in. It's only a matter of time. They might as well suck it up and take the bullet on their own terms.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:22 PM
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32. So this is the BIG story that was supposed to be revealed this
week re Sibel.

WOW what a week. Libby, Reed, US Attorneys, Sibel...
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:31 PM
Response to Reply #32
37. yep - plus:
we'll be calling for new hearings in a couple of days - we'll need yuo on the phone to congress
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:24 PM
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33. keith
Keith Olbermann countdown@msnbc.com
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OxQQme Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:38 PM
Response to Reply #33
40. This is bigger than hugh!!
There's so many things to cast asparagus towards.........can somebody make it stop. PLEASE
Not the fyi's (keep those coming) but the acts that are so criminal in nature.
kicking
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:30 PM
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36. I have suspected for a while that the Bush Junta
was spying on a few politicians.. This dog hopes more than anything this is exposed for all of America to see...
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:37 PM
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39. more journalist contact details
Eric Lichtblau:
elichtblau@nytimes.com

Dan Eggen: eggend@washpost.com

Blake Morrison: bmorrison@usatoday.com
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whyzayker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:47 PM
Response to Reply #39
43. Let's give this another
kick! :kick:
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:45 PM
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42. Chip chip chip away. Keep your congresscrittter busy.
Write, phone and e-mail. Have sent 3 letters off and 4 phone messages. Indict, convict, incarcerate.

Thanks for the news lukery.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 02:49 PM
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44. thnx
we really need the media on this one. finally.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:20 PM
Response to Reply #42
51. Yep I'm going to have to call Conyer's office two days in a row.
Called him earlier today to make sure that he asks the prosecutors if they were pressured into waiting to proceed with certain investigations/subpoenas/indictments until after the election in the case of the GOP (the opposite of the pressure that Iglesias faced), which they might not want to admit unless they are under oath.

Now I'll also have ask them to get Sibel and folks under oath along with Gonzo! He'll have a lot to talk to Gonzo about between these two big issues this week. If he refuses, I think that's grounds for starting impeachment proceedings against him!
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:18 PM
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63. Gonzo is truly despicable. He stands for nothing that his
office should exemplify.
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ajeffersonian Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:05 PM
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47. Lets make congress pay attention to this
In case they don't get it - they're being watched. And maybe some do get it, and are afraid to do anything. So lets push them - everyone of us needs to contact our reps.
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:21 PM
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53. it'd be nice if some reporters asked
congresscritters how much they know about this story.

i imagine there'd be some awkward silences....
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StateSecrets Donating Member (394 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:18 PM
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64. Not without the media
So let's get them first.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:06 PM
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48. kick - n/t
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:22 PM
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54. Did anyone else just feel that?
Felt like the Earth just tilted in our favor. :evilgrin:
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:29 PM
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56. i didnt recognize it
it's been so long...
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:38 PM
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57. I don't want to get my hopes up, but you could be right. - n/t
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:10 PM
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93. Ahhhhh, ya baby!
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 03:55 PM
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58. youtube speech
btw - what did you think of the speech on youtube from the movie?
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:16 PM
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61. Luke, I have it up in the video forum now...
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:23 PM
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65. thnx n/t
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:05 PM
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59. God bless the whistleblowers...
They may save the world after all. :)
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:17 PM
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62. whistleblower protection popular!
from a poll last month:
"79% of those surveyed supporting a strong whistleblower protection act, and 41% of those surveyed stating that they would be “much more likely” to support a Congress that enacts such legislation."
http://wotisitgood4.blogspot.com/2007/03/overwhelming-s...

you think congress will listen?
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:35 PM
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70. The freshman will but sadly I think the "old timers" are probably blackmailed.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:56 PM
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72. you think congress will listen?
How well are they (not all, of course--there are some who feel the urgency of what is going on) currently listening on impeachment, ending the Iraq war, paper ballots, campaign finance reform......
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:28 PM
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67. Thanks for the thread lukery
Kicked and recommended
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:32 PM
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68. kick me often!
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 04:45 PM
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71. Thanks for the post.
These rat bastards have got to be EXPOSED! We need HEARINGS...we needed them YESTERDAY!
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 05:00 PM
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73. i think we're close
there are a few congresscritters who just need a small push. more details in a few days.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 05:09 PM
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75. Great. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.
:patriot:
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wildbilln864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 05:18 PM
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76. kick!
.
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 05:40 PM
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77. K&R
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 05:46 PM
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78. The FBI is out of control and working like the SS
Gonzales is way out of control
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 06:12 PM
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81. kicking with both feet. excellent work as always!!!
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 06:35 PM
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83. don't hurt yourself n/t
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 10:27 AM
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124. don't be so sure I won't hurt you:) n/t
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 06:14 PM
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82. Another One....we have to hope that with two verifiers this goes forward.......
and that "connecting dots" is getting much easier?
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happydreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 06:57 PM
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84. Kick this baby out of the ballpark! Corroboration!! This should
get legs if anything does. :bounce: :nuke:
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 07:14 PM
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85. it might need a little push
to make sure it has legs.

please contact your fave journos
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ozymandius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 07:33 PM
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87. Hit the "Justice" cronies with RICO and see what happens.
Recommendation #110, btw.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 12:27 AM
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115. GREAT IDEA, OZY!! RICO is what will get them ALL!
Just like the friggin' mafia that they are!

:kick: :kick: :kick:
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 07:35 PM
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88. I also saw direct references to PNAC on C-span this morning!
Here's hoping this all blows up at once!!

Thanks lukery! I'm sharing this around!

:bounce;
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 07:37 PM
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89. Freak'n juicy!
Thanks!
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cspanlovr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 07:39 PM
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90. If they can listen in to high government officials, they can listen in on big time
media people too. I would put nothing past them.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:00 PM
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91. Brad Friedman now has an entry of this at the top of his blog.
Edited on Mon Mar-05-07 08:01 PM by calipendence
Looks like his site just went through a face lift this week too!

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=4227
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:20 PM
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94. K & R - may there be a gathering avalanche of truth at last n/t
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:20 PM
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95. One question:
Why doesn't the dem majority now ungag her? Can they do that?
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:21 PM
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96. Good question! Why aren't they doing a lot of things?!
Hurrah for Waxman, but all-in-all... there's much to be done that isn't being done.

:(
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StateSecrets Donating Member (394 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:41 PM
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99. They Can
Of course they can, but for that we need to build up pressure: Public support, media coverage...
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ftr23532 Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:23 PM
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97. K&R!!!!
:kick: & :thumbsup:

and a :thumbsup: for lukery's work on the ongoing Sibel Edmonds case!
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:36 PM
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98. comment of the day
from RawStory's thread "Does God have to break this story before it starts melting the newswires, or what?"
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:44 PM
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100. By "God," did they mean Olbermann, or Hersh?
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 08:50 PM
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101. This is a Criminal Offense perpetrated with the knowlege of
the Pres. of the US. Why is Impeachment off the table?
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 09:13 PM
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103. lol n/t
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 09:08 PM
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102. Tick Tock...
The Impeachment, just became the inevitable!

:spank:
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 09:47 PM
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104. here's a link to an extended list that was sent by a HUGH11!!1 moran
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lukery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 11:02 PM
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108. thnx - that's great
the list includes every reporters email address - so please make use of it, and send sibel's Release to your favourite journos
http://nswbc.org/Press%20Releases/PressRelease-March5-0...
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 11:27 PM
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111. (I just found out) the HUGH11!!1 moran who sent the list to DU ...
Admins seems to have just cut&pasted the list from the DU Research Forum!

Link to the National Media List there:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I knew the HUGH11!!1 hate-filleg moran couldn't have made it him/her/itself!11!1!!!1111

Also call the toll-free numbers in my sig!! (I know they're almost always busy... but let's never give up!)
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 09:47 PM
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105. This just made my day
Perhaps this is why Cheney's not feeling well today. :D
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cbears34 Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 10:29 PM
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106. Great quote from Bill Weaver
"Through illegal surveillance members of Congress and other officials may be controlled by the executive branch, thereby dissolving the matrix of our democracy. The abuse of two powers of secrecy, FISA and the state secrets privilege, are working hand in hand to subvert the Constitution. In an abominably perverse arrangement, the abuse of FISA is being covered up by abuse of the state secrets privilege. Only whistleblowers and the congressional and judicial oversight their revelations spawn can bring our system back into balance.
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Lil Red Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 11:17 PM
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110. All the more reason to vote out ALL incumbents in 2008.
Since we know they are compromised it is unreasonable to think anything is going to change until they are replaced with "untainted meat," so to speak. But seriously, didn't everybody expect this when the illegal wire taps were brought to light in the first place...it is obvious they're playing "Tyranny by Numbers," here.

Ugh...now I'm wondering what they are feeding our guys at Walter Reed. I don't think I want to know.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-05-07 11:31 PM
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112. IMO, Replace the whole lot of them with their next Democratic Challengers
if these gutless wonders don't place US before their careers and IMPEACH NOW!
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 12:40 AM
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116. Kick!!!
:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 12:57 AM
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117. Jesus, they spied on our own gov't officials!
That sounds a lot like what Hitler did.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 01:04 AM
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119. Impeach, indict, imprison.
K&R.
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 02:01 AM
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120. Kicking, because this is important.
I'm going to bring it to the attention of my Congress critter and the media also...just to let them know I know, and that the whole liberal blogosphere is talking about it.
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 08:27 AM
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121. Morning kick
:kick:
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 09:28 AM
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122. Another kick - n/t
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IWantAChange Donating Member (974 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 09:51 AM
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123. A late K&R - damn this story made me feel good! Thanks Lukery.
:kick: :kick:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 11:41 AM
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125. kicking it for Sibel Edmonds
That woman has held strong and never wavered. Bless her!

Sonia
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-06-07 12:03 PM
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126. You go Sibel...
the one thing this administration cannot stand is someone who is absolutely committed to bringing truth into the open and shining a bright light on this dark and treasonous administration. k&n
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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-08-07 02:11 PM
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127. afternoon kick
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-11-07 08:27 PM
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128. kick
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-11-07 09:15 PM
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129. I personally would love to see
any of this in my morning paper or on TV.
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