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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 01:08 AM
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26. No, I did not. Indeed, this is why I find her AmCon interview so troubling.
She very much does talk as if she were recounting facts.

EDMONDS: In early 1997, because of the information that the FBI was getting on the Turkish diplomatic community, the Justice Department had already started to investigate several Republican congressmen. The number-one congressman involved with the Turkish community, both in terms of providing information and doing favors, was Bob Livingston. Number-two after him was Dan Burton, and then he became number-one until Hastert became the speaker of the House. Bill Clintons attorney general, Janet Reno, was briefed on the investigations, and since they were Republicans, she authorized that they be continued.

Well, as the FBI developed more information, Tom Lantos was added to this list, and then they got a lot on Douglas Feith and Richard Perle and Marc Grossman. At this point, the Justice Department said they wanted the FBI to only focus on Congress, leaving the executive branch people out of it. But the FBI agents involved wanted to continue pursuing Perle and Feith because the Israeli Embassy was also connected. Then the Monica Lewinsky scandal erupted, and everything was placed on the back burner.

But some of the agents continued to investigate the congressional connection. In 1999, they wiretapped the congressmen directly. (Prior to that point they were getting all their information secondhand through FISA, as their primary targets were foreigners.) The questionably legal wiretap gave the perfect excuse to the Justice Department. As soon as they found out, they refused permission to monitor the congressmen and Grossman as primary targets. But the inquiry was kept alive in Chicago because the FBI office there was pursuing its own investigation. The epicenter of a lot of the foreign espionage activity was Chicago.

GIRALDI: So the investigation stopped in Washington, but continued in Chicago?

EDMONDS: Yes, and in 2000, another representative was added to the list, Jan Schakowsky, the Democratic congresswoman from Illinois. Turkish agents started gathering information on her, and they found out that she was bisexual. So a Turkish agent struck up a relationship with her. When Jan Schakowskys mother died, the Turkish woman went to the funeral, hoping to exploit her vulnerability. They later were intimate in Schakowskys townhouse, which had been set up with recording devices and hidden cameras. They needed Schakowsky and her husband Robert Creamer to perform certain illegal operational facilitations for them in Illinois. They already had Hastert, the mayor, and several other Illinois state senators involved. I dont know if Congresswoman Schakowsky ever was actually blackmailed or did anything for the Turkish woman.


Here, she's talking about the FBI and Justice department investigations. Not what the Turks think of them, but what the FBI and DOJ were doing. And from there, she just segues right into talking about Schakowsky, still in terms of fact. Not 'TI translated Turkish claims that xxxx happened', just saying they happened with no qualification whatsoever.

Sibel has been attacked by a nasty old lady who likened her to a Birther. A nasty old lady who thinks this whole thing should be kept from the American people. A nasty old lady who despises the concept of open government.

Now Sibel has to find a way to get this nasty old lady to participate in democracy. Why don't you support that?


Nasty old lady? what is this, a children's story? Sibel Edmonds is giving interview to the American Conservative suggesting that one of the most liberal members of Congress had a lesbian affair with a Turkish spy...that's a hell of an accusation to make. And yes, she is making it. This is being presented very much as a matter of fact, and that Sibel Edmonds is suggesting the Congresswoman take a lie detector test is tantamount to saying her denials of this are untruthful.


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