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DOJ Confirms Previously-Denied File Said to Implicate US Officials in Nuclear Espionage by Erik Larson

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Deconstructing the 9/11 Dot Disconnection: a book review by Erik Larson

It is a non-controversial fact that the NSA, CIA and FBI missed a number of opportunities to disrupt the 9/11 plot. Many, but not all, of these failures were documented by the four main investigations that dealt with pre-9/11 intelligence failures: those by the Congressional Joint Inquiry, the 9/11 Commission, the Department of Justice Inspector General and the CIA Inspector General. The best-known investigation, the 9/11 Commission, ultimately concluded that 9/11 was preceded by “four kinds of failures: in imagination, policy, capabilities, and management” (339). This is the narrative largely held to by mainstream politicians and media, but these explanations do not credibly account for what happened at the NSA, CIA and FBI in the years, months and weeks leading up to 9/11. This has been demonstrated by a number of researchers, but Kevin Fenton’s* book, Disconnecting the Dots, has the most comprehensive documentation and in-depth analysis to date. Primarily using the official reports, the available source records and some reporting by mainstream media and journalists, Fenton documents how specific CIA and FBI officials engaged in deliberate efforts to protect the 9/11 plot from discovery and disruption by FBI investigators, and that the most probable explanation is that this was done in order to enable the 9/11 attacks.

FOIA Responses: FBI File 203A-WF-210023 and Tom Lantos

The FBI confirmed it has 3429 pages potentially responsive to my FOIA request for records and references re: FBI File 203A-WF-210023, including Tom Lantos. Then in a subsequent letter it said, “the FBI neither confirms nor denies the existence of records which would indicate whether an individual or organization is or has ever been of investigatory interest.” According to Sibel Edmonds, this counterintelligence documented a ring, which included Turkish and Israeli agents, members of Congress, and State and Defense Dept. officials, which was involved in bribery, blackmail, money laundering, espionage, drug and arms trafficking, facilitation of terrorist activities, obstruction of FBI investigations, and provision of classified information to unauthorized parties, including secrets related to US foreign policy, and nuclear and conventional weapons technologies.

Summary of FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds’ August 8, 2009 deposition under oath

August 8, 2009 Sibel Edmonds testified to her knowledge of foreign agencies’ and US officials’ corruption and abuse of power; espionage, obstruction of FBI investigations, trafficking in arms and nuclear secrets, blackmail, bribery, money laundering, 9/11 foreknowledge and facilitation of terrorist activities. As Edmonds had been subpoenaed by David Krikorian to testify in connection with the Schmidt v. Krikorian lawsuit, the questioning focused on her knowledge as it related to Krikorian’s allegations that Jean Schmidt had accepted ‘blood money’ in exchange for favors to the Turkish lobby. This is a summary of the first part of Edmonds’s deposition; I wrote it as an entry for HistoryCommons.org, so it is in the present tense.

For more info on Sibel Edmonds, see the following:
http://www.justacitizen.com/ her website – letters, legal documents and media coverage related to her whistleblowing
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/ her blog – mostly related to Establishment and MSM corruption
http://www.letsibeledmondsspeak.blogspot.com/ coverage and investigative reporting by Luke Ryland
http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=sibel_edmonds Sibel Edmonds Timeline

‘Terrorist Threats’ Covered by CA Penal Code Sec. 422 by Erik Larson [updated 1/1/2011]

I’m retracting the article originally posted here as it has been brought to my attention that threats prosecuted under Section 422 of the California Penal Code are sometimes referred to as “terrorist threats.”

Raw Story Investigation: Pentagon Domestic Propaganda

April 20, 2008 The New York Times broke the news that the Pentagon (and members of the Bush Administration) had been coordinating with retired military analysts on talking points to cover in their media appearances, as part of a ‘psyop’ on the American public to sell the ‘post-9/11 world’, the ‘War on Terror’, Guantanamo, torture, and the continued occupation of Iraq. These ‘analysts’, many of whom had undisclosed conflicts of interest such as financial ties to defense contractors, appeared over 4500 times in the media, as part of this campaign. The media outlets responsible for participating in the program- which includes the NY Times- have generally not acknowledged any fault on their own part, and some commentators attempted to spin the psyop as simply the Pentagon telling their side of things. A DOD Inspector General investigation found no wrong doing on the part of the Pentagon, but that report was later found to be so flawed, it was retracted and removed from the DOD’s website. More recently, RawStory.com has published the results of its own investigation into the program, which has uncovered further evidence, as well as indications that the Pentagon’s efforts to manipulate public opinion are continuing under the Obama Administration.

Sibel Edmonds and John Cole- Oct 23, 2009 Interview by Scott Horton

Oct 23, 2009 FBI whistleblowers Sibel Edmonds and John Cole were interviewed by Scott Horton for AntiWar Radio. This post preserves the transcript, with links to the original and the audio. Edmonds and Cole discuss criminal networks and activities they became aware of during their time at the FBI. These networks involved members of Congress and State and DOD officials, and their counterparts in Israel, Pakistan, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Criminal activities include trafficking in nuclear secrets, bribery, blackmail, money laundering, using radical Islamists as proxies and more. FBI investigations into these activities were consistently obstructed and shut down by higher-level officials.

Sibel Edmonds Deposition Video Clips re: 9/11 & Nuclear Trafficking

Sibel Edmonds testified under oath August 8, 2009. This post contains links to four video clips and transcript portions related to her testimony regarding 9/11 and nuclear trafficking:

Sibel Edmonds Deposition Video Clip: ‘Cold War Is Not Over’

Sibel Edmonds testified under oath August 8, 2009. This segment covers testimony regarding US and Turkish government officials and other entities engagement in “… practices and policies that were inimical to American interests and had, in fact, resulted in both the direct and indirect loss of American lives.” To summarize this, Edmonds says, “The best way to describe it is Cold War is not over.” These ‘practices and policies’ include: CIA radicalizing Muslims for use in proxy wars contributed to 9/11; providing protection and aid, including US sanctuary, for Fetullah Gulan- a founder of radical Madrassahs; trafficking in nuclear secrets and outing Brewster Jennings as a CIA front company in Summer 01, when Marc Grossman discovered it was getting close to the nuclear trafficking network.

Sibel Edmonds Deposition Video Clip: Behrooz Sarshar – 9/11 Foreknowledge

Sibel Edmonds testified under oath August 8, 2009. This segment covers testimony regarding Behrooz Sarshar, an FBI translator who Edmonds took to the FBI’s Inspector General and the 9/11 Commission; Sarshar had personal knowledge that the “FBI received information in April 2001 from a reliable Iranian intelligence asset that Osama bin Ladin was planning attacks on four to five cities with planes. Some of the people were already in the country, and the attacks would happen in a few months.”