By Brad Friedman
4,000 word exclusive interview with ‘the gagged FBI whistleblower on espionage, al-Qaeda, and secrets for sale’…
The American Conservative magazine breaks a 4,000 word interview with former FBI translator turned whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, by former CIA agent Phil Giraldi.
Here’s the teaser from TAC:
There’s a new issue of The American Conservative going to press today, and it includes a story that will make more than a few congressmen and foreign lobbyists intensely uncomfortable: an in-depth interview between Phil Giraldi and FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. She tells us exactly how Turkish intelligence have penetrated national secrets, suborned government officials, and blackmailed Congress. It’s going to be explosive.
Good. Rightwingers are covering it. So hopefully that means the “liberal media” will now pay attention, right?
Well…Edmonds tells us today via email: “We’ve been getting foreign MSM inquiries; tons. Zilch here; so far…”
Not much of a surprise by now. After all, what U.S. media would possibly care about members of the U.S. Congress and high-ranking State and Defense Dept. officials taking bribes, being blackmailed, and enabling the theft and sale of U.S. nuclear secrets? Even if the allegations came under sworn and video-taped deposition by a former FBI translator who overheard such things first hand. Non-story, apparently.
UPDATE 9/18/09 1:15pm PT: Sibel posted the cover over at her site, and I’ve added it above. She also notes that the story is currently online available online to subscribers only until Monday when they’ll release “a major press release” along with the print version out the same day. The story should then be available to all online on Tuesday.
The cover title: “Whose Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?: The gagged FBI whistleblower on espionage, al-Qaeda, and secrets for sale”
In an email she just sent me just now, she notes: “We’ve been getting foreign MSM inquiries; tons. Zilch here; so far…”
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