Newly Released FBI Documents Support Explosive Claims by Former FBI Translator Sibel Edmonds

Official Documents Confirm Major Criminal Investigations of Turkish Operatives in Chicago

By Boiling Frogs

Recently released FBI documents prove the existence of highly sensitive National Security and criminal investigations of “Turkish Activities” in Chicago prior to September 11, 2001. These documents add further support to many of the allegations that former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds has claimed, in public and in Congress, since 2002. The documents were released under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request into an organization called the Turkish American Cultural Alliance (TACA), an organization repeatedly named by Ms. Edmonds as being complicit in the crimes that she became aware of when she was a translator at the FBI.

The documents released under FOIA are almost completely redacted, but they do support many of Edmonds’ claims, including:

There were a number of very serious FBI investigations into “Turkish activity in Chicago” involving a number of targets, including TACA;

These investigations were related to “National Security” among other things;

These investigations were regarded as so sensitive that no files were to be uploaded to FBI’s computer system;

Congressional corruption was involved;

The FBI repeatedly conducted actual “physical surveillance” against Turkish and American targets;

Some of these investigations were shut down in 2001.

The documents comprise primarily of internal FBI ECs (Electronic Communications) between FBI offices. Most of the ECs are titled “Turkish American Cultural Association” although one  from Feb 2000 is titled “Turkish Investigations in Chicago” which indicates that there were at least seven different pending investigations into Turkish activity in Chicago, and another later document from July 2001 indicates that there were at least ten investigations into TACA alone.

The earliest document is a November 1999 EC from the FBI’s National Security Division (NS-2D) to FBI field offices in Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles and New York (although there is a reference to a September 1999 EC from NSD.) The timing is significant. In an article in The American Conservative by Phil Giraldi, Ms. Edmonds notes that although there were investigations into Turkish activity dating back to 1996, most of that activity was being monitored by Counter-Intelligence based on FISA warrants because the main targets were foreigners, however in 1999 investigations were opened into ‘US Persons‘ and “they wiretapped the congressmen directly.

The FBI was obviously concerned about ‘campaign donations’ being paid to Congressional Representatives by these groups. Ms. Edmonds has repeatedly referred to certain groups making “different kinds of campaign contributions – legal and illegal, declared and undeclared” to various congressional members. Two days after an EC from the National Security Division, Chicago reviewed the Federal Electoral Commission (FEC) database which contains details of donations to congressional campaigns. Chicago was apparently interested in donations made by “three individuals who attended the meeting at TACA.”

The FBI was also interested in the leadership of TACA. One EC notes that TACA held elections in 2000 and provides a list of all the newly elected officials. The EC states “Most pertinent to the above investigations was the fact that REDACTED had been REDACTED.” We know that Mehmet Celebi was elected President of TACA at that meeting. Ms. Edmonds has previously referred to Celebi as a key player in the Turkish mafia in the US, noting that the Celebi family is involved in arms and heroin trafficking. Celebi was also Vice-President of the Assembly of Turkish-American Associations (ATAA), another organization named by Ms. Edmonds and others as being involved in various criminal activities.

In 2008, Celebi briefly received some attention when he was key fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, and was nominated as one of Clinton’s Chicago delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He was eventually kicked out of the Clinton campaign because of the scrutiny.

At the time, Ms. Edmonds said:

“In 2005, Vanity Fair reported that Dennis Hastert had been bribed by Turkish interests. If people want to investigate this further they should FOIA the FBI’s Chicago Field Office for information regarding Mehmet Celebi going back to 1997. If the FBI is honest, there will be boxes and boxes of files responsive to these FOIA requests.”

Famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg once said: “Sibel says that suitcases of cash have been delivered to the Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, at his home, near Chicago, from Turkish sources, knowing that a lot of that is drug money.”

The aforementioned Vanity Fair article, apparently trying to dodge some potential legal liability, suggested that “the reported content of the Chicago wiretaps may well have been sheer bravado, and there is no evidence that any payment was ever made to Hastert,” however a July 2001 EC regarding the “Statistical Accomplishments” of the TACA case notes that there were thirteen separate instances of actual ‘Physical Surveillance’ in the TACA case alone, suggesting that the FBI may very well have first-hand evidence of some of these crimes.

One fascinating feature of many of these documents is that many of them ominously warn about the sensitivity of the investigation. A typical warning reads:

“Extreme caution must be exercised in the handling of sensitive information contained within. No material pertaining to this investigation is to be computer uploaded. Information concerning this REDACTED investigation is not to be shared with CID (Criminal Investigation Division) absent FBIHQ/DOJ concurrence.”

Ms. Edmonds has often stated that these investigations into illegal Turkish activity were shut down by the White House and State Department in 2001 and 2002, but that the FBI Chicago Office fought to keep them open. Two of the ten cases related to TACA were officially closed by Chicago in July 2001, however even the documents relating to these ‘closed’ cases still warned that the information required ‘extreme caution’ and were not to be uploaded or shared with CID.

Asked to comment on these new documents, Ms. Edmonds replied:

“Finally! I’ve been saying this for years, and now we finally have documented proof from the FBI of this Turkish criminal activity based in Chicago.

“This is fantastic, but even this is only the tip of the iceberg. The main question is this: Why has the White House and the State Dept been so determined to shut these investigations down? They shut down these investigations at the FBI, they shut me down with the State Secrets Privilege.

“What are they hiding? Chicago was the center of it all, Chicago was the center of the foreign espionage activity, and the center for money laundering, and also a major heroin distribution center. Celebi was a key player, but Dennis Hastert, Mayor Daley, Robert Creamer and other US officials also helped facilitate these activities. When will we see some accountability?”

That is the ultimate question. We now have even more evidence of these crimes – but there is still no sign of any accountability. What will it take?

4 responses to “Newly Released FBI Documents Support Explosive Claims by Former FBI Translator Sibel Edmonds

  1. Yes…It’s suspipious that why some cases of investigations are stopped. It should continue to find the truth or make it clearer.

  2. Accountability? That has become passe, they don’t even go through the motions anymore. The fiction of the “rule of law” is kept around to keep us peons in our place.

  3. Sibel Edmonds gives Americans a glance into the dark world of the FBI and the U.S. Federal Government. Edmond’s implicates the Bush Administration is what is perhaps the greatest act of treason by a standing U.S. President and his cabinet ever perpetrated in this country.

    The Bush Administration blocked myriad investigations into its own treasonous crimes, including removing FBI agents who were investigating the money trail which may have been able to prevent the terrorist attacks on 9-11-2001.

    One of the best illustrations of this was the Bush Administration’s secret directive to the FBI to remove all of its agents from investigations which involved the Saudi Royal Family (long time business partners of the Bush crime syndicate), including former FBI agent John O’Neill, who would be conveniently be given a new job by Kroll Security as head of the World Trade Center security just days before the WTC Towers were blown up. O’neill would be killed in the explosion; very convenient, since had he lived, he would have come foreward after the 9-11 attacks to describe how the FBI removed him from a critical investigation which may have prevented the attacks on 9-11-2001.

    Instead, one of O’neill’s long-time informants blew the whistle on the FBI, describing how O’neill told her that the FBI removed him from the counterterrorism investigation which he was conducting at the time, and of his concerns that he was very close to discovering the source of terrorist money which was flowing into the United States.

    Sibel Edmonds has also stated that when she went to Congress with the information she had regarding members of the Bush Administration (including Speaker Of The House, Dennis Hastert) that the Republicans stonewalled her efforts and used the FBI to censure her, in efforts to prevent her from publishing her information.

    The U.S. Federal Government has become a totally corrupted military intelligence dictatorship which is operating under the guise of a democracy.

    The fact that the Zionist controlled privately held Federal Reserve System is nothing but a Congress authorized counterfeiter and money launderer offers further proof that the United States of America is not operating under the Constitutional rule of law, and the present government must be abolished, the Federal Reserve System must be removed from power, and the American people must restore their Constitutional Republic in order to save this country.

    Short of another civil war, the only way out of this nightmare is to take part in an information revolution used in conjunction with civil disobedience against those who’ve stolen our government from us, and to root out this evil before they can cause our nation any further harm.

    The House Of Rothschild and its criminal counterfeiting money laundering operation must be removed from the United States of America by abolishing the Federal Reserve System.

    • yep, not only has the federal government become a crime syndicate, but Bugsy Malone might as well be president given the level of psychopathy.

      I’m not alone in viewing Obama’s selection of several Monsanto Men at key posts in his administration as a clear indication the US federal government fully intends to poison us and nature out of existance.

      Even worse than the state-run 911 attack, shock and awe exemplified, GMOs and chemical pollution may prove to be the greatest – albeit slowest – form of genocide humans have ever endured.

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