Tuesday, September 19, 2006

 

Dickersons

The Dickersons - U.S. Air Force Major Douglas Dickerson and his wife Melek Can Dickerson - also play an important role in Sibel's case.

Immediately after the 911 Commission report was released, Sibel wrote an Open Letter to the 9/11 Panel describing, among other things, the espionage by Melek Can Dickerson:
Melek Can Dickerson, a Turkish translator, was hired by the FBI after Sept. 11 and placed in charge of translating the most sensitive information related to terrorists and criminals under the Bureau's investigation. Dickerson was granted top secret clearance, which can be granted only after conducting a thorough background investigation. Dickerson used to work for semi-legit organizations that were FBI targets of investigation. She had ongoing relationships with two individuals who were FBI targets of investigation. For months, Dickerson blocked all-important information related to these semi-legit organizations and the individuals she and her husband associated with. She stamped hundreds, if not thousands, of documents related to these targets as "not pertinent." Dickerson attempted to prevent others from translating these documents important to the FBI's investigations and our fight against terrorism. With the assistance of her direct supervisor, Mike Feghali, she took hundreds of pages of top-secret intelligence documents outside the FBI to unknown recipients. With Feghali's assistance, she forged signatures on top-secret documents related to 9/11 detainees. After all these incidents were confirmed and reported to FBI management, Melek Can Dickerson was allowed to remain in her position, to continue the translation of sensitive intelligence received by the FBI, and to maintain her top-secret clearance. Apparently bureaucratic mid-level FBI management and administrators decided that it would not look good for the Bureau to have this security breach and espionage case investigated and publicized, especially after the Robert Hanssen scandal. The Melek Can Dickerson case was confirmed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. It received major coverage by the press. According to Director Robert Mueller, the inspector general criticized the FBI for failing to adequately pursue the espionage report on Melek Can Dickerson. I provided your investigators with a detailed and specific account of this issue, the names of other witnesses willing to corroborate this, and additional documents.

Today, more than two years since the Dickerson incident was reported to the FBI, and more than two years since this information was confirmed by the United States Congress and reported by the press, the same people remain in charge of translation quality and security. Dickerson and several FBI targets of investigation hastily left the United States in 2002, and no criminal investigation has been opened. Not only does the supervisor who facilitated this criminal conduct remain in a supervisory position, he has been promoted to supervising Arabic language units of the FBI's counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations. Your report omits these significant incidents, and your recommendations do not address this serious security breach and likely espionage issue. This issue needs to be investigated and prosecuted. The translation of our intelligence is being entrusted to individuals with loyalties to our enemies. Important "chit-chats" and "chatters" are being intentionally blocked from translation. Why does your report exclude this information and these serious issues despite the evidence and briefings you received? How can budget increases address and resolve this misconduct by mid-level bureaucratic management? How can the addition of an "intelligence czar" solve this problem?
We now know that one of the 'semi-legit organizations' was the American Turkish Council.

In Vanity Fair, David Rose tells the story of how the Dickersons tried to 'recruit' Sibel into the espionage ring, promising that “It could help to ensure that we could retire early and live well."

Probably not coincidentally, Douglas Dickerson spent time as a military attaché in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

The Dickersons appear to have already disappeared into retirement - and by all accounts haven't been seen since they fled the country.

Comments:
The Dickerson family was in Brussels - Belgium (NATO) during the years 2002 to 2005.
Read this:
http://www.11septembre2001.org/Sibel%20Edmonds.htm
(in French)
 
Douglas Dickerson (Lt Col USAF Ret) in Afghanistan working for Dept of Defense as support to Afghan Ministry of Interior and returning to Duke University in 2009 (MBA).

"US Senior Logistics Mentor, Ministry of Interior, Afghanistan at US Department of Defense"

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/8/818/bb7
 
Post a Comment



<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?