Wednesday, March 28, 2007

(I'm not going to be able to post for a couple of weeks. My buddy Miguel will publish any relevant information here)


KTM: 'best investigative story' award.

This from an email I received:
"Thank you for a marvellous blog.

Let me remind you that last Saturday, March 24, KTM was awarded a well deserved
prize at the Figra ("Festival international grand reportage d´actualité") as best investigative story. Festival is held at Le Touquet in northern France."
Congratulations Mathieu & Jean.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


australia broadcast

KTM showed in Australia tonight - it was heavily promoted all week by SBS.

i'll be available this week for interviews - sibel isn't available - but if she was contactable, she'd suggest that media email me

the reviews from the french screening lat last year are here

For my summary of Sibel's case (which is much broader than what we saw in the documentary) see "What the heck is Sibel Edmonds' Case about? And why should I care?"

For more background, see the recent interview I did with Scott Horton on Sibel's case, and also the joint interview that Sibel & I did with Peter B Collins last week.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007


KTM in Oz

Kill The Messenger to be shown here in Australia next Tuesday on SBS.
This documentary reveals how a foreign spy ring with links to Al-Qaeda has been discovered working within the FBI. Sibel Edmonds began work at the FBI translating wire taps in an investigation into a foreign spy ring operating in the US. She became suspicious of her colleagues after discovering some mistranslations and was then invited to join the spy ring which had evidently infiltrated the FBI itself. She went straight to her bosses and rather than being hailed as a hero she was promptly sacked. After going public on 60 Minutes she has been officially gagged. (From France, in English and French with English subtitles) (Documentary)
This is the 60 Minute version, in French/English.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I have a new post at Let Sibel Edmonds Speak called "What the heck is Sibel Edmonds' Case about?"

everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.

* i've posted a primer by Bill Weaver on the State Secrets Privilege and it's abuse in Sibel's case at Let Sibel Edmonds Speak.

Sunday, March 11, 2007



A typically terrific post by Mizgin:


"On Tuesday, July 6, 2004, Judge Reggie Walton made a decision and ruled on my case. Under his ruling, I, an American citizen, am not entitled to pursue my 1st and 5th Amendment rights guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States. The vague reasoning cited, without any explanation, is to protect 'certain diplomatic relations for national security.'"
~ Sibel Edmonds.

Earlier this week, Sibel Edmonds' organization, the National Security Whistleblower's Coalition, issued a press release describing another FBI agent's corroboration of Edmonds' own claims "of illegal activities by Turkish organizations and their agents in the United States, and the involvement of certain elected and appointed U.S. officials in the Department of State, Pentagon, and the U.S. Congress in these activities."

If you are a Kurd from Turkey, you won't need more corroboration of Ms. Edmonds allegations; history alone will testify to the veracity of her story, and by "history" I mean Susurluk.
Here again, the principal players in the Susurluk Affair were involved; however, it's quite likely that they were not alone, but had American counterparts, as mentioned in the Vanity Fair story about Sibel Edmonds:
In fact, much of what Edmonds reportedly heard seemed to concern not state espionage but criminal activity. There was talk, she told investigators, of laundering the profits of large-scale drug deals and of selling classified military technologies to the highest bidder.
It is here that we pick up the threads of Susurluk that reach deeply into the bureaucratic and lobbyist milieu of Washington DC.

In 2004, in an interview with Christopher Deliso, former FBI translator and whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds spoke of her encounter with Douglas and Melek Can Dickerson and their attempts to recruit her into the American Turkish Council. Douglas Dickerson was US Air Force officer who had been stationed in Turkey sometime between 1991 and 1995, where he met and married MIT agent Melek Can Dickerson. Major Dickerson was in charge of weapons procurement for, among other countries, Turkey.

In 2006 more information surfaced on Dickerson, who "worked in the embassy's military attaché office and was responsible for logistics matters with the Turkish military." Furthermore:
In 1996, the Defense Department's Inspector General's office launched an investigation of a U.S. military officer at the Ankara embassy who was caught receiving a bribe from MIT agents. Shortly after the investigation started, Dickerson was transferred to a U.S. Air Force base in Germany.

Dickerson worked under the direction of American Deep Stater, Marc Grossman, who served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Ankara from 1989 to 1992, and then as ambassador to Turkey from 1994 to 1997. According to the same 2006 report, Grossman became a person of interest "to counter-intelligence agents since his stint as U.S. ambassador in Ankara." Was he also investigated, along with Dickerson for his involvement with MIT? Was he also taking bribes from MIT? For what reason? Why did Grossman resign from the State Department at the beginning of 2005 when he held the third-ranking position in the department after an apparently successful 29-year career? How much Kurdish blood is on Marc Grossman's hands?

Undoubtedly Grossman was involved with the very same weapons transfers that HRW condemned in 1995. The fact that Grossman is now a vice-chairman of The Cohen Group, a lobby firm for the war industry headed by former Clinton-appointed defense secretary, William Cohen, indicates that he is cashing in on old relationships built during his Ankara days.
great work, Mizgin. Read the rest.

Friday, March 09, 2007


Sibel interview with James Bamford, Scott Horton

Sibel had a great interview with James Bamford and Scott Horton - discussing the petition, the need for hearings, and the news from earlier in the week about the FISA violations.

Audio, transcript.

Thursday, March 08, 2007


New Campaign: Let Sibel Edmonds Speak

We are running a new campaign, calling for open hearings in Sibel's case.

Please call Congressmen Waxman and Conyers

Details at Let Sibel Edmonds Speak.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Two FBI Whistleblowers Confirm Illegal Wiretapping of Government Officials and Misuse of FISA

we've got some important breaking news on SIbel's case today:

Two FBI Whistleblowers Confirm Illegal Wiretapping of Government Officials and Misuse of FISA

State Secrets Privilege Was Used to Cover Up Corruption and Silence Whistleblowers

Monday, March 05, 2007


desperately seeking sibel

for those of you desperately awaiting the big Sibel news that will be out mid afternoon monday, here's something to tide you over.

This is some of her acceptance speech for PEN American Center’s 2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award, footage from Kill The Messenger.

Friday, March 02, 2007

a transcript of my interview with scott horton about the Sibel case is here


60 Minutes

I've put up a new video at YouTube based on the 60 Minutes piece. Hopefully it satisfies whatever rules YouTube is operating by today.

Charles Grassley says
"Absolutely, she's credible. And the reason I feel she's very credible is because people within the FBI have corroborated a lot of her story."
Of course, former FBI counterintelligence agent John Cole said the same thing:
"They (internal FBI) were telling me that Sibel Edmonds was a 100 percent accurate, that management knew that she was correct."

In the video, Grassley also says that we need to turn the FBI upside-down so that, you know, it isn't filled with moles and incompetents. He said this in 2002, and Sibel's corrupt boss, Mike Feghali, is now head of all of the Arab desk.

Thursday, March 01, 2007



Scott Horton interviewed me about the Sibel case. 50 mins. The sound quality isn't great - but we covered a lot of the relevant ground.

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