COLUMN 104, APRIL 1, 2004
(Copyright © 2004 The Blacklisted Journalist)
TRIED TO BRIBE HER!
INTERPRETER REVEALS BUSHIES KNEW MORE THAN THEY SAID THEY
DID PRIOR TO 9/11 ATTACK
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SPECIAL REPORT FROM 9-11 HEARINGS
DOJ Asked FBI
Translator To Change Pre 9-11 Intercepts
by Tom Flocco
-- March 24, 2004 --12:15 EST " FBI translator Sibel Edmonds was offered a
substantial raise and a full time job to encourage her not to go public that she
had been asked by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to retranslate and adjust the
translations of [terrorist] subject intercepts that had been received before
September 11, 2001 by the FBI and CIA.
Edmonds, a ten
year U.S. citizen who has passed a polygraph examination, speaks fluent Farsi
and Turkish and had been working part time with the FBI for six
months--commencing in December, 2001.
50-reporter frenzy in front of some 12 news cameras, Edmonds said "Attorney
General John Ashcroft told me 'he was invoking State Secret Privilege and
National Security' when I told the FBI I wanted to go public with what I had
translated from the pre 9-11 intercepts."
appeared once on CBS 60 Minutes but I have been silenced by Mr. Ashcroft,
the FBI follows me, and I was threatened with jail in 2002 if I went
public," Edmonds told tomflocco.com.
When we asked
her if it was really true that she had been bribed by the FBI and DOJ, Edmonds
said "You can interpret it as that."
This writer personally asked Edmonds where the term "State Secret Privilege" was derived.
came from an October 18, 2002 DOJ memo to me from DOJ spokesman Barbara
Comstock," said Edmonds.
The former FBI
translator said, "My translations of the pre 9-11 intercepts included
[terrorist] money laundering, detailed and date specific information enough to
alert the American people, and other issues dating back to 1999 which I won't go
into right now."
Incredibly, Edmonds said "The Senate Judiciary Committee and the 911 Commission have
to the 9/11 Commissioners
heard me testify for lengthy periods of time (3 hours) about very specific
plots, dates, airplanes used as weapons, and specific individuals and
information has been kept under wraps by the White House, CIA, FBI and DOJ since
Edmonds' 60 Minutes interview segment.
The former FBI
translator told tomflocco.com that "translators before me had ongoing
personal relationships with the subjects or targets of the FBI and DOJ pre 9-11
investigations---linked to intercepts and other intelligence---in June, July,
August, just prior to the attacks."
became aware of a [terrorist] criminal investigation going on since 1998,"
one of the 9-11 "Jersey Girls," said "Sibel Edmonds told me that
color coding terrorist threat alerts for the American people is reflective of
the intercept translations received." Casazza and Edmonds gave no
indication as to whether FBI translators had doctored or adjusted translations
[used in the decision-making process] for Homeland Security terrorist threat
alerts, for political
whole situation is outrageous and I am going public," said Edmonds, adding
"I am currently being advised by counsel.
Breitweiser, 9-11 family member and also one of the nicknamed "Jersey
girls," arranged to have Ms. Edmonds address the gathered media right after
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