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Former CIA Analyst: ‘Sibel Edmonds is Talking About Treason, Cover-Up at Highest Levels of U.S. Government’


Philip Giral­di Slams the Amer­i­can MSM, Says For­mer FBI Trans­la­tor’s Alle­ga­tions of the Sale of U.S. Nuke Secrets to the For­eign Black Mar­ket ‘Must be Heard’...

For­mer CIA ana­lyst and inter­na­tion­al secu­ri­ty and counter-ter­ror­ism expert Philip Giral­di has filed some of the Amer­i­can medi­a’s best reports (even though we real­ize that’s not nec­es­sar­i­ly say­ing much) on the Sibel Edmonds case.

If you missed it a week or two ago, Giral­di filed a detailed report on the lat­est of Edmonds’ alle­ga­tions on the sale of U.S. nuclear secrets, on the for­eign black mar­ket, to friend and foe alike, as aid­ed and abet­ted by very high-rank­ing U.S. offi­cials. His arti­cle, pub­lished at Amer­i­can Con­ser­vative Mag­a­zine and titled “Found in Translation,” is a must read for both folks new to the issue and those who may have missed a beat or two along the way. The case also, if you haven’t noticed, ties in to the Valerie Plame Wilson/Brewster Jen­nings CIA Leak Case, and includes alle­ga­tions that her cov­er com­pa­ny was out­ed to for­eign agents by the #3 in the State Depart­ment, Marc Gross­man, years before Robert Novak wrote his infa­mous col­umn blow­ing the cov­er of the pre­vi­ous­ly cov­ert Plame Wil­son.

Giral­di has now post­ed a slight­ly more gen­er­al read this morn­ing at Huff­in­g­ton Post, in an arti­cle titled “Sibel Edmonds Must Be Heard.” The piece offers both an eas­i­ly read­able sum­ma­ry of the case so far and anoth­er scathing (and well-deserved) con­dem­na­tion of the Amer­i­can cor­po­rate main­stream media for all but ignor­ing the story.

He even notes, cor­rect­ly, the fail­ure of “so-called gad­flies like Olber­mann and Moy­ers” to cov­er this story, as we detailed our­selves sev­er­al moons ago...

Of course Huff­in­g­ton Post, whose cur­rent top head­line on the “Pol­i­tics” page is: “Good­fel­las: DeNiro Backs Oba­ma In Jer­sey,” has been less than stel­lar in its own cov­er­age of these issues as well. While they did fea­ture a front page cross-post­ing of “Pen­ta­gon Papers” whistle­blow­er Daniel Ells­berg’s recent op-ed on the Amer­i­can MSM’s fail­ure to cov­er and report on the Edmonds case (orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished at The BRAD BLOG here), so far Giraldi’s post has been buried to all but those who seek it out.

(FULL DISCLOSURE: We also write for Huff Po our­selves from time to time.)

We hope you’ll read Giraldi’s lat­est Huff Po sto­ry in full, so we’re loath to quote too much of it here. The final graf, how­ev­er, must be not­ed far and wide:

Arti­cle III of the Con­sti­tu­tion of the Unit­ed States defines trea­son as giv­ing aid and com­fort to the ene­mies of the Unit­ed States. This has been inter­pret­ed by US courts to include the sell­ing or betray­al of defense secrets to for­eign pow­ers. Sibel Edmonds is talk­ing about trea­son at the high­est lev­els of the Unit­ed State gov­ern­ment and it is clear that a cov­er up is going on orches­trat­ed by the Bush Admin­is­tra­tion that is being aid­ed and assist­ed by an acqui­es­cent media. It is time that Sibel’s voice be heard.

To quote from the musi­cal 1776: Is any­body there? Does any­body care?


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