Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Sibel Edmonds Article

Up at the AmCon, and it's a snoozer as far as "9-11 Inside Job" goes. Remember all that hoopla that supposedly Bin Laden was on the CIA Payroll up till 9-11? Well, here's how that plays out in the interviews:

EDMONDS: Okay. So these conversations, between 1997 and 2001, had to do with a Central Asia operation that involved bin Laden. Not once did anybody use the word “al-Qaeda.” It was always “mujahideen,” always “bin Laden” and, in fact, not “bin Laden” but “bin Ladens” plural. There were several bin Ladens who were going on private jets to Azerbaijan and Tajikistan. The Turkish ambassador in Azerbaijan worked with them.

There were bin Ladens, with the help of Pakistanis or Saudis, under our management. Marc Grossman was leading it, 100 percent, bringing people from East Turkestan into Kyrgyzstan, from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan, from Azerbaijan some of them were being channeled to Chechnya, some of them were being channeled to Bosnia. From Turkey, they were putting all these bin Ladens on NATO planes. People and weapons went one way, drugs came back.

And no kidding, as far as I can see, that's the whole tie-in to 9-11. Now I think anybody faced with the headline "Bin Laden on CIA payroll" might some questions in mind, but when you say "Bin Ladens on CIA payroll" there should be one obvious question: Which Bin Laden?

Don't get me wrong, there are absolutely some explosive allegations in the article, specifically that Richard Perle and Douglas Feith provided information to the Turkish embassy that could be used to blackmail secrets out of defense department officials with highly classified information:

EDMONDS: Absolutely. And we also had Pentagon officials doing the same thing. We were looking at Richard Perle and Douglas Feith. They had a list of individuals in the Pentagon broken down by access to certain types of information. Some of them would be policy related, some of them would be weapons-technology related, some of them would be nuclear-related. Perle and Feith would provide the names of those Americans, officials in the Pentagon, to Grossman, together with highly sensitive personal information: this person is a closet gay; this person has a chronic gambling issue; this person is an alcoholic. The files on the American targets would contain things like the size of their mortgages or whether they were going through divorces. One Air Force major I remember was going through a really nasty divorce and a child custody fight. They detailed all different kinds of vulnerabilities.

But if you want to chow down on that one, use a couple pounds of salt, because Sibel lied in her letter to the 9-11 Commission.

And I do have to wonder at her claims. Is she seriously saying that Feith and Perle were selling us down the river to the Turks? But I will let others handle that part. For the moment, Sibel once again has nothing to tell us about 9-11. But maybe next time, Truthers. She's got a pony for you, just keep digging!

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