Editor's Note : Sibel Edmonds is a good one! One of the few who saw it early on, did something about it, lost everything she had because she did, and no one listened to her.
On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin talks to Boiling Frogs Post and Founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, Sibel Edmonds, about her story as a whistleblower and the erosion of civil liberties in post 9/11 America.
Obama once claimed he'd work hard to have a transparent government, but many have faced retaliation for revealing controversial government information.
Abby Martin reports, President Obama signed a new piece of legislation that affords greater protection of federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse of government operations.
Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator and government whistleblower, waited 340 days for FBI clearance of her memoir but finally released it on her own, without any redactions or approval.
It indicts high treason and intentional deception in the highest levels of government.
Edmonds, founder of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, joins Abby Martin in the RT studio to discuss.…
Following are some key quotes from the interview :
"Certain elements within our government absolutely, intentionally, purposefully ignored intelligence and let 9/11 happen"
"Your talking about some criminal treasonous activities that includes the State department, White House, and the Pentagon,… it goes to some high, high level people…your not talking about some low level security breaches, these activities have been going on for decades and it covers several administrations, the Clinton administration, the Bush administration and some still active in the Obama administration…"
She emphasized: "By treason, I don't mean just metaphorically or symbolic treason, I mean 'real treason,' people who are committing treasonous acts against the United States, its interests and its peoples security."