Kill the Messenger (Sibel Edmonds)

Directed by Jean Robert Viallet, Mathieu Verboud (2006)

Film Review

Kill the Messenger is a French documentary about FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and the organized criminal behavior she discovered inside the Bush State Department and Pentagon.

Edmonds, the daughter of a Turkish family, was raised in Iran and recruited by the FBI four days after 9-11 to translate telephone conversations they had intercepted from suspected terrorists. In addition to English, Edmonds speaks Turkish, Farsi and Azairi.

Several months after she began her job, a fellow translator named Melek Dickerson and her husband, an Air Force major named Douglas Dickerson, tried to recruit her to a Turkish interest group whose intercepts she was translating. Believing they were spies, she reported the incident to her superiors, as well as FBI director Frank Mellor. The FBI responded by firing her and threatening to charge her under the State Secrets Privilege Act if she spoke to anyone else (including a lawyer) about the incident.

Other than filing suit for unlawful dismissal and breech of freedom of speech (which went all the way to the Supreme Court, who refused to review it), Edmonds spoke to no one about it until a 9-11 families group encouraged her to reveal what she knew about the Dickersons to the 9-11 Commission Bush appointed in 2003. This would lead Major Dickerson and his wife to be transferred out of the country.

When the 9-11 Commission Report failed to address Edmond’s evidence, she collaborated with Vietnam whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg to found the National Security Whistleblowers Network. Approximately 100 whistleblowers joined who had been tracking Middle East jihadists for years and whose warnings about 9-11 were ignored by the Bush administration.

Although Edmonds herself never disclosed the name of the group that attempted to recruit her, several journalists have identified it as the American Turkish Council. As they all report, the ATC, which has all the main US arms manufacturers on its board, first started to be wiretapped by the FBI in 1997 because they were illegally smuggling embargoed US weapons systems to Turkey.

As Giraldi writes inThe American Conservative, the ATC worked closely with pro-Israel White House insiders Douglas Feith and Richard Perle to illegally smuggle nuclear triggers to Pakistan via South Africa.

As the filmmakers point out the same pro-Israel Bush advisors blew CIA agent Valerie Plame’s cover in 2003. Plame’s main assignment was investigating ATC involvement in illegal nuclear proliferation.


*Farsi is widely spoken in Iran and Afghanistan.
**Azeri is the official language of the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan.

Comments
  1. PeaceFrog says:

    9/11 was a Let It Happen On Purpose event:

  2. PeaceFrog says:

    The reason she was ignored by the FBI, then retaliated against, and, after that, was basically shunned by the press is because the infiltration was part of the FBI counterintelligence plan. The reasoning behind COINTELPRO dictates that if you do not allow, even facilitate, relatively small conspiracies to occur, you will end up with the nightmare scenario. The problem with this logic is that it incentivizes compartmentalized, cabals within mil/intel to rationalize/intellectualize losses such as were seen on 9/11 because they can “foresee” a bigger catastrophe. Instead of sharing information, they compartmentalize it, and, instead of preventing a large-scale attacks they facilitate “relatively” smaller scale events. These managed terrorist attacks are always followed by more comprehensive anti -terror legislation (e.g., AEDPA after Oklahoma City that is referred to as Patriot Act first installment, and, of course 9/11 was followed by the Patriot Act of 2001).

    • Wow, that seems very insightful, PeaceFrog. I think it kinda matches up with a hypothesis of a friend of mine – he believes that they want the public to know about some of the more outrageous conspiracies, such as 911 and the JFK assassination. The government wants them to know they can carry out these obscenities while the public is helpless to stop them.

      • PeaceFrog says:

        I agree with your friend, and the large number of believers in JFK, 9/11, etc. suggest this. However, these are always limited hangouts, and they always make sure that counterarguments are supported to make them just that, limited hangouts. They are very big into psychological operations. The U.S. has the only military in the world with a psychological operations department in all of its branches. Of course, Western intelligence agencies and NATO follow in lock-step. Gladio is a separate U.S. controlled shadow army that still exists, and, like NATO is being given a revival by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine instigated by the U.S. (and boasted about by Victoria Nuland & Co.). Trump has to stop this push for global, U.S. hegemony, and, focus on re-developing our economy without the use of wars, and the continuous growth of MIC. If Trump follows through with this, there are many entrenched interests that are going to feel economic pain.He will have to be more skillful and careful than his predecessors. He should think about getting 93 year old Kissinger on board as a foreign policy adviser. Paul Craig Roberts would also make an excellent adviser.

  3. […] Source: Introducing 9-11 Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds | The Most Revolutionary Act […]

  4. jtremaine says:

    Reblogged this on OCCUPY AMERICA and commented:
    Where is Edward Snowden ?

  5. Dunno. What have you heard?

  6. […] Source: Introducing 9-11 Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds | The Most Revolutionary Act […] The reasoning behind COINTELPRO dictates that if you do not allow, even facilitate, relatively small conspiracies to occur, you will end up with the nightmare scenario.

  7. Mary P says:

    […] Source: Introducing 9-11 Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds | The Most Revolutionary Act […] The reasoning behind COINTELPRO dictates that if you do not allow, even facilitate, relatively small conspiracies to occur, you will end up with the nightmare scenario.

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