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Classified Woman-The Sibel Edmonds Story: A Memoir Paperback – March 9, 2012
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"She's credible. And the reason I feel she's very credible is because people within the FBI have corroborated a lot of her story." --Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), "60 Minutes"
"Sibel Edmonds would not let an intimidating FBI shut her mouth, and as a result, suffered grievous consequences, but she has persevered and we are better off for her sacrifices." -- Paul Newman
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The experiences she recounts resemble K.'s trip to the castle, as told by Franz Kafka, only without the pleasantness and humanity.
I've read a million reviews of nonfiction books about our government that referred to them as "page-turners" and "gripping dramas," but I had never read a book that actually fit that description until now.
The F.B.I., the Justice Department, the White House, the Congress, the courts, the media, and the nonprofit industrial complex put Sibel Edmonds through hell. This book is her triumph over it all, and part of her contribution toward fixing the problems she uncovered and lived through.
Edmonds took a job as a translator at the FBI shortly after 9-11. She considered it her duty. Her goal was to prevent any more terrorist attacks. That's where her thinking was at the time, although it has now changed dramatically. It's rarely the people who sign up for a paycheck and healthcare who end up resisting or blowing a whistle.
Edmonds found at the FBI translation unit almost entirely two types of people. The first group was corrupt sociopaths, foreign spies, cheats and schemers indifferent to or working against U.S. national security. The second group was fearful bureaucrats unwilling to make waves. The ordinary competent person with good intentions who risks their job to "say something if you see something" is the rarest commodity. Hence the elite category that Edmonds found herself almost alone in: whistleblowers.
Reams of documents and audio files from before 9-11 had never been translated. Many more had never been competently or honestly translated.Read more ›
Like Ms. Edmonds herself, information that was startling - even appalling - had appeared in front of me without warning, without my seeking it out, and I couldn't turn away. As soon as I finished, I emailed my friend; could I get a copy of the book for my own? Happy birthday, he replied, I could keep the one I had. Thank goodness. I needed to cook dinner and the book had to come with me, propped on the counter risking splatters if necessary. Because I also needed to immediately start rereading the book, and neither could wait.
There's no question that Ms. Edmond's allegations are serious enough that they deserve to be considered by, as she phrases it, the "court of public opinion." This memoir is a brave and significant step in her attempt to bring her story before that public court. And the story itself is suspenseful, complete with twists, turns and a growing sense of chill dread... worthy of a blockbuster!
Well here you have it. In your face. A real-life, 100% credible 9/11 whistleblower.Read more ›
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Never in my wildest dreams would I ever think that an American would be treated this way by their government
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She is the person I trust most regarding anything related to Turkey.Published 8 days ago by Arthur Kincaid
A revealing experience about where our administration and congress are today. We need leaders who understand the constitution and will stand up for our rights. Read morePublished 19 days ago by happydoc
An unbelievable account of how the FBI and the U.S. Gov't. keeps the truth from coming out......Our
Gov't. won't even give a "Whistle-Blower" a hearing..... Read more
No doubt about it. This woman is a true hero. Very emotional
and moving. Read the truth instead of watching the
lies and deception of the government controlled... Read more
Sibel Edmonds is a woman of courage, but she is, above all, a woman of character.
In a world full with cronies, clowns, crooks and criminals, she is living proof that it is... Read more
If there was ever a book that demonstrated the true nature of government, this is the one. I am so happy that Sibel Edmonds wrote this book. She is a hero. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hook