I wrote a post some time ago about whistleblowers. What I should have added, is how much I admire their courage.
I’m sorry to find out that the FBI, of all organizations, finds it necessary to punish patriots and reward those guilty of treason. That has got to be an employee’s worst nightmare.
A week after the 9-11 attacks, in the Washington field office of the FBI, newly hired translator, Sibel Dinez Edmonds, found herself working with a group of Middle Eastern linguists who were sympathetic to the 9-11 terrorists!
When she arrived, they were celebrating the destruction that had taken place. Who were these linguists, you say? They were FBI employees with top-secret security clearances. Their job was to translate terror-related communications. One of these linguists had direct connections to a group that was under FBI surveillance!
Edmonds reported her concerns to FBI officials and she was fired for causing trouble. Her supervisor, who was sympathetic to the terrorists and delayed translations, was promoted.
She told her story behind closed doors to investigators in Congress and to the Justice Department. Later, she told her story to Correspondent Ed Bradley of CBS.
Her allegations prompted two key senators — Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) — to pose critical questions about the FBI division working on the front line of gathering and analyzing wiretaps.
The FBI has an indifferent record as far as hiring spies and Al Quada sympathizers, but one thing the FBI is good at is covering up their mistakes. They fired Edmonds, promoted her supervisor and have stonewalled for almost two years about the circumstances in the translation department.
What they are probably most embarrassed about is the fact that this group of linguist/traitors apparently concealed critical information about the pending attacks on New York and Washington.
Who are they kidding?
If it hadn’t been for Sibel Edmonds, we would have all been kept in the dark and these traitor/translators would be still feeding misinformation to the Administration. She is the one bright spot in this sordid mess.
We need more people like her – in the FBI and elsewhere.