By Sibel D Edmonds
During this startling new memoir, Sibel Edmonds—the so much labeled lady in U.S. history—takes us on a surreal trip that starts with the secretive FBI and down the darkish halls of a feckless Congress to a stonewalling judiciary and eventually, to the nationwide protection whistleblowers circulate she spearheaded. Having lived lower than center East dictatorships, Edmonds is familiar with firsthand what can take place while executive is authorized to function in mystery. Hers is a sobering standpoint that mixes painful adventure with a rallying cry for the public’s correct to understand and to carry the lawbreakers liable. With U.S. voters more and more stripped in their rights in a calibrated media blackout, Edmonds’ tale is a warning sign for all americans who, willingly or unwillingly, traded liberty for illusive safety within the wake of Sept. 11.
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He became his chair and glared at them. They didn’t care; the older one even smiled, part crookedly. I gave his arm a nudge. “Just forget about them. this isn't surveillance. this is often simply an intimidation tactic through the bureau—they wish us to understand they're ‘watching’ us. allow them to watch and hear … good day, cease taking a look at them! ” Matthew grew to become again. by way of now our foodstuff had arrived. the boys ordered espresso purely. the location stored up till we left, whereupon we have been undefined. So this was once the bureau’s new tactic: 24/7 surveillance! What will be subsequent? I dialed the FBI workplace accountability (OPR) once I received domestic and requested for John Roberts, the agent responsible urged by way of Amin. After I gave him a precis of my case, he acknowledged he’d have one in every of his investigators name to establish an interview. I instructed him concerning the polygraph consultation scheduled the next day. He laughed unfortunately. “Welcome to the membership. That’s one of many first issues they do to any whistleblower during this organization. It’s a part of their online game. They’ll attempt every thing to journey you up. Don’t supply them the chance. ” “You suggest I shouldn’t take it? ” “No, cross forward and take it if you would like, yet don’t allow them to get below your skin—either earlier than or in the course of the polygraph consultation. They’ll attempt their most sensible. ” He requested me to fax a precis and chronology of my file (unclassified, after all) and the identify of the investigator who used to be to establish an interview time; then he hung up. That evening, not able to go to sleep, I went over all that had come to move on account that Saccher’s discovery of Dickerson. For the earlier 8 weeks my existence have been a roller-coaster journey of threats, retaliation and intimidation by means of the simplest identified, strongest legislations enforcement employer on the planet. If I have been to inform the tale of what this corporation is doing, I puzzled, might a person even think me? What if I went to Congress, to definitely the right committee? could they think me? I didn’t imagine so; I knew then I needed to have files, as many as attainable. up to now, I’d saved my promise to myself to place every little thing in writing: I had e-mails, memos and letters—but have been they adequate? any more, I needed to imagine and act strategically. it may now not easily be my be aware opposed to theirs—the omnipotent FBI—whose ruthless administration used to be resolved to make me disappear. eight capturing the Messenger That morning, Friday, March eight, the day of my scheduled polygraph, Matthew ready a huge breakfast. i used to be having none of it. “The worst factor you are able to do is to load your self up with espresso and take the try on an empty stomach,” he lightly scolded. “Lack of sleep, no nutrition, and caffeine! i assumed you have been made up our minds to struggle this with all you’ve obtained? ” i used to be in no temper. I tired my espresso cup and headed for the bathe. After facing the mechanics of dressing, I checked out myself within the reflect: haggard, gaunt, with sallow epidermis. I didn’t glance or think like a fighter. possibly i may pretend it—start via placing on a few make-up. subsequent, straighten my shoulders and lift my chin. Already I felt greater, more suitable. by the point i stopped and got here downstairs, i used to be able to struggle.