Friday, January 11, 2008

Facts & Thanks

Sibel wants to personally thank all of you.

The Sibel Edmonds case demonstrates the failure of the corporate media in the US. It is readily apparent that we need to rely on alternative media, the blogs, and foreign media to move this story forward, with solid, fact-based reporting.

In the last 12 months, we have had tremendous support in getting exposure to the story and filling in many of the unknowns. In particular, I'd like to thank Mike Mejia, Brad Friedman, Scott Horton, Mizgin, and Mark Levey for their countless contributions. The Daily Kos and Democratic Underground communities have also been terrific with their support. Sibel asked me to pass on her thanks, saying "The support in the last 12 months has been fantastic, and has enabled us to get the story where it is today. Thank you."

The latest article in the Sunday Times details how a criminal network has been procuring and proliferating nuclear technology to the highest bidder; nation states as well as non-state terrorist groups. This dangerous network includes people at the highest levels of the US government, and their activities are being actively covered up by the executive, congress, the judiciary and the media.

The Times article generated subsequent press in Israel, Turkey, India, Pakistan and Australia, and in the online media. Justin Raimondo's piece stands out, while Joseph Cannon also had a great post. Sibel would like to thank you for pushing the story.

The reason we have had this much success in the past year is by sticking with the facts in the pursuit of the truth and accountability, and not having the story colored in any way by ideology or partisanship. Sibel repeatedly suggests that the reason the case doesn't get anywhere in Congress is because of the bipartisan nature of the guilty. The same is apparently true for the online media and blogs. We continue to encourage people to write about this story but it is important to keep to the facts, truthfully and fairly. The case is complicated as it is; exaggerations, distortions and mischaracterizations only cloud the matter.

Unfortunately, we are already seeing this happen. Thanks to Mizgin one such case was caught in time and addressed. It's frustrating that we've come so far, and are so close to finally getting proper exposure to this story, only to see this type of thing break out.

For the record, this blog does not endorse or support Alexandrovna or her views. I ceased association and communication with her in mid-2007.

We do our work independently and diligently, and do not wish to become entangled in partisan fights, personal attacks and tainted views associated with her style and activities.

We wish her the best of luck, and thank her in advance for leaving us alone.

3 comments:

Deighved H Stern MD said...

Lurkery, I just wanted to thank YOU for your response to my inquiry over at BradBlog the other day. I appreciate that, but even more, (like everyone else) I appreciate the massive amount of high quality work you've put together. I learned of " Wot Is It Good 4" only a few days ago, so I have LOTS to catch up on...

I was one of the early "pioneers" on the web with a site called "Deep Politics/Deep Times" and I know how much work is involved in a project like this - even though I would not say my project deserves to be called "like this".

LeeB said...

How did February get here so damned fast?!!

(Excellent work, and Sibel is one exceptionally brave woman. Thank YOU, Sibel!)

John Doraemi said...

My letter to Sibel:

"Misprision of Treason" - "some judge of the United States"

Sibel,

The US Code explicitly mentions going to federal judges when evidence of treason is uncovered. They may be able to convene a grand jury to pursue your case.

This judge has expressed a desire to see more info on 9/11: Honorable Robert J. Timlin (Central court of California)

However, the statute allows you to approach ANY federal judge, and even governors and state judges (in New York for example) with your evidence.

They can't own all of the judges. One of them must act.

JD.

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 115 > � 2382
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/usc_sec_18_00002382----000-.html
� 2382. Misprision of treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States and having knowledge of the commission of any treason against them, conceals and does not, as soon as may be, disclose and make known the same to the President or to some judge of the United States, or to the governor or to some judge or justice of a particular State, is guilty of misprision of treason and shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than seven years, or both.






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