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.