i see you just posted this,,,,, i certainly hope when i log on tomorrow this is the top flagged thread,,,, or it will further my believe that so many
americans are so blind and uninformed,, even us ats-ers at times miss the big stories
her statements and there ramifications are huge,,, beyond words almost
from the aclu website
SEPT. 11, 2001: Terrorists attack the U.S., killing 3,000 in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.
FALL 2001: Sibel Edmonds is hired by the FBI as a contract translator.
FALL 2001 - MARCH 2002: Edmonds discovers and reports several problems inside the FBI, including shoddy translation work, a large backlog of
untranslated documents and employees with questionable alliances.
MARCH 2002: Edmonds is fired from the FBI.
JUNE 2002: The FBI acknowledges the truth of some of Edmonds' allegations.
JUNE 2002: Senators Grassley and Leahy write the Justice Department Inspector General a letter asking specific questions about Edmonds' allegations
and write that the FBI has confirmed many of her allegations in unclassified briefings. This letter is later retroactively classified in May 2004.
JULY 2002: Edmonds files a lawsuit to challenge the FBI's retaliatory actions.
AUGUST 2002: Senator Leahy writes Attorney General John Ashcroft a letter asking for a speedy and thorough investigation of Edmonds' case. This
letter is later retroactively classified in May 2004. The investigation is not completed for another two years, and then is classified.
FEBRUARY 2004: Edmonds testifies to the 9-11 Commission about problems at the FBI.
MAY 2004: The Justice Department retroactively classifies Edmonds' briefings to Senators Grassley and Leahy in 2002, as well as FBI briefings
regarding her allegations.
JUNE 2004: The Project On Government Oversight files suit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Ashcroft, saying the retroactive
classification violates the organization's First Amendment rights.
JULY 2004: A Justice Department investigation into Edmonds' dismissal is completed but is entirely classified. The report finds that Edmonds'
allegations of corruption within the FBI ""were at least a contributing factor" in her dismissal.
JULY 2004: Judge Reggie Walton in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismisses Edmonds' lawsuit, relying on the government's
states secrets privilege.
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JANUARY 2005: ACLU files brief urging the D.C. Court of Appeals to reinstate the Edmonds' case, saying that the government is abusing the ""state
secrets privilege"" to silence employees who expose national security blunders. Oral argument is scheduled for April 21, 2005.
JANUARY 2005: The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General releases an unclassified summary of its investigation into Edmonds'
termination. The report concludes that Edmonds was fired for reporting serious security breaches and misconduct in the agency's translation program,
and that many of her allegations were supported.
based on this timeline.,,,,, our gov't admits she is telling the truth,,,,,m and they classified everything to cover it up and basically make it go
didn't she even have to flee to avoid persecution and for fear of death threats
turkey is quite dirty as more and more stories come to light
they refuse to admit to the armenian genocide or even apologize even when that atrocity is so well documented and so much proof exists
obama lied on his promise to recognize officially the genocide,,,, he now refuses to move forwrd or acknowledge the issue
had i not been a fan of system of a down, i may have overlooked this horrible event as well