Sibel Edmonds

The Divine Rights of the US Federal Government

Divine right of kings means the divine right of anyone who can get uppermost. – – Herbert Spencer Once upon a time there was ‘the divine right of kings,’ a political and religious doctrine of political legitimacy asserting that kings are subject to no earthly authority, deriving their right to rule directly from the will […]

The Not So Gradual Degradation Of A Nation

Paying To Be Raped Every single day millions of us are being subjected to the shameful processes of being searched, screened and viewed naked, patted, groped, fondled, poked and stroked by badge-wearing strangers- police under a different name. Every single day. Millions of us, Americans. Being violated. Being degraded. You know exactly what I am […]

The Makings of a Police State-Part VII

Perpetual Wars & the Permanent Wartime Presidency With almost a decade under its belt, our multi-front war on a vaguely defined notion of terrorism targeting never-really-defined enemies across the world and here in the newly rephrased ‘homeland’ has come to define the state of our nation. Even the meager limitations on presidential powers of the […]

The Makings of a Police State-Part VI

A Nation of Suspects Indeed, the interests of the oppressors lie in ‘changing the consciousness of the oppressed, not the situation which oppresses them’- – Paulo Freire The illegal domestic wiretapping of all Americans, the invasive search practices at every airport directed at every single US passenger, the compilation of all data on all citizens […]

The Makings of a Police State- Part V

The New Scarlet Letters: ‘NC’ The Quest for Clearance It was late spring 2007, and I had arrived right before sunset at Centerville’s new ‘in place’ for the 30 something techie crowd. I was supposed to meet two friends there, have a drink, and then head to the restaurant next door for an early dinner. […]

Dennis Hastert: A Portrait of a Political System Termite

The Erosion & Rotting of a Nation’s Foundation While dictionaries and encyclopedias, including Wikipedia, provide a thorough definition and description of insect termites, none offers any information on the semi-human termites imbedded within the political system of our nation, where they feed on the lobby and special interest Political Eco System while they cause serious […]

The Makings of a Police State-Part IV

Secret reports, Secret budgets, Secret operations, Secret courts … A Secret Government!   The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. — Patrick Henry As stated by Patrick Henry with conviction and passion, a democratic government will not last if […]

State Secrets Privilege: The Puppets & Puppet Masters

It’s Time to Get the Facts Straight I want to revisit a topic which happens to be extremely important to me, both personally and politically, and even more important to our civil liberties. Some of you have already read my brief piece on Richard Horn & the CIA dishing out $3 million to buy silence […]

The Makings of a Police State-Part III

National Security Letters: In Peril or Deep Trouble? When even one American – who has done nothing wrong, is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth then all Americans are in peril- – Harry Truman I don’t know what you think of our ex President Harry Truman; as with all our […]

The Makings of a Police State-Part II

The Discretion Factor & TSA Black Hole Around 1:00 p.m. on March 9, 2009 I stood in front of the US Air ticket counter in Ft Myers, Florida, and sighed with relief. I had just checked in two suitcases and had an hour and fifteen minutes before boarding my plane to Washington, DC. I was […]

The Makings of a Police State-Part I

The National Security Generation “When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I say calmly, ‘Your child belongs to us already…What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing but this new community’.”- – Adolf Hitler […]

Introduction: The Makings of a Police State

Aren’t We There? I am starting my new series on a topic that for some reason, or reasons, has been designated as another of those ‘no no’ subjects. Even the mentioning of this topic is enough to get one labeled as an extremist, radical, nutty, kooky…Why do most people react this way? As with other […]

Two Sides of the Same Coin… Heads-Heads

“In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill…we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.” — Plato During the campaign, amid their state of elation, many disregarded Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama’s past […]