BFP Exclusive- Without Truth, Life is Worthless: On Sibel Edmonds’ The Lone Gladio

The Lone Gladio: The fight against evil requires a massive counter-force. It requires not one but an army of angels-demons.

Sibel Edmonds' first novel is more than a spy story or a geopolitical thriller. It is a work of fiction that makes us confront the dark structures of our contemporary existence. It makes us ask perennial philosophical questions about the meaning of justice and truth and the utility of individual and collective rebellion. It makes us come face to face with the reality of the world we live in, the reality which Edmonds describes as more monstrous than our worst nightmares because there appears to be no escape except death.

Weaving together the traumatic life stories of the FBI analyst Elsie Simon and the high-level CIA operative Gregory McPhearson, Edmonds depicts the world run by the shadow networks of the US-NATO Deep State. The individuals at the top of this infernal hierarchy, built on the interlinking of the war, energy, and financial industries are described as seeing themselves as visionaries and believing themselves to be gods. The lives of ordinary people mean nothing to them. They will use any and all means and methods at their disposal, no matter how brutal, to affirm and strengthen their grip on world domination. All aspects of global criminality operate under their supervision: narcotics trade, money laundering, terrorism, dictatorships, coup d’états, wars, revolutions, etc. Their absolute control over the US and European political representatives and the mass media allows them to manipulate the public into believing whatever they want them to believe. That day is night, that truth is falsehood, that those who resist and rebel are criminals or madmen or both.

But can anything be done about it? Can this vicious circle of sadism and violence be stopped before it is too late, before the whole wide world becomes one monolithic police state to which everyone must profess obedience or perish in the torturers' hands? In the novel, Edmonds provides an answer as to how the circle could be broken temporarily, how the world could get "a bit of peace, if only for a little while". But even that requires the appearance of an archetypal hero, an angel-demon, who takes the matters in his own hands.

The problem is that the US-NATO Deep State has already become so embedded in the existing political landscape, having been endowed with the unlimited money-printing powers via the Federal Reserve, that it is able to plan several worldwide power-grabbing operations at the same time. As Edmonds' main protagonist puts it, you cut off "two tiny heads of the beast, but the hydra's got hundreds more". The mythological metaphor is completely in order. The powers of the Deep State go beyond what the captive public thinks humanly possible.

This attitude on the part of the majority is nothing new. Ever since Plato's allegory of the cave, it is known that most people have been raised to feel content to live and die chained in the darkness taking the shadows of the artifacts on the wall for reality. The philosopher, the person who possesses knowledge of the truth, is supposed to be their liberator. But more often than not, he or she is their first victim. Their captors are more dear to them than truth and slavery more precious than freedom.

Still, in every age and every culture, there are those who have and will pursue the path of true knowledge and wisdom, no matter what. The motivation to pursue justice and truth is passed on to them from their elders like a torch and they will carry it forward into the next generation. It is a process both psychological and metaphysical. Yet until they organize, until they pull together their abilities and strengths, until they form their own unique community across their different nationalities, religions, and languages, their victories, if any, will remain provisional and short-lasting. They will not be able to break the chain, to dry out the river of pain, to turn the shock-and-awe Medusa into the stone.

This is why Edmonds does not and cannot end her novel conclusively. The fight against evil requires a massive counter-force. It requires not one but an army of angels-demons, in addition to the tremendous effort to create new educational models and new media content. This novel therefore must have a sequel. I am already impatiently waiting for it.

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Filip Kovacevic, Boiling Frogs Post contributing author and analyst, is a geopolitical author, university professor and the chairman of the Movement for Neutrality of Montenegro. He received his BA and PhD in political science in the US and was a visiting professor at St. Petersburg State University in Russia for two years. He is the author of seven books, dozens of academic articles. He has been invited to lecture throughout the EU, Balkans, ex-USSR and the US. He currently resides in San Francisco, and can be contacted at fk1917@yahoo.com

The Lone Gladio- Operation Gladio B: NATO-CIA-MI6 Recipe for Zbigniew Brzezinski’s Grand Chessboard

James Corbett Interviewed by Jim Hogue on “The Lone Gladio”

Tune in to this extraordinary interview. James Corbett discusses The Lone Gladio, and provides an incredible analysis of the Deep State, Shadow Government, Operation Gladio B, Zbigniew Brzezinski's Grand Chessboard, the New Cold War, Synthetic Terrorism, Perpetual Wars and much more!

Many thanks to the informed and articulate host, Jim Hogue, for providing this forum to inform and induce needed critical thinking!

*Visit these links to purchase The Lone Gladio in Kindle, paperback and Nook formats. You can also purchase a signed copy (can be shipped to anywhere in the world!) from the author at The Lone Gladio website or here

**Visit this page for all previous reviews, analyses and interviews on “The Lone Gladio”: ClickHere

The Lone Gladio- A Political Spy Thriller: Reviews & Interviews

I have finally gotten around to putting all the interviews, reviews and analyses on The Lone Gladio in one place. I will maintain this page regularly as we get additional reviews, commentaries and interviews.

Visit these links to purchase The Lone Gladio in Kindle, paperback and Nook formats. You can also purchase a signed copy (can be shipped to anywhere in the world!) from the author at The Lone Gladio website or here

Here are the links and excerpts for all reviews and interviews we have had on The Lone Gladio to date:


Reviews & Analyses


The Lone Gladio” Blows The Lid Off Of Gladio B- By James Corbett

“The Lone Gladio,” the new novel by FBI whistleblower and BoilingFrogsPost.com founder Sibel Edmonds, is not just another spy novel. Yes, it is about spies…of a sort. And clandestine missions. And double-crosses and unsure loyalties. But that’s where the similarity ends

The novel has all the twists and turns of any spy thriller, and then some. There is action, suspense, high-tech spy gadgetry, violence, and a love story. But what sets this book apart is that, unlike a Tom Clancy or John Le Carré novel, “The Lone Gladio” is not escapism. In fact, it is exactly the opposite: it is a vehicle for revealing the shocking reality underneath the surface of the mundane picture of the world we are presented with on the nightly news. No jingoistic patriotism and good guys in service to the president bunkum here

We would be fools not to take this book and the message it is desperately trying to impart seriously. And that message is that there is a deep state, that it has been functioning a long time, and that it is puppeteering the events we see playing out across the nightly news.

Eat your heart out, Fleming, Ludlow, Clancy, Le Carré; “The Lone Gladio” boldly goes where no mere spy yarn would dare.

You can read the entire review here


The Lone Gladio Distills the Complexity of the “Deep State” Down to its Most Basic Properties- By Mark Mondalek

Ray Bradbury once characterized his classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 as being a literary novel disguised as a fugitive chase story. Edmonds’s own fictional approach deploys a similar story-telling technique, one grounded in the fast-paced, life-or-death aesthetics of her foremost subject matter

The Lone Gladio’s ability to distill the complexity of the “Deep State” down to its most basic properties is arguably the novel’s greatest achievement. Through a vast array of pieced together narratives, with characters spread out within a wide labyrinth of hidden networks and locations––from Turkey to Vietnam; Washington to Azerbaijan––a comprehensive vision of this veiled reality is meticulously constructed

In its own “web of ambiguity,” The Lone Gladio journeys beyond labels and pegged ideas to frequently ask more of its readers than meets the eye. The space between the traditional roles of protagonist and antagonist are so compact at times that a true distinction between good and evil is left nearly indecipherable

You can read the entire review here


"The Lone Gladio" Reveals Washington's Strategy for Winning the New Great Game- By Christoph Germann

Sibel Edmonds’ new novel The Lone Gladio takes the reader on an exciting journey across the globe from Northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan to Southeast Asia and the belly of the beast in the United States. As seemingly disconnected plot strands are brilliantly woven together, we get to see how one of the most important clandestine operations of our time works and who is pulling the strings behind the scenes

The Lone Gladio is thought-provoking from the very first page and the blurry line between fiction and reality encourages the reader to take a closer look at publicly available information about the actors, locations and operations mentioned by Sibel Edmonds in her novel. Even small details deserve closer attention. For example, when Georgia’s Poti Sea Port is named as a transit point for Afghan heroin in the drug trafficking network of the company,[7] this is hardly accidental.[8]

Readers of The Lone Gladio will realize that operations like this are not conducted by the respective puppet government on its own, as we are often led to believe. Instead, Pentagon, NATO, CIA and MI6 are pulling the strings behind the scenes

The Lone Gladio is a must-read for everyone who is interested in the New Great Game in the Eurasian Balkans. Sibel Edmonds has written an eye-opening book, which sheds light on Operation Gladio B and provides much-needed information to understand current developments in Central Asia, the Caucasus and beyond

You can read the entire review here


The Deep State Factionalized- By Cindy Sheehan

After the book arrived, it took me a few days to sit down and crack open The Lone Gladio, but when I finally did I had trouble putting it down

Sibel does a great job of portraying what I suspect is the reality of the slimy underbelly of the “deep state’ without turning the bad guys into noble actors or falling into the trap that the USA actually has any good intentions and sometimes, regrettably (yeah, right) has to do evil to meet those ends

The Lone Gladio was released on September 11, 2014 and it’s factional recounting of the suppression of the events that led to such a disaster and horrendous aftermath is so important because after 13 years, many, many people are still dying and being tortured for the lies and cover-ups of that day.

In fact, the current US “peace” president and propaganda mill of the war machine are lying us right into more and more wars and we need more courageous whistle-blowers who refuse to be “gagged” to step forward and get these stories out any way that they can and Sibel is a gifted storyteller.

You can read the entire review here


A Great Read: As Good As Any Clancy or Ludlum Novel … With a Twist- By Washington’s Blog

I’m a sucker for Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum type spy novels. Sibel Edmonds’ The Lone Gladio is a great read. It’s one of the best action, thriller, spy novels I’ve ever read. It’s such a page-turner that I stayed up way too late reading … and ignored my work. I had to find out what happened to the main characters!

Written with all the excitement of a Clancy or Ludlum novel, The Lone Gladio blends the typical male spy thriller voice with a unique female voice … which provides an interesting and complex perspective …

You can read the entire review here


The Lone Gladio: An Edge-of-Your-Seat Thriller- By Tom Secker

Great spy novels are rare.  Great books about state terrorism and geopolitics are even rarer.  In The Lone Gladio Sibel Edmonds gives you both – an edge-of-your-seat thriller combined with a devastating exposé of some of NATO’s very worst crimes, among them the terror attacks of 9/11.  Suppressed by the mainstream media and gagged by the federal government, former FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has not only set up her own media platform at Boiling Frogs Post, and published her own autobiography Classified Woman, she has now added top-rate fiction to her arsenal of weapons in her ongoing fight with the NATO establishment.

And it is a wild ride.  A globetrotting, Crichton-esque narrative unfolds, from Baku to the jungles of Vietnam, in true page-turning fashion.

And yet, the book is no typical glorification of spies and secret agents.  Even when circumstances force Elsie to team up first with a billionaire obsessed with the murder of his son and then with the rampaging torturer/assassin OG 68, she still voices powerful and articulate moral objections.  It is these, rather than the satisfying array of revenge attacks carried out by OG 68, that are left ringing in the mind of the reader.

What is most impressive about this novel is that while it effortlessly apes all the usual bells and whistles of spy thrillers it is a very subversive book.  I have read literally hundreds of spy stories and I cannot think of another that offers the reader as much as The Lone Gladio.  For a dozen different reasons, I could not put this book down, and you won’t be able to either…

You can read the entire review and analyses here


Video Interviews


Sibel Edmonds Explains "The Lone Gladio" - Corbett Report

FBI whistleblower, BoilingFrogsPost.com founder and author of the new spy mystery novel "The Lone Gladio" Sibel Edmonds sits down with James Corbett to discuss her book, how it was written, and how its fictional events and characters intersect with reality. From the power of self-publishing to subvert the traditional corporate media gatekeeper system to Operation Gladio and staged terror, this conversation covers it all.



The Lone Gladio, Synthetic Terrorism & Perpetual Wars
- By Lip-TV Buzzsaw’s Sean Stone

Where is the conspiracy coming from, and what is behind fear mongering over ISIS in Iraq and Syria? We look at the new domino theory, 9/11 conspiracy, The Lone Gladio and Edmonds’ history as a whistleblower in this full length Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone.


"The Lone Gladio" Reviewed - Corbett Report

James Corbett reviews "The Lone Gladio," the new novel by FBI whistleblower and BoilingFrogsPost.com founder Sibel Edmonds. To learn more about the book or to purchase a copy, please visit the book's website: http://www.thelonegladio.com/


Podcast Interviews (Audio Only)


Sibel Edmonds Goes Deep on Her New Novel, and the Deep State
by Peter B. Collins on November 3, 2014

Sibel Edmonds talks about her new novel, The Lone Gladio, and explains some of the key elements of her fictional narrative based on the “deep state”, Operation Gladio, and CIA covert operations.

Edmonds is the FBI whistleblower who told her own story in the nonfiction memoir, Classified Woman. Her new novel is based on those experiences and what she learned from dozens of members of her National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. She explains why she chose to write this novel, and some of the history of Operation Gladio, which remains mostly classified. Gladio originated during the Cold War, and has morphed into a monster that Edmonds says continues to operate–she connects it to al Qaeda and al Nusra.

She also offers a fascinating distinction between the black ops of the CIA and what her novel calls “the company”, a transnational collaboration of the CIA, Britain’s MI6, the Pentagon and NATO. We talk about the true mission of NATO in the context of Russia and Ukraine.


Operation Gladio B: A Roundtable Discussion with Pearse Redmond, Tom Secker & Sibel Edmonds

The Endgame Scenario for Operation Gladio, the “Pakistanization of Turkey” & the reality of Putin’s power

On this special thirtieth episode of Porkins Policy Radio we welcome back Sibel Edmonds and Tom Secker for a roundtable discussion of The Lone Gladio and Operation Gladio B. Tom starts us off by exploring some of the themes brought out in The Lone Gladio with respect to main character Greg McPhearson; will we ever see a “rogue agent” within the CIA take on the agency? How does the oft-used concept of “blow-back” fit in with the murder of Greg’s lover Mai? Sibel discusses in detail the problems with blow-back as they exist in popular discourse, and explains how unintended consequences of covert operations are almost always intended by those implementing them. Later we move on to the endgame scenario for Operation Gladio: Sibel explains how the “Pakistanization” of Turkey is in fact a goal of the Gladio Deep State network.

Sibel talks about how beneficial it is to the Gladio operators to have a weak and divided Turkey. We discuss the new face of ISIS, Georgian-born jihadi Tarkhan Batirashvili and his striking similarity to one of Sibel’s characters in The Lone Gladio, Yousef Mohammad, as well as the real life story of Ayman al Zawahiri. Rounding out the conversation is Sibel’s analysis of the current geopolitical situation with Russia and NATO. Sibel goes into detail about the reality of Putin’s power, and gives her opinion as to why Russia has not been more confrontational towards the encroaching NATO presence in its own backyard.

*You can download the MP3 file for this podcast here

**Visit these links to purchase The Lone Gladio in Kindle, paperback and Nook formats. You can also purchase a signed copy (can be shipped to anywhere in the world!) from the author at The Lone Gladio website or here


Edmonds Speaks Truth through Fiction in ‘The Lone Gladio’- By Guillermo Jimenez of Traces of Reality

On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio: Guillermo is joined by Sibel Edmonds, editor and publisher of Boiling Frogs Post, founder-director for the National Security Whistleblowers Foundation, and author of the critically acclaimed book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story.

Sibel has just released a new book, a novel, called The Lone Gladio. In this interview, Sibel explains why she chose a “fictional drama” as the vehicle to tell this story. She speaks about a few of the various interesting characters in the book, and her inspiration for writing them. Of course, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Sibel also talks about many of the larger themes in this book: Operation Gladio, black ops, government corruption, and the Deep State. Sibel explains how Gladio did not end with the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union, but continues to this day in what the FBI calls “Gladio B.”

Sibel discusses the present-day importance of Gladio B as run by the company — a confluence of high-ranking officials in the Pentagon, CIA, MI6, and NATO — and what it has to do with the terror unleashed on September 11, 2001.

The Lone Gladio is a gripping story full of twists and turns. Sibel masterfully navigates readers through tangled webs of lies and conspiracy, shining light on issues that prefer darkness.

Listen to the podcast interview here


The Lone Gladio with Sibel Edmonds- By Pearse Redmond of Porkins Policy

On this week's episode we had the great pleasure of speaking with the one and only Sibel Edmonds of Boiling Frogs Post. Sibel is, of course, a former FBI linguist and whistle-blower who had the draconian State Secrets Privilege enacted against her, essentially classifying her entire life.

Sibel joined us to discuss her brand new novel, The Lone Gladio, which elaborates on many subjects discussed in her memoir Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story. This modern spy thriller deals exclusively with the Deep State and the secretive NATO/CIA/MI6/Pentagon program know as "Operation Gladio B." Sibel and I discuss her decision to portray the CIA characters not as James Bond-style heroes, but as the dark, complicated, and often brutal people they truly are.

Sibel also goes into detail about the geopolitical aspects of her new novel, which we explore, including how nations such as Georgia (featured prominently in The Lone Gladio) are being used by NATO and Gladio operatives as a launching ground for false-flag terror in Russia and around the globe. We also go into how Gladio B came about in the early 1990's. Sibel explains how language, culture and religion were manipulated in Central Asia and the Caucus region in order to create the very terror groups that we claim to be fighting today. We finish off our conversation by exploring who is at the top of this destructive pyramid of control and terrorism.

The Lone Gladio has reinvented the spy thriller as we know it. For anyone interested in the mechanics of the Deep State and its relationship to false flag terror, drug trafficking, media manipulation, blackmail, sex trafficking and more: Please go out and purchase a copy of this book! Honestly, this is one of the most important books to come out in decades!


The Lone Gladio- Operation Gladio B: NATO-CIA-MI6 Recipe for Brzezinski's Grand Chessboard

Tune in to this extraordinary interview. James Corbett discusses The Lone Gladio, and provides an incredible analysis of the Deep State, Shadow Government, Operation Gladio B, Zbigniew Brzezinski's Grand Chessboard, the New Cold War, Synthetic Terrorism, Perpetual Wars and much more!


The Lone Gladio: The Government Gagged Her, but It Didn’t Work- By Lew Rockwell

Sibel Edmonds tells Lew Rockwell about The Lone Gladio and the secret crimes of the U. S. empire.


ClandesTime with Tom Secker – Sibel Edmonds on The Lone Gladio

Today I welcome to the show FBI whistleblower and author Sibel Edmonds of BoilingFrogsPost.com and we talk about her new book The Lone Gladio. We discussed how the novel subverts the usual spy genre, not just through its uncompromising look at the deep state but also in its treatment of women, its portrayal of black operatives and how it responds to the question of what do we do with people like those in the Gladio network? We also touched on the recreation of Sibel’s real life story in the CIA-sponsored TV show Homeland.

Full-Length Audio


Sibel Edmonds & The Deep State- By Cindy Sheehan at SoapBox Podcast

Listen to the podcast interview here

Lip TV-Buzzsaw’s Sean Stone: Operation Gladio, False Flags & the US War Against Islam with Sibel Edmonds

Operation Gladio, the New Domino Theory, 9/11, The Lone Gladio & Sibel Edmonds’ History as a Whistleblower

False flags and corruption by the CIA, FBI and US Government to create an endless war against Islam, plus the financial gains for the elite interested in conflict in the middle east are discussed with Sibel Edmonds. Where is the conspiracy coming from, and what is behind fear mongering over ISIS in Iraq and Syria? We look at the new domino theory, 9/11 conspiracy, The Lone Gladio and Edmonds’ history as a whistleblower in this full length Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone.

*Visit these links to purchase The Lone Gladio in Kindle, paperback and Nook formats. Or you can purchase a signed copy from the author at The Lone Gladio website

“The Lone Gladio” reveals Washington’s strategy for winning the New Great Game- A Review by Christoph Germann

“The Lone Gladio is a must-read for everyone who is interested in the New Great Game in the Eurasian Balkans.”

By Christoph Germann

Sibel Edmonds’ new novel The Lone Gladio takes the reader on an exciting journey across the globe from Northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan to Southeast Asia and the belly of the beast in the United States. As seemingly disconnected plot strands are brilliantly woven together, we get to see how one of the most important clandestine operations of our time works and who is pulling the strings behind the scenes. 

Operation Gladio B is the preferred weapon of “the company” (Pentagon, NATO, CIA & MI6) in the geopolitical struggle against Russia and China. This struggle is in full swing in many parts of the world but since the New Great Game in the Eurasian Balkans is of prime importance, the shadowy paramilitary Gladio network is particularly active in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Turkey. The modus operandi of the company is being highlighted on the first few pages of The Lone Gladio, when Gladio operative Greg McPhearson (OG 68) enters an underground operations center beneath a mosque in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku to prepare the next terrorist attack on Russian soil.[1] As OG 68 and his colleagues observe how “their” Imam is turning a desperate Chechen widow into a suicide bomber, the reader is left wondering if some of these “black widows”, who have committed many of the worst terror attacks in Russia, had gotten a similar treatment.[2] But one thing is for sure: Azerbaijan plays a central role in Gladio B and other U.S./NATO intelligence operations in the region.[3] Therefore, it would come as no real surprise if Baku was indeed hosting an operations center to coordinate the “planning and preparation for some of the most elaborately staged terror attacks in Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.”[4] Interestingly enough, the operations center in The Lone Gladio is connected with the U.S. military attaché building and the significance of this location is revealed later on in the book.

Another main conduit for the Gladio B operations is Turkey and Sibel Edmonds hints at Turkey’s key role in fostering the Islamist insurgency in Russia’s North Caucasus, when Colonel Winston Tanner (OG 52) explains to Greg McPhearson who is going to take credit for the attack in Russia:

The colonel nodded. “Our Chechen base currently is divided. Those we no longer need will take credit for this attack. Those we keep will run the postexecution show from their HQ in Ankara.”

Greg paused. “How do we ensure silence of the other Chechen faction?”

“There won’t be any left, at least not with information or ties to us. We’re taking out five, three of them in Turkey – blamed on the FSB. We leave a trail of breadcrumbs straight to the Russians. They can blow off steam and throw out allegations, but they won’t get far. They don’t have our media capabilities.”[5]

In recent years, Russian intelligence agents have assassinated many Chechens abroad, most of them in Turkey.[6] So nobody would believe the Russians even if they were actually innocent. The Lone Gladio is thought-provoking from the very first page and the blurry line between fiction and reality encourages the reader to take a closer at publicly available information about the actors, locations and operations mentioned by Sibel Edmonds in her novel. Even small details deserve closer attention. For example, when Georgia’s Poti Sea Port is named as a transit point for Afghan heroin in the drug trafficking network of the company,[7] this is hardly accidental.[8]

As FBI analyst Elsie Simon, expert in the Turkey-Central Asian-Caucasus nexus, comes across some very explosive documents, we get know more about Operation Gladio B than ever before.[9] Among others, the documents reveal Georgia’s role in all of this. NATO’s proxy in the South Caucasus has been instrumental in supporting the “Chechen rebels” and from time to time this is being exposed. Two years ago, the so-called Lopota incident rocked the country. After 14 people had been killed during clashes between Georgian security forces and Chechen fighters, Georgian officials claimed that they had thwarted an attempt by insurgents to enter Georgia from Dagestan. But an investigation by Georgia‘s human rights ombudsman later concluded that the Chechens “had been recruited in Europe by Georgian Interior Ministry officials, brought to Tbilisi, and trained over a period of several months in the use of weaponry with the intention of enabling them to cross the border from Georgia into Chechnya to join the ranks of the Islamic insurgency.”[10] Readers of The Lone Gladio will realize that operations like this are not conducted by the respective puppet government on its own, as we are often led to believe. Instead, Pentagon, NATO, CIA and MI6 are pulling the strings behind the scenes.

This rule applies also when it comes to one of the most important company assets with regard to Operation Gladio B: Fethullah Gülen. CIA puppet Gülen and his vast movement play a decisive role in furthering the Islamization of Central Asia and the Caucasus region. When Greg McPhearson makes his way to the company’s main mullah training center, which is located in Houston and operated by the Gülen movement, he tells us how this works: 

The true purpose of this company-owned center was to groom and train selected candidates as mullahs, Muslim preachers, who then were assigned to specific regions and nations such as Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Xinjiang, Here they would recruit, indoctrinate, brainwash and train fanatic Islamists to be used in myriad terror operations designed and executed by the company whenever needed.[11]

FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has repeatedly highlighted the dubious activities of the Gülen movement in the Eurasian Balkans, where Gülen’s schools have regularly sheltered CIA agents.[12] Given the large number of fighters from Central Asia and the Caucasus among the “Syrian rebels”, this modus operandi seems to be still going strong. Especially the Chinese government is currently concerned about the brainwashing of young Muslims and has therefore launched a crackdown on madrassas in the far western region of Xinjiang.[13] But as long as the company tries to implement its East Turkestan project, there will be no end to the violence in Xinjiang.[14]

The Lone Gladio is a must-read for everyone who is interested in the New Great Game in the Eurasian Balkans. Sibel Edmonds has written an eye-opening book, which sheds light on Operation Gladio B and provides much-needed information to understand current developments in Central Asia, the Caucasus and beyond.


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*This review was originally written and published here @ The New Great Game.

**Visit these links to purchase The Lone Gladio in Kindle, paperback and Nook formats. Or you can purchase a signed copy from the author at The Lone Gladio website

Notes:

[1] Sibel Edmonds, The Lone Gladio (Bend: Sibel Edmonds, 2014) p. 10.
[2] Jim Heinz, “’Black widows’ tied to decade of terror in Russia,” Associated Press, 21 January 2014:
http://news.yahoo.com/39-black-widows-39-tied-decade-terror-russia-155912772--spt.html.
[3] Christoph Germann, “The New Great Game Round-Up #39,” Boiling Frogs Post, 9 February 2014:
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2014/02/09/the-new-great-game-round-up-february-9-2014/.
[4] Ibid., Edmonds p.14.
[5] Ibid., Edmonds pp. 14-15.
[6] Sibel Edmonds, “BFP Exclusive: US-NATO-Chechen Militia Joint Operations Base,” Boiling Frogs Post, 22 November 2011:
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/11/22/bfp-exclusive-us-nato-chechen-militia-joint-operations-base/.
[7] Ibid., Edmonds p. 146.
[8] “Some 100 kg heroin revealed in Poti port,” Trend News Agency, 3 June 2010:
http://en.trend.az/azerbaijan/politics/1698876.html.
[9] Ibid., Edmonds p. 185.
[10] “Mastermind Behind Georgian-Chechen Shoot-Out Still Not Identified,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 4 September 2013:
http://www.rferl.org/content/caucasus-report-georgia-chechen-shoot-out-anniversary-mastermind/25095633.html.
[11] Ibid., Edmonds p. 307.
[12] Sibel Edmonds, “Turkish Intel Chief Exposes CIA Operations via Islamic Group in Central Asia,” Boiling Frogs Post, 6 January 2011:
http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/01/06/turkish-intel-chief-exposes-cia-operations-via-islamic-group-in-central-asia/.
[13] “China says 'rescues' more children from Xinjiang religious schools,” Reuters, 14 September 2014:
http://news.yahoo.com/china-says-rescues-more-children-xinjiang-religious-schools-035133611.html.
[14] Scott Neuman, “China: 'Serious' Terrorist Attack Kills 50 In Xinjiang,” NPR, 26 September 2014:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/09/26/351716057/china-serious-terrorist-attack-kills-50-in-xinjiang.

The Lone Gladio: An Edge-of-Your-Seat Thriller

“A globetrotting, Crichton-esque narrative unfolds, from Baku to the jungles of Vietnam, in true page-turning fashion!”

By Tom Secker

This morning I finished reading Sibel Edmonds’ debut novel The Lone Gladio, less than 24 hours after I started reading the book.  A more considered review will come later but my initial reaction is thus:

Great spy novels are rare.  Great books about state terrorism and geopolitics are even rarer.  In The Lone Gladio Sibel Edmonds gives you both – an edge-of-your-seat thriller combined with a devastating exposé of some of NATO’s very worst crimes, among them the terror attacks of 9/11.  Suppressed by the mainstream media and gagged by the federal government, former FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds has not only set up her own media platform at Boiling Frogs Post, and published her own autobiography Classified Woman, she has now added top-rate fiction to her arsenal of weapons in her ongoing fight with the NATO establishment.

In typical thriller fashion the story follows a wide web of interconnected characters across multiple agencies and spheres of life.  From FBI translator and analyst Elsie Simon via ex black ops specialist Greg McPhearson to renowned terrorist commando Yousef Mahmoud – this is a tale set in the deep state, and based on real people and true events.  Two agents are forced out of the FBI for getting too close to an international network responsible for false flag terrorism, assassinations, drug running and child prostitution.  They pursue their investigation, carrying us along with them for the ride.  And it is a wild ride.  A globetrotting, Crichton-esque narrative unfolds, from Baku to the jungles of Vietnam, in true page-turning fashion.

And yet, the book is no typical glorification of spies and secret agents.  Even when circumstances force Elsie to team up first with a billionaire obsessed with the murder of his son and then with the rampaging torturer/assassin OG 68, she still voices powerful and articulate moral objections.  It is these, rather than the satisfying array of revenge attacks carried out by OG 68, that are left ringing in the mind of the reader.  What is most impressive about this novel is that while it effortlessly apes all the usual bells and whistles of spy thrillers it is a very subversive book.  I have read literally hundreds of spy stories and I cannot think of another that offers the reader as much as The Lone Gladio.  For a dozen different reasons, I could not put this book down, and you won’t be able to either.

The Lone Gladio is available in Kindle, paperback and Nook formats.  You can also buy a signed copy from the author at The Lone Gladio website.  Sibel will hopefully be appearing on ClandesTime next month to talk about her new book, so we can all look forward to that.

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*To read the complete review visit Tom Secker’s site here @ SpyCulture.

A Review by Corbett Report: “The Lone Gladio” Blows the Lid Off Of Gladio B

“Eat your heart out, Fleming, Clancy, Le Carré; “The Lone Gladio” boldly goes where no mere spy yarn would dare!”

By James Corbett

null The Lone Gladio,” the new novel by FBI whistleblower and BoilingFrogsPost.com founder Sibel Edmonds, is not just another spy novel. Yes, it is about spies…of a sort. And clandestine missions. And double-crosses and unsure loyalties. But that’s where the similarity ends.

“The Lone Gladio” derives its name from Operation Gladio. As even the most mainstream source (read: Wikipedia) will tell you, Operation Gladio was a NATO-led “stay-behind” operation to build up paramilitary forces that could resist Soviet occupation in the event of a Soviet invasion of Europe. It operated in many countries but is most closely associated with Italy where the program was first exposed in spectacular fashion by Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti in October, 1990. The scale of the scandal involved with the revelation of this program is hard to overstate; Gladio stay-behind operatives were intimately involved with some of the worst atrocities of Italy’s so-called “Years of Lead” including the Bologna Massacre, a bombing of the Bologna railway station that left 85 dead and over 200 wounded.

What the mainstream sources do not tell you about Operation Gladio is that it is not merely a NATO-led operation, but a CIA-sponsored and Pentagon-connected one; that it is not merely operative in Europe but throughout the world; that its main area of operations is not Italy but Turkey; and that it did not end operations after the fall of the Soviet Union, but merely changed tactics, from fostering right-wing paramilitary groups (original Gladio) to fostering Islamic terrorist groups (Gladio “B”).

All of this is documented fact, although for the deeper analysis of these facts and how they relate to the current “war on terror” you’ll have to invest the time in my landmark interview series with Sibel Edmonds on Gladio B that was conducted last year. In that series, Sibel Edmonds went further than ever before in laying out what she gathered in her time as a translator in the Washington Field Office of the FBI, including: US State Department / Gladio operative’s liaison with Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand man throughout the 1990s; the NATO takeover of Afghan poppy fields after 9/11 and Gladio-protected drug running and money laundering operations; the dramatic life (and death) of drug trafficker, assassin and Turkish government collaborator Abdullah Çatlı; the direction of billionaire Imam Fethullah Gulen’s mysterious fortune and his 600 madrasas from his Pennsylvania castle with his CIA backers; Gladio-sponsored false flag terror operations in Central Asia and the Caucasus; and much more.

Any way you slice it, the information packed into the Gladio B series is explosive, pun intended. But as deeply involved as it is with characters, names, places and events that most in the Western world have little or no familiarity with, it can be difficult to see the forest for the trees. “The Lone Gladio” is a work of ‘fiction’ that steps back from the trees to show you the forest.

The central conceit of the novel is that a high-ranking Gladio operative, stung by the incidental killing of his lover (“collateral damage” as he himself would have termed it), goes rogue, setting in motion a series of events that threatens to expose the entire Gladio B operation. Caught up along the way are a high-ranking Congressman on a child sex tour of Cambodia; the CIA team that is surveilling and blackmailing him; an American reporter caught in the crossfire; a US mogul searching for his son’s killers; the Russian operatives who have penetrated his organization; and Elsie Simon, a plucky 5 foot 3 inch 105 pound FBI translator haunted by the disappearance of her father.

The novel has all the twists and turns of any spy thriller, and then some. There is action, suspense, high-tech spy gadgetry, violence, and a love story. But what sets this book apart is that, unlike a Tom Clancy or John Le Carré novel, “The Lone Gladio” is not escapism. In fact, it is exactly the opposite: it is a vehicle for revealing the shocking reality underneath the surface of the mundane picture of the world we are presented with on the nightly news. No jingoistic patriotism and good guys in service to the president bunkum here. Consider this description of the shadow government from “OG 68″ aka Greg MacPhearson, the high-ranking Gladio operative gone rogue:

“There are others outside the government, and they are the ones on top. They are the true power that controls the second tier: the government front system—because government is a front. The CIA too sets up front companies; it’s strikingly similar. The real power—the Deep State, let’s call it—is out and above the actual visible government.”

The true power of this novel is that, although it is a work of fiction with fictional characters and fictional license is taken (the 9/11 false flag is revealed as a hoax on national television, after all), it is still a tale told by an insider with an insider’s knowledge of this system and how it functions. We would be fools not to take this book and the message it is desperately trying to impart seriously. And that message is that there is a deep state, that it has been functioning a long time, and that it is puppeteering the events we see playing out across the nightly news.

Eat your heart out, Fleming, Ludlow, Clancy, Le Carré; “The Lone Gladio” boldly goes where no mere spy yarn would dare.

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*This review was originally written and published here @ Corbett Report.

**Visit these links to purchase The Lone Gladio in Kindle, paperback and Nook formats. Or you can purchase a signed copy from the author at The Lone Gladio website

Self-Publishing: A Powerful Tool to Challenge the Corporate Establishment & the Deep State

Utilizing all we can in our fight against those who stand between us & our liberties

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance, said Thomas Jefferson. We must remain vigilant individually and collectively- that is, if we value our liberties and integrity. We must utilize all we can in our fight against those who stand between us and our liberties.

There are collective actions that we can take. No one can deny the power of a united front in taking on the establishment: collective protests, collective boycotting, social networking to spread blacked-out information and new …

There also are many actions that we can take as individuals. At its face value, each individual action and its impact may appear insignificant. However, when you start adding them together you see and understand their amazing effects:

Think about individual families who have decided to take a stand against the institutionalization and indoctrination of their children by the establishment:

There are about 2.2 million home-educated students in the United States. There were an estimated 1.73 to 2.35 million children (in grades K to 12) home educated during the spring of 2010 in the United States (Ray, 2011). It appears the homeschool population is continuing to grow (at an estimated 2% to 8% per annum over the past few years).

A recent report in Education News states that, since 1999, the number of children who are homeschooled has increased by 75%. Though homeschooled children represent only 4% of all school-age children nationwide, the number of children whose parents choose to educate them at home rather than a traditional academic setting is growing seven times faster than the number of children enrolling in grades K-12 every year.

We are looking at individual choice and actions that amount to millions collectively. Can anyone deny the power and impact reflected in these numbers? Well, it starts with one, only one individual family unit.

There are so many examples that illustrate individual actions growing into a massive front in challenging the establishment: Saying no to mass medication and vaccination, refusing body scanners at the airports, boycotting and weaning ourselves from the establishment media …

That brings me to the topic of empowerment and independence that comes with self-publishing. I believe I have earned the right to speak up on this issue. I loathe people who engage in practices that contradict what they preach in public. I have disdain for those who never practice what they advocate and preach (Well, that takes care of every single political and public figure we have. Doesn’t it?!).

With my first book, Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story, I was kind of led to the path of self-publishing.  Here is how it went:

I had to obtain legal services and fight the government to clear my book for publication. As a former FBI contractor with Top Secret Clearance I had, without realizing it at the time (aka naivety), signed away my right to publish any nonfiction books without obtaining prepublication review and approval from the Justice Department and the FBI. To make a long story short (-er), DOJ-FBI refused to clear a single word in my book manuscript. They claimed that everything, every single word in my manuscript, was considered classified, thus not allowed to be published. If you think this is some kind of fantasy or embellishment, please read the following: Click Here As you can see by the documented evidence, the Kafkaesque situation is as real as it comes in the so-called Land of the Free.

Anyhow. What happened next? The DOJ-FBI authorities held on to their ludicrous assertion. They put their foot down and said: Dare to publish this, and we’ll send you to jail with a one-way ticket. Guess what I did? For those of you who have been with and known me this doesn’t come as a surprise. I said: ‘I dare you.’ I took my chances. I want to emphasize ‘I’ since doing so, publishing Classified Woman without government approval, only put me at risk- If I published the book I was going to be the only liable party.

You’d think, with scandalous publicity like that (The Forbidden Book, The New & Real Fahrenheit 451), the top US publishers would have fallen all over each other to get the right to print and publicize the book. Wouldn’t you? Not so. The top 5 publishers (in size only) refused to touch the book. They said things like: We don’t want to get into some hot water with the FBI, or, we will only publish this if we have undisputable approval from the government …

Then I went to Mid-Size publishers. The majority of mid-size establishment publishers responded along the same lines as their bigger brothers. A couple of them differed by using other ludicrous lines such as: ‘Your book gets into the Obama administration (and it makes him look bad). Your case happened during the Bush Administration. We will be willing to consider it if you end the book with Chapter 18 and get rid of the chapters dealing with the Obama Admin.’ I said: over my dead body- this was a true account, not subject to any establishment modification.

In the end I was left with only one choice in order to publish this book, and do so with integrity and truthfulness. That choice was: Self-Publishing. At the time, self-publishing was fairly new, and it came with a bunch of stereotype and a bad reputation (of course, by the mainstream media and establishment), and loads of stigmatization. In order to make the best out of a hard situation, and to lessen the negativities attached to self-published books, I decided to approach the self-publication process as any traditional publishing house would: I searched, found, and hired a highly-respected and experienced editor who had worked with one of the top 3 publishing houses for decades; I brought on board an award-winning book cover designer who also had worked with one of the top three publishers for several decades; I also hired one of the top book interior designers in the industry and employed the assistance of independent proofreaders …

In the end we came up with a good quality and solidly produced book that we could all be proud of:  A book that did not differ from those published by the establishment publishers in look and feel; a book that differed greatly from those taken on and altered by the establishment publishers when it came to its content. And contrary to all the negative predictions, Classified Woman became fairly successful. Without any marketing dollars and power, without any coverage (without a single word from the mainstream media), and without utilizing the polarized partisanship divide, we were able to make it possible for Classified Woman to achieve the status of a very successful nonfiction book - based on mainstream establishment standards.

Was it difficult? Sure.

Was it expensive? Of course- we had to get a small loan for production.

Was it worth it? You bet. It became a book that not only challenged the establishment with its content, but also with its quality and the way it was published independently. It is a book that I am proud of. It is a book that is measured and judged solely by its readers- the real people, not by tools of propaganda created and promoted by the Deep State.

I challenged the establishment by writing this book in the first place. I continued the challenge throughout the retaliation and threats issued by the government. Further, I challenged and boycotted the mainstream establishment corporations by publishing it independently.

This is why I decided to do exactly the same thing with my new book The Lone Gladio. Of course, this time around I had none of the previous big obstacles: As a fiction book I did not have to submit the manuscript to the government. Because of that, and considering the relative success of my previous book, this time around I actually had a few publishers approach me with offers to get the rights to publish this book. I did not have to think about it; not even for a second. My answer was firm: No. I am going to publish this independently.

Writing The Lone Gladio was my way of challenging the criminal establishment- the Deep State, as an individual.

Self-publishing The Lone Gladio was my way of boycotting and challenging the mainstream establishment publishing houses- The mega corporations that have become the mouthpiece and propaganda outlets of the Deep State, as an individual.

Bringing The Lone Gladio directly to you, the people, was, and is, my way of bypassing the mainstream media and channels, and making them irrelevant, as an individual.

Spreading the info and getting the word out on this book is up to you, the people, to take on, as one way to challenge and counter the establishment and its mega corporations, collectively.

Utilizing this book to inform and educate others on the Deep State is also up to you, the people, both as individuals and collectively.

I, Sibel Edmonds, as an individual, have taken on, challenged and countered the establishment with The Lone Gladio.

You, the people, collectively, can utilize this effort to collectively challenge and counter the establishment by being the media and network to spread the word and to inform others.

The price of our freedom and liberty is indeed eternal vigilance. We must do all we can for our freedom- individually and collectively. And we must never give up. Never.

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*Visit these links to purchase The Lone Gladio in Kindle, paperback and Nook formats. Or you can purchase a signed copy from the author at The Lone Gladio website

Sibel Edmonds is editor of Boiling Frogs Post, founder-director of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, author of the acclaimed book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story, and a brand new novel The Lone Gladio. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award. Ms. Edmonds has been subjected to several government-asserted State Secrets Privilege orders, and the U.S. Congress has been indefinitely gagged and prevented from taking up her case through unprecedented retroactive classification orders issued by the Department of Justice. She is nationally recognized as the most classified woman in the United States. Ms. Edmonds has lived in several countries including the United States, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran, and Vietnam. She is a certified linguist, fluent in four languages. She has an MA in public policy from George Mason University and a BA in criminal justice and psychology from George Washington University. She lives in Oregon with her husband of 22 years and her daughter.

Traces of Reality: “Sibel Edmonds Speaks Truth Through Fiction in The Lone Gladio”

Operation Gladio, Black Ops, Government Corruption & the Deep State

On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio: Guillermo is joined by Sibel Edmonds, editor and publisher of Boiling Frogs Post, founder-director for the National Security Whistleblowers Foundation, and author of the critically acclaimed book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story.

Sibel has just released a new book, a novel, called The Lone Gladio. In this interview, Sibel explains why she chose a “fictional drama” as the vehicle to tell this story. She speaks about a few of the various interesting characters in the book, and her inspiration for writing them. Of course, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

Sibel also talks about many of the larger themes in this book: Operation Gladio, black ops, government corruption, and the Deep State. Sibel explains how Gladio did not end with the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union, but continues to this day in what the FBI calls “Gladio B.”

Sibel discusses the present-day importance of Gladio B as run by the company — a confluence of high-ranking officials in the Pentagon, CIA, MI6, and NATO — and what it has to do with the terror unleashed on September 11, 2001.

The Lone Gladio is a gripping story full of twists and turns. Sibel masterfully navigates readers through tangled webs of lies and conspiracy, shining light on issues that prefer darkness.

Listen to the interview at Traces of Reality: Click Here

*The Lone Gladio is now available through the following channels: Amazon, Nook & TLG e-Store

The Lone Gladio: Lew Rockwell Interviews Sibel Edmonds

“The Government Gagged Her, But It Didn’t Work!”

The most classified woman Sibel Edmonds tells Lew Rockwell about her new novel The Lone Gladio and the secret crimes of the U. S. Empire.

Following the success of her recent memoir, Classified Woman, PEN Award Winner and ‘Most Classified Woman in the U.S.’ Sibel Edmonds’ thrilling conspiracy novel has just been released to wide acclaim. The Lone Gladio is now available through the following channels: Amazon, Nook & TLG e-Store

Sibel Edmonds is editor of Boiling Frogs Post, found-director of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, and author of the acclaimed book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story, and a brand new novel The Lone Gladio. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award. Ms. Edmonds has been subjected to several government-asserted State Secrets Privilege orders, and the U.S. Congress has been indefinitely gagged and prevented from taking up her case through unprecedented retroactive classification orders issued by the Department of Justice. She is nationally recognized as the most classified woman in the United States. Ms. Edmonds is a certified linguist, fluent in four languages, and has an MA in public policy from George Mason University and a BA in criminal justice and psychology from George Washington University.

News Release: The Lone Gladio, A Powerful Novel by Sibel Edmonds, Now Available!

From PEN Award Winner and ‘Most Classified Woman in the U.S.’ Sibel Edmonds Comes a Powerful Novel that Exposes the International Government Conspiracies Threatening Our Daily Lives. Read more here

“As good as any Clancy or Ludlum novel … one of the best action, thriller, spy novels I’ve ever read.” - Washington’s Blog

“The Government Gagged Her, But It Didn’t Work!”– Lew Rockwell

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BFP Exclusive- The Lone Gladio: Meet Journalist Lou Brian

The Lone Gladio Countdown: 11 Days to Go

We are continuing our countdown to The Lone Gladio official launch date: Thursday, September 11, 2014, with less than two weeks to go. Actually I am currently engaged in several countdowns in my life: nervously counting the days to my daughter’s start of the school year (First Grade is a major stepping stone you know!) while struggling between the homeschooling option versus the awful public education (read: ‘conditioning’) system, counting down to my dreaded surgeries on September 9 & 10, and the list goes on.

Well, here we are: eleven days to the thirteenth anniversary of the September Eleven Attacks. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my newsletter for all the coming news, updates and promos for The Lone Gladio here at The Lone Gladio Website. You can also join The Lone Gladio pages at Twitter and Facebook

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Now, are you ready for the third round of select excerpts from The Lone Gladio? Here we go: Please meet journalist Lou Brian:

Chapter 6

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     Lou felt exhausted by the time he finished telling Mitch the entire story and chronology of events. He wanted to provide as much detail as possible: partly for the relief that came with having at least one person in on this story; and partly—cynical person that he was—for insurance to keep his story alive even if he no longer was.

     They’d been sitting in an outdoor café on the river in District Two. The constant parade of loud-engine riverboats in front, combined with the buzzing cars and beeping motorbikes behind provided a safe and comfortable zone for their meeting and conversation.

     Uncle Mitch had not interrupted him once during the entire narrative, which had taken at least thirty minutes. Every so often he averted his eyes and stared emptily at the passing boats and water taxis or looked down as he sipped his cold coconut water, but otherwise he’d been all attention.

     Lou leaned back and let out a breath. “There you have it, from beginning to end.” He picked up the green coconut shell to drain whatever was left over.

     Mitch signaled the waiter. “I’d say we deserve our beer now, no?” He ordered two Saigon beers, a double platter of fried spring rolls and a plate of lemongrass squid.

     “Of all the people and entities in the world, you found the worst and most vicious to mess with, son.”

     “I didn’t pick them!” Lou protested. “I stumbled and fell into this shit! It was supposed to be a report on a scandal involving dirty U.S. politicians. Who could have guessed? The CIA has been doing its own stories on these scumbags—for blackmail! I—”

     Mitch held up his hand. ‘Hey, hey. I know. All I meant was, I can’t think of any bigger shit.”

     “Where do I go? What do I do? They know that I know, and they can’t have that. So there’s only one choice left: to kill me, and destroy every copy. So far I’ve scattered around as many copies as possible . . . just for some level of insurance. Well, kinda.”

     “You think they haven’t already figured that out? That one is easy: it is what anyone would do for insurance, and that takes out the insurance part.”

     “So . . . you’re saying they’d kill me and not worry about how many people have digital copies?”

     “I suspect yes. Think about it. Who in the world would be suicidal enough to take your DVD and publicize it once you’re dead?”

     Lou smiled slyly. “You would.” He produced a DVD from his pants and slid it across the table. “There, Uncle Mitch, consider yourself served!”

     Mitch refused to touch it. “I’m serious. You have to think rationally. As far as I can see, you have two options—”

     “What about the Internet?” Lou interrupted. “Once the shit goes viral, I go back home and get my life back, no? What would be the point?”

     Mitch sadly shook his head. “You could never count on that to protect you. The death warrant already has been issued. You’re marked.”

     The waiter brought their food and set it up in front of them.

     Mitch continued. “Option one: you go living like this, on the run and in hiding for as long as you live or as long as they let you live. Option two: you find an intermediary then try to negotiate with them.”

     “Negotiate how?”

     “That’s what the intermediary is for: someone who knows the bastards and how they think or bargain. You must find a way to assure them that you’re mum for life and help them to retrieve every copy.”

     “And they’ll take my word for it, just like that!”

     “Don’t be too quick to dismiss that possibility, Lou. They’d know you know your life is dependent on keeping your word. What better guarantee to secure every copy? Including this.” He slid the disk back toward Lou.

     Lou had to admit, his uncle had been around the block more than once. He’d survived.

     “You said an intermediary, someone who knows the other side. Do you have someone in mind?”

     Mitch nodded slowly. “Yes, I believe I do.”

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BFP Exclusive- The Lone Gladio: Meet FBI Analyst Elsie Simon

The Lone Gladio Countdown: 3 Weeks to Go

We are continuing our countdown to The Lone Gladio official launch date: September 11, 2014, with only three more weeks to go.

Yesterday, after reviewing and re-reviewing our proof copies, we submitted our officially final file for publication. I know one thing: I won’t be re-reading this book for a very long time. In addition to over a year of writing, I have had to endure reading this book at least two dozen times since its supposed completion. Can you blame me?!

Okay, so what is left to do? I am happy to report: not much. I am going to send a few copies to my trusted independent news and blog partners. I will be working on a brief news release for the launch and newsletters. We will update The Lone Gladio website. And … well, I’ll be leaving home for  a couple of minor surgeries on September 8, and return on the day my book will be officially released- September 11.

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Now, are you ready for the second round of select excerpts from The Lone Gladio? Here we go: Please meet FBI Analyst Elsie Simon:

 

Chapter 5

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Elsie was about to sit and start up her monitor when she changed her mind, grabbing her notepad and heading out.

She entered the unit’s file and archives room where she noticed an Asian translator on her knees methodically filing copies of her printed transcripts. The FBI insisted on keeping with its precomputer methods. Each analyst had to make multiple copies of every translated document or concluding analysis and file them with each corresponding unit. In addition, another copy had to be submitted to the central secretary, who arranged secure hand-delivery to headquarters at the end of each day, and yet another had to be filed here in this enormous archive. Change was despised. Any time-saving resource or innovation was doubly loathed and fought against.

Up until the terror attack, analysts worked at headquarters, where they received hand-delivered translated documents from the language specialists and agents’ reports from field offices around the country. Their analyses then were sent to the unit heads, who shared them with the corresponding agents.

Middlemen and redundancies often caused delays and near useless analyses. Raw data without context or a hastily written field report almost never gave the full picture. Analysts and agents need regular briefings and consulting face to face in real time. Stale and dated data produces useless analyses.

Elsie proceeded along the wall opposite to where the translator was finishing up. She opened the first drawer on top, ran through the alphabetized folders until she found the file that corresponded to her unit and current operation numerical code. She removed the file, placed it on top of her legal pad, and quietly closed the drawer. Once she heard the translator exit, she quickly moved near to where the woman had been filing. This was the area for the Arabic division.

Elsie opened the middle drawer for northern Africa–related cases and operations, scanning the folders under Egypt until she reached 2001. Spotting the CT-Counterterrorism section, she pulled the folder rack forward and removed the file labeled Mahmoud, Yousef CT 119-TSC WFO.

The file was amazingly thin. She flipped open the jacket. Only two pages: one with a short paragraph summarizing the Canadian unit’s memo and deportation date and time; and the other, an itemized list of Yousef’s belongings confiscated by Canadian Intelligence, with several items redacted and turned over to the FBI.

According to the list, Yousef carried three international passports, one of which was a diplomatic passport issued in 1997 by the State Department under the name Khalid Ramesh—immediately raising the question of whether or not it was faked. Why would the State Department issue a diplomatic passport to an air force major stationed in Nebraska? If it was real, wouldn’t that give credence to her theory that Yousef worked as a double agent? She wondered what Ryan’s reaction would be. Still, there was no way for them to verify the passport’s authenticity.

Yousef carried a laptop as well, with numerous suspicious files and documents, many of which were encrypted and a few in other languages, including Arabic and Turkic. Notes with regard to this were blacked out; Elsie couldn’t help but wonder why.

What was he doing with Turkic documents? She couldn’t stop the questions swirling in her head. The bureau had him for over 72 hours; where is the rest of the usual thick paperwork? Where is the FBI’s order for translation and analysis of Yousef’s documents? Did they in fact get them translated and analyzed? If so, to whom did they assign those tasks? Where was the insisted-on customary paper trail for that? Why is the fileso empty? Who was the arresting agent(s), and where is their mandatory routine report?

She placed the file back in the folder, closed the drawer and returned to her office. Clearly, she was anxious to share this new finding with Ryan but had to wait. In-house phone or direct discussions of their outside case inside the building was verboten. Instead, they used a code to signal each other of the need to meet or talk. She planned to use it now.

For Meltem’s sake, she pretended to be working with her headset on while typing and staring at her monitor. After thirty minutes, she grabbed her legal pad and the file she’d removed from the archive room (the current boring case she and Ryan had been working on per their unit boss’s order, right after the Nazim fiasco) and took the stairs.

Elsie knocked twice on Ryan’s door. No response. She opened it a crack and peeked in. Empty. Going over to his desk, she tore a page from his Post-Its and jotted down a note: I’ll be @ Lunch @ La Luna Pizza, 12 p.m. # 89. 89 stood for fairly important but not urgent. She stuck the note on the center of his desk and went back to her cubicle.

She spent the next couple of hours going over transcripts, one of which instantly caught her eye. It pertained to a State Department request sent to the Turkish embassy on behalf of two employees of US International Education Development (USIED-US) for temporary work visas. According to the document, this was for a “brief education assessment trip” to Diyarbakir, a city near the border of Iraq-Turkey. She took out her personal organizer and wrote down the names, dates of birth, and assignment titles in her coded and abbreviated style, submitting the full versions into her infallible memory database. This case was hers alone and had nothing to do with Ryan’s projects or the bureau.

She left her office at 11:45 to give herself time to walk to La Luna. Walking outside like this, by herself, always helped her to think clearly.

She thought about their meeting this morning, and went over everything Ryan had given her. Granted, his intel was almost all fourth hand: from a supposedly reliable informant to Robert, Robert to Ryan and then to her—not ideal sourcing for solid analysis. Much better would be to meet the informant face to face.

Yousef was one of a select few top-tier operatives of the massive terror operation in the United States. He was one of the three who were captured, and one of the two captured alive. How could he be out, roaming freely and traveling internationally?

She had to think. With his education, background, and intimate knowledge of the al-Hazar network he’d be incredibly valuable as an asset-informant-agent. Might the U.S. government, for instance, alter his face and send him out on missions to catch a bigger fish? She supposed so; yet she doubted it. What made Yousef high value also made him risky and unreliable: very hard if not impossible to keep tabs on and control once out. Doing so no doubt would ensure disaster.

Elsie shifted gears, to Yousef’s files and history: What happened to them? Did the Pentagon order the bureau to hand over everything, leaving no trace? Again, this was doubtful; not that the Pentagon wouldn’t try. Between the two agencies there existed an epic ongoing pissing contest. Besides, someone somewhere in the FBI would always keep a copy, just in case. Even so, knowing that HQ had those files did not help her or Ryan.

Now she was back to the reasoning that had filled Ryan with such rage and adamant denial. What if Yousef had been a government agent from the start? What if his position with the U.S. Air Force and obtaining high-level clearance were by design? What if he was working with and directing al-Hazar as a commando general while being followed and watched by his bosses at the Pentagon? Finally—and horribly—what if his U.S. bosses knew of al-Hazar’s plans all along? Who knew, precisely? How many knew, and for how long? Even more, what if al-Hazar had moles in key positions within the government? What if they operated a major network within our government agencies? Could it be? Perhaps. They certainly have the money and backing, and when it comes to high-level U.S. officials, everything is up for sale. Or was this scenario too far-fetched?

She stopped when she realized she’d overshot the pizza joint by two blocks. Turning around, she double-timed it back, making sure to be there at twelve on the dot.

The place was packed. Elsie ordered a slice and tall lemonade and stepped aside. Every time the door opened, she’d glance to see if it was Ryan; so far, no sign of him.

She took her slice to a little wooden table and sat there alone, picking at it. Fifteen minutes later, still no sign. She took one last sip of her too-sweet drink, tossed the oily plate and cup and left. Lunchtime over.

            . . .

Sibel Edmonds is editor of Boiling Frogs Post, founder-director of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition, and author of the acclaimed book Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award. Ms. Edmonds has been subjected to several government-asserted State Secrets Privilege orders, and the U.S. Congress has been indefinitely gagged and prevented from taking up her case through unprecedented retroactive classification orders issued by the Department of Justice. She is nationally recognized as the most classified woman in the United States. She has an MA in public policy from George Mason University and a BA in criminal justice and psychology from George Washington University.

BFP Exclusive- The Lone Gladio: Meet OG 68, a k a Greg McPhearson

The Lone Gladio Countdown Begins: 4 Weeks to Go

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Now, are you ready for the first select excerpts from The Lone Gladio? Here we go: Meet OG 68- a k a Greg McPhearson.

 

Chapter 8

     Greg had efficiently and smoothly completed his setup in less than eight minutes. He looked at his watch. Two hours and six minutes. More than enough. Josh was on his back inside the stall with his legs propped up against the wall. A hand towel was draped over his eyes, extending midway over the bridge of his nose.

     “Are you ready, Josh? Because I am. I am going to kill you slow.” He was hovering over Josh just outside the stall. Lifting the showerhead from its cradle, he turned on the water and set the temperature to coldest and the pressure to weakest. He let the water slowly soak the towel over Josh’s upper face; then he unfolded and lowered the fully soaked towel until it covered both Josh’s nose and mouth. He continued watering, holding the showerhead eighteen inches above Josh’s head. His watch beeped: 36 seconds. Time to break. He turned off the water and lifted up the towel. From the color of Josh’s lips and skin, he could tell the man was really getting it. His pupils expressed a level of fear rarely reached in the life of the average man. This is precisely what Greg wanted and intended to get—at this stage.

     Greg sat on the commode next to the stall and watched Josh. “I suspect you’re familiar with our water splash party. How do they teach it to you guys nowadays? CIA Semi-Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, CSEIT 101. A prerequisite to CIA Enhanced Interrogation Techniques, CEIT 200; and what is it after that? I don’t think they offer that to guys in lower levels, like you. Because with guys like me, and there aren’t too many, we go through Souped-Up Interrogation Techniques—and beyond. Then we top that with the Pentagon’s own version of enhanced techniques and . . . well, we become the best in the business at pain and kill. The best in the world. Okay, are you ready for another round? Time to splash.”

     Greg repeated the same steps all over again. This time he set his timer at 42 seconds: two seconds beyond the sequence limit set by agency guidelines for effective waterboarding techniques. When he lifted the soaked towel the second time he could see Josh regaining some muscle response: he was shivering. Involuntary muscle response to cold water and splash. Good.

     Greg sat on the commode and gave Josh a few seconds of recovery time. “I have two theories, Josh. One, you killed my woman by design and per your bosses’ order. Two, you killed my woman because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that—ironically—is coming back to haunt you since she happened to belong to a very wrong man. I’m leaning toward number two. The outcome, what happens to you, isn’t going to change. Whether one or two, one fact remains the same: You killed my woman.”

     Greg grabbed another towel and applied the semi-enhanced technique once more, this time for 48 seconds. By the end of the third session, Josh was shaking violently. His lips were turning dark blue-black.

     With 1 hour 43 minutes remaining, Greg decided to move to the next procedure. Not as bad as Souped-Up but definitely above Semi-Enhanced. He plugged an extension cord into the wall socket above the sink and connected his open-end copper wire. “Josh, we’re going from cold to hot. Hot as in burning hot. In Spanish, they call it muy caliente; in Russian, ochen’ goryachiy; in German, sehr heiß . . .”

     By the time he finished the first round of his enhanced procedure, Josh was beginning to recover some movement in his facial muscles and partially his voice. The bathroom smelled a bit like a barbecue joint. A mix of burnt hair, fat and meat not easily distinguishable as human; it could be pork or even a fatty Kobe burger.

     Josh whimpered. He kind of howled. Mucus was running down his nose, out of his mouth, and dripping down his chin. His eyes were askew and out of focus, sometimes even crossed. Pathetic, true, but he was not yet out of it. Greg knew. He was not about to let him go so soon.

     Greg, now towering over the man, began to free associate. “Unlike you, I don’t enjoy this. I did these things for no other reason than that they were in my line of work: mainly, to the Russians. Some people . . . deluded people . . . would call this, what I’m doing here, justice. I never use that word. I hear it a lot. I read it all the time but I don’t have a use for it. It’s a dumb word. It’s abstract. It’s a phantom—no, a gremlin—that affects what people say and what they do to one another, a right to let themselves off the hook, to evade culpability by invoking some codified rule or law . . . are you with me Josh? Am I getting to you?”

     He paused and watched him. “Guys like you are a mistake for the agency. Granted, we all get in based on our unique qualifications, our special backgrounds. You know. Deviancy, sadism, extreme childhood trauma . . . Some of us, a few of us, can channel those traits in our jobs constructively. The rest, the ones like you, cannot. You end up using the missions—and especially the missions on the side, like this—to satisfy your impulses, compulsions and sickness. You’re out of control. I bet you jerked off during Keller’s session. The boy in the room back there is proof of your wrongness for the job.” He unrolled the wire and approached Josh’s limp body. “All right. Let’s barbecue some more.”

     The second round of electrocution knocked Josh unconscious for a full minute or so. The blisters were already forming on his penis, buttocks and lower abdomen. Greg waited for him to come back. He did. Now moaning. Snot all over his face. Time for a break and talk.

     “The other day I was thinking. What would happen if agencies like the CIA shut their doors for whatever reason? Consider this, Josh. Men and women just like you, thousands of you, with your inborn apathy, psychopathy, sociopathy, fuck-allpathy, paired with your expert agency training, out in the world running amok. Can you imagine, Josh? Think about the spike in murders, serial killings, serial rapes, pedophile rings, theft, hacking, cons and scams . . . one reason to let agencies like that stay operational. Somebody up there must know this. He or she must be watching out for the population at large.”

     Greg checked his watch. Forty-five minutes before Maurice came to pick up the boy. “We need to wrap this up, Josh. Are you ready? You are going to die. I know you already know that. If there is such a thing as an afterlife, well, you better pray there isn’t. Because you and I will be meeting—in hell, that is. I have made peace with that, yet I wonder: Is hell a big open space? Are we all thrown together, all in one place, with no hierarchical division? That would make it a real hell for me, thus, for you. A better arrangement would be compartmentalized hell. If the delusionals are right about justice, we should be placed in different compartments quite a distance away from each other. Just because you and I worked for the same kind of people—the same bosses—you, Josh, and I are not the same.”