Classified Woman-Information & Updates

Independent Publishing: The Best Way to Go

During the last few months I have been receiving several inquiries a day regarding my memoir Classified Woman-The Sibel Edmonds Story. You have been asking about future book signing events, and some of you want to know about it’s availability-nationally and internationally.

It seems that despite setting up a separate website for my book, for whatever reason(s) most people are unaware of the straight story on the journey it took to publish this book. I don’t blame you. There are billions of ‘things’ on the internet-how do we wade through all that information?

The short story is this: After waiting for almost a year for the FBI’s pre-publication review process, after fighting the FBI-DOJ for a year to obtain the ‘required’ pre-pub approval, and after trying to get this book published via traditional publishing channels (All of whom required direct FBI blessing and complete partisan narrative) … I said ‘the heck with it all,’ then I put together my own team of editor, proof-reader and cover-designer, and I published this memoir all by myself; independently and without the government’s approval or a single middleman. [Read more...]

My Latest In-Depth Interview: Smells Like Human Spirit Podcast Show

Truly Unplugged with Two Great Interviewers!

Two weeks ago I had a nice long interview session with two great interviewers, Guy Evans & James Wilson, with a solid independent website called ‘Smells Like Human Spirit.’ By now you all know what I mean by ‘great interviewers,’ right? Those who research their guest’s background and topic thoroughly, ask intelligent questions, let the guest talk-really talk and get truly unplugged, and don’t engage in annoying interruptions with shallow goofy comments. Oh, add to that a nonpartisan point of view, independent, passionate, commercial free (Man, I hate those commercial interruptions!) and while you are at it throw in deserved adjectives such as articulate … and, well, you’ve got what I refer to as ‘great interviewers.’

By the way, here is a side note: The above qualities fit my co-host Peter B Collins –that’s why he’s been my favorite radio host for years. As for me … hmmmm … okay, maybe partially. I do my research, I am totally nonpartisan and independent, but, a big chunky ‘BUT’: sometimes I lose my patience, I get disgusted, then I get a bit pi—ed, and, oh well, I am not able to hide and repress it, and you (our listeners) all can tell. This is where the big difference is between a real professional radio host and … ‘me.’ I am truly thankful for my co-host’s unlimited  patience with me and my listeners’ tolerance.

All right, this post is about Smells Like Human Spirit, their recent interview with me, and my unplugging (yep, when I get to talk, talk, talk, and talk):

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The New American Magazine’s William Jasper Reviews Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story

SEReviewI am truly grateful to Mr. Jasper and the New American Magazine for writing and publishing this very well-written and assessed review of my book. This review is written by a journalist and author who knows and truly understands the saga of government whistleblowers. Several years ago, in the early-mid 2000s, Mr. Jasper was one of very few true journalists who daringly covered, reported, and wrote about the facts and harsh realities involved in cases of national security whistleblowers- including me and several members of our organization (NSWBC).  As you can tell from the review below, he understands and knows what he is talking about, and that my friends, is a real rarity when it comes to the US media and those who sell themselves off as journalists. Here are some excerpts from the review:

Imagine that you have a Top Secret clearance and are privy to some of our country’s most sensitive national security information. In that capacity, you discover that some of the highest elected and appointed political leaders in the land are engaged in espionage and treason, accepting bribes and selling weapons and information (including nuclear weapons secrets) to foreign powers, including our enemies. Moreover, you learn that some of your co-workers are in league with these conspirators, covering up the evidence trail and misdirecting those tasked with preventing such security breaches.

Shocked at the blatant betrayals you have discovered, you do the right thing and report this to your superiors. It’s not only the morally right thing to do; you are duty-bound, oath-bound to do no less. Agency policy and federal law require you to do no less. Having done your duty, you expect that higher-ups in the chain of command will do theirs. But time passes and nothing changes. You press the matter with superiors only to be told not to “rock the boat.” But with so much at stake, you refuse to simply drop the issue and allow treason to continue unchallenged. Some colleagues are sympathetic but warn you that you are pursuing a futile course that will only bring retaliation, harassment, and even danger to you and your family. Undaunted, and with no other option, you jump rank and take the matter to the top of your agency. Action is swift, but not what you had expected. Instead of investigating and prosecuting the spies and traitors, it is you who are subjected to investigation, surveillance, harassment, threats, and intimidation. [Read more...]

“Sibel Edmonds’s Secrets” – Philip Giraldi Reviews Classified Woman @ The American Conservative Magazine

Sibel Conservative magazine ReviewThe anticipation is over. The review of my memoir Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story is published in the American Conservative Magazine. You can read the entire review here. I think Mr. Giraldi has done a good job, and done so objectively-free of any bias. I am grateful. I know how hard it is to review 350+ pages filled with information and try to fit it into only so-many words (limited space), so my hat is off to him for taking on that task, producing a solid and objective review. Here are a few excerpts from the review:

“I will not even try to reconstruct all the twists and turns that Edmonds describes in her 341 pages, but rest assured that she has the ability to surprise one with new revelations, even for readers like myself who have been following her case.”

“…She speculates that that her ostracism by the Fourth Estate, and also by congressmen who were ostensibly engaged in elevating government ethics, is due to the fact that both Republicans and Democrats were parties to the criminal behavior that she describes. In one particularly delicious account of high level shenanigans she recounts how an interview with Congressman Henry Waxman’s House Oversight and Government Reform staff was stopped abruptly when a staffer asked her if any Democrats were involved. “We have to stop here and not go any further. We don’t want to know,” he intoned after she confirmed that the malfeasance was not strictly GOP.

Perhaps more disturbing, Edmonds describes a number of failures to appreciate significant intelligence that might have enabled the government to foil 9/11, all part and parcel of a pervasive underlying narrative of espionage and corruption by high level government officials, both appointed and elected. She names names at the bureau, in Congress, and also at the State Department and Pentagon, including Congressmen Dennis Hastert, Dan Burton, Roy Blunt, Bob Livingston, Stephen Solarz, and Tom Lantos. She also fingers Douglas Feith, who headed the Office of Special Plans at the Pentagon, and Marc Grossman, who was the third ranking official at the State Department. Per Edmonds, all were part of the vast criminal enterprise that stole U.S. defense secrets, diverted weapons sales through false end-user certificates, participated in drug trafficking, and engaged in money laundering and bribery.”

Again, I encourage you to read the entire review, and for those of you who have read my book, please consider posting your comment(s) there and thank Mr. Giraldi and TAM for daring the establishment, being journalistically objective, and continuing to stand up for issues and cases declared forbidden by the status quo.

Those of you who are new to this website, my case and my book, here is how you can purchase Classified Woman despite its being officially declared forbidden by the government, the establishment publishers-media and all the parasitic bottom-feeders below them:

You can visit the Classified Woman website here: http://classifiedwoman.com

Classified Woman can now be purchased at Amazon, Kindle, Nook and directly here:

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Coming Up This Friday: The American Conservative Magazine’s Review of ‘Classified Woman’ By Philip Giraldi

CWI just got a heads up on the coming review of my book Classified Woman in The American Conservative magazine by Philip Giraldi. I am thrilled. I am honored. And most importantly, I am heartened to see channels still-not-corrupted or co-opted by the government-the establishment and its tentacles.

Now, let me be forward and forewarn you: I have no idea if the review is going to be positive, negative or something in between. I don’t have a clue on the coming content of this review. But I have to tell you, no matter what, it is an honor to have it reviewed and written by Philip Giraldi. He is a man of integrity. He’s been out there for a long time taking on topics and targets long-declared untouchable. He talks the talk, and is not afraid of walking the walk to go along with it. Thank you Mr. Giraldi and TAC for being courageous, daring, and journalistically independent, and of course, not for the first time in my case.

So yes, I am curious, excited, and a bit nervous. I will know more, together with the rest of you, this coming Friday. The review will be posted here at Boiling Frogs Post.

Meanwhile, those of you who are new to this website, my case and my book, here is how you can purchase Classified Woman despite it being officially declared forbidden by the government, the establishment publishers-media and all the parasitic bottom-feeders below them:

You can visit the Classified Woman website here: http://classifiedwoman.com

Classified Woman can now be purchased at Amazon, Kindle, Nook and directly here:

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Classified Woman at Lew Rockwell Show

The United States of Terrorism

USTLast Thursday, one day before leaving the sin city, in our temporary suitcase-filled rental apartment, I gave an interview to Lew Rockwell on Classified Woman and much more. I say much more because despite all the chaos I was unusually relaxed and open during this interview. Part of it had to do with my interviewee; someone I respect-someone who understands, and if you listen to this show you’ll find another reason (why I chose Mr. Rockwell as one of the first recipients of advanced copies of my book).

I am sure as in almost all my interviews I am going to get ‘some’ royally ticked off. But hey, think about it, if your interviews/statements leave everyone happy, if you end up not ticking off anyone with what you put forth, … well, then you may as well run for a political office and be among those engaged in screwing our nation. Don’t you agree? Oh, by the way, that’s me in the picture according to ‘some’;-)

Anyhow, I am still in between states-currently in Arizona. The internet connection in my hotel room is pretty iffy. So I will cut this post short and let you listen to my interview with Lew Rockwell: Click Here.

Classified Woman at FireDogLake Book Salon Tonight

SEI will be at FireDogLake Book Salon this evening (Saturday, June 30, 2012). The two-hour session will be hosted and moderated by Kevin Gosztola. We’ll be discussing and taking your questions and comments on my memoir Classified Woman, the persecution and prosecution of government whistleblowers, government censorship and excessive secrecy, and more! Mr. Gosztola is one of the most respected experts on these issues. He has been covering these topics for years through sound and objective analyses and articles at FDL.  FDL has consistently supported government whistleblowers and truth-tellers, and has done so without any partisanship spin or angles. It is an honor to be there and have this opportunity.

The session will start at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern).You can register and join the discussion session here.

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Classified Woman Review by Nanore Barsoumian at Armenia Weekly

CW A string of suspicious events and encounters lead FBI translator Sibel Edmonds to the center of a conspiratorial net of cover-ups and possible espionage, as she attempts to unravel the truth behind buried sensitive case files that could shed light and incriminate high-profile individuals in connection with the September 2001 terrorist attacks in New York.

Her struggle takes her to the halls of Congress, U.S. courtrooms, and, finally, the National Whistleblowers Coalition she helped found.

When Edmonds, a Turkish-speaking U.S. citizen, is hired by the FBI as a translator, she is eager to serve her adopted country in the wake of the terrorist attacks. But she soon finds out that the FBI’s translation department is anything but transparent, and accountability and oversight are sorely lacking. Files go missing. Translations are sabotaged, putting lives—the lives of FBI agents—in danger. Her immediate boss seems more and more unprincipled and crooked with every passing encounter. An atmosphere of fear and hopelessness prevents others from speaking out.

Edmonds, however, is determined to fight, even though it may cost her the job, and her and her family’s safety.

Yes, this is a memoir. We feel her frustration and puzzlement as she is discouraged, sabotaged, and even threatened during her search for answers. When a new co-worker stops by her house unannounced, Edmonds is convinced it is an attempt to recruit her and her husband into the Turkish lobby. She takes note. She begins to meticulously chronicle her encounters, meetings, and the brow-raising conduct of her bosses and colleagues...

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Classified Woman on RT- Interview by Abby Martin

The EyeOpener- Ungagged: Telling the Sibel Edmonds Story

BFP VideoIn this episode of our EyeOpener Report James Corbett presents the unprecedented lengths that the government has gone to suppress the Sibel Edmonds Story, and the publishing industry’s active collusion with the FBI, the CIA, and other government agencies to either "allow" or "disallow" the publication of books by certain whistleblowers. Corbett discusses new technologies and self-publishing enabling whistleblowers and truth-tellers to circumvent the entire government/media/NGO conglomerate that has dominated the entire institutional infrastructure of "approved whistleblowing,” and the opportunity now available to the public to familiarize themselves with the information that the government has been fighting for years to suppress in any and every way possible.

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Classified Woman on Peter B. Collins Show- Part I

CWPeter B. Collins interviewed me for his show, and we went on for two hours of an uninterrupted ‘unplugged session.’ I must tell you (many of you already know this): Peter knows how to unplug his guests. And I was no exception!

Here is how it goes with me: I always have a ‘fairly stiff’ start when interviewed. Usually it takes about 15 to 20 minutes before I relax and let it pour. This is why I don’t like doing those 10-15 minute sound-bite interviews broken up by several commercial sessions. I am putting it mildly when I say ‘don’t like’- it is more like ‘I passionately hate.’

Now back to Peter B. Collins interview. During the last 30 minutes of our two-hour session (Second half of End of Part II) I went ‘totally unplugged.’ What do I mean by that? I am talking about passion and bottled up emotions pouring out (by the way: no- I was not sobbing). I am not going back to listen to it (I never listen to my own interviews-NEVER). However, I highly recommend listening to this two-part interview series if you are interested in this story-my case and my book.

And finally, as always, I am thankful to Peter for providing me with this opportunity. During my WB journey, between 2005 and 2008, he interviewed me at least 5 times. He was and is my favorite radio host, and no one comes close when it comes to ‘unplugging’ guests, uncovering topics-issues, and presenting highly informative interviews.

Here is Part 1 of Classified Woman interview with Peter B. Collins: Click Here

 

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The EyeOpener- Fahrenheit 2012: Suppressing Dissent in the 21st Century

BFP VideoIn this episode of our EyeOpener Report James Corbett looks at the book publishing industry controlled by a few media moguls, examines how the ease with which political and governmental bodies have been able to block the publication of books that are uncomfortable to the Washington elite has greatly increased, while books that fulfill a social function of rallying the populace around the flag and supporting the dominant narratives of our time are given copious attention by a fawning lapdog press, and talks about the self-publishing industry as not only a viable alternative for suppressed and dangerous works, but often the only outlet for books that truly challenge the status quo.

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*The Transcript for this video is available at Corbett Report: Click HERE

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Classified Woman Review: “Sibel Edmonds Finally Wins”

An Independent Review by David Swanson

CW I am truly honored by the following review of Classified Woman by David Swanson at WarisaCrime.Org. Here are a few excerpts from the review:

The experiences she recounts resemble K.'s trip to the castle, as told by Franz Kafka, only without the pleasantness and humanity.

I've read a million reviews of nonfiction books about our government that referred to them as "page-turners" and "gripping dramas," but I had never read a book that actually fit that description until now.

The F.B.I., the Justice Department, the White House, the Congress, the courts, the media, and the nonprofit industrial complex put Sibel Edmonds through hell. This book is her triumph over it all, and part of her contribution toward fixing the problems she uncovered and lived through.

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Edmonds translated other materials that involved the selling of U.S. nuclear information to foreigners and spotted a connection to a previous case involving the purchase of such information. The FBI, under pressure from the State Department, Edmonds writes, prevented her from notifying the FBI field offices involved. Edmonds has testified in a court deposition, naming as part of a broad criminal conspiracy Representatives Dennis Hastert, Dan Burton, Roy Blunt, Bob Livingston, Stephen Solarz, and Tom Lantos, and the following high-ranking U.S. government officials: Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, and Marc Grossman.

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Yet, thus far, no branch of our government has lifted its little finger to fix the problem of secrecy and the corruption it breeds, which Edmonds argues has grown far worse under President Obama. That's why this book should be spread far and wide, and read aloud to our misrepresentatives in Congress if necessary. This book is a masterpiece that reveals both the details and the broader pattern of corruption and unaccountability in Washington, D.C. Edmonds has not exposed bad apples, but a rotten barrel of toxic waste that will sooner or later infect us all -- not just the whistleblowers like Sibel and the thousands of people in our government who see something and dare not say something for fear that we will not have their back. Let's have their back.

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You can read the full review here at David’s website.

As many of you already know, this book is opposed by the government and hated by the establishment. Meaning - it will depend solely on the people and real alternative media and forums to get the word out. I have been doing exactly that: challenging the government by writing this book, challenging the corporate publishers by independently publishing it, and choosing true alternatives over the establishment media to publicize it.

Every single one of you can help make this book known and read- whether it is e-mailing those you know, posting on various forums and social networks, or simply talking about it directly to your friends. And I am grateful to all of you- the members of our irate minority.

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