Saturday, August 06, 2005

Sibel Edmonds Petitions Supreme Court

Sibel Edmonds, a former translator for the FBI, has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear her case. Edmonds is a whistleblower who was fired for reporting serious irregularities in the way Middle Eastern intelligence was being translated and handled prior to 9/11.

The September issue of Vanity Fair (not yet online) is publishing a noteworthy article about Sibel Edmonds and her case.

Information related to Edmonds' case is reported to be very damaging to high ranking officials in our government. Information so damaging that Edmonds contends that securing justice would involve criminal charges.


Greek Shadow said...

I just recently came upon this essay by the priest who blessed the Enola Gay before leaving for Hiroshima. It is very sobering. He died in 1992 and gave the speech in 1985, but it is very fitting for this war.

Marty said...

Greek Shadow,

Very fitting indeed. In the spring of 2004, while my son was in the throes of war in Baghdad, I took a non-violence course. The book we used was "From Violence to Wholeness", a ten part process in the spirituality and practice of active nonviolence by Ken Butigan. All the class members knew my son was "over there" and we discussed the Iraq war on several occasions. One woman made the statement: "What if our soldiers laid down their weapons and opened their arms wide to the Iraqi people?"

Greek Shadow said...

Yes what indeed. Good thoughts.