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|Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:09 pm Post subject: Turkish drug traffickers linked to 9/11 attacks
|How Turkish drug trafficking is related to 9/11
Sibel Edmonds discussed the fact that she was gagged from discussing what she had learned in her job of translating FBI wiretaps of Turkish espionage and drug trafficking suspects. Her information is very complex and it has to do with the Bush administation.
I just watched the four hours of Sibel's conversation with James Corbett. She links Osama Bin Laden to First Merchant's Bank (a US bank) where Turkish drug trafficking money is laundered. (see link below)
Her connection to 9/11 is that she has bumped into possiblity that Al Qeada is being run by a part of the CIA. I wrote about this in my summary below. This is a very complex story, but it agrees with the overall plan to invade Iraq and Afghanistan to counter the Russians and Chinese/PRC from gaining too much influence over oil from the middle east and Iraq selling the oil for euros.
Pakistani-Turkish-Israeli Axis of Espionage
January 7, 2008: The #3 guy at the State Dept.,Marc Grossman, facilitated the immediate release of 911 suspects at the request of targets of the FBI's investigation."
"The Times article (see below) reported immediately after 911, the FBI arrested a bunch of people suspected of being involved with the attacks includingfour associates of key targets of FBI's counterintelligence operations. Sibel heard the targets tell Marc Grossman: 'We need to get them out of the U.S. because we can't afford for them to spill the beans.' Grossman duly facilitated their release from jail and the suspects immediately left the country without further investigation or interrogation.
Sibel Edmonds, who was a former translator for the FBI, listened in on hundreds of telephone intercepts and has now told the London Times that several top U.S. government officials conspired with foreign agents to steal U.S. nuclear secrets and sell them on the black market.
As a translator for the FBI, Edmonds had the task of translating many hours of intercepted phone conversations between Turkish officials and Pakistanis, Israelis, and Americans who were targets of the FBI's counterintelligence unit. Thousands of hours of intercepted calls revealed a network of moles placed in various military installations and academic venues dealing with nuclear technology. Edmonds gives us the details, via the Times:
"Edmonds says there were several transactions of nuclear material every month, with the Pakistanis being among the eventual buyers. 'The network appeared to be obtaining information from every nuclear agency in the United States,' she said.
"They were helped, she says, by the high-ranking State Department official [Marc Grossman] who provided some of their moles mainly Ph.D. students with security clearance to work in sensitive nuclear research facilities. These included the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico, which is responsible for the security of the U.S. nuclear deterrent."
And "while the FBI was investigating," says Edmonds, "several arms of the government were shielding what was going on." An entire wing of the national security bureaucracy, associated with the neoconservatives, has long profited from representing Turkish interests in Washington: this group includes not only Grossman, but also Paul Wolfowitz, chief intellectual architect of the Iraq war and ex-World Bank president; former deputy defense secretary for policy Douglas J. Feith; Feith's successor, Eric Edelman; and Richard Perle, the notorious uber-neocon whose unique ability to mix profiteering and warmongering forced him to resign his official capacity as a key administration adviser.
Edmonds draws a picture of a three-sided alliance consisting of Turkish, Pakistani, and Israeli agents who coordinated efforts to milk U.S. nuclear secrets and technology, funneling the intelligence stream to the black market nuclear network set up by the Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan. The multi-millionaire Pakistani nuclear scientist then turned around and sold his nuclear assets to North Korea, Libya, and Iran.
This was no "rogue" operation, but a covert action executed by Gen. Mahmoud Ahmad, the chief of Pakistan's intelligence service, the ISI, at the time. The Turks were used as intermediaries because direct ISI intervention would have roused immediate suspicion. Large amounts of cash were dropped off at the offices of Turkish-American lobbying groups, such as the American Turkish Council in Washington, which was reportedly picked up by at least one top U.S. official.
This Pakistani-Turkish-Israeli Axis of Espionage, operating through their respective embassies, systematically combed Washington officialdom for potential moles, compiling lists that, according to Edmonds and the Times
Edmonds has named at least one of the officials: he is Marc Grossman, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, assistant secretary of state for European affairs under the Clinton administration and undersecretary of state for political affairs from 2001-2005. Grossman is now vice chairman of The Cohen Group, a consulting firm founded by Bill Clinton's defense secretary, William S. Cohen.
Edmonds contends that an international nuclear smuggling ring, associated with the intelligence agencies of Pakistan, Turkey, and Israel, has been permitted to operate in the U.S. with impunity. Our government, she claims, knew all about it yet, in order to placate the foreign governments involved, allowed a vast criminal enterprise to carry out its activities, including money laundering, narcotics trafficking, and espionage involving efforts to steal U.S. nuclear technology.
"Edmonds described how foreign intelligence agents had enlisted the support of U.S. officials to acquire a network of moles in sensitive military and nuclear institutions.
"Among the hours of covert tape recordings, she says she heard evidence that one well-known senior official in the U.S. State Department was being paid by Turkish agents in Washington who were selling the information on to black market buyers, including Pakistan. The name of the official who has held a series of top government posts is known to The Sunday Times. He strongly denies the claims. However, Edmonds said: 'He was aiding foreign operatives against U.S. interests by passing them highly classified information, not only from the State Department but also from the Pentagon, in exchange for money, position and political objectives.'
"She claims that the FBI was also gathering evidence against senior Pentagon officials including household names who were aiding foreign agents. 'If you made public all the information that the FBI have on this case, you will see very high-level people going through criminal trials,' she said."
"Well-known U.S. officials were then bribed by foreign agents to steal U.S. nuclear secrets. One such incident from 2000 involves an agent overheard on a wiretap discussing 'nuclear information that had been stolen from an air force base in Alabama,' in which the agent allegedly is heard saying: 'We have a package and we're going to sell it for $250,000.'"
Edmonds brought all this to the attention of lawmakers, as well as the American media, and several news organizations filed reports until a federal judge issued an unprecedented gag order. Edmonds' story was deemed too hot to handle: if the public were allowed to know what she knows, according to our government,
The Times report:
January 6, 2008: A WHISTLEBLOWER has made a series of extraordinary claims about how corrupt government officials allowed Pakistan and other states to steal nuclear weapons secrets.
Sibel Edmonds, a former Turkish language translator for the FBI, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agencys Washington field office. Toward the end of 2001, Edmonds was asked to translate some of the thousands of calls that had been recorded by this operation, some dating back to 1997.
Among the hours of covert tape recordings, she says she heard evidence that one well-known senior official in the US State Department was being paid by Turkish agents in Washington who were selling the information on to black market buyers, including Pakistan.
The name of the official who has held a series of top government posts is known to The Sunday Times. He strongly denies the claims.
However, Edmonds said: He was aiding foreign operatives against US interests by passing them highly classified information, not only from the State Department but also from the Pentagon, in exchange for money, position and political objectives.
She claims that the FBI was also gathering evidence against senior Pentagon officials including household names who were aiding foreign agents.
If you made public all the information that the FBI have on this case, you will see very high-level people going through criminal trials, she said.
The wider nuclear network has been monitored for many years by a joint Anglo-American intelligence effort. But rather than shut it down, investigations by law enforcement bodies such as the FBI and Britains Revenue & Customs have been aborted to preserve diplomatic relations.
The Turks and Israelis had planted moles in military and academic institutions which handled nuclear technology. Edmonds says there were several transactions of nuclear material every month, with the Pakistanis being among the eventual buyers. The network appeared to be obtaining information from every nuclear agency in the United States, she said.
They were helped, she says, by the high-ranking State Department official who provided some of their moles mainly PhD students with security clearance to work in sensitive nuclear research facilities. These included the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory in New Mexico, which is responsible for the security of the US nuclear deterrent.
In one conversation Edmonds heard the official arranging to pick up a $15,000 cash bribe. The package was to be dropped off at an agreed location by someone in the Turkish diplomatic community who was working for the network.
The Turks, she says, often acted as a conduit for the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistans spy agency, because they were less likely to attract suspicion. Venues such as the American Turkish Council in Washington were used to drop off the cash, which was picked up by the official.
Edmonds said: I heard at least three transactions like this over a period of 2½ years. There are almost certainly more.
The Pakistani operation was led by General Mahmoud Ahmad, then the ISI chief.
Intercepted communications showed Ahmad and his colleagues stationed in Washington were in constant contact with attachés in the Turkish embassy.
Edmonds says packages containing nuclear secrets were delivered by Turkish operatives, using their cover as members of the diplomatic and military community, to contacts at the Pakistani embassy in Washington.
Following 9/11, a number of the foreign operatives were taken in for questioning by the FBI.
Edmonds said the State Department official once again proved useful. A primary target would call the official and point to names on the list and say, We need to get them out of the US because we cant afford for them to spill the beans, she said. The official said that he would take care of it.
The four suspects on the list were released from interrogation and extradited.
Edmonds also claims that a number of senior officials in the Pentagon had helped Israeli and Turkish agents.
The people provided lists of potential moles from Pentagon-related institutions who had access to databases concerning this information, she said.
The handlers, who were part of the diplomatic community, would then try to recruit those people to become moles for the network. The lists contained all their hooking points, which could be financial or sexual pressure points, their exact job in the Pentagon and what stuff they had access to.
One of the Pentagon figures under investigation was Lawrence Franklin, a former Pentagon analyst, who was jailed in 2006 for passing US defence information to lobbyists and sharing classified information with an Israeli diplomat.
He was one of the top people providing information and packages during 2000 and 2001, she said.
Once acquired, the nuclear secrets could have gone anywhere. The FBI monitored Turkish diplomats who were selling copies of the information to the highest bidder.
Edmonds said: Certain greedy Turkish operators would make copies of the material and look around for buyers. They had agents who would find potential buyers.
In summer 2000, Edmonds says the FBI monitored one of the agents as he met two Saudi Arabian businessmen in Detroit to sell nuclear information that had been stolen from an air force base in Alabama. She overheard the agent saying: We have a package and were going to sell it for $250,000.
The US attorney-general has imposed a state secrets privilege order on her, which prevents her revealing more details of the FBIs methods and current investigations. Her allegations were heard in a closed session of Congress, but no action has been taken and she continues to campaign for a public hearing.
In researching this article, The Sunday Times has talked to two FBI officers (one serving, one former) and two former CIA sources who worked on nuclear proliferation. While none was aware of specific allegations against officials she names, they did provide overlapping corroboration of Edmondss story.
One of the CIA sources confirmed that the Turks had acquired nuclear secrets from the United States and shared the information with Pakistan and Israel. We have no indication that Turkey has its own nuclear ambitions. But the Turks are traders. To my knowledge they became big players in the late 1990s, the source said.
She has now decided to divulge some of that information after becoming disillusioned with the US authorities failure to act. She was able to discuss the case with The Sunday Times because, by the end of January 2002, the justice department had shut down the programme.
Turkish Plan B - part 2
1992 to 1999 US/NATO bombing in the Balkans was a war crime
Here you can read about the lie that the Serbs were being the genocidal war crimes, when it was sponsored by CIA funded/backed Afghan-trained mujahideen.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SomeUnknownUSHistory/message/499 part one
Police were blocking the entry to WTC 7 when Berry Jennings arrived after being called to report to the EOC due to an airplane hitting the north tower. He was leaving WTC 7 and an explosion happened on the sixth floor stairway and he and another guy managed to retreat to the eight floor. This explosion happened before both of the Twin Towers collapsed.
Michael Hess yelling for help from the eight floor of WTC 7.
Drug trafficking allowed to allow the CIA to have good relations with the Turkish mafia bosses that run the Turkish Army and are also assigned to NATO.
Jan Willem Matser, a Dutch Lieutenant Colonel in Staff to NATO Secretary General George Robertson in charge of Eastern Europe, whose job gave him access to classified NATO material, was arrested on February 2003 in Wemmel, Belgium, and charged with trying to launder at least $200 million for an international drug cartel from his office at the alliance's HQ in Brussels. Other criminals involved in Matser's case were Mohammed Kadem, a Moroccan, and Pietro Fedino, a wealthy Sicilian with a previous conviction for cocaine smuggling.
Here is some background as reported by Times UK :
According to documents seen by The Sunday Times, the investigation began last September after customs police at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam received a tip-off about a FedEx parcel sent from Colombia to an address in the Netherlands. The parcel was found to contain a receipt for a £120m deposit at a bank in Bogotá and a fake document authorising the transfer of the same amount of money to Tender SA, a company registered in the Romanian town of Timisoara. The company is not suspected of any wrongdoing.
And here is some more background on the investigations from the same report by Times UK:
The information was passed to a police unit working for the Dutch finance ministry that specializes in combating organised crime. The package was fitted with a bug and resealed. It was allegedly received by Fedino, who is suspected by the Dutch police of being an Italian mafia boss. Five agents monitored him around the clock and listened to his telephone calls. It was this surveillance that led police to Matser. In a call taped on September 7, a man later identified as Matser said he was "going to be leaving NATO in half an hour".
In a further conversation, on December 27, Matser allegedly said: "I'll make false documents for the entire transaction . . . It's no problem; my computer's very patient and I can even recreate the official notary seals from old documents." Matser also held several meetings with his alleged accomplices. One meeting with Kadem on Christmas Eve at the Airport hotel in Rotterdam was filmed by the surveillance team. Kadem was already the focus of four international drug investigations and had been sought by Interpol since 1996."Investigators believe Matser helped to set up the scheme when NATO sent him to Romania last year to instruct central European intelligence chiefs on how to raise standards."
Interestingly Dick Cheney's Halliburton happened to be another contender for control of Romania's Petrom. Here is the `Interesting' Connection:
Matser and Tender are further connected by their failed attempt to gain control of PETROM National Society (SNP), a soon-to-be privatized Romanian oil-company, which produces 10% of the Romanian GDP. Tender, Matser and Halliburton formed a consortium in an effort to gain controlling stakes 51% estimated to be worth approx. US$ 1 billion. A few days following the announcement of this trio's interest, Matser was arrested. Subsequently, Romania's Economy Ministry has made it known that the consortium had not met its criteria and was no longer being considered."
NATO or its defendants never answered the following question that arose from the Matser Case, I guess they didn't have to; after all, they are `NATO':
The silence has been deafening which has greeted the revelation that NATO officials consort with some of the biggest gangsters in organised crime. Yet it is obvious what questions Matser's convictions throws up. What did Matser's bosses at NATO, including the Secretary-General, know about his criminal activities? How can a NATO official, with all the security controls which such a post implies, entertain friendship and business contacts with well-known gangsters and criminals? How can he amass such stupendous sums of money while holding down a full-time office job?
Despite serious charges supported by tons of evidence Matser was mysteriously acquitted :
A Dutch court on 27 January acquitted former NATO official Jan Willem Matser of charges he attempted to launder $200 million by channeling money from a Colombian bank account to Belgium via Romania, AP and AFP reported (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 14 January 2004). The judge said prosecutors had failed to support the money-laundering charges. Matser was found guilty of forgery and fraud on two other accounts and was sentenced to 14 months in prison, but was ordered released because he has already served two-thirds of the sentence in pretrial detention. He was given three years' probation.
No `real' explanation has ever been provided for his acquittal. Matser was convicted of forgery but acquitted of other charges, including belonging to a criminal organization. Yep, that's the kind of immunity you get if you are a NATO man directly or indirectly.
I don't want to sound like an online gambling center operator, but who wants to bet against me on this:
The company in question, Ecolog, won't be touched; NATO will make it swoooshhhhh disappear, and continue its `real' business with our Langley guys in Afghanistan (and elsewhere).
"Government and independent evidence corroborates Thermitic explosives used to bring down all three WTC Towers on 9/11."
"Superthermites" use tiny particles of aluminum known as "nanoaluminum" (<120
nanometers) in order to increase their reactivity. Explosive superthermites are formed by mixing nanoaluminum powder with fine metal oxide particles such as micron-scale iron oxide dust.
"Researchers can greatly increase the power of weapons by adding materials known as superthermites that combine nanometals such as nanoaluminum with metal oxides such as iron oxide, according to Steven Son, a project leader in the Explosives Science and Technology group at Los Alamos. "The advantage (of using nanometals) is in how fast you can get their energy out," Son says. Son says that the chemical reactions of superthermites are faster and therefore release greater amounts of energy more rapidly...
Son, who has been working on nanoenergetics for more than three years, says that scientistscan engineer nanoaluminum powders with different particle sizes to vary the energy release rates. This enables the material to be used in many applications, including underwater explosive devices… However, researchers aren't permitted to discuss what practical military applications may come from this research." (Gartner, January 2005)
Based on these and other discoveries, the possible use of incendiary thermites and explosive superthermites on 9/11 should be investigated immediately and vigorously.
I need to read this long article again. Ben has done us all a favor by bring up this subject. The value of our group is we continue to question and share information. And I will be the first one to admit I make assumptions.
"The maintenance of secrets acts like a psychic poison which alienates the possessor from the community" Carl Jung