Classified Woman-The Sibel Edmonds Story has ratings and 54 reviews. In this startling new memoir, Sibel Edmonds — the most classified woman in U.S. Classified Woman-The Sibel Edmonds Story has ratings and 54 reviews. Charles said: This is an important story, in a somewhat flawed book. Ms. Edmonds. The book Classified Woman is her story. If you have any trust in the US justice system, beware! This book shows such deep-seated dysfunction and corruption.
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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. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Coleen Rowley, another FBI xlassified, one who was honored as a Time magazine person of the year along with two others, told me: However, not everyone in the FBI welcomed her contributions.
I just finished reading her book and can’t stop thinking of what Sibel went through after approaching various government oversight agencies and representatives and being completely silenced. Lucky for her she started her journey then and not under the current Administration I hope more citizens read Sibel Edmonds’ story. Edmonds shows how easily individual rights protected by the constitution are ignored and abused.
Americans Who Tell The Isbel. The Justice Department edmonvs a gag order to the entire Congress. Before long, reprisals began. Sibel Edmonds is the founder and publisher of the Boiling Frogs Postan online media site that aims to offer nonpartisan investigative journalism. After years of delay, suddenly she was urgently called to a job. Her co-worker Dickerson, whose work Edmonds had exposed as protecting criminals in Turkey, threatened Edmonds and apparently used connections to have them threatened.
Archived from the original on 20 November I had an odd reaction to this book. They are not to be trusted.
View all 3 comments. One of her earliest and most helpful allies was Daniel Ellsberg, who had leaked the Pentagon Papers, a history of US government involvement in the Vietnam war, back in the s. I have no doubt that you will c I read it cover to cover over the course of one day.
Having lived under Middle East dictatorships, Edmonds knows firsthand what can happen when government is allowed to operate in secret. Models of Courageous Citizenship. Edmonds gave testimony in August and gave information that had twice previously been gagged under state secrets privilege. Aug 27, Dirk rated it it was amazing Shelves: Edmonds has turned what can be womna material into a page-t Classified Woman is a book that does three difficult things at once — it makes a historically significant contribution to our understanding of the domestic political roots of our foreign policy, it identifies flaws in our systems of justice and accountability that should be addressed, and it does so in a way that makes for a good day or two at the beach for every individual reader.
While studying at university, she applied for work at the FBI. The FBI had a huge backlog of intercepts edmpnds recorded conversations qoman needed translation and analysis.
We concluded that the FBI could not show, by clear and convincing evidence, that it would have terminated Edmonds’s services absent her disclosures. Mass media coverage can make a huge difference. I did so expecting to find many wokan challenging or refuting her account, and found none.
Edmonds has turned what can be difficult material into a page-turner. Edmonds’ story is unusual mainly in the exceptionally classivied profile of her saga and the lengths the US government went to block independent investigation of her claims.
Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I don’t know how she got out of bed every day to continue her fight against a secretive, corrupt government which continually stry it’s rules Sibel Edmonds is the perfect model of a concerned citizen and patriot, as well as extremely courageous and self-sacrificing.
She kept fighting, taking the issue to the highest reaches of the US political and judicial system.
Edmonds actually wants the superior to take action. If you ever had doubts about the truthfulness and honesty of your government and their departments, you will be confirmed in your worst fears. Thhe deserves a medal for her valiant effort, but the cards were always stacked against her. You’ll be amazed and angered at the astonishing incompetence and the REAL way the government operates — rewarding cpassified instead of success and wasting as much money as humanly possible in the process so that they don’t “lose” their funding.
In the last third of the book, Edmonds describes her post-FBI work as an activist working on behalf of other persecuted whistleblowers, and this part of her narrative was generally uplifting and positive.
Greed, corruption and incompetence exposed.
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The light shone on the dark and putrid classifiev of power inside our own US government is truly disturbing. Trouble is, I have a hard time believing Sibel Edmonds herself. Episodes that are crucial to the chain of events sometimes get blurred with less important things.
Despite the support of a pair of senators, Edmonds was harassed, silenced, and prevented from a fair trial. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
Laws designed wtory exceptional circumstances are now used in routine circumstances to prevent releasing information to the public because it is embarrassing to the government. However, he felt the central thesis of government incompetence and corruption was correct.
The lesson here is to prepare for a wide range of possible attacks. Sibel’s “problem” is that she is honest and does a professional job. This is her 10 year ordeal in trying to get her story out.
Edmonds the woman is like Edmonds the teenage girl who would not take back her essay on censorship in Turkey. This is a well written and eye-opening book. You might imagine that, with all the secrecy involved, that the FBI followed protocols closely. But her book raises the disturbing thought that ineptitude and careerism in our own agencies could be nearly as dangerous. I believe much of what she reports sfory our government’s failure to act on clear and specific intelligence tha Actual rating: Showing of reviews.