Keeping the Score: Fat Cats vs. Whistleblowers

Exposed Government Criminals- Where They Are Today

For the last several years former CIA officer Philip Giraldi has been fearlessly reporting and writing on two no-no topics for the US government and its extension- the US media: Espionage and Illegal Arms Trafficking by Israel and Turkey, facilitated by a group of treasonous US officials. Despite Giraldi’s credentials as a former CIA operative, his extensive first-hand knowledge and experience, and no matter the amount of documentation and numerous well-established cases he presents, these alarming facts and trends always go ignored or intentionally blacked-out by the mainstream and pseudo alternative media alike.

On August 1, 2013, Giraldi published another damning article in his long-running series involving espionage and arms trafficking by the two major US allies, facilitated by their extensions within the US government:

Ten years ago, FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds revealed that the defense ministries of several major recipients of United States military hardware were being scrutinized because they had been falsifying end-user certificates, claiming that the equipment was intended for their own use while at the same time arranging to sell it to other militaries that were blocked from receiving the sensitive technology. In May 2006, I described in a Deep Background column for TAC how the two countries most heavily engaged in the practice—Israel and Turkey—also benefited from their connections with leading neoconservatives in Washington. Richard Perle and Doug Feith in particular benefited financially from their ties to defense industries in Israel while also serving as richly rewarded “consultants” for Turkish interests. Feith’s International Advisors Inc., a registered agent for Turkey in 1989-1994, was paid $600,000 a year by Turkish sources, while Richard Perle received $48,000 annually as a consultant. Feith has also long been associated with Northrop Grumman sales in the Middle East. While at the Pentagon in 1983, Perle was criticized for endorsing the U.S. Army’s purchase of an armaments system from an Israeli company that had paid him $50,000 in consulting fees one year before.

Here is an excerpt from Giraldi’s 2006 article mentioned above:

Someone has to be in the middle to keep the happy affair going, so enter the neocons, intent on securing Israel against all comers and also keen to turn a dollar. In fact the neocons seem to have a deep and abiding interest in Turkey, which, under other circumstances, might be difficult to explain.

That’s right: “Someone” has to be in the middle and facilitate these criminal activities. Someone(s) with access, power, and influence. Someone(s) in a position as a US government official-whether appointed or elected.

Giraldi specifically mentions the following names directly connected to the high-level US players involved in these nefarious foreign lobbies and their related espionage and illegal arms trafficking: Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, Marc Grossman, Eric Edelman, Paul Wolfowitz, and Stephen Solarz.

And here is my infamous State Secrets Gallery released in 2005-2006 depicting the high-level US officials involved in my State Secrets Privilege case: Click Here . Do you recognize the pictures and names from Giraldi’s exposés?

You can read the entire article by Giraldi here. It has been over 10 years since these revelations – by me, Philip Giraldi, Sunday Times series, Vanity Fair exposé …, and yet the involved criminal fat cats are still in operation-one way or another, and have been getting fatter and fatter. Let me give you a few more examples from my States Secrets Gallery:

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is now officially a Registered Foreign Agent with Turkey:

Former Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert, R-Plano, is now lobbying for the Republic of Turkey, according to papers filed last week with the Justice Department’s Foreign Agents Registration Act unit.

Mr. Hastert and others at Dickstein Shapiro share a $35,000-per-month subcontract with the Gephardt Group, led by former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, D-Mo., Turkey’s principal lobbyist since last year, according to The Hill, a Washington, D.C.-based publication that first reported Mr. Hastert’s involvement.

So what if he was exposed by the Vanity Fair article?! The magazine’s readers in the millions were busy reading the parallel article on Jennifer Aniston. They couldn’t give a hoot about the scandals involving the United States Speaker of the House.

In 2005 Marc Grossman, the former third highest level person at the State Department- Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, joined Turkey’s Imam Fethullah Gulen related Ihlas Holding, a large and alleged shady Turkish company, which is also active in several Central Asian countries. Grossman is reported to receive $100,000 per month for his advisory position with Ihlas. You can read more on this here.

So who cares if he was exposed to millions by the Sunday Times’ Series in 2006-2007? Apparently no one.

How about another figure from the treason circle: Richard Armitage? Do you know where he is since he left his position only to indirectly continue his operations? Well, check it out:

Now it is official. Former U.S. Secretary of State Richard Armitage is on his way to take over the Chairmanship of the American Turkish Council from Brent Scowcroft.

Not only that. As with the Perle and Feith marriage, other high-level criminal players also get together and form illicit marriages:

In May 2010, DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest international lobby-law firms, hired Marc Grossman as their front man for their Turkish operations. The man in charge of one of DLA Piper major accounts-Turkey is none other than our good ole Dennis Hastert. That makes two former FBI criminal targets for one firm.

Last month Washington Post’s Style section ran an article on a few well-known government whistleblowers-profiling where they are today – years after blowing the whistle, court and congressional battles, persecution and prosecutions. Basically, the gist of the piece was “Where are they today?”

The media must similarly investigate and publish similar articles and profiles on those government criminals who were exposed and reported by government whistleblowers. They should. They must. Otherwise the picture will never be complete. Because the complete picture, the real story in-full, would clearly show  that the exposed US government criminals, whether NSA heads engaged in illegal wiretapping of all Americans and blackmailing US politicians, whether those responsible for torture and renditions, whether those operating as foreign spies or in illegal weapons or drug trafficking, always end up keeping their positions or actually getting promoted to higher levels, or, they operate from the outside – influencing those inside while filling their pockets with millions of illicit dollars channeled to them through intentional loopholes.

That is right. We have US public officials engaged in treason, espionage, torture, blackmail, kidnapping and rendition, illegal weapons trafficking and intelligence dealings-those who choose to betray the people and prostitute the people’s trust and their public positions. And, they stay in power and keep getting fatter and fatter.

Then of course we have the prosecution of Bradley Manning, the hunt for Edward Snowden, the imprisonment of John Kiriakou and … Those who chose to expose rather than betray- They chose integrity over treason. And, they are being made to pay.

So what is all this? Good O’l American government, politics and Justice? Systemic American ignorance and apathy? A morally and intellectually corrupt nation descending rapidly? What say you? What do all these realities and facts tell us? What kind of nation are we? What does all this make us, the people of the United States?

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Sibel Edmonds is the Publisher & Editor of Boiling Frogs Post and the author of the Memoir Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN Newman’s Own First Amendment Award for her “commitment to preserving the free flow of information in the United States in a time of growing international isolation and increasing government secrecy” Ms. Edmonds has a MA in Public Policy and International Commerce from George Mason University, a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University.


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  1. Not one for being religious, however, this passage is apropos with regards to Sibel’s article:

    1 Corinthians 14:8

    ‘For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?’

    “Or, as the late Colonel Donn de Grand Pre has written: “When is enough, enough?”

  2. avatar tonywicher says:

    This is all very well said. So what kind of a nation are we? I would say we as a nation have forgotten who we are. We have lost our identity as a nation. We once knew who we were and our government was the expression of our collective will and served the general good. But the insidious power of money (the root of all evil) has corrupted our democratic institutions, legislative, executive and judicial, and worst of all the fourth branch of government, the media. Control of the media means mass mind control. As a nation, we are in a hypnotic trance, not realizing what has become of us. The question is whether we will continue sleep-walking to our doom, or whether we will wake up, realize our situation, and take action to put our house in order. Those of us who are already awake are doing our best to awaken the nation. The collapse of our national economy, as seen in the bankruptcy of Detroit, may jolt more Americans out of their trance.

  3. avatar MontanaMuleGal says:

    TonyW – How would you propose that we citizens take action?

    “Voting the bastards out of office” is not a solution, since voting results can be manipulated by computers.

    “Masses demonstrating in the streets” may be next to impossible, since the police state has perfected the technology to put down any uprising of people in the streets.

    I’d love to hear some good ideas.

  4. avatar Rose Mary says:

    “But the insidious power of money (the root of all evil)”

    I am afraid this paradigma is not true. While money is power, and they want to have control with all transactions – “they” are not money, “they” are people. “They” are our enemies, not “money”. “Money” is what we all get for working and can be used for exchange/savings.

    Now manipulation has peaked to such extent we are robbed bit by bit every day. Interest is money for them – for free.

  5. avatar Rose Mary says:

    “… has corrupted our democratic institutions”

    When I see fat people: buying bread, milk, diet soda, potatoes at the supermarket – I see something else than “corrupt institutions”. I see people being sicked down.

  6. avatar HAL 9000 says:

    Very well said, Sibel.

    “So what is all this?”
    History shows this is the natural, predictable, and inevitable evolution of “civilized” human societies.

    “Good O’l American government, politics and Justice?”
    Yes, and it’s been that way from the beginning of the American experiment. The only things that change are the scale and the technology.

    “Systemic American ignorance and apathy?”
    As James Corbett would say, “absolutely.”

    “A morally and intellectually corrupt nation descending rapidly?”
    Very much so.

    “What say you?”
    Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
    nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

    What do all these realities and facts tell us?
    A hard rain’s gonna fall.

    What kind of nation are we?
    Sick.

    What does all this make us, the people of the United States?
    Slaves.

    Once lost, has freedom ever been regained without bloodshed?
    There will be blood or there will be slavery.

  7. When a thug like Armitage comes to chair the American Turkish Council we can expect Plan B to enter a more lethal phase.

  8. Agreed and well said, Netter. Here’s a man who admitted being part and parcel to outing a covert CIA officer (Valerie Plame). Yet, here we have one Eric Snowden which the establishment wants to try for treason! Scotty, beam me up!

    Yeah, Scooter Libby had to fall on his sword, and went down whining. Yet, Libby was a limited hangout that left the others off the hook.

  9. avatar tonywicher says:

    Montana,

    I’m glad you asked that question. There is an action happening now that you can join. It is focused like a laser beam on a single objective which if accomplished will change the balance of power between the people and the oligarchy. This objective is the restoration of the 1933 Glass-Steagall bank law that was the foundation of the New Deal. If this law is passed, it entails the bankruptcy of Wall Street and the end of its financial power, and the replacement of the Federal Reserve system, which always was an unconstitutional abdication of Congress’ power of the purse, with a federal credit system, as originally intended by Alexander Hamilton and the other framers of the Constitution. Glass-Steagall was repealed in 1999 (after being weakened over the previous 20 years by Wall Street headed by Alan Greenspan) and this gave the financiers absolute carte blanche to rob the country blind. Glass-Steagall requires the absolute separation between commercial banks and other financial institutions, such as investments banks, hedge funds and insurance companies. Only deposits in commercial banks are protected by FDIC insurance, and in return the commercial banks are held to strict prudent banking standards by the FDIC, not allowed to make risky loans or invest in anything but federal, state or municipal bonds, to minimize the possibility of bank failure that the FDIC would have to cover. This was the law of the land and the basis of our economic stability and prosperity for 60 years. Reinstating this rule in full force at this time would bankrupt Wall Street, which has become a gambling casino that produces nothing while sucking up credit, but protect real commercial bank deposits and pensions and save what is left of the real economy, which we can then build back up to full employment and productivity using a Hamiltonian credit system.
    There are two bills in the Senate and one in the House to restore Glass-Steagall in full force. In the Senate, the main bill is S. 1282, Elizabeth Warren’s 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act of 2013, now with eight cosponsors, and HR 129, Marcy Kaptur’s Return to Prudent Banking Act of 2013, now with 74 co-sponsors. There is an organization that has long forseen the economic collapse that is now occurring, and has been campaigning intensely for several years to pass this legislation. That organization is LaRouchePAC, the Larouche Poltical Action Committee. They are leading this fight, and you can join it by making contact with the organization at LaRouchePAC.com.

  10. avatar Rose Mary says:

    HAL 9000 Says:
    “(Sibel) “So what is all this?”
    History shows this is the natural, predictable, and inevitable evolution of “civilized” human societies.”

    Sorry HAL, History is not run by “laws”. We are not the product of “evolution” (evolutionism). They are doing everything they can to make us believe that, and you are an easy victim. And the same to TonyW: we are not run by “money”.

    LaRouce is interesting enough, but who is LaRouce, TonyW?

  11. avatar HAL 9000 says:

    Rose Mary says:
    “Sorry HAL, History is not run by “laws”.”

    Precisely my point. If you want to substitute the word “cyclicality” for evolution, that works for me. My post has nothing to do with biological evolution. However, since you claim we are not the product of biological evolution, I would love to hear your theory on what did “produce” human beings?

  12. avatar Rose Mary says:

    We cannot discuss “evolutionism” as some minor subject here.

    What you are repeating is: history is a process of evolution / cycles -> there are no “gods” or “humans” running history. History is just what we are told in history books = statistics. No purpose here. Same with human origin. This is not true, but they want us to believe that. And they also want us to believe “they” don’t exist. We are blinded by education, which they control. We believe in that = we are so stupid, and they are so clever = “master race”.

  13. avatar CuChulainn says:

    There are some other mysteries in the Snowden revelations. With the massive surveillance, it should have been easy to unravel the drug trade. This suggests a large involvement by the government. The other obvious target is the financial system. Transactions may be encrypted, but any M&A activity will leave a huge footprint of phone calls, travels to company headquarters, involvement of law and accounting firms. All it would take is one junior analyst to run some social network analysis. I’m cynical enough to believe that all those thousands of underlings were as pure as the driven Snowden.

    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/08/obama-starting-to-lose-it-over-snowden.html#comment-1320580

  14. avatar HAL 9000 says:

    Rose Mary:

    I’m not surprised you did not answer my question.

    You say:
    “What you are repeating is: history is a process of evolution / cycles -> there are no “gods” or “humans” running history. History is just what we are told in history books = statistics. No purpose here. Same with human origin.”

    This statement could be interpreted in more than one way, so I cannot respond to it. Your meaning is not clear.

    You say:
    “This is not true, but they want us to believe that. And they also want us to believe “they” don’t exist. We are blinded by education, which they control. We believe in that = we are so stupid, and they are so clever = “master race”.

    If you could remove “they” from the planet, a new “they” would emerge because it is a natural progression of human interactions. This fundamental process is a constant of human history. I do not believe in the existence of a master race, do you? If you are going to use the term “they” the way that you have, you must be able to identify or define “they”, otherwise your claim that “they” exist, cannot be tested.

  15. avatar Rose Mary says:

    HAL 9000: “I would love to hear your theory on what did “produce” human beings?” My answer was: “We cannot discuss “evolutionism” as some minor subject here.”

    You don’t think there are “people” running the world, (= that is part of the brainswashing we are subjected to every day). You have no concept of an “elite” -> leftist stupidity. Alternative media is discussing “elite” every day – but you believe in “evolution”/”theories”/”cycles”

    :(

  16. avatar Rose Mary says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIIcTfOBWBE
    Mark Cleminson is real enough. He defected because he became a Christian. How do leftist relate to facts about an existing elite? They close their eyes?

  17. avatar HAL 9000 says:

    Rose Mary,

    You gave a reply to my question, but your reply did not even attempt to answer my question.

    You have a great deal of arrogance to tell me what I believe and label me as a leftist – you have no clue as to what I believe.

    I ask you to identify or define “they” and you reply with ad hominem attacks and a youtube testimonial from a born-again Christian. You make a very convincing case.

    Are you a Christian, Rose Mary?

  18. avatar CuChulainn says:
  19. avatar tonywicher says:

    Hal,

    You ask “Who is LaRouce”. Find out for yourself, but first, spell the name right. It’s “LaRouche”. Then, go LaRouchePac.com and check it out. Enough said.

  20. tonywicher, that was Rose Mary, not Hal. Another one of her veiled, puzzling points. She seems to enjoy making her audience work for their comprehension of her comments. There’s more than likely a point to the misspelling.

  21. avatar Rose Mary says:

    (to HAL) What “ad hominem attacks”? When someone says “rubbish” is is not “ad hominem”.

    (to HAL) When someone witnesses he learned “levitation” as part of his childhood education (something that does not exists according to our education) … then you immediately thinks he is lying?

    “They” is implied by “the ruling elite” – that is not “the rich people”, “those with success”, FED, Obama-admistration, NSA.

    FED, Obama-admin, NSA, CIA, FBI .. are working for the “they”.

    LaRouche is more likely a faction of “they”. That is good if he exposes “them”, bad if he pretends “they” don’t exists.

  22. avatar tonywicher says:

    Oops, sorry Hal, and thanks for the correction, Xicha. Rosemary, try going to LaRouchePAC and find out for yourself what he says. He is he world’s premier anti-imperialist. More than anybody, he says there is indeed a “they” and has dedicated his life and his organization to defeating “them”.

  23. avatar HAL 9000 says:

  24. avatar tonywicher says:

    CuChulainn,

    Thanks, that’s a great video. I just sent it to everybody on my mailing list.

  25. …and that was Hal, tw.

  26. avatar tonywicher says:

    Hal,

    I sense the beginning of an online romance between you and Rose Mary. Good luck, kids!

  27. avatar tonywicher says:

    Xicha, my first comment was about CuChulainn’s video, not Hal’s. My next comment was intended to clarify this, but by then you had written your comment. We’re crossing in the mail. I think we need a bit more sophisticated blogging software where a “reply” appears underneath the comment that it is a reply to.

  28. sorry, tw, I thought maybe you were looking in the wrong spot for the name or something – I’ll stop correcting you ;)

  29. @CuChulainn

    You made the most important observation. The Snowden Affair has put a definitive end, once and for all, to any doubt whatsoever about the nature of any recurrent large-size criminal activity around the world. It should be accepted as axiomatic that all such activities — from narcotrafficking and trafficking in women, children, and body organs to “international terrorism,” “illegal” trade in arms and nuclear weapons technology –have been conducted with the full and detailed knowledge of state organizations about these activities and, at the very best, with their spoken or unspoken consent. Of course, we are talking not only about the United States but all major powers, including Russia. This was absolutely clear even without Snowden for, given the enormous powers of the modern state, it’s unthinkable that any large scale “criminal” activity can go undetected by state intelligence apparatus, any “criminal” organization remain unpenetrated by state agents. What Snowden did was only to seal this fact as “Proven” from now on. We should do everything we can to popularize this conclusion, most important, most explosive of all.

  30. avatar HAL 9000 says:

    netter,

    It’s not just their consent, many governments (and the UN), and members thereof, are participants in these activities. They may be consumers, suppliers, enablers, middlemen, or other. Whatever the case, they are profiting from it – materially or otherwise. Organized criminal activity is routine among many national governments.

  31. @Rose Mary (Rosecrucians like the rose as well)
    Oh goody, goody, good. I have been waiting to expose Svali Speaks and Mark Cleminson. Here is a simple rebuttal explained: Revelation 17:8 KJV which I will then break down: “The beast (Satan) that thou sawest was and is not, and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit and go into peridition: and they that dwell upon the earth shall wonder, whose names are not (notice not) written in the Lamb’s Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” Here is the translation: real spiritual believers of whatever faith know that Satan does not exist. Unbelievers accept that this mysterious boogeyman as alive and well. That creates a state of fear to allow the sheeple to be manipulated.

  32. avatar tonywicher says:

    The CIA is running most of the world’s heroin supply from Afghanistan, using banks like HSBC to launder the money. HSBC has been running drugs since the Opium Wars. The banks and the CIA ARE the drug traffickers. This is how the CIA funds its black ops.

  33. @ Hal,

    Absolutely! that’s why I wrote “at the very best.” Just trying to be “objective” :)

  34. To the few of us who understand what is really happening today it is difficult to not be angry. Ignorance IS bliss. I find myself reading the following passage quite often lately:

    Do not fret because of those who are evil
    or be envious of those who do wrong;
    for like the grass they will soon wither,
    like green plants they will soon die away…

    …Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
    do not fret—it leads only to evil…

    psalm 37

  35. avatar Rose Mary says:

    @netter
    Bravo
    @HAL
    “Organized criminal activity is routine among many national governments.”
    What we say must be based on facts. This is beleif.

    @simon
    For the records: You are saying “Svali”, Mark Cleminson and all the others are false witnesses?

    “Former U.S. Secretary of State Richard Armitage”

    “Armitage, Armytage – There is reference to a hermitage lying within South Crosland as early as c.1212, probably on land later granted to the Knights Templar.”

    Isn’t that interesting, who we are facing? Not Jewish at all, these people are Jews murderers.

  36. avatar HAL 9000 says:

    netter,

    Thanks, I misunderstood your intended meaning

  37. @ Rose Mary I did not say they were false witnesses. I let the words of the Bible speak for themselves.

  38. avatar Rose Mary says:

    Of course

    Simon: “… good. I have been waiting to expose Svali Speaks and Mark Cleminson”

    Some people will not say what they mean. They are so trained everything becomes a riddle for us sheeple ;)

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