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Classified Woman-The Sibel Edmonds Story: A Memoir [Kindle Edition]

Sibel D Edmonds
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In this startling new memoir, Sibel Edmonds—the most classified woman in U.S. history—takes us on a surreal journey that begins with the secretive FBI and down the dark halls of a feckless Congress to a stonewalling judiciary and finally, to the national security whistleblowers movement she spearheaded. Having lived under Middle East dictatorships, Edmonds knows firsthand what can happen when government is allowed to operate in secret. Hers is a sobering perspective that combines painful experience with a rallying cry for the public’s right to know and to hold the lawbreakers accountable. With U.S. citizens increasingly stripped of their rights in a calibrated media blackout, Edmonds’ story is a wake-up call for all Americans who, willingly or unwillingly, traded liberty for security in the wake of 9/11.

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About the Author

Sibel Edmonds is the editor of Boiling Frogs Post and the founder- director of National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. She is the recipient of the 2006 PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award. Ms. Edmonds worked as a language specialist for the FBI where she reported serious acts of security breaches and cover-ups, and for that she was retaliated against and ultimately fired. The court proceedings on her case were blocked by the assertion of State Secrets Privilege, and the U.S. Congress has been gagged and prevented from taking up or even discussing her case through retroactive classification issued by the Department of Justice. Ms. Edmonds has a MA in Public Policy from George Mason University, and a BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology from George Washington University.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1767 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sibel Edmonds (25 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007XY8INW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #208,582 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Eye Opener, Courageous Masterpiece 16 July 2012
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We have here a woman who stands tall & proud against all odds in fighting the wrath of the FBI & other institutions intent on keeping her quiet. The truth hurts & the shocking situations Sibel Edmonds had to go through when she worked for the FBI are absolutely crazy. Imagine finding out you knew an arsonist in your street & going to the police to report him. When you get there they tell you to keep it quiet & the arsonist is the son of a high ranking white house official & the truth will badly damage his reputation. That's what it feels like when you read A Classified Woman, there is blatant deception, lies, scandal & everything in-between happening within the FBI & you go through Sibel's struggle with her & she tries her hardest to get the truth out there. A truly brave woman who has endured more than any woman should in those circumstances.

A gripping book from start to finish, you think America can't get any worse & realize that stories like hers are coming out at an alarmingly frequent rate & all are silenced through courts, judges, officials. America is in a right state at the minute with the gas fracking poisoning & killing people & the environment, Sibel's story is just a small part of whats wrong with America as a whole. As she says in her book she hates the fact that its a country that tries to portray an illusion of freedom instead of admitting its just a dictatorship.

All in all an absolute must buy! Sibel your an inspiration.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It beggars belief 23 Aug. 2012
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I bought this ebook after reading about Sibel on Truthout. This account will both make your jaw drop in sheer disbelief at the extent of corruption, and your blood boil that the land of the free has been manipulated by its own government to be anything but free.
There is a truth in the quote "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely". The tenet of the constitution that the government is of the people for the people is nothing more now than lip service, and in a country with such a violent world history and weapons coming out of its teeth, the potential consequences for all of us are dire.

Listen to what she has to say, while it is still possible to hear it. Perhaps think a little. Most of all, listen to news agencies that aren't owned by Fox.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bright woman with a remarkable and strong will 17 Oct. 2013
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As the United States of America descends into the dark age of a police state with its own population seemingly oblivious to the losses that have already taken place, one can only admire the courage it must have cost Sibel to stand up straight and fight.

She personifies a dim sparkle of hope to those who have eyes to see, to those who dare to question their own assumptions as well as the pre-digested assumptions the so called main-stream media present to the masses.

America is in need of courageous people, now more so than ever, if the current and future challenges ought to be overcome. For now these carriers of hope are prosecuted, gagged and imprisoned, but then, so was Nelson Mandela.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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A fascinating account of how her work as an intelligence analyst was found to be unhelpful when it contradicted the created fiction of 9/11 required by her FBI employer. Where was the help from the civil liberties groups or upholders of the right to freedom of information at the beginning of her troubles? She persisted despite all the odds against her in telling her story to the world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Despotism Marketed as Security 25 Nov. 2014
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In this excellent book Sibel Edmonds explains how the American government was warned by foreign intelligence sources prior to 9/11 about imminent attacks in the US involving aircraft and high-rise buildings and how they actively turned away the information.

For example, her FBI Head of Unit, special agent in charge, Thomas Frields was probably following instructions when he said, "We never got any warnings. These conversations never existed; it never happened, period. No one should ever mention a word about this, period. Never!" - and this was apart from other foreign intelligence agencies delivering warnings that weren't covered in the book.

The greater part of the account deals with her efforts to use official channels whether in the FBI or Congress to alert the government to blocked 911 information and other items concerning large scale theft and sale of government secrets. She doesn't get much or any support, with the thieves turning on her and getting her fired from the FBI.

Basically, she is that rarest of people, an American citizen who can put her national loyalty ahead of her personal interests.

It was made 100% clear to her that it was in her interest to shut up, ignore what was happening, follow instructions, accept what she was told and take the promotion on offer, so it was a particularly tough situation to fight, since as an ex FBI employee she couldn't legally reveal government secrets to make her case and the problem is visible throughout the book.

Interestingly it is also a problem for her opponents who would really like to get her out of circulation in totalitarian style and can't.

To understand some of this, maybe its useful to take a step back.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's factual and informative
Published 1 month ago by Aili
5.0 out of 5 stars I could not put it down
Brilliant - gripping and eye opening
Published 3 months ago by Broomy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book by a courageous woman.A treasure on your bookshelves.Read it and be transformed by the truth.
Published 7 months ago by lila
3.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating read
I enjoyed this book which made me pause for thought. A bit too much background waffle eg we had wine while waiting sort of thing, for my personal liking, but others may well enjoy... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Stewart Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the early whistle-blowers
The story of an early whistleblower on how the major agencies were using and often "producing" those devious characters often publicly branded with the infamous... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Thomas Dana Lloyd
4.0 out of 5 stars It reads like an old style spy novel
Except that it is an autobiography of Mrs. Edmond's job as translator with the Washington FBI, and its after play, that includes a detailed account of her confrontation with the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by K H
5.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to digest
Difficult for basically honest people to digest. The abuse of power to an extreme that questions everything the US government does as honesty is an unknown concept. Read more
Published 12 months ago by D. Walton
5.0 out of 5 stars Shes a genius
I have been following Sibel Edmonds since she dumped the dirty scum american government, i dont need to read this book, though i will, i follow her on boiling frogs post. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating ...
Readers who enjoy this book, which is a real 'tour de force' of clarity, integrity and courage, should be aware that Sibel's work continues .... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Starwalker
2.0 out of 5 stars A Rant
This book is simply a rant. The story line, as far as I could tell, was given away at the start but I'll never know for sure because I gave up half way through
Published 23 months ago by Allan Bantick
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