The American Conservative Interview with Sibel Edmonds

Subject: Whistleblowers, Government Accountability
Themes: Whistleblowers Public Officials 21st Century Politicians
Age groups: High School
Resource type: Articles

On November 1, 2009, The American Conservative published an extended and detailed interview with Sibel Edmonds. In the interview by Philip Giraldi, "Who's Afraid of Sibel Edmonds?", Edmonds names US government officials who were involved in illegal activities.

Here is one exchange between Giraldi and Edmonds:

GIRALDI: So the network starts with a person like Grossman in the State Department providing information that enables Turkish and Israeli intelligence officers to have access to people in Congress, who then provide classified information that winds up in the foreign embassies?

EDMONDS: Absolutely. And we also had Pentagon officials doing the same thing. We were looking at Richard Perle and Douglas Feith. They had a list of individuals in the Pentagon broken down by access to certain types of information. Some of them would be policy related, some of them would be weapons-technology related, some of them would be nuclear-related. Perle and Feith would provide the names of those Americans, officials in the Pentagon, to Grossman, together with highly sensitive personal information: this person is a closet gay; this person has a chronic gambling issue; this person is an alcoholic. The files on the American targets would contain things like the size of their mortgages or whether they were going through divorces. One Air Force major I remember was going through a really nasty divorce and a child custody fight. They detailed all different kinds of vulnerabilities.