It appears that the level of infiltration of our government by Turkish and Israeli intelligence operatives has finally been exposed under oath by Sibel Edmonds, in the deposition she gave yesterday in Washington DC. Here are the highlights:
Edmonds's testimony under oath revealed that the American Turkish Council (ATC), which has been cited by a number of informed observers as a sister organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), paid bribes to a number of members of the House of Representatives in return for opposing the Armenian genocide resolution as well as providing other legislative assistance to Turkish special interests. Another Turkish organization in the United States named in the bribery scandal is the Assembly of Turkish American Assoiactions (ATAA).
Named as recipients of Turkish government bribes are, Ohio Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, former House Speakers Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Dick Gephardt (D-MO), and brief House Speaker Robert Livingston (R-LA), as well as Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) and former Representative Stephen Solarz (D-NY). Also named are Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Adviser under George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford and former George W. Bush State Department Political Undersecretary Marc Grossman.
Edmonds' testimony also dealt with the involvement of the Rand Corporation with the Turkish espionage and bribery operations in the United States. Edmonds'stestimony also dealt with Turkish and Israeli joint operations to engage in smuggling nuclear technology from the United States. In particular, the Turkish espionage and influence-peddling ring was heavily involved in the Bush White House "outing" the covert identities of CIA counterproliferation officer Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings & Associates non-official CIA cover firm.
The nuclear smuggling operations also involved Israel PhD students at American universities and research firms.
The Turkish operations also involved the U.S. corporate media, which was pressured by the Turkish organizations not to cover the Armenian genocide issue.
The identity of a yet unnamed (by Edmonds) House member was not revealed during the deposition. However, the Wayne Madson Report has learned from another informed source that it is Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a strong supporter of AIPAC and Israel and a close political ally of President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.
The first sexual encounter between Schakowsky and the Turkish lesbian prostitute reportedly occurred at a vulnerable time for Schakowsky, just after her mother's death. The first sexual encounter was followed by numerous others, according to U.S. law enforcement sources.
Other blog covering his breaking news are:
the Wayne Madson Report (subscription required)
The Seminal (where I sometimes write)
The BRAD BLOG (Brad Friedman, the blog's author, has been guest on Shannyn Moore's radio programs, and has contributed to awareness of how shaky Alaska's election machines are)
at-Largely (Larisa Alexandrovna's blog)
Let Sibel Edmonds Speak
Edmonds' deposition was audio and video taped. There is speculation that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will demand the tapes be sealed, but when the Justice Department and FBI failed to stop the proceeding yesterday, people wondered if the Justice Department has changed its longstanding policy of gagging Edmonds from speaking at all. She claims to have quite a bit more information. As I've written here before, I'm surprised Sibel Edmonds is still alive.
(extensive portions of the above article were taken from Wayne Madson's subscription-only material)