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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This is a well written and eye-opening book. Refresh and try again.
Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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. It paints quite a different picture than that presented by the public relations stooges we edmones the mainstream media. Classified woman by Sibel Edmonds.
Retrieved 9 December She takes her case all the way up to the highest FBI ranks where she is subsequently fired. Her reputation was especially damaged in Turkey, where she was denounced as a spy.
The Sibel Edmonds Story
For those capable of learning from the experiences of others without having to suffer personally, this is the best book about the United States government I’ve ever seen. Edmonds translated other materials that involved the selling of U. Models of Courageous Citizenship.
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The worst part was threats to her family members living in Turkey. I read it cover to cover over the course of one day.
Lucky for her she started her journey then and not under the current Administration which would classifiee found a method to silence her whistle-blowing with criminal injunction. Through a process of elimination, she found only two reliable ways of having an impact: Edmonds began working with the FBI as a translator. So what should Edmonds have done? This is the book that should be taught in civics classes. This will get you in edmonss trouble when you are working with psychopaths and thieves.
She was warned repeatedly by others in the bureau who sympathised with her concerns but knew from their own experience that it was impossible to change the culture of the organisation. Meanwhile, we can be thankful that there are individuals such as Edmonds who have taken the noble, principled path of speaking out, paying the penalty for pushing for honest and effective behaviour, and surviving to mobilise others and tell a story that can inform and inspire us all.
In short, I don’t accept the wholly-innocent, goody two-shoes image of herself tue presents. Sep 07, N. We concluded that the FBI could not show, by clear and convincing evidence, that it would have terminated Edmonds’s services absent her disclosures. Books claesified Sibel Edmonds. Refresh and womwn again. Some FBI officials acknowledge that she has put her finger on a problem within the bureau they were already aware of, but caution her not to take it any further.
Eddmonds true struggle, however, was within U. Disgusted with whistleblower support groups that only offered to help her when she was in the news and never when she needed help most desperately, Edmonds started her own group, made up of whistleblowers, called the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition.
However, she was fired anyway. Edmonds actually wants the superior to take action. One superior assures Ms.
She began having trouble with her superiors as she tried to perform her duties the way they should be done. I have listened to many of her interviews and feel that if more people had a backbone like her in our Wow what a book! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Edmonds, having been contacted by numerous other whistleblowers, decided to set up an organisation, the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition. However, he felt the central thesis of government incompetence and corruption was correct.
Concerning tough questions about espionage and invoking state secrets privilege, “The media – that is, the mainstream media in the United States – never asked these questions, never sought an answer through investigative work. Dickerson threatened Edmonds’ life and those of her family. Some of Edmonds’ work was sabotaged.
When Edmonds was hired, she was the only fully stroy Turkish translator, and this remained the case. Retrieved from ” https: As one commenter noted, her account is true-to-life spy fiction, and it deserves widespread circulation. For those who think that there is even the slightest siibel that the United States government could become less evil instead of more and more evil every day, this book is required reading.
Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Return to Book Page. Jody rated it liked it Aug 16, Her story and others she was familiar with were rejected and avoided by the Commission.