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For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets (Claims State Dept. Traitor)
London Sunday Times ^ | January 6, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 01/05/2008 5:57:12 PM PST by Aristotelian

A WHISTLEBLOWER has made a series of extraordinary claims about how corrupt government officials allowed Pakistan and other states to steal nuclear weapons secrets.

Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator for the FBI, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agency’s Washington field office.

She approached The Sunday Times last month after reading about an Al-Qaeda terrorist who had revealed his role in training some of the 9/11 hijackers while he was in Turkey.

Edmonds described how foreign intelligence agents had enlisted the support of US officials to acquire a network of moles in sensitive military and nuclear institutions.

Among the hours of covert tape recordings, she says she heard evidence that one well-known senior official in the US State Department was being paid by Turkish agents in Washington who were selling the information on to black market buyers, including Pakistan.

The name of the official – who has held a series of top government posts – is known to The Sunday Times. He strongly denies the claims.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nuclearblackmarker; nuclearblackmarket; pakistan; sibeledmonds
This would be explosive, if true.
1 posted on 01/05/2008 5:57:14 PM PST by Aristotelian
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To: Aristotelian

*BUMP* !


2 posted on 01/05/2008 5:59:06 PM PST by ex-Texan (Matthew 7: 1 - 6)
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To: Aristotelian

Who, I wonder?

Clinton or Carter appointee???


3 posted on 01/05/2008 6:02:27 PM PST by null and void (So many of us know so little about so much that effects the outcome of our lives.)
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To: Aristotelian

BUMP-T0-THE-TRUTH!


4 posted on 01/05/2008 6:03:44 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Aristotelian
This would be explosive, if true.

Indeed it would, and even more so if this person is as well known as The Sunday Times asserts.

5 posted on 01/05/2008 6:05:41 PM PST by snowsislander
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To: Aristotelian

This doesn’t surprise me one bit. Regretably, it also doesn’t surprise me that after the whistle was blown absolutely nothing was done about it, and that the current administration continues to cover it up.


6 posted on 01/05/2008 6:06:18 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Aristotelian

I love vague articles. They just let your mind go...


7 posted on 01/05/2008 6:06:52 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: Aristotelian

Only $15K ?

So, who is this State Dept “mole” ? I hope he/she gets outed & prosecuted, just like Sandy Burglar was punished, ha.


8 posted on 01/05/2008 6:06:57 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: Aristotelian

The state department has been corrupted for a very long time. As early as the 1930’s communists were infiltrating the department, and in the 1990s, traitorous activities by state department heads and bureaucrats flourished, with never a consequence.


9 posted on 01/05/2008 6:08:21 PM PST by hedgetrimmer (I'm a billionaire! Thanks WTO and the "free trade" system!--Hu Jintao top 10 worst dictators)
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To: Aristotelian
Pick your favorite appropriate Gomer Pyle quote for this article.

"Golly!"

"Shame, shame, shame!"

"Terrible, terrible, terrible!"

"Surprise, surprise, surprise!"


10 posted on 01/05/2008 6:08:29 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (I'm not celebrating Kwanza!)
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To: 1066AD
Only $15K ?

Jeeze, that's cheap.

Bill Bell at least charged the Russians $100K for the F-15 radar, and that was 30 years ago!!!!!
11 posted on 01/05/2008 6:13:00 PM PST by BikerJoe
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To: Aristotelian

I hope this translator is prepared to go into hiding, fast. For one thing, State and all of the agencies have had lots of trouble with their translators, many of whom are either sympathizers with the jihad or simply anti-American and do not hesitate to twist or omit conversations that might make their guys look bad. Translation services are heavily infiltrated. So she’s probably not going to be in the good graces of whatever translation department she works for, at best, and her life is going to be at risk, at worst.


12 posted on 01/05/2008 6:18:05 PM PST by livius
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To: livius
Famous here already, but bears repeating:

A lot of the NSA's contract Mandarin translation/interpretation folks for the Kunia groundstation on Oahu (for spying on Asia-Pacific SigInt) were working FOR THE PRC...!

Don't really know how bad the damage is but my understanding is that it's pretty bad...

13 posted on 01/05/2008 6:37:39 PM PST by gaijin
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To: BikerJoe

How long did Bell (at Hughes) go away for?


14 posted on 01/05/2008 6:45:14 PM PST by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: Aristotelian

I often wonder if anyone in the State Department is working in the interests of this country. I suspect that many are working to further their own interests, financial, political or ideological.


15 posted on 01/05/2008 6:53:45 PM PST by FreePaul
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To: Aristotelian
Our State Department? A traitor to America? Nothing done about it?

Figures.

16 posted on 01/05/2008 6:54:03 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: jveritas; StillProud2BeFree

You posted, a while back, some docs about this.

StillProud posted something about the Islamic bomb that corresponded to those translations.

And I had some material from the Charlie Wilson War thread that showed the Islamic Bomb was bought with the blackmarket that was created of weapons.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1489385/posts
My Enemy’s Enemy by George Crile

Now I’m going to have to search my butt off to find this old thread.

You remember this? Maybe you bookmarked the link?


17 posted on 01/05/2008 6:58:40 PM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: null and void
Sandy Burger?

John Deutch?

18 posted on 01/05/2008 7:03:04 PM PST by anymouse
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To: Aristotelian

Just incredible...


19 posted on 01/05/2008 8:01:27 PM PST by Kay Ludlow (Free market, but cautious about what I support with my dollars)
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To: anymouse

Richardson??? Los Alamos “lost” a lot of stuff to the orientals on his watch with Clinton.


20 posted on 01/05/2008 8:39:21 PM PST by cowdog77 (I'm a Christian first, conservative second, and Republican third.)
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To: Aristotelian

An advance of “blame the victim”?


21 posted on 01/05/2008 8:41:18 PM PST by GOPJ (Drug dealers are NOT "unlicensed pharmacists" - - Illegals are NOT "undocumented workers". Bailey)
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To: Red6
How long did Bell (at Hughes) go away for?

Eight years.
22 posted on 01/05/2008 8:45:51 PM PST by BikerJoe
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To: DAVEY CROCKETT; Founding Father; milford421; LibertyRocks

Ping.


23 posted on 01/05/2008 9:06:10 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1886546/posts?page=4972#4972 45 Item Communist Manifesto)
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To: Aristotelian

It’s claimed in the book, “Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America” that the USSR devolped the atomic bomb due to espionage of the US atom bomb program.

McCarthy was right.


24 posted on 01/05/2008 10:47:23 PM PST by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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Al Qaeda Documents Outline Serious Weapons Program (2002)

The al Qaeda terrorist organization was building a serious weapons program with a heavy emphasis on developing a nuclear device, according to an exhaustive review of documents discovered in Afghanistan.

The apparent al Qaeda documents were found in a Kabul house reportedly used by al Qaeda operatives. Afghan police took CNN to the house soon after the Taliban withdrew from the city in November.

"I don't have any doubt that al Qaeda was pursuing nuclear, biological and chemical warfare capabilities. It's not our judgment at the moment that they were that far along, but I have no doubt that they were seeking to do so," U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton told CNN on Thursday. "It underlines just how serious the threat of the use of these weapons of mass destruction could be, and why it's such an important part of the global campaign against terrorism."

(snip)

Suspected al Qaeda operatives have been arrested recently in possession of some of the explosives mentioned in the documents. Philippine authorities recently arrested a man they called a key al Qaeda bomb-maker who was hiding 2,000 pounds of explosives.

In Singapore, members of a Malaysian terrorist group linked to al Qaeda were arrested after they sought to purchase 17 tons of ammonium nitrate -- enough to construct several truck bombs.

(snip)

One document, labeled "Super Bombs," appears to be a plan for nuclear device experts said is unworkable. But the author clearly is knowledgeable of various ways to set off a nuclear bomb. For example, the document describes a little-known short cut to initiate a nuclear explosion.

But Albright cautioned there is no indication that al Qaeda's nuclear work has gone beyond theory. To create a nuclear weapon, Albright said a designer must learn a whole set of manufacturing steps not mentioned in al Qaeda's manual and develop confidence in the weapon's design.

"Even a terrorist group that's going to go to the trouble of working on a nuclear weapon wants to have some certainty that it's going to explode as a nuclear explosive and not just explode as a high explosive," Albright said.

Al Qaeda also may have had some help in its efforts to develop a nuclear device. Two Pakistani nuclear scientists, Bashir Ud-din Mahmood and Abdul Majeed, are suspected by U.S., Pakistani and other coalition intelligence agencies of having provided some of their nuclear knowledge to al Qaeda.


Arabic letters on the front of this manual spell the word "Super Bombs."

Mahmood and Majeed ran a charity in Kabul called Ummah Tameer-e-Nau. In an office at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, CNN found a document apparently written last May showing Mahmood agreed to a partnership with Barakat General Trading and Contracting Company, which is on the U.S. list of groups suspected of aiding terrorists.

Another document showed plans to set-up a bank with Barakat, expand an artificial-limb factory and explore the mining of minerals -- including uranium -- inside Afghanistan.

U.N. weapons inspectors said Iraq used similar companies as fronts to disguise its nuclear weapons program in the mid-1990s.

The Bush administration put Ummah Tameer-e-Nau on its terrorist watch list last month. The families of the two men continue to say they have done nothing wrong. CNN's repeated efforts to speak with the men have been unsuccessful.

No charges have been filed against the two men, but the Pakistani government says the investigation is not over. The government has ordered them confined to their homes; they are not allowed to speak to anyone outside their families.

(snip)


25 posted on 01/06/2008 7:19:50 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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People Discussed in the Pakistani Cases

Dr. Israr Ahmad-A prominent pro-Taliban radical Islamic cleric who influenced Mahmood.

Suleiman Asad-A Pakistani nuclear scientist wanted for questioning about his possible link to al Qaeda.

Mirza Yusef Baig-A board member of Ummah Tameer-e-Nau (UTN), who was detained in 2001.

Commodore Arshad Ali Chaudry-A board member of Ummah Tameer-e-Nau (UTN), who was detained in 2001.

Brig. Mohammad Hanif-A board member of Ummah Tameer-e-Nau (UTN), who was detained in 2001.

A.Q. Khan-The father of Pakistan’s gas centrifuge program.

Sultan Bashiruddin Mahmood-A Pakistani nuclear scientist who co-founded Ummah Tameer-e-Nau (UTN), Reconstruction of the Muslim Ummah, a non-governmental organization through which he is suspected of having assisted al Qaeda in developing chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons.

Chaudiri Abdul Majeed-A Pakistani nuclear scientist who co-founded Ummah Tameer-e-Nau(UTN), Reconstruction of the Muslim Ummah, a non-governmental organization through which he is suspected of having assisted al Qaeda in developing chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons.

Brig. Mohammad Ali-A board member of Ummah Tameer-e-Nau (UTN), who was detained in 2001.

Mohammed Ali Mukhtar-A Pakistani nuclear scientist wanted for questioning about his possible link to al Qaeda.

Humayun Niaz-A board member of Ummah Tameer-e-Nau (UTN), who was detained in 2001.

Mullah Omar-The Taliban head of Afghanistan.

Ernst Piffl-Managing director of the German firm Team GmbH, who received a three and a half year prison sentence for illegally exporting thousands of preforms for gas centrifuge scoops to Pakistan’s secret uranium enrichment program.

Sheikh Mohammed Tufail-A board member of Ummah Tameer-e-Nau (UTN), who was detained by the Pakistani government in 2001.


26 posted on 01/06/2008 7:26:26 AM PST by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: cowdog77

Yes, forgot to include Richardson on the short list of traitors in the X42 Administration.


27 posted on 01/06/2008 1:37:03 PM PST by anymouse
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To: AliVeritas; STARWISE; Dog

Ping for fyi..not sure how reliable the piece is..but it’s worth reading...unsettling.


28 posted on 01/06/2008 1:42:26 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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