Sibel Edmonds and Susan Lindauer are national heroines. Both learned appalling things about the 9/11 coup d’état, and the rush to war it triggered, while working in the National Security establishment. Both blew the whistle. And both suffered horribly as the war criminals running the post-9/11-coup regime took extraordinary measures to silence them.
First hour: Sibel Edmonds, author of the new book Classified Woman, is the most-gagged whistleblower in American history. After she alerted Congress about monumental 9/11-related corruption in the FBI – and was universally labeled credible – then-Attorney-General John Ashcroft slapped National Security gag orders on her and on Congress in an attempt to bury what appeared to be hot leads that might have solved the still-unsolved mass murders of 9/11/2001.
Second hour: Susan Lindauer, author of Extreme Prejudice, hasn’t received the same level of mainstream media publicity that Edmonds has – but that might be because her case is even more damning! Lindauer worked as a CIA asset mediating between the US and Iraq during and after the run-up to 9/11. In mid-2001, she learned through her CIA handler, Case Officer Richard Fuisz, that a huge terrorist attack would occur in Manhattan in late August or early September of that year. On the morning of 9/11, she watched television images of the Twin Towers being blown to bits in obvious controlled demolitions while talking on the phone with Fuisz, who reacted to the demolitions by screaming about “the goddamn Israelis!” Later, Fuisz was silenced with more than a million dollars of hush money, while Lindauer would ultimately be hung out to dry.
During the year-and-a-half between 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, Lindauer learned that Cheney/Bush would invade Iraq even though Saddam Hussein’s government basically offered to give the US anything it wanted to stave off invasion. When she tried to slow the rush to war by contacting her cousin, Bush’s Chief of Staff Andrew Card, as well as approaching Congress, she was illegally “disappeared” under the Patriot Act and held incommunicado at a military base for a year.