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April 10, 2009

The Poppy Palace

Opium poppyConnect the dots. According to the UN's latest report, under U.S. occupation 92% of the world's opium production comes from Afghan poppies. Most of the heroin going to Europe is manufactured in or transits Turkey. The exact value to Turkey of its heroin exports is unknown but experts estimate a range in the tens of billions of dollars per year. The neocons helped establish and remain closely associated with Turkish lobbying efforts in the U.S. The question is, then: does the seamy side of Turkish influence peddling involve, among other things, money laundering, narcotics trafficking, espionage, bribery of U.S. officials, nuclear proliferation, and aid to terrorist front groups (not to mention whatever motivated the previous administration to invade Afghanistan)? Put differently, how and to what extent has the Turkish "deep state" joined forces with the American "deep state"? To consider some of these questions, and others, I turned to Sibel Edmonds, the renowned whistleblower. It was great to talk with Sibel and I have the highest regard for her courage and principled stand. Total runtime an hour and sixteen minutes. A cover-up is not the answer!

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Brilliant. Courageous. Startling, and deeply disturbing. Really good work George, I am eager for your next interview with Sibel. An equal opportunity whistle-blower, her experience with political interference and lapdog media ought to be raw material for civics courses everywhere.

Heroin smugglers posing as drug warriors - who would have thunk it!

Thanks for doing the interview, people need to hear what Edmonds has to say.

More info on her case:

HistoryCommons.org Profile: Sibel Edmonds.

From my blog:
Sibel Edmonds vs. the Nuclear Terrorists.

Is there a transcript of this interview?

[Alas, no. I produce transcripts rarely. But the cost of transcription services is much lower now than a couple years ago and I plan to experiment occasionally with having transcripts produced. g.]

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