"With all due respect to Hillary Clinton and her current posturing, she is—frankly speaking—a damn liar and should be treated as such, and never be given the opportunity to lead the United States of America."
~ Scott Ritter.
~ Scott Ritter.
Is Hillary Clinton horning in on Hastert's financial turf?
Some of you may remember that among the many pieces of information Sibel Edmonds has been able to reveal, one of those was the Turkish bribing of former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert:
The FBI refused to investigate Edmonds’ claims, at least in part, because the contract linguist had discovered quite a messy scandal: the content of the mistranslated documents revealed that some very powerful people in the U.S. government, including House Speaker Dennis Hastert, were connected to foreign organized crime. Even worse, these foreign criminals connected to the high and mighty in the U.S. were also connected internationally, through the heroin trade and associated money laundering, to international terrorist organizations like al Qaeda.
And, from the original Vanity Fair article:
Edmonds has given confidential testimony inside a secure Sensitive Compartmented Information facility on several occasions: to congressional staffers, to investigators from the O.I.G., and to the staff from the 9/11 commission. Sources familiar with this testimony say that, in addition to her allegations about the Dickersons, she reported hearing Turkish wiretap targets boast that they had a covert relationship with a very senior politician indeed—Dennis Hastert, Republican congressman from Illinois and Speaker of the House since 1999. The targets reportedly discussed giving Hastert tens of thousands of dollars in surreptitious payments in exchange for political favors and information. “The Dickersons,” says one official familiar with the case, “are only the tip of the iceberg.”
And there's more, from Lukery's Kill The Messenger blog, including information from one of the directors of Kill the Messenger:
His [David Rose, author of the Vanity Fair article] testimony helps strengthening the pillars of the story - yes, the tapes involved Turkish officials, some of them working for the embassy in the Washington, and others in the consulate in Chicago. Money in exchange secrets, basically what we could read in Vanity Fair… When that was done, he described how he found out about Hastert, and then alluded to what we expose in the last segment of the film: the Neocons connection.
So, what are we to think when one of Hillary's Chicago fundraisers is also a leader in Chicago's Turkish community? One Mehmet Çelebi:
The major contributors could help Clinton draw support from Obama, argued another Clinton fundraiser, businessman Mehmet Celebi, a leader in Chicago's Turkish community.
"People will assume these big names must know something," Celebi said.
Yeah, those major contributors must know something . . . Like how well all those Turkish bribes helped turn Hastert against a House resolution that he'd initially supported--the Armenian Genocide Resolution.
Çelebi on why he helped with the production of Kurtlar Vadisi İrak:
Celebi, who has lived in the United States for 15 years, tells us why he took part in this project as a person who wants the relationship of the two countries to be at its best: “Knowing the truth, being on the side of the ones who have been done wrong, are two of the characteristics of an American. Also the founders of the country were those who had been done wrong. This movie has been shot under the light of these truths.”
Sure, sure . . . Kurtlar Vadisi İrak was truth par excellence and it was film par excellence . . . well, at least on the level of Birth of a Nation. But there's more on Çelebi's bio:
Mehmet’s experience in management and finance spans the globe. Professionally, Mehmet worked in a management capacity at some of the world’s largest financial institutions and has provided financial guidance to many high-net worth individuals and celebrities as well as corporations.
[ . . . ]
Mehmet is also an authority on international relations. He has worked with various political leaders from Turkey as well as other countries on issues dealing with Turkish-American relations and Turkey at large, and is considered one of the national leaders of the Turkish-American community in the US. He has been serving as the President of the Turkish-American Cultural Alliance since 2000, and as Member of the Board/Vice-President of the Assembly of Turkish-American Associations, a Washington, D.C. based umbrella organization representing 57 organizations.
Mehmet has also been a member of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations’, “Task Force on Islamic relations in the US,” since 2003.
Now I ask you, how could MIT pass up a guy with that kind of talent and those kinds of connections?
Apparently, Çelebi knows money, but what I want to know is whether or not the money he's handled has been dusted with a little heroin. That's something that Hillary Clinton should be interested to know, too. If she were nice about it, she might ask Dennis Hastert.
Maybe it's just natural that Hillary should turn to the Turkish-American community for campaign financing. After all, her husband's administration did a lot of business with Turkey which helped to enrich all of those who've grown fat from arming repressive regimes.
And let's not forget that some of the Clinton's favorite playmates were William Cohen, Marc Grossman, and Joseph Ralston.
Smells like Deep State to me.
If anyone thinks there will be regime change in a Democratic 2008, they are woefully mistaken.