Monday, June 25, 2007


"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.

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.

Thanks, Miguel.


lukery said...

Good work, Mizgin.

This from my first interview (notes from) with Sibel:
"Sibel mentioned the mafia nature of the Turkish business establisment - in particular she mentioned Celebi as one of the key players - apparently they are involved in an arms trading cartel, and they ship narcotics in the cargo of their planes as they zoom around.

One of the Celebi family members is chairmen in the Turkish American Cultural Association (TACA) in Illinois. (Sibel has often pointed to both chicago, and also to 'cultural exchanges')."

Miguel said...

Of course, we would be jumping to conclusions to state Mr. Celebi was a target of the FBI Chicago Investigation of Turkish nationals, and that Sibel Edmonds has heard Celebi's voice on wiretaps talking about payoffs to Hastert and other crimes. We have no evidence of this and because Sibel is gagged, she cannot tell us if we are on the right track.

But look at this vitriol from Mr. Celebi in denial of genocide:

"Kurds are free in Turkey, like any other citizen; as long as they do not rise against the state and fight for "dividing" the state. This is the natural right of any country, and there is no country in the world that will stand-still while it is being torn-apart by inside & outside forces keen on dividing up Turkey. Greece doesn't even allow the Turkish minority to elect its own religious cleric, arresting him numerous times. Armenia is the true terrorist state, as was evident with the assassination of its Prime Minister & several members of the Parliament a few years ago in Yerevan, Armenia. The Armenians have developed violence and terrorism into an art form, and adopted it as their own mean of "official policy". Both countries still have the nerve to criticize Turkey. Look at yourselves in the mirror before offering advice!

Mehmet Celebi, Chicago, USA, January 21, 2004"

We cannot say for sure if Celebi is guilty of the crimes of bribery and drug running, but he certainly is guilty of enabling genocide.

Miguel said...

For the record, here are Celebi's personal contributions to Clinton (from the FEC database):

10/18/2006 1000.00 26020941453

03/14/2007 2300.00 27930580744
03/19/2007 1000.00 27930580745
03/31/2007 1300.00 27930580745

Miguel said...

Another interesting point (which may or may not have relevance):

Hillary's No. 2 contributor is DLA Piper.

I don't want to make too much out of this, but it does raise interesting possibilities.

Mizgîn said...

Thanks Luke.

Why am I not surprised by your notes from Sibel? :P

Miguel, I'm not saying that Çelebi WAS investigated by the FBI; I'm saying he OUGHT to be investigated by the FBI.

I'm also saying what Sibel says, that there's a connection between all these so-called "cultural" organizations and "business" associations, on one hand, and lobbying, dirty business (arms trafficking, narcotics trafficking, and transfers of certain kinds of special technologies for certain kinds of special weapons), Turkish intelligence organizations, and the Deep State.

Now, if Sibel heard wiretaps of Chicago's fine, upstanding Turkish community, what do you think the chances are that a bigshot like Çelebi is on them? I'd say the odds are pretty good.

As for his racism and support of genocide (both the Armenian and the Kurdish), yes, I had seen that little entry of his at akaKurdistan, but you see, that is normal. I know that it's hard for Americans to understand that people can be that blatantly racist (and that much a liar) as many of these Turks, but it is normal for them. And since the US and American politicians have lent great support to the Turkish cause, they are both guilty of genocide and war crimes. Including both Clintons as well as all our favorites at The Cohen Group.

Speaking of which, DLA Piper is TCG's legal "partner," and is not only involved with them in furthering Turkey's crimes of genocide (i.e. Gephardt is with DLAP now, working to keep the Armenian Genocide Resolution as a non-starter) and lobbying for Lockheed, but DLAP was also involved with the AWB scandal in Australia. William Cohen was the one who lied in the US about that.

Clinton campaign donations? Geez, what a shock, especially since the Clintons are responsible for all the shit of the 1990s (again, remember the personal histories of Cohen, Grossman, and Ralston).

A couple of other things to check Çelebi for:

1. Any ties to the MIT-sponsored Turkish mercenary firm in Maryland, Black Hawk Securities, Inc.

2. More on his connections with Rahm Emmanuel. Scroll down almost to the bottom of this article and have a read. Is Emmanuel a representative of the third side of the Iron Triangle? Maybe the FBI should wiretap him, too. For more on the Israeli angle, check this little item. For more on the Turkish-Israeli relationship, including how Turkey virtually uses its own Jewish population as hostages, check this.

3. Check for links to Fethullah Gülen, as in this info, linking Çelebi to Niagra Foundation, yet another filthy Fethullahçı organization spreading the same kind of filthy ideology that Çelebi left at akaKurdistan.


Miguel said...

Actually, my tone when I wrote "we would be jumping to conclusions to state Mr. Celebi was a target of the FBI Chicago Investigation of Turkish nationals" was meant to be a little bit of (wink, wink).

In other words, I strongly believe Sibel heard Mr. Celebi's voice on wiretaps, although she has never stated so publicly. But I think what she told Luke in the interview about the Celebi group arms/drugs trafficking network being tied to Mehmet Celebi is as close as we're going to get to having Sibel directly name this guy as a crook who should be behind prison bars.

"I know that it's hard for Americans to understand that people can be that blatantly racist (and that much a liar) as many of these Turks, but it is normal for them"

What is very sad is that liberals like Robert Wexler apparently agree with the genocidal racists. I can expect it from Hastert or even Hillary. But Wexler? What excuse does he have? Genocide is OK as long as itd done by an ally of Israel?

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