We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Without Truth, Life is Worthless : On Sibel Edmonds’ The Lone Gladio

Click here to access article by Filip Kovacevic from Libya 360°. 

This article contains not only another review of Edmond's recently published book The Lone Gladio, but numerous links to background material of her exposé of Glacio B contained in this work of political fiction. Gladio B is the new updated version of Gladio which refers to CIA subversive operations in Europe from the end of WWII to the collapse of the Soviet Union around 1990. The earlier version of Gladio has been very well covered in a very important book by Daniel Ganser entitled NATO's Secret Armies.
Edmonds, who has Middle Eastern origins, was hired by the FBI shortly after 9/11 because of her fluency in a number of Middle Eastern languages to translate numerous documents that were streaming into FBI offices during this period. While working there she came across information which revealed major illegal operations and war crimes perpetrated by secret agencies of the US government. FBI personnel made a huge mistake in this hire; because as they soon found out, she was a highly intelligent, courageous, and principled woman who could not be intimidated into silence.
...in every age and every culture, there are those who have and will pursue the path of true knowledge and wisdom, no matter what. The motivation to pursue justice and truth is passed on to them from their elders like a torch and they will carry it forward into the next generation. It is a process both psychological and metaphysical. Yet until they organize, until they pull together their abilities and strengths, until they form their own unique community across their different nationalities, religions, and languages, their victories, if any, will remain provisional and short-lasting.