Larisa Alexandrovna

Syria, Iran, Plame and Sibel

[audio:http://wiredispatch.com/scott/07_11_14_alexandrovna.mp3]

RawStory’s managing news editor Larisa Alexandrovna discusses the recent Israeli attack on Syria, the War Party’s many versions of what happened, U.S. and Israeli refusal to cooperate with the IAEA’s investigation, Iran’s cooperation with the IAEA, a leak to her saying the war is in motion and cannot be stopped, Cheney’s hatred for the CIA, possible ulterior motives for the outing of Valerie Plame and the Sibel Edmonds case’s ties to the AIPAC trial and a tangled web of espionage, politics and international crime.

MP3 here. (46:15)

Larisa Alexandrovna is a journalist, essayist and poet. She is currently managing news editor for Raw Story, and contributes regularly to other publications in the alternative press. She also hangs out at her blog, AT-LARGELY.

Her work is cited by mass media outlets such as Rolling Stone, New York Times, Mother Jones, and other notable publications. She is best known for her reporting on domestic intelligence issues and foreign military affairs. For the past few years she has been focused on the build up for war with Iran, pre-Iraq war intelligence, and other national security and intelligence stories.

  • AA

    She also briefly discusses the Sibel Edmonds case. Presenting a concise summary of what Sibel Edmonds has to say (or would say) might be helpful.

  • A concise summary of someone who gave 3.5 hours of censored testimony to the 9/11 Commission is a bit difficult. But, Bradblog does have a bullet point list @ http://www.bradblog.com/?p=2498

    quote:

    9/11 Related:

    Information omitted and covered-up regarding documented and confirmed case of a long-term FBI Informant & Asset who provided the FBI with specific information and warnings in April & June 2001 regarding 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    Information omitted & covered up regarding documented information in the procession of the FBI in July 2001 regarding blue prints and building composite information of Sky Scrapers being sent to certain groups in the Middle East by certain Middle-Eastern suspects in the State of Nevada.
    Information omitted & covered up regarding arrangements made between the State Department and certain countries to deport certain Middle-Eastern and Central Asian detainees from jails in New Jersey & New York off the record and without having them interrogated in November 2001. (Documents related to these suspects were forged at the FBI).
    Information omitted & covered up regarding nuclear related information illegally obtained by certain foreign entities and US persons (government officials) from several US labs being sold to a certain Middle-Eastern group in the United States in 1998-2000. The operation involved individuals with Diplomatic cover, foreign Ph.D. students, and US employees.
    Information omitted & covered up regarding money laundering & narcotics operations, some of which involved entities from the Middle East and the Balkans, in several US cities.
    Information omitted & covered up regarding certain Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI)-related activities linked to the 9/11 attacks between August & October 2001.
    Certain terrorist related Counterintelligence/FISA information & investigations were prevented from being transferred to counterterrorism & criminal division by the Department of State and the Pentagon; “preserving sensitive diplomatic relations” and “protecting certain US foreign business relations (mainly involving weapons procurement)” were cited as reasons.
    Intentional mistranslation & blocking of foreign language intelligence of FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations.
    Penetration of FBI, Department of State and Department of Defense:

    Melek Can Dickerson: FBI; formerly employed by the American Turkish Council (ATC) and American Turkish Association (ATA).
    Major Douglas Dickerson: Air Force, DIA; formerly worked with the American Turkish Council (ATC), had on going relationship with International Advisors Inc (IAI) principles who worked as lobbying arms for certain foreign nations and foreign non-state entities (some of whom were engaged in illegal activities in the United States and against US interests and national Security.)
    Cases reported by John M. Cole, Veteran FBI Counterintelligence Operations Manager, to the DOJ-IG & Congress involving Hadiya Roberts (ISI-Pakistan), and several other individuals.
    Documented cases under FBI counterintelligence surveillance between 1997 and 2002, involving US government officials from the Department of State, DOD, and certain elected officials who were recipients of regular payments made by state and non-state foreign entities, some involved in criminal operations against US interests & national security. These cases were prevented from being transferred to actionable criminal and/or counterterrorism divisions/investigations.
    A reported case of penetration of FBI New York Field Office by an Iranian rouge agent.
    Corruption & illegal activities involving US persons:

    Illegal payments to several elected officials in Congress; on going (1997-2002).
    Joint illegal activities between certain foreign agents (state & non-state) and US lobbying firms, government officials (Pentagon and the Department of State) and several elected officials. These activities include obtaining and passing highly classified and sensitive DOD documents & bribery and/or coercion of US individuals.
    Nuclear black market related activities carried out by certain foreign groups/lobbying firms/businesses/individuals & US persons (former & current US government employees and officials).
    FBI: incompetence:
    (Refer to DOJ-IG report confirming all & more)

    Hiring unqualified translators based on nepotism & cronyism, some of these translators did not even pass elementary English proficiency tests; some were granted Top Secret Clearance despite their highly questionable background.
    Language specialists charging the United States government for hours not worked and/or services not rendered (Fraudulent invoices, etc.)
    …much more; please refer to the DOJ-IG Report

    endquote

  • 8Ball

    A couple of statements in this interview sum up the current American state of the state pretty well.
    paraphrase:

    LA
    “All of these types of stories are usually released in coordination by the same sources” Alexandranova’s comment on the unverified “Syrian Nuclear Facility” stories.

    SH
    “That basically means the whole government to one degree or another.” Horton’s comment on why no one will touch the Sibel Edmonds story.

    Yup, we are dealing with a totally corrupted system and I think that most intelligent people have figured this out by now. The next logical step is to actually do something beyond making an industry of continually talking about the problem…