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August 11, 2012

Classified Woman: The Sibel Edmonds Story

As someone who has worked extensively with translators overseas, I know how important their role is and how critical they are to the mission. When I read Sibel Edmonds’ story I was shocked but not necessarily surprised. I wasn’t surprised at the lack of professionalism that she witnessed among the staff of translators at the FBI’s counter-intelligence office, but I was shocked at how over the top, brazen, and corrupt it was.

One of my Arabic teachers at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School told us that he carried a book full of the names of Palestinian martyrs so I didn’t think I was naive about this subject.  He would get a kick out of showing us Special Forces students propaganda clips from Memri TV of a Rabbi making Matzo ball soap with the blood of a young Christian boy.


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is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he is now working towards a degree in Political Science at Columbia University. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, the PROMIS series, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • HugeFan

    @PONI @I say turn the Marines loose, and in 3 weeks you'll either have a country sized crater or a beautiful mountain resort with waiters and good scotch...... If you build it, they will come. At least through the beautiful and creative destruction that only Marines can do. :-)

  • HugeFan

    @KineticFury Lol, that is exactly (!) what I said... Dude are you listening to my thoughts from your "office"? ;-)

  • HugeFan

    Done deal, Jack. Downloaded this from Amazon just now. My eyes almost fell out of my head reading your article and my stomach is still in knots.

  • JuliaHugoRachel1

     @The Midnight Philosopher Agreed. I am coming from a similar persepctive.  

  • The Midnight Philosopher

     @JuliaHugoRachel1 No I haven't, i'm using the book narrative and my experience with the Federal Government as a reference. A further read would fill in some details though.