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Mapping the Real Deal

A Transparency Opportunity of a Life Time


By Catherine Austin Fitts
Co-Founder UnansweredQuestions.org

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April 25, 2004

Every once in a while an opportunity to shift the political landscape in radical and transformative ways comes along.

If those who find it energizing to do so take action today and tomorrow to bring sunshine to the Department of Justice's efforts to gag Sibel Edmonds and to express our objection, we can indeed attract much more positive energy to our efforts to bring forth freedom and peace.

The way that the Department of Justice stops sunshine is by terrorizing the people who would tell the truth.

The truth is like a jigsaw puzzle. We each have a piece. The truth emerges when we each provide testimony as to the piece we understand. Testimony under oath is the most powerful testimony. As all the pieces emerge, we learn the truth.

Our opportunity is extraordinary. Sunshine can shift these situations a lot. If a tiny portion of the time we spend marching and e-mailing is reinvested in protecting one truth teller and then another truth teller, the efforts for transparency will compound and we can shift significant power from those who stop it to our team.

Read the following Action Alert on what is happening and what each one of us may do to illuminate and prevent the Department of Justice acting in the interests of the White House and the National Security Council from persuading Judge Reggie Walton in DC Federal District Court tomorrow to silence Sibel Edmonds from telling her truth.

And have a beautiful Sunday!

Lots of love,

Catherine

To Read Action Alert On Line:

TO THE SOLARI ACTION NETWORK:
http://www.solariactionnetwork.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=912

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ACTION ALERT

Dear 9-11 activists and concerned citizens,

The following urgent action alert was forwarded to us from Catherine Austin Fitts in support of former FBI translator and 9-11 whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds, upon whom the DOJ is poised to place a gag order. There are five recommended actions. Please take the time to read Catherine's impassioned appeal below, and then take action today! We strongly urge your articipation. (Also, forward this email around to as many people and lists as you can.)

For 9-11 Truth,

Emanuel Sferios Webmaster, 9-11 Visibility Project
http://www.septembereleventh.org

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URGENT ACTION!

To ensure that the truth can be heard on 9-11, I need your support. On April 9, 2004 I publicly accused National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice of lying under oath before the 9-11 Commission. On Monday, April 26, the Department of Justice is going to be in court trying to silence Sibel D. Edmonds, an FBI whistle-blower who claims she has evidence regarding those lies.

The DOJ is attempting to quash her subpoena -- and therefore her testimony -- relating to a private lawsuit involving some 9-11 victims' family members (details linked below). This private lawsuit could potentially illuminate the Saudi role in and around 9-11. There is also concern that the DOJ and Judge Reggie Walton will take action in separate, pending litigation to subject Ms. Sibel to a gag order in the name of "national security." Both actions include gagging information that our government had specific warnings of the possibility of planes being used as missiles.

Now is the time to take a stand! I cannot stress enough how CRITICAL it is for the 9-11 Truth movement to stop the DOJ in this attempt to silence Sibel Edmonds. Our success hinges on supporting those inside the machinery of government who are willing to speak out. If we allow the government to gag Sibel Edmonds, we will be sending the wrong message to other potential truth-tellers. We need to let those on the inside know the movement will support them if they come forward.

I personally have sat in the court room alone for nine years. No one came. No one cared. It is a brutal and horrible experience. The DOJ lawyers laugh. The judges laugh. My own attorneys felt the isolation.

Going to rallies and marches may be more fun, but we MUST support the individuals who are confronting the system from the inside. We need to march into court and say "NO! You will NOT stop the truth from coming forward!"

Is Sibel Edmonds telling the whole truth? I have no idea. Is Sibel Edmonds a perfect person? Probably not. But this is irrelevant. Sibel Edmonds is taking the single most courageous act an insider could take -- to publicly testify to the piece of the puzzle that she knows, inside the very belly of the beast. And she is going up against EXACTLY THE SAME PEOPLE AND NETWORKS WHO ARE DOING THIS SAME THING TO ME.

Supporting Sibel Edmonds right now means supporting the principle of protection for whistle-blowers, and for government transparency. We need to stop the DOJ's efforts to terrorize the people who could bring out the truth, whether it is Sibel, me, or anyone who promotes transparency inside the machinery.

And it won't take much to turn the tide. The DOJ and the Courts desperately rely upon the appearance of the rule of law. They WILL back down if we confront them within the very court system they use to maintain the appearance of legitimacy. Don't underestimate the power of sunshine.

Here's what you can do to help. (Please do as many of these as you can.)

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#1. COME TO COURT ON MONDAY!

If you live in the DC area, please come to support Ms. Edmonds and to make sure the Judge and the DOJ know that the public insists on 9-11 transparency. The hearing will be held in the US District Court (3rd and Constitution Avenue), in Judge Reggie Walton's courtroom, on Monday, April 26, at 11:30 AM. Ms. Edmonds will be in front of the Constitution entrance at 11:00.

DC Court with map

http://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/location.html

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#2. EMAIL AND CALL THE INDIVIDUALS WHO MATTER

The Department of Justice budget is funded by the White House and the Congress. Please email John Ashcroft and cc Bush, Cheney, Rice, Frank Wolf (Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee), Roscoe C. Howard, Jr. (DC US Attorney), Peter D. Keisler (Assistant Attorney General), and Judd Greg (Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary).

Simply copy and paste the following sample text in your email, or use your own words.

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Dear John Ashcroft,

I have recently learned that the department of Justice is attempting to silence Sibel D. Edmonds, a former FBI translator who is attempting to tell the truth about 9-11. It is outrageous that my tax dollars are being used to prevent government transparency in what appears to be a 9-11 coverup. Does this administration have something to hide? Ms. Edmonds and any other government employees or contractors who want to tell the truth have a right to do so. The public has a right to know the truth!

Sincerely,

(your name)

cc: President George Bush, Vice-President Dick Cheney, National Security Advisor Condaleezza Rice, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Frank Wolf, DC US Attorney Roscoe C. Howard, Jr, Assistant Attorney General Peter D. Keisler, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary Chairman, Judd Greg

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EMAIL ADDRESSES

Copy and paste the following addresses into the "to" field:

AskDOJ@usdoj.gov, president@whitehouse.gov, vice.president@whitehouse.gov, dc.outreach@usdoj.gov, peter.keisler@usdoj.gov, mailbox@gregg.senate.gov

And please copy and paste my address into the "bcc" field so I can keep track of how many emails are sent:

catherine@solari.com

To email Frank Wolf, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, use this web-mail form if you are a Virginia constituent:

http://www.house.gov/wolf/email.html

To email the entire House Appropriations Committee, use this web-mail form:

http://appropriations.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactInformation.ContactForm

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PHONE NUMBERS

President George W. Bush Vice President Richard Cheney: 202-456-1111
Attorney General John Ashcroft: 202-514-2001
Assistant Attorney General Peter D Keisler: 202-514-3301
DC US Attorney Roscoe C. Howard, Jr.: 202-514-7566
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Frank Wolf: 202-225-5136
Senate Appropriations Committee: 202-224-7363
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and the
Judiciary Chairman, Judd Greg: 202-224-3324

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#3. FORWARD THIS ACTION ALERT TO OTHERS

Please post this action alert to relevant lists and forward it to ten or more people in your network who are interested in seeing the truth emerge on 9-11. Also, contact your local media (use a google search to find their emails and phone numbers) and encourage them to cover the story.

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#4. THROW THESE PEOPLE OUT OF OFFICE -- VOTE WITH YOUR ATTENTION AND MONEY

While we wait until November to vote at the pools, we can vote in the marketplace with our media attention, bank deposits, and our purchases and investments. When we shift our market "votes" to local banks and local media, we break up the economic power that is running the federal government. Shift your bank deposits from a large bank to a well managed local credit union or community bank. Shift your media attention and subscriptions to media that is telling the truth about 9-11 and your local media. Let's use our consumer power to break up the banking and corporate cartel that is running our government to stop transparency and accountability.

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#5. PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS

Our intention is for total transparency on 9-11. Keep believing and thinking, "May it be so!"

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MORE INFORMATION

Documents related to the hearing on Monday
http://www.septembereleventh.org/edmonds

My public letter to Condaleezza Rice
http://www.whereisthemoney.org/hotseat/condoleezzarice.htm

Judge Reggie B. Walton overseeing the case
http://www.dcd.uscourts.gov/walton-bio.html

Alert from Citizens Watch for Monday Hearing
http://www.solariactionnetwork.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=910

Stories about Sibel D. Edmonds

Laywers try to gag FBI worker over 9/11
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=515270

Lost in Translation
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/10/25/60minutes/main526954.shtml

Statement of FBI Whistleblower Sibel D. Edmonds and her Attorneys
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/onpolitics/articles/whistleblowerpr.html

We should have had orange or red-type of alert in June or July of 2001
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/03/26/translator/index_np.html

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Catherine Austin Fitts is the President of Solari, Inc.( http://www.solari.com), a founding member of UnAnsweredQuestions.org ( http://www.unansweredquestions.org) and member of the Advisory Board of Sanders Research Associates ( http://www.sandersresearch.com). Ms. Fitts is former Assistant Secretary of Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner in Bush I and a former managing director and member of the board of directors of Dillon Read & Co. Inc.

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