The New Phase for Sibel Edmonds and the ‘Boiling Frogs Post’

In October 2009, I launched Boiling Frogs Post with one purpose in mind: to establish a venue for investigative articles, analyses, and interviews on issues largely blacked out by the media. After four months of a successful trial phase this venue is now ready to enter its next stage, and for that it needs your support.

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Those of you who know me or are familiar with my case know my frequently delivered statements on pursuing all channels for revealing the truth. I have fought for and lived by those statements to date, and I intend to live by them for as long as I can.

After pursuing the executive channel, for as much and as long as it could be pursued, I continued on with the Congress and the courts until the end, until all doors were shut via secrecy and executive privileges—privileges that were only aimed at protecting criminal operations conducted by Turkish operatives and their traitor counterparts within the U.S. government. I then turned to my last channel, the only one left to pursue. This was the point at which I discovered the main culprit, making it possible for all three branches of our government to bury the truth and keep it buried. Yes, I am talking about the fourth estate: the media as gatekeepers.

I could fill many pages with significant, witnessed, and undisputable cases and facts that have been blacked out and censored by the media. Through my own case and as director of an organization with over 100 legitimate and courageous national security whistleblowers I certainly could. Instead let me give you a few startling examples.

Despite undisputed facts backed by witnesses with even more undisputable reputations and credibility, the already scandalous former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, was able to be reelected and later retire, only to immediately join the Turkish lobbyists who had him pocketed for many years while in public office. This was made possible only by the willing media acting as protectors of traitors and criminals, instead of as challengers and revealers of wrong and wrongdoers. (You can read more on this in an article I wrote at Boiling Frogs Post titled “Dennis Hastert: A Portrait of a Political System Termite.”) Another example involves a recent mammoth case of a revolving door. How many people are aware of the new chairman of the American Turkish Council (ATC), the shady organization under investigation by the FBI, exposed by my own sworn disclosure(s) along with other direct government witnesses? This new chairman happens to be Richard Armitage—a former deputy secretary of state, infamous neo-con, one of the signatories of PNAC, the man who was directly involved in exposing a CIA operative’s identity, the culprit with involvements in several scandalous covert operations…

You would think when this famous shady government official became the chairman of an even shadier and highly scandalous foreign lobby, it would make the headlines in every major and not-so-major publication. Well, that is not the case. Not even a peep from the mainstream media and alternatives alike.

You can find out more about Armitage, his new chairmanship of the infamous Turkish lobby, and his history in a series researched and authored by Mizgin Yilmaz and published at Boiling Frogs Post.

There are many facts obscured or completely glossed over by the media when it comes to our hypocrisy-ridden foreign policies—such as those related to Turkey and Israel, and the repulsive (to the point of criminal) revolving door practices, like those by Dennis Hastert and his son(s), Richard Armitage and Marc Grossman. These practices and those committing them have been given a pass and immunity by people in high places, and this granted immunity has been shielded, censored, and buried by our media to protect both the practitioners and those who allow it.

Similarly, while specific issues related to the continuous assaults on our civil liberties have been receiving cursory coverage here and there, they tend to be either reported through the tainted lenses of partisanship or completely lack macro-level implications and consequences. At Boiling Frogs Post, we have been providing sound analyses from experts and critics involving this crucial issue. Whether it is secrecy or police state practices, our coverage targets “real issues” rather than symptoms used and polarized as weapons for partisan battles.

I know it may sound as a cliché to say that I’m following the “instead of complaining about the sorry state of our media become your own media” line. But what is the alternative? To just give up? We will only see many more Hasterts, Armitages, Perles, and Grossmans as long as the media’s censorship and truth burials go unchallenged. Thus my intention and determination to pursue this channel, and to do so with Boiling Frogs Post.

Boiling Frogs Post is solely dependent on readers and supporters, and has no ties to any institution, foundation, organization, or corporation. This is the only model I see fit to be called an independent news and views venue—untainted by external pressure, special interests, or partisan flavoring.

Our authors and analysts present their work, not agenda scripts or special recipes handed to them for the creation of a particular propaganda to serve a particular interest. Our weekly commercial-free Podcast show hosts the voices of noteworthy guests on topics long-muffled and quashed by the mainstream media and their minions on lower levels posing as alternatives.

Here is a list of select interviews:

Whether it is going after hypocrisy-ridden foreign policy practices, the ever-revolving doors of foreign lobbies, or our stomped upon and continuously assaulted civil liberties, our work transcends webs put in place by partisanship and special interests and agendas. Here are a few examples of our work:


I believe during this four-month trial phase, Boiling Frogs Post has established a solid track record with what it has accomplished, and a view of what it can accomplish given the readership’s support and backing. We are now ready to begin our next phase, during which we will continue to provide what you have seen, read, and listened to thus far, and additionally, will present exclusive video clips and investigative stories.

This site will continue and expand only by your direct support. I am asking every one of you to consider yourself the one who can make this possible. That without your active support this real alternative site cannot continue or exist. And that without your help those who consider truly independent channels like this “impossible to survive and flourish” will be proven right, and with that we will all lose. So please do your share and contribute whatever you can now. No donation is either too small or too large. Please donate what you can to keep this home of the irate minority alive, and thank you for all you do.

Sibel Edmonds is the founder and publisher of Boiling Frogs Post.

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  1. To support Sibel Edmonds by sending a modest donation so that she can continue to advance the cause of our unalienable First Amendment rights is to also support the future of your children, grandchildren, fellow countrymen and women, and most notably; freedom-yearning humanity worldwide. It is imperative that the truth be brought to light by those courageous enough to speak it. Please answer the call.

  2. Thanks for your persistence.

    Such coverage is so rare that the questions themselves contain more information than the “answers” given us TV viewers. I’m an old man now, but I remember well the Viet Nam protests. One little war but so much noise. This media silence is far scarier.
    I wonder how you will stand it, the frustration. I followed Ellsberg. And now Richard Gage and you, Sibel,, for example. What does it feel like to pull back the curtain, shine a light on the string-pullers, and see the dancers go on and on?  I will continue to recommend Boiling Frogs, but at dinner, or the office, the talk will be about the latest Balloon Boy. I both applaud and pity your efforts.
    Robert O’Hara

  3. Hastert, another one, now aligned with the Turkish governments efforts in denying the Turkish Genocide of the Armenian nation.  Hastert, and all the citizens of the USA thus aligned with the Ottotman mentality of the current Turkish leaders, have opened a ‘can of worms’.  These Americans aided and abetted the Turkish leaders, still of Ottoman mentality to be distracted from the real issue that is facing the world – the unended cycle of Genocides, sadly in Darfur, in the 21st century.
    Imagine, if in our halls of Congress, in the early 20th century, following the Genocide of the Armenian nation,  Turks shall have been found to be guility
    of their Genocide, made to pay their reparations and more, then,  

    ALL the Genocides that followed shall never have been. 

    Then, the cycle of Genocides shall not been pursued by despots – for the world shall have not allowed another Genocide, anywhere, anytime, whether by foe or by any “ally”.  The cycle of Genocides – ended…

  4. Sibel’s work is so profound, it’s hard to know what to say.  I thought when we first saw her on 60 Minutes years ago, how she was kicked out of FBI for telling the truth, the world had blessedly changed and the traitors would soon be on the run.  What a shock that it didn’t happen then, and it hasn’t happened yet.  The only strange, cold comfort comes from knowing true history, which displays how long and hard that so many people had to work for there to be any social progress.  It took 80 years of activism, for example, for women to get the vote.
       But we ARE in an accelerated age, and thanks to heroes like Sibel, Truth may soon reach critical mass.  I’m going to scrounge up some dollars for Sibel, in order to help the breakthrough come sooner rather than later, and I hope everyone who cares will do the same!

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