Saturday, September 5, 2009

How Spies Hook Top Ranking U.S. Government Officials

As part of her deposition, which was just released, Sibel Edmonds was asked how spies recruit top U.S. government officials. Here's the relevant testimony:

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12 ....I was trained as a language
13 specialist by my agent for -- to find personal
14 information, and one of the things that we was
15 taught in the FBI -- everyone was taught in
16 the counterintelligence -- that the target
17 U.S. persons, whether they are in Congress or
18 executive branch or whatever, first go by
19 foreign entities to what they refer to as
20 hooking period, and it was very common; it's
21 a very common way of trying to find
22 vulnerability, and that is sexual, financial

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1 any other kinds of greeds, and it was -- it
2 was done a lot, was being done a lot, and in
3 some cases certain people from Pentagon would
4 send a list of individuals with access to
5 sensitive data, whether weapons technology or
6 nuclear technology, and this information would
7 include all their sexual preference, how much
8 they owed on their homes, if they have
9 gambling issues, and the State Department,
10 high level State Department person would
11 provide it to these foreign operatives, and
12 those foreign operatives then would go and
13 hook those Pentagon people, whether they were
14 at RAND or some other Air Force base.
15 And then the hooking period would
16 take some times. Sometimes it takes months,
17 sometimes one year. They would ask for small
18 favor, but eventually after they reviewed the
19 targets that the U.S. person -- some small
20 favor, then they would go blackmail and that
21 person would give them everything, nuclear
22 related information, weapons related

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1 information. It always worked for them. So
2 it was not always money.

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