Bombshell: Bin Laden Worked for US Until 9/11: Sibel Edmonds

August 2, 2009
Sibel Edmonds on the Mike Malloy radio show
Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds dropped a bombshell on the Mike Malloy radio show, guest-hosted by Brad Friedman (audio, partial transcript).

In the interview, Sibel says that the US maintained ‘intimate relations’ with Bin Laden, and the Taliban, “all the way until that day of September 11.”

These ‘intimate relations’ included using Bin Laden for ‘operations’ in Central Asia, including Xinjiang, China. These ‘operations’ involved using al Qaeda and the Taliban in the same manner “as we did during the Afghan and Soviet conflict,” that is, fighting ‘enemies’ via proxies.

As Sibel has previously described, and as she reiterates in this latest interview, this process involved using Turkey (with assistance from ‘actors from Pakistan, and Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia’) as a proxy, which in turn used Bin Laden and the Taliban and others as a proxy terrorist army.

Control of Central Asia

The goals of the American ‘statesmen’ directing these activities included control of Central Asia’s vast energy supplies and new markets for military products.

The Americans had a problem, though. They needed to keep their fingerprints off these operations to avoid a) popular revolt in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan), and b) serious repercussions from China and Russia. They found an ingenious solution: Use their puppet-state Turkey as a proxy, and appeal to both pan-Turkic and pan-Islam sensibilities.

Turkey, a NATO ally, has a lot more credibility in the region than the US and, with the history of the Ottoman Empire, could appeal to pan-Turkic dreams of a wider sphere of influence. The majority of the Central Asian population shares the same heritage, language and religion as the Turks.

In turn, the Turks used the Taliban and al Qaeda, appealing to their dreams of a pan-Islamic caliphate (Presumably. Or maybe the Turks/US just paid very well.)

According to Sibel: This started more than a decade-long illegal, covert operation in Central Asia by a small group in the US intent on furthering the oil industry and the Military Industrial Complex, using Turkish operatives, Saudi partners and Pakistani allies, furthering this objective in the name of Islam.


Sibel was recently asked to write about the recent situation with the Uighurs in Xinjiang, but she declined, apart from saying that “our fingerprint is all over it.”

Of course, Sibel isn’t the first or only person to recognize any of this. Eric Margolis, one of the best reporters in the West on matters of Central Asia, stated that the Uighurs in the training camps in Afghanistan up to 2001:

“were being trained by Bin Laden to go and fight the communist Chinese in Xinjiang, and this was not only with the knowledge, but with the support of the CIA, because they thought they might use them if war ever broke out with China.”

And also that:

“Afghanistan was not a hotbed of terrorism, these were commando groups, guerrilla groups, being trained for specific purposes in Central Asia.”

In a separate interview, Margolis said:

“That illustrates Henry Kissinger’s bon mot that the only thing more dangerous than being America’s enemy is being an ally, because these people were paid by the CIA, they were armed by the US, these Chinese Muslims from Xinjiang, the most-Western province.

The CIA was going to use them in the event of a war with China, or just to raise hell there, and they were trained and supported out of Afghanistan, some of them with Osama Bin Laden’s collaboration. The Americans were up to their ears with this.”

Rogues Gallery

Last year, Sibel came up with a brilliant idea to expose some of the criminal activity that she is forbidden to speak about: she published eighteen photos, titled “Sibel Edmonds State Secrets Privilege Gallery,” of people involved the operations that she has been trying to expose. One of those people is Anwar Yusuf Turani, the so-called ‘President-in-exile’ of East Turkistan (Xinjiang). This so-called ‘government-in-exile’ was ‘established‘ on Capitol Hill in September, 2004, drawing a sharp rebuke from China.

Also featured in Sibel’s Rogues Gallery was ‘former’ spook Graham Fuller, who was instrumental in the establishment of Turani’s ‘government-in-exile’ of  East Turkistan. Fuller has written extensively on Xinjiang, and his “Xinjiang Project” for Rand Corp is apparentlythe blueprint for Turani’s government-in-exile. Sibel has openly statedher contempt for Mr. Fuller.


The Turkish establishment has a long history of mingling matters of state with terrorism, drug trafficking and other criminal activity, best exemplified by the 1996 Susurluk incident which exposed the so-called Deep State.

Sibel states that “a few main Susurluk actors also ended up in Chicago where they centered ‘certain’ aspects of their operations (Especially East Turkistan-Uighurs).”

One of the main Deep State actors, Mehmet Eymur, former Chief of Counter-Terrorism for Turkey’s intelligence agency, the MIT, features in Sibel’s Rogues Gallery. Eymur was given exile in the US. Another member of Sibel’s gallery, Marc Grossman was Ambassador to Turkey at the time that the Susurluk incident exposed the Deep State. He was recalled shortly after, prior to the end of his assignment, as was Grossman’s underling, Major Douglas Dickerson, who later tried to recruit Sibel into the spying ring.

The modus operandi of the Susurluk gang is the same as the activities that Sibel describes as taking place in Central Asia, the only difference is that this activity was exposed in Turkey a decade ago, whereas the organs of the state in the US, including the corporate media, have successfully suppressed this story.

Chechnya, Albania & Kosovo

Central Asia is not the only place where American foreign policy makers have shared interests with Bin Laden. Consider the war in Chechnya. As I documented here, Richard Perle and Stephen Solarz (both in Sibel’s gallery) joined other leading neocon luminaries such as Elliott Abrams, Kenneth Adelman, Frank Gaffney, Michael Ledeen, James Woolsey, and Morton Abramowitz in a group called the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya (ACPC). For his part, Bin Laden donated $25 million to the cause, as well as numerous fighters, and technical expertise, establishing training camps.

US interests also converged with those of al-Qaeda in Kosovo and Albania.

Of course, it is not uncommon for circumstances to arise where ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend.’ On the other hand, in a transparent democracy, we expect a full accounting of the circumstances leading up to a tragic event like 9/11. The 9/11 Commission was supposed to provide exactly that.

State Secrets

Sibel has famously been dubbed the most gagged woman in America, having the State Secrets Privilege imposed on her twice. Her 3.5 hour testimony to the 9/11 Commission has been entirely suppressed, reduced to a single footnote which refers readers to her classified testimony. In the interview, she says that the information that was classified in her case specifically identifies that the US was using Bin Laden and the Taliban in Central Asia, including Xinjiang. In the interview, Sibel reiterates that when invoking the gag orders, the US government claims that it is protecting ” ‘sensitive diplomatic relations,’ protecting Turkey, protecting Israel, protecting Pakistan, protecting Saudi Arabia…” This is no doubt partially true, but it is also true that they are protecting themselves too, and it is a crime in the US to use classification and secrecy to cover up crimes.

As Sibel says in the interview:

I have information about things that our government has lied to us about… those things can be proven as lies, very easily, based on the information they classified in my case, because we did carry very intimate relationship with these people, and it involves Central Asia, all the way up to September 11.


The bombshell here is obviously that certain people in the US were using Bin Laden up to September 11, 2001.

It is important to understand why: the US outsourced terror operations to al Qaeda and the Taliban for many years, promoting the Islamization of Central Asia in an attempt to personally profit off military sales as well as oil and gas concessions.

The silence by the US government on these matters is deafening. So, too, is the blowback.



  1. woah, the stuff about bin laden working for the CIA makes sense and he probably still is… but the stuff about Turkey is bit dodgy… i doubt turkey would want to play a role in the wests imperial aims

    what happened with the Uighurs still need to be invistaged, there was no need for Pakistan to come and say ‘we support china in the way it death with the Uighurs’ we shouldve said nothing until we got all the facts..some self respect

  2. woah, the stuff about bin laden working for the CIA makes sense and he probably still is… but the stuff about Turkey is bit dodgy… i doubt turkey would want to play a role in the wests imperial aims

    what happened with the Uighurs still need to be investigated, there was no need for Pakistan to come and say ‘we support china in the way it dealth with the Uighurs’ we shouldve said nothing until we got all the facts..some self respect

  3. I would like to add that 9/11 was an inside job and was a false flag attack. I have read this article before and I think Sibel said 9/11 was not an inside job but i totally disagree. It has everything to do with NWO.

  4. actually I misread ….she jus said that it would be preposterous for her to make tht call…

    here is the interview transcript I got from another site


  5. Pakistani nation ,all along these 62 years has been a “Mafool”i.e. at the receiving end.We only know conspiracies after the documents are “declassified” which ranges between 30-50 years.

    We should have “think tanks” manned by experts in defence and foreign affairs.These should be popularised by electronic media,by airing programs daily to educate the masses for regimentation.
    Sorrowfully our senior beurocrats after retirement
    become sterile or move to west.In India,it is not the case.
    I remember Asghar Khan saying,on 1971 debacle,that every country does conspiracies but those who are sleeping suffer.
    PKKH is doing a great job.Keep it up.

  6. Why are we giving so much cradibility to Sibel Edmonds. Afterall she was fired from her position as a language specialist at the FBI’s Washington Field Office in March, 2002, after she accused a colleague of covering up illicit activity involving foreign nationals, alleging serious acts of security breaches, cover-ups, and intentional blocking of. She is big in conspricy theory and she has a hatred towerds USA.

  7. urgent lessons to be drawn by our own Media,Think Tanks, Analysts, Politicians and Civil Society in general to watch out for the sixth columnists planted in our ranks towards the same objectives.Pakistan is not an exception at all.
    Hindsight is always 20/20

    Vigilance is the price of Liberty !

  8. Sheer BULLSHIT by Sibel… She needed the much lost fame, and this is just another one of her cheap stunts.
    Now, let’s say what she claims to be saying IS true then here’s the deal:

    Looks like everyone who the CIA is fighting today used to work for them. Which clearly indicates the fact that CIA double crosses all its friends and can NOT be trusted. Saddam Hussein was a known ally of the CIA, and so was our ex-President Musharraf. They hung Saddam, let’s see what they do to Musharraf. Nevertheless, the world should know that American policy makers and key players can NOT be trusted at all for what they say. They say something and mean the other, and clearly, they would go through all the length to get what they want, even if it means to sacrifice their allies. Unfortunately however, these guys have been unable to find their lost friend OBL in Afghanistan – for the past 8 GodDamn years. I wonder when the American tax payers will start questioning their Govt. why they are wasting Billions in Afghanistan whereas the credit crunch is eating up the USA from inside, like cancer!

    • This may be true and his code name was “Tim Osama” – I remember watching a documentary which also showed some scanned documents mentioning “Tim Osama” and “Tim Laden”, God knows if it was another propaganda to demonize Osama bin Laden’s character but in any case, if he was lead astray at some point of his life that’s not a big problem because now it is proven that he has straightened himself towards true path and that’s why CIA can’t let live an Ex-asset threatening CIA who was trained by them in warfare.

      It may further be argued that due to name of Bin Laden, more damage to Ummat has been done rather than Al Qaeda doing any operations against Kuffar, particularly against USA.

      This debate is secondary, primarily, we should try to correct ourselves first rather than pounding at keyboards discussing Osama, in the end, what we are and what we are doing.

  9. […] a recent interview with FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds on the Mike Malloy Show, a caller had asked her opinion on whether she believed 9/11 to have been “an inside […]

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