January 6, 2008: Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI Translator, tells the London Sunday Times that she has first hand knowledge of members of the U.S. Government illegally selling classified nuclear secrets to the Pakistani government. She claims that various elements of the U.S. government were concealing this information from the public, and covering for the guilty parties. She had also testified before the 9/11 Commission, but that testimony was kept secret from the public. U.S. mainstream media ignores this report.
August 8, 2009: Sibel Edmonds gives a sworn deposition for a trial in the U.S. Included in her testimony are allegations of criminal conspiracy, espionage, blackmail, and corruption involving at least 7 U.S. Congressmen, various members of the Bush Administration, and the nation of Turkey. Her testimony had previously (under the Bush administration) been silenced twice by the U.S. Department of Justice invoking the State Secrets Privilege. U.S. mainstream media continues to ignore it.
August 28, 2009: OpEdNews.Org does a blog post entitled "Sibel Edmonds Testimony Makes News Worldwide, Except Mainstream US Media". Guess what it's about? U.S. mainstream media continues to ignore it…
Game and Story Use
- Puts a lot of fuel to various conspiracy theories. Here we have a reliable FBI contractor trying to testify about the corruption and government conspiracy within Washington, D.C. that she's seen first-hand, and yet the U.S. media refuses to cover it. She's testifying under oath and putting it on the public record, but it still gets ignored.
- This sort of stuff certainly suggests the Masquerade can never be breached, The Veil never lifted. I mean, it doesn't matter if the PCs were killing vampires and casting spells in public. If someone in the government doesn't want the word to get out, it won't. End of story.