Nicknamed “the most classified woman in U.S. history,” Ms Edmonds recently joined our Underground Knowledge group on Goodreads.com – hence our recommendation of her book to fellow members. The ‘most classified woman’ tag, incidentally, is because of gagging orders placed on her by Congress as a result of her firsthand knowledge of information withheld following the 9/11 attacks.
Ms Edmonds worked as a language specialist for the FBI where she reported serious acts of security breaches and cover-ups, and for that she was retaliated against and ultimately fired. The court proceedings on her case were blocked by the assertion of State Secrets Privilege, and the U.S. Congress has been gagged and prevented from taking up or even discussing her case through retroactive classification issued by the Department of Justice.
According to Classified Woman’s description, the author “takes us on a surreal journey that begins with the secretive FBI and down the dark halls of a feckless Congress to a stonewalling judiciary and finally, to the national security whistleblowers movement she spearheaded.
“Having lived under Middle East dictatorships, Edmonds knows firsthand what can happen when government is allowed to operate in secret. Hers is a sobering perspective that combines painful experience with a rallying cry for the public’s right to know and to hold the lawbreakers accountable. With U.S. citizens increasingly stripped of their rights in a calibrated media blackout, Edmonds’ story is a wake-up call for all Americans who, willingly or unwillingly, traded liberty for security in the wake of 9/11.”
Ms Edmonds also recently published her first novel – a spy thriller titled The Lone Gladio. Although fiction, the book interweaves a lot of factual information, which the author has intimate knowledge of, including assassinations, drug running, false flag ops and the CIA’s and NATO’s secret terrorist-sponsoring program known as ‘Operation Gladio’.
Ms Edmonds’ first novel.
Membership of the Underground Knowledge group (on Goodreads.com) has now topped 350 members and includes scientists, historians, conspiracy theorists, authors, students and others from all walks of life. This group is open to everyone! All you need is an enquiring mind, an interest in the world we live in and a desire to learn or to uncover “underground knowledge” on important issues of our times.
To visit our Underground Knowledge group go to: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/142309-underground-knowledge—a-discussion-group