Skip to comments.Are Our Defenses Being Lost in Translation?
Posted on 02/26/2010 10:36:41 AM PST by jfd1776
Are Our Defenses Being Lost in Translation? Errors of Towering Proportions by John F. Di Leo, for Illinois Review, Feb. 26, 2010 A.D.
In December, as our military was learning of the latest iron in Al Qaedas unholy fire, a desire to poison American food or water supplies, they began an investigation of five Middle Eastern members of the 09 Lima unit, a translation group working at South Carolinas Fort Jackson.
At this writing, it is still correct to use the term alleged in describing the Fort Jackson Five, a group suspected of having been involved in just such a plot: to poison the food supply at a U.S. military base.
While the investigation of at least one continues, several have been cleared. This doesnt necessarily mean that they were all innocent of the intent; it could be that the plot was discovered before there was any hard evidence in place to support a prosecution.
The government kept this investigation secret for two months, likely fearful of the public reaction to such a report, so soon after the November massacre at Fort Hood by a major in our own army.
What they may not have expected was public outrage at the translation program itself. As news has come out, drop by drop, we learn that there is a severe security risk inherent in this program, even if all five of these particular translators are exonerated. Desperate for staff fluent in Arabic, Dari, Pashto, etc., the government has been bringing hundreds of locals from the region to the USA literally inviting foreign nationals from hostile territory and installing them in restricted areas - in military bases - as translators.
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Yeah, and I'M SURE that this happening at exactly the same time as the Panty Bomber also had NOOOOOTHING to do with it, eh...?
Same as always --SIMULTANEOUS ATTACK..!!!
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