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CIA recruits among Muslims
(TELEGRAPH.co.uk) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | March 31, 2009 | n/a

Posted on 03/31/2009 8:54:15 PM PDT by Cindy

SNIPPET: "The CIA is attempting to recruit more spies by advertising on the internet, radio and television, and by holding meetings with American Muslims to make up a severe shortage of Arabic speakers....

Leon Panetta, the new CIA director, will meet Muslim groups in cities such as Detroit to spearhead personally the new drive to recruit Arabic speakers. He recently lamented the fact that only 13 per cent of CIA officers speak a foreign language, and just 22 per cent come from minorities.

"In order to accomplish our vital intelligence mission we want to market our employment opportunities to speakers of Arabic, Russian, Korean, Pashtu and Urdu," George Little, a CIA spokesman, told The Times....

Earlier this month Scott White, third in command at the CIA, held meetings with Arab-American and Chaldean-American representatives in Detroit, which has heavily populated American Muslim suburbs. He told the groups that he would bring Mr Panetta to a future meeting...."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabic; bhocia; cia; espionage; helpwanted; husseinobama; korean; muslimamericans; muslims; panetta; pashtu; russian; urdu

1 posted on 03/31/2009 8:54:15 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Panetta recruiting Muzzies to be in the CIA.

Why do I not have a warm-fuzzy feeling about this?


2 posted on 03/31/2009 9:00:35 PM PDT by adm5 (YOU CANNOT FIX CAPITALISM WITH SOCIALISM! -Glenn Beck)
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To: Cindy

If the CIA is going to infiltrate Muslim extremist groups, they need a good supply of native Arabic speakers of the right ethnicities, who can pass for the jihadist version of “good ol’ boys”. They can start out the trainees by having them surf the internet, zipping through the reams of extremist stuff posted in Arabic. We are screwed if we don’t have enough native Arabic speakers in the CIA to cover all this stuff.


3 posted on 03/31/2009 9:01:54 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Cindy

The shortage of Arabic and Farsi interpreters is the fault of the Government. Shortly after 9-11 the Government was recruiting Arabic and Farsi interpreters. The only catch was that one had to have a Masters Degree to be considered. Unfortunately for the Government they didn’t have many takers. Then there were the Arabic speaking Jews that applied. They were not considered at all.


4 posted on 03/31/2009 9:04:08 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your own safety until the arrival of law enforcement officers)
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To: Cindy

I finished watching NCIS 5 minutes. Something was mentioned during the show that I wondered about. Are Homeland Security & CIA the only agencies that can confiscate funds suspected for use in terrorism or illegal activity like drug trade? Any freeper know this?


5 posted on 03/31/2009 9:07:01 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: adm5

“Why do I not have a warm-fuzzy feeling about this?”

I don’t know. Exactly how would a white non-Arabic-speaking, non-Muslim guy infiltrate these groups?


6 posted on 03/31/2009 9:11:54 PM PDT by gracesdad
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To: gracesdad

With a bunker buster.


7 posted on 03/31/2009 9:16:23 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Cindy

I've been saying it for the longest time: LEARN ARABIC! Currently the majority of Arabic linguists working for the government are Muslims--not exactly trustworthy.

Too many American students are too lazy to learn anything other than French and Spanish. Well, the "hard" languages are in critical demand and reliable speakers are just as critical. It's doable, really. Look at my tagline. Learn to read this: العربية It's not as hard as it looks ;)


8 posted on 03/31/2009 9:25:08 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: G8 Diplomat

The whole cunning linguist thing is just easy...


9 posted on 03/31/2009 9:28:12 PM PDT by durasell
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To: NY Attitude

The shortage of Arabic and Farsi interpreters is the fault of the Government.

Absolutely. In the 70s we had not one Farsi speaker at the US Embassy in Tehran. The ambassador to Iran didn't know one word of Farsi and knew nothing about Islam (know thy enemy, you know) and had to be tutored on it by the Pakistani ambassador to Iran. The CIA completely missed the Shah's overthrow. In Lebanon during the Marines barracks bombing and hostage taking, we had a grand total of one Arabic speaker. In Afghanistan the US Embassy had no Urdu/Pashtu speakers and had to ask the Soviets for help in translating. And today we've got the reset/overcharge screw-up in the State Department.
10 posted on 03/31/2009 9:28:49 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: G8 Diplomat

Many American contractors that had been in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and elsewhere are pretty good at speaking Arabic and Farsi. Some did live in American compounds while many lived among the general populace. Learning the language, dialect and customs were a matter of survival.


11 posted on 03/31/2009 9:32:07 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your own safety until the arrival of law enforcement officers)
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To: G8 Diplomat

I was there during the ousting of the Shah. It was something else.


12 posted on 03/31/2009 9:34:55 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your own safety until the arrival of law enforcement officers)
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To: NY Attitude
Some did live in American compounds while many lived among the general populace.

My experience with Americans living abroad flips the frequencies, but there are still enough to agree with the general principle. There is still a problem between "getting by" and "knowing". Arabic is especially a what you see is not what you get language, and it helps to have a native speaker to understand when you are being f***ed with.
13 posted on 03/31/2009 9:37:50 PM PDT by Phileleutherus Franciscus
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To: G8 Diplomat
Absolutely. In the 70s we had not one Farsi speaker at the US Embassy in Tehran. Now that you mention it, I do not recall ever hearing Farsi being spoken during my visits there.
14 posted on 03/31/2009 9:38:33 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your own safety until the arrival of law enforcement officers)
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To: Cindy
CIA recruits among Muslims

I sure hope so.

15 posted on 03/31/2009 9:39:21 PM PDT by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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To: Phileleutherus Franciscus

I agree. The variant in the inflection of some tones changes the entire meaning.


16 posted on 03/31/2009 9:40:28 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your own safety until the arrival of law enforcement officers)
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To: gracesdad

> Exactly how would a white non-Arabic-speaking, non-Muslim guy infiltrate these groups?

Beats me. Just be prepared (or pretend) to face Mecca and bow down 5 times in a day, plus have a wicked prayer rug handy.


17 posted on 03/31/2009 9:45:13 PM PDT by max americana
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To: adm5
If anyone wanted to totally destroy America while flummoxing the public into thinking he was giving them something fore nothing while stealing them blind, this fiend in the White House is doing it.
18 posted on 03/31/2009 9:46:08 PM PDT by ZULU (Obamanation of Desolation is President. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: adm5
Panetta recruiting Muzzies to be in the CIA. Why do I not have a warm-fuzzy feeling about this?

You know, the CIA has already spent millions and millions of dollars recruiting and arming Muslims around the world. The armed forces have done the same. That give you a warm-fuzzy?

19 posted on 03/31/2009 9:57:20 PM PDT by Caesar Soze
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To: G8 Diplomat
Worth considering; please keep posting these announcements.

Will the govt. consider funding the classes in return for a commitment to work for them?

Cheers!

20 posted on 03/31/2009 10:19:47 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: NY Attitude

“The shortage of Arabic and Farsi interpreters is the fault of the Government. Shortly after 9-11 the Government was recruiting Arabic and Farsi interpreters. The only catch was that one had to have a Masters Degree to be considered. Unfortunately for the Government they didn’t have many takers. Then there were the Arabic speaking Jews that applied. They were not considered at all.”

And those Arabic and Farsi speaking Jews are people the U.S. can actually trust and trust well to be acting in the best interests of the U.S., rather than as a fifth column in the CIA and FBI. Many of these Arabic and Farsi speaking Jews are the children and grandchildren of the 850,000-900,000 Jews whom Islamic regimes expelled and forced to flee with only the clothes on their backs. These Jewish families had been living in these places for thousands of years. The Babylonian Empire was not yesterday.

Among all the bogus Islamic claims about Muslim refugees from Israel, one doesn’t ever hear the Islamic countries admitting that they themselves actually expelled Jews from their own lands and their numbers exceeded the number who fled from the Holy Land at the direction of their leaders who promised them they’d come back and take everything that was Jewish.

Persian, Egyptian, Syrian, Yemenite, Moroccan, Tunisian and Israeli Jewss love the U.S. and hihgly well-suited recruits could be found among them. The U.S. intelligence community needs to bring in Arabic and Farsi speakers it can trust with the greatest degree of certainty. They need to remove their brains from where the sun doesn’t shine and stop blacklisting Jews withe these languages skills from these positions.


21 posted on 03/31/2009 10:31:31 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: grey_whiskers

Will the govt. consider funding the classes in return for a commitment to work for them?

That would be nice. One of my profs says you can be paid $200,000 a year tax free(!) to translate Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and/or Pashtu on site (meaning in the country) and do analyses for the government. He was offered a job doing that but turned it down to teach. He is from Afghanistan and knows all those languages plus Russian and English.
22 posted on 03/31/2009 10:52:03 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: gracesdad
I don’t know. Exactly how would a white non-Arabic-speaking, non-Muslim guy infiltrate these groups?

It was more a comment on PANETTA than the muslims.

Somehow I can envision a complete trainwreck coming when CAIR operatives get these intelligence positions.

23 posted on 04/01/2009 6:17:05 AM PDT by adm5 (YOU CANNOT FIX CAPITALISM WITH SOCIALISM! -Glenn Beck)
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