Friday, June 10, 2005

Intelligence Agencies Don't Want to Offend Arabs

The CIA has yet to wake up to the fact that some of the Muslim Arabic translators may not be working in good faith. Some may even be actively hostile, as the incorrect translations of some documents indicate.

Despite this, none of the intelligence agencies has weaned it self of the dependence on Muslim Arabs. There are Sephradic Jews living in America who have lived in Arab countries & are thus extremely familiar with not only the language, but the culture of the area. This group often also includes the Mizrahim Jews. Following 9/11 when two agents at the FBI's New York office went to a Sephradic community center to recruit Arabic speakers, they received 90 applications.

They included retired linguists who had experience working for Israeli radio in Arabic and for the Israeli army.
Remarkably, not one of them was hired."We sent them a lot of people, and nobody made it to the finish line," complained Sephardic Bikur Holim director Doug Balin. "Not one person was found eligible for these jobs, which is outrageous."

The reason given by the FBI for the rejection was that some of the applicants held dual citizenship with Israel. However, the real reason may have been pusillanimous kow towing to Muslims.

They say headquarters didn't want to offend Muslim translators, who would have to work alongside Jews."There’s already tension between the Hebrew and Arabic desks," an FBI source said.
"If they hired Arab Jews to translate Arabic, there would be bloodshed. Arabs would never accept it." Glick notes that Mueller has pandered to Muslim groups, even ones that support Hamas and other terrorist groups. He’s also mandated Muslim-sensitivity training for agents.
This sensitivity toward Muslims extends to allowing them to barricade themselves into their own section.

"In people such as the Sephardic Arabic speakers whose applications were apparently rejected by the FBI, the U.S. has a valuable store of capital for its war on terror," Glick said. "Better it be used than squandered for the sake of pandering to radical Arab groups."
Let us hope that our intelligence agencies put our safety before the rantings of neo-con conspiracy theories by radical Muslims & bitter lefties.

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Salute to a Hero: W. Garrett Chamberlin

A bit of good news on the immigration issue. W. Garrett Chamberlain, the police chief of a small New Hampshire town, New Ipswich (cool name isn't it?), has done the unthinkable: he has arrested illegals on the charge of trespassing. His decisive actions has inspired another town, Hudson, N.H. to act in concert.

This has the Mexican government in a tizzy, for they know that should this case be won, the precendent it sets will unleash a storm of arrests & deportations. The awareness that an event such as this might force them to take measures to reform the Mexican government & society such that its citizens do not have to migrate illegally to seek employment is not to their likeing.

To avoid befalling such a fate, the Mexican government has hired a lawyer for the illegal in question in the New Ipswitch case, guess who helped them do it? The ACLU using the tired old race baiting technique.
"The Mexican government was understandably worried that this could become the charge du jour across the country," said Claire Ebel, executive director of the New Hampshire American Civil Liberties Union, which helped find the lawyer for Ramirez. "They worry about vigilante police chiefs who will round up people based on the color of their skin."

The article keeps mentioning the demographics of the towns, which are mostly white, as well as the idea of the insular New England town. Gratuitous quotes like this one, from Prof. David H. Watters, director of the Center for New England Culture at the University of New Hampshire
"There is also an old tradition in New Hampshire of 'warning' people who were not born there out of towns. That sensibility still survives."
are sprinkled liberally through out the article to try to make this seem like a purely New England issue fueled by racism & ignorance. But, even the MSM is forced to concede the popularity of the chief's actions by mentioning that there is wide local & national support for his bravery.

Keep an eye out for this case, the ACLU will fight tooth & nail for this, therefore, so should we. It could end up going to the Supreme Court.

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