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1 majii  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 10:59:11am

Yes, because it’s such an advantage being part of a national security team and being unable to understand what some of your main terrorism targets are saying.*
*extreme sarcasm intended

2 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 11:09:04am

This is stupid even for Gaffney. Oh my god Brennnan speaks Arabic, the horror!

3 subterraneanhomesickalien  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:22:08pm

I suppose speaking German would have been a negative attribute for the head of the OSS in WW2?

I think that we are passed the point where we can say that Gaffney’s dislike for a religion has progressed into hatred for an entire ethnicity or race.

4 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 12:30:29pm

re: #3 Kdizzle

I suppose speaking German would have been a negative attribute for the head of the OSS in WW2?

I think that we are passed the point where we can say that Gaffney’s dislike for a religion has progressed into hatred for an entire ethnicity or race.

Just hatred based on hatred. It’s the same crap that has people flipping out about the very word Allah even though Arab Christians use the word Allah too.

5 Destro  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:54:10pm

re: #4 HappyWarrior

Just hatred based on hatred. It’s the same crap that has people flipping out about the very word Allah even though Arab Christians use the word Allah too.

I am pretty sure Hebrew speaking Jews use the term Allah also though their way of saying the Semitic word comes out sounding like EL in Hebrew or Elyon.

Seriously, the level of sheer willful ignorance of the right wing is now bordering on brain damage.

6 Destro  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 1:55:46pm

re: #3 Kdizzle

I suppose speaking German would have been a negative attribute for the head of the OSS in WW2?

I think that we are passed the point where we can say that Gaffney’s dislike for a religion has progressed into hatred for an entire ethnicity or race.

We should have shot all those CIA agents who spoke Russian during the Cold War.

7 FemNaziBitch  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 5:29:51pm

Because, like teaching slaves to read, knowing the language doesn’t make the reader dependent on the translator’s interpretations?

8 HappyWarrior  Tue, Jan 15, 2013 7:02:18pm

re: #5 Destro

I am pretty sure Hebrew speaking Jews use the term Allah also though their way of saying the Semitic word comes out sounding like EL in Hebrew or Elyon.

Seriously, the level of sheer willful ignorance of the right wing is now bordering on brain damage.

Not sure. I just know that Arabic Christians do as well. It’s all very stupid. Anyhow, I look at this way from a strictly intellectual pov, anyone’s who tough enough to brave Arabic language class has my admiration. I had a couple of friends in college who did. Yikes and I thought Spanish was tough.

9 Destro  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 11:18:18am

re: #8 HappyWarrior

Not sure. I just know that Arabic Christians do as well. It’s all very stupid. Anyhow, I look at this way from a strictly intellectual pov, anyone’s who tough enough to brave Arabic language class has my admiration. I had a couple of friends in college who did. Yikes and I thought Spanish was tough.

I was just trying to show how stupid that is. I don’t get the right wing hatred for education and learning. It is as if they know they will lose followers if they get educated.

10 ChrisBreuer  Wed, Jan 16, 2013 2:18:37pm

This is my first time here and it’s a great introduction to Little Green Footballs. Love it! re: #8 HappyWarrior
I teach Egyptian Arabic online and I’d be happy to give anyone who reads this a free trial. Just shoot me an email and I’ll get you on your way to learning Arabic.


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