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1 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jul 14, 2010 2:44:24am
Also, wouldn't having Farsi tattoos kinda blow the cover of someone trying to pose as an undocumented Mexican or South American worker?

Only if you try to apply logic, silly. ///

I'm still trying to figure out how you find a border patrol agent who's been on the job for more than 2 weeks and can't tell the difference between a (Mexican) Spanish accent and a Farsi one. Not to mention that most Iranians look nothing whatsoever like Mexicans if you pay any attention at all. Oops, sorry, there I go trying to be logical...

2 Gus  Wed, Jul 14, 2010 3:39:32am

You want to know what the scary part is? Sue Myrick (R-OH) is on the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:

The United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is a committee of the United States House of Representatives, currently chaired by Silvestre Reyes. It is the primary committee in the U.S. House of Representatives charged with the oversight of the United States Intelligence Community, though it does share some jurisdiction with other committees in the House, including the Armed Services Committee for some matters dealing with the Department of Defense and the various branches of the U.S. military.

She tries to back her claim be saying they're seeing more Farsi (or Persian) tattoo in prison. She fails to make the association with the Farsi tattoo in prison with illegal aliens and, of course, terrorist suspect -- none of which have been found to date:

Homeland Security spokesman Matt Chandler spoke about Myrick’s request yesterday, saying, “At this time, DHS does not have any credible information on terrorist groups operating along the Southwest border.”

Let's have a look at some Farsi tattoo websites shall we?

PERSIAN TATTOO DESIGNS

Persian (Farsi) Tattoo in Standard Type

Photo Gallery » Persian (Farsi) Tattoo in Thuluth

They also mentioned Arabic tattoo and can see a gallery here.

Here we see an example of one of these tattoos!

The title of that tattoo? Home Sweet Home.

Perhaps this is just another chapter in her Muslim Mafia conspiracy.

In 2005 1.2 million undocumented immigrants were apprehended. Of those, 250 were from countries of special interest to the authorities. That represents 0.02 percent of the total.

Which is not to say we should let our guard down and allow anyone to cross the border without regard to a potential terrorist threat. There are already mechanisms in place that should be able to prevent this from occurring and with time will only improve. However, to amplify this to such a high level of hysteria serves little purpose other than to inflame the already existing fear within a quantifiable segment of our population.

Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA) is another piece of work whose controversies include:

Sheltering profits of real estate sales in 2002, 2005 and 2006.

2005 profits from dealings with business partner and federal transportation bill

In December 2006, the Los Angeles Times reported that Miller had used "congressional muscle" for "personal business matters

In May 2010, the FOX affiliate MyFOXLA interviewed Miller over claims led by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) that he "directed millions of dollars in government money to non-profits headed by one of his campaign contributor[s], developer Jeffrey Burum."

In June 2010 allegations were made that Miller inflated his military service, stating that he had served from 1967-1968 and implying he served in Vietnam when he only spent 7 weeks in boot camp and then was discharged

3 Gus  Wed, Jul 14, 2010 3:42:33am

Regarding Rep. Gary Miller also see:

“It has been a tremendous honor to have served”: Congressman Gary Miller’s Vietnam Odyssey

Congressman Gary Miller of California has a long and checkered history of ethical run-ins since being elected to the House of Representatives in 1998. For those keeping score at home, please consult this report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which has rated him as one of the most corrupt members of Congress.

It turns out that Miller, who is on the Republican leadership team as assistant whip, also appears to have seriously inflated his military background. He hasn’t done so in as grand a manner as Richard Blumenthal, but the situation raises serious questions about his honesty (as if there weren’t enough already).

[...]

Miller never got anywhere near Vietnam. According to his military record, he spent about seven weeks in boot camp at Fort Ord, California between early-September and late-October 1967, at which point he was discharged.

What was Miller doing during the War? His biography states that he attended Mount San Antonio Community College between 1968 and 1970, founded several housing and realty companies that latter year, and got married in 1972.

[...]

4 Gus  Wed, Jul 14, 2010 4:04:46am

re: #1 CuriousLurker

Only if you try to apply logic, silly. ///

I'm still trying to figure out how you find a border patrol agent who's been on the job for more than 2 weeks and can't tell the difference between a (Mexican) Spanish accent and a Farsi one. Not to mention that most Iranians look nothing whatsoever like Mexicans if you pay any attention at all. Oops, sorry, there I go trying to be logical...

Of course you know with "some people" it's all about them having olive skin and dark brown hair. These same people also tend to shut down all cognitive functions when they hear an accent -- any accent that they can't identify. Such as a Persian accent:

I feel confident that those with the mentality of Sue Myrick would thus expand their profiling to include people that might be of Iranian ancestry who may very well be American citizens. Add this mentality to the recent Arizona immigration law and combine it with a Persian accent it stands to reason that such a person would be effectively harassed from time to time by more aggressive law enforcement personnel. In summary, Sue Myrick wants to add Persian accents as a profiling feature and according to her if they have a Mexican accent they're just your run of the mill undocumented person. If they have a Persian accent, "they might be a terrorist."


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