February 9, 2007, - 12:52 pm

Special Treatment: Relaxing Intelligence Rules for Muslims, Arabs

By Debbie Schlussel
Hmmm . . . Did they do this for the Irish, Italians, Germans, and Jews?
The Washington Post reported, this week, that incoming National Intelligence Chief, Navy Vice Adm. John M. McConnell, wants to relax rules requiring U.S. citizenship for the relatives of first-generation Americans, in order to get highly sensitive intelligence jobs. He wants to do this to get more Muslims and Arabs with language skills in these jobs.
Perhaps intelligence director is really not a job for which he’s equipped, because he seems to be devoid of basic intelligence. Isn’t McConnell aware of the vast problems the FBI, CIA, and other agencies have had with Arabic translators who are Muslim? Has he not read a paper in the last 5.5 years to discover a plethora of reports on how part of the backlog in document translation is because disloyal Muslims (mostly Arabs) have deliberately mis-translated documents? Hello . . . ?

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National Intelligence Chief John McConnell Wants to Relax Important Anti-Espionage Rules

Some of this information was made public by courageous former FBI translator Sibel Edmond, a Turkish Muslim who is one of the few translators that could be trusted. She turned in a fellow Muslim translator who was deliberately providing fraudulent translations, and in response, the FBI fired Edmonds.
So, let’s just bend the rules for them . . . even though we’ve never done it for any other ethnicity or religious group. Because to hell with equal protection laws and due process.
The rules sound like necessities, not something to be thrown away in the name of PC for Muslims and Arabs:

They require citizenship verification for access to the most highly classified data, known as sensitive compartmented information. For the foreign-born, there must be verification of U.S. citizenship and legal status in this country of immediate family members, including “spouse, cohabitant, father, mother, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters,” the directive states.
Another element that must be considered when hiring is “foreign influence,” according to adjudication guidelines that the White House adopted in December 2005. One section of the guidelines refers to “contact with a foreign family member, business or professional associate, friend, or other person who is a citizen of or resident in a foreign country if that contact creates a heightened risk of foreign exploitation, inducement, manipulation, pressure, or coercion.”
An intelligence agency chief can waive these criteria, but McConnell said he wants to change them.

Relaxing these rules would make the intelligence services far more vulnerable to espionage and should frighten us all. Comforting to know that we now have a “Director of National Intelligence” of limited basic personal intelligence.
Thanks to nationally syndicated columnist and friend, Cal Thomas, for the tip.

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11 Responses

Some Muslims are not too good at obeying the Commandment: “Thou shalt not kill.”

FreethinkerNY on February 9, 2007 at 1:56 pm

sleazer vomited;
“maybe it’s because muslims obey the 10 commands better than jews and christians do.”
The false prophet mohammad violated every ONE of the 10 Commandments.
BTW, they’re called “Commandments”….not commands. You must be another muzlum stalker on this blog.

Thee_Bruno on February 9, 2007 at 2:25 pm

@seizer
go away, you’re not helping
@thee_bruno
depends on which “ten commandments” you’re talking about… there happens to be more than one list and more than one way of categorizing them.

ready5 on February 9, 2007 at 2:36 pm

ready5,
Please list ALL the different versions of the 10 Commandments.
Man, where did all of these froot loops come from?

Thee_Bruno on February 9, 2007 at 2:43 pm

@thee_bruno
compare exodus 20:2-17 with deuteronomy 5:6-21… for most of the textual differences, you’ll have to dip into the original hebrew.
also compare the jewish, protestant, catholic, lutheran, and new church arrangements of the commandments… especially with respect to their first three and last two.
if you really want me to list them out, i can… but you might want to do a little research first… especially if you’re going to call someone a “froot loop” when its you who happens to be ignorant.

ready5 on February 9, 2007 at 3:14 pm

You have got to be kidding me. A US Navy Admiral who is the DIRECTOR of National Intelligence wants to flippin RELAX the rules so we can attract more Arabic, Pashtun and other middle eastern language experts!!! Obviously brains are not a requirement for whatever job he did/does for the Navy.
As for Muslims obeying the 10 Commands/Commandments better than Christians and Jews well you aren’t far off. They obey the commands of those not qualified to quote the Quran when they are called to be suicide bombers.

Infantry on February 9, 2007 at 3:25 pm

The American intelligence community doesn’t have enough translators to sort through all the data. We have a 5 year backlog of unlistened recordings to and untranslated written material. What other solution are there besides relaxing the requirements? Obviously they looked at other solutions such as asking other countries to help out with the load etc… but the most secure method out of all these solutions is to relax the requirements so more people can pass and quickly help out in the information backlog.

b0wl0fud0n on February 9, 2007 at 4:05 pm

siezer – there goes the neighborhood. Get lost douche-bag!
Debbie, you know you can block this shit-stain’s IP. That way he won’t keep posting under another username.

Rich B on February 9, 2007 at 9:48 pm

Deb, you said:
February 09, 2007
Special Treatment: Relaxing Intelligence Rules for Muslims, Arabs
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By Debbie Schlussel
Hmmm . . . Did they do this for the Irish, Italians, Germans, and Jews?
You forgot my people. And we liberated the victims at Dauchau
http://teachers.museumoftolerance.com/mainjs.htm?s=3&p=1
Oh, maybe that’s why we were imprisoned

KOAJaps on February 11, 2007 at 4:52 pm

@koajaps
technically, the 522nd (as part of the 442nd rct) liberated some of the dachau subcamps… the 42nd infantry is typically credited with the ‘liberation of dachau’. but this in no way diminishes the valor of the 442nd, which remains the most decorated unit of its type and is called ‘the purple heart battalion’ for good reason (e.g. they lost nearly half their men in the heroic rescue of the ‘lost battalion’ in ww2).
however, you allude to a good point… while there were some japanese-americans that were properly detained, the bulk of the interred japanese-americans (including families of the 442nd) were treated rather unfairly. there will always be debate as to how to treat potential fifth columns… and with rampant immigration, it’s sometimes a little difficult to tell which side of the hyphen certain citizens are on. for the record, many german-americans and italian-americans were interred as well (or, in some cases, deported back to europe where they promptly took up arms against the usa). so can history help us formulate the best way to deal with americans who are muslim and/or have middle eastern ancestry? anyone who thinks there’s an easy pat answer is either deluding themselves or is willing to be immoral.

ready5 on February 11, 2007 at 8:30 pm

b0wl0fud0n
Do a google on Sibel Edmond and see what happens when you relax the standards.
It is too bad that they did not put her in charge of recruiting and hiring translators.
You cannot allow your enemy to translate anything unless of course you want to be destroyed from within.
They need to get rid of the PC group think and start training and hiring people that are patriots not Muslims that are trying to infiltrate our Intelligence Agencies.
Providing bonuses and high salaries will provide the incentive for people to want to become translators not lowering standards.
John McConnell needs to resign before he damages our country any further.

ScottyDog on February 14, 2007 at 1:27 pm

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