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US is far behind in knowledge of local languages

Reader comment on item: America's Know-Nothing Diplomacy [article]
in response to reader comment: Russia is ahead of US knowledge of local languages

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 18, 2016 at 07:13

Dr Pipes

So true It also reminds me of the infamous translation of a Jimmy Carter speech in Poland (English to Polish) where the American translator made an embarrassing mistake by translating that Carter wants to get to know the Polish people to Carter wants to sleep (have sex?) with the Polish people


One more: We kept hearing that the man in charge of our major intelligence service and who lived in Saudi Arabia for a long time that he is fluent in Arabic! Well guess what? His Arabic is atrocious It is available on youtube

Having said this we have many fluent speakers of Arabic in the US However as the Podesta emails revealed Obama did not wish to employ Christian Arabs (The majority of Arabs from the Middle East are Christian) and instead was hiring Muslims and Pakistanis who have no command of Arabic It is absolute shame


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