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Ex-intelligence officer: the staff’s lack of knowledge of the host country’s features and foreign languages ​​leads to regular failures in the CIA

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The constant rotation of the intelligence officers and their ignorance of the languages ​​of the host country lead to ineffective work of the CIA and regular failures, former office employee Philip Giraldi writes in his article for American Conservative.




“Of course, no one invaded the United States since Pancho Villa in 1916, but all the wars after 1945 were unnecessary, inconclusive or disastrous, because the intelligence community was repeatedly taken by surprise by the actions of competitors and enemies,” the newspaper quoted the article. Look.

Giraldi cites as an example the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, which killed the US ambassador to Libya and several other employees. Then the head of the CIA group in the city explained that "reinforcements were sent out with a delay, because it took time to find out from the local militia what was happening and get their armed support if necessary."

This officer used to serve in Latin America, and in Iraq and Afghanistan he had to go only during short-term business trips. “He hardly owned Arabic or Pashto. This practice is common for the CIA, and employees regard staying in hot spots as a necessary step for career advancement, ”the author notes.

“Short trips are designed to send an unaccompanied officer, but as a result, officers without experience regularly replace other officers with limited experience. They seem to compost a ticket, and this is a formula for failure, ”he writes.

In order to learn Arabic you need 2 of the year. “But no one in the middle of a career wants to spend so much time and effort, despite the fact that knowledge of languages ​​does not help career development,” the article says.

“The deputy director of operations, who was concerned that the CIA officers do not speak languages, has banned appointments for those who fail the language test. After a couple of months, he gave up, realizing that the problem has no solution, ”Giraldi recalls.

“As a result,” he adds, “diplomats and intelligence officers abroad are turning into blind people who are leading the blind.”

The Soviet school, on the contrary, has always paid great attention to the training of intelligence officers. “During the Cold War, Soviet agents studied the language and culture of another country for years before heading there. They even bought local clothes and shoes, so as not to stand out. Being in the country of destination for years, they became experts and knew all the nuances of working in this environment, ”the author writes.

“So who will cope better with work in another country, Americans or Russians?”, Appeals to the reader Giraldi.
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    1. KAV
      KAV 1 February 2016 16: 46 New
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      The film "Deja Vu" involuntarily pops up in my memory, as a mattress agent arrived in Odessa, like catching butterflies.
      1925 year. In the USSR - NEP, in the USA - "dry law". The mafia of Chicago bootleggers (underground alcohol dealers) is looking for a certain Mika Nich - Mikita Nechiporuk, who turned out to be an informer. It turns out that he fled to Soviet Odessa, where he opens the "great moonshine route" for the delivery of alcohol along the coast of the Arctic Ocean from Russia to America. To eliminate the traitor, the most famous killer is hired - an American gangster of Polish origin by the name of Pollack. Under the guise of a professor-entomologist who is going to Sumatra to catch butterflies, Pollack arrives in Odessa "to visit his father's grave."
      1. GSH-18
        GSH-18 1 February 2016 17: 31 New
        +2
        “So who will cope better with work in another country, Americans or Russians?”, Appeals to the reader Giraldi.

        Good question! Moreover, in this context he is also philosophical smile
    2. vovanpain
      vovanpain 1 February 2016 16: 50 New
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      Quote: s-t Petrov
      It's just without a betman and spider-man nowhere!

      Well, the CIA sent a spy to the USSR, it means he goes through the village, he sees an old grandfather sitting on the mound, walks up and says: “Hello, grandfather!” Grandfather replies: “A healthy enemy spy. : -And you don’t recognize you, you’re a Negro. Here I recalled such an anecdote when I read the article. hi
      1. cniza
        cniza 1 February 2016 16: 52 New
        +5
        Unprofessionalism will lose in any field, especially in intelligence.
        1. Tor5
          Tor5 1 February 2016 16: 56 New
          0
          Right! A layman can hurt more than an open enemy.
          1. NIKNN
            NIKNN 1 February 2016 20: 18 New
            +5
            Quote: Tor5
            Right! A layman can hurt more than an open enemy.
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        3. mirag2
          mirag2 1 February 2016 16: 57 New
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          Do not consider it as spam, andPlease call me that I was late with the theme of the ban of the film about the Maidan "Ukraine: the masks of the revolution." Only now I was able to dig up a more or less lengthy video with a trailer for the film, of course I'm waiting for the full version:
        4. oldseaman1957
          oldseaman1957 1 February 2016 17: 02 New
          +3
          Quote: cniza
          Unprofessionalism will lose in any field
          - Here we crush them. But our homegrown Gorbachevs, Kovalevs, and Belenko equalize the odds or even give them an edge ... It’s worth paying close attention to not having your own, homegrown goats.
        5. Rostov Papa
          Rostov Papa 1 February 2016 17: 08 New
          +5
          We saw the level of professionalism of their spies in 2013 - the whole country laughed.
          1. northern
            northern 1 February 2016 20: 27 New
            +2
            He will give you a loaf of explosives, bring me a loaf.
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      4. NIKNN
        NIKNN 1 February 2016 20: 04 New
        +4
        A lesson in the American school of intelligence.
        Question in the test: - Where in the sentence "Guys, we have run out of beer!" is the indefinite article "b.ya"
        1. northern
          northern 2 February 2016 21: 28 New
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          offhand I see 6-7 options, and if I also play with intonation ...
  2. St Petrov
    St Petrov 1 February 2016 16: 42 New
    +8


    It is necessary to call iron man and captain omerica. Their Hollywood priyoms and smiles will solve issues of misunderstanding with the natives

    1. Diana Ilyina
      Diana Ilyina 1 February 2016 16: 52 New
      +8
      I already wrote before, but I repeat. Since the collapse of the USSR, in the United States, and throughout the world, the education system is rapidly degrading, well, maybe with the exception of China! The widespread introduction of gadgets, as well as the fact that people have stopped reading books, will soon lead to fooling the majority of the world's population!

      So, there’s nothing to be surprised at! It is surprising that our intelligence school has been preserved and that’s good!
      1. Orionvit
        Orionvit 1 February 2016 17: 57 New
        +1
        I don’t know how now, but in the 80s. my friend studied at the Institute of Military Translators. So he said that English is taught by an Englishman, Arabic-Arab, Chinese-Chinese, Spanish-Hispanic, or Hispanic, etc. Be sure to know the culture of a native speaker.
        1. Koshak
          Koshak 1 February 2016 20: 27 New
          +1
          Quote: Orionvit
          I don’t know how now, but in the 80s. my friend studied at the Institute of Military Translators. So he said that English is taught by an Englishman, Arabic-Arab, Chinese-Chinese, Spanish-Hispanic, or Hispanic, etc. Be sure to know the culture of a native speaker.

          The Latin American, in particular Cuban, dialect is very different from the true Spanish. If the Spaniard teaches the cadet the Spanish language, then, at least in Cuba, he will definitely burn. And vice versa.
      2. Fat
        Fat 1 February 2016 18: 00 New
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        Quote: Diana Ilyina
        I already wrote before, but I repeat. Since the collapse of the USSR, in the United States, and throughout the world, the education system is rapidly degrading, well, maybe with the exception of China! The widespread introduction of gadgets, as well as the fact that people have stopped reading books, will soon lead to fooling the majority of the world's population!

        So, there’s nothing to be surprised at! It is surprising that our intelligence school has been preserved and that’s good!

        I agree. "Clip thinking" is a scourge of our time and what you have listed leads to a sharp decrease in the likelihood of the appearance of such figures as Lawrence of Arabia.
    2. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 1 February 2016 16: 55 New
      +1
      Quote: s-t Petrov
      Their Hollywood priyoms and smiles will solve issues of misunderstanding with the natives

      The natives themselves must know the language of the hosts. smile
    3. Wiruz
      Wiruz 1 February 2016 16: 56 New
      10
      As in a joke:
      The agent was trained at the CIA for a drop in the USSR. The agent perfectly mastered the Russian language of all dialects, knew all the proverbs / sayings and turns of speech, knew the history of Russia and the USSR, other, other, other. They threw him to Siberia by plane, he left the forest, goes to the village:
      - Mother, give me some water to drink.
      “And you, dear, not a spy, for an hour?”
      - Why are you, grandma, foolish?
      - It’s just that in our village there were no blacks ...
    4. PSih2097
      PSih2097 1 February 2016 17: 07 New
      +3
      then these ... laughing
  3. 52
    52 1 February 2016 16: 43 New
    +1
    Not, well, yes, of course, in general, by no means, yes? Well, you understand, no?
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 1 February 2016 16: 54 New
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      Of course, no one has invaded the United States since Pancho Villa in 1916
      This is what they call an invasion. Very, very far from real realities.
    2. Diana Ilyina
      Diana Ilyina 1 February 2016 17: 12 New
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      Quote: 52gim
      Not, well, yes, of course, in general, by no means, yes? Well, you understand, no?


      Honey, will you have some tea ?!
      Yes, no, I guess!
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 1 February 2016 17: 19 New
        +3
        Quote: Diana Ilyina
        Honey, will you have some tea ?!
        Yes, no, I guess!

        - Will you drink vodka?
        - Ah, leave ...
        1. Diana Ilyina
          Diana Ilyina 1 February 2016 17: 26 New
          +8
          Quote: Alexey RA
          - Will you drink vodka?
          - Ah, leave ...


          Yes, on what, on what, and on vodka they can be caught in packs. Not only can they not drink, they also don’t know all the delights, our great and powerful Russian language, associated with the use of strong drinks.

          Well, something like this: let's bang ?! And the American agent falls into a stupor! There are a lot of options, tired of listing.
          1. Alekseir162
            Alekseir162 1 February 2016 17: 41 New
            10
            Well, yes, like in the movie "Don't play the fool"
          2. Alexey RA
            Alexey RA 1 February 2016 18: 20 New
            +2
            Quote: Diana Ilyina
            Well, something like this: let's bang ?! And the American agent falls into a stupor!

            It is a sin to laugh at sick people. (C)

            By the way, one more control is catch phrases and expressions. Like "how do I get to the library"Or"oh warm go". Well, traditional - about those categories that drink champagne in the morning, or about jellied fish. smile
  4. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 1 February 2016 16: 47 New
    +1
    It’s not even a matter of language, but of stereotypes — you can’t see the trees because of the forest! They are used to considering the whole world as their own pocket, and in some countries they beat their faces for climbing other people's feeds painfully and hard.
    1. 52
      52 1 February 2016 16: 52 New
      0
      and they are used to climbing into other people's pockets even without the traditional "I am sorry" laughing
  5. Bulrumeb
    Bulrumeb 1 February 2016 16: 48 New
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    oh this is arrogance, in everything they consider themselves elected
  6. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 1 February 2016 16: 49 New
    +3
    “So who will cope better with work in another country, Americans or Russians?”, Appeals to the reader Giraldi.
    Absolutely stupid question, in the spirit of the CIA. The basis of the basics is knowledge of the language! In general, these are your problems, narcissistic peacocks.
  7. Hooks
    Hooks 1 February 2016 16: 49 New
    +1
    Yeah, something gave Stirlitz out among the inhabitants of Germany, either a strong-willed posture of an officer of the USSR, or a parachute.
  8. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 1 February 2016 16: 50 New
    +2
    Pancho Villa was a great man.
  9. Jan2016
    Jan2016 1 February 2016 16: 50 New
    +2
    Well, no matter how American, but still there was one who knew Arabic perfectly and in customs. I think everyone knows Lawrence the Arabian (Thomas Edward Lawrence). And now, military and intelligence officers are sent to Russia and the CIS every year. What is interesting to marines most often. Which usually travel by bike in the summer (such as on vacation;). It is full of English teachers who settle and even start a family. That is, they live to learn the language, customs, life. For example, at the end of the 30s, a lot of German tourists appeared in the Caucasus ... including climbers. Then these tourists in 42-3 came in German military uniform and with arms to the Caucasus.
    1. Kasym
      Kasym 1 February 2016 17: 43 New
      +2
      Rough words spoken by Allen Dulles (cir. CIA).

      In the USSR, the best of the best are evenly distributed in society. They are in factories, and on state farms, and in intelligence. And with us the best go into business. And who do we, the CIA and the army, get - troechnik ?!
    2. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 1 February 2016 18: 28 New
      +2
      Quote: Jan2016
      Well, no matter how American, but still there was one who knew Arabic perfectly and in customs. I think everyone knows Lawrence the Arabian (Thomas Edward Lawrence). And now, military and intelligence officers are sent to Russia and the CIS every year. What is interesting to marines most often. Which usually travel by bike in the summer (such as on vacation;). It is full of English teachers who settle and even start a family. That is, they live to learn the language, customs, life. For example, at the end of the 30s, a lot of German tourists appeared in the Caucasus ... including climbers. Then these tourists in 42-3 came in German military uniform and with arms to the Caucasus.

      I would probably agree with you, of all the comments more thought out ...
      Well, I won’t believe in the total stupidity of their intelligence. Maybe we’ll remember the collapse of the USSR. Or the dominance of American advisers in the 90s. They work just like wool. We certainly won’t stop the tourists, and this is silly. But comrade Snowden helped we are sincere ... He can be fed and watered for life for that. Here we need such operations wink
  10. Baloo
    Baloo 1 February 2016 16: 50 New
    0
    On TV, a piece of news about the recruitment of an officer was once shown on the news. The Phillington rabble-baboon muttered stupidly into the telephone receiver: now you have to answer whether you agree to cooperate or not ... now ... agree or not?
    Well, isn't it? fool What is this typical American dullness?
    1. LÄRZ
      LÄRZ 1 February 2016 17: 52 New
      +2
      Quote: Balu
      What is this typical American dullness?

      No. This is a typical American "brainless discipline" As the instructions are written and jagged, so it is done.
  11. lysyj bob
    lysyj bob 1 February 2016 16: 52 New
    +2
    An exceptional spy arrives in the "host country" and wonders why the locals did not learn the American language by his arrival
    1. GRAY
      GRAY 1 February 2016 17: 55 New
      +4
      This is a failure.
  12. spech
    spech 1 February 2016 16: 52 New
    +2
    Any ass with gold will open any gate (they are absolutely sure of this)
  13. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 1 February 2016 16: 54 New
    +4
    Americans are pretty easy to figure out. They are sociable, laugh abnormally often, like to mention Stalin, the revolution, and they don’t know the details at all, like they speak Russian correctly, but in fact it betrays a lack of mentality. And most importantly, they do not understand Russian humor, jokes.
    1. LÄRZ
      LÄRZ 1 February 2016 17: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: dchegrinec
      Americans are pretty easy to figure out. They are sociable, laugh abnormally often, like to mention Stalin, the revolution, and they don’t know the details at all, like they speak Russian correctly, but in fact it betrays a lack of mentality. And most importantly, they do not understand Russian humor, jokes.

      I agree on 1000%! I was able to talk with them for 8 months ... Everything coincides, except for their accent, but they twitter briskly.
  14. Lanista
    Lanista 1 February 2016 16: 55 New
    +3
    Knowledge of the language doesn’t really help them.

    An anecdote in the subject.
    Carpathians. Times of the USSR. The Americans threw their spy commando with a parachute. He put down his parachute, changed into a local one and went along the route. Granny is walking towards. A saboteur who has completed a full training course knows that in this area it is customary to greet everyone.
    - Kill, grandmother! - says the saboteur.
    “I don’t get sick, American spyon,” replies the granny.
    Saboteur makes round eyes:
    - Yes, schi, grandmother? What am I a spyon, Tim is even more American? I am the axis - from the village of Yidi I go!
    Granny, her tongue:
    - Yes ni, ni at our, ni at the village of si black man they didn’t bother ...
  15. Humpty
    Humpty 1 February 2016 16: 55 New
    0
    They are clearly not pulling on Pelevinsky Kawabatu, and on Blumkin all the more so.
    And all from what? They imagine themselves to be the navel of the Earth, they do not realize that in fact they are an inflamed umbilical hernia.
  16. triglav
    triglav 1 February 2016 16: 57 New
    0
    It's nice to listen to a smart person. What does it mean - a professional. All clearly laid out. Without any fakes. There are more such assistants to US presidents. Obama is too late.
  17. Proud.
    Proud. 1 February 2016 16: 58 New
    +1
    "... the lack of knowledge by the staff of the peculiarities of the host country and foreign languages ​​lead to regular failures in the activities of the CIA ..." - this one coped laughing
  18. kapitan92
    kapitan92 1 February 2016 17: 10 New
    +3
    The work of special services loves silence! I do not quite understand the meaning of this article. There were failures of the Americans, the British, there were failures in our country. "...... They even bought local clothes and shoes, so as not to stand out outwardly. Being in the destination country for years, they became experts and knew all the nuances of working in this environment," the author writes.
    And that’s generally, and that in the kosovarotki walk ours, or the Americans in a suit of cowboys. smile
    There have always been problems with the training of Arabists, and they are very specific.
    The author decided to become a publicist or cut some money for his memoirs.
    1. LÄRZ
      LÄRZ 1 February 2016 18: 06 New
      +2
      Quote: kapitan92
      There have always been problems with the training of Arabists, and they are very specific.

      So it is necessary to prepare and "excellent", no less. And the preparation should be done by professionals.
      “Short trips are designed to send an unaccompanied officer, but as a result, officers without experience regularly replace other officers with limited experience. It’s like they’re composting a ticket, and this is a failure formula. ”
      Is this professional?
      1. kapitan92
        kapitan92 1 February 2016 19: 14 New
        +3
        We need to cook excellently and nothing less.
        I agree with you!
  19. gla172
    gla172 1 February 2016 17: 10 New
    +1
    A bit of humor to the topic ...


    "........ Approaching the Gestapo building, the Soviet intelligence officer felt that something was amiss, as he was obviously under surveillance. When there was only one block left to the Gestapo, Stirlitz stopped the car. Looking in the mirror, he realized that he was not mistaken - the old Moskvich, chasing him, stopped about twenty meters from his brand new Mercedes. “Exactly, they are watching,” thought Stirlitz, getting out of the car and heading to the Moskvich, in which the thugs from the basements Mueller. - Four! - Stirlitz counted and reached into his pocket for his favorite brass knuckles. "
    Muller's agents, who were tasked with monitoring Stirlitz, were seriously scared, since the Standartenführer's face clearly spoke of his, far from peaceful, intentions and, naturally, rushed in all directions. Stirlitz was irresistible. And when he caught up with one of his victims, he began to mutuz her with such force that the screams of the unfortunate man could be heard even in Mueller's basements, ........... "
  20. pimen
    pimen 1 February 2016 17: 12 New
    0
    at the present stage, not so much scouts are needed - as saboteurs; and not for industrial and military installations - but for specific persons
    1. Fat
      Fat 1 February 2016 18: 14 New
      0
      Quote: pimen
      at the present stage, not so much scouts are needed - as saboteurs; and not for industrial and military installations - but for specific persons

      And what, "agents of influence" in the past already? Since when?
      1. pimen
        pimen 1 February 2016 19: 13 New
        0
        Well, I could, of course, I could ask: "What kind of agents of influence are you talking about - them or ours? .." But I will say that sufficiently "accurate" work in this direction, and so would provide an acceptable solution to the overwhelming majority of pressing problems
  21. Sorokin
    Sorokin 1 February 2016 17: 17 New
    0
    As early as 80, Seryozha Minaev sang about enthom VDNH. [Media = http: //]
  22. Sergey Vladimirovich
    Sergey Vladimirovich 1 February 2016 17: 27 New
    +2
    Quote: Diana Ilyina
    Quote: 52gim
    Not, well, yes, of course, in general, by no means, yes? Well, you understand, no?


    Honey, will you have some tea ?!
    Yes, no, I guess!


    Well, how not to mention a phrase that is very relevant for the Russian climate:
    Put a hat on horseradish! And then you will freeze your ears! ...
  23. soroKING
    soroKING 1 February 2016 17: 36 New
    +1
    Quote: vovanpain
    Quote: s-t Petrov
    It's just without a betman and spider-man nowhere!

    Well, the CIA sent a spy to the USSR, it means he goes through the village, he sees an old grandfather sitting on the mound, walks up and says: “Hello, grandfather!” Grandfather replies: “A healthy enemy spy. : -And you don’t recognize you, you’re a Negro. Here I recalled such an anecdote when I read the article. hi

    it was in the Ukraine ... hello Didu, Shpigun great, but as you know, so tyzh nigra Tovstogub ... hi
  24. Prisoner
    Prisoner 1 February 2016 17: 39 New
    0
    The Americans became bronzed, overhaving after all. What languages ​​should they learn? Let everyone learn English. laughing Db! (from)
  25. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 1 February 2016 17: 42 New
    +3
    A good command of the language and even knowledge of local sayings will not save a conspiratorial agent from failure if he does not understand the “soul of the people.” And this cannot be taught in any intelligence schools bully
  26. soroKING
    soroKING 1 February 2016 17: 44 New
    0
    let them translate: why the hell dohren fucked? fuck out ... wassat
  27. sabakina
    sabakina 1 February 2016 17: 53 New
    +2
    After reading the article, I immediately remembered the comedy "A pistol with a silencer" ..
  28. realist
    realist 1 February 2016 17: 55 New
    -1
    I am of course to blame for repeating myself but I can’t resist: Remember our Soviet-wide anecdote about a CIA agent who had been prepared for ten years and then parachuted into Soviet Ukraine. He comes out of the woods, goes through the countryside. Harem pants, embroidered shirt, a sedentary on his head, a bandura behind his back. He sees that at the hut the grandfather is sitting in the mound.
    - Great, didu!
    “I be healthy, American swan.”
    Spy in shock:
    - What am I an American shpigun? I’m a garnish Ukrainian lad!
    - What a tee Ukrainian lad, if you are a black man!
    I thought that this was a joke invented, but is it from life ?! today even the grandchildren of felix edmundovich can not deal with some issues without knowing other languages ​​......
  29. Evgtan
    Evgtan 1 February 2016 18: 11 New
    +3
    Americans always believe that everyone is required to know English, and do not bother learning others.
  30. GRAY
    GRAY 1 February 2016 18: 13 New
    +3
    Once upon a time there was a simple girl named Masha Ivanova. She studied in the third grade. Once, in the middle of the lesson, she asked to go to the toilet, she really needed it. Ten minutes later he returns, sits in someone else's place. The teacher looked sternly and said: "Masha, sit down in your place." "Where is my place?" - Masha answers. Someone in the class laughed. "Masha, sit down in your place!" The teacher said menacingly. "I am a free man. Sit where you want," - answered Masha. Then Masha's friend, the head of the class, got up, pulled Masha by the hand and sat her down.
    In the next lesson, the teacher raised Masha and asked:
    - Masha, name the birds that live in our area.
    - Dove, sparrow, raven, duck, turkey, chicken ...
    - Masha, have you watched American films? Call in Russian.
    - I do not watch American, I love Russian.
    “And stop fooling around already.”
    - Okay ... Chicken, hot dog, ketchup, hamburger, big cola.
    - Sit down, two.
    - Okay.
    All the children, of course, thought that Masha Ivanova was fooling around. I just came up with such a funny joke - to speak like a foreigner. Everyone laughed, it was fun. But then, at a break, one ninth-grader pushed Masha in the corridor. He did not like that she had not given way to him. Then Masha grabbed him and threw through the thigh. The high school student hit his back painfully and groaned. That's when everyone realized that Masha Ivanova is not real. Understood, but could not prove it.
    When the next parent meeting took place, the conversation was only about Masha Ivanova and her improper behavior. Her mom and dad were here. They made excuses, said that they themselves did not recognize their daughter. She seemed to be replaced. At home, she does not eat or drink, she hangs around all day, comes in the evening, says: "Good night, mom. Good night, ded" and goes to bed. He gets up early in the morning, does gymnastics and again leaves somewhere.
    Several months have passed. And in the spring, children ran around the school stadium. Masha Ivanova is ahead of everyone. Then a healthy dog ​​jumped out of the bushes and grabbed Masha by the leg. Masha fought off the dog. But here everyone is looking - the skin on her leg has peeled off, and in this place there are black spots. The teacher guessed what was the matter. She called where she should. Ten minutes later, three black cars arrived. People with machine guns jumped out of it. They grabbed Masha and drove off somewhere.
    There Masha was skinned. It turned out that under her skin is black. In general, this is not Masha, but a Negro, an American spy, only of small stature. He kept the real Masha Ivanova in the toilet, took off her skin with her hair, put it on himself, and then he changed clothes in the dress of Mashino. And poor Masha herself was walled up in the wall, here in the toilet. The fake Masha walked around the city and unscrewed the nuts from the trucks and buses, and arranged for an accident.
  31. beer-youk
    beer-youk 1 February 2016 18: 37 New
    +2
    [quote = cniza] Unprofessionalism will lose in any field, especially in intelligence. [/ qu

    The trouble is that professionals are being squeezed out by professionals. And it is unfortunate that we, in Russia, are following this destructive path in all spheres of activity.
  32. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 1 February 2016 18: 40 New
    0
    "Major Pronin's penetrating eyes looked at the spy from the toilet" :)
  33. russmensch
    russmensch 1 February 2016 18: 55 New
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    There are probably still people who remember our scout Rudolf Abel. He really worked professionally and failed exclusively after the betrayal of the messenger. But this is not the main thing. I was probably lucky in life, I was a kid about 15-16 years old at that time, probably one of the few who had a chance to listen to his speech before the officers of the General Staff. Believe it or not, but let the details of my presence remain with me. So - he answered questions and one of the questions was about how he got to the states at all. Here is a brief, from memory, his answer. It turns out that German was his 2nd (and maybe the first) native language. He studied at the Sorbonne University, where he entered after some college. (Well, I don’t remember now, but I don’t want to lie.) Received the scientific title of Doctor of Technical Sciences. Therefore, a decision was made from the GDR to seep into Germany. After 2-3 months, he moves to Argentina, where he becomes an Argentine cattleman with all the official documents that follow and he lives there for 2-3 years, while learning English (American). Then he sold his business under the guise of an Argentine citizen and, among other things, a millionaire, moved to the United States and opened his own private studio. The literature describes that it was an art studio. He himself said that it was a studio for everyone, mainly for scientists and their laboratory assistants. In this studio, he gave advice on various technical issues, mainly related to nuclear topics. To the question - how is it that you had to have special knowledge of a very high level? He answered with a laugh that he had the corresponding knowledge, and if he didn’t know something, then he had behind him the whole power of Soviet science . So the consultations were very, very professional. Among his good friends were very high-ranking officials. Even the US Attorney General. All of them also in the beak gave information.
    This is a clear example of the high professionalism and training of an intelligence officer. And the fact that even in prison he became one of the leaders of the "inmates" do many know about this? And he achieved this not with his fists, karate and other things, but with his head and knowledge. For the entire prison, he became a lawyer and advisor. Many were shortened according to his statements and recommendations ...
    1. Cananecat
      Cananecat 2 February 2016 00: 26 New
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      It is quite logical, on the questions asked, the direction of work was determined. hi
  34. Jan2016
    Jan2016 1 February 2016 19: 41 New
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    I don’t know how it is now, but in Soviet times, at MGIMO, to the faculty of Arabic studies. Nowadays, the department of languages ​​of the countries of the Near and Middle East tried to accept students from the Muslim peoples of the USSR, not always but for the most part. Based on considerations, you yourself understand which ones. It is easier for a Muslim and a Muslim to find a common language. And infiltrate society. And visit for example Mecca in which the entrance for a non-Muslim is closed (haram). And many of those who later worked in embassy posts in the Middle East traveled to Mecca. What should have been a plus when dealing with residents of the Middle East. And add respect to them in contact.
  35. Wolka
    Wolka 2 February 2016 06: 27 New
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    in order to better study foreign language, one must diligently study the history of his nation, for one cannot exist without the other ...
  36. tomeng
    tomeng 2 February 2016 06: 30 New
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    Quote: NIKNN
    Question in the test: - Where in the sentence "Guys, we have run out of beer!" is the indefinite article "b.ya"

    after every word except prepositions smile