Why is the US military struggling to enlist Arab-Americans that don't want to be in the military? Seems counter intuitive. Obviously they don't support the war effort so who would want them standing shoulder to shoulder with our men and women. Clearly they wouldn't make good soldiers. Might even make bad soldiers.
Bemoaning the shortage of soldiers with Arabic skills that would be invaluable on the ground makes little sense. Could you trust the intel or translation of a hostile witness? Haven't we had enough problems with inaccurate translations?
DEARBORN, Michigan (Reuters) - The U.S. military is struggling to recruit Arab-Americans for its war on terrorism some five years after September 11, with many in the community wary of U.S. foreign policy and fighting wars in the Middle East.
Pentagon officials have often bemoaned the shortage of soldiers with Arabic skills that would be invaluable on the ground in Iraq, and could help translate a backlog of captured or intercepted material that could be critical to fighting militants.
Officials say that in a military of roughly 1.4 million people, about 4,000 have some proficiency in Arabic. The Pentagon says it will spend hundreds of millions of dollars in the next five years to beef up its foreign language capabilities, especially in Middle Eastern languages.
UPDATE: I am sensing a trend here
Muslims to join pro-illegals protest in L.A.WorldNetDaily.com
Mexica Movement activists protest in L.A.
Muslims in Los Angeles and elsewhere are being urged to join millions of Latino protesters in the streets May 1 to demonstrate in favor of leniency toward illegal aliens currently living in the United States unlawfully.
"In solidarity with immigration activists around the country, the Muslim Public Affairs Council as well as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)- Los Angeles, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, the L.A. Latino Muslim Association, the Muslim American Society - Los Angeles, and the Muslim Students Association - West are calling on American Muslims to participate in a day of action on May 1, 2006," says a statement from the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
"Islam's message is one of social justice, economic fairness, and fair treatment in the workplace. The Quran urges the proper treatment and respect of workers."
Choosing May 1, the day Communists worldwide celebrate the worker, activists have vowed to "close" major American cities as millions of Latinos, both legal and illegal, mark what some organizers are calling "a day without an immigrant" and others refer to as the "Great American Boycott." They are urging supporters not to go to work, school or spend money on that day. Hat tip Veritas
UPDATE: There appears not to be even one degree of separation between the enemies of freedom, America, and our way of life. Pastorius over at the Infidels Blogger Alliance furnishes proof of the the requisite Jew hatred in all things evil, that malevolent common thread. Depressing but not suprising. The illegals have overplayed their hand.
Aztlan Movement Hosts The Protocols At Official WebsiteThe Aztlan Movement is one of the groups behind the recent illegal immigration demonstrations here in the United States.
For whatever reason, apparently, facilitating illegal immigration, and working to effect a reconquisa of the American Southwest isn't their only issue. They also hate Jews.
Here is the a link to the page where they host the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.