Espionage business

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CIA Director Gina Haspel, yesterday in her statements gave information about the organization’s roadmap. Haspel, the organization again “will concentrate on nation-states,” she said.

According to the Washington Post, the CIA Director said it would be interested in states that are “challenging or threatening the United States,” as it did before September 11th.

With Haspel’s statements, the recent transformation in the CIA has been confirmed. After September 11, it was mentioned that the CIA, who was involved in jihadist organizations in other countries and provided training and equip activities, would focus on the spies against the states again.

According to the news, Haspel did not say the names of the countries they would spy on. She didn’t name specific countries, but the agency has set up new centers to collect intelligence on Iran and North Korea and has been focusing its assets on major powers such as Russia and China, according to intelligence officials.

Haspel also stated that they will work on this issue by argueing that the DPRC would not abandon its nuclear weapons. US President Donald Trump says the DPRC is in compliance with their agreements and is on the road to nuclear disarmament. In her speech, Haspel addressed Iran and argued that Iran “destabilized” the region.

CIA Director said the CIA is closely monitoring China’s efforts to expand its influence in developing nations in Latin America, Africa and South Asia, including by offering loans to poor countries that they cannot repay.

Haspel also said that recruiting and retaining officers with foreign language expertise would be among her priorities, particularly recruits who speak Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Turkish. And she placed particular emphasis on the agency’s efforts to recruit a more diverse workforce.

When I’ve read this news yesterday, for me the most interesting part was that the CIA would train agents who speak Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Turkish. And this joke came to my mind.

The CIA trains agents for Russia. Of course they learn Russian fluently. One of them starts his mission in Moscow. In the evening, the CIA agent goes to a bar. He wants vodka from bartender. He also describes the brand of vodka in detail and how he wants it. His Russian is really good. Bartender approaches to the CIA agent.

“Are you sure?” he asks
The CIA agent is surprised and asks
“Why did you ask this question?” to the bartender.
The bartender says “I am guessing you’ll want whiskey.”
The CIA agent says “I like vodka as every Russian”
Bartender asks:
“Are you Russian?”
CIA agent, “Of course I am!” says loudly. The bartender smiles at him:
“I’ve never seen a black Russian; my mistake.”

I am still laughing, haha! I know there are so much things can be said on this news. But thinking this joke and many other jokes about spying, I cannot write more over on this news. 🙂

 

9 thoughts on “Espionage business

    • So according your argument if there is Texas accent in Russian so that might be black Russians too, Norman. Yes, that could be, haha!

      And this link can not be opened from my side:
      “If you thought there were no black Russians, you were wrong”

      If there is a joke on the link I missed.:(

      By the way, the link of “North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns”, is it related with your Asperger? 😎

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  1. Everything ties back into my Aspieness, Migo.

    You piqued my curiosity about whether or not the Afro-Russian, like the Afro-American, was a ‘thing.’

    Apparently, it is a ‘thing,’ though vanishingly small in number.

    Turns out, then, that the joke could have been on an American-from-Texas posing as a Russian bartender.

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    • “Everything ties back into my Aspieness, Migo.” I had realised this my earthling friend, and that’s why I have asked. Because these charts and explanations about language roots on the link cannot be understood by a normal extraterrestrial like me. 😉 And this is kind of sad actually, because of this you could not smile when you read/hear the joke, sorry. By the way, have you read the novel “The curious incident of the dog in the night time”. It is a fiction novel written with the expressions of a child with Asperger syndrome. For me, it is one of the very good books and very creative also different that I have read on this planet! I recommend highly you to read, Norman if you did not read; you will not regret if you read! Here its pdf shape:

      Click to access curious.pdf

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      • “And this is kind of sad actually, because of this you could not smile when you read/hear the joke, sorry. ”

        No, no, no! I laughed! I very much did “get” the joke. I still think it’s very funny. But I wondered about whether there were ‘black’ Russians, and not merely as a drink served up to tantalize the palate. And having established that, I could then see another variation on your joke.

        “The CIA trains agents for Russia. Of course they learn Russian fluently. One of them starts his mission in Moscow. In the evening, the CIA agent goes to a bar. At the bar, as is his habit, the black man orders vodka. He describes the brand of vodka in detail and how he wants it. His Russian is really good. In fact, it’s perfect. Our bartender approaches the black man.

        “Are you sure?” he asks
        The black man is surprised and asks,
        “Why did you ask this question?”
        The bartender says “I am guessing you’ll want whiskey.”
        The black man says “I like vodka as every Russian”
        Bartender asks: “Are you Russian?”
        The black man, “Of course I am!” says loudly. The bartender smiles at him:“I’ve never seen a black Russian; my mistake.” The black retorts, ”And I’ve never heard a Russian bartender speak his Russian in such distinctive Texan accents.”

        (The joke now carries within it an ambiguity adequate to the reality of the existence of Afro-Russians. Either the black man is the CIA agent, and he is reproaching the Russian bartender for his unbecoming bigotry, that is to say, his “Texan attitude;” or it is the bartender who is the CIA agent, but on account of being an American – Americans being stereotypically famous for their unworldliness — he doesn’t know and can’t tell the difference between an Afro-American and an Afro-Russian.)

        And thank you for the link to “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night.” I’ll take a boo. 😉

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      • Everything was illuminated more with your explanations in the brackets, Norman.:) So now I have two jokes that I can tell from one joke, that’s my gain, haha! I have liked also your/another version of it! And you are welcome my earthling friend, I think you will like that novel!

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