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. 🙂

 

A song, an animal, a language and a culture

Aq Bure “Ак Бүре”, is Tatar Folk Metal band which was established by 5 musicians in Feb, 2013. With the description in their Face book account:

“Ак Бүре” or Aq Bure is a folk musical band performing in folk metal style combining exceptionally spiritual polished by centuries kryashen and light playful Tatar tunes with power and force of Metal sounding.”

“Aq Bure” means “White Wolf.” Due to the Wolf is being the head Turkish mythological animal, (so Turks symbol) in almost all Turkish republics in Central Asia, so in the following countries:
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Republic of Dagestan, Bashkortostan, Republic of Tatarstan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Tuvan People’s Republic, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Altai Republic, Karachay-Balkar, Gagauzia, Khakassia, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Chuvash Republic, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Karachay-Cherkess Republic and Republic of Turkei, it can be found many works about Wolf. Even, the meaning of Bashkortostan which is one of these countries is the right wolves.

For example, Bamsı Beyrek who is the best-known hero of Turkish mythology, is “Kam Bure Bey”’s son.
Kam is the name which is given the head Shaman in Turk nations. He can be bad or good.
Bure means wolf
Bey means lord

Besides, the upper writing that is at the picture of wolf-headed man on the song’s video, is Gok/Kok Turkish/Göktürkçe which is the oldest written Turkish language. Göktürk alphabet, with the other name Orkhon alphabet has been used for this writing. This language had been also used Orkhon Inscriptions and Yenisei inscriptions. Göktürkçe is the first written language of Turkey and it is considered as the main Turkish language. Runic alphabet is used. Archaeologists who worked in the area at the end of 1800’s, when they saw the first of this writing, they had thought that this should be Scandinavian runic alphabet. But it was not. And now there is something amazing but true that, old runic Finnish language and Göktürkçe are two written languages the closest to each other.

There are 3 Orkhon inscriptions. These three were made for the Khagan Kul Tigin and his brother Bilge Khagan and head deputy Tonyukuk of East Göktürk dynasty. These three stones are called “bengü taşlar” so “eternal stone” in the texts of the stones. It was named for wish to remain until eternity. Each one has four faces and approximately 3.5-4 meters in length; there is writing on every face. They have been erected between the years 716-732. The writing above has been quoted from Tonyukuk inscription. (***)

The meaning of Göktürk that was given the name to Göktürk Khanate (552-744), is SkyTurk. And the flag of the Göktürk Khanate consists on a blue background with water green color wolf head.

In addition, todays at rally or meetings of Turkish nationalists make a hand sign that was given the name wolf sign. In fact, it is often mixed with Devil horns. 🙂

(While Turkish nationalists party MHP’s leader Devlet Bahceli makes this sign at party meeting at this photo)

Even in 2009 at Unirock Festival, Istanbul, two person who were join this festival, have make devil horn when Tayyip Erdogan’s convoy has passed on the road and then they were taken to the police station for questioning. They came up before the judge with charge of disrespect to statesman. Most likely, the body guards of the Prime Minister R. Tayyip Erdogan, they perceived this sign as wolf sign of the Turkish nationalist MHP party. After then these two people have been released, they had made the following statement:
“We said to the police that we are Metal music fan. When the police officers heard our words, they made us listen to Pop music” 🙂 (*)

This photo is from Iran. A football match of Traxtor football team which has nicknamed Red Wolves in the city of Tabriz. 25 million Turks living in Iran. And every match of this team for them, a struggle for existence. As you can see, the fans are making the wolf sign. (**)

Let’s turn back to the band “Aq Bure”

Their song which I shared here is a very old Kazan Tatar folk song adaptation. I could not find the original. But, there is one that has broadcasted a program in Tatarstan state television, even if not original, it is the most closer on the web. It also follows.

First: The song lyrics in Tatar language, as follows:
Сандугачлар ияләшкән
Су эчәргә миләштән.
Кайгыларым бетәр иде
Сине күреп сөйләшсәм.

Эх, тала, тала, тала,
Тала ике беләгем.
Нигә тала, нигә яна
Нигә яна йөрәгем?

Агыйлделгә басма салдым
Каенын сайлап кына.
Яннарына барыр идем
Кош булып сайрап кына.

Эх, тала, тала, тала,
Тала ике беләгем.
Нигә тала, нигә яна
Нигә яна йөрәгем?

Агыйделкәйне кичкәндә
Җырлыйм ишкәк ишкәндә.
Өзелә үзәк, яна йөрәк
Җаныем искә төшкәндә.

Эх, тала, тала, тала,
Тала ике беләгем.
Нигә тала, нигә яна
Нигә яна йөрәгем?

Агыйдел суы тирбәлә
Уртасында сал булса.
Суга салсаң, калкып чыгар,
Безгә насыйп яр булса

Эх, тала, тала, тала,
Тала ике беләгем.
Нигә тала, нигә яна
Нигә яна йөрәгем?

Second: It is reading like that:

Sanduğaçlar iäläşkän
Su eçärgä miläştän,
Sağınuların betär ide,
Sineñ belän söyläşsäm.

İh, tala, tala, tala,
Tala ike belägem:
Nigä tala, nigä yana
Nige yana yörägem?

Ağidelgä basma saldım,
Qayının saylap qına,
Yannarıña barır idem
Qoş bulıp sayrap qına.

İh, tala, tala, tala,
Tala ike belägem:
Nigä tala, nigä yana
Nige yana yörägem?

Ağidelkäyne kiçkändä
Cırlím işkäk işkändä,
Özelä üzäk, yana yöräk,
Can iäm iskä töşkändä.

İh, tala, tala, tala,
Tala ike belägem
Nigä tala, nigä yana
Nige yana yörägem?

Ağidel suı tirbälä,
Urtasında sal bulsa.
Suğa salsañ, qalqıp çığa,
Bezgä nasíp yar bulsa!

İh, tala, tala, tala,
Tala ike belägem
Nigä tala, nigä yana
Nige yana yörägem?

The first part looks like Russian, but it is not:) The second part looks like Turkish, but it is not:) Both of them are Tatar language.

If someone who knows the Turkish, has a good ear can solve meanings of these words. Even if this person couldn’t understand in written form with a population of about 250 million at Central Asia Turk nations and Turkmen at Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, he/she can easily understand what they said. If we think the average population of Turk origin people is approximately 350 million (included Republic of Turkey) on this planet; this is really easy way to communication 🙂 Because, the words meanings and sounds are the same parallels in the 20 Turkish republics that I mentioned at the first, and the others. For example, the name of this song:

With Tatar language: “Nige yana yörägem?”
With Turkish in Republic of Turkey: “Niye yanar yüreğim?”
With Azerbaijani: “səbəb yanar ürəyim?”

And here it’s English translation 🙂
With English: “why my heart hurts?”

(*) http://www.milliyet.com.tr/Siyaset/HaberDetay.aspx?aType=HaberDetay&KategoriID=4&ArticleID=1121281&Date=25.07.2009&b=Konvoya+metalci+selami+verince+sorgulandilar

(**)
http://www.yarisaha.com/traxtor-bir-turk-takimi/

(***)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkic_Khaganate

“Aq bure” photo was taken from band face book account:
https://www.facebook.com/aqbure