Archive for the ‘Poland’ Category

Gdy się Chrystus rodzi

December 23, 2015

Gdy się Chrystus rodzi (When Christ is born),” a 400-year-old Polish Christmas song, performed by the Norwegian-Polish group De Press.

More:

“Gdy się Chrystus rodzi” musical score.

De Press website.

Related:

“Polish Immigrants Come Home For Christmas, If Only In Their Dreams,” Jerzy Ziemacki, Gazeta Wyborcza via Worldrunch

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Gdy się Chrystus rodzi

December 30, 2014

Gdy się Chrystus rodzi” (“When Christ is born”), a 400-year-old Polish Christmas song, performed by the Norwegian-Polish group De Press.

More:

“Gdy się Chrystus rodzi” musical score.

De Press website.

Related:

“Polish Immigrants Come Home For Christmas, If Only In Their Dreams,” Jerzy Ziemacki, Gazeta Wyborcza via Wocrldrunch

 

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CIA Secret Weapon Revealed

June 22, 2008

CIA Secret Weapon Revealed

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who headed the Central Intelligence Agency from 1991 to 1993,  told some of his old CIA yarns at a confab for current CIA chief General Michael V. Hayden, who is staying with the Agency but retiring from the Air Force (note to job seekers: lots of top vacancies at the Air Force).

LA Times reporter Greg Miller says Secretary Gates reminisced about a CIA plan to float balloons over Libya and drop leaflets urging the overthrow of the government. Mr. Gates told the underspooks to re-write the pamphlets and specify just which government. If the wind shifted and the pamphlets fell on neighboring Egypt, he said, “General Mubarak would have been none too pleased.”

Oops! Secret weapon revealed! Balloons dispersing propaganda and disinformation. Stealth drones wafting silently through the sky. A great concept. It was even great the first time it was done, 200 years ago.

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CIA in Poland

June 21, 2008

CIA in Poland

A C.I.A. narcotics analyst with no interrogation experience or appropriate language skills was the key interviewer of high-level Al Qaeda prisoners at a secret Polish prison, according to Scott Shane of the New York Times.

Deuce Martinez, a James Madison University alumnus, spoke no Arabic and refused to take part in waterboarding or other “enhanced interrogation methods.” He had worked at the Counternarcotics Center, data-mining phone numbers and credit card records to track drug cartels. He was detailed to the hunt for Al Qaeda after 9/11, using tracking techniques from his counternarcotics repertoire, and stayed with the investigation after it resulted in the capture of Abu Zubaydah. Mr. Martinez interrogated Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri (accused planner of the U.S.S. Cole bombing), and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed.

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