Does the inability to speak the language of a country with whom we are at war bo

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  1. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 4 years ago

    Does the inability to speak the language of a country with whom we are at war bother you?

    I have always been troubled by the fact that we go to war with countries, become embedded within nations, and don't understand the language the citizens are speaking. I wonder how many special forces doing covert operations are trained in the language of the country and if they are, how do they learn the language in such a short time?  As a former interpreter of the deaf, I know that there are certain phrases that are generally translatable, but not entirely, either from English to ASL or ASL to Eng. I still think of Khrushchev's "we will bury you" phrase and the ques.of it's interpretation.

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  2. Silverspeeder profile image59
    Silverspeederposted 4 years ago

    Political posturing never translates from one language to another very well. The real intent of a nation against another can only truly be translated by their actions.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image85
      Billie Kelpinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      as in all aspects of life, I suppose  Thanks Silverspeeder.  I keep meaning to check if your a speed skater.  I'll go to your profile.

  3. Thief12 profile image90
    Thief12posted 4 years ago

    I would be more bothered by the fact that I was at war with a country than I was with how little of their language I can speak.

    1. Billie Kelpin profile image85
      Billie Kelpinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your comment

 
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