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June 30, 2015 / 13 Tammuz, 5775
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Behind the South African Translator Scandal

Secret Service security arrangements were overruled.
He really looked strange…

He really looked strange…

The reasons for Translator Gate in South Africa seem pretty clear. I am referring to the scandal regarding this shocking, funny sign language translator at the Mandela funeral. I suggest that the Translator Gate is going to be quieted as to the reasons it happened. The Secret Service’s preferred security arrangements were overruled, because the White House did not want to hurt South Africa’s feelings, treating it like third world Africa. I can’t think of any other way that happened. Therefore, out of concerns of accusations of “racism,” the life of the U.S. president was placed in danger. If I am wrong, I’ll admit it.

By the way, I note that Israel will overrule any country, including European–as has been shown periodically–if there are any security concerns. And it will cancel rather than risk endangering a visiting foreign leader’s life. For example, last week one of the EU states cancelled some visits, because Israel thought that the prime minister would be placed in danger by security arrangements. Also it has showed a willingness to cancel travel arrangements if passengers were placed in potential danger. I saw this, by the way, as by coincidence, I was five blocks from the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and was actually standing next to the place where Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995.

Originally published at Rubin Reports.

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


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4 Responses to “Behind the South African Translator Scandal”

  1. The translator was great. He’ll be remembered more than most of the ‘dignitaries’ and provide laughter for years.

  2. Yonatan Uziel says:

    Just goes to show that South Africa has become, as suspected, a “third world” country.

  3. The booing of Jacob Zuma will follow a similar course.

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