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CIA recruiting Arab Americans with commercials, thoughts on this?

There's a swirl of activity in a spacious, modern kitchen as final meal preparations are made.

An older man tries to swipe a felafel off an appetizer plate but instead gets a loving hand slap from a woman. The happy, well-dressed guests move to a table full of food in a dining room adorned with Middle Eastern wall-hangings.

It's an inviting, if idealized, dinner party scene from any Arab-American home — at least that's what the CIA seeks to convey in the first television commercial of its kind. The agency, in turn, hopes it's an inviting message to U.S. Arabs.

"Your nation, your world," a male voice says with a Middle Eastern accent, as the frame moves outside and pans out to show the party through a window of a gleaming, high-rise building. In seconds, the shot zooms out to an image of the U.S. from space. "They're worth protecting.

"Careers in the CIA."


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 4:26 PM on Nov. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • but then again.. im not arab american.LOL may work.. people are desperate for jobs. and to show they have nothing in common with it might have some interesting gains

    Answer by Aasiyah at 6:43 PM on Nov. 19, 2009


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:26 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • doesn't touch me one bit. nor influence me to want to run and join. LOL.. CIA doesn't have such a good reputation.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 6:42 PM on Nov. 19, 2009