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June 14, 2005

Iranians speak what? Doh!

Army Staff Sgt. Renee Furbush
Sean Stipp/Tribune-Review


Army interrogator went toe-to-toe with insurgents

By Jennifer Reeger
Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Call it serendipity.

Renee Schwartz Furbush always wanted to learn Arabic -- ever since her childhood experience being evacuated from Iran when the shah was deposed in 1979.

She joined the U.S. Army to learn the language and become an Arabic interrogator.
Then Furbush found out that Iranians don't speak Arabic. They speak Persian Farsi. It was a fortuitous mistake.

"If I would have taken Persian Farsi, I would have been bored stiff for the last 10 years," Furbush said. "It would have been hard interrogating those terrorists if I had spoken Persian Farsi." >>> Full text

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