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I can answer any questions on the topic within an unclassified framework. Classified information I know about the agency (as a former employee) I can not divulge.

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I worked at the National Security Agency for four years, from 2002-2006, in the capacity of an Arabic linguist.


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2008 Intermediate Arabic for Dummies. ISBN 9780470373378. Wiley Publishing. 2008 "A Latin Etymology for Romanian DA = Yes" in Ianua. Revista Philologica Romanica. 2008 "Further Evidence for an "Italic" Substratum in Romanian," in Philologie im Netz 43/2008, pp. 11-16. 2007 "Vergilian Allusions In Newman’s “Kindly Light," in Newman Studies Journal, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Fall 2007. 2006 "A Second Look at Latin Secundus = 'Favorable'" in Pomoerium Online Journal, Vol. 5/2004-2006. 2002 "Letters and Mysterious Letters," contributor of article for Encyclopedia of the Qur'an (E.J. Brill Publishers). 1996 "Mystery Letters of the Quran," in Arabica (E.J. Brill Publishers) by Keith Massey. 1995 "Semitic Quadriliteral Animal Terms: An Explanation," in Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) by Keith Massey and Kevin Massey-Gillespie. 1993 "Dialogue of Creeds" in ISLAMOCHRISTIANA (Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies) by Keith Massey and Kevin Massey-Gillespie.


Education PhD 1998 University of Wisconsin-Madison Hebrew and Semitic Studies, Arabic Minor MA 1992 University of Wisconsin-Madison Hebrew and Semitic Studies MA 1990 Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN Old Testament BA 1987 University of Wisconsin-Madison Classics (Latin and Greek)

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Previous Position Arabic Linguist (June 2002-July 2006) National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD Achieved Professional Certification as Level 3 Voice Linguist and Level 3 Graphic Linguist, passing two of the four examinations with honors. Served at an overseas field site. Through the National Security Agency, has studied Iraqi Dialect and Egyptian Dialect and used each in an operational context.

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Recent Answers from Keith Massey

2016-03-19 What would the FBI do when law enforcement in Switzerland:

If Switzerland gave them evidence that was admissible in a court of law that proved that a crime was committed, they would hand that evidence over to the Justice Department, who would then decide if they

2015-01-07 Surveillance in a work of fiction:

Greetings!    1. Are (pirate) radio transmissions usually sistematically monitored in countries in which rebellions/civil wars are ongoing (by local governments or US special forces/NSA)?    All of them

2014-11-23 Questions about a work of fiction...:

1) Yes, some do. When I, as an NSA agent,  went to Iraq on a deployment in 2004, I was sent to a CIA training camp and certified on the Glock 9mm and the M4 assault rifle. While I didn't ever learn hand

2013-11-10 National security:

I don't know anyone with expertise in this particular area, but I researched the matter some and it seems that the only intact bullet that did contain provable links to the Oswald gun is the one found

2013-03-24 military:

Each of the armed forces has some type of Special Forces in service. Here is a page that will describe each one of them in detail:


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