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Taliban Murder 7 CIA, Including Chief

From a giddy Associated Press:

AP sources: CIA base chief killed in attack

By Pamela Hess And Adam Goldman, Associated Press Writers

December 31, 2009

WASHINGTON – The CIA said Thursday that seven of its employees were killed and six others wounded in a suicide bombing at a base in Afghanistan. The Associated Press has learned that one of them was the chief of the CIA’s post in Afghanistan’s southeastern Khost Province.

CIA Director Leon Panetta said in a message to agency staff that the casualties sustained in Wednesday’s strike at Forward Operating Base Chapman were the result of a terrorist attack. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing…

Whatever happened to ‘man-caused disasters’?

Separately, former CIA officials said an agent who ran the agency’s base in Khost was among those killed by the attacker, who detonated a bomb-laden vest inside the compound.

The former officials said the Khost chief was the mother of three

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that an Afghan National Army officer wearing a suicide vest entered the base and blew himself up inside the gym…

What a hero.


An update from the Associated Press:

AP sources: Suicide bomber was invited on base

By Pamela Hess And Adam Goldman, Associated Press Writers

December 31, 2009

WASHINGTON – The Associated Press has learned that the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees at a remote outpost in southeastern Afghanistan had been invited onto the base and was not searched.

A former senior intelligence official says the man was being courted as an informant and that it was the first time he had been brought inside the camp.

The official says a senior and experienced CIA debriefer came from Kabul for the meeting, suggesting that the purpose of the meeting was to gain intelligence.

The former senior intelligence official and another former official with knowledge of the attack spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly…

How appalling.

If true.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 31st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Taliban Murder 7 CIA, Including Chief”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    “the man was being courted as an informant”

    Appears to be double blind espionage and/or sabotage.

  2. VMAN says:

    My sympathy goes out to the families of those killed. I don’t want to be a Monday morning quarterback but what happened to the CIA that brought down governments and propped up leaders friendly to the USA? I want them back! It seems like the Company has been turned into a bunch of paper pushers and analysts.

  3. canary says:

    The FBI & CIA have been transported to the terrorist ridden Middle-East in droves, at least 1000 agents, when Obama came into office & changed Bush’s policy of irradicating the poppy fields with fire bombs as U.S. Soldiers came upon them as the terrorists rely on the Heroin exporting to finance their terrorist attacks. Russia has consistently complained to their pal Obama, as the trafficking of heroin into nearby Russia, has cause a markable rise in their drug addiction problems they already faced.
    My first thought back when Obama did this, was losing so many experienced agents, and rehiring & training of new FBI & CIA agents for America to prevent terrorist attacks.
    One can imagine the danger that our agents who watch over National Security and stop drug trafficing in the belly of the beast, to please America’s heartless beast.

  4. joeblough says:

    And our Dear Leader, Red Hussein has immediately sprung into action, and

    Oh, um …


    Never mind.

  5. Confucius says:

    Reminds me of the stupidity when U.S. embassies were inviting Iranians for July 4th celebrations.

  6. GetBackJack says:

    DARPA has, since 2002, been capable of delivering an aerosol genetic bacteria that targets on the heroin poppy. Developed at great cost and with deliberate action, GWB never authorized its use. The war in Afghanistan is not, primarily, about the Taliban, Al-Queda or any of that … although those are the symptoms we fight. That Obama has not deployed the aerosol reinforces my analysis. He wants out of Afghanistan. He can do it.

    This war can be over this time next month. Kill the poppies, and there’s no reason for any fight over Afghanistan. It … is … that … simple.

    The real fight is for control of a $400 Billion a year crop. With $500 Billion we produce the world’s most feared and capable military. Lots of bad guys want a slice of that $400 Billion pie. It’s why the Russians were there.

    The scion-political-families of wealth of the Yankee bastions made leviathan fortunes in the ‘China Trade’. Those fortunes directly funded the establishment of most of our Ivy league schools like Harvard, Princeton and Yale. The idea that those families at some point got out of the most lucrative business there is … where money literally does grow on trees … is simultaneously laughable, stupid and dangerously naive. After all, the Greek blood feud Onassis laid on the Kennedys was because that family was constantly interfering with his drug business. (more on that if you care)

    Follow the money. Always always follow the money.

    Afghanistan is about the drug trade and the billions of untraceable $$$. Our best and brightest, while having to go toe to toe with Islam in hell holes and doing so with courage, honor and astounding commitment … the truth is they’re there to control the drug trade for the wealthiest political families in America. The kind who are so metastasized into our political system you don’t even know they’re pulling the strings.

    What I want to know is why Panetta sent a mother of three into a FOB in seriously hostile territory?

  7. Enthalpy says:

    A prophetic American suggested that we “trust, but verify.”

  8. canary says:

    GWB wanted to use the chemicals to destroy poppy fields , but could not get permission, so he burned them.

    In March Obama decided it only made the poor Afganistans who grow and sell it to the terrorists impoverished, and hate America more, so Obama started sending federal agents to find out the entire system. Still, don’t know where those truck loads of confiscated opium are going. I guess Obama is selling it to make medicine.

  9. The hard part for me was that the chief was the mother of three. My first thought was, “Why are we sending mothers to the front lines?” Then I realized “They demanded to go!” Call me a male chauvinist pig from hell but that woman should have been sitting in Langley.

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