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Bomber in Attack on CIA Reportedly Courted as Informant

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Posted on Jan 3, 2010
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According to a BBC report, intelligence sources say that the suicide bomber who managed to enter a military base and kill seven CIA agents in the Khost province of Afghanistan was courted by the U.S. as a possible informant.  —JCL

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The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA agents in Afghanistan had been courted by the US as a possible informant, US intelligence sources have said.

They said he had not undergone the usual full body search before entering the base in Khost province, and so was able to smuggle in an explosive belt.

The attack was the worst against US intelligence officials since the US embassy in Beirut was bombed in 1983.

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By Blackspeare, January 4, 2010 at 11:32 am Link to this comment

This is the stuff of spy novels.  Apparently the suicide bomber was a double agent who cleverly got the attention of CIA operatives in Afghanistan.  It appears that these CIA operatives have about the same IQ as the TSA agents at Newark Airport!  As Eloise Hawking said, “God save us all!”

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By DieDaily, January 3, 2010 at 11:42 pm Link to this comment

They’ll stop when we get out of their business. I don’t really understand how fighting off an occupying army could ever be considered terrorism. Every person of courage in the US would do whatever it took to get a hypothetical invading Afghani army off our streets, and their drones out of our skies. Is this not a fact? If foreigners came to our land, and massively outgunned us, and bombed every one of our power and water plants first thing, then killed tens of thousands of civilians, then installed a drug-dealing oil-puppet government (OK, scratch that, we already have that) would we not fight? But ohhh nooo, we’re not allowed to think about that. They’re brown, so they’re not people, so we can kill them at will in their homes and villages. And if they strike back, then that must be terrorism so we can kill them even more.

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By rollzone, January 3, 2010 at 10:41 pm Link to this comment

hello. very idiotic building trust with someone you have not first garnered respect. procedural protocol must be security first. first they are all enemies. in spy vs. spy it is not astonishing to consider the enemy has spies amongst you; or is at least aware of your activities. this was a careless loss at an outpost that should never have happened. whose idea was it to make these traitorous informants friends first? i pray this despicable shot in the foot does not happen again.

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By Caro, January 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm Link to this comment

It’s past time for the U.S. to put its war criminal
former president and vice president on trial.

Carolyn Kay
MakeThemAccountable.com

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