This is NOT the way to win the War on Terror!
By now the airwaves are lit up like a Xmas tree with the news of the 8 CIA operatives killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan….if not here is the deal…..as reported by ABC News:
The officers who were killed in the attack were at the heart of the United States’ effort against senior members of al Qaeda and the Taliban, former intelligence officials say. They collected intelligence on the militant commanders living on both sides of the border and helped run paramilitary campaigns that tired to kill those commanders, including the drone program that has killed a dozen senior al Qaeda with missiles fired from unpiloted aircraft.
The only victim of the attack who has been publicly identified is 37-year-old Harold Brown Jr., a father of three. The base chief, a woman in her 30s, was also killed, according to current and former intelligence officials. She is believed to have been focused on al Qaeda since before 9/11. A former U.S. official says a second woman was also killed in the attack, and that both women had “considerable counterintelligence experience.”
The attack also killed Captain Al Shareef Ali bin Zeid, a member of the Jordanian spy agency Dairat al-Mukhabarat al-Ammah, according to people who have spoken with bin Zeid’s family. The Jordanian military released a statement acknowledging bin Zeid had been killed in Afghanistan, but did not mention he was working with the CIA.
Now this is my favorite quote from the ABC report:
“Because of this attack, the CIA will be very, very careful about who it trusts, how it vets its agents, how it searches its agents,” Clarke says. “And this will mean that in the future, it will be much more difficult for CIA to operate in the field because of probably new security roles affecting what they do.”
Ya think?!? The genius of the people just amazes me……
Now my question is…..who was the f*cking genius that put 8 CIA operatives in the same room with an informant, a untried informant? In my day the best an informant would have gotten is one maybe two low level operatives….reminds me of Reagan, “trust but verify”…….once the info was verified as good then meet with the biggies…..but to put the people with the most knowledge of the situation in the same room with a suicide bomber, which, btw, was not searched….is just plain STUPID!
I am NOT condemning the whole organization….just the mental midget that put all those operatives in the same location as the informant….if he had not blown himself up….we would have still be able to ID the people in the room……who was the pea brain? That is the question that should be asked……
If you truly want to win the War on Terror then stupid is NOT the way to go……….
Since the nature of the beast is secrecy….we may NEVER know who the mental midget was…….but I hope he/she NEVER gets another nights sleep…..”you cannot fix STUPID!”