I always figured the CIA operated in much the same ways as the “Omega Sector” agency featured in True Lies. I guess that assumption was in error.
Finding reliable double agents is always difficult. It was difficult with the Communists, and I’d say it’s even harder with the Muslims. Muslims are brought up from childhood with the idea that it’s good to lie to your enemies—not just excusable, or unavoidable, but good. It’s part of their religion.
Why did the CIA make a mistake as elementary as letting a double agent into a room full of CIA agents without searching him first? The only conjecture I can propose was that they were worried that it would offend his Mulsim sense of honor if they searched him. Muslims are EXTREMELY sensitive about their honor.
Well, tough. If this guy wanted to work with them, then he would have to be made to understand that part of the job was to be searched and monitored. In the Communist days, you couldn’t absolutely trust anyone. If anything, that is even more true of this new war.
When the Islamic religion preaches to lie to kill your enemy then one should never completely trust them. Not unless they disengage from allah completely, but even that can be the biggest of lies. They must be TRANSPARENT! I certainly pray for a mistake like this to never happen again and for the offisers famies. We cannot let them win any battle, any war or remit any land ever. We will never surrender( with kudos to Churchill fo my hope in killing this evil for good).
I’d guess that when the CIA needs an epitaph, “the agency underestimated its adversary and overestimated its own skills and those of its allies” will do nicely.
CIA: “Welcome honored guest. In the islamic tradition which we 30-something-yr old experienced case officers ALL know so well from our Ivy League graduate studies of islam, we understand it would be an insult to search you or even to show you the bottom of our feet”
Bomber: “Salamuu Alaykam. and Allu Akbar” (BOOM)