Skip to comments.Eager young recruit, a father to be and man in charge among CIA dead ( Afghanistan bombing )
Posted on 01/07/2010 8:08:44 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Yet, of the Americans who died last week in the suicide bombing at the CIAs most sensitive outpost in Afghanistan, it is the seventh whose presence has raised the most urgent questions as the US scrambles to repair and avenge the damage done to the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
According to a security official in Kabul with close ties to the CIA, when Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi carried out his deadly mission at Forward Operating Base Chapman, he managed to kill the agencys deputy head of station for the whole of Afghanistan.
The senior agent was waiting at the base near Khost to meet al-Balawi, debrief him on the whereabouts of Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Ladens deputy, and convey his findings directly to the White House.
They were expecting the meeting to be of such substance that following the meeting their next directive was to call President Obama, the official told The Times.
There was meant to be a direct call to Washington.
(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...
But for Al-Qaeda.....
Did Paneta ever say ANYTHING about this?
After the attacks from the Leftists...did they decide to take their retirement?
BRING IN THE BIG BOMBS. BOMB THE HILLSIDES of AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN RELENTLESSLY AND OF ALL OSAMA COHORTS AND ALL TRAILS LEADING TO OSAMA BIN LADEN.
This is strike three on Obama....he doesn't want to talk about this.
No. He’s too busy with his vacation, just like Obooboo was when the Christmas Day bomb plot failed. And the other guy who was on a skiing vacation.
Our enemies know exactly to strike—when all the top security people are on vacation.
This time they can’t blame George Bush for everything.
Obama’s ,spit on him.
But a politician can send a word through other assets in order to accomplish the opposite. Who stands to benefit from this event? Why? What’s the leverage?
These guys screwed up I’m sorry to say.They should have stayed spread out.I bet that will be SOP from here on out.Prayers for their families.
I contend that they were being micro managed...from afar...they were all gathered to send the word to Obama...why else have so many there...at least it seems that way from the reports.
I’m sorry, but I do not understand your question.
They clearly had a lot of trust with this guy.
I don’t see how Obama benefits....
Yes,but that wont be the case in the future.You just cannot trust those people.
Zero did not know what was going on at that Intel base, so why would he benefit or not. It is just a terrible thing that happened that appears to be a total screw up by our CIA folks in not following operational procedures. I don’t buy the crap set forth that somehow the WH was directly in contact with that particular CIA base.
They’re real questions. I don’t have definitive answers.
0bama benefits as payback to the CIA & maybe taking out 1 or 2 people he wanted rid of. Or maybe it’s a Senator or Congressman. Intel looks inconpetent and must be done away with, a la Carter/Clinton.
Someone in the ISI may benefit in Pakistan for political reasons.
AQ benefits because it shows it can get to the US operatives even now.
Or maybe it’s a world player like Iran or China, looking for something, or counting coup.
I can't buy that one,...the other points seem reasonable....
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