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  • Did Pakistani Spies Help CIA Bomber?

    01/07/2010 3:43:12 PM PST · by mojito · 4 replies · 441+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1/7/2010 | Gerald Posner
    Early evidence in the December 30 bombing that killed seven CIA agents suggests a link to Pakistan, two senior Afghan sources, including an official at their spy agency, told The Daily Beast. The pair said that U.S. has already taken a chemical fingerprint of the bomb used by a Jordanian double agent in the attack, and that it matches an explosive type used by their Pakistan equivalents, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI. The bomb’s provenance was an immediate concern after the attack, which took place in a remote base in eastern Afghanistan called Camp Chapman, because of its...
  • For CIA family, a deadly suicide bombing leads to painful divisions

    01/29/2012 12:49:58 AM PST · by No One Special · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2012 | Ian Shapira
    The call from the Central Intelligence Agency came on a December afternoon in 2009 while Gary Anderson was skiing with his three children. It’s about your wife, the agency man said. Standing inside Eagle Rock ski lodge in Pennsylvania, Anderson pleaded for details. The CIA official said simply: Where are you? We’ll meet you. Anderson suspected dreadful news about Jennifer Matthews, his college sweetheart, his wife of 22 years and a CIA operative on assignment almost 7,000 miles away in Afghanistan. With several hours until the CIA meeting, Anderson and his three children — then 12, 9 and 6 —...
  • ‘Desperation’ led CIA, Jordan to trust bomber

    01/16/2010 9:02:14 AM PST · by John W · 20 replies · 1,258+ views
    MSNBC ^ | January 16, 2010 | Peter Finn and Joby Warrick
    AMMAN, Jordan - He was an ambitious young doctor from a large family who had a foreign wife and two children -- details that officers of Jordan's intelligence service viewed as exploitable vulnerabilities, not biography. -snip- The Americans took over the management of Balawi from the Jordanians sometime in the second half of 2009, dictating how and when the informant would meet his handlers, according to current and former U.S. intelligence officers. Agency field officers faced unusual pressures from top CIA and administration officials in Washington keyed up by Balawi's promise to deliver al-Qaeda's deputy leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current...
  • US think-tank hints at ISI hand in CIA attack

    01/14/2010 8:52:20 PM PST · by cold start · 4 replies · 372+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 12 Jan 2010
    The suicide strike on the key U.S. intelligence base in Afghanistan had hallmarks of an operation carried out by a national intelligence service, a leading U.S. think-tank has said, apparently hinting that it could be the handiwork of Pakistan’s ISI or its rogue elements. “The hit was by all account a masterful piece of trade craft beyond the known abilities of a group like Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan,” U.S. think-tank Stratfors said. “The Jordanians penetration of the CIA was less like the product of an insurgency than an operation carried out by a national intelligence service. And this is the most troubling...
  • Suicide Terrorist who Killed the CIA Agents Threatened Terrorist Attacks Inside the US

    01/09/2010 9:25:37 PM PST · by jveritas · 23 replies · 1,103+ views
    January 10 2010 | jveritas
    Suicide Terrorist who Killed the CIA Agents Threatened Terrorist Attacks Inside the US Al Jazeera TV broadcast a video where the suicide terrorist “Abou Dajana Al Kharasani” (real name “Hamam Khalil Abou Melal”) gave his “will” few days before he conducted his suicide terrorist attack against the CIA in Afghanistan and killed seven CIA officers. In the video terrorist “Abou Dajana Al Kharasani” said that there will be terrorist attacks coming inside the US and outside the US. Our terrorist enemies are now greatly emboldened and it would be very prudent that we take very seriously what terrorist “Abou Dajana...
  • The Meaning of al Qaeda's Double Agent

    01/09/2010 3:57:14 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies · 523+ views
    WSJ.com ^ | JANUARY 7, 2010 | REUEL MARC GERECHT
    * The Wall Street Journal * OPINION * JANUARY 7, 2010, 11:12 P.M. ET The Meaning of al Qaeda's Double Agent The jihadists are showing impressive counterintelligence ability that the CIA seems to have underestimated. By REUEL MARC GERECHT The recent death in Afghanistan of seven American counterterrorist officers, one Jordanian intelligence operative, and one exploding al Qaeda double agent ought to give us cause to reflect on the real capabilities of the Central Intelligence Agency and al Qaeda. The report card isn't good. America's systemic intelligence problems were partially on display in the bombing at the CIA's Forward Operating...
  • Wife of CIA Bomber: The war Against America Must Continue~ Video

    01/09/2010 5:20:58 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 15 replies · 614+ views
    Logan's Warning ^ | January 9Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    The wife of the triple agent who recently killed 7 CIA workers in Afghanistan has no problem showing her true hateful Islamic nature as well. Hopefully she will go to Afghanistan and one of our brave troop members will send her to Allah. To view this short video.....
  • How this suicide bomber opened a new front in Al-Qaeda’s war

    01/09/2010 7:17:37 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 893+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | January 10, 2010 | Christina Lamb and Miles Amoore
    New details have emerged of the failures that led to the deaths of seven CIA agents in Afghanistan. Christina Lamb and Miles Amoore reportIt was the week after Christmas and there was a line of paper Santas hanging in the small chow house at Forward Operating Base Chapman, sent to Afghanistan by loved ones back home. Among the CIA agents waiting in the morning chill, amid the exercise bicycles and weights, were a mother of three and a father of three who had had to tell their children they would not be home for Christmas. This was not the first...
  • CIA bomber struck just before search

    01/09/2010 6:16:52 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1,020+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2010 | R. Jeffrey Smith, Joby Warrick and Ellen Nakashima
    The Jordanian doctor arrived in a red station wagon that came directly from Pakistan and sped through checkpoints at a CIA base in Afghanistan before stopping abruptly at an improvised interrogation center. Outside stood one of the CIA's top experts on al-Qaeda, ready to greet the doctor and hear him describe a way to kill Ayman al-Zawahiri, the organization's No. 2 and a man long at the top of U.S. target lists. The Jordanian exited the car with one hand in his pocket, according to the accounts of several U.S. officials briefed on the incident. An American security guard approached...
  • CIA suicide bomber appears on tape with leader of Pakistani Taliban

    01/09/2010 4:40:45 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 920+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | January 9, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Hakeemullah Mehsud (left), the Leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. and Humam Khalil Muhammed Abu Mulal al Balawi (right), the suicide bomber who carried out the attack at Combat Outpost Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan. The al Qaeda operative who killed seven US CIA operatives and guards, and a Jordanian intelligence official, was on a martyr's videotape with the leader of the Pakistani Taliban. Humam Khalil Muhammed Abu Mulal al Balawi, a Jordanian Islamist who was thought to have been turned against al Qaeda, appeared on a videotape with Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the Movement of...
  • CIA bomber calls for attacks on US in video

    01/09/2010 8:00:44 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 453+ views
    MyWayNews ^ | Jan 9, 9:35 AM (ET) | NAHAL TOOSI and MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
    ISLAMABAD (AP) - The Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan said in video clips broadcast posthumously Saturday that all jihadists must attack U.S. targets to avenge the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud. Footage showed Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi - whom the CIA had cultivated as an asset against al-Qaida - sitting with Mehsud's successor in an undisclosed location. It essentially confirmed the Pakistani Taliban's claim of responsibility for one of the worst attacks in CIA history, though a senior militant told The Associated Press that al-Qaida and Afghan insurgents played...
  • Could The CIA Have Achieved What al-Qaeda Did? [CIA IS Broken: Fire Leon Panetta]

    01/09/2010 10:22:16 AM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 487+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 09th 2010
    Could The CIA Have Achieved What al-Qaeda Did? The audacious al-Qaeda attack in Khost, Afghanistan and the failures to detect the Detroit bomb plot are indications of a broken CIA, writes Toby Harnden in Washington Toby Harnden 09 Jan 2010 At the George Bush Center for Intelligence – better known as CIA headquarters – in Langley, Virginia there is a crisis of confidence. Last week, seven of its personnel returned to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware in flag-draped coffins. They were killed in an audacious attack in which a triple agent detonated a suicide bomb as he was debriefed...
  • CIA Director Defends Agency in Suicide Attack [Mr. Panetta, Put Country First And Resign!]

    01/09/2010 12:01:48 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies · 697+ views
    FoxNews ^ | January 09th 2010
    January 09, 2010 CIA Director Defends Agency in Suicide Attack CIA Director Leon Panetta says the Jordanian man who killed seven CIA employees and himself in a bombing in Afghanistan was about to be searched before the explosion. The bomber was cultivated by the CIA in the fight against Al Qaeda, but apparently was a double agent. Panetta writes in Sunday's Washington Post that it wasn't a question of trusting a potential intelligence source and that no one ignored the potential danger in dealing with this man. Panetta, whose article was posted on the newspaper's Web site Saturday, says the...
  • CIA bomber struck moments before pat-down search (Sounds like a CYA story)

    01/09/2010 7:53:18 AM PST · by tobyhill · 16 replies · 847+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/9/2010 | R. Jeffrey Smith, Joby Warrick and Ellen Nakashima
    The Jordanian doctor arrived in a red station wagon that came directly from Pakistan and sped through checkpoints at a CIA base in Afghanistan before stopping abruptly at an improvised interrogation center. Outside stood one of the CIA's top experts on al-Qaeda, ready to greet the doctor and hear him describe a way to kill Ayman al-Zawahiri, the organization's number two and a man long at the top of U.S. target lists. The Jordanian exited the car with one hand in his pocket, according to the accounts of several U.S. officials briefed on the incident. An American security guard approached...
  • CIA 'suicide bomber' vows revenge in new video (Trusting Muslims could be hazardous to your health)

    01/09/2010 6:24:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 23 replies · 898+ views
    CNN ^ | 1/9/2010 | CNN
    The man believed to be the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees and contractors last month appears in a newly released video, in which he vows revenge for the killing of a Taliban leader. The video shows Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, whom a former U.S. intelligence official identified as the suicide bomber. Al-Balawi's brother told CNN Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson that the man in the video was his sibling. In the tape, which aired Saturday on the Arabic satellite news channel Al-Jazeera, al-Balawi says his message is for the CIA and Jordanian intelligence. The December 30 bombing at...
  • The Meaning of al Qaeda's Double Agent (Sobering Read)

    01/08/2010 12:47:38 PM PST · by mojito · 36 replies · 1,084+ views
    WSJ ^ | 1/7/2010 | REUEL MARC GERECHT
    The recent death in Afghanistan of seven American counterterrorist officers, one Jordanian intelligence operative, and one exploding al Qaeda double agent ought to give us cause to reflect on the real capabilities of the Central Intelligence Agency and al Qaeda. The report card isn't good. America's systemic intelligence problems were partially on display in the bombing at the CIA's Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost province. Worse, al Qaeda showed skill that had been lacking in many of its operations. In response, President Barack Obama will likely be obliged to adopt counterterrorist methods that could make his administration as tough...
  • Eager young recruit, a father to be and man in charge among CIA dead ( Afghanistan bombing )

    01/07/2010 8:08:44 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 39 replies · 1,343+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | January 8, 2010 | Giles Whittell in Washington and Jerome Starkey in Kabul
    Yet, of the Americans who died last week in the suicide bombing at the CIA’s 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 agency’s deputy head of station for the whole of Afghanistan. The senior agent was waiting...
  • Scarborough scoop: How the Taliban’s double-agent bomber ambushed the CIA

    01/06/2010 8:41:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 710+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Jan. 6, 2010 | Allahpundit
    I’ve been watching new info trickle in for the past 24 hours, and the more I see, the number I get. He fed the agency honest-to-goodness actionable intelligence about jihadis to build up his credibility, to the point where he came to be regarded as their best asset in years. They looked the other way when he posted on jihadist online forums, accepting his assurances at face value that he was only saying what he was saying to fool the enemy — even though, of course, he wasn’t. Finally he told them that he had big news about Zawahiri, which...
  • Wife says CIA bomber saw U.S. as adversary (Wow! Such surprising news. /sarc)

    01/06/2010 5:42:19 PM PST · by tobyhill · 7 replies · 427+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/6/2010 | AP
    The wife of the suspected Jordanian double agent who killed seven CIA workers in Afghanistan said Wednesday her husband regarded the United States as an adversary. Defne Bayrak, the Turkish wife of Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, told Turkish media by telephone she was shocked at the news that her husband blew himself up at a base in Afghanistan on Dec. 30, killing himself and the officers. Bayrak, who lives in Istanbul, said her husband had plans to become a specialist in surgery in Turkey and doubts he was working for the CIA.
  • Suicide attack on CIA agents 'was planned by bin Laden inner circle'

    01/06/2010 11:29:56 AM PST · by SmartInsight · 16 replies · 890+ views
    UK Times ^ | Jan 6, 2010 | Tim Reid and Zahid Hussain
    US intelligence officials believe the suicide bomb attack that killed seven CIA officers in Afghanistan last month was planned with the help of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle, raising fears that the al-Qaeda leader is enjoying a lethal resurgence. The attack, carried out by a Jordanian triple-agent whom the CIA believed was about to divulge the whereabouts of al-Qaeda's deputy leader, could not have taken place without the prior knowledge and assistance of the Haqqani network, US officials believe. The powerful Taleban faction is thought to be shielding bin Laden. Against all normal security protocol, al-Balawi was allowed onto the...