Skip to comments.Attacks kill 8 purported CIA employees, 5 Canadians in Afghanistan
Posted on 12/30/2009 6:21:12 PM PST by 82ndABNOfficer
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A senior U.S. official tells CNN that the attack at a military base in eastern Afghanistan by a suicide bomber Wednesday killed eight Americans believed to be CIA employees.
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Hmm, targeted attack?
Can we start waterboarding now?
More stars on the wall at Langley.
A bucket, a functioning faucet, and a bunch of duct tape, and you’re good to go.
Who was the last Zero lackey to show up in Afgan.
Hillary or probably that Ambassador. With the hatred of the leftie Dums, it could be any of these slimey cowards.
someone told Secret info to the Islamofascist.
AND WE ALL KNOW WHO HATES THE CIA.
Definitely targeted. Who did the tip-off?
I operated out of FOB Chapman in 2004. I’m surprised it took this long to happen. Security was lax and many local nationals worked on the base or came in for the med clinic.
Big Green and the Agency are big time PC and trying to appease the Afghans, add complacency to the mix and you get whacked.
There’s no tip off, this is a firebase, 8km from the Paki border. Big time Indian Country. Al Queda and Haqqani Network
operate in the area. The enemy are at the gates 24-7. WE constantly had intel warnings of suicide bombers, but luckily
we never got hit inside the base.
Yep. 8 all at once. Just to org. to be a happenstance.
These are the types of attacks that will cause the US to lose its nerve, and weasel out.
The Afghans NOW KNOW that we are leaving, they are starting to change their bets. This will happen more and more as we get closer and closer to leaving.
The Afghans must be thinking “Who will be our protectors next?”
Revealing and Flaunting your Method of Operations on 60 Minutes is destined to get you killed.
Do Henry Crumpton and CBS have blood on their hands?
Did the pseudo-revealing of Plame put anyone 6-feet under?
US big media is majoritively foreign owned.
ownership of media is a national security issue. Saudi Arabia should not have the outlet it does in CNN, Time, & etc.
CBS ownership can probably be tracked to foreigners also.
There is real treason from big media, and (lol) it goes unreported.
There are natural born traitors these days of course, but there’s still a lot more overseas than there are in the US.
I dont remember ever hearing that cia ops people having died in operations. Why was this information released?
Reads like the plot of a Vince Flynn novel.
31 December 2009
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Statement on CIA Casualties in Afghanistan
December 31, 2009
CIA Director Leon E. Panetta informed the Agency workforce today that seven of their colleagues were killed and six others were injured on Wednesday at a Forward Operating Base in Khost Province, Afghanistan. The casualties were the result of a terrorist attack.
Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism, Director Panetta said in a message to employees. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their families that we will never cease fighting for the cause to which they dedicated their livesa safer America.
Families have been our Agencys first priority, Director Panetta added. Before sharing this information with anyone else, we wanted to be in contact with each of them. This is the most difficult news to bear under any circumstances, but that it comes during the holidays makes it even harder. In coming days and weeks, we will comfort them and honor their loved ones as a family. They are in our thoughts and prayersnow and always.
Due to the sensitivity of their mission and other ongoing operations, neither the names of those killed nor the details of their work are being released at this time.
Yesterdays tragedy reminds us that the men and women of the CIA put their lives at risk every day to protect this nation, Director Panetta said. Throughout our history, the reality is that those who make a real difference often face real danger.
Director Panetta credited US military doctors and nurses with saving the lives of those wounded in the attack. In honor and memory of the dead, he requested that the flags at CIA Headquarters be flown at half-staff.
Today President Barack Obama sent the following letter to the officers of CIA:
December 31, 2009
To the men and women of the CIA:
I write to mark a sad occasion in the history of the CIA and our country. Yesterday, seven Americans in Afghanistan gave their lives in service to their country. Michelle and I have their families, friends and colleagues in our thoughts and prayers.
These brave Americans were part of a long line of patriots who have made great sacrifices for their fellow citizens, and for our way of life. The United States would not be able to maintain the freedom and security that we cherish without decades of service from the dedicated men and women of the CIA. You have helped us understand the world as it is, and taken great risks to protect our country. You have served in the shadows, and your sacrifices have sometimes been unknown to your fellow citizens, your friends, and even your families.
In recent years, the CIA has been tested as never before. Since our country was attacked on September 11, 2001, you have served on the frontlines in directly confronting the dangers of the 21st century. Because of your service, plots have been disrupted, American lives have been saved, and our Allies and partners have been more secure. Your triumphs and even your names may be unknown to your fellow Americans, but your service is deeply appreciated. Indeed, I know firsthand the excellent quality of your work because I rely on it every day.
The men and women who gave their lives in Afghanistan did their duty with courage, honor and excellence, and we must draw strength from the example of their sacrifice. They will take their place on the Memorial Wall at Langley alongside so many other heroes who gave their lives on behalf of their country. And they will live on in the hearts of those who loved them, and in the freedom that they gave their lives to defend.
May God bless the memory of those we lost, and may God bless the United States of America.
President Barack Obama
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