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Eager young recruit, a father to be and man in charge among CIA dead ( Afghanistan bombing )
Times Online (UK) ^ | January 8, 2010 | Giles Whittell in Washington and Jerome Starkey in Kabul

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 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 at the base near Khost to meet al-Balawi, debrief him on the whereabouts of Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aboumalal; abumalal; afghanistan; afghistan; albalawi; alhesbah; alkharasani; alqaeda; cia; ciaofficers; ejihad; fobchapman; headofstation; malal; obama; oef; setup; stationchief; terroristforum; whitehouse; zawahiri

1 posted on 01/07/2010 8:08:45 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: G8 Diplomat; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Marine_Uncle; BOBTHENAILER; BIGLOOK; Allegra; ..
It was going to be a glorious Moment...

But for Al-Qaeda.....

2 posted on 01/07/2010 8:11:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Did Paneta ever say ANYTHING about this?


3 posted on 01/07/2010 8:11:42 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: All
Where are the old and wise hands of the CIA?

After the attacks from the Leftists...did they decide to take their retirement?

4 posted on 01/07/2010 8:13:00 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Comment #5 Removed by Moderator

Still saddened by Mikey Spann's killing.

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.

6 posted on 01/07/2010 8:16:53 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: RushingWater
Crap....see this:

CIA, Counterterrorism Execs Managed Bomb Crisis from Afar

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This is strike three on Obama....he doesn't want to talk about this.

7 posted on 01/07/2010 8:18:53 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: RushingWater

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.


8 posted on 01/07/2010 8:20:05 PM PST by Palladin (Obama as President? "Totally unacceptable.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Obama’s ,spit on him.


9 posted on 01/07/2010 8:26:47 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Where are the old and wise hands of the CIA?"
Firstly one must establish if there where any such over the past fifty years or so. And I am not being flip. Let us go back in time to the CIA where so many Soviet plants where in place. Need I say more. As for the goons such as Paneta being present. It does not matter. If these Intel agencies where really working properly the big boss could spend 350 days a year on golf courses.
If some local problem at say a Home Depot comes up, say a customer complaint.... one does not expect the CEO of the company from dealing with it.
Sure. The top leader(s) of any organization can help lead and foster teamwork, vertically download specific concerns as well as perhaps changes in business practice they feel better streamline their organizations, that is what they are being paid the big bucks to do. But not have to micromanage their operations. For no one is capable of performing such a task with any level of efficiency It is the job of these agencies to put in place a fully experienced and competent staff and then let them manage all their operations.

10 posted on 01/07/2010 8:54:20 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Marine_Uncle

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?


11 posted on 01/07/2010 9:04:01 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


12 posted on 01/07/2010 9:13:54 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Marine_Uncle

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.


13 posted on 01/07/2010 9:15:13 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: combat_boots

I’m sorry, but I do not understand your question.


14 posted on 01/07/2010 9:15:25 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: imahawk

They clearly had a lot of trust with this guy.


15 posted on 01/07/2010 9:16:34 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: combat_boots; Marine_Uncle

I don’t see how Obama benefits....


16 posted on 01/07/2010 9:19:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yes,but that wont be the case in the future.You just cannot trust those people.


17 posted on 01/07/2010 9:26:32 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


18 posted on 01/07/2010 9:37:55 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


19 posted on 01/07/2010 9:42:30 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots
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.

I can't buy that one,...the other points seem reasonable....

20 posted on 01/07/2010 9:54:53 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Marine_Uncle

I didn’t say Obama was doing it....someone likely in the CIA thought this might be their big moment....


21 posted on 01/07/2010 9:57:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Perhaps. We are not privy to what goes on in the Soviet WH or the Panetta CIA.
Your suggestion is reasonable.
What disturbs me the most is such a close parallel to the BJ years. Same and clone actors.
22 posted on 01/07/2010 10:08:16 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Abu Dujan Al-Khorasani (jihan blogger/Jordanian Dr./agent) http://propagandapress.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/hammam-khalil-abu-mallal-al-balawi-aka-hammam-khalil-mohammed-aka-abu-dujana-al-khorasani-the-taliban-double-agent/
23 posted on 01/07/2010 11:11:38 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You’ve not known someone who was killed or otherwise torn to pieces by the betrayal of politicians for their own ends?

1. people going to Afg-Pak to ‘look for CIA’ practices that were ‘illegal’. Apparently, this included Carville.
2. intelligence ‘systemic failures’ caused ..... ‘xyz’
3. intelligence personnel ‘did not’ inform DHS, FBI, nameyourhigherup, of potential bombing, hostile action, danger of whateveritis
4. intelligence operatives ‘killed innocent wedding goers, tourists, etc., etc.’

How better to silence your adversary that has power over you (US intelligence) than to take out enough of their people to hurt them badly enough....so they’ll leave you alone. Especially if you get a twofer in sending someone like a Bin Laden a ‘friendly thinking of you card’. A bit of a chit in the game.

There’s no difference in doing something like this than in sending Mikey to do something you don’t want to get caught doing. Do we really think 0bama or someone in the now infested Dept of State/Congressional Muslim Staffers Assn wouldn’t do this just to let others know who’s boss?


24 posted on 01/08/2010 3:25:10 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I can report to you what the terrorist forums are saying about this terrorist attack on the CIA. They are extremely jubilant about it because the terrorist who carried it was a prominent member of the now closed "Al Hesbah" terrorist forum. His nickname on "Al Hesbah" terrorist forum was "Abou Dajana Al Kharasani" and he even made his forum nickname to be his terrorist nickname.

I am very afraid that this terrorist attack on the CIA by a terrorist who was ex-member of the terrorist forums is going to help in encouraging more members of the terrorist forums to follow his footsteps and become battlefield terrorists instead of only being cyberspace terrorists.

This terrorist attack on the CIA is now a big recruiting tool for Al Qaeda on the terrorist forums.

25 posted on 01/08/2010 7:00:43 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: machogirl
That is not terrorist “Abou Dajana Al Kharasani” picture it is that of the dead King Faisal the Second of Jordan.
26 posted on 01/08/2010 7:03:35 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Was is not a video game. Expect casualties.
27 posted on 01/08/2010 7:08:32 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: machogirl
Picture of terrorist "Abou Dajana Al Kharasani" real name "Hamam Khalil Abou Malal"


28 posted on 01/08/2010 7:12:00 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas; G8 Diplomat; combat_boots; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; ...
Thanks for passing the info on to us....

pinging some others...to post #25.

29 posted on 01/08/2010 8:23:24 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: jveritas; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the verification as to what was already starting to be suggested.


30 posted on 01/08/2010 11:23:37 AM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Anytime :)


31 posted on 01/08/2010 11:23:51 AM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

thanks, i had gone onto a “questionable” site after googling the “alter ego” (or supposed) of this doctor dude. the site posted the pic and asked if this was him?

thanks for correcting that. all i have seen on other sites is the young looking pic.


32 posted on 01/08/2010 2:22:35 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: jveritas
Thanks for the update J. Where've you been lately? Hellzapoppin...

And Happy New Year to you!
33 posted on 01/08/2010 5:34:22 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Fred Nerks; ...

Thanks Ernest.


34 posted on 01/08/2010 5:47:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: BIGLOOK
Happy New Year to you as well BIGLOOK.

I am still around :)

35 posted on 01/08/2010 6:14:48 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: machogirl; Marine_Uncle
You are both welcome.

Stay very vigilant my friends, the islamic terrorists may be roaming among us. Let us all work very hard on protecting our beloved America.

36 posted on 01/08/2010 6:17:44 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

A big roger that J.


37 posted on 01/08/2010 6:30:25 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: jveritas
To that terrorist, wherever he is, I would only have this to say:

خليل أبو همام ملال الشيطان يجب شرب البول وأكل الخراء من الخنازير إلى الأبد.

38 posted on 01/09/2010 9:13:58 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Obama outsourcing his "Reichstag Fire" to foreign Islamoterrorists now on or heading to US soil?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

That is excellent :)


39 posted on 01/09/2010 12:09:09 PM PST by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: jveritas

“This terrorist attack on the CIA is now a big recruiting tool for Al Qaeda on the terrorist forums”

No doubt about that!


40 posted on 01/09/2010 12:13:08 PM PST by Palladin (Obama as President? "Totally unacceptable.")
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