I think this is the real deal, because D.C. has totally clammed up and frowny faces are grim. A lack of decent vetting of CIA assets, it appears, because each spy group had been infiltrated by double agents, allowing both Tehran and Hezbollah to monitor and discover who the spies were and how to locate them in order to coordinate a sweep that netted them all at the same time.
This really is grim news. Those people will never been seen alive again.
Edited to add my dismay that posters are either shrugging this off, or trying to put a partisian spin on it. **** happens, dammit, and if these news articles are correct, people will probably be tortured until they are of no use, then killed. That's a damned site more important than partisian protection and finger-wagging.