BBC News - CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say
My first BN thread and my first thread on DP, hope Im doing it right.The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA agents in Afghanistan was an al-Qaeda triple agent, US media reports say.
He is said to have been a doctor from Jordan who was arrested by Jordanian intelligence a year ago.
He was then reportedly recruited by the Jordanians and CIA - who thought they had successfully turned him - and given a mission to find al-Qaeda leaders.
He is believed to have been working undercover in Afghanistan for weeks before detonating a bomb at a CIA base.
The attack at Forward Operating Base Chapman was the worst against US intelligence officials since the US embassy in Beirut was bombed in 1983.
Why did the CIA believe they could trust this man? Were they desperate for someone like him or did he seriously lead them on? This exploded literally and is probably could bring about some strong change in how things work.