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    CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say

    BBC News - CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say

    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.
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    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.

    Unfortunate.

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    Re: CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say

    Why did the CIA believe they could trust this man?
    Indeed, why? Say this Cat lives..his vest not igniting as Alhaji's did, and those CIA agents he killed instead capture him?

    What would be your suggestion on the next moves by US intel/military?
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    Re: CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    Indeed, why? Say this Cat lives..his vest not igniting as Alhaji's did, and those CIA agents he killed instead capture him?

    What would be your suggestion on the next moves by US intel/military?
    They would probably torture him and rightfully so. This is a war gentlemen. Deaths and stuff like this is to be expected.

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    Re: CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    They would probably torture him and rightfully so. This is a war gentlemen. Deaths and stuff like this is to be expected.
    You are fighting him because you are supposedly better than he is. You sink to his level and he wins.
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    Re: CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say

    Hah, triple agent.
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    Re: CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    Indeed, why? Say this Cat lives..his vest not igniting as Alhaji's did, and those CIA agents he killed instead capture him?

    What would be your suggestion on the next moves by US intel/military?
    Apparently they didn't know he was an agent for al Qaeda.

    Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, told the BBC it was important to find out why the CIA had not discovered the bomber was an al-Qaeda agent.
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    Re: CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    You are fighting him because you are supposedly better than he is. You sink to his level and he wins.
    There is no sinking down to in war. Its war. People are bound to get killed either by torture or any one of those things that can kill you like a gun, bomb, etc.

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    Re: CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say

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    My first BN thread and my first thread on DP, hope Im doing it right.

    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.

    Unfortunate.
    You did it just fine

    I heard some about this yesterday, and as I understand it, turning agents is something we do try and do when we can. Usually it works, every so often it bites us in the ass. When it does work, we frequently get some incredibly valuable intel, which does save lives.
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    Re: CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    You are fighting him because you are supposedly better than he is. You sink to his level and he wins.
    This ain't an argument with your spouse.
    It was the Austrasians, that hewed on bravely through the thick of the fight, it was they who found and cut down the Saracen King.

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    Re: CIA bomber was al-Qaeda triple agent, US media say

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
    This ain't an argument with your spouse.
    If you have to 'sink' to some level in order to communicate heatedly with your spouse, I think you have an odd idea of what relationships are about.

    If my government, a Republic, tortures, then I am a torturer. I don't mind being a warrior (by proxy), but I do mind being a torturer. I mind it very much.

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