January 01, 2010


We will never know who these "CIA employees" were who were killed in Afghanistan.  They will never be publicly recognized.  Their families will not be openly lauded for their sacrifice.

They served in silence and have died in silence.

But I am thinking about them today, and silently thanking them for their service to our country.

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1 I ma glad we have such people who would sacrifice all, knowing they risked all without mention of their names, deeds, or achievements.  It is a hallmark of their success that they were specifically targeted by our nations' enemy. Their names are unknown, but their sacrifices will long be remembered.

Posted by: Chuck Z at January 01, 2010 10:29 AM (bMH2g)

2 How did this happen? Emphasis mine:

The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA agents in Afghanistan had been courted by the US as a possible informant, US intelligence sources have said [...]

A US official, and former CIA employee, said such people were often not required to go through full security checks in order to help gain their trust.

"When you're trying to build a rapport and literally ask them to risk [their lives] for you, you've got a lot to do to build their trust," he told the Associated Press news agency.

If these 'informants' were truly willing to help America, they should also have been willing to be searched.

Diana West asked

What happened to the 'but verify' in trust? What happened to the "intelligence" in CIA?

Posted by: Amritas at January 01, 2010 04:27 PM (ke9P1)

3 <i>But I am thinking about them today, and silently thanking them for their service to our country.

You and me both.

Posted by: HomefrontSix at January 01, 2010 08:18 PM (umhCJ)

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