Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Why Now?

Sometimes I wish my thinking processes would take a break but that seldom happens. So I’ve been thinking about the CIA agents who were killed in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber double agent.

According to reporting on Morning Joe, these people were the top CIA agents in the quest to find Osama bin Laden. Seems to me there had to be some reason for al Qaeda to decide to relinquish one of their obviously important spies at this time. I wonder if the CIA was getting close to finding Osama and in fact so close that al Qaeda felt they had to do something fast before Osama’s location was disclosed. This is the only thing that seems to make sense.


Blogger Darwin's Dagger said...

This is the same group of CIA agents who allowed themselves to be trapped in a room with a suicide bomber. He may have been feeding them intel on Osama's location just to get in with them, but they don't seem bright enough to me to have had any good leads on their own. It was an opportunity for al-Qaeda to blow up Americans. I don't think they needed any more reason than that.

January 06, 2010 5:50 AM  
Blogger Fixer said...

He wasn't a spy for al-Qaeda, he was groomed and prepared for this mission. Any information he might have shared with us was purely to establish his bona fides in order to gain access. Once he had the CIA's confidence, he was able to carry out the mission - to take as many of our operators with him as he could.

January 07, 2010 2:34 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

One of the agents is from the Atlanta area. His death is getting a lot of attention here.

January 07, 2010 7:32 AM  
Blogger roger said...

"morning joe' is a reliable source of info?

January 07, 2010 9:21 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

good one, roger.

January 08, 2010 2:09 PM  

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