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Update on the Obama Body Count

January 1, 2010

CIA probes Afghan base security after bomber kills 7
Article: Yahoo News

The CIA vowed on Thursday to avenge the deaths of seven officers in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan and to investigate security breaches that allowed the second deadliest attack in agency history.

The Taliban claimed the attacker was a sympathizer from the Afghan army who detonated a vest of explosives at a meeting with CIA workers on Wednesday. An Afghan was also killed and six CIA employees were wounded, U.S. officials said.

“This deadly attack was carried out by a valorous Afghan army member,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters.

In a letter to CIA employees, U.S. President Barack Obama mourned the deaths of those he said “served in the shadows.” The death toll was the intelligence agency’s highest since eight employees were killed in a bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut in 1983.

I can see it now:
Obama: “The CIA Acted stupidly”.

Yeah, that sounds like something he’d say. I like how he pulled away from his vacation to mourn. Just like he pulled away from his vacation to handle the attempted bombing by a radicalized terrorist. What do they call him? The pantybomber? Obama and the Afghan attacker do have something in common. They’re both sympathizers.

The chief of the CIA base was among the dead, according to a former intelligence official. “We fully expected to lose agents, but to lose so many all at once is a huge shock to the system and is very troubling,” he said.

The attack took place inside Forward Operating Base Chapman, a well fortified base in Khost province near the southeastern border with Pakistan, where the CIA has been stepping up operations to battle a resurgent Taliban.

The bombing highlighted the insurgency’s reach and coordination at a time when violence has reached its highest levels since the overthrow of the Taliban regime by U.S.-backed Afghan forces in 2001.

CIA Director Leon Panetta said the deaths would not deter the agency. “This attack will be avenged through successful, aggressive counterterrorism operations,” a U.S. intelligence official said on condition of anonymity.

Yeah, sure, with president Mom Jeans dicking around, I’m sure avenging the dead is the last thing he’s interested in. Do remember his hesitation on sending you the troops we needed in order to be successful. You know… victory! Oh, wait. He’s not interested in victory. If nothing else, BarryO sure has made that clear.

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Julie Reside said plans to increase the U.S. civilian presence in Afghanistan remained on track and that security would continue to be a primary concern.

Also on Wednesday, five Canadians — four soldiers and a journalist — were killed when their armored vehicle was hit by a bomb in southern Kandahar province, the Canadian Defense Ministry said.


The Afghan Defense Ministry rejected the Taliban’s claim that an Afghan soldier was involved in the attack and said none were stationed at the base. But a spokesman for NATO-led forces in Afghanistan acknowledged Afghan security forces were working there.

If the bomber does prove to be from the army, it would mark the second deadly attack in three days on foreign troops and officials by Afghan soldiers being groomed to eventually take over the nation’s security.

Obama has started deploying 30,000 extra troops to tackle the violence and NATO allies are contributing thousands more.

And in a timely manner, too! (psyche) He also sent the number of troops requested! (psyche)

The surge is scheduled to be scaled back starting in 2011 as the United States gradually hands security province by province over to the Afghans.

Security lapses at U.S. bases have been in the spotlight since a U.S. army psychiatrist allegedly killed 13 people in a November 5 shooting spree at the Fort Hood army base in Texas.

One U.S. official, speaking on condition he not be named, pointed to the Fort Hood incident as evidence that problems spotting potentially dangerous personnel were not limited to Afghanistan.

“Any time you have an incident like this, it gives you an opportunity to evaluate a whole range of things, whether it’s vetting procedures, whether it’s security procedures, whether it’s intel, whether it’s physical security,” he said.

The CIA did not say how long its investigation would take.

“There’s still a lot to be learned about what happened. The key lesson is that counterterrorism work is dangerous,”
a CIA spokesman said.

The blast that killed the five Canadians struck the patrol as it was visiting reconstruction projects near Kandahar.

The journalist killed, Michelle Lang, 34, was on her first assignment in Afghanistan. She is the third journalist to die in Afghanistan this year.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Cuss permalink
    January 2, 2010 1:56 am

    The body count will only grow with this hybrid ururper. Unfortunatley most will die in vain.

    • January 2, 2010 2:56 am

      Or as political tools. It’s a shame… what’s happening to our country.

      It’s only a matter of time, I guess. That’s right, I said it.

  2. Cuss permalink
    January 3, 2010 3:03 pm

    Wait till civil war breaks out here! Wonder if the lsm will report on that?

    • January 3, 2010 3:24 pm

      No way. When Civil War breaks out here; they’ll report on it like they did the march on DC and the Tea Parties, but it’ll be selective reporting. If things get worse on the homefront, they’ll probably shift their attention to the war in IRAQ and Afghanistan; blaming president Bush the entire time – also blaming Bush for the rage that Americans back home are feeling and expressing.

      By then, the LSM will be obsolete and we’ll rely on networking and internet like when the elections in IRAN sparked those revolts. Here? Without them taking it upon themselves as citizens to inform the world, we wouldn’t know the half of it.

  3. Cuss permalink
    January 3, 2010 3:37 pm

    This is true. I was using Twitter to see what was going on from the people who were living it! All we got here on the lsm was how great the little monkey is.

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