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January 1, 2010

AFGHAN CIA BOMBER 'WAS COURTED AS POTENTIAL INFORMANT'

BBC - 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.

They said he had not undergone the usual full body search before entering the base in Khost province, and so was able to smuggle in an explosive belt.

The attack was the worst against US intelligence officials since the US embassy in Beirut was bombed in 1983.


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Anonymous Everybody knows this is nowhere... said...

Ron Paul suggests ‘agenda’ to expand terror war, attack American liberty

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
RawStory.com

How does a massive, costly security apparatus fail to stop a known terrorism threat from boarding an airplane and wrecking devastation?

It happened on Sept. 11, 2001, and again on Dec. 25, 2009.

"There must be an agenda," suggested Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) in a recent video message to supporters.

"It seems ironic that there is so much excitement about this and now talk about attacking Yemen," he said, noting recent bombing raids by Saudi forces, carried out with the explicit blessing of the United States.

"The Saudis are our close allies," Paul explained. "We provide them with the weapons and the airplanes and we did sanction and endorse the bombing of Yemen."

He said that terrorist-style tactics carried out against the United States and U.S. interests are a response to occupation of Arab lands. The attempted attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, he said, was a result of "either awful stupidity or there must be an agenda."

"I am concerned what they are going to do to the American people," he said.

And by "they," he meant U.S. leaders.

January 1, 2010 5:02 PM  
Anonymous wii Sensorleiste said...

This attack will be avenged through successful, aggressive counterterrorism operations,a US intelligence official said on condition of anonymity.

January 7, 2010 1:55 AM  

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