Disrupting the Accommodation: The CIA Killings Spell Defeat In Afghanistan
Doug Valentine - January 5, 2010
“Why?” The grieving family members ask. “Why did the terrorists kill our loved ones?”
The hardnosed colleagues of the four fallen CIA officers (Lila: One Jordanian intelligence officer and seven CIA officers, according to the Wall Street Journal) comfort the wives and children (and one husband). They shake off their sorrow, huddle together by the graves, and vow vengeance. They bathe themselves in their seething anger like it was the blood of the lamb.
“Why? The American public and its officials ask. Why? The media repeats, adding in shock and awe, “Don’t the terrorists know that you can’t kill CIA officers?”
Why, everyone wonders, did a Jordanian suicide bomber target the CIA, knowing that the wrath of the biggest, baddest, bloodthirstiest Gang on Planet Earth is going to start dropping bombs and slitting throats until its lust for death and suffering is satisfied?
Over the course of its sixty year reign of terror, in which it has overthrown countless governments, started countless wars costing countless lives, and otherwise subverted and sabotaged friends and foes alike, the CIA has lost less than 100 officers. (Lila: This BBC report cites a Washington Post article that gives 90 as the number of CIA “employees” - it doesn´t say officers - who have “died in service” since the CIA´s inception in 1947)
On a good day, one CIA drone, and one CIA hit team, kills 100 innocent women and children, and nobody bats an eye.