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8 CIA Agents Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Blast

Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:03 am

It turns out the 8 civilians who died in Afghanistan earlier today were all CIA agents. Just a tragic loss of life for an integral part of our war on terror. May they all Rest in Peace.

Does anyone see the a possible strike back by the U.S.?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34632936.../world_news-south_and_central_asia
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RE: 8 CIA Agents Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Blast

Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:30 am



Quoting FuturePilot16 (Thread starter):
It turns out the 8 civilians who died in Afghanistan earlier today were all CIA agents. Just a tragic loss of life for an integral part of our war on terror.

You mean the war OF terror?

I wonder how much tragic loss of life these people were responsible for.

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btw, article says:"A U.S. congressional official said CIA employees are believed to be among the victims. "
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RE: 8 CIA Agents Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Blast

Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:58 pm



Quoting FuturePilot16 (Thread starter):
It turns out the 8 civilians who died in Afghanistan earlier today were all CIA agents.

They were spies on the territory of another country - not exactly civilians.
 
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RE: 8 CIA Agents Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Blast

Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:30 pm



Quoting Danny (Reply 2):
They were spies

Not all members of CIA's clandestine service are necessarily 'spies' - there's a lot of job descriptions and a lot of work involved. At the end of the day, they were there, putting themselves at risk, obtaining information toward a more secure USA. We're not talking about a shadow band of operatives removing a democratically-elected leader here.
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RE: 8 CIA Agents Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Blast

Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:13 pm



Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 3):

Not all members of CIA's clandestine service are necessarily 'spies' - there's a lot of job descriptions and a lot of work involved. At the end of the day, they were there, putting themselves at risk, obtaining information toward a more secure USA. We're not talking about a shadow band of operatives removing a democratically-elected leader here.

It's true. That said, they can hardly be called "civilians," either. In my opinion, no American "civilian" belongs in Afghanistan barring such organizations as Doctors Without Borders/Red Cross.
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RE: 8 CIA Agents Killed In Afghanistan Suicide Blast

Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:11 pm



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 4):
no American "civilian" belongs in Afghanistan barring such organizations as Doctors Without Borders/Red Cross

Well they have been there for decades. The CIA and a few hundred special forces were responsible for taking down Afghanistan in 2001.

The way I see it, the CIA is an integral part of the war on terror. They can be invaluable when it comes to both gathering intelligence and snatching or disposing of terrorists in places where the locals won't cooperate.
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