Afghanistan CIA Suicide Bomber Was Jordanian Doctor & Al-Qaeda Blogger
They let an Al-Qaeda blogger on a CIA base without checking him for bombs(?)
The suicide bomber who killed 7 CIA agents ran the Al-Qaeda website Al-Hesbah.
The suicide bomber who killed 7 CIA agents in Afghanistan last week was a Jordanian doctor and an Al-Qaeda blogger.
The Telegraph reported:
The bomber, Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, was a 36-year old doctor from Zarqa, Jordan, the home town of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the late head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, accordign to a report on NBC News.
Balawi was arrested over a year ago by Jordanian intelligence for suspected terror activities, but was thought to have been turned to support US and Jordanian efforts against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
He detonated a suicide bomb that killed the seven CIA employees – four officers and three contracted security guards – and a Jordanian intelligence officer, Ali bin Zaid, who was a member of the country’s royal family.
Some of the officers had flown in to Camp Chapman near Khost from Kabul for what was billed as an important meeting that could yield information on the whereabouts of Ayman al-Zawahiri, deputy to Osama bin Laden.
The base coordinates CIA operations and intelligence gathering in Khost, a hotbed of insurgent activity that borders Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas, former CIA officials said.
NBC said the head of the CIA operation in Khost was among the dead. It was one of the darkest days in the agency’s 62-year history. In April 1983, eight CIA personnel were killed when the US embassy in Beirut was hit by a Hizbollah suicide bomb.
Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, known online as Abu Dujanah al-Khurasani, ran the terror website Al Hesbah in 2008. On October 17, 2008, it was reported that four of Al Qaeda’s five main websites were dismantled, and that Al Hesbah had become the only major Al Qaeda-linked website still in existence on the web.
Newsweek calls this a huge screw up.