October 20th, 2010
11:14 AM ET

Report: Key information on CIA base bomber wasn't relayed

Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi is believed to be the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA operatives last December.

Prior to a suicide attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan last December, some people within the CIA and the Jordanian intelligence service were skeptical about the reliability of a Jordanian informant, but those concerns were not passed on to officers on the base, according to a U.S. intelligence official.

A Jordanian intelligence officer told his U.S. counterpart in Amman, Jordan, that Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi might be working for al Qaeda and could be attempting to lure the Americans into a trap, but "unfortunately, some of those concerns weren't properly documented or conveyed through formal channels," the U.S. official said.

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  1. USMC Forever

    Good job CIA, you recruit a bomber to help you out, great job. No wonder 911 happened before these retards found out to help anyone. We should fire the whole CIA and start over with some real agents that have their stuff together. The CIA is an EMBARASSMENT TO AMERICA, PLEASE HURRY UP AND GET KILLED SO WE CAN HIRE COMPETENT STAFF AND KICK SOME BUTT. YOU ARE TRULY LOSERS!!!!!! Secret Agents my @ss. Marines can do better than this we trust no one and kill everybody that needs it.

    October 27, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Not Her again!!!

    October 23, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sayed

    I have seen a Pattern of blaming insiders after the event happens that the law inforcing agencies knew about it but didnt report it in time. I beleive they are just trying to conceal their failure after the fact. They have no idea and dont know about anything but try to portray that they are all powerful and mighty and was the fault of few insiders. If this was not reported, this should be considered gross neglegence since it took out very experienced CIA members but has anyone ever heard of punishments for these serial gross neglegents?
    I have not..!

    October 22, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      We can't afford another war... We should get Israel to take care of both Iran and Jordan both and solve all Our problems!!!

      October 23, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |