CIA turncoat becomes a suicide bomber, kills seven of his own
The December 30 attack at the Chapman Forward Operation Base in Khost that left seven C.I.A. officials dead is a shocker. It surely has done the worst harm to the flagging morale of U.S. troops battling an enemy bent upon destroying the world with little regard to their own personal wellbeing.
Though the exact details of how an alleged C.I.A. turncoat inflicted such huge damage to the U.S. drone operations in the AfPak region since the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom more than eight years ago will remain buried in official files as classified documents, the multi-layered bureaucracy in the U.S. security establishment, notably the C.I.A. and F.B.I., may have been a major contributing factor.
This bureaucracy, dating back to the Cold War era, turns the special agents on the ground look like liars and those who deal with them feel cheated all the time, according to information gathered by this correspondent.
Hussain said a "CIA agent" contacted Pakistani Taliban commanders and said he'd been trained by the agency to take on militants but that he was willing to attack the U.S. intelligence operation on the militants' behalf. He did not specify the nationality of the "agent." "Thank God that we then trained him and sent him to the Khost air base. The one who was their own man, he succeeded in getting his target," Hussain told an AP reporter who traveled to see him in South Waziristan on Friday. The region is where Pakistan's army is waging a military offensive aimed at dismantling the Pakistani Taliban.
In spite of claiming that they adhere to the highest standards of integrity, the Feds are infamous for breaking their promises, using local informants as "French leather" in a region driven by the honor code, and dumping them in a heart beat.
This is not the first time the C.I.A. has experienced one of its own agents killing his superiors. One such incident happened here on U.S. soil, right in front of the C.I.A.'s Langley headquarters about 17 years ago. In that case also an Afghan was involved, albeit an Afghan [Afghan and Pashtun are synonymous] of Pakistan origin Aimal Kansi, 33. The Kansis are Pashtuns who have made a name for themselves in business and education in southern Pashtunistan.
On 25 January 1993, Mir Aimal Kansi , a Pakistani living in the US since 1991, stood waiting near the gate of the CIA`s 258 acre headquarters in Langley. He was looking for two CIA agents and obviously knew his men. He spotted the car carrying the targets and went to it when it halted at the stop light on Dolly Madison Boulevard, barely 500 yards from the main gate. He pulled out a AK-47 assault rifle and shot the men inside, spared a woman passenger and sped away. His victims were Lansing C. Bennet, who was described in a Washington Post story as a "physician and intelligence analyst for the CIA", and Frank Darling, who was "assigned to tasks involving covert operations. Three others inside were ermanently injured, also identified as CIA agents
Kansi had complained that the agency did not keep its promises made to his father and well-known politician, Abdullah Kansi. In much of the region tribal customs prevail where a promise made by word is sacrosanct and those who go back on it considered totally immoral, unethical and deserving death.
His uncle was also a C.I.A. agent, who was killed in action in Afghanistan. Though Kansi was a killer, his body was received as that of a martyr by tens of thousnads of mourners in his hometown of Quetta.
QUETTA-Balochistan, Aimal Kasi, executed in Virginia, US will be laying to rest today (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. in native graveyard, brothers of Kasi revealed.
Thousands of people belonging to all walks of life including federal Health Minister Dr. Abdul Malik Kasi, head of Kasi tribe Abdulzahir Kasi, Awami National Party Secretary General Dr. Inyat Ullah, Pakistan Peoples Party leader Mir Sadiq Imrani, Pakistan Muslim League (Q) leader Wazir Gul Zaman Kasi, received dead body at Quetta Airport at 3 p.m. on Monday.
Pakistani public opinion remained divided over Kansi.
Aimal Kansi is a traitor. He was a CIA informer. His father was also working for CIA. They got heavily paid for giving information to Americans on Islam and Pakistan. He got disgruntled with CIA on some issue and decided to gun down couple of CIA agents. In my view he is not a hero but a traitor.