UPDATE: The CIA was hit ............bad. Eight CIA agents were killed:
There are currently 90 stars on the CIA’s Memorial Wall at the Agency’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia. They represent the CIA officers killed in the line of duty – 55 of the names are known publicly, 35 (including several killed since the 9/11 attacks) remain secret.
Today was one of the darkest days in the Agency’s 62-year history. A suicide bomber somehow managed to infiltrate the supposedly ultra-secure Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost in eastern Afghanistan and detonated a bomb in the gym. Eight CIA officers or contractors were said to have been killed – soon there will be up to 98 stars on the Memorial Wall. Six others at the base were wounded, some severely
This was Obama's war, remember? This was the important war, the good war. He was going to go to Afghanistan and rip 'em a new one. Instead, he dithered for nine months and made insane concessions to his partners, the Taliban, while the US military suffered the biggest losses month over month since our incursions began into this hotbed of jihad activity. Such stupidity is lethal.
Somebody warn Obama, his anti-Americanism is showing.
Chaos with the muhammadan in the White House.
Afghan suicide blast kills eight U.S. civilians National Post, hat tip Jane
KABUL, Dec 30 -- Eight American civilians were killed in a suicide attack on a military base in Afghanistan's southeastern Khost province on Wednesday, U.S. officials said.
"We can confirm that there was an explosion in Khost province and eight Americans have been killed," a U.S. official in Kabul said on condition of anonymity.
No U.S. or NATO troops were injured in the blast at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost province, said a U.S. defense official who declined to be named.
Attacks in Afghanistan this year have spiralled to their highest levels since the Taliban were overthrown by U.S.-backed Afghan forces in late 2001.
Washington is sending 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan in an attempt to stem the mounting violence, with NATO allies also contributing thousands more.
Civilian and military casualty tolls have reached record levels this year, with suicide attackers even targeting United Nations employees at a guesthouse in the heart of Kabul.
Khost, on the Pakistani border, is one of the areas of Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgency is strongest, and most foreigners there are troops or working under military protection.
In late September a suicide bomber rammed a car into a military convoy of foreign forces there, killing one American.