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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 01:31 PM
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Ohio native among seven CIA officers killed in Afghanistan by suicide bomber, family says
Edited on Sun Jan-03-10 01:40 PM by Algorem

By Amanda Garrett, The Plain Dealer
January 02, 2010, 8:36PM

We may never know the names of some of the seven CIA officers killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan Wednesday. The spy agency often cloaks the identities of its own even after death...

Scott Michael Roberson died in Afghanistan last week, his family says.But a Summit County family said Saturday the CIA gave them permission to grieve publicly for the loss of Ohio native Scott Michael Roberson, 39, a CIA security officer killed in the blast.

But the CIA post called Forward Operating Base Chapman -- has been described as a critical hub of counterterrorism operations. Besides handling informants from both Afghanistan and nearby Pakistan, CIA officials at the base also plan drone attacks against al-Qaeda.

Although Roberson he spent much the 1990s anchored at the Atlanta Police Department -- where he rose to the rank of detective, working undercover in the narcotics unit -- he began the next decade abroad, Messner said. Roberson first worked as a contractor with the United Nations' security forces in Kosovo and went on to protect high-risk officials in Iraq...

...Meanwhile, America continued to grieve the loss of its men and women spooks even as questions raged about the need and efficacy of the CIA being on the frontlines of a war when its principal function was to gather and assess intelligence. Although, the US government has declined to release the names of the killed, the families of the victims have been grieving publicly, as a result of which some of the names have been disclosed in local media.

Among the victims was Harold Brown, a Washington DC area resident who was father of three children, and whose mother believed he was a state department employee even as worked undercover in the front trenches of a nasty war. Another operative was an Ohio native named Scott Roberson who was expecting to become a father in February. A third victim was a former Navy Seal Jeremy Wise who was working as a security contractor.

The name of the female base chief, who was mother of three children, was not disclosed. At least five of the operatives who were on the rolls of the CIA will be memorialized with a star on the wall of the CIA headquarters in Langley shortly.

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Don Caballero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 01:52 PM
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1. God bless him and his family
His cowardly killer is in Hell right now.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 04:33 PM
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3. Afghans are thinking the same thing as you.
I say, fuck em both.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-03-10 02:59 PM
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2. weren't four of these "officers" mercenaries?
since when is a hired killer for pay considered a CIA officer, unless we consider the CIA to be just a bunch of hired killer mercenaries?
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