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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
The news called the victims "8 Americans who were employed by the CIA."
That does not neccessarily mean they were CIA Agents,maybe they were soldiers or civilians who were working for the CIA at the time.
Either way,this is a big hit for the Taliban-to get 8 Americans at once is rare,to have reports that they were CIA is even more rare.
I feel sad for thier families,who propbably didn't know alot about what their loved ones were up to in A'stan.
Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
Perhaps they all know one another.
Instead of a drug delivery it was a bomb this time.
However I only saw one photo of an endless field of
poppies on the internet and dirt and rocks on TV.
Originally posted by Akkadian
I am saddend by some of the people here. Any loss of life should not be praised, despite your views. These people have families, lets not forget. This is truely another sad day for America. More of our country men and women lost.....
On a side note 8 Agents wouldn't be together... unless they are intelligence officers but clandestines wouldn't be together.... or if they were engaged in some non CIA activity, legit or not...
As for some of the idiots on here cheering over these deaths: you don't have a clue about these people who have died. So shut it and try to get more informed.
Originally posted by Stephen29
The CIA employs many men and women as linguists, code breakers, and mathmaticians. Very little of actual CIA trained officers ever see any type of combat. That whole idea is b.s.
The CIA wants highly educated men and women who speek foreign languages, and are U.S. citizens.
This whole idea of the CIA running this war in Afgahnistan is nonsense. Clandestine Officers answer to higher ups in Langley, which is directly overseen by washington.
Originally posted by Styki
reply to post by DangerDeath
It's actually Central Intelligence Agency. CIA
Your whole second paragraph is just a hypothetical situation which you made up. It portrays the CIA and a negative light using no actual information. Stephen posted a valid point. The CIA employs a variety of people for a large number of jobs. I would find it strange that anybody could believe that everyone working for the CIA is generally up to no good. It's actually ridiculous.