You're Doin' a Heck of a Job, Stanley

While Americans’ heads are filled with visions of shopping, champagne toasts and exploding underpants, the JSOC/Blackwater/CIA dirty war in Afghanistan appears to be in "surge" mode.
 

Western troops accused of executing 10 Afghan civilians, including children

American-led troops were accused yesterday of dragging innocent children from their beds and shooting them during a night raid that left ten people dead. Afghan government investigators said that eight schoolchildren were killed, all but one of them from the same family. Locals said that some victims were handcuffed before being killed.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/Afghanistan/article6971638.ece

In a related story, two days later a suicide bomber killed 7 CIA agents and wounded 6 more in an attack in Khost, Afghanistan.

CIA Officers, Including Base Chief, Killed in Afghan Attack

Seven Central Intelligence Agency officers and contractors were killed and six more wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan, the CIA Director Leon Panetta said Thursday, the second largest single-day loss for the spy agency in its history. Among the casualties was the agency’s base chief, former intelligence officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for the bombing, the worst loss of life for the U.S. in Afghanistan since October.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126225941186711671.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

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This piece from MSNBC points to one of the roots of the whole "terrorism" problem, being that so many of the "terrorists" are, were or will be on the payroll of US intelligence. Another problem would be the whole bombing and destroying other people’s countries, killing and maiming the people, creating masses of refugees, installing a corrupt puppet government to oversee a rigged corporatocracy that ignores their basic rights and needs and expects them all to be willing slaves to this new-found "freedom and democracy".

CIA bombing raises question about safety protocols

The Taliban claimed responsibility, with a spokesman saying the bomber had been an Afghan National Army officer who blew himself up inside a gym at the base. U.S. officials would not confirm that the bomber had been a member of the Afghan army, leaving open the possibility that the uniform had been stolen.

Two former U.S. officials told The Associated Press that the man had been invited onto the base and had not been searched. One of the officials, a former senior intelligence employee, said the man was being courted as an informant and that it was the first time he had been brought inside the camp.

Another U.S. official, a former CIA employee, said it’s not uncommon for an operative to forgo additional security if it means gaining a potential informant’s trust.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34642979/

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