January 02, 2010

Xe Contractors Killed In CIA Attack


Two CIA contractors killed in a bombing in Afghanistan Wednesday were employed by North Carolina-based Xe, formerly known as Blackwater, according to CNN.

A former intelligence officer told CNN that two of seven deceased worked for the private security and training firm based in Moyock, a small community in Currituck County.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing at a former military base on the edge of Khost city, the capital of Khost province, which borders Pakistan and is a Taliban stronghold. Six other CIA workers were wounded.

It would be interesting to know what services the Xe contractors were performing. Theoretically, security for government employees would have been their primary role. Just as obviously, that security was breached.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 2, 2010 10:51 AM

Theoretically, you have no idea what their role was. Just as obviously you imply that they failed somehow. Weak.

Posted by: Mr. Obvious at January 2, 2010 11:36 AM

Obviously Mr. Obvious does not know much about the story and succeeds only in a Sarcasm Fail.
Talk about weak.

Posted by: JP at January 2, 2010 12:52 PM

SOMEBODY sure as hell failed.

Knowing only what I read in the papers, it seems to me a fundamental error to trust a turncoat to the extent that he was allowed even to SEE so many people on that base, never mind get that close to them.

Is this Monday morning QBing? NO, it isn't, because we are supposed to have learned the way this game has already been played in that part of the world.

Basic security, and Basic COMPARTMENTALIZATION clearly did not happen. But a horrendous bomb did.

I certainly hope I am totally wrong, and that we were not as foolish, and inept as it appears we were.

Posted by: Bill Smith at January 3, 2010 08:10 PM