Lebanon – Hezbollah captures American CIA spies

Some of our CIA spies in Lebanon have been captured by Hezbollah and former CIA officers say we’ll probably never see them again. This is important to note because these men are serving this country abroad just as our soldiers do, perhaps with much less support than our armed forces, and will now likely lose their lives for this country in a horrific way.

The article mentions that the CIA is working to protect their remaining spies in the area, before Hezbollah gets them. Let’s pray they can do so:

CBN NEWS – American spies working undercover in Lebanon have been identified and captured by Hezbollah forces, according to the Central Intelligence Agency.

The agency said operations in the country have been badly damaged as a result.

Former CIA officials blame such debacles on an erosion of the agency’s counterintelligence, a skill they say has suffered as the agency shifted from out-maneuvering rival spy agencies to fighting terrorists.

“Espionage has always been a complex business,” a U.S. official, who declined to be identified, told The Los Angeles Times.

“Collecting sensitive information on adversaries who are aggressively trying to uncover spies in their midst will always be fraught with risk,” the official said.

Robert Baer, a former senior CIA officer, told ABC News that Hezbollah customarily executes spies.

“If they were genuine spies, spying against Hezbollah, I don’t think we’ll ever see them again,” he said. “These guys are very, very vicious and unforgiving.”

Meanwhile, the CIA is working to protect their remaining spies in the area, both foreign assets and CIA agents.

They want to get to them before Hezbollah has the chance. The terrorist group is said to have close ties to Iran.

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  • Anonymous

    Go in guns blazing.

  • Praying that they will somehow get these guys out.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, and that the families can be granted some level of peace regarding their status. They need a miracle for sure. It’s gratifying that we have ladies and gentlemen such as these who volunteer to keep watch over us in hostile lands.

      They live on the edge and in the trenches so we can live in the open. God Bless these Patriots and their loved ones. Oh, what a predicament.

  • Anonymous

    So you think the US will free 1027 prisoners to ransom each captive, as Israel did to free Gilad Shalit?

    • Mr. EMT

      I dont think they were captured… i read the details but so far all i have seen is they were “exposed”
      I havnt heard their fate.
      If they were captured, I would hope not, though it appears the CIA saw this coming and did nothing to protect their people.

      I still want to know why the hell we have allowed the obamao admin to give funding to this terrorist group.


      • Anonymous

        Well, his holiness, the champion of freedom, Ron Paul, would say that this is all our fault, because what where they doing there in the first place? We should be making friends with these animals, not spying on them. When we enrage them so, it’s no wonder why they should hate us and want to capture our spies.

        • Mr. EMT

          And as usual he would be half right and dead wrong.

          And hopefully someone would be the one to point out portions of the liberal groups agree with him and have been sending our tax money to hezbollah while they attack our allies and murder innocent people.

    • I would hope so. I don’t care what anybody says. That’s noble.

  • Philo Beddoe

    I wouldn’t be surprised if someone from the USA whispered in the ears of Hezbollah.

    • Mr. EMT

      Probably in the obamao admin at that.

    • Anonymous

      It wasn’t whispering, it was the NYT, followed by the ACLU and the total inexcusable promotion of Panetta as CIA chief. He allowed our best agents, those with the most experience in fieldcraft to become the target of the limp wristed civilian anti-war leftists. I pray for these guys doing the dirty work no one wants to admit it takes to keep this country safe.

      • Don’t forget misses bradley manning and julian assange, of wikileaks fame.

        • Anonymous

          I agree with you, and would also add the Holder justice department trying to get even over the Valerie Plame non-outing outing. Holder and the left have been trying to undermine the Bush administration since then and they don’t care about collateral damage to our intelligence agencies.

  • Anonymous

    I pity those men. Nobody deserves what’s going to happen to them.

    I favor seizing a bunch of Hezbollah, and offering a trade: “Let our guys go right now, and you won’t get these boys’ corpses pickled in pig fat in the next mail.”

    • If I could click “Like” on this comment 50 billion times, you would suddenly become a VERY popular man!!! Horrible, horrible things are coming for them, and we need to set the WORLD ON FIRE to go get them back!

      • Anonymous

        The Lone Ranger or John Wayne could’ve handled it very well.

        I think LTC West could too.

    • nobody but his captors & their symps.

  • This story instantaneously crushed me! I was watching TV, then the Fox News Alert came on, and I immediately got sick…WE NEED TO GO GET OUR GUYS!!! RIGHT NOW! Come on Obama, do the right thing for once! We need to bomb the living shit out of those ass-holes if they hurt our guys. So gut-wrenching…I can’t imagine how their families are feeling right now. MANY MANY prayers are on the way!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why Nassrallah is still alive. I sometimes think even Israel is not seriously fighting Hezbollah. Park a drone over his house and watch those spies come home tomorrow.

  • Dude, I’d turn this into the new story for Modern Warfare 4.

    The near-Israel area would be trembling with fear as Army Special Forces, Rangers and Delta, Navy SeALs and USMC Force Recon and Recon stalked the streets at night. I might even send in CIA Special Activities Staff. Notice how when George Bush was president, and terrorists finally learned the meaning of terror (thanks to the aforementioned parties I said I’d be throwing at them), anti-American terror strikes downspiked, significantly. Then, when President Wimp gets into office, they upspike through the roof.

    First of all, this “Department of Defense” crap has got to go. I’d be changing the letterhead back to “DEPARTMENT OF WAR”, and the Secretary of Defense would become the SECRETARY OF WAR. You don’t win wars by being on the defensive, and projecting that image doesn’t help, either. This is the perfect opportunity for USSOCOM and Israel’s special operations command structure to hone their craft, especially joint operating and the research/development/testing of new (and deadly) equipment. I’d be using the Special Forces to foment violent revolutions against every muslim government in the region, on down through Africa, and the SeALs, Rangers, Recon, Force Recon and Delta to teach people that live by the deaths of others, and those that live vicariously through them, what its like when you’re the one being hunted down and terrorized. Flat out: this kind of crap will continue to happen, for as long as these animals think its worth the risk. When they get to thinking they’ll suddenly be killed by an Army Ranger raid and a direct hit JDAM, then people all the way from Egypt to Tehran sucking on .50 caliber slappers, straight from the tap:

    The psychological impact, alone, of seeing the guy next to you explode like a salami under a shotgun is priceless, and would not be lost on near-thoughtless muslim murderers. Or anybody considering becoming one that sees the mess. When it dawns on the densest skull that doing something like this will result in the near extermination and extinction of your family, friends, family friends, friends’ families and anybody that so much as gave you a kind look out on the streets, I’m thinking these kinds of incidents will become a lot less common.

    Until we realize we’re dealing with people that worship Satan: God of Death, we’ll remain on the losing “defense” end. When we wake up to that fact, and show them that they’re dealing with the nation that has suddenly woke up, and with one hand tells the world they’re trying all diplomatic channels, under the light of day, but cheerfully sending USSOCOM KILLERS to any and every nook, cranny, “gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse” in the WORLD, under cover of darkness with the other hand, things will change. Muslims don’t ordinarily strike at targets that they percieve to be strong. The only minor exception is Chechnya. They fight the Soviets for independence, and that became tainted by islam. Otherwise, the violent Soviets and Soviet Chinese are untouched, because they [muslims] know full well what these governments will do to them, in short order [SPETSNAZ, ALFA, People’s Liberation Army Special Operations Forces]. The strength of the United States, and especially USSOCOM, is corrupted by political weakness and lack of willpower and resolve.

    I think the Soldiers of the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) & 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne) might have fun with this, too. Hey, maybe even the SAS might get involved. Infinity Ward (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity_Ward) stock would shoot through the roof, off this franchise.

  • Hurt a CIA operative or agent?

    Get a visit from your friendly, neighborhood RANGER.

  • 1980s all over again…