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May 16, 2013

The Friday Morning Bookclub Gives The Triple Agent:The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated The CIA 3.77 Omelets

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Amazon readers gave The Triple Agent 4.6 stars

Goodreads readers gave The Triple Agent 3.97 stars

The Triple Agent, written by Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Joby Warrick is a well researched and compelling book about the 2009 suicide attack in Afghanistan that killed 7 CIA agents.

Sad new reality, CIA’s darkest hour, tragic but true and Taliban bearing gifts are just a few of the phrases used to describe this book. A quick read with a lot to say!

April 24, 2013

The Triple Agent: A Review By Bob

agentThis past Sunday, I went with my wife to The Friday Morning Bookclub’s annual  couple’s  pot luck dinner meeting and discussion. A good time was had by the 18 attendees. We reviewed The Triple Agent by Joby Warrick. It was a lively discussion with fervor and intensity as it was just days after the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon and capture of the second perpetrator.
The book chronicles the events leading to the New Years eve 2009 suicide attack that killed nine CIA and FBI agents and two Afghani employees at Khost Military base in Afghanistan. The suicide bomber was a religious Jordanian physician/ zealot and Al-Qaida supporter recruited by Jordanian Intelligence and the CIA . The book is an easy read and very enlightening about our war against Al-Qaida.
Among the many comments there were the following conclusion that most agreed upon:
A religious zealot will never be converted
Mistakes were both made by CIA/FBI hierarchy and the inexperienced leadership at Camp Khost. Each group was so anxious to get what they felt was outstanding intelligence that normal safety protocols were abandoned.
Guarding against terrorist attacks has and will remain a way of life in our world.
Americans serving in the CIA, FBI and Military against the war on terrorism are extremely dedicated to their dangerous mission. They make numerous and tremendous sacrifices to protect our country and it’s citizens. We owe them a debt of gratitude.

I recommend the book and rate it a 4+

April 21, 2013

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