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Jordanian Among Dead in Attack on CIA Base

Jan. 2, 2010: According to the CIA, a suicide attack last Wednesday at a base in eastern Afghanistan killed seven members of the US Central Intelligence Agency and wounded six others. CIA director Leon Panetta stated that seven members of the CIA were killed last in an attack during last Wednesday 30 Dec. 2009 in Afghanistan. The American President, his family and their dog sent condolences to the families of the dead.

Addition: It has trascended from media reports that Capitan As-Sharif Ali bin Zeid Al Awn is in fact a member of the Jordanian royal family, but not a direct relative of the current king.

What Mr. Panetta did not mention that among the dead was also a Jordanian CIA employee, Captain “Al-Sherif” Ali bin Zeid ِAl Awn. In the same fashion, the Jordanian government also avoided to mention this in public, or even to confirm the presence of Jordanian troops in Afghanistan, because of the obvious embarrassment this would cause to the Jordanian regime. How shameful this incident is to the jordanian regime can be seen in the scant mention in the media of the death of this “holy” man (al-sherif means holy, noble, honorable in Arabic). In Jordan al-sharif  is a title reserved for the Jordanian Royal family.


Today Saturday, the Jordanian official news agency Petra stated that the body of Bin Zeid had arrived in Jordan and was received by King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, Prince Hassan and other royals. Petra did not say that Bin Zeid was among the CIA employees killed last Wednesday in Afghanistan, but they did not shrink from the shamelessness of calling the Bin Zeid a “martyr”, an apostrophe of respect usually given to those fallen in resistance to foreign occupiers such as Israel, as if this collaborator had been protecting anything of value.

[1]CIA agent Ali bin Zeid carried the title of “Al-Sherif”, which is only bestowed on members of the Jordanian royal family, but not a direct relative of the current king. Accordin to AFP his family said that he was in Afghanistan for 20 days and had been due to return home on the day he was killed. The family added that the precise circumstances in which their son died “remain unclear”.

It should be noted that the CIA maintains a secret jail for torture in Jordan, and that Bin Zeid was not precisely in a holy peace mission in Afghanistan, as could be concluded from the statements of his family and the Jordanian government, but rather that he was working for the CIA, most likely involved in interrogation and torture of Afghani prisoners at the CIA base where the attack occurred.

According to the media, the head of the base, a woman mother of three was among the dead in the attack. While all deaths are a sad affair and  no child should grow up without their parents, it can be assumed that it is in the best interest of these children to have a chance to grow up far away from the influence of an antisocial woman involved in a commanding position in torture and probably many cold blooded murders.

In Palestine, CIA members work among the Palestinian alternative security forces, the Intelligence forces, and they are issuing arrest warrants against leaders of Hamas and members of the resistance, and are widely known to be engaged in torturing them during interrogations. The Americans from the CIA in Palestine were also involved in the Israeli murder of three Palestinians in Nablus in the northern of the West Bank last Saturday 26 December 2009.


Update: In response to several irate and bad-mannered comments from readers in Jordan (IP addresses are known), an article in Arabic, from AFP, is quoted below. I think that it confirms what I write.

وصول جثمان ضابط اردني قتل في افغانستان الى الاردن

السبت يناير 2 2010

ا ف ب – استقبل العاهل الاردني الملك عبد الله الثاني واعضاء من العائلة المالكة السبت جثمان ضابط اردني قتل في افغانستان الاربعاء الماضي وتربطه صلة قرابة بالعائلة المالكة

ونقلت طائرة عسكرية اردنية جثمان النقيب الشريف علي بن زيد (33 عاما) الى مطار الملكة علياء الدولي (30 كلم جنوب عمان) حيث كان الملك عبد الله وزوجته الملكة رانيا وولي العهد الامير الحسين في مقدمة المستقبلين حيث اقيمت له مراسم عسكرية

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وكان مصدر مسؤول في القيادة العامة للقوات المسلحة الاردنية اعلن في تصريح لوكالة الانباء الاردنية الرسمية (بترا) الاربعاء عن “استشهاد النقيب الشريف علي بن زيد اثناء مشاركته في اداء الواجب الانساني الذي تقوم به القوات المسلحة الاردنية في افغانستان”

واضاف ان “الشهيد التحق بكوكبة الشهداء الاردنيين الذين قضوا نحبهم في ميادين الشرف والرجولة واعلاء سمعة الاردن والمساهمة في حفظ السلام ومساعدة المدنيين المتضررين في مناطق الازمات في مختلف دول العالم مسطرين ابهى صور التفاني والتضحية في القيام بالواجب خدمة للوطن وللانسانية جمعاء”

ولم تعلن السلطات الاردنية في وقت سابق عن ارسال قوات اردنية الى افغانستان

وعلم لدى عائلة الفقيد، الذي يحمل لقب الشريف الذي يمنح لمن تربطهم صلة قرابة بالعائلة المالكة، انه كان في مهمة في افغانستان منذ عشرين يوما وكان يفترض ان يعود الى ارض الوطن الاربعاء الماضي، في نفس اليوم الذي قتل فيه

ولم يشر الى مكان او ملابسات مقتله

واكدت وكالة الاستخبارات المركزية الاميركية (سي.آي.ايه) الخميس مقتل سبعة من عناصرها واصابة ستة اخرين الاربعاء في هجوم انتحاري وقع في قاعدة شرق افغانستان

وكانت حصيلة سابقة مقدمة من مصدر اميركي في افغانستان اشارت الى سقوط ثمانية “مدنيين” اميركيين في هذا الهجوم

ووقع الهجوم الذي تبنته حركة طالبان في قاعة تشابمان المتقدمة في ولاية خوست بالقرب من الحدود مع باكستان