July 25, 2011, - 1:12 pm

CIA’s Affirmative Action for Chicks Killed Americans in 2 Al-Qaeda Attacks

By Debbie Schlussel

The CIA’s constant affirmative action promotion of a female agent, who bore responsibility for the 9/11 attacks, cost more American lives in yet another Al-Qaeda attack.


CIA Chick Affirmative Action Caused This Attack on a CIA Base, 8 CIA Operatives Murdered

If a corporation sustained a catastrophe like the 9/11 attacks due to the incompetence of its execs, those execs would certainly be fired, and the company would probably be out of business.  But not the CIA (or the FBI).  Not a single head rolled after the 9/11 attacks.  In fact, many responsible for lack of cooperation and other incompetence . . . well, they got promoted.  A recent USA Today headline summed it up when it shouted that death is more likely than being fired from a federal government job.  Add to that the fact that the CIA, like all government agencies is rife with affirmative action based on gender and race . . . and you get a disaster.  In the case of the CIA, that disaster was Jessica Matthews **** UPDATE: some of her friends have contacted me and noted her name was Jennifer Matthews, not Jessica Matthews, but the book reviews say Jessica Matthews ****, promoted every step of the way because she had a vagina, not the experience and qualifications needed for the job.

As you’ll recall, in late 2009, Palestinian Jordanian Muslim doctor Humam Al-Balawi a/k/a Humam Khalil Abu-Malal Al-Balawi entered a secret CIA base in Afghanistan and blew himself up, as well as seven CIA officers, a Jordanian intelligence officer, and a CIA-trained Afghan driver.  It was the largest single murder of CIA operatives in a single day, since the 1983 Hezbollah bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.  And those murders resulted because of a screw-up by Matthews, the CIA chief at the base.

Al-Balawi was supposed to be a double agent, infiltrating Al-Qaeda, but really working on behalf of the U.S.  But, in reality, he was a triple agent, working for Al-Qaeda.  Al-Balawi is the subject of the new book, “The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole who Infiltrated the CIA,” by Joby Warrick.

Get Yours . . .

And in an interesting review of the book, the Los Angeles Times’ Bob Drogin notes this information from the book:

The CIA base chief, Jessica Matthews, had spent only three months in Afghanistan. She was a hard-charging Al Qaeda expert back home, and played a role in the water-boarding of a terror suspect. But she had never served in a war zone, run a surveillance operation or handled an informant. And she was desperate to erase a stain on her record: An internal report had named her as one of the CIA managers who bore responsibility for bungling intelligence before the Sept. 11 attacks.

[Emphasis added.] And of course, the CIA did the usually, “Well, everyone screwed up, so we won’t blame anyone.” Again, that’s not how it works in the private sector.

Humam Al-Balawi a/k/a Abu Dujana Al-Kurorasani

After the bombing, an internal CIA investigation concluded that no single U.S. intelligence officer was to blame. But just as in the Sept. 11 attacks, “managers at every level were blinded to warnings and problems that would seem screamingly obvious in hindsight,” Warrick writes. The problem was “the eagerness of war weary spies who saw a mirage and desperately wanted it to be real.”

Former Army intelligence officer Jeff Stein of Spy Talk is even more blunt about Matthews’ blameworthiness:

CIA base chief Jessica Matthews, apparently discarding misgivings by more veteran operatives, planned to welcome Balawi with big smiles and a cake. She assembled her team in the gravel yard in front their building as the car carrying the treacherous agent approached on Dec. 30, 2009.

Bet she never baked a cake at home. But, hey, for a triple agent terrorist, smiles everyone! Hmmm . . . Jessica Matthews bungled intelligence before the 9/11 attacks, and yet not only was she not fired–and not even demoted–but she was promoted to base chief of a key secret base in Afghanistan, despite having zero necessary experience. And, per usual with unqualified chicks with power, she ignored the warnings of actually qualified, experienced CIA vets who had reservations about the “double agent.”

See, this is the problem with our government. As I noted, not only do the feds NEVER fire incompetents–including this chick who aided the murder of 3,000 Americans through her bungling–but they promote them repeatedly, especially if they have female internal plumbing or the right skin tone. Trust me, Al-Qaeda ain’t employing affirmative action. If you’re in Al-Qaeda and you screw up, you’re dead . . . with your body parts spread in different locations. Not saying we should do that. But this chick should have lost her job within a week of the Towers going down.

Jessica Matthews cost eight CIA operatives, including seven Americans, their lives. And so did the CIA’s affirmative action policy that let her not only keep her job after 9/11, but get promoted beyond her capabilities.

When will we learn to put America’s security needs before the needs of boobs solely because they have boobs?

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27 Responses

Nauseating, Debbie. I mean, truly nausea – inducing. Teh part about her wanting to bake a cake for the muslim suicide bomber as well as the all-too-familiar response of an incompetent eschewing the advice of more experienced personnel mirrors the infantile behavior that is rewarded in today’s p.c. culture.

DS_ROCKS! on July 25, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Maybe this revelation will put the stake through the heart of the ridiculous CIA image portrayed in the movies as a ruthless right-wing organization.

They were always a bunch of Lefties, and mostly quite incompetent. Secrecy is used primarily to hide what a bunch of idiots they actually are.

Ever read that CIA report on how the Soviet Union was going to implode? Neither did I. Maybe that’s because it took them totally by surprise, and there never was such a report. They also did a “bang-up” job in ‘Nam…

God help us.

Red Ryder on July 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

What’s it going to take before things change?
We’re killing ourselves.

I don’t condone what the Norway killer did,but I understand his frustration at his government.

One of his comments was:
“Any person with a conscience can’t allow their country to be colonised by Muslims”

Meaning Norway

ebayer on July 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

“I don’t condone what the Norway killer did, but I understand his frustration at his government.”

Well I CONDEMN what this wingnut did to those people, I understand some of his viewpoints, but to take innocent lives is NOT the answer, I’m sorry. From what I heard about Breivik, he was a former politican for a few years but left the party because the leaders in his party in Norway thought that he was too extreme. Instead of Anders Breivik taking innocent lives, he could’ve atleast started a third party in Norway and do something regarding muslim immigration, that idea sounds good instead of killing people. And my question is, since this wingnut is anti-islam (he has a point til a degree), why did he physically attack his own fellow country-people, ie, Norwegians instead of arabic-muslims? And another thing, why did some islamist terrorist group originally claimed responsiblity for this attack and then about hours later they backed off from it and said they didn’t do it?

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on July 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Well, both major parties support affirmative action, so it is expected that the Government agencies will do the same. Bureaucrats don’t make waves. Preserving their power is the number one goal of all Government agencies and executive personnel. Affirmative action was not an issue in the fall elections, and I don’t expect it to be an issue in the 2012 elections. Not even maverick Republicans speak about it, except rarely, and for opportunistic reasons.

Little Al on July 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Norway killer looks like false flag operation to me.

Red Ryder on July 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I’m gonna check out that book.

This country better start checking itself. It’s amazing that I have to say that 10 friggen’ years after 9/11, but we all see what USA has devolved into 10 years after the atrocity.

I would have NEVER believed what has transpired in USA these past 10 years if I did not see it myself. And I was not very political at the time and even though I had for years given up my Liberalism, I am still shocked at how Liberal I still thought back then. Thank goodness I saw the light but I am thunderstuck at how many haven’t…and the gubmint itself in it’s stupidity has been even more shocking.

What I did follow during those lost years was how law-enforcement did not cooperate state-to-state in dealing with serial-killers and interstate criminals. It used to always shock me that these idiots were behaving in very selfish and stupid ways. I could not understand how they would take their own work competitiveness and put it above cooperating to bring in these heinous criminals.

It still bothers me because it’s friggen’ foolish and stupid and American law-enforcement should focus and do all that they can to solve crimes and bring the criminal to justice.

And now that it’s the status-quo for Islamo terrorism, it makes me beyond crazy. Human beings are really effed up freaks.

And I’m glad DS pointed out the “female” angle. If a male had the position Matthews had, would HE have considered giving a triple agent a cake? You know the answer.

Skunky on July 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Your analysis of the promotion of Jessica Matthews is, unfortunately off-base. Her promotion has nothing to do with her being “incompetent,” nor with “boobs” of any variety.

Matthews was promoted BECAUSE of what she actually did, not in spite of it. If you check into the facts, you will find that ALL of those individuals that failed to do their jobs and to protect the interests of the people of the U.S. were, in fact, promoted! This includes General Richard Myers, FBI Special Agent in Charge Arthur Eberhard, FBI Supervisory Agent Frasca, FBI Agent Michael Maltbie and FBI Agent Marion “Spike” Bowman, to name a few of the key individuals that received promotions after “bungling” 9/11. George Tenet got a medal for his role in making possible the success of the 9/11 terrorists.

These promotions are not an accident, and they don’t reflect incompetence or stupidity on the part of those who awarded them promotions. Rather, the promotions reflect deliberate policy.

Consider, for example, those brave individuals who actually did their jobs and criticized those who knowingly committed intelligence “failures.” Sibel Edmonds and Anthony Shaffer were disciplined. Former FBI Special Agent Coleen Rowley found her FBI career derailed. Again, this was not an accident or the result of Governmental mistakes, stupidity, or incompetence. And the sex of the individuals had nothing to do with it either.

All of these facts can be independently verified, and I encourage anyone reading this to do their own due dilligence.

The only genuine conclusion that can be drawn from these facts is that those in power in the U.S. intelligence services are NOT committed to the safety and security of the American people. Rather, they serve special interests with an entirely different agenda.

Ralph Adamo on July 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I’ve been commenting on blogs essentially the same thing for years and. Tproviding corroborating links mainly

    elvis on July 26, 2011 at 12:02 am

      I’m “all thumbs” on the droid.
      Back on laptop now. And as I was about to continue,… mainly my view was ignored or in a rare instance was accused by a shill who never before appeared before of being un-PC.
      But when this shiz keeps happening it can’t be chalked up to coincidence, but to the shrill gubmint industrial media complex pandering of useful idiots in order to make it seem normal. And the castigation of guilt by association this week of the righteous truth tellers by the same big name media is more of this disgusting globalist illogic, because big oppressive government adores sharia.

      elvis on July 26, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Please, you make an assertion about that woman not being incompetent, but furnish no sources. Also, your “higher ups” and government are to blame routine is really just a variation of everyone was at fault, so no one is at fault. Debbie is quite right. If you were as negligent Matthews in the private sector(being overly trusting, ignoring the advice of more senior people, etc.), you would not be in your job for long. Also, would anyone really be deemed an “expert” if they had only spent three months in Afghanistan. Would such a person even hold a”chief’s” position with little more than desk experience if some other factors had not intervened? Can you say gender equity?

    Worry01 on July 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm

“From what I heard about Breivik, he was a former politican for a few years but left the party because the leaders in his party in Norway thought that he was too extreme.”

Other way around. He was a member of a minor right-wing party, but left because they weren’t extreme enough. He wanted them to support forcible deportation of all Muslims.

“And my question is, since this wingnut is anti-islam (he has a point til a degree), why did he physically attack his own fellow country-people, ie, Norwegians instead of arabic-muslims?”

He basically considers any non-Islamophobe to be a traitor against “real” European. He’s been reading all kinds of anti-Islam blogs, has become convinced that Muslims are going to take over Europe, and thinks his Knights Templar can save them by overthrowing the governments of every country in Europe. By killing kids, apparently.

A lot of his manifesto could have come right from Debbie’s writings. She’s never mentioned by name – she’s apparently not a big enough star to have hit his radar – but they preach a lot of the same things. I’m sure he would have been a supporter if he had heard of her.

I don’t think Debbie would condone this monster’s actions – although I’m surprised that she hasn’t come out and condemned him like so many of her blogging colleagues – but he’s an end result of the constant anti-Islamic message that they put out. Eventually, the wrong person takes you seriously.

Dave H. on July 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Dave H, I to believe that DS will condemn this wingnut for what he did. I don’t think he heard of Ms. Schlussel, from what I’ve read on some websites over the weekend, he read and commented on Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer’s blog (I said to myself, thank god this nut didn’t post on debbieschlussel.com) and “JihadWatch” as well. Also from what I’ve learned is that Breivik called for a “crusade against islam”, I know DS and PG NEVER called for a crusade against islamist, to their own credit, they’ve written and called out what islam has done in the past and is currently doing as we speak right now. BTW, I gave Debbie an email over the weekend regarding this tragic story in Norway, I hope she read my email and writes a column about the terrorist act Norway!

    “A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

    Sean R. on July 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Dave H., you are correct about the possibility (in general) that “the wrong person will take you seriously”. That will happen ALWAYS in all situations.

    But really. You know DS knows better than to just hop on the “condemn” bandwagon. IF this is a lone “right-winger” going bonkers, most (if not ALL) sane right-wingers will naturally condemn this freak. I don’t have to say so to do so.

    BUT if you ask me, there is way more here than meets the eye.

    He did NOT help the good people who do want to fight the Islamo-nazis. He’d have known that IF he was a true “right-winger”.

    This guy is a kook supreme. The fact that he cold-bloodedly killed lots of innocents tells me this freako was NOT normal, but a crazed psychopath just looking for an outlet to do what he is obsessed with and craving to do….killing people en masse. He did not help those though who know that the Mooooslims and their sicko death-cult are destroyers. Not one bit. But we’ll find out the truth…eventually.

    Skunky on July 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Dave H: Your premise that the killers behind the Norway murders were “right-wing” or “anti-Muslim” is fatally flawed. (And I do mean plural, because the evidence indicates that more than one person was behind these murders.) If the killers were “right-wing” or “anti-Muslim” they would have attacked a Mosque, not killed non-Muslims.

    Now, perhaps you might be thinking that killers were really “right-wing” or “anti-Muslim,” but they intended to make it LOOK like the murders were committed by a Muslim, so that Muslims would be blamed for the crimes, which would explain why non-Muslims were murdered. But that idea is also fatally flawed. If this were a Reichstag-type murder enterprise, trying to make it LOOK like the work of Muslims, the killers would have simply recruited a Muslim-nut to serve as a patsy. That would have been easy to do, as there are a plethora of Muslims ready, willing, and able to serve as patsies to kill non-Muslims. But that’s not what happened, right?

    So, there are only 2 logical possibilities that can be drawn from the facts: (1) Anders Behring Breivik was actually a patsy recruited by Muslim terrorist “cells” so that the Muslim terrorists could carry out their usual objective of killing non-Muslims, but this time getting to put blame on “right wing anti-Muslims”; or (2) Anders Behring Breivik was actually a patsy recruited by some non-Muslim black ops group, in a false-flag-type operation, designed to create fear and to impose greater police-state activity over the population, following the formula used by the Nazis in the Reichstag fire.

    The next step in either scenario is that the patsy or “fall guy”, Anders Behring Breivik, has to be eliminated, one way or another. So I expect that to happen some time in the future, much as previous patsies in history have been eliminated, such as Lee Harvey Oswald or Timothy McVey. Otherwise, Breivik’s handlers could be exposed. That’s the way the game is played. And make no mistake about it, this is a game, albeit a perverse and repulsive one.

    Ralph Adamo on July 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm

RA, boobs definitely help when a woman is dealing with male bureaucratic personnel. Women do this everywhere, and in all settings; they flirt with male superiors (sic) because they know it will help them to move higher up. Naturally they also have to follow the bureaucratic policies, but the two are not mutually exclusive.

Little Al on July 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Debbie when I heard about this attack I knew it was just a microcosm of our failure abroad. I’m pretty sure the Israelis wouldn’t have lined up to greet a Muslim spy informant, and I’m pretty sure their commanders are nor there for quota purposes. We now fight wars to lose and probably always will.

A1 on July 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm

As soon as I heard the news of the murder of the 8 CIA agents I knew that incompetence was invvolved. You have to also blame any agent that would join his fellow agents to greet a foreign national double agent. The policy should have dictated only one on one meetings, not a party atmosphere with a potential triple agent who was trained in jihad. What ever happened to trust but verify? Only one agent should have died while doing his job of extracting intelligence.

Jimbo on July 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Excellent article. Because of another government intervention in the natural order, we get creamed. It’s like that in every facet of government. What about the morale of the first line troops in law enforcement? It’s allowed pretty much every big city to be taken over by criminal gangs. How is it that RICO doesn’t get used against them? Of course the ACLU has lots of blood on their guilty hands.

Just watched LIncoln Lawyer. Thanks for the good tip.:)

samurai on July 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Another excellent article, Debbie. And I will buy the book.

JeffE on July 25, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Sean: “From what I heard about Breivik, he was a former politican for a few years but left the party because the leaders in his party in Norway thought that he was too extreme. Instead of Anders Breivik taking innocent lives, he could’ve atleast started a third party in Norway and do something regarding muslim immigration,”

(Playing the Devil’s advocate here) Even so, his third party would not even achieve acceptance by other Norwegians who more or less share some, if not most, of his views, and his 3rd party would even be marginalized and attacked by liberal-socialist media of Norway before he could have the chance to raise public awareness of the gradual Islamization of his country. I do not know if he has good leadership and charismatic qualities with other Norwegians but he could have done that for few or several more years without involving violence against his people. But Anders blew it by wrongfully killing his own kind of people, the young ones in the process. There are ways to counter or challenge other groups without violence or terrorism, and still achieve wide public support. Anders took the wrong path.

Sean: “And my question is, since this wingnut is anti-islam (he has a point til a degree), why did he physically attack his own fellow country-people, ie, Norwegians instead of arabic-muslims?”

I believe Anders was targeting the very organization running the island camp for kids: the Workers’ Youth League (AUF in Norway), since he railed against cultural Marxism and multiculturalism, believed this youth organization is part of that and being culpable in supporting Muslim immigration in Norway. I pointed out to DS this past weekend that AUF, like most socialist groups in Norway, support the Palestinian cause against Israel (the AUF has a role in shaping a Fatah Youth Org in Norway and the West Bank). It appeared to Anders that anyone who support or promote cultural Marxism and Muslim immigration in Norway is a traitor in his/her own country. The current PM of Norway used to be in the AUF years ago.


Rob on July 25, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Hey Debbie,
Something like happened to me when I was a contractor working at a DoD installation. They brought in a young (24) government employee to supervise the work. I repeatedly had to correct his actions and decision making. Finally I walked away from the job. 2 months later they had to fire the guy for reasons I will not explain here, which for a government employee is next to impossible. 6 months later the government guy at the facility in charge called me personally (a breach of protocol) to see if I would consider coming back. I did, but yeah it happens.

jake49 on July 26, 2011 at 11:23 am

I think what happened in Norway was a McVeigh deal. The Muslims get ahold of a useful idiot (like McVeigh) who is happy to take full credit for a horrible deed, simply because he’s deranged and wants a place in history. I can’t believe that what happened in Norway was pulled off by just one person.In all these history changing events there’s more there than meets the eye.

Jerry on July 26, 2011 at 11:45 am

Got to get an inexperienced babe in charge of a major operation to make it look good on paper. The Pentagon “sisterhood” said so. Read about Holly Graf- flake USN ship commander protected by her girl loving Admiral sister.

bobby99 on July 26, 2011 at 12:57 pm

On the bright-side she won’t be making anymore deadly mistakes for the CIA…

Marc on July 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Re Jessica / Jennifer? The Wikipedia article “Camp Chapman Attack” lists Jennifer Lynne Matthews, “CIA Officer, Chief of Base”, as one of the fatalities.


The Mail-On-ine piece dated 31 Jan 2012 also states “… Jennifer Matthews was killed by a suicide bomber at her Afghan base …. A report into the attack claimed that as the chief of the Khost unit, she had failed to properly vet an informant ….”


tom in sf on October 5, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I agree with it being wrong for her to have been promoted, but to suggest politics of this nature is specific to government agencies is just stupid. We have a problem in this country and if you think it’s only our government then you are not seeing things clearly. Fortune 500 corporations literally get away with murder. I mean the financial crisis was caused by greed, incompetence, and fraud by the private sector yet not only did nobody responsible lose their jobs or go to prison, they actually got rewarded by unreal bonuses. So please don’t be so biased towards. I’m not saying our government isn’t broken, but our free market isn’t so free either.

Monkeyboy on March 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm

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