August 30th, 2011
01:17 PM ET

The true story of 'The Triple Agent'

It was December 30, 2009, and it should have been the most highly anticipated break in the U.S. and Jordanian pursuit of then al Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al Zawahiri. It didn’t work out that way.

An al Qaeda mole had instead infiltrated both agencies to devastating effect when he detonated his suicide vest on a CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan.

In his new book, "The Triple Agent," Washington Post reporter Joby Warrick tracks down the true story of the triple agent.

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  1. Juece

    America made the terrorist into the new gangster. These dues can'rt exist without government assitsance. What real enemy posts youtube videos everyday and can't be found??? Hackers have a hard time staying free, how the hell is this guy posing on facebook. tweeting about car bombs. GTFOH

    September 17, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  2. Juece

    I think i'm the police!!!!, or maybe al-queda!!!!, Triple agent!!!, Triple cheese on my pizza!!!

    September 17, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Reply
  3. Jigar

    Keep the Ads 15 seconds!!!!!! Its annoying.

    September 5, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Reply
    • Spy

      Here, here.

      September 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Reply
      • Spy

        Oops. I meant 'hear hear'.

        September 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
  4. Lauren Spierer

    hi its me lauren im not missing im in hiding in indiana somewhere tell my sexy sister rebecca that im ok love u rebecca xoxo
    and yes i did have sex with my sister rebecca it was great incest

    bye

    lauren spierer

    September 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Reply
  5. Daniel

    Wow, seriously CNN??? Man i stopped watching your show on cable cause of this type of B.S. Now your actual news reporting is becoming SPAM and AD space huh? DONKEY a.s.s. MORONS

    September 2, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Reply
  6. Mu

    CNN has sunk to a new low with this ad. If you keep this up, I will go elsewhere to read news.

    August 31, 2011 at 8:30 am | Reply
  7. Danko Ramone

    Soooo...since there was no "story," here, really, can we assume this was a paid advertisment?

    August 31, 2011 at 7:57 am | Reply
    • Thomas

      Congratulations, you broke the code.

      More and more of CNN's "news" stories are simply advertizements. At least CNN could be somewhat clever and do a better job at deceiving its viewers.

      I wonder how much the publishers paid CNN for this "breaking news"?

      August 31, 2011 at 10:14 am | Reply
    • Kishore

      (Author) August 12, 2011 at 4:55 pm and we were just in time to release our treporamy website! Still needs work on describing the portfolio items and adding portfolio items. But it's a start 🙂

      August 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Reply
  8. K

    regardless of the fact that this "story" was entirely worthless – the book and the story that it told was actually quite good

    August 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Reply
  9. Rich

    What ever, at least everyone knows this little portion of my life -staying safe from what is least likely to ever effect me- is your job...

    August 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  10. screw cnn

    seriously, this is on the front page on CNN? what a ridiculous 'article'.

    August 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  11. jake mason

    CNN isn't a news outlet anymore, just another spammer. Thanks for the unsolicited ad a.s.s.h.o.l.e.s.

    August 30, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Reply
    • UFC iTard

      How was it unsolicited? You clicked on the link didn't you?

      August 30, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  12. fred

    Don't commercials have to be announced, as in...."And now, a message form our sponsor..." ??

    August 30, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Reply
    • Spy

      Only in the 1950's and on The Price Is Right.

      September 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  13. Brad

    Well, won't be getting that two minutes back. Thanks for the in-depth reporting CNN!

    August 30, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  14. hal

    This appears to be an ad.

    August 30, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Reply
  15. Mark

    Still wondering what happened to Mr. Triple Cross, Ali Mohammed (sp?)

    August 30, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • Spy

      He committed suicide in a and Afghan base.

      September 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Reply
    • Danir

      bahut sahi...Neeta ji ekdam sahi baat kahi... aur ekdam sahi mudda uthaya... aakaajl is net ke chakkar mei to pata nahi sabhi ko kya ho gaya hai...n specially females ka to aise logon se yunhi pala padta rahta hai...

      July 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Reply

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