This was something that had never happened in the history of the CIA. There’s been hundreds of agents of all kinds — some have been liars and frauds, many disappointments — but no one had ever tried to infiltrate the CIA to blow himself up and kill a bunch of officers. And for that reason, no one really saw this coming. No one thought that he might try to do this.
— On today’s Fresh Air, how an al-Qaida mole infiltrated the CIA and killed seven CIA agents in 2009