September 23rd, 2012
02:12 PM ET

Intelligence chairman doubts Libya attack linked to video

By Ashley Killough

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday there's no proof indicating this month's consulate attack in Libya – which killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans – was related to protests over an anti-Islam video.

"I have seen no information that shows that there was a protest going on as you have seen around any other embassy at the time. It was clearly designed to be an attack," Rep. Mike Rogers said on CNN's "State of the Union."

On Thursday, Security Clearance reported that some government officials are also less certain about there having been a protest ahead of the attack, despite the initial belief adhered to by administration officials that the attack was an opportunity that arose spontaneously from a protest.

While he still thinks there may be evidence that the attackers could have known Ambassador Christopher Stevens was on the property at the time, he said, "9/11 is probably more important to that equation than even the ambassador."

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  1. krm1007 ©™

    Let us focus on the causes of terrorism and try to fix the issues. They have been hanging out there for over 60+ years ...in India....in Israel..and now in the United States...England...Austrailia...Sweeden....all over the Europe. Let us focus on the victims of 9/11 and help the families more than we have done. Let us take care of their kids and put them through college. Let us take care of their wives/husbands/parents. Let us take care of families whose dear ones gave their lives in fighting al Qaeda terrorists...in Pakistan...in Afghanistan....in Iraq....in Yemen....in Africas. Let us focus on the victims of Pakistani sponsored terror networks....Haqqani...Pakistani Taliban...Hazbollah in Iran...Hammaz in Palestine. Let us honor US/NATO soldiers from all over the world who sacrificed their lives believing they were fighting for freedom, believing they were fighting evil terrorists in Pakistan....in Afghanistan....in Iraq....in Libya...in Syria...in Yemen....in Egypt....in Africas. They are so many. Just in last ten years, terrorist sponsoring countries like Pakistan, Iran, Pelestine have change our lives once and for all.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Reply
  2. Amit-Atlanta-USA.

    HINDU KALI – GODDESS OF VIOLENCE/TERRORISM

    A recent report by United Press trust of India (UPI) stated that during the past three years more than 2,500 young boys and girls were sacrificed to goddess Kali in India. Another of AFP's recent reports say: hundreds of young boys and virgin girls are sacrificed every month for the deity Kali. In one case Rama Sewak hacked his eight year old son to death in broad daylight in Delhi because goddess Kali had told him he would come back to life and bring him good fortune. Bloodthirsty Kali is worshipped openly the length and breadth of India. Kali's statue stands naked astride the inanimate body of the Hindu deity Shiva, tongue stuck out with blood dripping from fang-like teeth. She holds a noose, a skull-topped staff, a blood-encrusted sword and a severed head. She is also known as Durga, Devi, Shaktima, Uma and Parvathi in other manifestations. The priest of Delhi, Kali Bari, says that a child sacrificed to Kali ensures a man the birth of a son. Human sacrifices are also made to these gods or goddesses, either to appease them or to ask favours of them.

    September 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Reply
    • Mazal

      How can hindu kids grow up with normal psyche with such horeendous portrayal of their religion and culture. Didn't their leader gandhi colllude with hitler on the holocaust and extermination of millions of innocent jews?

      September 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Reply
    • Jack-O

      Good feed all Pakistani muslims to Goddess Kali.

      September 23, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  3. Jessup Germaine

    Hinduism is a disgusting cult. Even to this day cross-cousin, father-daughter, mother-son, brother-sister, doing each other is common practice. Let me make it easy for you and refer you to the hindu scriptures and share it with the world. Shame on Hindus and barbaric Hinduism. Americans cannot afford to be affiliated with the likes of Indian hindus. They are bad karma not to mention bad politics.

    Pushan is the lover of his sister [ Rg Ved VI.55.4 ][ Apte 11 ]
    The Ashvisns married Surya and Savitri who is their sister [ RV I.116.19 ].
    Agni is the son of his father and his sister [ Rg Ved.I.91.7 ]

    September 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
  4. James Obergood

    I continue to read with interest the thesis presented on CNN that India is “Too Big To Succeed” in a socio-politico context. Although experts use this in an economic sense, its geo-political connotations are indeed powerful. Empowering subjugated minorities in India by splitting it into smaller states would trigger uber economic demand for western nations who have given so much financial and technology aid to India with no return to show for the investment. I concur with this approach and find the premise to be on solid footing. Central Asian States (CAS) are a case in point on this successful approach. We need to understand that India has an unmanageable large population mired in poverty and we are spinning our wheels trying to feed it. It is also too big of a geographical unit to govern and for democracy to take traction.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Reply
  5. Republished With Intent To Disseminate

    A PRIMER FOR MIDDLE EAST:::
    THE ECONOMIC SUBJUGATION OF INDIA & The Taming of Hindus!!!
    The one most successful aspect of recent American foreign policy has been the conquest of India without firing a bullet. That is the beauty of capitalism used as a Trojan Horse! Economic victory! Give them a taste of steak and they will never settle for hamburgers again. USA now owns India Inc. not only economically but also militarily as economic subjugation ultimately leads to military domination. The recent win for US multinationals has been pressuring the Indian Govt to open up majority ownership of domestic companies by foreign investors. US will now be virtually able to control the government policies in India via remote control in Wash D.C.

    The take away is that US needs to find a similar mechanism Middle East/North Africa/South Asia to control events without having to depend on military dictatorships to do the biding. Economic subjugation appears to be the way out but what may be applicable to Hindus may not work in case of Muslims. That poses the dilemma that we are struggling with. Israel may have to be the sacrificial goat to make this happen, I am afraid.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Reply
    • Jackie

      We need Indians to open up so we can sell american goods thru Walmart, Pep Boys, salvation army, dollar mart etc. We may be better off slicing it up per @krm1007 suggestions. Nothing personal just business. We have spent a lot of aid in india and want return on our investment..

      September 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
  6. krm1007 ©™

    Besides emerging as a regional power, the time has come for Pakistan to take the leadership role in the Islamic World and lead them to the path of progress, prosperity and glory. The only nuclear nation in the Islamic World, Pakistan has shown the world that it can stand up to the nuances of world politics on principles and partake in global affairs. Also, that it can equally contribute to the progress of this planet called Earth. The sacrifices of the Pakistani nation in making this world safe are unmatched and deserves a seat at the table of the permanent members of The UN Security Council

    September 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Reply
    • Jackie

      I second it.

      September 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
      • krm1007 ©™

        gotta ya LOL!! I was waiting for some stupids to fall for it.

        September 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
  7. krm1007 ©™

    "Experimental Democracy" has failed in India. An experiment that was being shoved down India's throat by western countries too eager to propagate their own values on a country that was trying to decolonize itself while trying to shed the communist skin of being a Soviet ally. India was thus trapped. What has become evident now is that this "Experimental Democracy" has marginalized the country. The marginalized groups of the country – Dalits and ‘backward’ castes/classes, indigenous ‘tribal’ people and religious minorities have been disenfranchised. "The belief that corruption is the important issue in the country is shared only by the minority living in urban areas and towns who have been beneficiaries of economic liberalization policies mandated by western countries. The most important challenges of Indian society remain as follows: justice, social and economic equality and equal access to certain standards of life for all Indians. “While India seems too eager to please its western masters and put on a progressive and softer face for CNN for public consumption, people see through it. The consequences of this "Band – Aid" approach will be brutal for India geo-politically when it realizes that the GDP statistics that it has been relying to gage its progress has not amounted to much in the long run.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Reply
    • Charlie Felt

      Absolutely correct.

      September 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  8. Sheriff Misty Cloud_Boulogne County_Arizona

    WE SALUTE YOU, PAKISTAN......The Americans acknowledge the innumerable sacrifices made by Pakistanis in this ongoing war. The Americans appreciate the bullets taken on the chest by the Pakistanis in fighting the enemy. The Americans appreciate the ultimate sacrifices made by Pakistanis in sacrificing their lives while trying to make America and the world safe.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • Sarfaraz Firdous

      Thank you El Capitan. May the spirit of Geronimo protect you.

      September 23, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  9. NO PAKISTANI IN WAR ON TERRORISM PLEASE

    Thank you Islamic Republic of Pakistan for helping Taliban, Haqqani network, and Al Qaeda leaders, if we don't forget providing Osama a million dollar house in Abbotabad. The travesty is that the American policy makers bought lies and BS by Musharraf and his cronies, knowing this Islamic Republic had her first loyalty to her muslim brothers, not the infidel countries. With a population of over 180 millions, majority of Wahhabi Sunni Muslims, there was no value that this nation could bring to the table. Pakistani army (ragtag) continue hiding in the trenches scared from Taliban and al Qaeda, while milking American tax payers for technical support and training to fight these Muslim terrorists. A few teenage Taliban invaded the Pakistani Naval Base and held it hostage for days on end showing how useless Pakistan is. It was embarrassing for the world to observe this humiliation of a nation that was being touted as a front line ally on War on Terrorism (WOT). The Taliban brought them down in a few days with some BB guns. It is all over for Pakistan. Its demise is in process and should be completed with Afghanistan stabilization.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Reply
  10. Agha Gul Bilgrami

    GOD BLESS PAKISTAN,
    Land that we love.
    Stand beside her, and guide her
    Thru the night with a light from above.
    From Kashmir to Karachi and onto New Delhi,
    And to the oceans, white with foam
    GOD BLESS PAKISTAN, Our home sweet home.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Reply
  11. krm1007 ©™

    Let us focus on the causes of terrorism and try to fix the issues. They have been hanging out there for over 60 years ...Palestine..Kashmir. Let us focus on the victims of 9/11 and help the families more than we have done. Let us take care of their kids and put them through college. Let us take care of their wives/husbands/parents. Let us take care of over 200,000+ families whose dear ones gave their lives in Pakistan fighting this terror war. Let us focus on the victims in Afghanistan. Let us honor those soldiers from all over the world who sacrificed their lives believing they were fighting for freedom. They are so many.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Reply
  12. krm1007 ©™

    Across all religions and cultures that believe in the unity of god, like muslims and christians, it is a basic tenet of human decency that human lives are valued and apologies are offered to the aggrieved by those responsible for the deaths. If nothing more, the words of apology are soothing to the families of those who died. In this case, Pakistan's contention is that Indian Government is financing the terrorists and some segments of Talibans specializing in suicide bombing.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Reply
    • krm1007 ©™

      US Treasury and CIA alongwith Pakistan Intelligence are following the cash trail left behind by the Indians using cricket gambling as one of the means alongwith the remnant Indian emigres' in East Africa and South America. The hunt is on.

      September 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Reply
  13. Sherman Mildriff

    Boy , this @krm 1007, @rkm1007 et al must be a popular personality !! Everyone seems to be wanting to be him and is stealing (could it be inspiration, perhaps?!) his ID. Lucky fella?

    September 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Reply
  14. rkm1007 ©™

    Addition by Subtraction ©

    We continue to be of the opinion that India is a zero sum event in history and that a break up of sorts is the optimum way to maximize its potential for the people. The current events in India reinforce our belief that the inevitable implosion of India has begun and the beginning of the end state is upon us. Whether that will be nirvana that most of us believe it will, is yet to be seen. But this we will say. There is no going back !

    September 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  15. krm1007 ©™

    We now need to focus on India. The American invasion of Afghanistan brought to the forefront the irrelevance of India as a nation. With a population of over 1.2 billion people there was no value that this nation could bring to the table. Their soldiers (ragtag) 1.2 million continue hiding in the trenches scared from Talibans. A few teenage Talibans invaded the country and held it hostage for days on end showing how useless India is. It was embarrasing for the world to observe this humiliation of a nation that was being touted as a regional power.

    I continue to read with interest the thesis presented on CNN that "less is more" in a political context as applied to India. Although Mies Van Der Rohe adopted this in an architectural context, its economic and political connotations are indeed powerful. Empowering subjugated minorities in India by splitting it into smaller states would trigger uber economic demand for western nations who have given so much financial and technology aid to India with no return to show for the investment. I concur with this approach and with an economic background find the premise to be on solid footing. Central Asian States (CAS) are a case in point on this successful approach. We need to understand that India has an unmanageable large population mired in poverty and we are spinning our wheels trying to feed it. It is also too big of a geographical unit to govern. Again, we saw how a few teenage talibans were able to invade it with a few BB guns. And that says a lot... in a negative way not only for a large unmanageable country like India but also for USA which is trying to prop it up against China. Besides, Americans cannot afford to look like losers in the midst of a terror war which has lasted for over ten years now.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  16. NO INDIANS IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD PLEASE

    Mr. Chairman, just trying to make your job easier. Giddyy Upppp !!

    TERRORIST GROUPS IN INDIA

    • RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEWAK SHANG (R.S.S.)
    • VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD
    • HINDU MUNNANI
    • ARYA SAMAJ
    • SHIV SENA
    • BHARATIYA JANATA PARISHAD
    • SANT SAMITI
    • HINDU MAHASABHA
    • BAAJRANG DAL

    LEADERS: L.K. Advani/ Ashok Singhal/ Bala Saheb Devaras/ Bal Thackeray/ A.B. Vajpayee/ Savarkar/ Baikunnth Lal Sharma “Prem”/ Balraj Madhok/ The Shankaracharya of Puri, Niranjan Dev Theerth/ Rama Gopalan/ Variyar – Vishwan Hindu Parishad/ Dharmalinga Nadar/ Cho Ramaswamy

    September 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Reply
  17. Reposted With Intent To Educate

    PAKISTAN.....The New Gateway to Central Asia and Europe.
    With a population of over 180 million most of whom are well educated, English speaking, entrepreneurial and a cultural and social fit with Central Asians...Pakistan will now become the new face and gateway to Central Asia and Europe. Pakistan will thus span this region and provide the impetus for growth, prosperity and unity among these countries. These are new and exciting times for Pakistanis who should now look forward to their new leadership role aligned with Central Asia and Europe rather than the Subcontinent. We wish them much success as they have sacrificed the most during the past 30 + years creating a new world order.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  18. Peter Trussle

    It seems that the real @ krm1007 ©™ has gotten under the skin of some elements aligned with Neo Nazis in India. If so, then tip of the hat to him as that was probably his goal .... to rile them up and flush them out. Smart person.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Reply
  19. From The Bottom Of My heart

    PAKISTAN !!!!

    THANK YOU …. THANK YOU…. THANK YOU!!!!
    FOR MAKING USA SAFE FOR MAKING THE WORLD SAFE>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Since Sep 11, 2001, over 200,000 Pakistani civilians, armed forces personnel have either sacrificed their lives or wounded; more than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost over
    US $ 1 Trillion due to terrorism.

    Despite sacrifices, Pakistan was still engaged in 'the war for world peace”.

    No other country has even come close to selflessly sacrificing so much.

    Pakistan, no one can ever repay you enough for your contributions.
    You deserve a permanent seat in the UN Security Council for your contributions to world peace and emergence of a new world order. We welcome your rise as the new regional military power. God Speed.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Reply
  20. krm1007 ©™

    Few days back, there was an interesting article on Pakistan "The bubble of Islamic Republic of Pakistan has burst in our faces". It made me to do more research on the subject and on grave political conditions in Pakistan, and possibility of another military coup. We here in the United States, continue to monitor the political and cultural turmoil in Pakistan and are very concerned with the continued state of deterioration, and it's nuclear stockpile. At this point, we restate our view that Islamic Republic of Pakistan is in a precarious situation and that a geo-political implosion is imminent (if not already in process) and the need of the hour. As you will recall, along the Afghan/Pak borders, Pakistan has an unmanageable large fundamentalist Taliban population mired in poverty and we are spinning our wheels trying to prop it up. Additionally, it is also too big of a geographical units of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) for Pakistani weak government to govern. In 2001 the Pakistani military entered the FATA for the first time in history, and returned home with heavy casualties. We Americans now need to focus on its own people and cannot afford to handout more financial and technological aid to Pakistan. We believe that this de-fragmentation of Pakistan along 13 FATA agencies (see the list below) will unleash boundless opportunities and uber economic demand that will be beneficial to US and it's allies in extracting rare earth minerals along Afghan/Pak borders, and help pull them out of current recessionary trends. Knowing hard core fundamentalists, war lords, drug cartels, Russians, and Chinese involvement in the region, We pray for the events to unfold peacefully and in a harmonious manner for the people of Pakistan and its neighbors. For the sake of long lasting peace and to break the cycle of violence in Pakistan, a potential solution to out of control militancy in Pakistan is to break down of Pakistan along the FATA agencies:

    Bajaur Agency
    Mohmand Agency
    Khyber Agency
    Frontier Region Peshawar
    Frontier Region Kohat
    Orakzai Agency
    Kurram Agency
    Frontier Region Bannu
    North Waziristan Agency
    Frontier Region Lakki Marwat
    Frontier Region Tank
    South Waziristan Agency
    Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan

    My prayer and good wishes are with militancy infested Pakistan.

    September 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Reply
    • Sam Drummond

      What a stupid comment. I don't believe that the "REAL" @krm1007 has written this one as his comments are very insightful, original and brilliant. This is probably case of stolen ID. Most of these are already independent tribal states where federal law does not apply !!! LOL !!! As you will recall the teenage talibans that conquered India a few years ago came from these tribal areas and India was caught with pants down and even with nuclear weapons (of course gifted by South Korea) was helpless !!! Gimme a break.

      September 23, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Reply
      • Moron Pakistani

        @Sam Drummond – at least keep the handler same dimwit, when you post the same comments over and over again. Or was it not a part of training in your Pakistani terror camp?

        September 23, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • Bill Hall

      What are these...future locations of Walmart in that area?

      September 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Reply
      • krm1007 ©™

        Yes, these are the locations of future Walmart, with exception, you will be able to buy suicide vests, remote controls, IED making manuals, if we allow so called Islamic Republic of Pakistan to control these areas. Let's all hope these areas become independent States like Bangladesh soon !!!!

        September 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
      • James Obergood

        Great..soon you will be able to plant one up your mama's sari !!!! hare krishna hare ram!!!! LMFFFFAO while ROFFFFL !!!!!

        September 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
    • James from Florida

      Interesting thoughts KRM!!! If it helps the world to control Islamic militancy, I am for breaking so called "ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN" into size of chickpeas.

      September 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Reply
      • James Obergood

        You seem to be obsessed wtih chickpeas...are they the size of your b@lls???? You worthless piece of hindu sh!t !!! LMFAO !!!

        September 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
  21. ConcernedParticipant

    Yes! First!

    You Tube it: Mu slims Are Taking Over The World at an ALARMING Rate

    September 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply

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