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September 12th, 2012
06:21 PM ET

Who is behind the Libya attack?

House Intelligence Chair Rep. Mike Rogers tells Wolf Blitzer the Libya attack had "all the hallmarks of an al Qaeda-style event."

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Filed under: al Qaeda • Interviews • Libya • Mike Rogers
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. John

    Everyone is missing the point. It is not who is behind the attack it is what is behind the attack. If you don`t recognize you have an enemy you cannot defeat him. Afghanistan is a overseas contingency operation not a war. Terror attacks are man caused disasters. Murdering our soldiers is green on blue or blue on green violence. Ft. Hood is workplace violence instead of a terror attack. And this is what got our embassador and three others killed. 911 is now a day of community service and not a day of remembrance. Why would you beef up security if you don`t recognize what happened on 911.

    September 18, 2012 at 2:23 am |
  2. Starr

    It' ridiculous to keep hearing from the U.S. government and media that these uncivilized acts towards the U.S. are happening because of a film. We all know it has nothing to do with that. They hate us and want all of us dead because we are infidels, we don't live the way they do. Has anyone asked the question about the book just released about capturing and killing Osama Bin Laden? Or about them chanting "We are all Osamas, Obama"!, on 9/11 ? They need no excuses to act like uncivilized murderous animals. They don't want their Koran burned and we don't want our flag burned and our servicemen and diplomats murdered! The whole middle east is and has been out of control since the beginning of time with their ridiculous Holy War. It will never end as long as their is life on this planet. So we need to oblitherate them all or stay out of their uncivilized B.S. war. Quit sacrificing our young military mens lives! All of America has had it, enough is enough!

    September 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  3. laiconna

    I don't know exactly who was responsible for the unrest. But I have a theory. I've noticed that every year the Muslim Radicals have attempted to do something big on 911 and every year they have been thwarted. I believe one of the Radical Muslim groups paid to have the movie made to give them what they could call a legitimate reason for murdering Americans and other Westerners.

    I believe it's time for us to stop trying to convince them that the United States is not responsible for the movie. It's obvious that these are unreasonable people bent on destruction. They're deaf to any explanations contrary to what they want to believe. Perhaps we should start holding their entire country responsible for any damage and death caused by a radical fringe in their country. They don't understand freedom of speech written into our constitution. I'm beginning to believe that they will not be able to adjust to democracy. Democracy means that people are not dictated to by the government on every little thing.

    September 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
  4. Rae Lynn

    Why can't the biased Liberal media of CNN, get it right. These attacks were not just from a film that was posted 6 months ago. It was a terrorist attack, on anniversary of 9/11. Yet, Cnn continues to spin it the other way. No, I am not a conservative Republican, I am an American concerned about this country.. With people like Wolf Blizer, Erin Brown, Piers Morgan, Jack Cafferty, and the rest of your liberal CNN reporters reporting lies like this, our country is in big trouble. They are more worried about what Mitt Romney said or didn't say, and getting Obama, relected, thanreporting the truth!! ! God Bless this country, we will need it, if this continues.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:31 am |
  5. Mo

    If you want to know who is behind the Libya attack, all one needs to do is begin with the cast members who were in that ridiculous video – who will lead you to the created/director. Two have since been interviewed by the media and are the least bit apologetic that they played a role in the film and it lead to the death of three US State Department FSOs. The creator and the cast should be investigated for conspiracy for inciting an insurrection against the United States and knowingly causing the potential harm and unfortunate death of US Government personnel and US citizens. If you follow the money that was raised for this film, then we will have the answers to who was behind the attack in Libya.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:53 am |
    • Rae Lynn

      When are you going to educate yourself, and stop listening to this liberal media, who is trying to say it is only the movie that has caused this. If they would call it what it is , a terrorist attack, and stopped going on about this movie, a lot of these other countries would not be protesting like they are. T

      September 14, 2012 at 12:35 am |
      • Mo

        @Rae Lynn

        Touche! If you want to get conspiratorial, then one could agree that the continue covert push to get the anti-Islamic film noticed and recognized by the correct group of Islamic extremists within the Middle East, was but a diversionary event to focus on the real intent to assassinate a US State Department Official within north Africa and/or elsewhere within the region.

        FYI: Foreign Intelligence Services all over the world engage in assassination operations and planning all the time. The alleged planned attack on Ambassador Steven's location – resulting in the death of his security detail and himself, can not definitely be classified as a terrorist attack, nor identified as a targeted assassination. However, I think we can all conclusively agree the timing of the violent protesting of the film within the region can be tied to the 11th anniversary of 9/11/01. But let us not forget that a single US citizen consciously, knowingly and intentionally timed the continued push to get it noticed to coincide with the 9/11/01 – 11th anniversary. This is why this S...MBacile should be charged with inciting an insurrection against the United States – causing the deaths of (4) US citizens and damage to US government property.

        September 15, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  6. Lois Dawes

    Prov.27 [6] Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
    I Hate to have to quote this but we must recall that Qaddafi did say that the (HIS) enemy was al Qaeda but the Secretary of State was eager to lead a band into a partnership with a "WE DON"T KNOW WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE". Qaddafi did cause the USA pain but did he not try to mend his ways? His pleas went unheeded and now this. Who will pray this prayer? Exodus 10 [17] Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

    September 12, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
  7. dave

    hi all this was an act of war against the us. embassy are us soil. about time we get it right. same thing happened in 90's with african embassy.

    September 12, 2012 at 6:36 pm |

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