Pannetta, in an evident desire to upstage Clapper told the Congress that HB would be gone (implying last night). It seems that this prophecy was based on media reporting. He is the director of CIA? Why?
Then, Clapper told the Congress that the leaders of the Muslim Brothers are"secular." He based that on the incorrect belief that because they are not "clerics," and are instead engineers, doctors, lawyers, etc. they must be "secular." Jimmy Clapper has been in the national intelligence scene since he was Director of DIA in the '90s. (loathing alert), then he headed the space imaging/mapping thingy, then an OSD boffin, then this. In all that ime he never learned that there are no clergy in Islam, that the bearded ones in turbans are just scholars and judges, that there are NO PRIESTS AND NO CLERGY? The fact that the leaders of the MBB do not wear robes and turbans is meaningless. pl