My first troubling question about the Benghazi ambush was wondering what the Ambassador and his IT guy were doing out there so late at night, IIRC 9:30-10:00pm local time.
The consulates usually keep regular business hours, with maybe a skeleton crew under some circumstances.
Have you encountered anything yet which ecplains this?
One has to wonder if he was lured there, with the ‘spontaneous mob and attackers on site. First reports indicated mortars and RPGs were used in the attack. Even if such reports came from Libyans, they’ve learned to identify weapons by sound during the battles with Qaddafi’s forces.
It seems they were warned about an attack and were in or heading for some kind of safe house, which does seem to have been some kind of attack. And don’t forget, he thought he was buds with those jihadis.
My goodness..it dawned on me a few minutes ago I should have been keeping a list of links with tidbits because I’ve jumped all over the place trying to learn about this..this..MESS. I do know I read on two different sites that the Ambassador WAS asked/invited to be there at that time. If I can dig it up in the morning or run across it I’ll ping you .
The attack where HE was happened first- then there was a rescue of the remaining staff..who were taken to a “SAFE HOUSE”..where they were met by a well-coordinated attack as well.
The crowd of several hundred Libyans overran the consulate Tuesday night, shooting a hail of bullets and grenades and overwhelming the lightly guarded compound before allegedly setting fire to the main buildings where American staff lived and worked. U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and a second diplomat, Sean Smith, died in the fire.
The majority of the Americans managed to evacuate from the compound during this initial attack and reach a nearby safe house. A couple of hours later, militants launched a second wave of attacks at that site, killing the other two Americans, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, U.S. and Libyan officials said.