It gets interesting in the last three paragraphs.
“Mr. Stevens was making his first visit to Benghazi in 10 months. But his plans for taking only two American security agents were not shared thoroughly with the embassys country team, who were not fully aware of the planned movements off the compound, the report determined.
“Officials said the review did not address the limitation in the capabilities of the American military command responsible for a large swath of countries swept up in the Arab Spring.
“On the night of the attack, the Pentagon was able to divert an unarmed Predator drone operating 90 miles away to Benghazi, and the C.I.A. later used it to help plan an escape route for the surviving Americans. But other military forces were too far away or could not be mobilized in time.”
Why was Stevens there for the first time in 10 months? He obviously did not share the visit with the “Embassy’s country team” because the visit was somewhat suspect.
“a large swath of countries swept up in the Arab Spring” and its complications that Obama is incapable of dealing with.
And, finally, the outright lie: “But other military forces were too far away or could not be mobilized in time.”
When will the Times admit that Obama refused to give the call to have our military rescue Stevens and the others?
How could they have known, at the time, how much time would be needed to assist or perform a rescue these people. Would they have been able to hold out 8 hours or 8 days or 8 weeks? They could only know that after the event terminated....not in real time.
This report is a pantful.
The Amb doesn't have to share his movements with the CT. They work for him. It would have been useful to share his movements with them, especially DAO and the station chief, to get some imput on security conditions. But the CT doesn't have any approval function over the Amb's movements nor does it have to be informed about them.
the same mercenaries funded to take out ghadaffi and loot Libyan wealth, led by the terrorist released from Gitmo by Holder