Even assuming your theories(with no facts at this point to back them up) that Stevens and the CIA were involved in some nefarious plot to ship arms to Syrian rebels, real Ian Fleming stuff what, that did not relieve the Administration and or State to send help ASAP as soon as it became apparent they were in danger. There was a Marine Force Recon unit in Sigonella that was on standby and could have been there long before those men were killed. Just as at Balaklava : someone blundered!
It also may have been worse if not for the State Department providing 5 Diplomatic Service agents at the request of the state department's own security supervisor. He also asked for the extension of the DOD security team as well but was denied twice.
CIA Operatives at the CIA Annex responded to the attack within 25 minutes, nobody could have got there quicker from inside Libya or outside Libya.
Ambassador Stevens and computer expert Sean Smith were already dead before the response team could do anything.
What people are describing as a failure to respond, was in fact an amazing success. That such a small group of former and active Special Operations personnel were able to successfully defend, rescue and evacuate between 35 and 50 Americans (depending on what reports one reads) from the CIA Annex to a local airport and have them safely airlifted out of Benghazi is nothing short of miraculous. Especially when you take into consideration they would not have evacuated the Annex before all sensitive material and equipment had been destroyed or packed up and taken with them. These CIA Operatives did an extraordinary job and should be commended for the job that they did.
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