CIA’s response to Benghazi attack under scrutiny
Agence France Press, 4 November 2012
The US Benghazi mission was essentially a CIA operation instead of a diplomatic post, and most staff worked for the spy agency.
Phi Beta Iota: This makes a lot of sense and goes a long toward toward explaining, if true, why State was unconcerned and why Pentagon was caught by surprise. The Wild Card is the Ambassador and whether a major arms transfer was going down. Attacking a known CIA base is a completely different proposition from attacking a legitimate working US consulate probably not needed at all in Benghazi.