The latest twist is:
One of the ex-SEALs that disobeyed orders not to go help at the Consulate in Benghazi died because he was spotted by a mortar crew. The mortar crew that was shelling the Consulate. The mortar crew he was actively painting with a laser target designator. They saw his targeting laser and had time to re-aim and fire on him.
He will have watched them adjusting their aim to hit him. He likely saw the round launched that killed him.
Why did he stay?
You don’t just shine a laser target designator on bad guys in hope that somebody in the sky might see it. You light up a target when you KNOW a weapon is up there, ready to rain death on a target – THEN you light them up. This man was a pro-feshinul fighter and he knew what to do with that designator. It is nearly certain that he KNEW there was a weapons platform in the air, and that they were ready to rain hot death on the peacefulreligionofpeace mortar crew. Speculation is that there was either an armed drone overhead, or maybe an AC-130 gun ship.
That aircraft did not fire its weapons. Did the same “smart diplomacy” and “a gutsy call” leadership team who ordered the CIA Annex to NOT go help the Consulate, also tell the aircraft to hold its fire?
If so, why?