I would very much like to hear what the survivors from the consulate have to say about the attack in which their boss and three co-workers were murdered. They could probably clear up the mystery in short order. Where ARE those people, incidentally? In the hospital? In a locked room? Why haven’t we heard anything from them?
I believe there were only four and they’re all dead. 2 staff, 2 ‘former SEALs’ for security.
There was an early report that Ambassador Stevens had been dispatched to the consulate to coordinate the extraction of local U.S citizens; presumably consulate employees. Later reports appear to discredit that report and indicated that Stevens was at the consulate the night of the attack to attend some sort of cultural event the next day.
There were also early reports of “Marines” dispatched to rescue the ambassador and his IT staffer/security detail. Later that was discredited by HQ USMC; who confirmed there were NO USMC PERSONNEL IN LIBYA at the time of the attack on the consulate. A USMC FAST was deployed from Rota, Spain to the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli the day after the ambassador and his staff were murdered.
It appears the initial report of the “Marine rescue team” sent to the consulate was a misidentification of a mixed force of Libyan militia and DoS security contractor personnel. Any wounded Americans would have been amongst that group and I seriously doubt they will be talking given the nature of their employment and likely contractual agreements limiting their ability to release any info regarding their duties w/o written permission from DoS ...which ain't gonna happen!