I believe this was to be the October surprise, a sting operation. Stevens was going to be kidnapped and Obumbler was going to show his chops by negotiating a solution. That explains why there were no assets to respond and when they were requested the high command was silent. They were letting the scheme play out. The administration has been covering it up ever since.
General Petraeus MUST know the whole truth - would be great if he "dropped a bomb on Zero" - the MSM would have to cover it, even though you know they don't want to.