Agreed, but nothing surprising about the Ambassador tied to a CIA gun running operations. Think about this operation, nothing about it should have upset the Muslim Brotherhood/Libya Gov’t.
There was another reason the Arab mob was organized that night and it had nothing to do with gun running. The lack of security, the lack of action on the US part (except for the heroic seals), the casing of the consulate before hand leads to other reasons namely the kidnaping of the Ambassador. Keep the focus on why the mob assembled in the first place and the US reaction was complicit during the attack. All hell has broken loose since the seals made it go FUBAR. The US will have to have steely resolve to address this mess.
Who gave the orders?
Sorry. I have read too many Tom Clancy novels.