How about the “fog of the Obama admin” instead? We can't even find out who gave the orders in the situation room and what orders to help or to stand down were given.
I think Obama went to bed and he left someone else in charge to give the orders.
The urgent request from the CIA to go help were ‘when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m.’
EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say
an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later on the annex itself was denied by the CIA chain of command — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.