You asked the $64K question... Ordered...lured... or trying to finalize arms transfers to mercs in Syria through contacts in the Turkish embassy. Or.. could be he was completing his data collection on O’... possibly getting ready to out his past activities.. Ok, during my travels throughout the ME, as a security escort, all diplomats had their own personal security detail.. fact.. where was his? Oh what, he did not have a personal security detail.. BS. He was a pawn.. maybe he knew he was to be kidnapped... maybe not.. plan fell apart when cia security operatives took action...bet O’ was pissed when could not bargain for Stevens with blind sheik!
Another possibility, he was an open homosexual. Was a lover used to lure him there? Would not be the first time. Why would a US ambassador and a Turkish ambassador agree to meet at a poorly guarded consulate, in a known hotbed of jihadist’s
activity..... on 9/11 anniversary? With a small security team to boot. I do not see diplomatic security team approving of the adventure, he may have gone against their wishes. Just a thought.
Stevens went for the ostensible purpose of dedicating a “cultural center,”something that would have been planned with at least some advance notice. However, he was also scheduled to have a meeting with a Turkish ship owner who was thought to be involved in or knowledgeable about weapons smuggling and shipping. He met with him, and it was right after the meeting, when he got back to the consulate,that the attack began.