Everyone has heard and has an opinion on the politics if the Benghazi attack, however Business Insider has a good round up of the articles written that try to explain why Ambassador Stevens and the CIA were in Benghazi in the first place:
The CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya
In eight months since an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi left four Americans dead, a Republican-led investigation has focused on potential missteps by the White House — and come away with nothing significant.
There has been little attention given, however, to covert actions by the Central Intelligence Agency that were partially uncovered during the September 11, 2012 attack.
That may be changing.
CNN’s Jake Tapper argued this week that we should give more scrutiny to the CIA’s presence in the Libyan port city.
Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) said the same, according to CNN: “There are questions that must be asked of the CIA and this must be done in a public way.”
Among the questions are whether CIA missteps contributed to the security failure in Benghazi and, more importantly, whether the Agency’s Benghazi operation had anything to do with reported heavy weapons shipments from the local port to Syrian rebels.
In short, the CIA operation is the most intriguing thing about Benghazi. [Business Insider]
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