Unanswered questions in Libya leave room for speculation

There are some questions lingering about the course of events that led up to the death of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, in Libya.
The Obama Administration has reported the details from the full investigation will not be available for several months. This has left many wondering why.
Why did we not send assets in to help when Stevens repeatedly sent messages to the State Department informing of the worsening situation and threat to security?
Maybe the better question would be, why were we there in the first place? Both the British and the Red Cross had left because of deteriorating security environment, but we stayed to help build our relationship with a new government.
Stevens asked for reinforcements, but his requests were denied. The consulate was attacked for more than seven hours, and no one was sent in to help! A U.S. Embassy is sovereign soil. This was no different than the attacks that took place exactly eleven years ago to the day. The president said the failure of this instance falls on him at the end of the day, and I couldn’t agree more.
The Obama Administration first blamed the attacks on a spontaneous video. Of course they did because if they acknowledged that it was, in fact, a terrorist attack carried out by al-Qaeda and Islamic extremists, Obama’s campaign glory would have been pulled right out from under him.
Over and over I have heard the President talk about how he brought Osama bin Laden to justice, how al-Qaeda has been dismantled and how he has single-handedly made the world a safer place for Americans. Well, I would have to argue all of the above!
Osama bin Laden’s death was a success. However, Obama wants to take full credit. I am sorry, but I do not give it to him. That success was more than 20 years in the making. It was a decision most Americans would agree with, and the credit goes to our intelligence and our military, the same military Obama wants to downsize.
Al-Qaeda has not been dismantled. In fact, it is stronger than ever. They have infiltrated into power the Muslim Brotherhood and other dangerous Islam extremist groups in several Arab countries, and they continue to be a threat to not only our security, but also Israel’s.
There are also new speculations floating around that Christopher Stevens was running arms from Libya to Syria. And because they were so deeply embedded with these terrorists that when things went wrong, they let him die. The weapons are reportedly from a stockpile that belonged to Muammar Gaddafi before his administration was overthrown.
According to numerous reports, the group led by Abdelhakim Belhadj, the leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group that was dismantled and then turned into the Soldiers of Sharia, was the group who overthrew Gaddafi and is also reported to be responsible for Steven’s death. Belhadj was not an enemy of Stevens, not initially anyway, and also served as his main contact for diplomatic communication in the country.
In November 2011, The Telegraph reported that Belhadj, acting as head of the Tripoli Military Council, met with Free Syrian Army leaders in Istanbul and on the border with Turkey in an effort by the new Libyan government to provide money and weapons to the growing insurgency in Syria. These weapons were brought in by a massive shipment to be put in the hands of Syrian Islamic rebels. It gets worse. The ship’s captain was a Libyan from Benghazi and the head of an organization called the Libyan National Council for Relief and Support. This was apparently all put together by Libya’s new government. This is the government we just so happen to support and work with.
So what does all this have to do with Stevens and his connection to Belhadj?
Let’s just say this. The exact role of the U.S. Government and Stevens still seems to be unclear. However, we do know this to be a fact: Libya was sending seasoned jihadist fighters and weapons to Syria in massive amounts though a port in Turkey, who also happens to be a U.S. ally, and this was all done through the main contact Stevens had in the new Libyan Government, Belhadj.
Things of this caliber do not go down without the knowledge of the CIA, Secretary of State and the president. It is also known that Stevens had met with Belhadj the night he was murdered.
We can only hope we will ever know the real truth about what happened in Libya, but there is one thing I know for sure: this fish stinks!