What makes you think the CIA team might have saved Stevens and Smith? The RSOs where searching the safe room in Villa C twenty minutes after the attack started. Keep in mind a Feb. 17 force twice the size of the CIA was at the diplomatic mission minutes after the attack started. It took Feb. 17, with 40 to 60 men, another 45 minutes to gain control of the front gate. By that time, the RSOs had already found the body of Mr.Smith. Even if the CIA team had departed the Annex five minutes after the attack, took five minutes to drive there and were able to fight their way into the mission in just ten minutes, the two Americans would still have perished.