1. "JERUSALEM The U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, actually served as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, according to Middle Eastern security officials. [The purpose] the building was collaborating with Arab countries on the recruitment of fighters including jihadists to target Bashar al-Assads regime in Syria. 2. A consulate typically refers to the building that officially houses a consul, who is the official representatives of the government of one state in the territory of another. The U.S. consul in Libya, Jenny Cordell, works out of the embassy in Tripoli. A diplomatic mission is simply a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organization present in another state... a. Since the mission was attacked last month, countless news media reports around the world have referred to the obscure post as a U.S. consulate. That theme continues to permeate the media, with articles daily referencing a consulate in Benghazi.The State Department website lists no consulate in Benghazi. 3. The distinction may help explain why there was no major public security presence at what has been described as a consulate. Such a presence would draw attention to the shabby, nondescript building that was allegedly used for such sensitive purposes. a. President Obama has referred to the Benghazi post as a U.S. mission. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has similarly called the post a mission. U.S. officials have been more careful in their rhetoric while not contradicting the media narrative that a consulate was attacked. 4. ...the so-called consulate was more of a diplomatic meeting place for U.S. officials, including Stevens....the building was routinely used by Stevens and others to coordinate with the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments on supporting the insurgencies in the Middle East, most prominently the rebels opposing Assads regime in Syria. 5. ...Stevens played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Assads regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials....to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assads forces,... 6. One witness to the mob scene in Libya said some of the gunmen attacking the U.S. installation had identified themselves as members of Ansar al-Shariah, which represents al-Qaida in Yemen and Libya. The al-Qaida offshoot released a statement denying its members were behind the deadly attack, but a man identified as a leader of the Ansar brigade told Al Jazeera the group indeed took part in the Benghazi attack. 7. ...questions remain about the nature of U.S. support for the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, including reports the U.S.-aided rebels that toppled Muammar Gadhafis regime in Libya consisted of al-Qaida and jihad groups. The U.S. provided direct assistance, including weapons and finances, to the Libyan rebels. a. ...the Obama administration is currently aiding the rebels fighting Assads regime in Syria amid widespread reports that al-Qaida jihadists are included in the ranks of the Free Syrian Army. Earlier this month, Obama announced $50 million more in aid to the Syrian rebels. b. ... rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi admitted in an interview that a significant number of the Libyan rebels were al-Qaida fighters, many of whom had fought U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. 8. Adm. James Stavridis, NATO supreme commander for Europe, admitted Libyas rebel force may include al-Qaida: We have seen flickers in the intelligence of potential al-Qaida, Hezbollah. 9. ...widespread reports of al-Qaida among the Syrian rebels, including in reports by Reuters and the New York Times.... Egypt has reports of collaboration between the Syrian opposition and three al-Qaida arms, including one that operates in Libya: Jund al-Sham, which is made up of al-Qaida militants who are Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese; Jund al-Islam, which in recent years merged with Ansar al-Islam, an extremist group of Sunni Iraqis operating under the al-Qaida banner and operating in Yemen and Libya; Jund Ansar al-Allah, an al-Qaida group based in Gaza linked to Palestinian camps in Lebanon and Syria. 10. U.S. officials have stated the White House is providing nonlethal aid to the Syrian rebels while widespread reports have claimed the U.S. has been working with Arab countries to ensure the opposition in Syria is well armed." This is what Benghazi Why are we arming jihadi radicals???? What is America's policy...and why?? ...Reagan's 'Iran-Contra' was aimed against communism.... Obama's 'Iran-Contra' designed to support Islamofascist jihadists. Is this why American forces could not be sent to Steven's mission, where evidence might be revealed about the Obama attempts to radicalize the Middle East? Egypt...Libya...Syria...exactly what is the Obama Middle East foreign policy?