Ambassador Chris Stevens is Still Dead

That’s all right, Jay. What difference, at this point, does it make?

On the night of the Benghazi terror attack, special operations put out multiple calls for all available military and other assets to be moved into position to help — but the State Department and White House never gave the military permission to cross into Libya, sources told Fox News.

The disconnect was one example of what sources described as a communication breakdown that left those on the ground without outside help.

“When you are on the ground, you depend on each other — we’re gonna get through this situation. But when you look up and then nothing outside of the stratosphere is coming to help you or rescue you, that’s a bad feeling,” one source said.

“They had no plan. They had no contingency plan for if this happens, and that’s the problem this is going to face in the future,” one source said. “They’re dealing with more hostile regions, hostile countries. This attack’s going to happen again.”

The failure of the State Department or White House to give the military permission to go into Libya, according to the source, only accentuates the significant breakdown in communication among the State Department, military, CIA and White House.

“I can see the initial confusion in the beginning. I mean, you have a situation that’s developing. The problem with the State Department is they don’t have procedures in place. And if they do, they haven’t practiced or exercised them. And now they are making up for all the mistakes they have made, with excuse. And there is no excuse,” the source said, describing a “huge breakdown between State and military.”

But one source told Fox News there was “not good communication” between State and Defense “on any level.”

So, because Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta aren’t on speaking terms, Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty had to die? Okay…

What do you take away from the observation that someone brave enough to be in American special forces is too scared to show his face?

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