There never was or still is a diplomatic consulate in Benghazi. The property where the American Ambassador and other Americans were murdered was a RENTED villa consisting of a primary residence with a few nondescript outbuildings behind the main house. To label it a consulate is to obfuscate the CIA's real reason for being there.
Benghazi was and is the largest active CIA operation centers in North Africa. Benghazi is a planning and operations center, a logistics hub for weapons and arms being funneled out of Libya. Unlike the embassy in Tripoli, there was limited security in Benghazi. Why? So the operation did not draw attention to what was going on there.
The CIA does not like to draw attention to itself...
Once Gaddafi was forcibly retired there was the matter of his weapons and arms that were hidden all over Libya, including chemical weapons and nerve gas. According to Obama and Hillary Clinton, we were in Libya to collect and destroy these weapons to make for a ‘safer’ Libya. That’s what they were telling the American public. That’s not really what was going on, though, and it seems like all of the other nations except the average American knew it. Anyway, you can find pictures and videos of weapons caches being destroyed, but that is strictly for the public’s consumption.
The Americans had rebels on the ground locating caches of weapons, separating the working from those that weren’t, and making a big show of destroying the weapons, but only the weapons that were useless. The working weapons were being funneled to Islamic jihadists fighters inside of Syria.
They were being funneled through Libya, crisscrossing Libya on a Muslim Brotherhood managed strategic supply route. In fact, Michael Reagan called it the modern day equivalent of the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
The entire arms and weapons running operation was headquartered in Benghazi, The weapons were actually being shipped out of Libya from the port city of Dernah, located about a hundred miles east of Benghazi. That was the ‘choke point’ of the weapons being shipped out. The ships carrying weapons hid among ‘humanitarian aid.’ At current speed there is 30-40 million pounds of arms already transported out of Libya.
From there, the weapons were being sent to staging areas in Turkey near the Syrian border, for use by the Free Syrian Army and other ragtag terrorist groups to fight against Assad. The objective was and still is to destabilize the Assad government.
After Libya the NEXT primary target of the Western Democracies is Syria.
Remember, former General Wesley Clark's conversation with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld ...
“Are we still going to war with Iraq?”
“Oh its worse than that. “
“I just got this down from upstairs [the secretary of defense's office], this is a memo that describes how we are going to take out seven countries in five years - staring with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and finishing off, Iran.”
Looks like they are behind schedule but right on track for their goals of world domination.