They let the attack play out without involvement, and let the cards fall where they may. That was even agreed to in this discussion. Why don't you quote me where I claimed a specific intent which you think is speculative. All I said is the top two leadership positions in the military chain of command did not step up to lead, they just let things play out, and that was wrong. Apparently that pushed a few buttons. I didn't claim any sinister conspiracies or anything like that, but I'll await the quote where you think I suggested otherwise. Quote where I said what their intent was, otherwise you are the one misleading.