I don't think we are talking incompetence here. The raid on the embassy in Benghazi took 6 hours, all that time Obama was apparently aware of the seriousness of the situation and could even see it on the ground developing, due to the deployment of a drone. He did nothing to help the American service personnel there, even refusing back up when desperately called for. If all this is proven to be true then he alone allowed those deaths to occur.
You mention Assad's regime. What happened to turn what was a stable country where Muslims, Christians, Alawites, Druze lived peacefully side by side for years? (admittedly under an authoritarian regime, secret police included), Nonetheless, by Middle east standards it was a safe haven and a stable country that took in about half a million refuges from Bush and Blair's catastrophic blunder in Iraq.
What turned this stable country into the hell hole it is now, ah yes, the much promoted Arab Spring that our media have been selling us so ignorantly. The Arab Spring was never about wanting democracy, it was all about a resurgent Islam creating Islamic states, and a resurgent Islamic Caliphate. Sure, they told us they wanted democracy and we believed them, because we are like children, clueless about what is happening. Democracy was never going to happen, nor has it, Islamist parties now control much of North Africa as Jihad Watch repeatedly warned, and no one listened, still JW was simply right because they understood what was going on, whereas our stupid secular media did not. Oh by the way, many atrocities our media projected on Assad were caused by the rebels, in one Alawite village men, women and children were all all slaughtered and then it was recorded as propaganda and given to a clueless western Journalist as a sign of Assad's brutality. A German Media team only later discovered the truth, but no retraction was ever given by our media, and so the damage was done.
You mentioned about Jihad Watch being biased and Islamophobic well frankly that term was invented by the Muslim Brotherhood organisation to stop any criticism of Islam,—just call it Islamophobia so you don't have to think about it anymore. I prefer Islamorealism.
I really don't care how Jihad Watch is supported, it certainly doesn't get arab or Saudi money. It is one of the few websites I check everyday, Faith freedom International, and Barnabas fund being the others. Yes, I'm a friend of Israel so I don't care if it receives jewish money or not. That said, Robert Spencer is a Catholic and his team remain independent. As with FFI their aim is not cause hate, or incite it, if it was I would not be interested—but to warn of the spread of Jihad and Islamic supremacism and what that means for the rest of us. They never advocate hate, yet in return they themselves are the recipients of much hate from those who would like them dead, just as they would like Pat Condell dead, or Ali Sina, or Salman Rushdie, in short anyone who offends or is critical of Islam—so that would be me as well then, or anyone who will not in the end accept islamic dominance, and I do not.
Jihad Watch in the end covers all the stories that the BBC and other mainstream media, do not, or will not, and for me personally that means the persecution of Christians in the Islamic world and even here in the UK. So when the Gand Mufti of Egypt warns Christians not to make trouble or be wiped out, The King of Saudi wants criticism of Islam to be a criminal offence, or that Children's textbooks in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia teach kids hatred of non muslims, then this is something I believe we should all be concerned about.
But back to Obama, it's a short sighted strategy to say if we arm those guys that hate all that we stand for, then maybe they might hate us a bit less. Yeah that'll do it.