Assuming he even knew tensions were heightened (and I do).
He would assume Hillary was on it.
Hillary would be both the first to know of any request and the ongoing, daily, even hourly, embassy condition.
That's why I said n the OP it "sounds Absolutely True", though the timing is convenient.
It would have even been more convenient though before either of the First two debates.
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Intelligence Report: Escalating security concerns in Middle Eastern locations at Country X, Y, & Z, relating to issues A, B & C.
Obama: Alright, security team, State Dept, how are we addressing these issues?
Security/SD: We're doing D, E, & F.
And then, of course, there's follow up at a later date regarding the state of things as relates to intelligence reports.
I'm not saying Obama should be expected to have a finger on every pulse, but Afghanistan/Pakistan, Syria/Turkey, and Libya seem like areas which would be of significant interest, given the current state of things. Ensuring that all departments are adequately responding to needs made apparent through intelligence briefings seems like a key step.
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