Air Force Whistleblower: Benghazi Victims Could Have Been Saved

Hillary Clinton has done an admirable job covering up the Benghazi scandal in the last few months, if only because her email scandal began to take precedence. According to new reports, however, she may have to contend with both scandals at once, as new testimony may bring Benghazi back to the forefront.

An Air Force whistleblower says his team could have provided reinforcements to the Americans under attack in Benghazi in September 2012, contrary to the Obama administration's claims that the military provided the maximum possible support for the embattled diplomatic staff.

“I definitely believe that our aircraft could have taken off and got there in a timely manner, maybe three hours at the most, in order to basically at least stop that second mortar attack and have those guys running for the hills,” a man purportedly stationed at Aviano Air Force base in Italy told Fox News on the condition of anonymity.

That's a particularly explosive claim, given that two of the four Americans who died in the attacks were killed in the second wave of attacks, which targeted a CIA annex the morning of Sept. 12. But the whistleblower has not spoken to Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who is chairman of the select committee investigating the attacks, because “there are so many ways you can get screwed over” for cooperating with lawmakers.

The level of incompetence with which we realize our government handled Benghazi grows with each new revelation. Of course, it's hard to justify use of force in the absence of an attack, and we all know that the State Department was adamant that no terrorist attack occurred that night. Admitting so surely would have hurt their political chances back at home, so it may have been easier to just let our men die on the field.

Source: Washington Examiner



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