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« Reply #630 on: May 12, 2016, 01:03:26 pm »

'We could have been there': Squadron member speaks out on stalled Benghazi response

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/05/12/could-have-been-there-squadron-member-speaks-out-on-stalled-benghazi-response.html?intcmp=hpbt2

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His squadron got the alert: a ?real world mission was going down.? 

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The team ? at Aviano Air Base in northeastern Italy ? raced to the field and was briefed, as planes were armed and prepared to launch. Hundreds of miles away, fellow Americans were under attack in Benghazi.

"There were people everywhere,? said the witness, who was on the ground that night but wished to remain anonymous. ?That flight line was full of people, and we were all ready to go? to Benghazi.

Only they were waiting for the order. It never came.

?The whole night we were told that we are waiting on a call,? he told Fox News.

This account is from a squadron member at Aviano the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, terror attack in Benghazi. The source, the first in his squadron to speak out publicly since that attack, is going public to explain ? in his view ? that more could have been done to save Americans under attack that night.

He asked that his identity be protected for fear of retribution. He says others in his squadron also have wanted to talk about Benghazi from the beginning, but no others have been interviewed and all are afraid of the potential backlash from speaking out.

?I'm not trying to give away any type of [information] that could ever harm the military,? the source told Fox News. ?That is never my plan. I feel that some things need to come to light.?

Namely, he said, that a team was ready to go that night to help protect Americans under fire in Benghazi ? an account that runs counter to multiple official reports, including from a House committee, a timeline provided by the military and the controversial State Department Accountability Review Board investigation, which concluded the interagency response to Benghazi was ?timely and appropriate.?

The source said: "I definitely believe that our aircraft could have taken off and gotten there in a timely manner, maybe three hours at the most, in order to at least stop that second mortar attack ? and basically save lives that day."

Former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed in that second wave. Ambassador Chris Stevens and information officer Sean Smith were killed in the initial attack on the main compound.

?We could have been there. That's the worst part,? the source said.

The source who spoke with Fox News challenged the military claim that a re-fueling tanker wasn?t available. He said American jets routinely refuel by using what?s called a ?hot pit maneuver,? which allows the jets to land and then get fuel without shutting off the engines.

Multiple sources say there were multiple locations available the night of the attack.
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« Reply #631 on: May 12, 2016, 04:58:22 pm »

Four Americans are dead because of Obama and Clinton.  It could have been 50 dead Americans.

But according to Hillary Clinton, "what difference does it make?"
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« Reply #632 on: June 11, 2016, 03:08:34 pm »

New Benghazi Witness: We Could Have Saved Lives That Day

http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/05/11/new-benghazi-witness-we-could-have-saved-lives-day

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An Air Force squadron member who was stationed in Italy during the 2012 Benghazi attacks spoke out on Special Report, saying that more could have done to help the four Americans who died that night.

"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...at least stop that second mortar attack and have those guys running for the hills, and basically save lives that day," he said, choosing not to reveal his identity.

The man said the military's excuse that that a refueling tanker wasn't available is invalid because American jets routinely refuel using a "hot pit maneuver," which allows jets to land and get fueled without shutting off the engines.

He says multiple occasions were available the night of the attack.

"As far as I'm concerned, we're the world's greatest air force. When we need something done and we need to save some American lives, we're gonna get it done. They just kept telling me 'We're waiting on a call, we're waiting on the call.'"

He added that he still feels a sense of fault for not flying to Libya that fateful night.
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« Reply #633 on: June 12, 2016, 08:20:16 pm »

Obama and Clinton wanted to cover up their gun running weapons from Libya to Syria.  They did not care in the least for USA assets on the ground.  Not even a little.

This is an impeachable offense, yet Congress has sat for years with their thumbs up their *ss!
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« Reply #634 on: July 01, 2016, 12:30:01 pm »

Hillary Clinton called just ONE of the 35 Benghazi survivors in the months after the terror attack ? and only because right-hand-woman Huma Abedin told her to

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3666747/Hillary-called-just-ONE-35-Benghazi-survivors-months-terror-attack-right-hand-woman-Huma-Abedin-told-to.html

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The Democratic presidential nominee ? then the secretary of state ? waited at least 48 days to speak with any of the Benghazi terror-attack survivors, according to testimony from her top aide Huma Abedin
That contradicts Clinton's own testimony, in which she told Congress that she 'talked to the survivors when they came back to the United States'
Abedin said under oath that Clinton had called just one of them in all of 2012 ? a gravely injured Diplomatic Security agent ? because she had emailed her boss to say she should
It is believed that 35 Americans survived the attack and were evacuated, some with severe injuries
Abedin was deposed last year under oath by congressional Benghazi Committee members and staff attorneys
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« Reply #635 on: July 11, 2016, 05:57:26 pm »

State Dept Made Marines Wait Around, Change Uniforms 4 TIMES During Benghazi Attack


http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/28/state-dept-made-marines-wait-around-change-uniforms-4-times-during-benghazi-attack/

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A House report released Tuesday shows in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attacks, Department of State officials mulled over asking Marines, who were being considered for deployment, to take off their uniforms, as officials were concerned American flags on the uniforms would damage diplomatic relations in the region.

According to the 800-page report, as the situation in Benghazi was unfolding, State Department officials held a teleconference call to ostensibly decide the best response to the attacks. For a large part of the discussion, officials decided to talk about the origins of the attack, instead of weighing different rescue options.

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough was in charge of the call. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was also on the call.

When officials finally got to the topic of rescue plans, one State official raised the question of whether Marines on call should be deployed wearing civilian clothing, rather than military uniforms.

In response to queries from investigators, Undersecretary of State for Management Patrick Kennedy justified the comments by saying the Americans flags on the uniforms of U.S. military personnel might have hampered diplomatic relations.
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