H/T: Fox New Insider
A member of the United States Air Force, who was stationed in Italy throughout the 2012 Benghazi attacks, insisted Wednesday that the United States could have done more to help the 4 Americans who died that night.
” I definitely think that our airplane could have taken off and got there in a timely manner, possibly three hours at the most, in order to … at least stop that second mortar attack and have those people running for the hills, and essentially save lives that day,” the man, who chose not to reveal his identity, stated on Fox News’ “Special Report.”
The man also shot down the military’s claim that a refueling tanker was not readily available at the time, claiming the reason was invalid due to the fact that U.S. jets frequently refuel using a “hot pit maneuver,” allowing jets to touch down to obtain fuel without turning their engines off.
According to him, the military had numerous chances to assist the four fallen Americans.
“As far as I’m concerned,” he said, “we’re the world’s greatest Air Force. When we need something done and we need to save some American lives, we’re going to get it done. They simply kept telling me ‘We’re waiting on a call, we’re waiting on the call.”
The guy, who said he did not want to hurt the military in any way, said he still feels guilty for not flying to Libya that September night.
“We could have been there, and that’s the worst part,” he said. “That’s a dreadful feeling to have, when you can assist someone, particularly when you don’t even discover till later, and you hear that individuals actually died.”
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