Saturday, May 14, 2016
They Were Waiting for The Order. It Never Came
By Jim Emerson, staff writer
Fox News played an account provided by an Aviano based Air Force Pilot about his squadron’s actions on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. He told Fox News a team was ready to fly that night and protect Americans under fire at Benghazi. The Squadron members had been briefed, their planes prepped and armed. They were prepared to fly hundreds of miles to aid Americans under attack.
“The whole night we were told that we are waiting on a call”
The fighters were ready to go once the order was given. It never happened. "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." Military professionals are trained to fight and win. It’s their job. To save the lives of Americans and allies is a matter of honor. Politicians have no honor; not even those who claim to be vets.
Matter of time
The pilot knew his squadron could reach Benghazi within three hours, stop the second attack and save American lives. They were waiting for a call that never came. The warriors didn’t know what was in Benghazi till they got home and saw it on the news. It hurt the morale of morale of squadron members who were ready to fight but were held back because of political concerns of rear echelon lawyers inside the White House.
A former team sergeant of the Combatant Commanders In-extremis Force (CIF) told Fox News: “For some reason they were all shut down, and I think it leads back to a policymaker somewhere because nobody in the military is going to shut down an operation.” All the sergeant did that night was monitor events as they happened. The unit was ready to move, yet wound up doing nothing. An opportunity squandered.
A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit revealed that the State Department knew the military was ready to move on Benghazi. “Department of Defense Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash immediately offered assistance to the State Department on the night of Sept. 11, saying forces could move to Benghazi and ‘they are spinning up as we speak.’” Of course, History will tell us that nothing was prompted by political motivations.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Barack’s State Department claimed that nothing more could be done. That night, Obama and Hillary hid until a satisfactory lie had been cooked up by Ben Rhodes. As a result, Obama won the 2012 election and Hillary will be the 2016 Democratic nominee for President.