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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Every time we think we have heard the last about Benghazi and what could have been done to help Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty, more news comes out that more could have been done.

A team was apparently waiting at Aviano Air Force base in Italy the night of the attack on September 11, 2012.

But the call never came. From 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.

Watch his account in this video:

And:

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.”

It was during that second attack that Doherty and Woods were killed. Smith and Stevens were killed in the first wave.

When is somebody going to be accountable for this? This is the kind of thing that happens when bureaucrats are in charge and are afraid to make a decision. They’d rather do nothing than risk being wrong.

Four Americans died as a result.

Please tell others about this. Share this story so others do not forget.

H/T: Fox News

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