Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Questions on Libya
The tragedy and fiasco in Libya came up and then went away in last night's final presidential debate. But Bing West still has some pertinent and angry questions
about it. Like why there was no military response to the attack while it was going on.
Fighter jets could have been at Benghazi in an hour; the commandos inside three hours. If the attackers were a mob, as intelligence reported, then an F18 in afterburner, roaring like a lion, would unnerve them. This procedure was applied often in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Conversely, if the attackers were terrorists, then the U.S. commandos would eliminate them. But no forces were dispatched from Sigonella.
Read it all.