Written by Dan W3RXO/5 Tuesday, 28 January 2014 15:07
This IS good news, but the spin-meisters, in DC, will try their damndest to spin it, to serve a political purpose. Let's get this straight now. Two SOCOM "Operators" are able to "charter" an unknown type aircraft, and fly just over 400 miles from Tripoli, to Benghazi, and rescue a bunch of Americans. Wonderful!!! These brave men deserve ALL OF THE ACCOLADES!!! They did a wonderful thing, and nothing that follows, should be construed, as diminishing that fact. We Americans, were repeatedly told, as was Congress, by SecDef Panetta, and SecState Clinton, that a C.I.F. team, stationed in Sigonella, Sicily, would not have been able to get there in time to do any good. Now, I'm just a layman. I never served the military. But, I listen to people who KNOW things, and this is my layman's explanation of the truth.