Fox: Special Forces Could Have Reached Benghazi Within Hours
A unit was in Croatia, 4-6 hours away from the consulate, Fox reports
A member of special ops claims to have witnessed the Benghazi attack knowing that special forces were "just a few hours away, and said he and others feel the government betrayed the four men who died in the attack," according to Fox.
He spoke anonymously to Fox with his face and voice disguised.
"I know for a fact that C-110, the EUCOM CIF, was doing a training exercise in...not in the region of North Africa, but in Europe," the man told Fox's Adam Housley. "And they had the ability to act and to respond."
C-110 was training in Croatia, just 3 and a half hours away, according to Fox. "C-110 had the ability to be there, in my opinion, in a matter of about four hours...four to six hours," said the anonymous operative.
"They would have been there at a minimum to...facilitate their exfil out of the, out of the problem situation...We could have sent a C-130 to Benghazi to provide medical evacuation for the injured." The source's statements contradict claims made by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen in Dec 2012. He stated that America didn't have personnel close enough to get to the consulate while the attack was under way.
Fox News sources also allege that Obama administration officials threatened whistleblowers from the State Department who had information about Benghazi.