And the excuse that there weren't any resources in the area falls short.
How long does it take to fly some F16s from southern Europe or the ME? Three, four hours?
How long did the attack last? All day? I heard 8 hours from beginning to end!
There certainly appears to have been plenty of time.
I call BS.
approx 1050 miles from airbase Aviano to Benghazi. Commercial airliner time would be two hours. They had the time.
Even a simple fly-by by a single F-16 would've given the attackers pause to continue their assault. Leaven them wondering what's next..