In her radio interview, Lopez echoed Lyons’ statements that F-16s were available for use on September 11, 2012. “Even if they were not armed, even if they were not loaded with munitions, simply flying a jet like that low and fast on afterburner over a scene like this, has, in the past, in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, had the salutary effect of absolutely scattering the attackers, who are taken by surprise and frightened out of their wits,” she said. The problem is that the U.S. did not make an attempt.
Some media outlets have also misrepresented former CIA officer Wayne Simmons’ comments. Responding to a reporter’s question, Simmons actually said: “What we’re talking about here is lack of leadership. Or leadership, to use your words, it’s treasonous—to some. I’m not saying that. I’m saying that to repeat what you said. Some look at it as treasonous moves, and our men and women had to follow what many purport as, qualify as treasonous moves.”
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We are pleased to see the excellent coverage this story has gotten, albeit mainly in the conservative media. A World Magazine piece, a Town Hall article, and Diana West column, among several others, serve as excellent resources for our story.
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