Obama fires/replaces military Commanders who may have defied his orders to Stand Down and abandon Americans in Benghazi.
News from late last week, but was lost in the hysteria over Frankenstorm Sandy. Obama may have begun a purge of those military brass who he feels do not toe his line – especially when they involve following his orders that result in the abandonment and death of Americans.
Orders in the military are regarded as almost holy writ, and the chain of command followed without question. But this is not ancient Rome and Obama is not yet Caesar in the minds of many – but he may be in the beginning phase of a purge of military brass not beholden to his every whim.
What happens when good men, raised on following orders are given orders to abandon and leave Americans to die at the hands of our avowed Jihadist enemies? Some may argue they are rightfully fired/court martialed and removed for disregarding orders. But if moral law is a motivating factor in carrying out orders – defying them would indicate an immoral order was ignored or not followed.
Such an appearance of evil may be the case with a four-star General involved in the African theater of operations or AFRICOM, on 9-11, 2012 when the American mission in Benghazi came under attack.
Gateway Pundit reported on Saturday that Obama had removed and replaced General Carter Ham, who was head of AFRICOM on that September 11, and General Joseph Dunford of the Marine Corps. There was also a Rear Admiral of a Carrier Strike Group recalled, but it seems that may be on matters unrelated to Benghazi.
rumor making the rounds is that Barack Obama replaced General Carter Ham at AFRICOM after the general made a move to help the US security officials at the Benghazi consulate and annex. Ham was replaced by Gen. David Rodriquez on October 18….
General [Carter] Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.
General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.
As the lie and cover-ups of the Benghazi debacle by Obama’s regime begin to unravel – it is being noted for the record here, that General Ham’s account of events surrounding the 9-11 attacks in Benghazi do not square with SEVERAL adamant claims of Obama, his State Department and his propaganda media machine trying their damnedest to protect and exonerate Obama from the scandal.
In an interview with state Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) General Ham told him directly on explicit questioning that he was NEVER ordered to save men in Benghazi:
Did we have resources in the area? The answer is “yes”.
Did we have proximity? The answer is “yes”.
Why we didn’t send in some of those assets? The general said he was not requested to do so. Meaning someone higher up than a 4-star General made the call to stand down and not send aid to help the Americans under attack in Benghazi.
While Obama and his regime refuse to address or answer ANY questions about the Benghazi attacks, citing it is investigating the situation – Jay Carney let it slip that Obama’s inaction on the Benghazi situation now extends to his inaction on the supposed investigation taking place. The administration has still not made clear what exactly is being investigated, or the extent of the investigation. And President Obama doesn’t much care, as Carney said “He (Obama) has not participated in the investigation”.
So what we know for certain is that General Ham says that he was never asked to send assets to rescue Americans in a U.S. Mission under attack by Jihadists in Libya, and that he is now relieved of that command. Speculation over this appearance of evil since there is no truth or clarifications coming from Obama – is simply leading to more and more ugly suppositions. Mine, is that Obama is conducting a purge of those military brass that aren’t going to go along with his coup.