On October 25 2012, defending why the Obama administration did not send help to the besieged U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Obama’s Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta made this interesting statement to Pentagon reporters:
“(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place. And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. [Carter] Ham, [Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff] Gen. [Martin] Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”
The first thing to note about what Panetta said is that HE LIED about the administration not having “real-time information about what’s taking place”.
Last Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said on television that his sources say Barack Obama was in the White House situation room watching the Benghazi attack in real time.
Shaffer said: “This was in the middle of the business day in Washington, so everybody at the White House, CIA, Pentagon, everybody was watching this go down. According to my sources, yes, [Obama] was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real-time watching this. Only he [Obama] could issue a directive to Secretary of Defense Panetta to do something. That’s the only place it could be done.”
The Inquisitr reports that not only did Obama refuse to send help to the Americans being attacked and killed, sources say he actually ordered an AC-130U gunship to stand down. After that, the Commander In Chief went to bed early in order to be ready for his Las Vegas fundraiser the next day.
Despite three urgent requests from the CIA annex, no military backup was sent for the besieged personnel of the consulate. The CIA officially denies that these requests ever took place or that they were turned down.
According to TheBlaze.com, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, the two former Navy SEALS who were among the four Americans murdered in Benghazi, disobeyed orders from superiors to “stand down”. They raced to the main consulate building to help Ambassador Christopher Stevens and others who were under siege.
Pat Dollard of BareNakedIslam writes, Oct. 28, 2012, that he heard that General Carter Ham, head of Africom (U.S. Africa Command), received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the Benghazi attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had the unit ready. Dollard writes:
“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.”
Gen. Ham’s “second in command” is not named.
The United States Africa Command, also known as U.S. AFRICOM, is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). As one of six that are regionally focused, it is devoted solely to Africa. U.S. AFRICOM is responsible to the Secretary of Defense for U.S. military relations with 54 African countries.
The Benghazi attack took place on the night of September 11, 2012. On October 18, 2012, in a DoD news briefing, Leon Panetta announced that Gen. Ham was fired:
“Today I am very pleased to announce that President Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.”
James S. Robbins of The Washington Times writes that Gen. Ham “is a very well regarded officer who made AFRICOM into a true Combatant Command after the ineffective leadership of his predecessor, General William E. ‘Kip’ Ward.” According to Joint doctrine, “the tour length for combatant commanders and Defense agency directors is three years.” But Gen. Ham had only been in the commander position at AFRICOM for a year and a half and the informal word was that he was scheduled to rotate out in March 2013.
In other words, Obama fired General Carter Ham, a distinguished U.S. Army general and a true patriot.
To Hell with Obama the traitorous POS.
To Hell with the traitorous weaselly Leon Panetta.
To Hell with this entire rotten traitorous administration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!