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Obama Administration Replaces Top Generals Following Benghazi Disaster
Gateway Pundit ^ | October 27, 2012 | Jim Holt

Posted on 10/27/2012 4:39:50 PM PDT by bobsunshine

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81 posted on 10/27/2012 9:35:44 PM PDT by HollyB
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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.

What's missing is the answer to a very simple question :

Who has the authority to replace the Head of Africom?

And who isn't?

82 posted on 10/27/2012 9:54:38 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: SCalGal

My thought precisely. Obama’s new appointees will be sycophants.

83 posted on 10/27/2012 10:10:29 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: bobsunshine

Check back on this story about 24-36 hours later. Then the dust should be settled and we’ll see if an internal purge is beginning or not.

The timing is extremely suspicious.

I’m waiting for the two assets on the ground in Benghazi to come out and tell what they saw and heard (assuming that they exist).

Ty Wood’s father is carrying the spear for America right now and needs all the support we can give him.

It is time to end the High Crimes and Misdemeanor treason and incompetence.

84 posted on 10/27/2012 10:25:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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I don’t trust the press at all. But individuals (like the SF LTC that called Rush) have been coming forward.

85 posted on 10/28/2012 3:21:08 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: UriĀ’el-2012
I don't have trouble believing this with Marxists in WH, DOD & State.

In order for this "relieved-on-the-spot" scenario to play out, the WH, DOD, & State would have had to had the full and immediate cooperation of Ham's deputy commander and subordinates as well as the Joint Chiefs of Staff, all the while a major terrorist attack was under way.

Just don't see it happening.

Afterward, when the search for a scapegoat was underway, sure, but not during the attacks themselves.

86 posted on 10/28/2012 3:44:40 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: lucky american
What soldier would go into battle now knowing that he might not have his six covered ?

They would never send a soldier to Leavenworth, would they? </sarcasm>

87 posted on 10/28/2012 9:26:41 AM PDT by itsahoot (Any enemy that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable.)
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Report: Obama Watched Benghazi Attack From 'Situation Room'

Justice with Judge Jeanine 10/27/12 - CIA talks about latest news about Benghazi coverup

Judge Jeanine speaking with Charles Woods, father of Benghazi slain SEAL Ty Woods

Judge Jeanine asks White House 'How do you sleep at night'

88 posted on 10/28/2012 11:46:25 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bobsunshine

The Admiral is in the 5th Fleet AO, not anywhere near Libya. I’ll repeat something I read which is this might be related to his behavior on liberty in Thailand or Malaysia. I’m not sure what kind of trouble you can get into in Thailand as a sailor.

General Ham has been in his position about 18 months. I don’t think it would be unusual to announce the name of the person nominated to replace him. When I was in the Navy you could negotiate your orders 6 months out. I would imagine these career guys spend a good bit of time mulling over what posts they want to bid on.

The use of the words relief and relieve have some tricky connotations. I checked the AFRICOM website also and Ham was still at the top of that. There is some PAO Captain whose major job is to make sure that website is accurate.

I also think that it would be impossible to keep news of a relief for cause under wraps from the 18th until today. There are just too many people who would know down to the General’s driver and they all have access to email and Facebook at this point.

89 posted on 10/28/2012 2:53:05 PM PDT by Belasarius (Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:2-7)
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90 posted on 10/28/2012 9:29:23 PM PDT by milford421 ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke))
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