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Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group
The Associated Press ^ | Published: October 27, 2012 | ROBERT BURNS

Posted on 10/27/2012 9:23:25 PM PDT by Rabin

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Indications are that there were drones overhead, and possibly a gunship. There was a rapid reaction force within reach, in addition to the carrier group.

Interestingly enough, the head of Africa Command at the time of Benghazi has also been recalled and replaced.

Raben.

1 posted on 10/27/2012 9:23:38 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: Rabin

You're in command now, Admiral Piett.
2 posted on 10/27/2012 9:29:48 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Rabin

The Navy. You know, they have ships and stuff.


3 posted on 10/27/2012 9:31:15 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom

Disobeyed an order to nuke Pakistan?


4 posted on 10/27/2012 9:34:36 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Rabin; rdax
According to rdax:
The information I heard today was that General 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.

It appears the US Navy has borrowed the concept of a "political Officer" from the old Soviet Union.

Don't be surprised it Obama emulates his hero and purges 1/3 of the military high command.

5 posted on 10/27/2012 9:35:08 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1376 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: LucyT; onyx; maggief; penelopesire; SE Mom; thouworm; MestaMachine

Made it to AP. Everyone will have this story by Monday.


6 posted on 10/27/2012 9:44:54 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Rabin

The uniformed warriers in the Department of Defense must be bat shit about what happened in Libya. They will make their displeasure known.


7 posted on 10/27/2012 9:48:05 PM PDT by BAW (We are the Resistance.)
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To: hoosiermama

Working its way into the reluctant lamestream.


8 posted on 10/27/2012 9:48:48 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: null and void; hoosiermama
AP has the info — But WILL they PRINT IT?

The information I heard today was that General 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.

God help this great nation. Tell everyone above 18 that is breathing to get in to vote for R/R. We must save our country.

9 posted on 10/27/2012 9:51:26 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: ari-freedom

10 posted on 10/27/2012 9:53:37 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ( "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Information should be sent to Drudge, Breitbart etc. Then it’s up to us to get the material out on tritter, facebook and email. WE THE PEOPLE are now the press.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 9:58:38 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Information should be sent to Drudge, Breitbart etc. Then it’s up to us to get the material out on tritter, facebook and email. WE THE PEOPLE are now the press.


12 posted on 10/27/2012 9:58:38 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

Information should be sent to Drudge, Breitbart etc. Then it’s up to us to get the material out on tritter, facebook and email. WE THE PEOPLE are now the press.


13 posted on 10/27/2012 10:16:36 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

” - - - WE THE PEOPLE are now the press. “

Very true.


14 posted on 10/27/2012 10:19:53 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Rabin
Yes, this is all very strange. The AFRICOM head and now this Admiral in some strange wording of inappropriate judgment.

Whatever are they trying to get away with, I think they will not succeed.

15 posted on 10/27/2012 10:32:19 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

There’s also a replacement of Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, USMC, from NATO Forces in Afghanistan. Two O-10’s and an O-7 - what other Flag-ranks are getting kicked?


16 posted on 10/27/2012 11:06:22 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

Strike that - read it wrong. Gen. Allen is being replaced by Dunford.


17 posted on 10/27/2012 11:12:10 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Morris70

Amazing how life imitates art sometimes, eh?

Mrs Moonhawk and I really enjoy that show.


18 posted on 10/27/2012 11:17:16 PM PDT by moonhawk (Free Republic: Show prep for Rush Limbaugh.)
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To: Rabin
Looks like the chain of command in breaking down.

How soon will it be when Obama will even lose the military ?
19 posted on 10/27/2012 11:18:45 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Rabin

One of the first things President Romney should do is reinstate Gen. Ham to his command or even promote him.


20 posted on 10/27/2012 11:20:26 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: null and void

"Gimme Ham on 5, hold the mayo."

21 posted on 10/27/2012 11:24:20 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: American Constitutionalist
How soon will it be when Obama will even lose the military ?

The instant they cleave to their Oath to protect and defend The Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.

(Obama is in the unique position of being an enemy who is BOTH foreign and domestic!)

22 posted on 10/27/2012 11:28:32 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1376 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Rabin

First General Ham now this Admiral.....you know what is happening, OBAMA IS CONDUCTING A COUP! THERE WAS A DAMN MUTINY AGAINST OBAMA/LIBYA MESS.

WE NEED TO START KEEPING A LIST.


23 posted on 10/27/2012 11:29:41 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Perfect! Well played, sir, well played...


24 posted on 10/27/2012 11:30:09 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1376 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: brityank

2 Generals and 1 Admiral.....thats a mutiny folks. MUTINY IN LIBYA.....THIS IS GONNA BREAK LIKE A SPLASH OF SKUNK SPRAY ALLOVA ALLOVA ALLOVA!


25 posted on 10/27/2012 11:39:38 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Graewoulf

Yup, we have to be the press, thank God for FreeRepublic, the internet and talk radio!

p.s. See my tagline...


26 posted on 10/27/2012 11:53:23 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Graewoulf
FORGET YOU CNN,ABC,CBS,NBC,MSNBC,N.Y. SLIMES Etc.

MEET THE NEW NEWS MEDIA


27 posted on 10/28/2012 12:01:19 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Rabin

Had no doubt, and still have no doubt. There are Men and Women, at the top of our Military, who still believe. God Bless Them! and please, God, if you can find the time, Protect and Bless our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Am in prayer for You Lord to bring that victory. In Jesus Name. Amen.


28 posted on 10/28/2012 2:42:07 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Rabin

He follows orders.......he got none! so for political face saving that won’t work they through him under the bus too.


29 posted on 10/28/2012 3:37:49 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: null and void

If what you say is true, this man is a hero.


30 posted on 10/28/2012 5:12:03 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: hoosiermama; LucyT; Protect the Bill of Rights; ColdOne; penelopesire; SE Mom; thouworm; ...

https://twitter.com/JenGriffinFNC/status/262499643592699904

Jennifer Griffin Jennifer Griffin @JenGriffinFNC

Rumors Gen Carter Ham relieved of command over Benghazi NOT true, according to multiple well placed sources. Long planned change of command.

3:22 AM - 28 Oct 12 ·


31 posted on 10/28/2012 5:24:55 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Bret Baier @BretBaier

multiple sources incldg Gen Ham himself say the report that he was relieved of his cmd over Benghazi, or anything else, are NOT true - 1/2.


32 posted on 10/28/2012 5:28:52 AM PDT by maggief
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To: hoosiermama
Made it to AP. Everyone will have this story by Monday.

Music to my ears.

33 posted on 10/28/2012 5:59:35 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: hoosiermama
Then it’s up to us to get the material out on twitter, facebook and email. WE THE PEOPLE are now the press.

or the "Minutemen" of 2012 ... one if by land, and two if by sea ...

34 posted on 10/28/2012 6:03:05 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: null and void

The Zampolits have been there for some time. Obama’s just accelerating the process.


35 posted on 10/28/2012 6:22:45 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: hoosiermama

All the better. Let’s press on.


36 posted on 10/28/2012 6:35:23 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: hoosiermama

All the better. Let’s press on.


37 posted on 10/28/2012 6:46:24 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Rabin

Instapundit now says this story about the admiral untrue as well.


38 posted on 10/28/2012 7:07:09 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: moonhawk
Mrs Moonhawk and I really enjoy that show.

I thought it would be a joke until I started watching episodes online. I love Andre Braugher as Captain Chaplin.

39 posted on 10/28/2012 7:46:36 AM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: null and void
Don't be surprised it Obama emulates his hero and purges 1/3 of the military high command.

Been thinking about this. I hope he does (as long as he doesn't put bullets in the back of their necks as his hero did). He'll have created an instant military high command for . . . who knows? Someone out there might need them.

40 posted on 10/28/2012 8:12:14 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: maggief

LOL

Sounds like someone just got the journalistic version of an Atomic Wedgie over this.

All we need to confirm every internet rumor (and some that haven’t made it there yet) is for WaPo/NYSlime to join in this little chorus./xxl sarc


42 posted on 10/28/2012 8:43:37 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet
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To: Servant of the Cross

...three if by Wire-Transfer.

Who’s in command of the QE3?

< insert image of Ben Bernanke piloting a rubber duck in a bubbling bath tub, here >


43 posted on 10/28/2012 8:45:03 AM PDT by TArcher
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To: ari-freedom
Oh dude brilliant but get it from google instead...they can't break their own cacheing.

"You're in command now, Admiral Piett."


44 posted on 10/28/2012 8:45:50 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, CO, IA, NH = 285EV)
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To: MestaMachine

Source????


45 posted on 10/28/2012 8:48:13 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet
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To: no-to-illegals
There are Men and Women, at the top of our Military, who still believe. God Bless Them! and please, God, if you can find the time, Protect and Bless our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Am in prayer for You Lord to bring that victory. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Please God, inspire them to uphold their Oath to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.

46 posted on 10/28/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1377 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: maggief

Today the government denied rumors that _____...


47 posted on 10/28/2012 9:08:02 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1377 of the Obama Regime - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

GOOD THING YOU ASKED!!! MY APOLOGIES STRAIGHT UP!!! The General who had been under investigation was 4 star Kip Ward who Ham replaced.
Asking mod to remove previous post!


48 posted on 10/28/2012 9:08:45 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: MestaMachine

No worries.

Just like umpiring: Ego ain’t as important as getting the damn call right.


49 posted on 10/28/2012 9:25:18 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet
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To: hoosiermama

Let’s just hope Rush is all over this tomorrow. This is one of the biggest coverups I can recall ever.


50 posted on 10/28/2012 9:27:25 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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