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General Carter Ham Finally To Testify About Benghazi
Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2013 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 06/18/2013 5:14:33 AM PDT by joygrace

General Carter Ham is scheduled to testify to the House Armed Services Committee on June 26 at a classified briefing about his knowledge of events that took place when the attack on the U.S. Consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya happened last September, reports Fox News' Greta Van Susteren:

Below is from my FNC colleague Justin Fishel:

Subject: Fox First: General Carter Ham to testify on Benghazi for first time next week

Fox News has learned that the House Armed Services Committee will hold a classified briefing next Weds June 26 at 9:00 on Benghazi.

Briefers will include:

Gen. Carter Ham (ret.) He was head of AFRICOM during Benghazi attack.

LTC Gibson

RADM Brian Losey – Special Operations Command Africa

The briefing is organized by the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the HASC. Ham, who was the head of AFRICOM during Benghazi attack, will brief members behind closed doors about why military assets that were available were not sent to Benghazi to help the Americans who were under attack.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; carterham; generalham; gibson; ham; libya; losey; military; navyseals; obama; obamaspeople; scandals; terrorism; threatmatrix; wot
Prayers up for General Ham, LTC Gibson,and RADM Brian Losey.

I pray these men have the strength and courage to tell the truth, the whole truth, so help us God.

1 posted on 06/18/2013 5:14:33 AM PDT by joygrace
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To: joygrace

I am with you but I also fear we have seen the last of truth in America.

LLS


2 posted on 06/18/2013 5:18:07 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: joygrace

Imagine if the Dems held the House as well as the Senate. All of this would have been covered up.

How fortunate we are. Maybe, in spite of all of our sins God still is looking out for us?


4 posted on 06/18/2013 5:21:00 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: joygrace
Briefers will include ...

Lt. Colonel Gibson

Q: How did the personnel react to being told to ‘Stand Down’?

Hicks: They were furious. I can only say … well I will quote Lt. Colonel Gibson … he said this is the first time in my career that a diplomat has more balls than somebody in the military.

5 posted on 06/18/2013 5:24:12 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Don’t expect much more than boiler plate briefings and talking points from Ham and Losey. The best chance for some truth on the matter will come from LTC Gibson.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 5:25:52 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Yes since the briefing is "classified" we the public can expect to learn nothing of significance. The committee members will be sworn to secrecy and in any case have no taste for further controversy.
7 posted on 06/18/2013 5:31:21 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Servant of the Cross
"(snip)...Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette was in command of the Carrier Strike Group Three (CSG-3), then deployed in Middle Eastern waters during the attack on Benghazi.

Both Ham and Gaouette reported receiving the same desperate cables for additional security and backup that Obama administration officials received and ignored from Benghazi. They did not ignore those desperate calls for help ringing out from the Benghazi installation on 11 September 2012.

No, both Ham and Gaouette attempted to launch ready response teams in the region capable of provided the much needed assistance during the seven hour long assault on Benghazi. Both were then relieved of command for their actions, described by the US Military as “allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment.”...(snip)

BENGHAZI: WHERE ARE GEN. HAM AND ADM. GAOUETTE? We need Admiral Gaouette to come forward as well. Where is he I wonder? I will keep praying he will.

8 posted on 06/18/2013 5:37:08 AM PDT by joygrace
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To: kjo

Imagine if the Dems held the House as well as the Senate. All of this would have been covered up.


They had control in 2009 and 2010 and look what transpired...

-Pigford II
-Payola palooza (Stimulus)
-Green Energy loans to political allies
-GM secured bondholders stripped of their legal rights and control of the assets of GM turned over to the union allies
-Fast & Furious


9 posted on 06/18/2013 5:44:34 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: joygrace

“allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment.”


Does the same apply for the Commander-in-Chief?


10 posted on 06/18/2013 5:46:08 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: kjo
All of this would have been covered up.

Since Ham, Gibson and Losey will be testifying behind closed doors, it will continue to be.

11 posted on 06/18/2013 5:49:57 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: joygrace

Bottom line for me, regardless of what we are told about this hearing:

Obumbler’s administration says they could not get help to Bengazi in time to save Stevens.

Stevens call to them for help was equivalent to a civilian’s call to 911.

They were his 911.

What would we think of a 911 call that went like this:

“My house is on fire and the stress is causing me to have a heart attack. Please send the fire department and and EMC quick.”

And the reply was: “ It will all be over before we can get there so we are not sending anyone.”

Dereliction of duty if there ever was. At least everyone involved should be fired.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 5:50:43 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: joygrace; kjo; LibLieSlayer; Servant of the Cross; TADSLOS; hinckley buzzard
Gen. Ham: "No order to Protect Consulate" (Video-Rep.Chaffetz)

It is a little over 2 minutes long but at the 50 second mark Rep. Chaffetz talks about speaking with General Ham after the Benghazi attack. My hope is General Ham is able to tell the committee what he told Rep. Chaffetz. Marines were available to go and help in Benghazi but no order was given.

13 posted on 06/18/2013 5:54:02 AM PDT by joygrace
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To: joygrace; Travis McGee; MestaMachine

Remember - Recent testimony revealed that the special forces (C-110 - I think) in Croatia specifically trained for this type of mission were transferred to AFRICOM the night of the Benghazi attack. It seems that Gen. Ham was preparing them, command-wise, to deploy to Benghazi.

General Ham’s testimony is critical to finding out what happened that night.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 5:58:43 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: joygrace

Classified. I guess this is where they talk about why the CIA was there. Too bad the rest of us don’t get to hear the explanation.

It sucks being too stoo-pid for the government.

Make them talk in public.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 6:07:43 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: joygrace; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; ..
This should not be behind closed doors. If the general must use classified info, THAT cam be taken behind closed doors, but it can't ALL be classified and we deserve to know exactly what happened and who and why.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

16 posted on 06/18/2013 6:07:54 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: joygrace

17 posted on 06/18/2013 6:24:59 AM PDT by joygrace
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To: joygrace
Bttt.

5.56mm

18 posted on 06/18/2013 6:32:33 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: TADSLOS

Understood. I wonder if we will ever hear what they say behind closed doors.

LLS


19 posted on 06/18/2013 6:49:06 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I was just pondering that in the post above.

LLS


20 posted on 06/18/2013 6:49:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: joygrace

obama and reggie were locked up alone and he could not be bothered.

LLS


21 posted on 06/18/2013 6:50:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Doubt it, unless there’s a whistleblower in the briefing room willing to reveal the classified aspect of the testimony.


22 posted on 06/18/2013 6:56:00 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: joygrace
First question to General Ham.... Who gave you the order to stand down? Then the House needs to subpoena that person and ask the same question! And simply work their way up the chain of command instead of endlessly wringing their hands and saying "we don't know who gave the order to stand down!"

My opinion is that Gen Ham is first & foremost a politician as well, and will not say anything to implicate 0dumboshit or Hillary or Panetta or Dempsey or Holder! Otherwise he would have already resigned and then gone public with this information.

The blame for all of Benghazi is directly attributable to these lying RAT bastard SOB's!

23 posted on 06/18/2013 6:57:43 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: joygrace

Rear Admiral Brian L. Losey

Commander, Special Operations Command Africa Bio

24 posted on 06/18/2013 6:57:45 AM PDT by joygrace
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To: joygrace

This part of the battle is over. The Democrats have already lost. They fight on to loot as much money as possible from the public treasuries in the time they have left.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 7:05:17 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: joygrace

Let’s hope these warriors love their country more than the political powers that be....and protecting Obozo’s “legacy”.


26 posted on 06/18/2013 7:11:03 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: joygrace

You guys think this is going to be “Ham’s revenge”? He probably was in direct contact with the White House and can finger Obama definitively for inaction.


27 posted on 06/18/2013 7:19:50 AM PDT by struggle
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To: TADSLOS

I am afraid that you are correct.

LLS


28 posted on 06/18/2013 8:19:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: joygrace

I would love to be a fly on the wall in that room.


29 posted on 06/18/2013 8:57:53 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: MestaMachine; joygrace; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; ...

They need to talk to Admiral Gaoette from USS “John C. Stennis” about its position from Benghazi and why HE was immediately removed from that command likewise General Carter Ham!!!


30 posted on 06/18/2013 9:35:04 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: rcrngroup; joygrace

Throw in Betrayedus among those rats!!!


31 posted on 06/18/2013 11:55:33 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: MestaMachine

LTC MICHAEL C. GIBSON

May 2012, Ltc. Gibson assumed a Department Chair and Professor position in military Science at Marquette university. So he received this position before Benghazi happened.

His bio at at the link but it doesn't mention Benghazi. It seems like he landed a very prestigious and well paid position.

32 posted on 06/20/2013 9:21:37 AM PDT by joygrace
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To: joygrace

Every government, when they are planning anything “EXTRA LEGAL” will always give themselves “DENIABILITY”. In my 40+ years in the field, whenever the government needed “DENIABILITY”, when they sent people to do a “BLACK JOB”, they hired “FORIEGNERS” to do the job. These men all had “FORIEGN PASSPORTS”, and whether they live or die during the operation in inconsequential. If these men were lucky enough to come out alive, they are briefed, and told that they cannot, under penalty of death, reveal any part of the operation.


33 posted on 06/22/2013 6:14:52 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: gingerbread
Please tell me more. Very interesting. So, are you saying that based on your experience, we will never really get justice for what happened because the truth will be buried forever?

Time is passing and I am wondering if the three who will be deposed next week privately will just cover for Obama. I assume they will because if they had something different to say wouldn't they have stepped up before now. Petreaus knew what happened and he supported the WH in the aftermath of Benghazi.

Those who survived Benghazi haven't been deposed yet even though Issa requested their contact information weeks ago. It doesn't look like they are offering to come forward willingly. So, we know what they will say.

This is beyond heartbreaking.

34 posted on 06/22/2013 7:44:18 AM PDT by joygrace
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To: joygrace

The reason that our ambassador was in “BENGHAZI” was for weapons to be sent to the Syrian Rebels. Please, if you believe that the ambassador was in BENGHAZI to have “LUNCH” with a Turkish diplomat, you are being very naive. The reason why they didn’t send “HELP” when they could, was because that “SAFE HOUSE” was loaded with weapons for Syria. Had these “RESCUERS” find all those weapons in the “SAFE HOUSE”, it would have exposed this government, especially the State Dept, for an illegal “BLACK BAG JOB”. Now for your question? I will tell you that we will never find out what happened in BENGHAZI, because every one involved are dead, except, of course, the TURKISH diplomat, and he’s not talking.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 12:47:30 PM PDT by gingerbread
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