Were an admiral and a general fired for moving to help Americans in Benghazi?
There are reports that two high-ranking military officers, Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette and General Carter Ham, were fired by Obama for wanting to come to the assistance of the beleagured U.S. missions in Benghazi.
This GRU report, however, states that Admiral Gaouette’s firing by President Obama was due to this strike force commander disobeying orders when he ordered his forces on 11 September to “assist and provide intelligence for” American military forces ordered into action by US Army General Carter Ham, who was then the commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), against terrorist forces attacking the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.Leave aside the business about the second in command relieving the general o fhis commend “within 30 seconds to a minute” of his moving to respond, which makes the report sound unbelievable. Suppose this is shown to be true. Will anything come of it? No. It’s their country now.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 14, 2012 05:23 PM | Send