Monday, October 29, 2012

"U.S. General Arrested for Activating Special Forces Teams; Ignoring Libya Stand-Down Order"; A Comment

"U.S. General Arrested for Activating Special Forces Teams;
 Ignoring Libya Stand-Down Order"
by The Daily Sheeple

"The official story surrounding the events of September 11, 2012 in Bengzahi, Libya which left four Americans dead, has now officially fallen apart. After numerous flips and flops by the Obama administration, which originally attempted to paint the incident as a Muslim outcry over an anti-Islamic video, whistle blowers throughout the U.S. government, including within the White House, the State Department, national intelligence agencies and the U.S.military have made available stunning details that suggest not only did operational commanders have live visual and audio communications from drones overhead and intelligence assets on the ground, but that some commanders within the military were prepared to go-it-alone after being told to “stand down.

Africom commanding officer U.S. General Carter Ham, after being ordered to essentially surrender control of the situation to alleged Al Queda terrorists and let Americans on the ground die, made the unilateral decision to ignore orders from the Secretary of Defense and activated special operations teams at his disposal for immediate deployment to the area. According to reports, once the General went rogue he was arrested within minutes by his second in command and relieved of duty.
“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,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”
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.

The question now is whether the American people will hold to account the chain of command responsible for leaving our people behind, fabricating a politically expedient story, and continuing to sell the now defunct lie(s) even after all of their variations of the story were found to be false and misleading.

A General who made the decision to assist diplomatic and intelligence assets on the ground has been arrested and will likely be retired or worse, while those who ordered the removal of embassy security details and ordered U.S. forces to stand-down are left to go on about their business and likely risk more American lives in the future. In some circles the actions of those at the very top of the command structure during the Benghazi attacks would be considered traitorous."
"Petraeus Tosses Obama And Panetta Under The Bus"
by Max Keiser

"Which brings us to Benghazi. Nowhere on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times, which yesterday endorsed Obama, do we find even a passing mention of this growing political scandal, perhaps the biggest since Watergate. Unlike Watergate, however —  a story the news media pursued relentlessly only because they hated Nixon so much — in Benghazi, quite possibly because of gross negligence directly attributable to the President, Americans actually died: Ambassador Chris Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith and two former Navy Seals, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods,  who evidently defied orders in a heroic attempt to defend the mission.  Obama slept on the news and went to Las Vegas the next day to campaign, even as his lackeys continued to insist that the September 11 firebombing in Libya was a spontaneous attack by Islamists angered by an anti-Mohammed film that had surfaced on the Web. We now know not only that the attack was planned in advance by al Qaeda to coincide with 9/11, but that earlier attacks had prompted requests for additional security at the mission. The requests were ignored, but Obama is insisting they never reached his office.

We shall see. In the meantime, another story has surfaced suggesting that the President himself may have denied support requested by the Benghazi mission when it was under siege. This would have happened while U.S. drones were monitoring the fiery attack in real time.  If someone did indeed let a mayday plea from the mission go unanswered, CIA director David Petraeus says it wasn’t him. “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need,” a CIA spokesman told the press.”
"CIA Assets Ordered to “Stand Down” During Libya Attacks; 
Delta Force Spec Ops Waited For Hours For Deployment Orders"by

"An exclusive report from FoxNews now claims that the situation was much more clear than the administration has made it out to be, and that repeated real-time calls for assistance, while drones surveyed the area, were ignored. Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during the attack on the U.S. consulate and subsequent attack several hours later was denied by U.S. officials — who also told the CIA operators twice to “stand down” rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.

Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team who was at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When he and others heard the shots fired, they informed their higher-ups at the annex to tell them what they were hearing and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange. Soon after, they were again told to “stand down.”

At that point, they called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied. There were no communications problems at the annex, according those present at the compound. The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, at least one member of the team was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. The security officer had a laser on the target that was firing and repeatedly requested back-up support from a Spectre gunship, which is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The fighting at the CIA annex went on for more than four hours — enough time for any planes based in Sigonella Air base, just 480 miles away, to arrive."
"Obama Fires Top Admiral For Advocating Libyan Rescue"
by Mort Amsel

"According to this report, yesterday (27 October) Obama ordered the immediate removal of Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette from his command of the powerful Carrier Strike Group Three (CSG-3) currently located in the Middle East. CSG-3 is one of five US Navy carrier strike groups currently assigned to the US Pacific Fleet. US Navy carrier strike groups are employed in a variety of roles, which involve gaining and maintaining sea control and projecting power ashore, as well as projecting naval airpower ashore. US news reports on Obama’s unprecedented firing of a powerful US Navy Commander during wartime state that Admiral Gaouette’s removal was for “allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment” that arose during the strike group’s deployment to the Middle East.  

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."
A Comment: So, the command structure had live video and audio feeds from surveillance drones observing the attack, as well as ground assets. They watched it unfold in real time. A 4 star General doesn't just go "rogue", and was only considered so when he defied orders to "stand down" his readily available Delta Force special operations teams instead of intervening, which was his intent. CIA operatives, as well as a Spectre gunship, were also told to stand down instead of attempting to save the Americans trapped in the over 4 hours of fighting at the embassy. CIA Director Petraeus claims that no one in the CIA ordered any assets to stand down. If that's true, only 2 other people had the authority to do so: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and President Obama. Why they'd do so is the question. More to come on that... - CP

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