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by JB Williams, ©2013

Gen. Carter Ham, former commander of AFRICOM, was relieved of command while in the Pentagon on September 11, 2012 and “retired” in April

(May 16, 2013) — Who knows the whole truth about why Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty along with State Department officials Chris Stevens and Sean Smith died in Benghazi 11 September 2012?

It’s now public knowledge that the ever evolving official administration stories on Benghazi are all bold faced lies. It’s clear that the four Americans who were brutally murdered in Benghazi did not have to die. What’s not clear yet is who is responsible for these murders? Nothing the Obama administration has told the people about Benghazi is true… but who is responsible?

General Carter Ham and Admiral Charles M. Gaouette know the answer to this question. Where are Ham and Gaouette today? Why hasn’t Issa’s investigative committee called these decorated Military officers to testify before the committee investigating Benghazi?

We have known since 30 October 2012 that these two officers…

Were ordered to STAND DOWN in Benghazi

Ignored those orders

Were relieved of duty for refusing orders to STAND DOWN

We know from the unclassified cables between Benghazi and DC and the subsequent Executive Brief that cables were firing in all directions in the hours before and during the Benghazi attack that ended in the brutal death of four Americans.

General Ham was head of AFRICOM and Commander of the 2011 US-NATO operation to depose Gadhafi in Libya. 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 providing 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.”

General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready to deploy to Benghazi. Then, General Ham received the order to stand down. His response was “s**** it,” – he was going to help anyway.

Within minutes after issuing an order to deploy his ready response team, Ham’s second-in-command apprehended the General and told him that he was now relieved of his command. Ham knows who issued the order to STAND DOWN as well as the order to relieve him of his command at AFRICOM.

Adm. Gaouette had also received the startling requests for support as the attack unfolded in Benghazi. Like Ham, he readied a response from Carrier Strike Group Three (CSG-3). Gaouette was also ordered to STAND DOWN and like Ham, he decided to refuse those orders. Gaouette readied vital intelligence and communications operations for an extraction effort to be launched by Ham.

Stars and Stripes reported October 18, 2012 that General Ham is being replaced by Gen. David Rodriguez. They also reported on October 27, 2012 that Adm. Gaouette is being replaced by Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker. The Navy stated that it was “replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment.”

What were the “inappropriate judgments” of these two decorated Military leaders? Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Navy’s chief spokesman, declined to discuss the investigation.

What we know is that these two highly unusual acts to remove two highly-decorated commanders is related to the 11 September 2012 strike on Benghazi. We also know that the congressional investigation has not yet called these valiant men in to give testimony.

RADM Charles Gaouette was relieved of duty for an alleged investigation into a matter of “judgment” last October

We know that months’ worth of warnings and requests for additional security at Benghazi we ignored and denied by the Clinton-run State Department and that someone gave the DoD order to STAND DOWN when American troops were in the region and ready to assist.

We know that the Obama administration manufactured a lie about some obscure anti-Islam YouTube clip that had nothing whatsoever to do with the events of 11 September 2012 in Benghazi. We know that the Obama administration is holding that filmmaker in prison today. We know that Benghazi survivors have been threatened and silenced.

But most of all, we know that Gen. Ham and Adm. Gaouette can provide very real answers to a laundry list of very important questions regarding the Benghazi attacks and Issa’s alleged investigation.

On 23 April 2013, Five House Committees investigating Benghazi issued a joint Interim Progress Report. In it, all five committees fail to ask the right questions and all five demonstrate a clear intent to keep the truth about Benghazi under wraps, though the report does confirm almost everything stated herein.

The attack in Benghazi of 11 September, 2012 is now almost eight months old and yet, the truth about that attack is still a distant fog sheltered by government officials engaged in blatant obstruction of justice, made possible by the help of a totally incompetent or complicit press.

If you want to know what really happened in Benghazi, demand that Issa’s congressional committee subpoena both Gen. Ham and Adm. Gaouette to testify before the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.

And then, recall Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta once Ham and Gaouette have testified.

Someone is responsible for the murder of Americans in Benghazi and the lies that followed. That someone, in fact all who are involved in the Benghazi murder and the cover-up, must be held fully accountable.


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  1. I’m not finished. Upon further contemplation, the very honor of a uniform, an officer, a protector of honor itself by representing a just cause ends when the truth becomes invisible.

    The lovers of freedom, faith, and God given rights implore the leadership of all ranks and branches in the armed forces DO NOT STAND DOWN to TRUTH TELLING.

    Can we defeat the enemy- yes sir!
    Where is the enemy? our CiC. What is the protocol? Invade, apprehend target, hold for interrogation, release list of ALL names and accomplices to the crimes of treason. Military court style swift sentencing…

    1. Well, all I can say at one time in my life I was the right person to be at the right place at the right time (Vietnam, 1965).
      The members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff had the opportunity to be and say the same in 2009 but, instead, they all stood and shook the usurper’s hand as he made his first State of the Union Address, and when I saw that on television I turned to my wife and said “Did you see that?”.
      We weren’t the only ones who noticed, and the JCS turning their backs on the Constitution has trickled down to Generals and Admirals out in the field to follow illegal orders to a Marine to salute or hold an umbrella over the phony.
      Our military has been corrupted beyond belief, and to make it all the more unbelievable is that they allow Muslims in, something that is so irrational as to be unconscionable, but it’s fact, even after the “Allah Akbar” psycho killing at Ft. Hood.
      The whole stinking mess really galls me.

  2. It seems like the many articles regarding loyalty, honor, and oath keeping apply to even retired military personnel. The Nation needs truth. The Republic is in dire need of an oath keeper. If these Gen.’s would have the integrity of Lt. Col. Terry Lakin the woes of this treason upon “we the people” by barry soetero and his handlers (don’t think Russia is out of the installation spy business)would cease. The usurper, impostor, liar, ID thief, fraud, forger could be dealt a dose of truth telling by most leaders by opening their mouth and crushing the artificial presence of a self-important man. Isolate him, crush him with truth upon truth, facts that stack miles high revealing the lies with every tele-prompting appearance.

    The blackmailer is actually the blackmail-ee when the fear is dismissed and the truth holder speaks from conviction of heart. America needs a truth teller in leadership yesterday. Can you spell h-e-r-o? CRUSH him by loving truth more than yourself and put principle before pension, paycheck, and position. The humble will be exalted. Do it NOW. You Generals are reading these articles about your unjust dismissal and hold your tongue? God forbid.

  3. I’m not going to dot every “I” or cross every “T”, use your imagination, but if a grunt can determine that a order is illegal, most often because it smells bad, looks bad and just doesn’t add-up, then one would think that Admirals and Generals would have at least the same ability to figure-out that “something smells in Denmark”.
    I went through a similar experience long ago and far away, in Southeast Asia in 1965, and even though I couldn’t stop the insanity, at least I went against every military protocol imaginable and articulated my complete and utter dissatisfaction with the way a particle aspect of a particle battle was being conducted to the people in charge of the operation.
    Those who had a hand in replacing the General and the Admiral are the ones who lost. At least Ham and Gaouette can hold their heads held high with a straight back and be proud that they at least tried to do the right thing.
    It’s just too bad that those who replaced them, or gave the order, don’t measure up.

  4. If these two gentlemen were called, the answers they give may require Congressional ACTION. Left like it is, they only have to TALK about Benghazi?!?!?!

  5. In the Obama Regime, ‘inappropriate leadership judgment’ is pretty talk for ‘defying the Dictator’.

    Oddly, there has been no discussion of the UNLAWFUL COMMAND by The CIC to ‘stand down’ – treason if ever there is treason.

    Thus, both Admirals were acting dutifully to defy the stand-down order.

  6. This criminal regime reminds me of a famous refugee from the USSR .. Alexander Solzenitsyn wrote THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO which detailed the secret Soviet prison system and the secret police. Have the 2 military heros been stashed away?