Obama Administration Replaces Top Generals Following Benghazi Disaster

The Gateway Pundit – by Jim Hoft

The latest rumor making the rounds is that Barack Obama replaced General Carter Ham at AFRICOM after the general made a move to help the US security officials at the Benghazi consulate and annex. Ham was replaced by Gen. David Rodriquez on October 18.
Tiger Droppings reported:

The information I heard today was that General [Carter] 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 story continues that now General Rodiguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africom.

Sure enough Obama nominated Gen. David Rodriguez to replace Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.
The Stars and Stripes reported:

President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday.

Both appointments must be confirmed by the Senate.

Rodriguez is the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command and has served in a “variety of key leadership roles on the battlefield,” Panetta said.

He’s “a proven leader” who oversaw coalition and Afghan forces during the surge in Afghanistan, and “was the key architect of the successful campaign plan that we are now implementing,” Panetta said.

In announcing Ham’s successor, Panetta also praised the work Ham has done with Africa Command.

“Gen. Ham has really brought AFRICOM into a very pivotal role in that challenging region,” Panetta said. “I and the nation are deeply grateful for his outstanding service.”

Hat Tip Tom

The Obama Administration also relieved the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette. It is highly unusual for the Navy to replace a carrier strike group commander during its deployment.
The Stars and Stripes reported:

The Navy said Saturday it is 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.

Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette is being sent back to the USS John C. Stennis’ home port at Bremerton, Wash., in what the Navy called a temporary reassignment. The Navy said he is not formally relieved of his command of the Stennis strike group but will be replaced by Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker, who will assume command until the investigation is completed.

It is highly unusual for the Navy to replace a carrier strike group commander during its deployment.

Ace of Spades says the move to replace Rear Adm. Charles Baouette is likely not related to Benghazi.


7 thoughts on “Obama Administration Replaces Top Generals Following Benghazi Disaster

  1. Looking at this from a positive, replacing the Generals releases them from having to be loyal to the Matrix. Now they can join we the people as we continue to change the world into the world We the People want. Am I being naive??

  2. No your not ,except now we have to hope they will step up.This is what’s called not being a team player.By that i mean that they didn’t do what the Obutthead team wanted them to.This is a sad thing, doing what’s right and you get taken out of the game.

    1. It’s not fair, but then the Cabal are notorious for not playing fair … nor by following the rules. I’m praying the released Generals will follow their consciences and arrest the negative players through the “Insurrection Act”.

  3. The US military is being “decapitated”. The potential threat the US military poses against the NWO, those destroying sovereignty, the global oligarchy that was empowered by the 9/11 inside job, the privatization of the police grid put in place by 9/11 inside job attacks is being removed. The end game is in sight.

  4. You guys are high as Georgia pine. Any man who shows loyalty to the constitution ahead of being a company man is replaced long before the bars turn to stars…they have some limited loyalty to each other but don’t get confused or get your hopes up. They don’t get promoted and are encouraged to retire. Company men who will lie in front of congress and the UN are the only boys who get to wear stars.

    The generals have shown quite clearly the commander and chief can eviscerate the constitution, give unconstitutional orders, use imaginary war powers and as long as they get to play with their war toys they don’t care at all. Oath breakers.

  5. The Benghazi ordeal lasted 13 hours. Viewed in the White House via circling drones as the ambassador & 3 others died, & 30-some Americans were repeatedly assaulted by a legion of outlaws in plain sight. Sympathetic
    Libyans carried Stevens to a hospital, pronounced dead. Paid Libyan militia
    & pilots got the survivors out on air transport. Still no Americans. It is obvious that the inner circle in Wash DC wanted Stevens dead, & maybe a larger death
    toll to blame on the ‘terrorists’. Everyone in the White House at that time should note there is NO statute of limitations on murder, or treason.

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