Thanks to Obama, America Might Well NOT Be a “Global 911” as the Despicable General Dempsey Cravenly Put It
…but they DAMN WELL SHOULD STILL BE AMERICANS’ 911, no matter WHERE they are, especially if your little sovereign AMERICAN diplomatic operation is getting overrun by terrorists NOT TWO HOURS FLIGHT TIME from a MAJOR AMERICAN MILITARY BASE.
(The flight time major dad and I figured from NAS Sigonella, Italy to Benghazi at screaming speed of heat, intent on laying death and destruction.) (That’s assuming there wasn’t a Marine Corps MEU floating on boats somewhere even CLOSER, armed to the TEETH and ready for a rumble they could have called.)
The FACT that an officer of the AMERICAN military would do EVERYTHING in his power to WEASEL DICK his way out of responsibility for launching a rescue mission for the lowliest citizen, less mind OUR AMBASSADOR and his staff, in a time of HORRIFIC NEED, is a sorry indictment of both the majority of top echelon of Army culture and the politics they answer to.
And do you know who we HAVEN’T heard from?
The ONE Army general who said “we’re going in”, General Carter Ham:
heard a story today from someone inside the military that I trust entirely. The story was in reference to General Ham that Panetta referenced in the quote below.
“(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 story continues that now General Rodiguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africom.
I suggest we start a movement ~ maybe a White House petition:
FREE GENERAL HAM!!!!
They STILL have not answered the “WHO GAVE THE STAND DOWN ORDER?” (Was it even asked?)…and now all of the players are gone.
Convenient, n’est pas?
George Bush didn’t hesitate to send the Marines into Lebanon to pick folks up (including Anthony Bourdain, who sure changed HIS tune concerning the military).
But Obama and his brilliant Secretary of State, had they bothered to rouse themselves from their slumber and CareBear dreams, mind you, couldn’t scramble a couple of late night navy F-18s to buzz the field and scare the bad guys? Make themselves heros for the day?
To paraphrase our defensive, fiery fisted Secretary of State ~ WHAT a DIFFERENCE that day would have made.