Does anyone really believe that General Carter Ham just sat around thinking nothing could be done when in fact the attack on Benghazi was still going on in full force? One has to give much thought as to why our military wants to support this regime at any cost. The other possibility is that they are just plain stupid. He does admit that they knew it was a terrorist attack in the beginning, but then we all know that. Then again, recall the posts Benghazi: Where are Gen. Ham and Adm. Gaouette? | and
All of these men were highly decorated. Until Obama got through with them.
Marine Gen. John Allen
Gen. Mad Dog Mattis
Gen. David Patraeus
Gen. David Mc Kiernan
Gen. Stanley Mc Crystal
Gen. Carter F. Ham
Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker
Gen. William “Kip” Ward,
Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette
May 11, 2013
….the latest Generals to fall were involved in Africa, closer to the charade that is going on. Keep your eye on Carter Ham, if he decides to sing it is all over. Particularly of interest is to find out if Patraeus was being blackmailed to go along with the program under threat of dismissal. Perhaps he refused in the end to be a team player. Recall The Disappearing Generals post?
Now back to this fellow General Ham.
Gen. Carter Ham, the former head of U.S. forces in Africa, has admitted that highly trained Special Forces were stationed just a few hours away from Benghazi on the night of the attack but were not deployed to Libya.
Ham’s explanation for why the military assets stationed abroad were not utilized during the attack raises more questions than it provides answers about his decision-making.
Asked why no outside forces were deployed to Benghazi during the attack, Ham responded that after the initial assault on the U.S. special mission he believed the attack was finished.
However, his explanation may raise questions about his stated judgment that night, which turned out to be mortally off base. After the initial attack on the U.S. mission, there was a second round of deadly assaults against the nearby CIA annex, the location to which the victims of the first assaults were evacuated.
Asked why no forces were deployed to Benghazi after the initial assault, Ham told the Aspen Institute that “in my mind at that point, we were no longer in a response to an attack. We were in a recovery.”
During the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attack, command of the Special Forces reportedly was transferred from the military’s European command to Ham’s AFRICOM, or the United States Africa Command.
The Special Forces unit is known as C-110, or EUCOM CIF. It is a 40-man Special Ops force maintained for rapid response to emergencies such as the Benghazi attack.
Ham told the Aspen Security Forum that he first received word of the Benghazi attack from his command post in Stuttgart, Germany. The post is where EUCOM CIF is normally based. The night the of the Benghazi attack, the unit was on a training mission in Croatia, as first reported by Fox News and now reconfirmed by Ham.
Ham stated the EUCOM CIF “happened to be in Croatia at the time, there on a six-hour notice, which is a pretty normal alert time.”
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Former general: Knew early that Benghazi was terrorist attack
CNN. The former head of U.S. forces in Africa said the September 11, 2012, attack on the American mission in Benghazi quickly appeared to be a terrorist attack and not a spontaneous protest.
It was clear “pretty quickly that this was not a demonstration. This was a violent attack,” former Gen. Carter Ham told the Aspen Security Forum on Friday. Ham is the former chief of U.S. Africa Command, commonly known as AFRICOM.