Skip to comments.General Carter Ham to testify for the first time about Benghazi
Posted on 06/17/2013 2:33:11 PM PDT by don-o
Below is from my FNC colleague Justin Fishel:
Subject: Fox First: General Carter Ham to testify on Benghazi for first time next week
Fox News has learned that the House Armed Services Committee will hold a classified briefing next Weds June 26 at 9:00 on Benghazi.
Briefers will include:
Gen. Carter Ham (ret.) He was head of AFRICOM during Benghazi attack.
RADM Brian Losey Special Operations Command Africa
This is being coordinated by the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the HASC. It will be closed door but will be the first time Ham has been questioned by Congress about his oversight of military assets that were available and why they werent sent to Benghazi last Sept 11/12. Ham was in the Pentagon at the time and oversaw the military response.
LTC Gibson is the Army Lieutenant Colonel who Greg Hicks said was told to stand down with his 3 other Special Forces when they wanted to go to Benghazi on the morning of Sept 12. We have not heard from him or Admiral Loissy, who was the head of Special Ops in Africa. He was in Europe coordinating from his base in Germany. He can speak to where the Special operations teams or CIF (Commanders in extremis force) was based and when it was told to deploy and why it wasnt sent to Libya.
Again this will be closed door.
(Excerpt) Read more at gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com ...
Have good security, General. Make sure the Petraeus event during testimony doesn't repeat or lead to something terminal.
Q: General Ham, why were you relieved of duty?
Did you attempt at any time to prepare or send help to Benghazi?
If you did not prepare to send any help, are you saying that you personally accept responsibility for the deaths there?
If you did prepare to send help, who stopped you?
I wonder if obama has kidnapped his family members yet to make General Ham have amnesia....
Glad to hear this. I’d sure like to know what LTC Gibson has to say.
“rumor” that Ham was fired 9/11 while ordering special forces to benghazi.
p.s. how did you end up 50/50
on personal responsibility issues?
AFRICOM Leader General Carter Ham Was Never Ordered to Save US Men in Benghazi
Per Rep. Jason Chaffetz R-UT asking General Ham directly:
Did we have assets in the area? The answer is yes.
Did we have proximity? The answer is yes.
Why we didnt send in some of those assets? The general said he was not requested to do so.
IIRC, Dempsey and Panetta left O and the WH and joined Gen. Ham at the Pentagon while the attack was ongoing.
Just received an Army retirement newsletter. All of us old retired Soldiers get one. It had an article in it about how retired Soldiers can face a court martial. I wonder why they put that information out at this time? The Democrats are scum.
Thanks for the ping! Wish it was an open session. So sick of all the secrecy in our bloated and fascist government. I can literally count the congress people I trust absolutely on one hand.
WASHINGTON Have you ever heard a retired Soldier say, They cant touch me now; Ive retired.? Fortunately, for the sake of military justice, this is not true when it comes to retired Soldiers who violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) while they were on active duty or in a retired status.
Under Article 2 of the UCMJ, the Army maintains court-martial jurisdiction over retired personnel. Army Regulation 27-10, Military Justice, states Retired members of a regular component of the Armed Forces who are entitled to pay are subject to the provisions of the UCMJ . . . and may be tried by court-martial for violations of the UCMJ that occurred while they were on active duty or while in a retired status. Department of the Army policy, however, does limit these trials to cases where extraordinary circumstances are present. The Army normally declines to prosecute retired Soldiers unless their crimes have clear ties to the military, or are clearly service discrediting. If necessary to facilitate courts-martial action, retired Soldiers may be ordered to active duty.
The regulation adds that Retired Reserve Component Soldiers are subject to recall to active duty for the investigation of UCMJ offenses they are alleged to have committed while in a Title 10 duty status, for trial by court-martial, or for proceedings under UCMJ, Article 15. Forfeitures imposed under the UCMJ, Article 15 may even be applied against a Soldiers retired pay.
End of Article
Looks like a veiled threat to me. I'm sure that I'm guilty as hell of something I've stated since I retired as the military has since turned into petri dish of anti-Christian homosexuality.
Seems like it’s taken quite a while for him to get his
mind right. Wonder if the had to go all clockwork orange on him.
Studies show its best to get testimony of an event at
nine months after it happens./s
How long has this testimony been scheduled? Before or post-Snowden? How would we find this out?
I think Snowden will release a little background on Benghazi right before the testimony.. or I hope he will.
One thing is for certain. Carter Ham has been given his Power Point slides well in advance to rehearse to rote memory. His testimony will turn out to be a nothing burger and he will slink off to continue drawing full retirement pay.
Oh Yeh. Those are my questions. I would point blank ask him if he was relieve by his 2nd in command when he tried to send help after he was given a stand down order.
I’m getting the feeling the admin has threatened just about everybody in a position to harm them in the last week with their lives and family’s lives.
Zero was lookin reeeal tired talking with Putin today. Like he’d been up all night over something.
Extortion is the Chicago way...but at some point the whole system gets fragile. And considering that it is the Obama way to take every thing to the breaking point, perhaps his house of cards will finally collapse.
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