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New Bombshells Rock Benghazi Scandal

Nik L Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:24 PM
If armed forces/assets of the US (be they military or paramilitary) knew of the attack, had the means to get there, and had their weapons ready, was there no one in command of those forces at any level who had the balls (and a proper sense of obligation) to ignore a lack of orders to go (or orders not to), and just go? Is this incident an example of the kind of military leadership we now have – that we have emasculated our military commanders? When they write their memoirs, are those who were in the chain of command when this incident occurred going to write that they “followed orders” when the chips were down? Where are leaders like Alan West when you need them?
Bigdogoffthechain Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:40 PM
That's called "mutiny" or "disobeying a lawful order" and it can have dire consequences. Clearly, you have not served. lastly, the LAST thing we need is a fool like west involved here.
Timothy32 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:33 PM
General Ham, He was arrested by his subordinate at the order of Probal;y the Pres. Also the Admiral over the area was sent packing home. Seems they wanted to go and no one would let them.
DevilDog2531 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:27 PM
the general in charge was RELIEVED of command for he was disobeying the stand down order. his second in command arrested him when he ordered the troops to go to the aid of those at the consulate.

the rear admiral in charge in the med was also relieved of command by fubarack

those two tried to help
Bigdogoffthechain Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:40 PM
These are rumors at this point. GEN Ham was only in temporary command to start with.
jerry-1 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:27 PM
Comes from the POTUS.

There are people that have been relieved of Command, this is career ruining, this man/child has to go.

Damning details about this national scandal continue to emerge, even as the administration hunkers down and tries to wait it out on a political timetable.  ABC News' Jake Tapper describes the succession of appalling revelations as a slow drip, but the stream is picking up.  Let's pick through what we've learned over the last 48 hours alone (if you're short on time, skip down to item number five, which is the biggest story of the bunch):

(1) As Katie reported yesterday, secret cables sent from US personnel in Libya to the State Department offered dire and specific...