Admiral fired in storm over Benghazigate? 10

There is gossip flying about the ether that not only a General has been fired (see our post immediately below) for preparing forces under his command to go to the aid of the US personnel under attack in Benghazi, but also an Admiral who would have assisted the General.

This is rumor. It may turn out not to be true. But since the president will not tell the truth about what happened in Benghazi, we have nothing but rumor to go on as we grope for that elusive truth.  

The rumor of course enlarges and becomes more fantastic as it spreads, especially in enemy territory.

The following is from Politico:

U.S. military commanders say Obama is incompetent as Commander n’ Chief. Obama is guilty of dereliction of duty during the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

A shocking new report prepared by the Foreign Military Intelligence Main Directorate (GRU) of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, and circulating in the Kremlin today [!], states that President Obama has fired one of the United States Navy’s most powerful Admirals over growing fears the US Military is planning an overthrow of his government.

Is  there rebellion brewing in the US military against the Obama administration? Or is this just Kremlin talk?

At least it seems to be true that the Admiral has been suddenly dismissed. 

According to this report, yesterday (27 October) Obama ordered the immediate removal of Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette from his command of the powerful Carrier Strike Group Three (CSG-3) currently located in the Middle East. …

The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) is the strike group’s current flagship, and as of 2012, other units assigned to Carrier Strike Group Three include Carrier Air Wing Nine; the guided-missile cruisers USS Mobile Bay (CG-53) and USS Antietam (CG-54); and the ships of Destroyer Squadron 21, the guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108), USS Dewey (DDG-105), USS Kidd (DDG-100), and USS Milius (DDG-69).

US news reports on Obama’s unprecedented firing of a powerful US Navy Commander during wartime state that Admiral Gaouette’s removal was for “allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment” that arose during the strike group’s deployment to the Middle East.

This GRU report, however, states that Admiral Gaouette’s firing by President Obama was due to this strike force commander disobeying orders when he ordered his forces on 11 September to “assist and provide intelligence for” American military forces ordered into action by US Army General Carter Ham, who was then the commander of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), against terrorist forces attacking the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

General Ham …  like Admiral Gaouette, was fired by Obama. And as we can, in part, read from US military insider accounts of this growing internal conflict between the White House and US Military leaders:

“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.”

  • Eliezel

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  • huff

    come on! think!… Gaouette was in the Middle East! he couldn’t have helped if he wanted to!….. even our govt. isn’t dumb enough to make up such a horrible lie about the attacks…. it was PURPOSEFUL in an effort to mislead the press AND the REAL attackers….. research more and use your heads! these two were fired because they ARE among the perpetrators….. get it??????

    • Jillian Becker

      huff –

      The Admiral offered to help with information, with intelligence – got it?

      What were the General and the Admiral “among the perpetrators” of? The attack on the compound and/or the CIA center?

      What was “purposeful”? The lie? What lie? The lie you say the government is not so dumb as to make up? What press was misled, by what, about what? Most of the press is ignoring the event. Who were the “real attackers” and how were they misled – also by the lie you say was not made up?

      Please tell us what you know that we don’t. You must have access to sources we are unaware of. You’ve done research we haven’t apparently, so tell us about it. Inform us. And don’t be so aggressive. There’s no need. Brains work better when their users keep calm.

      • Jillian, I fear you are wasting your time with this one. Gotta have a triage frame of mind this close to the election… take a pass on the terminally confused;-)

  • IndigoRed

    The article does not say that the USS Stennis carrier strike group didn’t arrive on station until Oct 17, well after the Sep 11 Benghazi attack. Howeverm that does not obviate the possibility that Adm Gaouette was not in contact with the Enterprise strike group commander plotting the overthrow of the Bronco Bamma regime as is being rumored. Note: I would be cautious of any military coup, but would not necessarily be against such an action.

  • More polite discourse from the left.

  • Speaking of storms… don’t look now but the “don’t politicize the storm” liberals are rolling out the “Republicans cause global warming” banner… So tangentially Romney is responsible for Sandy, which after all killed more people than Benghazi which pales in the tragedy comparison.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/al-gore-sandy-a-symptom-of-larger-climate-crisis/

  • rogerinflorida

    See this:
    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/30/former-pacific-fleet-chief-we-need-full-disclosure-on-benghazi-now/
    It seems there is a mood amongst the top brass that Obama crossed the line when he denied aid to the people under fire in Benghazi.
    Watch this space, this is going to get really interesting.

    • Thanks Roger for that link. Its kind of a race against time at this point, but a lot of high ranking conservatives are pushing hard on this. Major left leaning media must now make the calculation whether to get on board however belatedly, or risk being utterly discredited when this finally becomes understood and accepted by everyone (everyone capable of comprehension, in any event)
      ~Steve in Tallahassee

  • liz

    Actually, I find it suprising that the military HASN’T staged a coup by now.
    It must be extremley hard to stomach having to take orders from a whiney little twerp who, if he hadn’t insanely been elected President, would probably be on their list of suspects being investigated for “subversive activity”.