General losing his job because of trying to save those in Benghazi?
The Washington Times had a disturbing article up a couple of days ago (thanks Ema for the tip!). Sources inside the military say that General Ham, the esteemed commander in charge of AFRICOM, is being forced to retire because of his actions on September 11 (2012). It came as quite a surprise when Panetta announced that he was being replaced as he had only served a year and a half in his position and the tour of duty was supposed to be for three years and he is credited with having turned the ineffectual and disarrayed force into a true combat commando. Investigative reporter Jim Robbins says he has an extremely trustworthy source who told him the following
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.