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LSUGrrrl
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
Thanks for the twitter response. Guess I'm back to digging through this thread again. Went to a kid's birthday party today with mostly military parents. This was the #1 topic of discussion among the adults.


okietiger13
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MississippiLSUfan
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
When will it be enough and the a-hole in the WH be held responsible for his crimes?


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Navytiger74
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
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Navy, why did Ham get relieved? Is he going somewhere else, or retiring? I couldn't find anything online with that info. You said he was probably going in March of next year. Why do you think it came now instead?


He took over in March of 2011. COCOM tours were once more reliably three years (often longer), but lately seeing CDRS turnover after two years (sometimes shorter) isn't all that unusual. I will say that it will be a bit more notable if he retires. If he's nominated for another 4-star billet, I wouldn't think too much of this one.


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Navytiger74
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
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Navytiger74, two service specific questions from a dogface;

1 - Was an ESG in the Med when the events unfolded?

2 - What is the size of a FAST?

Thanks.



There was almost certainly an ESG in the Med at the time. There almost always is. I'm at 5th Fleet (Med is 6th), however, and am not an Ops guy anyway.

A deployed FAST platoon is essentially just a plussed up rifle platoon. I believe it has about 50 guys (instead of the standard 30-something) and is commanded by a Capt instead of a 2ndLT. Again, not a Marine and not ops, but that's my understanding. I'm sure some of the USMC folks around here can provided more and better information.

ETA: I think a standard platoon actually has 42, and a FAST platoon 52.
This post was edited on 10/27 at 10:59 pm


Wolfhound45
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
Thanks.


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redandright
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
As I posted on 9/12 when this happened, and was called a "DumbFrick" for it, StateDept should have made clear to all countries in area that they expected US interests to be respected-personnel included. There should have been immediate response to this assault, instead we projected weakness.

Qhadaffi stayed in his hole and sang like a canary to Bush because he was afraid of Bush. The thugs in the ME are not afraid of Obama.

I agree with Mark Levin who said this happened because Obama was afraid to make a decision. And you can be sure Valerie Jarrett was right there pushing him to lay low. Clinton and Panetta had to go behind her back to get O to issue the kill order on BinLaden.

If Romney wins there should be no "let's get this behind us". The American people, especially the families of those left to die and history demands that the truth come out on this story.

What it does to Obama and the Dems is simply lagniappe



RCDfan1950
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
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If Romney wins there should be no "let's get this behind us".


And what if Romney don't win? Impeachment...if Obama don't man up and come clean?

If that f'r will lie in this way...just what else can we expect. No way this stuff goes away at the polls; and no way the Tea Party just lays down. Obama has become a tyrant...and he don't even know it. But about half of America does.


cajunangelle
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
Now this is being quoted at Pat Dollard. So it is viral now.

Did Obama Fire General Ham Of Africom For Attempting To Buck His Order And Rescue Stevens? « Pat Dollard

LINK


Navytiger74
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
From the link...

quote:

Even if it’s an urban legend, it’s such a cool one that it’s kind of a duty to pass it on.


Sounds like a real credible guy.
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cajunangelle
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Navytiger74
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
What?


cajunangelle
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
put your UCMJ down long enough to realize the author, Pat Dollard is just saying, while this is not a fact (even if it is, we will never know.)Unless some other unprecedented thing happens and someone is given congressional immunity. Anybody that does not cowtail Obama is thinking the 'urban legend' thoughts.


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vodkacop
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
an impeachment will never happen to obama. Obama supporters will scream racism, regardless of facts, and there will be rioting.


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LSURulzSEC
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
If this is all true which I have no doubts it is and this pathetic excuse of a human being Obama is clearly in dereliction of duty and as far as I'm concern an enemy of the state and should be removed by any means necessary...yes any means necessary...

This Libya tragedy has got me sick to my stomach...


Tigerpaw123
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Antonio Moss
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
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Very long but interesting read


Great read. The last paragraph is interesting.


wickowick
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
The fact that 2 days into the rumor and it has not been disproved shows that it has legs and might be true...


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Decatur
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
frick Yeah Internet Rumors!


tketaco
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re: Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order
You jelly.


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