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Obama to nominate Army
Gen. Rodriguez to lead AFRICOM

Stars and Stripes, by Jennifer Hlad

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Posted By:Robinsolana, 10/27/2012 5:50:00 PM

Washington — President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday. Both appointments must be confirmed by the Senate. Rodriguez is the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command and has served in a “variety of key leadership roles on the battlefield,” Panetta said. He’s “a proven leader” who oversaw coalition and Afghan forces during

Comments:
Nothing to see here,
except the rumor that General Ham was unexpectedly relieved of duty when he tried to send help to Benghazi.
Ham was at the key spot in the chain of command and apparently tried to save our heroes fighting Al Qaeda in Benghazi. Orders for his removal came through within minutes.
This is getting very ugly, betrayal often is.
The complicit media is attempting a total shutdown of this Benghazi story.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/27/2012 6:04:41 PM     (No. 8967877)

Is it the gray fatigues or do both those guys look like zombies??

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Photoonist, 10/27/2012 6:08:09 PM     (No. 8967880)

The nominations must be confirmed by the Senate. That gives Republicans a chance to call for a hearing on WHY Ham was asked to resign, if that happened. But will they go after the truth?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/27/2012 6:11:44 PM     (No. 8967890)

It may have something to do with Benghazi, but Ace of Spades doesn't think so because of the location of that fleet. It's entirely possible Obama just wants to nominate a man with a Latin last name before the election. He has admitted that he's depending on the kindness of minorities.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: enuf8, 10/27/2012 6:15:26 PM     (No. 8967902)

More people are speaking up - obama is digging his hole deeper and deeper; he'll soon reach China.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mercedesops, 10/27/2012 6:19:06 PM     (No. 8967917)

Joe Dunford is one great Marine. Unlike John Allen he will not suck up to Obama who hopefully will be retired to Hawaii

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 10/27/2012 6:30:30 PM     (No. 8967943)

Yo..yo...Hambone got a backbone so he got to go!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Smaj, 10/27/2012 6:39:48 PM     (No. 8967963)

General Rodriguez is most assuredly not a zombie. He's the best 4-star in the Army. And he won't be a lapdog for the moral cowards in Washington.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/27/2012 6:53:59 PM     (No. 8967994)

#3...agree with the first part of your assessment. But my tinfoil reading surrounds the fact that the USS Stennis (out of Norfolk) replaced the USS Enterprise (out of Norfolk) as it departed for its final trip home. The Enterprise battlegroup was at port in Italy a couple of weeks ago. Was it in the Med or close to Libya earlier, during the 9/11 attack? Was there outrage expressed by the Admiral commanding the Stennis via the National Military Command Center (which had to be lit up) that the F18s aboard the Enterprise which are always at the ready, were not cut loose to help? The facts will come out over the next few months, but what must happen now is to have the drone video and audio tape release before 11/06...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/27/2012 7:08:42 PM     (No. 8968017)

How would you like to have Stalin or Mouselinni offer you a big promotion........at the last minute ?

For what ?

10 days of power ?

Mighty crowded under THE BUS these days.

I think this is the part where the criminals begin to squabble among themselves as they are interrogated by the cops.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 10/27/2012 7:11:25 PM     (No. 8968024)

Interesting quote in the article: "He’s “a proven leader” who oversaw coalition and Afghan forces during the surge in Afghanistan, and “was the key architect of the successful campaign plan that we are now implementing,” Panetta said."

How is it determined that its a "successful campaign plan" if it is just now being implemented? Doesn't a plan usually need to be completed before it's success is determined?

Oh, Panetta said it - wasn't he the architect of our success in Benghazi?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: AppleAnnie, 10/27/2012 7:24:50 PM     (No. 8968046)

Obama's Saturday night massacre: Ham, Danford and earlier today, Rear Admiral Gaouette of the Stennis group. It's really hitting the fan. Four dead and at least three ruined. Outrageous abuse of power by a punk.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 10/27/2012 7:35:05 PM     (No. 8968062)

poster #7, everyone said the same thing about David "lapdog" Petraeus.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/27/2012 8:02:47 PM     (No. 8968119)

This is a major part of the Benghazi scandal fallout.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: wepeople, 10/27/2012 8:37:26 PM     (No. 8968185)

Ham made a statement to Fox news after they questioned him as to why he didn't respond by saying that he was never asked to help and now the axe is falling. We need to storm Washington with pitchforks & torches. This is sedition at the highest levels by binders, b##s**ter & bayonets.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Tlyons1, 10/27/2012 9:20:04 PM     (No. 8968281)

Wasn't Patreus the one who laid outthe ROE before taking over the new job! ???

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/28/2012 10:49:52 AM     (No. 8969251)

Hmmm, pandering for the Hispanic vote...You Betcha!

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