BENGHAZI UPDATE

This Brietbart story reveals that retired General Jack Ham, the man who was in command in Libya on the day of the Benghazi massacre on September 11, 2012 will testify before a Congressional Committee on June 26th.

General Carter Ham, US Army (Retired)

Gen. Ham was the Commander of the Africom command that should have responded to the attack at the consulate in Benghazi. He was or was not relieved of his command that day, after making preparations for an immediate rescue mission and retired from the military almost immediately thereafter. Gen, Ham was one of two theater commanders who were disciplined or retired in the immediate aftermath of the Benghazi attack. Rear Admiral   Gaouette is the other commander. He was relieved of his command and rumored to have been in “mutiny” against the President. Neither of these men has spoken since that day. With Gen. Ham’s scheduled testimony on the 26th that all may be changing, at last!

Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette, US Navy

Admiral Gaouette has been the subject of numerous rumors and psuedo allegations about his conduct of his command. He was finally “reprimanded” for his alleged actions and speech after being summarily relieved of his command on that fateful day. The Russians have even run a story that he “mutinied”. We have reported in detail all known facts and events. Here is a complete list of what we have reported to date. Read for yourself the details known thus far about the actions of Gen. Ham and Adm. Gaouette.

The President, as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States of America is our highest authority, with one exception: the American people for whom President Obama works and who elected him President. His authority is also limited by the rule of law. No one is above the law and all Americans, even the President, are subject to the law.

The truth about what did and did not happen at Benghazi; the truth about what President Obama did and did not do, say and order; the truth about the actions of those in the Obama Administration and the military both on September 11, 2012 and the ten months that have elapsed since; all are too little known and very little that is reliable and truthful has been revealed. Now, it is time for that to end. With the testimony of Gen. Ham, the American people can learn what took place that day. Hopefully, that will lead to a full inquiry into the actions of all those responsible, including our President.

The American people do not know the truth; the families of those slain do not know what happened or why their son’s died; the diplomatic and military communities do not know what their fate will be if they are ever put in harms way by our government. Let us all pray that this sad chapter in American military and diplomatic history will finally come to an end.

Those we elect; those we appoint and those to whom we delegate military and diplomatic authority are all subject to two ultimate authorities: the rule of law and the American people. The Commander in Chief is the highest authority in civil and military matters. Nevertheless, the President is subject to the rule of law and to the people of the United States who elected him. With the hearings on June 26th and any thereafter, those authorities will finally, for the first time, be in possession of facts and have the ability to judge the actions and inactions of those in charge that day and the days since then. It is about time!

Stay tuned. When there is more, we will bring it to you.

THE TIME HAS COME – APPOINT A JOINT HOUSE/SENATE INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE WITH SUBPOENA POWER!

As we promised our readers, despite our health issues that prevent us from daily posts, An Excellent Spirit has carefully followed the various scandals that are plaguing the Obama Administration:

Benghazi- What was Ambassador Stevens really doing and what really happened on September 11, 2012 in Libya. Was there a cover up of what was done or what was not done? Where was the President on that fateful day? Why were our troops told to “stand down” and let four Americans die? What happened to General Jack Ham and Admiral Gaouette on that day/night? Who made these decisions? WHY?

An Excellent Spirit has previously provided extensive coverage of Benghazi. We invite you to review that here.

PJ Media’s Roger L. Simon

The latest stories come from PJ Media and its head man, Roger L. Simon here and here: Then there is the IRS Investigation and actions against Conservative (Christian) groups applying for or having tax exempt status.  Here are a sample of the many stories coming out that indicate this was a conscious strategy of the Obama Administration. Here and here  This story reveals the extent to which the IRS went with its questions.  Who instituted or approved these actions? Clearly, with the “testimony” of Ms. Lerner, we can presume that the activities were criminal and were NOT the independent actions of a few low level employees of the IRS in Cincinnati, Ohio. Why has a total black out of this Cincinnati office occurred?  Moreover, it would seem a systematic attempt was made to insulate the President from these actions. Why? That brings us to that question: What did the President know and when did the President know it?

Perhaps the most glaring is The Associated Press/Fox News illegal investigation by US Justice Department subpoenas. The role of US Attorney General Eric Holder and others in all this is beginning to come out. Holder, we now know, signed the affidavit that was presented to a judge for these illegal subpoenas. This is huge!  Read about it here. But that is not all! This story in PJ Tatler is more than enough reason for the Attorney General to immediately resign and submit himself to the questions of the yet to be appointed Joint Congressional Committee.  Eric Holder, if the facts presented in the PJ Tatler story are true, has committed perjury, lied to Congress while under oath to tell the truth and that is only the beginning.

This is really funny! If we both keep our mouths shut, they will never know the truth! About anything!

Then there is the Fast & Furious Investigation, the intentionally withholding facts and truth due to an upcoming Election (remember Nixon and Watergate?) and the actions of Secretary Sibelius and others in ramming Obamacare down the throats of Americans. There are more issues/scandals that we do and do not know of, but the above recitation is surely enough to get all this off the front pages of the lamestream media that will go to absurd lengths to protect Obama and the “progressive” rule of a Middle/Right America, silent no longer majority and on to the agenda of a Special Congressional Committee!

LIARS are an affront to the American people and to GOD!

It is time for all Americans to become informed! It is time all Americans stood up and speak out on all these atrocities our government has committed against ALL Americans and the US Constitution that protects us from such criminal activities as illegal search and seizure of AP/Fox records, IRS intrusion into the tax exempt status of organizations and the resulting harm to ALL Americans and the rest of the growing litany of excesses of an out of control Obama Administration.

The last time this occurred in America it was during the Right reign of Richard Milhous Nixon. We had a Left/Progressive, anti-Nixon media. They did their job and, despite their obvious relish at Nixon’s fall, they did their job well. They saw to it that the truth came out and people who deserved it went to jail. Sadly, that is NOT the case today! We have a far Left President and a far Left, lamestream media. They have proven that they will not do the job of holding the Obama Administration to the fire and cause the whole truth to come out on even one of these scandals, much less five or more. We cannot trust them or anyone else. We must get the truth and the only way that can happen is if we demand that those who we have elected to represent us, the US Senators and US Representatives, the House and Senate convene a special investigative committee to protect our right to know the whole truth about everything done in our names.

Hillary Clinton at Watergate when she was fired for her actions and Hillary today when she should be fired and indicted for her actions and the cover up!

To everything there is a season. A time for understanding and a time for truth. This is such a time! The time is NOW!

FULL DISCLOSURE: In case it has escaped you, we are unabashed followers of PJ Media, PJ Tatler, Brietbart other sources of information and opinion that comes from a more Right and less Left perspective. That is our “bent” but it is also what we must do to get an even close to balanced viewpoint, with the massive and unsupportable Left, “Progressive” bias of the lamestream media. We have posted previously on these and other sources of information. We highly recommend our readers review that post here.

Stay tuned, America! An Excellent Spirit will keep you informed and up to date. God bless America!

Whole Lot of Shaking Going to Happen!

With God’s help, An Excellent Spirit will post on the Benghazi Hearings beginning tomorrow and the increasing prospects that, unless President Obama begins to come clean and tell America the truth about what he did and did not do and did or did not order on the night of September 11, 2012, he could be impeached! Stories like these are beginning to come out. Here An Excellent Spirit posted at length about Cross Border Authority and how, if Obama ordered “everything be immediately done to secure the lives of the Americans on the ground in Benghazi” on the fateful night when four Americans died, apparently from gross neglect of duty by the President himself and Sec. State Clinton, Sec. Def. Panetta and others, NOTHING WAS DONE AND FOUR BRAVE AMERICANS DIED! Here

The other subject on which we feel led to post is the issue of LIARS and the LIES they tell. What happens to these demonic individuals? What can Americans begin to expect a Holy God to do in support of HIS OWN WORD? His Word is forever settled in Heaven(Ps119:89); It is exalted, even above HIS NAME! (Ps 138:2) His Word does not return to God void(Isaiah 55:11a); it accomplished ALL that God sets it to do!(Isaiah 55:11b) God is NOT a man that HE should LIE, not is God the son of a man that HE should repent` take back His Word! (Numbers 23:19)  Finally, God says, “Have I not said it (MY WORD) and shall I not bring it (My Word) to pass”? (Ezekiel 12:25) What will become of those who are revealed to be LIARS against the TRUTH and God’s Holy admonishment that we are to be Holy because HE, GOD ALMIGHTY, our Creator and Heavenly Father, IS HOLY?  An Excellent Spirit will attempt to set forth a few options and see what our readers think. Stay tuned, Mishpucka! Baruch HaShem!

 

Benghazi Update – New Shocker: President Obama Knew Nothing!

The See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak Nothing About Evil Trio

Know Nothing About Any Evil President Obama

Say No Evil – “What Difference Does It Make” Clinton

Testify About No Evil Secretary of Defense Panetta today in Congress

For months, ever since the Benghazi murders on September 11th, 2012, the American people have been fed a steady diet of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” by the three highest officials of our government. Today, soon to be former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified before Congress and raised more questions than he answered. The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin has this story today.  An Excellent Spirit will follow up at length, but for now, the shocking points (not talking points) are:

1. “Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta testified today that the president was absent during the Benghazi, Libya, attack(s) and neither he nor Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke to anyone in the White House after briefly telling the president an attack was underway.” This is shocking because of the stories we have previously reported about the President’s orders given to his people upon learning of the attack. Here , Here  and here. It seems the new narrative, thanks to Panetta’s testimony today, will have to include some excuse or explanation of the President’s clear words, ““Well, we are finding out exactly what happened,” the president again said. “I can tell you, as I’ve said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee you that everyone in the state department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number one priority making sure that people were safe. These were our folks and we’re going to find out exactly what happened, but what we’re also going to do it make sure that we are identifying those who carried out these terrible attacks.” Here is one of but a few videos of President Obama responding to questions about what he did following the Benghazi attack. These videos of the President clearly saying that he gave instructions (orders?) about the Benghazi attack upon learning of it are irrefutable evidence that President Obama’s as President and Commander in Chief of US military forces, gave “very clear directives” to secure our people.”  This excerpt, taken from from An Excellent Spirit’s comprehensive coverage (here) of what the lamestream media still refuses to cover, will be quite troublesome to the President.

4 Dead Americans in Benghazi. No story of what, if anything President Obama knew or said or did about their safety.

Either President Obama was told of the attack that threatened the lives of our Ambassador and his security detail immediately or not. That must be established by sworn testimony from his advisors and, ultimately, from his own Presidential lips. Whenever that happened is crucial because of his words above that he gave three orders as a result. The video we linked is also quite in need of clarification based on Panetta’s testimony. We will see.

2. Next, we see that the role of the lamestream media has been key in this cover up the largest scandal in our history. Rubin’s article makes that point well: “The last item is stunning, in part, because no reporter or debate moderator asked the very simple question many conservative critics were asking (Where was the president?) and because no senior official came forward before the election to say, “Ya know the president wasn’t around.” It is almost like the press and the administration together helped conceal gross irresponsibility by the president until after the election.

The President as Commander in Chief of American Forces

Ms. Rubin then asks the question most thinking people (not in the media- they don’t think, they help their man) ask: “Isn’t it time someone not under the thumb of the White House or the Justice Department investigate exactly what the president was up to, what knowledge he had before the incident of the deteriorating situation in Libya, whether he was receiving briefings leading up to Sept. 11, 2012, on Libya and security precautions and why he and his staff kept telling the American people a false narrative about the incident?” Rubin, really the only conservative voice on the nation’s second most far left newspaper, goes on to mention a few other pertinent questions and subjects that are apparently taboo: “And maybe outside eyes should look at the leaking of national security secrets. It is one thing to say that the president’s appointees missed cables or got their talking points mixed up. It is quite another to say the president was AWOL during the entire episode and then went to Las Vegas the next day for a campaign event. At some point — is it now? — events, negligence and plain old incompetence do have a way of catching up.” An Excellent Spirit could not agree more.

America has been inured to parsing, dissembling and even out right lying for years. It has come to the point that the boldness with which our leaders lie to the people is not even a little shocking, so frequent and constant that it is. Four Americans were murdered on September 11, 2012. The President, Secretary of State Clinton, Secretary of Defense Panetta, former CIA Director Patraeus all have made statements or testified under oath or both. We still do not know the truth, much less what the facts were. The worst thing is, that with each additional witness statement or revelation, we have more questions leading to more prevarication and dissembling, leading to less confidence in our government, our President, his Cabinet and our security. We have a President more at home on the golf course, on vacation on our dime or hob nobbing with Hollywood royalty. We deserve better. Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods deserved much better. As Obama’s favorite President, Abraham Lincoln said, those who are serving America deserve and are entitled to “our last full measure of devotion”. In the time that has passed since September 11th, 2012, about the only thing that is certain is that those four men received much less than that.

The President commanding his troops: Beyonce and Jay Z.

Wherever our President was that night, we know he went to Las Vegas early the following morning, September 13th for a campaign fund raiser with his adoring devotees. That is what he does best. Sadly, he does not lead nearly as well or respond to the needs of our patriotic men and women whose lives are at risk every day. Four dead is the toll this time. What will it be next time?

This circus of mis-information, prevarication and just plain lying and intentional confusion must end, but no one has any confidence that it will. An Excellent Spirit will not let it simply pass into the fog of memory. We will either get answers or keep asking questions. That is all we can do. That is all every American should do! Stay tuned.

Benghazi – Did It Ever Happen?

U. S. Consulate in Benghazi Libya under attack on September 11, 2012

An Excellent Spirit has followed the events that took place in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th, 2012 when a United States “Consulate” was bombed, fired upon and set ablaze and the U. S. Ambassador to Libya and three American soldiers assigned as security to the Ambassador were murdered. Go here and here for a complete round up of the stories that An Excellent Spirit has carried to date.

Now that the Election is over and the New Year has begun, Americans still do not know what happened in Libya on September 11th. The families of those murdered still have no explanation of why their loved ones died in the service of the United States of America. The President has promised to bring those who perpetrated the murders to justice and Congress has promised a full investigation to inform the American people. Little or nothing has been done to date.

General David Patraeus, CIA Director, resigned on November 9th 2012 after a scandal about his personal life was made public. He met with US Senators thereafter. Here  He testified before Congress on November 16th about Benghazi and his opinion that it was the result of terrorism, but the testimony was behind closed doors and sealed to keep secret the facts from our enemies and the American people from knowing what happened. That all was by Thanksgiving, last year.

4 Star General David Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

The Holidays are over and the New Year begun and still little has been revealed. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has suffered a concussion and other injuries that prevent her, all these months later, from giving testimony. Republicans in the US Senate quite correctly have signaled that they will not vote to confirm her successor, US Senator John Kerry, unless and until Clinton gives that testimony. Brietbart has this story that a report lays the blame squarely at the feet of the State Department Clinton heads. “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The State Department made a “grievous mistake” in keeping the U.S. mission in Benghazi open despite inadequate security and increasingly alarming threat assessments in the weeks before a deadly attack by militants, a Senate committee said on Monday. A report from the Senate Homeland Security Committee on the September 11 attacks on the U.S. mission and a nearby CIA annex, in which the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans died, faulted intelligence agencies for not focusing tightly enough on Libyan extremists. It also faulted the State Department for waiting for specific warnings instead of improving security. The committee’s assessment, “Flashing Red: A Special Report On The Terrorist Attack At Benghazi,” follows a scathing report by an independent State Department accountability review board that resulted in a top security official resigning and three others at the department being relieved of their duties.” Read the whole Brietbart story and learn how little we know and how much the President and Congress are doing to assure that we never learn the truth. Oh. yes. Hillary Clinton has been released from the hospital in New York, but with a new Congress about to be sworn in, a re-elected President who cared little for reveling his part in the Benghazi attack and aftermath and the families of the dead 2 Americans that much further from their grief and agony, what do you think the chances are that the promised investigation will ever take place?

The facts remain. Four US State Department officials died. A US Consular compound in Libya was over run by Al Qaeda terrorists and weapons stolen from that compound. The President and his advisors were provided with “real time” video of the attack that lasted over 7 hours and watched in the White House and State Department and at the CIA and other locations while our people were murdered.

The President of the United States, running for re-election, told the media that he gave orders that everything be done to secure our people within minutes of finding out of the attack. This October 26, 2012 story, by White House correspondent Jake Tapper details the President’s “orders”. “President Obama Begs Off Answering Whether Americans in Benghazi Were Denied Requests for Help”  In an interview with a Denver TV reporter Friday, President Obama twice refused to answer questions as to whether the Americans under siege in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, were denied requests for help, saying he’s waiting for the results of investigations before making any conclusions about what went wrong. After being asked about possible denials of requests for aid, and whether it’s fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and won’t be released until after the election, the president said, “the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened. These are folks who served under me who I had sent to some very dangerous places. Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do.” President Obama told KUSA-TV’s Kyle Clarke large that “we want to make sure we get it right, particularly because I have made a commitment to the families impacted as well as to the American people, we’re going to bring those folks to justice. So, we’re going to gather all the facts, find out exactly what happened, and make sure that it doesn’t happen again but we’re also going to make sure that we bring to justice those who carried out these attacks.” Clark pressed again. “Were they denied requests for help during the attack?” he asked.

“Well, we are finding out exactly what happened,” the president again said. “I can tell you, as I’ve said over the last couple of months since this happened, the minute I found out what was happening, I gave three very clear directives. Number one, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to. Number two, we’re going to investigate exactly what happened so that it doesn’t happen again. Number three, find out who did this so we can bring them to justice. And I guarantee you that everyone in the state department, our military, the CIA, you name it, had number one priority making sure that people were safe. These were our folks and we’re going to find out exactly what happened, but what we’re also going to do it make sure that we are identifying those who carried out these terrible attacks.” Here is one of but a few videos of President Obama responding to questions about what he did following the Benghazi attack. These videos of the President clearly saying that he gave instructions (orders?) about the Benghazi attack upon learning of it are irrefutable evidence that President Obama’s as President and Commander in Chief of US military forces, gave “very clear directives” to secure our people.

There is also much that calls those statements into question. An Excellent Spirit wrote about this story by Matt Bracken, a retired SEAL that appeared in PJ Media. In our story, we referenced Bracken’s authoritative piece and the stunning information it contained. It seems to contradict the President’s words about “orders”. “The Benghazi debacle boils down to a single key factor — the granting or withholding of “cross-border authority.” This opinion is informed by my experience as a Navy SEAL officer who took a NavSpecWar Detachment to Beirut. Once the alarm is sent  – in this case, from the consulate in Benghazi — dozens of HQs are notified and are in the planning loop in real time, including AFRICOM and EURCOM, both located in Germany. Without waiting for specific orders from Washington, they begin planning and executing rescue operations, including moving personnel, ships, and aircraft forward toward the location of the crisis. However, there is one thing they can’t do without explicit orders from the president: cross an international border on a hostile mission.”

Former SEAL and author Matthew J. Bracken

An Excellent Spirit has had some contact with the author, Matt Bracken, and believes this hero has it right. All the way. But there is more. Once the attack was known by the President and his team on the night of September 11th, a few even more curious events took place that have never been explained or investigated, to our knowledge. We refer to the relieving of commands of two senior U. S. flag rank commanders who were on active duty and were in the process of coming to the aid of our Libyan people early in the 7 hour massacre.  The Washington Times reported that General Jack Ham, the commander of AFRICOM, the US military command for the Libyan region, was summarily relieved of his command because he was in the process of going to the aid of those in Libya in time to do them some good. Here 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.  This version of events contradicts Mr. Panetta’s October 25 statement that General Ham advised against intervention. But so far there is nothing solid to back it up. Maybe Ham attempted to send a reaction force against orders, or maybe he simply said the wrong thing to the wrong people. Perhaps he gave whomever he was talking to up the chain a piece of his mind about leaving Americans to die when there was a chance of saving them. At the very least U.S. forces might have made those who killed our people pay while they were still on the scene. The Obama White House is famously vindictive against perceived disloyalty – the administration would not let Ham get away with scolding them for failing to show the leadership necessary to save American lives. The Army’s ethos is to leave no man behind, but that is not shared by a president accustomed to leading from that location. The question remains why the repeated requests – which is to say desperate pleas – to send a relief force were refused. Perhaps Mr. Obama and his national security brain trust thought the terrorist assault would be a minor skirmish and quickly blow over. When it became clear that the attack was something more serious, they may have had visions of the rescue team getting involved in a Mogadishu-like firefight, a “Blackhawk Down 2.” This would have been too much for the risk-averse Mr. Obama, particularly in a Muslim country, and less than two months before the election. Instead they simply watched the live video hoped for the best. If there were American fatalities, they felt they could shift blame for the circumstance to the supposed Youtube video which they had already blamed for the riot at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo hours earlier. In fact the Embassy had sent out its “apology” tweets even before the Cairo riot commenced.”

Four Star U.S. General Carter Ham, Ret. Deposed AFRICOM commander over Benghazi Murders Response

It gets even “curiouser”.  An Excellent Spirit covered this story of the relief of Admiral Gaouette of his command. This strange incident even had some vague hints suggesting this naval hero had been mutinous against the President. Here There have been few follow up articles on either of these two commanders being replaced, so we do not know what actually happened. It is just part of the intentional confusion and obfuscation being systematically conducted by our government and the lamestream media. Still the American people have no facts or information being provided. How are we to understand what happened if no one testifies, no one follows stories up and no one gives answers to the questions that already linger?

America is in trouble. Things are going boom in the night and no one is doing anything about it. Worse, what is being done is to sweep everything under the rug as quickly as possible. The two main actors are our own government (the “most transparent” in our history) and the lamestream media, the see nothing, print nothing, know nothing media that is losing readers and watchers by the millions as “we” get what news we can from the Internet. Stay tuned. Maybe someday Hillary Clinton will recover and testify. Maybe someone will explain how two flag commanders were relieved and why. Maybe someone will get a copy of President Obama’s order to secure our folks. Maybe. But maybe not. My Grandmother used to say, “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.”

America is beginning to look like a beggar nation. God forbid!

A people who are in the dark as “we” are cannot expect to know the truth, get understanding or operate as those who understand the times and know what to do. It is up to the Body of Christ in America to lead the way back from darkness and ignorance by praying and by doing what God intended for each of us to do. That certainly must include becoming informed, involved and speaking up and speaking out. Think about it, America. Think about it. Christian. Then do something! Before it is too late. Benghazi is a tragedy that explains more than we think. It shows how deceived we are, not knowing what our government is doing. How helpless we are, not deserving of the truth or anything approaching the truth, such as a few facts here and there about our concerns. It shows how corrupt we have become when senior flag commanders are relieved on duty and seemingly disappear from our radar, never to be heard from or about again. It shows how useless Congress is, demanding facts, threatening investigations, receiving who know what behind closed doors and telling the American people that there will be more, only to fall silent and clueless upon the New Year.

It is time for Americans who know God and are disciples of Jesus Christ to act like it. We must pray about all this. We must hear from God what He wants each of us individually and all of us collectively, filled as we are with His Spirit of Truth, to do. We must pray with one another and plan to take action right where we are, in our neighborhoods, cities, counties and states. Begin with small actions. God’s Word tells us we are not to despise the day of small beginnings because “it is not by might, nor power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6, NKJV) The Word of God is awesome and it is completely and utterly able to accomplish what God intends for it and for us, when we act upon His Word, to accomplish. God is telling all of us that what is ahead may be daunting and the forces behind evil may be strong, but are not to oppose them by “might” (our own strength, guile and knowledge), nor power (guns, weapons of war and armies of men) but by God’s Spirit (The Holy Spirit, our comforter, guide, revelator of God’s truth to His people). Zechariah 4:6-b says, “the Lord of Hosts”. This designation is throughout the Bible. It means God, the Lord of Armies and Battles vastly greater than anything man has ever created. God’s “army” is “us”! We are those upon whom the God of Hosts, Armies and Battles will confer His Great Strength, but only if we enlist in His Army by showing up, ready for war and prayed up and pressed in for the battle that God will win for us. God told Zerubbabel that the “great mountain” would become a plain and that the hands of men and women of God (you and me) had laid the foundation of God’s Temple on Earth and would finish that Temple of God’s Habitation on the Earth!

2013. The “day of small beginnings”. Benghazi and the scandal that is yet uncovered may offer one of the “small beginnings”, but only to those who know that the battle is the Lord’s. Stay tuned. Stay alert and stay connected to God and one another. God bless America.

Benghazi Update-New Veterans Group Opposes Obama

An Excellent Spirit is keeping a close eye on the Benghazi mess. We told our readers about Special Operations Speaks. Here In this shocking video, United States Navy SEALs reveal that the SEAL community is not voting for President Obama because of his conduct as Commander in Chief. Go here. The group of retired veterans also has posts on Benghazi. In this, they referenced a Las Vegas Review-Journal article: “U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in a well-planned military assault on their diplomatic mission in Benghazi seven weeks ago, the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. So why are details surfacing, piecemeal, only now? The Obama administration sat by doing nothing for seven hours that night, ignoring calls to dispatch help from our bases in Italy, less than two hours away. It has spent the past seven weeks stretching the story out, engaging in misdirection and deception involving supposed indigenous outrage over an obscure anti-Muslim video, confident that with the aid of a docile press corps this infamous climax to four years of misguided foreign policy can be swept under the rug, at least until after Tuesday’s election.” 

The article details the lack of security and a clear response to the failures in Benghazi.  “The official explanation for why Obama administration officials watched the attack unfold for seven hours, refusing repeated requests to send the air support and relief forces that sat less than two hours away in Italy? Silence. An open discussion of these issues, of course, would lead to difficult questions about the wisdom of underwriting and celebrating the so-called Arab Spring revolts in the first place. While the removal of tyrants can be laudable, the results show a disturbing pattern of merely installing new tyrannies – theocracies of medieval mullahs who immediately start savaging the rights of women (including the basic right to education) and who are openly hostile to American interests.” Read the whole thing. Here The veterans group cites this National Review Online (NRO) piece that asks the key questions that the President has failed to answer.  “So, did the commander-in-chief direct the U.S. military to take action? If so, did the Pentagon refuse to do so because of a lack of information about the mob, as the secretary of defense has said? Or did the military lack any air or ground forces that could reach Benghazi within the seven-hour window of the attack? “You return everybody’s phone calls in 15 minutes; we figure out a way to say yes.” Why, then, was the answer “no” on 9/11 in Benghazi?” Emphasis ours. 

This scandal keeps unfolding. Tomorrow is Election Day. Everyone is focused on the Election and we understand that. We hope that everyone also understands that once November 6th is over and the Election decided, this scandal will occupy everyone’s attention. For a long time. An Excellent Spirit has seen scandals come and go. This one is here to stay for a long time. People will be fired. People may be indicted and go to jail. President Obama, Secretary Panetta, Secretary Clinton and numerous others could be impeached. Stay tuned.

Retired SEALs and Officers Want Benghazi Investigation. Now!

An Excellent Spirit in keeping with its promise to inform our readers about the Benghazi scandal, the murders of four heroes, the government complicity with the lamestream media to keep “us” in the dark, the high level military firings and the outright lies that the Obama Administration has been telling all of “us”, has seen this website of retired “special operations” officers that is calling for the immediate investigation of the President and his administration. The site, Special Operations Speaks, was first noticed back in June by Townhall’s Austin Bay in connection with the Obama Administration’s leaking of documents and details of the bin Laden raid that killed the terrorist in Pakistan. “Which brings us to SOS. A Vietnam vet friend tipped me to its unfinished website, Special Operations Speaks.com. The message: A cadre of retired U.S. special operations personnel is fed up with leaks that compromise covert U.S. operations and imprison pro-American sympathizers. Their mission: stop the leaks by firing the leaker-in-chief. A former SEAL and commandant of the SEAL training center, retired U.S. Navy Capt. Larry Bailey, organized the group. I asked him, over the phone, why he formed it. He replied: “I’m pissed.” Bailey knows the leaks put U.S. security and the lives of American spies and SEALS at risk, so he’s fighting a political fight, seeded with his own money. He’ll take donations, you bet. Yes, he expects dirty personal attacks impugning his motives. Bailey and his shoestring SOS are Obama’s worst election year nightmare — special ops guys who publicly question his leadership and judgment. Obama’s most potent campaign tout is “I got bin Laden.” With SOS in the mix, the potent tout suddenly sounds just a tad pathetic.”

Retired Navy Seal Bailey

That was June. Now, in November, the updated site is calling for a full investigation and, if warranted, prosecution and even impeachment. “Special Operations Speaks Demands An Investigation To Uncover Potential High Crimes And Misdemeanors In Benghazigate” The statement by Larry Bailey, Captain (SEAL), USN (Retired), the Co-Founder, Special Operations Speaks and Joe Stringham, BG, USA (Ret), Special Forces/Ranger and Chairman of Special Operations Speaks PAC says, in part that “The President and his administration told outrageous lie after outrageous lie to the American people and at the United Nations for weeks after the 9-11-12 attacks. He will never be trusted again to speak the truth. That is why it is essential to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate the scope of Obama and his administration’s culpability and total incompetence if not complicity with regard to these grave losses,” said Dick Brauer, Col, USAF (Ret), Air Commando. The statement concludes, “The question remains, do these actions constitute High Crimes and Misdemeanors? SOS PAC believes that an independent investigation with a special prosecutor is the only way Americans will learn the truth. If Obama is guilty of High Crimes and Misdemeanors we implore Congress to take every action in their power to hold this President and his administration accountable – up to impeachment and/or indictments. “No matter how November 6th plays out, Obama must be held responsible for his actions as a failed Commander in Chief,” said Joe Stringham, BG, USA (Ret), Special Forces/Ranger and Chairman of Special Operations Speaks PAC.”

Retired Gen. Joe Stringham

An Excellent Spirit recalls “Swift Boat Veterans For Truth” in 2004 when John Kerry was lambasted by a group of retired “truth tellers” as he ran for President. This is vastly different. This group is apparently much deeper and better funded. That group was led by a few former veterans of Viet Nam and Cambodia who served with Kerry. The SOS group lists over 50 retired officers of high rank (Colonels and Majors). Other information on their site refers to retired Generals. These men and women are asking for investigation into “high crimes and misdemeanors”. That is the legal standard for the impeachment of a President.

The Special Operations Speaks has posted on the story that President Obama may not have given Cross Border Authority as we detailed for our readers. “As more information comes to the light about the Obama administration’s Benghazi cover-up, a former Navy SEAL officer who once took a military detachment to Libya suggests President Barack Obama was either AWOL — essentially an “empty chair” — or deliberately denied Americans under siege in Benghazi the aid they needed by not authorizing “cross-border authority,” without which rescue operations could have taken place. Matt Bracken, the former SEAL, writes “only the president can give the order for our military to cross a nation’s border without that nation’s permission.” He notes that Obama granted “cross-border authority” for Americans to enter Pakistani airspace to take out Osama bin Laden but, “in order to prevent a military rescue in Benghazi,” all Obama had to do was not grant the authority and any rescue missions would not have been able to go forward without the CBA. As soon as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Libya, dozens of headquarters — including AFRICOM  and EUROCOM — are notified so they can begin their planning for rescue operations, but, as Braken writes, “there is one thing they can’t do without explicit orders from the president: cross an international border on a hostile mission.”

An Excellent Spirit has reported many other extraordinary details of the Benghazi mess and we believe that this scandal may well be as bad or worse than Watergate and Iran-Contra combined. The timeline, the relief (arrest?) of front line commanders on the battlefield is unprecedented and demands full disclosure and accountability. The fact that there is an Election in the midst of all this is about to be removed on November 6th. The Obama Administration’s failure or refusal (or both) to recount a true, cogent explanation for all events in Benghazi is the principal reason that the fire is building from the ashes of the murders in Libya to a conflagration of massive size and destruction in the aftermath of tragedy. Stay tuned for more. And more. And more.

The Unmaking of President Obama

An Excellent Spirit has just read this new revelation on what happened on September 11th when our consulate in Benghazi was attacked that augers even more badly for the President. This PJ Media story raises a new issue: “Cross-Border Authority”.  The story “Benghazi’s Smoking Gun? Only President Can Give ‘Cross-Border Authority’ by Matt Bracken begins “Sending additional forces into a foreign country always requires the president’s approval. He was either absent, or refused “CBA”.” Bracken, a former Navy Seal officer details protocols that have heretofore been withheld from the reports. “The Benghazi debacle boils down to a single key factor — the granting or withholding of “cross-border authority.” This opinion is informed by my experience as a Navy SEAL officer who took a NavSpecWar Detachment to Beirut. Once the alarm is sent  – in this case, from the consulate in Benghazi — dozens of HQs are notified and are in the planning loop in real time, including AFRICOM and EURCOM, both located in Germany. Without waiting for specific orders from Washington, they begin planning and executing rescue operations, including moving personnel, ships, and aircraft forward toward the location of the crisis. However, there is one thing they can’t do without explicit orders from the president: cross an international border on a hostile mission. That is the clear “red line” in this type of a crisis situation. No administration wants to stumble into a war because a jet jockey in hot pursuit (or a mixed-up SEAL squad in a rubber boat) strays into hostile territory. Because of this, only the president can give the order for our military to cross a nation’s border without that nation’s permission. For the Osama bin Laden mission, President Obama granted CBA for our forces to enter Pakistani airspace. On the other side of the CBA coin: in order to prevent a military rescue in Benghazi, all the POTUS has to do is not grant cross-border authority. If he does not, the entire rescue mission (already in progress) must stop in its tracks. Ships can loiter on station, but airplanes fall out of the sky, so they must be redirected to an air base (Sigonella, in Sicily) to await the POTUS decision on granting CBA. If the decision to grant CBA never comes, the besieged diplomatic outpost in Benghazi can rely only on assets already “in country” in Libya — such as the Tripoli quick reaction force and the Predator drones. These assets can be put into action on the independent authority of the acting ambassador or CIA station chief in Tripoli. They are already “in country,” so CBA rules do not apply to them.”

An Excellent Spirit has detailed how two front line military commanders of flag rank were relieved of their commands in conjunction with the Benghazi debacle. Here  Could this information further inform those two delicate and astonishing situations?  We all will have to await the Congressional Investigations that will follow the Election. Meanwhile, as Bracken states “Nobody in the chain of command below President Obama can countermand his “standing orders” not to send outside military forces into Libyan air space. Nobody. Not Leon Panetta, not Hillary Clinton, not General Dempsey, and not General Ham in Stuttgart, Germany, who is in charge of the forces staging in Sigonella. Perhaps the president left “no outside military intervention, no cross-border authority” standing orders, and then made himself scarce to those below him seeking further guidance, clarification, or modified orders. Or perhaps he was in the Situation Room watching the Predator videos in live time for all seven hours. We don’t yet know where the president was hour by hour. But this is 100 percent sure: Panetta and Dempsey would have executed a rescue mission order if the president had given those orders

And like the former SEALs in Benghazi, General Ham and all of the troops under him would have been straining forward in their harnesses, ready to go into battle to save American lives. The execute orders would be given verbally to General Ham at AFRICOM in Stuttgart, but they would immediately be backed up in official message traffic for the official record. That is why cross-border authority is the King Arthur’s Sword for understanding Benghazi. The POTUS and only the POTUS can pull out that sword.”  There are numerous reports that US forces were ordered to “stand down” at least three times that fateful night as Americans waited in vain for support that never came. Four of them died. Go Here and here for videos of that night. President Obama has said that he “ordered that everything possible be done to help our people”. This You Tube video shows the President saying he ordered those in Benghazi be helped.

An Excellent Spirit finds it hard to reconcile the President’s comments with the lack of a clear Cross border authority. Either that order was given and exists or it was not given and the President is lying to the American people. There is no other possible explanation and Americans will find out, even if it after the Election. When “we” do find out, there will be consequences!

Benghazi Update: Drip, Drip, Disaster!

An Excellent Spirit has followed the Benghazi attack, the response or lack of one by the Obama Administration and the conflicting statements, dissembling and just plain lies of many Administration officials. We have chronicled the silence and complicity of the lamestream media in putting the re-election of the President above “our” right to be told the whole truth, about everything, but especially about the death of four Americans at the hands of terrorists. We have sourced everything we have written and refrained from publishing the worst and most outrageous stories in favor of credible sources and reports.

Today, for the first time, Foreign Policy, a source we have used in the past, had these reports on Benghazi. They report that “More than six weeks after the shocking assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi — and nearly a month after an FBI team arrived to collect evidence about the attack – the battle-scarred, fire-damaged compound where Ambassador Chris Stevens and another Foreign Service officer lost their lives on Sept. 11 still holds sensitive documents and other relics of that traumatic final day, including drafts of two letters worrying that the compound was under “troubling” surveillance and complaining that the Libyan government failed to fulfill requests for additional security.” There have been numerous stories detailing how news sources and not the FBI investigators or the State Department or other government people, have discovered and published sensitive and private papers of Ambassador Stevens and his staff. These only add to the sense that no one in authority had a handle on what might happen, did happen or what was done to rescue the four dead men on September 11th.

Case in point is the letter written by one of the slain on the morning of the attack. “”Finally, early this morning at 0643, September 11, 2012, one of our diligent guards made a troubling report. Near our main gate, a member of the police force was seen in the upper level of a building across from our compound. It is reported that this person was photographing the inside of the U.S. special mission and furthermore that this person was part of the police unit sent to protect the mission. The police car stationed where this event occurred was number 322.” The account accords with a message written by Smith, the IT officer who was killed in the assault, on a gaming forum on Sept. 11. “Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures,” he wrote hours before the assault. There were letters and emails found at the site long after September 11th. “These letters were found a month and a half after the attack, despite a visit to the compound by FBI investigators. Other documents found at the TOC building include a printout of an unclassified Sept. 9 email between Stevens and David McFarland, the head of the U.S. Embassy’s political and economic section, inquiring about meetings for the ambassador’s upcoming visit; telephone numbers and names of embassy staff; and a hotel bill from Stevens’ 2011 stay at the Tibesti Hotel in Benghazi.” In each case, the State Department and the FBI has refused to comment, citing the “ongoing investigation” by someone into something that our government will not even talk about until after the Election. That investigation apparently overlooked sensitive information at the site.  When Foreign Policy visited the site, more than a month after the attack, and after the FBI and others were there, FP writes “Villa C, which was used as Stevens’ residence during his stay in Benghazi, is located 50 meters from the TOC building. Here, an open window leads to the safe haven — a sealed-off part of Villa C where Stevens and Smith suffocated to death. On the destroyed bed lay the Aug. 6, 2012, copy of the New Yorker. The magazine’s cover carries a label with Stevens’s name and his diplomatic mailing address. A few meters to the right is the safe haven’s bathroom. Everything here is blackened by smoke. One of the two white toilets is covered with bloodstains. On the mirror in the bathroom, an unknown person has written a macabre text in a thin layer of ash. “I am Chris from the dead,” it reads.

A series of FP update items starts, “The Benghazi attack stays in the news because the story keeps unfolding. This morning there are new details from an exclusive FP report about documents and personal items found at the site of the “diplomatic mission” in Benghazi that suggest the degree to which American personnel were concerned about security that day. Two reporters who visited the site six weeks after the assault found papers apparently showing that American personnel were concerned about a Libyan police officer watching the compound the day of the attack.” The article repeats the information on the letters found at the site, “…two unsigned draft letters are both dated Sept. 11 and express strong fears about the security situation at the compound on what would turn out to be a tragic day. They also indicate that Stevens and his team had officially requested additional security at the Benghazi compound for his visit — and that they apparently did not feel it was being provided,” write reporters Harald Doornbos and Jenan Moussa.” http://bit.ly/RwoIkT The article then refers to the two principal House Oversight Committee members: “Issa and Chaffetz want answers on the documents revealed in the FP story, the Cable’s Josh Rogin reports.”  http://bit.ly/Temokg

Then the update continues, “Now Petraeus is beginning to feel the heat from Benghazi. The CIA played a much more pivotal role than previously thought in Benghazi on the night of the assault that killed four Americans. Senior U.S. intelligence officials provided a detailed tick-tock of what occurred after the Sept. 11 attack in an effort to set the record straight. Some believe the State Department, which had nominally been responsible for security at the mission in Benghazi, was taking the public hit for not responding to the need for more security there. But what is now known about the role the CIA played at the compound – indeed, the “U.S. effort in Benghazi was at its heart a CIA operation,” as the WSJ reports this morning, paints a fuller picture of the dynamics at play. Of the 30 Americans who were evacuated from Benghazi the next day, only seven worked for State. The CIA began to establish a base of operations there in February 2011 to help stem the “spread of weapons and militant influences” throughout the region- not only in Libya, but in Mali, Somalia and Syria, the WSJ reports. It was this secretive mission that contributed to the bungled security situation in Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11 – and the administration’s puzzling response in the weeks afterward. http://on.wsj.com/TpsZpQ Emphasis ours.

An Excellent Spirit has reported for weeks about how the Obama Administration was “gunwalking” deposed and deceased Libyan dictator Col. Mommar Ghadaffi’s weapons throughout the Middle East, many times to al Qaeda affiliates, and how speculation has mounted that Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi because the consular compound that was his death site was really a storage facility for those arms that was overrun by terrorists who wanted those guns. These stories seem to confirm that line of reasoning.

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New Benghazi Information – Obama Administration Cover-Up!

Devastating new reports from sources on the ground in Benghazi has confirmed that the Obama administration not only knew that a terrorist attack was underway at the Consulate, but that they explicitly and repeatedly told security forces at the nearby CIA, and other military support, to stand down when Ambassador Chris Stevens’  team begged for helpNow, we are learning that a “rogue” general, Africom commanding officer U.S. General Carter Ham, was arrested by his second  in command (and consequently relieved of duty) for activating special forces teams within minutes of learning the Consulate was under attack.  Emphasis ours. 

An Excellent Spirit has brought our readers a lot of information. Conservative Contacts has more. We bring it to you although some may be repetitive.  “The Washington Times reported that on October 26,  “Ambassador” posted the following RUMINT on TigerDroppings (h/t Jim  Hoft): …

”(The) basic principle is that you don’t  deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having  some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. ” And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that  situation.

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.”  Was General Ham arrested on the spot, as some have reported? An Excellent Spirit does not know, but we have reported that Gen. Ham has retired. He will most certainly be called to testify whenever “they” get around to telling “us” what happened in those critical hours. It is becoming increasingly clear, however, that had “the Obama administration been at all concerned for saving the lives of these four  Americans, including our ambassador, they could have stopped the mortar fire that eventually killed them simply by allowing an AC-130U Gunship — a powerful, nearby weapon that could have halted the destruction — to fire… Obama and Sec. of Defense Panetta could have given Gen. Ham the green-light to save those four killed. But they didn’t.

Gen. Carter Ham

The Obama administration chose instead to tell Americans who could have acted to save those under attack to stand down and let the terrorists win.“Somebody the other day said to me, ‘This is  as bad as Watergate.’ Well, nobody died in Watergate,” said Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Sunday during an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “This is either a massive cover-up or incompetence that is not acceptable … to the American people,” said McCain. “The fact that thirty Americans were attacked for seven hours (and four of them DIED) with no help from a well-informed Oval Office is NOT ACCEPTABLE. The failure to take responsibility is NOT ACCEPTABLE.” No one wants to even that Washington in fact and in deed pronounced a death sentence by ordering Americans  to “stand down” against terrorists! Washington elites are engaging in a massive cover up. “We” are being told about “investigations and that we must wait until after the election for a Congressional investigation. “We must tell Washington that nothing the Obama Administration or those in Washington say or do will stop “us” from getting the whole truth and guaranteeing that the four dead Americans get the justice that they and “we” deserve. We must deliver a strong, unequivocal message to Washington: “Never again will the highest levels of our government watch Americans die in real time while concocting a cover story to feed to the American people.” 

President Obama with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

Update: House Armed  Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.) has sent a letter to Obama demanding to know exactly whom he ordered to do what on Sept. 11, 2012, when the attack happened after Obama’s most recent statement in an Oct. 26 interview that he took action and issued “directives” the “minute” he found out about the attack. “There appears to be a discrepancy between your directive and the actions taken by the Department of Defense,” Rep. McKeon wrote in his letter to Obama. “As we are painfully aware, despite the  fact that the military had resources in the area, the military did not deploy  any assets to secure U.S. personnel in Benghazi during the hours the consulate  and the annex were under attack. I find it implausible that the Chairman of the  Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Commander of U.S. Africa Command [this would be  GENERAL CARTER HAM], and the Commander of  U.S. European Command would have ignored a direct order from the Commander in  Chief.”

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif

“McKeon listed four questions that he is demanding Obama answer:

1)  “To whom did you issue this first directive and how was this directive communicated to the military and other agencies–verbally or in writing?

2)  “At any time on September 11, 2012, did you specifically direct the military to move available assets into Libya to ensure the safety of U.S.  personnel in Benghazi? If so, which assets did you order to Libya?”

3)  “At any time on September 11, 2012, other than ISR assets, did you provide the authority for the military to take any and all necessary measures to secure  U.S. personnel, including specifically the authority to enter Libyan airspace?”

4)  “Did you have any communication with the Secretary of Defense, the  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or any Commanders of regional Combatant  Commands regarding military support to U.S. personnel in Benghazi on September  11th? If so could you please describe any recommendations provided to you  regarding available military support and any orders you gave them?”

But McKeon is only going to get the answers from this administration if he has the rest of Congress behind him. Evidence is mounting against the Obama Administration but much of the lamestream media is still callously covering up for Barack Obama, with their vast coverage of Hurricane Sandy and hoping the American people forget all about the four Americans this administration knowingly sacrificed to the terrorists abroad. Barack Obama still thinks he can spin his way out of this. He has no intention of being held accountable, not if he can help it. We must An Excellent Spirit LOUDLY demands that the lamestream media — NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN and The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today and the rest of them—begin covering this story and do it without spinning truth, incompetence, cover up and murder into some kind of unavoidable mishap.”

Important New Update: Update Obama Fires Second Top Commander Over No Libyan Rescue

Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette

An Excellent Spirit has just seen reports that President 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. CSG-3 is one of five US Navy carrier strike groups currently assigned to the US Pacific Fleet. US Navy carrier strike groups are employed in a variety of roles, which involve gaining and maintaining sea control and projecting power ashore, as well as projecting naval airpower ashore. 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).

There are several 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 (pictured above) had been in command of the initial 2011 US-NATO military intervention in Libya who, 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.”

Politico gives these amazing details that An Excellent Spirit is saddened to bring our readers: “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. 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.”

An Excellent Spirit urges all Americans to pray for the United States of America! Reports such as these and the many confirmations we saw online can only mean that America is under a huge spiritual attack! Only by praying to The Most High God for His grace, mercy and protection can “we” prosper and survive. Pray! Pray! Then, pray some more!

As all Americans know, there is an Election coming in a few days. Keep all of this in prayer and ask God whether this is what He wants for America? That is the question each American should be asking of themselves, because, like it or not, “we” will have to live with our answers after November 6th and so will our children and grandchildren. The millions of Americans who have served this nation so well by serving in the military must be in shock and revolted by what is going on today. We must get the truth out of the Obama Administration and we should get it before “we” vote!  

America is “One Nation Under God”! In order for America to remain free and a nation submitted to God, “we” must have, know and pray about the whole truth about Benghazi, the Obama Administration and our brave men and women in uniform. No matter what, VOTE on November 6th as if your life depends on your vote! It does!!

Is Benghazi Worse Than Watergate? Did Someone Commit Treason?

An Excellent Spirit has wondered what will happen if President Obama manages to win the Election and the Benghazi lies, liars and immense cover up ever get exposed to the American people. PJ Media’s Roger Simon apparently thinks the same way. In this article today, Simon goes even further. Its title may give a hint: “Beyond Impeachment: Obama Treasonous over Benghazi”. Mr. Simon in his inimitable style asks: “Is it treason when you put your own reelection above the good of your country and the lives of its citizens? If so, Barack Obama committed treason in leaving the four Americans to die in Benghazi. Our Constitution defines it this way: “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”

Then the purveyor of the Pajamas Media empire really gets down to brass tacks: “When you ascribe an action to the protest of a video when it is actuality a planned terror attack by Ansar al-Shariah, an established offshoot of al-Qaeda (if that’s not your “enemy,” then who) — and you knew that all along, you watched it live without doing anything, and then you told those who wanted to help to “stand down”? Meanwhile, our government may have been conspiring to arm another offshoot of al-Qaeda in Syria. How much more treasonous can you get? Benedict Arnold was a piker.” 

Watergate was really all about the stupendous and unwarranted egos of the President and those who worked for him. Once the scandal got out, they thought they could cover it up through the upcoming Election and forever, so they began the actions that led to the impeachment, then resignation of President Nixon and the jailing of many of his closest associates in the White House.

Nixon leaves after resignation.

Those were crimes. People went to jail and Nixon may have been spared jail by President Ford’s pardon upon assuming the Presidency. No one died and Watergate was not about the military, Nixon’s role as Commander in Chief or what was done in a theater of war during wartime. Benghazi is different in that critical respect. Simon is, therefore, correct in discussing treason because that is the crime that could have been committed here by those in the White House and covered up by “all of this President’s men and women”.

Watergate scandal meeting at White House. Nixon, Erlichman, Halderman and Chapin

Another difference is that in 1972, The Washington Post was led by Editor Ben Bradley who assigned two cub reporters, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward to the story and let them go where the evidence led. Today, those lamestream media outlets are part of the cover up, choosing not to cover the story because it might lead to President Obama losing the Election.  If Simon is right or anywhere near right, it may turn out that the lamestream media has done America no favor, as the number of high Administration people lining up for jail may exceed Watergate’s awful tally in that respect.Simon notes that the escalation to treason is almost unavoidable. When “left” denizens like Carter pollster Pat Caddell begin to speak out against what the lamestream media is not reporting and against what the President knew and when he knew it, things will probably get worse. “Indeed, the discussion of Benghazi has just begun. And don’t be surprised if the conversation escalates from impeachment to treason very quickly. In fact, if Obama wins reelection you can bet on it. The cries of treason will be unstoppable. Not even if the mainstream media will be able to deny them. As Pat Caddell noted, those same media lapdogs have muzzled themselves in an unprecedented manner in this matter, but our Canadian friends at least have some semblance of honor left, writing: It is undoubtedly worse than Obama simply turned his back on cornered American citizens in a foreign land, knowing undoubtedly they would die. But that Barack did so without any compelling reason—except political—is beyond evil. Only a moral monster would have made that decision when it was within his powers to possibly save them with almost no effort of his own.” 

Then there is this. Whether or not the Senate changes hands, the House will almost certainly remain in Republican control. The House Committee on Government Oversight is chaired by Rep. Daryl Issa (R-Ca), one of the richest, self-made men in Congress. Issa is already on the Fast & Furious Scandal and the likelihood that “gunwalking” was a major part of the Benghazi mess is looming larger by the day. Issa and his Committee have subpoena power, jurisdiction and will certainly hold hearings after Election Day. Whether the press covers them or not, the US Attorney will be forced to monitor those hearings and will have to take action if and when criminal activities are revealed, under oath before Congress. 

Rep. Daryl Issa (R-Ca.) House Oversight Committee Chairman

Roger Simon is no “loose cannon”. He is a veteran journalist, Hollywood writer and thinker. When Simon talks treason, Americans should pay attention. Simon has some facts. Facts that An Excellent Spirit has already begun to develop: “Rumors abound. According to Admiral Lyons writing in the Washington Times, …one of Stevens’ main missions in Libya was to facilitate the transfer of much of Gadhafi’s military equipment, including the deadly SA-7 – portable SAMs – to Islamists and other al Qaeda-affiliated groups fighting the Assad Regime in Syria. In an excellent article, Aaron Klein states that Stevens routinely used our Benghazi consulate (mission) to coordinate the Turkish, Saudi Arabian and Qatari governments’ support for insurgencies throughout the Middle East. Further, according to Egyptian security sources, Stevens played a “central role in recruiting Islamic jihadists to fight the Assad Regime in Syria.” Lyons adds, citing a Clare Lopez article at RadicalIslam.org, …that there were two large warehouse-type buildings associated with our Benghazi mission. During the terrorist attack, the warehouses were probably looted. We do not know what was there and if it was being administrated by our two former Navy SEALs and the CIA operatives who were in Benghazi. Nonetheless, the equipment was going to hardline jihadis. Do we know that for sure? I certainly don’t, although on the face of it sounds like a “Fast & Furious” scandal on a global scale with extraordinary geopolitical implications. But I imagine there are those who do know the truth, or a lot of it, considering the events were being watched in real time. None of this, of course, exonerates our government in not giving support to our four now dead men in the field. Many questions remain to be answered. But I do not think I am being excessive in raising the treason accusation. I would be pleased to withdraw it if proven wrong. 

This Patriot Action Network (Tea Party) Alert, if true could blow the lid off the Pentagon and the Obama Administration. The alert references stories in The Washington Times about Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. “On October 18th, 2012 Sec. of Defense, Leon Panetta announced that President Obama would ill nominate General David Rodriguez to succeed General Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.” This came as a surprise to many, since General Ham had only been in the position for a year and a half. The General is a very well regarded officer who made AFRICOM into a true Combatant Command after the ineffective leadership of his predecessor, General William E. “Kip” Ward. Later, word circulated informally that General Ham was scheduled to rotate out in March 2013 anyway, but according to Joint doctrine, “the tour length for combatant commanders and Defense agency directors is three years.” Some assumed that he was leaving for unspecified personal reasons.” That was over a months after Benghazi and the Obama Administration was in full spin mode about what really took place and what they did. Few people noticed that Ham’s AFRICOM Command included Benghazi.”

The Washington Times was not so blind. This story on October 28th asked if General Ham lost his command over the Benghazi affair. “Is an American General losing his job for trying to save the Americans besieged in Benghazi? This is the latest potential wrinkle in the growing scandal surrounding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack that left four men dead and President Obama scrambling for a coherent explanation.”

Two days before the Times piece, on October 26th, “Ambassador” posted the following RUMINT on TigerDroppings (h/t Jim Hoft): I heard a story today from someone inside the military that I trust entirely. The story was in reference to General Ham that Panetta referenced in the quote below. “(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.” This quote was widely circulated in the news and on TV clips as the reason that no rescue was ever attempted at Benghazi.

General Carter Ham

Now, it seems, that too was a horrible untruth. The TigerDroppings post continues, “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 Pentagon and all other Obama Administration sources vehemently deny the Times story. General Ham has been silent, although this story says that Ham has decided to retire. “However on Monday October 29 a defense official told The Washington Times that “the decision [to leave AFRICOM] was made by General Ham. He ably served the nation for nearly forty years and retires after a distinguished career.” Previously all that was known was that General Ham would be rotating out of AFRICOM at some future date, but not that he was leaving the service. General Ham is a few years short of the mandatory retirement age of 64, but it is not unusual for someone of that rank to retire after serving in such a significant command. The questions concerning General Ham’s role in the September 11 events continue to percolate. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, said that General Ham told him during a visit to Libya that he had never been asked to provide military support for the Americans under attack in Benghazi. Former United States Ambassador to the U.N. John R, Bolton also mentioned Mr. Chaffetz’s account, and contrasted it with Mr. Panetta’s statement that General Ham had been part of the team that made the decision not to send in forces. “General Ham has now been characterized in two obviously conflicting ways,” Mr. Bolton concluded. “Somebody ought to find out what he actually was saying on September the eleventh.”

It has become sadly but abundantly clear that much has been systematically and intentionally kept from the American people by the Obama Administration with the avid assistance of their lamestream media lapdogs. It is also becoming clear that many witnesses will be lined up before the House Oversight Committee after Election to testify, under oath, about what really happened. God help those who have lied to “us”. There will be no place they can hide, no matter who they are or how high the office they hide in. Enough said, for now. An Excellent Spirit hopes sincerely that it does not come to treason and criminal action or impeachment, but even if President Obama is defeated a week from today on November 6th, Benghazi promises to be with “us” for some time and will go where those in power have led it, just as Watergate did in 1972-1974. Stay Tuned.

Benghazi Update: The Scandal Grows, White House, Lamestream Media Still Silent.

Latest news: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the “buck stops here”. Now saying different.  Clinton now says that she asked for upgrade to Benghazi security and it was denied. She has papers to prove her story and her husband, former President Bill Clinton is urging his wife to release the documents that get her off the hook.  Brietbart Big Journalism is carrying this story. “Reports suggest that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama didn’t see things the same on Benghazi. She wanted more security for diplomatic personnel, but Obama said no. The whole thing is here. If Bill Clinton has weighed in against President Obama’s  weak case on the Libya massacre, Hillary’s version together with the CIA’s David Patreaus’ unequivocal denial that CIA refused to send rescue teams, leaves the President out there by himself in the tall grass. Stay tuned. This gets curiouser every succeeding revelation.


An Excellent Spirit has brought our readers the most complete coverage of the Benghazi attack and murders anywhere. Here We bring these updates from the dozens of articles and blog posts on the Internet, really the only source of news that “they” don’t want “us” to have. Brietbart has this story on CIA Director David Patraeus and what the CIA did or did not do about the attack. “Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus has emphatically denied that he or anyone else at the CIA refused assistance to the former Navy SEALs who requested it three times as terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on the night of Sep. 11. The Weekly Standard and ABC News report that Petraeus’s denial effectively implicates President Barack Obama, since a refusal to assist “would have been a presidential decision.” Earlier today, Denver local reporter Kyle Clarke of KUSA-TV did what the national media largely refuses to do, asking Obama directly whether the Americans in Benghazi were denied requests for aid. Obama dodged the question, but implied that he had known about the attacks as they were “happening.” Emails released earlier this week indicated that the White House had been informed almost immediately that a terror group had taken responsibility for the attack in Benghazi, and Fox News reported this morning that the two former Navy SEALs, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty, had been refused in requests for assistance they had made from the CIA annex. Jake Tapper quoted Petraeus this afternoon denying that the CIA was responsible for the refusal: “No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.” Go here to read it all. Then there is this National Review Online story by Jonah Goldberg detailing the growing separation between the CIA Director, David Patreaus and the White House. “Bill Kristol suggests that it had to be a decision by Obama himself not to help the Americans under siege in Benghazi and that David Petraeus is signaling exactly that with the CIA’s emphatic denial that the decision came from his shop.” Kristol is the editor of the Weekly Standard and if he is right, an open rift between the President and his CIA Director could spell disaster for President Obama. Here.  

Finally there is this almost unbelievable story from Brietbart Big Peace. “Reports indicate two drones and an AC-130 gunship were in the area when Benghazi was attacked, yet their resources were not used. This runs completely against the current explanation coming out of the White House, which is that Obama did everything he could once he learned of the attack. You’ll remember that in the second presidential debate, Obama said that as “soon as I was aware the Benghazi consulate was being overrun, I was on the phone with my national security team.” The not-so-subtle intimation is that Obama was stepping up to protect the U.S. personnel who were in Libya. And in the wakes of their deaths, which weren’t “optimal,” we have been assured that stronger action wasn’t taken stronger because those options weren’t available. Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta gave us another version this same excuse, saying: “The U.S. military did not get involved during the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi last month because officials did not have enough information about what was going on before the attack was over.” 

An Excellent Spirit has told our readers that “we” have not gotten the truth from the White House and certainly not from the lamestream media. Clearly we were right, from the beginning. All Americans should demand the whole truth NOW! Not after Election Day! “We” are sick and tired of being treated like children or worse, idiots who cannot be trusted with the truth! Stay tuned. An Excellent Spirit will bring more as we get it. God bless America! God forgive the liars and truth obscurers. Only the Truth will set “us” free and keep “us” free!