***UPDATE BELOW POST – ACCOUNTS FAKED / HACKED?***
Thanks to one of our readers who commented on an earlier Shoebat.com post, we’ve been provided with two extremely bizarre yet fascinating screen shots from what appears to be the twitter and Skype accounts of a retired four-star Army General who was head of AFRICOM at the time of the Benghazi attacks in 2012. Gen. Carter Ham also became a person of interest in the media because of what he said about the orders he did not receive from the White House as the Benghazi attacks were unfolding.
The tweets in question appear to show that on or shortly before October 26, 2012, then CIA Director David Petraeus – who was weeks away from having to resign over an extramarital affair the Obama administration had known about for months – sent out a tweet. The contents of the tweet are not known because the account from which it was sent reads @Centralintel’s account is protected.
However, according to the screenshot, Ham replies to @Centralintel with the following:
May Allah bless u on this auspicious day of Eid. may it be a new beginning of greater prosperity, success & happiness. I Salute
Clearly, whatever Petraeus wrote, its sentiment was echoed by Ham in the reply (if you go to Ham’s twitter page today, it is protected as well).
Here is the tweet in question with the AFRICOM logo to the left:Here is the tweet enlarged:
In another screenshot, of what appears to be Ham’s Skype account at about the same time, the AFRICOM Commander has two friends. One is Petraeus and the other is Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Malik Hasan.
Yes, NIDAL MALIK HASAN!
In the weeks and months after the Benghazi attacks in 2012, Gen. Carter Ham became a person of media interest. At the time of the attacks, Ham was the head of AFRICOM and was reported to have said he had assets on the ground to respond in Benghazi but that President Obama never requested that he send them. Here is an excerpt from an interview with Rep. Jason Chaffetz that aired about the same time that Ham allegedly replied to the Petraeus tweet on October 26, 2012:
Nearly one year later, Ham spoke at the Aspen Security Forum, at which he appeared to take sole responsibility for not doing what Chaffetz said the White House didn’t tell him to do:
Ham said although he had authority to scramble a jet to the scene, he decided there was “not necessity and there was not a clear purpose in doing so.”
“To do what?” he asked. “It was a very, very uncertain situation.”
What is indisputable with the gift of hindsight is that at the time of the alleged tweet, Petraeus was a prime candidate for blackmail. It also wasn’t the first time he had bent over backwards to appease Islam. In 2011, while he was the Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Petraeus – who was in a foreign land defending the U.S. Constitution – publicly sided against an American citizen back home who was threatening to exercise his first amendment right, as Shoebat.com reported:
Gen. John Allen succeeded Petraeus as ISAF Commander. Less than one year after Petraeus condemned the burning of a Qur’an in the U.S. while in Afghanistan, Allen apologized for the burning of Islamic materials by U.S. troops in Afghanistan:
**UPDATE on January 27, 2015 at 9:30am EST**
As was mentioned at the very beginning of this post, the twitter and skype accounts were not confirmed to belong to Gen. Ham, only that they appeared to be. When we receive additional information that calls that into question or helps us get to the truth, it will be posted.
A commenter on the FFMU Facebook page forwarded us some interesting information that seems to indicate Ham’s twitter and Skype accounts were faked or hacked. Anyone with additional or corroborating information, please leave comments. The ultimate objective here is TRUTH, not propaganda.
Foul play would seem to indicate hacking over faking (assuming that Gen. Ham really has a twitter account). According to what is billed as the “Official Twitter account of Carter F. Ham”, the General has been on twitter since 2010. The twitter address is @Carter_F_Ham, which matches exactly the twitter address captured in the screen shot from more than two years later, in October of 2012:
That said, the words of Petraeus and Allen are matters of official record and if these accounts are faked, those words don’t help. Also, as said previously, the Obama administration was clearly in the know about what Petraeus was doing and had been holding it over his head. As Charles Krauthammer said, “the sword was lowered on election day”.