ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT — The FBI probe into the sex scandal that led to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus has expanded to ensnare Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced early Tuesday. According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of “potentially inappropriate” emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top
Wow. Complete, total cultural and ethical dry rot. Seriously, Washington is so out of control that it would benefit from being burned to the ground. Presidents, Secret Service, Generals,...all obsessively consumed with hedonistic pursuits regardless of consequences.
The people need to retake control. How much longer can this country even exist in the throes of such Rome-like decadence?
...and once again the FBI. This was the woman who approached an FBI friend concerning questionable emails. An agent who later sent a "shirtless" photo to her. So the FBI was "probing" beyond Petraeus...
...would like to know the whys of who "expanded" the probe. Something is smelling more and more as the days go by...
"Seven Days in May" comes to mind, just with a role reversal. Replacing the ranks...?
And, yes, 20-30 THOUSAND pages. A woman who is an "unpaid" sort of social liaison having that much "correspondence" with the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, who was to be the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and of American forces in Europe.
Sex is NOT what this is about....Ike would´ve been drummed out based on the allegations w/ Kay Summersby during WWII. There is something much more sinister, going back much farther, involving many more layers of people (and potentially foreign government players?) than just a casual affair, poor judgment, and now, reams of correspondence between two newly introduced players to this scenario. And two highly-unlikely-to-have-known-one-another players at that...
The odds of all this actually being about a sex scandal(s) are now close to 0. The timing - days after the success of the MSM´s biggest cover-up operation in history, the reelection of Barack Van Jones Obama - tells the tale. Someone´s rear is being protected (any guesses?) about Benghazi and, most probably, even more deeply buried scandals involving Iran and perhaps Russia. But, whatever is going on, sex is the least of it.
Beck was speculating on a few things about this. One is WHY was Panetta put in charge of the Pentagon and Patraeus put in charge of CIA? The reverse would be more logical. It appears Patraeus was being set up from the very beginning to be the fall guy.
Apparently this was all known for over two weeks and was hushed up until after the election.
Don´t ever tell me any Liberal Marxist Democrat has anything resembling Ethics and Integrity in their heart and soul.
OK even Republicans and Democrats in the House have no Ethics or Integrity, much less the guts or the President would be Impeached. In addition the traitorous Democrats in the Senate would never convict him.
Liberal Marxist better start sweating the parts of the Declaration of Independence about citizens rising up. It´s enforcement may come sooner than they think.
Speaking of sex scandals, why is Valerie Jarrett living on the second floor of the White House? Why isn´t the media interested in this possibility?
The FBI? Hmmm. FBI files. They have played a major role since piaps was caught with nine..., er 900+.
FBI and piaps go back a long way and here she is right on the edge of this three ring circus probably holding up cue cards full of threats. Just maybe her real value to hussein is beginning to surface.
There is definitely an element of "set-up" in all of this, and now I feel less like a nut for believing that Chris Stevens was left unguarded deliberately and that the shot-down SEAL packed helicopter was deliberately "given up;" that the high tech drone was gifted to Iran; that the costly Camp Bastion attack was another "gift;" the recent prosecution of seven SEALS for giving secrets to a game maker is another set-up; and the deaths of many of our ground troops result from a deck purposely stacked against them.
´´Duty-Honor-Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points; to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.(snip)But these are some of the things they do. They build your basic character; they mold you for your future roles as custodians of the nation´s defense; they make you strong enough to know when you are weak, and brace enough to face yourself when you are afraid. They teach you to be proud and unbending in honest failure, but humble and gentle in success, not to substitute words for action, not to seek the path of comfort, but to face the stress and spur of difficulty and challenge; to learn to stand up in the storm but to have compassion on those who fail; to master yourself before you seek to master others; to have a heart that is clean, a goal that is high; to learn to laugh yet never forget how to weep; to reach into the future yet never neglect the past; to be serious yet never take yourself too seriously; to be modest so that you will remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength.´´ General Douglas MacArthur
Stalin purged the Soviet military and it almost cost him everything. The German army rode roughshod over his country until the weather slowed them long enough for his military to recover. I wonder what´s in store for us?
I have to hand it to Our Great Leader, he accomplishes plenty out on the golf course. Never wasting a crisis (Ben Gazzara) he´s apparently decided that now is a good time to take additional Chicago way wacks at the military, thus furthering its decline. Thank you everyone who voted for him.
i am with #5..i said to my coworkers the other day,that more was coming..and this is a stalinist purge...i only pray for God to allow me to have the guts to stand and be counted...and to let me die like a man...but no one believes that this is a coup...outside of us...i bet this stays in the news for months..look for the enemy in chief to declare that we need to investigate ALL troops for this "bad behavior"....purge indeed..
We did not know it was terrorism until the second plane hit the tower. When Obama was elected the second time, I have since come to suspect that Obama´s end game is to destroy Israel - which, in his eye´s, is the essence of colonialism.
He is doing working to this end by 1)defunding our military, 2) putting in weak leaders into our military and 3) destroying the countries in the middle east so that they are all 100% muslim brotherhood led.
If he successfully deceives Congress´ investigation and comes through Bengazi unscathed, we are in for a rough ride.
The peak of the mountain was during the Reagan and HW´s administrations. The clinton´s won the 92 election because of an intense hatred of HW by "charts" Perot, and the downhill slide began. Remember, within the first week gays in the military was run up the flag pole, unfortunately too many saluted!
Then came "it depends what the meaning of is is" and then "it isn´t sex" only greased the skids and sharpened the angle of the downhill slide!
But there is Panetta, pictured on Drudge, with the "...I am reading about this for the first time like you..." comment. That liar should be removed too. There is no way they were investigating General Allen and he did not know it. Amazing how the MSM is awakening from "hibernation" now the election is over and there is a sex scandal.
It seems that the President of the United States of America is involved not only with several pro-terrorist activities but with the murder of 4 American citizens. So, his handlers need to point the finger at others. .... Obama and his protectors have decided to discredit the top officials in the U.S. Military.
From the folks who called Bill Clinton´s sexual romps ´just sex,´ we now learn that U.S. Generals are not held to the same mold. .... Clinton raped one woman, played sex games in the Oval Office with another and enjoyed the sexual illicit love affairs with several.
I am beginning to wonder who will finally say ´enough!´
Thanks to #8 for a chuckle this morning. Perhaps the new policy should be to send the wives of top ranking officers into the field with them to keep the young tarts at bay. Or better yet, let´s stop trying to help one barbarian group win against another barbarian group that will later turn the guns we gave them on us. I find myself wishing Russia had taken Afghanistan and wiped out the Taliban for us.
I learned when clinton was pres..that him having sex with a young intern...was his own private life...now all of a sudden sex matters... who was the spy in all this for this adminstration... also, as #19 pointed out that justice Roberts was blackmailed..really, well thats great..he should have manned up..he allowed a whole country to become socialist just to Cover his own butt...I have no respect for the guy..and I dont care what he did to be blackmailed..many people will die because of him being a coward.. in the meantime...the adminstration knew all this sex crap...and the Leader of this once free country just so happens to be"out of town" on a trip that takes months to prepare for...after an "election" that he knew he was going to "win" and conveiently is not here during the breakout of this sex scandal...but no one investigates the wons own scandals...
In the meantime, everyone forgets that 4 Amerikans have died for what use to be a Free Country. we are all being played like fiddles..while obama dances....unbelievable
Say,... what happened to all those reports of confirmed voter fraud that briefly appeared in the news a few days ago? Have they been swallowed up by the latest scandal? Oh we´ll, I´m sure they weren´t important...
It may very well be a purge. But you´d think the Generals would have had enough sense not to allow themselves to be caught up so easily. 20-30,000 emails? How the heck did they have anytime to do their jobs?
I have often posted here that I believed Petraeus (and his wife) were co-opted by the Obama Administration when his wife got the high level position at the new Consumer Protection Bureau and Petraeus accepted the CIA job. He could have made so much more money sitting on corporate boards after his retirememnt from the Army.
This scandal also intersects the Sinclair scandal. Sinclair is the general who was relieved of command and charged with something like "forcible sexual contact" with a female captain in his command. Based on what I´ve read, Sinclair sounds like a real creep, but maybe it´s all a set-up to take out the generals and replace them with Obama´s handpicked flunkies who will carry out his commands against the civilian population.
I had despaired that no one would figure out that this is all about Benghazi until I read #5 and a number of the following comments. Any gabblemouth who still thinks it is about Petraeus´s personal life should not be allowed to play outside his front yard without supervision.
#5 seems to be right on the money. This is nothing short of a purge so that the Military leadership will fall in line and to prevent ANYONE who detests the trajectory of this administration from beoming a rallying point for the opposition. It sure as heck won´t come from the political class on any level.
Firing squads would draw too much attention,,,,for now.
There is a very weird photo on Drudge... http://tiny.cc/iyspnw
...showing two almost-identical women along with Patraeus and his wife and Kelley´s husband. IMO, the woman listed as Natalie Khawam and the woman listed as Jill Kelley are either uncannily twin-like or the photo´s been photoshopped for reasons which escape me.
Totally agree with #5, #6 and especially with #55. Decapitate the military, get urkel´s handpicked brass moved up, and put the fear of the urkel regime in the rest of them to keep ´em in line. When the time comes to fire on the citizenry, (that´s you and me, boys and girls) they won´t hesitate. Time´s a-wastin´! Let the purging begin. And don´t forget, now that the military is a bunch of liars in the public´s eye, anything they testify about Benghazi will be viewed with a jaundiced eye. Bingo, urkel skates again.
Thanks for the link #59. Do you get the feeling the gals over her shoulder are whispering, "Can you believe she´s wearing that?"
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Bad Dog, 11/13/2012 9:16:29 AM (No. 9010887)
This is either a major (or, ´general´?) set-up of enormous magnitude, or we have a class of ´´general groupies´´.
Is it possible these women were hired (by whom is your own guess - my mind boggles at the possibilities) for destruction of our top intel and military figures, in order to install more perfumed princes (yes-men) in those high level U.S. security positions?
What would Brad Thor do with this scenario?
´´The ends justify the means.´´ (paraphrased (?) quote of Prince Machiavelli)
#59, Kelley is a twin, there is a Jill and a Natalie, both reside in the Tampa area, her family name is said to be Khawam and the family immigrated here from Lebanon. It is unclear if the women were born here or in Labanon. By the sound of their names they are probably Lebanese Christians.
Once Obama nominates gays and women to command what is left of the military, these routine bimbo eruptions at the top will magically stop, then they can start investigating more complicated situations.
And, sorry, but I have to reiterate the not-about-sex now meme. Also, foreign influence keeps coming to mind, and I can´t shake that feeling. Could be completely wrong but....
I also keep reminding myself that this evil occupier in the WH has complete control over our nukes, drones,etc. If he is purging the ranks ( a reverse " Seven Days in May" scenario), it would take a a response of coup proportions by a large portion of the military itself to stop him.
And I was wondering what motivated an ´unpaid social liaison for the military´, with so many responsibilities, to work without compensation.
It was reported that Kelley did not work for the military, so who was making it worth her while? Who is her boss? Who hired her?
When she reported the threatening e-mail from the first woman, didn´t Kelley figure that the FBI would check her e-mails and find the 20-30,000 e-mails with Gen Allen? Was this part of the plan when she was sending all those e-mails?
I would be interested in dates that the Petraeus affair actually began and the e-mail storm began with Allen.
I would be livid if I had a son or daughter fighting in Afghanistan. Their leader should be spending every waking moment figuring out how to win the war and how to insure the safety of our troops. Instead it appears that he´s back in his office diddling with his computer and Lord knows what else. Lets do a little math: 25,000 pages of emails @ 10 minutes per page = 4,167 hours of dealing with personal emails to/from Tampa "friend." He´s been in charge over there for about two years, so that would be almost 2,100 hr/year on this. 2,000 hours is considered a years worth of work ... so when did he have time to lead the war? Meantime, his troops are getting killed weekly by "friendly" Afghanistan fake soldiers and police. Time to bring ´em home, at least the General.
I wonder if this is what obama meant when he told Medvedev that "After my election, I have more flexibility,"
#67 - Kim Jong Un purged his army of generals, recently, as well. He executed dozens of his father´s generals, some of them at close range with mortars, so that they would be completely oblitierate ´even down to their hair´.
Mark me confused in New Jersey. Official recognition of sodomy as on a par with sexual union, and a parading of lady parts as the key issue in the national election, coupled with the mainstreaming of pornography of every description, but the age old practice of fornication is too outrageous to be acceptable? Men having sex with women is outlawed?
Men really are pathetic creatures, unable to think above their beltline. Bring in a slightly attractive woman and they are so easily manipulated. Pathetic. Maybe DWS is right, we should just have women in washington.
Clearly power gives one the illusion of being untouchable. And given the proclivity of our press, it has worked that way. Until an FBI agent did an "around the end run" straight to Congress! Bless you dear whistle blowers and may your tribe increase.
The death toll continues to mount in Afghanistan while Obama plays golf and smooches with Reggie Love while his Commanders spend hours fooling around with women they are not married to. Absolute dereliction of duty. Since Obama was inaugurated, the US death toll in Afghanistan has sky rocketed. We´re up to about 1,520 . Not that Cindy Sheehan or the media would care. The latest-
Capt. James D. Nehl, 37, of Gardiner, Ore., died Nov. 9, in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations.
Staff Sgt. Kenneth W. Bennett, 26, of Glendora, Calif., died Nov. 10, in Sperwan Gar, Afghanistan
Spc. Daniel L. Carlson, 21, of Running Springs, Calif., died Nov. 9, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
The Commander in Chief and his administration continue to treat our soldiers like they are cannon fodder while they engage in their hedonistic pursuits. If we controlled the Senate , impeachment and conviction would be imperative.
I just don’t believe all this talk of sinister plots. I think the war in Afghanistan is on a slow burn and these generals just have too much time on their hands. The dalliances of these guys have a classic example in history. Just look at King David – another general who couldn’t keep his wick in his pocket mostly because he had too much time. In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab, (2Sa 11:1). And it happened, late one afternoon, ….that he saw….a woman bathing (2Sa11:2). First of all he sent someone else to do his job and then – like I said – he had too much time on his hands.
I know John Allen well I can say with certainty this is much ado about nothing. Mrs Kelly lives near a military base at which Gen Allen was stationed. She like many other residents shows here support for the military community through various activities. Over the years she kept in touch with Gen Allen and the two exchanged friendly emails on military matters and nothing more. When the truth comes out the press will look as stupid as ever.
Tell me again why Barry Obama has no repsonsibility for this fiasco as the person at the top of the organization chart? Oh, yes well, 1. he doesn´t do responsibily, and 2. he is happy to see the country´s security and stability taken down a few notches. Thank you everyone for voting for him, its gonna be a wonderful 4 more years.
Wow. This is starting to remind me of the Bugs Bunny show (i.e., anything goes). Is Petraeus, Allen, Kelley, and Broad (well) just trying to get us to get a laugh out of us after last week´s election debacle or are these supposed adults really this screwed up and we really have Obie on the brink of an impeachment proceeding?
#89. I know cocktail hour started for you several hours ago -- how many did you consume before writing your pathetic defense of Gen. Allen? 20,000 emails in less than 2 years discussing her good work in supporting our troops or whatever you were referring to. I´m sure you are a very good friend of the good General (who should be fired for inattention to duty -- that duty being the war in Afghanistan, not cute little emails to Jill).
Why is the press investigating Petraeus and not Obama? If they can dig deep enough to find a second woman and a custody issue, and can´t find anything so simple as a valid Social Security card on Obama then maybe it´s true, they do have ethics and integrity lower than child molesters.
I bet if they were treated like one it would sure get their attention.
Golly, what is happening to this country? What a mess it is in and I think this is only the beginning. Obama is sending out directives - telling us what to do at a rate of 66 per day. I wonder what this country will be like in just a very short time. I think this sex mess is just a cover up to what might be found out about so many other things Obama is and will do. It would be so nice to have a media that would tell the truth. Now Fox is even letting Obama´s people take over that station. As I said before --- we are doomed.
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