Scandal Probe Ensnares Commander of U.S., NATO Troops in Afghanistan

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    Scandal Probe Ensnares Commander of U.S., NATO Troops in Afghanistan ​



    SIZE="3"]By: Craig Whitlock
    November 13, 2012



    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 allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.

    The FBI first notified the Pentagon of its investigation into Allen’s communications with Kelley on Sunday evening, according to the senior defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the ongoing case.

    In response, Pentagon chief Leon E. Panetta referred the investigation to the Defense Department’s Inspector General for further review, according to a statement released by Panetta early Tuesday as he was traveling to Australia.

    The latest development in the unfolding scandal has shaken President Obama’s national-security staff and upended his carefully chosen plans for his military and intelligence team in his second term.

    It also further calls into question the personal behavior of two of the U.S. military’s highest-ranking and most respected figures, who apparently ignored concerns about the highly sensitive nature of their jobs as they embraced personal relationships with younger women who were not their wives.

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    In his statement, Panetta said Allen would remain as commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan for now, “while the matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined.”


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    Guess Jill Kelley is correct, she wasn't having an affair with Petraeus, but now we have two General Staff Officers with their balls in the ringer. Hope the lady (sic) is happy? Her escapades have now ruined the lives and careers of two generals her own family and Broadwell's.
     
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    'Shirtless FBI Agent' in Petraeus Affair Is Named...

    Veteran F.B.I. Agent Helped Start Petraeus E-Mail Inquiry
    November 14, 2012 - NYT says it's veteran agent Frederick Humphries
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    Military suspends privileges of women at center of Petraeus scandal
    November 14, 2012 - The military has suspended the security clearances of Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley, the women in the heart of the David Petraeus sex scandal.
     
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    We now know that Paula Broadwell's home was raided and evidence removed. Supposedly her computer container restricted military information. Petreaus will appear before both the Congressional and Senate committees to answer questions regarding the Benghazi attack.
    One hypothesis has been put forth stating that this was a failed October Surprise involving the kidnapping of the Ambassador and finally the exchange for the release of the blind Sheik now in a U.S. prison. I doubt if this will come up, but certainly the Obama's finger prints seem to be all over this fiasco and should answer for it.
    The Petreaus-Broadwell affair has nothing to do with Benghazi or is it truly intwined with it?
     
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    You morons just keep cranking out the conspiracy theories and drinking the piss even though you have been proven wrong time and time and time and time again.

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

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