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Here’s What We Know About General Petraeus’ Reported Mistress
The Blaze ^ | 11/10/2012 | E. Ritz

Posted on 11/10/2012 5:08:13 PM PST by izzatzo

TheBlaze/AP) — Paula Broadwell first met fellow West Point graduate David Petraeus in the spring of 2006, when she was a graduate student at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

He was a lieutenant general working on a counterinsurgency manual that would be tested during his command in Iraq. The university had invited him to give a speech.

Broadwell was in the Army Reserve after being recalled three times to active duty since the Sept. 11 attacks to work on counterterrorism issues and intended to return to active duty or get into the policy world, according to the preface of the Petraeus biography she would later write with a Washington Post editor.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


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KEYWORDS: broadwell; know; mistress; navyseals; petraeus; petraeusaffair; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
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Even more interesting is the link to EUTimes article(not postable on FR), it is the link very near top of comments section in a reply to the first comment re the article. EUTimes article reports that Obama is purging top military officers who allegedly participated in an attempted coup against him, FWIW.
1 posted on 11/10/2012 5:08:21 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: izzatzo

General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?


3 posted on 11/10/2012 5:28:55 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: traditional1

I was in Saudi in 1990. King Khalid Airport. We were in a compound build for the third worlders. Swimming pool included.

Our “compound” became a R & R place for field folks.

We had a battery of Patriots there. One of the security staff was a female LT, who was very attractive.

One day she showed up in a yellow bikini. Her and 500 other guys hanging out at the pool.

4 months on the beach and that shows up ?

Temptation Eyes


4 posted on 11/10/2012 5:29:47 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin)
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To: izzatzo

A little trivial info:

November 07, 2012 - Gen. David Petraeus, the big 60
November 09, 2012 - Paula Broadwell, the big 40


5 posted on 11/10/2012 5:32:06 PM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: Perseverando

Watch the dates. Her kids are 4 & 6.


6 posted on 11/10/2012 5:33:07 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: izzatzo

If this bastard tries to take our guns, a military coup will be the least of his problems.


7 posted on 11/10/2012 5:33:26 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: izzatzo
She graduated first in physical fitness in her Class of 1995 West Point Military Academy. Appointed there by Senator Byron Dorgan of ND.

Sad to see two careers get trashed...She is married to a radiologist. They don't work cheap...

8 posted on 11/10/2012 5:34:16 PM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: izzatzo

THIS is the reason odumbi picked him. He knew he could blackmail the General anytime he wanted too.

THE QUESTION IS WILL THE GENERAL FIGHT BACK?


9 posted on 11/10/2012 5:40:28 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: donozark

If you read his Dear Abbie letter to the NYT from last year his is also a gurnoode (phonetic spelling, don’t know the Italian). Heard the term in the movie Goodfellas. It means he is a cuckold but content to be a jerk.


10 posted on 11/10/2012 5:41:14 PM PST by gusty
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To: izzatzo
Photo of their driveway in the Dilworth neighborhood of Charlotte:


Source

Last July 13th, Chuck Klosterman's Ethicist column responded to a very odd request for advice:

MY WIFE’S LOVER

My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership. (This might seem hyperbolic, but it is not an exaggeration.) I have met with him on several occasions, and he has been gracious. (I doubt if he is aware of my knowledge.) I have watched the affair intensify over the last year, and I have also benefited from his generosity. He is engaged in work that I am passionate about and is absolutely the right person for the job. I strongly feel that exposing the affair will create a major distraction that would adversely impact the success of an important effort. My issue: Should I acknowledge this affair and finally force closure? Should I suffer in silence for the next year or two for a project I feel must succeed? Should I be “true to my heart” and walk away from the entire miserable situation and put the episode behind me? NAME WITHHELD

Perhaps July 13 is about the time her husband confronted her and forced her to end it, with an ultimately positive outcome for the household, which includes two young kids.

11 posted on 11/10/2012 5:45:21 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: TomasUSMC

“THE QUESTION IS WILL THE GENERAL FIGHT BACK?”

Well he is refusing to testify, so I guess he won’t fight back, I’m thinking Obumer has more on him than just this.


12 posted on 11/10/2012 5:48:11 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cynwoody

I believe that was debunked by a tweet from Klosterman earlier today.

He said they did some fact checking and it turns out, the person who wrote that letter is NOT the husband.


13 posted on 11/10/2012 5:48:42 PM PST by HelenaGrace
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To: izzatzo
Does she work for al Qaeda?
Is she supporting the Obama Caliphate?
14 posted on 11/10/2012 5:49:01 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: izzatzo

I read the article at the link in the comments....

Woah!

this really changes things....


15 posted on 11/10/2012 5:52:17 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: cynwoody

Considering their combined income, that’s pretty tame wheels.
(BMW 3 series and Nissan Pathfinder? I think?)
And being in Charlotte, it’s not like the house payment would be the killer numbers it would cost in NoVa.


16 posted on 11/10/2012 5:54:23 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: gusty
If you read his Dear Abbie letter to the NYT from last year his is also a gurnoode (phonetic spelling, don’t know the Italian). Heard the term in the movie Goodfellas. It means he is a cuckold but content to be a jerk.

Cornuto contento? LOL!

When we were kids, the "compares"
used to visit one another.
 
There was this man. He would never talk.
He'd just sit there all night.  
                   
They say to him, "What's the matter?
Don't you say anything?"
                   
He says, "What am I going to say,
that my wife two-times me?
                    
So she says, "Shut up!
You're always talking!"   
                   
But in Italian, it sounds much nicer.  
                   
- Cornuto contento.
- That's it.
             
It means he's content to be a jerk.
                   
He doesn't care who knows it.
                 
Did Tommy tell you about my painting?

17 posted on 11/10/2012 5:57:23 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody; izzatzo
Last July 13th, Chuck Klosterman's Ethicist column responded to a very odd request for advice:

MY WIFE’S LOVER

Who is to say that the story was not planted by the CIA

18 posted on 11/10/2012 6:00:22 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: PoloSec

There must be a video


19 posted on 11/10/2012 6:00:52 PM PST by Selene
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To: izzatzo

He went running with the new people to get to know them? No, he went running with the new people to establish his superiority over them. “I can run faster than you, so I am better than you.” We had a lot of this in the Army. Cross country running is not a team sport. It is an individual sport. It brings glory to only the runner. Football is a team sport. The Offensive Tackle has an important and necessary part in every play. We have had cross country leadership in the Army for about 30 years. Think of the psychology of a guy who has to prove that he’s better than you by running. Not even by fighting you.....by running faster than you. You know what that proves? That he’s a better leader? That he’s a better Soldier? Nope. It only proves that he can run a mile faster than you. And when Al-Qaeda agrees to determine victory by a foot race, then, and only then, will running be so important.


20 posted on 11/10/2012 6:02:45 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: izzatzo

I read another article that said she wanted to end the affair when he took the CIA job but Patraeus continued to call and emal her.
Has it come out when/if their relationship really did end?


21 posted on 11/10/2012 6:03:54 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: izzatzo

And people are wondering if she was jealous of a romantic rival for Petraeus. Maybe she was jealous of a BUSINESS rival for Petraeus.


22 posted on 11/10/2012 6:04:44 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: clintonh8r

We can always recruit Jared Loughner


23 posted on 11/10/2012 6:05:19 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: izzatzo

AN article also said that it was threatening emails she sent to another woman that caused the FBI investigation to begin with.


24 posted on 11/10/2012 6:05:32 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: izzatzo
interesting is the link to EUTimes article

The baloney about a gunbattle and forces loyal to 0bama?

Russian BS.

25 posted on 11/10/2012 6:06:38 PM PST by xone
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To: nascarnation

The subject of wealthy people and cars comes up once in a while.

‘Wealthy’ does not equal ‘car buff’. And people who intend on KEEPING their wealth tend not to buy flashy cars.

And, BTW, the BMW 3-series is the second most popular car (after the Mercedes E-class) in America’s wealthiest zip codes!


26 posted on 11/10/2012 6:07:12 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: izzatzo

“EUTimes article”

Now that is funny. Euroweenies have great imaginations.


27 posted on 11/10/2012 6:08:31 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
In case you think you haven't yet heard all you wanna hear about petraeus...

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


28 posted on 11/10/2012 6:13:29 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: jjotto

Doctors I know drive 7-series.
Their office girls drive 3-series, LOL.


29 posted on 11/10/2012 6:13:57 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: nascarnation
And being in Charlotte, it’s not like the house payment would be the killer numbers it would cost in NoVa.

Zillow zestimates the value at $895,281, the mortgage payment at $3,070/mo and the probable rent at $3,070/mo. It last sold for $795K on 17 June 2009.

5BR, 3.5Bath, 3,024sf, central air, unfinished basement.

30 posted on 11/10/2012 6:14:20 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: izzatzo

That EU thing is absurd


31 posted on 11/10/2012 6:14:48 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: izzatzo

So they’re telling us a military gun battle in DuPont Circle doesn’t make the news. Load of crap. The writers have been watching too many movies.


32 posted on 11/10/2012 6:14:59 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: cynwoody

One dog looking this way, the other dog looking that way, and the guy is saying “Whataya want from me.” Excuse the inaccuracies, I did from memory.


33 posted on 11/10/2012 6:16:46 PM PST by gusty
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

Entertainment for a Saturday evening. From euwwwww with love.


34 posted on 11/10/2012 6:17:05 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: izzatzo

What do you call a reverse shiksa?
She is a good looking woman

Dayum genrul


35 posted on 11/10/2012 6:17:25 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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36 posted on 11/10/2012 6:20:20 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: nascarnation

hehe

I wonder if all those 3-series are for the kids.

But there are FReepers familiar with fighter pilots that will attest that the 3-seies is a fighter pilot favorite.

BTW, the 7-series sure look nice but the people I know who have them say they’re outrageously unreliable - just as well buy a Jaguar.


37 posted on 11/10/2012 6:20:56 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
Who is to say that the story was not planted by the CIA

That would be sadistic!

38 posted on 11/10/2012 6:21:06 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: jjotto

At first I thought - those are the kids’ cars.

But found out the kids are 4 and 6 (don’t know if late start or second marriages, or whatever).


39 posted on 11/10/2012 6:22:47 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: WildHighlander57

Holy Crap! I kept looking for the “Satire” tag, but there is none...whoa is right...


40 posted on 11/10/2012 6:24:40 PM PST by bigbob
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To: blueunicorn6
You are dead on. My brother's father in law is one of those cross country runner types, a retired Lieutenant Colonel. He's a real leftwing jerk.

Another thing to add. In football the object is to win the game. It seems these days winning is not a word in our vocabulary. Think about it, Petraeus is considered some kind of military genius, but where is his wins. He has been involved in what in military history would be called tribal uprisings. Hundreds of British and French generals through the centuries have crushed these in less time and with less resources than Petraeus has. If our men were led by the generals of yore, Iraq and Afghanistan would have been over by 2004.

41 posted on 11/10/2012 6:25:32 PM PST by gusty
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To: nuconvert; xone; BlessingsofLiberty

OK take out the gunbattle/ movie embellishment parts and look at the factions....

Egads....


42 posted on 11/10/2012 6:30:48 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: nascarnation
But found out the kids are 4 and 6 (don’t know if late start or second marriages, or whatever).

She just turned 40 (I read that a party scheduled for today got canceled), her husband is 43, and Petraeus also had a birthday this week, turning 60. The boys are indeed 4 and 6.

I just wonder about the chalk in the driveway in the photo at #11. Perhaps drawn by the husband while the kids looked on, in an effort to calm them down after witnessing a big fight between their parents?

43 posted on 11/10/2012 6:30:53 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: nuconvert

If a woman threatened me because I was “close” to the CIA director, I doubt I’d turn to the FBI for help. Some things in this story don’t make sense.


44 posted on 11/10/2012 6:33:58 PM PST by jean michael
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To: MestaMachine; newheart

OK take out the Hollywood stuff (gunbattle) and look at the factions...

Do the people being jettisoned from administration posts fit into a faction?


45 posted on 11/10/2012 6:35:07 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Sacajaweau

Unfortunately, the children’s mom decided to be a slut and betray their family and expose them to her skank drama. She is the one who is to protect her own children from the skanks of the world. Unfortunately, she is a skank. The children have nothing to do with this other than being run over by mommy dearest’s skank jeep.


46 posted on 11/10/2012 6:36:45 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: jean michael

I think it was someone else in gov’t, so they might very well call on the FBI


47 posted on 11/10/2012 6:43:39 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: wardaddy

When I first saw pictures of Paula Broadwell, I said,”General Petraeus is dating Jillian Michaels?” There is hope for me yet!!


48 posted on 11/10/2012 6:43:57 PM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: WildHighlander57

I wouldn’t put much past this regime. But this is getting a little far fetched given the fact that the Left will be able to effect a coup through regulatory changes, replacements on the Supreme Court, a weak and spineless Congress and a confederate press corps. They have no need for such heavy handed tactics as pulling a general out of his car at gunpoint. But like you say, gunplay aside, are the factions probable? Sure.


49 posted on 11/10/2012 6:44:21 PM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: donozark
,”General Petraeus is dating Jillian Michaels?”

Uhhhh, Petraeus ain't exactly Jillian's Type if you catch my drift.

50 posted on 11/10/2012 6:45:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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