Skip to comments.Scandal Probe Ensnares Commander of U.S., NATO Troops in Afghanistan
Posted on 11/12/2012 10:28:02 PM PST by kristinn
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 Allens 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 Departments 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 Obamas 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. militarys 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.
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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What I saw at the coup
Some of the hate radio hosts began to fan the flames with crazy rumors that really weren’t so crazy, not to us. When they were taken off the air through a variety of means (but mainly for violating the “fomenting domestic terrorism” laws), the right wing nut jobs went absolutely mad with fury. The accusations about a secret purge continued. The plan was being laid out for all to see, even while it was being officially denied at every level, and was never reported on at all by our cooperating media networks and other friendly outlets.
And then the shooting started.
At a month and a half or so, it sometimes seemed that the plan was in danger of falling apart. I asked Dennis about it in private, but he appeared unworried.
“It’s all part of the action-reaction calculus. It was all taken into account. We needed them to react. We’re in the second phase. We smoked them out into the open with phase one, and now we can go get them. Why do you think we bought billions of bullets for the DHS? Why do you think we paid for SWAT teams and armored cars in every Podunk town in America? We’ve been getting ready for this moment for years.”
“You knew this would happen? A civil war?”
He said, “It’s not a civil warit’s a police action against criminals and domestic terrorists. But don’t worry: we’re ready. Now that they’re shooting at us, we can take the gloves off. The first two thousand arrests were just priming the pump. This phase will let us finish the job once and for all. Think about it: even now, nobody knows what happened to the first two thousand, or even that there were two thousand. In a month, nobody will remember if they were arrested before the shooting started, or after.”
Tyranny is in the water.
it smells to me like the Obama "folks" found out about a " 7 Days in May" type deal.
I think you’ve got them mixed up with Petraeus and Broadwell. This is Allen and Kelley, the woman in Tampa who likes to hang out with general officers. And gets shirtless photos e-mailed to her by the FBI agent who started the investigation of Petraeus.
Another interesting tidbit from the NY Daily News. They quote Paula Broadwell’s father as stating that there is a much bigger story at play:
“But Broadwells father said Sunday his daughter is the victim of character assassination and implied the bombshell story is just a smoke screen for something bigger.
This is about something else entirely, and the truth will come out, Broadwells dad, Paul Krantz, told the Daily News outside his home in Bismarck, N.D.
There is a lot more that is going to come out, said Krantz, claiming he was not allowed to elaborate. You wait and see. Theres a lot more here than meets the eye.
My gut tells me there is a purge underway, and it has little to do with steamy emails.
I like a good insult of Obama as much as anyone, but calling him names and simply making claims will do none of us much good. Can we get some smart Freeper investigators to focus on the facts thus far and try to put the pieces together? There’s definitely something here if we dig hard enough ...
Can someone please provide the names of the people in charge of ORCA, find the name of the software company that wrote and or sold it to Romney. I would love to do some digging to see if I can find any links to the players.
Secret Service officers, FBI agents, Army generals, Marine generals....Is there anyone left who really deserves the respect of the people? Apparently politicians aren’t the only corrupt ones in our government.
“Weren’t they working on a book together?”
Maybe I’m off base here, but what the hell is the acting Commander of troops in Afghanistan doing working with a civilian on a book while we have troops in harms way?
Statute sets the total number of four-star generals allowed in each service. This is set at 7 four-star Army generals, 9 four-star Air Force generals and 2 four-star Marine generals. (source: wikipedia)
Here we have one middle eastern “socialite” taking down 11% of our Generals????
It is definitely a “Knight of the Long Knives” purge/setup.
The blaze is reporting that the original FBI agent that was contacted by Jill Kelly was removed from the investigation. They thought he was obsessed with the story and worried it would be brushed under the rug.
But, apparently he sent shirtless pics to J Kelly. What’s up with this chick?
Read my post at 136...there’s more!
20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails?
What do they do all day? Do they eat, do they sleep, do they do their jobs? Apparently not. They sit at their computers all day and send emails back and forth to each other.
This is BS.
Odd. These two top military leaders commit sexicide right in the middle of a terrorist attack scandal?
Golly, the president sure is making it hard to find out about those American weapons being in the wrong hands, isn't he?
This scandal is reminiscent of Fast n Furious. We don't know all the players involved in that deadly scandal yet, either.
For some reason, the Oboma administration keeps shipping weapons to people who want to (and do) kill Americans. What an odd thing for him to do. You'd think he didn't love our Republic. You'd think he was fundamentally trying to change this country - to his personal liking - by force or something.