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Scandal Probe Ensnares Commander of U.S., NATO Troops in Afghanistan
The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Craig Whitlock

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 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.

SNIP

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.”

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: allen; benghazi; davidpetraeus; distraction; duplicate; itsallaboutsex; johnallen; navyseals; notbreakingnews; petreaus; scandals; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
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1 posted on 11/12/2012 10:28:06 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of “potentially inappropriate” emails between Allen and Jill Kelley

Weren't they working on a book together? I'd doubt that all 30,000 emails were "inappropriate". Sounds like the Washington Poop engaging in a bit of character assassination as the Drive By Media likes to do. Get the hits in before the story gets cleared up.

2 posted on 11/12/2012 10:34:41 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: kristinn

It boggles the mind how any man in a high profile job could do something to stupid. When it all goes wrong, the whole world would know about it.

In any case, Obama sure has shift the focus off of him.


4 posted on 11/12/2012 10:35:49 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: kristinn

I had a really uneasy feeling about this Kelly woman just after seeing her pictures. She obviously likes the attention and the way she tilts her head and poses makes me think this gal believes she is way hotter than she really is.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 10:36:05 PM PST by Cyman
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To: kristinn

Wow, this is new information from the Wash. Post at that. Are they now actually getting interested in this now that the election if over? Well, either way, I will not believe anything that they say - will look for other sources. They have corrupted themselves beyond my reading them...


6 posted on 11/12/2012 10:36:25 PM PST by Deagle (quo)
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To: kristinn

So...if I read this right, this same woman had “two” of our leading military/security leaders under her influence?

Sounds more and more like a honey trap and smells more and more like someone setting it up. Is it foreign enemies...or domestice ones? Right now, it’s hard to say...but even money would indicate domestic is just as possible.

Sounds like a Chicago style stong/blackmail operation to me.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 10:36:59 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: All
Fox News reporter via Twitter:

Nick Kalman‏@NickKalmanFN

General Allen disputes that he has engaged in any wrongdoing

8 posted on 11/12/2012 10:39:20 PM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Deagle

at least 4 or 5 GEN or higher just since libya vanned by the POS... nobama the CIC in his case that means “Corrupt Incompetent Coward”!!!!


9 posted on 11/12/2012 10:39:31 PM PST by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: All
Something to e-mail to every talking head, every Senator and every House rep.

--------------------------------------------------------

Fact One:

1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.

Plus Fact Two:

2) No rescue mission was attempted.

Equals Fact Three:

3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.

10 posted on 11/12/2012 10:39:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: kristinn

Uh oh. This woman gets around apparently.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 10:40:30 PM PST by petitfour
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To: kristinn

Now THIS is implausable, on top of all the other info we’ve gotten in the past days. Did I read somewhere that Jill is a party planner?


12 posted on 11/12/2012 10:42:44 PM PST by tinamina
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To: kristinn

replacing them with his own Men, to keep Military from rising up. Both Women were probably working for that boy in
white House.
we are in deep
crap.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 10:45:31 PM PST by easternsky
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To: kristinn
I will never forget that member of congress from somewhere in Europe that told a military official (in Clinton Admin.)"at least Adm. Bourda had the decency to commit suicide!"

This Petraeus stuff is going that direction - down!

15 posted on 11/12/2012 10:46:01 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflowerw)
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To: petitfour

Were there not “twins” in that photo? Two K K’s, can’t remember their cutsie names.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 10:46:01 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Deagle
It is not curious that Paula's book had a Washington Post editor?
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The book began as research for her dissertation, a case study of Petraeus’ leadership. It evolved into an authorized biography written with Washington Post editor Vernon Loeb after President Barack Obama put Petraeus in charge of Afghanistan in 2010.

Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/11/12/david-petraeus-paula-broadwell-jill-kelley-story-behind-women-who-brought-down/#ixzz2C5AHkRAd

17 posted on 11/12/2012 10:47:02 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Jeff Head

“Sounds like a Chicago style stong/blackmail operation to me”

I was wondering about that myself. FBI investigation over inappropriate sexual conduct could serve as a nice cover story for a thorough purge of the top echelon of military leadership.


18 posted on 11/12/2012 10:47:41 PM PST by happyathome
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To: zerosix
Tom Lantos, liberal Congressman from California.
19 posted on 11/12/2012 10:48:35 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: kristinn

Am I reading this correctly?

The same Arab woman involved with outing Betrayus
Is involved with another commander who lost his job.

What are the odds of that?


20 posted on 11/12/2012 10:49:48 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: All
From Reuters:

SNIP

Asked whether there was concern about the disclosure of classified information, the official said: "We are concerned about inappropriate communications. We are not going to speculate as to what is contained in these documents."

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in a statement given to reporters flying with him to Australia that he asked that Allen's nomination to be Commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe be delayed "and the president has agreed."

Allen, who is now in Washington, was due to face a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, as was his slated successor in Afghanistan, General Joseph Dunford.

The FBI referred the case to the Pentagon on Sunday and Panetta directed the Defense Department's Inspector General to handle the investigation. Panetta informed the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee during the flight to Australia. The House Armed Services Committee was also notified.

The U.S. defense official said that Allen denied any wrongdoing and that Panetta had opted to keep him in his job while the matter was under review, and until Dunford can be confirmed to replace him - a process that gains urgency given the potentially lengthy review process and the cloud it could cast over the mission in Afghanistan.

"While the matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, General Allen will remain commander of ISAF," Panetta said, referring to the NATO—led force in Afghanistan.

SNIP

The U.S. official said Panetta was informed of the matter involving Allen on Sunday, as he flew to Hawaii, after the Pentagon's top lawyer called Panetta's chief of staff. The White House was informed next.

21 posted on 11/12/2012 10:52:38 PM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Just mythoughts
Right-O. That was his name. Good ole' Tom Lantos, how quick we forget.

I can just see him now.

22 posted on 11/12/2012 10:52:43 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflowerw)
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To: acapesket

There are twins in the photo. Jill and I don’t know the other one’s name. Maiden name is Khawam, I think.


23 posted on 11/12/2012 10:54:49 PM PST by petitfour
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To: zerosix
Right-O. That was his name. Good ole' Tom Lantos, how quick we forget. I can just see him now.

And it was Hillary's, Livingstone to whom Lantos ask the question. These liberals sure are strange.

24 posted on 11/12/2012 10:54:53 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Irenic

How many of our military are gone now? Ham, bunch of naval people....wow, just wow. Scary.


25 posted on 11/12/2012 10:54:58 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: tennmountainman

Especially one who looks like a lowland gorilla in drag.


26 posted on 11/12/2012 10:55:33 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture tm)
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To: a fool in paradise
Get the hits in before the story gets cleared up.

Exactly! And poison the minds of everyone involved before the real story comes out.

Where are the stories of the 4 dead Americans!

27 posted on 11/12/2012 10:56:09 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: tennmountainman

It’s a homey trap and it is beiong carried out by enemies to this Republic. I do not know if they are foreign or domestic at this point.

But it could just as easily be Islamic enemies, other foreign nations (Putin...Chinese...etc.) as it could be a Chicago style sting/blackmail/purge operation. Taking out loyal American commanders.

Sad thet they gave in to the temptation that, undoubtedly was literally made bare right before their eyes.

Hitorical bgrapher indeed! I wonder who recommended her?


28 posted on 11/12/2012 10:57:07 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

It all stinks. The FBI breaks this news this past Sunday just days before Gen. Allen’s confirmation hearing? They only today raid Broadwell’s house for document search?


29 posted on 11/12/2012 10:58:01 PM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Just mythoughts
Right again, it wasn't a military person but good ole' Craig Livingstone, where's the guy today.

Hopefully, someone finally found out who hired him, or was he left over from GHWBush?

30 posted on 11/12/2012 10:59:05 PM PST by zerosix (Native sunflowerw)
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To: kristinn
Panetta sure is one of the most experienced in walling off sex crisis after he was put in charge of keeping old BJClinton on a leash.
31 posted on 11/12/2012 10:59:10 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: fatasshick

Yep, I had the same feeling about her and the sister.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 11:00:09 PM PST by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember Brian Terry...)
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To: tennmountainman

No, it is two different women.


33 posted on 11/12/2012 11:02:13 PM PST by Ecliptic (.)
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To: All

Now all the ammunition that the government has bought is starting to flip me out.


34 posted on 11/12/2012 11:03:59 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: kristinn

Treason is in the air.


35 posted on 11/12/2012 11:04:56 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

There is something very fishy about this Arab woman.

What are the odds that the same woman involved in the Betrayus
Outing, is involved in the outing of another top commander.
This story gets stranger by the day.

The already inept GOP will never get a handle on the real Benghzi
issues with all these other freak shows going on.


36 posted on 11/12/2012 11:06:56 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Jeff Head
This makes three ISAF commanders in a row taken down. McChrystal only shot his mouth off.

I wouldn't blame Gen. Dunford if he had a preemptive affair this week to get out of his nomination to be next in line.

37 posted on 11/12/2012 11:07:04 PM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: Jeff Head

Yes it is :-(


38 posted on 11/12/2012 11:08:25 PM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn
Allen, who is now in Washington, was due to face a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, as was his slated successor in Afghanistan, General Joseph Dunford.

Oh let me guess... He'll be so busy "putting his life back together" he won't testify on Thursday either. That means Hillary! will go first. Oh fun, she blew town!

39 posted on 11/12/2012 11:11:10 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: Cyman

IMHO I don’t think either of these two women are raving beauties. The Broad woman is just plain and the other looks like she could be on Snookie’s show. They both think they are “hot” though!


40 posted on 11/12/2012 11:12:58 PM PST by notaliberal (We are all communist's now!)
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To: kristinn

So, in a nutshell, the Three Generals and One Admiral have been fired to prevent their testimony against Obama before Congress over Benghazi. Okay then. Somebody needs to man up here.


41 posted on 11/12/2012 11:15:41 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: kristinn

Turkey’s islamist leader Erdogan took out all his opposition secular generals too, didn’t he?


42 posted on 11/12/2012 11:15:47 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: JouleZ

I agree. Who will stand up and kick the punkass cake boy to the curb? I am working on a four year mad that none of the ABC agencies could do anything? Seriously?


43 posted on 11/12/2012 11:20:53 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: dragonblustar

Clinton blazed that trail. If the CinC can get away with it “because he can”, then high-ranking generals will feel that they’re entitled too.


44 posted on 11/12/2012 11:21:44 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Deagle
I think the WashPo just received $500,000 from the Ford Foundation of geriatric red daiper doper babies.

Can't imagine what for.

45 posted on 11/12/2012 11:22:09 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Ecliptic

When I say involved I don’t mean in an affair.

I just went back and re read the article.

The same Arab woman, Kelly is the same woman that Broadwell sent
emails to. And is the woman that sent this other commander emails.


46 posted on 11/12/2012 11:22:17 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: kristinn

So General Allen was in Tampa for three years until he took over ISAF from General Petraeus. It appears from what I have read so far that Paula Broadwell had Jill Kelley pegged.


47 posted on 11/12/2012 11:22:34 PM PST by petitfour
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To: MestaMachine

Another article about the Lebanese woman and Gen. Allen.


48 posted on 11/12/2012 11:23:40 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: kristinn

When r they going to raid Hillary’s house.


49 posted on 11/12/2012 11:23:43 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: piasa

Yeah. What a payoff.


50 posted on 11/12/2012 11:25:38 PM PST by petitfour
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