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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To Hell with the terrorism and murders, let’s get some investigative journalism on the promiscuity...
Screw you media mofus dishonoring the 4 Benghazi casualties with this diversionary nonsense.
IS Obama going to use this issue as a reason for abandoning Afghanistan, blaming it on immoral and personally corrupt military/intelligence leaders such as Petraeus and Allen?
They got rid of McCrystal, or did he get rid of himself to get out of a “no win policy situation”?
Gen. Ham, Africa-Command, going. Ship commanders, going and gone.
Who is going to be left to defend out country, Panetta and Obama? You’ve got to be kidding.
I wonder if the Wash. Post is involved in a White House/DOJ conspiracy to smear Allen and others? I would put nothing past them.
It’s not diversionary, it’s part of it. It’s connected.
Turns out that Adm. Borda was correct in that he could wear a Combat Medal with V since his ship was engaged in direct action against the No. Vietnamese.
I forget who the Congressmen was who persecuted him, but I recall Col. Hackworth harassed him to death. Turns out that Hackworth, a highly decorated combat veteran, was a bit nuts himself, and people believed him.
The media failed Borda and it cost him his life.
What a bunch of shits we have in this country.
She said “ my davie”.
How is the adultery connected to Benghazi other than being peripheral, concurring events?
Because Paula Broadwell’s father says it goes much deeper, and Broadwell mentioned Libyan prisoners held at the CIA fixture or whatever it was being released to (???can’t remember who, but someone shady - AQ?), the fact that this Kelley woman is Lebanese and hanging out at Tampe mil HQ and is now supposedly “involved” with Gen. Allen, 10 to 30,000 pages of emails. This is heavy stuff. Spying? Lies? Takedowns of mil? Night of Long Knives?
It’s not just adultery or affair, there is much more to it. Looks as though Broadwell found out stuff (supposed she had all kinds of classified info, Petraeus said he didn’t give it to her).
Seven Days in May?
Politics didn’t remove Obama. The Generals would? Preemptive strike by the loyalists.
Its the Chicago way.
Libyans held at the Annex? Try Iranians.
And how long does this damned Kelly woman get to be a “social liason” at that base? And wonder how much attention the enlisted men get from her?
It appears this attention whore mainly throws awesome receptions for officers.
At this point can we agree that she is doing more damage than good? Why the F does a base social liason volunteer need to send 30,000 pages of emails to a general over 2 years?
Thats about 40 emails a DAY, 7 days a week! This camp follower gets an hour of a generals time each day? This is in-freakin-sane.
Clinton blazed that trail. If the CinC can get away with it because he can, then high-ranking generals will feel that theyre entitled too.
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If the xCIC and 4 stars can’t keep it in their pants, how do our ‘glorious leaders’ expect 18-19-20 yo’s with raging hormones to act like gentlemen?
Then go ahead and put some ‘in your face’ Fags in the mix, separate the boys from the girls and people like B Frank will feel like they have died and went to heaven - all that fresh meat out there... At least in my day, we could (unofficially of course) take the do funnies to the wood shed and try to straighten them out...
The idiots of today think ‘they’ can rein it in when they couldn’t back in the 50’s and 60’s when they were facing brig time just for ‘grabbing the wrong tool’, and after falling up a ladder and slipping in the shower the “Old Man” would give them a couple of weeks in the brig while they were being processed out.
I’m aware of the info Broadwell dispensed late October, which, by the way, was not reported prior to the elections (that I know of.)
>> Its not just adultery or affair, there is much more to it.
Got it. Thanks, lj.
LOOKS LIKE THAT TO ME.
In this video you can clearly see someone in plastic cuffs being put in a SUV. I do believe these were the prisoners she was speaking about.
does this Jill Kelley chick have any ties to the Muslim Brotherhood? Worth
In this video she is speaking about Benghazi. It starts about the 35 mark.
it smells to me like the Obama "folks" found out about a " 7 Days in May" type deal.
Probably Hillary womans, people