Skip to comments.Scandal probe ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan
Posted on 11/13/2012 4:10:47 AM PST by billorites
The FBI probe into the sex scandal that prompted CIA Director David Petraeus to resign 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 documents most of them e-mails of potentially inappropriate communications between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close relationship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall.
Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011. He also served as Petraeuss deputy when both generals led the militarys Tampa-based Central Command from 2008 until 2010.
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 pending case.
In response, Pentagon chief Leon E. Panetta referred the investigation on Monday to the Defense Departments Inspector General for further review, according to a statement released by Panetta early Tuesday as he was traveling to Australia.
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You are aware of the fact that are Maronite Christians in Lebanon?
Which is what the Khawam family are.
Not everyone in the Middle East is Muslim. Ever hear of Coptic Christians? They just elected a new Pope.
Just like not all Mexicans are Catholics.
Either way, the shiite will hit the fan soon enough.;-)
Guess we go along for the ride until some sort of TRUTH finds it’s way out of this quagmire.
I use the word in the sense of arab sympathizers/admirers. As in when you drum an excellent officer out of service for TEACHING the truth about islamic terrorism.
The Khawam’s are Lebanese Christians.
Everyone needs to keep in mind that if the FBI did not have proper legal authority to read these emails...they are the ones that have broken the law.
Somebody needs to start demanding to see the FBI’s judge signed orders to snoop, as well as all orders signed by Obama on Sept. 11, 2012!!
Obama is using the FBI as an arm of his personal marxist political machine.
If we don’t get to the bottom of this whole thing, our country is doomed. He is purging our military in order to put in his Marxist lackeys IMHO.
Using 18 months, 30 days per month, and 15,000 (number between 10K & 20K), that would be 27 emails/day .... JUST to Kelly. Sort of takes a chunk out of ‘official duty’ time. The volume of non-work related emails is inappropriate, regardless of the content and I seriously doubt you can send 27 emails a day to a woman not your wife without getting into some inappropriate content.
Agreed. Lebanon has produced more than their fair share of fine patriotic Americans.
On the other hand, I’m sure they produce leftists just as easily as any other nation.
Doesn’t sound like romance, does it? More like work.
“Obama is using the FBI as an arm of his personal marxist political machine.”
Yes; Obama and Holder are making the FBI do illegal things. You’d think that with thousands of people taking the orders, there’d be a few patriots who would try to fix the problem and get the word out. Where are the Oathkeepers? I gues that group was “big hat; no cattle”.
“zer0 will be busy with this for quite some time”
Zer0 will go play golf and leave the dirty work to the Jarrett-Axelrod “Chicago Cleanup Crew”. Rahm may send in a few players to give the first string a rest from time to time. Ayers & Soros are in the booth, sending in plays.
The MSM will continue to give us insightful articles about Michelle’s wardrobe.
Bill Clinton will bite his lip, shake his head, look sad and bemoan the fact that these generals in whom we placed so much confidence & trust would throw it all away for a few moments of tawdry sex.
Yes, AnAmericanAbroad, I do know about Maronite and Coptic Christians.... I have traveled in the Middle East. And notice that I didn't say that the Khawam family was Muslem. I just said they were from Lebanon. They perhaps have family still in Lebanon who might be threatened. I know my Coptic Christian friends in Egypt are under great threats right now. Basically, I was pointing out that this may be another factor in such suspicious circumstances.
Add me please!! :D
Valarie Jarrett is keeping her promise that those who weren’t all in are now all out.
“Who e mails 20,000 documents?”
The same anti-American machine who creates 150 ballots in a precinct where only 100 have voted. It’s magic, donchaknow?
Look for an influx of women and gay desk jockies adorned with 4 stars.
If you thought Obama wanted a competent Military, you’d be wrong.
It’s difficult to give up those nicer things in life one gets accustomed to.
He was getting too close to some very important people, and he found out too late he couldn't trust the FBI.