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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Of course. That is why I commented as I did.
    The FBI was investigating Patraeus since the summer. And, we're supposed to believe that the President of The United States wasn't told that his Director of Central Intelligence was being investigated by the FBI until 7 November?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic82 View Post
    Attachment 67137955

    Maybe just preperation for John Kerry to take charge.
    Or, maybe someone is trying to purge the military of general officers that aren't exactly loyal to the regime? Perhaps to replace them with officers who are less likely to offer, "resistance", should the regime try to sieze power? Looks scarily like other events in history.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic82 View Post
    All relieved of duties, quit or under fire in the past few weeks. All high ranking. Can anyone add to the list? Sounds unprecedented to me.


    *Gen. John R. Allen, the top American and NATO commander in Afghanistan

    *General Patraeus-CIA Director

    *Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-Command of Carrier Strike Group 3

    *General Carter Ham- Commander AFRICOM

    Also General Ward was Busted down from 4 stars to 3 and forced out of the Military, yesterday. Then there is General Sinclair's Trial going and he has come out and stated if he is going down so are others.

    Also we have had a Captain Removed from a Flagship of the line and A Colonel in Afghanistan.

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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    We don't know if that's accurate. There is an ongoing investigation into the events in Benghazi.
    We do know that as she gave a Speech at a College and it is on U Tube. Her exact words we were Holding prisoners in the Consulate. Probably why the FBI went back and searched her home Monday for over two hrs. They took in 2 boxes.

    Which was after they declared the situation Not a national Security Issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    It's really strange how this other general seems to have some kind of relationship with his family friend (Kelley) the one who was being intimidated. Makes you wonder what the hell kind of love triangle and twists were going on with these top officers?
    Kelly was a Military social she set up parties for Officers and Worked for Chairties for Veterans and Military Personnel.

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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Wonder why Broadwell wanted to take the General down?
    Not just Broadwell. Kelley too.....she knew what her actions would entail going to the FBI being Military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Not just Broadwell. Kelley too.....she knew what her actions would entail going to the FBI being Military.
    I think women can also become drunk with power.

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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The craziest part, is how the FBI knrw about the affair before Patreaus became DCI and didn't tell ANYBODY.


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with another woman involved in the case. Some of the material was "flirtatious," an official said.

    Even as the FBI prepared a timeline for Congress about the investigation that brought to light Petraeus' extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed that the Pentagon had begun an internal investigation into emails between Gen. John Allen and a Florida woman involved in the case.

    Some of the 20,000-plus pages of documents and emails between Allen and Tampa socialite Jill Kelley were "flirtatious," according to a senior defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the case publicly. It wasn't immediately clear who wrote the flirtatious notes — Allen, Kelley or both.

    Allen succeeded Petraeus as the top American commander in Afghanistan in July 2011, and his nomination to become the next commander of U.S. European Command and the commander of NATO forces in Europe has now been put on hold, as the scandal seemed certain to ensnare another acclaimed military figure.

    In the latest revelations, a Pentagon official traveling with Panetta to Australia said "inappropriate communications" — 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails and other documents from Allen's communications with Kelley between 2010 and 2012 — are under review. The official would not say whether they involved sexual matters or whether they are thought to include unauthorized disclosures of classified information. He said he did not know whether Petraeus is mentioned in the emails.

    Allen has denied wrongdoing. He was due to give Panetta a recommendation soon on the pace of U.S. troop withdrawals in 2013. If Allen was found to have had an affair with Kelley, he could face charges of adultery, which is a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

    The decision by the FBI to hand off the Allen information to the military seems to indicate the issue is not one involving the handling of classified information, but rather some other issue.

    A federal law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the investigation, said the FBI had concluded relatively quickly — and certainly by late summer at the latest — that there was no security breach. Absent a security breach, it was appropriate not to notify Congress or the White House earlier, this official said.

    In another twist, an FBI agent who was a friend of Kelley and who passed along information from her to the agents who conducted the investigation, was subsequently told by his superiors to steer clear of the case because they grew concerned that the agent had become obsessed with the investigation, a federal law enforcement official said. Before the case involving Petraeus got under way, the agent had sent Kelley shirtless photos of himself, according to this official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the investigation.....snip~

    http://news.yahoo.com/scandal-widens...-politics.html

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    Pic of Jill Kelley. Her home 1.8 million dollar home they are about to lose. She also Says she is a Social Ambassador to South Korea and that she is inviolatable. Both her and her husband have been sued 9 times.

    Both Petraeus and Allen wrote Character letters of reference for kelleys Identical Twin Sister who was going thru a Divorce.

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    Re: Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan under investigation, scandal widens

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    We do know that as she gave a Speech at a College and it is on U Tube. Her exact words we were Holding prisoners in the Consulate. Probably why the FBI went back and searched her home Monday for over two hrs. They took in 2 boxes.

    Which was after they declared the situation Not a national Security Issue.
    What Ms. Broadwell said in her speech is not in question. The accuracy of her claim that prisoners were being held in the Consulate remains is not known, at least by the general public.

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