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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:14 PM

Petraeus shocked at girlfriend's emails to friend

Source: AP-Excite

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ex-CIA director David Petraeus has told friends he was shocked to find that his biographer and girlfriend, Paula Broadwell, was suspected of sending anonymous, threatening emails to a Petraeus friend she saw as a romantic rival.

A close Petraeus associate said Monday that FBI investigators told Petraeus that Broadwell sent anonymous emails to Jill Kelley, a Petraeus family friend from his time at Central Command in Tampa, warning her to stay away from him. The Petraeus associate spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential conversations with Petraeus. The CIA director resigned last week after confessing to the affair.

Petraeus was not shown the emails, but was told the tone and content seemed threatening to Kelley, prompting her to report them, the close Petraeus associate said. That triggered the investigation that led the FBI to Broadwell and evidence of her affair with Petraeus.

The affair began in 2011, two months after he became CIA director, a friend and former top aide said Monday. The case has sparked an uproar in Congress over FBI investigative tactics and complaints by lawmakers they weren't told soon enough about the probe rocking the intelligence and law enforcement establishment.

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Read more: By ANNE FLAHERTY, KIMBERLY DOZIER and ADAM GOLDMAN




In this Feb. 1, 2009 file photo, Gen. David Petraeus, commander U.S. Central Command, left, stands with his wife Holly before the NFL Super Bowl XLIII football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Tampa, Fla. Gen. Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, resigned Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

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Reply Petraeus shocked at girlfriend's emails to friend (Original post)
Omaha Steve Nov 2012 OP
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #1
underthematrix Nov 2012 #2
msanthrope Nov 2012 #17
tabasco Nov 2012 #3
hlthe2b Nov 2012 #7
KamaAina Nov 2012 #4
Kaleva Nov 2012 #5
colorado_ufo Nov 2012 #6
eggplant Nov 2012 #8
Kelvin Mace Nov 2012 #12
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #9
Marie Marie Nov 2012 #11
Iggy Nov 2012 #14
maindawg Nov 2012 #10
kalli007 Nov 2012 #19
politicaljunkie41910 Nov 2012 #13
tblue37 Nov 2012 #15
aletier_v Nov 2012 #16
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #18
aletier_v Nov 2012 #21
Botany Nov 2012 #20
antigone382 Nov 2012 #22
Monk06 Nov 2012 #23

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:18 PM

1. Rule #1: Don't hook up with anyone crazier than you.

Rule #2: Don't cheat on your spouse or significant other.

Rule #3: Review rules 1 and 2.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:20 PM

2. Funny but oh so true

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:20 PM

17. No--you forgot the most important rule--don't cheat on your crazy mistress. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:22 PM

3. Shocked I tells ya!

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Response to tabasco (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:31 PM

7. That orangutan is infinitely smarter than anyone involved

and he speaks for me.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:23 PM

4. "How could he betray us?"

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:25 PM

5. Article doesn't say if he was shocked by how he allowed himself to cheat on his wife.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:30 PM

6. Reminds me of the woman astronaut

who fell in love with another astronaut and blew her whole career, marriage, and family - even racing to Florida (?) wearing a diaper, so she would not have to stop, in order to beat her rival there. I think she even confronted the rival at the airport with intent to do her bodily harm. And this crazy astronaut girl had like - what? - four children herself? She was another one who seemed to be able to do anything and achieve anything and was athletic and scientifically brilliant.

I think when these overachieving women go into heat over a guy, they seem to suddenly develop the female equivalent of too much testosterone.

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned . . ."

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Response to colorado_ufo (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:36 PM

8. Not real clear how gender enters into this.

You could say exactly the same thing with the genders reversed.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:53 PM

12. And when you reverse the geneder

more people tend to wind up dead.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:38 PM

9. "I just cheat on my wife with strangers- I mean, I can't vouch for these people!" nt

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:49 PM

11. You mean he never vetted the vagina?

I mean with all this Republican talk about vaginas and the tricky things they can do, you'd think he would have been a little more careful. And we put this man in charge of the CIA?

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 06:37 PM

14. Hah Hahhh!!

 

Dear General:

You obv missed the clue-- a married woman with children willing to screw around is likely to be at least slightly mentally OFF;.. at the worst she's a full blown psychopath who will now make your life a living Hell..

FAIL.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:48 PM

10. this thing is huge

it seems like betryus is a horndog who got caught because his GF was jealous.But thats not what happened. His GF was involved in some kind of a scheme all along with turdblossom.
I enjoyed the entire election. I knew miittens was an empty suit, buy I was a little worried. What a show they put on! and now all this to? wow, it looks like turdblossom was involved in the nengazi event! this is just too good to be true.

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Response to maindawg (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:31 PM

19. THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!!!!

Please forgive me I could not resist!!!!!!!!


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:59 PM

13. Link to article does not work for me.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:05 PM

15. Your post says, "FULL story at link. "--but there is NO link! nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:09 PM

16. sounding like a BDSM thing

i wonder id the UodD speech was supposed to scare him.

yeah, you're not dumping me, baby
or I bring your career down

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:25 PM

18. She pretty well killed her career.

And possibly her marriage. Perhaps she can be a high-priced prostitute or Fox Analyst... but I'm being redundant.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:37 PM

21. watch that Madonna movie.

the danger is psrt of the thrill.

for me, it would explain the UofD speech, the possessive emails and why he resigned. if she was forcing back into a high-risk affair...

at first i didnt think she'd be so reckless but damn, i was in a similar relationship.

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Response to Botany (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:52 PM

22. I believe that is actually Jill Kelley, the friend who received threatening e-mails.

Not Paula Broadwell.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:55 PM

23. To paraphrase Louis CK, "Look in the mirror and ask yourself, 'If I wasn't a general would this


woman fuck me?' "

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