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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:11 AM

 

@AP: "Pentagon investigating top commander in Afghanistan for emails to woman in Petraeus scandal."

Just tweeted 6 minutes ago by @AP: http://www.twitter.com/ap

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Reply @AP: "Pentagon investigating top commander in Afghanistan for emails to woman in Petraeus scandal." (Original post)
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 OP
hedda_foil Nov 2012 #1
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #2
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #6
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #10
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #3
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #4
flamingdem Nov 2012 #11
flamingdem Nov 2012 #13
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #16
DearAbby Nov 2012 #19
Oilwellian Nov 2012 #18
Tx4obama Nov 2012 #5
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #7
Ichingcarpenter Nov 2012 #8
Oilwellian Nov 2012 #20
trashcanistanista Nov 2012 #9
hexola Nov 2012 #12
flamingdem Nov 2012 #14
justiceischeap Nov 2012 #15
flamingdem Nov 2012 #17

Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:16 AM

1. Holeee crappola!

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:18 AM

2. She sure gets around....

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:40 AM

6. New news is about Jill Kelley's emails with Gen Allen, not Paula Broadwell's affair with Petraeus.


Starting to be too many details now to keep up with them all

See comment #5




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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:39 AM

10. There's SFG (shirtless fbi guy)

possibly Petraeus, how many more army brass?

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:20 AM

3. At the rate this is going, it'll be wife-swapping & vibrating butt eggs before Christmas. nt

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:25 AM

4. Um...

 

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:41 AM

11. ha! Werent' you disinterested in this story

just yesterday nuk nuk nuk

You know the comic potential is too great to ignore!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:46 AM

13. .. and Karl Rove in diapers!

mark my words this "probe" is going to have more than one Republican on their knees

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:53 AM

16. AP: FBI unable to locate "General Pegging", mentioned throughout e-mails.



PB

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:29 AM

19. "probe" heeh heeh heeeh

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:23 AM

18. I think you're on to something

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:38 AM

5. The news about Jill Kelley and General Allen just aired on CNN International channel.


".... 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 ... "

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Scandal probe ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan
Source: Washington Post

BOARD 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 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.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/scandal-probe-ensnares-commander-of-us-nato-troops-in-afghanistan/2012/11/13/7955fea4-2d54-11e2-a99d-5c4203af7b7a_story.html



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:51 AM

7. So fucking weird. I'm sure she probably regrets tipping off

the FBI to the Petraeus affair by now. Can any of these old generals keep it in their pants?

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:58 AM

8. 20,000 and 30,000 emails?

Doesn't he know there's a war going on?

Jeez talk about time on his hands.



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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:30 AM

20. Consider this

I've been a member of DU for 11 years and haven't even reached the 10,000 post mark yet. Writing 20-30 thousand emails would take up a LOT of the General's time.

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:39 AM

9. Normally I'm not so inclined, but today

I may make an exception and get down on my knees and thank God/Godess/Gore for inventing the internet!

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:45 AM

12. How did she think she could out Broadwell/Petreus - and keep Kelley secret?

That makes no sense at all - she had to know the scrutiny generated by outing Broadwell would reveal the Allen relationship...

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Response to hexola (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:47 AM

14. She was using her connections without thinking of the fact

that this would backfire. Living in the bubble is like that, she didn't see herself as a bad actor

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:52 AM

15. Anyone know what General Allen's political leanings are?

Is this yet another Republican caught up in this scandal that some on the right are trying to portray as an Obama admin cover-up?

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:06 AM

17. Good question, the righties are already

tying this to other top brass changes and seeing plots.

He was up for commander of all of Europe's forces and this is now on hold according to Leon Panetta.

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