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Nominee for Supreme Allied Commander of Europe Allen’s “Bizarre” Behavior and 20-30,000 Emails to Hostess Kelley

THE TOP commander in Afghanistan is now ensnared in the Petraeus – Broadwell – Shirtless FBI Agent – Kelley sex scandal and just might lose his promotion.

“At the request of the Secretary of Defense, the President has put on hold his nomination of Gen. Allen as SACEUR pending the investigation of Gen. Allen’s conduct by the Department of Defense IG,” National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said. “The president remains focused on fully supporting our extraordinary troops and coalition partners in Afghanistan, who Gen. Allen continues to lead as he has so ably done for over a year.” [Politico]

Emails of a “possibly inappropriate nature.”

When you’ve got the initial guy leaking information of an investigation to Rep. Eric Cantor, who should never have been in the loop in the first place and could just as easily kept his political nose out of it, after the initial guy sent shirtless photos to the hostess now allegedly exchanging 20-30,000 emails with a guy being considered for SACEUR, the definition of “inappropriate” with this crew is truly unknowable.

General Dunford’s confirmation to replace Allen in Afghanistan will go on as planned.

So, at least one of these people is more interested in his job than satisfying his corporeal curiosities, whatever they may be.

Sex drives us all, so maybe people who continually talk about “traditional” America will shut the hell up and understand that old fashioned standards don’t protect anyone from unmet desires. You don’t get any more traditional or institutional than the military, the CIA, and the FBI, the latter having a legacy of the ultimate peep show perp, J. Edgar Hoover, who went as far as anyone in U.S. history to abuse his power to collect dirt on fellow Americans.

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8 Responses to Nominee for Supreme Allied Commander of Europe Allen’s “Bizarre” Behavior and 20-30,000 Emails to Hostess Kelley

  1. Jane Austen November 13, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    20,000 – 30,000 e-mails? Don’t they know that one inappropriate e-mail could sink the ship? Or do they think that their computers are immune to scrutiny?

    I’m somewhat confused about the shirtless part. Who was shirtless and who sent the pics to who(m)?

    • Taylor Marsh November 13, 2012 at 10:09 am #

      The FBI agent originally involved was a friend of Jill Kelley, who is a socialite hostess and the woman getting “harassing” emails from Broadwell, who was jealous of Kelley touching Petraeus under a table, to name one event. Shorter: Broadwell was jealous! He had sent Kelly shirtless photos BEFORE the Petraeus affair exploded. Subsequently, after it was discovered, this shirtless FBI guy was removed from the case.

      Get it? Let me know…

  2. Jane Austen November 13, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    So what does this have to do with Allen? Boy I must be thicker than the sludge in Kingston.

    • Taylor Marsh November 13, 2012 at 10:44 am #

      Allen’s separate from Petraeus & Broadwell, but involved somehow with Jill Kelley.

      Tampa’s a hot bed, but it shouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s just this stuff exploded because DCIA Petraeus is an idiot.

      Emails? Seriously, getting caught jabbering in email messages in the 2nd decade of the 21st century, AND BEING DCIA, is mind blowing.

      Note to military: UPGRADE your intelligence, people.

      AND an FBI guy sending shirtless photos?

      AND… AND… the man about to be nominated to SACEUR caught too!!!

      Jesus, we’re being protected by people who are of the 19th century, emotionally.

      • Cujo359 November 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

        When a general misbehaves, there aren’t a whole lot of folks in the DoD who will be willing to take him on. Allen was a theatre commander, which implies to me that he was at least a three-star (yes, the link says he’s a four-star), which means that there aren’t many inspectors general who are likely to risk investigating, let alone rank and file military cops or the like.

        I have never worked with IGs, but from their positions on the org charts, I’d say they would need to feel like they are backed by the appointed superiors who appointed them. That’s not likely to happen with the Obama Administration, which has shown that it’s more concerned with stopping leaks about malfeasance at the top than it is about trying to prevent the malfeasance.

        The fish appears to be rotting at the head, as per usual. This situation is likely to be repeated quite often in the years ahead. That’s what lack of accountability at the top does.

  3. Jane Austen November 13, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Thanks for the best laugh of the day, some of the best soap opera that I’ve read in a very long time and thanks for keeping my head straight. For awhile I didn’t know what was up and what was down. I am so enjoying this.

  4. Lake Lady November 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    Maybe it is just me but shouldn’t everybody just grow up a little. Alpha males, far from home more than they are at home, powerful men attract a certain kind of woman ( the minute I saw a photo of the Jill person…I saw trouble).

    The shocking thing is how these presumaly smart people did not undersatnd that once an email is written it is somewhere in cyberstone.

  5. Chuckg November 13, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    My god, you throw in Clinton, Monica and a couple of cigars and you’d have a mini-series here!

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