General Allen, Allied Commander in Afghanistan, Now Ensnared in Petraeus Scandal

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 at 7:41 am

OK, this is just getting stupid now. You all know about Jill Kelley, the “rival” for David Petraeus’ paramour, Paula Broadwell.  Now whether Kelley and Petraeus were carrying on together is a matter of speculation for investigators to figure out. But it appears Kelley sure does have an effect on the guys out there. First off, the FBI agent investigating Petraeus though it would be a good idea to send shirtless photos of himself to Kelley during the investigation, never a bright idea.

Now we discover Kelley herself was carrying on some sort of email correspondence with the Allied Commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen.  And no, not some harmless “Hi, how ya doing doing” emails. But possibly as many as 30,000(!) emails. Wrap your head around that. Is there anyone in your life you’ve even sent 30,000 emails to?

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” e-mails 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.

Why would the top military commanders concern themselves when there’s no leadership at the top? They know Obama could care less about anything that was going on when he was spending the last two years campaigning for his own job.

Now when you think about it, if Allen was untoward with Kelley it seems the email orgy would have stopped after a few thousand, maybe 10,000 at most, before she grew bored with any advances. But 30,000 emails? Um, something was going on here folks.

No wonder she’s lawyered up even before this latest revelation.

Jill Kelley, the “other woman” in the scandal that cost CIA director David Petraeus his job, has lawyered up, reports Donna Leinwand Leger at USA Today.

Kelley, an “unpaid social liaison” at MacDill Air Force Base, has hired DC superlawyer Abbe Lowell and crisis PR person Judy Smith.

Maybe it’s my imagination, but perhaps Allen was at this party and Kelley caught his eye. Just saying.

Meanwhile, you may have noticed Kelley has a twin sister, who can be seen in the background to the right. Well, it appears Petraeus also was “helping” her though a custody dispute.

Gen. David Petraeus sure loved helping his lady friends.

While he was director of the CIA, Petraeus wrote a letter supporting the child-custody fight of the “psychologically unstable” twin sister of his close friend Jill Kelley — whose bombshell claims of being threatened by his lover led to the top spy’s resignation last week, sources told The Post.

The four-star general’s letter to the court — written in the past two months — supported a motion to overturn a ruling made nearly a year earlier by a judge who resoundingly denied custody to Kelley’s sister, Natalie Khawam, because of serious reservations about her honesty and mental stability, court records show.

The letter was filed in DC Superior Court, where the father of Khawam’s 4-year-old son filed for divorce three years ago, two sources said. The status of the divorce was not immediately known.

Her sister wears nighties at parties, while the twin likes to wear supersized pearl necklaces. Petraeus just wears a shit-eating grin.

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8 Responses to “General Allen, Allied Commander in Afghanistan, Now Ensnared in Petraeus Scandal”

  1. CitizenEgg on 13/13/12 at 8:02 am

    Is this an affair or a spam contest?!? What time period elapsed while she sent 30,000 emails. Over one year that’s more than 82 emails/day and even over a 3 year period its more than an email/hour each and every day.

    And this is just email. Have they even checked for texts yet?

    So at least the MSM has a shiny sex squirrel to distract them from the really important questions and issues of the day. Unbelievable.

  2. Carole on 13/13/12 at 8:14 am

    This Kelley woman thinks she is real a hot one too–I know this because I am a woman and have observed dumbass women for many years!! Her stupid looking poses in the pictures we’ve seen just about make me want to puke!

  3. Doug on 13/13/12 at 10:23 am

    I doubt the 20-30K number as well. Obviously they weren’t normal emails, per se. I’m guessing that they were SMS delivered via email (a la Google Voice or another service), Facebook messages, or “chatting” via email on their smart phones.

  4. Semper Why on 13/13/12 at 11:13 am

    20-30K *pages*, not emails. This actually sounds like the FBI, printing out electronic messages so they can be fit into binders for the upper staff to read instead of using that shiny box on their desk.

    Consider how much paper it takes to print out an email discussion of 10 back-and-forth messages. If you’re using Outlook or some other mail client that by default includes the text of the message to which you were replying, those can take up a lot of paper. And if they’re printing all of those messages, every stop of the back-and-forth becomes a multi-page printout past step 2 or so.

  5. lyle on 13/13/12 at 11:52 am

    Is her neck OK? Her head seems to kind of fall over to one side or the other. Oh, she’s just a poser, got it.

  6. rich b on 13/13/12 at 11:09 pm

    I can see how some of the posters here are making fun of Jill Kelley. She does seem to be posing in all these photos. And no, I don’t mean a regular pose. I’m talking about the faux model pose with the “broken neck” look we see in the entertainment pages and sites.

    I gotta tell you that living here in L.A. and less than an hours driving time from some of the most famous beaches and hang-outs in the world I am also not impressed. She’s a nice looking gal but she isn’t THAT hot. And neither is Broadwell. They sure as hell aren’t worth throwing away what was once a great career and shitting on a faithful Wife.

    You screwed the pooch Patraeus, along with the bimbo who wrote your book. Was it worth it?

    And by the way – you are STILL gonna have to testify in front of the House. I guarantee it.