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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by texasgirl
One wouldn't think that two people with the credentials of Paula and Petraeus, couldn't be this stupid,
Think about it, she is an expert in counterintelligence yet she openly sends love letters to Petraeus, you know they know they are being monitored.
Petraeus is the best and the brightest but he allows this to happen.
Yes, they allowed themselves to be exposed.
Not sure why.
The Petraeus Espionage File
And then there is their husband and wife, they all knew.
“Now I don’t know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually had taken a couple of Libya militia members prisoner. And they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. So that’s still being vetted.”
“The challenging thing for Gen. Petraeus,” she stated, “is that in his new position, he’s not allowed to communicate with the press. So he’s known all of this – they had correspondence with the CIA station chief in Libya, within 24 hours they kind of knew what was happening.”
she had said the military could have sent reinforcements.
“They were requesting the – it’s called the C-in-C’s In Extremis Force – a group of Delta Force operators, our very, most talented guys we have in the military. They could have come and reinforced the consulate and the CIA annex.”
UPDATE: The Florida woman who allegedly received the harassing e-mails from Paula Broadwell was 37-year-old Jill Kelley, the State Department’s liaison to the military’s Joint Special Operations Command, a military official tells the Associated Press.
The unidentified woman was not a family member nor in the government, reports the New York Times. Yet the e-mails Broadwell sent seemed to indicate she thought the woman and Petraeus were beginning a relationship. Although there is no evidence that was the case it raised fears that the CIA director was involved in a messy personal situation that could leave him vulnerable to blackmail. Although there was also concern that Broadwell had obtained classified information investigators ended up concluding Petraeus wasn't the one who gave it to her.
We Now Know Who Petraeus’ Other Other Woman Is
Yesterday we told you that the only reason the Petraeus scandal came to light was because his mistress Paula Broadwell was sending harassing emails to another woman. Thanks to an AP report, we now know who this woman is. Jill Kelley, the State Department's liaison to the military's Joint Special Operations Command, is the woman who was on the receiving end. She lives in Tampa, Florida and according to the AP saw Petraeus "often." Jill Kelley is not to be confused with pornographic actress and AVN hall of famer, Jill Kelly. Now that we know that someone from the State Department might have been involved in this love triangle, this situation just got a whole lot murkier.
Did The NY Times' Ethicist Inadvertently Give Advice About David Petraeus Affair?
The question stems from the July 13th edition of Chuck Klosterman's The Ethicist advice column.
My wife is having an affair with a government executive. His role is to manage a project whose progress is seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership. (This might seem hyperbolic, but it is not an exaggeration.) I have met with him on several occasions, and he has been gracious. (I doubt if he is aware of my knowledge.) I have watched the affair intensify over the last year, and I have also benefited from his generosity. He is engaged in work that I am passionate about and is absolutely the right person for the job. I strongly feel that exposing the affair will create a major distraction that would adversely impact the success of an important effort. My issue: Should I acknowledge this affair and finally force closure? Should I suffer in silence for the next year or two for a project I feel must succeed? Should I be “true to my heart” and walk away from the entire miserable situation and put the episode behind me? NAME WITHHELD
Obviously, there's no way of knowing for sure whether Broadwell's husband Scott wrote the question, but the timeline of the affair with the column seems to matchup with what we know so far. And certainly, Petraeus' work was "seen worldwide as a demonstration of American leadership."