Between 20k – 30k “potentially inappropriate” e-mails: Scandal probe ensnares Gen. John R. Allen, commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan

November 13, 2012

This thing keeps getting better and better, or worse and worse, depending upon how one looks at it. 

ABOARD 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” 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.

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  1. Rokshox says:

    How do you know if any of this is true? You think the Soviets purged people for honest reasons? It’s a purge. AFRICOM, fleet commander, CIA chief, now Allen.

    It’s bullshit.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Time will tell about the verity of these stories.

      But…seriously? This is not anything like the Soviet Union, where purges ended with a bullet.

  2. Captain Joe says:

    I tell you these generals are attracting Mata Hari’s like flies. Jill Kelley is Lebanese, and Paula Kranz Broadwell is Jewish and is selling it to Israel.

  3. justinfloyd says:

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