We are constantly hearing all about General Petraeus, hero, saint, and occasional Flavor Of The Week as a potential candidate for President. He had an affair with Paula Broadwell, who is a graduate of West Point, has a degree in Political Geography and Systems Engineering, a dual Masters Degree in International Security and Conflict Resolution, and is or was a PhD candidate (full Harvard scholarship) who claims she was doing Leadership research involving the General. In spite of her missing literary background, Petraeus thought she was just the right person to write his Biography. And so he….um………Embedded her. Why would anybody be suspicious??
He and his Engineer Biographer carried on an affair, the length of which is uncertain. But you can be certain all efforts will be made to ensure it didn’t begin while he was still in the military, since an affair in the military is a crime.
The General’s Biography is appropriately named, “All In”.
Ah, but so many people say, Hey! The guy is a hero! He’s America’s Best! He’s very capable and competent. Well I guess that’s true, if you consider he was the head of the CIA and couldn’t even carry on a covert affair successfully. Just saying. It’s also true if you actually think personal life and character Don’t Count When It Comes To National Security. More about that later.
…..And then there was the revelation that Ms. Broadwell may have taken advantage of her access to classified information on the General’s computer, or in his shorts, or somewhere. This was followed by the additional revelation that she anonymously sent harassing emails to Petraeus friend, “socialite” and “volunteer” military “social liaison,” Jill (Khawam) Kelley. One would wonder just how bright a West Point Grad with a degree in Systems Engineering could be when she imagined that her emails couldn’t be traced, but nevermind. The Not-So-Anonymous emails were under investigation by a FBI agent who is a friend of Jill Kelley, until he got pulled off the case after it was discovered that he sent shirtless photos of himself to Kelley. So, if we have a friend in the FBI, (as we all do, right?), we can call him and get that agent to investigate something personally instead of passing the case onto a neutral, objective party like any sensible professional would do.
The plot thickened like cold molasses when it was discovered that Kelley was also receiving “Inappropriate communications” from Petreaus’ Afghanistan Command replacement, General John Allen.
Apparently, while soldiers were eating desert dust and being shot at by Taliban Goatfuckers under his command, The General found the time to transmit “Up to 30000 pages of communications” to Kelley over a period of two years. Are they kidding? Stephen King doesn’t write 30000 pages in two years. Of course, nobody has any idea what “Inappropriate” means at this point, which makes speculation the Fun Thing For Bloggers And Talking Heads To Do. The truth about those pages is obviously saved for the next episode of The Emperors Have No Clothes. In any event, I’m sure they weren’t exchanging chili recipes.
Would you like to see a photo of
The Kardashians “socialites” Jill Kelley and her twin sister Natalie Kahwam with Holly and Davey Petraeus? Thought so. Here you go.
No visible generation gap there or anything, right? They all appear to have so much in common, don’t you think? You can read about Jill and twin sister Natalie. “who courted generals and racked up millions in debt” here. Nothing to worry about with these two, right? That’s why, after a judge granted custody of Natalie’s kids to their father and questioned Natalie’s honesty quotient, Ole Davey wrote a letter to the judge for her to increase her limited time with her children–As did General Allen. If offered, I would make the bet that Paula didn’t send those anonymous emails for nothing. Paula is starting to look really good next to these two. But hey, what do I know.
All of this kind of makes your head spin, doesn’t it?
…….And of course, there is that twist with respect to Benghazi and how Altar Boy General Patraeus had to resign because he was innocently tempted against his will by a slut, who is *”Aggressive and Unhinged,” (*Note: look at the url and note NYMag forgot to change the url name when they changed the Title to “Ambitious and Inappropriate”). Not that The General is Ambitious and Inappropriate, or even Aggressive and Unhinged, mind you. Boys will be boys! Anyways, this resignation put everybody who ever salivated over a conspiracy into a feeding frenzy, because now The General Won’t Testify About Benghazi. Nonsense. He will testify. That is, unless subpoenas no longer exist in this parallel universe.
Anyways, being the curious soul I am, I started looking into this situation myself and never dreamed where it would take me.
Truth is, compared to the rest of what’s going on among our Military Leadership, Petraeus looks like a Boy Scout. A very Dumb Pre-Pubescent Jerkoff Boy Scout who was taught neither self-control nor common sense over at West Point.
Let me elaborate:
Imagine that you and he are deployed in a remote Middle Eastern shithole, with nowhere to turn because he’s the Boss.
This Cockroach is Brigadier General Jeffry Sinclair. He’s been the target of hearings during the past week on the following charges: Forcible Sodomy (Military for RAPE), pornography, ignoring orders, alcohol, and misusing government charge cards.
Imagine this ugly bastard demanding that you perform oral sex on him and then threatening to kill you if you tell anyone.
Take your time. I’ll wait.
Imagine having an affair with this piece of shit, deciding you want to get away from this animal, only to find out he’s not going to let that happen.
Take your time again. I’ll wait. Oh and one more thing: Obviously all these women who testified, lied. He’s just a sweet, sweet innocent fellow with eyes like a shark who got set up. Besides, he’s a competent General and that’s what counts. Unless you are a woman trying to serve your country while being held captive by this cockroach.
……..And we wonder why Rape is no big deal in the military, considering the morally bankrupt crap that lives At The Top of the heirarchy?
Now I would like you to meet 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Col. James H. Johnson III.
This creep was charged with bigamy with an Iraqi woman, paying off her father, hiring her as some kind of liaison, and fraud – meaning he bilked the government out of six figures.
His punishment? He was fined $300k. Oh, and he was ‘relieved” of his command and given a formal “Reprimand”. He’s still in the military. Yes that’s right, I said he’s still in the military — and he’s still Col James H. Johnson III. Of course, he’s the son of Retired Lt. Gen. James H. Johnson Jr, but I’m sure that didn’t make a difference, aren’t you? Doesn’t this make you feel so very safe, knowing guys like this are in military leadership roles??
And we wonder why Rape is no big deal in the Military.
What do you think would have become of this thieving bigamist if he were an enlisted man?
Take your time answering this. I’ll wait.
Just as I was done shaking my head, thinking I was reading transcripts from the old “That’s Incredible” series, I remembered the story about an undisclosed number of Pentagon employees and Contractors, who were caught working day and nite protecting you and collecting Child Pornography on government computers.
I remember covering these Effing perverts, and now I am wondering what became of them. Their names weren’t released because their privacy is more important than the children who live next door to child porn afficionados. If they weren’t government employees, their disgusting faces would be plastered all over front pages, like they deserve.
I wouldn’t bet that they are no longer working at the Pentagon either.
All of these stories kind of make you wonder who hasn’t been caught yet, doesn’t it? Which brings me to the question of whether “Personal lives” are any of our business. We are hearing how maybe we shouldn’t bother with these little “character flaws” and should focus on competence with military leaders. Well I can attest that in the Real World, if you go to work for a company that has military contracts and need secret clearance, they will investigate your ass to the nines, up to and including your personal life and character. Unless things have changed dramatically and National Security is an “open border,” this is a fact, Jack. Character DOES count. Affairs, perversions, weaknesses and habits, and things like mounting debt, theft, drugs, gambling, etc etc can ensure you will NOT receive Secret Clearance, and don’t even mention the possibility of Top Secret Clearance. These weaknesses are all threats to security. They speak of a person who has the potential to be blackmailed or bribed for information. Furthermore, I would hope that any person with even a smidgen of morals would see things like rape, life-threats to acquire sex, and child pornography go way past the definition of a “Character Flaw”.
CHARACTER COUNTS IN MATTERS OF NATIONAL SECURITY.
Finally, I leave you with one question: Have we seen any women generals involved in affairs or perverted scandals lately? In fact, have we seen or heard from any women generals at all, lately? Ooooooooooo Rahhhhhhhhhh!
Post Script: I just wanted to say hello to Eric Cantor. If he did try to leak the Patraeus’ affair, it’s a fine kettle of fish that didn’t work out as planned – but it sure Effed up our confidence in our military leadership. Not that they don’t deserve it.
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