Bread and Circuses: Gee, Gen Patraeus' Love Life is Fascinating...

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Elizabeth Conley, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    http://www.examiner.com/article/voter-fraud-illegal-activities-reported-several-states


    http://www.rightsidenews.com/201211...the-vote-in-more-than-100-ohio-precincts.html

    (You've got to see the charts on this last article. )

    Frankly, I think Gen Patraeus' love life is a non-story, but it sure does have the nation buzzing this AM.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It's getting quite newsworthy -- it was the adulterous bimbo biographer herself who drew attention to them by sending anonymous threats to another woman who work with Petraeus to stay away from "her" man.
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

  4. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Gen Patraeus isn't the first man to let his "little general" lead him astray. Further, the adulterous bimbo biographer really is typical. She's reveling in her newfound notoriety. Like all adulterers, she's a human wrecking ball. What she did to Mrs. Kelley and Mrs. Patraeus shows just how self-centered a bimbo can be.

    Patraeus couldn't have known what he was getting into when he chose her to have an affair with. If ever there was a case of fatal attraction, this was it.

    At the end of the day, I still don't give a darn. There is a lot more newsworthy issues right now than Gen Patraeus' foolishness. The lurid details of this debacle are being used to distract from the real news right now.

    Hurricane Sandy cleanup isn't going any smoother than Katrina did. It appears we had massive voting irregularities in some swing states, and the Benghazi debacle involves a lot more people than Patraeus, his "little general" and his bimbo. Those things are news.
     
  5. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Some of what is elevating this is the point that she supposedly detailed inside info on the Benghazi situation when she had no official clearance to do so. If (and this is a big if), she was given compartmentalized information and shared it out of turn, it could indicate a larger breach of national secrets. If she has info on this incident and was never read into the program, what else may have been spilled out during pillow talk or fun time. I still don't understand how the Benghazi situation is not bigger than it is, not to mention the removal of 2 flag rank officers in less than a month (Gen. Ham of Africom and Rear Adm. Gaouette of the Stennis carrier group), when was the last time any of you folks with military ties heard of a flag rank being removed for cause? Or heard of a carrier group commander being relieved in the middle of a float? How are these stories not overshadowing the fact that Petraeus followed the wrong head?
     
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  6. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    One of the reasons integrity is important in the relationships of those who are privy to classified information lies in how easy it is for that which is unspoken to nontheless be conveyed. A person privy to classified information necessarily is influenced in his/her opinions and attitudes by the classified information. These attitudes and opinions rub off on his/her associates, even when he/she does not ever speak of the classified information. If the associate, usually a spouse, close friend or family member, is of good character, then the associate is very circumspect in sharing his/her insights into sensitive matters. Needless to say, Ms Broadwell is not a person of good moral character.

    I doubt Petraeus ever directly shared classified information with Broadwell. Unfortunately, he did not need to openly betray secrets in order to reveal them, and Broadwell is not able or willing to practice discretion.

    Due to what we know happened and did not happen in Benghazi, coupled with the information you wrote and I highlighted, I consider the Patraeus/Broadwell affair not to be newsworthy. Broadwell should be ignored in favor of the real concerns of accountability in government and national security.
     
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  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I don't think the affair itself is the story. There seems to be a serious intelligence breach. That's the real story. Not only CIA but also another high level officer, General Allen. This has all the markings of an intelligence Op. The early misinformation on what happened in Benghazi is just a thread that will start the seam parting. The problem is just how much true information will make it to the public.

    I wouldn't be to quick to put this down as nothing more than the Big Generals little general leading the show.
     
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  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    You guys may have a point. I'll wait, but I'm not ignoring the other news to follow this story. I'm not interested in the little general's activities.
     
  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Or else it is just what it looks like, and the FBI are fishing for something that makes them look less bad and their conduct less illegal.

    1. the emails contained no overt threats, just catty comments. You think the FBI would get involved over this if it happened to you?
    2. why are *we* hearing about this. The FBI, when looking over emails under a warrant for specific criminal activity, are legally obliged to ignore and not read ANYTHING unrelated to the warranted criminal actions. Those, in this case, being "cyber stalking" of one woman by another woman. The Petraeus material should never have seen the light of day--the FBI was legally obligated to ignore it. yet here we are.


    interesting, the FBI, CIA, and military are apparently at odds with each other here.
     
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  10. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I agree. The removal of a ex military man with deep ties to the military from the CIA leadership, given the actions taken against those two other high ranking officers should give us pause. There is no doubt Petraeus was being spied on and was possibly even set up. A consolidation of power going on..... What would we think if such goings on happened in Russia or China? Yet we are unwilling to draw such conclusions here, because, well, we're special. btw, the evidence was that Petraeus followed a good head...
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    On an earlier visit, the FBI noted that she had classified documents in her possession.

    What's newsworthy is what one is interested in. Some people enjoy the geopolitical stuff, some people enjoy the dirt & smut. Both are eminently newsworthy, just depends on the audience.
     
  12. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Add to your list Brig General Jeff Sinclair and Navy Commander Joe Darlan.
     
  13. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    And now also Gen. John R. Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Is "brig" his rank or his location? :D
     
  15. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    I'm waiting for the happy ending...Obama is forced to resign or is impeached as a result of this "Greatest Show on Earth"
     
  16. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    At this point, it could be both?:eek:
     

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