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Fox: Gen. Allen’s Emails Were Like ‘Phone Sex’

From Fox News:

Gen. Allen’s emails to friend of Petraeus family were like ‘phone sex,’ sources say

November 14, 2012

American commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen, facing an internal investigation for "inappropriate communications" with a woman at the heart of the David Petraeus controversy, engaged in much more than "flirtatious" behavior, sources tell Fox News — with one official even likening the email exchanges to "phone sex." …

One senior defense official initially described the nature of the communications between Allen and Kelley as "flirtatious." However, two U.S. officials later told Fox News that Allen’s contact with Kelley was more than just general flirting. One official described some of the emails as sexually explicit and the “equivalent of phone sex over email.”

Another official said Panetta would not have referred this matter to an internal investigator without knowing the devastating impact this would have on war efforts and on Allen and his family.

"This was a serious enough matter that those who examined the emails thought it should be referred to the secretary of defense, and the secretary made the decision to turn it over to the inspector general," the official said. "He would not have thrust this into the limelight without good cause." …

Whatever happened to the mantra: "it’s just about sex"?

As for Allen, for now he will remain the head of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. However, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has referred the case to the Pentagon’s inspector general’s office for investigation. For the time being, Allen’s nomination to be commander of U.S. European Command and commander of NATO forces in Europe is on hold. Allen was scheduled to have a nomination hearing for that position Thursday and had been expected to take that new post in early 2013, if confirmed by the Senate, as had been widely expected.

The senior defense official who described the case would not say whether the communications between Allen and Kelley involved sexual matters or whether they are thought to include unauthorized disclosures of classified information or any criminal activity. He said he did not know whether Petraeus is mentioned in the emails.

"Gen. Allen disputes that he has engaged in any wrongdoing in this matter," the official said. He said Allen currently is in Washington…

That didn’t matter in the case of Republican Congressman Mark Foley, did it? Who, lest we forget, was eventually given a clean bill of health by the FBI who investigated his emails to House pages.

The FBI found no evidence of any wrongdoing by Foley. But by that time it was too late to save his career or the Republicans prospects in 2006. Which was awfully convenient for the Democrats.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Fox: Gen. Allen’s Emails Were Like ‘Phone Sex’”

  1. Astravogel

    Ah, there’s nothing like unamed sources to get to the truth of a matter…

  2. I never want to know how one has sex with phone, but this speaks back to ye olde mantra: ‘sex scandals are a career ending event for republicans, and the shame of the rest of their lives, yet those same sex scandals are resume enhancements for democrats, quick to disappear down the memory hole.’

  3. Reality Bytes

    PAY NO ATTENTION TO 4 DEAD AMERICANS. LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX!

    • canary

      Reality Bites, You nailed it.

      They were not doing their job. There are Republican leaders pushing for the U.S. Embassy attack. If the mistress and author of book called all in mentions there were 4 CIA agents captured by Libyan Muslims, then one wonders it the idea was not to also eliminate them as so many have been murdered under Obama. Or were our leaders acting like American youth who are glued to social networking 24/7 and reality television of bad behavior.


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