Who Benefits When Top Military Brass Fall

General David Petraeus SC Who Benefits When Top Military Brass Fall

Everyone is preoccupied with the events surrounding the juicy sex scandal involving now-former CIA Director David Petraeus to the point they may not have noticed a pattern — a shake-down — that is taking place in our military top brass, much like the one currently happening in Russia under President Vladimir Putin.

Curiously, the shake-down here in the U.S. began just after the September 11 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, begging the question: Who benefits when great military leaders like Petraeus fall?

According to ABC News on October 27, “In an unusual move”, the Navy replaced Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette, who commanded a task group near Benghazi. Gaouette is under investigation for “allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment” they say is “not related to personal conduct.”

A few days later on November 2, the captain of the frigate Vandegrift, Commander Joseph Darlak, was also relieved of his duties for “alleged drunkenness,” according to Fox5 in San Diego.

In addition, the Commander of United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), General Carter Ham, who was at the center of the Benghazi incident on September 11, was precipitously scheduled for early retirement, according to the Washington Times.

If those losses are not devastating enough, enter the rapidly developing story about ISAF Commander General John R. Allen, whose promotion is currently on hold until investigators can make sense of thousands of emails purportedly shared between Allen and an attractive Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, who, according to the UK Daily Mail, “flirt[ed] outrageously with senior military figures invited to lavish parties at her $1.3 million Tampa mansion.”

The plot thickens when you add to the mix that Kelley and her husband purportedly had financial troubles. According to TampaBay.com, Kelley and her husband were “subjects of lawsuits nine times”, including “an indebtedness case from Chase Bank; a foreclosure case from Regions Bank, a credit card case from FIA Card Services,” and “an $11,000 judgment against them” from when they lived in Pennsylvania.

Petraeus and Allen share much in common in that they are married, are highly decorated generals, are under investigation for inappropriate behavior, and also share a friendship with Jill Kelley. According to the UK Daily Mail, Kelley and Petraeus exchanged non-romantic “near-daily emails and instant messages” while Petraeus was commander in Afghanistan. The same thing allegedly happened to Allen.

We are told Petraeus’ alleged mistress perceived Kelley as a threat and sent disturbing emails to Kelley who then contacted a “friend” at the FBI; and the next thing we know, prominent military leaders are dropping like dominoes. While there is no justification for inappropriate behavior, it is fair to question if Petraeus and Allen were set up.

All this drama reminds me of a historical event that took place in 1941 when Joseph Stalin purged the Soviet Union’s Red Army of its best officers and leaders because he feared a military coup due to growing opposition to his highly unpopular policies. Putin’s doing the same thing today, save the bloodshed — we hope.

Hopefully, in our case, it’s a bit less nefarious; Obama is sitting idle while the Benghazi scandal makes its way through the ranks and does nothing to slow it down. Or, maybe, we are dealing with something as simple as a convenient distraction, wherein Obama hopes the more we focus on sexy, the less we’ll search for truth. Either way, Obama benefits and we lose.

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  1. I hope Petraeus does the honorable thing and tells the 'truth'. Better to go silently and be a Patriot than to go away being a puppet to this giant hemorrhoid of an marxist prez. I don't know now if I could believe anything Petraeus will say. Just what yoama wants.

  2. I think, for what it’s worth, that this “sex thing” always and forever, leveled at whomever happens to be seen as a “threat” to anyone in power, is overdone. As overdone as this “racist” bullshit is overdone to the point of no longer having any meaning at all. And, one has to wonder about all these “sexy women” who are always involved with these idiot men, who just can’t seem to keep their zippers zipped, and their “little brains” inside where they belong! Do people not know or understand, or, CARE that this kind of thing will always “come out into the open” when they are figures of importance, and in the public eye? What the hell is wrong with these stupid people, men and the women involved also? Do none of them have brain one in those silly looking knots on their shoulders? Or, do they think that knot is put there for DECORATION? I have to wonder, each time this happens, can no one ever be FAITHFUL, to either their spouses, or to their COUNTRY? Or, have we in this country gone so far into depredation that our conciences have truly, and sincerly been so seared and burned that we no longer have conciences that work as they should? I am beginning to think that this is the case. It seems that the thinking (if it can be called thinking) is that “everyone is doing it, so it must be ok, it isn’t wrong, and we won’t be caught”! Well, if everyone was eating feces, would the rest of us do this also? Because, after all “everyone” is doing it! How utterly stupid have we all become, or became……..? If we don’t “stand for something, then we are going to fall for anything” as the song goes!! Geez, people! Get a clue, get some MORALS ALREADY, and maybe, just maybe this nation can survive this “black” hole we now find ourselves looking into…..AND AT! “the Black Hole in DC”!

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