or Generals who think with their Privates!
I don’t know why we bother to watch television when real life has so much more real drama than writers could ever come up with. I am speaking of the new revelation and resignation of David Petraeus, CIA Director. The FBI investigation of his affair with biographer, Paula Broadwell, led to the discovery of another affair. You know once they get into computers and start digging, there was going to be trouble. Computers and cell phones will be the death of everyone and anyone who has a secret. Secrets are conveniently stored away just waiting to be discovered by investigators. I have been trying to piece together all the players in this “pentagon” affair…pentagon, because it’s the military AND there are five suspects…so far.
First we have General David Petraeus, head of the CIA, who despite being 60 years old and married for 38 years to his wife Holly, decided to have an affair with 40 year old Paula Broadwell. She was working on a dissertation for her Ph. D. and decided to expand her thesis into a biography of Petraeus. The book made it convenient for them to get together and “chat.” I wonder if tax payer money was paying for the time they spent in private? Paula has some pretty impressive credentials herself. She is a West Point graduate, also married and has two children. Their affair began in September, 2011.
During the course of their affair, Paula apparently sent anonymous, threatening, jealous emails to a female friend of the Petraeus, Jill Kelley. The emails warned Kelley to stay away from Petraeus. Jill, 37, lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband, Scott. The cyber bullying complaint led investigators to Kelley’s computer where they discovered 20,000 to 30,000 private emails, during 2010 and 2012, between her and General John Allen, 58. Allen is Petraeus successor in Afghanistan. Some of the emails were flirtatious in nature and certainly inappropriate. General John Allen denies any wrong doing. It was the harassing anonymous emails from Paula to Jill that led to the discovery of both “affairs.” Petraeus had no clue that Paula saw Jill as a “rival” for his affections.
The fifth side of this pentagon affair concerns an unnamed FBI agent “X” , who Jill Kelley knew and complained to about the threatening emails from Broadwell. Agent “X” had apparently sent Kelley pictures of himself without his shirt on, previous to these investigations, hmmmmm. He was the one who got the investigation started that led to Paula Broadwell and her affair with Petraeus.
I don’t know about you, but this sounds like a best seller to me. I would love to read those 20,000+ emails for myself. My heart goes out to those poor FBI agents have to read all these documents when surely they have better things to do. I am willing to do my part and offer to put my own committee together to read and write a report for them. Maybe they will come across my blog and contact me.