Another top General spied on, smeared ...... ruined. This is a takedown of the military. They went after and smeared the troops, now the brass. Slash and burn.
Politico: Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the four-star U.S. commander of the war in Afghanistan, exchanged thousands of “potentially inappropriate” emails with Jill Kelley, the Tampa woman who claimed to have been harassed by the ex-mistress of former CIA Director David Petraeus, a senior defense official told POLITICO. Allen, 58 and married, was nominated in October by President Barack Obama to be Supreme Allied Commander Europe and commander of the U.S. European Command. That nomination is now on hold, but Allen will remain commander of U.S. forces and the NATO International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) in Afghanistan, the official said. The FBI on Sunday turned over to Pentagon lawyers 20,000 to 30,000 pages of emails exchanged by the two from 2010 to 2012.
UPDATE: Great analysis from Robert Spencer: David Petraeus and the New Style of American Politics:
This whole episode is reminiscent of the fate of Hitler’s Minister of War, Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg. Blomberg was one of the most sycophantic supporters of Hitler in the entire German military; it was he, not Hitler, who originated the loyalty oath that German soldiers took to Hitler personally, rather than to the German state. But by 1938 he had fallen out of favor for opposing (on tactical, not philosophical grounds) Hitler’s plans to start wars across Europe and thereby seize huge expanses of territory. Hitler was able to force him into early retirement and exile after his marriage to a much younger woman who turned out to have a sordid past, including posing for pornographic photos and possibly even prostitution.
After ridding himself of Blomberg and the Commander-in-Chief of the army, Werner von Fritsch (who was at the same time accused of homosexuality), Hitler thoroughly reorganized the German military, bringing it firmly under his control – and that had been the objective all along, not any genuine concern for the moral character of Blomberg or Fritsch. Are Petraeus and Allen the Blomberg and Fritsch of the Obama Administration?
"David Petraeus and the New Style of American Politics," from PJ Media today...