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From Kelley to Petraeus, It Doesn't Add Up
US News ^ | November 13, 2012 | Paul D. Shinkman

Posted on 11/13/2012 2:26:15 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

An FBI agent carries out a computer after a search of the home of Paula Broadwell in Charlotte, N.C.

The evidence of an affair that forced CIA Director David Petraeus to resign from his position still leaves many unknowns, experts say, including some fundamental questions about the investigation itself.

[READ: Broadwell's Driver's License Found in D.C. Park]

It remains uncertain why the FBI began investigating the E-mails sent to Jill Kelley, a social liaison volunteer at a Tampa base where Petraeus was stationed as an Army general, and whose connections with Petraeus' alleged mistress and family is not yet clear, according to a Reuters report.

"I'm a little surprised that they would have opened a case on this," says a retired senior FBI employee, with years of experience with these kinds of investigations. "I wonder if there was something else in the original E-mail that raised some kind of concern."

The FBI frequently gets allegations regarding high profile officials, says the source, who asked to remain anonymous due to his affiliation with the FBI. About 90 percent of them are unfounded.

[READ: Lawmakers Demand Answers on Petraeus Affair]

It would require clear evidence of serious harassment for the FBI to begin an investigation for a low-profile person such as Kelley.

 

[PHOTOS: Gen. David Petraeus, Behind The Scenes]

"It must have threatened death or something like that," the source tells U.S. News. "I don't understand … what was so heinous to start a federal investigation."

The FBI and Justice Department have not yet explained the connection between Kelley and Paula Broadwell, and specifically what prompted the investigation. The bureau employs behavioral scientists to analyze threatening E-mails to determine if there is any immediate threat, and whether the sender is willing to act upon it.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; broadwell; computer; computermonitor; jillkelley; kelley; lebanon; paulabroadwell; raid; search; twins
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1 posted on 11/13/2012 2:26:16 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx; Fred Nerks

fyi


2 posted on 11/13/2012 2:27:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: All

many unknowns, experts say, including some fundamental questions about the investigation itself.

I'll say!!!

3 posted on 11/13/2012 2:29:37 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You betcha.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 2:30:58 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
My wife and I had quite a hoot watching that last night. Crime scene photographers and everything. This was the best episode yet of Obama-CSI. Who does Obama have writing this stuff for him. Now here's the scene where we pretend to be the FBI, watch this...
5 posted on 11/13/2012 2:32:30 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Occam's razor (also written as Ockham's razor, Latin lex parsimoniae) is the law of parsimony, economy, or succinctness. It is a principle stating that among competing hypotheses, the one that makes the fewest assumptions should be selected.

The simplest hypothesis requiring the fewest assumptions is that the anti-military, anti-American thug in our White House had General Petraeus taken down for political reasons or for revenge. Petraeus was clearly in the wrong morally, but there isn't even the slightest indication that his conduct warranted either an FBI investigation or a demand for his resignation. If Clinton's perjury about adultery did not justify resignation, then Petraeus' honesty about the same topic does not justify a forced resignation.

6 posted on 11/13/2012 2:35:17 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well if the numbers don’t add up, maybe everyone is trying to add the wrong numbers.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 2:36:24 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: Pollster1

Paula Broadwells’ father said this is not true and there is way more than meets the eye here. He said wait till everybody finds out the real truth. I hope the poor guy doesn’t wind up in an accident.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 2:39:08 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: Pollster1

I agree. Had to discredit and take down Petraeus to cover for Bengazi.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 2:39:56 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Here is an equation that does add up.

Fact One:

1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.

Plus Fact Two:

2) No rescue mission was attempted.

Equals Fact Three:

3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.

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Something to e-mail to every talking head, every Senator and every House rep.

10 posted on 11/13/2012 2:40:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This is an 0bama HIT on Petraeus, using the FBI to do it. Who heads the FBI? Robert Mueller, the quintessential leftist HACK. How dare he stoop this low, assisting 0bama in his quest to cover-up Benghazi and DESTROY the credibility of whistleblowers. Where's Hillary? SHE decides SHE'S not going to testify? THAT'S CONGRESS' DECISION, NOT HERS!!! If the public Benghazi hearings are a 'dog and pony' show with no decisive punishment, not even for LIAR Susan Rice, it's over folks.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 2:41:46 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Can you say, "SMOKE SCREEN!"

The real fire is at the WH, dumbass MSM!!

Ask Obama WHEN he gave his "directive."

12 posted on 11/13/2012 2:42:10 PM PST by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

She can’t be all bad with an iMac :-)


13 posted on 11/13/2012 2:43:07 PM PST by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: TigersEye

14 posted on 11/13/2012 2:43:10 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: beckysueb

Do we know where she is? Has she been heard from since this broke?


15 posted on 11/13/2012 2:43:20 PM PST by Josephat
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Reverse military coup, any one?

The FBI agents raid with big computer monitor is just that, shows, re Benghazi.

Smokescreens thrown out by this lawless regime, like the youtube producer taken into custody re Benghazi.

All these talks about sex scandal and such, did not explain one bit about a dead ambassador and three other Americans.

16 posted on 11/13/2012 2:44:28 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yea, how dumb do they think we are?


17 posted on 11/13/2012 2:46:44 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The article has a link to a story I find rather odd and haven't heard reported before.

Broadwell's North Carolina driver's license was recently found in a D.C. park and the FBI was notified. How recently the article doesn't say.

Presumably there's a reasonable explanation for Broadwell being in D.C. But, the odder thing to me is how she "lost" her driver's license...not her purse, not her wallet, just her driver's license sitting there all by itself, apparently to be discovered by a passing jogger.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/11/13/paula-broadwell-driver-license-found-in-dc-park

18 posted on 11/13/2012 2:49:31 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Josephat

Her license was found in Chandry Levy Park.
She is either missing or this was a message to
her to shut up or else she will be chicagocided.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 2:50:25 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

see, she’s an APPLE USER! Guilty right there!


20 posted on 11/13/2012 2:51:44 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

None of it makes any sense, but nobody will get a drop of truth from the MSM. They are carnival barkers “Step right up, see the General who resigned, see the spicey Lebaneese twins, and the FBI agent. There’s nothing to see in Benghazi, See the real dirt.”


21 posted on 11/13/2012 2:51:52 PM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bigger coverup going on...they wouldn’t make a show of investigating Benghazi but they will make a huge show over an affiar????Really!!!


22 posted on 11/13/2012 2:54:25 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yes it adds up.
You forgot the ZERO factor.


23 posted on 11/13/2012 2:57:44 PM PST by DeaconRed (We have a lot of work to do, , , , , , , , , , , ,)
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To: Pollster1

Well, it could be simpler than that even. Petraeus had just returned from a fact finding trip to Benghazi, Libya and several other Middle Eastern countries, tracking down the facts of the Benghazi fiasco. He could not be allowed to testify.

My guess is that the Obama administration uncovered this information about the affair and were sitting on it in the hope that Romney would appoint Petraeus to be his VP. Remember that, when the MSM was claiming that Romney had picked Petraeus?


24 posted on 11/13/2012 2:58:03 PM PST by Eva
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To: Cats Pajamas
chicagocided?

No, this was a park.

Fosterized

25 posted on 11/13/2012 2:58:52 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: dalebert; SunkenCiv; blam; Grampa Dave; Carry_Okie; SierraWasp; bd476; Brad's Gramma
Related thread:

(IBD) Was David Petraeus Blackmailed By Obama Administration To Hide Benghazi Truth?

This is an IBD Editorial.

26 posted on 11/13/2012 3:00:32 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: the_Watchman

Sorry. I stand corrected. Either way I hope our best and brightest in the military are staging a coup. I think it will take that to stop the MOB.


27 posted on 11/13/2012 3:01:05 PM PST by Cats Pajamas (Send your dollar to see the birth certificate)
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To: Josephat

I don’t believe she has. Hmmmmmmm.


28 posted on 11/13/2012 3:11:49 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: lonevoice

Maybe she left it behind on purpose.


29 posted on 11/13/2012 3:13:05 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

when at first you seek to deceive .. yada yada. chick’ns comin’ home to roost.. say Hellll oo to my new friend Prezidente Joe Biden.. I smell an Impeachment Spring! ;-]


30 posted on 11/13/2012 3:14:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Even Biden is better than Obamboozle.


31 posted on 11/13/2012 3:19:41 PM PST by beckysueb
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To: swamprebel

Say what about the Spicy Lebanese twins? I must’ve missed that. Will they re-air it?


32 posted on 11/13/2012 3:20:13 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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Theory on the driver’s license in the park: It was tucked in her bra, but fell out for the imaginative reasons. Did not bring along PB.


33 posted on 11/13/2012 3:22:26 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Josephat

She is the replacement for Hilary Clinton. telling lies gets you promoted by Obummer.


34 posted on 11/13/2012 3:23:04 PM PST by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: coconutt2000

Jill Kelley and her twin sister who got the two Generals to intercede in a custody battle, are Lebanese.


35 posted on 11/13/2012 3:24:15 PM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://gossipextra.com/2012/11/12/jill-kelley-debt-david-petraeus-cia-scandal-2006/


36 posted on 11/13/2012 3:24:48 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: onyx

Watch the OTHER hand. That is where the answer lies.


37 posted on 11/13/2012 3:25:35 PM PST by Tupelo (Republican, a national party no more.)
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To: coconutt2000

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/battle_john_allen_also_helped_jill_YjkEYUNY2INC4smBMEYqUI


38 posted on 11/13/2012 3:30:01 PM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

An FBI agent carries out a computer after a search of the home of Paula Broadwell in Charlotte, N.C.
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That’s just appears to be a monitor, not a computer. Why would they bother with taking the display unit? It holds no data.


39 posted on 11/13/2012 3:30:13 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
From Kelley to Petraeus, It Doesn't Add Up

If it doesn't add up, perhaps you have the wrong equation.

40 posted on 11/13/2012 3:33:42 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: NCjim

She can’t be all bad with an iMac :-)
******
Ah, thanks for posting that comment. It looked like a monitor to me and I was wondering why they were bothering to take it out.


41 posted on 11/13/2012 3:34:49 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Is it one of those all in one computers?


42 posted on 11/13/2012 3:37:00 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: beckysueb
Paula Broadwells’ father said this is not true and there is way more than meets the eye here. He said wait till everybody finds out the real truth.

This statement is the most intriguing of all!

43 posted on 11/13/2012 3:38:20 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

Is it one of those all in one computers?
*********
I’m not familiar with the Mac product line but believe you’re right. Pretty cool package.


44 posted on 11/13/2012 3:42:21 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Results from a Google search on Jill Kelley:

Jill Kelley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Kelley - 34k - Cached - Similar pages Gilberte “Jill” Khawam Kelley (born January 1, 1975) is an American socialite and volunteer social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa Bay, Florida.Who is Jill Kelley? -

CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57548827/who-is-jill-kelley/ - - Cached - Similar pages 10 hours ago ... Jill Kelley, the Florida socialite who received threatening emails from David Petraeus’ alleged mistress, has so far stayed silent.Jill Kelley, social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base, is mystery ...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ap-source-target-emails-petraeus-paramour-state-department-military-liaison-article-1.1200299 - - Cached - Similar pages 2 days ago ... The mystery woman who blew the lid off former CIA Director David Petraeus’ scandalous affair was identified Sunday as a U.S. State ...Jill Kelley ID’d as woman who sparked Petraeus inquiry

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/11/petraeus-jill-kelley-scandal/1698203/ - 24k - Cached - Similar pages 1 day ago ...

The woman who sparked the FBI investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has been identified.Jill Kelley pictured leaving her home three days after General David ... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2231859/Jill-Kelley-pictured-leaving-home-days-General-David-Petraeus-resigns-affair.html

- - Cached - Similar pages 1 day ago ... The parallels between the two events are growing as both Petraeus’ mistress and the whistleblower who exposed them have hired legal ...Jill Kelley: Five Facts About the Petraeus Affair’s Mystery Woman ... http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/11/jill-kelley-5-facts-about-the-petraeus-affair-s-mystery-woman.html - 60k - Cached -

Similar pages 2 days ago ... Jill Kelley allegedly received “harassing” emails from the general’s mistress. Jill Kelley and Twin Sister Closely Tied to Top Brass - ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/jill-kelley-twin-sister-closely-tied-top-brass/story?id=17707752 - - Cached - Similar pages 2 hours ago ... The Florida woman whose report of harassing emails from Paula Broadwell ultimately led to the resignation of CIA director Gen.Petraeus friend Jill Kelley found place hosting military parties ... http://www.tampabay.com/news/military/macdill/petraeus-friend-jill-kelley-found-place-hosting-military-parties/1261272 - - Cached - Similar pages 20 hours ago ... TAMPA — When Dr. Scott T. Kelley moved from the Northeast to become one of Moffitt Cancer Center’s most distinct specialists, his wife, Jill, ...David Petraeus ordered lover Paula Broadwell to stop emailing Jill ... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9673429/David-Petraeus-ordered-lover-Paula-Broadwell-to-stop-emailing-Jill-Kelley.html - - Cached - Similar pages 1 day ago ... David Petraeus reportedly tried to rein in his mistress after federal agents discovered that she had sent a string of harassing emails to a Florida ...Jill Kelley, Petraeus Whistleblower: A Two-Minute Bio | TIME.com http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/11/13/jill-kelley-military-liaison-in-petraeus-scandal/ - - Cached - Similar pages 6 hours ago ... As whole baskets of dirty laundry are newly aired in the ongoing scandal that prompted the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus, attention ...


45 posted on 11/13/2012 3:43:11 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Perhaps next we will hear Paula make a statement that she cannot help but wonder how her driver license was found in the park, as she produces it from her wallet in clear view of some pesky reporters camera.


46 posted on 11/13/2012 3:43:55 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (I'm going John Galt.... But. Honor must be earned.)
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To: ncfool

I think you are thinking of Susan Rice, the woman who went on 5 Sunday shows to blame the embassy attacks on the stupid video. She is being rewarded for her lies.


47 posted on 11/13/2012 3:46:09 PM PST by Josephat
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To: ncfool

I think you are thinking of Susan Rice, the woman who went on 5 Sunday shows to blame the embassy attacks on the stupid video. She is being rewarded for her lies.


48 posted on 11/13/2012 3:46:26 PM PST by Josephat
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This is the Chicago Mob at work. The LEFT does not care about traditional modes of morality and ethics. Remember Bill Clinton’s escapades were deemed “private matters between Hillary and him”. The LEFTIST media insisted that sopmeone’s sex life should be off-limits.

With the LEFT, EVERYTHING is political in the acquisition and application of power. We don’t have the facts yet, however, if Ted Kennedy had been CIA Director, we never would have heard of this.


49 posted on 11/13/2012 4:02:39 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; MestaMachine
As Sherlock Holmes used to say (I paraphrase), "if a crime doesn't make sense, adjust your theory until it does make sense."

This case makes a lot of sense if your theory includes this kind of equation (use your imagination to change it as you see fit):

Petraeus and Broadwell are working together on something (other folks too...working on something big).

Petraeus has a plan, but it requires him to exit the Agency and the Administration and do so with cover (i.e. under disgrace...a simple resignation for personal reasons would attract attention...raise questions).

The trigger to put the play in action is to use a person/friend (Kelley) to turn the FBI onto a constructed (i.e. false) story knowing that Obama won't spill the beans until after the election...though the FBI and AG, like the President, see the story, but also think it is genuine.

Petraeus sits on the story until 3 days after the election (an election which was, as predicted, stolen by voter fraud)

The trigger accidentally (or perhaps as planned) pulls Gen John Allen into the plot.

From this point on, I encourage you to use your imagination to develop this general theory.

It's all out there...go for it.

50 posted on 11/13/2012 4:07:50 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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