Gen­er­als gone wild

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spurn amorous propo­si­tions by the op­po­site sex while on duty. En­cour­ag­ing groupies strictly for­bid­den.

What is a ‘groupie?’ It’s a young woman, who seeks to achieve sta­tus by in­ti­macy with a celebrity or well-known pub­lic fig­ure. In this case, top gen­er­als.

Some spade­work by us may help the White House and the Pen­tagon to un­earth the lethal Afghan love po­tion that proves a ‘killer.’ When drunk it turns into hem­lock for their gen­er­als.

Do the scrag­gly moun­tain ranges of the North­west ex­hale this ex­otic aphro­disiac? Or does the bare rugged­ness ex­pose the lovers to Adam-and-Eve-like sit­u­a­tions. Tempted to taste the for­bid­den fruit, they end up with paradise lost. Per­haps it’s the eerie lone­li­ness and fear of death that locks gen­er­als into a love tan­gle. Romeos in the re­gion are not the ev­ery­day or­di­nary Joe, but four-star gen­er­als! Gen­eral David Pe­traeus on as­sum­ing charge as di­rec­tor CIA ap­peared in Afghanistan in April 2011. Call it magic. Call it a mi­rage. Call it a trap­door. The most-dec­o­rated sol­dier fell for the charms of his com­pan­ion, 40-year-old Ms Broad­well, who em­bed­ded her­self, shad­ow­ing the gen­eral and then fu­ri­ously pro­fil­ing his feats for her book dur­ing the day and ca­vort­ing at night.

The sec­ond ‘vic­tim’ to fall is Gen John R. Allen, the Amer­i­can com­man­der who suc­ceeded David Pe­traeus in Afghanistan. He’s un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for “in­ap­pro­pri­ate com­mu­ni­ca­tion” with Jill Kel­ley, a so­cialite in Tampa, Florida, who was seen as a ri­val for David Pe­traeus’s at­ten­tions by his mis­tress Paula Broad­well. Gen­eral Allen, who com­mands 68,000 Amer­i­can troops in Afghanistan, ex­changed 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails with Jill Kel­ley, a mar­ried mother of two. Kel­ley’s par­ents mi­grated to Amer­ica from Le­banon years ago.

Be­fore Pe­traeus and Allen, we had Gen­eral Stan­ley McChrys­tal as the Amer­i­can com­man­der in Afghanistan. Re­mem­ber the damn­ing write-up quot­ing the gen­eral jeer­ing team Obama in Rolling Stone mag­a­zine (June 2010)? The White House went bal­lis­tic. In­flam­ma­tory quotes, as­cribed to anony­mous sources close to the gen­eral in Kabul, sug­gested Pres­i­dent Obama as be­ing un­fit to be the com­man­derin-chief. McChrys­tal’s blus­ter was summed up as: “The gen­eral prides him­self on be­ing sharper than any­one else... He never takes his eyes away from the real en­e­mies of the United States: the wimps in the White House.”

Vice Pres­i­dent Bi­den was chris­tened ‘Bite Me’ while Gen James Jones, the na­tional se­cu­rity ad­viser, was a “clown.” Gen­eral McChrys­tal him­self was de­scribed

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