Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Petraeus scandal roundup

1.  "Petraeus scandal: This is the national-security establishment turning the surveillance apparatus on itself."

2.  "Petraeus' departure again demonstrates we are strict about intimate behavior, but extraordinarily lax about professional incompetence."

3.  "Did an Anonymous Wikipedia Editor Try to Out the Petraeus Affair Back in January?"

4. "Paula Broadwell’s Driver’s License Discovered in D.C. Park As Things Just Keep Getting Crazier."

5. "Do you have any idea how hard it is to get the FBI to take action on an actual online death threat case, if the recipient isn't a well-connected 'honorary ambassador' in the military social elite?"

6.  "But private life for a C.I.A. director today is apparently quite different from what it was in the Dulles era. Mr. Petraeus resigned after admitting to a single affair; Allen Dulles had, as his sister, Eleanor, wrote later, 'at least a hundred.'"

7. "Both Gen. David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen intervened in the same nasty child custody battle involving Natalie Khawam, the “psychologically unstable” twin sister of Jill Kelley."

8.  From January, video of Paula Broadwell on The Daily Show fawning over Petraeus, making fun of her husband, and then showing off that she can do way more pushups than her husband.

9.  Two guides to actually keeping online communications secret.

10. "How I was drawn into the cult of David Petraeus."

11. "New details about how the Federal Bureau of Investigation handled the case suggest that even as the bureau delved into Mr. Petraeus's personal life, the agency had to address conduct by its own agent—who allegedly sent shirtless photos of himself to a woman involved in the case prior to the investigation."