This has got to have new Defense Secretary Ash Carter walking the floor at night. The recent hacker data dump of thousands of e-mail addresses at adultery site Ashley Madison went off like an unexpected bombshell.
Informed sources tell MilitaryCorruption.com investigators have determined at least two flag officers – military branches not provided – may have used the well-known dating service.
Ashley Madison’s motto is: LIFE IS SHORT. HAVE AN AFFAIR. The last time we checked, adultery is still verboten under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Of course, “different spanks for different ranks” practically guarantees that senior officers, especially admirals and generals, will always get off with a slap-on-the-wrist and early retirement at full grade.
A good example of this is the “perfumed prince,” GEN. David Petraeus, who admitted to an adulterous affair with a female major. The general, who saved Obama’s hash in the Benghazi cover-up, has yet to be stripped of one-star from his retired rank. despite Army regulations that one cannot retire in grade unless that period was “satisfactorily served.”
THOUSANDS OF “DOT.MIL” HITS ON SEX SITE
So far, we know there some 6800 e-mail addresses ending in army.mil; 1655 are navy.mil, and nearly 900, usmc.mil. We don’t have the numbers for the Air Force.
This is a bonanza for foreign intelligence agents. Many of the sex site users listed their “fantasies” in lurid detail.
We remember exposing one bird colonel at Carlisle Barracks who was so reckless he literally advertised himself to fellow swingers as a “high-ranking officer.” COL Alan Cate (see related stories box below) was eventually given early retirement as a result of our stories on MilitaryCorruption.com.
He retired in grade, despite court documents that showed he threatened to kill his playmate – and her dog – when their “lovemaking” apparently didn’t live up to his expectations.
Women workers at the Barracks contacted MCC and thanked us that at least the sex fiend was shipped out. His old buddy, then-commandant and now disgraced GEN David Huntoon, and his equally-odious chief-of-staff, COL Mike “NO COMBAT” Colpo, did their best to save Cate’s sorry ass but failed, thanks to us.. Both Huntoon and Colpo are retired.
“D.C. MADAM” SILENCED FOREVER BY “SUICIDE”
The Ashley Madison scandal brings to mind another serious incident from a few years ago.
Remember “D.C. Madam” Deborah Palfrey? She ran a beltway-based prostitution ring and allegedly had some super big-shot clients, including flag officers and a then-vice president of the United States.
When she threatened to identify them to the media, Palfrey ended up dead at the end of a rope. One of her top whores, Brandy Britton, died the very same way. It was a “message” to others that you don’t kiss and tell when your customers are some of the most powerful and deadly men on earth.