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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:25 AM

Petraeus - Jill Kelley Attended GOP Convention - Got Award at Pentagon - Visited White House

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In case anyone is wondering still about the party affiliations of the actors in this drama, this article has a rather clear exposition on that:

Why Paula Broadwell Sent Those Emails
It wasn’t jealousy
by Justin Raimondo, Nov 16, 2012 - http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/11/15/why-paula-broadwell-sent-those-emails/

... More recently, Kelley attended the Tampa GOP convention, where she met a New York City businessman who was convinced by her that she could get him a no bid coal gasification contract with the South Korean government: the hook was her relationship with Petraeus, which she said would guarantee the contract. He flew her to New York to discuss the details, but soon discovered she had no idea what she was talking about after she demanded an $80 million payment. ...


No surprise there, Kelley hob-nobbing with the 1%'ers at the big GOP shindig. But, what underlies her self-insertion into this world of the powerful movers and shakers in NeoConVille?

As Petraeus’s former staff member phrases her job description, she was a "’self-appointed’ go-between for Central Command officers with Lebanese and other Middle Eastern government officials."

Lebanon’s Christian Maronite community has a long history of persecution at the hands of Muslim radicals, and also one of political extremism in their own ranks. The violently anti-Muslim Phalangist movement, which engaged in several massacres, has its base in the Maronite community: they were the main pogromists at Sabra and Shatilla. Allied with the Israelis, the Maronites fought – and continue to fight – against the Muslim majority: the links between the Phalangists and other Christian extremist groups and Israeli intelligence is well-documented.

Enter FBI agent and anti-Muslim fanatic Humphries, on a crusade to save the West from infiltration, who believed the investigation into the "harassing" emails was being suppressed by the Obama administration, and you have all the ingredients of a political and ideological vendetta aimed at bringing down not only Petraeus but also That Secret Muslim in the White House.

A whole section of the loony-tunes right-wing in this country fervently believes the US government has been infiltrated ...


Apparently it has been, albeit by those these making the paranoid accusations rather than by the hobgoblins of their paraniod worldviews.

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Reply Petraeus - Jill Kelley Attended GOP Convention - Got Award at Pentagon - Visited White House (Original post)
Coyotl Nov 2012 OP
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HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #2
Coyotl Nov 2012 #3
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #7
Coyotl Nov 2012 #9
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #12
Coyotl Nov 2012 #13
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Coyotl Nov 2012 #16
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #17
Coyotl Nov 2012 #18
HooptieWagon Nov 2012 #22
Coyotl Nov 2012 #4
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Sheldon Cooper Nov 2012 #10
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ananda Nov 2012 #19
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Coyotl Nov 2012 #21

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:31 AM

1. She alaso apparently tried to get 80 M

http://news.yahoo.com/businessman-jill-kelley-asked-80m-bragged-petraeus-connection-234313690--abc-news-topstories.html

Once again the scandal is a great peak at the Grifter class the GOP wants Americans to sacrifice for.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:36 AM

2. What has she done on behalf of Lebanese Xtians?

Or against muslims in general, let alone "Kenyan" born ones?
It looks to me like she's merely a social climbing grifter, I had seen no reports of her of her sister doing anything on behalf of others. Hell, she and her sister crashed a fund-raising dinner for Marco Rubio, got a photo with him, and split without even contributing to his campaign.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:40 AM

3. How did she get a pass into the GOP Convention? Who was her connection? Why?

These are the questions I have. What was she doing there with whom? You don't just walk in and say, "Hi, I'm here."

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:17 AM

7. Probably the same way I wrangled an invite to a governor candidate election night shindig one time.

Picked up the phone and called a friend with connections.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:55 AM

9. That does not tell us who the person is

which is the question, of course.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:10 PM

12. Why does it matter?

She did attend an FBI citizen's anti-terrorism class. Head of RNC committee also attended, perhaps thats her connection. Shirtless FBI guy was instructor, apparently thats where she met him.
I don't see where it matters who invited her to the RNC...if the GOP wants to invites grifters to their convention, that's their priviledge. Of course, its likely that ALL the attendees were grifters...

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #12)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:17 PM

13. Because we are obviously dealing with an influence peddling scheme too now. Corruption

is a good reason to look into this further. Using her connection to Petraeus to make a cool 80 million dollars, that is not a little bit disconcerting to you?

Why do you defend her?

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:38 PM

14. Huh? I'm not defending her...

My point, since obviously you missed it, is that anyone with a connection could have wrangled a floor pass to the RNC. Hell, I could have gotten a pass with 2 or 3 phone calls, and I'm a Democrat. So who got her the pass doesn't really matter.

And once there, why wouldn't she start grifting? Its who she is...we should be shocked? Her attempt not only backfired, but also was probably small potatoes compared to other influence-peddling going on at the RNC.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:17 AM

16. So, who was the connection in this instance?

That's the unanswered question. You are characterizing the answer as unimportant without knowing the answer.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:43 AM

17. She knew several dozen people who could get her a floor pass.

Pick one. Buckhorn, Iorio, Petraeus, Allen, Rubio, the WH staffer,etc. Why does it matter who comped her a pass?

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:20 AM

18. Why doesn't it matter who comped her a pass while we still don't know who did?

Maybe it does matter, esp. if it was the Director of Central Intelligence and she was brokering a no-bid deal using his name!

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:56 AM

22. I see, you're on your own Benghazi hunt.

Good luck with your agenda. I don't think there's anything there, but you're welcome to shriek and fling feces.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:59 AM

4. Jill Kelley's role in scandal exposes Tampa family's dirty laundry

Jill Kelley's role in scandal exposes Tampa family's dirty laundry
http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_22002903/tampa-socialites-role-scandal-opens-window-familys-dirty

Accounts of lavish parties at her bay-front mansion with politicians and military generals have been replaced by reports of her family's financial woes and other dirty laundry, and claims she used her close friendship with David Petraeus to try to further lucrative business dealings ....

... Kelley and her relations with the Tampa base and the U.S. Central Command have surfaced as a sort of connective tissue for the growing scandal.

On Wednesday, a New York businessman said Kelley was introduced to him at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August as someone whose friendship with Petraeus would help facilitate a no-bid deal with South Korea on a coal-gasification project. ...

... Kelley is an honorary consul for South Korea, a ceremonial position, and got diplomatic plates for her car. ... Kelley attended an FBI "Citizens' Academy" last year. ...

... .

Jill Kelley, 37, and her husband -- a cancer surgeon -- are members of the Tampa Yacht and Country Club. ...

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:28 AM

8. Locally its refered to as the Tampa Pool and Mule Club.

I imagine almost everyone who lives on Bayshore Blvd is a member. Its more Country Club than Yacht Club, they have docks but few boating activities. There's stables, tennis courts, Olympic pool, but mostly known for the bar and dining facilities.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:04 AM

5. Kelley wanted 80 Million bananas because she had close relations to Petraeus?!?!

Holy shit!! That is the highest priced call girl I have ever heard of in my life!!

Man, what a plan . . suck up to the General in the name of helping the troops and then "sell" that influence to the highest bidders.
Incredible.
Everyone has an agenda concerning the troops.

Despicable.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:08 AM

6. Petraeus honored the Kelleys with an award, "given to them in a special ceremony at the Pentagon"

Oh, this just gets richer and richer .... the details of the entangled web of characters ...

During last year's FBI citizens academy, which Kelley attended, Natalie Shepherd, a reporter with Channel 8 in Tampa, was one of two media representatives also invited. Among the 30 people on the list was the head of the host committee for the Republican National Convention ....

"She's the only person on the list who's just listed as her name," Shepherd said.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:00 PM

10. Since when does the Pentagon give out awards for throwing cocktail parties for

top brass?

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:06 PM

11. Since when does the Pentagon give out awards for polishing the top brass?

It does rather stretch the imagination to try to contrive what the name of this award might be

Best partier in a non-combat zone

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:24 AM

19. Because they were cocktail parties with benefits?

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:42 PM

15. Must read article; revealing about the GOP/ MIC relationship

What a corrupt world.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:39 AM

20. Not a fan of Raimondo but... this article has new info

This, in particular, is quite interesting

"Kelley, says the Tampa Bay Times, was "determined to make her footprint" after moving to Tampa in 2003, and was apparently very clear on setting up shop as close to MacDill as possible. She "knocked on doors up and down Bayshore Boulevard, asking homeowners if their house was for sale. She wanted the prestigious address, and she got it"

"This wasn’t a love triangle – it was a failed counterintelligence operation, and the end of a tragic love story in which the beloved was unknowingly betrayed by her lover"

"Far from being blackmailed by the administration, Petraeus was set up and hung out to dry by a murky cabal on the other end of the political spectrum"

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:09 AM

21. Jill Kelley, woman at heart of David Petraeus scandal, had tour of White House just days before CIA

NOTE the PhotoShopped photo in this article!

Jill Kelley, woman at heart of David Petraeus scandal, had tour of White House just days before CIA head's resignation
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/kelley-white-house-tour-days-petraeus-resigned-article-1.1203413

The Tampa temptress at the center of the CIA sex scandal got a tour of the White House just five days before David Petraeus resigned as the head of the spy agency.
Jill Kelley’s Nov. 4 visit was arranged by a White House lawyer who first met her at MacDill Air Force Base, the Tampa military facility where the raven-haired beauty also got to know Petraeus.

"Jill Kelley visited the White House complex three times, once for a tour with her family and children and twice for courtesy meals at the White House Mess with her sister and a White House staffer,” a White House statement read. ...

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