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Skip to comments.(IBD) Was David Petraeus Blackmailed By Obama Administration To Hide Benghazi Truth?
Posted on 11/13/2012 2:20:46 PM PST by raptor22
Petraeus Scandal: An affair that was known to the FBI for months and kept from congressional oversight committees might explain his complicity in a false narrative of the Benghazi terrorist attack and the order to "stand down."
The addition of sex to Benghazigate adds a dimension sure to keep the scandal going and one that does indeed make Watergate seem like a third-rate burglary. The affair admitted to by Gen. David Petraeus, now our former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, might have attached blackmail or the potential for blackmail to a scandal we have already called a case of criminal negligence.
But blackmail by whom?
Petraeus isn't the first general to have an affair while in uniform. But as CIA director, Petraeus' knowledge of the nation's secrets was unparalleled, as was his knowledge of what happened and when regarding the assault on our consulate in Libya.
The timing of his resignation is most curious just days after the presidential election and days before he was scheduled to testify before Congress, under oath, regarding the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell is expected to testify in his place. But lawmakers want to hear from Petraeus, and so do we.
As we've noted, just two days after the attack on our Benghazi consulate, representatives of the FBI and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) gave Capitol Hill briefings in which they said the evidence supported an al-Qaida or al-Qaida-affiliated attack.
The FBI and NCTC also briefed that there were several al-Qaida training camps just outside Benghazi. The area was described as a hotbed for the militant Ansar al-Sharia as well as al-Qaida in North Africa.
(Excerpt) Read more at tcotblog.ning.com ...
I think he got setup so he will never run for Prez or VP and that Broadwell is an Obama agent.
What else would explain Betrayus testimony to congress and the
American people that the video caused a mob violence.
Obama had leverage and used it.
Yes, and is now being preemptively trashed to destroy his credibility. Even if he testifies and presents irrefutable evidence condeming Obama it will be dismissed as revenge.
I am more inclined to think the Twins , who have an axe to grind with a Bush appointee, are on the side of the Dems. One of them dates or dated a Kerry Fundraiser guy. .
Right out of the old KGB playbook...
A lot of us have been muttering about it....
The Petraeus Espionage File
Too bad Larry Sinclair’s affair didn’t get this kind of attention.
Petreaus is a democrat obviously a whore why he would turn on Obama...
He will NOT turn on Obama.. he fall on his vibrator..
ALL Chiefs of Staff are traitors OR THEY WOULD NOT BE THERE..
Yes we are back to Lebanon. So many trails around Obama lead back to Lebanon.
One of my favorites is the New York Girlfriend who was related to Jessup (who vouched for Alger Hiss.)
Zenith Press Association
December 11, 2012
The body of retired Army General and former CIA head, David Petraeus, was found yesterday in Washingtons C & O canal after it was snagged by a 13 year old boy when he snagged it while fishing.
Petraeus, who had been granted congressional immunity for his testimony on the circumstances surrounding the murder of the 4 Americans at the Benghazi consulate earlier this year, failed to appear at the December 6th hearing.
It was reliably reported that he told key House Intelligence Committee staffers that he was ready to come clean and do the right thing.
Due to the high profile nature of this case, Attorney General Eric Holder has put the FBI in charge of the investigation. The body, found with an estimated 300 pounds of steel weights tied to it with steel cables and over 6 bullet wounds, was sent to the FBI Forensics Lab for examination.
While an expedited full autopsy report is expected in 2 to 3 days, a high level FBI spokesman declared at a press conference that This looks like a clear case of suicide to us.
I’d be willing to bet he was subtly blackmailed into giving tepid support to gays in the military that gave cover to all the RINO turds like Scott Brown to vote for repeal of DADT.
So my guess is that Obama's goons are on his tail every moment.
Remember the SEAL who was one of the group who took down Osama was supposedly in big trouble for writing his book.
Petreaus needs to stay out of Fort Marcy Park, and cancel the solo canoe trip.
Clearly a suicide, comrade. Let’s move on to the people’s business now, shall we?
Obama is in big trouble for giving weapons to Libyan rebels, ie Al Quaeda.
Obama is in big trouble for giving weapons to rebels in Syria, ie Al Qaeda
Obama is in big trouble for not letting the military respond. He is the one who gave the order to stand down.
Obama said he would side with the Muslims, weren't you paying attention?
The twins' surname appears on the same extended family tree as the Mary and Joseph who claimed they baby-sat a certain child in Seattle.
All roads lead to The Unversity of Beirut.
Jill Kelley: Tampa woman who was hostess to the military
By Carol D. Leonnig, Ernesto Londoño and Julie Tate, Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 9:56 AM
At the parties Jill Kelley hosted at her Tampa mansion, guests were frequently treated to the indulgences of celebrity life: valet parking, string quartets on the lawn, premium cigars and champagne, and caviar-laden buffets.
The main recipients of the largesse were military brass including some of the nations most senior commanders based at nearby MacDill Air Force Base.
Kelley both flaunted her access to these military VIPs and developed what family members called genuine friendships with some. Now Kelleys close connections to retired Gen. David H. Petraeus and Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, have brought them all under intense scrutiny in an unfolding scandal.
Federal investigators have said that Kelleys complaint about harassing e-mails eventually traced back to Petraeuss biographer triggered the FBIs discovery of the generals extramarital affair and his eventual resignation. According to a senior U.S. defense official, Kelley, 37, also exchanged hundreds of e-mails with Allen, who has now been ensnared in the case, amid questions over whether he had had inappropriate communications with her.
Kelley has not responded to requests for comment since her name surfaced as part of the controversy. Officials close to Allen strongly denied suggestions that the general had acted inappropriately with Kelley. In an interview, Kelleys brother said the relationship between his sister and Petraeus was social and entirely platonic.
They were truly good friends for years, said David Khawam, a lawyer in New Jersey.
The investigations into Petraeuss and Allens actions, nonetheless, have raised questions about how Jill Kelley, a woman with no formal military role, had cultivated such close ties to two of the nations most revered generals.
One former aide to Allen, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity given the sensitivity of the case, suggested Kelley had simply become a de facto social ambassador among high-ranking military personnel at MacDill, home to U.S. Central Command and Special Operations Command.
Part of the job is social in nature, including accepting and extending invitations, the aide said. She was someone who was connective tissue to that world.
Friends said Kelley was a fixture at social and charity events involving Central Command officials in Tampa, and that her life has often focused on the lavish galas she throws with her husband, Scott, a prominent surgeon in nearby Lakeland. Scott Kelley told grateful guests of various parties that he and his wife felt an obligation to share their good fortune by showing support for the military.
Behind the glamour, though, the couple was racking up substantial debt. Banks have initiated foreclosure proceedings on two of the Kelleys properties not including their six-bedroom home and other creditors have sued them for tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt, according to court records filed in Hillsborough County District Court. A lawyer who represented the Kelleys in the civil suits said he had not been authorized by his clients to discuss the cases.
The Kelleys party-giving tradition began even before Petraeuss stint as commander of Central Command from 2008 until 2010, friends said, but once the general arrived, the two couples developed a genuinely close bond.
Jill Kelley and her twin sister, Natalie Khawam, often went shopping and out to lunch with Holly Petraeus, particularly when her husband was stationed in Afghanistan, the friends said. In a 2011 custody battle involving Natalie Khawam and her estranged husband, both Gen. Petraeus and Gen. Allen submitted letters of support to the court.
We have seen a very loving relationship a mother working hard to provide her son enjoyable, educational, and developmental experiences, Petraeus wrote, speaking on behalf of himself and his wife.
In addition to being invited to the Kelleys parties, the Petraeuses were also invited to intimate family gatherings, including a Christmas dinner. In one family photobook posted online, David Petraeus is pictured grinning sweetly with the Kelleys three young daughters. The caption from their 7-year-old daughter reads: I was with General Petraeus. He was at my house.
Federal investigators said Jill Kelleys closeness to Petraeus captured in party pictures in local newspapers and online may have explained why she received harassing e-mails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom Petraeus had an extramarital affair.
But Kelleys brother, David Khawam, said that neither of his sisters had anything but a social relationship with Petraeus. He said his sister Jill was a born giver, who early on channeled her charitable efforts into political fundraising and later to the military.
It is a quality, he said, borne of the Catholic familys persecution in their native Lebanon, when Jill, David and Natalie were small children and their parents eventually fled to the United States, he said. All three built productive new lives in America.
We feel we owe everything we have to this country, David Khawam said. Were extremely patriotic.
Jill Kelley seemed eager to make her civic involvement clear to those around her. Outside her two-story mansion on Tuesday was a gray S5000 Mercedes, with vanity plates that read: Honorary Consul and 1JK. Nearby, contractors were piling up tables and folding chairs from a weekend party.
A military officer who is a former member of Petraeuss staff said Kelley was a self-appointed go-between for Central Command officers with Lebanese and other Middle Eastern government officials.
The officer said Kelleys presence was often a bit puzzling to Petraeuss staff, but added that there was never any indication that her relationship with the general was anything more than social.
Aaron Fodiman, the publisher of Tampa Bay Magazine and a friend of the Kelleys, said people in the familys social sphere are shocked by the spotlight that the investigations have cast on the community.
She is so gracious, so lovely, he said of Jill Kelley. Shes one of those people she walks in the room, and the room lights up.
Londoño reported from Tampa. Anne Gearan and Rebecca Cohen in Washington contributed to this report.
Financial problems....now that is inteesting.
Definitely suicide. Just like the DC Madam and her appointment secretary. Just like Vince and just like Mary Pinchot Meyer.
Unpaid, Liason...driving around with Honorary Consul licence plates, feeding caviar to the military brass in her (under foreclosure) mansion. (Such a delightful, friendly girl, generous and seriosuly in debt.)
AND NO ONE IS SUSPICIOUS?
And Now It Looks Like Jill Kelley And Her Husband Ran A “Cancer Charity” Out Of Their House
THE CORPORATION IS ORGANIZED AND SHALL BE OPERATED EXCLUSIVELY TO CONDUCT CANCER RESEARCH AND TO GRANT WISHES TO TERMINALLY ILL ADULT CANCER PATIENTS.
The charity spent ~$157,000 in 2007, reports Huffpo. This spending went to the following expenses:
$43,317 for “Meals and Entertainment”
$38,610 for “Travel”
$25,013 for legal fees
$8,822 for “Automotive Expenses”
$12,807 for office expenses and supplies, and
$7,854 on utilities and telephones
It’s not clear where the $157,000 the charity spent came from. It’s also not clear, exactly, what these expenditures had to do with cancer research and ill-patient wishes.
In any event, after the charity spent the money, it ceased operations.
NOW AIN’T THAT A CLASSIC!
...A military officer who is a former member of Petraeuss staff said Kelley was a self-appointed go-between for Central Command officers with Lebanese and other Middle Eastern government officials.
SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE WARNED ALLAN AND PETRAEUS - DON'T EAT THE CAVIAR! STAY AWAY FROM LEBANESE TWINS!
All roads lead to The Unversity of Beirut.>>>>>>>>>>>>
This is interesting.
A military officer who is a former member of Petraeuss staff said Kelley was a self-appointed go-between for Central Command officers with Lebanese and other Middle Eastern government officials>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
There’s the rub. And she is in debt. Who is paying her?
Are there accounts in Lebanon or Switzerland? No wonder she has said nothing publicly.She is only a couple of steps removed from arrest.Obama will have her if he can get her.
It is clear that Obama will go down if WE THE PEOPLE put enough pressure on the few credible elected officials that are left.
Well, maybe not clear but that is what should happen. We live in a virtual dictatorship and Obama is betting that you and I will do nothing.
Finally someone asks the $64 trillion question. (Used to be $64,000 — but due to inflation . . . )
We live in a virtual dictatorship and Obama is betting that you and I will do nothing.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Since America has been disenfranchised by electoral fraud in swing states and in the military vote, its only a matter if time until someone does something, and it will not be pretty.
These connections are interesting. Do we have a whole cadre of Lebanese operatives who are running interference for the Obama Fascist Matrix?
Chika, chika Chibani!
As a republican, anyway.
It's a resume enhancer for a democrat.
The parents of Edoaurd Khawam are Linda Lutfallah and Joseph Khawam. Myrna and Eduoard were married on June 17, 1970.
Jill Kelley’s parents are John and Marcelle Khawam and emigrated to Philadelphia from Lebanon in the mid 1970s. They once operated a restaurant called Sahara in Voorhees, N.J., and still live in Washington Crossing, Bucks County. Her father was a musician and mother a chef. An older brother David resides in South Jersey and sister Caroline lives in Florida. Jill and her twin sister Natalie are the youngest (age 37). Natalie Khawam is a lawyer specializing in representing whistleblowers and has graduate degrees from Temple and Georgetown.
Incredible, you’ve been busy, I just got up.
You have been one heck of a busy bee. “The American melting pot at work.” :)
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