High stake treachery is nothing new, but terrorism is 21st Century matter
Mata Hari was an exotic dancer regarded as the epitome of the seductive female spy, and considered a hot number during World War I. She intentionally obscured her Dutch background, passing herself off as an East Indian born in a sacred temple. But her well constructed hoax, which included lovers who were high raking military officers of various nationalities, eventually crumbled. After being found guilty of spying for Germany against the allies, she was executed for espionage by a French firing squad in 1917.
Mata comes to mind in view of Debbie Schlussel’s exposé of a pair of her modern day equivalents, the twin Khawam sisters, Jill Khawam Kelley and Natalie Khawam, spies for Lebanon and the Arab world. These babes, both married wealthy Americans, and were able to party hearty as they hosted lavish soirees with top American military brass, among them two top generals in the Middle East, David Petraeus and John Allen.
Schlussel substantiates — with links to the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal — that Kelley was seen by Muslim Mid-East nations, especially Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon, as the “go to” woman to push their agenda on top American generals.
The Khawam sisters aided the infiltration of Central Command at MacDill Air Base in Tampa by Islamic terrorists. Islamic Jihad founder and convicted Islamic terrorist, Sami Al-Arian, was an instructor on the Middle East to our top generals at MacDill.
Kelley’s sister, Natalie Khawam, was married to a top Bush administration official, Grayson Wolfe, Director of Broader Middle East Initiatives and Iraqi Reconstruction at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. She frequently accompanied him on trips to the Middle East, including to Pakistan. Before that position, Wolfe was the Bush-installed Manager of the Private Sector Development Office of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq.
This information originated last month, but is the groundwork for many as yet to be reported stories. Take the time to acquaint yourself with Debbie Schlussel’s blog posting. Knowledge is power.