Betrayal: The babes and the brass

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.

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8 Responses to Betrayal: The babes and the brass

  1. Anthem Al says:

    Mrs. Petraeus was deceived by her husband’s acknowledged infidelity with Paula Broadwell. We, the American people, put at risk by this guy’s dalliances have even more to lose than his wife.

    This is a very troubling tale of Generals David Petraeus and John Allen. Their middle aged side flings don’t interest me. I do care very much about potential for terrorism from the Islamic fundamentalists their squeezes were fronting for.

  2. Army Of One says:

    Quite a story. The linked Debbie Schlussel article is stunning. Who minds the Generals while the Generals are minding the…well, you know.

  3. Doug Johnson says:

    Another component to stir into this unsavory and dangerous mix is Hillary Clinton’s closest aide Huma Abedin, who has known family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

    But who came rushing to her defense and tore into several concerned conservative members of congress who were seeking answers (including Michele Bachmann and Arizona’s Trent Franks)? None other than that old fool, John McCain.

  4. Westnash says:

    It is called Hubris….whenever these people are getting all the publicity it goes to their head. Paula is very ‘broad” but she looks younger than the wife. The military brass gets used to being treated like Caesar’s with huge staff’s attending to their needs. Their record of accomplishment vs. expenditures don’t justify all the glory.

  5. Westnash says:

    The more serious issue is the groups that build up and insert themselves around the military, raising money for one cause or another but basically trying to buy influence or become ‘military groupies”. Military spending is out of control and has a high waste content which these groups try to increase to their benefit. The Republican’s are making fools of themselves in the wailing against military spending cuts.

    The proposed cuts are not even deep enough.

    • eubykdisop says:

      So let’s see, Westnash.

      You refer to our military as “your precious military”.

      You attack and demean Senator Joseph McCarthy, a combat veteran and staunch anti-communist.

      You say that we should stop aid to our ally Israel.

      You state that the record of accomplishment of our “military brass” vesus expeditures doesn’t justify all the “glory”.

      You say that Republicans are making fools of themselves in “wailing” against military spending cuts.

      You state that miliatry pay should be cut.

      Would you please explain to us the difference between your “Conservative” views regarding our military and those of the radical left? What do you want for our military which is different from what Communists or Islamic Jihadists want for our military?

  6. LouiseAnn says:

    McCain did not want to interrupt the ‘Arab Spring’.