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What’s missing from the “Love Pentagon” story?

posted at 12:08 pm on November 13, 2012 by

How about a “psychologically unstable twin sister”?  Via Mark Steyn, the story is now complete … we hope:

While he was director of the CIA, Petraeus wrote a letter supporting the child-custody fight of the “psychologically unstable” twin sister of his close friend Jill Kelley — whose bombshell claims of being threatened by his lover led to the top spy’s resignation last week, sources told The Post.

The four-star general’s letter to the court — written in the past two months — supported a motion to overturn a ruling made nearly a year earlier by a judge who resoundingly denied custody to Kelley’s sister, Natalie Khawam, because of serious reservations about her honesty and mental stability, court records show.

The letter was filed in DC Superior Court, where the father of Khawam’s 4-year-old son filed for divorce three years ago, two sources said. The status of the divorce was not immediately known.

“Written in the past two months”?  Shouldn’t Petraeus have been a little more focused on custody of the CIA annex in Benghazi during this time?  I can’t imagine what the judge in the case must have thought when he received a letter from the Director of Central Intelligence attesting to the honesty of the woman who prompted reservations about honesty and mental stability, but it probably wasn’t terribly complimentary.

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This is why it’s silly to suggest the man is fine to do his job.
He allowed his job, part of which is his credibility, to be compromised severely…and not just by having sex.

This letter is practically a public announcement that someone has something on him.

Rocks on November 13, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Hmmmmmmm, I think “One Life to Live” had a very similar storyline a few years back….

BettyRuth on November 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

She’s a attorney , too. She must have gotten caught lying to the judge.

Blake on November 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

It still needs a mad cross-country drive with adult diapers…

sultanp on November 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Soon to be made into a Lifetime movie.

rbj on November 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

As the Pentagon Turns

portlandon on November 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Okay, who’s good at parodies?

Love, exciting and new
Come Aboard. We’re expecting you.
Love, life’s sweetest reward.
Let it flow, it floats back to you.

The Love Pentagon soon will be making another run
The Love Pentagon promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure,
Your mind on a new romance.

Blake on November 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM

When I read that kelly had a twin sister, I wondered if she might have been involved in this somehow? This is a royal mess!
L

letget on November 13, 2012 at 12:23 PM

We’re in the very best of hands.

Mason on November 13, 2012 at 12:25 PM

So DP boned the Kelley twins? I bet it’ll come out next.

lester on November 13, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Almost there…

lester on November 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Shouldn’t Petraeus have been a little more focused on custody of the CIA annex in Benghazi during this time?

Really Ed?

lexhamfox on November 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM

A sex tape. Hopefully involving both the mistresses together. And the twin sister. That’s the only thing missing.

AngusMc on November 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM

A strident advocate of DADT needs to be caught sexting somebody — Reggie Love, maybe.

Jeddite on November 13, 2012 at 12:32 PM

This whole saga sounds like a season of 24.

Now we just need an agent that was present at the Benghazi annex to torture information out of Petraeus and use it to overthrow the dodgy President who cares more about his own legacy than the good of the country.

Oh yeah, and the agent’s daughter needs to be chased by a mountain lion.

Ferris on November 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

just need the Hulk Hogan angle of sharing the women – Brother!

ChuckTX on November 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

It is just amazing how this new twist has completely shifted focus away from what happened in Libya. It is as if no one even cares anymore, now that we have a story with sex involved.

syncrodude on November 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Oh yeah, and the agent’s daughter needs to be chased by a mountain lion.

Ferris on November 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

This is real life. She’s more likely to be chased and mounted by a liar.

ElectricPhase on November 13, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Heard of doing sisters before, happens all the time, but twins? Now, that’s a real “get”. ;-)

TXUS on November 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM

This is way better than Jon Bonet or Lacy Peterson. Looks like it will be the inflight entertainment for that cliff jump.

BL@KBIRD on November 13, 2012 at 1:10 PM

All we need know is a story line that involves an exorcism.

terryannonline on November 13, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Apparently General Allen wrote a letter of support as well. It’s not at all clear that either Petraeus or Allen even knew the sister that well, presumably they didn’t, other than at social functions, and probably knew nothing about the circumstances of the custody fight. It’s one thing to write a letter of recommendation for someone you might not know all that well who’s applying to school, quite another to involve yourself in a child custody dispute. What would motivate either man to allow themselves to be used in this fashion?

I’m beginning to think that our military leaders are easily manipulated and grossly naive when it comes to the civilian world. They just don’t seem to have the necessary BS filters and sense of self-protection. Bizarre.

Bennett on November 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Throw in some Nazis, explosions, and a significant role for James Woods, and I give it the green light…

JohnGalt23 on November 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I’m beginning to think that our military leaders are easily manipulated and grossly naive when it comes to the civilian world. They just don’t seem to have the necessary BS filters and sense of self-protection. Bizarre.

Bennett on November 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM

The lack of self protection is mind boggling.

the_nile on November 13, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Don’t see why this is such a huge issue, surely a letter like this takes all of five minutes to draft and it’s in support of a friend. Lot of weird aspects to this story but this doesn’t seem so strange.

John_Locke on November 13, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Great. Now the sister is crazy.

Let me help with the two most important rules concerning women.

And yes, you can throw tomatoes at me afterward, but it won’t change what is true.

http://truthandcommonsense.com/2012/11/13/explaining-it-all-the-robin-williams-rule-and-the-richardson-rule-the-rest-is-gravy/

….But with all of this, I want to help you men understand what happened and actually what has happened for the last several thousand years by giving you two rules to follow:

First rule was given to us by Robin Williams after getting caught banging the babysitter and losing a lot of money. When asked what in the heck he was thinking he answered,

“I have come to the conclusion that God gave man two heads, but only enough blood to run one at a time!”

Yep, that covers men doing stupid things. But what is the deal with a ton of women out there? Years ago, my good friend Richardson would come to work every once in a awhile with a declaration of “great importance.” Usually, it was funny or prompted some thought and comment.

One year, his father pulled him aside and told him something he shared with us that changed my opinion of male/female relationships forever. Now, Richardson’s dad was a veteran of divorce; five at the time, with two of his former wives being certifiably insane. They had doctors papers proving it, like an AKC certificate! (Yes, he knew it at the time and still married them- please refer to statement one for the explanation…)

He looked at his son and said,

“Son, I’ve come to the conclusion that all women are nuts, some just hide it better than others.”

And there you have it. You apply either or both of these statements to most of the trouble you experience or witness and you’ll find they solve your confusion. ….

You can start tossing the vegetables now.

Or not…

archer52 on November 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Hmmmmmmm, I think “One Life to Live” had a very similar storyline a few years back….

BettyRuth on November 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Impossible, Betty! This is TOO outrageous for One Live to Live! None of the audience would believe it!

/sarc

NavyMustang on November 13, 2012 at 1:53 PM

What’s missing?

My guess would be a donkey.

NoPain on November 13, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Bennett on November 13, 2012 at 1:26 PM

It appears that the letters were submitted in Natalie’s custody case as favors for the sister, Jill. (I was going to say the non-crazy sister, but I’m not sure that would be accurate.)

Reports say Jill is a manipulative flirt and chronic social climber, and that she and her husband (a cancer surgeon) are deeply in debt (millions of dollars), have been sued multiple times, and are facing a foreclosure on at least one of their properties.

Sounds like both sisters have some pretty serious emotional/mental problems. Why the two married-w/kids generals would be willing to get pulled down into the muck with this pathological extended family is an entirely different question.

AZCoyote on November 13, 2012 at 3:13 PM

One would think a “4-star” would know better…

Khun Joe on November 13, 2012 at 3:14 PM

It still needs a mad cross-country drive with adult diapers…

sultanp on November 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Just wait…it could happen yet. lol

wi farmgirl on November 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Do you know what’s missing in this soap opera? It’s Mrs. Petraeus getting on national TV and saying I stick by my man, then moving to New York and getting elected to the senate. Then wait until the next socialist president comes along an appoints her Secretary of State. Hell it worked once, why can’t it work again. They say history repeats itself.

savage24 on November 13, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Now on Drudge: Broadwell’s driver’s license found in D.C. park.

I hope she’s in good health….

ElectricPhase on November 13, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Check out the top pic. Jill wearing a nighty to a party? I wonder if that’s the kind of stuff that tripped Paula’s trigger.

a capella on November 13, 2012 at 4:28 PM

When you have president who’s gotten away with every corruption he has been linked to, who employs all cheaters, crooks all of whom haven’t gotten called out for, let alone prosecuted, you’ll soon find every rank below him becoming arrogant to the point of conducting their dirty deeds brazenly in the open.

Happened every where around the world and in history.

vnohara on November 13, 2012 at 4:36 PM

The Khawan’s had the goods on Petraeus. He had to write that letter.

jake49 on November 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM

What’s missing?

A two-headed love child with pink afros and a tattoo of obama’s face on it’s butt?

Pork-Chop on November 13, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Check out the top pic. Jill wearing a nighty to a party? I wonder if that’s the kind of stuff that tripped Paula’s trigger.

a capella on November 13, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Is the crazy one standing behind the nighgown wearer? Looks like a twin to me. How old are these women’s children? Maybe we’ll have paternity issue’s in tomorrows episode of Real Housewives of D.C.

BettyRuth on November 13, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Check out the top pic. Jill wearing a nighty to a party? I wonder if that’s the kind of stuff that tripped Paula’s trigger.

a capella on November 13, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Got party invitations mixed up. She wore LBD to the sorority pajama party.


Even John Kerry and a top Dem fundraiser are involved
, at least tangentially.

fred5678 on November 13, 2012 at 5:04 PM

If I read this correctly, P4 wrote that letter on behalf of Natalie Khawam following the revelation to Jill Khawam-Kelley that Broadwell was the culprit in the creepy email barrage.

As favors go this one doesn’t exactly threaten National security, but nonetheless there was at least that compromising information to call in a favor.

SarahW on November 13, 2012 at 6:08 PM

What’s all this about Broadwell’s drivers license? Is this some old story dredged up for no apparent reason, or was it really just found?

SarahW on November 13, 2012 at 6:10 PM

You know what’s missing? What President Obama was doing the night of September 11th, 2012.

DeathtotheSwiss on November 13, 2012 at 6:21 PM