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Report: Petraeus and Allen asked Jill Kelley for help in preventing Koran-burning

posted at 10:48 am on November 17, 2012 by

A few months ago, after we found out that Martin Dempsey had phoned Terry Jones to beg him not to burn a Koran, I wondered if the Pentagon’s next step would be to establish a full-time PR bureau for insta-denunciations of private citizens who criticize Islam. Hey — at least it would free up America’s top officers to tend to their actual duties:

In a series of emails with Buckhorn in March, for example, Kelley told the mayor that Petraeus, Allen and Vice Admiral Robert Harward had sought her help in preventing a local disc jockey known as Bubba the Love Sponge from deep-frying a Koran.

The stunt – which never took place – was scheduled for roughly a year after a Florida pastor’s burning of a Koran led to protests and several deaths around the world.

Before the stunt this year was called off, Kelley told Buckhorn that her military friends had asked her to get involved to try to stop it.

“I have Petraeus & Allen both emailing me about getting this dealt with,” Kelley told Buckhorn in an email on March 7.

In a brief reply, Buckhorn said Tampa’s police chief was planning to talk to the radio station manager about the issue.

“Ok. Can you keep me in the loop?” Kelley wrote back. “Gen Allen will be calling me from Afghanistan at 1 p.m. on this – and our next step.”

Whether Petraeus, Allen and other military leaders actually called on Kelley in such matters could not be verified on Friday.

“Buckhorn” is Bob Buckhorn, the mayor of Tampa. So that’s two four-star generals, a vice admiral, the mayor of a major American city and his police chief, all scrambling to mobilize prominent members of the local social scene … to stop a shock-jock stunt by “Bubba the Love Sponge.”

I’d sure like to hear more about the police chief’s involvement, at least. What was he planning to say to “Bubba” to “persuade” him not to fry up a Koran?

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Obubba?

faraway on November 17, 2012 at 10:53 AM

HUH?!!!!!

NavyMustang on November 17, 2012 at 11:02 AM

This article leaves out the email in which Kelley said she was glad POTUS was reelected.

Not that it probably matters, but it gives me a small amount of satisfaction to know that this dingbat sIut social climber is a Democrat.

juliesa on November 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM

insta-denunciations of private citizens

Isn’t that what Obama and his minions have been doing since 2008? It’s disgusting.

Blake on November 17, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Sounds like they are all love sponges….

TheAudacityofNOPE on November 17, 2012 at 11:19 AM

This article leaves out the email in which Kelley said she was glad POTUS was reelected.

Not that it probably matters, but it gives me a small amount of satisfaction to know that this dingbat sIut social climber is a Democrat.

juliesa on November 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I believe that they are all donks. So, screw ‘em.

Blake on November 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Nice job people – look after the Koran, forget about the fact that Islamists don’t need any excuse to kill.

CorporatePiggy on November 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM

I’d sure like to hear more about the police chief’s involvement, at least. What was he planning to say to “Bubba” to “persuade” him not to fry up a Koran?

“Say, your taillight is out, we’re going to have to arrest you and put you in jail til we decide what crime you committed.”

rbj on November 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

The NDAA allows for him (or anyone) to be designated a terrorist and imprisoned by the military.

That’s what I would do.

Good thing the NDAA was passed with bipartisan support.

CorporatePiggy on November 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Today’s generals have one thing in common – they all are sympathetic to Islam. If you remember the Ft. Hood massacre, George Casey, who was Army chief of staff at the time, was far more interested in the possible setback to diversity than the dead and the wounded. The massacre was eventually classified as “workplace violence” by the government.

bw222 on November 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM

CorporatePiggy on November 17, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Don’t forget the presidential kill list. Much more expedient.

a capella on November 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Jill Kelley must has magic boobs that can control the minds of men!

Blake on November 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I knew, if I waited long enough, that there would be a Hulk Hogan angle to this story:

http://www.tmz.com/2012/10/09/hulk-hogan-bubba-the-love-sponge-radio-howard-stern/

JeffWeimer on November 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM

The massacre was eventually classified as “workplace violence” by the government.

bw222 on November 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Same deal as Benghazi – Barky needs to be able to claim that there has been no terror attacks on American soil during his reign.

And his moral calculus is that if a few Americans have to die to protect his rep, so what?

CorporatePiggy on November 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM

This is kicking off the scandal-plagued Obama second term with a real soap opera.

The media must be fed. After this one plays out, they will dig up another one. Enjoy the show, and that you didn’t vote for it.

Moesart on November 17, 2012 at 12:46 PM

For those who don’t know, Bubba is a mediocre Howard Stern/Opie and Anthony clone, but he’s probably most famous nowadays for being involved in the Hulk Hogan sex tap scandal.

Good Solid B-Plus on November 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM

In Obama’s America, I can’t deep fry a Koran or a Twinkie! :(

Professor_Chaos on November 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

In Obama’s America, I can’t deep fry a Koran or a Twinkie! :(

Professor_Chaos on November 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

My friend just built a new private rifle range and I was tempted to youtube a video of people drilling a Koran with .50 BMG.

Alas, in O-Merica that can result in embassies being sacked in addition to you being thrown in jail.

Forward.

CorporatePiggy on November 17, 2012 at 2:07 PM

We are run by truly stupid people.

JEM on November 17, 2012 at 3:33 PM

are they moslems?

erp on November 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Is it possible that Kelley and Broadwell are CIA agents?

How else can it be explained that they seem to be involved, in some degree, with almost every story and sub-story thats come out since Petraeous was outed?

BobMbx on November 17, 2012 at 6:13 PM

LOL!

If true…this story proves just how far our military has fallen down the PC hole. “Bubba the Love Sponge” is a national security threat so big that he got more attention than Benghazi did before the attack.

This story is so stupid that it has to be real, no one could make it up!

William Eaton on November 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Today’s generals have one thing in common – they all are sympathetic to Islam. If you remember the Ft. Hood massacre, George Casey, who was Army chief of staff at the time, was far more interested in the possible setback to diversity than the dead and the wounded. The massacre was eventually classified as “workplace violence” by the government.

bw222 on November 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM

THat is the most worrying thing. All these generals and military leaders getting replaced are going to be picked because they are sharia compliant. Mohamet Obama is mohammediamizing the institutions of the US.

tom daschle concerned on November 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I’m now thoroughly convinced that the US military is being led by a group of people so clueless that they couldn’t find a clue if they were dropped into a field full of horny clues.

How stupid does one have to be to allow this sort of ridiculous activity. In the case of Petraeus and Kelly? Stone cold stupid.

DevilsPrinciple on November 17, 2012 at 9:26 PM

are they moslems?

erp on November 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Maronite Catholic

lexhamfox on November 18, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Is it possible that Kelley and Broadwell are CIA agents?
BobMbx on November 17, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Possible, but more likely they are agents for 0bama, personally.
Part of the 0bama “Civilian National Security Force, just as powerful and well funded as the Military”

LegendHasIt on November 18, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Burning Korans and the subsequent Islamic hysteria doesn’t put you in harm’s way, but it may endanger American military personnel. Dempsey was looking out for his comrades. You owe them even more.

plewis on November 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Bubba the Love Sponge is the guy who filmed his wife having sex with Hulk Hogan.

Dennis D on November 18, 2012 at 9:11 AM

plewis on November 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM

This is what passes for logic on the left. American troops in war zones are always in harms way.

Change in my pet phrase: “Math, science and research are hard, logic is harder and thinking is hardest of all”

chemman on November 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

She is more an undercover Sleuth than Valerie Plame. Uh oh.

Fleuries on November 18, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Burning Korans and the subsequent Islamic hysteria doesn’t put you in harm’s way, but it may endanger American military personnel. Dempsey was looking out for his comrades. You owe them even more.

plewis on November 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Did FDR worry about Mein Kampf burners endangering out troops in WWII?

Our troops are in danger because of the dismal, imperialistic, terroristic contents of the Koran.

Until our generals and political “leaders” grasp this root fact, we are doomed.

profitsbeard on November 18, 2012 at 9:26 PM