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Jill Kelley Awarded Prestigious Medal From Joint Chiefs In 2011 [Second-Highest Civilian Honor!]
NYPost ^ | November 22, 2012 | JEANE MacINTOSH

Posted on 11/22/2012 9:12:12 PM PST by Steelfish

Jill Kelley Awarded Prestigious Medal From Joint Chiefs In 2011 JEANE MacINTOSH November 22

They’ll give a medal to anyone.

Military schmoozer Jill Kelley — a central figure in the investigation of Gen. David Petraeus — in March 2011 was awarded a prestigious medal from the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The award, the country’s second-highest honor for a civilian, was given to acknowledge Kelley’s “selfless contributions” and “willingness to host engagements” for top pols and military brass.

Petraeus recommended her for the award while he was commander of Tampa’s US Central Command, a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Tampa Tribune.

COMRADES: Jill Kelley demonstrates her “selfless contributions” for which Gen. David Petraeus (left) bestowed the second-highest citation for a civilian.

Adm. Mike Mullen, who was then the Joint Chiefs chair, approved it.

Kelley during a Washington, DC, ceremony received a silver medal, lapel pin and a citation for her efforts. Petraeus presented the award, which recognized the Florida socialite’s “outstanding public service to the United States Central Command, the MacDill Air Force Base community and the Department of Defense from October 31, 2008 to May 31, 2010.”

The citation also notes Kelley’s work in “advancing various military endeavors” and her “willingness to host engagements with senior national representatives from more than 60 countries,” according to the Tampa Tribune.

“On multiple occasions, Mrs. Kelley invited senior national representatives, their spouses and senior leaders to her home to demonstrate their gratitude and support,” the citation continues.

Kelley and her doctor husband are known for the lavish parties they throw for civic and military leaders at their $1.5 million waterfront Tampa mansion, replete with free-flowing champagne, caviar and cigars.

“These events promoted camaraderie, understanding and a better appreciation for coalition and military customs, concerns and abilities,” her citation noted.

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1 posted on 11/22/2012 9:12:20 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Why not?

“Kelley and her doctor husband are known for the lavish parties they throw for civic and military leaders at their $1.5 million waterfront Tampa mansion, replete with free-flowing champagne, caviar and cigars.”


2 posted on 11/22/2012 9:13:44 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
willingness to host engagements with senior national representatives from more than 60 countries

Talk about your euphemisms...

3 posted on 11/22/2012 9:14:07 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Steelfish

It’s all falling apart. Every Institution, every piece of the American fabric.


4 posted on 11/22/2012 9:22:09 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Steelfish

Friggin’ military brass think the Pentagon is a country club.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 9:24:03 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Hildy

The Obama legacy in full bloom.


6 posted on 11/22/2012 9:26:16 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

“The award, the country’s second-highest honor for a civilian, was given to acknowledge Kelley’s “selfless contributions” and “willingness to host engagements” for top pols and military brass.”

And undoubtedly, her good head for business.


7 posted on 11/22/2012 9:26:37 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Hildy
It’s all falling apart. Every Institution, every piece of the American fabric.

Sadly, you are right. Regardless of how high they have risen in public service, a high percentage of the Children of the 60's have something in their past that makes them susceptible to blackmail and extortion. Our enemies foreign and domestic know this, and do not hesitate to use it.

8 posted on 11/22/2012 9:26:53 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Steelfish

The Obama legacy

Um, Petraeus was a favorite of Bush, McCain and others in the GOP


9 posted on 11/22/2012 9:27:56 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: Steelfish

The Obama legacy

Um, Petraeus was a favorite of Bush, McCain and others in the GOP


10 posted on 11/22/2012 9:28:03 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: Steelfish

The Obama legacy

Um, Petraeus was a favorite of Bush, McCain and others in the GOP


11 posted on 11/22/2012 9:28:03 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: Steelfish

The Obama legacy

Um, Petraeus was a favorite of Bush, McCain and others in the GOP


12 posted on 11/22/2012 9:28:03 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: Steelfish

The Obama legacy

Um, Petraeus was a favorite of Bush, McCain and others in the GOP


13 posted on 11/22/2012 9:28:14 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

True. But award was given in 2011.


14 posted on 11/22/2012 9:31:08 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

FWIW!!!

Jill Kelley Helped Muslim Nations, Hezbollah Infiltrate Central Command, MacDill Base; “Go To Girl” For Muslim Parties w/ Generals

November 15, 2012, - 12:08 pm
By Debbie Schlussel

Jill Khawam Kelley was the hand-picked lobbyist for Muslim nations and their agenda at Central Command.
Kelley, who is part of the soap opera that the Petraeus scandal spawned, was in charge of hosting parties and social events to push the Islamic agenda of Middle Eastern countries. She was seen by Muslim Mid-East nations, especially Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon, as the “go to” woman to push their agenda on top American generals. She was a lobbyist for their cause and, yet, wasn’t required to register as a lobbyist, like all others who host lavish parties for top American officials, like she did, in an attempt to influence U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Gen. David Petraeus w/ the Arab Nations’ Agent of Influence @ Central Command, Jill Kelley


15 posted on 11/22/2012 9:31:44 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: Steelfish

Sorry to say it began way before Obama.. It’s just at warp speed now.


16 posted on 11/22/2012 9:32:01 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Steelfish

After many attempts to find out who she is, I’m still at a loss. Who is she?


17 posted on 11/22/2012 9:37:44 PM PST by doc1019 (Abortion: Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: Steelfish
I looked for any mention of this being satire...alas...not so. I dispair for my country. [Sigh]
18 posted on 11/22/2012 9:40:01 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: Steelfish

given in 2011 at the request of Petraeus a Republican, Bush-appointed General who used to be considered immune from criticism on FR.

Point is, calling this “Obama legacy” is pure partisan tripe - the flip side of the “it’s all Bush’s fault” syndrome. Petraeus was both Bush’s and Obama’s man.


19 posted on 11/22/2012 9:45:39 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: doc1019
It is all so complex it can't be explained easily.

Search Jill Kelley and this is what you find.

20 posted on 11/22/2012 9:47:34 PM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: WilliamIII

And Bush was our man because of his fiscal conservatism and appointment of Justice Roberts. Right?


21 posted on 11/22/2012 9:48:57 PM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Gamecock

So complex that after reading all you presented, I still don’t know who she is. Color me stupid but I have never heard of her.


22 posted on 11/22/2012 9:54:11 PM PST by doc1019 (Abortion: Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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To: doc1019
Color me stupid but I have never heard of her.

Very few of us have heard of her. Since the Petraeus episode blew up a couple weeks ago her name has been all over the place.

23 posted on 11/22/2012 9:58:48 PM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: doc1019
Color me stupid but I have never heard of her.

Buy the Christmas issue of Penthouse Magazine and you'll know.

24 posted on 11/22/2012 9:59:39 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MestaMachine; maggief; crosslink; SE Mom; penelopesire

Another sickening ping.


25 posted on 11/22/2012 10:01:24 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Steelfish
Jill Kelly.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 10:03:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Steelfish

BJ’s must be great.


27 posted on 11/22/2012 10:03:53 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Revolting cat!

The body says “Jill”.

Her face says “Jim”.


28 posted on 11/22/2012 10:07:35 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: Steelfish

Amazing what a “rack” will get you!


29 posted on 11/22/2012 10:52:53 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmwqnqL3Hbg


30 posted on 11/22/2012 10:55:44 PM PST by Dogbert41 (What now?)
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To: Steelfish

Gen. Jack and Jill
went up the hill
to fetch a pail of martinis,
Gen. Jack fell down
and broke his erection,
and Jill came tumbing down after!


31 posted on 11/22/2012 11:02:33 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Steelfish

wow.

I would hope this was satire.


32 posted on 11/22/2012 11:28:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish

everyone involved with this award should be in prison

and it should be revoked too


33 posted on 11/22/2012 11:33:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: fhayek

keyboard spew alert

supremo


34 posted on 11/23/2012 12:10:18 AM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: GeronL

When the last department of government which is trusted, the military, is found corrupt, all is lost. The elections only confirm this. Slowly but surely from illegal and legal immigration to the Solyndras and the election of Obama the rot seeped in and we remained silent until it was too late. Our Rockefeller Republicans (the Bushes) and the rino-McCains are all to blame for this in aiding and abetting the death of the USA. The next four years is a nightmare too much for sane people to try and comprehend. If the country is unrecognizable now, four more years and we’ll be picking up the pieces.


35 posted on 11/23/2012 12:22:54 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

bump


36 posted on 11/23/2012 12:24:21 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish

my jill kellys are all runnung together

37 posted on 11/23/2012 12:43:19 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy
...my jill kellys are all runnung together


38 posted on 11/23/2012 12:51:49 AM PST by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: Steelfish
Also from the NY Post:

PHOTO: Busty Jill Kelley at Sen. Marco Rubio fundraiser

As you can see in the photo here, Jill Kelley, the social-climbing military groupie at the center of the David Petraeus sex scandal, tried to cozy up to Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

Kelley, in a revealing low cut dress, is pictured posing with Rubio, who successfully manages to keep his gaze directly into the camera. Kelley's twin sister Natalie Khawam is pictured on the right.

"Jill Kelly loves the spotlight and it was disrespectful that she came to our event without paying when people paid $1000+," [my bold] a witness told Page Six via e-mail about the March 2010 fundraiser in Florida. "Rubio had his picture taken with many people that night and nothing was remarkable about this one. Jill Kelly wasn't even on our guest list."

39 posted on 11/23/2012 6:14:32 AM PST by maica
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To: WilliamIII

“Um, Petraeus was a favorite of Bush, McCain and others in the GOP”

Country-club, GOP-E rinos all....


40 posted on 11/23/2012 6:25:24 AM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Thommas

And Bush was our man because of his fiscal conservatism and appointment of Justice Roberts. Right?

What’s your point? I’m not saying Bush was my man. I’m taking you to task for blaming Obama for something done by Bush’s general. Obama’s a lousy president, but to say “it’s Obama’s fault” whenever something goes wrong, is as nonsensical as to say everything bad “is Bush’s fault”


41 posted on 11/23/2012 5:13:31 PM PST by WilliamIII
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