UPDATE: Larry is on John Batchelor’s Show live in a few minutes — about 10 minutes from now (9:57 ET).

The story of Jill Kelley is especially curious. She is not your typical suburban mom. In fact, the picture emerging of Jill, who is a Lebanese Catholic and first generation American, is very curious. When her name was first bandied about over the weekend she was portrayed as “State Department’s Liaison to JSOC.” I knew right away that was total horesshit. Why? I have firsthand knowledge that State Department does not have a liaison officer assigned to JSOC. To label her with that is very odd.

Now we are told that Kelley was “unofficial social liaison to U.S. Central Command.” That is odd too. CENTCOM, to my knowledge, has never advertised such a position. What did Kelley do? She regularly hosted parties/dinners and social events for General Officers assigned to CENTCOM and SOCOM. Both commands are located on MacDill Air Force Base.

Last night we learned that General Allen, who has spent time at CENTCOM, was under investigation for his email exchanges with Kelley. What the hell is going on?

Let me suggest one possible and interesting hypothesis–Was Jill Kelley an Access Agent for a Foreign Intelligence organization? An “Access Agent” is someone an intelligence organization recruits for the purpose of arranging meetings with people that have access to intel you want. An “Access Agent” may or may not be witting of what they are doing. What do I mean?

The person may not realize that he or she is working for a foreign intelligence organization. They might be led to believe they are working for a business or a charitable organization. They might be persuaded they are working for a particular country they favor, say Israel, when the actual organization running the op is actually Russian.

Are you catching my drift?

So, we have at least two possibilities.

Scenario One–Jill Kelley is a good hearted ingenue who, out of love for her country, wanted to provide friendship and food to our soldiers, sailors and marines. She just happened to like to focus on Generals and Admirals.

Scenario Two–Jill Kelley is an unwitting “Access Agent” being used by a foreign intelligence organization to collect strategic and tactical intelligence on senior U.S. military commanders responsible for CENTCOM or SOCOM. Her mission was simple–strike up and maintain a personal relationship with these commanders and their families.

I don’t mean to suggest these are the only possibilities, but they are sure worth thinking about. More importantly, this could explain why the FBI is investigating this matter so aggressively. It ain’t about email, it is about counter intelligence.

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.
  • Mike Monroe

    This is just another example of Larry Johnson mouthing off with his ridiculous opinions about issues that he knows nothing about and before the actual facts come out.

    It is a pattern with Larry Johnson. A continuous flow of “whitey
    tapes” accusations by Larry Johnson on NQ. Keep digging that credibility hole. You have no credibility.

  • twobits2

    One thought that keeps recurring is: these Generals have too much time on their hands. We have noncoms fighting and risking their lives and the bosses are sending emails. What’s wrong with this picture?

  • arturo_ui

    “Let me suggest one possible and interesting hypothesis–Was Jill Kelley an Access Agent for a Foreign Intelligence organization?”

    God forbid the rubes who eat up your nonsense go a day without being dragged into yet another of your swamps of lies and innuendo.

    • Mike Monroe

      NQ and Larry Johnson is one long stream of “whitey tapes”… He just continues to embarass himself.

  • twobits2

    Jill Kelley is a military groupie – just like sports groupies or police groupies or whatever other groupie you can think of. She was turned on by the uniform and the power. Bored Tampa housewife – husband at work (MD), kids, thankfully at school part of the day – with a lot of time on her hands to flirt. I odn’t know about her being an access agent. She is certainly dumb enough to fall for the line – very inflated sense of herself and her power.
    Could also make sense if money was offered, since she and the hubby have a massive debt they were having trouble paying off. That said, she’s not the sharpest tack.

  • MG6
  • Andy_Lewis

    Agent of access to her privates is more like it.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Check out the photo of Kelley leaving her house. Either it was a cold day, or something/someone has got her excited. Perhaps she’s headed to the base?

    • FloridaFI

      Lebanese diamond cutters. And yes, it was a bit chilly this morning.


    jill kelly’s base pass revoked TODAY.
    locking the barn door after the stock got out??????



    broadwell had classified documents in her home. she is supposed to have worked for Army Intelligence, does not seem too intelligent to me

  • http://www.facebook.com/sirmrks Mark Dormann

    bwahahaha obama is going to wack his supporters: http://www.wsws.org/articles/2012/nov2012/obam-n14.shtml
    Trade union leaders met Tuesday with President Barack Obama to give their support to his plans for massive cuts in social programs upon which tens of millions of workers depend.
    The hour-long, closed-door meeting at the White House was the first act in a carefully orchestrated campaign to convince the public that unprecedented cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps and other welfare programs are the only alternative to economic disaster in the form of the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

    he cant be trusted to feed his own dog…

    • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

      OK this is interesting…I read this comment on HillBuzz right after the election…here it is:

      palinpatriot says:

      2012/11/07 at 4:41 pm (Quote)

      The rich corporate families in America control everything. THEY pick the person they want to be president and the president pretty much does what they tell him. They picked Obama because entitlements are going to be taken from the poor. Only a black man will be able to accomplish this. Can you imagine a rich white man taking entitlements from the poor blacks? THAT is precisely why Obama was chosen. I have inside info that the DuPonts, Waltons, and other Corporate ruch families made their choice. Reliable inside information. And what was a Democrat talking about on NPR today? Cutting entitlements. Just watch. We are not just fighting Leftists and the media, we are fighting the rich families of America!

      Read more http://hillbuzz.org/did-the-ron-paul-revolution-stay-home-last-night-84239

      • randi

        Isn’t John Kerry a Dupont?

    • binky354

      Well, well, well…and so many people were afraid R-R would destroy their Medicare. So, Obama’s going to hit the elderly and the poor too.

  • jrterrier

    First good question, Ed Henry — families of 4 dead Americans have been waiting for 2 months. What happened? Answer — blah, blah, blah. . .

  • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

    You know, I just read this again…”Now we are told that Kelley was “unofficial social liaison to U.S. Central Command.” ” – Are we looking at another Heidi Fleiss? Like, maybe she was arranging prostitutes for these guys or something? I can only imagine this story getting weirder.

  • jrterrier

    The media are toadys. The first question assumed the party line that the President had not been told about the Petraues situation until the after the election. So, the President was allowed to give a squishy answer about waiting until the investigation was over.
    Why not ask just the simple question, When did you first learn about the investigation? Then you would have him on record.
    I may be a sore loser but I cannot stand his two-facedness. You just ran an election where you said Gov Romney was a bullshitter & you also allowed your campaign to accuse him of being a felon and a murderer. And now he says that that Gov Romney had some good ideas & that had particular skill-sets, ie, turning around the Olympics. Give me a break.
    I am not going to be able to stand this baloney for another 4 years.

  • http://twitter.com/PennsylvaniaRed PennsylvaniaRed


    IDF Pinpoint Strike on Ahmed Jabari, Head of Hamas Military Wing


    • Hokma

      There is a limit to just how many rockets Israel will be tolerant of before they make sure their citizens are protected. And for those Israel haters, Israel does not occupy Gaza. It is totally controlled by the Iran funded terrorist group Hamas

  • EllenD818

    I actually am more interested in Larry’s hypothesis on Jill Kelley. These days with the success of the Kardashians (I still think of their father hiding OJs stuff) it seems you can easily create any persona if you have the chutzpah. (Remember that couple gate-crashing the White House?) No one thinks these people are out of the ordinary because that has become the new norm.

    But they all seem to be dark haired with middle eastern connections – not a blond scandinavian among them.

    Am I the only one wondering why no one is looking at this phenomenon?

    • HObama HObamanana

      Political Jeopardy for $666 Alex: Who said: I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction?

      • EllenD818

        Yes but she is a Lebanese Catholic. Lebanon was originally set up as a safe country for the Marionite Christians.



    broadwell says ” I had access to everything”

    he was thinking with the wrong head and she wants her 15 minutes of fame. what a pair

    • HObama HObamanana

      Rumor has it that Joe Francis is starting a new enterprise called: Generals Gone Wild.



    just how long does it take to tell a president his CIA director is under investigation???

    a good article on backtrack taking petraeus from the ME and moving him to DC

    • randi

      Awww, Helen…why are you asking questions? You know that Obama was very busy running for re-election and this stuff is just not that important except to Fox news and they hate him so who can believe them? (sarcasm)

      • scottymac54

        The White House is not a tenement.
        There are protocols and channels, concerning communications.
        It’s not Millie, hanging out the window, screaming at Marie, not to forget to pick up the dinner rolls, and a bottle of Clairol Blue…

        • buzzlatte3

          Are you sure? I mean, after all, Moochelle lives there.

        • mgm

          Believe it or not, there are internal telephones. So let’s try this again. How long does it take Eric Holder to pick up the phone and tell Mr. President that his CIA director is under investigation?.

          • scottymac54

            My understanding is that Holder is out of the loop, has been so for many months, and will be leaving soon (they call him the “Showhorse”, which I was surprised by…..either they’ve dismissed him in uncharitable fashion and are open about it, or they want everyone to think this).
            There was a period of a few unfortunate “miscommunications” that got out during the summer, that led me to believe that he was on his way out (or, they want their opposition to think that).