The title of an ABC News article released on November 20, 2012 is “Jill Kelley’s Sister DUCKS QUESTIONS About Petraeus (and) Allen” (Web-site/URL: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/jill-kelleys-sister-ducks-questions-petraeus-allen/story?id=17767813#.UK0N6-SnJ0q).
“Natalie Khawam, the twin sister of Jill Kelley, refused to answer reporters’ questions Tuesday (November 20 about how Gen. David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen came to write letters on her behalf during her HIGHLY VOLATILE custody battle“. “custody battles” usually are “highly volatile”, but unfortunately, THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL these days especially with the increased number of DIVORCES & SEPARATIONS.
“During a press conference in Washington, D.C., Gloria Allred, whom Khawam has retained as her lawyer, described Khawam as a “LOVING, CARING mother” and a “highly educated academic scholar and a successful attorney” and aimed to shed a bit of light on Khawam’s relationship with Petraeus and his wife, Holly, as well as correcting some of the reports in the media about her client. Khawam was appearing before the press for the first time since news of her twin sister Jill Kelley’s involvement in the Petraeus scandal emerged”. “loving caring mother?” Again this is open to INTERPRETATIONS (Web-site/URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“before a throng of media in a ballroom at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., Allread said: “Natalie feels that it is important that the public understands why General Petraeus and his wife Holly both filed affidavits in support of her in her custody case. Both have known Natalie and her son PERSONALLY for many years and they have had numerous opportunities to observe them together. They have loved Natalie’s child and emotionally supported her and her son through the toughest times in Natalie and her son’s life. They both spoke up in their court declarations IN SUPPORT OF Natalie and what a LOVING, PROTECTIVE (?) mom she was“. So Natalie Khawam was a “loving, protective mom?” Again, this is open to INTERPRETATIONS (Web-site/URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). “They did so when they learned she was being UNFAIRLY PORTRAYED and was A VICTIM OF INJUSTICE (?)” This is yet another INTERPRETATION (Web-site/URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). Also, notice the RITZ CARLTON. This is nothing more than RICH HOUSEWIVES WANTING ATTENTION.
“Natalie feels that they STOOD UP FOR THE TRUTH, as they knew it, in her custody case and she is deeply appreciative that the Petraeus family has continued to love and support her and her son during the hardest times. Natalie feels that both General Petraeus and his wife Holly have made so many sacrifices and contributed so much to our country. She will be forever grateful to both of them for NOT abandoning her when she needed them the most”. OK, forget the fact that we’re talking about celebrities here for a moment. There are TWO ideas that we need to zero in on. First, we must “stand up for the truth”, EVEN WHEN IT IS UNPOPULAR. This could include CALLING PEOPLE OUT if the mistake is too egregious, like we had with the GAO WEI and CUI XILING cases. Gao Wei NEVER WORKED ANYWHERE except CUHK after getting his Ph.D. in 2010 (Web-site/URL: http://www3.se.cuhk.edu.hk/people/wgao.html), while CUI XILING has only 3 “Selected” (or most likely TOTAL) number of publications after spending 8 years on ONE Ph.D because she was too busy getting pregnant TWICE in 3.5 years only because SOMEONE ELSE TOLD HER SO (Web-site/URL: http://www.hksyu.edu/ba/CuiXiling.html). Most scholars get their Ph.Ds in 3.5 years. Also, notice “NOT abandoning her when she needed them the most”. This sounds like TIM SHRIVER talking about his father SARGENT SHRIVER at SARGENT SHRIVER‘s funeral: “He never coddled any of us,…BUT BOY DID HE BELIEVE IN US” (Web-site/URL: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/01/22/funeral.timothy.shriver.pool). It’s hard to believe we’re talking about a CELEBRITY, but that’s another story.
“After pausing for a few moments as tears filled her eyes, Khawam described her relationship with her twin sister Jill, discussing their common interests and support they extend to each other”. “My sister Jill and I AREN’T just twins. We’re BEST FRIENDS, LITERALLY INSEPARABLE. Through my darkest hours, Jill HELD A LIGHT FOR ME“. A HOUSEWIFE can do this? “She and my brother-in-law, Dr. Kelley, took me in with my son when we needed REFUGE and PROTECTION“. Surely, this was more DR. KELLEY than THE HOUSEWIFE. “Jill is the KINDEST, “We played varsity tennis TOGETHER. She. We also played TOGETHER. She was a catcher and I pitched. We love to cook TOGETHER. I usually bake and she sautés. We used to study TOGETHER. I loved math. She loved science and EXCELLED“. The key word here is obviously “together”. Also it’s hard to believe that a SOCIALITE or HOUSEWIFE would “excel” at academics. Again, this is like a housewife named HELEN HUANG in Fremont California who acts like she can sell real estate even though she has NO formal education.
“We love to play piano and play chess and our children also love to play piano, chess and cook together. Jill has loved and supported me through the years and I plan to love and support her UNCONDITIONALLY“.
“Khawam explained her decision to retain Allred as her lawyer saying she did so “in order to assist me and in order to guide me through what has been a very difficult time for me and my family. I look forward to the day when I’m able to answer everyone’s questions and EXPLAIN WHAT REALLY HAPPENED“. She CAN’T do that now?
“Allred called reports on Khawam’s custody battle “erroneous” and said a number of women’s groups are filing friends of the court briefs about “significant issues” in Khawam’s case, including restricting her attorney from submitting evidence of alleged domestic violence; “onerous” and “expensive restrictions” regarding visitation; and requiring Khawam to pay for a portion of her ex-husband’s legal fees”. “Because Natalie’s son is so important to her, she felt that she needed to hire attorneys to attempt to reverse what she believes are onerous, unfair and expensive restrictions placed on her by the court. As a result, she has been forced into bankruptcy because of the legal fees and costs of complying with the court order and attempting to reverse it so that she once again can have full custody of her son”. And this makes Natalie Khawam a GOOD mother? “Natalie is just one of the many mothers in this country who have been forced to suffer because of family court decisions“.
“A representative of Natalie’s ex-husband Grayson Wolfe told ABC News that Allred had obviously not acquainted herself with the record”.
“In November, 2011, the D.C. Superior Court ruled that Wolfe would get SOLE legal and primary custody of the child”.
“The judge in the custody dispute wrote that Khawam had “SEVERE psychological deficits” and was “a PSYCHOLOGICALLY UNSTABLE person” with an “UNSTEADY moral and ethical compass“, leaving her INCAPABLE of parenting her child.
“The judge also wrote that Khawam “has exhibited AN UTTER DISREGARD for the child’s interest“ in maintaining a meaningful relationship with his father, that she “has extreme personal deficits in the areas of HONESTY and INTEGRITY” and that she has exhibited a “willingness to SAY ANYTHING, EVEN UNDER OATH, to advance HER OWN PERSONAL interests at the expense” of her husband, the child and others“. Someone who has “extreme personal deficits in the areas of HONESTY and INTEGRITY” is certainly IN NO CONDITION to rear a child. “The court FULLY EXPECTS that Ms. Khawam’s pattern of misrepresentations about VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING, including THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of her life, will continue indefinitely”. Well, celebrities have a way of DEFYING EXPECTATIONS (Web-site/URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
Finally, “Petraeus stated that he and his wife had known Khawam for about three years, getting to know her while serving in Tampa, and maintaining their friendship since then”. “We have seen a VERY LOVING relationship — a Mother working hard to provide her son (with) enjoyable, educational and DEVELOPMENTAL (?) experiences“. So Khawam’s son HAS A LEARNING DISABILITY? “Natalie clearly dotes on (i.e. spoils) her son and goes to great lengths–and great expense—to spend quality time with him“. REALLY? Again this is open to INTERPRETATIONS (Web-site/URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
This is the latest chapter in the David Petraeus SOAP OPERA. What was simply a case about David Petraeus has now been transformed into something FAR MORE COMPLICATED, complete with A COMPLETELY UNRELATED CUSTODY CASE thrown in for good measure.