Six Degrees of Separation – An Honorary Counsel of South Korea and Naughty Affairs?

It almost seems nowadays that anything involving ethics and sex can be connected to Korea within a few steps – even if things Korean are not implicated in any wrong-doing:

Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite connected to ISAF Commander John Allen and former CIA Director David Petraeus, is an “honorary consul” of South Korea, a diplomatic official with direct knowledge of the arrangement told The Cable.

“She is an ‘honorary consul’ of the Republic of Korea,” the official said. “She assumed this position last August thanks to her good connections and network”. . . “She does not work as a real consul. They play a role to improve the relationship between the ROK and the U.S.,” . . . “Jill Kelley helped to get support for [the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement] and she arranged meetings between the ROK Ambassador to Washington and local businessmen when the ROK Ambassador visited the Tampa area.” . . . her work on behalf of the South Koreans may explain some of the 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between her and Allen that the Defense Department’s Inspector General’s office is investigating now.

Bizarre . . . and now, per the NY Times:

Ms. Kelley, whose house has been besieged by reporters and television crews, has called 911 several times to complain about snooping reporters, according to tapes and transcripts of the calls posted on the Web. In at least one call, she asked for “diplomatic protection,” saying she is an “honorary consul general,” a designation she reportedly received from South Korean diplomats.

So Korean diplomats are now involved.

  • Creo69

    “She assumed this position last August thanks to her good connections and network”

    I wonder which “position” they are referring too.

  • Robert Koehler

    Is that photo Jill or her “mentally unstable” twin sister, the one Petraeus testified for at her custody hearing?

  • dokdoforever

    How could Allen actually do any work related to being a General if he was generating 20,000 pages of email with the woman?

  • tinyflowers

    This is what happens when you allow heterosexuals to serve openly in the military.

  • Todd M

    A position in ‘military affairs’ with a reference from General Betrayus.

  • tinyflowers

    “I took full advantage of his open-door policy to seek insight and share perspectives.”
    – Paula Broadwell

  • hamel

    I am waiting for HJH to say something about the potential pun value of Broadwell’s book being titled “All In”.

    Or about her interview with Jon Stewart, in which he referred to her being “embedded” with Petraeus. Jon knew! Jon knew!

  • tinyflowers
  • dokdoforever

    too funny

  • hamel

    tinyflowers: that is golden!

  • robert neff

    tinyflowers – that was funny.

  • leguwan

    No such thing as an ‘Honorary Counsel”!

  • DLBarch

    Aw, R. Elgin, you stopped just before the good part, to wit:


    “Kelley does drive a Mercedes sedan with license plates that say ‘Honorary Consul,’ and she invoked her honorary diplomatic status in a Nov. 11 911 call when she was complaining about trespassers on her private property.

    “I’m an honorary consul general, so I have inviolability, so they should not be able to cross my property,” she told the 911 operator. “I don’t know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well, because that’s against the law to cross my property because, you know, it’s inviolable.”

    “Ok, no problem, I’ll let the officer know,” the 911 operator responded.

    In fact, “honorary” diplomats have no specific privileges or protections under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and therefore her property is not actually ”inviolable” as a matter of international law.”


    Ya just gotta love the self-importance of these social-climbing sluts.


  • bumfromkorea

    I’m sorry, tinyflowers. But I’m going to have to steal that one.

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  • hardyandtiny

    everyone involved in this is so damn ugly

  • rwilliams_4459se

    ^I concur. Ugh

  • Bobby McGill

    tinyflowers: Best line of the year. Very nice. 😀