Celeste was in Moscow in 2009 when Obama was there……hmmmm…..
did we know obama went to moscow in 2009?
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For Celeste Wallander, the only way to balance 14-hour days and intense working weekends amid unfolding international crises is to keep running.
The senior director for Russia and Eurasia on the National Security Council has clocked three ultra-marathons, 36 marathons and more half-marathons than she can count.
"I run every morning. I get up and run, just both because I love it, and I need it, and because I run distance races, and so I have to keep my training up," Wallander said.
A member of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club, the mother of three says her runs provide her not only with a chance to work out, but "a great excuse to go off for a couple of hours and just catch up and talk" with friends who also like to pound the pavement.
And someTimes, her runs even provide her a chance to get some face Time with her boss.
During a July 2009 summit in Moscow, Wallander decided to get an early start by hitting the treadmill in the hotel gym.
"I come down to the elevator to the basement floor, and there's all these guys in suits or Secret Service," Wallander said. "I thought, 'Huh, that's weird.' I walk into the gym and there's the president working out," she said.
"I kind of went, 'I'm really sorry, sir,' " she said, but President Obama invited her in.
"He goes, 'Come on in, come on in.' So, I got on the treadmill, and I ran," she said.
When Wallander returned to her hotel room, she wrote her family an email with the subject line, "Another reason to get up and run in the morning."
"I wrote, 'Guess what? He was running on the treadmill at one point, so I said I can actually say that I've run with the president,' " she said.
#5397229 at 2019-02-26 20:24:13 (UTC+1) Q Research General #6899: Untied Edition
NC Based Airline Implicated In Shipping Arms To "Rebels" In Venezuela
While the United States has done everything in its power to turn Syria into Libya 2.0, it appears the U.S. is now attempting to turn Venezuela into Libya 3.0. Using many of the same tactics utilized in Syria and Libya, the US is utilizing political pressure, sanctions, and the establishment of a parallel government to weaken and overthrow the Maduro government in Venezuela. Now, however, there is evidence that the U.S. is going further and adding the arming of "rebels" to its toolkit in South America.
According to a report by McClatchy, a North Carolina-based freight company has been implicated in an arms smuggling operation to Venezuela. After McClatchy's report was published, the company halted flights to the country.
This revelation comes after Venezuelan authorities claimed to have discovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges, and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown into Valencia from Miami. The Boeing 767 is owned by 21 Air which is based in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Interestingly enough, the plane made around 40 round-trip flights between Miami and various locations in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11, the day after Maduro was sworn in to a second term as President. However, the flights abruptly ended after McClatchy first reported on them.
In a surprisingly coherent interview, Democracy Now! talked to TimJohnson, the McClatchy reporter who broke the story. The transcript of that interview is below:
JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We turn now to Venezuela. A North Carolina-based air freight company has halted flights to that country following a report by McClatchy linking it to possible arms smuggling. Last week, Venezuelan authorities claimed they uncovered 19 assault weapons, 118 ammunition cartridges and 90 military-grade radio antennas on board a U.S.-owned plane that had flown from Miami into Valencia, Venezuela's third-largest city. The Boeing 767 is owned by a company called 21 Air based in Greensboro, North Carolina. The plane had made nearly 40 round-trip flights between Miami and spots in Venezuela and Colombia since January 11th, which is the day after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was sworn in to a second term. The flights ended after McClatchy first reported on them. Venezuela accused the U.S. government of sending the arms as part of its attempt to topple the Maduro government. Bolivarian National Guard General Endes Palencia Ortiz said, "This materiel was destined for criminal groups and terrorist actions in the country, financed by the fascist extreme right and the government of the United States."
AMY GOODMAN: 21 Air has denied knowledge of the arms shipment, saying the flight had been chartered by another company called GPS-Air, which also denied sending arms. While no definitive links between 21 Air and the U.S. government have been established, McClatchy reports the chairman of 21 Air, Adolfo Moreno, as well as another employee at the company have ties to Gemini Air Cargo, which was involved in the CIA's rendition program during the administration of George W. Bush. In 2006, Amnesty International identified Gemini as a front company that had authorization to land on U.S. military bases worldwide.
The CIA has a long history of running front companies for covert actions. Most famously, the CIA ran a front airline called Air America, which operated from 1950 to 1976. In the '80s, a CIA front company called Southern Air Transport was used to send arms to the U.S.-backed Contras in Nicaragua.
We're joined now by TimJohnson, who has been reporting on the story for McClatchy, joining us from Pennsylvania.
Welcome to Democracy Now! Tim, would you lay out what you found?
#4454256 at 2018-12-24 21:40:01 (UTC+1) Q Research General #5679: Treason is the reason i season this bread Edition
Senate Roll Call: Iraq Resolution
Alabama Jeff Sessions (R): Yes Richard Shelby (R): Yes
Alaska Frank Murkowski (R): Yes Ted Stevens (R): Yes
Arizona Jon Kyl (R): Yes John McCain (R): Yes
Arkansas Tim Hutchinson (R): Yes Blanche Lincoln (D): Yes
California Barbara Boxer (D): No Dianne Feinstein (D): Yes
Colorado Wayne Allard (R): Yes Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R): Yes
Connecticut Christopher Dodd (D): Yes Joseph Lieberman (D): Yes
Delaware Joseph Biden (D): Yes Thomas Carper (D): Yes
Florida Bob Graham (D): No Bill Nelson (D): Yes
Georgia Max Cleland (D): Yes Zell Miller (D): Yes
Hawaii Daniel Akaka (D): No Daniel Inouye (D): No
Idaho Larry Craig (R): Yes Mike Crapo (R): Yes
Illinois Richard Durbin (D): No Peter Fitzgerald (R): Yes
Indiana Evan Bayh (D): Yes Richard Lugar (R): Yes
Iowa Charles Grassley (R): Yes Tom Harkin (D): Yes
Kansas Sam Brownback (R): Yes Pat Roberts (R): Yes
Kentucky Jim Bunning (R): Yes Mitch McConnell (R): Yes
Louisiana John Breaux (D): Yes Mary Landrieu (D): Yes
Maine Susan Collins (R): Yes Olympia Snowe (R): Yes
Maryland Barbara Mikulski (D): No Paul Sarbanes (D): No
Massachusetts Edward Kennedy (D): No John Kerry (D): Yes
Michigan Debbie Stabenow (D): No Carl Levin (D): No
Minnesota Mark Dayton (D): No Paul Wellstone (D): No
Mississippi Thad Cochran (R): Yes Trent Lott (R): Yes
Missouri Jean Carnahan (D): Yes Christopher (Kit) Bond (R): Yes
Montana Max Baucus (D): Yes Conrad Burns (R): Yes
Nebraska Chuck Hagel (R): Yes Ben Nelson (D): Yes
Nevada John Ensign (R): Yes Harry Reid (D): Yes
New Hampshire Judd Gregg (R): Yes Bob Smith (R): Yes
New Jersey Jon Corzine (D): No Robert Torricelli (D): Yes
New Mexico Jeff Bingaman (D): No Pete Domenici (R): Yes
New York Hillary Clinton (D): Yes Charles Schumer (D): Yes
North Carolina John Edwards (D): Yes Jesse Helms (R): Yes
North Dakota Kent Conrad (D): No Byron Dorgan (D): Yes
Ohio Mike DeWine (R): Yes George Voinovich (R): Yes
Oklahoma James Inhofe (R): Yes Don Nickles (R): Yes
Oregon Gordon Smith (R): Yes Ron Wyden (D): No
Pennsylvania Rick Santorum (R): Yes Arlen Specter (R): Yes
Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee (R): No Jack Reed (D): No
South Carolina Ernest "Fritz" Hollings (D): Yes Strom Thurmond (R): Yes
South Dakota Thomas Daschle (D): Yes TimJohnson (D): Yes
Tennessee Bill Frist (R): Yes Fred Thompson (R): Yes
Texas Phil Gramm (R): Yes Kay Bailey Hutchison (R): Yes
Utah Robert Bennett (R): Yes Orrin Hatch (R): Yes
Vermont James Jeffords (I): No Patrick Leahy (D): No
Virginia George Allen (R): Yes John Warner (R): Yes
Washington Maria Cantwell (D): Yes Patty Murray (D): No
West Virginia Robert Byrd (D): No Jay Rockefeller (D): Yes
Wisconsin Russell Feingold (D): No Herb Kohl (D): Yes
Wyoming Mike Enzi (R): Yes Craig Thomas (R): Yes
#850242 at 2018-03-31 16:26:08 (UTC+1) Q Research General #1055: Chaos baked edition
Tom Daschle was one of ten CAP members. South Dakota is known to be one of the most corrupt states in the Union. Senator Thune took Tom's job…but Thune voted for Bank Welfare, I don't quite trust him as well. I definitely don't trust Mike Rounds, who took over TimJohnson's position. Mike Rounds was a governor of South Dakota who had some shit go down, including a strange "suicide" of a person who apparently killed themselves by shooting their selves in the stomach?
Suicide or hunting accident? It's easy to murder someone in South Dakota, if you really want them dead.