Skip to comments.The First Time I Heard of Barack (with additional info)
Posted on 09/20/2009 1:17:34 AM PDT by BP2
click here to read article
Remember when he went to Russia and he was detained?
YEP - and what an ODD incident that was, huh?
Lugar delegation detained for three hours in Perm after inspecting nuke weapons facility
Part of: CTR
US Senator Richard Lugar, who was briefly detained with a US delegation in Perm, Siberia, after inspecting the site, which is being dismantled with US funding.
US officials were nonetheless anxious to downplay the incident in an apparent effort to avoid diplomatic fallout with the increasingly hard-line regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has publicly expressed dismay over a number of US-Russian disarmament programmes.
"It's unfortunate," Lugar said in an interview after boarding his plane bound for Ukraine, according to US and Russian press reports. "It illustrates a dysfunctional state where the left and right hand don't know what either is doing and people are enforcing their whims of the day without deference to the world."
Lugar, a 13-year veteran of cutting through US-Russian disarmament red tape, nonetheless put a tactful face on the incident.
"Russians in the past had placed severe limitations on inspections at these storage sites, so this is a significant breakthrough," said Lugar, who is the co-author of the 1991 Co-operative Threat Reduction programme (CTR) which he wrote with then-Democratic Georgia Senator Sam Nunn.
Lugar, Senator Barack Obamathe junior Democratic Illinois Senator also of the Senate Foreign Relations Committeeas well as the rest of the US delegation, who are on a weeklong nuclear disarmament tour among former Soviet states, spent several hours at a weapons destruction site outside Perm before returning to the city airport, officials from the US Embassy in Moscow told Bellona Web Monday.
The delegation was in Russia as part of a week-long tour of major weapons facilities in former Soviet republics, where U.S. funds are being used to secure or destroy nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. Russia recently agreed to open sensitive sites to U.S. inspection, a development that Lugar heralded at a news conference Friday in Moscow.
Russias Ministry of Foreign Affairs nor the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy (Rosatom) had any comment on the brief detention of the high-ranking US officials
The specifics of the delay
American officials, citing a US-Russian agreement that does not allow such inspections, refused to allow the search of the plane, leading to the three-hour delay, according to Andy Fisher, a spokesman for Lugar who is on the trip.
Fisher said in a statement that the group was treated "just fine," although members were held in an uncomfortably stuffy room adjacent to the tarmac and allowed out onto an adjoining porch area only after they surrendered their passports.
"This is not the first time this has happened," said Fisher, noting that a delegation including Lugar was briefly detained two years ago in Perm. "It may be some kind of internal bureaucratic problem."
The seemingly bureaucratic misunderstanding escalated, ultimately involving the White House, the State Department, and a host of military officials in Washington and each of their Russian counterparts in Moscow, an official at the US Embassy said.
Lugars group arrived in Kiev, Ukraine, late Sunday. After Ukraine, the delegation is scheduled to visit Azerbaijan, US embassy officials said.
Senator Chuck Hagel also faced exit difficulties
Hagel was in the region to tour a nearby natural gas deposit site as part of a trip to study energy issues. The issue was resolved after the embassy contacted the Russian Foreign Ministry, and Hagel flew on to Bulgaria, a diplomat in Moscow said.
Copyright © Bellona -- Reprint and copying is recommended if source is stated
Course you might wonder why Hugo and Obama would be communicating while he was a Senator, but hey, he seems to have many commie friends. Another bone chiller is how did they know it would be him months before even the Dems even knew?
Would they have groomed someone like an Obama to be the stealth candidate for President here?
Russians don’t particularly like black people, that’s what makes me suspicious. But maybe he was the only willing participant.
Same article headlined”
Foreign Students’ Dream Life Crumbles
Feb 13, 1992
The Record (NJ?)
Surely we have NJ Freepers who can go and get a print out of this article from the archives?
Free-Lance Star feb 13
Clear Photo on this one
So the guy that made the statement and audio tape can’t be located? Does he supposedly live in the US?
See this, photo is clear too:
See it here:
|Is there a Watertown Freeper who could go to their library and check this out?
It's been scrubbed from Google significantly, as well as other places online.
The copy from Watertown was acquired DIRECTLY from the newspaper Librarian many months ago. The fax header information is removed to protect the researcher who received it. I will vouch for its authenticity.
Watertown Daily Times
Read a good part of it, particularly the story about the dinner in Moscow and the prediction by the wife of the Russian joint venture partner, an unrecostructed communist, after vodka, on Citizen Wells alongwith other interesting stuff. Thanks for the additional info.
Regardless of whether this story has credence, we don’t need anecdotes to know who Obama is and what he stands for. His words and deeds on record speak for themselves. He told Chicago-based NPR in 2001 that the Constitution needs to “shift” from “a charter of negative liberties” to “saying what the federal and state governments must do on your behalf,” creating “redistributive change.” There is no question he means socialism, which has communism as its political brethren. So-called positive liberties are entitlements which have precisely the opposite effect of rights, curtailing liberty and empowering the state to control men’s lives. He is an avowed radical and a menace to liberty who surrounds himself with avowed radical menaces to liberty. Everything he does, everything he says, and everything he associates himself with should be considered suspect.
Spread the wealth! Sadly, his supporters either A)Don’t believe it or B) don’t care or C) think communism is good. Public education (indoctrination).
Same here. I read this story...I believe it was just before the election but I can't recall where.
Nothing but nothing would surprise me.
Our intelligence agencies need to come to our aid, now.
|See this, photo is clear too:
The researchers following this believe the photo is fake/staged, as well as the name "Roman Obama". Both were fronts to protect the person who would eventually be "planted". The KEY was to feed the story to the AP, who would then publish it nationwide, and then eventually worldwide. It was meant to illicit a financial response from "supporters" for Obama and others trapped in deteriorating Russia.
BTW, notice the bottom headline on the Watertown version ABOVE (YES - it's very real):
New World Order Evolves as U.S. Falls BehindSorry, but ...
The reporter either got thir ages backward or got them all mixed up. She probably had notes and stuff and wrote the article somewhere else.
I saw that too!!! I did a big WTF too.
I don’t doubt anything at this point.
I want Fife to take a lie detector test.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.