Relevancy: Given the string of deaths in the short period of time, this one might be connected to whatever is going on. Lola Gulomova was a U.S. Commercial Department Official but had previously worked for NASA and The World Bank.
Don't know much about Ms. Gulomova. Just saw this and the places where she's worked put her squarely in the center of things. I'll try to dig things up on her to give a more complete picture, but wanted to share this information.
U.S. Commerce Department official Lola Gulomova killed in murder-suicide
U.S. Commerce Department official Lola Gulomova, who previously worked for NASA and the World Bank, was killed on Friday in an apparent murder-suicide in Washington, D.C., local officials say. The suspect was identified as her husband.
The incident happened at about 9:25 a.m. when officers responded to the 4300 block of Windom Place, Northwest, for a welfare check, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. When officers arrived, they gained entry to the residence and observed a man with a handgun
“Officers heard a gunshot then found the adult male suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” police said in a statement. “An unconscious and unresponsive adult female was also found inside the residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.”
Gulomova, who was 45 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, 51-year-old Jason Rieff, was rushed to an area hospital where he was also pronounced dead, according to police. The couple had two children but they were not at home at the time of the shooting.
“Preliminary investigation by detectives from the Homicide Branch suggest that Ms. Gulomova’s death is a homicide and Mr. Rieff’s death is a suicide,” police said. “The investigation also revealed that this incident is domestic in nature.”
Javlon Vakhabov, the Uzbek Ambassador to the United States, said he was “absolutely shocked” by the news.
“We lost a true friend of Uzbekistan. My deepest sympathies to her close ones,” he said. “Have met her last
week at the [embassy]. She was supposed to leave for Tashkent [on Saturday] to lead [the] first ever trade mission to Uzbekistan.”
... Gulomova joined the U.S. Commerce Department in 2008 and worked at diplomatic posts in Guangzhou, China; Taipei, Taiwan; and New Delhi, India. She covered major sectors such as civil aviation, energy, and foreign investment in the U.S. While working in India, she supported numerous high-level visits, including a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama in November 2010.
Trade mission to Uzbekistan? Could there be something about that? Doesn't sound like it, but you never know. But look at that list of countries.
Didn't our POTUS talk about NASA and the moon landing? Said they should be thinking about Mars or some such sentiment. I think Q made mention of something about NASA also. Will try to find them.
Found the Trump tweet:
For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon - We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!
1:38 PM · Jun 7, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone
I remember it because this:
including Mars (of which the Moon is a part)
made no sense to me at all.
Just as I suspected this is one HUGE rabbit hole. I doubt I have time to do the proper digging today to see the full complexity of it, but I'll start off with the husband, Jason Rieff, being a Board Member of a children's school in China. It spans ages and is also a daycare. Starting to sound familiar?
The school is called American International School of Guangzhou and there's even a theater group attached to it. Here is a link to its website:
Guangzhou seems to be a hotspot for sex trafficking. Here are but two links:
FBI Breaks Up International Sex Trafficking Ring With Ties to China
The indictments against the six individuals were unsealed by a federal court in Oregon on Jan. 16, according to a press release by the U.S. Department of Justice. The arrests were carried out by FBI Portland’s Child Exploitation Task Force in a multi-district operation on Jan. 15, with help from other law enforcement agencies.
Toronto resident Chen Zongtao, also known as Mark Chen, 46, was the head of a criminal ring that recruited women, mostly from China, to cities in the United States, Canada, and Australia to engage in prostitution and other sex trafficking activities. The enterprise—which operated from August 2015 to November 2018—was running under the guise of providing female escorts through multiple websites, including SuperMatchEscort.com, to solicit customers.
Zhou, of Guangzhou City in southern China, registered, maintained, and paid for many of the websites, including SuperMatchEscort.com, according to the indictment. The press release stated that investigators believe Zhou is currently in China.
Out Of Africa: The Trafficked Sex Workers Of China
Section 8.0, Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery In The People’s Republic of China, states,“Since its opening in July 2011, the Uganda Consulate in Guangzhou has registered growing numbers of Ugandan girls being trafficked and forced into prostitution in China,” adding that, “it is more widespread in Guangzhou because … [Guangzhou] is the leading commercial and trade hub of China.”
At that time it was believed “that there [were] more than 300 Ugandan girls in Guangzhou alone” who had been tricked and trafficked into the city where their “return air ticket is withdrawn immediately… the ticket sold, and money for the ticket refunded to the racket in Uganda.”
# “Ugandan sex workers in Guangzhou have been subjected to a 5,500-mile bait and switch.”
So there's also a channel to import sex workers from Africa. Yet another chance to victimize already victimized people.
What are the chances a foreign service officer would have ties to a school in China? And be on the Board of Directors? I don't know anyone doing that, but then maybe I'm not traveling in those circles -- thank God.
I'd also like to add that I have no objection to a legitimate moderator requiring additional information on any given post. It's what the job they take on requires them to do. But for other more obtuse types to interfere, and cause others to try to bully a legitimate poster, that smacks of something any site can do without. In attempting to intimidate posters, that person becomes the biggest pedophile enabler of all by suppressing news. Thanks.