Russian Terrorist Biden Traded For Basketball Player Flew 1,000 Supply Missions In Iraq For US – zoohousenews.com
- December 11, 2022
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(Natural News) When the news broke Thursday that Joe Biden, one of the worst U.S. politicians of all time when it comes to foreign policy — and we don’t agree, by the way — has agreed to deal with a notorious Russian arms dealer, Viktor Bout to act , for Brittney Griner, an LGBTQ professional basketball player who hates America, the initial reaction from virtually every corner of Congress and political commentators was a combination of anger and disbelief.
Bout, who was convicted in 2011 of trying to sell tens of millions of dollars worth of rockets to Colombian guerrillas so they could shoot down US helicopters, was then labeled a “death merchant” and sentenced to decades behind bars.
In fact, his release was so outrageous that even Democrats were critical of Biden, and that doesn’t happen often at all.
“This should be a moment of deep reflection for the United States government to recognize that we have a serious problem with American hostage-taking,” said Sen. Bob Menedez (DN.J.), chair of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate, then listen to the news.
“The Russians and other regimes that hold American citizens hostage cannot pretend that there is equivalence between the Brittney Griners of the world and the likes of Viktor Bout, the so-called ‘dealer of death,'” Menendez continued. “Nothing could be further from the truth and we cannot ignore that releasing Bout back into the world is a deeply troubling decision.
“We must stop inviting dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans abroad as a bargaining chip, and we must try to better persuade American citizens to travel to places like Russia, where they are the primary target of this type of unlawful detention,” he added he added.
Other national security experts are equally alarmed and perplexed.
“I think that’s worrying [he] would do the same job he did in the past again,” a senior Defense Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive issue, told Politico after Bout’s release.
“Any African who has worked on this for years will probably carry a little bit of disappointment” that Bout was released, the official added. “If his network … came to fruition, then we would definitely share the challenges of what illegal guns or illegal weapons could mean to their prosperity.”
Derek Maltz, a former DEA special agent in charge, described the release as a “blow to the rule of law.”
“Americans should be very careful when traveling around the world,” he told Fox News. “This decision put Americans at great risk.”
Well, it turns out the Deep State’s argument made sense after all; It turns out that Bout has worked with American covert operations in the past.
Journalist Michael Tracey tweeted a screenshot of a 2008 story in which he noted that Bout had flown more than 1,000 supply missions to Iraq on behalf of US forces there.
“The ‘notorious arms dealer’ Viktor Bout, released today in exchange for Brittney Griner, flew an estimated 1,000 supply missions for the US in the Iraq war,” he noted.
“Notorious arms dealer” Viktor Bout, released today in exchange for Brittney Griner, flew an estimated 1,000 supply missions for the US during the Iraq war pic.twitter.com/fUxeU1KvCc
—Michael Tracey (@mtracey) December 8, 2022
The ABC News story reported at the time:
When US officials announce the arrest of a notorious arms dealer and drug smuggler this afternoon, the fact that his planes were flying US supply missions in Iraq will likely go unmentioned.
In a January 2005 letter to Congress, then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz admitted that the Department of Defense “did business with companies who, in turn, contracted out work to second-tier contractors who leased aircraft owned by companies associated with Mr. Bout in connection”.
By this time, Bout was already a wanted international refugee. Intelligence officials had viewed Bout as one of the top threats to US interests, in the same league as al-Qaeda boss Osama bin Laden. Interpol had issued an arrest warrant for him; The United Nations Security Council had restricted his travel.
But that didn’t stop US government contractors from paying Bout-controlled firms about $60 million to fly supplies to Iraq in support of the US war effort, according to a book published by two reporters last year was who examined bout. And it didn’t stop the US military from giving Bout’s pilots millions of dollars in jet fuel for free while they flew US supply flights.
None of this should come as a surprise to anyone considering our government has been corrupt for decades and the deep state does nothing if not for itself at the expense of We the People.