HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Russia slams U.S. over se...

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:04 AM

Russia slams U.S. over sentence for arms dealer Viktor Bout

Moscow (CNN) -- Russia criticized the United States on Friday for handing down a 25-year sentence to Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, saying the verdict against him was "baseless and biased."

Bout, who denies wrongdoing, was sentenced on Thursday to 25 years behind bars by a federal judge in New York.

Bout, who was dubbed "the merchant of death" by his accusers, was convicted last year on four counts of conspiracy to kill Americans, acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles and provide material support to a terrorist organization.

Russia's foreign ministry accused the United States of acting illegally when its agents arrested Bout in Thailand and of pursuing a political agenda after he was extradited to the United States to face trial.


Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/06/justice/russia-us-viktor-bout-case/?hpt=hp_t1

2 replies, 591 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Russia slams U.S. over sentence for arms dealer Viktor Bout (Original post)
The Northerner Apr 2012 OP
dipsydoodle Apr 2012 #1
Javaman Apr 2012 #2

Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:16 AM

1. I wouldn't want to be

the next US citizen the Russians arrest and charge for whatever reason.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:24 AM

2. Cat and Mouse game of weapons sales...

It has long been rumored that Mr. Bout had been working with the Russian Government as a go between arms dealer of old and recent Russian military equipment.

I think the arrest of Mr. Bout is just another type of corporate policing of their selling territories.

The US can claim that they were "ridding the world of a person who dealt in death" while at the same time eliminating corporate competition in the hot 3rd world market of overly marketed and heavily saturated "war on terror" arms sales.

The machinations of the MIC and their mafia like need to control arms territories is at play here. nothing more and nothing less.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread