JOEBAMA has freed the Russian arms dealer and former Soviet military officer Viktor Bout, the legendary “Merchant of Death” who was serving a 25-year sentence in U.S. federal prison. In return the U.S. gets a WNBA pothead.
Bout was lured out of Russia, where he was living openly, and arrested in a sting operation in Thailand by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Some of the weapons Bout was selling were for communist Colombian terrorists to use against Americans.
WNBA pothead Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia, where she was supposed to play basketball for $1 million, with cartridges of marijuana oil. She claimed it was for a medical condition.
The good news: Glenn Greenwald associate Edward Snowden, the NSA defector, stays in Russia, where he will go insane.
I thought at one time that Putin would give us Snowden for Bout.
Another NSA defector, Victor Norris Hamilton, who defected to the Soviet Union in 1963, was found in a psychiatric prison near Moscow in 1992. Perhaps he realized, too late, that he had made a drastic mistake.
Snowden gave much of his stolen NSA material to Glenn Greenwald, now a regular on Tucker Carlson TV. He left the British Guardian newspaper to work for billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and The Intercept. Then he left to start his own business.
Greenwald had been a regular participant in communist conferences, featuring Marxist enemies of the United States, and spoke to a conference of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood front.
Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West, said he believes that Snowden “is an agent of the Russian foreign intelligence service.”
The communist FARC has been shipping drugs to the U.S. for decades, with a senior FARC commander extradited from Colombia on charges of “leading a continuing criminal enterprise and participating in an international cocaine manufacture and distribution conspiracy.”
While the DEA tries to bring drug traffickers to justice, JOEBAMA's open borders policy makes their job far more difficult, with cocaine and fentanyl flowing into the United States, the latter made possible by Chinese chemicals provided to the drug cartels.