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Kremlin to Viktor Bout: Game Not Over | VOA News - April 2012 |

Russian Arms dealer Victor Bout is processed after his arrest in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 8, 2008. Reflecting the value Washington put on Bout, then President George Bush raised the issue of Bout's extradition during a visit with then Prime Minister Samak Sundravei.

A New York judge has imposed a 25-year sentence on Bout, the legal minimum, for conspiring to sell weapons to a US-designated terrorist group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

Presumably, the Russians are realistic enough to realize that there will be no horse trading over a Bout repatriation to Russia until the American presidential election is decided. Last month, an open microphone caught President Obama telling President Medvedev about missile defense: "After my election, I have more flexibility."

US has taken FARC off its terrorist list, giving insight into Biden's foreign policy | Jan. 26, 2022 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jul 29th, 2022 at 09:51:53 AM EST
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