Yesterday, the most dangerous and notorious illegal arms dealer on the planet, Viktor Bout was released from a US Federal prison in exchange for WNBA player Brittney Griner who was caught at a Moscow airport with vape cartridges containing Hashish on February 17th, 2022. Griner was in Russia to make money playing basketball in the off-season in Russia a professional team called UMMC Ekaterinburg.  This team is owned by Iskander Makhmudov, an Uzbek-born oligarch sanctioned by the US for his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Griner was not a tourist on a visit.

She was there on business, on the payroll of a Putin associate.


Viktor Bout Extradited To The United States To Stand Trial On Terrorism Charges. Photo: DEA

 The Merchant of Death

Viktor Bout on the other hand, is truly one of the worst people on the planet. He built a massive illegal arms business around an air cargo service that made a direct contribution to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in Europe, Africa, the Mid-East, and South and Central America.