A political negotiation, period

from The Gray Area:

The Brittany Griner release is a very good news story for America. Anytime we free an innocent American from captivity it is a good thing. Further investigation, however, reveals that this return may instead be a loss for America in total. Not that the release of Griner was bad, but lets look at circumstances and explanations.

  1. Very poor negotiation. Russia gave Biden one option for Griner's release and it had to be done NOW! Biden said okay, thank you. And, released a murderous arms dealer to do so.
  2. Victor Bout is considered 'the most dangerous man in the world'. Releasing Viktor Bout, the so-called ‘Merchant of Death' "back into the world is a deeply disturbing decision," Sen Bob Menendez (D-NJ) said.
  3. Trump had a chance in 2019 to release Paul Whelan for Victor Bout.  But, due to the dangerous nature of Victor Bout, he turned down the deal.
  4. A  political negotiation. Why, was Griner released for Bout versus Whelan who has been in captivity longer? Because of her 'woke credentials' (black, woman, gay, star, politically left opinions), Biden will get support from the left wing media and activists.

Whelan, on the other hand, is not important to this president because he does not have 'woke' credentials (white, male, former cop, former marine, political opinions not left leaning). His return would be minimized by the corporate left wing media.

Thank God Brittany Griner is home. But, why did we release such a horrible person back into the world? Why is Whelan not home? Are we now even more subject to American hostage taking? It appears we are now as weak in the world as we feared we were.

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