Trading the Merchant of Death

Source: The Pamphleteer
by Davis Hunt

“Lots of bad deals lately. The latest is the US’s attempt to get WNBA star Brittney Griner out of Russia after authorities arrested her for possessing vape cartridges with hashish oil (which, apparently, is a crime against humanity in Russia). That happened back in February, and over the past five months, her detainment has received much less press than you’d expect. I’m reminded of when Trump threatened a trade war with Sweden to free A$AP Rocky after a Stockholm street fight landed the rapper in jail. We’ve seen nothing of the sort with Griner, but that’s probably because the current President is likely not even aware of the situation for reasons I don’t need to get into here.” (07/29/22)