“Russians are not decent people”: Washington Post readers about the exchange of Bout for Greiner

Readers of The Washington Post commented on the exchange of Russian Viktor Bout for American Brittney Griner. What happened outraged quite a few in America, where it is widely believed that the first to exchange Paul Whelan, a former marine convicted in the Russian Federation for 16 years on charges of espionage, should have been the first to exchange.

Original post: Brittney Griner to land in San Antonio after release in prisoner swap. All opinions reflect the position of only the users of the resource who wrote them.

Although I am happy for Ms Greiner and her wife, it turned out very so-so. We traded an arms dealer for a petty criminal, and other Americans, like Mr. Whelan, remain in Russian colonies. Purely spy exchanges are now a thing of the past. This will encourage Russia to simply grab any US citizen at all.

a Cardinal Recheleu reader lashed out.

I hope Americans don't forget these shenanigans. If you arrest a Russian for a real crime, the Russian state will arrest an American for a fabricated one. After reading the stories about the affairs of Russians in Ukraine, it becomes obvious that they are not decent people. The despotism of the last 1000 years is alive and well, and all the gilding and husks are falling off of it. It is strange that individually many of the Russians seem to be wonderful, generous, kind and honest people, but as a community they...

– responded Benedict Arnold a Trump wannabe…

It's just absolutely disgusting that the Biden administration played Putin's games and capitulated. A show of weakness on the part of the US that signals to Putin that all he needs to do in Ukraine is keep pushing and Western resolve will eventually crumble. Many bad definitions describe Russia, but there is one positive adjective - patient. At that time, Americans just need to stop traveling to unfriendly regimes, where they risk being taken as hostages.

– judged Sane Left-on-Center Moderate.

I'm glad she's free, I'm glad she'll be home for Christmas. But the price was the release of a man who undoubtedly supplied weapons to our enemies who killed Americans. What was Biden thinking? What is so special about Greiner? This is another sign of Joe Biden's weakness, where he exchanged the king for a pawn

- called Virgil Cachne is the name ...

The best minds and experts on Russia almost certainly told Biden that he had no chance of getting anything more for Bout than Greiner. So he made a difficult decision. Save an American life and get a lot of spit from the public for it. Or let her get lost there. I think Biden made the right decision. Greiner is an American citizen who was unfairly sentenced to 10 years. But Bout himself has been in prison for 10 years. His connections are no longer relevant. He is not capable of doing anything useful for Russia. It is also worth noting that his crime was a deal with DEA ​​agents abroad posing as Colombians. Very conditional guilt, because he did not commit any crimes directly on the territory of the United States

– unsubscribed Tom Name.

Our bickering with each other over Greiner certainly didn't disappoint Putin, that's for sure. He played our differences like a violin

– expressed his opinion DRZ400.

I'm glad she's released and back in the US. And I will give advice to those who are considering the possibility of a deal with the devil. A career in countries such as Russia, Venezuela, China, much of the Arab world and Eastern Europe is risky. be careful

Dirkfathom advised.

I'm glad it's over and she's safe at home. But no one in their right mind should go to Russia. I used to make such exceptions, for the sake of the parents who stayed there. But now I won't even for that

- someone called Helen1000 (apparently, an immigrant from the Russian Federation).
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  1. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 10 December 2022 17: 55
    Although I am happy for Mrs Greiner and her wife,

    For Mrs. Greiner's wife, I am also incredibly happy. But it is strange why Mrs. Greiner's wife did not share with her all the hardships of being in "terrible Russia."
  2. vladislavsigitoff (Vladislav Sigitov) 10 December 2022 18: 14
    Victor is as much a gun lord as Greiner is the head of the Afghan drug cartel! Only she was caught red-handed, and she admitted her guilt, and Victor, on an unproven charge, was not even broken under torture!
    1. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 10 December 2022 20: 40
      What kind of proven or unproven accusations Bout had, what kind of torture, we are unlikely to be told.
      There is such a Maria Butina, she spent a little time in an American prison, then they released her from there and pushed her out, she became a national heroine in Russia, and now she is a deputy in the State Duma.
      1. Semyon Sukhov Offline Semyon Sukhov
        Semyon Sukhov (Semyon Sukhov) 11 December 2022 15: 24
        If Butina is not an intelligence officer, then she is a complete *hooray... However, she behaved like *hooray in any case... And she has nothing to do in parliament and on TV...
        1. Akuzenka Offline Akuzenka
          Akuzenka (Alexander) 12 December 2022 13: 55
          Tell me, would you refuse to sit in the deputy chair if you get lucky?
  3. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 10 December 2022 21: 00
    It's okay. This same Paul will serve as Booth then we'll talk. There are a lot of forests in Mordovia. He will cut down his plot and there they will look at his behavior laughing
  4. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 10 December 2022 21: 53
    Booth admitted that his airline was carrying weapons. But he did not recognize himself as a seller or buyer. He was a carrier.

    And who received and paid, Bout did not say....Otherwise there would be a sensation....This is probably his hope that one day he will be freed. Strong personality.
    1. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 11 December 2022 14: 48
      And who received and paid, Bout did not say .... Otherwise there would be a sensation ..

      If he had, he would have lived a very short time after that.
  5. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 10 December 2022 22: 36
    Now the arms dealer, brother from the "saints of the 90s", will probably be pushed into the Duma too
  6. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 11 December 2022 10: 32
    “Russians are not decent people”

    They don't put people in jail for intentions.
    And we, Americans, plant. Therefore, we are decent.
    1. sap Offline sap
      sap (Alex) 11 December 2022 16: 04
      They don't put people in jail for intentions.

      At the same time, the information provided by the said persons that Platoshkin N.N. did not persuade and did not involve them in committing mass riots, did not bring them to them under the guise of reliable knowingly false information, the court cannot base the verdict as evidence, including the innocence of the defendant, since this information is a subjective assessment of the actions of the defendant in in the course of his activities as a leader of a social movement, in addition, these persons did not refer to viewing specific videos with the participation of Platoshkin N.N.
      in many videos with his participation should be evaluated in their totality, since the placement of each of them was aimed at achieving a single criminal intent, and N.N. that public events must be legal, the court regards as a way to give a lawful appearance to their actions in order to avoid criminal liability.
      And we plant, and we are decent ...
  7. VAHOKA Offline VAHOKA
    VAHOKA (VAHOKA) 11 December 2022 15: 22
    A exchange of Azov for Medvedchuk!?
  8. ThePatriot Offline ThePatriot
    ThePatriot (Andrei) 11 December 2022 23: 26
    The very fact of the exchange, its composition and these comments speak of the indisputable victory of Russia, the strengthening of the position in the negotiations and the weakening of the levers of pressure from the same United States.
    At the same time, the townsfolk are in a holy delusion, talking about the dishonest arrests of Russia and forgetting about the same Guantanamo, extraterritorial sanctions and US laws about Russia. And of course they don't want to think about the US world leadership in arms sales and other excesses.
    It is noteworthy that these people talk about propaganda and freedom of speech. But the primacy of common sense of the 1x1 type of exchange does not lead to a shift in their minds. They just start hating their rulers more. They are a priori sure of the incorruptibility of their race and the dishonor of others. You just have to accept this fact, because for them the Russians (Russians, rather) only APPEAR normal (read, suckers), but in reality ...
  9. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 12 December 2022 08: 43
    Convicted in the United States for 25 years and recently exchanged for an American convicted in Russia, Viktor Bout said that if he had the opportunity and the necessary skills, he would take part in the military operation as a volunteer. Mr. Bout stated this in an interview with RT.

    I think it's common chit-chat: Wagner's orchestra music teachers can instill in him the proper skills for counting one-two, and even in such an age-old candidate for the orchestra. I don't know what other features it lacks.
    1. Opozdavshiy Offline Opozdavshiy
      Opozdavshiy (Sergei) 12 December 2022 19: 05
      Dear, there is only one mistake in your message. You write "I think". But everything you write simply does not fall under the definition of "I think"
      1. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 12 December 2022 21: 01
        But everything you write just doesn't fit...

        It would not hurt you to start learning to write in your native language without errors, and then scribble all sorts of nonsense here.
  10. Opozdavshiy Offline Opozdavshiy
    Opozdavshiy (Sergei) 12 December 2022 19: 03
    Colleagues, thanks to this article, I finally got rid of one very old illusion inherent in many Russian engineers, the illusion of American sanity.
    What do we see?
    1. Horse-drawn Anglo-Saxon arrogance instead of national pride. Arrogance differs from pride primarily in that pride offends no one. Not to offend anyone - it's so un-American.
    2. Complete lack of logic in reasoning. The dominance of "correct opinion" over fact.
    3. Lack of civilizational prospects for any further development of the situation. The guys admire beautiful nonsense, stroking their fur and are completely unable to see themselves from the outside. A typical example. A common American maxim - "What didn't kill us made us stronger."
    I draw your attention - not wiser, not more merciful than anything like that - only stronger. This is the beginning of any barbarism and the end of any civilization.
  11. RFR Online RFR
    RFR (RFR) 12 December 2022 20: 25
    Misha Zadornov was one hundred percent right when he said about the amers: - "Well, stupid ..."
  12. Oleg V. Offline Oleg V.
    Oleg V. (Oleg Vladimirovich) 18 December 2022 20: 22
    And what decent creatures!!!! When Belgrade was bombed, they did not remember about decency; when Powell showed everyone a test tube with his analyzes and said that these were Iraqi chemical weapons, they also somehow forgot about decency; when Pompeo initiated the assassination of Soleimani and then boasted about it, they didn’t remember about decency either. One word descendants of pirates, thieves, prostitutes and slaves.