Old 12-08-2022, 08:57   #1
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Is anyone surprised

The best of America? Hardly an equal trade.

Biden celebrates release of Brittney Griner in prisoner swap for 'Merchant of Death' arms dealer Viktor Bout - but FAILS to free Marine vet Paul Whelan: President says WNBA star who was jailed for smuggling cannabis 'represents best of America'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sp...oner-swap.html
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Old 12-08-2022, 12:46   #2
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"Best of America"? I gagged when I read that this morning.
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Old 12-08-2022, 13:05   #3
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I was curious about pvt Whelan,, so I pulled up the winkie-dink entry.

Is he worth the effort??
IDK, change my mind

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Originally Posted by U S Marine, Paul Whelan

Paul Nicholas Whelan (born March 5, 1970) is a Canadian-born former United States Marine with U.S., British, and Irish citizenship.[2][3] He was arrested in Russia on December 28, 2018, and accused of spying. On June 15, 2020, he received a 16-year prison sentence.

He is described as a corporate security director. He received a bad conduct discharge from the US Marine Corps. He was reported to have previously worked as a police officer in Michigan.

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According to a deposition Whelan gave in 2013, he was in law enforcement from 1988 to 2000 as a police officer in Chelsea, Michigan, and a sheriff's deputy in Washtenaw County.[7] The Chelsea Police however said he worked in lesser roles and as a part-time officer from 1990 to 1996, while the Washtenaw County sheriff reported no record of his employment.[7] A former colleague said he was a patrol officer from 1998 to 2000 in the Keego Harbor police department.[7]

He was an IT manager for the Kelly Services staffing company from 2001[8] to 2003, and then 2008 to 2010. From 2010 to 2016 Whelan was Kelly Services' senior manager of global security and operations.[8]

He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1994.[7] He took military leave from Kelly Services to serve with the Marine Corps Reserve from 2003 to 2008, including service in Iraq. He held the rank of staff sergeant with Marine Air Control Group 38 working as an administrative clerk and administrative chief, and he was part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.[8] After a court-martial conviction in January 2008 on multiple counts "related to larceny", he was sentenced to 60 days restriction, reduction to pay grade E-4, and a bad conduct discharge.[9][10] The specific charges against him included "attempted larceny, three specifications of dereliction of duty, making a false official statement, wrongfully using another’s social security number, and ten specifications of making and uttering checks without having sufficient funds in his account for payment."[11]

When arrested in Russia, Whelan was director of global security and investigations for BorgWarner, an international automotive parts manufacturer based in Michigan.[8] His work with Kelly Services and BorgWarner gave Whelan contacts with law enforcement in many countries.[citation needed]

Whelan traveled to Russia several times from 2006 and maintained an intermittent presence on a Russian language social media website, Vkontakte (VK), where he had approximately 70 contacts. He has studied Russian but communicated online using Google Translate.[12][3] Whelan supported US President Donald Trump and, after Trump's 2016 election victory, Whelan posted in Russian Президент Трамп Вперед!! (President Trump Onward!!).[13][a]

He said in a deposition in 2013 that he holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and an MBA degree.[14] He took courses at Northern Michigan University from fall 1988 to fall 1990 without earning a degree.[12]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_W...urity_director)
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Old 12-08-2022, 15:55   #4
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IDK, change my mind

Who knows - we do know that Wikipedia can/has be/been edited for political purposes with/without approval of the editors.
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Old 12-08-2022, 19:36   #5
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She was lucky from the get-go. Since she (and her agent) obviously don't have regard for the laws of the ground where their feet actually touch, it's good for her that she didn't get busted in some country where the justice is achieved inside 72 hours and they ship your carcass (in two pieces) back to CONUS.
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Old 12-09-2022, 10:02   #6
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Meh.
Is anyone REALLY surprised?
Joe has always had a habit of leaving Marines behind.
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Old 12-09-2022, 11:04   #7
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She better whistling The Star Spangled Banner out of her ass as she bends over to kiss the ground when she arrives in the U.S.
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Old 12-09-2022, 12:18   #8
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She better whistling The Star Spangled Banner out of her ass as she bends over to kiss the ground when she arrives in the U.S.
I'm guessing she'll more likely be on the talk show circuit bashing America within 72 hours of getting off the freedom bird
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Old 12-09-2022, 13:53   #9
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I'm guessing she'll more likely be on the talk show circuit bashing America within 72 hours of getting off the freedom bird
Good? I hope she lights up a bowl of kush and trashes the US while wearing a Che T-shirt….. at least then she’d be consistent with her inconsistent hypocrisy…. Besides, it’s not like anyone who votes dim is going to get it and those who vote rep are not going to watch it (other than to laugh at her dumb ass).

This will be forgotten like everything else in the amount of time it takes to bake some cookies and open Christmas presents…..
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Old 12-15-2022, 12:24   #10
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Good? I hope she lights up a bowl of kush and trashes the US while wearing a Che T-shirt….. at least then she’d be consistent with her inconsistent hypocrisy…. Besides, it’s not like anyone who votes dim is going to get it and those who vote rep are not going to watch it (other than to laugh at her dumb ass).

This will be forgotten like everything else in the amount of time it takes to bake some cookies and open Christmas presents…..
She/It won't change, the privileged ones think they are better than anyone else...
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