International arms dealer and former Soviet Army Lieutenant Colonel Viktor Bout, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison in the US has returned to Russia after a prisoner swap involving basketball player Brittney Griner. On Saturday, he sat down with Maria Butina from Russia Today (RT) in his first interview since his release from US prison.
When asked, he told Butina that he does not hate America and he said that Russians and Americans have much in common and that we would naturally be friends, if it weren’t for the elites and their propaganda.
He added wistfully of America, “They’re losing their Christian values. They’re losing their families. They’re losing, literally their country. It is not anymore the same country we knew. America used to be the model for the entire world and lead and be an example. Like they say, you know, a sparkling town on a hill.”
This short segment with the two speaking in English is a fascinating performance piece that is separate from the full interview, which was, of course conducted in their native Russian. RT is state media and it appears, here that the Russian government is making a personal appeal to the American People, to communicate that they are not our enemy, which any American with half a brain cell and who has not been completely brainwashed already knows.
The restraint and the sanity shown by the Russians in the face of the recent US proxy drone strike on a pair of strategic targets just outside of Moscow last week show that they know they are not fighting Americans. They are fighting the bankster Cabal.
We should ALL be fighting the Cabal and put an end this nightmare now.
Interviewer, Maria Butina is the Russian libertarian gun rights activist who was the victim of a political stunt to create the illusion that the “Trump-Russia Collusion” was real.
She had come to the US, she says, to foster good relations between her country and the US, meeting with the National Rifle Association and other conservative groups. During this time, she famously had a romantic affair with Overstock.com Founder/CEO Patrick Byrne.
In July 2018, she was arrested by the FBI at her apartment in Washington, DC as part of Robert Mueller’s “Russian Collusion” investigation. After weeks of interrogation, she was convicted of being an unregistered foreign agent and she pled guilty to the felony charge of conspiracy to influence a gun rights group in the United States. She served 4 months in solitary confinement and a total of 15 months in Federal lock-up before being released.
In her own first interview upon her return, she told RT that the American justice system is lost. “Lost, not just for me as a Russian but for the average American, too.” The January 6th defendants would certainly agree.
Butina has been banned from ever reentering the United States, to which she says, “I guess, because the peace-building activities that I was performing without registration is such a bad crime and – being sarcastic, here – that I can’t go back…I still don’t understand why it was necessary…I guess they were trying to break my will – but for what? I didn’t have any secrets. I was just a student believing in peace-building between the two countries.”
She says she took the plea because she was facing 15 years in prison during the height of anti-Russian hysteria in Washington DC and the whole thing was so terrifying and surreal, she felt that were she to fight the charges, she would have been sentenced to all 15 years.
As a result of her traumatic experience, Butina determined to use her accidental notoriety to shine the light on prisoners’ rights, saying, “A country should be measured on how it treats its prisoners. They [the US] treat their prisoners very bad…if I never talked about this, it means I betrayed all these girls who asked me to be their voice. All these souls in prison, who had never been heard and many of them were unjustly accused. I feel obligated to talk about this.”
Just after her 2018 arrest, Patrick Byrne made appearances on several news shows, in which he abruptly announced his resignation from the company that he’d founded and built for 20 years, while also suggesting that he’d been compelled by the FBI to spy on his then-girlfriend, Butina.
Byrne said that it was while he was watching Peter Strzok’s July 2018 testimony before Congress that he realized that he’d been used by the FBI as a tool in “political espionage” for the 2016 presidential campaign. He later revealed that he’d been sent out to bribe Hillary Clinton with $18 million so that James Comey, John Brennan and Barack Obama could blackmail her during the 8 years of her presidency. (They thought she would never lose).
Byrne went on to spent tens of millions of his own dollars investigating the theft of the 2020 Election and last month, while in Branson, Missouri on the Reawaken America Tour, he told an emotional story about how he was offered $1 billion to keep quiet about the election.
He was simultaneously offended and ecstatic to have been presented with this bribe, because he’d been looking for these ultimate power players of the Deep State for 16 years – and now he’d got them!
He also announced during the same speech that while he was working recently in the Middle East, he was told that Hunter Biden had been reaching out to the Iranian government through a loose-lipped intermediary, the son of the Defense Minister of Pakistan with the following offer: ‘You Iranians have $8 billion frozen in a South Korean bank. My father will release it for $800 million, shipped to a numbered account for us and if you do this, it will lubricate other discussions which have started between us,’ referring to the recent nuclear discussions in Geneva.
Byrne also claimed that the powerful DNC law firm, Perkins Coie (which still represents Twitter) was trying to inject Ukrainian child pornography into Trump’s cell phone.
He explained, “The Praetorian Guard of the Deep State is a group of corrupt people out of Seal Team Six…And after 9/11, they got sprinkled through the rest of the Government. They have formed a Praetorian ring around the Deep State…
“This group of Seal Team Six bad guys, that got sprinkled throughout the Government are using the National Security State to protect the Biden-Clinton ring. And they have all the tools that are available to people who work across the NSA, CIA, NRO, FBI…we have a huge counterintelligence problem.”