"Daniel Estulin: Bout a patsy like Lee Harvey Oswald"
"RussiaToday | August 24, 2010
An alleged Russian arms dealer, dubbed by the West, the 'Merchant of death', may be extradited to the U.S. within hours. Viktor Boot's lawyer says a special plane has arrived in Bangkok, where he's currently being held. It comes after Washington asked Thailand to discard fresh charges brought against him. Daniel Estulin - author and investigative journalist - says the whole process has been orchestrated to disguise American involvement..."RT Russia Today (Russian special interests news; Linked to Russian state; accused of being a propaganda channel- seen as useful by SACNS to judge Russian foreign policy moves; General/Secular interests News; state bias)24 / 08 | August / 2010
Victor Boot was born in Russia's larger USSR during the cold war, which may explain the statements aired by the Russian state linked broadcaster aimed at an American market. A man presented as an investigative journalist, who "always got ten for logic in school", says that he spoke to Thai intelligence officials, and alleges a conspiracy to have the first court find the alleged arms dealer should not be extradited to allay allegedly expected suspicions of alleged American bribery, and then for the second and final court to agree to extradite the alleged "merchant of death". The so-called journalist claims that the man is in his view innocent of arms dealing, but that on American turf, he has no chance of winning.
Note from SACNS: American courts have in the past been accused of activism in many cases, however this has been limited to specific judges, and not to their courts in general. Such activism in court cases is not unusual in countries such as America which use the jury system.
It is not uncommon for Russia Today to broadcast programs and news bits alleging socially unacceptable behaviour on the half of old Cold War enemy America.