Victor Bout

Victor Bout

I recently saw yesterday on TV, the development of the case of Victor Bout. I believe that he is still in Thailand waiting for extradition. The extradition process has been more complicated than forecasted it would seemed. He will appear in court in Thailand on the 11 August 2009 following his arrest on March 6, 2008.

You will recall that I blogged on this case earlier in mid March.

More than a James Bond thriller, the story of Victor A Bout arrest which I saw on TV and fully described by BBC seemed to me unreal.

I am keen to see the unwinding of this story which later might be taken as a base story for a thriller or a big screen film.

a latest blog written on Bout:

Those who do not know are

Those who do not know are the bread and butter of the regimes that aim to dominate the world; regimes like the United States and previously the Soviet Union. Both want to dominate and exploit with the differences of ideology, slogan, and propaganda. The US-style democracy is no different than the Soviet-style socialism; well with the exceptions of McDonalds and slavery consumerism.

As to Viktor Bout matter, those who are wasting band-width on repeating the left-over of Bush propaganda are blessed with ignorance. They talk as they were well-informed while in reality what they now is nothing. Here’s a quiz for your basic knowledge:

When was Viktor Bout arrested? If you say March 6, 2008 you are wrong! He was arrested on April 29, 2008 – about two month after his illegal detention. Need evidence? See the request of the request for extradition submitted by the US Embassy in Thailand….. The type of March 6th illegal detention handed to Bout, is what await all of those supporting the US definition of democracy should they decide to be “unslaved” from “consumerism.” Here another quiz:

What did the US government do to cause Bout illegal arrest on March 6th? They either conspired or “officially” lied to the Thai government by telling them that Viktor is a terrorist! Still need to see evidence, suite yourself and see a copy of the letter sent by the US Embassy in Thailand to cause the arrest of Viktor. (source: Need More? Here’s more

Did Robert Zaharievitch the “DEA Lead Agent” lied under oath in his Thai court testimony? Say “YES” with 1000% confidence (see highlighted paragraph in page 4.) One “unquestionable” lie is said to be concerning whether Viktor had a business registered in the United States. The US government acting outside the US legal system by OFAC seized a CPA accounting practice, used-car dealership, and a swimming pool cleaning business among others from a US Army veteran named Richard Chichakli and claimed that Chichakli’s businesses belong to Viktor Bout! Evidence… they provided none but they wanted you to take their word for it. So he is Bout cleaning swimming pool and selling used cars, and …… perhaps if you are lucky enough you may get Viktor Bout to prepare your next tax return pretending to be your trusty CPA.


#1 Jeffrey on 08.03.09 at 11:54 am

Nice write-up. I have been following the case as well, and got to see Mr. Bout (without speaking) during one of the extradition hearings here in Bangkok, where I currently reside.

I will be attending the ‘final’ hearing on August 11. If you’re in Bangkok and would like to attend with me, let me know.

#2 joseph on 08.03.09 at 10:40 pm

wow that is nice for you to comment on my blog. Glad to hear from you who is interested on the case. I shall not be in Bangkok for the hearing but shall be interested to learn of the outcome.A fascinating live James Bond’s story..

#3 pushkin on 08.14.09 at 12:49 pm

you know i have followed this story from the start of the arrest in thailand. as for there being a movie about him, his life was pretty much the basis for the movie “lord of war” from what i understood. they even called nicholas cage “the merchant of death” in the movie.
the USA, Russia, and China are the biggest arms dealers in the world and their money making ventures result in the deaths of millions. more than victor could ever touch.. what victor does is a small scale operation comared to them, and why is it ok for the countries mentioned to decide who can and cant buy WMD’s and sit free from being charged for anything bad that comes from what they have done.
i for one am glad that victor is going to be released and the USA cant touch him! why should thailand bow to the western bullies that feel they dictate world law and order. they shouldnt!! and they are not. and it tickles the shit out of me.

#4 joseph on 08.14.09 at 1:00 pm

the final hearing was supposed to have been held on 11th Aug? any news?

#5 joseph on 08.15.09 at 7:44 pm

Appeal to go ahead over Bout decision

Published: 14/08/2009 at 12:00 AM
Newspaper section: News

Prosecutors have decided to appeal the Bangkok Criminal Court’s decision not to extradite Russian arms trader Viktor Bout to the United States.

The Foreign Ministry has contacted the Office of the Attorney-General to appeal against the ruling at the request of the US, Sirisak Tiyapan, director-general of the Foreign Affairs Department, said yesterday.

The decision means Mr Bout, 42, could be detained in Thailand for some time, Mr Sirisak said. Prosecutors have 30 days to formally lodge the appeal.

The court would have released him today if prosecutors had not appealed.

Dubbed “the Merchant of Death” for his arms trading, Mr Bout was arrested in a Bangkok hotel in March last year. The court said the charges were political and not punishable by Thai law.
Bangkok Post

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