When and where will there be a welcome home parade?
She is going to score HUGE fees as the different networks battle for her interview
Drop the 🎤
There are probably not that many people in the US who think 10 years hard labor made sense for what she did, though there are perhaps more people who would say something like, "when you go to a different country you put yourself at the mercy of their laws." I agree 10 years hard labor is absurd, and I'm not enough of a moral relativist to go along with the quoted statement above, beyond the mere practical consideration that one should be aware of how badly and in what ways the country you're visiting is draconian in its laws, and protect yourself accordingly. Hell, I'm even willing to entertain the possibility that Griner didn't smuggle the hash in at all -- I don't trust the Russian government enough to just believe what it says without skepticism.
So having said all of that, what has this millionaire athlete suffered in America that is proportional to the frank injustice of her would-be sentence in Russia of 10 years hard labor for a pretty minor and ultimately victimless crime? Sorry, let me be more specific: what has this millionaire athlete who the American government made an extraordinary effort to bring home, an effort it would not have made for nearly anybody else you could name, suffered in America that is proportional to the frank injustice of her would-be sentence in Russia?
For our basketballer
I hope she uses her situation to work for marijuana sentencing reforms here in the USA.
10 years in prison is ridiculous, but she messed up in a foreign country so she's lucky she's famous or she'd still be there.
This is a joke of a deal. Once again the USA loses in an international deal. The merchant of death has years of experience and connections that I’m sure the Russians will use behind the scenes for the advantage of Russia in its wars around the world. real nice….🙄
So this guy Wheland is Canadian born US Marine with citizenship in the US, Britain and Ireland? He is DEFINITELY a spy. He is supposed to be in jail. What does AmeriKKKa do when they catch a spy? Brittney had a small amount of weed.
Question: We all know that Trump and Putin are besties….why didn’t Trump get Wheland out of prison?
Couldn't care less about Russia's wars around the world do care about fellow Americans.
Trump does photo ops with dictators.
Biden brings Americans home from all around the globe.
If Trump were president there is no war in Ukraine.
You are correct. Zelensky would be dead and Kyiv would have Russian flags.
LEFT A MARINE BEHIND. UNJUSTLY IMPRISONED IN RUSSIA SINCE 2018.
It's definitely questionable doing a trade like this for an arms dealer whose work could again result in the deaths of many and the destabilization of entire countries through that work. However, let's be clear: Russia's own drug crimes law sets forth a 15 day sentence for the crime Griner was accused of violating. 15 days. Not 9 years. This was just an opportunistic arrest and show trial to get back at the U.S. and to take a negotiating pawn to get release of a top spy or "merchant of death."
TRUMP BROUGHT HOME THE UCLA PLAYERS IN DAYS.
Trump showed Putin a picture of his home, Putin asked him.....what is that about, Trump smiled and .....I think you know. Putin is doing nothing if Trump had stayed.
Use both sides of you brain. An arms dealer with very few connections anymore and will be getting out Scott free in a few years anyway for an innocent American is reasonable. Do you think he is their only arms dealer? Whelan is in for espionage. No way they trade him too. She was a purposeful chess piece. She did nothing wrong. I'm so thankful Trump or some other idiot isn't in charge.
Woke privilege. The former marine gets left behind while the black lesbian who kneels during the anthem comes home.
Oh we know that! It would be part of Russia and most of them dead.
Which part of the "arbitrary enforcement of local laws" part of the US State Department's travel advisory for Russia in place at the time do you not think she understood when she voluntarily decided to travel there?
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