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It pains me to say this but Brittany about to rot for 9 straight.
I think there are serious intentions of getting both her and Paul Whelan out, a trade will have to happen. It's the reception to the trade that will have the biggest impact, because Russia will want incredibly vile people in exchange.



“We are ready to discuss the issue,” Lavrov told reporters Friday, the day after a Russian court sentenced Griner to 9 1/2 years imprisonment. He said that the appropriate channel would be via a dialogue mechanism established by Washington and Moscow after President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Geneva last summer.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaking after Lavrov’s comments, said that now that Russia has agreed “they are prepared to engage through channels we’ve established to do just that … we’ll be pursuing that.”

Should be noted, the current Republican sentiment is that Griner should be imprisoned, and this is in line with remarks by Trump in a recent interview on the topic.


So when the trade happens expect a big focus on the criminal records of the Russians used for the trade, and probably little to no care for the fact that Griner is made free.
 

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There are some White dudes on twitter defending her more than y'all lol. Yikes.
 

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I think there are serious intentions of getting both her and Paul Whelan out, a trade will have to happen. It's the reception to the trade that will have the biggest impact, because Russia will want incredibly vile people in exchange.





Should be noted, the current Republican sentiment is that Griner should be imprisoned, and this is in line with remarks by Trump in a recent interview on the topic.


So when the trade happens expect a big focus on the criminal records of the Russians used for the trade, and probably little to no care for the fact that Griner is made free.

I'm not a Republican and I don't think they should trade an illegal arms dealer for someone who knowingly took weed on an international flight in a country with strict drug laws. Sorry :yeshrug:
 

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I'm not a Republican and I don't think they should trade an illegal arms dealer for someone who knowingly took weed on an international flight in a country with strict drug laws. Sorry :yeshrug:
Understandable, this is a heavily politically charged situation, the focus on getting Griner out is based on public perception heading into elections. So my assumption is that the leading sentiment on the Democratic side is to free Griner. That's why someone like Paul Whelan, who has been there since 2018 since being sentence to a 16 year imprisonment for espionage is largely irrelevant and has been up to this point.

I would say, her punishment nowhere near matches the details of the case, she is simply being used as a high profile pawn. Hell, they probably hit her with those years just to send that point home.
 

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I'm not a Republican and I don't think they should trade an illegal arms dealer for someone who knowingly took weed on an international flight in a country with strict drug laws. Sorry :yeshrug:
The arms dealer only has 5 years left. Do you think Russians trafficking arms illegally stopped when he got arrested? Lmao you’re simple. As soon as he got caught up the next man was up. Russia just trying to show they hold their goons down.
 

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What's lost on a lot of posters here is the U.S. already made an offer to Russia to free Griner. Apparently Russia has not accepted the offer. Other than what the U.S. has already done... what else should be done?

You want the U.S. to go to war with Russia? That's not gonna happen because of Griner
 
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