Viktor Bout is known as the "Merchant of Death," and was in prison in the United States, "on charges of conspiring to kill Americans, acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles, and provide material support to a terrorist organization."
Paul Whelan is a former marine who was dishonorably discharged. He was detained at a Moscow hotel in December 2018 by Russian authorities for allegedly being a spy. In June 2020, he was convicted and sentenced to 16 years in a Russian prison. He thought he was being traded for Bout with Griner. He was not.
According to CNN, Whelan said he was happy that Griner was released, but “I am greatly disappointed that more has not been done to secure my release, especially as the four year anniversary of my arrest is coming up.”
First, click the image to read an Op-Ed by a sports reporter for the Ft. Worth Star Telegram. Next, read the Twitter comments of those who follow the reporter who wrote the piece, then, tell us what you think!
2. Respond in no more than five (5) complete sentences and no less than three (3) complete sentences. (This helps you write more concisely and think more critically.)
3. You MUST comment on at least TWO other posts from any student in any class. Your replies cannot be identical comments on different posts and posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will earn you a zero. Make sure your reply addresses the comment that you are responding to.
CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school, your family or your upbringing with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.
DISCLAIMER: If you do not respond AND comment on TWO others, you will not receive credit for this assignment. If you do not write your name correctly, and I don't see your work, you will not receive credit for this assignment. It's all or nothing.
WARNING: If you post even one second past midnight, your comment might appear to be posted, but as soon as it is opened to be graded, it will automatically delete.
Due Fri., December 16, 2022 11:59 p.m. CST