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    Default Former U.S. Marine and U.N. Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter

    Some may have heard of Scott Ritter in the past. He was a former U.S. Marine Intelligence Officer, a former U.N. Weapons Inspector and is currently a journalist who is quite knowledgeable on certain global conflicts, in particular the war in Ukraine. Some, however, choose to focus solely on the fact that he was the subject of 2 law enforcement sting operations. Wikipedia sums it up:

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    Arrests and conviction for sex offenses

    Ritter was the subject of two law enforcement sting operations in 2001.[39] He was charged in June 2001 with trying to set up a meeting with an undercover police officer posing as a 16-year-old girl.[40][41] He was charged with a misdemeanor crime of "attempted endangerment of the welfare of a child". The charge was dismissed and the record was sealed after he completed six months of pre-trial probation.[41][8]

    Ritter was arrested again in November 2009[42] over communications with a police decoy he met on an Internet chat site. Police said that he exposed himself, via a web camera, after the officer repeatedly identified himself as a 15-year-old girl.[5]

    The next month, Ritter waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was released on $25,000 unsecured bail. Charges included "unlawful contact with a minor, criminal use of a communications facility, corruption of minors, indecent exposure, possessing instruments of crime, criminal attempt and criminal solicitation".[2] Ritter rejected a plea bargain and was found guilty of all but the criminal attempt count in a courtroom in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, on April 14, 2011.[5][43]

    In October 2011, he received a sentence of one and a half to five and a half years in prison.[3] He was sent to Laurel Highlands state prison in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, in March 2012 and paroled in September 2014.[4][7][8]

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    Now if that's all he had ever done, that'd be one thing, but as mentioned already, he was also a well regarded U.S. Marine Intelligence Officer, U.N. Weapons Inspector, and now, a very respected journalist, at least by people I personally respect, and also has his own substack page where he posts many articles on subjects like the Ukraine war that I think are quite good. Today, he posted an article I've made a thread out of, here, where he writes about an interview he had with a Russian Colonel in regards to the Ukraine war and the West's relationship with Russia:
    A View from the Frontlines | justplainpolitics.com

    Anyway, I decided to make this thread to try to have a respectful debate with people who have generally been respectful with me, and also as a sort of bookmark to direct anyone who brings up this old canard.
    "Trust those who seek the truth, doubt those who find it" - Andre Gide

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    In place no weight on the opinions of convicted sex offenders, pedophiles, and child predators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    In place no weight on the opinions of convicted sex offenders, pedophiles, and child predators.
    Ritter was lured into interacting online in a sexual manner with 2 police officers pretending to be teen girls. In the first case, the charge was dismissed outright after he completed six months of pre-trial probation. The second time, Ritter stated at trial that he assumed the undercover officer was only pretending to be 15. If his statement was true, then all he was actually guilty of was not realizing he was talking to an undercover cop instead of a housewife doing a little role play.
    "Trust those who seek the truth, doubt those who find it" - Andre Gide

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