By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
International arms dealer Viktor Bout, the so-called "Merchant of Death," was convicted Wednesday in federal court in New York in a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to finance a fleet of aircraft to arm bloody conflicts and support rogue regimes worldwide.
Advancing Thai floodwaters breached barriers protecting Bangkok's second-largest airport on Tuesday, halting commercial flights, as the prime minister warned that the capital could be swamped by up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) of water if flood walls fail.