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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Gary G. Grindler
International arms dealer Viktor Bout, the so-called "Merchant of Death" named in February in a federal grand jury indictment in New York on charges of conspiring to finance an aircraft fleet to arm bloody conflicts and support rogue regimes worldwide, will be returned to the United States to stand trial, a court in Thailand ruled on Friday.
"We have always felt that the facts of the case, the relevant Thai law and the terms of our bilateral extradition treaty clearly supported the extradition of Mr. Bout on these charges," he said, adding that while the Bout prosecution was "of utmost priority to the United States," the criminal charges he faces are not solely an American concern.
"He has been sanctioned by the United Nations for alleged arms trafficking activity and support of armed conflicts in Africa," Mr. Grindler said.