Scott Ritter

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(Soldier, Whistleblower)
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BornJuly 15, 1961
Gainesville, Florida
Alma materFranklin and Marshall College
ExposedOperation Mass Appeal
Interests • 2003 Iraq War
• 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
UN weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, who exposed the lies about Saddam's WMDs.

William Scott Ritter, Jr. was a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. He was chief inspector in fourteen of the more than thirty inspection missions in which he participated.

He became a major voice of opposition in the run-up to, and during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, being one of the few analysts who were right about non-existent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Arrest

He was later jailed on underage sex charges after multiple US police sting operations, first in 2001, then 2009. In October 2011 he received a sentence of one and a half to five and a half years in prison; he was paroled in September 2014.

'Scott Ritter; Ukraine, Finland and Nato, a Warning to the People of Finland'

 

A Quote by Scott Ritter

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NATO“We had a moment in history, between 1988 and 1991, where we could have worked with Mikhail Gorbachev to make his vision of perestroika succeed. Instead, we allowed him to fail, without any real plan on how we would live with what emerged from the ruins of the Soviet Union. Save for a short period of time during the Second World War where we needed the Soviet Union to defeat Germany and Japan, we have been in a continual state of political conflict with the Soviet Union. Even after the Soviet Union collapsed, we viewed the Russian Federation more as a defeated enemy that we needed to keep down, than a friend in need of a helping hand up.”2021Dissident Voice


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