Well, it is a day I had long predicted would never occur, but I have never been happier to be wrong. A Thai appeals court today ruled the Russian weapons merchant Viktor Bout could be extradited to stand trial in the United States.
That’s from one of my favorite blogs, douglasfarah.com. Farah’s post from yesterday has a concise overview of the Bout case, but if you want to read an excellent description of last year’s Russian/Thai/American legal maneuverings, check out this Farah post from September 2009.
And if you find all of this arms dealing stuff a bit depressing, check out www.victorbout.com, Bout’s personal (though sadly not-recently-updated) website for a good laugh.