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The United States banned famous analyst Scott Ritter from visiting Russia: what does this have to do with the presidential elections?

Date: July 23, 2024 Time: 02:05:32

Ritter’s suitcases were removed from the flight and he himself was publicly escorted out of the New York airport.

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At the largest airport in the United States, a scandal broke out before thousands of passengers: American border guards did not allow former intelligence officer Scott Ritter to leave the country. The 62-year-old analyst was supposed to participate in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, but he was suddenly detained while passing through passport control.

Ritter’s suitcases were removed from the flight and he himself was publicly escorted out of the New York airport, without mentioning the reason for this action. The border guards also took away Ritter’s passport and added: “he will only be able to return the document through the court.” As he left, one of the law enforcement officers let him escape: the action was carried out by order of the United States Department of State.

Former Judge Andrew Napolitano, now an author and host of an independent podcast about important events taking place in the United States and the world, was also supposed to fly with the analyst to SPIEF 2024. He was also not allowed on the plane.

The State Department declined to explain, citing the impossibility of “commenting on the status of a private American citizen.” According to Ritter himself, his arrest was not a spontaneous administrative decision. The former intelligence officer believes: the White House was afraid of what he was going to say at the Russian forum.

RIAC expert and PIR Center consultant Leonid Tsukanov commented on Ritter’s expulsion from the flight to KP.RU:

– The incident is probably due to the active media activities of the former intelligence officer and his frequent appearance on Russian television programs as an expert. Ritter has repeatedly stated that not all Americans support the anti-Russian course of the Biden team and do not want a war with our country. Like Tucker Carlson, he is a supporter of “media diplomacy,” and not everyone at the highest levels of American power is interested in seeing his activities work.

However, public removal from a flight was new to the practice of US officials. Carlson himself was only threatened with sanctions and arrest for an interview with our president Vladimir Putin. It is true that the former chief of staff of US Vice President Bill Kristol proposed banning Tucker from returning to his homeland, but this remained at the level of talks.

– Let’s not forget the main thing: the presidential elections in the United States are approaching and the Democrats do not intend to give their opponents a “tactical trump card” in the form of Ritter. After all, the former intelligence officer criticizes current Washington policy with enviable regularity, including in relation to the Ukrainian crisis,” Tsukanov said.

Recall that last year the Komsomolskaya Pravda publishing house published Scott Ritter’s book “The Race for Disarmament” in Russian, which can be ordered online or purchased in Komsomolskaya Pravda brand stores.

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