Bizzaro Cold War

Posted On: Monday - December 12th 2022 2:23PM MST
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The Peak Stupidity staff would not respect ourselves if we didn't at least mention the stupidity of the Bai Dien prisoner trade between America and Russia.

This prisoner swap deal reminds me of WWII history, but even more, the Cold War of 1949-'89 and movies about the same.

The most famous prisoner swap of the Cold War may have been that for the downed U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers Powers on February 10, 1962. He, along with U.S. student Frederic Pryor*, was exchanged for Soviet KGB agent Rudolf Ivanovich Abel, aka, Colonel William Fisher. Regarding this swap, wiki has an interesting take on what happened during and after Powers' shoot-down (search for the heading "CIA opposition to exchange").

Those prisoners were exchanged at the famous Checkpoint Charlie. In the movies, it's often on some bridge in some classic European city where the prisoners get exchanged, each carefully coming out of a Mercedes. "Look for a black Mercedes." C'mon man, what other colors do they have?" With Brittany Griner, if he's not paid careful attention to this news, one may wonder where the exchange took place. "She'll be coming out of the side exit of the Popeye's Fried Chicken just south of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Bridge."

During the Cold War, I'm sure there were plenty of mutually beneficial deals made, lots of politics involved on who's chosen, and I imagine a few stupid deals done.

On this one, I'm gonna have to channel Donald Trump. "This is a terrible deal." Instead of someone more worthwhile militarily, politically, whatever, we trade this big Russian arms dealer for a black tatted-up lesbian** druggie basketball player? You know that evil laugh that you see that Russians in the films viewed by the American rocket scientists on The Right Stuff? Yeah, they've got every reason to laugh like that and even bite their pinkies if it comes to that.

I call this whole thing stupidity, because that's the business model of this site. However, that's just how it appears to those who don't want to think about the souls of those of the Potomac Regime. If you think about it, what this really is, again, is the support for Wokeness. Brittany Griner checks a lot of boxes that indicate a non-traditional American The Regime is demonstrating once more its disdain for, and program to persecute, traditional Americans. The Russians, in the meantime, just want Brittany Giner the hell away from their prisons ... cruel and unusual punishment and all... for the rest of the prisoners.

* This guy was a Doctoral student in Economics in Berlin, caught in some confusion in East Berlin just days after the wall had been erected. He was likely a good guy, but was it so very important to get one of our vital Economists back? We'd have been better off trading for one of those Russian "Economist" mail-order brides who don't know the proper term "Home Economist", aka, housewife.

** BTW, a guy talking to me about this story mentioned "her wife". I am not used to hearing it like that, and I DON'T WANT to get used to hearing it like that.

Wednesday - December 14th 2022 6:24AM MST
PS: "Whodathunk theKelly Girls were so connected? I would have thought it might be Manpower." Espionage gave them something to do since nobody needs them to type anymore. (Even in the mid-1980s we had one secretary for about 12 guys.)

Mr. Honk, I do like most Nick Cage movies. I was about to write "Point Break", but that was a different guy. "Moonstruck" was a chick-flick, I know, but I kinda like that one.
Honk Honk
Tuesday - December 13th 2022 1:19PM MST
PS A Fundamental Humiliation just as Barry ordered.
Enjoy West South Africa until you can't anymore.
Maybe Nick Cage could do a sequel to Lord Of War with the shemale baller in a cameo.
Yes we can, forward!
The Alarmist
Tuesday - December 13th 2022 4:52AM MST

Whodathunk theKelly Girls were so connected? I would have thought it might be Manpower.
Tuesday - December 13th 2022 3:36AM MST
PS: Aha, got it, Adam. Yeah, that was the guy people have been suggested they should have traded for. Thanks.
The Babylon Bee
Tuesday - December 13th 2022 2:46AM MST
PS: (Your moment of zen...)

Adam Smith
Tuesday - December 13th 2022 2:19AM MST
PS: Just in case the italics didn't work for everyone, (anyone?, someone?)

Adam Smith
Tuesday - December 13th 2022 2:09AM MST
PS: Good morning, Mr. Moderator,

Mr. Alarmist is referring to Paul Whelan...

"When arrested in Russia, Whelan was director of global security and investigations for BorgWarner, an international automotive parts manufacturer based in Michigan. ๐‘ฏ๐’Š๐’” ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’Œ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’๐’๐’š ๐‘บ๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’„๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’“๐’ˆ๐‘พ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’†๐’“ ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’” ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ผ.๐‘บ. ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š, ๐’‡๐’†๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’†๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’†๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’†๐’”."

โ€ฝ: Adam Smith

Tuesday - December 13th 2022 12:03AM MST
PS: "BTW, itโ€™s hard to get weepy-eyed for a guy who has four citizenships and was drummed out of the USMC with a bad conduct discharge. " Is this the guy they could have made the exchange for, Alarmist? (I didn't follow it all that closely, except read some name bandied about. It's not Marc Fogel (per Adam's cartoon)?

I think they could have found somebody more worthy of a trade and less completely embarrassing to us, if they'd wanted to. But, per the cartoon...

Regarding Mark Fogel or anyone, I'd say treat your entry into any other country (except Canada and maybe Jamaica(?)) as if it were the beginning of "Midnight Express". Only foreigners entering the US don't have to worry about this sort of thing. We have a, errr, no justice system to worry about.
Adam Smith
Monday - December 12th 2022 9:14PM MST
PS: Good evening,

The Alarmist
Monday - December 12th 2022 4:43PM MST

BTW, itโ€™s hard to get weepy-eyed for a guy who has four citizenships and was drummed out of the USMC with a bad conduct discharge. I honestly cannot say Joe made a bad trade.

He should have excused himself to the loo to flush the flash drive in the toilet before his room was raided, but I guess he was a wannabe spy who thought he could do the deal.
The Alarmist
Monday - December 12th 2022 3:16PM MST

Stupid? Heck no. Joe hit a diversity trifecta with Griner. Only thing lacking for a perfecta would be her ... it??? ... being tranny.
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