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| Scott Ritter |
|Born||July 15, 1961|
|Alma mater||Franklin and Marshall College|
|Exposed||Operation Mass Appeal|
|Member of||Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity|
|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.
On 11 January 2023, Scott Ritter wrote about the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and concluded:
- "There is an old Russian saying, 'A Russian harnesses slowly but rides fast.' This appears to be what is transpiring regarding the Russian-Ukraine conflict.
- "2023 appears to be shaping up as a year of continued violent confrontation leading to a decisive Russian military victory."
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 Document by Scott Ritter
|Document:Russophobia - Reaping the Whirlwind||Article||2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine|
|Vladimir Putin’s order to begin partial mobilisation of Russian military forces continues a confrontation between Russia and a US-led coalition of Western nations that began at the end of the Cold War.|
Quotes by Scott Ritter
|William Arkin||“the signature style of Arkin and his Pentagon handlers [is] a sort of Orwellian double-speak where one can rest assured whatever bold statement is made, the truth is the exact opposite.”||1 September 2022||Consortium News|
|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.”||2021||Dissident Voice|