No offense to you personally, but this is a very weak take with the name calling.
First off, the age of consent in literally dozens of countries is 16. You can even marrry a 16 year old in some states in America. Calling someone a "pedo" for pursuing a 16 year old is extremist language. Is it gross, inappropriate, and in poor taste? Yes, but the "pedo" label is ridiculous.
I will bet you money that the pictures they used to for this 16 and even 15 year old (also legal age in some European countries) are of prime, of age, attractive young ladies. This is something the police do all the time, and Ritter did have a huge target on his back. I find the whole concept of police "baiting" dudes on chat rooms with pictures of hot 18 year old girls posing as 16 year olds to be buffoonish and a total useless endeavor that solves nothing.
While we are on the topic of judging, we should remember that his own wife has steadfastly stuck with him throughout these ordeals. Either she is grossly naive, or perhaps she knows the real story here and has come to a reconciliation with her husband and his transgressions.
For the record, I find Ritter to be largely annoying and pontificating. He has some salient pionts but is otherwise annoying. I think there's plenty to criticize him on without smearing him because of these laughable charges.
Sorry dude... Totally disagree.
We can not use the term I said, which is Pedo weirdo.. And use the legal definition for what he is: a registered sex offender.
He had been involved with this sort of behavior multiple times. In 2001 it was a sting with a 16 year old. This was later dismissed and sealed... But a pattern developed. He has to have known that there was a target on his back, and he had to have known, IF he believed this first thing was a set up..
They would do it again.
As far as what he was convicted of... it was a 15 year old girl. 15 dude, the person repeatedly identified themselves as a 15 year old girl and he exposed himself and masturbated in front of them. It's really hard for the Deep State to just make that up. There's got to be video and messages.
A Pennsylvania jury on Thursday found former high-ranking United Nations official Scott Ritter guilty in an Internet underage sex sting.
It's irrelevant what his wife did in sticking by him or not. He had daughters that age.
It's 100 percent irrelevant what's allowed in Europe. By that logics, some countries in Africa and the Middle East allow Child brides.
From what I heard, his initial arrest was more or less an arraignment, and this recent one was when they picked him up to finally face the charges in court. He was extremely foolish and reckless for remaining in the country while is family was elsewhere - and for what? Ego? He's facing 8 years, maximum. Hope he does not get that.
Back to Lira...(sorry for the above digression)
Barnes and Viva went over this today. They pretty much said the same... That the initial arrest was intended to be a public trial and thennexecution... but public pressure on his early arrest was such that he was able to avoid this fate.
He was pretty brazen after the fact.
Hope he is not harmed but I am sadly skeptical of what sort of "Justice" he may get at the hands of the SBU.
I found some of Liras comments to be excellent... But as the war has gone on and post arrest I've tuned him out, frankly I've tuned the whole war out.