This is really fascinating - I did a two hour interview on zoom on 7th April with John Kiriakou and I had a photo of one of these coins along with a bunch of other CIA memorabilia - but I had no idea what it was until John explained about the “drinking bouts” just as Scott has described here. So if you want to meet up with me in my local pub here in North West London, then let us all drink to a victory for Mother Russia and to the demise of NATO and all its fascist enablers 👍
What a wonderful story, Scott, once again.
My eyes teared from happiness and gratitude. Stay well and healthy - best wishes to you and your wonderful family.
This is by far your best article. The easiest question is how do I figure out a way to get a coin. I walk around Arlington, Ma every day with one of my many Russia shirts or jerseys. If you knew or understood Arlington, you would understand why that’s A.) so ballsy
and B.) why we have so much in common.
The answer to A is I’m also a former marine and have enough training in MMA that if anyone wanted to take an actual swing, it would just be fun for me and bad for them. ( unless they have cauliflower ear, which I notice before that and we would be friends instead) The thing about B is I love your mission- I know I can’t get a coin- but I can assure you I’m am helping you with your mission one uncomfortable altercation or being called names at a time. I say to these angry ignorant people- please educate yourself- look up Scott Ritter, read the history of Russia- and last but not least- remember that the people of Russia have families and children too- and no one wants their kids to die no matter the cause- but they still send them to fight because they love their homeland the same way we do.
Rarely does anyone give a shit, often times I’m the one walking away convincing myself not to beat the shit out of someone just for being so entitled and stupid. That all being said- it’s worth it. The cause is that important. To me and you- we understand that this is all a three card Monty for the deep state and if we became friends with our comrades- we could accomplish much much more. But the egos of the people in charge will do everything to make sure I get looked at as an asshole for not being Russaphobic- Fuck them. Let the mission continue. Your a good egg sir. Semper Fi
Ps CIA CIA🤣sorry I still can’t help myself
Your a great man
Scott, my eyes are moist. Please make more to use for fundraising and your US book tour.
Reading you has made me a better man. I'm so proud to support you.
Love your story, Scott. How ironic that the tough Marine is the real peacemaker among us. Thank you for all you do, against unrelenting attacks from those “leaders” in our own country who promote war and destruction.
What a great story ! I was OK up until Ekaterina Strezhinova and like her , your concept of the challenge coin and its meaning got me too , I guess that's what tear ducts are for. Compassion ..... friendship .... so sorely needed now as the global threat of the WEF+ must be eliminated.
Thank you Scott. I found the part about your interview with the presenter on Russian TV very profound indeed.
“One handshake at a time”: a motto worthy of fixing all the world’s problems!
I love the coin idea! What a great way to commemorate the visit! I am sure those coins will be treasured by each recipient.
Excellent. Great story, written well. Good idea, too!
Das war spannender als ein Krimi!
Eine tolle Idee mit dieser besonderen Münze.
Bitte kreiere auch Münzen, die wir als Ihre Zuschauer und Zuhörer kaufen können. Ich bin mir sicher, dass ihr euch ein passendes Logo einfallen lasst. Liebe Grüße aus Berlin an dich und Jeff 🌹🌹🌹
That was more exciting than a detective story!
Great idea with this special coin.
Please create some for us to buy as your viewers and listeners. Again, I'm sure you guys will come up with a suitable logo. Love from Berlin to you and Jeff 🌹🌹🌹
Reminds me of people-to-people Ping Pong diplomacy of 1970 that started thawing of US-China relations: "Friendship first, competition second".
Thanks for telling us that story and the legend of the challenge coin. The way you used it to build friendships in Russia was very good diplomacy. Hearing about it is a touching story.
I am quoting Dr. Abraham Erskine on the night before Steve Rogers (Cap Am) undergoes procedure: "Stay who you are. Not a perfect soldier. But a good man". You seem to belong to this category. Thank you very much, Scott Ritter.
Such a nice story !
⭐️Keep the Faith.