Thinking of Brittney 2022 . . . and Prague 1968

We learned that Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal camp for drug-smuggling.  It’s a serious charge, but there is no question that Brittney is getting a lesson in Russian justice. Before the verdict, Brittney addressed the issue:   

“I want to say again that I had no intent on breaking any Russian laws. I had no intent. I did not conspire or plan to commit this crime,” she added.

I’m glad that she did not mean to break any Russian law, but she did.  Worse than that, she is getting a lesson on why she is so lucky to be an American citizen.  Of course, this is the same Brittney who did not appreciate much about her country when she was bouncing the ball on the court.  All of that woke stuff is not helping her one bit in Russia.

Let me tell Brittney a little story about the country where she sits in jail. Russia used to be the USSR and the Warsaw Pact was a military alliance or their version of NATO to counter the West.  Prague is now the capital of the Czech Republic and Slovakia is another country, or the Slovak Republic, in what used to be Czechoslovakia.

Back in this week of August 1968, 200,000 Warsaw Pact troops and 5,000 tanks invaded Czechoslovakia to crush the  “Prague Spring.”   It was called “the spring” because the citizens under communism sought freedom and some of the due process that Brittney does not understand that come with being an American. So the tanks came and crushed everything in a few days:    

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