Merchant of Death

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Merchant of Death

The sobriquet for Viktor Bout, a former Soviet officer convicted in the US for selling dangerous weaponry to the highest bidder in regions of prolific violence, including Rwanda, Angola and the Congo.
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Instead, the merchant of death intercepted them; some ending up in morgues and others in hospital beds with serious injuries.
His deals earned him the nickname the Merchant of Death and inspired the Nicolas Cage blockbuster Lord of War.
He also said, "The tobacco industry, as the merchant of death, is certainly the main obstacle.
The Merchant of Death has something for every reader, and its lovable characters, smart sense of humor, and layered plot make it an enticing start to a promising series.
Syrian-born American Richard Chichakli was arrested in January in Australia and was brought to the United States, where he is accused of conspiring with people including former Soviet air officer Viktor Bout, who's dubbed the Merchant of Death.
But the Parisian media confused him with his brother and one newspaper gave the headline: ' The merchant of death is dead'.
A former Sharjah resident dubbed the Merchant of Death was willing to sell "staggering quantities" of weapons and explosives to anti-American rebels to make millions of dollars, a prosecutor told jurors as his trial got under way in the US.
Viktor Bout, nicknamed The Merchant of Death, insisted on Wednesday that he was a legitimate businessman but prosecutors argued the Russian is guilty of conspiring to kill US nationals.
AN ARMS dealer nicknamed the Merchant of Death is to be extradited to the United States to face trial.
21 declared him guilty--closing a trial that has heard testimony resembling a spy thriller with gun buys in Jordan and an arms dealer called the Merchant of Death.
After he was arrested the DEA kept his money and used it to fund the operation to cage the Merchant of Death.
Victor Bout, who has been called the Merchant of Death, has been fighting extradition since his March 2008 arrest accused of agreeing to supply missiles to Colombian rebels.