By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.
In the current scandal orchestrated by
This is part of
This Washington-orchestrated scandal stinks to high heaven. It seems obvious that the FIFA officials have been arrested for political reasons and that the recently overwhelmingly-reelected FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, was forced to resign by
This clears the deck for
The only hope for South America, Asia, and
It is astonishing that
Putin, Lavrov, and
FIFA is a Swiss-based organization. Yet the arrests of FIFA officials is based on a Washington-initiated “investigation” by the FBI. By asserting the universality of
Possibly, but one answer is that the entire point of being a leader of a foreign country is to be made rich by kowtowing to
Putin can become rich, too. All he needs to do is to turn
Here we are in an orchestrated soccer scandal hyped to the hilt by the presstitute media while all the real scandals go unremarked.
For example, a number of the mega-banks in the West have pleaded guilty to felony charges and only suffered fines. As Finian Cunningham has pointed out, the money laundering and price-rigging by the “banks too big to jail” dwarfs the alleged criminality at FIFA. The Securities and Exchange Commission actually issues waivers to the banks for their criminal activity. One dissenting SEC commissioner accuses her colleagues of encouraging “recidivism” by the constant issue of waivers.
Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction. Assad did not use chemical weapons.
It is almost a certainty that politicians up in arms over unsubstantiated charges that FIFA took bribes have themselves taken bribes. Just look at the bribes given to Congress by corporations to vote fast track for TTIP.
Can anyone name even one leader of one EU country (other perhaps than
According to Udo Ulfkotte, no one can name even one British or EU newspaper that doesn’t take bribes from the CIA.
How many UN votes are determined by
Whether or not FIFA decisions are tainted by bribery, the purpose of the “investigation” is to cast doubt on the decision to hold the World Cup in
Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, has held numerous university appointments. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research. Dr. Roberts can be reached at http://paulcraigroberts.org