Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gul, the newspaper's Ankara bureau chief, have been sentenced to at least five years jailtime.00:57 07.05.16 | 0 comments
The Palestinian election results are portrayed in a lot of reporting as startling and unexpected. Even a remote observer such as I has seen enough information in the past to see this result as predictable. The Palestinian Authority/PLO administration has been corrupt and largely despised by the average Palestinian. Who was the alternative? Hamas is the only alternative political formation I know of there, maybe there were others? The biggest tragedy of that part of the world is the adoption some 4500 years ago of some derivative of a Persian sect that posited a single omniscient sky god. More wars and destruction have issued from the 3 forms of monomaniacal Mediterranean monotheism than from anything else in recorded history. Cannot some diligent archeologist finally unearth the incontrovertable truth that some stoned looney dreamed up those lunacies and wrote them on the back of the ancient equivalent of a napkin in some Babylonian backwater pub?