In yet another sign that the end of the world, or at least the end of the uni-polar world dominated by the US is nigh, the members of FIFA today voted to put the old scallywag Sepp Blatter back in the big chair for four more years.
According to this story in The Guardian, while the White World (aka the Nations of Virtue) was pretty much unanimous in wanting Blatter out, he had massive support among the lesser peoples in Africa, South America, and Asia.
That must be a tough blow for the American moralists, who can't find corruption on Wall Street because they're too busy looking for it at FIFA. Look for the next round to take the form of advertiser boycotts as the major sponsors, almost universally based in the rich white nations, throw their weight around to achieve what couldn't be attained via the ballot box.
In the under-card, the Palestinians were persuaded in back-room arm-twisting sessions that involved God-knows-what degree of horse-trading, to drop their campaign to have Israel booted out of FIFA.