|Already iconic, a news photo of FIFA executive committee officials|
being led away by police via side exit of a luxurious Swiss hotel
on Wednesday morning, with bed sheets serving to ward off
the public eye [Image Source]
And as we have written here dozens of times during the past decade, we remain astonished (and appalled) at how one of the world's most influential sources of news and analysis gives a distorted, understanding, even empathetic, platform for the dissemination of the terrorism-friendly views [for instance, "01-Apr-15: A question for Jeremy Bowen and his morally-challenged BBC handlers"] espoused by Hamas and by its principal funder.
Thus our feelings, as we look at the news of a massive unfolding criminal investigation ["US indicts 14 over ‘rampant’ FIFA corruption", Financial Times, yesterday] are probably more narrowly focused than those of others.
That's why we post below links to two reports focused on just one of the senior FIFA figures now in the hands of police. Naturally, like all the other men arrested yesterday or about to be brought into custody, he is entitled to his day in court and the presumption of innocence.
First, from our friends at the BBC, a tweet posted this morning:
|Click to see the Twitter source for this May 28, 2015 item|
|Source: Reuters, October 17, 2011|
Trinadadian Warner says in a letter to the Trinidad Guardian, which will be published in full on Tuesday, he intends to speak out on the affair and highlighted who he felt was to blame for his downfall. "I will talk about the Zionism, which probably is the most important reason why this acrid attack on Bin Hammam and me was mounted," Warner told the newspaper.(Austin "Jack" Warner hardly faded into the background after his FIFA chapter ended in suspension and then resignation four years ago. He is today a member of the parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and has been the head of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP), which he formed, since 2013.)