Thursday :: May 28, 2015

Putin's Scared

by Deacon Blues

There's a very simple reason why Vladimir Putin is attacking the United States' arrest and extradition of senior FIFA officials yesterday from Switzerland over charges of corruption, bribery, and money manipulation: because Putin is running a criminal enterprise that paid to get the 2018 World Cup.

I suspect that FIFA took bribes and other inducements from Russia, Putin, and his associates to place the 2018 cup in that country, and I assume Qatar bought the 2022 Cup. Putin is afraid of this now being exposed, so consistent with his small man complex, he once again plays the victim card and lashes out at his arch enemy with overheated rhetoric to misdirect attention away from his own misdeeds.

If Obama had the guts, he would publicly tell the American soccer community that if the United States' justice community has established a pattern of FIFA criminality surrounding the 2018 and 2022 Cup placements, then American soccer should not be rewarding such criminality. America should boycott both Cups, but Obama doesn't want to piss off Qatar, because he needs them for our regional fights. However, there is no reason whatsoever why America should be rewarding a criminal thug like Putin, who lied to the world about Ukraine, with any further events on the world staqe. End of story.

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