COMMENT POSTED TO THE GUARDIAN
I’m happy for Mr Blatter.
I have no idea whether American corruption charges against other officials have any validity. After all, America lies to us pretty much around the clock about what it is doing in many things.
In a very real sense, there is no more corrupt organization than America’s government. Its members are the best government money can buy in a set of elections based on vast fortunes donated by special interests. Even much of America’s foreign policy is for sale.
I have no idea whether Blatter was aware of any corruption by others, but it doesn’t really matter.
I don’t think there can be any doubt that America had an agenda here to take away the World Cup from Russia. America really will stop at almost nothing to punish Russia’s rational response to an America’s induced coup and chaotic war in neighboring Ukraine.
Sometimes you even have to cheer for bad guys when the only option is a much greater bad guy.