That Ex-MI6 Spy Helped Bring Down Sepp Blatter
You can't make this stuff up.
Or can you?
It's what happens when great swaths of citizens prefer to live in echo chambers, satisfied to reinforce their own views to the exclusion of all else.
An old saying in Britain is there's no such thing as an ex-MI6 spy, and Christopher Steele has recently gone a long way toward proving it. He's the dude who compiled the dossier that put Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in the same bed -- so to speak -- and has seen fit to disappear as a result of the fallout.
That's understandable. Putin's displeasure trumps Trump's by 10x.
So, as we bid adieu to the master spy and continue to marvel at the firestorm his latest work sparked, let's spare a thought for his wonderful service to the sports world.
Dude was instrumental in bringing down Sepp Blatter and his corrupt FIFA cabal.
Angered at the blatant bribery that put World Cups 2018 and 2022 in Russia and Qatar, respectively, England's Football Association sought out the best of the best to compile a report on this treachery.
Steele fit the bill and delivered the goods.
With 20 years of experience in Russia and being a fluent speaker of the language, Steele's access and thorough reporting was beyond credible. The FBI ultimately took note and dropped the hammer on FIFA's weasels.
So far, the World Cups are still happening where they were awarded. Qatar has more than enough petro-dosh to withstand smoking guns, and they'll get their show. Russia, though, as history indicates, gets even.
It's anyone's guess who they're hanging out to dry, Trump or Steele. Or both. Or everyone. Maybe even just for the hell of it.