Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The strange case of "General Hassan" gets stranger

On December 7 we noted the conviction of a retired Algerian general officer by a court-martial. The back story of that case is now becoming clearer: it's a tale of a crumbling regime headed by a longtime leader with grave health problems. The New York Times has the story here. The sequestration of the country's ailing president is reminiscent of the successful effort to keep people unaware of President Wilson's disability nearly a century ago.

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