Thursday, February 9, 2017

Political three-card monte

According to the occasionally reliable Wikipedia,
Three-card Monte – also known as find the lady and three-card trick – is a confidence game in which the victim, or "mark", is tricked into betting a sum of money, on the assumption that they can find the "money card" among three face-down playing cards. It is the same as the shell game except that cards are used instead of shells.
With that by way of tantalizing background, consider this latest account of what is (or is not) going on in Pakistan with respect to whether military courts should again be given authority to try civilians. Your guess is as good as ours.

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