The circus of our world

2016-03-29 06:00

WITH its many diverse acts, the world becomes increasingly our circus. Here are a few of them.

Jacob Zuma and his ongoing and never-failing Houdini act.

Afghanistan, through the years the scene of war, uncertainty and death, produces a cricket side which in the World T20 devoured its fellow minnows and currently performs admirably in the lions’ arena.

Donald Trump who, with beginner’s luck and slick, crude tongue, makes a mockery of the traditional United States presidential election process.

Those in the United Kingdom who, inspired by the modern wave of suicide bombers, pursue Brexit.

President Assad of Syria who, in spite of the turmoil and almost universal devastation in his country, manages to keep a pristine palace.

And for a final, truly heroic act, CNN senior international correspondent Clarissa Ward, clad in traditional Islamic black, secretly entered Isis territory in Syria to film the horrors she found there.

To have been caught would have meant certain death, but she managed brilliantly to produce a horrifying and revealing report.


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