Con “45 minutes” Coughlin is at it again:
[S]ay what you like about Arafat, he knew how to keep order, and it is unlikely Hamas would have been able to establish its own self-contained fiefdom in Gaza were he still alive. Arafat, the veteran of many minor civil wars between rival Palestinian groups, took a dim view of people who challenged his authority, and would have dealt harshly with the Hamas upstarts.
Coughlin is meant to be the Telegraph’s executive foreign editor, yet he makes no mention of one of the biggest news foreign news stories this past week: the leak of confidential papers and insider information that showing US backed a Fatah coup, which in turn was preempted by Hamas in Gaza. No where, while blaming the Palestinians, does Coughlin show his readers that things are a little more complicated than they appear.
And this man is the Telegraph’s executive foreign editor?
Seriously, what are the Telegraph paying this man? He’s absolutely rubbish.