March 15, 2014

Why Qatar Loves the Muslim Brotherhood

Frida Ghitis, World Politics Review

The Associated Press

What does a gambler do when a large bet suddenly looks like it’s riding on a losing hand? Many will fold and cut their losses. Others push ahead, even doubling down, hoping their game plan will ultimately pay off.

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