Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the United States has declared an “electric energy war” against his country amid a widespread blackout that has left the capital Caracas and several other states in almost complete darkness.
Around 80 percent of Pakistan, including the capital, Islamabad, has fallen into darkness after a key power transmission line broke down in the aftermath of an apparent militant attack on the facility.
The announcement arrived at the telegraphed moment, conveniently scheduled for prime time in most zones. A decision said to shed light on a matter of national importance is revealed only after dark, with the lede buried under a pile of prosecutorial dereliction. When the decisive words are finally uttered, they echo with unintended irony as a broken system delivers its own self-indictment: “No True Bill.”