Prof. Juan Cole of Michigan U is a well-know commentator of many matters including the Mid East. Unlike many pundits, he speaks fluent Arabic. His blog, Informed Comment, is well known, oft cited, and has been awarded various prizes. Yesterday he posted the following sentence: Gaza is the worst outcome of Western colonialism anywhere in the world outside the Belgian Congo.
I truly and honestly don't know what this sentence might possibly mean. If anyone wants to educate me, I'm here.