Did you hear about Palestinian recognition of Texas as part of Mexico?

Note the US ‘disputed territories’ on the map (from The Beaverton)

It had to happen.

The Palestinian National Authority announced that it would recognize Texas as a state of Mexico because it was violently annexed by the United States in the 1840s.

“The territory north and east of the Rio Grande is very important to the Mexican people,” explained a PNA spokesperson. “Before American settlers showed up and implemented slavery, Mexico oversaw this land. Then, President Polk sent his armies to invade the rest of these Mexican territories, and force the country to give up California, New Mexico, most of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado. We may soon recognize these states as part of Mexico too.”

That’s the grin-and-bear-it school of political satire and it comes from The Beaverton.

It’s Canada’s answer to The Onion and somewhat startlingly, does rather better than the older outlet in terms of apparent believability.

Originally published at www.rashmee.com on December 7, 2017.

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