Zimbabwe: US & Britain making their move... on CNN
having spent 3 weeks watching International CNN... am I appalled? oh yeah. (& boy, did Bill Maher show what an idiot he can be tonight... ack! the only thing he said that was intelligent. "Americans have to learn that there are people in the World who think & believe differently than they do, that within every Iraqi there does NOT lurk an American clawing to get out...")
CNN International is a Business Forum machine. OMG. Its gruesome...
that said, wow, are the UK & US on the bandwagon to give Zimbabwe the omg...
I'm beginning to wonder if Britain left Iraq... to get their paws on Zimbabwe again... "okay kids, you had your 27 years of fun, time to come back under the 'benevolent wing' of Empire..."
why do I say this? [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], CNN & BBC have been tossed out, the embassies are being told to knock off the crap with the Opposition (& [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] you believe they haven't been playing little reindeer games... ) of course, throwing out CNN BEFORE putting your UN Diplomat on the station is no way to get an impartial interview...
WHY might the US & UK want to have a corporate free-for-all in Zimbabwe?
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. oh yes, Zimbabwe is a sweet piece of fruit...
About 60% of the country is covered by an [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] terrain well known for its rich endowment of gold and base metals.
Cutting across the entire Archaen is the famous Great Dyke hosting one of the world’s largest reserves of chrome and platinoids.
Covering the edges of the Archaen terrain are younger sedimentary rocks hosting huge reserves of coal.
Well... I see 3 reasons as to why GB has started to pull out of Iraq.
1- The Brits are more powerfull in their objection to the lie war that put pressure on Blair's poodles. They are also running out of monies to waste on the Iraq fiasco.
2- I strongly feel that they may understand it is that they must prepare for wars that could break out closer to home.... as Eurasia starts to shake from the ripple effects of war(s).
3- As you stated BP, they woudl be more interested in seeking resources that will benefit them more directly in their own scrappy conflicts. I feel that Sudan is also on their 'to do' list for the oil there.
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6/12 - Romney's record at Bain "Sterling"~ praised Bill Clinton
From 'the President's Club':
*After Nixon died, Clinton compared the death with the loss of his mother
*Clinton came to rely on Nixon’s advice
*Nixon ingratiated himself with so many of his successors, particularly Mr. Clinton.
*George H.W. Bush’s ... relationship with Bill Clinton has grown so close
*Clinton is now referred to in the Bush family as the “Brother From Another Mother”
*Mr. Clinton / George W. Bush, who have become unexpectedly close and also worked on joint endeavors
ArchBishop Pius Ncube going the Way of Desmond Tutu...
President Robert Mugabe has been saying his cops have the right to 'bash' (using steel rods, in practise), objectors to his regime...
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JANE FIELDSIN HARARE
AN OUTSPOKEN Zimbabwean Catholic cleric yesterday said he was ready to face bullets in anti-government protests and urged his countrymen to take to the streets.
Archbishop Pius Ncube, who was a recipient of the 2005 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award, said that people must demonstrate over rights abuses by Robert Mugabe's government.
I hate to say it, but that ArchBishop, no kidding, appeared in his Press footage to have Parkinson's disease...
Mugabe's about 87 years old, has a support system that is beginning (or has been grifting & looking for a a bigger grab) to turn ugly on their own 'benefactor'...
I have to ask myself... what companies are getting rich from the cream of this nonsense? very ugly...
oh my... this is going nowhere good in a BIG hurry...
Bear in mind, Tutu USED to use Zimbabwe & Mugabe as a SHINING EXAMPLE of what could be achieved in Africa for self-governing peoples...
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Friday lambasted African silence about the brutal treatment of democracy activists in Zimbabwe.
"We Africans should hang our heads in shame," said Tutu, who is widely regarded as South Africa's moral conscience. "How can what is happening in Zimbabwe elicit hardly a word of concern let alone condemnation from us leaders of Africa?"
There has been increasing criticism of South Africa's refusal to condemn the arrest and beatings of scores of opposition demonstrators, including the main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
The foreign ministry earlier this week urged the Zimbabwean government to ensure laws were respected and work with the opposition toward "a lasting solution to the current challenges faced by the people of Zimbabwe."
But there has been silence from President Thabo Mbeki, who has consistently said South Africa will not meddle in its neighbor's affairs and that quiet diplomacy is preferable to public condemnation.
In his weekly African National Congress newsletter Friday, Mbeki said South Africans should use next week's annual Human Rights Day to address the continuing scourge of racism in the country. He made no mention of Zimbabwe.
South African human rights activists called on people to demonstrate in solidarity with Zimbabwe opposition leaders Saturday.
"After the horrible things done to hapless people in Harare, has come the recent crackdown on members of the opposition," Tutu said in a statement. "What more has to happen before we who are leaders, religious and political, of our mother Africa are moved to cry out 'Enough is enough?"'
The chairman of the African Union, Ghanaian President John Kufuor, said earlier this week that the organization found the turmoil in Zimbabwe "very embarrassing." Tanzania's president traveled to Zimbabwe on Thursday for talks to try to defuse the situation but came away empty handed, with President Robert Mugabe using a joint press conference to tell his critics to "go hang."
Tutu, who was a tireless anti-apartheid campaigner and headed the country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help South Africa come to terms with the past, said all leaders in Africa should condemn the Zimbabwe government.
"What an awful blot on our copy book. Do we really care about human rights, do we care that people of flesh and blood, fellow Africans, are being treated like rubbish, almost worse than they were ever treated by rabid racists?" he asked.
Tutu has often criticized Mugabe in the past. He once described the autocratic leader as "a cartoon figure of an archetypical African dictator."
This prompted Mugabe to label Tutu an "angry, evil and embittered little bishop."
Tutu, who was Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 1984. Last year he was named a member of a U.N. advisory panel on genocide prevention.