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Mugabe stripped of honorary knighthood
News Limited ^ | June 26, 2008

Posted on 06/25/2008 12:17:23 PM PDT by george76

ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe has been stripped of his honorary British knighthood as a "mark of revulsion" following recent pre-election violence, the Foreign Office in London said today.

Queen Elizabeth II has approved the annulment of the honour - bestowed on Mugabe by the former colonial power 14 years ago - on the recommendation of Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

"This action has been taken as a mark of revulsion at the abuse of human rights and abject disregard for the democratic process in Zimbabwe over which President Mugabe has presided,"

"We can no longer justify an individual who is responsible for a consistent campaign of human rights violations and the disregard for the democratic process retaining an honour," said the spokesman.

"As international and regional leaders have said, Mugabe's actions in the run-up to the second round of elections has demonstrated his total disregard for democracy and human rights.

"His actions have proved beyond all argument that he is not worthy to retain this honour."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: british; britishknighthood; knighthood; mugabe; queenelizabeth; queenelizabethii; robertmugabe; zimbabwe
Still no comment from Jimmy nor the enemedia.

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1 posted on 06/25/2008 12:17:24 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

I can’t believe that Mugabe was ever knighted, but as recently as 14 years ago? You’d think the British would have known better.


2 posted on 06/25/2008 12:20:20 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("a wee bit silly." -Lord Trimble on Hillary Clinton's claim of foreign policy "experience".)
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To: george76

stripped of a medal..

Oh Yeah, That’ll show him.

Hey Queen, How about ya park about 50 British warships and loaded troop carriers off the east coast of afrika and give Mugabe 48 hours to leave.

The history of that area includes a lot of prior British intervention and such so it’s not like ya don’t have road maps and info about the place.


3 posted on 06/25/2008 12:21:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: george76
stripped of his honorary British knighthood

doesn't sound like England is very discriminating when passing around the badge of knighthood... not too sure I want to be one or even a Noble Peace Prize winner...

4 posted on 06/25/2008 12:21:27 PM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: george76

the guy won’t relinquish his dictatorship. you think he gives a rip about your “knighthood?”


5 posted on 06/25/2008 12:21:27 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media vs. the people.)
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To: Clive; SunkenCiv

Any comment from BO or Nelson Mandela ?


Nelson Mandela has charmed Queen Elizabeth as she welcomed him to Buckingham Palace.

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23924411-5001028,00.html


6 posted on 06/25/2008 12:21:48 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

I have very little, actually no doubt that his Knighthood was totally because he was Black and a Communist. Modern Western Countries seem to just swoon over the combination.


7 posted on 06/25/2008 12:22:39 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: george76

“How dare they! The British are such racists”./sarc


8 posted on 06/25/2008 12:22:51 PM PDT by unkus
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To: george76

The bastard has a special pit in hell waiting for him. He’s kept an antire nation crushed and broken under his rule long enough.


9 posted on 06/25/2008 12:23:04 PM PDT by WarToad
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood
I think Chirac in France could find no one to have dinner with and Mugabe was one of his last State Dinners guest.
10 posted on 06/25/2008 12:23:07 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: george76

“bestowed on Mugabe by the former colonial power 14 years ago - on the recommendation of Foreign Secretary David Miliband.”

A decision he will be called on to defend “it seemed like a good idea at the time” no doubt.

And why hasn’t this response come sooner? Like YEARS ago?


11 posted on 06/25/2008 12:23:22 PM PDT by weegee ("Obama or Die" - Sean "Diddy" Combs hail/chant at the 2008 BET Awards. Is that some kind of threat?)
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To: NormsRevenge
50 British warships

I bet they don't have that many left.........

12 posted on 06/25/2008 12:23:45 PM PDT by Red Badger (If we drill deep enough, we can reach the Saudi oil fields from THIS side..........)
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To: george76

What is revolting is that he got the Knighthood in the first place! He did not just start doing these horrible things!


13 posted on 06/25/2008 12:24:28 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

What is revolting is that he got the Knighthood in the first place! He did not just start doing these horrible things!


An Ego thing of the Queen’s. Appeasement, etc, to keep them in the Commonwealth.


14 posted on 06/25/2008 12:26:50 PM PDT by unkus
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To: george76

He’s been a rampaging dictatorial buzzard for 27 years. And the Queen’s just now revoking his knighthood. Makes a person wonder.


15 posted on 06/25/2008 12:28:42 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: george76

These days the Queen does what the government tells her to do, although she does it with more dignity.

So the blame for giving this Maoist murderer and thief a knighthood in the first place is owing to the Labour Government.


16 posted on 06/25/2008 12:28:52 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: george76

Glad they didn’t like wait until the last minute. really decisive there.


17 posted on 06/25/2008 12:32:33 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: george76

Honorary knighthood has become a friggin joke.

Sir Laurence Olivier was cool.
Sir (Grand Dame ?) Elton John is disgusting.

Time to end that crap.


18 posted on 06/25/2008 12:37:17 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: NormsRevenge

Call on the colonies to help, specifically Canadian Corporal Rob Furlong.


19 posted on 06/25/2008 12:39:32 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: NormsRevenge

Then they can re-rename it Rhodesia and re-rename the capital Salisbury. An awful lot of the population believes it was much better off under Ian Smith.


20 posted on 06/25/2008 12:40:07 PM PDT by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: Cicero

If the article is correct, he was knighted under a Conservative government.


21 posted on 06/25/2008 12:41:09 PM PDT by Blackyce (President Jacques Chirac: "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure.")
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To: george76

At some point, some English monarch is going to say to himself “hey, I’m the English monarch, England still technically rules over much of the world, soveriegnty by definition rules, it’s time to set some things right - TROOPS! FALL IN!”


22 posted on 06/25/2008 12:44:46 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (The average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. - Ratatouille)
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To: Red Badger

I knew someone would question that figure..

and with good cause.

I agree, btw. ;-)


23 posted on 06/25/2008 12:45:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

They could always buy some from China...........


24 posted on 06/25/2008 12:52:03 PM PDT by Red Badger (If we drill deep enough, we can reach the Saudi oil fields from THIS side..........)
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To: WarToad
The bastard has a special pit in hell waiting for him. He’s kept an antire nation crushed and broken under his rule long enough.

What will happen here if wer elect the Obamination.

25 posted on 06/25/2008 12:53:38 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: george76

I am waiting for this bloodthirsty ghoul to be stripped of his life.


26 posted on 06/25/2008 12:59:36 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Ain’t that the truth.


27 posted on 06/25/2008 1:01:46 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hey Queen, How about ya park about 50 British warships and loaded troop carriers off the east coast of afrika and give Mugabe 48 hours to leave.

Not such a big thread considering that Zimbabwe is landlocked...

28 posted on 06/25/2008 1:01:52 PM PDT by bezelbub
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To: george76
Am amazed this human swamp-grass ever was Knighted; amazed he kept the honor for all this time.

Can only say; better now; than never; to remove this degradation.

29 posted on 06/25/2008 1:05:39 PM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it irretrievably, damns us all. . .)
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To: bezelbub

Hey Queen, How about ya park about 50 British warships and loaded troop carriers off the east coast of afrika and give Mugabe 48 hours to leave.
Not such a big thread considering that Zimbabwe is landlocked...

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Details Details. :-)


30 posted on 06/25/2008 1:05:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: Blackyce

OK, I stand corrected. I couldn’t load the whole article earlier.

But corrected only technically, since John Major was the guy who kicked Maggie Thatcher out of office and started making the Conservatives over as the “me too” party. As a result, they’be been out of office pretty much ever since, since who wants “me too” if you can get the real thing? It’s been a long time since the Labour Party has had any real competition.

(Which is why I fear the election of John McCain, much as I also fear Obama.)


31 posted on 06/25/2008 1:07:24 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: george76

First Shaq, now this!


32 posted on 06/25/2008 1:10:41 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: NormsRevenge

Why would Britain invade Zimbabwe?

It sucks for the inhabitants to learn what the word “Independence” means, but for the rest of us Zimbabwe is the perfect example of the effects of Marxism.

Zimbabwe’s example is a sore spot for socialists the world over, and a guilty pleasure for the rest of us.


33 posted on 06/25/2008 1:58:13 PM PDT by agere_contra
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To: SJSAMPLE

They both got it for non-profit social work, same for Roger Moore. I think John’s thing was AIDS work, of course.


34 posted on 06/25/2008 2:08:36 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: SJSAMPLE

yeah fine, we can dispense with the honourary titles and stop giving gongs out to allies, AKA Johnny Foreigner.


35 posted on 06/25/2008 3:12:17 PM PDT by Mercia
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To: Red Badger

Around 90 commissioned warships. 20+ commissioned vessels of RFA (Royal Fleet Auxiliary).

If only I were a betting man......

;)


36 posted on 06/25/2008 3:15:15 PM PDT by Mercia
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To: T. Buzzard Trueblood

What’s really irritating is it was the Tories that did it. Fourteen years ago was right in the middle of John Major’s administration. What were he and Douglas Hurd smoking?


37 posted on 06/25/2008 3:23:19 PM PDT by RichInOC (Thatcher '08. Now More Than Ever.)
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To: george76; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

Yeah, that’s a big deal. Apparently the only one ever stripped before was the dictator of Rumania, in 1989. The question is obvious — why were either of them given the honor in the first place?!? Thanks geo.


38 posted on 06/25/2008 5:50:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s a start, I guess. SOMEONE acknowledges this POS is a POS.

Tesco says it will not be pulling out of Zimbabwe despite millions starving under Mugabe regime. Hmmmmm


39 posted on 06/25/2008 7:11:13 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: TribalPrincess2U

http://www.boycotttesco.com/ has already been around.


40 posted on 06/25/2008 7:16:19 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U
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To: John123

Well, Yasser Arafat showed you can’t be stripped of the Nobel Prize. Thus, we’re seeing just a bit of progress in the right direction here.


41 posted on 06/26/2008 3:04:51 AM PDT by Berosus (Supports the troops, bring them home -- from the Balkans.)
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