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Robert Mugabe asked to be new UN envoy for tourism
guardian.co.uk ^ | 5/29/12 | David Smith

Posted on 05/29/2012 10:28:33 AM PDT by ColdOne

With a line-up that includes Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Orlando Bloom, and Ricky Martin, the UN's choice of ambassadors has been known to cause raised eyebrows or the odd smirk.

Seldom, however, has there been such anger, or questioning of the organisation's credibility, as that greeting the appointment of a new international envoy for tourism: Robert Mugabe.

Improbable as it seems, the Zimbabwean president, who is widely accused of ethnic cleansing, rigging elections, terrorising opposition, controlling media and presiding over a collapsed economy, has been endorsed as a champion of efforts to boost global holidaymaking.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mugabe; tourism; un; zimbabwe

1 posted on 05/29/2012 10:28:42 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

That’s like putting Idi Amin in charge of the U.N. Food Drive.


2 posted on 05/29/2012 10:30:58 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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This is like me giving marital advice.


3 posted on 05/29/2012 10:37:00 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: ZULU

Idi loved liver and onions!


4 posted on 05/29/2012 10:37:22 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ColdOne

“Robert Mugabe asked to be new UN envoy for tourism”

I literally laughed out loud at this one!


5 posted on 05/29/2012 10:39:13 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: ColdOne

The ideal guy to see that there’s enough golf courses for Obama.


6 posted on 05/29/2012 10:40:31 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (nobody gives me warheads anyway))
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To: ColdOne

Another instance of truth being stranger than fiction.


7 posted on 05/29/2012 10:41:35 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: ColdOne

This is certainly good news for tourism.

I’m more than mildly surprised that the American President Barack Hussein Obama didn’t create an office for tourism and offer that to Mugabee.

Mugabee, of course, is the president of that progressive African nation, Zimbabwe. (Or is it Zimbabyou, or Zimbabme?) At any rate he’d do tourism a big favor in his nation if he’d exile himself and all his cronies out of Zimbabyou and rename it Rhodesia.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 10:41:53 AM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Batman11

When we throw Obama out of the WH, he will become a prime candidate for Secy General of the UN..Just watch. He has all the qualifications..


9 posted on 05/29/2012 10:42:27 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: ColdOne
Seldom, however, has there been such anger, or questioning of the organisation's credibility, as that greeting the appointment of a new international envoy for tourism: Robert Mugabe.

I wouldn't go that far. This is the UN we're talking about.

10 posted on 05/29/2012 10:44:07 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: ColdOne

Look on the bright side. They appointed Muammar Gaddafi to the U.N. Human Rights Council a couple of years ago, and look what happened to him.


11 posted on 05/29/2012 10:47:27 AM PDT by JHL
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To: ColdOne
Mugabe, the UN’s Freudian slip.
12 posted on 05/29/2012 10:48:44 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: ColdOne

The first tour will be to the graveyards of his political opponents.


13 posted on 05/29/2012 10:53:13 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ColdOne

UN Envoy for Tourism...

This is some of the crap US Taxpayer dollars are going to at the UN? How many US families get by week to week? Job to job?

At this point, I really wouldn’t be surprised if Pres. Urkel appoints a Tourism Czar.


14 posted on 05/29/2012 10:55:59 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: ColdOne
Robert Mugabe asked to be new UN envoy for tourism

Mugabe says: spend your money on tourism now before I add too many zeros to the new bills I'm printing and make yours worthless.

Mugabe says: vacation memories can't be taken from you just because of your race, unlike your money, your farm or your very life.

15 posted on 05/29/2012 11:00:15 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: ColdOne

will there be a package deal including hut, to see obama’s kenyan birthplace.


16 posted on 05/29/2012 11:05:36 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Oldexpat

He’ll have to go back to saying he was born in Kenya all along to do that.


17 posted on 05/29/2012 11:08:40 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: JHL

You can’t make this stuff up!


18 posted on 05/29/2012 11:19:58 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: ColdOne

Those planning to visit Zimbabwe might want to take a full supply of MREs. Since Bobby M. has redistributed the farms FROM folks who actually KNEW how to farm to those without a clue, food is in short supply.


19 posted on 05/29/2012 11:20:25 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Idi could have arragned that. You would just have to tell him whose liver!!


20 posted on 05/29/2012 11:26:27 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: Dick Bachert

Tourism? I thought Mugabe’s expertise was in Economics and Agricultural Development.


21 posted on 05/29/2012 11:27:47 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: ColdOne

A sick joke!!


22 posted on 05/29/2012 11:30:24 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: ZULU

“You would just have to tell him whose liver!!”

That was the story about his dining habits.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 11:35:46 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ColdOne
OK, this has GOT to be satire.

US out of the UN
UN out of the US

24 posted on 05/29/2012 12:15:21 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Elizabeth Warren, 1st Cherokee on the Mayflower?)
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To: ColdOne
I'm reminded of previous tourism efforts:


25 posted on 05/29/2012 12:30:46 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ColdOne
Good ol' Bobby might have misheard and thought he was getting the terrorism gig...
26 posted on 05/29/2012 12:47:02 PM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: ColdOne
Robert Mugabe for Tourism??

Hi I am Robert Mugabe, I have in my hand an AK-47, so VISIT my CORRUPT COUNTRY of Zimbabwe. If you don't, I'll shoot you.

If you visit my country, you'll see what 4 more years of Obama can do to yours. Visit Zimbabwe, I DEMAND you...

27 posted on 05/29/2012 1:36:48 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: NonValueAdded
We already know that this kind of stuff is de rigueur for the so-called UN. The abomination should never have been set up post-WWII.
28 posted on 05/29/2012 9:25:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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