Skip to comments.Madman Mugabe: US/UK descendants living in Zimbabwe "will be the first to die"
Posted on 07/20/2003 5:09:48 AM PDT by Spellbinder
Mugabe threatens US, UK From correspondents in Harare July 20, 2003
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has warned Britain and the United States that their descendants living in the country "will be the first to die" if the two countries launch an attack, a newspaper said today.
"They will never attempt to do here what they did in Iraq because it is their children who will be the first to die," the private Daily News on Sunday quoted Mugabe as telling a rally two weeks ago.
The rally, held shortly before a visit to southern Africa by US President George W Bush, was one of several at which Mugabe issued stern warnings to Britain and the United States.
State media did not report the threat, which was made in Mugabe's native Shona language, but the Daily News on Sunday claimed it had a recording.
Zimbabwe's white minority - mainly descendants of British and white South African immigrants during the last two centuries - has dwindled to around 50,000 from some 200,000 before political tensions began some three years ago.
Many whites, along with an estimated two million blacks, have left because of the economic and political fallout of the government's controversial land reform programme in which it has taken over white-owned commercial farms for redistribution among new black farmers.
At the same rally Mugabe described Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair as "liars" who should stand trial for genocide over their invasion of Iraq earlier this year.
"They have told lies to the world. They have committed genocide, and they are criminals these two, Bush and Blair," he said.
Mugabe frequently lambasts the West, especially the United States and Britain, which he accuses of supporting their "kith and kin" still in the country above the interests of the black majority.
State media accuse the two Western allies of wanting to effect a "regime change" in Zimbabwe in favour of Mugabe's main rival Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).
But the British and US governments have never openly spoken of wanting to invade Zimbabwe.
Washington, which does not respect Mugabe's victory in a disputed presidential poll last year, has said it wants Mugabe to step down and fresh elections to be held.
This is sure to be reported on CNN, ABC, NBC, or ABC here in the States.
What's to respect? It was a violent, fraud-ridden farce.
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The Coming Anarchy
FYI, I wrote this a while back:
I don't know what will happen in southern Africa beyond a general breakdown into chaos & anarchy... the old bugbear was the Soviets gaining control of the tip & choking our fleet's movements, coupled with control of the mineral wealth. Now it look like Quaddaffi is angling to take over Rhodesia and perhaps spread to South Africa.
At this point, we are 20 years too late, but we can at least bear witness to the debacle.
Bear in mind I am a partisan- I supported ( with reluctance ) the old white-minority governments in Rhodesia and South Africa, because I knew the Communists and their puppets- including proxies like Cuba- were angling for control of southern Africa.
One big problem we have is our media. They have tried to portray the situation in southern Africa as a clone of our own civil-rights struggles when in fact just the opposite was true. Africa is degenerating into chaos and anarchy under the guise of "liberation" and "one man, one vote."
What I used to tell people was that while Apartheid was an onerous, offensive system, I would prefer being a black South African under Apartheid to being a person of any color under the old Soviet system- and I still believe those words to be true and correct. Given time, the old South African government would have worked out its problems- but it was not allowed to do so.
Today, we are seeing the results of this folly in Zimbabwe- or rather, we see what tiny bits the web and small elements of talk radio cover.
The whole story of contemporary Africa is a sad tale of tribalism, class warfare, kleptocracy, and massive corruption- and one the media here "won't even talk about" because it does not fit within their template of acceptable ideas.
I would also add, that both the press and entertainment arms of the media encouraged and supported the toppling of the old governments, i. e., they were in collusion, and complicit in the fall. Now that things have worked out at variance with their idealistic fantasies, they simply "don't talk about it..."
"Why do you keep posting this stuff? Nobody cares about Africa, anyway..."
Clive, Cincinatus's Wife, blam, myself, and a few others get asked that occasionally- we are among the keepers of the "AfricaWatch" columns, and we continue to post articles about what I believe will prove to be one of the great, tragic stories of the new century.
The mainstream press never publishes more than one Africa story a day, and it's usually some fluff or dodge around how grim the situation is over there.
But the truth is archived here on Free Republic, and I maintain that one day, when things over there are too awful to be ignored any longer, those who have eyes to see will read the stories here, and be appalled at the silence.
That is all...
I appreciate the news and commentary that appears in Free Republic from those who are on the front-lines of this disaster.
I noticed that, too.
Keep posting, and thanks
Hmmmm. An interesting way to send a message to both Libya's Khadaffi and to North Korea at the same time. The idea has possibilities....