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Madman Mugabe: US/UK descendants living in Zimbabwe "will be the first to die"
NEWS.com.au ^ | July 20, 2003 | Agence France-Presse

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.

Agence France-Presse


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; africawatch; dictator; landconfiscation; mugabe; murder; racism; racist; zimbabwe

1 posted on 07/20/2003 5:09:48 AM PDT by Spellbinder
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To: Spellbinder
Madman Mugabe: US/UK descendants living in Zimbabwe "will be the first to die"
NEWS.com.au ^ | July 20, 2003 | Agence France-Presse

This is sure to be reported on CNN, ABC, NBC, or ABC here in the States.

For sure.

2 posted on 07/20/2003 5:22:04 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (>>>>>Liberals Suk. Liberalism Sukz.<<<<<)
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To: *AfricaWatch; Clive; sarcasm; Travis McGee; Byron_the_Aussie; robnoel; GeronL; ZOOKER; Bonaparte; ..
Bump!
3 posted on 07/20/2003 5:31:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: DoctorMichael; All
Captive Nations Week: Bush slams Myanmar, Iran,Cuba, North Korea, Belarus, Zimbabwe***In a proclamation issued to mark "captive nations week" first observed in 1959 as a statement against communism, Bush hit out at a familiar gallery of US foes.***
4 posted on 07/20/2003 5:32:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Spellbinder
***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.***

What's to respect? It was a violent, fraud-ridden farce.

5 posted on 07/20/2003 5:33:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Boilerplate:

... anyone who is doubtful about the situation there, or perhaps curious about how much goes unmentioned & unreported by the laughingly-misnamed "watchdog press" need only click the "keyword: Africa Watch" or go here:

AfricaWatch:

To find all articles tagged or indexed using AfricaWatch, click below:
  click here >>> AfricaWatch <<< click here  
(To view all FR Bump Lists, click here)

Daily Reports Rhodesia

Rhetoric of blame is now a white lie (AFRICA, HEAL THYSELF)
The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 3, 2002 | Tim Butcher
"I remember Africa in the 1960s, everyone was filled with high expectations after independence. Forty years on, Africa is a series of kleptocracies, many worse off than they were under colonial rule. Almost all of the common people in relative worse shape to the rest of the world than they were before independence. Africans after 40 years have no one to blame but their own leadership for their problems. The leaders want to deflect blame to the West. The West's not buying it anymore..."

CIA -- The World Factbook -- Zimbabwe

First it was Rhodesia then SA now America paying the price of silence.

-A Capsule History of Southern Africa--

Parallels between Apartheid SA & USA today


South African Crime Report

ZWNEWS.com - linking the world to Zimbabwe
... Books & Videos. Degrees in Violence: Robert Mugabe and the Struggle for Power
In Zimbabwe This book tells the story of Zimbabwe from the hopeful era of ...

MPR Books - Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African ...

Title: "Cry, the Beloved Country" - Topics: World/South Africa

The Coming Anarchy
February 1994. The Coming Anarchy. by Robert D. Kaplan. ... All rights reserved.

-South Africa - The sellout of a nation--

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."
( One time- then forevermore a dictatorship... )
All while the media here turns a blind eye to what is really happening.

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...

-30-

backhoe


6 posted on 07/20/2003 5:50:48 AM PDT by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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To: backhoe
This is indeed an ongoing, widely ignored, tragic story.
7 posted on 07/20/2003 6:10:32 AM PDT by Peach
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To: Peach
I just can't conceive of a good outcome over there- my tagline sums it up.
8 posted on 07/20/2003 6:49:12 AM PDT by backhoe ("Pity About Africa...")
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To: backhoe
As far as I know, I don't have any "descendants" in Zimbabwe or anywhere else in Africa. Britain, the ancestral home of so many of the Rhodesian whites, seems to have abandoned them to their fate. After fawning over Mugabe, the British Left only turned against him when (1) his crimes became too obvious to ignore, and (2) he began denouncing homosexuality.

I appreciate the news and commentary that appears in Free Republic from those who are on the front-lines of this disaster.

9 posted on 07/20/2003 6:49:18 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: Malesherbes
After fawning over Mugabe, the British Left only turned against him when (1) his crimes became too obvious to ignore, and (2) he began denouncing homosexuality.

I noticed that, too.

10 posted on 07/20/2003 6:51:57 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the sunset...)
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To: Malesherbes
I dont have any decendents in Rhodesia either but I do have inlaws.My wife left there in 80 to start a new life here in the states with me.Most of her family left but not all.
11 posted on 07/20/2003 6:55:17 AM PDT by JOHANNES801
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To: Spellbinder
bttt
12 posted on 07/20/2003 6:57:23 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: backhoe
"Why do you keep posting this stuff? Nobody cares about Africa, anyway..."

Keep posting, and thanks

13 posted on 07/20/2003 7:34:33 AM PDT by alphadog (die commie scum)
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To: backhoe
Please put me on your list. Thanks
14 posted on 07/20/2003 7:36:40 AM PDT by TAP ONLINE
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To: Spellbinder
Funny, nothing out of the NAACP, julian bond, jesse jackson,
al sharpton, mandella/clinton crown about this.

/sarcasm
15 posted on 07/20/2003 7:41:02 AM PDT by tet68
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To: backhoe
I greatly appreciate the Zimbabwe posts. We have a Cambodia-in-progress here that Liberals have no problem living with. Compare with their attitude toward South Africa in the 1980s. I have no relatives in Zimbabwe, but I do have friends both black and white and have visited there -- what a beautiful place and wonderful people -- one of the great tragedies of recent history is the decimation of a once prosperous, well-run country by a syphylitic maniac while the world sits idly by.
16 posted on 07/20/2003 8:17:42 AM PDT by speedy
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To: Spellbinder
bttt
17 posted on 07/20/2003 8:22:41 AM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: backhoe
Could you please add me to your ping list? Thank you for all your hard work.
18 posted on 07/20/2003 8:25:21 AM PDT by sunshine state
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To: DoctorMichael


Ha haHa , yeah like we're just getting ready to attack ZIMBABWE! right!!!
19 posted on 07/20/2003 9:38:46 AM PDT by BabaOreally
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To: BabaOreally
Ha haHa , yeah like we're just getting ready to attack ZIMBABWE! right!!!

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....

-archy-/-

20 posted on 07/20/2003 12:36:47 PM PDT by archy (Keep in mind that the milk of human kindness comes from a beast that is both cannibal and a vampire.)
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To: alphadog
Thank you kindly.
21 posted on 07/20/2003 1:38:07 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the sunset...)
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To: TAP ONLINE
Please put me on your list

I'd love to- but I don't keep one! Try Clive.

22 posted on 07/20/2003 1:39:18 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an old keyboard cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the sunset...)
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To: sunshine state
See #22- I would, but I don't have one!
23 posted on 07/20/2003 1:48:03 PM PDT by backhoe (Do NOT read this banner! Under Penalty of Law!)
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To: speedy
Appreciate your comments- thank you!
24 posted on 07/20/2003 1:49:52 PM PDT by backhoe (For Evil to prosper, it is only necessary that good men do nothing...)
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To: backhoe
Bump!
25 posted on 07/20/2003 11:55:25 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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