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UN Condemnation Too Little, Too Late

The world should not punish the Zimbabwean people for not having oil to warrant international intervention like Iraq has.

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Zahra J. SalehI :

I fully agreed Mr. Bashir, the author of this article about Mr. Mugabe’s ugly deeds against people but the West and special the British have interpreted the whole situation as a strong weapon to fight against the man himself. And as a result that formed a huge sympathy for the man from his people.

And in my view, any foreign interference to this country that is different from the Kenyan one, carried out by Mr. Koffi Anand, could only fuel the current situation and could cause a disarray civil war amongst the people of that country.

So it is high time the African Association comes to the picture to safe both the people and country from both the enemies!


Zahra J. Saleh, A Somalian
Based in UAE

Anonymous:

Thankfully, Thabo Mbeki's days are numbered as president, and it does not sound as if his predecessor will stand for this. I can just hope that Mugabe will be there when he gets his just desserts.

Anonymous:

Thankfully, Thabo Mbeki's days are numbered as president, and it does not sound as if his predecessor will stand for this. I can just hope that Mugabe will be there when he gets his just desserts.

Douglas:

I agree completely, as I think many, many would. You call for action to remove Mugabe. But what action do you suggest? That is the dilemma. What to do... specifically?

Grant Smith:

I think you have described the situation exactly. So much talk has beem made on the recent developments in Zimbabwe but it all underlines one critical point - The worlds organisations, UN, European Union, AU, and SADC are powerless to act against a genocidal maniac(or so it seems), when there is no financial incentive. Who will save the Zimbabwean People ?

arjayi:

Please note the following definition of the government crime of 'democide'. It fits several crimes within the Rome Statute. If an individual in a group carried out such crimes, he would be permanently removed from that society if not executed. Why is it that when the head of state carries out democide, he is not treated the same way? Perhaps because other heads of state wish to have the same power of mass murder for themselves?

In detail, democide is any actions by government:

(1) designed to kill or cause the death of people

(1.1) because of their religion, race, language, ethnicity, national origin, class, politics, speech, actions construed as opposing the government or wrecking social policy, or by virtue of their relationship to such people;
(1.2) in order to fulfill a quota or requisition system;
(1.3) in furtherance of a system of forced labor or enslavement;
(1.4) by massacre;
(1.5) through imposition of lethal living conditions;
(1.6) by directly targeting noncombatants during a war or violent conflict.

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