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The Times has learnt that the Ministry of Defence already has two contingency plans, one involving the deployment of troops into Zimbabwe.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
I don't think it should be invaded, u.s. never does anything unless it's for their own benefit.
Why only pick on Zimbabwe? Why not Sudan? Uganda?
So only pick a fight if you can win, then? Just let all the atrocities go because it's the Chinese? I don't know, the whole thing just stinks.
C'mon now, you aren't going to stick up for Robert Mugabe's downright thug like stealing of the election and intimidation of the opposition party are you? Have your supporters kill an opponents wife and beat up any rallies of the opposition.
He (Mugabe) is the epitome of a Despot. en.wikipedia.org...
If someone wants to take him out along with his party, I won't shed a tear.
We would need to get the African Union and South Africa on board with it to give it a Non Western / Imperialist move though.
Originally posted by budski
I think there is a case for intervention, but politically it could be a poisoned chalice.
The trick would be to remove mugabe and the head people in zanu pf and then allow elections, which would be overseen by a peacekeeping force.
The country could be back on it's feet pretty quickly, given the right leadership, BUT the democratic process which mugabe has corrupted must be seen to be fully transparent, in order to allay fears (by other african nations) of colonialism and/or imperialism.