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Britain and the US have condemned Russia and China for vetoing a draft UN Security Council resolution to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe\\\'s leaders.
UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband said their veto was incomprehensible, especially as Russia had earlier suggested it backed tougher action.
The measures had included an arms embargo and a travel ban for Robert Mugabe and 13 of his key allies.
Zimbabwe\\\'s UN ambassador said the UK and US had come up with flimsy reasons.
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Originally posted by johnsky
And did they deserve it? What did they do? It's their government who's corrupt, not the people, the people want the madness to end... and along comes the US and Britain deciding, "Hey, lets impose sanctions." IE, Lets punish the heck out of those civilians.
Good job China and Russia, you made the right choice... the last thing the Zimbabwe people need right now is another reason they can't eat, or earn money.
Originally posted by seagull
Things will not change in Zimbabwe until the people who actually live in the country decide to change it...
The outside world can condemn, sanction, do whatever the heck they want, but nothing much will change until the people of Zimbabwe decide to do for themselves and damn the cost.
When that finally happens, lots and lots of innocents are going to die, there's damn all we can do about that, short of invading, but then again, lots and lots of people, innocent and otherwise will die then, too. So...Hobsons Choice, folks. Tears, no matter what.