posted on Mar, 11 2004 @ 09:24 PM
I'm having serious doubts and reservations as to this being a US, UK, and Spain "jig".
Anyone who is a leader of a nation can be just as paronoid, if not more, that "someone" or "somebody" is out to get them or remove them as
indicated by this mentioning in this article:
"Zimbabwe says US, UK and Spain sent mercenaries"
"Yesterday, Obiang, who seized power from his uncle in 1979, said foreign countries and multinational companies had conspired to replace him with
an exiled politician living in Spain."
Mind you, evidences and proofs yet to be brought forth.
How about that Moto spent the money to hire "mercs" to do the ousting?
"Severo Moto, who heads what he calls a government-in-exile in Madrid, said today he was not involved in any plot but Obiang had to go, by force
"The people have the legitimacy to get rid of the tyrant," Moto told Reuters.
Moto was exiled to Spain for plotting a coup in his homeland, where Frederick Forsyth wrote a classic 1970s tale of mercenary skullduggery The Dogs of
And this comment that is indicative of "mercs" being hired to do such:
"...carrying about 60 men, most of them South Africans, Angolans and Namibians..."
In retrospect, no SAS led "operation" would be that entirely incompetent as to fly into Harare and get arrested, especially if their purpose was to
take out or overthrow Mugabe. Think about it gentlemen.
And since an NewZimbabwe
article was mentioned, lets add this to the 'pot':
"Mugabe officials had deal with 'mercenaries'"
You guys are aware that EXXON is already drilling in Zimbabwe, so I would surmise that it is not a 'conspiracy' to gain more OIL?
Or this article:
"Zimbabwe halts 'dogs of war' odyssey"
"A cargo plane seized at Harare airport with 64 burly men on board was last night at the centre of a peculiarly African storm of claim and
counter-claim verging on the comical. First Equatorial Guinea claimed that the ageing Boeing 727-100 had been flying mercenaries from South Africa to
topple its Government. Then the flight operators said that it had been flying experts to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo to provide security
and other support services to mining companies. Finally Kembo Wohabi, the Zimbabwean Minister of Home Affairs, stepped forward to claim that the men
were planning to aid a Congo rebel group and had stopped in Harare to buy arms. Whatever the truth, President Mugabe’s beleaguered regime was taking
no risks and placed the Zimbabwe Army on full alert. The saga began when the Zimbabwean authorities detained the aircraft late on Sunday and said that
it had declared a false cargo and crew. Mr Wohabi claimed that on board there were 20 South Africans, 18 Namibians, 23 Angolans, two Congolese and one
Zimbabwean. Their baggage, displayed on Zimbabwean state television, included a rubber dinghy, sleeping bags, satellite phones, knives, bolt-cutters,
hammers, camouflage uniforms and Mace, which could be “used by commandos on specialised missions”. However, there were no firearms, ammunition or
explosives of any sort."
Or this one:
"Zimbabwe threatens 'mercenary' journalists"
IMHO, if the US or the UK really wanted Mugabe out, a handful of MArines, SAS, or Spec Ops would be all that would be needed and
they would not have landed in Harare to be taken as prisoners..... its all hogwash and too freakin' "convenient". The "jig" is far from being up.