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Mugabe blames Zimbabwe's troubles on Britain, whites, foes

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posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 01:57 AM

Mugabe blames Zimbabwe's troubles on Britain, whites, foes

President Robert Mugabe devoted his first major speech since the unresolved election three weeks ago to denouncing whites and former colonial ruler Britain, an attempt to convince Zimbabweans their political and economic troubles stem from abroad.

"There are black people who are putting prices up, but they are being used by the whites," Mugabe said, promising to tighten laws that set prices and to crack down on — and possibly take over — businesses that break the rules.
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[edit on 4/19/2008 by biggie smalls]

posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 01:57 AM
Mugabe, Mugabe, Mugabe. When will you learn? 82 years old and you still have no conscience.

My friend, you lost the election. You must concede defeat and step down. I know you are afraid of being prosecuted, but we must all die some day. Do not fear death as it is not the end. Where you're going may end up being worse than this planet, but that was of your own doing.

Britain is not to blame for the current situation in Zimbabwe. You're the President and dictator, why don't you take responsibility? Oh right, that would make you look bad and you don't want that to happen. My bad.

Its always the white man's fault, isn't it? Why don't you step up and be a man? Take responsibility for your country and why its in turmoil.

You attempted to intimidate the opposition party and rig the election. It turns out that didn't work out so well. People are smarter than you give them credit for.

Whites "want the people to starve so they think the government is wrong and they should remove it," said Mugabe, who has ruled since independence in 1980 but who, according to independent monitors, failed to win re-election in the March 29 presidential vote.

No whites don't want the people to starve. Maybe they think the government is corrupt and should be dismantled because you did not win the popular vote. Remember Bush lost the 2000 election, but he's still in power.

Are you taking a cue from your buddy across the pond? He hasn't been President for about 30 years like you though. Is he taking cues from you then?


The opposition and independent economists blame Mugabe's economic policies for the collapse of what was once southern Africa's breadbasket. Often violent seizures of white-owned commercial farms that began on Mugabe's orders in 2000 put land in the hands of his cronies instead of productive farmers, black or white, and agricultural production slumped.

I remember the farm takeover. Anyone who was not a government lacky was kicked off their land, regardless if they fed people or not. Mugabe gave people who know nothing about the land and food farms. That's a great move to help a starving people.

Nice job buddy.

The farm invasions were a dramatic example of Mugabe's familiar tactic of demonizing whites. His anti-white rhetoric has long struck a chord in a country that suffered under white minority rule until 1980, and where whites controlled much of the economy even decades later.

I really can't blame the anti-white sentiment in Africa or elsewhere. Europeans and Americans really screwed everyone else over. For that, I am sorry, but I was not around to participate in any of these travesties nor would I have supported them in the first place.

To blame all white people or all black people for all the world's problems (or just Zimbabwe's) is ridiculous, ignorant, bigoted, and racist (and untrue).

Mugabe claimed Friday that his political opposition wants "this country to go back to white people, to the British, the country we died for. It will never happen."

No I'm pretty sure they want freedom, peace, and equality. That's something you have not allowed under your dictatorship.

You're done, finito, kaput. Give up.

"Beware. Be vigilant in the face of the vicious machinations of Britain and its other allies," Mugabe said. "Yesterday they ruled by brute force. Today they have perfected their tactics to be more subtle. They are literally buying people to turn against the government. We are being bought like sheep because they have money and because we are suffering."

No one has to be bribed to be against your government my friend. You aren't that likable. Sorry.

You are not suffering. You are enjoying the high life thanks to the Zimbabwean people and the country's resources.
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 4/19/2008 by biggie smalls]

posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 03:03 AM
reply to post by biggie smalls

Biggie, Mugabe is being propped up by Mbeki, the South African President who fears that once one of the post-colonial ruling parties falls from power there will be a "domino" effect and his party, the ANC, (who are receiving increasing criticism in South Africa), will be the next to lose power.

These parties who fought for independance believe they have a divine right to power and will do anything to maintain their control.

Western countries are afraid to "intefere" for fear of accusations of neo-colonialism.
Mugabe's policies have decimated a country that was once described as the bread basket of Africa.
There is a danger that Mbeki will repeat the same mistakes in South Africa.

posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 04:06 AM

But after repeated attacks on the white community, the seizure of most white-owned farms and a dwindling of the white community's size and power, the effectiveness of scapegoating whites may have dwindled.

Mugabe's method of scapegoating whites has another previous parallel in Hitler blaming the Jews for the woes of post-World War 1 Germany.
It's not the disastrous economic policies, seizure of white-owned farms which have been handed to incompetent cronies of Mugabe who wouldn't know a hoe from a tractor, oh no - it's Western economic sanctions.
Of course, this is forgetting that "Independant Rhodesia" (i.e. post Unilateral Declaration of Independance) fared very well after an economic embargo by Britain and the United States, and only collapse due to the draining "Bush War", South Africa offering Rhodesia up as a "sacrifical lamb" so they could continue Apartheid for a few more decades, and (after a "talk" with Henry Kissinger) the much-rumoured threat of a U.N., U.S.-backed invasion of Rhodesia.

But I digress.

President Robert Mugabe devoted his first major speech since the unresolved election three weeks ago to denouncing whites and former colonial ruler Britain, an attempt to convince Zimbabweans their political and economic troubles stem from abroad.

...and, just as Hitler blamed the "Judaism-infested" nations of Britain and the U.S. for "unwarranted aggression" (i.e. opposition to his..."designs" in Europe), so too does it seem that Mugabe has a preference for blaming Zimbabwe's woes on the "evil neo-colonialists of Britain and the United States", despite the fact that Jimmy Carter, Andrew Young and Harold Wilson were very supportive of Mugabe as opposed to the "evil racist" Ian Smith.

It isn't Mugabe that should be brought to account here - it's his naive-to-the-point-of-idiocy former supporters like Carter and Wilson.
The bitter humour of the Zimbabwe situation is that it is the white liberals, who proclaimed that Mugabe was the next best thing since Jesus H. Christ before he seized power, that are now clamouring for "urgent action" to free Zimbabwe of Mugabe.

Also, the increasing attacks on the remaining white-owned farms in South Africa (if not just white-inhabited buildings full stop) also seem eerily reminiscent of those in Zimbabwe by the "war veterans" (most of which were too young to have fought in the "Liberation of Zimbabwe" anyway), down to the brutal cruelty of the "robbers" (tell me, when was the last time you saw pictures like these in relation to "robberies" in the U.S., or Britain, or hell, Germany - also note that, in many of these "robberies", nothing is stolen).

I believe it was Zuma that snorted that, if white South Africans were concerned about out-of-control crime rates, they should "get out of the country".

Things certainly seem to be reaching a head for those whites remaining in South Africa - only time will tell if it erupts into open genocide, or a devolution into white-versus-black violence, as per the Kenyan election crisis.

posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 06:09 AM
The only thing he is right about, is his hatred of england. He knows london meddled in his election. Whoever won, it was a false election like all are.

posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 06:42 AM

Originally posted by andy1033
The only thing he is right about, is his hatred of england.

Care to elaborate on this?

posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 07:24 AM
reply to post by andy1033

andy1033 you show the lack of understanding in all situtations because you believe everything in the world is a conspiracy and global warming is a socialist conspiracy *yawns*


posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 08:10 AM
If white people didn't exist Mugabe would invent them just to blame them for all his own failings within his own country. Such is the delusion of this wicked old man.

The silence from other African leaders is deafening, Is it all right for people to be shot and starved and their homes taken from them on a daily basis as long as a black leader is doing it?

posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 12:03 PM
reply to post by andy1033

I disagree - Britain has no motive to interfere. Yes, the UK (like many nations) would like to see the back of Mugabe... but if any evidence were to get out about British interference in the election (as it almost certainly would, since the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is under Zanu-PF's thumb), it would undoubtedly shore up Mugabe's position. That's part of the reason why Gordon Brown has been relatively quiet about Mugabe up until now.

The problems of Zimbabwe are mainly of Mugabe's creation, and the people have realised this; he has clearly lost the election otherwise the results would have been announced weeks ago. Despots like this never do the decent thing, though, and I fear we'll see a lot more violence before this whole affair has been sorted out.

posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 12:49 PM
reply to post by andy1033

No Mugabe lost. The Zimbabwean people do not want him in power any longer. If his reign of terror is not evident, read the additional sources I provided.

The British did not rig the election, he lost.

posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 01:47 PM
I imagine if the British still have any influence, they would have exerted it, and probably against Mugabe.

posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 04:08 PM

Originally posted by andy1033
The only thing he is right about, is his hatred of england. He knows london meddled in his election. Whoever won, it was a false election like all are.

Yes, it's all the fault of "neo-colonialist-Europe" isn't it?

I don't know what it is with people attempting to blame "any" and "all" problems in black (i.e. sub-Saharan) Africa on Europe - from the Rwandan Genocide to the recent Kenyan Election Crisis, it's those evil Europeans rearing up to carve out their own personal empires again, as per the "Scramble for Africa".

"London" wanted Mugabe in control of Zimbabwe (former Rhodesia), and now they want to remove him?

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