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Originally posted by welivefortheson
infact if you actually look at the actions of un peackeepers you will see there not peaceful at all,they often contribute to the killing with arms smuggling and selling,murders,rapes and all sorts,its an epidemic,unseen by most but those who know realise somethings wrong.
perhaps by randomising the draft for un duties,ais will not be recruited.
Originally posted by Ste2652
Whatever people say about Iraq, I think a multinational invasion of Zimbabwe would be absolutely justified. This stuff about colonialism is completely untrue; running an empire became essentially obsolete by the late 1940s/early 1950s. It's rather hypocritical anyway, given the reports of covert Chinese influence over the government in Harare - imperialism by stealth? Zimbabwe should be an affluent, strong and independent nation. Instead, the Mugabe regime has destroyed it.
Originally posted by Merriman Weir
It's the same as Somalia. How many years has Somalia been as bad as it is? However, when foreign cargos are as issue, it looks like the West has to do something about it.
Originally posted by stumason
Well, you can understand that when something threatens our interests, we have to act, but I do not see why we must be the only ones too and also the only one's who should act with no self-interest at all.
It's time for the continent to either stand on it's own two feet, or just give us back our empire so we can do it properly. They need to stop begging the west for help but doing precious little about it themselves.
Originally posted by Shere Khaan
but when Mugabe took power he certainly seemed reasonable and not a despot;
Mugabe's spokesman George Charamba said the West is using the cholera outbreak to further aggression and to advocate an invasion of Zimbabwe in a bid to oust Mugabe. "The British and the Americans are dead set on bringing Zimbabwe back to the U.N. Security Council, they are also dead set on ensuring that there is an invasion of Zimbabwe but without themselves carrying it out," state-owned The Herald newspaper quoted Charamba as saying.
Basic foodstuffs are running out, prices of goods are doubling every 24 hours, and the 100 million Zimbabwean dollar a week limit for bank withdrawals buys only three loaves of bread in the once relatively prosperous country.
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's government has accused former colonial power Britain of causing a "genocidal" cholera epidemic, one day after he sparked an uproar by declaring the outbreak over.
The accusations over the cholera crisis came as the World Health Organisation (WHO) said the death toll had risen to 792, and aid groups warned the epidemic could last for months.
"Cholera is a calculated, racist attack on Zimbabwe by the unrepentant former colonial power, which has enlisted support from its American and Western allies so that they can invade the country," Sikhanyiso Ndlovu told a press conference.
"The cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe is a serious biological, chemical war force, a genocidal onslaught, on the people of Zimbabwe by the British," he said. "It's a genocide of our people."