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A comment I made on the BBC
31/03/2005
Several of the comments on the BBC website accuse the western media in general and the BBC in particular of bias against Mugabe. I would have to agree that the media is biased on the subject of Zimbabwe, not against but TOWARDS Mugabe. The western media and its governments are so terrified of being seen as not politically correct or of being pro-imperialist that the do not speak out against Mugabe as strongly as they should. They weakly protest and can barely agree to kick him out of the commonwealth when they should be doing all within their power to pressure him towards democratic rule. Imagine if you would, a country without the sad legacy of British Imperialism where a president began his tenure with genocide (in the early 80's Mugabe's 5th Brigade went on a systematic campaign of genocide against the mainly Ndebele people of western Zimbabwe), where that same president took western money aimed at land reform and squandered it on his own corrupt party and who when finally faced with real political opposition embarked on a campaign of terror against whites AND BLACKS (whilst at the same time bringing a once prosperous country to its knees). Would the west so limp wristedly ask "will the election be fair"?? I think not, they'd be screaming their heads off. It infuriates me how little the west has protested the tyranny of Mugabe. And as for Tsvangari being accused of being a British lackey? He is a man who was once a leading light in Zimbabwe’s trade union movement and a staunch supporter of Zanu PF, it’s only the corruption and abuses of Zanu PF that has lead him and others like him to make a stand; he is a true Zimbabwean patriot and a brave, brave man to stand even though it may mean his life or liberty.
Mad

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Hear, hear, Mad. I admit that I avoid seeing and hearing news of Zimbabwe, not wishing to know any more of the suffering experienced by that country and its once-happy people. This is one area of politics in which I have to agree with you - were there oil in Zimbabwe, the international community would long ago have ensured the departure of the murderers that are Mugabe and his henchmen.
Date Added: 31/03/2005

Mad
I just wish the west would speak out a bit more strongly!
Date Added: 31/03/2005

keeefer
I hear ya.
The good lady wife and i were discussing this subject just the other night as we watched news on the run up to the election. Where are the British bombers, the American tanks that have so often been used to bring 'democracy' to people?
I read yesterday that the EU will impose sanctions after the election if Mugabe wins unfairly. I am livid with the way the world sits by and lets Mugabe get away with what he does.

Do you think if Zimbabwe was sat on a large stock of oil this would be allowed to continue?
Date Added: 31/03/2005

Josh
To Whom it May Concern: Until further notice, it is perfectly acceptable for the western world to impose its will on countries that have failed Keeefer's moral-o-meter test. :-P
Date Added: 01/04/2005

keeefer
damned right too Josh.
If it was down to me you would all be locked in cells, deprived of sleep and doused in water every 30 minutes....i know you are all guilty of somthing!
Date Added: 01/04/2005

Mad
Well, that's kind of half the point to me Josh. The west will happily go to war claiming it's for the cause of democracy but they won't even censure Mugabe loudly. The hypocrisy reeks.
Date Added: 01/04/2005

keeefer
yeah...what he said
Date Added: 01/04/2005

keeefer
Hey Bru,
Read my new blog post i want your feedback.
Ive been toying with writing this for a while.
Date Added: 04/04/2005

Mad
Too late Keef, I read it about two hours ago. I will post a comment on it at your blog soon.
Date Added: 04/04/2005

keeefer
ok bud, reread it as its been in development
Date Added: 04/04/2005

keeefer
hey bud are you about?

I need more comments......damn i wish you just lived up the road
Date Added: 05/04/2005

Mad
Hey you're the one that decided to piss off to the other side of the planet...Yeah I've read the latest installment on your blog and I'm considering my comment (do remember I have to at least try to look like I'm working here!). I'm always on Yapoo messenger, why not buzz me on that?
Date Added: 05/04/2005

keeefer
damn, whats yer yahoo addy?

Date Added: 05/04/2005

Mad
My Yahoo nic's "thebubaker", I'm always on invisible so just ping me...
Date Added: 05/04/2005

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