Thursday, June 26, 2008

No New News is No News

Not much new from Zimbabwe; we're sure things continue to be terrible. Nelson Mandela & Desmond Tutu made some noise about what a mess it is, but they seem to be scared of offending South African Pres. Mbeki, who's been dragging his feet, to put it mildly, as far as saying, let alone doing, anything. Timothy Garton Ash (How many fucking names do you need, Tim?) of the Hoover Institution & Oxford U., in Limeyland, in an op-ed today, suggests that there are choices between the extremes of invading & ignoring. One of these would be to
shame the mining giant Anglo American into not pushing ahead, under Mugabe, with its $400-million investment in a platinum mine.
Anything that gets in the way of corporate profits is the best course to us. Especially if it's profits based on colonialism. Sanctions that have been applied by Her Majesty's Gov't. are against Mugabe (Who is 84 & has been in power for 28 yrs. Get out, you wretched old bastard!!) & his cronies in the ZANU-PF party. The sanctions may now be extended to family members of the 160 weasels targeted. We note that the NYT, like the LAT, is not giving the name of its reporter in Harare either. And there is yet another grim personal story in the NYT story. Don't even click if you don't want to be more horrified.

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