Thursday, March 15, 2007

It's Mugabe who should be terminated

By Michael J.W. Stickings

Following up on the story of the brutal assault on opposition activists in Zimbabwe, the tyrant Mugabe has in predictable fashion come out swinging:

Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has said Western critics of his rule can "go hang", in response to accusations of mistreatment of opposition leaders.

Mr Mugabe said the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) had triggered violence which led to arrests and alleged beatings of its leaders...

"When they criticise the government when it tries to prevent violence and punish perpetrators of that violence we take the position that they can go hang," he said.

Lovely. (And complete bullshit, of course.)

The good news here is that opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai "now out of danger and has suffered no permanent brain or scalp damage".

The bad news is that Mugabe is still in power.

(For a first-hand account of the Harare rally, and the police brutality, see here.)

[Creature's Note: Michael's words, my cut-and-paste. Ignore all references to me below. Thanks.]


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