Saturday, June 28, 2008
Crocadile Tears in Zimbabwe
Once again we see a campaign to discredit an African leader based not on his human rights record, but on economic problems, involving the loss of land of rich white people’s land given to poor blacks. Expect to here him called the next Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Adolf Hitler and who knows who else they will compare Robert Mugabe with. (see Saddam Hussein before the Iraq War.)
But what about other trouble spots in Africa? Why were they ignored and not the trouble in Zimbabwe? Once again we see our right wing government and its lackeys in the press going after US and European interest with rediculous exagerations.
What happened to Darfur?
Burkina Faso minister to be Darfur mediator
Sat 28 Jun 2008, 8:26 GMT
By Louis Charbonneau
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Djibril Bassole has been chosen as the new U.N. and African Union joint chief mediator for Darfur, though his appointment has yet to be confirmed, diplomats said on Friday.
Several diplomats told Reuters the United Nations and AU had settled on Bassole as the best choice to try to broker a resolution to the five-year-old conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur.
"Bassole has been chosen," said one diplomat. "Now the question is whether everyone involved will give their final agreement."
The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because the appointment is not yet official. They said it was still possible that Sudanese President President Omar Hassan al-Bashir could object to Bassole's appointment.
However, they said the AU was expected to endorse Bassole as the mediator at its foreign ministers meeting now under way in the Egyptian Red Sea town of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Who saw the movie Hotel Rwanda (2004)?
It was based on a true story. From Wikipedia
"Hotel Rwanda has been called an African Schindler's List. Ten years before the film was released, some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda—and in an era of high-speed communication and round the clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months 800,000 people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees, by granting them shelter in the Hôtel des Mille Collines.
The film Hotel Rwanda, set in 1994, is based on the Rwandan genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 people, mainly Tutsi and moderate Hutus, were killed by Hutu militias. In the film, tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi people lead to a civil war in which the Tutsis are massacred because of their former rule over the nation. Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), the manager of Sabena Hôtel des Mille Collines, is torn between the sides as he is Hutu but his wife, Tatiana (Sophie Okonedo), is Tutsi. His marriage paints him a traitor by fellow Hutu, including George Rutaganda, a supplier to the hotel and Hutu zealot who unsuccessfully presses Paul to join the Interahamwe, an extremist anti-Tutsi militia."
How about the film Lord of War, 2005
Again from Wikipedia:
“Lord of War is a 2005 film written and directed by Andrew Niccol which starred Nicolas Cage. It was released in the United States on September 16, 2005, with the DVD following on January 17, 2006 and the Blu-ray Disc on July 27, 2006. Cage plays the antiheroic protagonist, an illegal arms dealer with similarities to Russian arms dealers Viktor Bout and Leonid Minin. The film was officially endorsed by the human rights group Amnesty International for highlighting the trafficking of weapons by the international arms industry.”
An inportant part of he movie:
“Yuri moves on to selling arms to the West African dictator of Liberia, André Baptiste (based on Charles Taylor). Baptiste proclaims that Yuri is a "Lord of War", a verbal play on the term "Warlord", paying him in blood diamonds. After digging through his garbage, Valentine learns that Yuri will be making a cargo run to Sierra Leone. Valentine has fighter planes successfully intercepts the plane in flight, but Yuri makes an emergency landing on a dirt road, and gives away all the guns to local villagers before Valentine can arrive and detain him. Valentine handcuffs him and keeps him there for 24 hours before being forced to release him.”
This was another example of bloody dictatorship the US paid little attention to.
BACK TO ZIMBABWE:
Now from HOME PAGE OF YAHOO! GROUPhttp://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/MAOIST_REVOLUTION:
Dear Maoist controled militias througout AfricaevolutionThe lies about the situation in Zimbabwe we hear in the West are unbelievable.The fact was that the UK promised to pay for land reform as part of theagreement surrounding Zimbabwe's independence in 1980, i.e. they saidthey would pay white farmers to give up the land. The Conservativegovernment paid some money towards this but very little. When Labourcame to power in 1997 the Overseas Development Minister, Claire Short,told the government of Zimbabwe point blank that the money necessaryfor large-scale land reform wouldn't be paid because she had otherpriorities(http://www.swans. com/library/ art9/ankomah5. html).; It was Short's behaviour that provoked the land seizures.The US then took up the gauntlet by deciding to starve the people ofZimbabwe until they are willing to overthrow their government.? Believe me, the Israelis in their treatment of the people of Gaza are weak as water liberals compared to what the US is doing in Zimbabwe.In 2001 in response to the land seizures the US passed the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act (http://www.newzimba bwe.com/pages/ sanctions32. 13170.html). As an anti-Mugabe journalist explains:'ZIDERA empowers the US to use its voting rights and influence (as the main donor) in multilateral lending agencies, such as the IMF, World Bank, and the African Development Bank to veto any applications by Zimbabwe for finance, credit facilities, loan rescheduling, and international debt cancellation. ' Basically this means no international body will extend credit andneither, as a result, will most international banks. Without credit and loan rescheduling a dependent economy like Zimbabwe's cannot survive.Without hard currency they cannot import fertilizer and agriculturalequipment. So, that way the West can blame hunger on Mugabe's landreform program.? Meanwhile the MDC go around the world encouraging the West to starve their own people so they can be blackmailed into voting against Mugabe. And all the left-wing hypocrites in the West who condemned Mugabe for being subservient to imperialism in the 90's now support the campaign of the MDC and their ZCTU allies to commit genocide against the people of Zimbabwe for daring to seize back land that was stolen from them by white people.