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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Zimbabwe Update -- The Genocide Gets Serious

Just when you think things can't get any worse in Zimbabwe, they do.

Collen Makumbirofa writes:
The media report that, thousands are dying every day due to starvation and diseases on contrary food & medical aid is being denied entry into Zimbabwe. In 2002 the Catholic Institute for International Relations in its report has stated that, "Two thousand people per week were dying from HIV/AIDS in 2002 and the figure is now more than 3,500. Life expectancy has dropped to 35 years from 65 in 1990." Inflation is over 1,000%.

The government of Zimbabwe has destroyed means of live hood for millions by invading productive farms, embezzling public funds, destroying informal traders, destroying companies, and destroying homes for millions of people. Murder is murder even if the government kills through denying food aid and medical assistance. The reason is that people no longer want the ruling government.

Didymus Mutasa, the administrative Secretary of Mr. Mugabe’s ruling Zanu Pf, has declared:
"We would be better off with only six million people… who support the liberation struggle… we don’t want all these extra people."

What do you think there are doing to those extra millions they do not want? Killing them. How? Starving them to death. Depriving hospitals of medicine. Forbidding food aid into the country. Torturing them and imprisoning them. Assassinating many. The government of Zimbabwe is actively doing this.
Read it at Gateway Pundit, here.

This has been going on for years and is accelerating. First there was election violence and assassination, then confiscations and mismanagement of property, then the systematic starving of specific groups, then the destruction of urban neighborhoods creating hundreds of thousands of homeless people, then concentration camps and wider starvation, now it is reaching the proportions of genocide with the stated goal of killing off most of the nation's population.

And through it all the "civilized world" has sat by and watched. Nobody -- not South Africa, not the AU, not the EU, not the UN or the churches or Britain or the US has done anything more than express dismay at the horror unfolding before us. The western press ignores or soft-pedals the issue.

Mad Bobby Mugabe refuses to step aside and the innocent die in ever increasing numbers.

And the sickness threatens to spread. Already prominent politicians in South Africa are saying that Mugabe's policies in Zimbabwe should be emulated in their country. And, as Gateway Pundit notes, Namibia considers the mad old monster to be a "role model".

Such is the legacy of Marxist anti-colonialism.


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