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Monday, April 21, 2008

And So It Begins

Did anyone doubt this would happen?

They scheduled elections in Zimbabwe. There was widespread corruption of the process as well as intimidation on the part of Mad Bobby Mugabe's ZANU-PF thugs directed against the opposition. Even so, the opposition claimed victory, but no official vote count was ever produced. Mugabe demanded a recount. The international "community" demanded an honest accounting, but was ignored.

Mugabe began to hand out favors to his followers and confiscated the few remaining white-owned farms to do so. He ordered arms shipments imported from abroad. You could see what was coming next.

And now it has begun.

Mobs loyal to President Robert Mugabe have forced about 3,000 refugees to flee their homes as a national terror campaign gathers pace across Zimbabwe.

Gangs from the ruling Zanu-PF party are ranging across rural Zimbabwe, hunting down supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Their victims are fleeing into the capital, Harare, seeking safety and treatment.

Read it here.

And so it goes..., and so it goes.