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Mugabe Disses Western Critics

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Posted on Mar 16, 2007
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Ever the diplomat, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe blew off criticism from Western leaders following Sunday’s bloody protest, at which several members of a government opposition group were badly injured in a skirmish with the police.  Mugabe’s charming reaction:  His detractors can “go hang.”


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“It’s the West as usual ... when they criticize the government trying to prevent violence and punish the perpetrators of that violence, we take the position that they can go hang,” Mugabe said.

The United States dismissed Mugabe’s comments as an attempt to paint himself as a victim, and Britain said it was trying to press the United Nations and European Union for a tough response to Harare’s crackdown on the opposition.

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By Quy Tran, March 16, 2007 at 6:07 pm Link to this comment
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Mugabe must be Bush buddy buddy ! They have same character, personality, and most important their loose virtue !

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By C.P.T.L., March 16, 2007 at 3:24 pm Link to this comment
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Hip hopper musicians ‘dis’ criticism.  ‘Dis,’ meaning ‘disrespected,’ the word ‘disrespect’ used as a verb.  The form is street-talk, slang, jargon, lingo, rap.

Presidents, including questionable presidents, ‘reject’ criticism.  When they have no respect for the criticism, and reject it in that fashion, they ‘completely reject’ it, ‘roundly reject’ it, angrily, vehemently, defiantly, thoroughly, etc.

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By Mad As Hell, March 16, 2007 at 2:22 pm Link to this comment
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Mugabe’s charming reaction:  his detractors can “go hang.”

Translation: “Bring it on!”

Robert Mugabe has done to Zimbabwe what George W. Bush is trying to do to America.  The fact that Mugabe claims to be a Socialist is less believable than Bush claiming to be a Socialist (if he did so).

Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is also what will happen to Israel if a single state is created where the Palestinians are dominant over the Jews.

President Catastrophe, meet your philosophical twin: Robert Mugabe.

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