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Mugabe Taunts Western ‘Stooges’

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Posted on Mar 19, 2007
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe sounded as if he had stolen a page from a B-grade drama as he warned Western envoys against supporting government opposition groups—an action that could now get them kicked out of the country.  “We have given too much room to mischief-makers and shameless stooges of the West,” Mugabe is quoted as having said this weekend.  “Let them and their masters know that we shall brook none of their lawless behaviour.”


Al Jazeera:

Zimbabwe’s foreign minister has told Western ambassadors that they will be expelled from the country if they give support to opposition activists.

Diplomats said the United States ambassador walked out of the meeting at which the warning was delivered after Simearashe Mbengegwi, the foreign minister, refused to answer any questions.

“I warned them ... that any ambassador or member of their diplomatic staff who violates these two articles of the Vienna Conventions, the government of Zimbabwe will not hesitate to invoke the provisions of those articles ... that relates to their expulsion,” Mbengegwi told Al Jazeera.

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By Jeff Badura, March 20, 2007 at 10:53 am Link to this comment
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mad as hell ??? your absolutely clueless if you put Bush in the company with this despot and with Saddam ??? this statement washes away any intelligent thing you have ever tried to say !!! you could not be more foolish !!! you are “mad” as hell and you need help !!

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By Bert, March 19, 2007 at 8:22 pm Link to this comment
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I read that Zimbabwe’s the country where they seized all the farmland and redistributed it to their citizens, and basically destroyed their ag base in the process. Does our country send this country anything like foreign aid, etc?

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By Quy Tran, March 19, 2007 at 7:09 pm Link to this comment
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Hang him high everything will be ok ! Just look at Iraq !

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By Mad As Hell, March 19, 2007 at 5:16 pm Link to this comment
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From the expert on shameless stooges…..

Mugabe’s shameless stooges destroyed the only remaining viable economic component in Zimbabwe—the large mostly White-owned farms.  And did he AT LEAST replace them with competent Black farmers? No.  When did a thug of ANY race ever grow a crop or produce a product from a factory. Never.

Robert Mugabe is a dictator of SUCH great incompetence, he’s ready to succeed George W. Bush…

Even Saddam Hussein would have to bow to those two in the contest of corruption and incompetence.

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