No Democracy for Zimbabwe

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Morgan Tsvangirai has pulled out of the presidential election run-off in Zimbabwe to protect his supporters from the torture and murder that Mugabe’s supporters have been dishing out.

Sanctions aren’t working – they’re hurting Zimbabwean people but not Mugabe, he still has the support of the military, the police and ZanuPF milita.  What is needed is military intervention.  A couple of thousand troops could sort Mugabe and his lot out in a few weeks and allow free and fair elections to take place.

We’ve got thousands and thousands of troops costing billions of pounds fighting a false war in Afghanistan and Iraq which will never end.  It’s time to pull out, let the jihadi’s blow themselves to pieces and concentrate our efforts on people who want our help.

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  1. jameshigham (87 comments) says:

    Sad state of affairs, Wonko, sad.

  2. Andi (82 comments) says:

    Couldn’t agree more. In fact, I think your estimate of several weeks may be slightly over the top. I reckon it would take no longer than 30 minutes to put a 30.06 round through Mugabe’s bonce, execute his followers and get some proper government in place.

  3. Axel (1214 comments) says:

    A few thousand troops?

    Yeah right, another pointless bush war is all we need!

    What we\they actually needs is some solidarity from the neighbours, maybe South Africa saying ‘Hoy you!No!’ and Mozambique offering asylum to him at a nice beach house.

  4. Axel (1214 comments) says:

    he said something about not quitting until all the white farmers had their farms repossesed.

    Oki, fair enough but why is it taking so long? Surely, they just turn up with guns and do it? Or do they have byzantine legal procedures like ours and that is why it is taking so long?

    Or do you think, he is letting some guys off with it, just so he can justify staying in power?

  5. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    So, it’s Wonko the warmonger is it?

    I thought you were a Little Englander, not a Big Britisher like Gordon Brown?

  6. Stan (222 comments) says:

    Well, like it or not, Mugabe still has a lot of support in Zimbabwe, particularly in the military and the police – he wouldn’t have been able to survive without it. Any attack would only lead to a prolonged conflict, and no one wants another Iraq.

    Besides, which of the world leaders would then commit forces to police Zimbabwe until the country is restructured?
    Who wants to take responsibility for rebuilding the economy?
    Also, Zimbabwe is land-locked. Which African country wants to be the one that allows an invasion force onto African soil?

    Obviously something has to be done, but god knows what.

  7. Andi (82 comments) says:

    Find out which lavish palace Mugabe will be in on a certain day, and fire a couple of cruise missiles from an off-shore warship. Problem solved.

  8. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Charlie, normally I wouldn’t be in favour of military action but thousands of people are being killed by Mugabe – either by his jackbooted supporters or by starvation, both incidental and deliberate. If South Africa won’t allow an African solution then we should take matters into our own hands because very soon there’s going to be a “final solution” for MDC supporters.

  9. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    Sounds a bit like what some where saying about Iraq – which like Zimbabwe faced crippling sanctions. And we know how that turned out…

  10. Axel (1214 comments) says:

    and Rhodesia faced crippling sanctions too…… 🙁

  11. Stan (222 comments) says:

    “Find out which lavish palace Mugabe will be in on a certain day, and fire a couple of cruise missiles from an off-shore warship. Problem solved.”

    Or from another perspective, the oppressors who are starving the people with their unlawful sanctions and seeking to make Zimbabwe a colony once again have murdered our beloved president in cold blood with a cowardly attack on our people.

    Zimbabwe’s troubles do not stop with Mugabe. There is a complex structure of powerful people who will lose everything if Mugabe goes and they are not going to give up their power without a fight. Then there are the veterans, the army, the police……

    If you start waving guns around, people get killed a whole lot faster because innocent people would have to dodge bullets from 2 sides.

    Any solution to the problem has to be seen to be as fair and just as possible, by both the people of Zimbabwe and the rest of the world, otherwise its legitimacy will always be questioned. Mugabe and his regime have to be humiliated and not martyred

  12. Axel (1214 comments) says:

    It is also against the Geneva convention on war to target named individuals

  13. jerry (78 comments) says:

    well if this is really another iraq than maybe people could actually learn something from it and do it right this time.(easier said than done)

  14. NOLUSINDISO (1 comments) says:

    People in Zimbabwe need to work together to bring Mogabe down. People in Zimbabwe are fighting and dying just for Mogabe’s success.

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