Friday, December 12, 2008


BBC Article
The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe which has left hundreds dead was caused by the UK, an ally of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said.

Information Minister Sikhanyiso Ndlovu described the outbreak as a "genocidal onslaught on the people of Zimbabwe by the British".

On Thursday, Mr Mugabe said the spread of cholera had been halted.

But aid workers warned that the situation was worsening and the outbreak could last for months.

In his comments to media in Harare, Mr Ndlovu likened the appearance of cholera in Zimbabwe to a "serious biological chemical weapon" used by the British.

Evil, or insane. There is no other explanation. Mugabe is willing to let thousands die so he can hold on to power. It's amazing how one person can cause so much suffering and destruction. Of course, it's nothing compared to Mao, Stalin, or Pol Pot.

Several months ago, China sold him a shipload of weapons knowing what he would do with it. China is also Zimbabwe's biggest trading partner and they've vetoed every attempt by the UN to impose sanctions and embargoes. No shame.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i still put some stock into intent. sure, by many estimates, Mao's policies ended up killing more Chinese than the Japanese did in WWII. however, the Japanese were trying real hard to kill the Chinese. Mao wasn't trying to kill his people. but his blindness and ego caused many more to starve. he couldn't admit a mistake when it was clear that Leap Forward wasn't working.

Mugabe is a thug. he is clinging onto power and he doesn't care that his own people are suffering. did Mao care that his own people were suffering? we will never know for sure. but we did know that he wasn't willing to admit that he was wrong and millions died in the process.

sending weapons over to Z when you know that it will be used to kill is just wrong. it isn't pulling the trigger but the effect is the same. people selling guns should know that. but money blinds all.