ROBERT MUGABE – VICTIM?

Intrigued to listen to an interview on the BBC this morning that pointed out that tyrant Mugabe was cut off from “his feelings” because of a “rough childhood”. I was touched. South African journalist Heidi Holland then went on to equate Mugabe’s belligerent intransigence with the current US position on his failure to share power as explanation as to why there can be no progress here. So, even in Zimbabwe, the US is to blame, eh?

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16 Responses to ROBERT MUGABE – VICTIM?

  1. Ricky Martin says:

    Mugabe is a Marxist. Margabe is anti Western. Mugabe presides over a Politburo. Mugabe hates white people. Mugabe purloins public money to promote his agenda. Mugabe loathes Christians. Mugabe is friends with the Zanu PF. Mugabe is still (forty years later) banging on about Western colonialism. Need any more reasons why the BBC might wish to show the tyrant in a more sympathetic light?

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  2. David Vance says:

    He’s a top guy, isn’t he?

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  3. Martin says:

    I really don’t give a fuck about Zimbabwe. Can’t we parachute some AK-47’s and a few thousand machete’s into there and let them wipe each other out? It will stop that ugly bint off the BBC whining on about the fucking place every day.

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  4. Ricky Martin says:

    Oh and I forgot – Mugabe is a mass murderer – just like Trotsky (est 12 million dead), Stalin (est 65 million dead), Mao (est 80 million dead) and Castro (est 3 million dead, inc Angolans), Dr Guevara (est 40,000 dead), Pol Pot (est 25 million dead)….all sociopathic heroes of the Left. Difficult childhoods all.

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  5. Mugwump says:

    The BBC’s five stages of grief for favored left-wing governments (with apologies to Kubler-Ross):

    1. Denial regarding the shortcomings/failures of favored leftist government

    2. Limited acknowledgement of government’s shortcomings which are presented as routine or temporary setbacks

    3. Deflection of blame for government’s failures onto opposition groups (especially former colonial oppressors) and/or natural disasters

    4. Acknowledgment of serious problems facing government followed by impassioned pleas for assistance by international community and NGO’s

    5 Assigning blame for government’s inevitable failure and collapse to policies adopted by the United States and Britain

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  6. Boba Fett says:

    Whats this got to do with the BBC? Nevermind, that bit’s never been important.

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  7. David H says:

    The BBC won’t blame the US for much longer as the Obamessiah takes power!

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  8. David Preiser (USA) says:

    Boba Fett | Homepage | 22.12.08 – 5:56 pm |

    Whats this got to do with the BBC? Nevermind, that bit’s never been important.

    This is about the BBC doing the usual soft focus on a bloody-minded tyrant. Back when the election in Zimbabwe was going on, the BBC was in denial about just how bad Mugabe was. Anyone who spoke up about removing him was met with shouting and scowling, and repetitions of “It’s and African problem, which must have an African solution.” Translation: No white people allowed, as you screwed up the entire continent with Colonialism. South Africa will lead the way. All Europe, the UK, and the US are required to do is ship over boatloads of cash. Look, they’re starving, for heaven’s sake!”

    Then when Mugabe forced his opponent out of the running, the BBC actually tried to play it as Tsvangirai letting the side down, and Mugabe won fair and square. After that, it was more shouting and scowling at anyone who dared suggest “a coup”. Once a phony power-sharing agreement was reached, they sold that as a success story for all concerned, almost as if such a “concession” rehabilitated their Comrade Bob entirely.

    There were plenty of discussions about all this here at the time, outlining endless streams of BBC bias on the story.

    Now the BBC is once again actively working to shift blame away from Mugabe for anything he does.

    Pretty much as Mugwump has outlined it above, I think.

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  9. billybob says:

    Ever since my beloved Maggie tried in vain to convince Mugabe to embrace the free market, I knew that country would be a disaster under him. I know she saw something in him that she liked, but she was very much mistaken. One of her very few errors of judgement I think.

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  10. billybob says:

    Still, say what you like about Mugabe, he did claim that Blair is “the greatest disaster that Britain has ever had”. Can’t argue with that can you πŸ™‚

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  11. Atlas Shruged says:

    I quite like Mugabe. He’s a greedy cunt, but ain’t we all?

    He just happens to have the kind of power we don’t so therefore exerts it.

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  12. AndrewSouthLondon says:

    The power to bring a nation to its knees, to reduce life expectancy to thirty-odd years, to spread to bring in 1,000% an hour inflation… of course that’s the power we all crave.
    Get help.

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  13. emil says:

    Billybob, since you asked the question, yes. Brown is 10 times worse than any other British PM (with the possible exception of Quisling Heath).

    And I have paid my pound….

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  14. Grant says:

    One of the many things which I find difficult about Mugabe, was that he was brought up as a Catholic and educated at a Jesuit school. Strangled at birth ?

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  15. Aloysius Gonzaga says:

    Grant | 23.12.08 – 5:03 pm

    One of the many things which I find difficult about Mugabe, was that he was brought up as a Catholic and educated at a Jesuit school.

    But that’s the one positive thing Mugabe has going for him. πŸ™‚

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  16. Anon says:

    You mean Mugabe isn’t a nice old man like my Grandad? Thanks guys, I would never have known listening to the BBC. Oh wait….

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