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  •  Killing Mugabe isn't a magic wand (4+ / 0-)

    He really does have strong support from about 30% of the population, who have recieved his patronage.

    There's no telling what happens if he's snuffed, especially if it's done by agents that can be traced to a Western Power.

    Not to say I wouldn't dance with glee if the old bastard dropped dead, but do we really know what the result would be?

    We could have, maybe, assasinated Saddam.

    Would Uday have been an improvement?

    •  No. But the cheering throngs would enjoy it. (0+ / 0-)

      95%  of Zimbabwegians.

      (If we can do it to Glascow....)

      Droogie is as Droogie does....

      by vets74 on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 05:04:56 AM PST

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      •  30%+95%= (2+ / 0-)
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        ???

        A big fraction of Zimbabweans would NOT cheer and to simply describe them as recipients of Mugabe's patronage trivializes the quite legitimate demand for land reform that has underpinned that support.

        •  "Land Reform" =EQ= bullshit. (0+ / 0-)

          Damn fool Marxists.

          Well intentioned, sure. But worse than useless.

          Droogie is as Droogie does....

          by vets74 on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 03:08:03 PM PST

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          •  A land reform is actually necessary in Zimbabwe. (1+ / 0-)
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            The problem was the manner in which it was carried out in the face of opposition from white farmers who refused to sell and in not ensuring that agricultural productivity would not suffer by setting up different systems of production under control by people who understood farming and general agricultural production.

            No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable (Adam Smith, 1776, I, p. 96).

            by NY brit expat on Sat Feb 14, 2009 at 04:27:19 PM PST

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