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Robert Mugabe´s racial decree on
whites and land brings backlash

Christian Science Monitor, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 7/12/2014 6:14:38 PM

Harare, Zimbabwe — President Robert Mugabe’s statement early this month that whites will no longer be allowed to own land in Zimbabwe, and that any white farmers still left will be kicked out, raised eyebrows at home and abroad. Now those comments by the long-ruling autocrat are bringing a backlash in Zimbabwe’s beleaguered trade and tourism ministries. One Harare business newspaper calls them “not just racist but also unconstitutional, retrogressive, and detrimental.” As the Monitor reported July 3, Mr. Mugabe visited a small farming community 120 miles from the capital Harare that was handing out land permits. He then said

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Once a breadbasket, Zimbabwe is now a basket case.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 7/12/2014 6:16:38 PM     (No. 9921653)

It´s not called the "Dark Continent" for nothing..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nodak, 7/12/2014 6:28:06 PM     (No. 9921659)

Probably the only president on earth worse than Obama, but only a little bit worse.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rael, 7/12/2014 6:35:59 PM     (No. 9921663)

Why do news reporters still call him President? He´s dictator for life.

And no one will stop him from doing any of this, notice that he´s not been stopped on ANY of the things he´s done before.

And this is EXACTLY what Obama voters want for America.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/12/2014 6:58:08 PM     (No. 9921672)

#3 You are exactly right.

And this is EXACTLY what Obama voters want for America.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 7/12/2014 7:15:33 PM     (No. 9921695)

Mugabe personifies a lot of negative African stereotypes. My guess is, it´s his proudest accomplishment. Reminds me of another clueless, destructive egoist.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/12/2014 7:58:52 PM     (No. 9921745)

See how well that´s working out as the bread basket turns into a dust bowl ?

A pox on him and those wishing to become Mugabe.

Can you see that train coming ?



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Reply 7 - Posted by: Observer177, 7/12/2014 8:24:29 PM     (No. 9921777)

To quote the late science fiction writer Robert Heinlein:

"Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 7/12/2014 9:02:29 PM     (No. 9921811)

"I am days away from transforming the United States of America*" -- Barack Hussein Obama

* INTO ZIMBABWE!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Globalwarmer, 7/12/2014 10:14:39 PM     (No. 9921875)

Ian Smith´s prediction has come true. They have taken the once beautiful country of Rhodesia, known as "the jewel of Africa", and turned it into a vast wasteland.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: coyote, 7/12/2014 11:18:14 PM     (No. 9921908)

Racists come in all colors.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: annie xango, 7/12/2014 11:42:32 PM     (No. 9921918)

I thought he already kicked them all out and seized the farms??

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Reply 12 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 7/13/2014 1:05:28 AM     (No. 9921958)

Why does this sound like something the Bamster would say.

Those two should share a room together.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Vastrightwingconspirator, 7/13/2014 1:44:04 AM     (No. 9921968)

No difference between Mugabe and Holder and Obama. If Obama had a grandpa...

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