Friday, March 28, 2008

The only politician who feels more entitled to run shit than Hillary Clinton...

... is Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe. The 84-year-old ruler is up for re-election tomorrow. And anti-Mugabe activists fully expect the election to be “stolen” so that Mugabe can remain in power.

Below is a 3½-minute interview President Mugabe granted to Al Jazeera this week:

11 comments:

Thembi said...

Mugabe don't care!

Seriously when I think about colonialism in Africa this kind of thing stands out more than anything else. Mugabe could never exist in a country with resources - we'd be there ready to fight for freedom.

Btw I'm kind of into Al Jazeera.

Undercover Black Man said...

Btw I'm kind of into Al Jazeera.

How about that, Thembi? I just found their YouTube page, and it's rocking my socks. U.S. media just doesn't cover so much of the world...

Michael Fisher said...

I'm not saying he didn't, David, But I'd like to hear from you what exactly did Mugabe say that was incorrect in this clip?

Undercover Black Man said...

Michael, who said he said anything incorrect?

But one must wonder, if Mugabe says that "agriculture is the mainstay of our economy," why he would destroy that sector by chasing away the very people who built and maintained the large-scale commercial farms.

One must also view with irony Mugabe's boast of investment from "the East." Do you think Chinese or South Asian investors want anything different out of Zimbabwe than the capitalist West did?

He shit-talks Britain, but doesn't it kinda sound like China is making an "economic colonialist" move in Africa?

Thembi said...

U.S. media just doesn't cover so much of the world...

Most Americans are convinced that Al Jazeera is some terrorist mediagroup because they're the source for all of those Osama videos. But they're actually the only 'free' news source reporting from the Middle East. Lately I've gotten the impression that Americsns don't believe anything legit can come from that part of the world.

Michael Fisher said...

If Mugabe didn't say anything incorrect in this clip, how does the clip lend credence to your headline that Mugabe feels he is entitled to the Presidency?

As to your land question, check out this here.

Lola Gets said...

Mugabe has completely destroyed that country. Hey, maybe we can get him to run with Clinton?! Itd be great!

PS - I used to work for Al Jazeera English. LOVED them! They show whats really going on in the world. Now, if I want to read/see them, I just google "Al Jazeera English."

L

Undercover Black Man said...

Fisher: My post consists of more than the vidclip. It includes links to articles that paint a full picture of the shenanigans that go on in Zim around election time.

Undercover Black Man said...

PS - I used to work for Al Jazeera English.

Very cool, Lola.

Michael Fisher said...

Ok. Fair enough. I checked your links. None of them show that the man feels "entitled to run shit".

By the way. Have you ever been to any country in Southern Africa?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I visited South Africa for two weeks in 2000.