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Ambassador: Zimbabwe Election Considered "Null and Void"

World  (tags: zimbabwe, elections )

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The United States considers Friday's runoff election in Zimbabwe "null and void" and will not recognize President Robert Mugabe as the nation's legitimate leader, the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe said Tuesday.


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Michael W (72)
Tuesday June 24, 2008, 3:54 pm
We look at (Mugabe’s regime) as an illegitimate government” and will deal with it as such, James McGee told reporters in a telephone conference.

And how will you do that? Sanctions? Like those working so well in the Sudan & Somalia?

McGee added he believes that supporters of Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change party “will be massacred.”

Good call, very astute

Cliff Z (1)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 4:16 am
Whatever the USA and other Western countries will do to the Mugabe regime will impact negatively on the citizens. Smart sanctions directed at Mugabe and his cronies have had devastating impacts on the poorest of the poor. Do you know that Western companies have been "urged not to invest in Zimbabwe" in order to paralyse the mugabe regime. But who is affected??? Do you know tha failure by the British government to honour its pledges of financing land reform in Zimbabwe is the root cause of the crisis. Do you know that Britain was obliged to finance the land reform because it was British citizens who had to be compensated for the land that was forcefully taken from the Blacks during the colonial occupation. Its so sad that the way British colonial settlers butchered Blacks back then is the same ways that Mugabe is butchering his own people in a war that started because of the land issue.

Ifthe US is to take any measures aganst Zimbabwe it should first put in place appropriate measures to avoid what it did in all other countries across the globe where it has failed. i personally feel that the Zimbabwe crisis is an African problem that calls for African solutions. Britain, the US or Thabo Mbeki are not the solution. Give it to Levy Mwanawasa, SADC and the African Union.

Michael W (72)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 4:27 pm
To whom are you addressing your info Cliff? "When you say do you know"

Bernadette T (0)
Wednesday June 25, 2008, 10:52 pm
Robert Mugabe, It is time for you to be removed from office.

Storm G (2)
Thursday June 26, 2008, 2:49 am
I hesitate to go the "It's their problem, not ours." route simply because, well, Earth may exist in a vacuum but the people On it don't. I'm not saying the US should baby-sit every time there's a problem somewhere else in the world... But to me, Individuals should speak up for things, Not lay it in a 'faceless government' type of format.
If the only thing we can do aside from signing petitions to be heard is to impose sanctions and embargoes... Then that's what we have to do. We already have enough fingers in multi-national wars as it is.
[shrug] That's just my 2¢.

Michael W (72)
Saturday June 28, 2008, 5:52 pm
I agree Storm it is our problem and we should take care of it, blood for blood if need be, but the is this entity called the UN that won't it. It would be labeled as war and the countries involved would face International sanctions and outcry. It is valid for the state to go to war for oil but it wouldn't be OK for Southern African intervention in Zim. It is going to take strong leadership from in Zimbabwe also which appears to be lacking. If there is one warning to America: Do not let your sons and daughters become engaged in a land war in Africa for any excuse or reason.

Jon H (10)
Saturday June 28, 2008, 6:03 pm
That might be Michael, I suppose you meant "but there is this entity" that wont "allow" it and I guess you meant "the states to go to war for oil"?
I don't think America would intervene under any conditions especially when "imposing a will" would be as effective as Iraq

Jon H (10)
Saturday June 28, 2008, 6:04 pm
Now if Zimbabwe had oil there might be no problem.
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