Thursday, January 8, 2009

Political breakdown in Zimbabwe!

Author's Chris Beyrer and Frank Donahue of the Washington Post today, could not have said it better!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/07/AR2009010703077.html?wpisrc=newsletter

What will Obama and Zimbabwe's neighbors do about Mugabe.

It's just time to get tough and remove him Saddam style? Perhaps. I too am one who thinks that this should be at least in the top three options. However, will a removal by force make his party, the Zanu-PF, a para-military group by proxy?

I would ask for a complete military intervention, if I was sure the military would be on our side. There is no power vacuum and the opposition afterwards, the Zanu-PF, were to not turn out to be a military born faction, fighting for "freedom" post Mugabe!

Such is the issue. While Mugabe is a mutt with many fleas, taking him our by force may end up i a long term sustained war where they in-fighting may go on for years---with more casualties.
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