Britain would be justified in invading Zimbabwe, says archbishop


Blackleaf
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Britain would be justified in invading Zimbabwe to remove dictator Robert Mugabe, says a leading archbishop. The country in southern Africa, which gained independence from Britain in 1980, has the world's lowest life expectancy and highest inflation rate.

Britain could invade Zimbabwe: archbishop


From correspondents in London
July 01 2007


Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, gained independence from Britain in 1980.



BRITAIN would be justified in invading Zimbabwe, a former British colony, to remove President Robert Mugabe, a leading archbishop has said.

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Bulawayo Pius Ncube told London's Sunday Times the deepening destitution in his country, including millions going hungry and the world's highest inflation rate, meant Britain would be right to act.

"I think it is justified for Britain to raid Zimbabwe and remove Mugabe," he said.

"We should do it ourselves but there's too much fear. I'm ready to lead the people, guns blazing, but the people are not ready."

Archbishop Ncube said the president was squandering money while the people starved and had just spent $US2 million ($A2.37 million) on surveillance equipment while most people struggled along on $US2 ($A2.37) a week.

"How can you expect people to rise up when even our church services are attended by state intelligence people?" the archbishop said.

Zimbabwean Government officials were not available for immediate comment today.

In the past, Mugabe's Government has branded Archbishop Ncube a Western agent helping to co-ordinate a propaganda campaign against Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party as part of a drive to oust it from power.

In May, Mugabe dismissed repeated criticism from the country's Catholic bishops as "nonsense" and warned that his Government could start treating the clergy as political enemies.

There are around one million Catholics among Zimbabwe's 13 million people.

Once one of the most buoyant economies in southern Africa, with a well-educated population, Zimbabwe's economy is now in ruins, with unemployment of 80 per cent and life expectancy tumbling to 37 years for men and 34 years for women.

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Zzarchov
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Uhm...Shouldn't archbishops not preach leading an attack with guns blazing? You know, the whole "Thou shalt not kill"
 
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

Britain would be justified in invading Zimbabwe to remove dictator Robert Mugabe, says a leading archbishop. The country in southern Africa, which gained independence from Britain in 1980, has the world's lowest life expectancy and highest inflation rate.

Britain could invade Zimbabwe: archbishop


From correspondents in London
July 01 2007


Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, gained independence from Britain in 1980.



BRITAIN would be justified in invading Zimbabwe, a former British colony, to remove President Robert Mugabe, a leading archbishop has said.

The Roman Catholic archbishop of Bulawayo Pius Ncube told London's Sunday Times the deepening destitution in his country, including millions going hungry and the world's highest inflation rate, meant Britain would be right to act.

"I think it is justified for Britain to raid Zimbabwe and remove Mugabe," he said.

"We should do it ourselves but there's too much fear. I'm ready to lead the people, guns blazing, but the people are not ready."

Archbishop Ncube said the president was squandering money while the people starved and had just spent $US2 million ($A2.37 million) on surveillance equipment while most people struggled along on $US2 ($A2.37) a week.

"How can you expect people to rise up when even our church services are attended by state intelligence people?" the archbishop said.

Zimbabwean Government officials were not available for immediate comment today.

In the past, Mugabe's Government has branded Archbishop Ncube a Western agent helping to co-ordinate a propaganda campaign against Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party as part of a drive to oust it from power.

In May, Mugabe dismissed repeated criticism from the country's Catholic bishops as "nonsense" and warned that his Government could start treating the clergy as political enemies.

There are around one million Catholics among Zimbabwe's 13 million people.

Once one of the most buoyant economies in southern Africa, with a well-educated population, Zimbabwe's economy is now in ruins, with unemployment of 80 per cent and life expectancy tumbling to 37 years for men and 34 years for women.

www.news.com.au (external - login to view)

Well, they would be at least as justified as they were to invade Iraq. Probably more so. I think most of the world would rather they had attacked Zimbabwe instead of Iraq.
 
Toro
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Quote: Originally Posted by ZzarchovView Post

Uhm...Shouldn't archbishops not preach leading an attack with guns blazing? You know, the whole "Thou shalt not kill"

That's how bad things have gotten in Zimbabwe.

Think about it.

The head of a church is asking their former colonizers and oppressors to invade and overthrow the man who liberated Rhodesia from racist white rule.

It is that bad.

Mugabe is a horrible, venal, corrupt ruler has destroyed his own country to feed his ego.
 

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