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EU Capitalist Neocolonialists Tighten the Screws on Cholera Weakened Zimbabwe

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Amazing how the cruel neo-colonialist image the European Union creates for itself in African eyes seems to be of little concern, as it goes on causing Zimbabweans extreme suffering.

The  heartless imperialist machinations of the E.U., U.K., U.S. conspiracy depend on the silence of conglomerate owned cartelized international media and its dutifully insistent disinformation and propaganda that one man, Robert Mugabe, is the sole author of the destruction of his own nation’s economy - inconceivable, even if twice the corruption attributed to him by Western media were true.

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The main false accusation repeated over and over again is that Mugabe ruined the economy by passing laws taking well producing farms away from their efficient white farmers. Decades of brutal financial sabotage and economic warfare against Zimbabwe, ever since Mugabe refused to go along with IMF demands, and now even the knowledge of the cholera epidemic makes no difference to European political leaders as their national and international banking institutions seek to put additional pressure. Lets review the past week:

"Zimbabwe Summit Begins as E.U. Imposes Fresh Sanctions" by Agence France-Press,
Jan. 26, 2009, New York Times

"Heads of state from the 15-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) gathered Monday in a renewed bid to end Zimbabwe's political crisis...

EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels announced 60 more names of people close to Mugabe or their families would be added to a travel-ban list, bringing the number of people on the list to over 200."

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The number of companies whose assets in Europe must be frozen were increased to 40 and for the first time European-based firms are included. ...

Monday's talks take place as the European Union slapped fresh sanctions on Mugabe's rule in Zimbabwe, which is battling a cholera epidemic that has killed nearly 2,800 people and infected more than 50,000."

Regional leaders see Zimbabwe's unity deal, which allows Mugabe to remain president while Tsvangirai becomes prime minister, as the best chance to rescue the country from political and economic meltdown"

But E.U., U.K. and U.S. want the man they have funded, and had their media support, to have total power to sell off the country to private interests abroad as the price to release the monetary stranglehold that has successfully crippled the Zimbabwe economy. Future Western capital growth prospects are are being enhanced with long term arrangements for destruction and scarcity in Zimbabwe. (UN Charter prohibitions against the use of sanctions and blocking access to international fiduciary institutions are of no consequent protection for vulnerable nations.)   

Their man Tsvangirai won more votes in the first round of a presidential election, but left Zimbabwe and refused to be in the second round run-off, claiming persecution. Since then, all the former colonial powers have demanded Mugabe's head.

However, with the exception of the collaborating Presidents of Kenya and Botswana, African leaders are unwilling to help the Western powers ‘show Mugabe the door’ (a favorite colloquialism employed by the righteous sounding spokespersons of the Western bloc).  

In any case, the West continues to pretend to favor parliamentary ‘democracy’, calculating that it can be bent to its investment purposes through control of information by international media cartels and international sabotage of the economy of Zimbabwe as necessary.

The neo-colonialist method of taking financial control of an African nation is much cleaner than the old way - by force of arms and white occupation.

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Once in a while, the older method still crops up, as when in 2004, an airplane of the Honourable Sir Mark Thatcher, 2nd Baronet, the son of the Right Honorable Baroness Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, by marriage a multi-millionaire, was impounded in Zimbabwe as his co-conspiritor sought to pick up guns on the way to overthrow the government of oil rich Equatorial Guinea. (Thatcher was fined three million rand ($500,000) and received a four-year suspended jail sentence upon an unbelievable plea of innocence, telling the South African judge he was under the impression the project was an air ambulance service to help the impoverished of Africa.)

Tuesday the SADC 15-nation grouping gave its approval of Mugabe going ahead with forming a government with or without Tsvangirai participation - it was SADC’ s fifth attempt to secure a deal on forming a unity government - it agreed that opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai should be sworn in as prime minister by February 11.

Tsvangirai’s MDC answered, "Quite clearly the conclusions reached as reflected in the communiqué fall far short of our expectations". (And those of  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well, we might assume. She was trying to get South African pressure on Mugabe to accede to Tsvangirai demands.)

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