AP - President Robert Mugabe devoted his first major speech since the unresolved election three weeks ago to denouncing whites and former colonial ruler Britain, an attempt to convince Zimbabweans their political and economic troubles stem from abroad.
RLCC Comment: This is a fairly long article, but it didn't mention the impact of heavy economic sanctions against Zimbabwe. That's not fair and balanced reporting. That's lousy journalism. In fact, it's racist too. It comes through very clearly. That's like not mentioning the sanctions that were placed on Iraq. Zimbabwe was trying to be more socialistic. The capitalists always refuse to allow all but a handful of socialist or socialist-leaning states to go unmolested. That's particularly true when the people are brown or black and especially militarily weak. Only the white nations or powerful nations such as China are left alone more. Why aren't there economic sanctions against China since it's a one-party dictatorship? The only difference between China and Cuba for instance is that China is a more capitalistic, Wild West, one-party dictatorship now and also has nuclear weapons. That will change though. The Chinese are going to find out (are already finding out) very quickly that laissez-faire capitalism is the path to Hell.
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