As the political, economic and moral condition continues to deteriorate in Zimbabwe http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/zimbabwe/2182134/Zimbabwe-Opposition-leader-Morgan-Tsvangirai-seeks-refuge-from-Robert-Mugabe-thugs.html, I have to ask this question.
Where is Sen. Messiah Barack on this issue?
I ask because Sen. Messiah Barack is the first black candidate for president of the United States. The horrific situation is happening in Africa. Sen. Messiah Barack talks about his black, therefore, African roots and heritage. Does our possible future president have no thoughts on the thug dictator, so-called President Robert Mugabe driving the rightful president, Morgan Tsvangirai, into the embassy of the Netherlands?
Not that the Republican nominee for president, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain nor the Bush administration get off the hook on this abomination.
But, because this should be a perfect situation for Sen. Messiah Barack to point out, for instance, that black-majority rule that was fought for does not mean dictatorial rule. That is exactly what has happened in Zimbabwe since 1980 when President Mugabe was elected. Since then, he has taken a prosperous nation, the breadbasket of Southern Africa and destroyed it based on a cult of personality, and fear. Fear that the evil white people will somehow regain power. Too bad most white Zimbabweans have fled the nation.
I should think that Sen. Messiah Barack should point out that President Mugabe has long worn out his welcome. Yes, he was what could be called the father of the movement that gained blacks their God-given rights. But, in a democracy, and that is what Zimbabwe claims to be, sometimes you lose elections. And when one loses, they hand the reigns of power to the winner graciously. They do not use fear and intimidation and outright murder.
If Sen. Messiah Barack should take a position, he can use southern neighbor South Africa as the example to follow.
Yes, the African National Congress party is the dominant party in South Africa. But, there are opposition parties. And said parties, for the most part, are not forced into submission or intimidated. Sometimes, the ANC will lose elections and parties change hands. That is how a democracy works.
As a sidebar, the old National Party, the party of the white, Afrikaner majority that instituted apartheid, fell on hard times. Eventually, it ceased to exist. But, and this is a key, many members of the National Party became members of the ANC and serve in government. It is amazing that the force that fought against apartheid ended up bringing descendants of those who implemented apartheid into their fold.
I just do not understand why nobody in a position to say so has not taken a more aggressive approach to the crisis, and it is a crisis, in Zimbabwe?
I noted in a earlier posting when things looked like President Mugabe would hand over the presidency to Mr. Tsvangirai that a chaotic situation is what Islamofacsist terrorists look for to sweep in and claim to be a stabilizing force for good. Ask the people of Lebanon about Hezbollah and what they have done to that once beautiful nation.
Zimabwe is not a hotbed of radical Islam, or much of Islam, but it would be fascinating to see if the situation went spiralling out of control is radical terrorists could indeed take advantage of the situation. It is what the old Soviet Union did after all.
I would be very curious to see whether or not Sen. Messiah Barack will ever comment on the situation in Zimbabwe and what he would or would not do if he were president. On this, he would actually be one to have a serious potential to do some good.