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Tsvangirai is pulling out of the election re-run to try and curb the violence being meted out by Mugabe's thugs.
For a while I naively thought that Tsvangirai would be elected and there would be some hope for Zimbabwe. How foolish I was for entertaining that notion. I understand why Tsvangirai is pulling out but I'm not sure if it is the right move, Mugabe needs to be strongly opposed, however futile that may be.
in the aftermath of the run-off
i obviously realise that, and thats why i understand MT pulling out. Mugabe will continue to get away with it until someone stands up to him.
that sounds like making Tsangarai out to be a coward, and that i would somehow be braver. obviously thats not the case, I just think his leaving represents a loss of hope.
and who is we?
i say no.
The African Union peacekeeping mission there needed, and continues to need, a lot more backing from the UN than it got.
But it's only as good as its member states.
I just don't know what it does.
After all, seeing as how the entire country was so behind the Iraq war and that, this would be the perfect issue to get our imitation rifles out on and wank them clean in anticipation.
Au contraire, I think we should sell him some weapons.
is that the real reason 'we' haven't intervened?
Well if we do nothing, we're likely to gain a reputation for being horribly selfish, only intervening in situations that we can benefit from. I realise that backscratching might sadly be the basis of most interventions, and that you probably know infinitely more about it than me, but it's embarrassing that we can't be more selflessly altruistic.
isn't that the whole point of war?
but it's still sad that that's how things work.