Zimbabwe: How did it come to this.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by és:, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. és: macrumors 6502a

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  2. geese macrumors 6502a

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    What a thoroughly saddening article. I'm wondering whether Zimbabwe could ever recover from this.
     
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  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Yep, greed, lust for more power, tribal influences, probably many more factors as well.
     
  5. és: thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just to let people know that why I wrote 'How did it come to this' I wasn't asking a question but quoting the title of the article.
     
  6. iAthena macrumors regular

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    What does Mugabe use to pay his troops or purchase weapons and ammo? Certainly can't be using his own currency which is worthless.
     
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    MDC minister arrested in Harare

    BBC Link…

    US$ and ZAR.
    The way of all tin pot dictators… keep the military onside and you're sweet.

    He's obviously learnt from Papa Doc et al.
     

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