Thursday, September 18, 2008

I'm not buying it.

Mugabe is making big public noises about having to do some power-sharing with the opposition party. He's trying to sound all butthurt, calling the situation "humiliating".

I'm not buying it.

Given Mugabe's control of the gun barrels which are the wellspring of political power, especially in Africa, any opposition party members in the capitol that are still sucking wind past their teeth are doing so at his sufferance, keeping up a quasi-civilized facade in order to keep the charitable relief pump primed.

If any real political power was being shared, Mugabe'd be hanging by his ankles from a telephone pole in front of a Harare gas station, and we all know it.


theirritablearchitect said...

Hanging from his ankles?

I think you are far too charitable to the man.

I have different ideas. Loads of 'em.

Tam said...

I was riffing from an historical precedent... ;)

DirtCrashr said...

He's just wants to keep skimming the relief-pump money from the Euro NGO's - they like to think they're needed or making a difference - they are but it's not how they think.
The UK Telegraph reported that in 2005 Mugabe handed over to China his country's mineral rights , including the world's second largest reserves of platinum, worth £250 billion.That's about $500 Billion US - not quite Lehman Brothers territory or FannieMae's $6.5 Trillion - but China supplies the AK's to his gangs and built him a palace with anti-aircraft-missile protection.

theirritablearchitect said...

"China...built him a palace with anti-aircraft-missile protection."

Hmmm. I'm thinking we've got the skillz to trump that shit. Maybe something in the heavy bunker-buster category would do the trick. It's not like we don't have the practice.

Sure would like to find out.

Couldn't happen to a more deserving asshole, for sure.

Platinum huh? Pretty nice stuff. At least the catalytic converter theives might get put out of business with enough supply. :p

Earl said...

The old Thug in Charge does nothing that isn't good for himself, and destructive of the country once known as Southern Rhodesia... but since he says he is power sharing he is power sharing and the money will be going to sound banks, not in the United States, for the people.

staghounds said...

President Mugabe is exactly what Tomahawk missiles and Seal teams were crated for.

Charles Pergiel said...

I read in our local paper that one of the sharees was getting the police, while Mugabe was keeping the Army for himself.

Taking out Mugabe might make us feel better, but I don't think it will solve the problem. Look what happened in Iraq. We took out Hussein and got a bigger mess than before, a free-er mess, but a mess still the same.

theirritablearchitect said...


Not to pick nits here, but, could it get much worse than it is already?


Anonymous said...

Load up a B52/B1/B2 with some totally untraceable, generic, multi country iron bombs.

Allow ground observers to tell you when everyone is in-session. Flatten the palace.

Followup with a similar hit on the guard barracks, time on target.

I know you could do better with GPS bombs but it's very nice to have 100% deniability.

Must have been storing explosives incorrectly, Africa, you know. Pity.

DirtCrashr said...

Or tunnel under it Medieval style and open the other end in the lake, make it one big bottomless sinkhole... All gone.