Thursday, April 3, 2008

Crackdown in Zimbabwe

When one has been in power for nearly thirty years, one is not likely to just walk away into the sunset. The Presidential election results have not been released but one must believe the results aren't to Robert Mugabe's liking. The opposition headquarters of Movement for a Democratic Change have been raided and foreign journalists have been arrested who were staying at a hotel in Harare. Whether this is a last desperate gasp or a circling of the wagons around Mugabe remains to be seen. Although Bloomberg is reporting that Mugabe is meeting with ZANU-PF to mull over his options. But unless there is a major rift within ZANU-PF methinks Mugabe will not go gently into that good night. As a rule, advisers to tyrants generally behave as yes men as opposed to independent thinkers if they want to stay alive.

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