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Zimbabwe Slides Into The Unknown
« on: November 14, 2017, 22:44:18 »
Armor is deployed around the capitol. Either the Army is poised for a coup or they are warning the Mugabe's to temper their purge of ZANU-PF of people who had fought in the war to topple white rule.In this regard the Army is supporting the revolution.I also suspect that they dont want to take orders from Mugabe's wife.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/11/14/us-tells-citizens-in-zimbabwe-to-shelter-in-place-as-troops-seen-in-capital.html

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Re: Zimbabwe Slides Into The Unknown
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 01:09:09 »
Another failed state. Somalia II in the making. Another possible haven for terrorists
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Re: Zimbabwe Slides Into The Unknown
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 08:15:31 »
Mugabe is under house arrest with the Army in charge.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41997982

Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says.
Mr Mugabe told Mr Zuma in a phone call that he was fine, the South African leader's office said.
Troops are patrolling the capital, Harare, after they seized state TV and said they were targeting "criminals".
The move may be a bid to replace Mr Mugabe with his sacked deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, BBC correspondents say.

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Re: Zimbabwe Slides Into The Unknown
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 09:10:24 »
Oh look, a UN mission in Africa for Canada.... ::)

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Re: Zimbabwe Slides Into The Unknown
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 10:30:21 »
They drove the breadbasket of Africa into the basketcase of Africa. I guess they ran out of money to pay off the army or feed it. Hopefully the next batch of leaders are better than the last. In may give an excuse for other nations to forgive past issues and help them if they want it.

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Re: Zimbabwe Slides Into The Unknown
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 15:56:29 »
Reports now are that Grace has ****ed off leaving the old man holding the bag.  Looks like Bob's time mismanaging the country is over.  About time.  Hopefully things will improve.
I'm just like the CAF, I seem to have retention issues.

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Re: Zimbabwe Slides Into The Unknown
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 17:52:09 »
Reports now are that Grace has ****ed off leaving the old man holding the bag.  Looks like Bob's time mismanaging the country is over.  About time.  Hopefully things will improve.

Unlikely. Possible successors are just as murderous as he was.
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Re: Zimbabwe Slides Into The Unknown
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 18:24:42 »
You're probably right but one can always hope.
I'm just like the CAF, I seem to have retention issues.

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Re: Zimbabwe Slides Into The Unknown
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 10:17:44 »
Mugabe was a stupid dick, but he would be sure to ensure that no one with smarts and ambition got anywhere near any power, so the current crop coming up will be from the bottom of the barrel, unless one of them was smart enough to play dumb for years while putting the pieces in place. Frankly I hope his wife left with nothing more than the clothes on her back, and someone accidentally did a pivot turn with an AFV on him.

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Re: Zimbabwe Slides Into The Unknown
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 18:28:28 »
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Re: Zimbabwe Slides Into The Unknown
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 11:01:47 »
CFRA Radio reported at 1053 that AP announced that Mugabe has resigned.