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(Independent)   Day after implied military threat of action, a coup appears to be occurring in Zimbabwe   ( independent.co.uk) divider line
    More: News, Robert Mugabe, military vehicles, President Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe, Mr Mugabe, vice president Emerson, Zimbabwe Defence Forces, 1970s liberation wars  
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2017-11-14 09:26:50 AM  
Yesterday and military said they would step in after Mugabe's wife basically sacked the 2nd in command, Mnangagwa, to ensure her rise to power once her husband died

Mnangagwa fought in the independence movement and the military backs him over her and apparently has launched a coup.
 
2017-11-14 09:27:23 AM  
 
2017-11-14 09:32:23 AM  
Too late. The Mugabe's have already stuffed their foreign bank accounts with stolen money.

Cannot come too soon for those predatory POS.
 
2017-11-14 09:34:44 AM  
FTA:

"We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that, when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in," said General Constantino Chiwenga in a statement.

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2017-11-14 09:39:02 AM  
There have been so many coups in Africa that the continental bird should be a pigeon.
 
2017-11-14 09:41:26 AM  
A coup in Africa? How quaint.
 
2017-11-14 09:42:25 AM  
good
get that pos outta there
 
2017-11-14 09:42:48 AM  
Mugabe's tripping.
 
2017-11-14 09:43:41 AM  
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2017-11-14 09:43:59 AM  
Great. More civil war crap uncomfortable close to our bordets. fark.
 
2017-11-14 09:44:21 AM  

Smoking GNU: Great. More civil war crap uncomfortable close to our bordets. fark.


*borders
 
2017-11-14 09:46:55 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: A coup in Africa? How quaint.


A list of coups by country. Very interesting.
 
2017-11-14 09:47:32 AM  
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2017-11-14 09:47:52 AM  

Smoking GNU: Great. More civil war crap uncomfortable close to our bordets. fark.


That's, just, like, your opinion, man Namibia...
 
2017-11-14 09:47:57 AM  

zedster: Yesterday and military said they would step in after Mugabe's wife basically sacked the 2nd in command, Mnangagwa, to ensure her rise to power once her husband died

Mnangagwa fought in the independence movement and the military backs him over her and apparently has launched a coup.


Oh, noes! Zimbabwe's politically unstable?! Who would've guessed?

Seriously, it's time to just write off Zimbabwe. The African League needs to just stomp the existing government into the dirt, install a representative democracy, and treat them like post-WWII Japan for a few decades until they can be trusted to straighten out & fly right. It's clear that the country cannot be trusted to govern itself, and they're a dangerous wild card when it comes to the stability of southern Africa.
 
2017-11-14 09:48:57 AM  
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2017-11-14 09:49:53 AM  

Moopy Mac: Tr0mBoNe: A coup in Africa? How quaint.

A list of coups by country. Very interesting.


Nice. That's the kind of page I can use to start several Wikitrips.
 
2017-11-14 09:50:20 AM  
The word is out, trump is weak, get what you can while America has its pants down
 
2017-11-14 09:51:33 AM  

watching the trump bubble grow: The word is out, trump is weak, get what you can while America has its pants down


Yeah I miss the rock like stability of pre-Trump Africa.
 
2017-11-14 09:55:52 AM  

watching the trump bubble grow: The word is out, trump is weak, get what you can while America has its pants down


As an American I can assure you, we don't care what they do in Africa.
We take a marginal interest in one or two places, but we never actually care.
 
2017-11-14 09:56:43 AM  

FormlessOne: zedster: Yesterday and military said they would step in after Mugabe's wife basically sacked the 2nd in command, Mnangagwa, to ensure her rise to power once her husband died

Mnangagwa fought in the independence movement and the military backs him over her and apparently has launched a coup.

Oh, noes! Zimbabwe's politically unstable?! Who would've guessed?

Seriously, it's time to just write off Zimbabwe. The African League needs to just stomp the existing government into the dirt, install a representative democracy, and treat them like post-WWII Japan for a few decades until they can be trusted to straighten out & fly right. It's clear that the country cannot be trusted to govern itself, and they're a dangerous wild card when it comes to the stability of southern Africa.


They need to divide the land up between namibia, botswana, zambia, mozambique, and south africa and call it a day.
  No reason for the country to exist at this point.
 
2017-11-14 09:57:55 AM  

Muzzleloader: FormlessOne: zedster: Yesterday and military said they would step in after Mugabe's wife basically sacked the 2nd in command, Mnangagwa, to ensure her rise to power once her husband died

Mnangagwa fought in the independence movement and the military backs him over her and apparently has launched a coup.

Oh, noes! Zimbabwe's politically unstable?! Who would've guessed?

Seriously, it's time to just write off Zimbabwe. The African League needs to just stomp the existing government into the dirt, install a representative democracy, and treat them like post-WWII Japan for a few decades until they can be trusted to straighten out & fly right. It's clear that the country cannot be trusted to govern itself, and they're a dangerous wild card when it comes to the stability of southern Africa.

They need to divide the land up between namibia, botswana, zambia, mozambique, and south africa and call it a day.
  No reason for the country to exist at this point.


Especially being landlocked. That's a recipe for disaster.
 
2017-11-14 09:57:56 AM  

ds615: watching the trump bubble grow: The word is out, trump is weak, get what you can while America has its pants down

As an American I can assure you, we don't care what they do in Africa.
We take a marginal interest in one or two places, but we never actually care.


Yea I know we hate him but I'm not sure what this has to do with Trump. Even under Obama or Clinton the most the US would do in this situation would be a strongly worded letter.
 
2017-11-14 09:58:03 AM  
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2017-11-14 09:58:41 AM  
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2017-11-14 09:58:54 AM  

zedster: Yesterday and military said they would step in after Mugabe's wife basically sacked the 2nd in command, Mnangagwa, to ensure her rise to power once her husband died

Mnangagwa fought in the independence movement and the military backs him over her and apparently has launched a coup.


First rule of tyranny: never piss off the big men with guns who stand between you and your slaves.
 
2017-11-14 10:00:08 AM  

MikeyFuccon: zedster: Yesterday and military said they would step in after Mugabe's wife basically sacked the 2nd in command, Mnangagwa, to ensure her rise to power once her husband died

Mnangagwa fought in the independence movement and the military backs him over her and apparently has launched a coup.

First rule of tyranny: never piss off the big men with guns who stand between you and your slaves.


second rule, get other guys with big guns to watch the first guy with big guns and make sure they don't like each other but like you
 
2017-11-14 10:01:14 AM  
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2017-11-14 10:02:29 AM  
That headline is in bad need of a comma.
 
2017-11-14 10:03:37 AM  

zedster: Yesterday and military said they would step in after Mugabe's wife basically sacked the 2nd in command, Mnangagwa, to ensure her rise to power once her husband died

Mnangagwa fought in the independence movement and the military backs him over her and apparently has launched a coup.


This is why proper names should never be allowed in Scrabble.
 
2017-11-14 10:05:02 AM  
This is utterly farking depressing.

Zimbabweans deserve so, so much better than any of this.
 
2017-11-14 10:06:25 AM  
That article smelt like propaganda to me.
 
2017-11-14 10:07:11 AM  

arkansized: Too late. The Mugabe's have already stuffed their foreign bank accounts with stolen money.

Cannot come too soon for those predatory POS.


Let's be careful. The guy the military appears to be backing is essentially Stalin to Mugabe's Lenin. This really may be a case of Both Sides Are Bad.
 
2017-11-14 10:07:14 AM  
I've got Mugabe in a death pool, so my week is looking up.
 
2017-11-14 10:07:37 AM  

mexicymru: This is utterly farking depressing.

Zimbabweans deserve so, so much better than any of this.


I cannot imagine what would possess someone to Funny this.
 
2017-11-14 10:10:08 AM  

watching the trump bubble grow: The word is out, trump is weak, get what you can while America has its pants down


A decent beej?
 
2017-11-14 10:11:10 AM  
Sounds like the military is actually invested in having fair elections (or at least not so brazenly corrupted), which is kind of nice. Is anyone going to shed a tear if the Mugabes are arrested?
 
2017-11-14 10:12:51 AM  
Say what you want about Mugabe.
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That man can tear up the dance floor.
 
2017-11-14 10:13:01 AM  

CheatCommando: arkansized: Too late. The Mugabe's have already stuffed their foreign bank accounts with stolen money.

Cannot come too soon for those predatory POS.

Let's be careful. The guy the military appears to be backing is essentially Stalin to Mugabe's Lenin. This really may be a case of Both Sides Are Bad.


Exactly.  Military coups generally don't bode well for the general populace, even when they're overthrowing despots.
 
2017-11-14 10:15:21 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Sounds like the military is actually invested in having fair elections (or at least not so brazenly corrupted), which is kind of nice. Is anyone going to shed a tear if the Mugabes are arrested?


The military has supported him since 1980 through all the shiat Mugabe put his country through.

I'd be delighted if this led to a better outcome for Zimbabweans, but I'm skeptical.
 
2017-11-14 10:16:23 AM  

arkansized: Too late. The Mugabe's have already stuffed their foreign bank accounts with stolen money.

Cannot come too soon for those predatory POS.


I got an email about that today in fact. As soon as I send some intermediate relative some money for postage, I'm going to help with the transfer (receiving a percentage for myself of course).
 
2017-11-14 10:20:14 AM  

mexicymru: HotWingConspiracy: Sounds like the military is actually invested in having fair elections (or at least not so brazenly corrupted), which is kind of nice. Is anyone going to shed a tear if the Mugabes are arrested?

The military has supported him since 1980 through all the shiat Mugabe put his country through.

I'd be delighted if this led to a better outcome for Zimbabweans, but I'm skeptical.


What would a better outcome look like?
 
2017-11-14 10:21:46 AM  

CheatCommando: arkansized: Too late. The Mugabe's have already stuffed their foreign bank accounts with stolen money.

Cannot come too soon for those predatory POS.

Let's be careful. The guy the military appears to be backing is essentially Stalin to Mugabe's Lenin. This really may be a case of Both Sides Are Bad.


Indeed, although a more apt analogy imo would be mugabe = himmler, the other guy = heydrich.
  To continue the nazi analogy, their army is basically a cross between the ss and the gestapo, don't expect much social justice from the generals.
 
2017-11-14 10:27:04 AM  

arkansized: Too late. The Mugabe's have already stuffed their foreign bank accounts with stolen money.



True - but the money's only worth about $37.50.
 
2017-11-14 10:32:19 AM  

mikaloyd: mexicymru: HotWingConspiracy: Sounds like the military is actually invested in having fair elections (or at least not so brazenly corrupted), which is kind of nice. Is anyone going to shed a tear if the Mugabes are arrested?

The military has supported him since 1980 through all the shiat Mugabe put his country through.

I'd be delighted if this led to a better outcome for Zimbabweans, but I'm skeptical.

What would a better outcome look like?


Dunno.

I'm just a guy who lived there for four years as a teenager, loved the people there,.and wish for them a brighter future with opportunity for their children, free from the machinations of the few who would hold that future hostage.  They deserve it, whether or not cynical Farkers think that's funny.

Mugabe *could* have retired a historical hero like Mandela did, but he refused to let go and sank lower, and lower, dragging the whole country down with him.  It's almost a Shakepearean tragedy.
 
2017-11-14 10:33:52 AM  

mexicymru: mexicymru: This is utterly farking depressing.

Zimbabweans deserve so, so much better than any of this.

I cannot imagine what would possess someone to Funny this.


Somebody famous (Groucho Marx?) said,

Every Nations gets the Government it Deserves.

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Joseph_​d​e_Maistre
 
2017-11-14 10:43:45 AM  

mexicymru: mikaloyd: mexicymru: HotWingConspiracy: Sounds like the military is actually invested in having fair elections (or at least not so brazenly corrupted), which is kind of nice. Is anyone going to shed a tear if the Mugabes are arrested?

The military has supported him since 1980 through all the shiat Mugabe put his country through.

I'd be delighted if this led to a better outcome for Zimbabweans, but I'm skeptical.

What would a better outcome look like?

Dunno.

I'm just a guy who lived there for four years as a teenager, loved the people there,.and wish for them a brighter future with opportunity for their children, free from the machinations of the few who would hold that future hostage.  They deserve it, whether or not cynical Farkers think that's funny.

Mugabe *could* have retired a historical hero like Mandela did, but he refused to let go and sank lower, and lower, dragging the whole country down with him.  It's almost a Shakepearean tragedy.


Ellen Sirleaf Johnson seems to be following a similar trajectory.
 
2017-11-14 10:43:56 AM  
According to TFA General Constantino Chiwenko called shenanigans !!!
 
2017-11-14 10:44:24 AM  

Snarfangel: zedster: Yesterday and military said they would step in after Mugabe's wife basically sacked the 2nd in command, Mnangagwa, to ensure her rise to power once her husband died

Mnangagwa fought in the independence movement and the military backs him over her and apparently has launched a coup.

This is why proper names should never be allowed in Scrabble.


My favorite Scrabble word to play that causes my sister-in-law to thump tiles off the board and quit:
aa - a rough cindery lava
 
2017-11-14 10:45:47 AM  

watching the trump bubble grow: The word is out, trump is weak, get what you can while America has its pants down


It's been quite a while since I've seen a comment this detached from reality.
 
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