Wednesday, November 18, 2009

(STICKY) (NYASATIMES) EU petitioned to suspend aid to Malawi over bankrolling Mugabe

COMMENT - Geoffrey van Orden is the lying hypocrite who insisted that "there are no economic sanctions against Zimbabwe". See my comments here and here, debunking this little lying hypocrite.


EU parliamentarian Brigadier Geoffrey van Orden (retired)

This is a clear attempt at retaliation, not against Zimbabwe, but against those who dare to stand with Zimbabwe. Could it be any clearer what is going on here? Not only is van Orden a spook (British Army Intelligence, retired (?) with the rank of Brigadier), he exposes the sabotaging that is going on against Zimbabwe. No longer can they claim that it is 'Mugabe's mismanagement', when they have been caught with their pants down, sabotaging not only Zimbabwe, but anyone who dares to stand with Zimbabwe, in this case Malawi.

The Zimbabwe Vigil has an interesting background. From their website:

Background

During visits in summer 2002, both Roy Bennett, MDC MP and Tony Reeler of the Amani Trust suggested a regular vigil against the illegitimate regime in Zimbabwe as an effective way to raise awareness in the UK to the plight of the Zimbabwean people, and cited the hugely successful pickets outside South Africa House during the time of apartheid. As a result the Central London Branch of the Movement for Democratic Change set up the Zimbabwe Vigil. The Vigil was launched on 12 October 2002 and has been held every Saturday since. We welcome new members.


Roy Bennett is the violent racist and former Selous Scout, who almost strangled an MP Patrick Chinamasa in parliament for calling the pioneer column thieves and murderers - which they were.

So here you have an anti-Mugabe organisation coming into existence through the suggestion of Roy Benett (Selous Scout), now headed by Brigadier Geoffrey van Orden (British Army Intelligence Corps). The cynicism of using anti-apartheid tactics to see the return of white rule in Zimbabwe cannot be passed up, of course. And make no mistake, there are real dictatorships in Africa, Zimbabwe with it's parliamentary opposition is not one of them. This is regime change in the internet age.

EU petitioned to suspend aid to Malawi over bankrolling Mugabe
By Nyasa Times
Published: November 17, 2009

Malawi has been highlighted in a petition to the EU calling for punitive action against SADC countries over Zimbabwe affairs. The Zimbabwe Vigil presented the petition to the EU’s Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, Karel De Gucht in Brussels this week.

The petition reads: “A Petition to European Union Governments: We record our dismay at the failure of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to help the desperate people of Zimbabwe at their time of trial.

“We urge the UK government and the European Union in general to suspend government to government aid to all 14 SADC countries until they abide by their joint commitment to uphold human rights in the region. We suggest that the money should instead be used to feed the starving in Zimbabwe”.

The petition was handed over by Geoffrey Van Orden, MEP for the East of England, who received it at a ceremony last month to mark the Vigil’s seventh anniversary.

“Our argument is that SADC countries have been derelict in their duty to Zimbabwe. Why should countries which support Mugabe’s tyranny receive money from EU taxpayers?

“Why, for instance, should Malawi get £70 million in balance of payments support this year from the UK alone when its people face starvation because of a reckless loan to Mugabe, which predictably has not been repaid? “ reads the petition.

SADC has ordered urgent talks in Zimbabwe to resolve differences over the Global Political Agreement. But Mugabe has shown what he thinks of this by flying off to Rome with a retinue of 60 locusts to tell the UN World Food Summit how badly Zimbabwe has been treated.

The loan Malawi government gave Zimbabwe has also be blamed to have bee n one major cause of fore shortage in Malawi, the country which is currently experiencing fuel shortage, power blackout on daily basis and water scarcity.


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Interesting article on the official use (anti-democratic abuse) of civil society organisations to overthrow unfriendly governments, check out:

Zimbabwe and the Power of Propaganda: Ousting a President via Civil Society
By Michael Barker
Global Research, April 16, 2008


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2 Comments:

At 5:43 PM , Blogger MrK said...

UPDATE: since this article was published in 2009, the articles listed at the top of the page have been removed, however they are still available on the Web Archive.

(THE ZIMBABWE TIMES) There are no sanctions on Zimbabwe – EU
September 1, 2009
Broadcast: 28 August 2009

 
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