JCC Looks like a coup in Zimbabwe

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Punk, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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  2. Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks, Juliet.


    (Am I doing it right?)
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  3. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Congratulations/Shame for missing/avoiding an awful Star Wars quote to epitomize the situation.
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  4. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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    Possibly a burn to Jules and I.

    Possibly just another reveal of your americentric ignorance.
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  5. Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks, Ender? :D


    lol anyway, yeah...Zimbabwe pops up in the news every now and again, and pretty it's always about how Mugabe is ****ing up the country. So *shrug* I guess this shouldn't be that surprising. And, with Trump now doing the same to the U.S. this kinda fades into the background noise.
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  6. Darth Punk Force Ghost

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  7. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    It's not really about "Mugabe ****ing up the country." It's a dispute over who will succeed the 93-year-old, and Mugabe is positioning his 50-something-year-old wife to succeed him. The military wants a veteran of the war against Rhodesia to replace Mugabe, and those veterans are being purged from the top ranks of the government. Looks like the article in the first post says as much.
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  8. Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh okay...kinda went into skimming mode halfway into the article. So if this is a feud within the ruling party, where does that leave the opposition? Would they take one side or the other, or just sit out on the sidelines?
  9. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    lol, the opposition? Look up Morgan Tsvangirai mate.
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  10. epic Ex Mod

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    Mugabe detained by the military

    geez i do love a good coup
  11. DANNASUK Force Ghost

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    Ol' Robert purged the cabinet of loyalists and potential successor to ensure handover to his wife, which the army and intelligence chiefs did not like.
  12. Violent Violet Menace JCC moderator

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    Mugabe hasn't been in the news for over 10 years in Norwegian media. Hearing his name this morning took me back to 2006.
  13. DANNASUK Force Ghost

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    Mugabe is under house arrest. He'll probably end up with a bullet in him at some point today.
  14. Juliet316 Streak for Colors Tiemaster

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    Or booked on a flight out of the country so he's not made a martyr by his supporters.
  15. DANNASUK Force Ghost

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    He's under house arrest. The army will either quietly "deal with him" or, more likely, remain under house arrest until his death.
  16. DANNASUK Force Ghost

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    Rumours are China gave the generals blessing for the coup.
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  18. Master_Rebado Force Ghost

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    ^^

    GOOD.

    Time for that pig to be gone.
  19. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    Agreed - along with his greedy wife.
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  20. Master_Rebado Force Ghost

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    Might be too naive to think this but I do hope this means a move away from business as usual for Zimbawe and that the people of Zimbawe can become better off in all ways.
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  21. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod

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    That would be a good result. However I'm not sure if that will happen if 'The Crocodile' gets into office.
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  22. Master_Rebado Force Ghost

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    Yeah,the dynamic there is for strongmen types to hold all the cards.

    Sadly.
  23. tom Streak for Colors November Winner

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    i keep reading this thread title to the tune of the verse part of men at work's "down under". okay, that's all.
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  24. DANNASUK Force Ghost

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    Zimbabwe is a Chinese economic colony. No chance of that happening.

    They're the ones behind the coup.
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  25. Master_Rebado Force Ghost

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    Ah there you go.

    Well just a new proxy will be installed as King then.