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JCC Looks like a coup in Zimbabwe

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  1. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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  2. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Thanks, Juliet.


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

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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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

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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.
     
  6. Darth Punk

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    You've got nothing
     
  7. Darth Guy

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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.
     
  8. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Ender Sai Bitterest Ex-Mod star 10

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

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    Mugabe detained by the military

    geez i do love a good coup
     
  11. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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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

    Violent Violet Menace Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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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

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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

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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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

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Rumours are China gave the generals blessing for the coup.
     
  17. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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  18. Master_Rebado

    Master_Rebado Chosen One star 6

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    ^^

    GOOD.

    Time for that pig to be gone.
     
  19. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Agreed - along with his greedy wife.
     
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  20. Master_Rebado

    Master_Rebado Chosen One star 6

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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

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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

    Master_Rebado Chosen One star 6

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

    Sadly.
     
  23. tom

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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

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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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

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    Ah there you go.

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