UN delegates cheer Mugabe tirade

This is a complete outrage

At the UN conference in Rome, Robert Mugabe used his speaking time to launch into a tirade against President Bush and Prime Minister Blair to the delight of the applauding delegates.

Mr Mugabe used his speech to lambast President Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose governments have been among his severest critics.

“Must we allow these men, the two unholy men of our millennium, who in the same way as Hitler and Mussolini formed [an] unholy alliance, form an alliance to attack an innocent country?” asked Mr Mugabe, apparently referring to Iraq.

“The voice of Mr Bush and the voice of Mr Blair can’t decide who shall rule in Zimbabwe, who shall rule in Africa, who shall rule in Asia, who shall rule in Venezuela, who shall rule in Iran, who shall rule in Iraq,” he said.

Mr Mugabe said his land reforms, which enabled the government to seize hundreds of farms owned mostly by white Zimbabweans, had been part of a process to correct colonial injustices.

He blamed agricultural subsidies offered to farm produce from developed countries for crippling “the development of agriculture in developing countries”.

Delegates applauded Mr Mugabe at the end of his speech.


Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez congratulates Mr Mugabe on his speech

The United Nations is a vile and corrupt organization and this latest stunt just proves it.

3 Responses to UN delegates cheer Mugabe tirade

  1. Keith says:

    Sherry,
    glad to see you are back, hope you’ve finally some time to relax and some time to catch some hockey of course.

    I’ve been watching nearly non stop since opening night.

  2. dittos to what Keith said.

    Mugabe’s speech is yet another reason why we should marginalize the UN and work towards creating alternative organizations dedicated to the spread of democratic ideals.

  3. sherry says:

    thank you keith and nope I still haven’t had a chance to catch a game

    Tom – from your lips to God’s ears