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Mugabe says US and UK are trying to impose new colonialism on Third World

President Robert Mugabe has accused the United States and the United Kingdom of trying to impose a new form of colonialism on developing countries.

He said United States President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair were imperialists who wanted to create a world where powerful big brother states imposed their will on weaker ones.

“The United States awakened to the implications of being the sole superpower, joined by Britain as a born-again colonialist, and other Western countries have turned themselves into ferocious hunting bull-dogs raring to go as they sniff for more blood, Third World Blood. We are their hunted game for slaughter,” Mugabe said.

 

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03HARARE400

2003-02-26 07:57

2011-08-30 01:44

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Embassy Harare

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS HARARE 000400

 

SIPDIS

 

DEPT FOR AF/PDPA DALTON, MITCHELL AND SIMS

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NAIROBI FOR PFLAUMER

 

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: PREL KPAO KMDR ZI

SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: MUGABE ATTACKS U. S. AND BRITAIN

AT NAM SUMMIT; HARARE

 

 

1.   The lead story in the February 26 edition of the

government-controlled daily “The Herald” highlights

Mr. Robert Mugabe’s broadside against the United

States and Britain at the just-ended Non Aligned

Movement (NAM) summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,

accusing them “of trying to impose a new form of

colonialism” on weaker nations. “The United States

awakened to the implications of being the sole

superpower, joined by Britain as a born-again

colonialist, and other Western countries have turned

themselves into ferocious hunting bull-dogs raring

to go as they sniff for more blood, Third World

Blood. We are their hunted game for slaughter,”

Mugabe is quoted as saying in the article printed

under headline “President slams Bush and Blair: `U.

S., UK leaders seek to impose new form of

colonialism on weaker nations.'” Excerpts of the

article by Innocent Gore, who accompanied Mr. Mugabe

to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, follow:

 

2.   “President Mugabe yesterday accused the United States

and Britain of trying to impose a new form of colonialism

on developing countries. Speaking at a summit of the 116-

member non-Aligned Movement (NAM), President Mugabe said U.

S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony

Blair were imperialists who wanted to create a world where

powerful `big brother’ states imposed their will on weaker

ones. `The U. S. awakened to the implications of being the

sole superpower, joined by Britain as born-again

colonialist, and other Western countries have turned

themselves into ferocious hunting bull-dogs raring to go as

they sniff for more blood, Third World blood. We are their

hunted game for slaughter. The charter of the United

Nations and its sacrosanct tenets of international peace,

the sovereignty of nations and non-interference in domestic

affairs of states, are being desecrated by the day.’

 

“. . .Mugabe said Iraq might have developed or

desired to develop weapons of mass destruction, but

the U. S. should demonstrate what Baghdad should do

by destroying its own massive heaps of nuclear

weapons first. `They should surely teach by

example, and yet they have refused to sign the

treaty on nuclear disarmament. To support the U. S.

administration’s zest for aggression on Iraq is to

support a proposed inhuman campaign, which is sure

to see many lives lost,’ he said.

 

“. . .Big brother could blatantly use his prejudice

to determine and upset the validity of any elections

in the Third World and declare a validly elected

president of a country illegitimate. `But we must

remain silent about the presidential election fiasco

of the U. S. whose vote failed to produce a winner

until the U. S. Supreme Court, dominated by

Republican judges, imposed Mr. George Bush (Jr.) as

winner. And is it not ironical that Mr. Bush who

was not elected, should deny my legitimacy

established by many observer groups from Africa and

Third World. Who should the world impose sanctions

on, Robert Mugabe or George Bush? The President

said power had become to those who hold it, the

determinant of justice, morality and even legality

and that the governing norms of the Third World had

been greatly eroded. . . .”

 

SULLIVAN

 

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