Saturday, August 02, 2008

(BBC) Roy Bennet On Hardball (2007)

Roy Bennett is caught in at least 4 lies.

1) "Hundreds of thousands of protestors" demonstrated for the MDC - which Stephen Sackur calls him on.

2) "There are no sanctions against Zimbabwe"

Stephen Sackur did not confront him on it, but the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001 (see c) Multilateral Financial Restrictions), which bans multilateral financial institutions and the IMF from working with the government of Zimbabwe, not individuals in ZANU-PF.

3) "The opposition is not divided"

They obviously are. Tsvangirai, Mutambara and Makoni are all leading different factions of the MDC.

4) "Informal talks aren't talks"

I guess they're not talks when Roy Bennett says they're not talks.

UPDATE: http://www.postzambia.com/post-read_article.php?articleId=44756

Remember, the original six negotiators have been at it for over a year now and have grown familiar, which could cloud their views on certain issues and impinge on their efficiency.”

Source:

ALN condemns govts of national unity
By Kingsley Kaswende in Harare
Friday August 08, 2008 [04:00]







David Coltart on Hardball (October 2006)

" The electoral process is so flawed in Zimbabwe that it should be abandoned. " - David Coltart (former BSAP)

Also, the MDC not only receives money from white farmers, but from the USA, through the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001, about $26 million.

"Race is a propaganda ploy used by Robert Mugabe".

"The use of race, the use of land, is wearing thin".

"Zimbabweans are remarkably peaceloving as a result.." of 2 civil wars? Meaning that without the memories of these wars, they would be 'war like'?

"I hope we can deal with moderates within ZANU-PF - and there are some..." - really?

"The idea of granting amnesty to people guilty of war crimes is anathema to me."

"Oh no I'm not pessimistic - surprisingly enough"

David Coltart likes to play at sophistication, but he is no more a democrat than Roy Bennett. Why does the MDC have all these BSAP types around in high levels of leadership? Just another factor that undermines the claim that they represent the majority of the people of Zimbabwe.

Nothing about the MDC strikes a chord of authenticity. They lie, misrepresent the facts, push their mantras, and are basically dishonest and evasive about who they represent and what they want to do when they come to power.

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