MDC-T crisis from a global perspective


IN light of recent developments in the MDC-T in which the intrusive hand of the West is visible, the West is driven by the desire to control and own the means of production using individuals and organisations as conduits to bolster the MDC.
History is replete with examples of those who have unwittingly fallen for this trap, only to be dumped when they no longer serve the West’s purpose.
From Zaire’s Mobutu Sese Seko, Idi Amin in Uganda, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Muammar Gadaffi in Libya, to the Shah of Iran and Tsvangirai here in Zimbabwe, they have institutionalised these people and organisations to participate in their demise.
In Zimbabwe, the case has been different in that it is the majority who have rejected the intrusion of the West into their country through Tsvangirai’s drubbing by Robert Mugabe in the July 31 2013 harmonised elections.
While in the MDC-T there has been an attempt by a faction led by suspended deputy treasurer general Elton Mangoma to call for the ouster of Tsvangirai, it is important to keep in mind the fact that Zimbabweans are done with the MDC-T.
This is not about religious subscription to the so-called ‘democratic’ tenets, but about the people of Zimbabwe, their ideas, ideals and most importantly values.
This is why the MDC-T’s survival largely depends on the people of Zimbabwe than Western benevolence.
Gadaffi missed this point when he embraced the West.
Once they had made inroads into Libya’s key institutions, principally oil, they duly liquidated him.
Saddam Hussein is another case of the duplicity of West.
It should be remembered that it was a United States spy organisation the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that brought Saddam Hussein’s party to power before they ousted him.
In his report Regime Change: How the CIA put Saddam’s Party in Power
which was published on October 24 2002, Richard Sanders highlights America’s duplicity when it comes to achieving their goals.
“Another very good example of a CIA-organised regime change was a coup in 1963 that employed political assassination, mass imprisonment, torture and murder,” reads Sanders report in part.
“This was the military coup that first brought Saddam Hussein’s beloved Ba’ath Party to power in Iraq.
“At the time, Richard Helms was Director for Plans at the CIA.
“That is the top CIA position responsible for covert actions, like organising coups.”
Another example that should scare the hell out of the MDC-T is the British-America pact on Iraq.
According to Noam Chomsky in an article published by The Economist on November 19 1994, “there were no passionate calls for a military strike after Saddam’s gassing of Kurds at Halabja in March, 1988; on the contrary, the US and UK extended their strong support for the mass murderer, then, also ‘our kind of guy’.”
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, then Zaire, America struck an alliance with Mobutu in 1965 when he took over power.
In his wisdom or lack thereof, Mobutu agreed to turn Zaire into a springboard for operations against Soviet-backed Angola and thereby ensuring US backing.
In Iran, the Americans gave support to Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi before they abandoned him when things turned nasty.
“The Iranian Revolution (also known as the Islamic Revolution of Iran or the 1979 Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States,” reads a Wikipedia report in part.
“…..two weeks later Iranian militants seized the US embassy in Tehran and took hostage more than 50 Americans, demanding the extradition of the Shah in return for the hostages’ release. Extradition was refused.”
The question that requires thorough probing is why the West wants ‘democracy’ in our countries more than us?
There is no place in this world where the West has supported ‘democracy’ without stealing.
It is a colossal contradiction that ‘democracy’ suits the West when it only benefits them.
The future does not hold promise for the MDC-T to break their wretched electoral run against ZANU PF and the people of Zimbabwe if they do not respect the wishes of Zimbabweans.
An opposition that thinks of Zimbabweans first would do us good not one that ties their umbilical cord to the West like the beleaguered MDC-T.
It is our hope that history will be the best teacher for the MDC-T and the West as they seek to continue with their warped dream of taking over power in Zimbabwe.
Let those with ears listen.


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