What are Caribbean Govts' Views on Zimbabwe?
June 30, 2007
Many Caribbean leaders have historically been acquiescent partners with the US and Britain, so it comes as no surprise that they are supportive of the decision to cancel the West Indies cricket tour to Zimbabwe.
What has been the position of Caribbean leaders to what is taking place in Zimbabwe?
Using Trinidad and Tobago as a gauge, the government here has never stated anything about Zimbabwe. Although many Africans in Trinidad and Tobago who call in to local radio talk-shows clearly state that the West wants to persecute Zimbabwe because Robert Mugabe took back land from Whites, the government has never shown concern or stated its position. The Trinidad and Tobago government usually does not express views on international conflicts while casually supporting Washington's positions.
Trinidad Newsday reported: "Boynes [The Sports Minister of Trinidad and Tobago] said Government fully supports the decision taken by the West Indies Cricket Board to cancel the A Team's tour of Zimbabwe because it was 'very concerned' that the players security could not be guaranteed in that African nation. Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) also called for the tour's cancellation on security grounds."
Despite the government of Trinidad and Tobago's 'security concerns' in relation to Zimbabwe, the West Indies Cricket team is currently in London, remaining there even during the inundation of reported attempted bombings. London has a history of sordid bombings and 'terrorist activities' but I am sure the government of Trinidad and Tobago has no concerns about the players' safety there. If so, they have certainly remained publicly silent about them. Their duplicity is grossly obvious in their dealings with African nations as opposed to White nations. The Government and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) are clearly supporting Britain, Australia, the US and other White-controlled institutions that are attempting to isolate Zimbabwe.
Although the US and Britain claim to be supportive of the Southern African Development Community's (SADC) initiatives to help resolve political conflicts in Zimbabwe and to revive its economy, they are doing all at their disposal to ensure that the SADC initiative fails. They want a total collapse of Zimbabwe as long as its elected president, Robert Mugabe, remains in power. They will not allow Zimbabwe to be a success under President Mugabe after it resisted the IMF and World Bank, and reclaimed land from Whites.
The SADC has called for the lifting of sanctions on Zimbabwe but Western governments have not acceded to SADC's requests. The US and other European governments are still forecasting doom and gloom in Zimbabwe in their ongoing campaign to scare away investors, ruin its economy and force a coup.
Western powers are relentless in their campaign to demonize Mugabe, who is seen as a hero by many Africans, for daring to restore "the land rights of indigenous Africans by evicting off of farmland the beneficiaries of a White, terrorist movement that brutally and inhumanely conquered the country and subjugated the indigenous Africans to subhuman conditions during the colonial era of the 20th century." (See: Zimbabwe 'Dooms Day' Report Seen as Promise not Prediction)
Caribbean governments, either because they are ignorant of both history and current affairs or are too cowardly, go along obsequiously with the US and other European government's terrorist and anti-black agenda.
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