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Cablegate: Media Report Strike Against Terror Opinion Pieces;

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

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ZI PREL PHUM
SUBJECT: MEDIA REPORT STRIKE AGAINST TERROR OPINION PIECES;
HARARE


1. THE OCTOBER 21 EDITION OF THE GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED
WEEKLY "THE SUNDAY MAIL" CARRIED TWO OPINION PIECES
FOCUSING ON THE SEPTEMBER 11 TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THE
U.S. AND THE U.S.-LED STRIKE AGAINST TERROR IN
AFGHANISTAN.

2. UNDER HEADLINE "WHAT GOES ROUND COMES AROUND," THE
NEWSPAPER RAN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE BY SURE MATARAMVURA,
A LECTURER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS AT
THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
(NUST):

"THE BOMBING OF THE WTC (WORLD TRADE CENTER) AND THE
PENTAGON IN THE U.S. RECENTLY AND REACTION OF BOTH THE
U.S. AS A NATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HAVE
LED ME TO CONCLUDE ONE THING; THAT HISTORY REPEATS
ITSELF. BEFORE I JUSTIFY MY REASONS TO SAY THIS, WE
NEED TO LOOK AT THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF THIS TRAGEDY.
I AM ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN COMFORTABLE
WITH THE PRESENT SITUATION WHERE ONE COUNTRY, THE U.S.,
BECOMES THE HEADMASTER, DEPUTY HEADMASTER AND SENIOR
MASTER OF THE WORLD BY PRESENTING ITSELF AS THE CHIEF
ARCHITECT OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND PRONOUNCING
ON ANY NATION THAT WOULD HAVE FAILED TO CALL IT MASTER.
. .THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN OBSERVING THE BEHAVIORS OF
SUCCESSIVE U.S. ADMINISTRATIONS FROM THE SECOND WORLD
WAR HAVE CONCLUDED THAT THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE U.S.
WAS TO BUILD A U.S. EMPIRE. . .THOSE COUNTRIES WHO DARED
BLOCK THIS OBJECTIVE WERE SUBJECTED TO THE U.S. MAIN
WEAPON OF TORTURE: ECONOMIC SANCTIONS WHICH ARE
SOMETIMES OPENLY ANNOUNCED THROUGH THE U.S. PARLIAMENT,
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THE U.N. OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH THEIR COMPANIES SCATTERED
ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE OTHER WEAPON WAS/IS TO FUND
TERRORISTS TO TOPPLE THOSE UNDESIRED GOVERNMENTS WHO
CHALLENGE THE U.S. . .THE KEY ISSUE IS THAT AS A RESULT
OF THE BOMBINGS IN WASHINGTON, INNOCENT PEOPLE DIED AND
THAT THERE IS A SPONSOR TO THESE TERRORIST ATTACKS.
WHETHER IT WAS BIN LADEN OR NOT IS NOT THE ISSUE, THE
ISSUE IS THAT THERE IS A MAD MAN SOMEWHERE, JUST LIKE
THE SUCCESSIVE U.S. ADMINISTRATIONS, WHO DOES NOT VALUE
LIFE AND INSTEAD SPONSORS A GROUP OF PEOPLE TO ACHIEVE
HIS OBJECTIVE, OF CREATING AN EMPIRE, BE IT BIN LADEN
EMPIRE OR A U.S. EMPIRE. . .TERRORISM DID NOT START WIN
BIN LADEN. ACTUALLY BIN LADEN WAS ONCE A TERRORIST ON
THE CIA PAYROLL. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE NOW IS THAT BIN
LADEN HAS TARGETED THE U.S. EMPIRE. . .THE IDEA OF
EMPIRE CREATION SHOULD BE ABANDONED ONCE AND FOREVER.
IT HAS NEVER SUCCEEDED AND IF IT CONTINUES, WILL BE THE
BASIS OF A THIRD WORLD WAR, WHICH WILL OBVIOUSLY TARGET
THE EMPERORS. . .ALL FORMS OF TERRORISM SHOULD BE
INVESTIGATED AND DEALT WITH BY THE INTERNATIONAL
COMMUNITY. THESE RANGE FROM BIOLOGICAL TERRORISM AND
ECONOMIC TERRORISM TO MILITARY-STYLE TERRORISM. . . ."

3. UNDER HEADLINE "INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN WON'T STOP
TERRORISM," THE SAME NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED THE FOLLOWING
PIECE BY BRIGADIER FELIX MUCHEMWA, A RETIRED ZIMBABWE
NATIONAL ARMY OFFICER, A FORMER CABINET MINISTER IN THE
ZIMBABWE GOVERNMENT AND A PRACTICING MEDICAL DOCTOR:

". . . WHEN AMERICA ADOPTED, IN RESPONSE TO THE
SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS, A TOTAL OR GRAND STRATEGY AGAINST
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AL QUEDA, IT WAS RIGHT. THAT IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE
RESPONSE TO SUCH A CONFLICT, BUT THIS MIGHT STILL FAIL
IF THE CAUSE OF WAR BY MOSLEM FUNDAMENTALISTS IS NOT
CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD. . .THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS TOTAL GRAND
MILITARY STRATEGY AND THE GRAND ALLIANCE IS THE TOTAL
ELIMINATION OF THE TALIBAN REGIME AND ITS BEDFELLOWS,
THE AL QUEDA, THE CAPTURE OF AFGHANISTAN AND THE
RECREATION OF A NEW REGIME FAVORABLE TO WESTERN POWERS.
BIN LADEN, DEAD OR ALIVE, MUST BE CAPTURED. . .BUT
AMERICA HAS SPELT OUT ITS GOAL IN THIS WAR - 'STOP
TERRORISM.' WILL THE OBJECTIVE OF CAPTURING AFGHANISTAN
ACHIEVE THIS GOAL? THE ANSWER IS NO. AL QUEDA IS NOW
AN INTERNATIONAL WORLD FORCE READY TO HIT ANYWHERE. IT
HAS TOO MUCH MONEY, TOO MANY PROFESSIONALS AND
TECHNOCRATS ON ITS PAYROLL TO PRODUCE EVEN A TACTICAL
NUCLEAR WEAPON FOR ITS PURPOSE. ABOVE ALL, THE MOSLEM
WORLD'S DEEP FEELINGS ARE ON THEIR SIDE. THEIR MESSAGE
IS SIMPLE - AMERICA IS SUPPORTING CORRUPT SHEIKS,
PRINCES AND MILITARY DICTATORS IN THE MOSLEM WORLD,
CAUSING MASSIVE SUFFERING OF MOSLEM PEOPLE. ALL THE OIL
DOLLARS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST ARE IN WESTERN-CONTROLLED
BANKS ON MONEY LAUNDERING WITH THE GRACE OF AMERICA.

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AMEMBASSY GABORONE
AMEMBASSY LILONGWE
AMEMBASSY LONDON

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TAGS: ZI PREL PHUM
SUBJECT: MEDIA REPORT STRIKE AGAINST TERROR OPINION PIECES;
HARARE

LASTLY, THEIR MESSAGE IS ON PALESTINE, GIVE PALESTINE
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LAND, NOT DIPLOMATIC PROMISES. SO THE CAPTURE OF
AFGHANISTAN IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF A MORE SERIOUS WAR
AT A DIFFERENT SITE, AND DIFFERENT LEVEL. THE GOAL FOR
PEACE FROM 'TERRORISM' STILL REMAINS ELUSIVE AND MORE
SUFFERING LIES AHEAD."

SULLIVAN

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