Search

 

Cablegate: Media Reaction Sadc Mutual Defense Pact Hailed;

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

UNCLAS HARARE 001673

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AF/PDPA FOR DALTON, MITCHELL AND SIMS
NSC FOR JENDAYI FRAZER
LONDON FOR GURNEY
PARIS FOR NEARY
NAIROBI FOR PFLAUMER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KMDR ZI KAPO
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION SADC MUTUAL DEFENSE PACT HAILED;
HARARE

1. Under headline "SADC Mutual Defense Pact welcome
development" the August 25 edition of the government-
controlled daily "The Herald" carried the following
op-ed by Caesar Zvayi:

2. ". . .The events of September 11, 2001 an obvious
backlash by the disgruntled bullied, provided the
U. S. with a much-needed cover for its imperialist
drive by launching the so-called `war on
terror. . .,' What is interesting about these
`search wars' is that the declared reasons for war
are never found but each time strong governments are
always removed to pave way for spineless Western
stooges. . .The countries that have been targeted by
the U. S. and its running dog, Britain, all have two
things in common. The first is revolutionary
governments and strong leaders that are unflinching
in the face of bullish overtures from Washington or
London. The second attribute being the possession
of strategic natural resources that are in great
demand in the Group of 8. Both of these attributes
abound in the SADC region, which is probably the
reason why both Bush and Blair embarked on their
African safaris to assess their chances under the
guise of philanthropy. . .In this scheme of things,
revolutionary governments have to pave way for
stooges who would open up the enormous resources
abounding in such countries to free plunder by
Western overlords. . .These factors make the SADC
region a target of the new imperialist vision which
is the reason why the drafting of the SADC Mutual
Defense Pact. . .is a welcome development that is
bound to ensure the collective security of member
states. . .A united SADC defense force will act as a
deterrent to the machinations of the Western
overlords in this unipolar world. The moral
decadence and abuse of power by the U. S, and UK was
probably foreseen by former U. S. President F. D.
Roosevelt where he said: `The means by which we live
have outdistanced the ends for which we live for we
have guided missiles and misguided man.' How
prophetic these words are in the third millennium
where two misguided men, Bush and Blair, are using
pre-emptive strikes to launch guided missiles on
defenseless nations in a so-called war on
terror. . .and a search for WMD by using WMD! What
double standards?"

SULLIVAN

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UN: Decades Of Health Gains At Risk In Brazil Due To COVID-19

Although COVID-19 cases are declining in Brazil, the pandemic is putting decades of public health gains there at risk, the head of the World Health Organization ( WHO ) said on Friday. With global attention and support focused this week ... More>>

UN Report: Myanmar Approaching Point Of Economic Collapse

The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people – nearly half of the country’s population, living in poverty by early next year, a United Nations report said on Friday. That ... More>>

World Vision: India’s Second Wave Shows The Global Fight Against COVID-19 Is Far From Won

As India’s COVID-19 daily infection rates reach devastating levels, international aid agency World Vision has warned that the world is nowhere near defeating this virus and some nations are yet to face their worst days. Andrew Morley, World Vision ... More>>

Focus On: UN SDGs

Study: Cut Methane Emissions To Avert Global Temperature Rise

6 May 2021 Methane emissions caused by human activity can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade, thus helping to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a UN-backed ... More>>

UN: Learning From COVID-19, Forum To Highlight Critical Role Of Science, Technology And Innovation In Global Challenges

New York, 4 May —To build on the bold innovations in science, technology and innovations that produced life-saving solutions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN will bring together experts to highlight measures that can broaden the development and deployment ... More>>

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us: “Healthcare Can No Longer Exist Without Technology”

A grandmother in a village in the Gambia should have the same quality of life and access to healthcare they deserve as in New York or London. Photo: InnovaRx Global Health Start-up Works To Bridge Healthcare Gap In The Gambia By: Pavithra Rao As ... More>>