Saturday, December 13, 2008

Zimbabwe

Read here about Zimbabwe's ruling officials claiming that the current Cholera outbreak is "chemical warfare" instigated by the British. According to the msnbc.msn.com article,

The Herald quoted the information minister, Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, as blaming cholera on "serious biological chemical war ... a genocidal onslaught on the people of Zimbabwe by the British."

"Cholera is a calculated racist terrorist attack on Zimbabwe by the unrepentant former colonial power which has enlisted support from its American and Western allies so that they invade the country," Ndlovu was quoted as saying.

It's heartbreaking that a country is allowing its people to die so power can be retained by the ruling officials. These are people from a country that once had a functional health care system and economic stability. Now, they're dying and their country is looking the other way.

It is my hope that there is a solution in sight to this crisis. I feel guilty sitting in my cushy desk chair with food on my table and freedom of opinion when there are people in the world who will die of a disease that could have been fought.

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