Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Tony Blair Doctrine

"But Mr Mbeki noted: “There is a retired chief of the British armed forces and (he) said that he had to withstand pressure from the then prime minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, who was saying to the chief of the British armed forces, ‘you must work out a military plan so we that can physically remove Robert Mugabe’.”
Mr Mbeki disclosed that South Africa, a neighbour of Zimbabwe, had been asked to help. “We had come under the same pressure and that we need to cooperate in some scheme - it was a regime change scheme - even to the point of using military force, and we said ‘no’,” said Mr Mbeki in the interview with al-Jazeera.
He explained that the idea was rejected on principle because Britain should not be in tbe business of deciding who leads African countries. " (thanks Nu`man)