Updated: Dec. 12, 2008 added a couple more links to stories
compiled by Cem Ertür
9 December 2008
“Robert Mugabe must go” – Comments by Brown, Sarkozy, Bush and the British press
I have been in close contact with African leaders to press for stronger action to give the Zimbawean people the Government they deserve. [UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, 6 December 2008] 
I say today that President Mugabe must go. Zimbabwe has suffered enough. [France’s President Nicholas Sarkozy, 8 December 2008] 
As my Administration has made clear, it is time for Robert Mugabe to go… We urge others from the region to step up and join the growing chorus of voices calling for an end to Mugabe’s tyranny. [US President George Bush, 9 December 2008] 
Remove Robert Mugabe from Zimbabwe to save African lives
leading article, Daily Telegraph , 8 December 2008
But given the lack of available British troops, and the potential for unfounded accusations of imperialism, it would be best for the British Government to push for a UN-sanctioned overthrow of Mr Mugabe, with – as Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga has urged – African Union troops taking a central role.
A Duty to Intervene
leading article, Times, 8 December 2008
Replacing the regime in Zimbabwe is a humanitarian imperative; the UK should support African calls for military intervention and offer supporting troops
Zimbabwe needs a political solution
leading article, Financial Times, 8 December 2008
Even as tens of thousands of Zimbabweans fall victim to cholera, the sad truth is that those governments in southern Africa capable of acting decisively against Robert Mugabe are unwilling to do so. Worse, some appear to be swinging back behind his vile regime… It is time for the wider world to stiffen the consequences of intransigence both by Mr Mugabe and by those southern African governments giving him succour.
His final call (again)
leading article, Guardian, 9 December 2008
South Africa could certainly make things worse in Zimbabwe, by cutting off or reducing fuel supplies or by closing the border, perhaps on the basis that it must guard against the spread of cholera. But what if that did not bring about a swift collapse of the regime but only an intensification of the sufferings of ordinary Zimbabweans?
Zimbabwe: the next step
leading article, Times, 9 December 2008
[South Africa] has the means, logistics and military back-up to lead any international intervention force. It should now be co-ordinating the proposed moves by the African Union and responding to the calls, from refugees and many South Africans, to rid the continent of this tyrant.
excerpts from ‘Mugabe’s old tricks are not working’
leading article, Independent, 12 December 2008
The leaders of Kenya and Botswana have both called on him to step down. The South African government, it is true, still refuses to join this chorus of disapproval… But the expected next leader of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, will take a much sterner approach to Mr Mugabe and his murderous regime. And if Mr Zuma is faced with a growing public health emergency on South Africa’s doorstep on taking office, the case for withdrawing all support will be overwhelming.
from the alternative media:
excerpt from ‘Cholera Outbreak Outcome of West’s War on Zimbabwe‘
by Stephan Gowans, Black Agenda Report, 10 December 2008
“Zimbabwe is facing multiple crises because of savage western assaults on its economy and the viability of its state machinery. The goal is regime change. U.S.-British sanctions against Zimbabwe are a form of warfare, like the sanctions that led to a million deaths in pre-invasion Iraq. The cholera outbreak is useful to Washington and London, making “Zimbabwe’s crisis international, because disease can cross borders.” If the destabilization of Zimbabwe is successful, other African nations “will back away from their own land reform and economic indigenization demands” – a victory for imperial supremacy.”
FAIR USE NOTICE: This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.