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Asking For It

There are many countries in the world with bad governments. Some of them are so bad that the countries are just begging to be invaded. No, really:

Zimbabwe's leading cleric has called on Britain to invade the country and topple President Robert Mugabe. Pius Ncube, the Archbishop of Bulawayo, warned that millions were facing death from famine, unable to survive amid inflation believed to have soared to 15,000%.

"People in our mission hospitals are dying of malnutrition. We had the best education in Africa and now our schools are closing. Most people are earning less than their bus fares. Theres no water or power. Is the world just going to let everything collapse in on us?"

The situation in Zimbabwe is worse than you think, and yes it's all the government's fault. An invasion to topple the government would be a humanitarian act.

The United Nations isn't going to do a damn thing. They couldn't be bothered to do anything useful about Sudan, and in Zimbabwe there isn't even a racial angle to stir up faux passions and grandstanding. (I suppose this is actually for the best; if the UN actually got involved they would only screw the locals.)

Of course any individual country that tried to help would be immediately and viciously condemned as "imperialist". I'm sorry Zimbabwe, but it looks like you're on your own.


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