January 5, 2011
We're filing this sad article under our brand new "Law of
Unintended Consequences" category, where idealists act in ways that
result in the complete opposite of what they intended. The dictator
Robert Mugabe has been trying to kill his main opposition leader
Morgan Tsvangirai for quite some time.
To summarize the linked article, Mugabe
has had Tsvangirai tortured and arrested on several occasions. The
last assassination attempt wounded Tsvangirai but managed to murder
his wife. Now, thanks to Wikileaks, secret communications between
Tsvangirai and sympathetic Western officials have been exposed.
This windfall is now providing Mugabe with the legal pretense to
execute Tsvangirai on the grounds of treason, a goal he had been
long trying to accomplish in secret. 20 years of real
suffering, struggle and martyrdom by the Zimbabwe opposition,
flushed down the toilet, all in the name of "transparency."
Make no mistake, if the execution
happens, the ...