Mugabe's assault on the poor, continued
Welcome, GOPinion and Michelle Malkin readers! Please feel free to take a look around. I'm actually more of a conservative libertarian (with foreign policy hawkishness) than a traditional conservative, which I explain toward the end of this entry (which GOPinion also liked) on Jordan's mini-9/11.
Some of you may remember my original "Mugabe's assault on the poor" from last June. I strongly recommend reading it so you know precisely what this evil man has done. I detailed how that monster destroyed the homes of at least hundreds of thousands of people, arrested another 32,000 on baseless crimes, and tightened his Marxist control of an economy that he sinks further just when we think it couldn't get any worse.
Zimbabwe has now decided to accept the UN's offer of help:
Zimbabwe Accepts U.N. Emergency HousingForgiveness is one thing, but the UN again demonstrates that it will step in after dictators ravage their people's lives -- when the dictators show no indication whatsoever that they will ever change their ways.
Zimbabwe has backtracked on its refusal to allow the U.N. to help build emergency housing for people whose homes were demolished in a government eviction campaign.
U.N. officials in Harare said Thursday that Housing Minister Ignatius Chombo accepted the assistance in a letter earlier this week. Building is to start next week on the first 10 of a proposed 2,500 units.
The government had initially refused U.N. offers to provide temporary shelters for families made homeless by a campaign of evictions in May and June, saying it wanted permanent structures.
Yasuhiro Ueki, the U.N. spokesman in Harare, said U.N. officials were now discussing technical details with the government.
"We are not talking about tents here," he said. But he added that they would not be conventional houses, even though they would stand on a concrete base and floor.
"They are rather small," he said.
Dictators like Mugabe must sleep so well at night. They know that they can intentionally inflict the most horrible economic disasters and "humanitarian crises" on their countries, and UN suckers (greatly funded by American taxpayers) will be there to clean up the mess. Meanwhile, the dictators can hold out for months to make it as bad as possible for the affected populations. Remember that the demolitions occurred in June, during the Southern Hemisphere's winter. How many people died from exposure while Mugabe refused offers of assistance, and how many since then from starvation because they had gone months without ways to support themselves?