Friday, April 21, 2006


Having pretty much destroyed Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe now aims to kill the planet:
Mugabe’s luxury Mercedes-Benz S600 Pullmann arrived in Zimbabwe via South Africa, after it was custom built to his specifications in Germany.

Mugabe’s car’s floor, roof, windows and petrol tank have been specially reinforced, as the most vulnerable parts of the vehicle.

A quick calculation shows that the car - at 3 850kg - weighs more than double the weight of a large sedan.

According to the information on Cloer’s website, the car will do only 200km on a full tank, which means that Mugabe will have to take a petrol tanker along if he wants to travel long distance. Between 35 and 40 litre/100km means the car’s fuel consumption is twice that of a loaded, large 4×4 vehicle.
Update: Bob's going to need some cash to pay for his Pullman and the fleet of lesser armoured vehicles for cronies so he's decided maybe white run farms aren't so bad after all:
Zimbabwe's white farmers say they have been invited to apply for land - in an apparent U-turn by the government which has seized their land.

All but 300 of the 4,000 white farmers have been forced off their land since President Robert Mugabe started his "fast-track" land reform in 2000.

A farmers' leader says some 200 applications have already been made and more are coming in.

Critics say the reforms have devastated the economy and led to massive hunger.
Update II: An Earth Day obituary from Piotr C. Brzezinsk.


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