Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Military Intervention In Zimbabwe

Catherine Philp makes some telling poits in The Times today about military intervention in Zimbabwe. The British she argues care a lot more about what is happening there because we still feel partly responsibile for it, and the unfolding crisis hits home a lot harder than similar event in the Congo or elsewhere. But she thinks military force isn't on the cards. I wonder. The force would have to be a lot smaller than people imagine - my research for Fire Force suggests the Zimbabwean Army would crumble quickly against a modern, well-equipped army.

1 comment:

Sackerson said...

But were we to do anything, the backlash from other African states would be damaging and predictable. Meanwhile, give to ZANE.