Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Zimbabwe and the Death of Responsibility To Protect (update 3)

So, it appears that the international community is considering imposing on Zimbabwe the one sanction that might have the desired effect: banning the cricket team. You're not a pariah state in this world until your sports teams can't play other countries' teams.

What's especially surprising about this is that Cricket South Africa led the charge by severing relations with its neighbor. Add this to the South African Trade Union's strong stance on Mugabe, and you've got a major sway in South African opinion. Thabo Mbeki may not want to budge on the Mugabe issue, but his likely successor Jacob Zuma has no such qualms.

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