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Some exs of Rag Tag Militants that created #Anarchist Wars miserably & failed to live up to the expectations of their followers->
1. Congo after removal of Mobutu
2. Iran after removal of Shah Reza
3. MENA Countries that embraced Arab Spring
4. Lebanon Civil War
5. Afghanistan
it's very easy to give a call to arms and declare war against the status quo.
We have seen many famous leaders who turned from being promising #revolutionaries into lunatic #populists, and later mutated further into #Anarchists.
Iconoclastic fervour always fails!
Where Iran stood before the ouster of Shah Reza and where it stands today is to be seen by all.
The Iranians were promised a complete social and economic revolution package based on a religious interpretation of problems and methodology by the Clergymen.
Iran turned into a Pariah
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The #ZanzibarRevolution was a “lumpen uprising” that was given leadership and strategic direction by the radical socialist / PanAfricanist Umma People’s Party led by #AbdulrahmanBabu. Source: jpanafrican.org/docs/vol1no9/A… #Babu  #EastAfrica #BritishColonialism Image
#Babu was close to the Chinese leadership and helped broker the Chinese funded/built #Tanzania/#Zambia railway #TAZARA which helps Zambia overcome transport/economic dependence on apartheid regimes. ImageImage
#Babu opposes 1990/1991 war on #Iraq saying Iraq’s Arab radicalism / nationalism is challenging global US dollar hegemony. Image
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1. There was a time when the question everyone asked was: when will he go? This reductionist approach was encapsulated in the call: “Mugabe Must Go!” It was a convenient vehicle but misleading to the extent that it did not fully capture the complexity of THE SYSTEM of repression.
2. This obsession with #Mugabe has seen similarly misguided attempts to characterise Mugabe’s death as signifying a critical juncture for Zimbabwe. It is not. The critical juncture, if we call it that was supposed to have happened 2 years ago when he was ousted by the coup.
3. The fact of the matter is that it was of little significance because THE SYSTEM remained in place. The critical juncture may be traced back to 2008 when a subtle coup took place, with the military ensuring Mugabe & ZANU PF remained in power after facing defeat to MT & the MDC
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The @WHO has rescinded its decision to appoint #Mugabe as Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs: inevitable after -ve PR bbc.co.uk/news/world-afr…
I've been asked what I think of #MugabeAtWHO a few times & despite writing my PhD on health politics in #Zimbabwe I'm not sure what to say
It was obviously a political choice on the part of @DrTedros & a nod to a particular kind of pan-Africanist sentiment
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