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The Zim Meltdown

Robert Mugabe threatens to expel diplomats who, in his estimation provide “support” for the opposition. Sean McCormick, a spokesman for the State Department, declares that the United States holds Mugabe “personally responsible” for attacks on opposition leaders.  Mugabe increasingly relies on “hit squads” to carry out his dirty work. Zimbabwe's judiciary still hints at independence and ortders the release of another opposition leader.

These are just snapshots from another few days in Zimbabwe's increasingly closed society. The Council on Foreign Relations has much more, including many links, on “Zimbabwe's Meltdown.”