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Dan4reason
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Started: 3/7/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mafotita

Pro

well the west are not justified sanctioning zimbabwe,they by so doing expose their selfish interest in africa
Dan4reason

Con

The sanctions are justified because of the human rights violations committed by Mugabe their Tyrant. This man has ended democracy in Zimbabwe, restricted free speech, and has evicted 700,000 people from their homes.

http://www.reuters.com...
http://www.washingtonpost.com...
http://www.theguardian.com...
Debate Round No. 1
mafotita

Pro

1. Mugabe is just as bad as Obama,Putin
2.your sources washingtonpost ,guarding are pro western
3.sanctions cripple the zim economy more than they punish Mugabe
4.ordinary zimbabweans are more sensitive to changes in the state of the economy than do the rich ministers and the 'tyrant' as u refer to him who have a larger buffering system financially
5.Mugabe has done more for his people than the sanctions have punished him
6.any sound government would destroy any illegal structures in the city
Dan4reason

Con

Mugabe vs Putin and Obama

At the time, Zimbabwe had 13 million people and Mugabe tore down the homes of 700,000 people. That is one in 20 people who have lost their homes to him. In comparison it would be like if Obama threw 6 million people out of their homes. Obama has not done anything that even comes close to this violation of property and human rights.

While Putin is known for poisoning political opponents and having an aggressive foreign policy, nothing he has done comes close to the scale of evil that Mugabe has committed. None of these men have ended democracy in their countries like Mugabe has.

Sources

The sources I use like the Washington Post peer review and fact check everything they write. They are highly professional in their journalism. If you think some of the statistics I have presented are inaccurate, then please point them out.

Sanctions Cripple Economy

It is true that sanctions often hurt the nation's economy, however you are not seeing the big picture. They are a way of encouraging a tyrannical government to cease harmful actions. So they do more good than bad. Mugabe has been less harmful to his people and many sanctions have been lifted as a result (2).

Mugabe hasn't done Good

I would like some examples of the good things Mugabe has done. He spends $1,000,000 a day on military action in the Congo instead of helping his people.

60% are unemployed. Most of the population lives on less than a dollar a day and earn less than half than what they did on independence day. 25% are still infected by AIDS. The yearly inflation is 115% (3). What real good has he done? Zimbabwe is backwards even by African standards.

Tearing Down Homes is Bad

I think you are arguing that Mugabe removed 6% of the population because they are living in illegal structures. So you are telling me that satisfying building codes is more important than the basic well being of 700,000 people? These people are racked by an incurable disease without the medical care to help them. Their money is quickly losing value, and these people live in squalor and most just barely eat enough to survive. They are unable to find a job and yes I can understand if their houses are substandard.

If they are hardly able to feed themselves, you really think they will be able to effort to make major renovation to their homes? Why not spend all that money being used for killing on new homes for people? Peoples lives are more important than building standards.

1: http://www.independent.co.uk...
2: http://www.reuters.com...
3: http://www.washingtonpost.com...
4: http://www.cato.org...
Debate Round No. 2
mafotita

Pro

mafotita forfeited this round.
Dan4reason

Con

Extend my arguments to this round.
Debate Round No. 3
mafotita

Pro

mafotita forfeited this round.
Dan4reason

Con

Extend my arguments to this round.
Debate Round No. 4
mafotita

Pro

mafotita forfeited this round.
Dan4reason

Con

It looks like I win this debate. I do have to admit it is pretty hard to defend Mugabe.
Debate Round No. 5
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