Desmond Tutu, the Nobel laureate and archbishop, has renewed calls for Zimbabwe's power hungry president Robert Mugabe to step down. Mr Tutu is now saying that it might be time to threaten Mugabe with forceful removal.
This, to me, is something very significant. When a Nobel Peace Prize winner says that someone should be removed by force, the world should listen. Sure, there have been sanctions against Mugabe and Zimbabwe, but sanctions against Zimbabwe only hurt the people and gives Mugabe even more of am excuse to hold on to power against an outside aggressor that wants to renew colonial values.
It's high time for the world to wake up and pay attention to Desmond Tutu's words. It's too bad, because he keeps speaking out, he keep talking to the media, addressing the west but no one listens. We can talk all we want but talk is cheap. People are hungry and people are dying, something should be done. I don't have the solutions but someone out there does and it's time to speak out.
For more on Mr Tutu's words please see the Globe and Mail.