Dear Ambassador Charles Ray, your actions as well as those of your country towards Zimbabwe in particular and Africa in general speak louder than the rhetoric you say. Act first on Zidera Mr Ambassador, and then all progressive Africans will take you seriously.
Confidence in Ambassador Ray's efforts will be boosted when he tells the people of Zimbabwe that the illegal sanctions have been removed. This important step, that some interest groups in the U.S. seem oblivious of, is the key that will unlock doors to better relations for the two nations.
Despite owing China upwards of US $3 trillion, bullish Uncle Sam continues to badmouth his benefactor dubbing him a threat to the so-called American century.
The stakes are huge for America. A stubborn group of resource nationalist leaders - bent on putting their poor before profiteers - are a bigger threat to American interests than a headless and largely degraded Al-Qaeda or a seemingly peaceful rising China.
The actions of the Obama administration, and the vast growth in the secret powers of the CIA and the military, go far beyond these past crimes. Extra-judicial state-sanctioned killing is a metastasis of the global 'war on terror,' an escalation of international criminality that has included the launching of aggressive wars, indefinite detention, and torture.