[Marxism] He should rot in hell
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Wed Nov 21 06:49:17 MST 2007
NY Times, November 21, 2007
Ian Smith, Defiant Symbol of White Rule in Africa, Is Dead at 88
By ALAN COWELL
Ian Smith, the former prime minister of Britain’s rebellious colony of
Rhodesia, who once promised that white rule in Africa would endure for
1,000 years, died yesterday in South Africa. He was 88.
The cause was a stroke suffered at a nursing home near Cape Town, said
Sam Whaley, a friend and former senator in Mr. Smith’s Rhodesian Front
Mr. Smith’s resistance to black rule led to a unilateral declaration of
independence from Britain in 1965 and, later, severe repression and a
seven-year guerrilla war, costing about 30,000 lives, most of them black
fighters and civilians.
Second only to the apartheid rulers of South Africa, Mr. Smith became a
symbol, both to black Africans and many others, of iniquitous white rule.
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