Monday, April 11, 2011

Arming Dictators All Over The World

There seems to be no end to the circus known as “The South African Government” (aka the ANC Regime). The daily news reports we read could just as well have been published in Mad Magazine.

One of the many laws in democrazy South Africa specifically prohibits the sale of weapons to countries where it could:
  • contribute to internal repression;
  • contribute to the violation of human rights;
  • contribute to the violation of fundamental freedoms;
  • contribute to the escalation of regional conflicts; or
  • contribute to terrorism and/or crime.
The 2010 annual report issued by the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), was not intended for everyone’s eyes…. It was supposed to have been marked as “Confidential” and “Secret” like all their other previous scanty reports, but some clown employed by the circus apparently slipped up. This little booboo has now exposed the NCACC for what they really are, -- which means that any one of the following two interpretations are applicable to this inter-ministerial ANC gang:  They are either (1) incompetent fools who have acted above the law,  – bearing in mind that ignorance of the law is no excuse, -- or they’re (2) working to further the agenda of the International Judaic - in which case they’ll be defended and protected at all cost, until the time comes that someone needs to be sacrificed.

This committee of incompetent fools were appointed to ensure that South Africa has a legitimate, effective, and transparent process for controlling trade in conventional arms. Theoretically, their task is to ensure that arms transfers conform to international law and the guiding principles set out in legislation, but in practise it doesn’t work that way, because the Communist-Marxist Regime in South Africa is owned by the International Judaic. It is their property, and they can do whatever they please with it!

The NCACC’s latest annual report showed that South Africa sold weapons to Libya worth about R70-million last year. Between 2003 and 2009 the arms export to Libya was worth R80,9 million. NCACC chairperson and Justice Minister Jeff Radebe, refused to say whether more weapons went to Libya last year ahead of that country's civil unrest. Click here to read the rest of the news report, dated 10 April, entitled: SA sold arms worth R70-million to Libya.

The report also revealed that South Africa sold more than R35 billion worth of arms to 78 countries, including some of the world’s most repressive regimes, in 2010.

Included on the list are Libya (R68.9 million), where forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi are fighting an uprising, but also Syria (R7.7m), Yemen (R239.4m), Egypt (R96.9m), where Hosni Mubarak was deposed, and Thailand (R5.7m).

The Democratic Alliance (DA) yesterday called on Radebe to appear before the Joint Standing Committee on Defence to explain these exports.

Radebe defends SA arms sales record
April 11 2011 at 10:49am

Marianne Merten
Political Bureau

JUSTICE Minister Jeff Radebe, who chairs the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC), has defended South Africa’s track record on conventional arms sales, saying the country would not authorise sales if “there are grounds to believe that such arms may be used in conflict areas or by governments to commit atrocities against their own people”.

This followed Independent Newspapers’ revelation yesterday that, according to the NCACC 2010 report, South Africa sold more than R35 billion worth of arms to 78 countries, including some of the world’s most repressive regimes, in 2010.

Included on the list are Libya (R68.9 million), where forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi are fighting an uprising, but also Syria (R7.7m), Yemen (R239.4m), Egypt (R96.9m), where Hosni Mubarak was deposed, and Thailand (R5.7m).

The DA yesterday called on Radebe to appear before the Joint Standing Committee on Defence to explain these exports.

Justice ministerial spokesman Tlali Tlali said the transactions with Libya were concluded at a time when there was no evidence of possible unrest. The decision to go ahead was made following investigations by NCACC sub-committees, in line with South Africa’s international obligations and “in a responsible manner”.

But DA MP David Maynier said yesterday: “He owes us an explanation. I don’t see why they should not disclose the categories (of conventional weapons).”

Further details of the alleged sale of more than 100 sniper rifles and 50 000 rounds of ammunition to Libya would depend on the outcome of the public protector’s investigation.

It appears that the release of the NCACC 2010 report was a fluke. According to Maynier, the report was only tabled after an attempt by the Defence Department to classify and submit it as a confidential document.

Maynier added that he was surprise to find Syria and Yemen, two repressive regimes, were among the list.

“The NCACC now appears to be above the law, routinely authorising conventional arms sales to repressive regimes, and operating beyond proper scrutiny…”



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Drawing on his experience as a member of the African National Congress, who resigned when the ANC refused to launch an investigation into a corrupt major South African arms deal, Feinstein illuminates the impact this network has - not only on conflicts around the world, but also on the democratic institutions of the United States and the United Kingdom.  Click here to read more about this new book in the Tia Mysoa Book Store.

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Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

The dilemma of this ANC regime is that they are now supporting the opressors of the "freedom fighters" or rebels? They have no values and I hope the rebels in these countries recognize on who's side these bastards are. The wheel will turn someday albeit slowly.

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ANC = African National Circus

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

That too, and also... Absolute National Chaos :)

Macaw said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I was going to comment here, but then I saw the idiot malema with his "body guard" and their M14s - in court, in public - with the safeties off!!!

Who are these "body guards"?
Where were they trained?
Who trained them?
How were they trained?
For how long were they trained?
When were they trained?
Where did they get permission to carry assualt rifles in public?
Which company do they work for?
Where are the weapons kept for "safe keeping"?

....aaah fu*k it..........

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Macaw

According to today’s Pretoria News (print version) the “Hollywood” bodyguards work for a KZN company called Tactical Security Services CC. The paper had quite a lot to say about the blatant show of force by these gangsters, with their Dashprod SAR M14 Rifles, red ties and Dashy suits.

From the Star Online:-
Who is Malema at war with?

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

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