Thursday, November 22, 2012

South Africa at War – (Part 1)

A police vehicle overturned during violent protests in Wolseley
A police vehicle overturned during violent protests in Wolseley on 14 November 2012.
Picture Credit: Graeme Raubenheimer/EWN
The chaos we see happening in various parts of the country on a daily basis is the exact same chaos I can recall witnessing in various hotspots 30-odd years ago, at a time when the country was in full-scale warfare with Soviet-backed terrorists.

It is purely through the efficiency of the South African Police, together with an innumerable number of Private Security Companies and public/private Emergency Services that South Africa has not lapsed into a state of total anarchy yet.

Since wayback in the early 1970s and even before that time, the South African Police have always been in the frontline of many violent social upheavals and warfare. In their many endeavours to serve and protect South Africa’s diverse communities from Soviet-trained terrorists, who were infiltrating the borders of the country – armed to the teeth with Soviet and East-Bloc weaponry of all sorts, and who mingled well with the local inhabitants of Black Townships, the mission of the apartheid era police eventually grew well beyond conventional policing responsibilities. It was as a consequence of this unfortunate state of affairs that some cops treated every Blackman they encountered as the enemy.

Besides border-duties in places like South-West Africa, there was also a time, in the 1970s, when many South African policemen were deployed to Rhodesia to protect and serve communities against the terrorist-forces of Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo. Eugene De Kock, later dubbed “Prime Evil” by the media, was one of those men, but there were many others.

In 1979 De Kock co-founded Koevoet, a police counter insurgency unit tasked with combating SWAPO guerillas in South-West Africa. In 1983 he was transferred to the counter-insurgency headquarters at Vlakplaas near Pretoria, where he was promoted as Commanding Officer two years later – despite the fact that he had already been officially diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of sustained combat conditions, which included nine operational tours in the Rhodesian Bush War, each lasting three to four months, and about 400 combat-contacts with guerrillas in Namibia. (Source: A Long Night's Damage: Working for the Apartheid State, by Eugene De Kock and Jeremy Gordin. Contra Press - 1998, ISBN: 9780620221986)

The graph displayed below illustrates how ANC terrorist activities in South Africa increased during the 1980s, reaching a peak between the years 1987 - 1988. The stats, which can be viewed by using “African National Congress” as the search terms on the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) website, also reveal how the overwhelming majority of the attacks in the 1980s were targeted against the SA Police.

(Total = 691 Incidents: 1975 - 1997)

Source: National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). (2012). Global Terrorism Database. Retrieved from

A notable terrorist attack, which I personally will never forget, is the Church Street bombing of 20 May 1983, which killed 19 and wounded 217 people. It was one of the largest bomb attacks orchestrated by the ANC, and was deliberately set off to explode at the height of Pretoria’s rush hour traffic. Although the target was the South African Air Force (SAAF) headquarters, the vast majority of the wounded were civilians, a fact the ANC disputes to this very day.

BTW: I was about one block away, waiting for a bus, when the thunderous explosion of the Church Street bombing rocked the foundations I was standing on. It’s an incident I will never forget as long as I live, and felt as if doomsday had finally arrived… Two years and seven months later, while spending a hard-earned Christmas holiday on the Natal South Coast in Amanzimtoti, ‘Murphy’s Law’ intervened once again, and placed me less than a block away from another ANC-planned bombing at the Sanlam shopping centre. That bomb killed five civilians and injured forty… It’s no bloody wonder why the past has remained stuck in my head, and why – after all these years, I will never accept the fact that the ANC are today the legitimate rulers of this country.

The ANC struggle hero, Oliver Tambo, was identified as the person who authorized the Church Street massacre… Tambo Ordered Church Street Blast. The seven other terrorists involved in the planning of the incident, like so many other ANC comrades, were granted amnesty by the farcical Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

Violence in De Doorns, Western Cape
Police watch protesters after they set up barricades of burning tyres in the road at De Doorns, Western Cape.
Picture: Jerome Abed

It is interesting (and also disturbing) to note that despite the ambiguous wording related to “amnesty” in the preamble of the Interim Constitution, in the weeks before the April 1994 elections, F.W. De Klerk published a list of over 4000 security force members, mainly police officers, whom he claimed had been indemnified. Within weeks of the subsequent election, however, the ANC dominated cabinet overturned this decision, insisting that these individuals must be subjected to whatever amnesty process was subsequently decided upon by the new government. – (Source)

See also: The Truth About the Truth Commission, by Anthea Jeffery (Available free online).

I do not know whether Eugene de Kock’s name was on de Klerk’s indemnity-list or not. Neither do I know whether or not there is any truth in De Kock’s allegations that high-ranking Generals and political leaders, including F.W. de Klerk himself, endorsed some of the killings that took place during those confrontational times. The truth will probably never surface!

What I do know, without a shadow of a doubt, is that the actions of men like Eugene de Kock and other combatants of that era were shockingly gruesome – because of the unsightly shocking nature of warfare, and nothing else! All parties involved committed the most hideous acts of aggression to the point were the situation could only be described as, “totally insane”. The sad news is that nothing has changed… Insanity still prevails, but we will get to that point later.

De Kock bargained on the fact that his accusers would take his personal circumstances (PTSD) into account and also recognize the fact he was a warrior-victim of warfare, but in the end - his own ingenuous honesty landed him in Pretoria's C-max prison, where he is currently serving two life terms, amounting to a combined total of 212 years.

It is truly a sad of affairs how the parole applications of men like De Kock are simply ignored and/or get postponed indefinitely, while the applications of ANC’s comrades are processed from A – Z faster than you can say, “ZUMA” – not to mention those like Schabir Shaik and Jackie Selebi who were allowed free on medical parole, and the numerous others villainous characters who are released back into society every year, for reasons ranging from overcrowded prisons to Presidential Pardons.

The odd truth of the matter is that if men like Eugene De Kock, who have already spent more than 10 years in prison and who have not been keeping up-to-date with the daily news, are one day bestowed the privilege of freedom, they’re going to get the shock of their lives! When they've seen what the ANC have done to their beloved country, they will soon be longing for the benefits and comforts of a prison cell. For old warriors like De Kock it will feel as if the warfare had intensified threefold, and that the so-called freedom everyone was raving about - never materialized at all.

I suspect that he probably already knows this, hence his reason for not pushing the issue of parole.

Then there’s the gloomy status of the Boeremag accused, a topic which most people would prefer not to talk about – a clear indication that people don’t really care a damn about their fellow human beings anymore. WHY? – Because they themselves have major problems of their own and also live fearfully, like Prisoners of War in a giant mental asylum, behind bars and locked gates, often controlled 24/7 by armed guards.

The plenty of talk about police brutality in the media nowadays is NOT an indication that the police are totally incompetent; it’s an indication that the country is at war! The fact that Helen Zille has repeatedly called on the SANDF to intervene, and that the National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, has openly admitted that the police have their hands full, are clear and obvious signs that the country is at warfare.

Note that I’ve used the phrase, “totally incompetent” in the above paragraph, because in reality the police ARE to a certain degree incompetent, in the higher structures of the organization and also on ground level. It is a status the ANC government has created, and would prefer to keep as they themselves are involved in organized crime syndicates. Keeping the police service semi-incompetent is also an ANC obligation - just in case they need a few scapegoats. Communist countries all over the world have followed the exact same strategy.

The origin and root causes of this ongoing warfare lie squarely with the ANC government; hence the reason why there have been so many parallels lately with apartheid era atrocities and why the police are nowadays often portrayed as the enemy of the people – exactly like it was back in the apartheid era.

Marikana Shooting
Marikana Shooting
Image by: Kevin Sutherland

When you really put your mind to it, the similarities between then and now are truly shocking. The only reason why so many people today cannot see the similarities is because they never witnessed the actual events of the Cold War era (1945–1991) - an extremely anxious and nervous time in history, a period which also incorporated the apartheid era – an inconsequential fact the liberals among us tend to forget in their many nonsensical debates on this issue.

The little knowledge most people have of that era is acquired largely through the viewing of televised documentaries and other media channels – most of which have been ingeniously adapted to influence their minds – in other words, PROPAGANDA! In fact, the propaganda has been so effective that even those who were a part of the Cold War era have been totally befuddled – to the extent that they’ve completely withdrawn their thoughts from anything vaguely related to that time, and will support any cause, without blinking or thinking, simply because a specific website or Facebook Page looks good.

In the meantime, the ANC government have become experts at exploiting and manipulating powerless groups, the uneducated youth, and also the poor. These are the people the ANC government have 'recruited' as their foot soldiers – some by voluntarily means and others by means of duress. It was the exact same strategy they used during the apartheid era. It thus comes as no surprise that it is usually people from these groups who make accusations of police brutality, mostly after they have exercised their so-called ‘right to freedom’ - often by way of excessively violent methods - mostly targeted at people who do not fall into their group-category.

Feel It's War - Poster
Picture sourced from the public domain

The problem is that some of the complaints are genuinely valid and that unruly behaviour, on both sides of the conflict, don’t digest too well in a truly free democratic society, irrespective of whether stress, temporary insanity, PTSD, low wages, poor services, or other mitigating factors played a role, or not.

In the end the complexities involved only serve to demonstrate that our democracy is indeed a farce, and that the majority of citizens were never ready for it, because the country is still at war – inspired and spurred on by the terrorists of old and their many liberal allies.

Continue reading - Part 2

Behind the Badge: The Untold Stories of South Africa's Police Service Members
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A very good and true posting Tia. You are gifted to say it so good that everyone can understand. I myself a retired police officer, cannot agree more. SA is in a bad state of war. It's only a few strings holing this together. I served wit Eugene De Kock in Oshakati. And afterwards in RSA. He is a good person who did his work with passion. Pity that he was the scapegoat. The same time all ANC scum got off scotfree and some were even given positions. McBride, the terr, comes to mind. I hope we don't have to long to wait ror part 2. Thanks again!

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Thanks TIA ! ! !

I really enjoy your posts. Hou so aan! As a person who has lived through the current madness in a country just north of south once called the "Breadbasket of Africa" I have to agree entirely that what the ANC are doing today is no different to what they did in the 70's and 80's. The difference now is that they control all the levers of power and the abuse of that power. They are also in complete control of the propaganda (sorry... media) machine.

The whites in South Africa are facing an existential threat of a magnitude few are aware of and fewer still would care to voice.

As someone who has "Been There; Done That; Got the T-Shirt"... I do not hold out odds of surviving the coming country wide anarchy to more than maybe half or less of the white population.

Most are still in denial about the true nature of the genocidal ANC regime, and their blood-crazed, hate-filled hordes of welfare recipient supporters. Even more whites are in denial about the true nature of the ignoble savage. And an even bigger percentage hold some notion that the "Constitution" will protect them like it is some kind of magical rights force field...

What is coming is coming. My Bible tells me that nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom. Even brother will war with brother. I am not hopeful that there is a easy bloodless resolution to the deep rooted human differences problem in South Africa. The western world is busy finding out exactly what we meant by Apartheid and why it was necessary. Their legions of darkness are a minority yet commit the majority of the most heinous crimes.

As a Boer Patriot and Separatist, all I can say is that any future for the white man in Africa must include COMPLETE and UTTER SEPARATION from the dark and the godless. I for one am not willing to allow 1 permanent residence let along a work permit or citizenship... That is how the current state of Western Europe happened... With ONE... Now they are overrun by hostile ungodly Mohammedan hordes who seem to think the law of the land does not count for them.

It's a nice sentiment, I agree, but reality is that the "world" will never allow a Free White Christian Country to exist... Not until the Kingdom of Heaven is established at any rate.

Bible, beans, bullets...

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Thank you TIA MYSOA for your tireless work and atricles and big contribution to like minded people like us who read your articles daily on your web site. Please dont close down like Mike Smith did. I never thought he would throw in the towel especially as things he said have come to pass, now of all times he should be online. Maybe he was just gatvol or hopefullly nothing has happened to him. Please keep up your good work, I certainely value and appreciate it.Cheers keep well, healthy and safe. P.

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South Africa is the "canary" in the coal mine, the miners are the " traditional free west". The "canary" is long dead !

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