Tuesday, November 27, 2012

South Africa at War – (Part 3)

Violence in KwaMashu
Police stand near the car of a Sapa journalist that was set alight during violence in KwaMashu in KwaZulu-Natal. (Giordano Stolley, Sapa)
Links to previous postings:

Although I’m not too keen on copy/pasting day-today crime stories from other online media sites, I’m sure reader’s won’t mind if I do so once in a while – just to illustrate a point or two, and to also confirm a viewpoint expressed earlier -- that it is purely through the actions of the South African Police, together with the assistance of Private Security Companies and public/private Emergency Services, that South Africa has not lapsed into a state of total anarchy yet. The moment these services start crumbling will be the moment when we can say, “Well, there she finally goes, down the toilet - drowned by barbaric savages!”

While it is quite acceptable to pass judgment on people and/or organizations who abuse their authority, it boggles my mind when I hear people being overly critical about the actions of men and women who courageously put their own lives at stake to protect the citizens of this country.

(Yesterday, 26 Nov. 2012)

All in ONE DAY -- I don’t think it is necessary to state the obvious!

Let’s continue…
On Saturday (2012-11-24) the Hawks and the special task force, acting on a tip-off, confronted an organized gang of 20 (TWENTY) armed men who were about to rob a Protea Coin compound in Robertsville, west of Johannesburg. The men, armed with pistols and assault rifles, opened fire when they saw the police. Upon retaliation 7 (seven) were fatally shot, and 9 (nine) were injured and hospitalised. The rest of the gang were apprehended, including their ringleader. Apparently the gang tried to rob three other businesses in the area before they hit the depot. News reports here and here.

Now, this is a very good example of police efficiency is it not? An entire gang of TWENTY armed criminals are taken off the street in a single swoop, sending a clear message to other criminals, before the Christmas season of madness fully kicks in!

What do you think would have happened if these gangsters did not shoot first?

The police would have immediately been labelled as cold-blooded killers. There would have been an outcry in the media alleging “police brutality” and “excessive us of force”. Following the character assignation of the police, with very little said about the 20-odd scumbag criminals, a complaint would have been lodged with the IPID demanding a full investigation into the killings. The policemen involved would face disciplinary hearings and possible charges of murder in a court of law. In short - the police will become the villains and the criminals, plus their families, the victims.

Incidents like these happen almost on a daily basis in South Africa, and even more so now that many regions in the country bear resemblance to war zones. Every day police members have to make split-second life-death decisions -- whether to shoot or not, when to use live rounds, and when to use non-lethal options such as rubber bullets or teargas. Believe me, enforcing the law while protecting civil liberties is a complicated and demanding job. I speak from personal experience after devoting 24 years of my life as a cop in this country.

I once attended a scene very similar to the Protea Coin incident mentioned above. It happened in Durban in July 1993. The police also received a tip-off that a robbery was going to take place near the Musgrave Centre. The police set up observation points in strategic locations and waited for the gang to arrive - (the media later called them “snipers”). When the gang arrived in a taxi armed to the teeth with automatic assault rifles, and enough ammo to start a small war, they lost the ensuing gunfight. Five armed suspects were shot dead by the police on the street pavement where the taxi dropped them off.

The media made a huge stink about the story, claiming that the ‘poor’ robbers didn’t stand a chance. Witnesses to the incident came forward (magically from nowhere) claiming that the suspects were shot from behind and where thus “ambushed” and “slaughtered” by the police. Private ballistic experts were hired, by goodness who, to re-examine the scene. The scene was kept cordoned-off for that purpose. These so-called ‘experts’ came up with the most ridiculous conclusions I’ve ever heard in my life, but the press believed them and continued to run with the story. The media eventually lost interest when post-mortem results and other forensic examinations revealed that all five suspects were shot from the front, side and back – thus corroborating the police version of events.

By now I’m sure readers will have put 2-and-2 together and will have noticed that I am hinting at the Marikana incident and the Farlam commission of inquiry, which is currently busy crucifying the police for their use of excessive force.

The latest round of arguments at the Farlam commission relates to the use of police-issue R1 and R5 assault rifles, which apparently shows that the police undoubtedly wanted to ‘kill the workers’. This is according to Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, who is acting on behalf of the families of the victims. When Ntsebeza asked forensic expert Albert Wessels whether the rifles in question were 'war weapons', Wessels was left with no choice but to agree, because the South African Army is also issued with them.

Advocate Ntsebeza, a seasoned anti-apart(hate) militant, who, like so many other terrorists of that era completed his law degree while serving time in prison obviously did his homework well, before drawing attention to the fact that the R5 police-issue rifles are also used by Israel in the Gaza strip and were also used by the apartheid government 'to kill the ANC'. I’m quite sure he also knew that these same weapons are licence-built versions of the Galil family of rifles, originally designed and produced by Israel Military Industries Ltd, now Israel Weapon Industries Ltd.

Can you see where this is heading?

Not only is the Marikana incident being used as a clever ploy to weaken the future ‘combat’ capabilities of the South African Police, but it is also an attempt to align this revolution of theirs with a “Holy War”. Did Mike Smith not hint at this in his last article, just before his blog shut down?

You will seldom hear the ANC government condemning atrocities committed by Arab militant-extremists, whether they’re killing people in Africa or the Middle East. Neither will you hear them speak critically about the 1000’s of rocket and mortar attacks on Israel’s citizens - (see the list of 2012 attacks from the Gaza strip here, and from Lebanon here).

… Instead:

Communists don’t really care much what religion they belong to. However, it is now becoming blatantly obvious that the ANC will align themselves with Islamic militant groups without blinking twice, because certain powerful fanatic elements in that religion have the potential to 'assist' with the acceleration of the ultimate Marxist-Communist aim. Bear in mind that Christians are not the only people targeted by Islamic extremists; these extremists will also target people who belong to the milder Sunni branch of Islam.

When push comes to shove South Africa’s polygamist president, Jacob Zuma, who is not a very religious man, will rather side with the Islamic faith than the Christian faith, because the Christian faith doesn’t gel too well with polygamy. The Roman Catholic Church condemns it outright.  See also the article about a New Islamic social complex in Johannesburg, and an older posting on this blog - The Future South African Bloodbath.

It is difficult to end a series of blog postings titled “South Africa at War” with an appropriate conclusion, especially if this war is an ongoing affair. However, I believe this final posting in this short series will leave people with some food for thought, and also the realization that we are deviously and systematically being brainwashed into accepting the coming waves of revolutionary demonstrations and protests as normal – almost as if nature intended it that way.

The video embedded below by eNCA shows clips of the recent violence in the Cape Winelands. It illustrates, among other things, how we are being brainwashed by pc-type vocabulary used habitually by South African broadcast journalists. Strikers who have torched buildings, farm equipment, vineyards and orchards, and who have caused damage to the tune of hundreds of millions in lost income revenue and damaged assets, are mildly referred to as, “frustrated farm workers”. The police are accused of brutality in “our struggle” - meaning, “their violent revolution”. Note also the concerns over paramilitary-style private security used by farmers for protection during the strike.

BTW - The latest news on this issue is that farm workers may resume strikes soon. (Note in this bulletin how COSATU refer to these strikes as a low-level civil war.)

Transcript of the video:
27-year old Michael Daniels and 40-year old Bongile Ndleni -- victims of a 2-week long battle for higher wages. They were part of a group of frustrated farm workers across the Western Cape, protesting over poor pay. They were being paid R70 a day but wouldn’t budge for anything less than R150.
The protests started with a bang on day one literally, with stores looted and crops and equipment raised-(??) But worker-representatives say it doesn’t mean Daniels and Ndleni had to loose their lives, and they’re convinced police had a role to play.
Farm worker representative speaks: We are currently busy with a rapport - - compiling a rapport of police brutality, because we are very-very upset with the level of police brutality during our struggle here.
Workers in Wolseley claimed Daniels was killed with a live round fired by police but they won’t confirm this. Last week though our cameras caught what appears to be a policeman pointing a handgun at looters in De Doorns. It’s not clear whether it was a warning shot or if he took aim. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate says it’s investigating eleven cases of police using live rounds. Police have also confirmed they’re opening a case of murder in the case of Bongile Ndleni. Eyewitnesses say he was shot by unknown men in a bakkie.
There’s also concern over paramilitary-style private security used by farmers for protection during the strike. A picture tweeted by one company shows an armed man monitering strikes in Ceres. The Food and Allied Workers Union has also entered the fray, calling for the arrest of the Wolseley police commander for the death of Michael Daniels.
Lester Kiewit, Cape Town.

Cape farmers prepare for war --------->>

Continue reading - Part 4


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

Hell Tia, this is a very, very good one! Let's hope some twisted minders will understand what exacttly you said here. As an ex-cop myself, you do us proud. One case that you maybe remember , I think it was 1993, the murder of Major Terblanche, near PMaritzburg, the press also blew up the arrest of the spes-constable, who shot Major Terblanche. During the investigation he tried to unarm a police officer and he got what he deserved, he was shot dead. Pure ballitic an forensics proved the police version as the truth. I agree with you on Marikana. Let those who differ do so. But please, don't stop your good and unique style. There's a lot of us out there who cannot wait to read your revealing postings.

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

This Canadian reads your posts with interest, a lot more people know what South Africa has become, none of this is reported by our media.

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

I have enjoyed this series. I believe one of the reasons for this "onslaught" against the police is that citizens who have little faith in the ability of the police to protect them actually feel under siege. They spend a large amount of time (and money)trying to ensure their own safety and do not have the energy to pay attention to what is happening around them. People who feel unsafe then call for the army to be brought in to quell the violence. Be careful what you ask for before you know it we will have martial law and freedom as we know it will disappear.

Concerned Citizen said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Just noticed today when I was shopping that the new notes, with Nelson Terrorist Mandela's face on them, no longer have Afrikaans but instead English, Zulu and Xhosa.

Another example of eradicating our history for the books...

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


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

What North Americans know about SA.

I left SA 18 years ago and have been living in North America since.

Here is the typical response one will get if you ask an American and a Canadian “What do you think of the situation in SA these days?”

First of all, 50% of Americans do not know where SA is! The 50% Americans who have heard about SA and the Canadians (mostly who know where SA is) usually come up with something like this: Mandela, after 27 years in jail where he was tortured and brutally treated by the police, was finally freed due to international pressure and brought democracy and freedom to all South Africans. He saved the country. He was originally sent to jail because he opposed apartheid and the government. (Nobody knew what Mandela was actually charged for). Today, Mandela is old and has retired – not sure who the new president is – he’s not as good as Mandela but things are generally fine now that apartheid is gone.

When farm murders, car-jacking and violence by blacks on whites are mentioned most replies are: Well, the whites treated the blacks so badly for so long now it’s their turn!

Almost all think that 100% of white South Africans voted for apartheid in the past.

The reason why most North Americans think like this is because of the biased reporting over so many years by the MSM. Only a very few, like those who read this blog, know the truth.

My message to my fellow South Africans is: Please be aware that

I’m sorry to say you are going to be on your own when South Africa dies. I believe this will happen in 5 – 10 years from now, maybe sooner. Please be prepared or get out now if you can.

E van Hout

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

@whiteson- no offence mate but pleeeeaaase stop reinforcing the the fact that you are an ex-cop!!!! I have nothing against cops past and present but i think you are overdoing it china. I apologise if you find my comment offensive.

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

@Anon 30 November 2012, I didn't mean to irritate or offend you china, but the fact is that was a policeman, very proud also, avery fine force at that time. I will always be proud of that. But for your sake, I'll try noot to refer to that again, satisfied?

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

&whiteson...so glad that you did not find my earlier comment offensive, but I do understand where you are coming from- there is a massive difference between the good old SAP and this new bunch that call themselves the SAPS. At least you and I have 2 things in common- 1) we are both avid followers of Tia, LimeLite and good ole MS when he was still around and 2) we are both concerned about whats happening to our beloved SA. Go well china and all the best.

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

@E van Hout – thanks for the feedback and also your advice.

This response to your comment should not be seen as a personal attack, but rather as a broader reactionary viewpoint for the sake of all readers who visit this blog.

While it’s true that the world, and especially the Americans, care a shit about SA, and that their lack of sympathy can largely be attributed to the wide-ranging number of lies about apartheid - propagated by the MSM over the years, it is also true that Americans (on average) care a shit about nobody, except themselves.

“Conceited,” is the correct word that sums it up nicely, but “hypocritical” and “phoney” also come to mind, but then I must, in the same breath, also add that these are traits you’ll find in all members of that gang - this blog and so many others have branded - the Demonic Liberal Mob - a mob that has conquered the minds of the majority worldwide.

While we appreciate your warning to “get out,” there are a substantial number of us who are left stranded in this country, and who have adopted the attitude of – “better the devil you know than the devil you don't.” Many of us are left with no choice but to adapt to the massive changes going on around us, no matter how much these changes frustrate and smother us.

This state of affairs has taught us to think out the box – a highly sort after attribute in today’s fast-paced world. Americans (and others) have capitalized on this… Instead of coming over here to add, build and expand on the entrepreneurship qualities of South Africans, they have stolen our people’s talents for their own country’s benefit… And then they have the nerve to “warn” the rest of us to get out too! Why do I sometimes get the impression that there’s more to this open invitation than meets the eye, or are Americans simply to proud to admit that they too are fighting for survival, and need help???

On the subject of South Africa dying…
I understand what you meant when you referred to it, but I strongly doubt that such a death (when and IF it happens) will apply to the entire country and all its provinces in one single overnight plunge. Such a massive destruction will only happen with foreign assistance – most notably from the Illuminati-infested ‘western’ establishments, and only when the time is ripe. Predicting the “When” is the major challenge all political analysts scuffle with, and in 99 percent of the cases they get it wrong anyway.

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

On the subject of aligning the revolution with a “Holy War” – see the latest posting on toxinews:
Is South Africa under Muslim rule?

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

Whatever happened to Mike Smiths Political Blog - I really enjoyed reading it then it disappeared, is he posting under a new site or has he just given up posting altogether?

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

@Whiteson - I have no problem with you posting you are a retired PO. I am SA born but left at a young age and now a retired PO in the USA. I understand what it means to serve ... you served during a time of great turmoil in SA. Wear your service to SA with pride!

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

@Anon 2:28 PM
See the updated page Pandora's Apartheid Box

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

Looks like Mike Smith's blog is back online as of today. That was a long break.

Latest 5 Featured Posts:

Operation Vula, its Secret Safari, and Zuma’s band of comrades - Dec. 2013
During 1986 the ANC launched an underground operation called Operation Vula. A lesser-known fact is that it continued to operate after Nelson Mandela's release in February 1990, and for three years after his speech in August 1990 when he reiterated the total commitment of the ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe and the SACP to the Groote Schuur Minute.

Heritage Day Photographs (Voortrekker Monument) - Sept. 2013
This posting includes a few photographs taken on Heritage Day 2013. The posting introduces an unusual but beautiful new structure called QUO VADIS? (with the question mark) which I’m sure many readers have never heard of.

The Yellow-Bucket Marula Tree: A Mystery Solved! - Oct. 2013
I came across a rather strange phenomenon one day while travelling along the R561 route between Tolwe and Baltimore in the Limpopo province of South Africa. A small yellow bucket was attached high-up in a branch of a Marula tree, hence the name of this posting. It’s a real funny story which I’m sure most readers will enjoy - as much as I enjoyed compiling the article  - (with illustrations).

Pretoria’s Monument for Victims of Terrorism - July 2013
Many people (including myself) had almost forgotten about a noteworthy monument in Pretoria that stood at the entrance of the old Munitoria building on the corner of Van der Walt and Vermeulen Streets (now renamed Lilian Ngoyi and Madiba Streets). When the Munitoria building was demolished on 7 July 2013 nobody could tell me whether the monument was still standing or not, so I decided to go look for myself.

Remembering The Battle of Delville Wood - July 2013
14 July marks a day when the South African 1st Infantry Brigade got engaged in the 1916 (WW1) Battle of the Somme, in France. The battle was one of the largest of World War I, in which more than a million men were wounded or killed, making it one of humanity's bloodiest battles. One specific encounter during this battle, known as The Battle of Delville Wood, is of particular importance to South Africa. The posting includes a comprehensive article (with pictures) compiled and written by Petros Kondos.

African Countries (Alphabetical list):
(The links will redirect to the Amazon.com page dealing with the specific country.)