Saturday, 26 May 2007
The insane logic behind the ongoing “Arms Deal” saga that has exposed a variety of high profile "Creative Entrepreneurs" has gone largely unexamined because focus has shifted to the participants in what has just got to be the most mind boggling example of African excesses in recent history that seems also to have escaped the hawk-like observations of Western World’s finest intelligentsia.
From a purely military point of view, the notorious R 60 Billion South African arms deal begs a number of issues and questions.
The former SADF was morphed into the bizarre SANDF by way of incorporating the legions of rag-tag cannon fodder of the “Liberation Struggle” into what was arguably one of the most formidable armed forces in the world.
An impossible merger of two unlikely entities.....? Absolutely !!
The former South African Defence Force (SADF) bolstered by military specialists of the highest order from the former Rhodesian Security forces, was a military machine that was quite capable of a military takeover of the entire African continent.
The “Liberation Struggle” armies including the detritus of the various African Nationalist forces that were involved in the Rhodesian conflict comprised the glorious victorius “Mkhonto we Sizwe” heroes of “ONE SETTLER ONE BULLET” fame.
So here we have on one hand a seasoned, competent, well blooded army of true soldiers and exceptional military credentials and on the other hand a bunch of ill-disciplined thugs masquerading as "soldiers" and "heroes" thanks to their efforts of murdering unarmed civilians and famous only more for their excellent tactical withdrawal skills (hat off, pack off, and fack off…) in the face of any kind of resistance: and the idea is to integrate the two and create a new “super” SANDF (South African National Defence force).
Well we have all seen what the outcome of that was. The once mighty SADF was by a process of attrition targeting whites involving early retirement, Affirmative Action etc etc. miraculously transformed into a laughable "Blacks Only" (and by their own admission) mostly overweight, unfit, HIV-ridden, ill-disciplined rabble dressed in camouflage and idly occupying a variety of military bases around the country while awaiting the ANC election promised utopia in the form of a monthly gratuity.
Of course this shower had to be adequately armed and for some reason, after having been amply provided for in terms of military hardware (For free) by the Russians, North Koreans and Chinese for the duration of their noble “Struggle” during the 60’s – 90’s the erudite ANC government, now with billions of honorary white tax payers money went on a mammoth spending spree in non-communist western countries in order to acquire an arsenal that the former SADF would have given sensitive bits of their anatomy to have a decade or two earlier but were in fact denied due to sanctions etc.
We now have this experiment in buffoonery (Has anybody seen these oke’s do drill) masquerading as an army being equipped with some of the most advanced military technology on the planet.
Now for the questions:
- Who is going to operate these new and hitherto unencountered (in SANDF circles) sophisticated weapons and weapons systems, planes, boats and submarines?.
- If the suitably qualified manpower does not currently exist and it certainly didn’t at the time the arms deal was concluded, where are they to be found, who is going to train them and at what further cost to who?
1. There is not a single country on the entire African Continent that could launch a military offensive on even the most miniscule scale that justifies the ANC Governments expenditure of R 60 Billion on weapons of war to equip an "Army" that couldn't properly plan pissing in their own pants.
2. There is not a single country outside of the African continent that the SANDF could defend itself against even with R 60 Billion worth of military hardware.
So the last question is - what war is the SANDF being equipped for and against whom - white people???