Invade Zimbawbe Now! Who wants to go?

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7100737.stm

Be careful, they are waiting for us...


Zimbabwe 'ready for UK invasion'

The Zimbabwean government has accused the UK of plotting an invasion and considering assassinations of the country's political leadership.

Presidential spokesman George Charamba said Harare remained ready to defend itself against the "sinister threats".

He was responding to comments by a former British general Lord Guthrie in a UK newspaper a week ago.

Lord Guthrie recalled advising the ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair against invading Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe has often accused its former colonial ruler of attempts to interfere in its internal affairs, in part out of concern for white farmers - many of British origin - whose farms have been seized and redistributed.

But the UK accuses the government of President Robert Mugabe of gross human rights violations and of creating a "tragedy" in Zimbabwe.

Invasion considered

In a frank interview with the UK's Independent on Sunday on 11 November, Lord Guthrie told the newspaper he had had a close relationship with Mr Blair.

"We used to talk about things," he said. "I could say anything to him because he knew I wasn't going to spill the beans."

My advice was, 'Hold hard, you'll make it worse'
Lord Guthrie, former head of the UK armed forces on a possible invasion

Among the subjects they discussed, the newspaper reported, was an invasion of Zimbabwe, "which people were always trying to get me to look at. My advice was, 'Hold hard, you'll make it worse.'"

In his comments on Sunday, Mr Charamba told the official Sunday Mail newspaper that the Zimbabwean leadership had been aware of a threat of invasion.

"The government was aware of the plans and the president made reference to the sinister [British] motives on several occasions," he was quoted as saying.

"A defence plan had been operationalised and in fact, it is still in operation. We were also aware that short of a fully-fledged invasion, the British were and are still contemplating the elimination of our political leadership through a number of assassinations," said Mr Charamba.

'British interests'

Mr Charamba said the British government wanted to stage the invasion in pursuit of British national interests - and in particular the control of Zimbabwe's resources.

"Britain views Zimbabwe's white community as an extension of its nation and the invasion would not have been about politics but about British interests," said Mr Charamba.

Mr Mugabe, 83, faces a travel ban in Europe and his government is subject to EU sanctions. In addition to rights abuses, Western powers accuse him of bringing his country's economy to the brink of collapse.

Mr Mugabe says his country's economic hardships are down to Western sabotage.
 
#3
I have soldiered in Zimbabwe on a previous occasion. If there was any opportunity to slot Mugabe and Co - I would be the first to re-join.
 
#4
I think I will go with the advice of Lord Guthrie. He is way more informed than me on such matters and quite a clever bloke. Plus I am on lates all next week and have a note from my nan excusing me from invasions till my jippy tummy gets better
 
#7
the_butler said:
I think I will go with the advice of Lord Guthrie. He is way more informed than me on such matters and quite a clever bloke. Plus I am on lates all next week and have a note from my nan excusing me from invasions till my jippy tummy gets better
Every time we've got a war you're always the same - moan, moan, moan! :D
 
#8
If we go, I'll pass up becoming a Vehicle Mechanic, and join the RAC instead :D .

Oops I realised what I just wrote.
I mean in a completely military context :p .
 
#9
Count me in an all.

Is rape and pillage by invading troops still legal in Africa?
 
#11
there's one thing i know about them africans, the southern ones, they not ask keen as skinnys in somalia to die.... in fact they are petrified of the thought of even being slotted....

if its on, i'll be right there with you lads signing back on, fighting for a spot amongst the spearhead...
 
#12
Ooh, yes please. But I want an SLR and not one of them there "Mickey-Mouse guns". And a half-dozen of them ally-looking LMG mags too. Then I'm set.

MsG
 
#13
When I was on Op Agila in Zimb some genius thought that films would keep the Patriotic Front occupied. So big screens and projectors were despatched into the bundu. We all sat down to watch. 800 terrorists armed to the teeth and about 30 members of the monitoring force. What was the film? You guessed it. Feckin Zulu................LOL
 
#15
i know that the vast majority of my family and many friends where in the area round about that time..... was a busy period that... commies, cubans and all knocking on the door etc etc
 
#16
Why bother, the people wanted Ian Smith out and Mugabe in, they made their bed now let em lie in it, I would'nt waste one Brit soldiers life on em
 
#17
thats true in a way..... i definately see the whole, you voted for him... now fekking live with it and stop bitching about not having food, theory.

But i do also see the other side and that is that no opposition was ever going to win because everything was going to be rigged etc...

However my 1 little problem with the whole saga... remember when lebanon kicked off.... they launched just about all of the 6 ships in navy to go help out and evacuate the Maroon Passport Holders... but when Zim kicked off.... (landlocked I know)... no-one even flinched and 98% of those guys there are British Citizens. Thats when I started losing my faith in this Government... and that was in 1999,.... and now nearly ten years on I didn't realise that it could actually sink to this level of corruption and depravity.

And please... don't even start with the whole, it was thier choice to move there routine and they chose to abuse the old colonial powers thing etc etc These guys went out to make a new life, they were doing well and they are still to this day proud to be British, despite being massively betrayed.
 
#19
ICShiiteJobs said:
thats true in a way..... i definately see the whole, you voted for him... now fekking live with it and stop bitching about not having food, theory.

But i do also see the other side and that is that no opposition was ever going to win because everything was going to be rigged etc...

However my 1 little problem with the whole saga... remember when lebanon kicked off.... they launched just about all of the 6 ships in navy to go help out and evacuate the Maroon Passport Holders... but when Zim kicked off.... (landlocked I know)... no-one even flinched and 98% of those guys there are British Citizens. Thats when I started losing my faith in this Government... and that was in 1999,.... and now nearly ten years on I didn't realise that it could actually sink to this level of corruption and depravity.

And please... don't even start with the whole, it was thier choice to move there routine and they chose to abuse the old colonial powers thing etc etc These guys went out to make a new life, they were doing well and they are still to this day proud to be British, despite being massively betrayed.
Thats sums up 90% of African countries, corrupt, tribal dictatorships,but and you will disagree I'm sure the Brits who moved there were happy to live the high life, servants , cheap housing etc so just cos its gone tits up .. tough take the rough with the smooth..I've no sympathy
 
#20
Fallschirmjager said:
Raping black women who never shower is not my idea of fun. What the fuck is there to pilliage in africa?
Gold, diamonds, uranium...

I can spare some weekends and tuesdays, if thats any help.
 

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