Zimbabwe...

#1
Just read a line about "...the only way to get me back in the Army is to offer a trip to Zimbabwe..."

It has stirred some deep feelings of like-minded desire.

Anyone else fancy a quick military expedition to Zim to practice some well deserved regime change?
 
#3
I spent 4 months trying to convince my CO that we should invade france never mind Iraq or Zimbabwe for that matter! In fact anything French has got to go! :x
 
#4
The thing is, if we did go, there are many who would see the war as illegal. No politician will put their head on the chopping block over this. The sad truth is, the British public won't support any politician who advocates going to war in Zimbabwe, even if the cause is justified.

Agree with shg247, we should have done something a long time ago.
 
#5
I am sure that if we asked them, the whole of the Yeomanry would volunteer to give Mugabe a shoeing (provided the job could be done in a weekend*) for free. Dispossessing farmers does not go down well with them.

* which it probably would be
 
#6
Why bother having a trip to Zimbabwe?

Certainly we need to do something about the country but an invasion isn't the only solution. No matter how weak the opposition is a lot of people, a lot of civilians, would get killed.

Why not put pressure on the surrounding countries to denounce him (or at least stop saying his election was valid).

Tricam.
 
#8
Zimbabwe should have been sorted out along time ago. Ideally in 1980; Mugabe was championed by the left wing media as a wonderful statesman, but he then went and massacred several thousand people in Matabeleland. For some reason this doesn't get brought up very much.

There are British passport holders, and in some instances British citizens that are in mortal danger, but Tony wont resolve that because that would require getting rid of one of the most racist regimes in the world; South Africa.

Zimbabwe is landlocked, and each and every country that surrounds it supports Mugabe implicitly or tacitly. The OAU, or ECOMOG could have got rid of Mugabe years ago if it wasn't for the fact that most African leaders would love to do what Mugabe has done and make themselves President for life.

I can only hope that he contracts the Marburg virus and dies horribly with his internal organs leaking out of every orifice. And I hope Thabo Mbeki goes the same way too.
 
#9
The_Hawk said:
Just read a line about "...the only way to get me back in the Army is to offer a trip to Zimbabwe..."

It has stirred some deep feelings of like-minded desire.

Anyone else fancy a quick military expedition to Zim to practice some well deserved regime change?
Sounds good to me.
 
#10
tricam said:
Why not put pressure on the surrounding countries to denounce him
Yeah, pigs might fly :roll: , the surrounding countries are equally corrupt crapholes run by equally despotic tribal rulers.
 
#12
Apart from the usual bunch of girl guides that are required to unseat an African tyrant, we will need some specialist forensic accountants to work out where the F**k Mugabe has put the wealth of the nation. we may also require a crack team of chefs who can feed the poor starving fatherlesses...

One asset definitely required is a loudspeaker van playing "Rhodesia the Brave and the Beautiful" by John Williams on a taped loop.

Reading Wilbur Smith it also seems we will need a pacifist bomb disposal operative whose family came up with the columns but who is passionately devoted to wild-life. It appears without him any military operation will be doomed to failure...
 
#13
"Lusaka Tower, this is Green Leader" - recording of Green Leaders order to Zambian air force not to interfere with the bombing of the Westlands Farm terrorist traing camp" go here for the file damn good ..... http://amarillier.homedns.org/Rhodesia/
 
#14
In fact any of the strapping lean bronzed colonials who have a penetrating stare would probably be able to sort the problem in a weekend. They would of course have to rescue a damsel in distress, take her with them, and then sail off happily into the sunset.

I love to slag them off (Wilbur Smith books), but I can't help reading them.

I NEED HELP
 
#15
I'm in for a trip to Zim. Could handle a posting where you get a bat-man and 300 acres of back garden. Also get a cheap safari suit cobbled together.
 
#17
Hunters if I remember correctly. They had a few Canberras too. Pencil me in for a trip. If I'd been born a few years earlier, I'd probably have gone over there and signed up for a term in the RLI... like 'leftie' George Galloway did. Ooh, shhhh. :oops:
 
#18
BuckFelize said:
Hunters if I remember correctly. They had a few Canberras too. Pencil me in for a trip. If I'd been born a few years earlier, I'd probably have gone over there and signed up for a term in the RLI... like 'leftie' George Galloway did. Ooh, shhhh. :oops:
ah lovely, I had visions of hunters doing the biz. very nice.

Ill second your comments. if they formed a volunteer bn to go now I wonder how many applications theyd get

hmm time to order wild geese on dvd me thinks
 

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#19
come_to_arrest_the_zulus said:
armourer said:
"Lusaka Tower, this is Green Leader" - recording of Green Leaders order to Zambian air force not to interfere with the bombing of the Westlands Farm terrorist traing camp" go here for the file damn good ..... http://amarillier.homedns.org/Rhodesia/
what aircraft were they using?

quality recordings btw. "dont * around or we will kill you" - basically

Not heard it for a couple of years, but I think you'll find the bombers in the four flights were Canberras.
Momba was circled by Hunters and the Dolphin Three was a comms Dak which chatted to Lusaka Tower after Green Leader and the other bombers left the area.

Apart from being bombed, the Westlands Farm terrorist base was also hit by K-Cars, Alouette III's with a 20mm poking out of the side.


A little K-Car ditty kicking about 3 Cdo RLI went to the tune of Jingle Bells:

"Rat-tat-tat, rat-tat-tat,
Mow the fcukers down,
Oh what fun the war's become,
Now K-Car's back in town."

:lol:
 
#20
for preliminary cultural briefing, try http://www.mazoe.com/johnmusic.html...I think I said John Williams in my earlier post, who is of course that Australian folk-singer that you have to heckle while he hams up "Stands Australia Fair" at the rugger! I am getting old and may have to pass on one last Wild Geese type adventure, although I could always be the cynical old soldier who falls for the liberal African politician's line of bullcrap and stops a bullet for him? Or not. I think on balance "not", let them slot each other with impunity. Or Kalashnikovs...up to them really..
 

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