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    I'm interested in general history but especially confics in and around Africa.
    I was air force security detail `87 `88 so spent my time behind a fence wire. My job was doing perimeter shift work and access control. Our main fear was being graced with an RPG or a limped so my days playing soldier was a security guard.
    Always found the SWA guys a little strange in comparison and usually not worth the company. I used to transport troops occasionally from the aircraft to their transit camps. Some of these chaps had just left the bush and were seldom if ever noisy to be around.
    I personally political sentiments abstained me being posted to the border on two separate occasions. I was regarded as ‘die gif apple’ (poisoned apple). My opinion may have caused dissention in the ranks so I was posted to a base 10 minutes from where I lived.

    Heard a lot of stories and some intel on what was happening and being planned at the time but other than that watched it being lied about on SABC.
    Don't be jealous the voices only speak to me...

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    Welcome to ACG.

    We have a countryman of yours that is active here.

    Hope to read some interesting post from you
    "Ask not what your country can do for you"

    Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

    you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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    • #3
      Hey John luv those jugs. LoL
      Don't be jealous the voices only speak to me...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MacAdder View Post
        Hey John luv those jugs. LoL
        Don't touch them, ya got to get in line.
        "Ask not what your country can do for you"

        Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

        you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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        • #5
          Yeah, strange but true. I just read an autobiography of a guy that served in the Parabats from '80 to '81, IIRC, and he was quite the rough diamond - typical Safan. Anyway, the closing chapter of the book deals with life after the war and how his perceptions changed after meeting people who were ostensibly the enemy. We were all so brainwashed back then, its no wonder the right still see commies under their beds all the time.

          My biggest lesson from this forum is the level of knowledge out there - there are very few idiots here - the disparity of view points and arguments that are vociferous. For a quiet Safan it took me some getting used to, I can tell ya. Anyway, that makes three of us here, so take part and more importantly, enjoy. Welcome once again.

          PS: dig your avatar.

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          • #6
            Thanks Chris
            I regard my military ‘service’ an experience I’d never want to do again but an experience all the same. Most of the time we were treated like mushrooms. (Fed on **** and kept in the dark)
            The only intel trusted was to speak to those who were there and then confirm by talking to others along the grapevine.
            Not always happy stories in relation to innocent people caught in the middle of a political ‘game’.
            Shaun
            Don't be jealous the voices only speak to me...

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            • #7
              Welcome to Armchair General, MacAdder. Love the name and avatar as well.
              History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte
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              BoRG
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              "I am Arthur, King of the Britons!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Torien View Post
                ... Love the name and avatar as well.
                Thanks Torien
                I work with snakes. Its people that make me a little nervous.
                Don't be jealous the voices only speak to me...

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                • #9
                  Hi MacAdder. I think I prefer people to snakes.
                  In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes
                  - Benjamin Franklin, U.S. statesman, author, and scientist

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                  • #10
                    Animals are innocent. They don't ravage the Earth.
                    They don't hate or plot the annihilation of another species.
                    They don't take more than they need of resources.
                    They don't jeopardize their own survival."
                    - Jim Willis

                    If you want to dance with a Cobra, you had better know your steps.
                    Don't be jealous the voices only speak to me...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MacAdder View Post
                      Animals are innocent. They don't ravage the Earth.
                      They don't hate or plot the annihilation of another species.
                      They don't take more than they need of resources.
                      They don't jeopardize their own survival."
                      - Jim Willis

                      If you want to dance with a Cobra, you had better know your steps.
                      And I think I might know what will happen if you don't know your steps.
                      In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes
                      - Benjamin Franklin, U.S. statesman, author, and scientist

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                      • #12
                        Always puts a little "bite" in the next party! LoL
                        Don't be jealous the voices only speak to me...

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