Here we go again. We are into another epoch of contrived mourning for a figure, portrayed falsely, for Political Gain. I write obviously about Fidel Castro.
What is wonderful about being educated if I cannot read books of choice, talk to opposition without threat to liberty, use initiative and entrepreneurial spirit to better oneself for the benefit of family and those around us? Oh! That statement covers a multitude of Sins but it is that which MY Parliament never addresses as it exposes all the warts and open sores in British Society and the hypocrisy of Foreign Affairs/Policy!
Fidel Castro liberated Southern Africa? What utter idiocy. Last night I was listening to an expert on 5 Live BBC spout what he has read about Cuban engagement in Angola, Mozambique and South Africa. What he had read... ? Like Peter Hain and Matthew Parrish, postulating with the Wisdom of Job, from a position of absolute ignorance! These experts do not pass the test of knowledge to give them the label of expert.
When the Cubans arrive in Luanda in 1975, the South Africa Artillery had the arrival 'covered'. The fact that the guns did not fire on the troop ships is not a matter of debate. They were prevented from opening fire because of US & British diplomatic pressure. A similar event occurred when Rhodesian Forces were ready to smash Terrorist groups in SE Africa and were reined back by British Government reaction. That was a Labour Government. Rhodesia cheered when Margaret Thatcher was elected to Prime Minister. They learned quite quickly that Britain's knowledge and sympathy towards African Affairs had been hijacked by the simple minded Liberal Elite infesting Whitehall then, and now.
Rhodesia did nothing as South Africa had done nothing several years earlier. The introduction of Mugabe's vile regime is well documented. The continued hatred towards the White Population has now spread into South Africa with the multi-murders of White farmers in both countries. This genocide has hardly been covered by any of the MSM, BBC, ITV in the UK, or any of the US media companies. It does not suit their agenda, whatever that is? We can speculate but the Law Makers have made such speculation Hate Crimes.
I cannot write as an expert just because I was there. I do know that in SW Africa the Boers were almost comatosed when the hydro scheme at Ruacana Falls came under threat; a threat that never materialised. The Army gave tacit and open logistic support to the Swavek employees who deployed to protect the plant, without deploying troops. Not that that was necessary as the Black Commando units, SA artillery and Air Force were very active in Angola. There were numerous contacts and although the SADF had casualties, they won almost every encounter they had with the Cubans. This mirrors the combat situation in Rhodesia where Mugabe's Marauders were hammered at every major encounter with the tiny Rhodesian Armed Forces. The only advantage Cuban Forces used over SADF was numerical. It was reported that they had 50.000 combat troops in Southern Africa. That advantage was assuaged by the tenacity, ferocity and material advantage of the Modern Equipment of SADF troops and their surrogates.