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2 Ships with weapons from China on way to Zimbabwe

Postby WarraWarra » Fri Apr 18, 2008 19:17

Sorry for this boring post but CNN.com is not interested in reporting this news that will start the next region war.

Maybe someone can let the news agency's in Civilization know and let them report about this.
This affects several countries and close to 150+m people + gold / platinum and several other comodities internationally.

Welcome to 3rd sponsored World War hope you are ready to survive. :roll:

What ?
2 ships form China full of weapons 1 in Durban South Africa harbour and another in Maputo Mozambique is ready to be unloaded and obviously start the next civil war in Africa.
What president buy's weapons months before a election just to kill his own country men that voted for him.

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Afri ... 28,00.html
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Afri ... 41,00.html
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Afri ... 38,00.html
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Afri ... 88,00.html
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Afri ... 34,00.html
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Afri ... 60,00.html
http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/New ... 95,00.html

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'Don't use cops as scab labour'
18/04/2008 17:08  - (SA) 
   
Durban - Police officers should not be used as "scab labour" to offload a shipment of arms destined for Zimbabwe, the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) said on Friday.

Popcru spokesperson Benzi Soko said: "Satawu has very good reasons for offloading the ship. We understand their objection. Police cannot be used as scab labour."

Soko's statement follows the announcement by the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) on Thursday that its members would not offload the ship, the An Yue Jiang.

The An Yue Jiang has been at anchor off the port of Durban since Monday and is carrying a cargo of arms destined for Zimbabwe.

Asked what Popcru's position would be if police were asked to offload the ship, Soko said: "We are of the view they should not offload this ship."

He said Popcru would consider taking legal action if its members were asked to offload the ship.

The United Transport and Allied Trade Union said on Friday that its members would also not help offload the ship.

On Friday morning Democratic Alliance defence spokesperson Rafeek Shah called on government to revoke the conveyance permit issued in terms of the National Conventional Arms Control Act (NCAC).

He said: "The [NCAC] clearly states that the committee must "cancel, amend or suspend the permit if it is in the interests of maintaining and promoting international peace or avoiding repression and terrorism."

Defence secretary January Masilela told Sapa on Thursday that the scrutiny committee of the National Conventional Arms Control Committee's (NCACC), which he chairs had approved the conveyance permit on Monday.

He said an inspection team from the NCACC would still have to ensure the cargo met the requirements of the permit before the cargo could begin to be transported to Zimbabwe.

The permit would be endorsed by the NCACC when it meets next month.

Asked about the controversy surrounding the shipment Masilela said: "This is a normal transaction between two sovereign states. We are doing our legal part and we don't have to interfere."

Police spokesperson Captain Dennis Adriao, asked if he knew when the ship would dock, said: "I haven't actually got those details."

Noseweek editor Martin Welz told Sapa on Wednesday that "the cargo ship was openly delivering a containment of arms for Zimbabwe".

He said he had copies of all the documents, including a packing list.

The controversial cargo packed into 3 080 cases included three million rounds of 7.62mm bullets (used with automatic rifles), 69 rocket propelled grenades, as well as mortar bombs and tubes.

The cargo is, according to the documentation, valued at R9.88m.


Sorry for the bad news.
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Re: 2 Ships with weapons from China on way to Zimbabwe

Postby wolfden » Fri Apr 18, 2008 21:27

augh Wars :thumbdown:
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Re: 2 Ships with weapons from China on way to Zimbabwe

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:50

It's getting plenty of air time here in the UK, WarraWarra. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7354428.stm

The country is suffering from hyperinflation, the economy is in tatters, the government won't publish the election results -- presumably because Zanu-PF lost the election -- and now we find that a ship from China, full of weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition, arrived to disgorge its cargo of death for transport overland via South Africa to Zimbabwe. Apparently it could not unload the cargo because dockers refused to do so, so now it's heading for Mozambique.

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Re: 2 Ships with weapons from China on way to Zimbabwe

Postby eshum » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:09

Just one more reason to to push the United Nations complex and its membership Bandits and warlords into the Atlantic ocean. You cannot believe how much I want that corrupt organization out of my country. About 98 percent of the membership belongs in prison or the electric chair. I hope the people in Africa can find a place out of harms way while the leadership tries to blow each other to hell. This is also another reason for the free world nations to go TO the games in China and stomp the Chinese athletes into the ground make sure the gold leaves China!

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Re: 2 Ships with weapons from China on way to Zimbabwe

Postby WarraWarra » Sat Apr 19, 2008 15:45

LOL man this sucks.

There is strong rumors of a 3rd one that already unloaded some time ago in Angola and the trucks are already close to or into Zim.
We had news reports there was 1 ship in Maputo at the same time that one was in Durban on wednesday already, weard.

This one only happened yesterday afternoon / friday / run for Maputo.
http://tios.co.za/?fArticleId=4362411

:D Live goes on.
Such a nice day at the beach today.
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Re: 2 Ships with weapons from China on way to Zimbabwe

Postby WarraWarra » Wed Apr 23, 2008 19:40

Yup looks like it is temporarily deverted not sure for how long or via what route. YAY.

Just not sure where it will find fuel for their ship as Namibia / SA / Moz will not let it refuel or will impound it LOL if it tries and it is running low on fuel :twisted:
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Re: 2 Ships with weapons from China on way to Zimbabwe

Postby eshum » Wed Apr 23, 2008 19:53

They could refuel at sea if push comes to shove, they do not need to enter a port.

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