It is 1977. The white Rhodesian government is under intense pressure from the country's disenfranchised black majority. Baughman travels with a rugged cavalry unit. Grey's Scouts. Their mission: to seek out anti-government guerrillas and destroy them.
The villagers will not give up the guerrillas. So the scouts resort to torture. "They force them to line up in push-up stance," Baughman remembers. "They're holding that position for 45 minutes in the sun. many of them starting to shake violently."
The soldiers warn that the first man who falls will be taken away. "Eventually, the first guy fell. They took him around the back of the building, knocked him out and fired a shot into the air. They continued bringing men to the back of the building. The poor guy on the end started crying and going crazy and he finally broke and started talking. As it turns out. what he was saying wasn't true, but the scouts were willing to use it as a lead."
Remembers Baughman: "It had all the feeling of an eventual massacre. I was afraid that I might see entire villages murdered."
The military confiscates most of Baughman's film. But he smuggles out three rolls. The pictures are published. The photographer is forced to leave Africa. Three years later, free elections are held in Rhodesia. Robert Mugabe becomes the first prime minister of the new, black majority-led country. Zimbabwe.
An American Vietnam veteran hired as a security guard in Rhodesia by ranchers poses with his Uzi, c. 1970's.
It should be noted, at the time whites were about 5% of the population. A bit under 300,000 whites, and over 5 million blacks.
Even the South African Apartheid government considered this situation unworkable in the long run and pressed them to settle
The Romans had that shit locked down. Go in, identify the big guys, integrate them into your leadership structure and wait for the cultural hostility to subside. Modern empire builders never got the hang of this because muh racial purity
So Zimbabwe's a failed state nowadays. If only the whites stayed in power...
What about Botswana, though? I heard they're actually starting to do pretty well. Anyone want to tell me what the situation is in Botswana?
Yep, one of the best countries in sub saharan Africa
It's because we protected it from the whites
>Botswana's origins as a state go back to the the late 1800s, when colonial power Britain formed the protectorate of Bechuanaland to halt Boer encroachment from the neighbouring Transvaal or German expansion from South West Africa. In 1966 Bechuanaland became independent as Botswana.
>Remembers Baughman: "It had all the feeling of an eventual massacre. I was afraid that I might see entire villages murdered."
Top lel, what a deluded faggot
it's 3% white now
we're slowly breaking through
botswana and namibia will be the white man's country soon enough
Botswana is the least corrupt country in Africa, had the biggest GDP growth in recent history, started as the poorest country in 1960 to become a upper middle income economy.
But unemployment and AIDS are big problems there. Also Zimbabweans immigrate there.
Too bad its not your land anymore fagboi
We used it better than you ever could
>tfw if whites never settled the new world, great cities like toronto, boston and new york would just be spearchucker huts filled with feather wearing hippies
My father was in the RLI.
For some reason, despite being a war nearly exclusively fought by natives and volunteers from Commonwealth countries - Americans make the most noise about it. My dad has his email address as a contact on the RLI association website and he gets at least one email a week from a different American trying to get him to sign up to some Ku Klux Klan tier shite.
Despite maybe providing a few dozen volunteers at most over a ten year period, you can absolutely guarantee every bit of bullshit and fantasy written about Rhodesia comes from the computer screen of a "Vietnam vet" who has never fired a shot in anger and thinks cheeseburgers are a vegetable.
I was born in America, I am American
America is the name whites gave to this place, so I have every right to identify as one.
What, are you going to try and stop me? From your shack on an alcohol-soaked reservation?
I've forgotten the name, but it was designed to protect people from IEDs. It had a V-shaped hull and a roll cage, so if an IED went off underneath it would just roll over rather than explode.
>using a white invention to post in a white language on a white imageboard located on a white invention hosted in a white country while residing in another white country
wasn't britain undermining the rhodesian government during the entire war?
i mean, i know britain wasn't on mugabe's side (he was a russian protege), but britain was against rhodesia ever since it became independent. or am i wrong?
You've been listening to the people I mentioned in >>29987577
No country recognised Rhodesia or the UDI they did in 1965. There was no real reason for the British to do either, which I'll explain below. Most of the volunteers from outside Rhodesia were British (80 percent if not more) and the vast majority of Rhodesians were first or second generation British. Private monetary support came from Britain.
The British government of the time was a Labour one, and we all know what kind of things they're in to. Even if we'd have had a Tory government instead of Wilson's cronies, the end result would have been the same. It was either Rhodesia or the whole Commonwealth for the chopping block.
IMO, despite having very close ties to Rhodesia it was better ending in 1980 than dragging on into the modern age. It would have been a lot, lot worse. Standby for Americans who don't see the irony in supporting British landowners lording it over a majority population in five...
Why don't you fire up the old smoke signaler and whine some more in the sky where your fellow redskins can see you, that is if a light breeze doesn't blow your connection to them away.
Wipe that trail of tears off your face and get back to chugging firewater Tonto, your people lost and we took this land. Should've fought harder if you wanted to live in filth for the rest of your lives. Oh us terrible white people destroying the savages and leaving nothing but schools and hospitals in our wake.
Who was your favorite president /int/?
Mine was Andrew "Fuck Injuns" Jackson.
Mugabe is 90 now, so he hasn't got much time left. I wonder how the next PM who succeeds him will turn out to be. Oh and there was a zimbo. (White Zimbabwean) who lives there and who used to post on this board a while back, I have not seen him post in quite a while though, I hope he's still alive..
Actually, you are the unwanted guest.
We took your land, killed your people, took your kids away and out them in Rez schools, and basically destroyed your pathetic excuse for "culture".
Now you are the unwanted guest.
>Standby for Americans who don't see the irony in supporting British landowners lording it over a majority population in five...
It's different when the landowners are lording over nigs m8
>mfw redskins drink the white mans firewater near me
By that logic a family that gets assaulted in a home invasion makes them guests?
I should expect this dumb logic from a dumb whitey hick who compensates his tiny penis with a jacked up pickup truck
A more accurate comparison:
A house is filled with 40 people living theater that all hate each other and are fighting constantly. They also don't pay rent and have multiple severe communicable diseases.
So the people in the house across the street kick them out for the good of the neighborhood.
Why didn't the Rhodesians just become a hermit kingdom autarky and smuggle in heavy industrial equipment (assuming there'd be an embargo and they couldn't buy it outright)? Exterminate the natives, encourage high birth rates, and create a prosperous country.
Someone doesnt understand the difference between immigrantion and settling.
I'll ease it for your shitskin brain
1. there is nothing but dirtshithuts
2. ebul whitey boogey man comes in
3. ebul whitey boogey man brings better food, better healthcare, better education, better technology, writing, math, roads and builds their own housing
4. natives move into the cities built by white people and complain about how raciss the whites are for not giving them everything for free even though they dont understand how anything works
1. non-natives move into the cities built by white people and complain about how raciss the whites are for not giving them everything for free even though they dont understand how anything works
We are fucking proto indo-euros m8, we were in europe before the "europeans" who later conquered americas
cba to go all ancient finns here and find the links to show that the oldest human remains found in europe are genetically closest to finns, but you're taking this mongol thing way too literally, sure we might've come from the east but if that makes us mongols indo-euros are just about triple-sandniggers
Look up the Angolan war of independence. Portugal went to war to fight the communist separatists but the U.S. sided against them for being "colonialist."
For added irony this was exactly during Vietnam.
Fucking communists made us lose our Empire. If we were given one or two more years we would've won on all fronts and Rhodesia would maybe still be alive today.
USA and Canada bringin' the pain train right through to the reservation
I'm not the native guy but it's easy to see this thread just consisted of 1 native guy and an American and Canadian circlejerking and samefagging over Xbox live tier trashtalking