Lost their nerve and faltered

Or as they say in the classics …………“They choked”. On behalf of myself and millions of other South Africans I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Graham Smith and his band of merry men for once again disappointing the many cricket supporters who thought that this time we had the team and the temperament to actually take us to the final of the CWC ……….”At the very least”. I suppose we also need to say thanks for F%%$#@%ing up another weekend as well. The Proteas much like the ANC are full of promises but don’t deliver. We have participated in 6 CWC tournaments reaching the semi’s three times the quarters twice and in 2003 on home soil we did not even get past the knockout stages thanks to Shawn Pollock getting the Duckworth Lewis system wrong. Someone need to tell the Proteas that you dot get bonus points for being the top of the round robin stages.

I wonder if Gary Kirsten will be considered as the coach of SA seeing that he has done so well for India and perhaps we could use the services of Allan Donald who is at present the bowling coach for New Zealand and while we are at it we can rpe in Jonty Rhodes, but hey what do I know I am just that poor sod that has to watch them lose the whole time and still get kakked on by other supporters who believe that we need to support the “boys” because it was not their time, or some other excuse that makes them feel better. I have heard many but here are a few that are usually bandied about. The Weather was a bit to hot for them, the pitch did not suit our style of bowling, The pitch did not suit or style of batting, the grounds did not suit or fielding style, van Wyk took a sleeping tablet, Smith owes us a good innings, it was such an unfortunate dismissal………………. etc etc

Don’t they realise how a winning team makes us have a happier week, the country is upbeat, if we had of won the CWC we would not have cared that the petrol price will again rise early next month or that inflation is rising. “Round one to the New Zealanders” Lets hope that our rugby players show better BMT than their supposed counterparts when they play at the RWC later this year but you can be assured that the New Zealand press will use this against the Boks to try and play with their minds.

News this week is that Gabby had a trip in an ambulance whole attached to a backboard and neck brace after having ridden into a tree on her horse. Not the greatest of news to receive when you are riding a scooter thru peak hour traffic on the way home. The Good news is that she is fine and will survive to ride another day. I was worried though because 2 weeks prior to her accident a well known rider in the area died while practising her show jumping and landed bad, she hit her head a died 2 days later.

I see the Government re-naming prisons and they want the public to assist with that, but we need to remember hat only names of those who fought in the struggle will be considered here are my suggestions as to who we can re-name prisons after: Shabir Shaik, Chippy Shaik, Julius Malema or the Magoo bomber Mcbide. Or perhaps they can just move the municipality offices into the prisons as it seems that most of the people in local government are in it for themselves with a “screw the taxpayer” attitude. What is funny is they say that the re-naming of some 30 prisons will not cost the taxpayer money……So who is paying for the prizes that you are giving for each prison re-named as well as the changes of road signs etc etc ………..”The Frikken tooth fairy” ??

I am getting really frustrated at work and don’t feel I am actually moving forward, maybe I am just being impatient but feel that I am treading water. The office is growing which is good, but I don’t feel that I am being used to the best of my abilities or that I am growing with the business. Certain people get to travel, others get to present courses that I feel I am more than capable of presenting so I am getting frustrated and bored. I need to be challenged to get the best out of me otherwise I tend to just plod along and that’s not what I want with this type of work.

Other sports results this weekend:

The EP kings lost to the Lions 11-10 and the Cheetahs s lost 41 – 8 (not great results for myself) The Stormers beat the Western Force51- 16 and the Blue Bulls beat the Lions 30-23 in a great game that saw the Bulls inning again after losing their last 2 games. The 7’s team was knocked out of the Q/finals by Fiji with the Aussie Ref apparently not seeing a knock-on. In the first GP of the year Vettel won, Hamilton second and the first Russian to ever get a podium in Formula 1 (Petrov driving for Renault) was third….Ferrari with Alonso behind the wheel was fourth.

The Sharks play the Crusaders today at Twikenham and my brother in law Doug is really excited as he is going to watch the game, sure he will have a great day and to say you have seen the Sharks play at Twikenham (one of the great stadiums of the world) is also nice, from all accounts the game is sold out and for the Sharks it will be like a home game. The game should be a stonker as both teams are good and want to win this match very badly.

I am busy reading a great book by Bill Bryson called At Home “a short history of private life” its about the history of the home and why we call certain rooms what we do etc etc,……………….”Brilliant”

Well that’s about it for this week, my predictions for who plays the Finals of the CWC is that Sri Lanka will play Pakistan and win.

I leave you with this quote : “The road to success is always under construction

Have a great week



"You got a stong Constitution"?

South Africa received a new Constitution that has been hailed as one of the best in the world and definitely the best in Africa………….apart from Botswana and perhaps Namibia who else is competition?

The Constitution of South Africa is the supreme law of the country of South Africa. It provides the legal foundation for the existence of the Republic of South Africa, sets out the rights and duties of the citizens of South Africa, and defines the structure of the Government of South Africa. The current Constitution of South Africa was adopted by the Constitutional Assembly on 11 October 1996, certified by the Constitutional Court on 4 December, signed by President Nelson Mandela on 10 December, and came into effect on 4 February 1997, replacing and repealing the Interim Constitution of 1993. Since its adoption, the Constitution has been amended sixteen times.

Nelson Mandela signed the Constitution with these words

“We, the people of South Africa, recognize the injustices of our past; Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land; Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country and believe that south Africa belongs to all who live in it united in our diversity”

The Constitution is formally an Act of the Parliament of South Africa; its official short title is the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and its long title is "An Act to introduce a new Constitution for the Republic of South Africa and to provide for matters incidental thereto". It was formerly also numbered as Act No. 108 of 1996, but since the passage of the Citation of Constitutional Laws Act 2005 it has had no associated Act number.

The South African Constitution has 14 chapters and chapter 2 is about the Bill of rights.

1. The Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.

2. The state must respect, protect, promote and fulfill the rights in the Bill of Rights.

3. The rights in the Bill of Rights are subject to the limitations contained or referred to in section 36, or elsewhere in the Bill.

The Bill of right covers amongst other things following

· Equality

· Human dignity

· Life

· Privacy

· Freedom of expression

· Freedom of Association

· Political rights

· Citizenship

· Freedom of religion

· Freedom of trade, occupation or Profession

· Environment

· Property

· Health Care, Food, water and social security

· Children

· Education

· Language and culture

· Access to information

It’s a pity that a country that keeps reminding us what an awesome Constitution we have supports those assholes from neighboring countries or friends from further a field that trod on their people’s rights at a moments notice and all we hear is “Deafening silence” from our so called leaders.

In the Arab world Gaddafi is still killing his own people and seems to be getting the upper hand against anti Gaddafi rebels. The UN have declared Lybia a no fly zone and I am just sure Gaddafi will obey that (right like that’s going to happen). In fact as I write this French fighter planes have taken out tanks that were advancing on Benghazi. Seems that Gaddafi’s son has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons by asking the French Premier Nicolas Sarkozy to give the money back that Lybia gave him to be able to win the Premiership in France (is it true?....probably not) but as one of the countries that pushed for the UN to bring about the No Fly Zone resolution he has obviously pissed the Gaddafi family off. Elsewhere trouble is still brewing.

· Yemen's beleaguered president declared a state of emergency on Friday after at least 25 protesters were killed at an anti-government rally, saying armed groups rather than the police were behind the violence. Medical sources and witnesses had told Reuters that Yemeni security forces and unidentified snipers had opened fire on the crowds after Muslim prayers in the capital, Sanaa.

  • Saudi Arabia's king promised a multibillion dollar package of reforms, raises, cash, loans and apartments on Friday in what appeared to be the Arab world's most expensive attempt to appease residents inspired by the unrest that has swept two leaders from power. He also announced 60 000 new jobs in the security forces - a move that would employ huge numbers of otherwise jobless young men, while bolstering his kingdom's ability to snuff out protests.

Unless South Africa’s policy changes dramatically very soon, Jean-Bertrand Aristide (The asshole who has cost SA taxpayers 30 million rand over the last 7 years) will leave the country today (Thursday) on his way back to Haiti, where he is due to arrive tomorrow. Which won't make South Africa particularly popular with the likes of the United States, which would far rather see him stay the hell away from the country he once ruled until Sunday's final round of presidential election is concluded, thank you very much.

One of our lesser-spotted Constitutional institutions, the Commission for Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities, will open a can of worms today. It plans to talk about ukuthwala, the charming rural KZN custom of kidnapping girls, sometimes in their early teens, raping them, then settling up with the family in lobola. Somehow that is one tradition we don't see the commission protecting.

Seems that the Government has 18 months to re-instate the Scorpions and disband the Hawks and this from the Constitutional court. This will be an interesting case as the Scorpions where disbanded because the targeted ANC politicians and were not controlled by the government (remember the JZ case a couple of years back) and came up with the Hawks who were to be told by Government who or what they should be investigating. Lets see how democratic SA really is or will the ANC resort to other African countries to the north of us and tread roughshod over the court or juts bring in new legislation to get around the courts………….Time will tell

It seems that the talk about fighting corruption has lad to Durban mayor and that Pseudo - African Mike Sutcliffe (don’t you just hate it when a white person does all they can to try and look like there African, especially when it comes to dressing in what is not considered traditional European dress…..hey mike if its good enough for JZ and JM then its good enough for you). Seems that Sutcliffe as well as 3 other officials are implicated in irregular housing contracts of 3.5 billion over the past 10 years as well as a litany of other charges. In the eastern Cape officials in the Government have managed to siphon off R800 000 000 through dummy companies and illegal activities that were meant for the Health sector (that is collapsing in parts of the E.C due to lack of monies). Seems some have been arrested while others have resigned. Elsewhere in the country the first in a string of municipal managers implicated in large-scale looting of state coffers involving millions of rand (meant for the people of that municipality) have been arrested this week……..Positive signs but we as citizens need to also speak up about corruption, not only in the government but in the workplace as well.

I heard this week that a new airline is coming to the fore that promises cheaper flights and has said that a flight from Durban to Gauteng will cost you less than the Toll Fees from Durban to Gauteng and that flights from Gauteng to Cape Town will cost R400 one way………….wonder what the planes will look like ?

Japan has had over a week to look at the damage of the earthquake and Tsunami that hit them last week Friday. Its going to cost them Billions and this disaster will also have a knock on effect to the global economy. Petrol will be going up here again next month and a friend in England advised that petrol Is 1.40 pounds per litre (R16 at today’s exchange rate) Japan are talking about 7000 dead 10 000 missing and 450 000 homeless. The biggest concern however is the possibility of a nuclear meltdown from the Fukushima nuclear power plant and there are rumours that radiation has affected the water and food supplies around the plant with people being advised to drink iodine tablets to cut the cancer risk.

The founder of South Africa’s whites only enclave, Professor Carel Bosshoff dies this week age 85. he was buried in the whites only cemetery in Orania this week.

Seems that the UK is building themselves up into a Frenzy regards the April wedding of William and Kate, I am sure of people who have no lives will stake spots on the route to catch a glimpse of the couple or any other of the royal family. There will also be large screens set up in parks in London so you can watch what is going on………. As my sister Nicole in London said if your going to do that you may as well stay at home. I quite frankly don’t give a shit to be honest with you as the Royal family to me are an archaic establishment that are only kept around because they are a tourist attraction, especially the Yanks who ironically fought a war of independence against the Poms but crave everything that is royal………..got to love the yanks (or not)

Sports News this week is that the Sharks lost there aura of invincibility as they lost there first game of the season losing 15-9 to the Waikato Chiefs, the Cheetahs WON “Yeah I know can you believe it”………..they beat the Warathas 21-6. The Lions lost their game and the South African North Vs South tussle ended with the Stormers giving the Bulls their second defeat in a row (and at Loftus). Next week the Sharks take on the Crusaders at Twikenham in London and it seems the game will be packed as a) the Poms would like to see how proper rugby is played and b) With thousands of Saffers and Kiwi’s in London they will want to go and see two great teams at “home” Know my Brother in law will be going…………..so have a jol Doug.

England managed to scrape past the West Indies to probably get a place In the Q finals while SA gave the Bangladesh team a cricket lesson. Lets’ hope that SA don’t choke in the knockout stages. Pakistan also beat Australia this weekend. Ireland beat England 24/8 in the 6 nations yesterday to make March a memorable month for the potato eaters it did not hurt that this Thursday the 17th was Saint Patricks day. Unfortunately the Cape Town based Cobras were crowned champions for the second time in three years when they beat the Port Elizabeth based Warriors by 12 runs in the Standard Bank Pro20 final at Newlands on Friday night. Chasing 167 for victory, the Warriors made 154.

This long weekend has been lekker with some work at home, studying and working on Daniel Roxo book, as usual managed to get to the beach for some swimming and snorkelling, no body boarding as the waves were not big enough.

Tuesday 22nd is World Water day so do something to show that you care about or dwindling water supplies and on saturday 26th at 8.30pm join million around the world who will switch off their lights for 1 hour to help save the planet.

Just before I go what does the word dude mean?.......well in general it means; man, guy, it can also mean city dweller on a ranch holiday, or flashily dressed men, but how many of you knew its also means Camel Penis….Yes Camel penis. So next time you see Gaddafi you can say “Hey dude how’s it hanging”



Shaik, Rattle and Parole

Shabir “It’s a miracle” Shaik released from jail 2 years due to him being on deaths door (he supposedly had a terminal illness) is back at it again……………..Its a miracle he is so sick that he can play Golf, assault a journalist and will probably get away with it. he was Jacob Zuma’s former financial adviser (just goes to show its not what you know but who you know). Wonder if he will face charges or it will all blow over…….probably the latter.

Gaddafi is now using Turag mercenaries against his people, I have to ask the question how stable will Libya be after he has been overthrown (although reports say that he is in control of 90% of the country after intense fighting) …… I still believe that he will be overthrown its just a question of how many people he will kill and how much damage he will do to his economy. The bad news is that he wants to come and live in SA when he is kicked out of Libya………So you me and other selected tax payers can keep him in the luxury he is accustomed to. There has been condemnation (and rightly so that Gaddafi is using the air force to bomb the rebels into submission). This reminded me that in 1922 during the miners strike in JHB Jan Smuts used the air force to bomb and strafe the miners and the army to suppress the strikers). Apparently JZ in a phone call gave Gaddafi a piece of his mind (hope it didn’t hurt JZ) JZ has apparently also frozen all of Gaddafi’s assets in SA which probably means that JZ is keeping the money in his deep freeze until the nutcase comes to live here.

JZ fell short of offering MG South African troops to assist which is a good thing if u consider this article on the state of readiness of the SA defence force. ………”State” being the operative word.

William Saunderson-Meyer "Jaundiced Eye" Weekend Argus March 5, 2011

The South African National Defence Force should more accurately be named the SA National Defunct Force. After all, it has soldiers that it cannot deploy, ships that it cannot sail, and aircraft that it cannot fly. So let's not get too excited about the news that the navy is dispatching a force off Madagascar to guard against plundering Somali pirates. The battle-tested pirates are probably licking their lips at the prospect of adding a nice, new shiny frigate to their growing fleet of hijacked vessels.

The SA military, once hated but nevertheless feared, is now merely derided for its incompetence and ill discipline. An SA Army that once held off the "rooi gevaar" in Angola now mostly blunders about with its trousers around its ankles - old, fat, diseased, unfit and hard of hearing. South Africa has the oldest infantry troops in the world. In 2005 the SANDF reported that 23 percent were HIV-positive and that deafness and clinical obesity each claimed another quarter of the army muster. Last year the SANDF told a parliamentary committee that "no humane exit mechanism” could be found to get rid of these troops. That left the military in a position where it has troops but cannot use them. Still, hell, it all helps with the unemployment statistics.

HIV infection in the army has been estimated to be as high as 40 percent, but no one knows for sure. Snippy Defence & Military Veterans Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, said recently that she would no more oblige soldiers to divulge their HIV status than she would ask DA shadow minister, David Maynier, who posed the question, how many of his own family were infected. What one does know is that the army cannot account for 82,000 weapons, almost 20 percent of its armoury, and that employing these absent-minded lard-arses soaks up some 60 percent of the army and navy budgets. One of the three new R1.6 billion submarines, the SAS Manthatisi, is already out of action. A sailor plugged it into the wrong dock power point, frying its circuits. The Manthatisi was damaged further when it hit the quay and it is unsurprisingly taking an early overhaul, which means it won't be operational before 2013.

This all happened in safe harbour. One can only imagine what hurt these guys could inflict on themselves in open waters. The most cost-effective option might be to pump the subs full of helium and deploy them as barrage balloons around Parliament. Then there is the SA Air Force which, like the navy and the army, suffers from severe under funding, so has been unable for years to meet its strategic objectives for air combat capability, transport and maritime surveillance. Simply put, it doesn't have enough flyers - fewer than half of those needed for the 25 Gripen it is getting from Sweden.

And even if it did, the SAAF lacks the maintenance skills to keep the planes in the air. And, even if it had the skills, it doesn't have the budget for the requisite flying hours. So, instead of burning fuel, vastly increased use is being made of flight simulators as an alternative. That is great news if the SAAF's next air war can be arranged with the enemy to take place at a downtown Pretoria video arcade. This disturbing picture of the SANDF's capacity to protect the country's borders is understated.Since the overweeningly arrogant Sisulu has become minister, the trend has been to hide as many as possible of the SANDF's failings behind the catch-all cover of "national security". Ah well, at least the pirates will find Durban more salubrious than Mogadishu as a base.

Julius “what a twat” Malema the ANC “Yoot” leader is at it again telling the ignorant and uneducated “Yoot” that hang onto his every word to have many many babies and that his youth league want 60% of Anglo American. That’s just great JM as if we don’t have enough people in SA as it is and aids is not a problem. To prevent the revolution from losing steam, Malema urged a full hall in the Ehlanzeni District Municipality building to have as many babies as possible. “Having babies is a revolutionary thing. You must reproduce! If you shame a black man about his large family, you should immediately change your ­attitude.”

SA has been downgraded as a country that investors would put there R into mining as it is and then this waste of skin comes up with that gem. You have to work for things my friend you and the “Yoot” of today feel that you are entitled to BMW’s fancy houses and good salaries just because a) your black) b) your Frikken stooped and c) you feel that you are owed.

By the way JM as far as I know a “Yoot“ becomes an adult when they turn 18 -20 so how can a 30 year old be a “Yoot” leader? Unless of course you have the mental capabilities of a 12 year old. When are the ANC going to silence this asshole is the question I want to ask. Remarks from JM as well as others in the ANC show that their much vaunted policy of non racialism is crap. Trevor Manuel was a liberation stalwart but now he challenges the ANC on its comments about coloureds he is a gangster and JM speaks about white men and their businesses An uprising is coming to South Africa, and the uprising won’t be against the ANC,” he said to screaming and cheering members of the ANCYL .“The uprising will target white men and white monopolies,” he warned. “It won’t be aimed at white women.”

Had about 15mm of rain this week, for this part of the world that’s like a monsoon what was great about the one storm this week was the lightening storm we had (a rare occurrence for the coast and PE in particular). Tania and I stood out on the bedroom balcony……..yes we are half Larney as we have a balcony off our bedroom. Anyway the show was great the lightning was coming down going sideways and even doing loop de loops. It reminded us of Clarens.

On Friday Ryan and I and the other Ryan from America (who has never seen a rugby game in his life, can you imagine that) went to watch the EP Kings play the Puma’s at the NMDB stadium, was not that many fans but was a good game, especially with Ryan and I in full cry against the PUMA players who played in all pink…….Yes you read correct all pink (and they don’t even have any French players on their team) EP kings won 23-8. a great atmosphere at the stadium and hopefully this year it will host the IRB rugby 7’s (An event that I have always wanted to attend) Seems the Kings have been fined and docked all the log points that they have earned in the Vodacom cup so far this year due to them fielding ineligible players (hopefully this is overturned)

Other sports this week is that Bangladesh beat England on Friday (which just makes the loss against them even harder to swallow) We at least won the game against India, was touch and go there for a while. Sehwag and Tendulkar put our bowling to the sword and India were 108 for 0 after 10 overs. Must say I thought 450 score was on the cards for India but they lost their last 9 wickets for only 29 runs (267 for 1 to 296 all out) thanks to Steyn who went from 46 or 0 after 6 overs to 50 for 5. Smith as usual played a captains innings, giving his wicket away cheaply, cant wait for him to not be the captain of the 1 day squad and for Johan Botha (EP boy) to take over.

Rugby: Sharks beat the Rebels (34-32) . The Stormers beat the Highlanders ( 18 - 6 ) but have as yet only scored one try in their 3 games , this must be worrying not only for the Stormers but also the Boks as Habana, de Jong, de Villers and Fourie play for both teams. The lions played the Cheetahs and having not won a game in the last 17 played managed to win 25/20 this means the Cheetahs as yet have not had a win in the super 15 and have the same points as a Samoosa 3(think the Cheetahs are waiting for their bye because then at least they will be guaranteed 4 points). It’s the first time the Lions have won in 23 months since beating the highlanders in 2009. They must be happy, have to be honest though they have been unlucky against the Bulls and Stormers , games they should have won.

Obviously the news of the week is the 8.9 magnitude earthquake (biggest ever recorded) off the coast of in Japan on Friday morning and the subsequent Tsunami. Watching it on TV was surreal; to think what looked like chip packets and coke cans were in fact houses, cars, boats and even aeroplanes. Now a nuclear power station is in melt down with explosions and smoke pouring out of the area the reactor is housed……….Not good news for those living any where in the immediate surrounds. 4 trains are missing and while the death toll is still light at the moment it will climb over the next few days as 10 000 people are missing in one area alone. Seems that the Japanese are going to be pouring sea water into the reactor to cool it down and 50 000 soldiers as well as support personnel have been mobilised to help with the disaster. While the earthquake and Tsunami are not great at least Japan is able to deal with the situation…….If you can come out of the Second World War and become one of the most developed nations on earth then they will be able to deal with this disaster. Latest is that 1690 people are being treated or radiation and 170 000 people have been evacuated from the area of the power station….this has been put down as the 3rd worst nuclear power station disaster after 3 mile island in 1975 and Chernobyl in 1987. “Wacth this space”.

Tania found a website I thought you might like, that give good news about SA and not just the bad http://www.sagoodnews.co.zalooks .

Well that’s it for this week, hope that you have a great week ahead, I have a week of training, so that’s great, always good to be productive and I really love the interaction between the students and myself.



Modern day Madmen

If you where to ask people to name a few modern day despots you would probably end up with a list of the following, while they all have had a hand some way or another being responsible for hardship and deaths in their respective countries one stands out as being a nutty as a fruitcake, he is in the news now and is using mercenaries to kill his citizens so that he can stay in total control of his country, But before we get to who that lunatic is, lets take a brief look at the other candidates.

  • Pol Pot
  • Adolf Hitler
  • Idi Amin
  • Augusto Pinochet
  • Josef Stalin
  • Robert Mugabe
  • George Bush
  • Fidel Castro
  • Mao tse Tung

Pol Pot: He was the Prime Minister of Cambodia from 1976 – 1978 and while in power Cambodia was known as Democratic Kempuchea The romantic who had a dream of an agrarian society, so much so that he emptied all of the cities in Cambodia of its citizens and forced them into rural areas where multitudes died of starvation with as many or more being killed by the security forces, some of you may have seen the movie “The killing fields” The combined effects of forced labour, malnutrition, poor medical care and executions resulted in the deaths of approximately 21% of the Cambodian population.. Pol Pot died in 1998 while held under house arrest by the Ta Mok faction of the Khmer Rouge. Since his death, rumors that he was poisoned have persisted.

Adolf Hitler: Managed to get most of the world involved in a World War and then deliberately set about killing as many Jews, gypsies and other peoples that did not fit into his dream of a 3rd Reich. When Chamberlain came back from his meeting with old Adolph he declared “Peace in our time” ……………Yes Hitler wanted peace, a peace of Poland, a piece of France etc etc. Nazi forces under Hitler’s orders engaged in numerous violent acts during the war, including the systematic murder of as many as 17 million civilians, including an estimated six million Jews targeted in the Holocaust and between 500,000 and 1,500,000 added to the Poles, Soviet civilians, Soviet prisoners of war, people with disabilities, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and other political and religious opponents. In the final days of the war, during the Battle of Berlin in 1945, Hitler married his long-time mistress Eva Braun and, to avoid capture by Soviet forces, the two committed suicide less than two days later on 30 April 1945, and their corpses were burned

Idi Amin: “The last king of Scotland” A delusional psychopath that brought Uganda to its knees a man who kept the heads of his opposition (who he had either killed himself or had killed) in his fridge. He is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of his on countrymen. Min's rule was characterized by human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement. The number of people killed as a result of his regime is estimated by international observers and human rights groups to range from 100,000 to 500,000. Notable backers of Amin included Muammar Gaddafi's Libya, the Soviet Union and East Germany with early support for his regime coming from the United Kingdom, Israel, and Apartheid era South Africa On 20 July 2003, one of Amin's wives, Madina, reported that he was in a coma and near death at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from kidney failure. She pleaded with the current Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to allow him to return to Uganda for the remainder of his life. Museveni replied that Amin would have to "answer for his sins the moment he was brought back." Amin died at the hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 16 August 2003. He was buried in Ruwais Cemetery in Jeddah.

Augusto Pinochet: The man that most South American and African dictators can thanks for perfecting the death squads to get rid of opposition leaders or anyone else that perhaps did not agree with his ideas of running Chile. People would just vanish without a trace. From the beginning, the government implemented harsh measures against its political opponents. According to various reports and investigations 1,200–3,200 people were killed, up to 80,000 were interned, and up to 30,000 were tortured by his regime including women and children.

Mao Zedong: Also translated as Mao tse Tung: was a Chinese communist revolutionary, guerrilla warfare strategist, author, political theorist, and leader of the Chinese revolution. Commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, he was the architect of the People's Republic of China (PRC) from its establishment in 1949, and held authoritarian control over the nation until his death in 1976. His theoretical contribution to Marxism -Leninism, along with his military strategies and brand of political policies, are now collectively known as Maoism. Nationwide political campaigns led by Mao, such as the Great leap forward and the Cultural revolution, are blamed for millions of deaths, causing severe famine and damage to the culture, society and economy of China. His rule from 1949 to 1976 is widely believed to have caused the deaths of 40 to 70 million people.

Fidel Castro: the man that has kept his country in a time warp, because he knows that if he tells people the truth and allows them to think for themselves, you go to Cuba today its like you have go back in time to the late 50’s/early 60’s. He supposedly gave up the leadership of the country in 2006 by handing over the reigns of power to his brother, “lets keep it in the family” how many deaths Fidel is responsible for is not known, but many have died trying to leave the island and cross the small stretch of sea between Cuba and the promised land Miami (United States)

Josef Stalin: The man who believed in the 1939 quote by Jean Rostand “Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god”. He not only agreed with this view he also ensured he tried to live by it as he was responsible for the deaths of millions of Soviets in Gulags, state arranged famines and had hundreds of thousands executed, this is the man modern Russians have to thank for the way Russia turned out and was not until Gorbochov brought about reforms.

Robert “Rob Bob before he robs you” Mugabe: what can we say about this twat that just happens to live on our doorstep that has already not been said. Just turned 87 and seems no closer to relinquishing power than he was when he took over Zimbabwe in 1980. he is responsible for untold suffering of his fellow countrymen and women and has used brutal tactics to hold on to power. What is even more upsetting is that South Africa have done nothing to get rid of him.

George “Weapons of mass destruction” Bush: whose lies and thirst for war has led to the suffering misery and deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi’s as well as his own countrymen. Some believe that instead of the world getting better by getting rid of Saddam Hussein it has in fact got worse, not that those who have made Millions out of reconstructing Iraq , the Bush family amongst them actually care.

The winner however has to be Muammar Gaddafi, current leader of Lybia (for how long though no one is sure) As his loyal and really happy subjects are revolting against him and as I write this he is using mercenaries against his own people reports of citizens being bombed by the air force as well as having artillery used against them are rife.

So while the others have been brutal and at times fanatical in the pursuit of their distorted polices and visions of utopia , where they themselves don’t need to suffer and live in the lap of luxury none can hold a candles to Brother Gaddafi, who from an early age has shown signs of being a “legend in his own life” syndrome. In a normal society “brother leader” as he likes to be called would have ended up in a funny farm wearing a straight jacket, but as fate allowed he ended up running a oil rich country.

So why did World leaders and the citizens of Libya tolerate this nut job ? I mean heads of state have shared stages with this man, the United Nations even allowed him to address its members in 2009 , with the OAU and Arab League hanging onto every word that came rambling out of his mouth and don’t get me started on his plethora of weird outfits (I think he was a closet Michael Jackson fan)

Here is an extract of an article from the mail and guardian about Gaddafi’s speech at the UN. “ A short man, swathed in saffron robes and a black felt hat waving his arms around and shouting: "Terrorism! "Muammar Gaddafi - for it was he - grabbed his 15 minutes of fame at the UN building in New York today and ran with it. He ran with it so hard he stretched it to an hour and 40 minutes, six times longer than his allotted slot, to the dismay of UN organisers. On his first visit to the US, and in his maiden address to the UN general assembly, Gaddafi fully lived up to his reputation for eccentricity, bloody-mindedness and extreme verbiage.

He tore up a copy of the UN charter in front of startled delegates, accused the security council of being an al-Qaida like terrorist body, called for George Bush and Tony Blair to be put on trial for the Iraq war, demanded $7.7tn in compensation for the ravages of colonialism on Africa, and wondered whether swine flu was a biological weapon created in a military laboratory. At one point, he even demanded to know who was behind the killing of JFK. All in all, a pretty ordinary 100 minutes in the life of the colonel. To be fair, this was a man suffering from severe sleep deprivation. The US state department, New York city council and Donald Trump had prevented him from laying his weary head in an air-conditioned tent in New Jersey, Central Park and Bedford respectively, and the resulting strain was evident.

Gaddafi likes his tents at the NAM conference held in Zimbabwe 1986 he arrived with his own black tent that was erected in the garden of the villa that was allocated to him for the duration of the conference. His entourage had arrived in Zimbabwe in 3 identical planes for security reasons. He was also allocated 3 Shona servants to do his cooking, he fired the one immediately……..Why? Well his name was Israel and as Gaddafi explained “I can’t be seen to be having my food prepared by Israel”

In 2000 at the first Africa – Europe summit in Egypt Gaddafi took the stage and almost derailed the summit launching into a long diatribe against the West. Those who saw his performance say it was more like a comedy act than a speech from a supposed leader. Gaddafi has also dreamt about being the President of a United nations of Africa, a united continent wit one President, one Currency and tells anyone who will listen about his nutty plans.

So why is this sponsor of terrorism and crusher of human rights allowed to breath never mind stand up on world stages and espouse his nutty manifesto’s, because he has money and lots of it from oil revenues, he buys his loyalty and crushes any opposition with efficient ruthfullness, he does business with other crackpots such as mad Bob, he has many kings an presidents on his payroll, he has filled countries coffers and bankrolled election campaigns (just look close to home). This may also explain Africa’s lack of censure towards Gaddafi and his handling of his internal strife. A meek statement from our own major political party “the Libyan government and the people must seek a political solution” while he is slaughtering civilians is an indicator as to how far SA are in his pockets…………..We also never condemn mad Bob because of past history.

Gaddafi should never have been allowed to rule a county as rich as Libya for 40 years, his people are now standing up against him, two scenarios come to mind about his future, he could end up a political refugee in SA (I mean if the ex-Haitian president “who was also a crackpot” can do it, then why not him) this will mean that you and I as well as a few other selected taxpayers will be coughing up for tents and goats milk until he dies, or he is going to be hanging from a lamppost “ala Mussolini” . We can laugh at him, we can condemn him, but if truth be told we should never allow people like this to gain the power that they do.

It would seem that Colonel Gaddafi has business interests in SA but this has been denied by Legacy hotels spokesperson…….. “Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has no direct shareholding in either the luxury Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton or in Legacy Hotels, but the people of Libya do have, said Legacy chief executive Bart Dorrestein on Friday. “Oh I see the people of Libya own it, do they know ??..............What a load of KAK Mr. Dorrenstein.

Have a great week, just seen SA lose to the Poms so that has really screwd up my weekend.....dare i say it when the pressure is on "Chockers"


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