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South Africa police say they killed 34 platinum miners
Associated Press via Pittsburg Tribune Review ^ | August 17, 2012

Posted on 08/18/2012 3:08:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Edited on 08/18/2012 3:26:19 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

JOHANNESBURG Frantic wives searched for missing loved ones, President Jacob Zuma rushed home from a regional summit and some miners vowed a fight to the death Friday as police finally announced the toll from the previous day's shooting by officers of striking platinum miners: 34 dead and 78 wounded.


(Excerpt) Read more at triblive.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: anc; jacobzuma; miners; mining; platinum; platinumminers; racism; strike; strikes; union; zuma
The full article does its best to make this the fault of "white rule" but can't.
1 posted on 08/18/2012 3:08:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Black socialist government murdering its citizens.

Not exactly a shocker.


2 posted on 08/18/2012 3:12:17 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Here it goes. Just the event to start the Zimbabwization process in S.A. Whites need to leave now. Kiss the mines goodbye.

But SWC.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 3:14:56 AM PDT by Mormon Cricket
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

South Africa has become a DANGEROUS HELL HOLE.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 3:16:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

South Africa has become a DANGEROUS HELL HOLE.


5 posted on 08/18/2012 3:16:29 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Socialists killing socialists.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 3:17:04 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: SampleMan

(though in this case it was mostly black police firing at black mine workers.)

Wow, I thought from media accounts that only white people could act in an evil manner. How disappointing!


7 posted on 08/18/2012 3:17:16 AM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: SampleMan
... And socialist workers killing socialist government officials. And threatening to kill other workers.

Not exactly the model utopian society the socialists say they are trying to create, is it?

8 posted on 08/18/2012 3:18:58 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So these savages with both feet planted firmly in the Stone Age beat some cops to death, burned security officers alive in their vehicle, charged police with bladed weapons.....and got their sorry black asses handed to ‘em in a hail of gunfire.

Trying hard to shed a tear for the morons who brought knives to a gunfight....but....somehow....just....can’t.....


9 posted on 08/18/2012 3:19:41 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: SampleMan; All

“.....This time the gunfire came from a mostly black police force, shooting at poor black miners who say their living conditions have hardly improved in the 18 years since apartheid yielded to all-race democracy.”.....

.....Before Thursday 10 people had already died at Marikana in attacks blamed on rivalry between the radical new AMCU and the powerful National Union of Mineworkers, a major ally of the ruling African National Congress.

The two unions condemned that violence, denied taking part in the killings and blamed each other for the troubles.

Zuma’s handling of the unrest could prove pivotal as he tries to stamp out leadership challenges within the ANC, ahead of the elective conference in December where he will seek a second term as party boss.

The NUM is one of South Africa’s most powerful unions, having produced several top ANC leaders, including Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe — seen as a potential challenger to Zuma.”

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jeAOnWleY1-HOigCqKqp4nuiiN-Q?docId=CNG.8b1a32c8b927a54703de54276c27764c.3e1


10 posted on 08/18/2012 3:20:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: piasa; All
CNN Video with commentary indicting the police.
11 posted on 08/18/2012 3:24:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Makhosi Mbongane, a 32-year-old winch operator, said mine managers should have come to the striking workers rather than send police. Strikers were demanding monthly salary raises from $625 to $1,563.

Right... so you could beat them and burn them alive, too, because you want a raise.

Mbongane vowed that he was not going back to work and would not allow anyone else to do so either.

Right... conditions are so bad that you don't want to work for lass than $1,563 but not so bad that you would be willing to let someone else who is willing to work there come work while you look for an employer willing to pay you what you think you are worth.

"They can beat us, kill us and kick and trample on us with their feet, do whatever they want to do, we aren't going to go back to work," he told The Associated Press.

Then get off of the property and go home where you can not work and you won't have to worry about anyone beating you, killing you, or trampling on you.

"If they employ other people they won't be able to work either, we will stay here and kill them."

You are not real good at PR, are you, thug boy?

12 posted on 08/18/2012 3:27:51 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: All
Still shots that show the size of the armed, striking contingent.
13 posted on 08/18/2012 3:28:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: piasa; All

South African police opened fire on Thursday against thousands of striking miners armed with machetes and sticks at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine, leaving several bloodied corpses lying on the ground. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

......"Pre-crackdown footage of dancing miners waving machetes and licking the blades of home-made spears raised questions about the habitual use of violence in industrial action 18 years after the end of apartheid.

“This culture of violence and protest, it must somehow be changed,” said John Robbie, a prominent Johannesburg radio host. “You can’t act like a Zulu impi in an industrial dispute in this day and age,” he said, using the Zulu word for armed units.".... Source

14 posted on 08/18/2012 3:37:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Chanting war chants, armed with machetes, clubs & spears while charging police lines will get you killed.


15 posted on 08/18/2012 3:50:48 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: winner3000
Wow, I thought from media accounts that only white people could act in an evil manner. How disappointing!

Post-colonial rage syndrom.

16 posted on 08/18/2012 3:51:49 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We’re pretty far away and don’t know all the details but from the story it does sound like the cops were attacked and fired upon by an armed and angry mob.

Cops shot back at people shooting at them. That could happen anywhere. If that’s what actually happened.

A good rule of thumb to follow if you don’t want to get shot by the police in any country: don’t shoot at the police.


17 posted on 08/18/2012 3:55:42 AM PDT by samtheman (Obama. Mugabe. Chavez. (Obamugavez))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

18 posted on 08/18/2012 4:00:28 AM PDT by Blado (Democrats - the party of juvenile unresolved daddy issue rage.)
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To: piasa

don’t think of it like that. think of it as well armed government thugs gunning down unarmed citizens.


19 posted on 08/18/2012 4:23:36 AM PDT by RC one
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To: Blado

This doesn’t look like its going to get any better anytime soon. We better be looking for other sources.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 4:39:07 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: piasa

34 dead union strikers, is that the best they could do? Guess it’s a good start.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 5:04:31 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-NOPE Cain?- Guess NOT. ABO & ABMR. I'm going Goode.)
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To: Ann Archy
IS not HAS BECOME.

I had an ancestor stop over in that place in 1610 or thereabouts. His log of his trip says it was quite nasty even then.

22 posted on 08/18/2012 5:08:58 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ann Archy
IS not HAS BECOME.

I had an ancestor stop over in that place in 1610 or thereabouts. His log of his trip says it was quite nasty even then.

23 posted on 08/18/2012 5:09:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SueRae

Speaking of other sources...

http://phys.org/news/2012-08-diesel-exhaust-platinum.html


24 posted on 08/18/2012 5:26:17 AM PDT by Blado (Democrats - the party of juvenile unresolved daddy issue rage.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Leave it to Mandela’s South African Communists to show the world how to deal with pesky unions.


25 posted on 08/18/2012 6:43:56 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Additional comments here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2919658/posts


26 posted on 08/18/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: vetvetdoug

Mr Clinton famously credited Nelson Mandela with saving his marriage by counselling him through the Monica Lewinsky scandal

July 2012 - .....[with his daughter] "Mr Clinton is in South Africa as part of an African tour that takes in Mozambique, Rwanda, and Uganda, to inspect the health and social projects his eponymous foundation has helped to fund."...... Source

27 posted on 08/18/2012 6:54:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; piasa; RC one
Large body of armed rioters distracted the police line in front. Small detachment of spearmen (with at least one pistol)snuck around and flanked the police.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bfb_1345136218

If the flanking element had succeeded in initiating a melee, the main body could (and probably would) have closed in and joined.

The beleaguered police would have found themselves in a swirling hand to hand combat, and wishing they had bayonets on their rifles.

28 posted on 08/18/2012 7:01:53 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bfb_1345136218


29 posted on 08/18/2012 7:04:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There’s an argument for semi-auto rifles with full capacity magazines if I ever saw one.

The Washing of the Spears is a very interesting book about the Zulu wars, BTW.


30 posted on 08/18/2012 7:11:34 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hooray for the new boss, same as the old boss.


31 posted on 08/18/2012 7:17:42 AM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: metalurgist
Hooray for the new boss, same as the old boss.

Not really. The old boss was smart enough to know that you don't attract workers from all across Africa by killing them. The old South Africa, though saddled by apartheid, was still the economic powerhouse of the continent. Communists, such as Nelson Mandela, and other leftist kooks throughout the region have replaced one racial apartheid with another both racial and political and destroyed productive economies. The new leftist tribalists (including Barack Obama) are the political equivalent of HIV.
32 posted on 08/18/2012 7:25:02 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: piasa

The socialist dreamers always assume they’ll be the ones with the guns, which is why they want to disarm everyone else.


33 posted on 08/18/2012 8:16:57 AM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law. Voting postponed for your safety.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

***South African police opened fire on Thursday against thousands of striking miners armed with machetes and sticks***

Sticks? Those look like knobkierries specificaly designed for knocking people in the head to kill them.

http://www.flight-toys.com/artifacts/RF02.html

Also, it used to be illegal to carry a stick in SA as it was a tool for fighting.


34 posted on 08/18/2012 8:38:28 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: FreedomPoster

***The Washing of the Spears is a very interesting book about the Zulu wars, BTW.***

I read it! Excellent book. Mentions the first attempt at gun registration and confiscation in SA back in the 1880s.


35 posted on 08/18/2012 8:41:57 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
"Also, it used to be illegal to carry a stick in SA as it was a tool for fighting."

They ought to order shoot-on-sight orders for anybody carrying a vuvuzela.

36 posted on 08/18/2012 8:47:45 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

They have this saying in South Africa: “Wait till Mandela dies”. It’s mumbled under the breath by resentful blacks towards whites every day.

Supposedly that will be the symbol for the final ethnic cleansing to begin.


37 posted on 08/18/2012 12:35:33 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: aruanan

I was going from the point of view of the mob. Stupid tools thought there would be utopia now that the black man was in charge. Ha ha ha,chortle, snort, snort.


38 posted on 08/18/2012 5:25:36 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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