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    Default I want my quiet life back...

    Oh man, they're just going to make life difficult for us who life a quiet life...

    South Africans infiltrating into Haiti through the DR to destabilize the Haitian elections.

    http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/2005...filtrate.shtml

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    Chris, I have always thought there was a reason why you, a South African, are living in this area. Now it is clear, you are an assembly point and coordinator for your countrymen who are coming her to do mischief.

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    Default Mercenaries

    Are you hiring?
    If so, how much does it pay?

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    This is serious stuff you guys - Its not a joke! So far we've been well treated in this country and across the Caribbean and Central America and most of the rest of the world. I don't want it to change. Bloody Mercenaries! Why don't they pick another island to go through. I guess I'll call our embassy tomorrow. Problem is the closest embassy is in Cuba and if they are sober, and I can get a coherent dialogue started, they're probably too broke to do anything anyway. But perhaps it is good to remind them again that we are here. To be safe, I'll probably call the Embassy in Washington as well and ask them what the heck!

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    Chris, this is not new information. South Africa granted Aristide asylum or refuge, whatever they called it, and for a while now there has been talk of SA mercenaries going to Haiti to destabilise the interim government and the forthcoming elections. I can't remember when I first heard this mentioned, but it was some months ago.

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    Default Sorry

    Didn't mean to make light of the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya
    Chris, this is not new information. South Africa granted Aristide asylum or refuge, whatever they called it, and for a while now there has been talk of SA mercenaries going to Haiti to destabilise the interim government and the forthcoming elections. I can't remember when I first heard this mentioned, but it was some months ago.
    Talk is one thing, but mainstream press is a little much! The imagination runs riot... Some DR functionary somewhere picking up a rumor just when I have to walk in to present a passport for something. Yes, Aristide got asylum/refuge, but did anyone mean for him to put a new mercenary force together? Perhaps they did - what do I know about this stuff?.

    And Rocky, no problem. If I get in trouble, I'll call you to bail me out OK

    Ken, one of the reasons I left SA, (and there were three) was that I was simply so burnt out on the politics that I needed different space to simply recover a normal life and process of thinking. Somehow the land of Micky and Minnie Mouse helped a lot with this process ... Now it feels like those darn countrymen of mine are following me.

    Watch out in the bars, if there is a South African mercenary, he'll always say please... Plieze give me a Beer, in a very thick accent. If this happens, kick the bugger on the butt for me...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris
    Why don't they pick another island to go through.
    #1 Mercs don't "pick" where the action is.

    #2 The cardinal rule of special ops is keeping it under the radar. The fact that it has appeared in the Dominican media could be a decoy...or it means they are already there.

    Shakespeare was right..."Those who speak do not know and those who know do not speak."

    Relax. Wait and see what happens.

    Scandall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandall
    Relax. Wait and see what happens.
    Scandall
    Your telephone number too please!. In case Rocky cannot be found, I need another good backup should some Dominican functionary perhaps not agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris
    Your telephone number too please!. In case Rocky cannot be found, I need another good backup should some Dominican functionary perhaps not agree with you.
    Just whistle and I'll come a runnin'.

    Scandall

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