I haven't seen one of these in a long time, but these threads used to always amuse me. I'll dump what I've got and hope you are amused too.
Whenever someone starts an "Africa" thread, all that follows is crazy shit from one particular conflict, the Liberian civil war. How about some variety for once?
Pic is South African police.
Chadian soldier is good guy.
eh kills boko haram and doesn't afraid of anything.
And in the craziest African conflict ever fought, you guys don't even post the craziest outfit! These boys are led by (I shit you not, this is his actual title) General Butt Naked.
Possibly the world's most bizarre war criminal.
I'm getting to some of the better ones, outfit wise.
Seen here arresting poachers, the Congolese park rangers of Virunga National Park have the most dangerous job in conservation.
And I'm out for now. I'll post more later if the thread is still around
Among those that profit from the illegal ivory trade and misuse of park resources are well armed rebel troops. The park rangers of Virunga often go on their patrols armed with machine guns and RPGs.
Well, fuck me. So it is. Having some trouble finding actual pictures of his brigade on google. Plenty of pictures of his naked ass though.
>Nice choice in firearms
>10/10 Citra clone
Would operate inna anywhere with
Officers of the Namibian Navy, lookin' sharp.
>tfw no tribal warrior gf to make beautiful mulatto babies with
While Liberian forces depicted in this thread look pretty fucking ridiculous, this is what they currently look like thanks to US military aid and training.
>US Military aid and training
I hope they got some good training cuz it looks like we just unloaded our old stocks of woodland camo and bought them some WASR's.
Those park rangers are some hard fucking dudes.
The coolest part about them is that they risk their lives and basically are living a tour in afghanistan, but in order to protect endangered animals (half of which want to kill them as well) from poacher and insurgent scum. These motherfuckers trade RPG and machine gun fire for a noble cause. I don't see any "animal rights activists" doing this shit. Mad respect. Truly.
oh also, the rebels that are encroaching into the park have been linked to being paid to do so by a british oil company to drive out or kill the head of the park so they can set up shop and start drilling in the lake without any resistance. I can't make this up.
South African helo crew
This is what the niggerest poachers use to hunt elephants.
Kenyan/Ugandan FOB in Mogadishu
US and South African troops during exercises
>the somalian shuffle
No African pics but here's some hell spawn that probably came from afri/k/a
Glad to know fences all over the world are proudly under the control of the United States of America
Pic of a fairly famous congolese colonel... now deceased after a very dodgy ambush
FYI he was famous simply because he was one of a handfull of competant officers commanding one of a handfull of the competent battalions in the entire congolese army
They set the bar real low over there.
last pic, and its a Ugandan Su30
Vice Ground Zero: Mali
A cool several parts documentary about war in Mali against Kebabs and French Army's involvement. Bretty gud
>I know but still pretty cool doc.
I'm sorry, but the officer posing there, is that a chest strapped holster, and a thigh holster? This fucker brought two sidearms, I think. Not to mention, He doesn't look to have very much in the way of extra shells on hand... Not that the team is lacking.
I dont know about general /k/ but for me: the amount of really interesting and informative videos and stories vs. muh liberal feels and some cringe as fuck "artsy" stuff has been bretty small lately :/>>24839746
Simon Ostrovsky? I can't speak for any of his other work, but his reporting in Crimea and later other parts of Ukraine lacked any objectivity. The way he tried to spin everything he was reporting on really left a bad taste in my mouth.Glad they replaced him with the British guy.
Ignore anything written from them, usually absolute garbage by some middle class wanker
The documentaries are pretty good but vice push their own agenda, not unlike any other organisation, and it's painfully obvious at times.
The problem is that it's really not that obvious at all for most viewers. There's a pretty sizeable amount of people who genuinely think Vice is the gold standard of objective journalism, mostly young, liberal college students and high schoolers.
it's a damn shame. Most of their stuff is interesting at the least.
As a university student, I find that most of my peers seem to be put at ease by the skinny jeans and thick rim glasses that their reporters seem to have as a uniform, more so than some news reporter in a suit.
My impression of it is that everything, excluding episodes done by Shane Smith, is shit.
Did you know?
Rwanda has been known as the "laughing genocide", partly because of the Thousand Hills Free Radio's anti-tutsi propaganda, which was often done with jokes.
They pushed people to torture Tutsis (or, as they called them, they called them cockroaches) in creative ways while laughing their asses off and listening to music.
Some Tutsis have admitted that they listened to it while hiding, and occasionally laughed too.
Oh fuck, I meant Algeria. Holy shit.
Editorially progressive. By an American definition of center, it's left wing. Their investigative ability and presentation of poorly known but interesting or disturbing stories is top notch though.
Tribal dispute solving in Kenya, 2014.
The two tribes shot salvos at each other.
Disregard pic title.
Malian army has the best videos
Seriously, I don't understand why they spend so much money on a large but badly trained militia when they can spend just as much money on a smaller and more elite force that specializes in SOF and COIN tactics (cause conventional wars aren't as prominent as most countries use rebel proxies).
It's not even a question of power either, since a specialized smaller force could take out a shitty peasant army easily.
Probably because of their ability to police/take over policing duties. But I'd like some further input
They went thataway...
>Vice = cultural, liberal biased docs, sometimes interesting
>Vice News = top notch investigative reporting from crazy conflict zones
The vice news Inside Islamic State documentary gave me chills. I also listened to the Joe Rogan podcast where he interviewed Shane Smith (Vice's Founder) and he's a pretty chill dude.
>is that a chest strapped holster, and a thigh holster? This fucker brought two sidearms
One is a SIG 9mm. He brought a backup in 10 mm in case the SIG malfunctioned or the 9 mm failed to stop the suspect.
Anti Boko-Haram vigilantes
/k/ may make fun of africa all day and shit on it, but dudes like this are what give me faith in humanity. Under equipped, probably not trained as well, and outnumbered and yet they still decide to take a stand against an organized force of terrorists in defense of their homes. Hardcore mother fuckers right there, whether they realize it or not.
Man fuck going to Iraq or Syria to fight IS, I wanna go and help those glorious bastards in Africa fight boko haram. They seem like cool dudes. Eh fights terrorists to protect their children and doesn't afraid of anything.
Those men and women were also brave to fight for their country from foreign aggressors and were indeed pretty badass.
That being said, they were mostly brainwashed into fanaticism by the nazi party and were fighting for a man who believed other groups of people to be so lesser than others of a different complexion that they should be exterminated. The people in africa fighting boko haram are fighting because boko haram captures their women and children, burns their villages, and murders their sons. The africans fighting boko haram are fighting to defend their way of life and their homeland, whereas the volkssturm were made to fight to defend the political ideology of murder, genocide, and conquering other countries. They were a last ditch attempt to spite the allies, whereas the villagers in africa are fighting because their country has abandoned them.
That's not even CLOSE to the same thing.
Here we have farmers and herders being gunned down for attending church.
You've posted people who attempted to defend not Germany, but Nazi Germany and its ideals.
Are you a fucking idiot or was reading comprehension never taught to you?
Right but the goat herders and farmers didn't go about supporting mass imprisonment and genocide, or go on bombing missions to other countries, conquer other people's land, etc etc
These niggas just been doing their own shit and all of a sudden some sons of bitches show up, pillaging and raping their way through their lands with no provocation
You are grasping at straws here. The Germans reaped what they sowed, which was hellfire. The people fighting boko haram are just some fucking country bumpkins trying to get through the day without dying of malaria or getting eaten by a lion. Aside from the fact that they're two groups of people shooting guns at another group of people, there's nothing comparable between the two.
From left to right:
>Darius: Best soldier and sharpshooter in the group. Entirely focused on the mission while deployed. Sometimes lets his temper get the better of him. He and Tyrone have a friendly rivalry.
>Tyrone: The commander. Natural leader, confident and level headed, but a bit inexperienced. At first he struggled to earn the group's respect, but after proving himself they would now follow him into hell itself.
>Jamal: Always making wisecracks and bad puns. The other guys constantly tell him to knock it off, but they would miss it if he stopped. Has a tragic past that he's never told anyone about.
>Andre: The oldest and most experienced soldier. Rarely speaks, and when he does it's always short and to the point. Little is known about him, even his squadmates have no idea about his history.
Okay wise ass.
Now write a whole fucking novel about these 4 men and their quest to defend their homeland from Islamic terrorists with outdated equipment and limited funding.
>4 operators in africa fighting for actual freedom and defense of their villages
>wearing crazy outlandish outfits and inscribing shit all over their AK's
>bumping fucking nutjob music like Die Antwoord in the middle of a firefight to intimidate their enemies while magdumping a la somalian shuffle style
john candy looks photo edited into that picture
>implying most regular folk knew about the atrocities
>implying they knew that the russians wouldnt murder them all
>supporting imprisonment and genocide while bombing other countries, conquering
you mean literally all nations in WWII
Chad had a great track record fighting against Lybia, I'd say they are one of the better trained/experienced militaries in the continent but I have no idea about their equipment
Rwanda was for a time. They used European organization and discipline in their army, and they kicked the everloving shit out of numerically superior armies every day of the week. At one time they occupied like a quarter of Zaire.
That obviously ended, but for a time you did not fuck with Rwanda.
Why does a PMC start up, something like 30-50 seasoned combat vets not offer their services to African nations?
Something like 3:7 seasoned officers to seasoned enlisted.
I feel like they could easily train/advise/direct the defense of towns and cities.
The nation would most likely pay well, and most of Africa speaks English so communication wouldn't be an issue.
Is the rate of desertion/insider threat too high?
I'm honestly intrigued.
There are already half a dozen countries like America and France sending officers to do exactly that for free. The problem is getting motivated soldiers who are loyal to the state, not getting proper training.
Chads Army is squared away and tough as nails. If you don't believe me go ask the Libyans they fought. You will need an Arabic language Ouija board to get an answer though.
From Left to Right:
>Owen Christian Dale (O.C.D. to his friends)
All business, all the time. Owen keeps in strict standard with the force's dress code. Every hair trimmed to a half inch in height, shirt neatly tucked in, standard METRO POLICE vest, boots polished to a blinding shine. O.C.D. abides by two beliefs:
1) Cleanliness is next to Operatorness
2) (as his bandolier clearly shows) You can never be too prepared. Ever.
No one's really sure of who Mystery Man is, when he joined the force, or whether he is a man at all. Whether at night or in broad daylight, Mystery Man's helmet (which he is never seen without) always casts a shadow over his face, concealing his identity. It is not known whether he is mute, or whether he simply chooses not to talk, but regardless, his only known methods of communication are through complex hand movements, and when communicating through the walkie-talkie, he taps out messages in code. Nobody on the force knows what code or sign language Mystery Man uses, but everyone inexplicably understands the message. He is never seen loading his shotgun, which he always seems to be able to fire without ever being seen reloading. A single shell is found on his vest, with the mysterious phrase "Ave Nex Alea" etched in the brass.
A master of disguise, he blends perfectly unnoticed into the backgr-
>Quincy "The Sheriff of Johannesburg" Jacobs
What the fuck did you just say about him, you little bitch? I'll have you know, he graduated top of his class in the Metro, and he's been involved in numerous secret raids on criminal scum, and has over 300 confirmed arrests. He is trained in Advanced Law Enforcement and is the top hand-cuffer in the entire Metro Forces. You are nothing to him but just another delinquent. He will knock you the fuck out with police brutality the likes of which have never been seen before on the continent of Africa, mark my fucking words. You're fucking arrested, Kiddo.
The difference is that the Germans are a race of violent warmongering criminals who need to be ruthlessly exterminated, considering they've been the proximal or distal cause of every major European conflict since 1870.
Browses /fa/ daily, he literally is the Fashion Police. With his hat perfectly tilted just so, the way he always seems to be striking a perfect pose whenever there's a camera around, the avant-garde stylings of his literal Ammunition Belt, and delightful shade of midnight-blue uniform, he'll enforce the law, and do it in style.
>Jolly Old Sgt. Nick
No RPG Dream Team is complete with out a Tank, and the same goes for Police Forces. Nick can take as much damage as he can deal out, and is known not to use a riot shield, simply taking the whacks of a protester's baseball bat to the torso, chuckling, then grabbing the protester and literally throwing him into the back of a police cruiser. He is always smiling, ever at the ready with a hilarious police one-liner. He has been known on several occasions to use his shotgun like a nightstick, and only uses his vest to hold extra snacks which he gives to children he sees on patrol. Once thwarted a terrorist plot in Johannesburg by tackling and proceeding to sit on the perpetrator while backup arrived.
I pretty sure I cant reason with you here
People like you are the reason for Wars
Have you considered the Fact that the typical german Soldier, and specifically Members of Volkssturm were either conscripted at Gunpoint or shot at the end of the war?
The SS hanged fucking Children not older than 14 if they were fund hiding in a Basement or Barn.
I visit this Board because i like shooting Guns but the Bullshit that is beeing spewed by considerable large portion of American Posters is just ridicilous.
Now imagine you are raised in Nazi Germany. You never voted Hitler because you were to young to vote. the school, media and the Population teach you things that are bad, but you dont know better youre a child. If somehow someone stand up against this he is beeing thrown in a concentration Camp by gestapo
If you say they should stood up against Hitler, you should concider these specific Circumstances.
America was in how many wars the last 70 Years? You are being spyed on by your own Gouvernment.
Why dont you stand up?
My Grandpa was conscripted in 1936 for mandatory work called Reichsarbeitsdienst he was conscripted into the Wehrmacht, 170th infantry Division. He believed the massive Propaganda he grew up with it and nobody criticsed it out of fear. At first he fought for the great leader and for facism,but later on in the war after witnissing huge camps for russian Pows were they were held in horrible condition he slowly changed his mind but he didnt stop fighting, he simply changed his View, he was fighting for he Guy next to him, if he escaped from his position his comrades might be killed by the enemy aprroaching from the side.
He was captured 1944 and had to eat Rats during the time he was held cpative in russian Pow Camps. he camp back to Germany 1950, out of his 8 siblings there were only 3 left his Father died and he did never got word of this.
Do you really think that people saw the problem as we do 70 Years later. cont.
>getting b8ed this hard
Its easy to judge now
but the people how fought in the Volkssturm never fought for the Ideas of facism or because they believed all jews should be killed, they probably didnt knew about this.
they fougth because they were forced scared and thought that they would defend their Homeland.
But what bothers me the most is the fast judgement, for you its a cler case the german Soldier was a nazi voted Hitler and enjoyed killing.
Do you somtimes remember how naive you were in young Years?
Did the people in Germany had a chance to get a hold on a critical View of their Country and more importantly could they do something about this ?
Samething in Korea, the people get indoctrinated and manipulated to follw the will of a political Party
Im not asking much, just think more critical about something like this
>fighting for a man who believed other groups of people to be so lesser than others of a different complexion that they should be exterminated
Pls be bait because you're fucking retarded, mate.
Dude, you ate the bait so hard.
Nobody in America seriously blames Wehrmacht soldiers for fighting in WWII.
"Bait" is where people post inflammatory things on purpose to try and make you mad, and you "eat the bait" and lose if you fall for it.
Just trying to help you out, mein Freundchen.
Did you read my Post?
I said he was a facist at first
Every fucking response is made like this some more seriously some are trolling but this Thread alone of at least 5 serious Posts were somebody blindly thinks German People at that time had the same Point of View as we do now
But naw man, don't take it so seriously. I guarantee you not a single person here actually believes german volkssturm and wehrmacht units were hardcore Nazi "aussroten der Juden" believers.
I'm a second-generation German-American and my grandpa was in the Wehrmacht, nobody has ever held it against me when I mention it.
Can agree. It's best to take what they 'report' with a grain of salt, and focus more on what is happening around them.
Their Russian Roulette stuff is very nice though. Keeps me pretty much up to date with events going on in the Ukraine war.
Well, most of the money is on the side of poachers. They often have tools ranging from landmines all the way to fucking helicopters. And since many conservation officials carry ivory from captured poachers on them when traveling back from an arrest they are often targets for easy chunks of ivory. Like, you are literally fighting guys in helicopters using high powered rifles that are looking to blow you away at any cost.
I mean, I have no love for germany (le merchant here) but as a historian, France kinda started all this shit. The franco prussian war and the political alliances france took in its aftermath are the cause for the first world war which directly caused the second one. France started the franco prussian war and got their shit smacked and pretty much doomed europe because of it.
I can't get over how much fun they look like they're having.
This is the shit that a movie crews costume department couldn't put together in a million years..
and all that killing... so much killing
>spend years listening to your leader talking about how he will exterminate the slavic untermensch
>eventually he actually invades russia
>unsurprisingly millions are killed
>but invading russia is fucking stupid and by 1944 you've got around 12 million russian, jugoslavs, poles, ete coming to Germany and THEY ARE FUCKING PISSED
>at this point with the benefit of hindsight germans realize that their decision to comply with an insane scatalogical austrian and his even more genocidal regime was not a good one
>but it is already too late and these people are killed in an artillery barrage on the seelow heights
and i am meant to pity these people why?
>Belarus: Germany destroyed 209 out of 290 cities in the republic, 85% of the republic's industry, and more than one million buildings.
>Casualties were estimated to be between 2 and 3 million (about a quarter to one-third of the total population), while the Jewish population of Belarus was devastated during the Holocaust and never recovered. The population of Belarus did not regain its pre-war level until 1971
shit, a whole gaggle of white african soldiers
>implying most regualr folk knew about the atrocities
They did. You can't hide genocide, not to mention everyone knew someone in the army and most knew people who fought on the Eastern Front, they'd have had a pretty good diea of what the Wehrmacht did on the way in.
>implying they knew that the Russians wouldn't murder them all
They didn't, but then again propoganda and the fact that they knew they'd done terrible shit and unfortunately the Russians (now with the upper hand) were going to get revenge.
>supporting imprisonment and genocide while bombing other countries, conquering
>you mean literally all nations in WWII
I didn't see Poland bombing or committing genocide.
In fact most nations in WWII didn't do genocide, what books have you been reading anon?
you think little johnny came home from the eastern fron and told all his friends how he mutilated russian corpses?
most suspected but didnt know. Even if they did and uttered a single word against it they would be executed for defeatism or something else.
better to die by a bullet than seeing every woman you knew getting raped while a metal bar is shoved in your rectum
poland didnt have the chance bud, but the U.S. did, and boy did they love it. Russians did some lovely human rights activism too, and the concentration camp idea came from ww1 escaped german pows from england. What books have YOU been reading? its not like western education could lie to you.