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Title:American Mercenaries in Rhodesia
Author:Lobban, Richard A.ISNI
Year:1978
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Affairs
Volume:3
Issue:3
Period:July
Pages:319-325
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:mercenaries
Military, Defense and Arms
Abstract:In Rhodesia the greatest number of mercenaries is from the United Kingdom, but the second largest number comes from the United States. In the Rhodesian recruitment drive other nationalities are also represented such as: Spanish, Australian, Canadian, Portuguese, South Africans, Germans, Greeks, Dutch, French, and Swedish. Even one mercenary has been reported from Sri Lanka. For this essay the focus will be only on American mercenaries in Rhodesia with the understanding that the pattern and presumably the funding of the mercenaries are effectively parallel, that is, the para-legal 'intelligence' organizations of the Western capitalist nations are backing this effort to sustain the white minority regime of Ian Smith. This essay also looks at the considerable number of ways that United Nations sanctions are violated by these same nations. It should be clear that the question of mercenaries is only a portion of the covert Western aid for settler colonialism and white supremacy despite the excellent cosmetic job done by President Jimmy Carter and by Ambassador Andrew Young. Notes.
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