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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Its not like Black Hawk Down, as described to me. Its more like idiots roaming around with heavy weapons, wanting to kidnap and steal.

    Remember, armored car companies took severe beatings down there from armed robbers. So do the wealthy.

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  • ACP01
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    Originally posted by Wackenhut Lawson
    South Africa is probably one of the most developed African countries because of the strong British presence there. Its not all like Black Hawk Down
    Maybe not but the continent does have a recent violent history.
    There was a program on TLC, Discover, History or one of the others about the SA national police and their elite violent crime unit. It looked and operated much like any SpecOp CT unit I have seen (at least in the older days).
    True it has been awhile since I hve been in Africa but when I as there I was driver/BG for the ships CO and I was ordered to always be armed.
    The availibility of weapons (REAL assault weapons AK-47s and 74's) left over from their civil war as well as from other tribal conflicts mean a small scale "black hawk down" robbery is a possibility.

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  • Lawson
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    South Africa is probably one of the most developed African countries because of the strong British presence there. Its not all like Black Hawk Down

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  • N. A. Corbier
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    Originally posted by 1stWatch
    According to this article, a security guard and two other members of the public were critically wounded after a shootout with armed robbers in Johannesburg.

    http://www.sabcnews.com/south_africa...120803,00.html
    From what I've heard about South Africa, they don't have "security guards." They have private armies. And they need them.

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  • South African Security Wounded After Shootout with Robbers

    According to this article, a security guard and two other members of the public were critically wounded after a shootout with armed robbers in Johannesburg.

    http://www.sabcnews.com/south_africa...120803,00.html

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