The Combat and Military Systems of Africa and its Diaspora

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    You notice how this plant will be in Kaduna :lolbron: No toys for you southern boys and girls in case you get any ideas.
     
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    Most military structure is in the North. It doesn't really matter if the physical infrastructure is in the North. Most of the minds designing weapons for the Nigerian Armed Forces are from the South
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    Sure, but remember thinking human capital alone is enough is the error Biafra made too. Can't build capacity from scratch. When the embargo went up and only the Nigerian state could easily procure weapons, it was a wrap.
     
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    Very true. Don't think the Biafran nationalist strategy will be like '66-67. I think the current plan is waiting for Nigeria's internal contradictions to cause an existential crisis. Like the Russian Empire in 1917.
     
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    Nigerian Soldiers Fighting in Sierra Leone (1990s)
     
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    Fédon Rebellion
    (MARCH 2, 1795-JUNE 19, 1796)

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    The revolt apparently began on Belvedere Estate, owned by Julien Fedon, a disgruntled free mulatto who, in 1794 statethat he intended to make Grenada a “Black Republic just like Haiti”. Of French descent, from Fedon’s perspective, the revolt was intended to not only end the oppressions inflicted by British West Indian planters and free the enslaved, but also to empower Blacks and free coloreds to govern Grenada as citizens. However, from the perspective of the British government, the revolt was an insurgency sparked by the evils of the French Revolution, the misguided theology of the Quakers, and the support of “Republican” sympathizers in Guadeloupe and the other islands owned by France. This revolt lasted from March 1795 until June 1796 when the British finally dislodged Fedon’s band of freedom fighters and regained control of Grenada.

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    Grenada, the country, comprises 7 islands.

    As a military rebellion, Fédon’s revolt was not a slave rebellion, but a revolt by the free coloureds in Grenada who were primarily of French descent and persecuted both as non-whites and as advocates for the principles of equality and justice promised by the French Revolution. Thus, the motivation for the Grenada rebellion contrasts sharply with the motivation behind slave revolts on other islands which were typically disorganized and motivated by the desire for freedom, and /or more humane treatment and working conditions. Fédon had never been enslaved, his parents had never been enslaved, and at the time of the revolt he owned Belvidere Estate, a 450 acre estate purchased from a white planter who couldn’t pay the mortgage, and at least 80 enslaved workers.

    Grenada: Island of Spice
     
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    Zero Hour : The Pentagon to build Command & Control Centre in Chad.



     
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    French and American military assets now completely surround Nigeria.
     
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    *Sigh* where is this fukkery leaded besides strangling any independent initiative in the continent (i.e. ECOWAS currency, Chinese investment). It is telling how the French and Americans, usually big rivals in Africa (i.e. Rwanda/Burundi) are now joining hands. Nigeria needs to get domestic arms industry up to snuff and stop stealing oil revenues and use it to buy modern tech.

    I don't care how bad Buhari is, any collapse of Nigeria will be an unmitigated disaster in the region and I fear that is what they are planning/preparing for.
     
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