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|Investment / Re: Why Has MMM Not Released Official Statement Prior To Resumption by BlackBaron: 11:22am On Jan 13|
What company resumes from a break on a saturday.
I might be wrong though
|Politics / Re: $550 Million Abacha's Loot To Be Lost In The U.s by BlackBaron: 9:28pm On Jan 12|
Abacha... The name that keeps on giving.
Astonishing, many years after his death, we still haven't heard the last of his loots.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Technical Discussions On International Military Equipments Doctrines Tactics Etc by BlackBaron: 9:15pm On Jan 12|
PAC is actually a corporation set up by the Pakistani Airforce.
'On its own',... I meant an actual airforce that set up its own corp. and then actively went out to produce a fighter jet of its own in collaboration with China of course.
No other country's airforce, correct me if wrong went on to establish a company that went on to produce an aircraft.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 5:37pm On Jan 12|
Patchesagain:You should cry then.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 1:34pm On Jan 12|
The interesting thing about this is if it is successful, Nigerian Air Force would be only the second airwing in the world to have privately built an aircraft on its own. The other is Pakistan.
|Politics / Re: Photos Of Saraki At CCT Today As His Trial Commenced Again by BlackBaron: 8:27pm On Jan 11|
The judiciary is more or less no more in the pocket of the rich and powerful. Or how can this sham of a trial continue to get by at a snail's pace.
Mr Saraki's properties in the UK is also under scrutiny amongst others.
|Celebrities / Re: Pretty Mike And His Girls In Dog Leash In New Photo by BlackBaron: 8:22pm On Jan 11|
Does this idiot not have mum and sisters?
The females too like the few lazy one are those two acting like actual 'biitches' at the sight of money.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Technical Discussions On International Military Equipments Doctrines Tactics Etc by BlackBaron: 12:01pm On Jan 10|
Let's not be disingenuous here.
The Mi 35 is an attack helicopter quite alright but it is not the most specialised AH compared to others. It is different that while it is an attack helicopter, it can also perform additional duties of troop transport in tandem with attack abilities.
If for purely attack reasons, the specs on Rooivalk might just edge out Mi 35. For others, the absence of additional capabilities for Rooivalk outside of attack may mean its not the best. Either way, both are able to do one thing well.
They can rip to shreds enemy troops when they are called in.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 10:39pm On Jan 08|
Patchesagain:The terrorists can keep on trying but the Iraqi army has just pushed through to the Tigris river. Funny the cannon fodders used in suicide attacks do not think of the fear of their own leaders who push them, but then try to scamper away when it's their turn to die.
|Politics / Re: Shameful, Irresponsible That DSS Is Leaking Our Phone Conversations - Fayose by BlackBaron: 10:24am On Dec 30, 2016|
The country's just like one big crime city with thugs, militants, rogues and so as Governors, etc. The security services on the other hand are petty, recording and releasing conversation.
It's plain sad this are the things we contend with, when the country needs braniacs to solve problems.
Funny is that Nigerians know little of the scale of surveillance possibility held by the government. You can read all about it if you know where to look.
We need laws to protect the privacy of people, especially those working in surveillance who without guidelines can use this to even keep tabs on associates, exes, etc who are outside any investigation.
|Politics / Re: Sheriff: I Was Wrongly Accused Of Sponsoring Boko Haram.. by BlackBaron: 10:15am On Dec 30, 2016|
Mr Sheriff in a bid to get re elected, cuddled up to the group then due to their populist acceptance amongst borno people. He famously promised them sharia in return for votes.
Subsequently, the terrorist group got out of control as they felt despite all, they wanted a parallel existence to the constitution.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 5:57pm On Dec 24, 2016|
Though easier said than done. It's necessary for our government to have had checks at very local levels to prevent ideologies, especially external types with parallel mindsets to the country's government.
Hez might seem less harmful than shitty state but they remain a threat and when become very entrenched, they suddenly become as powerful as a state in their own way. In Lebanon, Hez and their national army are in some sort of stand offish scenario. The Americans trying to prevent the the further weakening of the state's, try to supply their army with sizeable arms to prevent being usurped by Hez which also gets continued supplies from Iran.
|Politics / Re: James Ibori Holds Prayer Session In His London Home After His Release. Photos by BlackBaron: 10:06am On Dec 22, 2016|
The amount of supporters he has would make you think he was Delta state's Robin Hood. This dude robbed all levels of generations even up to the unborn ones to enrich himself.
Yet, he's celebrated like he accomplished a most astonishing feat of purpose.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Technical Discussions On International Military Equipments Doctrines Tactics Etc by BlackBaron: 9:38pm On Dec 21, 2016|
Western Aleppo that is...
Unfortunately that of Syria's is a case of too many cooks spoil the broth.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 1:07am On Dec 20, 2016|
Nok234:Beijing Automotive Works Beijing 2022 is the full name or Yongshi Warrior. They're the same vehicles. What you're posting are variations. They are actually one and same.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 1:02am On Dec 20, 2016|
Nok234:There are actually...
Many variants from private, gun trucks, etc
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 11:46pm On Dec 19, 2016|
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The Innoson vehicle is also the Beijing 2022 jeep used by the Chinese army.
|Crime / Re: Bizzare Video Showing Extreme Molestation Of A Lady At A SA Party Sparks Outrage by BlackBaron: 11:13pm On Dec 19, 2016|
The video is not South Africa. This is however Bashment, which is still a vulgar dance frowned upon even in Jamaica.
The girl on the other hand got more than she bargained for, started out funny then spun to something more sinister and degrading for her.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 11:09pm On Dec 19, 2016|
Turkey has for decades tinkered on with secularism and conservative islam. The latter means there exists a section of the population who are largely want to over compensate about their religion and hence liable to attacks such as today.
Erdogan largely rolled back more of the comparatively relaxed constitution which also re-strengthened hardliners and conservatives.
Its no surprise that the environment is favourable to issues like this. Even it is of no surprise anymore that some of the biggest raw materials for shitty state's explosives, ieds and so were largely trucked in from Turkey.
It was one of the reason a section of his army attempted to depose him but failed and instead faced a large cull of ranks to be left with more Erdogan/conservative supporters.
Russia's support and crushing of Aleppo had not gone down well with Turkey and a large proportion of their population who give tacit support to rebels against Assad. The response was the assassination of the Russian Ambassador by a state employee.
|Politics / Re: Nnamdi Kanu Causes Commotion At Court Says"buhari Is Mad He Cant Jail Me"(video) by BlackBaron: 9:14am On Dec 14, 2016|
The Government is erring by not obeying several court orders to set him free.
At the same time, I don't really know about this guy as a revolutionary whatever. Passionate he may be but he's also spoken more than he could do or claim to be. From his claims of having airforces ready to countries on his side.
I'll wager he's probably one of those who didn't anticipate how he'd become widely accepted. The Government on the other hand is making him widely recognised and popular with the treatment he receives.
Here he claims to want to kill every black person, lends support to a racist view saying Africans are inferior, worth less and calls them Satan that we all deserve to die.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 4:03pm On Dec 13, 2016|
giles14:Very wrong about Palmyra. Very important to Syria for propaganda and also is the route to the besieged Deir.
Assad used the capture to pry up his government as the legitimate 'protector' of Syrian land, people, artifacts and implied the only force capable of clearing Syria of the filth of shitty state.
Edit: RIP to the Officer.
We hope to an end to the menace of BH soon.
Apologies for off topic too
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 3:25pm On Dec 13, 2016|
Patchesagain:I doubt the Syrian troops would allow them leave. Besides, since they got them trapped in a very tight corner, it'll be interesting to see what options they got. I think shitty state apart from trying to capture ammo, also went for the oilfields. The noose tightening around them means they are trying to make as much room as possible for themselves in Syria.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 3:07pm On Dec 13, 2016|
Henry240:Doubt up to 4000.
From equipment captured, it showed very little defence of the city. Seems like the main bulk of the army got deployed elsewhere and left less experienced (paramilitary) numbers in Palmyra. Besides, small numbers of Tiger Forces were also in Palmyra when terrorists attacked. In another way, it also shows the poor quality of troops in many Arab units, once an enemy attacks, they peel away only for another counter attack to recapture previously captured areas by others which costs more lives.
Most likely after Aleppo, Desert hawks, Tiger forces and the mix of the proscribed terror groups fighting for Assad would have to be redeployed there.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: African Militaries/ Security Services Strictly Photos Only And Videos Thread by BlackBaron: 2:37pm On Dec 13, 2016|
patches689:Small enclave still left.
Unfortunately, Palmyra got captured by shitty state, there'll have to be coordinated pushes on Mosul, raqqa, Palmyra (relieve Deir er Zor) in order to put the terrorists on the defensive instead of an ability to mount offensives at different points.
|Investment / Re: MMM Nigeria: 'I Am Doomed; I Need My Money Back...' Tears, Wailings Trail 'crash by BlackBaron: 2:21pm On Dec 13, 2016|
I'll always wonder at the level of education of fellow citizens to invest in a questionable volatile business.
Despite numerous reports of the dangers, the get rich quick - don't care how mentality of most meant it was ignored.
Good luck to everyone involved in it, unfortunately the mass hysteria surrounding this might be the cause of the eventual collapse if it truly hasn't.
|Politics / Re: King Mohammed Of Morocco Arrives Nigeria, Received By Osinbajo (photos) by BlackBaron: 8:45am On Dec 02, 2016|
I'm surprised many bar one lacked the foresight to know that his visit can not be unconnected to Nigeria's I'll advised support of the secessionist Western Sahara which
How terrible it is that some of you can claim to be educated yet are empty husks instead
|Politics / Re: We Made A Terrible Choice. Did We? (buhari's Failing) by BlackBaron: 2:33pm On Dec 01, 2016|
Jonathan was rightly shown out of the door.
As for Buhari, he sooner than later showed that after all his noise and promises, he had no answers to the problem on ground. Took as many months to elect a cabinet only to see same old faces almost bare of technocrats.
As for trying to combat corruption and insecurity, his scores are as much as 5 and a 4 respectively. Economy at the moment is a paltry 1. Boasts of technical defeats and untenable press releases about foreign nomadic marauders only shows the level of falsehood and lies by this government.
Inconsistent policies led to the painful dips in recession. The exchange rate was easily the worst with people exploiting the ridiculous loophole to get richer meaning the poorer had to bear the brunt of costly produce because retailers were paying more for foreign exchange.
It's not enough to suddenly lock off the country without providing the right infrastructures for local industries to take off, how much more limiting their access to produce by killing the exchange.
Just like I could see the disaster of the last government less than 2 years in, we are now enamoured with the prospects of the consecutive worst governments running back to back.
|Phones / Re: Why NCC Asked Big Operators To Raise Data Tariffs by BlackBaron: 10:44am On Nov 30, 2016|
This is quite unfortunate. This is more to do with ill thought policies that gave undue disadvantage to CDMA operators by way of high priced licenses or non committal to assist the companies in laying down the right infrastructure.
After collection of their money, it then got passed on to the citizens right to pay them off?
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|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 10:35am On Nov 30, 2016|
Now apologise to me and everyone you lied to!
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Battle Field Discussion (picture/video) Of African Military . by BlackBaron: 8:28am On Nov 30, 2016|
Pretty sure that is Peccavi's write up. On the IED issue.
Give him credit
|Religion / Re: God Says We Should Not Kill, But How Will A Professional Soldier Cope In War? by BlackBaron: 4:05pm On Nov 27, 2016|
yusufu16:As you fight spiritual battles, you'll also fight physical battles. It's like you have a security guard at the place of work or home. There's a verse in Mark that talks about the strongman coming to knock down and plunder your house because there was no one strong enough to fight him.
BH has laid desolation to swathes of land in the NE. People have to push and beat them back else you won't be here typing. At the end of the day, you can theoretically choose to some extent what department to serve if not comfortable with frontline duty.
|Religion / Re: God Says We Should Not Kill, But How Will A Professional Soldier Cope In War? by BlackBaron: 3:13pm On Nov 27, 2016|
Being a soldier is a profession. It entails you fighting to protect the integrity and citizens of your country. If it involves killing evil people, then so be it.
It's when you manipulate the power you have to oppress and kill unjustly, POW, civilians, then you'll likely face the consequences.
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