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    Default US issues "Terror Threat" in South Africa

    Well this has put the cat among the pigeons, so to speak.

    Earlier this week, the US embassy in South Africa issued a Terrorist alert.

    The South African government was not at all happy at being completely bypassed in their own county by a foreign county.

    The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, reiterated the unhappiness at this breach of normal diplomatic protocol - Ramaphosa reacts to US terror alert for Sandton – he’s not happy!

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    Quote Warnings like these cause a lot of panic amongst the people. South Africans should be best informed by their own government. Any form of alert will come from us. It is unfortunate that another government would issue a threat like this. Our government is investigating.
    South Africans in general mocked the threat by taking to Twitter - ‘We’ll be ready’: Tweeps mock ‘terrorist’ warning with memes

    And Julius Malema of the EFF expressed what many people are thinking (and normally we dont like Julius) - EFF says terror warning is a ‘self-made plot’

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    Quote For all we know, the CIA’s agents working with terrorist groups are the ones staging the terrorist attack so as to destabilise our country,’ said the EFF
    The only people said to be taking this seriously are one minister who is well known to have been VERY funded by the US in the past, and the upcoming Gay Pride event

    While the US Embassy gave no specifics other than that it was expected to happen around October 29 through 30, the British government added more details - Sandton TERROR threat: Main threat from Daesh/ISIS extremists

    The gay pride event is set to go ahead, and who knows what all is behind all this. Very odd indeed.
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    Now two more governments have got on board with this - France and Canada

    Sandton terrorist attack: More Embassies issue security alerts

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    Quote Canadian and French Embassies in South Africa have joined the United States and United Kingdom in warning their fellow natives to stay away from Sandton this weekend due to a possible terrorist attack...In its warning, the US Embassy said there is no further information regarding the timing, method, or target of the potential attack.

    “The US Embassy has advised staff to avoid crowds of people and other large public gatherings in the greater Sandton area of Johannesburg during the weekend of 29-30 October 2022.”

    Johannesburg Pride is one of the biggest events in Sandton this weekend. There are concerns that a ‘credible threat’ to LGBTQI+ citizens is now fully established, and some will require greater reassurances before turning up for the event.

    The organisers of Joburg Pride said the situation has been assessed over the past 24 hours and after consultations with the relevant authorities the decision was made to go ahead with the march.
    If any of these 4 countries really did care about their own citizens, it might be more credible. But all four, in their domestic policies, have demonstrated that they do not have the slightest regard for their own people, So why would they be concerned about their people located in South Africa?

    Curiouser and curiouser.

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    Default Re: US issues "Terror Threat" in South Africa

    NATJOINTS (The National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure made up of various structures including the State Security Agency (SSA), police service and SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has not confirmed veracity of terrorist threat

    So, probably a Nothing Burger, but I really wonder what was behind all that.

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    Default Re: US issues "Terror Threat" in South Africa

    In this case I may be in agreement with the threat being self made by these countries, just because it suspiciously coincides with the docking of a Russian billionaire super yacht in Cape Town...just my 2 cents
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    Yes that is very plausible.

    The City of Cape Town initially wanted to refuse docking to the Russian billionaires' superyacht, but the South African Government overrode that and allowed it to dock

    My sense as well it is definitely something along those lines - more of a coded warning to certain people to "get back in line".

    For those not familiar with the details of South African politics, the City of Cape Town in the province of the Western Cape, where the wondrous Table Mountain is, is openly and vigorously supportive of Ukraine, while the South African government is steadfastly neutral and will not take a stand against Russia. Or Ukraine.
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    Default Re: US issues "Terror Threat" in South Africa

    Arwen with respect

    Not to be funny, but seriously ...

    US issues "Terror Threat" is the rest of the world, your country included.

    Good luck Arwen, even if not invaded (yet?)

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    Default Re: US issues "Terror Threat" in South Africa

    It would definitely seem that way.
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    Default Re: US issues "Terror Threat" in South Africa

    This idea shouldn't be too far fetched but let's add BRICS expansion into the pool for good measure
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    Oh for sure! Even though South Africa really is a little "s" at the end of the BIG BRIC, for some reason, the US still has a VERY strong grip on South Africa and wants South Africa to "get back in line".

    Large payouts from the Foundations - Ford, Mellon, Carnegie, Clinton, and Bill and Melinda Gates - over the years - means they feel they are owed. And only the City of Cape Town is complying, really.

    Fascinating.

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    Default Re: US issues "Terror Threat" in South Africa

    Oh for sure! Even though South Africa really is a little "s" at the end of the BIG BRIC, for some reason, the US still has a VERY strong grip on South Africa and wants South Africa to "get back in line".

    Large payouts from the Foundations - Ford, Mellon, Carnegie, Clinton, and Bill and Melinda Gates - over the years - means they feel they are owed. And only the City of Cape Town is complying, really.

    Fascinating.

    Yes to the above. The powers that think that they be, are always trying to get every body, or country to obey, or you are a giant threat to all others on this planet.

    What a bunch of crazy idiots those in the imaginary control spectrum are.

    I still cannot figure out why so many people follow their ignorance so lock step, without question.


    I give my love to all of you.
    It is good there are some like yourself, that can see through it. Thanks for all of you that can.

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    Default Re: US issues "Terror Threat" in South Africa

    Lacking context at this stage but:

    ‘At least FOUR dead’ in mass shooting incident near Johannesburg

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    Quote Several sources have confirmed that a mass shooting in Finetown, South Johannesburg has had fatal consequences. In total, it is understood ‘around a dozen people’ were hit by a hail of bullets – and ‘at least four victims’ are said to have passed away as a result of their injuries....

    In total, 11 people were shot in Finetown.

    Seven people were left injured by the gunfire.

    As previously stated, four of those shot have now been confirmed dead

    A further two patients remain ‘in a critical state’ at a hospital.

    Police are now hunting for an unknown number of suspects....

    ...The mass shooting comes just days after the US Embassy warned of a potential terror attack in the ‘Greater Sandton’ region. However, this incident has taken place on the opposite side of Johannesburg. It’s not yet thought there is any connection between the two

    Finetown is no stranger to high crime rates – but a mass shooting of this kind stands out like a sore thumb.
    No comment from me at this stage.

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    Default Re: US issues "Terror Threat" in South Africa

    It isn't bad enough that the idiots in charge in are bringing down our own USA, these same people try to meddle in other countries as well. Which only proves that this is a worldwide movement to exchange their socialist lack of values for our established culture and heritage. Good luck to you and hope you stay strong.

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