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Painting Rhodesia US Army Green Beret 1977 Tribute

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 Painting Rhodesia US Army Green Beret 1977 Tribute
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This moving abstract Acrylic of a United States of America stars and stripes is a tribute to the US Green Berets in Rhodesia and dedicated to Clarke WC ex Green Beret killed in Rhodesia May 77 Terrorisum Rhodesia Day Jones 77 F17/39 Targeting Communist Camps: Rhodesia, just north of South Africa, began resisting a Marxist takeover bid from 1965 through the end of 1979. With the same British heritage spirit that built the empire, Rhodesians repelled the communists by vigorous army and police patrolling in the Tribal Trust Lands and precision “externals” (Rhodesian military operations which targeted terrorist camps in countries bordering on Rhodesia–RKB) on communist camps in the Marxist sanctuaries of Mozambique and Zambia. Communist terrorists invaded Rhodesia in groups of six to 60, led by Marxist political commissars. They often raced across Lake Kariba in East German Zodiacs to land terrorists in Rhodesia. (The terror leader of one of these two groups was Marxist Robert Mugabe, who holds Zimbabwe in an iron grip.) We were fully integrated into Rhodesia’s Army and police units that were then the toughest anti-insurgency force on the planet. Black Anti Communists: Lest anyone hallucinate about a snow white force, more than 70 percent of both our police and army were black Africans, effective black anticommunists who fought shoulder to shoulder with whites. In the last few years of the war we had black officers. I had the privilege of commanding African soldiers in the oldest unit, the Rhodesian African Rifles, for the last 37months of the Rhodesian bush war. Jimmy Carter, who was inaugurated in January 1977, assigned civil rights icon Andrew Young the portfolio of U.S. Ambassador to the UN, and designated him African affairs point man. Almost immediately it became clear that Carter and Young had anointed life-long Marxist Robert Mugabe—the most sinister of the contenders for leadership—to be Zimbabwe/President Carter decided to scuttle Rhodesia via a massive CIA sting operation, in which famous author Robin Moore was the guidon. Moore, who created the legend of the Green Berets with his book The Green Berets, also authored The Happy Hooker and The French Connection. (The Green Berets inspired a movie of the same name starring John Wayne.) A real piece of the history relating to Zimbabwe Size: 73.5cm x 51cm

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