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The Ugandan Soldiers of Fortune in Iraq – Rasta Livewire Reports


In the duplicitous market of Iraq war industry, where reality is full of smoke and mirrors, a security services firm known as Watertight Security Services (WSS) has been training and sending thousands of Ugandans as mecenaries and security guards to Iraq since 2007.

So far, more than 10,000 Ugandans have gone to work in the country.

Young Ugandas are recurited and given military training in Uganda (by companies such as this outfit WSS) which entails weapon handling, shooting range drills and first aid.

Then they go to Iraq and work as security agents, guards, contractors providing the much need muscle and mental alertness necessary to re-stablize the chaotic country. Their work go a long way even if unaccounted to bolster up the American war effort in Iraq and to provide the much need order and security.

It is a dangerous job, but the pay is good.

“When I came back, I bought land and cows. All that money came from Iraq,” reported one of the veterans of this service.

Presently, applicants outnumber available places by more than 1,000. It has been reported that young Kenyans and perhaps Tanzanians are also lining up to seek “wealth and adventure” in Iraq.

The Zeng

The Ugandans are not new to Iraq. In pre-classical Islamic periods, there was a nation of the Zeng in Iraq around the in the southern provinces of Basra. It is said that those Zenjis came from the coastal and inland regions of the East coast of Africa such as Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Many of these Zengis were free-booters seeking wealth, trade and adventure they had settled in Basra before the commencement of Islamic period, in the times when the Empire of Ethiopia ruled the land of Arabia. It must be recalled that the head waters of Ancient Ethiopia’s River Nile lie in the mystical mountains of Uganda.

After the expulsion of Ethiopian colonialism from Arabia around the year 570 A.D., a systematic oppression and degradation of those seen as formerly linked with the overthrown imperial power began. ........

See @ http://www.africaresource.com/rasta/sesostris-the-great-the-egyptian-hercules/the-ugandan-soldiers-of-fortune-in-iraq-rasta-livewire-reports/

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If only those SOF's could find employment in their own countries doing something none destructive,..other than killing other poor people,in a race they don't have a horse in.
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^Word.
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quote:
Originally posted by Brada-Anansi:
If only those SOF's could find employment in their own countries doing something none destructive,..other than killing other poor people,in a race they don't have a horse in.

Brada

Itz strange though the way things keep coming around proving that what goes around comes around.

The Zenjs coming back again to Arabia as soldiers...now that is something. You recall that there is always this "slave-soldier" sub-text that rises each time Zenjs are mentioned in a historical context.

The modern Zenjis show us again, that like in the past, there were simply mecenaries. Bad job, may be even a bad word. Not slave soldiers, but free acting perhaps blood thirsty adventurers, but no no no slavie biznis.

The sooner we know about the bad job men mecenaries of inner Africa, the sooner we start to appreciate the extent of our diversities, tendencies and proclivities... as a people.

Peace

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The Ugandans are not new to Iraq. In pre-classical Islamic periods, there was a nation of the Zeng in Iraq around the in the southern provinces of Basra. It is said that those Zenjis came from the coastal and inland regions of the East coast of Africa such as Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Many of these Zengis were free-booters seeking wealth, trade and adventure they had settled in Basra before the commencement of Islamic period, in the times when the Empire of Ethiopia ruled the land of Arabia. It must be recalled that the head waters of Ancient Ethiopia’s River Nile lie in the mystical mountains of Uganda.

After the expulsion of Ethiopian colonialism from Arabia around the year 570 A.D., a systematic oppression and degradation of those seen as formerly linked with the overthrown imperial power began. ........


Not doubting your word per se but do you have some references as to the Zeng being free-booting settlers in Iraq, before large scale slavery there? I don't mean the general population of pre Arabic Iraq but the East Africans you reference as settling in Basra. It would certainly extend the picture of the Iraqi area where Africans were concerned into more than the famous Zanj Revolt.

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I think the poster Markellion has someting on that.
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quote:
Originally posted by zarahan:
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The Ugandans are not new to Iraq. In pre-classical Islamic periods, there was a nation of the Zeng in Iraq around the in the southern provinces of Basra. It is said that those Zenjis came from the coastal and inland regions of the East coast of Africa such as Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

Many of these Zengis were free-booters seeking wealth, trade and adventure they had settled in Basra before the commencement of Islamic period, in the times when the Empire of Ethiopia ruled the land of Arabia. It must be recalled that the head waters of Ancient Ethiopia’s River Nile lie in the mystical mountains of Uganda.

After the expulsion of Ethiopian colonialism from Arabia around the year 570 A.D., a systematic oppression and degradation of those seen as formerly linked with the overthrown imperial power began. ........


Not doubting your word per se but do you have some references as to the Zeng being free-booting settlers in Iraq, before large scale slavery there? I don't mean the general population of pre Arabic Iraq but the East Africans you reference as settling in Basra. It would certainly extend the picture of the Iraqi area where Africans were concerned into more than the famous Zanj Revolt.

Ethiopia Abbysinia ruled and or dominated the Arabian pennisula including the Iraq areas for more than 1000 years. The Koran tells you about the power of the Ethiopians and what they did to Arabia in the Book of the Elephants.

Abbysinia, Adowa, Kenya, Tan-Zenja, Mocambique, Kilwa, Pemba, Mogadisu all were part of the ancient African - India Oceans trading network. One country, one people, one network. They were all linked in the brother-hood of the Dhow, the Afro-Arabia boat transport that served for the area for thousands of years up to this day.

That is the East African coast of today. That was the stretch of the old Abbysinian Ethiopia. East Africa ruled/dominated Arabia for at least one thousand years.

The Zenjs from Buganda also had a base in Tan-Zenjia (Tanzania).

The Zenjis were part of the Ethiopian ruling class/soldiers which dominated Arabia for thousand years. Just like the Habbashis.

Habbashis and Zenjis still live in Arabian Pennisula today. When they tell you their story, the above explanation is what you will hear.

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