Zulu warriors and other important thing on my mind today.
The Zulu's lost and now they have won, hmmmn: Perhaps they should won really, then Africa would not of been exploited. Sadly at this time and date the British where just as bad as the American's when they ruled the world. In fact possibly even worst.
The elite have all ways ruled and its not changed the greedy buggers will always dupe the common citizen and send their children to war for their evil gains. We common folk need to wake up to the fact we are being used.
I agree those Zulu's that died to protect their country should be honored now what about honoring the Iraqi's that died for their country. No that will never happen but Iraq was raped for its oil and gas. USA wanted to control its supply.
Africa was raped for its gold and diamonds now oil is the ingredient that attracts greed. Ironically oil has possibly caused a pollution that has changed earths climate and its value will decline because of a sudden switch to much cleaner fuels and solar energy etc. The greedy elitist have to switch their profit making else where, possibly wars will all fade into history, wouldn't that be something?
Yep this Zulu story started me stirring my coffee and thinking we are living in strange times where problems of the past are causing many of the problems we are seeing now. Perhaps I will see peace in my life time the very peace that Churchill forecast and dreamed of will sipping champagne and eating oysters in his war room under the war office in London.
Perhaps the forth coming meeting in Copenhagen will be the answer to many more problems than that concerning pollution. A world that is not reliant on oil could not only be cleaner, greener but more peaceful.
Hail the Zulu warriors
The catastrophic defeat at Isandlwana on the Natal border in South Africa on Jan 22, 1879 has largely been overshadowed in Britain by the dramatic defence of Rorke's Drift later the same day, which featured in the Sir Michael Caine film Zulu.
That battle, which pitted a tiny garrison of fewer than 140 men against 3,000 heavily armed Zulus, came to symbolise the Anglo-Zulu war but distracted attention from the battle five miles away at Isandlwana, where a 1,750-strong British force was overwhelmed by 20,000 Zulu warriors.
More than 1,300 of those defending the isolated position were massacred in what remained the most catastrophic loss of life for British forces until the First World War.
The Anglo-Zulu war was brought to a close in August 1879 with the capture and exile of the Zulu king, Cetshwayo, and the integration of the territory more fully into British controlled South Africa.
Now about 10,000 Zulu warriors who died in the war are finally to be given a formal monument, to be erected by state of KwaZulu Natal.
Because the Zulu army kept was no official paperwork, Amafa. the state's heritage body, has embarked on an ambitious oral history project to draw together as many names as it can from local families.
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