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Old 25-04-2014, 06:33 PM   #49
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The Sandline affair was a political scandal that became O-ne of the defining moments in the history of Papua New Guinea.. It brought down the government of Sir Julius Chan, and took Papua New Guinea to the verge of military revolt.. The event was named after Sandline International, a UK-based private military company force..Sandline International was a private military company based in London, United Kingdom, established in the early 1990s. It was involved in conflicts in Papua New Guinea in 1997 (having a contract with the the then Prime Minister Julius Chan) causing the Sandline affair, in 1998 in Sierra Leone ( contract with ousted President Kabbah) and in Liberia in 2003 (rebel attempt to evict the then-president Charles Taylor near the end of the civil war). Sandline ceased all operations on 16 April 2004...

“ The general lack of governmental support for Private Military Companies willing to help end armed conflicts in places like Africa, in the absence of effective international intervention, is the reason for this decision. Without such support the ability of Sandline to make a positive difference in countries where there is widespread brutality and genocidal behaviour is materially diminished”..On 8 January 1997, Tim Spicer had his first meeting with Prime Minister Chan.. Spicer succeeded in convincing Chan that Sandline could assist in retaking Bougainville before the upcoming elections.. They agreed that Sandline would provide 44 special forces personnel, mainly British, South African and Australian, to fight alongside PNGDF personnel...
Sandline was managed by former British Army Lt Col Tim Spicer. Sandline billed itself as a "Private Military Company" (PMC) and offered military training, "operational support" (equipment and arms procurement and limited direct military activity), intelligence gathering, and public relations services to governments and corporations. While the mass media often referred to Sandline as a mercenary company, the company's founders disputed that characterisation. A commercial adviser for Sandline once told the BBC that the firm saw themselves differently from mercenaries, stating that they were an established entity with “established sets of principles” and that they employed professional people... He reiterated that the firm would not accept contracts from groups or governments that would jeopardise its reputation..Sandline had subcontracted most of its crew for the Bougainville mission through Executive Outcomes, a South African mercenary provider. The first mercenaries arrived on an Air Niugini flight from Singapore on 7 February 1997. After a week, a total of 44 had arrived, 8 from the UK, 5 from Australia and the rest from South Africa..The weapons, including military small arms, piston engined light aircraft and helicopter gunships were taken to Australia until the government of PNG arranged for the material to be returned to Sand..Lene is a feminine given name... Some of you know me already! Those of you who don't are in for a great, big fuckin' surprise! For those of you who do can expect an infinitely more horrible time than they can remember! Any man here who steps out of line and I will kill stone dead, it will not worry me in the slightest! There are no Queen's regulations here! When I say jump, you ask how high,Do I make myself clear? I want to hear it! Do I make myself clear? RIGHT! On the command Right and Left turn, A and B squads turn to the right, C and D squads turn to the left. SQUADS! Right and Left TURN! Right! Let's drive...

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