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Lonmin shows how untrustworthy our politicians are

23 August 2012, 13:42

Those police officers we saw performing their duties were not the high flying, well-paid and well-perked officers. They were not part of some inner-circle conspiracy with a grand plan to eliminate a trade union or its leaders or its members from the mining industry, or to benefit some capitalists. They were simply trying to maintain law and order, in total contrast to what we now know went on with the muti man or men and the preparing for an onslaught on the police. And of course the killing and torture the thugs carried out, of which the police were aware of.

The (sober) police were simply carrying out their legally imposed functions. They were NOT the guilty ones.

Now we have to observe in astonishment how the the politicians are up to it over their heads in casting suspicion on the police. It is puke-inducing.

The police officers in fact were falling back when firing their arms. They were not the aggressors.

The politicians and other high-flyers are turning on the police. They are casting the police as the PROBABLE, if not outright, villains, a tactic we have come to expect of the opportunists . Let the little man in the trenches take the blame.

The fat backsides comfortably seated on those green benches in Parliament don't care about the truth. Opportunistic vote catching is the name of the game. They can always get rid of the current police officers and find others to protect their green backsides.

May those highflying blamers find out to their regret that they have alienated the police. They may still discover to their regret that they need the police far more than the police need them.

The politicians have certainly alienated the majority of the public.

We all know there are problems in the police service, but what we are observing now is clear evidence of far more serious problems in the ranks of the politicians. If they can so easily turn on the very protection of their fat green existence in the face of the clear facts available to us, we must seriously rethink the status and trustworthiness of those politicians.

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