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Lt.Colonel Marcelino da Mata  Ponte Nova, Guiné, 7 de Maio de 1940 - Sintra, 11 de fevereiro de 2021. 80 years old.  He had Covid but it is unclear how it affected him.

Most decorated Portuguese military.  He helped create the Portuguese Commandos.

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffsb&q=marcelino+da+mata&iax=images&ia=images

Obviously being black at the service of Portuguese Empire means that his story is only know for some Portuguese now.

Even at this moment some TV news choose to ignore he even existed.

He was tortured by the "Maoists" of MRPP after the 25 April coup that took down Estado Novo dictatorship in a period that Portugal could have fallen to Communist block.

He was forbidden to return to Guine-Bissau after it got independence and some of his family was massacred.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, lucklucky said:

Lt.Colonel Marcelino da Mata  Ponte Nova, Guiné, 7 de Maio de 1940 - Sintra, 11 de fevereiro de 2021. 80 years old.  He had Covid but it is unclear how it affected him.

Most decorated Portuguese military.  He helped create the Portuguese Commandos.

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffsb&q=marcelino+da+mata&iax=images&ia=images

Obviously being black at the service of Portuguese Empire means that his story is only know for some Portuguese now.

Even at this moment some TV news choose to ignore he even existed.

He was tortured by the "Maoists" of MRPP after the 25 April coup that took down Estado Novo dictatorship in a period that Portugal could have fallen to Communist block.

He was forbidden to return to Guine-Bissau after it got independence and some of his family was massacred.

 

 

 

Amazing individual.

https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcelino_da_Mata

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2 hours ago, Tim the Tank Nut said:

he did often day talent on loan from God.

I am sad he is gone

I was never a regular listener, although I grew to agree with him on quite a bit. He changed the talk radio game, for sure.

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18 hours ago, Michael Eastes said:

I was never a regular listener, although I grew to agree with him on quite a bit. He changed the talk radio game, for sure.

Libs in the 90s were scared of him.  Remember when they talked about bringing back "equal time?"  They even did that half-baked lefty love-in radio channel, Air America. Fun fact: when he shut it down,  Al Franken stiffed the workers for back pay.  

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On 2/13/2021 at 9:08 AM, lucklucky said:

Lt.Colonel Marcelino da Mata  Ponte Nova, Guiné, 7 de Maio de 1940 - Sintra, 11 de fevereiro de 2021. 80 years old.  He had Covid but it is unclear how it affected him.

Most decorated Portuguese military.  He helped create the Portuguese Commandos.

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffsb&q=marcelino+da+mata&iax=images&ia=images

Obviously being black at the service of Portuguese Empire means that his story is only know for some Portuguese now.

Even at this moment some TV news choose to ignore he even existed.

He was tortured by the "Maoists" of MRPP after the 25 April coup that took down Estado Novo dictatorship in a period that Portugal could have fallen to Communist block.

He was forbidden to return to Guine-Bissau after it got independence and some of his family was massacred.

 

 

 

Fascinating and may he rest well. I have only read about the Portuguese  in 20th century Africa from "Three Sips of Gin." No offense,  but he did not seem impressed by the Portuguese army.   Probably was regular units.  

 

So what kept Portugal from just joining the Warsaw Pact?

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Thanks.

There always be a Civil War before joining the Warsaw Pact . Besides central Portugal above Lisbon  and North Portugal, the Islands would resist forcefully, Açores would be defended by USA.  Logistics-Geography is an important part of it. Communists of all sorts would have much difficulty being supplied.

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16 hours ago, Stargrunt6 said:

Fascinating and may he rest well. I have only read about the Portuguese  in 20th century Africa from "Three Sips of Gin." No offense,  but he did not seem impressed by the Portuguese army.   Probably was regular units.  

 

So what kept Portugal from just joining the Warsaw Pact?

That they failed to achieve power: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coup_of_25_November_1975

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That coup attempt is still mysterious, at time the Soviet inspired Communists(PCP) had still many other strong competitors. MRPP Maoists, UDP Trostkysts  "inspired" by Enver Hoxa the Albanian Communist leader. One argument is that Communist Party(which always followed Moscow orders) let them overreach and was in a wait and see stance  because it is certain that PCP Communists were not fully on it. If that is the truth about its origins it worked. From then on PCP(Portuguese Communist Party dominated the extreme left until 2015 when a coalition of those Maoists, Trotskysts converted to a typical modern Marxist left surpassed them with a new party called Left Bloc.

One strong context to keep in mind is that Portugal always looked at itself as part of Western Europe. Portuguese socialists were created in West Germany supported by German SPD party and CIA. There is also a certain Donald Rumsfeld(President Ford- chief of staff)  that supported the US ambassador Frank Carlucci against the initial defeatist Kissinger attitude. He arranged that Carlucci had a meeting with Ford and Kissinger changed its stance afterwards.

The Soviet got the Portuguese colonies so were still winners. The Africans mostly by accepting that ideology got +1 millions of killed in civil wars after independence...

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On 2/18/2021 at 7:34 AM, Stargrunt6 said:

Fascinating and may he rest well. I have only read about the Portuguese  in 20th century Africa from "Three Sips of Gin." No offense,  but he did not seem impressed by the Portuguese army.   Probably was regular units.  

 

So what kept Portugal from just joining the Warsaw Pact?

The "porker" army in Mozambique was not doing very well by the early to mid 1970s, which might explain Rhodesian contempt for them...but In Angola (ESPECIALLY) and Guinea Bissau they and the locally recruited military forces were doing much better. 

In fact, one of the reasons Portugal was able to pursue the wars in it's colonies for so long was that much of the military manpower was recruited locally--as I understood things. 

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A French billionaire aviation industrialist and member of parliament has died in a helicopter crash along with the pilot, authorities said.  Olivier Dassault, 69, was heir to a powerful family business empire that made Falcon private jets and Rafale fighter planes and owned many other businesses including Le Figaro newspaper.

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44 minutes ago, RETAC21 said:

Actually happened in 2020, Stuart Slade has passed away. Back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, he was part of this grate sight under a number of creative pen names

https://fuldapocalypsefiction.com/2020/12/15/in-memoriam-stuart-slade/

Is this the former forecast international Stuart?

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