Did we build the “wall” to keep the evil out...
Or to keep it in?
Above photo: The “Snake of Fire” or “Khaftan” (death) on the border of Mozambique and South Africa. This is the separation barrier or wall, that runs from the Satara River to Swaziland, as it looked during its construction (looking south towards Komatipoort). The fence operates at 3300volts at 1amp and kills anyone or anything that comes in contact with its lethal energies. Substations are positioned every 10km and all alarm information is transmitted back to an operational centre. These fences were the de facto standard in SA.
I’ve seen many deaths on these fences, which also run along the Zimbabwe border, and around most, if not all of the military bases and ammunition depots, generating stations and public utility suppliers. The fence was constructed as a means to an end, specifically to keep the ANC terrorists out of South Africa. It did its job so well (as far as keeping them from crossing the border on foot) that it’s still in use 20 years later in an attempt to stem the tide of illegal immigration. If the US Government needs one of these fences... well, they should call me, I kind of know how to make them and design them to be accurate to about a yard using comparative relational and differential analysis. And I don’t need additional sensors like acoustic cable (leaky coax) to derive where the fence has been breached, however, it doesn’t hurt to have a backup system (or two, just for position confirmation).
I look back on my life in Africa and I really wish I had taken more pictures. Don’t get me wrong... I must have blown about 1000 rolls there, but there are other pictures I should have taken and then there were others the military wouldn’t let me keep. Such is life....
In the book there is one part where “Dave” had been on the Jan Kempdorp Ammunition Depot (93AD was one of his projects) and had taken a series o pictures with permission from the base CO, admin CO and CSO , but didn’t know he had to get it in writing from a general. Consequently, when Dave returns from Safari over Christmas, both he and Teddy have been in quite a bit of crap with the Military. Along with Teddy’s request for all the pictures of the military base, Dave asks Teddy on Jan 4, “Hey do you really need that pic? That’s just me spying around in a Waterbuck suit.”
(Many of these 10 pages of pictures are high resolution poster size and can be found on e-bay in my e-bay store, most are animals and scenery.)