Just finished reading the whole thread...
Needless to repeat-amazing hilarious thread, honestlly the best on mp.net eva,great-original idea, piss jokes bringing to tears, a scenario for whatever you like-a book, a film, a true/real event (omg... ) or another alike thread.
except few attempts to flame or enter smth lame it's absolutelly the best! Congrats Hellfish, had I some extra $25mln, I would give it to the MP.net coup ploters team straightaway, a good investment perhaps
I bet if anyone of EQG officials were reading this, they were and perhaps still are sh*ting their pants, preparing for the iminent upcoming invasion
So I gues ze PLAN is underway then now, for everyone's kept silent for moths
It is sad to spot accidentlly this thread after so much time, but beter someday than never. For once I was looking some intel on EQ and Malabo itself. Military strength,key points etc.
The reason was simple-in 2000 lithuanian merchant ship "Rytas"was intercepted in international waters not far away from Malabo. (folow if interested) By the patrool boats, armed with HMGs, angry chaps with AKs, PKMs and RPGs. That gives at least some impression of EQ navy (at least at that time). The ship was boarded, brought to Malago and looted (the reason for interception,borading and "confiscacion" was accusission of "illeagal fishing EQG waters, though the ship did not have any fishing eqipmnt..), while the crew of lithuanian, russian and few other nationaliy citizens were arrested and held in custody. Simply piracy..
The Government has used all means to free the ship (through diplomatical chanels) and the crew, and when the "negotiations" have seamed to come to the dead end, a decission as nearly made to send the Special Forces. A clear note was made through diplomatical chanels+the preassure of the same diplomatic efforts (russians, americans, brits) and eventually the ship (half looted) and the crew were freed, just before the green light of the SF opperation.The details of this OP are still classified, however there's a bunch of intel gathered, particularry of Malabo, its defences etc. However At that time,with allied support (air cover, naval vessels) it was concidered that it is possible to knock out substantially not only looters but also some key elements in EQG government.I.e. strike fast, hard to remember-"don't you try that again, we can f*uck you up and your whole dictatorship government quite fast*.
So, my congrats, you've chosen a nice country for a coup. If you succed in this, some bigger "projects" awaits you
yes I know this is just...this is not a real thing... yet
I will use the $5 million to bribe the head of the military and tell him he would get a cut of the profits from oil and gas. Bloodless and The first Asain guy to be in charge of an Afrcan country. I will rename it Black Texas.
The Republic of Black Texas...Yeah! I'm moving there as soon as it gets settled and a few casinos open up.
Well, how would I take over a country...Hmmm...first the selection is important...gotta be a nation with people who are accustomed to making money. Money being the root of all evil, I would not use my cash to bother with military operations. It would have to be a bloodless coup. It would have to be an operation with results that would be favored by most Western and European nations. I would move very slowly at first, making close friends with the pwoers in charge at the time. I woudl alos enlist helps from very wealthy foregin finaciers with the promise of outrageous moeny laundering and tax free operations within the new country. the potentates in charge before the coup would be winned and dinned on my very special yachts. I would make them almost totally dependant on me for their very special treatment and ultimately they would make a deal. Naturally, as soon as such happend, my minions would move in and begin establishing the playground for the rich and famous...anything goes, and all drugs are perfectly legal (but tightly controlled). I would make it a most favored place for all manner of doctors and lawyers. I would set it up as a haven for very wealthy wanted people...white collar crmes only. Also, marriage/divorce laws would be very liberal and all in favor of the man.Religon would be banned. Absolutely no extradition agreements with any other nations. Eventually, the previous leaders (pre-coup) would be gently marginalized as colorful figure heads...the atmosphere would be like Mardi Gras every day. ***, drink, gambling, drugs, business, safety, money and more money would be the new nations goals....Every politicain's dream state.MM
one question I miss is 'why' I'd go with 'because we can' or 'because it's awesome' or 'because I'd like to get stuck in the mud after dismounting from my boat and this seems to be as good a place as any' if it was free but at 25 million dollars I'd think there needs to be something to gain from it unless that money is paid by some government just to see what happens
with 420.000 bbl (that's barrels right?) of crude oil per day (cia factbook 2005 estimate) at about 50 dollars per barrel you have to occupy the country and the oilfields for at least 2 days to see some kind of profit and 4 days to make it worth your while