There is only one way to deal with a terrorist - and that's with the "business end" of a rifle.
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A TRANSCRIPT OF MR. IDENOHN'S COMMENTS APPEARS BELOW:
"We have against us the terrorist units of Zambia, Tanzania... and our own particular brand of terrorists, both black and white in Rhodesia ... an these we must resists. There's not a lot more... and I don't want to keep you here all night... but I would like to remind you that we have censorship here in Rhodesia... appeasement, ladies and gentlemen, will never work... it's never worked in the world before. And some of you must be old enough to remember at one stage of the game a chap called Chamberlain was running around tootsie footsie with Adolph Hitler. And we all know what happened there. Once they were supposed to be good chaps, Chamberlain said peace in or lifetime is gone. We cannot deal with terrorists, ladies and gentlemen... there is only one way to deal with them... and that's with the business end of an FM ... or something similar to that. We have betrayed the ordinary African... make no mistake... we have already betrayed him. What African in his right mind would stand up ad give an anti view to the ANC now? We have positive proof that the Government recognises these people. What about the Africans that have given information to the security forces that have resulted in the death and capture of terrorists? You think of what he must think... in his little grass hut. And he gets this message. Can you imagine the arrogance of the terrorist and what he's got to say about the ceasefire? And if that (indistinct) don't watch it, what's going to happen next time. Now this is a very grim, sordid picture. Bear in mind, the views of the Right wing are completely suppressed in Rhodesia... both on radio, television and the Press."
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Background: There is only one way to deal with a terrorist - and that's with the "business end" of a rifle. Those were the sentiments of Mr. Len Idenohn, of the Rhodesian National Party, in a speech in Salisbury, the capital, on Thursday (19 December).
Mr. Idenohn, who represents the extremist white view in Rhodesia, attacked the agreement reached by the Government and black leaders, after talks in Lusaka, Zambia. He said appeasement would never work. He describe the current atmosphere as grim and sordid.