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John Edmond ~ Deafening Silence. A Tribute to the Civilians Murdered by Communist Terrorists on Air Rhodesia Flight 825 and 827

For Ourselves And Our Posterity
Published on 10 Jun 2024 / In Music

"What will they say on judgement day?" -

This song is a memorial to the people killed by Communist terrorists on Air Rhodesia Flight 825 on 3 September 1978, and Air Rhodesia Flight 827 on 12 February 1979. Despite the horror of killing civilians, there was no condemnation from Western nations and Christian Civilization, or pushback against funding or assisting the perpetrators.

The incident led to Operation Gatling, which destroyed the Communist terrorist base at Westlands Farms. That operation was immortalized in another John Edmund Song, "Green Leader" -

This was yet another sad saga from the Rhodesian Bush War. The Rhodesians won every major battle, often with seemingly incredible casualty ratios. However, they were betrayed by the infiltration of Western Nations: the Propaganda Press, Marxist Media, Closet Commies, Loxist Liars, and Bolshevik Bureaucrats. A supposedly "Democratic Election" resulted in a Maoist president, and Free Rhodesia changed to Zimbabwe.

Rhodesia was a wonderful, prosperous country that was known as the "Breadbasket of Africa." You could say it was a real-life Wakanda: an advanced African country that had intelligent, hardworking people that contributed greatly to humanity. After the Communists won, the country quickly reverted to barbarism, and used Wesern Aid money to enrich the ruling class and pay off the Chinese. A first world food exporter became a third world food importer full of trash, poverty, and starvation.

A good summary of the incident from

"Air Rhodesia Flight 825 was a scheduled passenger flight deliberately shot down by Terrorists of the Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) on 3 September 1978 using a Russian made SAM7. The aircraft involved, a Vickers Viscount named the Hunyani, was flying the last leg of Air Rhodesia’s regular scheduled service from Victoria Falls to the capital Salisbury, via the resort town of Kariba. Despite losing two engines on the same side, the pilot miraculously managed to crash land the plane. Of the 56 passengers and crew, 38 were killed but 18 survived! Some moved off to seek help while others, including the injured, remained near the plane. Terrorists then arrived and machine gunned 10 of the survivors before looting the plane wreckage. Those who had moved away into the bush witnessed what happened..

Terrorist leader Jushua Nkomo claimed responsibility for the attack in an interview with the BBC on the evening of 3 September 1978, laughing as he did so, to the horror of most Rhodesians..

The key point of interest is that not a single world political or religious leader condemned this awful deliberate atrocity! .

Air Rhodesia, began developing anti-missile shielding for its Viscounts but, before the work was completed, terrorists shot down a second civilian airliner: Viscount, Umniati, Air Rhodesia Flight 827, on 12 February 1979. This time all 59 on board were killed. Again the world looked the other way…….

After the 2nd missile attack, Air Rhodesia coated the underside of the Viscounts with low-radiation paint and the exhaust pipes were concurrently shrouded. According to tests conducted by the Air Force, a Viscount so treated could not be detected by the Strela SAM7 system once it was over 2 000 feet. No more airliners were shot down in Rhodesia. "

"God bless the Rhodesians still living today"
"Rhodesia lives on in your music John"
"Memories flood back as tears rolled down my cheeks. God bless you John and all Rhodesians, dead or still alive"
"I love your music"
"Still great as always, Mr. Edmond."
"Beautiful song John, Very sad how the Rhodesian people have been robbed from their land."
"Thank you Mr Edmond that was a great song! I want to let you know the Green and White fly proudly over my home in Southeastern Arizona!"
"Love your music John, hope you never stop"
"Enjoyed that John... your words as always strike home."


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Ian Smith
Ian Smith 22 days ago

It was absolutely horrible that the world did not more widely, condemn the terrorist attack on the airlines, including the shooting of survivors. Absolutely horrible.

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Bear Cub
Bear Cub 1 month ago

Powerful Message

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John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones 1 month ago

I am grateful for a gifted storyteller like John Edmond

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Ian Smith
Ian Smith 1 month ago

Grateful that the history of Rhodesia lives on, and the memory of those people live on

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White Lives Matter 1776

A sober and important song

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