Nelson Mandela taken off US Terror List

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Nelson Mandela taken off US Terror List

Post by Guysanto » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:39 am

In their times...
Jesus Christ was on the terror list.
George Washington was on the terror list.
Toussaint Louverture was on the terror list.
And Dessalines is still today on most people's terror list.

On the other hand, Harry Truman was never put on an official terror list. Neither will be Tony Blair, Ariel Sharon, Ehud Olmert, George Bush, nor Dick Cheney!

Who's on the terror list of that screaming young girl from Tal Afar, http://www.thewe.cc/weplanet/news/ameri ... _sound.htm, with her dress soaked in her parents' blood? I sense that we all know the answer, though many of us would choose to repress it.

Their Mission Accomplished, and "The Girls Died Screaming" (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-dreyf ... 21870.html). Would Nelson Mandela be on their terror list at any point in time?

[quote]Mr Mandela and ANC party members will now be able to visit the US without a waiver from the secretary of state.[/quote]
Oh joy! How many beach vacations did they miss? Mr. Mandela must now be gingerly fitting his U.S. waters swimming trunk.

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Post by Serge » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:52 pm

This a perfect example of the US Gvt's hypocrisy. The guy has retired from politics after an illustrious career; he has travelled as president , he has come to the US and , how magnanimous! The US Gvt, gives him a big birthday present for his 90 years of age by removing him from the terrorists' list. Perhaps he should be replaced on that list by some individuals in the present US Gvt.... ...As if Mandela gave a damn!

But he is too much of statesman to send the US Gvt. to hell!


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Post by jafrikayiti » Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:07 pm

Serge observes correctly about Elder Nelson Mandela that "he is too much of statesman to send the US Gvt. to hell! "

Therein lies a serious problem. Our leaders, especially those with nothing to lose must use every opportunity they have to placate the hypocrites. When they fail to do so, there are serious negative consequences. For instance, while the white criminals who enforced the Apartheid system almost all got away with their crimes (thanks to the so-called Truth and Reconciliation process), Winnie Madikileza Mandela, the woman who stood by Nelson during these dreadful 27 years he spent in jail, is a marked individual who cannot even secure a visa entry into Canada.

The message left for generations of young Africans is that the judgment passed on their character by those who have proven to be mortal enemies of their people is worth taking seriously. That's a problem.

As we can see the drama unfolding today in Zimbabwe, there is too much attention given to what the British, the Americans and other Europeans think. When these entities lack any sort of credibility on such matters.

Mandela should have instead rejected the U.S. gesture so that the historical record could remain clear that in the hour of need of Africa's freedom fighters, the U.S. government considered white privilege a more sacred value than freedom and dignity.

There are things that are too dangerous for Thabo Mbeki to say or do in 2008, that the 90 year old elder should be saying and doing. Nelson Mandela must be careful not to leave this planet as a little play doll in the hands of his former torturers and their associates. Africa is far from being free.

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Post by Guysanto » Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:28 pm

Note from Editor: To placate means to appease. I sense that you mean the opposite.

By the way, read the Text of President Robert Mugabe's speech at the 62nd Session of the UN General Assembly: http://annpale.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=21062 .

That was an amazing speech, but amazing mostly because very few world leaders today have dared to speak out forcefully against current U.S., British, and international hypocrisy concerning the War in Iraq and other atrocities.

Mugabe basically told the current U.S. government to go to hell ! I congratulate him for stating the plain truth of the day. Adolph Hitler should not have been placated some 60+ years ago. George Bush and Dick Cheney's government should not be placated today, as the Democratic Party's Leadership is bent on doing these days, and miserably so.

All the same, Mugabe deserves to be condemned for his brutish way of clinging to power. A lot of innocent Zimbabweans' blood cries for justice. And this is no Britishthink, Americanthink, or Europeanthink. This is methink. Whatever good will Robert Mugabe gathered in his fight for the landless majority of his country, he has foolishly wasted it with the violence that he unleashed against his democratic opposition.

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